November 26, 2012

“White House taps Tim Geithner to run the fiscal-cliff talks”

What more perfectly encapsulates the surreal state of today’s political climate than putting a wealthy tax cheat in charge of talks aimed at justifying tax increases by promoting the idea that “the rich” need to pay “their fair share”?

It’s almost as if this Administration sees as its first responsibility flipping the American people the bird and letting them know they’re doing so.  Because what are going to do, vote for protectors of rape babies who hate women, gays, blacks, and Latinos, and the elderly, and who want us all to breathe filthy air, drink dirty water, and euthanize autistic children?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 4:05pm
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  1. I do appreciate that we’re no longer the adults in the room, but do we have to be this embarrassingly stupid?

  2. Good Lord, at the end of that clip, Ryan says his plan would give more to the poor and middle class, and less to the wealthy, ‘cuz that’s the right thing to do.

    Sounds like he’s as fuzzy about who’s property belongs to whom as Geithner.

  3. jump jump jump

  4. The mistake is in assuming that Timmy and his master want to save anything.

    When the Mayor appoints an/the arsonist to head the Fire Department, during a five alarm fire, you can be sure he’s not looking to save the town.

  5. WTF they’re shutting down InTrade!

  6. a wealthy tax cheat

    Ha. That’s minor. Even Geithner arrogantly blaming the Republicans a week ago for his not having an infinite debt ceiling is relatively minor. (You may want to read that twice.)

    This is one rabbit hole that bores clean through the center of the Earth and undoubtedly connects to Hell itself.

    America the surreal — we’re finally at a point where even ten of us working full time can’t summarize the news. And no, I don’t say that even a little bit rhetorically.

    So this is what the end looks like.

  7. More of that flipping the bird thing. Ambassador Stevens headed under the bus now that the election is past.

    Time’s Joe Klein drops by the set and launches into a discussion of Susan Rice and all things Benghazi. A few of the highlight quotes from Klein:

    Hamas are moderates…

    There are no unanswered questions on Benghazi.

    Chris Stevens “wanted a minimum of security…”

    The talking points were accurate.

    Anybody can call themselves Al Queda.

    [the local extremists] are “the Crips”

  8. After reading all this shit today, I can’t decide if I should limit out the credit cards drinking myself into a stupor or purchase all the guns and ammo my credit cards can afford.

    Seriously, why the fuck are my wife and I doing our damndest to be responsible and not run up debt?

    Gad, it’s just like the joke that’s been running around that compares a house full of shit with the US debt. If your house is full of shit, do you get rid of the shit or raise the roof?

    Of course, we all know government would form an exploratory committee about the shit, focus group the solution that polls best and then break for recess before coming to a resolution while a spokesman would make the talk show rounds explaining how hard it was to reach a consensus, but a breakthrough is expected in the next few months.

  9. More proof, as if it were needed, that Joe Klein is an asshole.

  10. /OT rant by fed up crazy person.

  11. Blake, I believe that a great deal of the spending being hyped this holiday season is people doing exactly that: spending themselves up to their limit and saying ‘Fuck it’ when the bills start coming in and the next round of firings begins at their place of employment.

    You can file bankruptcy for $2-3 thousand depending on how complicated your affairs are, homestead your house so you have a place to live that the bank can’t seize, and be pretty much debt free in about six months or so. Sadly, I know a number of libs who have done this rather than learn to live within their means.

  12. eff it like :krugman, kerry ,frank, mr. pelosi, redford et al

    We shall go on to the end, we shall mock them fight in France, we shall mock them fight on the seas and oceans, we shall mock them fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall mock them fight on the beaches, we shall mock them fight on the landing grounds, we shall mock them fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall mock them fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

  13. Matthews is rather an old, rich, white guy himself. He should denounce himself and get off the teevee so that a deserving man or woman of color can take his place and salary.

  14. What Leigh said.

  15. “You can file bankruptcy for $2-3 thousand depending on how complicated your affairs are, homestead your house so you have a place to live that the bank can’t seize, and be pretty much debt free in about six months or so. Sadly, I know a number of libs who have done this rather than learn to live within their means.”

    That’s why I recommend that, in our new nation, we re-institute usury laws and eliminate or greatly restrict bankruptcy.

  16. Leigh and Blake – if Matthews wasn’t a hypocrite, he couldn’t be a leftist.

  17. We’ll end up with a bunch of bondmen and women who can’t pay their bills and will be sold into indentured servitude. Better known as slavery.

