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The Official Calls For Change Roll In: "Fire Geithner"

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The first official demand for a change at the top as a result of the S&P downgrade has come in, courtesy of Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who has just demanded the head of the most incompetent and tax evading Treasury Secretary in US history, on a silver platter. "President Obama should fire U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner over the debt downgrade. If Obama won't remove him, then the US Senate should withdraw its consent of Geithner's appointment to U.S. Treasury because someone in the White House needs to be held responsible for this disaster." Zero Hedge fully endorses this perspective.

Full press release:


IN State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, US Senate Candidate running against 35 year incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the 2012 Republican Primary, reacted to the historic news that Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded the United States' long-term debt, which highlights an overall concern about the financial health of our country.

"The downgrade by S&P of our debt from 'AAA' to' AA+' is a serious event that will impact all Americans. Financial markets will open Monday to see the United States with a credit rating of less than 'AAA' for the first time ever. How the markets will respond is impossible to predict.

"This downgrade is the direct result of raising the debt limit on Tuesday, August 2, without providing for substantive cuts in spending. The White House and many in Congress failed in their jobs by settling for a political compromise rather than seeking a fiscal resolution. They avoided the tough decisions on real cuts in spending by simple kicking 'the tin can of responsibility' further down the road. The downgrade reminds us that failing to act has consequences. Of no surprise to many Hoosiers, Dick Lugar was counted among the majority of Senators who agreed to the debt-ceiling compromise that was quickly signed by President Obama.

"President Obama should fire U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner over the debt downgrade. If Obama won't remove him, then the US Senate should withdraw its consent of Geithner's appointment to U.S. Treasury because someone in the White House needs to be held responsible for this disaster.

"S&P's downgrade illustrates its viewpoint of our entire economy, not just the government's ability to pay its bills. In mandating its downgrade, S&P, in effect, is stating that they have less confidence in the United States' economy to grow and recover in the long run. They believe the United States is losing the ability to create the wealth, which is the basis of the taxes the government needs to pay its bills.

"Perhaps there is a silver lining to this very dark cloud. The sound proposals offered in the Cut, Cap and Balance Plan can again be put on the table. This terrible situation might yet cause a Balanced Budget Amendment to be added to the United States Constitution.

"Moving forward, there will again be calls for 'bi-partisanship' to solve this latest fiasco. Let me be clear, we need less bi-partisanship and more conservative, fiscal principles in this on-going debate. Bi-partisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy and now to our first ever financial downgrade.

"Conservatives have said for years that the federal government must be forced to live within its means. I take some consolation that S&P has now echoed our call."


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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:54 | 1531067 Everyman
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Just drag him behind a pickup until he disappears.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:58 | 1531093 Ahmeexnal
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Too late. He is nowhere to be found.

Guess he packed his gulfstream with gold bars and flew into the sunset.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:50 | 1531726 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.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:09 | 1531889 PeterSchump
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I hope you are one of the people taking part in the confiscation. You might meet a just end.

Better to fire the system to get something accomplished, not the cog in the wheel that is Jeethner.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:43 | 1532036 narapoiddyslexia
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Mourdock is a scumbag. I know. I live not far from him. Pity me.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 12:09 | 1532736 What does it al...
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But he knows Chinese... not math, but Asian Studies....

FIRE Tim Geithner???  Hell yeah!  He is such a bureaucrat...  Total tool for Goldman, Wall Street and Rubin.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:34 | 1532023 robertocarlos
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I'd pay to watch that show.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:54 | 1532050 Goldilocks
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A small Adam Weishaupt plug, part 1_7, @3:18,

Here & in the now… some of the public figures we see & hear are guilty as sin. (still ?!?).  The “enemy within the gates” is so much more heinous than what we may have imagined. It is abominable the MSM treat them like superstars. Disgusting … Blah, spit, puke :-(

“This is the illuminati / satanic movement in this country today.”
“Right up to the White House.”
-Ted Gunderson

Watch [pay homage to] the following Ted Gunderson [an Ex-FBI guy] videos…

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 1_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 2_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 3_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 4_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 5_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 6_7 PL

Ted Gunderson - The Great Conspiracy Exposed 7_7 PL

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:00 | 1531099 BaBaBouy
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Fire Em, And Get The Fuck Outta Afghan Et Al ...


