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Did POTUS Just Become A Self-Congratulatory FT Op-Ed Blogger?

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While we have become used to the most 'important' thinkers, book-talkers, and self-aggrandizers gracing the pages of various mainstream media outlets with op-eds, we were somewhat surprised when the FT posted Barack Obama as El-Erian's replacement this evening. His thoughtful prose provides little of substance but does highlight the fact that self-hypnosis and surrounding one-self with a willing crowd of yay-sayers can make any disaster seem soluble. Presented with no snark, we suspect readers will enjoy his perspective on saving the world, on making austere domestic plans create jobs in a balance sheet recession (our wording), and the obvious jab at the Chinese.

Via The Financial Times:

A Firewall To Stop Europe's Crisis Spreading (we have to admit there is very little in here related to the subject??)

by Barack Obama

When leaders of the largest economies meet next week in France, our citizens will be watching for the same sense of common purpose that allowed us to rescue the global economy two years ago from a financial crisis that was sparked by years of irresponsibility.


Because of the co-ordinated action the G20 took then, the global economy began to grow again. Emerging economies rebounded. In the US, we’ve had 19 straight months of private sector job growth and added more than 2.5m private sector jobs.


Still, progress has not come fast enough and today the global recovery remains fragile. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are unemployed. Disruptions in oil supplies, the tragic earthquake in Japan, and Europe’s financial crisis have contributed to the slowdown. Emerging economies have begun to slow. Global demand is weakening.


Our challenge is clear. We must stay focused on the strong, sustainable and balanced growth that boosts global demand and creates jobs and opportunity for our people. This requires action in several areas.


First, as the world’s largest economy, the US will continue to lead. The single most effective thing we can do to get the global economy growing faster is to get the US economy growing faster. That’s why my highest priority is putting Americans back to work. It’s why I’ve proposed the American Jobs Act, which independent economists have said would create nearly 2m jobs, boost demand and increase US economic growth. It’s why I signed landmark trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to create jobs, keep us on track to double our exports and preserve American competitiveness.


At the same time, we’re building on the nearly $1,000bn in spending cuts agreed this summer. I’ve put forward a comprehensive and balanced plan to substantially reduce our deficit over the next few years in a way that does not hamper the current recovery and that lays the foundation for future growth.


Second, the crisis in Europe must be resolved as quickly as possible. This week, our European allies made important progress on a strategy to restore confidence in European financial markets, laying a critical foundation on which to build.


Given the scope of the challenge and the threat to the global economy, it is important for all of us that this strategy be implemented successfully – including building a credible firewall that prevents the crisis from spreading, strengthening European banks, charting a sustainable path for Greece and tackling the structural issues at the heart of the current crisis.


The European Union is America’s single largest economic partner and a critical anchor of the global economy. I am confident that Europe has the financial and economic capacity to meet this challenge, and the US will continue to support our European partners as they work to resolve this crisis.


Third, each nation must do its part to ensure that global growth is balanced and sustainable so we avoid slipping into old imbalances. For some countries, this means confronting their own fiscal challenges. For countries with large surpluses, it means taking additional steps to support growth. For export-oriented economies, it means working to boost domestic demand. A critical tool for accelerating that shift is greater flexibility in exchange rates, including exchange rates that are market-driven.


Avoiding old imbalances also means moving ahead with financial reforms that can help prevent another financial crisis. In the US, we’re implementing the strongest reforms since the Great Depression. Across the G20, we need to make sure banks maintain the capital they need to withstand shocks, and there needs to be greater oversight and transparency to avoid excessive risks, especially with regard to derivatives.


Finally, the G20 nations must deepen co-operation on the range of global challenges that affect our shared prosperity. We need to move ahead with our commitment to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels and transition to 21st-century clean-energy economies. As we promote the development that gives nations a path out of poverty, we can focus on the infrastructure, finance and good governance that unleash growth. Even as we work to save lives from the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, we need to continue investing in the food security and agricultural productivity that make future famines less likely and communities more self-sufficient.


When we met in London two years ago, we knew that putting the global economy on the path to recovery would be neither easy nor quick. But together, we forged a response that pulled the global economy back from the brink of catastrophe. That’s the leadership we’ve demonstrated before. That’s the leadership we need now – to sustain economic recovery and put people back to work, in our own countries and around the world.


