• DeepCough

    Washington has done nothing but makes us all drug addicts in some form or another.

  • DeepCough

    Washington has done nothing but makes us all drug addicts in some form or another.

  • Guest

    What crap. The idea that nations must live within a budget like individuals do is pure economic illiteracy.

    • Anonymous

      i hope that’s sarcasm

    • MoralDrift

      …….tell that to our creditors. Oh wait we already fucking have, for the past half-century or so through our international financial regulatory body the IMF! When you dont abide by the accepted rules of international finance one of two things happens….A) you experience hyperinflation and your country goes to shit as your nation achieves deadbeat status or B) If you flagrantly flip off the IMF and other banking institutions and yet somehow manage to avoid becoming destitute, NATO bombs your country!

      • realnewz

        Yeah it will be interesting to see what happens now that the IMF dude is accused of raping Jennifer Lopez (the maid in manhattan).

  • Emptyflagpole

    What crap. The idea that nations must live within a budget like individuals do is pure economic illiteracy.

  • Anonymous

    i hope that’s sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    …….tell that to our creditors. Oh wait we already fucking have, for the past half-century or so through our international financial regulatory body the IMF! When you dont abide by the accepted rules of international finance one of two things happens….A) you experience hyperinflation and your country goes to shit as your nation achieves deadbeat status or B) If you flagrantly flip off the IMF and other banking institutions and yet somehow manage to avoid becoming destitute, NATO bombs your country!

  • Anonymous

    I think the oil addiction metaphor is much more apt, but at some level I guess it works.

    BUT….until the pentagon takes serious cuts, don’t even think about cutting anything else.

  • MoralDrift

    I think the oil addiction metaphor is much more apt, but at some level I guess it works.

    BUT….until the pentagon takes serious cuts, don’t even think about cutting anything else.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Any Drugs worth doing should be free … and mandatory!

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Any Drugs worth doing should be free … and mandatory!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Washington IS a drug addict…and what they’ve learned best from the experience is how to lie convincingly and appeal to everyone else’s generous or sympathetic nature.

    Just the same, a raised debt ceiling is not the end of the world…but the people advocating against it are almost universally the tools of corporations…which means that by default, since they are unutterably evil and wholly and completely corrupt in every sense of the word, I must oppose what they desire just to be safe.

    Note that you can’t always trust them to say clearly what they desire…they know that people distrust them and often talk both sides. What you can count on is millions getting spent on ads…once they go far enough that large sums are being spent…you can be sure that whatever their message is, the opposite is where you belong.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Washington IS a drug addict…and what they’ve learned best from the experience is how to lie convincingly and appeal to everyone else’s generous or sympathetic nature.

    Just the same, a raised debt ceiling is not the end of the world…but the people advocating against it are almost universally the tools of corporations…which means that by default, since they are unutterably evil and wholly and completely corrupt in every sense of the word, I must oppose what they desire just to be safe.

    Note that you can’t always trust them to say clearly what they desire…they know that people distrust them and often talk both sides. What you can count on is millions getting spent on ads…once they go far enough that large sums are being spent…you can be sure that whatever their message is, the opposite is where you belong.

    • RonPaul2012

      “but the people advocating against it are almost universally the tools of corporations” I am glad that you said “almost universally” because Ron Paul most definitely does not fall within that categorization. 

      • Tuna Ghost

        Ron Paul in a Salon article a few years old:

        Paul describes the federal airline security system as an extra-constitutional affront to civil liberties, and thinks security should be handled by the private sector. Then he takes a rather un-presidential jab at the appearance of many TSA screeners, a workforce heavily populated by minorities and immigrants. “We quadrupled the TSA, you know, and hired more people who look more suspicious to me than most Americans who are getting checked,” he says. “Most of them are, well, you know, they just don’t look very American to me. If I’d have been looking, they look suspicious … I mean, a lot of them can’t even speak English, hardly. Not that I’m accusing them of anything, but it’s sort of ironic.”

        This is not the first time Paul has veered into potentially insensitive territory. In 1992, a copy of his newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report, criticized the judicial system in Washington, D.C., before adding, “I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” Under a section headlined “Terrorist Update,” the following sentence ran, “If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
        Yeah he’s the guy we want for president in 2012.  Aside from these comments, he’s against federally mandated civil rights and is anti-gay rights and anti-abortion.  Let me ask you: is he not a shill of corporations because he doesn’t want the government to interfere with their chasing profits at the expense of, well, everything? 

  • RonPaul2012

    “but the people advocating against it are almost universally the tools of corporations” I am glad that you said “almost universally” because Ron Paul most definitely does not fall within that categorization. 

  • realnewz

    Yeah it will be interesting to see what happens now that the IMF dude is accused of raping Jennifer Lopez.

  • TorgIshere

    meh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002090676582 Torg Ishere

    meh

  • Tuna Ghost

    Ron Paul in a Salon article a few years old:

    Paul describes the federal airline security system as an extra-constitutional affront to civil liberties, and thinks security should be handled by the private sector. Then he takes a rather un-presidential jab at the appearance of many TSA screeners, a workforce heavily populated by minorities and immigrants. “We quadrupled the TSA, you know, and hired more people who look more suspicious to me than most Americans who are getting checked,” he says. “Most of them are, well, you know, they just don’t look very American to me. If I’d have been looking, they look suspicious … I mean, a lot of them can’t even speak English, hardly. Not that I’m accusing them of anything, but it’s sort of ironic.”

    This is not the first time Paul has veered into potentially insensitive territory. In 1992, a copy of his newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report, criticized the judicial system in Washington, D.C., before adding, “I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” Under a section headlined “Terrorist Update,” the following sentence ran, “If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
    Yeah he’s the guy we want for president in 2012.  Aside from these comments, he’s against federally mandated civil rights and is anti-gay rights and anti-abortion.  Let me ask you: is he not a shill of corporations because he doesn’t want the government to interfere with their chasing profits at the expense of, well, everything? 

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