NATO helicopter crash leaves 31 U.S. troops dead in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. soldiers and seven Afghans, the Afghan president said on Saturday, the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:32 | 1531257 cossack55
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What comes around, goes around. They knew the deal.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:06 | 1531638 dwdollar
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A convenient coincidence for distraction.  You know.  The kind that always seem to happen when S is about to HTF.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:08 | 1531766 Dr. Porkchop
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Somebody left the fan on high and knocked it into the shitter a long time ago.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:03 | 1531378 TaxSlave
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Drudge got the headline wrong.  Should be:


 Into the memory hole.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:22 | 1531525 minsky4ever
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Too many people were starting to ask inconvenient questions:

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:38 | 1531568 monoloco
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It seems like if they were going to fake it, they would have waited untin next October.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:29 | 1531416 Steroid
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Who will dare to kill Osama again after this?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:07 | 1531644 dwdollar
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:13 | 1531900 Moe Howard
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Seal Team Se7en will....

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:58 | 1531618 jmc8888
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Well according to that report, that headline is bullshit. 

Same unit

Not the same guys.

More propaganda, and it's gotten so bad (the propaganda) the story contradicts the headline. 


But none of that changes the need to get out of bankster wars. (and obviously fire Timmy, Bernanke, etc.)

Pass Glass-Steagall


Our rating cut is bullshit, because we wouldn't cut spending, for a fraudulent debt problem.  Standard and Whores said to cut 4 trillion to pay off the fraudulent debt, and we didn't.

Obama, like all politicians play both sides against the middle, instead of taking the fight to the banksters in earnest.  He didn't want to cut much, but wanted to fool the ratings agency.  Mission not accomplished.  He still defaults to the banksters side, but he wanted to have his cake and eat it too. What a Nero.

Cancel the fraudulent debts

Put the tbtf out of well as their co-conspirators (one of many)...the rating agencies.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:53 | 1531733 blindman
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i thought the identities of the individual seals
were concealed as a matter of security. if so, then
it is the word of the navy that the recently killed are
not the same individuals. ...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:55 | 1531740 hbjork1
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Report in Yahoo says non of the SEALS from the Osama raid were in this group.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:33 | 1531931 sheeple2012
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except for PVT. 1st Class Jack Ruby (nee Rubenstein)

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:34 | 1532021 spankthebernank
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That is a lie.


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 21:48 | 1532120 nmewn
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Same org...different men.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:32 | 1531687 adr
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No way in hell did this really happen. Unless they produce photos of the wreckage and the bodies I am not going to believe a word out of this administration and I never did anyway. You would never have 31 Special Forces operatives on one helicopter in enemy territory. This is straight up propaganda BS to divert attention from the markets on Monday.

You will see this listed as the reason why we must get out of Afghanistan and in the process save $2 trillion that would have been spent on the wars, which will in turn allow the US to keep its AAA debt rating.


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:39 | 1531832 gall batter
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divert attention?  too many are tuned to mindless television and sports. some may take the time to call for revenge with a LOUD: USA!, USA!, USA!, nuke the ragheads! it's the american exceptional way.  

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:55 | 1531964 Freddie
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Well LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin was "real."   LBJ probably killed off the skirt chaser too.  WAY too much money to be made on the Vietnam War for LBJ.  Inflation adjusted - LBJ and the companies he owned or was a major shareholder in easily cleared a billion off Vietnam.  He left office the second wealthiest President ever.  Washington adjusted for inflation was a billionaire.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:05 | 1531137 DeadFred
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As delightful as the pickup truck dragging sounds Timmy is just the whipping boy for the responsible ones, Congress, Obama and Bush before him. Still go for it if you can catch him.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:06 | 1531142 Ahmeexnal
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Impeach Soetoro!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:31 | 1531552 j0nx
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While the other 99 out of 100 of your citizens say, "who's soetoro?" and then continue flipping the channel to Jersey Shore and taking another swig from their miller lite. Give it up man. Americans don't give a shit. The sooner you realize this then the sooner you can continue on with your own emergency survival plans for you and yours.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:09 | 1531158 gmrpeabody
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Since Congress, Bush, and Obama will all claim immunity and pardon eachother, that only leaves select targets. Biden will declare war on Teabaggers and use this crisis to go after all political enemies.

Wash, rinse, repeat.....

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:20 | 1531221 TaxSlave
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Toss him off the balcony into the murderous rioting crowd below.

It will placate the mob, he will be replaced by another, the show will go on.

