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Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:18 AM
On Inauguration Day 2009, I went all kum bah ya on America's ass. Seriously, this is how my post started:

For One Day



[*=1]No cynicism
[*=1]No anger
[*=1]No rage
[*=1]No rants
[*=1]No fuming
[*=1] No fighting



And on and on like that It seemed right. We were fighting two wars and we'd just taken a massive economic dump in our pants while driving into a massive economic ditch because we blew a massive economic head gasket. I had this nave schoolboy fantasy that maybe Republicans would extend to Obama the same courtesy that Democrats had extended to the previous president when he started out. Instead, at the height of a national calamity that happened on that previous president's watch, they immediately summoned their inner asshole and became the "Party of No."


On steroids.



So here we are. Four years later. Obama begins his second term following a decisive re-election victory. And this inauguration-day post is slightly different than 2009's. My message is simple, and it goes out to some specific people for their contributions during Obama's first term:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/16010/small/Obama.jpg?1358523699


"Suck it."


To Rush Limbaugh, who said "I hope he fails" on inauguration day: Suck it. He didn't.


To the birthers, whose claims about Barack HUSSEIN Obama's "questionable" citizenship were nothing but racism cloaked in concern-trollery: Suck it. He's a two term Kenyan president now.


To Mitch McConnell, who said his #1 goal was to make Barack Obama "a one-term president": Suck it, turtleman. #44 is #44 for another 4.


To John Boehner, who as House minority leader yelled "Hell NO you can't!" to Obama's first-term agenda: Suck it. Hell YES he could!


To former South Carolina senator and tea party organizer Jim DeMint, who said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would be "Obama's Waterloo": Suck it. It so wasn't.


To the tea party idiots who hoisted signs at their Obamacare protest rallies that read, "Bury Obamacare with Ted Kennedy": I'd rather bury your ideas with Reagan. Suck it, jerks.


To Mitt Romney, who ran the most classless and bullshit-dense campaign of any presidential candidate in my memory: Here's something you can scrawl on your Etch-A-Sketch: S-U-C-K-I-T.

To Dick Cheney, who said America would be less safe under Obama: sir, the attacks of 9/11/01---and there were four of them---happened on your watch. Obama killed bin Laden and there were no al Qaeda attacks on American soil. So suck it. Right after you take a remedial gun-safety course.


To all those ignorant fools who called Barack Obama a Muslim, a Kenyan and/or a socialist as if those are all inherently and self-evidently "bad" things: grow the fuck up. Right after you suck it.


To Sean Hannity, Karl Rove and Dick Morris: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!! Suck it.


To the Wall Street banksters, who.. who.. hell, I can't even begin to write the words that describe your obscene, cold-hearted, destructive, greedy and soulless behavior over the past four years. Just suck it.


To all the governors and state legislatures that tried their damndest to rig election laws so they favored Romney over Obama: Suck it. All you did was ensure that voters were more committed than ever to making sure their votes were counted.


And to President Barack Hussein Obama, who withstood all the slime, slop and sleaze that the conservatives' political, financial and media catapults could hurl at him: Carry on. Congratulations. And enjoy your day.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/21/1180609/-Cheers-and-Jeers-Monday

Enjoy the day ... party all night ... and don't for get to spike the Football :)

Chris
01-21-2013, 08:21 AM
President Obama came in with big promises. But he turned out to be a small man.

Fans of “The Simpsons” might remember Episode 144, in which the writers created two wonderful neologisms. The first was “embiggen,” such as in the Springfield town motto — “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.”

Now, “embiggen” is a perfectly “cromulent” word (neologism no. 2, meaning “acceptable”), but it doesn’t work at all for Mr. Obama and his first term. In fact, one needs a word that means exactly the opposite to describe the most partisan, petty and divisive president America has ever seen.

Yet no such word exists, so we’ll have to make one up — how about “besmallify”? Used in a sentence: “From his very first day in office, Barack Obama has done nothing but besmallify the presidency.”

