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Special Notice: Obama To Vacation On Martha's Vineyard Following A Job Well Done

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We bring you this special announcement courtesy of the White House which has informed that American plebs that following a fantastic job well done, in which the market is now back to pre-QE2 levels, unemployment is near record highs, delays for presidential press meetings compare with Newark airplane take offs, pessimism is at record highs, America's credit rating has just been downgraded, the country was nearly bankrupted, and sales of end of the world provisions are through the roof (not to mention ammunition), president Obama is taking a well-deserved vacation at Martha's Vineyard at the end of the month. From Bloomberg: "President Barack Obama will vacation with his family in Martha's Vineyard at the end of this month as he's done in years past, the White House said Wednesday, despite the weak economy and negotiations on the nation's debt problem. Press secretary Jay Carney defended Obama's plans to take a break even as he's pledged urgent action on those issues. "I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the president would spend some time with his family," Carney said." Spot on, Jay, spot on.

"Carney added that there's really no such thing as a presidential vacation since Obama will travel with his aides, receive regular briefings on national security and the economy and be able to return to Washington if necessary. "The presidency travels with you. He will be in constant communication," Carney said at the White House briefing. Last August, the president, Michelle Obama and their two daughters spent 10 days at a rented farm on the wealthy island retreat in Massachusetts.

Our advice: buy ELY stock: with the market about to implode, the president is sure to make at least one company's year.

 


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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Bloodgroove
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This is bullish, right?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment anynonmous
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ya except they had a little problem with the grill

Early morning fire at Blue Heron Farm, site of presidential retreat

(The Martha's Vineyard Times - reader comments welcome)

http://bit.ly/qyqTej

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment egdeh orez
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pfft... so he's on vacation. Big deal. Does anyone realize the guy's a terrorist yet?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:01 | Link to Comment oogs66
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I keep seeing these:  Obama Biden  campaign bumper stickers...somehow i have to do a double take as to make sure they didn't say Osama Bin Laden

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:32 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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good job brownie

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:51 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:47 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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an artful dodger with a Sharpie sees that "B" as an "S".

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:20 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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Martha's Vineyard is a small island, I'm worried when Michelle's fat-ass sets foot on it... will it flip over?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:31 | Link to Comment max2205
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He's been on a hip hop vacation since election night. Pheef

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:58 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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Poor Obama, he needs vacation, golf is very exhausting. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:15 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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The real masters are still hard at work devaluing our currency.  You would need lots of vacation too, if you were a FED puppet with the financial industrys hand up your ass 24-7.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment wombats
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Anything that keeps the great pretender out of town and out of the country's business is a good thing.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Deacon Frost
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At least he realises he is powerless and inept

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:01 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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What president doesn't need to get away from it all, play golf, smoke a little crack and have sex with his male personal trainer every now and then?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:24 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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Ah Larry Sinclair. I hear that he is holed up on a yacht in Nantucket waiting for the call.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:51 | Link to Comment macholatte
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That's what I've been saying for years. Let the Congress do 1 thing  and only 1 thing every year when they convene...... and that's vote to adjourn. Period.

Think about it. Had they done absolutely nothing for the past 20 years except to ratify the budget of the previous year (that means no changes to anything at all since 1991, no new taxes, no new regulations, no war, no nothing) how much better off would we be?

 

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.
Milton Berle

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends.
George Will

There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
James K. Polk

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:53 | Link to Comment Tipo anónimo
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yes.  I was saddened to hear that the Obummer will be in constant contact.  There could be nothing better than if he went radio silence... well, forever.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:44 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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James K. Polk was the one that made war on a nearly defenseless Mexico so he could take half of it away from the Mexicans.  When Saddam tried to do that in Kuwait, he got squashed.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:55 | Link to Comment TexasAggie
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So, Mexico didn't like losing to the Texans.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:10 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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Texans were illegal immigrants into Mexico.  Slavery was illegal in Mexico.  Texas wasn't the reason (or even a valid reason) why Polk went to war against Mexico.  It was Manifest Destiny.  Whatever the fuck that means.  Polk wanted more territory.  Like the Germans' "lebensraum",  more empire, more money, even if it's necessary to get it by armed robbery.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:17 | Link to Comment Incubus
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they're taking it back, anyway. By 2050 this place will just be another Latin American state.