There is an endless supply of useful idiots waiting to take his place.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:31 | 1531249 sasebo
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Actually useless idiots. SABT.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:07 | 1531485 azusgm
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Should have backed up the truck and whipped out the chains on Christmas Eve 2009 when he pledged "unlimited support" to the GSE's. Now Fannie is wanting a few bilion more. Since when did he become Congress?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:17 | 1531513 lewy14
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Wait - I thought Geithner was on his way out anyway, by his own choice? (Time to sleep in and earn the big bucks on Wall St).

This is standard game theory / political move: demand the resignation of an unpopular figure who's already anticipated to leave.

- If they leave, you can crow about your victory.

- If they stay, you can saddle the opposition with an unpopular figure.

If Geithner leaves he'll be replaced by the likes of Corzine. Nothing to see here, move along. Srsly.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:40 | 1531573 monoloco
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Yeah, and don't forget Paulson, he did his share of damage.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:42 | 1531579 monoloco
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Yeah, and don't forget Hank Paulson who did his share of the damage.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:19 | 1531218 Confused
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After he gets fired, he will just end up at the job he was promised with, sooner.......his pay day has arrived. 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:32 | 1531247 BlackholeDivestment
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...I junked you just for having the balls to say what you said when your name is ''Everyman''. You are a dumbshit troop, and I mean that in the most loving way. Let me remind you that we are all assholes. The goal is not to become one. Our weakness is as hosts, of the Truth. How is it we can't overcome the contempt and strong delusion? Our goal is to save every human possible in this war and if you have the full power of the Truth you will. Chevy Chase is a funny reference lol, but come man.

...ouch, already shot through the heart with the down arrow ricochet lol, weak.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:33 | 1531557 m111ark
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Do you really think it's any different for Obama?  He's simply doing what the capital machine instruts him to do.  There is no govenment, no constitution, no freedom; all have been replaced... makes no difference who sits in the oval office or the halls of congress.  Doesn't anyone ever consider that no matter which party or which person(s) occupies any seat of power, the same things keep happening - more spending, more debt, more wars... and the reason for it all - more wealth for the top 2%.

It's all very simple when you've got the right map.  Still really hard to trade thou


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:00 | 1531627 Cult of Criminality
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Right on Target .............Bullseye!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 22:43 | 1531710 BlackholeDivestment
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...hey man, there was only one person in the Senate Gallery (seats were not even full and the idiots sitting next to me had no clue what was even going onl) with a shirt on that says:

                                       Vote 2 Party

                                    U.S. Crypto Fascism

                                     Dial 666 ADD Debt

...sitting obove Senator O'Bomba as he gave his speech when they passed what they said was $600+ Billion

...that was me, Where were you?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:46 | 1531712 Chuck Walla
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From Charlie Reese-


Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:46 | 1532041 Ident 7777 economy
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Sober up Chuck, and realize the dems got us into this mess we find ourselves at the moment.



Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:48 | 1531328 Doode
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I got no love for any of them, but is he not just a fancy custodian of the money who has no real power over either spending or borrowing? Now Obama should be fired in 2012 for sure - if he does not I think the country is lost and time to move out - seriously.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:29 | 1531415 km4
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Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia?? - YouTube

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:26 | 1531536 slaughterer
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Wasn't he about to leave anyhow?  So, no need to fire him.  

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:12 | 1531651 slaughterer
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Timmy looks foolish, certainly.  But: Have a better replacement resistant to the financial kleptocracy that can be vetted into DC?  Didn't think so... ALL OF DC IS GUILTY in its outright collusion with unreality.  Not just Turbo...   The problem is >>> no reflections on this level are constructive, nor will they solve anything.    

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:21 | 1531790 sgorem
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"fire him HELL? !" HANG THE SON-OF-A-BITCH !!!!!!!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:25 | 1531800 sgorem
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:42 | 1531840 RoRoTrader
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castration first.......i believe in torture from time to time.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:54 | 1531072 Ghoaster
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Oh Timmay!!  ...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:03 | 1531126 BaBaBouy
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Fire Em, and Reposses his Hairpiece ...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:08 | 1531151 BaBaBouy
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BOY... Another Boring Day with No News ...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:55 | 1531073 THE DORK OF CORK
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Fucking A

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:00 | 1531367 Deepskyy
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Yea that pretty much sums it up.  This is shaping up to be a really shitty weekend.