The writer is US president


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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:15 | 1819530 geneb
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How's that for my first post

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:21 | 1819543 LowProfile
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Spot on.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:27 | 1819562 Triggernometry
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Teletyper in Chief?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:49 | 1819651 trav7777
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yeah, what is this trash?  It's a fucking generic, recycled photo-op speech.  Complete tripe

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:55 | 1819673 LongBallsShortBrains
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Don't be so hard on tripe.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:30 | 1819770 UP Forester
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They need to call in the IT people and change Bernanke's printer settings.  When he Ctrl-P'd that one, it went to FT instead of the Teleprompter....

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 06:55 | 1820146 Surly Bear
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Jesus H. Christ, THIS is nineteen months of job growth with 2.5 millions jobs added? We are so fucked....

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:15 | 1820288 bania
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Fringe blogger

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:51 | 1819804 knukles
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That's tripeist.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:16 | 1819855 Treason Season
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Hillary's Madness Caught on Tape!

Apologies for OT but could everyone make this video viral.

Hillary Clinton on Gadaffi: We Came. We Saw. He Died!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:39 | 1819897 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Damn.  You are putting Hill on trial right now?  We already convicted her as being a horrible wench.  But fair enough, she deserves the world to see how she wiggles with pleasure at the mention of death again and again.

Note, her play, that script, is to inundate housewives everywhere into thinking death (and most accurately, murder) is good, so they too act out Hill's role (and not just women but squirely men, too).  It is not just the rhetoric the illuminatti is trying to implement, but the mindset.  Remember that- they are implementing the mindset to think in the way of the death cult.

Scull and Bones, bitchez.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 01:54 | 1819961 Kiwi Pete
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He's not the POTUS or even the TOTUS. He's the MICOTUS. Murdurer In Chief.

Hail to the Chief!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 06:11 | 1820110 nmewn
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He forgot to say, pass my bowl of peas now!!!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:28 | 1820328 Sathington Willougby
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Freeing the shit out of people!  YAYAYYYAY!!!!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:57 | 1820606 GeezerGeek
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Or perhaps, Heil to the Chief?

I suspect Obama has merely lost touch with his younger self. One of the rare examples of his writing comes from his stint at Columbia U. In the university's Sundial magazine,  dated March 10, 1983, there appears an article "by Barack Obama" titled "Breaking the War Mentality". Buried in the text he chides then-president Reagan about the pace of negotiations with the Soviets regarding nuclear weapons: "By being intransigent, Reagan is playing directly into the Russians' hands". Aside from his being wrong in that assessment, it is clear that Obama is now trying to follow the Reagan playbook, sending troops to Libya, Uganda and who knows where else. If liberating Grenada was good, killing Gaddafi is better must have been his reasoning. Obama also has one-upped Reagan on intransigence with his my-way-or-the-highway attitude when addressing Republicans.

Perhaps he can write a new article, "Implementing the War Mentality", explaining how things are different when one has the power.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:09 | 1820161 spankfish
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Did you see the FUPA on her... nasty.  Crap, hope she don't wack me.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:04 | 1820256 Calmyourself
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I believe her and Bill said the same thing about all those children they burned to death, I mean saved at Waco..

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:24 | 1820312 Sathington Willougby
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Bill got so excited when he walked in on J Reno and Hill that he let her do the Davidians too.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 11:32 | 1820969 HistorySquared
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No worries, Hillary is going to take us to war with China and save our economy. 

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:31 | 1820185 Quinvarius
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Tripel score for you!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 03:57 | 1820033 Michael
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And in comes Helicopter Ben with QE3 to "Help Sure Up The Global Recovery" after "Europe's Rescue of the European Union".

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 06:37 | 1820122 Translational Lift
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This A-Hole (potus) needs a new supplier for his dope.....the shit he's doing now is fucking him up!!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:27 | 1819561 Crumbles
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Pretty shitty 1st post ...
But what think ye of the editorial?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:32 | 1819579 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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$1,000 bn

What?  Is he scared to write the word trillion?  Shit, he didn't even have the balls to spell the word billion.  What a pussy.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:34 | 1819588 kaiserhoff
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Pussy Brit ghost writer.  They say things like thousand million and underground for subway.  Don't speak a whud of English;)

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:47 | 1819641 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So maybe Obama's days working for the MI-6/CIA after college while with Kissenger Associates are catching up with him?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:50 | 1819655 trav7777
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no...The One didn't actually write it.  Or it was heavily 'edited'

NeO doesn't write the shit he SAYS every day, why would he write the shit he writes either?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:58 | 1819677 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Doesn't he have to do something sometime?  To prove to himself he deserves th job?  Or do you really think he is Nero?