That's fine and all, but I haven't seen latin types as very entrepreneurial, have you? 

 

Maybe we'll just be the house maids for China and the rest of Asia... or we can become the drug running superpower of the world.  We'll just modify the statue of libterty so that she's lifting a joint up to that torch

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:38 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Texans were illegal immigrants into Mexico.  Slavery was illegal in Mexico."

And the Mexicans inherited all of it from the kings of Spain. Who, in turn, conquered/pacified all of it from native Indians. And Spain was heavilly involved in slave trading before declining as an empire and ceding their slave trade to Britain.

Do you have an actual point of empire power vacuums being filled?...or just on a general Polk bashing rant?...human history is not a static thing, its fluid.

And, don't mess with Texas...my wife is from there...you'll have to trust me on this ;-)

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:47 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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I think you are wasting your time. If the theory doesn't end with "America sucks." they don't care.

Part of the destruction of a nation is to cut it off from its foundations.

Explains a lot about modern "education."

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Go point both Gentlemen! When entitlements, supersede innovation.  It's generally a indicator of " Decline"!   No matter what the Race, or demographics...  Good trading!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:07 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Correct on all points.

Pointing out the euro power/guilt trip always seems to dampen the jovial "American people suck" vibe around here...I can be such a party pooper sometimes...lol.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:46 | Link to Comment James
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Texas gave up the right to say "Don't mess with Texas" when your state capitulated to TSA.

Texas, as a major hub of air traffic, was handed the torch to shut that tyranny down and Texas folded like a cheap lawnchair.

Yup, sure scared of Texans.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:57 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Texas, as a major hub of air traffic, was handed the torch to shut that tyranny down and Texas folded like a cheap lawnchair.

Yup, sure scared of Texans."

The thing for you to do is to stride into any public place in Texas and yell this at the top of your lungs...just be close to Paris when you do ;-)

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:41 | Link to Comment macholatte
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Texans were illegal immigrants into Mexico

Not entirely true. You drink too much Kool-Aid. How about some Wiki-Aid

 

Texas Revolution 1835-1836

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Kobe Beef
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Bullshit. Early Texans were not illegal immigrants. Some were horse thieves & wanted men, no doubt, but not illegal immigrants.

Mexico had an open-door immigration policy for many years in an attempt to settle its northern frontier in competition with the USA's westward expansion. You could call it Free Land. "If you can tame it, it's yours," is the Anglo expression of Mexico's land & immigration policy. The doors were open. Whole German & Polish towns left germany's warring principalities and decamped along Texas rivers. They brought their way of life & also gave us Texas BBq. Many Scots-Irish farmers & their families also decamped & settled into life in Texas. They grew food & made the Land productive. All of these activites were sanctioned & approved by the Mexican government.

The Revolution is Another Story Entirely, but Early Texans were not illegals. I can tell you like history & my grandmother was a Daughter of the Republic, so I'm just setting you straight on her behalf. No offense. Now, I dont know nuthin bout no James k polk.

Cheers,

Beef

 

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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It wasn't an open-door immigration policy for slave-owners or non-Catholics.  Catholic Poles and Irish yes.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 06:46 | Link to Comment Kobe Beef
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Well, that's a good point. Mexico didn't specificly proscribe Protestants from entering & settling Texas, so lots of 'em came in, mostly from the USA. My Great-grandafther was Protestant & a horse thief. He still immigrated somehow & became a farmer in Nacodoches County.

So the Protestants' entering & settling in Texas was not prohibited under Mexican Law.. They entered, having significantly different religious & political ideas than Mexico City.

Then, possibly before or after assuming dictatorial powers, Santa Anna decreed that all Texas marriages take place in a Catholic church. Predictably, a large segment of the population had a disagreement with that.