@ The besmallification of the presidency (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/20/curl-besmallification-presidency/#ixzz2IcUfas29)

hanger4
01-21-2013, 08:26 AM
On Inauguration Day 2009, I went all kum bah ya on America's ass. Seriously, this is how my post started:
For One Day


[*=1]No cynicism
[*=1]No anger
[*=1]No rage
[*=1]No rants
[*=1]No fuming
[*=1] No fighting


And on and on like that… It seemed right. We were fighting two wars and we'd just taken a massive economic dump in our pants while driving into a massive economic ditch because we blew a massive economic head gasket. I had this nave schoolboy fantasy that maybe Republicans would extend to Obama the same courtesy that Democrats had extended to the previous president when he started out. Instead, at the height of a national calamity that happened on that previous president's watch, they immediately summoned their inner asshole and became the "Party of No."


On steroids.:)


And you blaming this "national calamity" on pubs/previous president just shows your absolute stupidity on all things economic..

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:26 AM
Gee ... and everyone was just counting on your support ... not. :rofl:

nic34
01-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Well said. And to think there are those out there with no coherent message of their own, still asking, "what change". Well there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:28 AM
And you blaming this "national calamity" on pubs/previous president just shows your absolute stupidity on all things economic..


Who was NOT President of The United States September 2008 and the 7 Years before that?

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Well said. And to think there are those out there with no coherent message of their own, still asking, "what change". Well there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

Well if things aren't the same for you ... then too bad ... I'm not, nor anyone else, is waiting for you to catch up to 2013.

Bye Bye

nic34
01-21-2013, 08:31 AM
George Bush. Ask Dick Chainey....:laugh:

Chris
01-21-2013, 08:32 AM
Well if things aren't the same for you ... then too bad ... I'm not, nor anyone else, is waiting for you to catch up to 2013.

Bye Bye

Nic was agreeing with you, cigar, can you say ooops.

Mainecoons
01-21-2013, 08:34 AM
That's "Cheney" genius.

hanger4
01-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Who was NOT President of The United States September 2008 and the 7 Years before that?

Cigar you're only making yourself look worse.

Read up on the housing bubble/burst.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Nic was agreeing with you, cigar, can you say ooops.

I'm making a "GENERAL POINT" for "EVERYONE" ... if you don't want the President to Produce Jobs or strengthen the countries Infrastructure, then don't expect anyone to sit around waiting for Change from you or anyone else ... because change happens even when you do NOTHING!

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Cigar you're only making yourself look worse.

Read up on the housing bubble/burst.

I don't have to ... I've made money and I'm still making money and have property that's making money.

I just sold a Townhouse in December for a profit ...

Stop reading and get involved ... that how you make money.

Mainecoons
01-21-2013, 08:46 AM
Since Round I has given us such "benefits" as record levels of poverty, food stamp usage, faux Social Security disability recipients, 40 percent budget deficits, why I'm sure we are all waiting with great anticipation for Round II.

Which of course, will be just another abject failure and blamed on George Bush. All the while Obama goes on one taxpayer-funded vacation and golf game after another.

But as long as Cigar continues to get his taxpayer paid reverse discrimination sham Federal contracts for spending his days posting tripe here, he'll be a happy camper.

hanger4
01-21-2013, 08:46 AM
I don't have to ... I've made money and I'm still making money and have property that's making money.

I just sold a Townhouse in December for a profit ...

Stop reading and get involved ... that how you make money.

Which has what to do with the housing bubble/burst ??

Cigar you need to read to get involved.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:47 AM
Which has what to do with the housing bubble/burst ??

Cigar you need to read to get involved.

If you're having trouble ... seek help ... :)

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:48 AM
Since Round I has given us such "benefits" as record levels of poverty, food stamp usage, faux Social Security disability recipients, 40 percent budget deficits, why I'm sure we are all waiting with great anticipation for Round II.

Which of course, will be just another abject failure and blamed on George Bush. All the while Obama goes on one taxpayer-funded vacation and golf game after another.

