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Barack Obama is like the man who sees his neighbor's house on fire, and then wastes no time in finding a telephone ...

... so he can order a pizza.


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Obama is like the guy who s... (Below threshold)

Obama is like the guy who spends all day and $50 dollars in gas driving around to find a better deal on a $20 item.

I know this is not appopria... (Below threshold)
BPG:

I know this is not appopriate, but:


Mmmmmmm.........pizza.

Obama is:<a href="... (Below threshold)
John:

Obama is:

Hattip to MM.

Obama is like a guy walking... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Obama is like a guy walking down the street with a friend and he sees a homeless man and Obama demands that his friend give him some money. ww

Bleh...the preview image lo... (Below threshold)
John:

Bleh...the preview image looked great..oh well.

Obama is Steve Erkel. Quick to claim innocence when evidence, like the stock market, shows otherwise...

George, Hank, and Ben scarf... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

George, Hank, and Ben scarfed all the wienies and marshmallows within a 3000 mile radius.

He will want to fine the ho... (Below threshold)
MPR:

He will want to fine the home owner for releasing "Global, Climate Change, Warming" gas into the atmosphere. Which Obamalala thinks is worse than the man losing his house.

Hey DJYour disdain... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Hey DJ

Your disdain for Obama is bordering on the fanatical. What was the expression that was coined to describe people with a dislike for Bush? Remind me again please.

Reads, as though you have the similar condition, though your rants are directed towards Obama.

I am sure you are well aware of the significance of "Pot" and "Kettle"!

So, "Jim", you think the an... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

So, "Jim", you think the analogy is not appropriate? What part of that 797 billion dollar porkfest did anything to help the housing market, auto industry, save even one home facing foreclosure, or generate even one private-sector job?

No one yet has been able to show any of that. I am not "fanatical" against Obama, I actually gave him a chance for a while. But it would be insane to pretend he has even grasped the problem, let alone offered substantive answers.

Your obsession, by the way, with former President Bush is quite telling. Blaming Bush just isn't going to help you out this time.

I really don't remember Bus... (Below threshold)
MPR:

I really don't remember Bush spending any time blaming Clinton for the problems he inherited. The economy had consecutive quarters of negative numbers which is the definition of a recession when Bush was sworn in. I don't remember him whining and crying to the media like Obamalala does.

Hey DJI have not b... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Hey DJ

I have not blamed Bush, excuse me, former President Bush for anything, so I have no Obsession with the former President.

However, if you have a look at your postings, since Obama was elected; it is not too difficult to conclude that your loathing of the man, is beyond the ridiculous, such as in Obama Derangement Syndrome. Only saying, like!

Still ducking the issue, eh... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Still ducking the issue, eh Jim? Still in denial about your BDS, as well.

Heh.

Jim is right DJ. You have ... (Below threshold)

Jim is right DJ. You have a classic case of ODS.

Where is all your hatred coming from?

The ship is sinking and his... (Below threshold)
DSL:

The ship is sinking and his crew is worried about rearranging the deck furniture!

"But it would be insa... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"But it would be insane to pretend he has even grasped the problem, let alone offered substantive answers."

I think he's grasped the problem, DJ.

It's that his job sucks like a 120V Oreck spliced into a 440V line - and the sucker not only won't burn out or blow a fuse, it can't be turned off even for a second!

And he can't quit!

His 'dream job' where he gets elected to rule over kneeling, adoring, endlessly amenable crowds has turned into a position where he's responsible for EVERYTHING - INCLUDING his mistakes.

The MSM isn't hiding his lack of ability at this point - it's displaying it. They're not covering up for his bad judgement as much as he'd like - the foriegn press, which was laudatory at one time, is now critical of him and not at all concerned that it might put him in a bad light!

It brings to mind the old saying - 'Be careful what you wish for... because you might get it.' Obama wanted to be President - I just don't think he ever really thought about what that actually meant, or what a killer the job actually is.

The ship is sinking and ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

The ship is sinking and his crew is worried about rearranging the deck furniture!

Actually, they've put out 5-year contracts to have it reupholstered on a monthly basis - they're just waiting for the fabric swatches to be couriered in so they can decide on the first month's colors!

LOL!!... (Below threshold)
DSL:

LOL!!

I use to give the President... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

I use to give the President his due respect, then I had to endure 7+ years of non-stop Bush bashing by the MSM, Hollyweird, Late Night shows, Oprah, complete dorks who didn't know anything but thought they did because they watched fake documentaries put on by Michael Moore and the list goes on and on and on...