Here's to history!

Cheers,

Beef

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment my puppy for prez
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This is GENIUS!  An amendment to the Constitution that states, "The Congress of the United States of America shall DO NOTHING!  Period!!!"

I like your thinking!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:16 | Link to Comment Whatta
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this is bullish for the end of the month.

what dates will he STFU on?

I'll BUY BUY BUY on those days.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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"This is bullshit, right" There, fixed it. Yes, yes it is. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:51 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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President Obama is trying his best - it's a hard job being president of the world's greatest super-power. These un-greatful comments are very saddening, and are indicative of our country's loss of values. There was a time when hard-working politicians would receive thanks for their courage and sacrifice, but those days appear to be over.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment SokPOTUS
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Dude, you have a *great* sense of humor, I LOL'ed.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:07 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Executive and Congressional 'Fluffer' position has been filled.  You can stop now.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:42 | Link to Comment I did it by Occident
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I'm pretty sure it was sarcasm

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:32 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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It's almost impossible to tell the difference between a True Believer and Sarcasm -- the key is to NOT wear a chain that someone can jerk on...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment rambo1028
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Damn it!! :)

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 23:34 | Link to Comment oogs66
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Fluffer czarina. Equal opportunity for czars

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:07 | Link to Comment thewhitelion
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I, for one, wish all of our elected officials the vacation they've so richly earned.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:33 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Pretty sure GITMO doesn't need reservations! :>D

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:24 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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Furthermore, since most of the posters here are either short the indexes and/or long PMs Obama's policies have been richly rewarding.  I couldn't have asked for a more profitable bunch than this gang of idiot-thieves.  This was my best day ever.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Blotsky
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Are you his "personal trainer"?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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You forgot the /sarc!  

 

Look around you, either you are a bad comedian, a Media Matters flying monkey or too clueless to survive

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:40 | Link to Comment I did it by Occident
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As long as he isn't on TV giving a speech, that's good for the market.  Whenever he or Geithner or the Bernank give a speech, the market tanks. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment drink or die
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Where did that "Mission Accomplished" banner go again?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Someone should use it to wrap up the Statue of Liberty a al Christo.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:51 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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nice one!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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more like use as a noose to hang her with

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:48 | Link to Comment James
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The banner ? Williambanzai7 has it.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Manthong
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He fits in with the Cape crowd so very well.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:10 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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The Cape of Good Hope?

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:44 | Link to Comment nmewn
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The Cape of Nohopium...they have speeches with no meaning & beer summits there ;-)

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 03:27 | Link to Comment spdrdr
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Cape Fear?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment jrpuffnstuff
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Hope the golf's good.  He sure does deserve a break!  Worthless...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment NumNutt
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I guess he is going up there, hide his head in the sand and hope that all this crap works out somehow. At what point do we get to petition the government to make a vote of no confidence in this asshole and kick him out of office. At this point I am ready to put mickey mouse in the white house, anyone would be better then this idiot.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Kat
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"anyone would be better then this idiot."

So, you're basically telling me you've never met Bawney Fwank or Joe Biden.

I vote for leaving Barry's pet dog in charge. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment john39
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as if the clown really has any responsibility anyway.  by now it should be perfectly clear to all, the U.S. government is a farce.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:28 | Link to Comment masterinchancery
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Apparently Obama has 1 responsibility to his commie supporters--veto any actual spending cuts.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:57 | Link to Comment TexasAggie
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How about destroying the US economy, and the 08 Democratic House and Senate sure helped him.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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yep, it was all uphill until the "dems" arrived.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment urbanelf
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Is sweating blood a normal reaction?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Is he taking Air Force 1 there as well?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment breezer1
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you mean air farce 1 ?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:10 | Link to Comment malikai
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Surely they'll take the helicopter. Kids love helicopter rides.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment oogs66
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LOL! Maybe he could carried in one of those chairs roman emperor's used to get carried around on.  That would employ a few people at minimum wage.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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But it wouldn't be as funny as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csMoLgTMk0