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:57 | 1531075 Incubus
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Keebler elf is gonna get lynched on that tree.  Shame; 'tis the life of a marionette.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:55 | 1531076 caerus
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:56 | 1531080 Ghoaster
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Hey Tyler, thanks for all you do to keep us informed!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:56 | 1531081 PaperBugsBurn
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:56 | 1531088 somaplease
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Wont change a thing. But fucking do it!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:59 | 1531101 caerus
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uh..."How the markets will respond is impossible to predict."...i'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that we're going down

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:12 | 1531496 unununium
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Stocks down, treasuries up. That is my prediction.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:14 | 1531657 slaughterer
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Ha Ha... I see:

Dollar down

Equities down

Treasuries down

The only thing that will be up is every single Bear ETF, the VIX, and maybe, PMs.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 02:05 | 1532288 Prometheus418
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Hmmm.... since I have my strategy, and am sticking to it, there's no reason not to blue-sky.

My guess is that every chart there is is going to look like a waterfall- except the USDX, which will pop nicely.  At about lunch time, the S&P 500 will start cautiously climbing again, and gold will jump to $1690, while silver ratchets up to $43.  

Could be way off, though.  We'll see on Monday.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:00 | 1531107 Joebloinvestor
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You would think if the guy had any self respect he would resign.


He fucked up and failed.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:34 | 1531361 CrashisOptimistic
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:01 | 1531370 CrashisOptimistic
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:44 | 1531379 CrashisOptimistic
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:01 | 1531114 digalert
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FIRE the tax cheat with a bad perm.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:01 | 1531115 zorba THE GREEK
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Firing Timmy is blaming the puppet for bad puppet show.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:04 | 1531131 caerus
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:11 | 1531173 Azannoth
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Funny thing is Timmah is probably the least responsible for all of this, but as guilty as any1 else to be sure

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:01 | 1531116 Paul Bogdanich
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"Conservatives have said for years that the federal government must be forced to live within its means. I take some consolation that S&P has now echoed our call."



Uhh, how does one live within their means waging multiple wars while maintaining large tax cuts?  I think that was a “conservative” operation under a Republican President and Senate was it not?  “Said for years” he says.  Less than three for sure.  What a freaking clown.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:03 | 1531130 Hedgetard55
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     Sadly there are very few real conservatives in the Republican Party.


It's ironic. Klintoon was the best thing that ever happened to the Republican Party, then Bush gives it all right5 back by acting like a Democrat libtard for 8 years. Now Obama repeats Klintoon and Bush

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:26 | 1531223 notadouche
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But the Republicans have said it for years, just not in the years they were in charge.  In my opinion the Obama admistration wasted their first two years driving "progressive" agenda, hijacking healthcare and other money drags when those first two years were critical to actually doing something other than spending more money the country doesn't have.  HE had full control of government for two years and could have done anything he wanted and the choice he made, instead of fiscal responsiblity was to lie, cheat and steal to get Obama care jammed down the throats of taxpayers.   He spent the rest of his time naming a million Czars and patting himself on the back.  I really didn't think we could see a more incompetent government than the previous adminstration until I saw this one.  I'm sure the one after this will only be worse.  It truly is game over for the U.S.  

I would like to know how much debt we have forgiven since WWII to poorer nations and how much taxpayer money continues to go to foreign nations.  That would be like me charging on my credit card to pay my down on his luck neighbor mortgage.  If we are truly to engage in "shared sacrifice"  the first sacrifice should come in the form of foreign aide.  Other nations should have to get off US taxpayer money before one American feels the pinch.  Then move to the next money drain, whatever govt program you want.  Dept. of Energy, Dept of Education, Dept of state name here because they are all failures and giant money grabs from taxpayers.   

Dept of Education, since it's formation education has exponentially gotten worse.  

Dept of Energy,  since it's formation the reliance on foreign oil has exponentially gotten worse.

I could go on but what would be the point.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:45 | 1531312 SRV - ES339
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I know it was almost three years ago, but let me refresh your memory... he was elected with a mandate to reform healthcare... with the GOP (and the TP) kicking, screaming, and posturing at every step (ignoring the preference of a clear majority) of the way he was able to broker a flawed agreement in response to that mandate.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:40 | 1531703 gmrpeabody
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With all due respect, sir.., I believe it is YOUR memory that is flawed.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:39 | 1531831 notadouche
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That's one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever heard.  The vote for Obama was not a mandate for Obamacare.  NOT even on the top ten list.  The vote for Obama was first and foremost a vote against Bush.  Remember a vote for McCain was a vote for Bush continuation.   THAT was the main mantra.  Not "the first thing we are going to do is jam a flawed healthcare system down our throats".  If you remember correctly the most used talking point was the Republican drove the economic car in the ditch and now they are asking for the keys again.   It was a mandate to not continue Bush.   It was only after the election the famous words uttered by one prominent Chicago gangster politician was "we can't let a good crisis go to waste"   Flawed thinking from the beginning.  All I've heard over the last six months is how "now we have to focus on jobs and the economy"  Hell that should have been the only focus.   But instead the focus was hanging Wall Street and hanging corporate America in effigy, and pass mind boggling expensive social programs.  Let's at least get the facts straight and not blather in a partisan manner.   Obama spent the first two years doing nothing but pointing fingers and avoiding any responsiblity.  Now after three years and an election coming up he and his ilk want to point the finger at the Tea Party who have been in control of the house since the first of the year.   Damned when does the buck ever stop at his desk.  Oh and yes I'm sure the ratings agencies were against us for not raising the unpayable DEBT ceiling faster.  The debt they have no faith in us being able to pay back.  WTF kind of logic is that