So Yeah, I have a burr in my saddle about Obama and it didn't help that I had to listen to all the BDS people piss and moan forever and a day. So excuse me if I don't take Jim too seriously (it's his turn in the barrel). I done went and learned it from them.

Sorry I blew up.

An empty suit was elected o... (Below threshold)
Ran56:

An empty suit was elected on "HOPE" so where's the surprise? *adding one more word to the "Hope-Change" rhetoric... "Denial"*

I don't think hate is the r... (Below threshold)
MPR:

I don't think hate is the right word, strong dislike would be better. Someone that comes along and says your belief in your country and it's people is misguided and wrong. Your desire to be successful and better yourself is also misguided and wrong unless you make sure that everyone else can have what you have despite your hard work and risk. America should not be proud of it's standing in world but, ashamed. Someone that says I am going to use an economic model that has not worked anywhere else to transform America into a European-like socialist country. And, if you lose most of your savings to do it, so be it. He knows better. Yeah, strong dislike would be a better word.

I'm still waiting for Obama... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm still waiting for Obama to vote "Present". Oh, wait, maybe that's what he's doing right now.

Sure been doing a lot of traveling. Must not like being in Washington. Where he might be expected TO DO SOMETHING.

Back to the orginal meme...... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Back to the orginal meme...

DJ - you wrote...

"... so he can order a pizza."

Thinking about that, you forgot to mention: "And then charge it to the neighbor."

Best. DJ Dumbass post. Ever... (Below threshold)
max:

Best. DJ Dumbass post. Ever.

Bravo, sir
depp=true
notiz=Buh bye

Barack Obama is like the ma... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Barack Obama is like the man who sees his neighbor's house on fire, and not wanting to waste the opportunity of a crisis, grills some Wagyu Steak.

"George, Hank, and Ben s... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"George, Hank, and Ben scarfed all the wienies and marshmallows within a 3000 mile radius"

Noticing that George, Hank, and Ben ate all the wienies, Obama orders wagyu steak and Dom Perrion, and charges it to your kids.

After all, you can't party on an empty stomach.

I wonder if Obama wo... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:


I wonder if Obama would take the Iranian's seriously if they posed a threat to his teleprompter.

old wing-nut head (b hussei... (Below threshold)
moseby:

old wing-nut head (b hussein) is a new specie of sissy...the "pelosi lap-dogus".

MPR: actually, it worked in... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

MPR: actually, it worked in Sweden, where they successfully spent their way out of a recession using a far larger investment in relation to their overall GDP.

I'm not calling you a liar, but now that you're informed, you can make an effort to spread the good news that deficit spending actually has worked during a recession.

By the way, when have spending cuts ever pulled a country out of a recession?

Conservativism is major lulz these days, a bunch of children in a sandbox having a who's the biggest baby contest. You guys are great, though, really.

Barack Osama Hussein is an ... (Below threshold)
914:

Barack Osama Hussein is an idiot who saw 2 planes hit the twin towers and one into the Pentagon and swears Boosh did it.

914: Obama is a troofer? Li... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

914: Obama is a troofer? Link please.

Barring that, would you admit to being a liar?

Three weeks ago, President ... (Below threshold)
Burt:

Three weeks ago, President Obama went to Denver to sign his new stimulus bill. Then he took a quick trip down to AZ for a speech and his next trip was to Ottowa to visit with Stephen Harper. My first thought was that he had felt the pulse of the nation and was asking for asylum. Then I wondered about the possiblity of us getting our airplane back. Now that I have observed the ensuing weeks, I arrived at the conclusion that had he been more aware of the protocol for gifts between heads of state he would have stood a better chance of being granted protection. That bag of airline peanuts just didn't impress Harper.

"By the way, when have s... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

"By the way, when have spending cuts ever pulled a country out of a recession?"

And you can point to an example where spending in infrastructure did? (Like Japan in the 90's)

And you can point to an example where massive spending in the expansion of entitlement programs like Health Care, etc. did?

#30KMA... (Below threshold)
914:

#30

KMA

You suggested that Obama li... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

You suggested that Obama linked Bush to 9/11. If you believe that you're an idiot; or, if you just think it's fun to say, you're an idiot.

Japan in the 90s was still ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Japan in the 90s was still a first-world country. Their GDP growth slowed, yet their economy did grow after the initial stock plunge. You wouldn't know that, though, as you presumably eschew traditional news sources in favour of talk radio, Fox News, and CNBC.