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:07 | Link to Comment malikai
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Nah, he's no emperor. He's an actor. An actor who spends our money.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:22 | Link to Comment legal eagle
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Yes, of course, no need to worry about the affairs of the country Mr. President, especially since all of your fund raisers are completed for the month.  I voted for Obama, but he has failed every test.  Guatanamo, still there, Iraq, Afganistan, still there, the list of lies and outrages go on and on.  I would vote to defeat him, unless Palin is running against him, in which case, we have an intellectual fraud and a moron, hard to choose.  I will stay home and drink.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment pods
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Better yet, stay home, put on the pot of coffee and plan for the future.

pods

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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I suspect the prez may become bored with that future position they are holding for him, you know, the partnership at Goldman Sachs International once he's finished at the Oval Office.

In the spirit of the recently deceased Mulla Hulla Bulla (supposed to be in charge of that team that destroyed the Chinook heli recently w/30 KIAs), I believe, just in case he becomes bored at GS Int'l, he might change his name to Rama Llama Obama, the perfect name for an entertainment career.

On a more serious note, this Budget Control Act of 2011 with its Super Committee of 12, is truly the final "Game Over" -- w/Baucus ("I'm proud to have voted for the tax cuts for the super-rich"), and Patty "ultimate airehead" Murray (voted down public option, voted for every war financing bill) and John "multi-billionaire" Forbes Kerry, the American worker is truly screwed for the foreseeable future.

Obama of Wall Street has truly trashed the nation's workers --- while in Europe -- from various interviews I hear on the international news -- they citizenry truly appears to understand what is taking place, while in America the typical Ameritard is clueless that the banksters have peddled over $900 trillion in credit derivatives which they claimed had value on Monday, but became worthless by Friday, and they want to stick the lower income, working poor and poor with their bill (austerity programs, etc.).

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment caerus
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a statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote

a journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat

so stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote

- W.B. Yeats

cheers!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:08 | Link to Comment GCT
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Hell I vote for a dam pig right now.  At least you can eat it after they fed on the bullshit.  I will just about vote for any opponent right now.  Enough is enough already. Hell we canniot do any worse then we already are can we?

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:06 | Link to Comment caerus
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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Jimmy Buffett -- Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9O0B0gzZE

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:26 | Link to Comment caerus
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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George Thorogood-one borboun one scotch one beer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmgOrhELXs

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:46 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:18 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gvgAy76aGs

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:00 | Link to Comment TexasAggie
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Why are you so against Palin. She's had more executive experience than BHO, even today. What has he led on. Sarah Palin took on corrupt Alaska politicians and several weeks ago, Alaska got a AAA rating mainly based on her work. She has balanced spending, and made hard decisions. I know, BHO has to decide which golf couse to play and that is his decision for the week.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:34 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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People bitch about the lying MSM, but ain't it strange how many still parrot back their talking points?

Sarah had to be destroyed because she is an outsider. Both Dems and Rinos fear her.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 23:15 | Link to Comment Rick64
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She destroyed herself by talking.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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come clean, you're votin' for her puppies, amirite?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:00 | Link to Comment TexasAggie
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Why are you so against Palin. She's had more executive experience than BHO, even today. What has he led on. Sarah Palin took on corrupt Alaska politicians and several weeks ago, Alaska got a AAA rating mainly based on her work. She has balanced spending, and made hard decisions. I know, BHO has to decide which golf couse to play and that is his decision for the week.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:29 | Link to Comment chet
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So now we're criticizing Obama for taking working vacations and using Air Force 1.  How dare the President use Air Force 1?!  Just who does he think he is?  Every other President?