I understand why they have him speak plainly, so that the dumb people can repeat his jibberish, but wouldn't they have him write at least proper?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:15 | 1819733 i-dog
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"In the US, we’ve had 19 straight months of private sector job growth and added more than 2.5m private sector jobs."

Now he's progressed from "lying when his lips are moving" to "lying when his typing finger is moving"!

(Or, more accurately, now publishing lies written by his handlers rather than just reading lies written by his handlers).


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:20 | 1819747 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Psychopath President

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:24 | 1819869 goodrich4bk
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I don't think he is incorrect.  Job growth has been exceedingly slow but nevertheless continuous since a couple of months after he took office.  The stock market also bottomed in March 2009, a couple of months after he took office.  You can question whether it is sustainable, whether it is as good as we would have had if we tried other things, but you fricken can't call it a lie.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:29 | 1819879 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I think you meant to have your drink in the other saloon.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 01:18 | 1819920 i-dog
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So, they were right: There is one born every minute!

Have you looked at the unemployment figures recently? (or ever?).

They report unemployment without hedonic adjustments (the bullshit factor), seasonal adjustments (made up 'balancing items') or other fudges ('the dog ate my homework' new criteria for deleting more from the count). They compare apples (those counted decades ago) with apples (those counted today).

They show not only that total unemployment has risen since 1Q2008, but that private payrolls have waterfalled down since then.

So, I fricken well can, and fricken well do, call it a fricken bald-faced lie! And so should you....

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:34 | 1819986 MsCreant
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The crickets are deafening, had to break the silence. I doubt you will get a response to your sensible post.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:34 | 1820051 PY-129-20
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There was one interview with the almighty O - I thought it was so surreal. Because O went on and on how about people are disappointed by politicans in DC and stuff like that. He sounded not like he was the president of your country, just a bystander.

Funny and sad to watch this. People here in Germany were also high on hopium. They would have elected the O here too. It was almost like a hysteria. Makes you think. But it confirms that Germans are still looking to America for guidance.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:13 | 1820469 GeezerGeek
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Maybe the Germans liked Obama because he speaks Austrian so well. As far as I can tell, he makes just as much sense in that language as he does in English/American.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:00 | 1819818 Mikehy
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Obama work? no, that doesnt sound right. 


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1819696 Freebird
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Interesting, learnt to say for example a quarter of a
million rather than two hundred & fifty thousand - sounds more substantial. Same gig here? Bazboy playing down the numbers...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:28 | 1819765 DoChenRollingBearing
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Did you enjoy Lima?

Gmail me at my name Freebird!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:19 | 1819788 Freebird
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A liberated landing shortly ...tx Do
Lima? Yes & the author here reminds me of a lot of animals there chewing grass & shitting with reckless abandon...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:08 | 1819713 Aguadulce
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Lol. Awesome. A thousand to the fourth power bailout package. He's right. It does sound like less.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 01:57 | 1819963 swamp
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He's a DICK-tator, not a pussy. Women fought men for the right to vote.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:01 | 1820034 oldman
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In a single word:


The root of this word is 'terror' and quite appropriate as such.

How can any thinking person in the US of A possibly consider voting for a president? How many obamas, bushes, clintons, reagans do we have to see before walking away from what passes as democracy in the US???

The editorial saddens me more than angers me----over and over, day after day the same old same old, and we still find it funny

WOW!!!           omj



Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:29 | 1819569 cocoablini
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Get me a bucket. i need to vomit...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:32 | 1819582 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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His writing is worse than an eight grader's.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:59 | 1819681 Central Bankster
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It is the only way it accessible to the 99%.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:13 | 1819736 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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His speaches were enough of a communique.  Penmenship lasts forever.  This is his first op-ed, right?  How many speeches has he given?  The speeches will get lost in the annals of history, but this will stand alone; glaringly alone.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:39 | 1819991 MsCreant
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I learn so much on this site. From Mr Lennon Hendrix I learned that Obama has lost his speeches up History's ass. Do you have to go to the ER to dig that out, or is it best to just leave it there? I know history does not like it, but it is kind of used to being butt raped given that the victor gets to write it and all...


Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:14 | 1820043 PY-129-20
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There is one speech that always will be remembered with Kaiser Wilhelm II. - Die Hunnenrede (Hun Speech). We still laugh about that one.

"Should you encounter the enemy, he will be defeated! No quarter will be given! Prisoners will not be taken! Whoever falls into your hands is forfeited. Just as a thousand years ago the Huns under their King Attila made a name for themselves, one that even today makes them seem mighty in history and legend, may the name German be affirmed by you in such a way in China that no Chinese will ever again dare to look cross-eyed at a German."


Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:19 | 1820292 Calmyourself
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What stands glaringly alone is his failure to release  grades or writings of HIS from his college days.  You would think he would be proud of papers written as president of the Harvard review not a one of them has seen the light of day and where are his grades..  Imposter, fabian marinated in a soup of African post colonialism and white guilt..

And he married chewbacca, his judgement is in serious doubt..

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:44 | 1819625 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ cocoablini,

Yeah I here re nausea...  I was just barely able to hold back dinner.  Maybe a drink will help.

Last nights gun thread was predicted to get 1000 replies, it fell well short.  Perhaps THIS ONE will get 1000, it sure will sicken over 1000 readers...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:05 | 1819693 Clay Hill
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My bad, Bearing.

I'm prone to irrational exuberance when it comes to the three B's, three G's, or three S's.

The last one being shoot, shovel, and shut up...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:32 | 1819775 DCFusor
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Do, this gunsmith thought better of replying, it might have sounded like boasting or attracted the wrong sort of attention.  Anyone who should know already does.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:58 | 1819817 DoChenRollingBearing
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Enough of that Shi'ite, or I will aim my Neutron Phaser your way!  Or fling a steel ball...

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:25 | 1820179 Cult of Criminality
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Me too cocoablini

 I cannot listen,watch,read or even look at this moron puppet without this feeling.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:00 | 1819685 James-Morrison
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Why is POTUS campaigning in Europe? 

I guess the missing teleprompter has turned up overseas.


Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:08 | 1820039 PY-129-20
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Just in: Verfassungsgericht stoppt Geheimgremium zur Euro-Rettung / Constitutional Court stops secret committee to rescue,1518,794537,00.html



Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:34 | 1820534 GeezerGeek
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I wish the SCOTUS would be as diligent in upholding the U.S. Constitution as written.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:19 | 1820047 Sequitur
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Reading what the president wrote reminds me of a movie scene from HBO's Too Big To Fail. It's the scene where Fed summons everyone in for the big bailout meeting, and Christopher Cox, the impotent SEC chairman, gives this stupid speech about how all America will "cheer" if the bankers put up money to bail out Lehman.

The bankers laugh at Chris Cox. And that is akin to Obama's stupid blog posting. Bankers laughing at it.

In the movie, Hank Paulson interrupts the impotent Cox and says to the bankers, you either help me with a bailout or Lehman will ruin every last one of you. Bankers stop laughing.

Obama has no idea how to deal with these goddamn bankers. How could Obama be so good dealing with Osama, yet so bad with the bankers? $?


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:16 | 1819531 Firing Pin
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The TSA will be reading all comments, recording the IP addresses of any snarky comments, warrantlessly wiretapping you, seizing your bank and medical records and keeping your freedom-hating punk asses in line!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:21 | 1819546 LowProfile
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In other words, kick the can down the road some more?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:45 | 1819630 Firing Pin
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Start burning your files Mr. Snarky Comment. By tomorrow the TSA will have groped your family, seen your daughter naked, and sent you fake vacation vouchers for Tennessee so you will foolishly drive there so they can randomly inspect your vehicle all in the name of protecting you!  HA HA HA HA HA! As they say: IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR FREEDOMS WE MUST DESTROY ALL OF THEM!



Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:00 | 1819966 swamp
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The punk ass pervs and theives at TSA monitoring WE THE PEOPLE like the Nazis, ... See your papers pleeeze. POLICE STATE and the goons and fat morons who can't get employment anywhere else go to TSA. NEVER engage in "conversation" and NEVER answer ANY questions posed by the goon squad.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:17 | 1819534 Arkadaba
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Removing the middleman.  Thank god I decided not to go into journalism!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:10 | 1819721 pods
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So the FT's brilliant idea of restoring credibility is this?

What next, mandatory friending for all of facebook?

Two Minutes Hate?