Other (non-Swedish) examples of countries that flourished following massive public investment: Canada (1940s/1950s) and South Korea (post-war). Didn't have to look them up. Now please, do enlighten me with examples of countries that flourished following cuts to public spending.

Five negative votes because... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Five negative votes because I said 914 is a liar for calling Obama a 9/11 troofer.

That's five blatantly ignorant people who wear their stupidity on their sleeves. Anybody else care to take up that torch?

I believe You are the same ... (Below threshold)
914:

I believe You are the same type of idiot that voted for Obamas marxism while wailing and savaging Bush 4 eight years.

So yes, Screw You liberal. There, You made Me go and cuss.

Don't worry about 914. His ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Don't worry about 914. His only response when I used facts to shred a previous false argument was just the well-thought-out "Aw shut up".

Reagan said it better but B... (Below threshold)
914:

Reagan said it better but Brian You are welcome just the same

914 -Nah - Hyper's... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

914 -

Nah - Hyper's Canadian. He didn't vote in our election.

Besides, he was in Seoul at the time buying new suits. He's got a receipt to prove it! LOL.

"Nah- Hyper's Canadian. ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Nah- Hyper's Canadian. He didnt vote in our election."

I wouldnt be surprised if He joined the millions of illegals and voted for this ass clown.

By the way...How did He/She get to Korea?

I'd guess air - that's the ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

I'd guess air - that's the quickest way. SK DOES have regular air service, after all. Don't know of any cruise ships doing that route, and going on a freigher would probably get there rather slowly.

Subs are probably right out... zeppelins also.

Maybe the luftwaffe swung b... (Below threshold)
914:

Maybe the luftwaffe swung by and lifted hisher sorry ass.

I was a teacher at a privat... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

I was a teacher at a private academy in Seoul in '06/'07. I watched the '08 election in a bar in Toronto--you would've thought the Leafs won the Stanley Cup judging by the crowd reaction. People were laughing pretty hard when Indiana went blue.

And JL, the tailor is in Bangkok, but I'm touched that you'd remember (sort of).

My bad, Hyper - I'll rememb... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

My bad, Hyper - I'll remember next time!

"People were laughing pr... (Below threshold)
914:

"People were laughing pretty hard when Indiana went blue."

That is because Canada much like Detroit were overjoyed to have a dictator spoiling their lives

Luftwaffe? What Messerschmi... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Luftwaffe? What Messerschmitt aircraft could cross the Pacific Ocean?

This is some conversation, by the way.

You do know, 914, that the ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

You do know, 914, that the Prime Minister of Canada is a Conservative; that Canadians own more guns (legally) per capita than Americans; that we have lower corporate tax rates...

Of course not. Mustn't avail oneself of certain truths that are contrary to the fact-free narrative about Canada that you've bought into courtesy of talk radio and Bill O'Reilly. Hey, if Michael Moore likes Canada, it must be a socialist hell-hole.

Yes, right off a japanese c... (Below threshold)
914:

Yes, right off a japanese carrier.

The Luftwaffe conducted joi... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

The Luftwaffe conducted joint exercises with the Japanese air force?

Do much acid during history class?

Cannot stand Bill O'rielly.... (Below threshold)
914:

Cannot stand Bill O'rielly. I own no gun legally or otherwise and I make up My own mind independent of anyone else. But thanks for lumping Me in with Republicans which I am not (caveat) I like Sarah Palin, woah mama!

It was a sarcastic comment ... (Below threshold)
914:

It was a sarcastic comment Hyperbolist..and no, I have never tried acid.

JDYou are a crank;... (Below threshold)
jim:

JD

You are a crank; but a mediocre one at best!

Here's a taste, 914:<... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:
I was not the one who postu... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

I was not the one who postulated that "countries flourished following cuts to public spending". I took exception to the crap being doled out by Obama and the Dems as the way out of the economic mess we are in.

And as far as your answers, who cares whether Japan in the 90s was a first world economy. I don't have to go to FoxNews to see that Japan is still mired in the middle of a decades long recession. MSNBC even admits to the stagnation that still occurs there.

As for Canada and South Korea. Canada was part of a world wide recession following World War II. It came out of recession, not from massisve public investment, but as a result of the world and US economy emerging from the post war malaise. South Korea needed the infrastructure infusion because there was little of the country left after their war. The rebuilding there was similar to that undertaken in Europe and Japan following WWII.

So much for massive iputs to infrastructure as a method of bringing an economy out of recession. And you have still not provided a single example of massive social engineering as a methodology for excaping a recession.

