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For The First Time Ever, Most Americans Don't Believe Their Congressional Rep Deserves Reelection

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:34 | 1546567 Id fight Gandhi
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I don't blame them. They bungled the debt ceiling talks, don't know shit.

But voters will still vote them in.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:43 | 1546637 BaBaBouy
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GOLD Just Hit new high, 1800 next stop ....?.....

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:39 | 1547005 wanklord
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It is time for Barry to govern by decree while invoking NSPD 51: suspend the Constitution, declare Martial Law, confiscate all types of guns -either by peaceful or coercive means- and place under strict quarantine those who may try to revolt (FEMA camps have been designed for such purpose).

Besides that, it is good to remind the audiences that Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue.The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:12 | 1547167 ManufacturedOpinion
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And don't forget about all those electronic voting machines either.  We the sheeple will never really know just WHOM we voted for now, will we?




The only thing the USA manufactures these days is YOUR OPINION !!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:16 | 1547188 whstlblwr
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Yes pointless to vote, you should not vote. *wink* *wink*

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:53 | 1547828 MassDecep
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You have to see it, to believe it!!!

They may give us some of the elections, but, you can bet your wife's sweet ass, they take the major ones. That explains Marxist Obummer.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:31 | 1549041 Cathartes Aura
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and Shrub.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 19:43 | 1552462 rwe2late
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 Obama is not a "Marxist".

He does not nationalize the mega-corporations, but caters to them.

He is a fascist, a corporatist, aligned with global corporations, the MIC, and financial racketeers against the lower and middle classes.

Despite any palliative handouts downward, the flood of wealth is upward to an elite few.

Confusion about language leads to confusion about the problems. The solution is not to be found by "freeing" corporations from the imagined grip of imagined "Marxists". 

Nor is it to be found by allying with the corporations and the elite against the “handouts” to the lower classes. Those “handouts” upon inspection, turn out to be backdoor largesse for mega corporations and the rich. Health care primarily operates to subsidize big pharma and the insurance industry. Social Security has been a source of revenue for wars and bailouts. Only now when no surplus exists does default on the ‘borrowed funds’ become the popularized option.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 05:59 | 1553562 YHC-FTSE
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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:07 | 1547054 Sudden Debt
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Well... the metal strip in a 100$ bill weights about 0,126 gramms....

it's made out of nickle....

Nickle costs about 9.5 dollar per kilo....

so you can make about 7936 strips out of 1 kilo....

so 7936 x 9,5 = 75.392$ in 100 dollar bills for 1 kilo of nickle....

1800/9,5 = about 189 kilo's of nickle are worth 1 ounce of gold....

so 189 x 75.392$ = 14.249.088$ for 1 ounce of gold

BUT!!!! I'm pretty sure the cotton/paper pulp is also worth something SO YOU BETTER ROUND IT DOWN TO 14 MILLION FOR 1 OUNCE A GOLD.


Anybody else have a math question?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:10 | 1546866 glenlloyd
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go long guillotines?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:14 | 1546888 cossack55
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No shit. Screw letting the criminal swine lay around on "retirement" for the rest of their stinkin' lives, beheading is a wonderful motivator.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:29 | 1546955 Sudden Debt
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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:43 | 1547024 trav7777
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yeah, wake me up when they actually vote these bums out

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:34 | 1547503 andybev01
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Enjoy your nap Mr. Van Winkle.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:50 | 1547063 fonestar
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Yeah vote "Tea Party" because they are reaaaal libertarians (republicans hmf hmf).


Hey I got a new slogan for the Teabaggers here:


Ya' know you could have a little coiled snake eating the US Constitution too!  Ya' know cause if you READ on them you will find a bunch of stooges financed by Palin, Beck, Murdoch, etc... And ya' know I'm sure during the next election all these Teabaggers are DEFINITELY going to vote for the Libertarian canidates and not Republican canidates.  What a joke!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:57 | 1547100 whstlblwr
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Polls, I wonder where caller list come from. Random sampling? Widespread move to discredit Tea Party across media, will use polls too.

Anyone from Tea Party read this, need to talk of US dollar. Most Americans don't know they not doing better when stock market high if dollar down. They don't make connection. You need to connect for them. Talk of dollar, show it collapse. Talk all time of dollar and even poor man who get welfare understand.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:09 | 1547157 fonestar
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Americans wouldn't know a real grass-roots movement if it came up and bitch-slapped them anymore.  Look at the Russian anarchists of 1905.  Now there was some real idealists, fighting real tyranny and going to the gallows for it.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:13 | 1547171 whstlblwr
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Yes understand your biggest fear is we make change from within system. You prefer gallows.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:16 | 1547185 fonestar
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Two party tyranny solved within a tyrannical two party system?  Me thinks not...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:50 | 1547334 Rick64
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Americans wouldn't know a real grass-roots movement if it came up and bitch-slapped them anymore.

 If there ever was a true grass roots movement how long would it take before it was corrupted by the behind the scene powers? They will either use it to promote their agenda after of course they tell you everything you want to hear or label it communist, terrorists, socialist, unpatriotic, ect... if they can't compromise it.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:49 | 1547811 V10
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Yup. Of all those Tea Partiers reps elected to take a hard stance on government finances, about 2/3rds were sweet-talked or brow-beaten into falling in line with the 'debt = wealth' crowd.

