• Redacted

    One Warrior to another, one man willing to risk it all? The Capitalists trained me to fight. I swore to defend the Constitution. I will do so. I learned to fight in their Iraq “war”. I am an Infantryman, and fear is my ally. 

    Death to the enemies of the Constitution.

  • Anonymous

    One Warrior to another, one man willing to risk it all? The Capitalists trained me to fight. I swore to defend the Constitution. I will do so. I learned to fight in their Iraq “war”. I am an Infantryman, and fear is my ally. 

    Death to the enemies of the Constitution.

  • Nunzio X

    The USA is the Mike Tyson of nations: no longer young and powerful and rich, but sliding down the chute by comparison to what it once was.

    Meh. Easy come, easy go.

    • Bigdickmegaherz

      We need to make it the ROCKY of Nations. Old bitter, and still able to put up a fight.

      • DeepCough

        It will never be the Rocky of Nations again because it wasted to much money around the world playing Rambo.

  • Nunzio X

    The USA is the Mike Tyson of nations: no longer young and powerful and rich, but sliding down the chute by comparison to what it once was.

    Meh. Easy come, easy go.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Okay, this IS funny.

    But this is what I take out of it:  What the hell DO we have to lose now?  Spineless O’Barmy caved into the demands of pseudo-populist Tea Party types by demanding a secret conclave to enact the inevitable cuts–away from the glare of negative publicity. And STILL the debt got downgraded.

    As in fact it should. The message here is pretty clear to all but the thickest Tea Baggers: “It’s about the Revenues, Stoopid!”

    I say screw Obama, screw Boehner, screw Reid.  Light up the freakin’ boards:  Demand that the hearings be made public.  Demand that the Tea Partiers actually put up or shut up for once.  Demand True Populism.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, this IS funny.

    But this is what I take out of it:  What the hell DO we have to lose now?  Spineless O’Barmy caved into the demands of pseudo-populist Tea Party types by demanding a secret conclave to enact the inevitable cuts–away from the glare of negative publicity. And STILL the debt got downgraded.

    As in fact it should. The message here is pretty clear to all but the thickest Tea Baggers: “It’s about the Revenues, Stoopid!”

    I say screw Obama, screw Boehner, screw Reid.  Light up the freakin’ boards:  Demand that the hearings be made public.  Demand that the Tea Partiers actually put up or shut up for once.  Demand True Populism.

  • Reasor

    Uncle Sam is welcome to be Lord Humungous, as long as I get to be the Feral Girl.

  • Anonymous

    Uncle Sam is welcome to be Lord Humungous, as long as I get to be the Feral Girl.

  • Bigdickmegaherz

    We need to make it the ROCKY of Nations. Old bitter, and still able to put up a fight.

  • Bigdickmegaherz

    We need to make it the ROCKY of Nations. Old bitter, and still able to put up a fight.

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

    Understandable choice by S&P. It isn’t about fair or nice or right…its about reality. We’ve done nothing to promote confidence in our future. We have no substantive plans to increase jobs or wages. We have made no concessions in taxing the very wealthy…instead merely slashing services to the poor and middle class. We are on the path of retreat from glory…snatching failure from the jaws of success. Until and unless we rise to the occasion and structure taxes to promote job growth (instead of rewarding offshoring and hoarding of capital)…we will remain a failing economy save for the very wealthiest…who can afford to invest globally and still profit while we crumble.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Bravo, chief!

      But I still, gots a twitchin’ in me in trigger finger that tells me stormy weather’s a’ comin’ in the Autumn.  When I heard about the S&P report (I still have to read the whole text), this is the subtext that flashed in my mind:

      “S&P to America:  If y’alls’ coffers is empty, where’s our next bailout gonna come from?”

      Why did S&P wait until late yesterday–AFTER market close on a summer weekend to announce?  Because they don’t want to scare financiers TOO shitless.  In reality, AAA, AA+, it’s all the same thing:  Investors don’t have anywhere more reliable to go.

      Obama’s an idiot and will certainly fcuk up the denoument just like he kfcued up the beginning and the middle.  But a savage populist like Huey Long would see the writing on the wall:  America has Wall Street by the nards.  I say get out the knives.  Rusty and jagged, preferrably, because it SHOULD hurt.

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

    Understandable choice by S&P. It isn’t about fair or nice or right…its about reality. We’ve done nothing to promote confidence in our future. We have no substantive plans to increase jobs or wages. We have made no concessions in taxing the very wealthy…instead merely slashing services to the poor and middle class. We are on the path of retreat from glory…snatching failure from the jaws of success. Until and unless we rise to the occasion and structure taxes to promote job growth (instead of rewarding offshoring and hoarding of capital)…we will remain a failing economy save for the very wealthiest…who can afford to invest globally and still profit while we crumble.

  • Anonymous

    Bravo, chief!

    But I still, gots a twitchin’ in me in trigger finger that tells me stormy weather’s a’ comin’ in the Autumn.  When I heard about the S&P report (I still have to read the whole text), this is the subtext that flashed in my mind:

    “S&P to America:  If y’alls’ coffers is empty, where’s our next bailout gonna come from?”

    Why did S&P wait until late yesterday–AFTER market close on a summer weekend to announce?  Because they don’t want to scare financiers TOO shitless.  In reality, AAA, AA+, it’s all the same thing:  Investors don’t have anywhere more reliable to go.

    Obama’s an idiot and will certainly fcuk up the denoument just like he kfcued up the beginning and the middle.  But a savage populist like Huey Long would see the writing on the wall:  America has Wall Street by the nards.  I say get out the knives.  Rusty and jagged, preferrably, because it SHOULD hurt.

  • DeepCough

    It will never be the Rocky of Nations again because it wasted to much money around the world playing Rambo.

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  • hawaiiguy

    Soo we should give them ass chaps?

  • Anonymous

    Soo we should give them ass chaps?

  • Misinformation

    Not that the economy should have a high rating but, uh, why the fuck does anyone care what S&P or any other rating agency says. I realize ’08 was a long, long time ago but S&P gave AAA ratings to tons of mortgage-backed securities before the crash.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/top-3-ratings-agencies-harm-world-not-exist-142938601.html

    • SF2K01

      The only way it matters is that there are higher interest rates. Also certain sectors of society are bound by law to only use AAA investments (mostly the kind of things 401ks are supposed to invest in) so it will end up juggling some things around.

  • Misinformation

    Not that the economy should have a high rating but, uh, why the fuck does anyone care what S&P or any other rating agency says. I realize ’08 was a long, long time ago but S&P gave AAA ratings to tons of mortgage-backed securities before the crash.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/top-3-ratings-agencies-harm-world-not-exist-142938601.html

  • Elmyr23

    i don’t know how to even put into words how dumb a stock market is. the only thing i can think of is ben afleck in jay and silent bob strike back taking to jay and bob “fictional charcters”

  • Elmyr23

    i don’t know how to even put into words how dumb a stock market is. the only thing i can think of is ben afleck in jay and silent bob strike back taking to jay and bob “fictional charcters”

  • Anonymous

    The only way it matters is that there are higher interest rates. Also certain sectors of society are bound by law to only use AAA investments (mostly the kind of things 401ks are supposed to invest in) so it will end up juggling some things around.