Furthermore when unions don't have to participate in this Obamacare.  When Congress nor the president have to use that system.  When Bill Nelson of Nebraska will only vote for it if his state is excluded from the rules and the Lousiana Purchase 2.0 takes place I would say sir it was an American Duty to shout against it all teh way to the heavens.  It doesn't matter what party you are with,  at some point in time fair minded people have to come together for the common good, not point fingers at the other side and never take responsibliity for your own parties crap.  That goes for both parties.   I'm sure that toothy ass Obama will say something snarky and be cheered by the media.  

Again with the political parties we have and have had for the last 4 decades at least it is game over for the USA.  The tipping point just past.  We and our children and their children will all pay a heavy price for our so called "democratic system"  It was a helluva an idea unfortuantely it needed to be in the hands of people of exception, integrity and honor to do what's right for all, not just one side or the other.   Or just voting one way out of spite which I suspect is the biggest problem the politicians have.


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:34 | 1532020 Drag Racer
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"I sentance you to be exposed before your peers..." - Roger Waters.

Tear Down the Wall!!!!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:24 | 1531914 Moe Howard
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Brother, you are trying to make sense of nonsense. It's all a giant theft machine, they are feeding of our dying bodies. The parasites are killing the host. Do you really think Obama, who cannot make a move without consulting the blackberry to read his instructions, has some kind of a plan of his own? He is just like that Black President that is selling Allstate insurance now, an actor. Do you think that Allstate dude is the CEO of the Insurance company? He's just a figurehead or symbol for the sheeple, as is Obama. We shouldn't even get mad at these losers, they aren't even smart enough to understand how much damage their masters are doing.


As for Timmha, he is already leaving, it was planned this way, his replacement is the loser from Jersey. Just like the crack dealers rotate the corner kids so the popo don't get wise, they rotate the insider.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:30 | 1531251 SRV - ES339
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Save your comments for another site Paul... everything is Obama's fault at ZH.

Have to say though, even I have a tough time believing it only took about six months for Boehner and Cantor to seriously damage the US financial system... rank amateur, loud mouth, irresponsible dolts do not belong in congress. They are directly responsible for this downgrade and S&P clearly supports that conclusion (without naming names of course)… but of course they will blame the other side (who gave in on almost everything to try to prevent the inevitable) and all the good little TP troops will fall in line and march on to their own demise.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:06 | 1531481 ping
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I've got a hangnail and my cat pissed on the couch. Obama's behind it, the smug bastard. 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:23 | 1531911 spdrdr
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What, pray tell, is the POTUS doing behind your couch?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:26 | 1531912 spdrdr
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Not a particularly clever hiding place, if your cat could find him.......

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:13 | 1531498 reefermadness
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Based on your post ratings and mine as well this is clearly a groupthink extension of TP politics. They actually believe that operating a gov is the same as operating the family budget. 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:30 | 1531926 Kayman
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Think maybe ya ought ta give the doobies a rest ?  Is your THC addled brain incapable of understanding that governments, no different from families, can rack up too much debt ?

Oh... yeah and they have not yet passed a law in Congress exempting themselves from mathematics.

Hey.... man.... I gots the muchies.  What a stooge.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:36 | 1531826 disabledvet
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I don't recall Obama crying about the tax cut he signed into law last December. so glad it's always one side's fault and never the other.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:55 | 1531965 SRV - ES339
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You guys are either very stupid or nuts... wtf!

He agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts because your TP friends bocked the extension of the cuts for the poor and middle class (I assume that would be you) unless he agreed to the cuts for the billionaires... do they make you take dope before you're allowed in the TP or something!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:02 | 1531118 Hedgetard55
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Now I know why Geithner wanted to resign, and Obama said no (they need a scapegoat).

