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Obama Discusses The Economy, Jobs, And Other Stuff - Live Webcast

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Today's "do a shot" keywords of choice: "jobs", "congress", "economy", "fair", "speculators", "pass this bill", "cash for clunkers", "Stuxnet", "Solyndra" and "sugar drinks". Obviously, if we have any readers left alive after this sermon, it will be a victory for the bulls.

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | 2484740 Ahmeexnal
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:10 | 2484757 slaughterer
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Comments on the "wallpaper people" behind O are mandatory here to fully enjoy the event. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:12 | 2484768 I think I need ...
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he's in "golden" valley MN.....any chance?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:17 | 2484807 Manthong
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Hail to the thief.

I'm going to shoot my little round thermostat.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | 2484841 Matt
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diversity fail. no asians or latinos in the immediate background. Also older looking crown, not enough young people.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:32 | 2484907 BLOTTO
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'The car manufactoring industry has come roaring back?'

Pardon me?

YEa - Ask the GM workers from the plant in Ontario whos CAW President has just announced this afternoon to his membership that 2,000 jobs are being axed in June 2013.

They are cancelling the Equinox and Impala lines.

Thanks to Tyler and ZH for showing us the real numbers and how all that GM stuffing manipulation/perversion works.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:45 | 2484999 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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WHO NEEDS MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- The President of the United States of America, Barrack H. Obama, June 1st, 2012

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:50 | 2485332 Gigantor
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Had to give you a Red Arrow down, BLOTTO. 

What you said was incorrect. They will be shuttering some, if not all production in the Oshwa plant, that is true. But the Equinox and Impala lines are not being "cancelled". Those two vehicles will have their production transfered to flex plants in the U.S. Most likely Hamtramack (Spelling?) and the Equinox is being transfered to Spring Hill.

You can thank a not so kind exchange rate as well as the plant itself being dated/non Flex.

There is still an over-capacity problem, especially in Europe (that will eventually become a bloodbath), it isn't as bad as it once was but there will be some more consolidation up ahead for all manufactures around the globe.


But I'm totally with you on thanking ZH for cutting through the channel stuffing and inventory B.S. It's fun when you get to peak behind the curtain.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:43 | 2484985 Whoa Dammit
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Is the gray haired guy on O's right Elmer Fudd?

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 00:05 | 2486760 A Nanny Moose
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Be vawy vawy qwiet. Tha Pwesident is speaking.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:43 | 2486498 John Wilmot
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They're busy working their third job at McDonald's to pay their 200k school loans for their communication degrees (minored in Twitter).

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:42 | 2485296 Common_Cents22
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I am 15 mi away from golden valley and could smell the bullshit from here.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:16 | 2484799 brewing
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"fuck, i skipped my lunch break for this"...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:42 | 2484827 Shocker
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Yup, Good work.

The number that are reported are what they are. We know the economy is weak but what can be done to turn it around?



Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2484830 slaughterer
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A little light humor..

some remarks about football...

praise for the "outstanding senators"--"outstanding congressional delegation"

all "in the house"...

some wise-guy chuckles

some stories about "folks" he has talked about the "tough economy"

UH oH,

he just said "jobs" twice...

I am startign to get Zucked up!


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:37 | 2484950 AlaricBalth
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The interest on national debt that Americans will pay for generations to come is nothing compared to how much laughter will be generated by teaching Obamanomics at the Harvard Business School.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484812 gatorengineer
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he's missing asian wall decor... Also no Bhurka background

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:23 | 2484853 pods
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Love the guy with the 'merican flag shirt on.  Dude must drink budweiser and shit apple pie!


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2484990 Sauk Leader
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I am sure he got made fun of. Who wears the shirt of the band you are going to see.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | 2484855 slaughterer
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Dude on the right with the blue T-shirt and the big buckle looks like a CIA plant...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2484931 oddjob
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Anderson Cooper is there?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:23 | 2484856 BandGap
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They act like zoo seals waiting for a fish!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484921 RSloane
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They -are- zoo seals waiting for a fish.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:13 | 2485127 NotApplicable
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Just wait until he steals their bucket instead!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:46 | 2486504 John Wilmot
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If I imagine Cleveland from family guy speaking those words, does that make me a racisss?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:46 | 2485000 Sauk Leader
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Why are the bleachers not leaning to the left with the 2 female linebackers all the way over there.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:29 | 2484888 JohnKozac
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is that short guy Corzine clapping in the background?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2484903 Poetic injustice
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Sorry, I already passed out last time.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:42 | 2484981 The Axe
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The most quiet down 300 point day EVER!!!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2484774 AlaricBalth
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I would rather watch paint dry than listen to the Pres bloviate about that which he has no clue.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:24 | 2484859 pods
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I would rather watch you watch paint dry than listen to him.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:16 | 2485139 NotApplicable
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Do you realize you're insinuating that AlaricBalth is even less intersting than drying paint with that comment? ;-)

