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With Just One Day Left To Avoid Government Shutdown, Here Is Goldman's Take On What Will Happen Tonight In DC

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:36 | 1697174 FaithEqualsZero
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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:48 | 1697270 Don Birnam
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The Squid states the obvious. Of course there will be no shutdown. 

Indeed, what Congressman wants to answer the knock at his office door and be greeted by a grown man pleading in tears for his vote ? 


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:40 | 1697573 espirit
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Extend and pretend twenty years out this time.

What's a gazillion or two?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:25 | 1697480 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:51 | 1697618 Greater Fool
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If the super-committee can't get anything done, then what next? A hyper-committee? Chuck Norris?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:37 | 1697175 Frog-And-Toad
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Goodbye "Strong USD"...

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:38 | 1697181 B-rock
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Fuckin children.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:39 | 1697194 BrocilyBeef
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yuck, sicko!!!

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:56 | 1697324 Socratic Dog
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I think he's referring to congress, as in "they are children".  Does that help?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:11 | 1697400 BrocilyBeef
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I'm still a little unclear. the act of fucking congress is sick. and congress == children. so, fucking congressional children == sick!

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:30 | 1697507 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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Whats the best part about bonking twenty six year olds?  


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:40 | 1697210 GeneMarchbanks
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Seriously dude. Seek help.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:42 | 1697229 BrocilyBeef
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Society rippin' itself apart here!

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:54 | 1697312 GeneMarchbanks
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Society rippin' itself apart here! Amongst other things.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:59 | 1697348 BrocilyBeef
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Won't somebody please think of consenting age adults?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:58 | 1697337 PY-129-20
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Society? Is there any left? Good Lord - take a stroll to your next pub:

Children as young as eight-years-old cage-fighting to a sell-out crowd in a labour club in Preston has been caught on camera.

More fights are already being planned. A few weeks ago: Twenty-four men believed to have been held as slaves were rescued Sunday following a dawn raid on a caravan site in central England...

I mean WTF?!

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:01 | 1697357 BrocilyBeef
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England is in the shitter. Went to school there for a semester. The people pray to the government. The core is rotten.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:10 | 1697391 Herman Strandsc...
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What do you expect to happen once the Fox Hunting was outlawed? Secondly; it is too complicated to employ folk and too costly, so again, why wonder at the resulting slavery? We should bring back midget tossing, er throwing and Granny fights.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:12 | 1697404 BrocilyBeef
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We don't have to bring back anything more than rational thought and apply it to the present.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:35 | 1697547 vato poco
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(opens eyes, perks up) "Granny Fights"??

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 13:17 | 1697745 stacking12321
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i'd love to fox hunt

i'd start with neil cavuto as a warmup and then set sights on bill o'reilly

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:32 | 1698079 HoardeBilly
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I'd catch me one of those Megans or Susans...Foxes that is....

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:38 | 1697184 pods
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I would donate to them if they all just went away and never came back.  Hell I might even vote for something like that!


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:38 | 1697185 BrocilyBeef
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The government sure isn't doing well these days. Kinda messing with the people... constantly.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:38 | 1697186 CaptFufflePants
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Tea Baggers witholding food and water for disater victims unless they get more cuts to budget?


Great job guys! YOu really are showing the world just how Christian this country is. LOL

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:40 | 1697204 SheepDog-One
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What budget? Get real, wake up man. You better be planning YOURSELF for the disaster, and not depending on broke-dick FEMA clowns.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:10 | 1697393 Ghordius
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"Sen. Majority Leader Reid may offer an amendment to provide $6.9bn to FEMA"

I'm confused, why does this squid even mention it?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:41 | 1697214 Everybodys All ...
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What is your plan ?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:50 | 1697283 CaptFufflePants
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My plan is to take care of our people first and then deal with the bullshit created by both Republicans and Democrats. Holding disaster victims hostage is pathetic and anyone engaging in witholding food and water to American citizens to score cheap political points does not deserve to work in Washignton and most certainly does not deserve to call themselves an American. They are barbarians.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:52 | 1697302 Spastica Rex
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Stick to your guns on this one - good on ya.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:10 | 1697399 pods
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I see no laws that would prevent you from doing exactly that.


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:14 | 1697415 DCFusor
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You mean, as if FEMA was the only, or even the most efficient way to help disaster victims?  Get real.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:44 | 1697588 Spastica Rex
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Who said FEMA was:

  • The only way to help disaster victims?
  • The best way to help disaster victims?

Go back to Strawman 101.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:54 | 1697628 sun tzu
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Without the federal government, people won't have food and water? You are one dumb son of a bitch

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 13:02 | 1697679 Spastica Rex
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See reply to prior logician.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 13:15 | 1697733 pods
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Hey Rexie, see the original post equating withholding food and water with this no vote.


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 13:27 | 1697805 Spastica Rex
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"Tea Baggers witholding food and water for disater victims unless they get more cuts to budget?"