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:02 | 1531123 Mineshaft
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Not that I disagree that he should be removed but....

The S&P downgrade clearly says that a major portion of their decision was the inability to distinguish between the Democratic and the Republican parties.  It isn't Turbo Timmays fault that the tea party won't let raising taxes to be considered.

If this guy is calling for the firing of Timmay he shoudl concurrently be calling for the resignation or recalling of all 100 members of our irresponsible senate.

Throw the bumbs out!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:05 | 1531479 Galen Slade
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Fuck you.  I pay enough taxes already - feel free to pay more if you want to.  That's why I'm a Tea Party supporter.  This is not about raising taxes - it's about cutting the spending.  Personally I''m sick and tired of supporting a bunch of parasites - and you are  obviously one of them.   Move out of Mom's basement and get job.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:35 | 1531560 minsky4ever
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Let's cut spending by reducing military contracts, cutting aid to Israel to the bone, freezing congressional pay and introducing the concept of a co-pay to their very generous health plan, in addition to making them pay into their retirement plan. Cut out the franking privilege that allows them to spread propaganda throughout the country by using the postal service for free.

Audit the Fed and stop sending our money to Eruopean banks while people are looking for work here. 

When the teabaggers start acting like they really care about reducing unnecessary spending instead of behaving like increasingly growing white trash wing of the GOP maybe I'll seriously consider what they're peddling. Until then, you're all tools of the Kochs and their buddies.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:35 | 1531932 Moe Howard
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You got your first two paragraphs right. Then you went all Statist and lost it.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:37 | 1531933 chubbar
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As a supporter of the Tea Party, I completely agree with every cut you have outlined. Let's cut even deeper! There is so much fat that we haven't even grazed the surface!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:19 | 1532003 Freddie
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Cut all foreign aid. All aid to illegals and recent immigrants too.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:09 | 1531647 SRV - ES339
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Something tells me you don't make more than $250K a year, so what's your beef... oh, I forgot "America has a spending problem," and Boehner and Cantor said it so it must be true. Of course you'll pay more in interest because of the inept performance of your hero's, which is in effect an increase in your taxes but don't worry, Grover (the King of the USA) says it's OK cause it doesn't affect the very rich... they pay cash, unless there's a tax subsidy (bunch of parasites) involved in borrowing.

Just curious... what's the Kool-aid flavor of choice in the ole TP these days... anyway, enjoy (carefull though... it's almost all sugar)?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:13 | 1531655 -Michelle-
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So, the US does not have a spending problem?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:21 | 1531978 SRV - ES339
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Reverse all of the Bush tax cuts and the revenue covers more than enough to get the AAA rating back (didn't know that did you... I guess Grover, John, and Eric forgot to tell you that one)... and only a complete idiot (or a TP'er) would cut spending (other than military) in the middle of the worst recession in history, which is pretty much what the debt ceiling agreement did... your friends would not allow a single penny of tax increases so S&P did exactly what they said they would do.

I know... the facts can be a real bitch some times!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:24 | 1532006 Freddie
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..only a complete idiot (or a TP'er) would cut spending...

TP'er must mean taxpayer?   Yes - cut it all. 10% across the board and 2% a year after that.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 22:42 | 1532180 SamuelMaverick
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:04 | 1531127 BORT
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Will we see 666 again???

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:03 | 1531633 Cult of Criminality
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At the Vatican at least

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:05 | 1531135 Hedgetard55
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Plenty of room under the Obama bus for Turbo Timmy.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:05 | 1531139 wang (not verified)
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the little fellow should have got out whilst the getting was good (like the rest of the Pres's economic team), just goes to prove his IQ is what most suspected it to be

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:06 | 1531140 I am Jobe
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Love it. Drag the bastard out and send him to Syria or Pakistan. Nuf said.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:09 | 1531156 Pure Evil
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Is ZH endorsing the perspective, or the political theater?

Will the new boss, be like the old boss, or will we get fooled again?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:12 | 1531180 caerus
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WHO knows?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:15 | 1531193 Pure Evil
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Do I smell another Goldmanite nomination for Sec Treas once Little Timmah the Tax Chisler proffers up his resignation?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:19 | 1531215 caerus
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i've heard whispers of one james "jamie" dimon...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:22 | 1531227 Pure Evil
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What happened to Bruce Kastings call that the illustrious and highly regarded phenom, Jon Corzine, will make the cut?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:35 | 1531243 caerus
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that, also is a good call Corzine to Replace Geithner as Treasury Secretary?


edit: +1% you say? nice...real nice...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:38 | 1531278 dracos_ghost
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Jeebuz, please not Corzine. Hell will have officially frozen over if he appoints this wanker.