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:18 | 1819535 SpeakerFTD
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Nice to see he can lie as deftly in print as while speaking.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:29 | 1819568 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We have always been at war with Eastasia.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:52 | 1819662 trav7777
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no...Eurasia fooled us into thinking that during our rage week against Eastasia.  We've always been at war with Eurasia

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:11 | 1819691 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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War is inbred amongst all parties involved at this point.  It's pathetic.  There are no heroes anymore.  No winners, no losers.  It's just war all over this whole planet, and like a virus that kills the host, we are killing our humanity.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:34 | 1819779 UP Forester
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At least they're killing us softly with his (siren) song....

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:16 | 1820044 Incubus
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There never were any heroes.


The internet shines "light" on all contemporary would-be heroes and reveals them for what they are.  If we didn't have the internet today, there'd be plenty of "heroes" running around.


"killing our humanity"?

Uh, we never had any to begin with.  

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:20 | 1819536 kaiserhoff
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The writer?

Where is the evidence that Barry has ever written anything, except perhaps his own birth certificate?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:40 | 1819600 buyingsterling
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Isn't ZH where people are supposed to be awake? No one over the age of six thinks his released 'birth certificate' is genuine. Bin Laden's 'death' three days after the release changed the subject. Just ask the SEALS who were on the mission. Oops, can't do that - they're all dead. Just a coincidence.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:42 | 1819616 Conax
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Since you brought it up, it pissed me off when they shot silver the same day. It must have been a fine day for them.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:48 | 1819647 buyingsterling
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I guess I'm a naive little flower. Within two hours of the release of the fake birth certificate (it's fake, do a little research if yuou doubt it) I was at Walmart buying $600 in canned food etc. I thought, "Wow. This guy just committed a felony on national TV, with a document that is clearly fraudulent. Something's coming down."

Little did I know that the slavish media just needed a little distraction - proof that there are 'more important' issues. The media is criminally negligent.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:46 | 1819637 Melin
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Myself having been "junked" today, I can only assume there's a serial junker trolling these parts.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:01 | 1819968 swamp
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Barry Soetaro and TSA trolls junked him.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:17 | 1820046 Incubus
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stfu fool: I'll junk you just because you give a shit about some stupid ass arrow system.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:23 | 1819750 i-dog
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No doubt his golf card is also a tissue of lies. But only Dick Cheney could get away with questioning it (as long as he remembers to bring his shotgun along).

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:21 | 1819545 HedgeAccordingly
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Jen anniston just got married.. this should bid the market up 20 more ES points.. - check this pic -

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:35 | 1819591 Schmuck Raker
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I love a crisp fall day.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:43 | 1819620 kaiserhoff
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Pointus maximus;)

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:15 | 1820168 equity_momo
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Japanese strike.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:37 | 1820542 catacl1sm
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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:23 | 1819551 mfoste1
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fuck this guy.........

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:27 | 1819557 OneEyedJack
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I've heard enough from him,

To quote his own slogan

Time for change

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:47 | 1819644 DoChenRollingBearing
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November 2012 can't come soon enough.  Well, I guess.  Almost ANYONE would be better than this guy.

Does he believe himself when he talks in front of the mirror?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:49 | 1819652 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I don't think any of the Repubs would be better, except for the obvious.....


Just kidding  ;)

Turd Ferguson/DoChenRolingBearing Republican Ticket '12

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:54 | 1819667 trav7777
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I will serve as Secretary of Truth and the mastermind behind the scenes who tells you what to say

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:04 | 1819698 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Fine, but we are paying you in silver.  Hope you can handle that.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:25 | 1819759 trav7777
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ok, but in 30 piece increments

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:33 | 1819777 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Agreed.  You will be paid once a year.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:35 | 1819783 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Mr Lennon

Ugh, I would die in a suit (and I spent some time in DC, in a part of the belly of the beast), but Turd Ferguson seems better qualified than almost all the dopes now running.  

Back here at the Owebama thread just having read Cognitive Dissonance's latest, I am sort of suffering a case of mental jetlag, the Bends...

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:12 | 1819845 OldTrooper
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Almost ANYONE would be better than this guy.

And then, when you think it can't possibly get any worse...

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:15 | 1819851 DoChenRollingBearing
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Good observation, very astute.  Things CAN always get worse.