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:32 | 2485250 SWCroaker
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He meant well.  Was just bein' honest..

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484867 XitSam
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They were chanting "4 more years".  I think 12 years of the Bush policies would be enough.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:40 | 2484972 BlueCollaredOne
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Bilderberg Live Stream

A much more interesting webcast

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:17 | 2485147 NotApplicable
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So... did Soros moon the camera again?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484864 williambanzai7
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484904 ebworthen
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Sad thing is Romney has that same model toilet.

Both got it as a campaign contribution from Wall Street, gold plated and installed for free.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:41 | 2484976 Matt
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Having programs to convert military skills into civilian certifications actually makes sense. We'll see how the actual implementation goes, but it's hard to argue that if someone is a combat medic, they should be able to transfer into being an EMT without having to start from the beginning again.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:06 | 2485087 pods
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That would work for MPs too.  Of course, seems to be no shortage of jack boots in my neck of the woods.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:28 | 2485227 UP Forester
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And yet, the largest segment of the military are, and will be, combat forces.

So, can he tell us how killing people and breaking shit translates to any civilian jobs other than Krugman's window breakers?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:52 | 2486124 spdrdr
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Nightclub bouncers, maybe?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:28 | 2485508 ebworthen
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And no coincidence that the J.P. Morgue is actively recruiting combat veterans.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:39 | 2484912 xtop23
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 Things are bad, let's spend MORE money !??

 That is the solution !!??


 And here I was worried about a Minsky Moment silly me.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:40 | 2484969 SHEEPFUKKER

10 shots for the word muppets. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2484979 vast-dom
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gambit: if vets aren't hired they will be firing on the front lines in the domestic apocalypse that's now being signaled by the markets today....


i'm losing brain cells at accelerated rate listening to this preacher-man oh my this is some dumb shit....god bless you god bless american home of the shitshow! 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:12 | 2485123 masterinchancery
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The story of O, enough to make a strong man puke.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:08 | 2484746 drink or die
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I've been training my whole life for this!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:11 | 2484760 bdc63
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I've got a Fresca in hand right now, but I'll keep track and make up for it tonight ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2484771 Cognitive Dissonance
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I'll see your Fresca and raise you a Tab.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:47 | 2485322 Common_Cents22
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hopefully you are hiding it if it is over 16oz and you are in NYC.   King Bloomberg will send the pop police out after you.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:11 | 2484769 slaughterer
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I am sitting with my BUY finger over UNG "just in case"

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:09 | 2484747 Bastiat
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Jeez I almost panicked - I pushed pause three times and it didn't pause -- I almost had to hear it!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | 2484832 Burr's 2nd Shot
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Whatever you do, don't post!!! It resets the pause button and you get ambushed!!!


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:29 | 2484886 Nothing To See Here
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Can't get my eyes off the fat lady in the green shirt on the bottom left, I know she is running the show and has everything fixed. Probably a deep thinker in skeptical epistemology as well as on the relationships between production capacity and money.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:48 | 2485007 CommunityStandard
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Seriously though.  They shouldn't not have autoplay on these videos.  Especially as the campaign picks up over the summer.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2485162 NotApplicable
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Noscript is your friend. You decide what runs and what doesn't.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:09 | 2484749 xtop23
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Starting to get difficult to hide the cracks in the economy.

I know, let's have Mr. O do daily tv appearances again !!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:12 | 2484779 bdc63
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we only see the cracks they want us to see ... wait a minute - that didn't come out right ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484795 Cognitive Dissonance
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May I point out that there are good cracks and bad cracks?

This is a good crack.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484895 pods
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I was wondering why a single plumber on Angie's list got such rave reviews by all the guy reviewers?