    Bad idea.

    We go back on the gold standard for starters.

  18. Merovign, ain’t it the truth?

  19. We will go over the cliff.

    The act will be laid at the feet of the Republicans.

    There will need to be Stern Executive Measures.

    Any questions? I don’t have any answers. It’s just a game and they are running out the clock.

    On the Republic.

  20. It’s just a game and they are running out the clock.

    We shall go on to the end, we shall mock them fight in France, we shall mock them fight on the seas and oceans, we shall mock them fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall mock them fight on the beaches, we shall mock them fight on the landing grounds, we shall mock them fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall mock them fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

  21. also jho can you get silver from the fed from silver certificates circa 1957? doomed currencies want to know.

  22. [W]hat are going to do, vote for protectors of rape babies who hate women, gays, blacks, and Latinos, and the elderly, and who want us all to breathe filthy air, drink dirty water, and euthanize autistic children?

    Evidently not. Because jobs and the economy suck ass or some such.

  23. GOP Desires Ruling Class of ‘White Men of Property’

    I’d settle for property holders. Men of any color preferred.

  24. After reading all this shit today, I can’t decide if I should limit out the credit cards drinking myself into a stupor or purchase all the guns and ammo my credit cards can afford.

    I’d buy guns and ammo and still-making equipment so you can get drunk on your own hooch.

    You might have to make friends with a toothless hillbilly, though. But that should be okay as long as your not soft like a woman.

  25. Repeal of the 19th Amendment is on the table?

    After Justice Ginsberg’s crazy talk today, I agree.

  26. Too many irresponsible women leigh.

    Had I my druthers, I’d limit the franchise to married adults owning a home. Or single adults over 30 owning a home. Probably they ought to be tax payers too. kept women* people shouldn’t get to vote on the terms of their keeping.

    *but let’s face it, alot of them are women.

  27. They could go it one better and put Warren Buffet in.

    He’s blathering on about how there should be a minimum wealthy tax.

    Hey, Warren, why don’t you just pay your current IRS tax bill? You’re wasting money and time by going to court right now to fight what you’re being asked to pay.

    Yet you have the nerve to act like you’d pay more if only the government passed a law?

    You must not understand the internet Warren. We’ve known about you’re lies and lack of payment on your taxes for over a year now.

    Your credibility (along with your wind farm scheme) is zero.

  28. I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon…

  29. “Ernst Schreiber says November 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    GOP Desires Ruling Class of ‘White Men of Property’
    I’d settle for property holders. Men of any color preferred.”

    Given the rather weak state of property rights we have right now, that gives the pols a lot of leeway to pick the voter rolls and to make a lot of money for the FED in the process. All they’d have to do is seize homes and land hand them out for great social justice and oh look! The voting ranks changed!

  30. *I’d settle for property holders. Men of any color preferred.*

    That’s my conclusion too Ernst. In discussing the issue of entitlement and government wellfare programs with my friends, this is the conclusion I’ve ultimately drawn. The Founders intent was to limit voting rights to land owners, since those owners had skin in the game and the laws should be made by persons who actually contribute. This idea, I’m told is racist by the few liberal friends with whom I try to have debates on these issues. I ask why someone on wellfare should be allowed to vote that the government should take more of my money and give it to people who don’t work, contribute nothing to the economy and essentially leech off the producers. The answer is always “for the fairness” or “Its everybody’s money, not just mine.” The argument keeps coming up in secession discussions- I don’t think secession is viable but I’m trying to explain to libs I know that the reason people are talking secession is they feel they have no other choice, in a country where 30-35% of the people are on some kind of governmental assistance and will always vote for more stuff.

  31. they should at least have to have a smart phone

  32. There’s no dark side of the moon, in fact it’s all dark.

  33. Seriously, why the fuck are my wife and I doing our damndest to be responsible and not run up debt?

    Because responsibility and self-reliance are an intrinsic part of your character. You and I may be punished unfairly for possessing these traits, but we are who we are, and I’ll be damned if I let the State reprogram me into accepting “my place” as its ward.

    For what it’s worth, I console myself with the knowledge that these fundamental character traits should give me a significant competitive advantage when the Gods of the Copybook Headings come to power.

  34. Squid, thanks for that.

    Yeah, I know it was a vent of a rant, but damn, it felt good.

    Like you, I suspect my wife and I will be in a much better place to deal with the return of the Gods of the Copybook Heading. Unlike a lot of people.

  35. But Charles, the band we’re in has started playing different tunes.

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