I can't get your green arrow to work, so please accept a "+ 1" in writing.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:45 | 1819995 hidingfromhelis
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I greened yours, since I couldn't do it to the above either.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:27 | 1819560 Fibz
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A respectable US president would cut off trade with Europe and China.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:05 | 1819702 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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A respectable President would ask Americans why they buy so much crap from China in the first place.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:11 | 1819726 Ms. Erable
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"Respectable President"? I'm unfamiliar with this concept. Please explain.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:21 | 1819749 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Back before time itself, God said, I will make man from my own image......

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:26 | 1819760 i-dog
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So God lied too!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:32 | 1819774 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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God weighs thin, manifestation weighs heavily.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:33 | 1819776 Ms. Erable
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Ahhh - a fable. Understood. 8P

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:13 | 1819848 OldTrooper
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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:02 | 1819969 Kiwi Pete
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From outside there's no difference at all between Bush and Obama. Why do you guys vote again?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:34 | 1820352 spankfish
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Pays for his prostitutes with his own money?  Oh wait he stole that from us.  Never mind.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:27 | 1819757 Fibz
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True, but presidents are not teachers. Perhaps after cutting off trade he could make it required that students learn why they can't buy Chinese crap in school.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:27 | 1819877 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So they can have cancer from the lead toys?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 01:20 | 1819936 Executioner
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Why should people be presided by someone?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:28 | 1821240 vened
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I see your extreme point, but high import tarriff would suffice. 

"But, in general, the protective system of our day is conservative, while the free trade system is destructive. It breaks up old nationalities and pushes the antagonism of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie to the extreme point. In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade." (Karl Marx, Discours sur la question du libre échange, Brussels, February 1848; this English rendering is found in Florence Wischnewetzky's 1888 translation on page 42. )



Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:29 | 1819566 JPM Hater001
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Whew.  Ok, where do I start.

Um, in summary...he's a moron.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:44 | 1819623 buyingsterling
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Poll after poll tells us what's really important. His job approval is low, but a majority of people _like him personally_. WTF. WWWWTTTTFFFF? I don't get it. Are people afraid to tell pollsters what an obvious snake he is?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:30 | 1819764 i-dog
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If they're smart. (Poll results are also processed by DHS ... just to keep them ... err, I mean, you ... safe, of course).

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:12 | 1819838 knukles
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from yourself   from yourself   from yourself
Do not forget it's for your own good
from yourself   from yourself   from yourself

Your Federal Family is Here With You to Protect You

from yourself   for your own good
for your own good

You are safe because of us, your federal family

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:29 | 1819567 Seasmoke
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easy there barry, dont want you to hurt your boney ass back

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:30 | 1819572 BandGap
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You know he can see the train in the tunnel and is positioning himself to blame Europe for the conflagration we are about to witness. 

Pay no attention to the man behind the Op-Ed.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:30 | 1819573 EvlTheCat
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MillionDollarBonus got a new gig.....

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:49 | 1819996 MsCreant
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Maybe he rehearsed on us before writing the above, good catch.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:31 | 1819577 Eally Ucked
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"our citizens will be watching for the same sense of common purpose that allowed us to rescue the global economy two years ago from a financial crisis" that's really good!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:54 | 1819669 Freebird
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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:34 | 1819586 cocoablini
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First, as the world’s largest economy, the US will continue to lead. The single most effective thing we can do to get the global economy growing faster is to get the US economy growing faster. That’s why my highest priority is putting Americans back to work. It’s why I’ve proposed the American Jobs Act, which independent economists have said would create nearly 2m jobs, boost demand and increase US economic growth. It’s why I signed landmark trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to create jobs, keep us on track to double our exports and preserve American competitiveness.

Thats why he has done nothing except blow a few trillion saving his benefactors' kiesters and the unemployment rate is stuck at u3 10% and u6 19%. Unbelievable distortion field he is in- or maybe he is smoking again. But this time its weed...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:56 | 1819672 buyingsterling
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You need to put quote marks around excerpts. I read this like it was something you wrote. After the first sentence I was thinking, "What is this gibberish, and who is this clown?"

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:55 | 1819675 trav7777
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he "said" that we've had 19 months of job growth?  WTF shit is he smoking?  All the data shows labor force participation at 50-year lows and even the headline UE number hasn't gone down an inch even as massive numbers fall off the edge of the 99-week earth

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:04 | 1819699 EvlTheCat
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You will have to excuse that part. Joe Biden edited the final draft.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:05 | 1819705 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That explains the drool stains.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:28 | 1819878 knukles
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What?  Biden has drool stains on a dress?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:17 | 1819858 OldTrooper
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Easy Trav.  Do you want to wind up on another 'naughty' list?