But as long as Cigar continues to get his taxpayer paid reverse discrimination sham Federal contracts for spending his days posting tripe here, he'll be a happy camper.

Hey, GOP...4 more Years. Get Over it!

http://s6.postimage.org/b4h4aco35/awesome_obama.jpg

Chris
01-21-2013, 08:49 AM
I'm making a "GENERAL POINT" for "EVERYONE" ... if you don't want the President to Produce Jobs or strengthen the countries Infrastructure, then don't expect anyone to sit around waiting for Change from you or anyone else ... because change happens even when you do NOTHING!

OK, so what's your point? Presidents don't do what you claim.

Chris
01-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Hey, GOP...4 more Years. Get Over it!

http://s6.postimage.org/b4h4aco35/awesome_obama.jpg

Is he a gang member or just telling someone in crowd to call him on the free phone he gave them for their vote?

Mainecoons
01-21-2013, 08:51 AM
So far, I'd say this President has mainly done a brilliant job of using government to kill jobs.

Oh, and let's not forget those brilliant "alternative energy" infrastructure investments.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:53 AM
So far, I'd say this President has mainly done a brilliant job of using government to kill jobs.

Oh, and let's not forget those brilliant "alternative energy" infrastructure investments.

I wouldn't expect you to think anything less

hanger4
01-21-2013, 08:54 AM
If you're having trouble ... seek help ... :)

But Cigar, I'm not the one needing help to understand the housing bubble/burst.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:55 AM
Is he a gang member or just telling someone in crowd to call him on the free phone he gave them for their vote?

I think it's FUCK YOU, in Kenyan :grin:

Cigar
01-21-2013, 08:56 AM
But Cigar, I'm not the one needing help to understand the housing bubble/burst.



Not for everyone ... stop reading and start investing ... that's the key to making money ... sport

ptif219
01-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Obama is not liked as the liberal's lies say

http://www.gallup.com/poll/159965/obama-averages-approval-first-term.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines

hanger4
01-21-2013, 09:01 AM
Not for everyone ... stop reading and start investing ... that's the key to making money ... sport


So now your thread is all about investing to make money ??

When did it change and why did you change it ??

nic34
01-21-2013, 09:07 AM
I'm making a "GENERAL POINT" for "EVERYONE" ... if you don't want the President to Produce Jobs or strengthen the countries Infrastructure, then don't expect anyone to sit around waiting for Change from you or anyone else ... because change happens even when you do NOTHING!

Yep, I agree.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:07 AM
So now your thread is all about investing to make money ??

When did it change and why did you change it ??



You're the one who started Bitching and Whining about Bubbles ...

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:10 AM
Yep, I agree.



This Congress did everything they could to tank the Economy and the Failed while Tanking their own Brand.

It's just a matter of time ... when The Republicans Party will be nothing more than a Joke.

Chris
01-21-2013, 09:11 AM
http://i.snag.gy/IkgIt.jpg

hanger4
01-21-2013, 09:17 AM
You're the one who started Bitching and Whining about Bubbles ...

Sorry Cigar,

your OP blamed Pubs/Bush for the economic down turn so I was just trying to educate you on the housing bubble/burst

which is the reason for the downturn,

or didn't you know that ??

nic34
01-21-2013, 09:17 AM
So far, I'd say this President has mainly done a brilliant job of using government to kill jobs.

Oh, and let's not forget those brilliant "alternative energy" infrastructure investments.


During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned fiercely on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.

His exact words were: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs."

Those were welcome words, except that a week before the 2010 elections Republican Senator Mitch McConnell revealed the GOP's true intent: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


http://republicanjobcreation.com/

Fail, and FAIL.

WesM
01-21-2013, 09:21 AM
Cigar you only sound silly when you rant without a solid direction backed up with solid facts and in such a hostil manner. Settle down and make an argument.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned fiercely on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.

His exact words were: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs."

Those were welcome words, except that a week before the 2010 elections Republican Senator Mitch McConnell revealed the GOP's true intent: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


http://republicanjobcreation.com/

Fail, and FAIL.