What an arrogant SOB that he puts a contigency clause to give investors a 1% bump up if HE leaves. Messiah complex anyone?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:02 | 1531469 Bay of Pigs
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Timmah will fall on the sword and we'll be treated to another evil corrupt Bankster to take the helm at the UST.

Sadly, Dimon and Corzine are probably at the top of that list.


Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:08 | 1531646 Pure Evil
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Woo Hoo, two floaters have appeared atop the cesspool.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:39 | 1531833 disabledvet
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I took care of that. You can thank me later.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:10 | 1531161 VyseLegendaire
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Lol! More grandstanding.  Firing him won't even do anything – its just too far gone my friends. 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:10 | 1531162 Quixotic_Not
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Uh huh...ain't gonna happen as long an Ivy League licensed politeer is in the WH.

I find it hilarious that after almost 40 years of BIG stick bully kleptocracy that anyone with 1/2 a frontal lobe still believes in Free Carket Capitalism and/or the Rule of Law!

The entire 'MeriKan experience has been subverted and captured by by the Ivy League Tribe's licensed criminals, and is now nothing but an algorithm-based version of three-card monte.

This is reality - Economics is not about mathematics; The game is about the bankster & politeer tribes abililty to continue LOOT and service the global elite!

Systematically looting the wealth of nations is not a new paradigm...Same shit, different century!

Tribal warlords are only as rich & powerful as the thugs they employ (.MIL + .GOV Policia) coupled with their ability to coerce the consent of the sheeple to rape, pillage & plunder.

If you STILL think that (D) & (R) Free Shit Empire™ will ever do the right thing, or perhaps the Founding Fathers initial concept of a Democratic Republic founded under Natural Law was a mistake, then I'm sure you're not looking for Common Sense solutions at all anyways, and I hope you enjoy the Change you can Bleed/Bleet in.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled bleeting of the sheeple and minimum wage agent provocateurism - Enjoy the T&A pics while they last!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:14 | 1531184 Hedgetard55
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"Snake Plissken, I thought you were dead".

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:20 | 1531219 caerus
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:43 | 1531295 TaxSlave
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Ha, Snake, you are 100% correct. 

The coercion comes at the end of the cycle.  In the meantime, it's a CON job.  Based on FAITH.  Faith in paper money, faith in Regulatory Democracy, faith in nationalism, faith in Leaders.  Faith reinforced by fear-based social themes, rolled out one after another, spewed all over to the point where their ubiquity obscures their absurdity (are we really afraid we will all convert and support Sharia law?  Didn't think so.  Do we really think avoiding a crash now is worse than the inevitable crash later?).  Faith is the belief in something despite lack of evidence and in defiance of evidence to the contrary.  This is what gets people to voluntarily support idiotic schemes that transfer their wealth and power over their lives to a bunch of nihilist tapeworms.  That faith is crumbling.  The tapeworms will not give up willingly.  Expect coercion next.

Bleat, bleat.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:21 | 1531522 ping
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We've got the coercion bit already. Hand over your money or we send you to jail to be ass-raped. Shut up in public or a cop will electrocute you. Force feed your kid antipsychotic drugs or we put them in foster care. Forget about protesting or the FBI breaks into your home. Really piss us off with the whole 'thinking' thing and we imprison you without trial or access to a lawyer, and we torture you for shits 'n giggles.

We're living with fascism right now.  The fucking Gestapo didn't go after every German, just the terroristy 'extremists' who didn't salute when instructed. Obama and Bush and all of them were, and are, evil motherfuckers. 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:38 | 1531571 Azannoth
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You captured it correctly FAITH is the root of ALL EVIL no matter which way you look at it

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:53 | 1531343 BlackholeDivestment
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...that's Occult Poison Ivy Snake.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:35 | 1531821 sgorem
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damn I'm glad you r back Snake! Finally some naked truth expoused over the loud speaker ! You just won a box of rounds, what caliber(s) do use use:)!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:39 | 1531936 Moe Howard
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Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:10 | 1531163 A Lunatic
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Timmy doesn't want the job anymore anyhow so this is nothing more than politics as usual. Timmy is/was one tiny cog in a big machine and only a fool would think his departure will bring any significant change to governmental economic policy. If the S&P was honest it would have downgraded to an D-  and that is only because we will never (technically) default due to the magical printing of the presses. I Herby withdraw my consent to be governed by these criminally insane, bastards.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:10 | 1531165 TwelfthVulture
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No don't let him go!  Think of all the laughs and good times at his expense we've had over the years.  Do ZH'ers really want to see that end??