<pods runs off to destroy all plumbing under the sink>

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2484908 Vincent Vega
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CD, You big tease!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:36 | 2484937 Cognitive Dissonance
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I took a picture of Mrs Cog when her back was turned.

Don't tell her I did so or she'll turn off my plumbing access. :>)

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:51 | 2486510 John Wilmot
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...the bread's not really bread anymore, and the circus is getting tiresome. They need to up the ante: Gitmo prison rodeo?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:11 | 2484753 bob_dabolina
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Fuck Obama, I'm not listening to his bullshit anymore

I'd rather shapren a pencil and shove it in my eye

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:39 | 2484963 krispkritter
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To this Administration that would qualify as jobs 'Saved or Created'; some guy would have to make another pencil, one would have to remove the pencil and stop the bleeding, one would have to make you an eye patch, and one would have to figure out how to avoid paying for it under Obamacare...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:21 | 2485171 NotApplicable
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Fuck Obama? Not even with Rahm's dick.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:10 | 2484755 AndrewJacksonsGhost
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I have something more enjoyable to do, get a root canal.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:13 | 2484773 ebworthen
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Look:  a stage, a flag, a figurehead saying "I willl do something..." about the shitstorm falling on the people's heads from the Kleptoligarchy which props the puppet babbling on the stage.

This is hell.



Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2484790 bdc63
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Why can't we fill one of these audiences one day with ZHer's? ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484819 Burr's 2nd Shot
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Excellent idea, get all of us together in an enclosed space.  What could possibly go wrong?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:40 | 2484970 krispkritter
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Nothing until Trav showed up or the alcohol ran out...


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:46 | 2484997 TonyCoitus
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I understand there's a big bash planned in Zuccotti Park  by the ZH folks for the Fed's 100 aniversary next year.  That should be interesting. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:23 | 2485186 NotApplicable
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Oh, as if we won't be on lock-down under martial law by then.

If not? Then it's a trap!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:42 | 2484980 Temporalist
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Because most of the ZHers are taking sailing lessons since they are awful captains and navigators it would seem.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2484987 Burr's 2nd Shot
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On second thought, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it (called a FEMA camp).

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:12 | 2484776 UP Forester
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I have to work tonight.  I'm only gonna drink on "green shoots," "robust economy," "spending cuts" and "bright future"....

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2484842 bdc63
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dude ... you're going to be too wasted to get the key into the ignition ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:54 | 2486513 John Wilmot
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That's what the built-in breathalizer is for. If you're too drunk to get the key in the ignition, just breath into it, car starts right up. ...wait

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:13 | 2484782 the not so migh...
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Yo we's is moving forward muh motha fuckin fellow Kenyans sho 'nuff!
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:54 | 2485030 exi1ed0ne
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Shit. I know shit's bad right now, with all that starving bullshit, and the dust storms, and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings. But I got a solution.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2485205 NotApplicable
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I hope his genius isn't named Dimon...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:32 | 2485248 exi1ed0ne
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Not Sure

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:13 | 2484789 narnia
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Maybe he's set to annouce leg 2 of Joe Biden's Summer of Recovey tour, opening in Europe. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | 2484793 thedrickster
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Audio is on mute but let me take a stab at the transcript:

Bush.....Congress.....fair share.....shared sacrifice.....something unintelligble about white people or white house (see Richard Pryor) that dumb bitch Solis (hot mic)...


How did I do?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:28 | 2484880 Matt
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:50 | 2485336 Common_Cents22
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four more years was chanted by the MN crowd.   electing al franken and amy kloubachar, and mark dayton governor?    There IS something in the MN water.  I drink bottled water from out of state.  I swear the people in MN are poisoned.

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 02:00 | 2486844 UP Forester
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You are absolutely correct:

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:15 | 2484796 Mercury
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May I instead suggest this startling bit of foresight  from 35 years ago?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:16 | 2484800 pissing_excellence
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Comic relief puppet shows today gets better and better hahahaha

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:16 | 2484802 HaroldWang
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Joe LaWronga on CNBC asked "what's he smoking" with his view on the economy. Also, found a "silver lining" in the BLS report. Man, this dude should be banned from tv.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484814 t_kAyk
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dude in the back stole your avatar!!  CHUG!! 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484808 UTICA CLUB XX PURE

By coincidence you can see each ethnic group represented in the black ground.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484809 ZippyBananaPants
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Love that song, it reminds me of the movie 'Animal House'

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:19 | 2484815 Bartanist
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The ToTUS has shown himself time and again to be a liar and a fraud. How many chances does he expect people to give him?