I think the GOP needs to file more Bills on Appealing Obama Care and Roe v. Wade :)

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:23 AM
Cigar you only sound silly when you rant without a solid direction backed up with solid facts and in such a hostil manner. Settle down and make an argument.

Excuse ... me ... you are who and why should I care?

WesM
01-21-2013, 09:24 AM
My point exactly.

Chris
01-21-2013, 09:25 AM
Excuse ... me ... you are who and why should I care?

No one really cares if you want to look silly.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:27 AM
My point exactly.

I see your Point

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_732oJaB3e8Q/SatRE60ectI/AAAAAAAAADA/Rg9mybVHn_Q/s400/Conehead+Baby+copy.jpg

keymanjim
01-21-2013, 09:34 AM
This Congress did everything they could to tank the Economy and the Failed while Tanking their own Brand.

That's what happened in 2007.

Your clock is running a little slow.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 09:35 AM
That's what happened in 2007.

Your clock is running a little slow.

Link

keymanjim
01-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Link
Pull your nose out from between obama's cheeks and use your own eyes.

nic34
01-21-2013, 09:57 AM
Sorry Cigar,

your OP blamed Pubs/Bush for the economic down turn so I was just trying to educate you on the housing bubble/burst

which is the reason for the downturn,

or didn't you know that ??

Not as simple as that... (conflict warning... the solution is not just higher taxes...)


the underlying problem is structural: when the U.S. economy was producing a lot of jobs, we didn't have to worry about long-term unemployment insurance. There was a "balance of incentives and safety net. But if the economy is going to mean that we have long-term joblessness, we need to think if we're being overly harsh."
So, to sum up the problem:

"There are three big fault lines — one is rising inequality, which pushes inappropriate spending such as encouraging households to buy houses subsidized by government lending. Second is the inadequate safety net which causes a whole lot of inappropriate stimulus in bad times, and I'd say especially stimulus coming from the Federal Reserve in the form of low interest rates. Third is the fact that many countries have grown in a way that emphasizes exports, which leads to over consumption in countries like the U.S."


2008 Great Recession Causes - The Real Cause of the Crash of 2008 - Esquire (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/2008-recession-causes-060810#ixzz2Ics7ovCR) http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/2008-recession-causes-060810#ixzz2Ics7ovCR

hanger4
01-21-2013, 10:15 AM
Not as simple as that... (conflict warning... the solution is not just higher taxes...)


the underlying problem is structural: when the U.S. economy was producing a lot of jobs, we didn't have to worry about long-term unemployment insurance. There was a "balance of incentives and safety net. But if the economy is going to mean that we have long-term joblessness, we need to think if we're being overly harsh."
So, to sum up the problem:

"There are three big fault lines — one is rising inequality, which pushes inappropriate spending such as encouraging households to buy houses subsidized by government lending. Second is the inadequate safety net which causes a whole lot of inappropriate stimulus in bad times, and I'd say especially stimulus coming from the Federal Reserve in the form of low interest rates. Third is the fact that many countries have grown in a way that emphasizes exports, which leads to over consumption in countries like the U.S."


2008 Great Recession Causes - The Real Cause of the Crash of 2008 - Esquire (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/2008-recession-causes-060810#ixzz2Ics7ovCR) http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/2008-recession-causes-060810#ixzz2Ics7ovCR


Nearly everything in your link (causes) is attributable to the bubble bursting in the housing market.

Which is fine it's just that you need to get Cigar to read and understand.

Cigar
01-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Pull your nose out from between obama's cheeks and use your own eyes.



Great debating tactic .. let's see how it works.

keymanjim
01-21-2013, 11:32 AM
Great debating tactic .. let's see how it works.
I'm not debating, I'm educating.
That you never learn anything is your defect.

Carygrant
01-21-2013, 11:50 AM
Post of the month Cigar .
Now let's get back to serious matters , Bridge , Football and finding interesting new Beers .