These posts are the bottom of the barrel, Tyler.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:44 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Fuck off troll...HuffPo is missing their idiot...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:51 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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Perhaps you will explain to the rest of us what Obama has done, other than:

Preemptive arrests of activists (just like Bushie),

going after more whistleblowers than all previous US presidents combined, (including using the Espionage Act against them more than anyone else, etc.),

Pursuing a bunch of "free trade" agreements, just like those neocons before him, to further expand unemployment in America,

Expanding the "war" in Afghanistan, ensuring protection for Chinese copper mining companies there, as well as those gas and oil pipelines feeding resources into India on behalf of American multinationals there,

Instead of concentrating on jobs for American workers, upon entering the presidency, he instead does that backdoor bailout for health insurance industry to the tune of an estimated $400 billion in guaranteed revenue streams (second-tier bank bailout, as the banksters own those insurance corps.),

appointed the most neocon administration conceivable -- only neocon he has yet to appoint was Dick Cheney,

etc., etc., etc.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:18 | Link to Comment chet
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I don't think that he's accomplished much.  I think he's a middling President.

But the fact that he's taking a vacation, or uses the presidential airplane, aren't substantive criticisms.  It's partisan fluff.  The list of criticisms you just came up with off the top of your head are all more substantive than this post.

Let's talk about real things here instead of a bunch of lowbrow "Obama is a Kenyan" bullcrap that appeals to wingnuts with a room-temperature IQ.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:33 | Link to Comment masterinchancery
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Obama leads the league in using the EPA and other regulators and his own illegal executive orders to destroy any actually productive American industries. Next up, coal and electric power.

Other than that, he is patheticly awful.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:35 | Link to Comment chet
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That's another substantive criticism.  Good job.  You're getting it.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Kat
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Partisan my ass! 

I couldn't wait to see the back of Bush.  This idiot has made me miss that chimp!  Yeah, that bad.  This jackass is like the worst of Bush on crack.

The problem isn't that hes' taking a vacation.  The problem is that he decides to fuck off to Martha's Vineyard while the country is burning.  Hell, he could barely be dragged from the campaign trail (the only thing hes' good at) to comment on a historical downgrade of the nation's crediworthiness! And then we got his Marxist "from each according to his ability to each according to his need to each according to his need" crap.  The only time he hangs around is to threaten every cowering member in his party to pass a health care destruction act.

He's not a president and has never been.  He's a candidate.  A useless POS.

And while every president uses taxpayer funded  Air Force One, it seems the country expects him to be more judicious in his use at a time when the taxpayers are being bankrupted by their own elected officials. 

Why do you find this so difficult to understand?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 22:40 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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btw, that Marxist 'shtick' is just that....a perpetual carrot to dangle to the Left.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:29 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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This is way beyond partisan, this is abject hatred for the ruling class and the Empire.

Suck on these nutz.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:53 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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London calling ................you will pick up soon.

You are correct, the bottom 80% would lynch the rest if they could get off the couch.

Maybe a diet will help.

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 23:42 | Link to Comment oogs66
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No problems with vacations but debt ceiling was a disaster. Downgrade embarrassig. Stock market abysmal. Talk of eating your peas, rolling up sleeves, and being there til job done just doesn't match with taking vacation. Period. Simple. End of story. Vacations for professionals are cancelled at times of need. In 18 months he can vacation forever in his presidential library. And he does seem to use air force 1 and other presidential benefits as free campaign money.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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'...working vacation..'  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:58 | Link to Comment NumNutt
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Hey Chet, FUCK YOU!!!! And the fucking moron in office. If these post are the bottom of the barrel go to another site. FYI, Every other president has never led the country this far into the hole. So yeah maybe we expect him to at least act like he cares.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:19 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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Every other president has never led the country this far into the hole.

dunno, there are a lot of presidents vying for that position, I mean, where do you want to begin in the historical downward graph?

continuity of governance.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:26 | Link to Comment Incubus
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God, you're an idiot.  The fact that you're still talking about presidents as persons capable of leading... well..it's disappointing.  