Maybe he is expecting a high turn-out from the zombie vote to give him another term.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:19 | 2484818 icanhasbailout
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And give yourself a round of applause for a great round of applause!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | 2484820 krispkritter
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I don't have nearly enough alcohol on hand to watch this! I think I'm just going to hit myself in the head with a rubber mallet on the keywords...eventually I'll be capable of running for Congress!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | 2484823 The Gooch
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Slayer goes to church- "Angel of Death"

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | 2484840 ebworthen
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When I was young and read history I wondered how it was possible that so many went to riots or battle or otherwise died for monarchs, viziers, sultans, and warlords.

Then I grew up and watched Americans fawn, prattle, and waggle after politicians with slick tongues spouting a ream of bullshit and it became clear.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2484844 Bartanist
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Is it just me or does it look like the speech was given in front of a "blue screen" crowd? I hate to say it, but that would be typical...

... why would they position the crowd behind the podium?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:27 | 2484866 ebworthen
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Psychological manipulation of the live and T.V. audience.

The Sheeple need the prompt to "see" themselves on the stage "with" Obummer; therefore, they will believe what he says and support him.

Anyone showing up with that clown is already 2 quarts short of a gallon; but the little tricks like a backdrop of other sheeple of varying genders, races, colors, and costumes lets the malleable "see" themselves and helps to eliminate doubt or questioning about what is being said (or not said).

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2484846 Vagabond
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Rage is beginning to boil... better turn this blowhard off.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:25 | 2484862 djsmps
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I drink at "folks."

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484894 slaughterer
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Dangerous word to drink on:  Das Volk.  He is using it nearly every 3rd sentence. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:25 | 2484863 Animal Cracker
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The cocky swagger is gone.

Dude is a limp dick.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:28 | 2484868 cdude
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The guy is just so dull and predictable. Like watching a half rate comedian on tour, who doesn't know what city he's in. Fill in the blank regional platitudes. At least Clinton was original and entertaining. Don't get me wrong they are both evil MF'ers.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:58 | 2485380 Bartanist
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The master and his demons take a heavy toll on the body ... and soul.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484869 azzhatter
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The fat lady in the green dress just farted

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:28 | 2484878 ZippyBananaPants
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I saw her lift up and let it slip out, 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484870 ZippyBananaPants
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How fucking stupid are these idiots clapping for this clown?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:59 | 2485387 Bartanist
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Keep in mind the whole thing could be fake. The crowd could be like a laugh track inserted on a blue screen and the speech is timed to coincide with the claps.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2484871 Bastiat
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How 'bout that phoney Selective Service registration, you piece of shit?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:27 | 2484874 JohnKozac
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Here's a look at the size of the national debt (red line) vs. the yield on the 10-year (blue line) going back to the late 1960s.
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:27 | 2484876 Againstthelie
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Being not a US-American I'm asking myself, if there are really US-Americans that see this speech and don't recognize the sequence of phrases and platitudes read from a telepromter and written by spin-doctors? Do people really fall victim to such a ridiculous theatre?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2484914 Random_Robert
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some do, yes

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2484938 pods
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Most americans either have it paused till it is over or it is on mute.

Well, hopefully I am not alone.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:07 | 2485090 Overfed
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Unfortunately, many, many Americans are just fuckin' stupid and eat this shit up like it was their favorite ice cream.

Gawd, we're fucked.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 18:32 | 2486214 Againstthelie
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Just brilliant.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:28 | 2484879 Roy T
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Teachers & firefighters and roads & bridges appear in every speech.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:49 | 2485011 oncebitten
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Yeah, what is it with Firefighters (I think we have plenty - haven't seen any city-wide conflagrations)?  Also why the unthinking praise for Firefighters?  They sit around on their asses and amass huge pensions - every once in awhile they have to spray some water on a fire - big fucking deal.  The truth is there are so many people who want to fight fires that we have VOLUNTEER FIRE departments - I drive by two every day on my way to work.  Work where I actually have to work most of the day, not just rub down the chrome on a fucking fire truck and eat meatballs.  Fuck firefighters.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:29 | 2484885 Random_Robert
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"We need a law to put teachers, firefighters back to work"


How about:


"We need a law to put gov't out of work so that capital will be properly allocated by the market back to teachers and firefighters"


gov't does not, should not, and MUST NOT  allocate capital. Why is Obama too stupid to understand this?