Save Timmah!!!!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:11 | 1531169 Miss Expectations
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Fire Geithner...

What exactly does "fire" fire a gun or like burn at the stake...???

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:36 | 1531432 Yardfarmer
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yes!yes! as in auto-da-fé!

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:13 | 1531171 BlackholeDivestment
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...awe, little surfer boy Tiny Turbo Timmay, he just could not get to the world on time. Boys going down the South Escalator.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:12 | 1531179 Dr Hackenbush
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No Elf is TBTF 

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:14 | 1531186 mfoste1
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timmay is just a decoy GLG 20

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:14 | 1531189 ISEEIT
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Seal team six gone? Are you f##cking kidding me? 25 (31) of Amerikas best on one chopper at the same fu#king time? Get real. If you still don't see it you deserve what's coming.

This shit IS engineered, planned, plotted.

SDR's are coming your way. They have the infastructure in place and need to act now. Their boy obumma is not as effective as they had hoped and they can not let Americans and Germans have time to effectively revolt. They will act soon.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:17 | 1531209 Quixotic_Not
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Dead men don't talk...

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:37 | 1531273 cossack55
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Which is why Osama did not say anything before they shot his corpse.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:29 | 1531811 Rynak
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LOL, thanks for that one :)

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:36 | 1531272 papaswamp
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Along with the guys from the 160th well brothers beer and whiskey is on the Green

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:59 | 1531360 Freddie
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You have a govt now infested with muslim brotherhood moles and others.  All through the pentagon and intelligence.  Who do you think financed 2008?  Major Hassan gets to murder 13 unarmed soldeirs on a military base?  Hope & Change.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:42 | 1531940 Kayman
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Country before Allah?

 Barry, give your fucking head a shake.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:10 | 1531391 Freddie
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The military is being sacrificed - this is by design.  Total setup.  How many islamic moles are in US intel, the Pentagon, DIA, NSA now under open borders, islamic reach out and diversity?  Many Major Hassan's.

Say what you will about Bush - I doubt Bush would ever set our guys up like this.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:33 | 1531690 minsky4ever
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Both Bush ex-presidents are the biggest traitors to this country in the recent past. It comes from their father, Prescott, that wonderful Hitler supporter. From Poppy's involvement in the Bay of Pigs and JFK's murder, to the recent looting of the treasury just before Shrub left office, the Bush family has been fucking over this country for years.

You think the "failed assassination" attempt on Reagan was a real attempt on his life? Reagan received a message in his hospital bed - this was just a rehearsal. Speak your lines, do as you're told, and let Bush and Mumbles Casey run things, it's good for your health.

I agree that Obama is a cocksucker and a war criminal and probably a war profiteer in addition to being a traitor to working and poor people in this country, but no one, absolutely no one beats a member of the Bush family, any member, when it comes to committing treason.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:46 | 1531953 Freddie
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The Bush's suck but they are not as low as the islamic.  20+ guys are dead in a set up.   I totally agree about Reagan.  Poppy and the Ivy league gang wanted Reagan gone.  

Today Hussein sent a message to the GOP.  I can get the SEALs - I can get you.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:37 | 1531828 Rynak
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I don't do drugs normally, but i'm kinda envious about the stuff you appear to have.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:43 | 1531942 Freddie
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Maybe you should try them - it might actually force one brain cell to fire.  Sheep.

Seal Team 6 "gets" Bin laden then they all climb on one Chinook with Afghanis?  Another Major Hassan job.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:42 | 1563596 Rynak
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I don't need drugs for that - my cells, imagination and seperation-from-self fires all on its own... drugs simply would be "too much to parse" for me.... i'm busy enough with my natural weird state of mind, thank you.

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:59 | 1531465 BlackholeDivestment
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...if you have ever spoken with anyone in the business, who is dead now, you understand why they chose the mission, while you are looking at their dead body in the coffin as their wife and children stand in horror.

This reminds me of that feeling I had sitting next to Bob Woodruff and later hearing that he was going to Iraq. After speaking with him on a personal level, on a few occasions, I realized he was not the type of person that was going to just read the bullshit. He had an edge to him, and he did not lose it, even after his head was blown off. Prayers will overcome any wound.

I remember Shelly running by the front deck and acknowledging the music.

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