 

I hope you get better, numbnuts.  I really hope you do, for your own sake.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:44 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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I always think interesting when crowd come out who talk against voting and leaders. You think smart choice is throw fire in London street. That helpful for status quo, rioters in jail, LOL. Wonder how many here who talk against voting are status quo. I know there are lazy ass here too, who justify lazy not vote ass, but there are also status quo who want lazy ass not vote.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:56 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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What no historical judgement?

 

I thought we had to wait for 50 years to pass before we judge our prez actions.

 

Has clock stopped now.

 

Perhaps the problems you see are just the tree being refreshed?

 

Would that not be ok , looking out 50 years ?

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:11 | Link to Comment Lednbrass
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I agree that there is no need to criticize him for a vacation, his mind boggling incompetence is certainly sufficient.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:34 | Link to Comment masterinchancery
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Indeed, I would heap praise on him for a permanent vacation.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment A55H0LE_Lawyer
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He does nothing useful at the White House, so he might as well do it someplace beautiful.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I'd like to vacation with my family too. To bad I'm slaving away trying to make a living earning an income to support all the welfare queens. But you go Pres Obummer, I realize this is your 8th or 9th vacation, but you need it. You hard working son of a bitch.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment President Starkey
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Actually you are slaving away for the bankers and wall street criminals who made shitty trades and want you to pay for it.

 

Oh ya don't forget the war chest too.

 

Things are getting better, getting better all the time

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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To me anybody who sucks off the government tit is a welfare queen. Corporations, bankers , or people.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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indeed - however, you've chosen a specific meme that points at a small group as a distraction from the overall BIG picture - hopefully you'll reconsider?

the more people who use specifics at a time when truth matters, the better.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Agent P
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OT Reply (going back to a previous exchange): I thought of you this morning as I was driving into work and heard on the radio they're remaking Dirty Dancing...I'm considering getting a divorce, just so I don't have to watch it.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Damn I hope you are kidding. I just got a divorce. Kinda sucks. It wasn't my choice though.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Sorry to hear that my friend.  Equally sorry to say I'm not kidding about the movie http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/09/dirty.dancing.remake/index.html?iref=allsearch ...at least you won't have to watch it.

Hope you and your kid(s) are doing okay.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:28 | Link to Comment caerus
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nobody puts obama in a corner!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Kat
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Welfare Queens?  Now is that any way to talk about your congressman?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment DonnieD
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Funny thing is there is an Obama 2012 ad at the top of the page. Hilarious.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Oligarchs Gone Wild
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Queue the deer in headlights graphic.   We need WB7 to do a map like tracking santa claus using the deer graphic.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment mfoste1
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What a fucking class A CLOWN!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment CreditcalMass
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Transitory abdication, bitchez.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment stoverny
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needs a break so he can come back ready to work on what's most important - his reelection campaign

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Agent P
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+1 

His #1 priority is jobs...his own.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:33 | Link to Comment docj
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It's really the only thing this grifter has ever cared about, really. But good to know I'll be avoiding the Cape like a plague next week (when I also happen to be on vacation - only I'll really be "stay"cationing becuase, well, I'm broke - thanks Barry).

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Miss anthrope
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goddammit I'm so sick of this shit!..... corruption everywhere.  If I don't find someplace to live with a group of honest people, well, I'm getting closer and closer to the motto of that sibling gang..... "this is a good time to die".  I am sick to death of corrupt businesses , especially insurance companies, utilities, This is definitely not a problem of obama vs. bush

To make things worse WHY IS IT SO FUCKING HOT?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Miss anthrope
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goddammit I'm so sick of this shit!..... corruption everywhere.  If I don't find someplace to live with a group of honest people, well, I'm getting closer and closer to the motto of that sibling gang..... "this is a good time to die".  I am sick to death of corrupt businesses , especially insurance companies, utilities, This is definitely not a problem of obama vs. bush

To make things worse WHY IS IT SO FUCKING HOT?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:30 | Link to Comment DosZap
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stoverny,

"needs a break so he can come back ready to work on what's most important - his reelection campaign"

 YES, wholeheartedly qgree......................while he's on these trips he continues to sharpen the stake, the one he will drive thru the HEART of whats left of what was the USA, if he makes it back in '12.