Why don't you admit it - Obama and the Dems are hoping against hope their experiment works. The experiment being that the recession will end on it's own and the "crisis" is needed as cover to change the fundamentals of America. Changes that would never be accepted by the American electorate without the cover of such a crisis.

SShiell,You took the... (Below threshold)
MPR:

SShiell,
You took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you.

"Post-war malaise"? What th... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

"Post-war malaise"? What the hell are you talking about? World War II was anything but a malaise for both North American economies. And as for Korea, it was massive public investment, not private, that allowed the country to become a thriving first-world democracy.

Sweden undertook "massive social engineering" and grew their economy. So too have India and China.

You don't know what you're talking about. And, just a bit of advice: exceptions to your argument (Canada, Sweden, China, India) might weaken it, but you don't need to abandon the argument entirely just because I've raised valid historical counter-examples.

What I would like you to do, though, is provide one example of how rolling back "entitlements" or otherwise reducing spending has succeeded in ending a recession of any scale. Until then, the following is the case: 1) I have provided examples contrary to what you assert; and 2) you have not provided a single example supporting your assertion. So, as it currently stands, 3) you have lost the argument, barring further contribution on your part.

Hey, Hyper, I have not asse... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

Hey, Hyper, I have not asserted a thing. As I have already pointed out - although reading comprehension may not be a skill you have in any way achieved any success at - I was not the one who postulated that "countries flourished following cuts to public spending". I took exception to the crap being doled out by Obama and the Dems as the way out of the economic mess we are in.

So if you have a problem with someone who stated this then go find the bastard. Until then you might ought to review a little history. There was a recession following WWII - you know, the "good" war - that affected the entire world. And much as you would not like to admit it, Canada came out of it as much on the coattails of the US as anything else.

Sweden undertook "massive social engineering" and grew their economy. True enough as it goes - But not overnight. The Sewedish experiment has taken decades to come to the point they are in - not with the speed with which Obama and the Dems are attempting. And with the Swedish experiment comes unemployment that has stabilized near the 10% mark. Now there's a standard you might be proud of but one that is a bit high for my liking.

So now the following is the case:
1) Your examples are minimal but could be argued if you ignore the scale (Notice your Japanes assertion went out the window)
2) I never said I was making an assertion - you said I was. I just asked you to step up which you have tried but failed to do except in your own fevered mind
So, as it currently stands,
3) you have not got a single clue who you are arguing with or what about.

So I will repeat: Obama and the Dems are hoping against hope their experiment works. The experiment being that the recession will end on it's own and the "crisis" is needed as cover to change the fundamentals of America. Changes that would never be accepted by the American electorate without the cover of such a crisis.

Admit It!

Canada came out of it as... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Canada came out of it as much on the coattails of the US as anything else.

And where would the U.S. have been without Canadian oil, fresh water, softwood, and minerals? Our countries have a symbiotic relationship, with neither more parasitic than the other (though softwood logging companies in British Columbia would disagree).

I assumed that your criticism of social engineering as a means to mitigate or conclude a recession placed you in the camp of those in favour of reducing spending during recessions--sorry.

My Japanese assertion did not go out the window. That economy grew at breakneck speed and then slowed down--much like the United States economy right now, following several bubbles bursting and an end to consumer largesse. What's happening right now in the U.S. is unavoidable given the past decade's economic shenanigans on Wall Street, and spending a lot of money right now to mitigate the recession can hardly be said to be part of the problem--yet. I would say the same thing about Japan. At no point during their "lost decade" did Japan stop being a first-class place to live or work.

Even if it takes five years for your country to weather the recession, it will not spell the end of America. If your country emerges with a national health insurance program, better infrastructure, and a still-solvent social security program, Obama will be regarded in hindsight as a bold and successful leader--though perhaps too radical for some. You might take some solace in the fact that the Japanese currently enjoy an enviable standard of life.

Hyper, "If your country eme... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

Hyper, "If your country emerges with a national health insurance program, better infrastructure, and a still-solvent social security program, Obama will be regarded in hindsight as a bold and successful leader--though perhaps too radical for some." If all of that comes to pass I might even agree with you.

My own personal feelings regarding economic policy can be summed up by the following:
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 to 2005, Former Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN

Of course redistribution at... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Of course redistribution at a certain level is harmful to the economy, but in left-leaning quasi-socialist countries like Sweden, Canada, and France, there is still an overclass, and still an incredibly good chance that the talented and the hard-working can achieve a luxurious lifestyle.




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