Repeat after me, "What wonderful clothes, your Majesty!"

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:35 | 1819589 bankonzhongguo
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Jive-ass mutherfucker.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:36 | 1819594 Firing Pin
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Seriously, because of the NBA lockout we get this? Oh nevermind, he didn't write it anyway...


For someone who attended an Ivy League school he says "We gotta" alot.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:38 | 1819602 Firing Pin
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The funny thing about Obama is...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:50 | 1819657 DoChenRollingBearing
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*chirpping*, *chirpping*

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:17 | 1819679 buyingsterling
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is that he's not at all funny. He's a bore.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:40 | 1819898 Tsunami Wave
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He convinces people he's a good speaker that delivers clear messages well. Now he's convincing.. uhhhhhhh.. whoever is reading his article or whoever it's directed to.. that he's also an excellent writer!

***Sigh***.. When will we ever get an economically literate president...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:38 | 1819603 Atomizer
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Che'ange and Hopium global tax millenium charter.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:37 | 1819604 daxtonbrown
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Obama booo sheeet. Like he and his economic  clown posse have a clue beyond chiming that we need to print more dollars and spend more.

And where the F did he create 2.5 million jobs if the percentage of employed is at 1984 levels?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:51 | 1819659 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He must be counting can collectors.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1819697 LongBallsShortBrains
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Or all 57 states

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:08 | 1819714 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Or other soldiers of the middle class.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:16 | 1819689 buyingsterling
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When he steals a trillion dollars from our kids and spends it to keep useless bureaucrats sitting on their asses, it's called 'job creation'. The media's kneepads must be wearing thin by now. I guess they're silent about it all because they have a mouthful.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:24 | 1819873 knukles
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MSM has a tremendous problem.  They know that they're looked upon as a bunch of doltish official King's Criers whose reign has been superceeded by the Internet Reformation.  But having been caught in their own lies, they've become paralyzed, unable to reform. 
They've made themselves obsolete via content, not the media which they so wish to believe.
Thus, their only source of power and influence has been whittled down to the very entity which destroyed them, DC itself.
They speak to themselves.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 02:54 | 1819999 MsCreant
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Is sycophant a job category?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:22 | 1820506 knukles
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There are 535 positions at one place I know.  Huge interest in the jobs, very hard to get.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:41 | 1819610 Ms. Erable
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Looks like ol' Barry gone an' switched his campaign speech with his financial analysis. Then again, they're interchangeable and both hold the same amount of substance.

Alla Barry's fanbois that post here will be having tardgasms whilst reading the above drivel. Looking forward to posts that read something like: "Z'obama iz teh monie wizurd -he noes teh shit rell gud!".

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:28 | 1819762 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The sole reason he wrote this was because he had to pen something before this wave of the Mayan calender ends, which is tomorrow.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:37 | 1819894 i-dog
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Hmmm ... was never aware of that before. Thanks. It prompted me to do some googling and I found this interesing summary:

".... two different intellectual cultures have emerged around the two possible end dates [of the Mayan calendar], one based on belief (December 21, 2012) and one based on evidence (October 28, 2011)."

One can't help but wonder who started the belief in 12-21-2012? ... and when? ... and for what reason? (I think I know the reason ... now to google for the rest).

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:43 | 1819902 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The next wave of the long calendar, the Mayan Calendar, begins on December 21st, 2012.  The time between tomorrow and Dec 2012 is known as the period of no time, or the void period.  It is a period for an opening, repentence, what have you.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 01:26 | 1819942 i-dog
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Well, I don't see repentance coming from the Luciferians-In-Charge ... so the "opening" of the FEMA kamps it must be!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:31 | 1820187 equity_momo
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At least i wont have to dryclean shirts for the office much longer. I need a bunk facing north-south though , i like to be aligned to the magnetic poles when i sleep.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 06:45 | 1820132 old naughty
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Since he is not expected to write any better after tomorrow, are you in fact implying it is not going to be any better for all of us, as indicated by the end of Mayan calender.


Thanks for sharing.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 23:39 | 1819785 DoChenRollingBearing
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"tardgasms", well done Ms. Erable!  I will have to find a way to slip that one into my next political conversation...

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