"When will people learn? Democracy. Doesn't. Work." - Homer Simpson

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:16 | 1547187 YHC-FTSE
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Thanks. Funniest slogan I've read all week. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:33 | 1546573 bam_son
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baahhh baahhh...?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:50 | 1546722 Azannoth
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Who cares what the Ahmerikans think, the Congress went to consult with their REAL constituents


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:35 | 1547515 Cathartes Aura
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amrkns don't think, they watch. . . TV, iShit screens, sports 'n' porn, more TV.

when it comes to their nationstate, they're content to kick the reality can down the road by "voting" every two years - the time in between is too full of watching.

good link, nice to see amrkn congress-cretins are attending Beck's Big Rally.

War soon.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:34 | 1546577 sabra1
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oBLAHma doesn't have to go through congress to cancel all future elections! he will be, the imperial leader! 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:34 | 1546578 Whatta
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Tea Party to party in 2012?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:34 | 1546579 Greater Fool
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Translated: Deliver all the pork you can to prospective employers before you're voted out of office.

I love representative government.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:45 | 1546652 Motley Fool
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Spot on Fool. :P

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:19 | 1547203 Drag Racer
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so far look at who will 'represent' you on the super 'gag' congress


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:35 | 1546581 mrdenis
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:39 | 1546610 Howard_Beale
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Then look at banzai7's post on the top. Very symbiotic.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:45 | 1546660 Bob
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That was a great Banzai post!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:00 | 1546791 DaveyJones
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yes, great images today, especially the first

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:04 | 1546817 Cow
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I think Obama is going to take Ratigan's advice and get money out of politics.

As soon as he gets back from his $35k/plate fundraiser in Chicago





Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:11 | 1546872 glenlloyd
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that's not a cow, it's a steer

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:22 | 1546930 Cow
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are you sure?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:29 | 1546951 pods
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Somehow I see a Funny Farm joke coming up.

Ummm, Lamb fries.


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:30 | 1547252 caerus
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what's going on, andy...? you're sinking into a pit of self-pity, defeatism, and alcohol... and you're enjoying it!


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:58 | 1547110 homme
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First comment. I usually lurk but wanted to say thank you for that link. I'm passing it on to everyone I know.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:35 | 1546585 Dr. Engali
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Unfortunatly 90% will be voted back in.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:31 | 1546965 Gene Parmesan
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DC needs an enema. Nationwide recall votes would be a start.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:57 | 1547098 rwe2late
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Nor does it much matter even when incumbents are voted out.

So long as 95% of the voters remain loyal to either the red team or the blue team, TPTB wins.

Only 5% of the voters realize the red and the blue are owned by the same.

The only difference is the color of the jersey, for PR effect. 

You may select the dealer, but the house still wins.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:54 | 1547589 Cathartes Aura
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what percentage are actually aware that it is the whole system, not the "human" parts, but the WHOLE structure that is rotten to the core, such that no "voting" will ever fix this?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:35 | 1546586 hedgeless_horseman
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Vote newbies in 2012!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:31 | 1546963 DCFusor
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I've been pushing that line for quite awhile now.  Doesn't matter if you hate the new guy's views worse than the last - reality shows he won't be any different anyway.  It's going to take 1-2 more times of tossing incumbents for the new guys to "get the cluebat" that we didn't vote them in - we voted the other losers OUT.  The first time, the newbies think they have a mandate....wishful thinking, but....

Soapbox didn't work.  Ballot box not working yet.  Ammo box, ready.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:56 | 1547096 11b40
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Actually, though I thought this could NEVER work when I first learned about it via the below email, there may be a better way.

For all of you who have been chellenging others to put up or shut up - to actually start doing something more than ranting on message boeards - perhaps this deserves a few minutes of your time.

And while I am of 2 minds about Thomas Friedman, here iu the link referenced in the email.


Subject: Fw: Welcome to Americans Elect!

Thomas Friedman wrote an article in the paper today about a viable 3rd party that is geared toward Independent voters across the US.  If you can get a copy, please read it.  The basics of the article explained how a new party is forming on the internet that will reflect voters who are fed up with the crooks in both parties we have now.  The party will nominate candidates in all 50 states and even participate in debates this coming year.

I'm sure you ether think this is a joke or a scam or a pipe dream.  I don't.  Out of curiosity and/or disgust with what we have now, read the article and then visit the web site.  Who knows, you may end up being on the inside track of something good.

ben z

Welcome to Americans Elect!

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The real impact of Americans Elect is up to you. You will decide the issues that matter.
You will choose candidates that match your views. And ultimately, you will nominate your choice for President & VP in 2012.


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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:35 | 1546589 Critical Path
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Awakening from a slumber?  I sure as hell hope so

The only alternative is an all out clean sweep, no more voting for the lesser of two evils.  Just clean fucking house.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:36 | 1546590 Iriestx
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" it's the first time that a majority has indicated that they would boot their representative out of office if they had the chance today"


And yet, when push comes to shove, they'll vote for them anyway.

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