(IF he's re-elected), I will bid a sad farewell to my home, almost anywhere will be better than what he's bringing down on the country, with a second wind.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment shushup
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I begrudge every breath he takes as president.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:32 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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Why? Can you imagine the job? I feel sorry. He academic, not business. He snookered by Wall Street and when he realize, too late. Now he don't know what to do, it's obvious, bet he on massive anti-depressants and cry at night. I wish he resign and we get strong President. It will happen next election anyway. I think Ron Paul elected (no matter what the stock market do).

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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He is not an academic for christ sake.  There are thousands of undergrad TA's who are more academic.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:06 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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if by snooker you mean VETTED then you are getting warm.

 

The only snookin going on is YOU.

 

Owebama was always a banker stooge , he was raised by them and bought by them.

case closed.

 

p.s. we don't need or want a STRONG prez just a competent one.

 

We don't go in for your strong man dictator types dirtbag.

 

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:00 | Link to Comment 1100-TACTICAL-12
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He'll be out soon enough, unless for some reason elections are suspended. But that could never happen right ?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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America, with the largest army the world has ever seen, brought down from the inside by a Jew puppet and a fella from Kenya...

... who would have thunk it?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:27 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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Too bad for you America not brought down when have bad President. It's why great country. Where you from stinky boy.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:30 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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The land of stinky funky monkies.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:24 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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You from your computer in nasty shithole somewhere, you hope the US fail. Well keep watching, you find it get stronger from this.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:51 | Link to Comment RichardENixon
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Why Pope wear monkey hate?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:53 | Link to Comment johnnynaps
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Dont bet on it! This population cant even maintain the speed limit let alone re-emerge from this death spiral!

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Stax Edwards
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Yes sir, that is a fact.  Hard to talk over the noise in here sometimes. 

 

FMB wants to move to the good life in Iran.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:47 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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Think he not too far away.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment James
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God damned dirty apes

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:32 | Link to Comment drink or die
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^nominated for post of the year.  Oh wait, he was serious?

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:16 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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Why can't the Great American Armed Forces beat a ragtag bunch of untrained, unpaid, poorly equipped, unwashed, illiterate  ragheads in Afghanistan?  They've been at it for almost 10 years so far and spent much more than Afghanistan is worth so far.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 19:33 | Link to Comment Incubus
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Rhetorical question, I'm sure.  But your answer is that the MIC is profit driven.

Throw yourself on the ground and feign a difficult challenge for even the smallest enemies--because as long as you are pretending to fight, you can keep at your business.

 

And I mean this part, I really do:  I don't care about some welfare soldiers who signed up to fight ragheads or anyone else:  if they get killed furthering the MIC's agenda, I will not shed a tear.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:07 | Link to Comment James
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Check history.

 Nobody has beat afghans 'cept for 90 days once where Afghans lost control but got it back.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 04:23 | Link to Comment Pay Day Today
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Not even the peak of the British Empire? Nor the mighty superpower of the USSR?

Shit, don't they teach at Westpoint to Never Get Involved in a Land War in Asia?

 

 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That's funny.  John Pierpont Morgan was definately not Jewish, and John D. Rockefeller wasn't from Kenya.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment pods
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Yeah, but they were both bankrolled by the Rothschilds.

pods

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Rick64
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+100

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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Who else bankrolled by Rothschilds? They had largest fortune in world history. It always about the Jewish jealousy. You not smart enough to make money, blame the Jew. They sound very evil. Here from Wikipedia.

Since the end of the 19th century, the family has taken a low-key public profile, donating many of their most famous estates, as well as vast quantities of art, to charity, keeping full anonymity about the size of their fortunes, and generally eschewing conspicuous displays of wealth.[31][32] The family once had one of the largest private art collections in the world, and a significant proportion of the art in the world's public museums are Rothschild donations which were sometimes, in the family tradition of discretion, donated anonymously.[33]

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