Markets rule all- including those who call themselves the "rulers"



Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:46 | 2485001 Let The Wurlitz...
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How about we get rid of all firefighters.  We spend more money on firefighters payroll, medical and pensions than it would cost to let the all the buildings that catch fire burn to the ground and rebuild completely.  We could keep the EMT side of the business and just respond to injury calls.  Before you go nuts calling this unpatriotic just look at the numbers and think about it.  We spend billions of dollars on payroll and benefits to guys that sit around all day and text their girlfiends, arm wrestle and run their home remodeling business on the taxpayers dime.  Its not that expensive to rebuild a building and modern buildings are almost fireproof.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:57 | 2485957 Random_Robert
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I like it...


Sat, 06/02/2012 - 07:52 | 2487020 icanhasbailout
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"We need a law to put teachers, firefighters back to work"

 Hey, kids. In today's class we will learn how to commit arson, won't that be fun! It's also good for the economy! And don't forget, there's a quiz tomorrow on the efficiacy of broken windows as a means to infinite GDP!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484887 Spaceman Spiff
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Obama: "Layoffs at the state and local level are a problem.  But its a problem we can fix"


Thinks to oneself instantly:  "How, by throwing money at the problem?"


Obama:  "Congress can pass a bill now to put workers back to work."


Thinks to oneself in a depressed manner:  "shit, I need a drink."



Obama just called for more alternative energy tax credits....  thinks to oneself:  "shit, I need another drink."

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:37 | 2484889 Seasmoke
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THINGAMINGCHING !!!!!.......any time he goes off the teleprompter, he is a mess !!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484891 carbonmutant
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Why are these people clapping?


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484922 BandGap
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They get a fish if they do.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:23 | 2485759 carbonmutant
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Well played...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2484893 fuu
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Gold over $1620 during speech, right at "thingamajig for your furnace".

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2484901 bdc63
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why is the song "Hey! Big spender ..." going through my head? ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2484906 UTICA CLUB XX PURE

"Moving expences for jobs coming back to America"

That's funny Dick.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2484910 BandGap
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I went away for a minute, did I miss anything? Is everything better now?

Oh shit, it reset!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:32 | 2484915 news printer
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Yea, Yea, Yea

In the background bunch of hungry, lemmings without any prospects whatsoever.

He should ask the audience: Can we screw economy even more?

And the answer is:


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2484916 azzhatter
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We have a president who doesn't know what a thermostat is and he's at Honeywell

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:58 | 2485381 Common_Cents22
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short honeywell, they now have the stink on em.   now where did i put my honeyweiss?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2484918 UTICA CLUB XX PURE

Skills? Like murdering Afhghan children?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2484920 TonyCoitus
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Hey, he's got his sleeves rolled up, what more could we ask of him?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:36 | 2484943 TonyCoitus
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Hold on, I see some cum stains on his shirt.  Must be Bernanke's.  I feel better now, does Ben? Print baby print.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2484924 Bawneee Fwank
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I get so god damn sick of hearing "Cops, Firefighters, teachers and Children"



Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:59 | 2485390 Common_Cents22
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what? they are the key to our economy! haha

Why does he mention them?   They haven't been nationalized into federal employees, YET.

Most fire departments are VOLUNTEER local, run by a paid captain.  yes, they qualify for various pensions over the years but at least that is up the cities to decide.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2484925 Poetic injustice
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You would pass out when drinking on "leadership". I think that is his favorite memo.

P.S. While I was clicking on stop, I heard him promising more jobs *snicker snicker*

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2484928 Ted Baker
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:40 | 2484973 pods
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I think it is still stuck Ted.  

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484929 fuu
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Honeywell 54.01 -1.65 (-2.96%)
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484930 BandGap
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He picks/plays with his nose a lot. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:41 | 2484977 Ness.
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He did a bump before going on stage.


Choom Gang!!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2484932 UTICA CLUB XX PURE

Boycott Honeywell

Buy Chinese ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484933 krispkritter
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Yeah, HE celebrated Memorial keeping Vets and their families away from the Vietnam War Memorial for hours on end, so he could give a campaign speech...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2484935 Seasmoke
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looks like the coke, is starting to make Obamas nose run

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