Where did anyone reply to that?

Was the language trolling for TPers? Yes. Was the point debatable? Yes. 

So why no debate?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:04 | 1697937 pods
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Well I won't debate the circus although I did reply as to a larger point.  Where is the moral justification for putting a gun to one persons head and demanding they hand money over to another?

As to the actual bill, who the hell cares?  It is not like when this vote came all the food trucks would have rolled in.  

The FACT that we have this silly debate is indicative of a MUCH larger problem:

The fact we BELIEVE that the federal goverment is responsible for our well-being.



Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:41 | 1697220 Tsar Pointless
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It's what Jesus would do.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:41 | 1697222 JLee2027
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You didn't read who voted against it did you?

It was the Democrats you moron.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:46 | 1697250 SheepDog-One
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Democraps, Republiclowns...forget it all, write them off, and just prepare yourself and family. 

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:41 | 1697225 pods
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Sorry, but forced redistribution of other's wealth for ANY reason is not Christian nor Constitutional.

It is Legalized Plunder.


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:43 | 1697241 BrocilyBeef
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Only common man follows common law.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:54 | 1697311 CaptFufflePants
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So says the guy using a medium created by the government with government funds...LOL how was that ride to work today on the paved road, and hey you didn't get your car stolen from your driveway last night but of course none of those things fit into your predetermined view of how the world works so screw the socialist!

Moron, there is a very easy way to get away from the "forced wealth distribution" go to Somalia, there is no forced wealth distribution there.

I am sure a man of your charachter will flourish in the free open markets and society...

Good luck, send a smoke signal and let us all know how that worked out for you pal.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:06 | 1697377 pods
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You are not a socialist, you are a statist.  Statists are the enemy of freedom.  You guys will never quit making my life more miserable by trying to make my life more pleasant.

So a network would never have been created if not for the US gov?    And just because the current network had the origins in some special project I have to bow down to every whim that you statists fancy?

Somalia?  No thanks. I will stay here and fight to toss out the statists, who blindly follow our corporate government.

Cars are not stolen due to government?  You truly are delusional.  It is a good thing that my government rep locked the doors last night.

How about leave me alone to live as I choose?

And remember, you cannot complain when Legalized Plunder sets its sights on you.


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:15 | 1697419 Ghordius
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Eh dudes, relax!

All taxes are one part of a "forced redistribution", at least the first part.

pods, would you still be against redistribution if the gov would ask you 20% of your income and redistribute 1/20th of it?

This would be 20% statist and 1% communist, or something. My point is it's all matter of degree - isn't it?

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:23 | 1697461 pods
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I see any tax on "income" when it means wages as being tyrannical.  The same with renting "our" property in the form of property taxes.

I see no reason why our small, decentralized gov could not operate on tariffs or a voluntary consumption tax.

My wages are my labor. To tax that is to tell me what the value of my labor is.  When an entity has the power to do that, you are not free.  Just because you get to keep some (or even most) of it is of no importance, the importance is that THEY are making the determination.

If there was a tax man at every place of employment who the employer handed your wages to before the tax man hands it to you, would you call it freedom?

Because that is exactly the system we have.


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:28 | 1697501 CaptFufflePants
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So you are not going to leave the United States which is tyrannical and move to a free society like Somalia?

Why not. I mean you just said this country is horrible, and you are a slave.

I know why, you are a coward and can not in fact survive in a society that does not have everything put in place to protect you.

Please tell me more about how your ideals are subverted through the tyranny of government from the comfort of your home, electrified with energy delivered through a vast network of transmission lines, surrounded by all your fancy stuff that no one steals from you because society pays it forward for ignorant grunts like yourself.

Seriously move out of this country we don't need leaches like you ruining this country. Go fend for yourself tough guy.

And remember to send that smoke signal letting us how it all went down, pal.

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:43 | 1697586 pods
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Well I will stay here until a time of MY choosing there tough guy.  Unless of course another part of your little plan means getting rid of us undesirables?

And why is it that statists like you always make the assumption that everything that society has ever achieved was only due to the acts of government?

And can you answer the simple question:

If all of these wonderful programs put forth by you statists are so damn wonderful, why do you have to put a gun to people's heads in order for them to comply?


Thanks for the psycho-analysis.  Do you take FRNs or will my universal health care card pay for it?


The great thing is that the system will collapse. When enough realize how debt-backed money works and refuse to take on debt, the system will implode.

I instruct more and more about this everyday.  And if you look at credit aggregates on the St Louis FEDs website, that is exactly what is happening. (and no, the FED is not the government)


Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:58 | 1697653 sun tzu
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Why don't you get your socialist cocksucking face to North Korea or Cuba where everything will be taken care of for you since you are too fucking retarded to take care of yourself

The democraps voted against the budget across the board you stupid son of a cumbucket

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