The fiscal cliff deal: America’s European moment. “The troubling similarities between the fiscal mismanagement in Washington and the mess in the euro zone.” Just remember that the US has a fiat currency that its pols can print at will whereas the Euro-cliff-jumpers do not (the ECB is controlled by the EU member states.) So while an EU country could theoretically go bankrupt, our Fed will just print money until a loaf of bread costs $20 or more. Doesn’t that make you feel better?

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poppajoe49
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All these baby steps toward making us a socialist state remind me of this exchange in the movie Escape From LA:

Kurt Russell (Pliskin):
Got a cigarette?

Stacey Keach:
The United States is a non smoking nation, no smoking, no drinking, no drugs, no women, unless of course you’re married, no guns, no foul language, no red meat,

Kurt Russell:
land of the free.

Movie description:
A fascist US president enlists a jailed war hero to retrieve a top secret device Stolen by his daughter on island Los Angeles in 2013

Interesting how the picked 2013 as the setting for the movie.

Sidekick
Member

Dude could surf.

davidintexas
Guest

Here is the core problem as I see it. We have finally reached a tipping point where the Parasites now outnumber Producers. No organism (or nation) can withstand that in the long term.

But I am not giving up. There was a great line in the movie “300” where Xerxes threatens King Leonides by saying, “Our arrows will darken the sky.” The King responded – “Then we will fight in the shade.”

As an alternative quote, the great philosopher Homer J. Simpson had the best line describing what liberals must face constantly – “Why do things that ONLY happen to stupid people, keep happening to me??”

🙂

KimmyQueen
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Of course. When a human body is riddled with any type of disease whose sole purpose is to eat up every single healthy cell it eventually dies. It is simple and it is plain. When I keep hearing people saying things like the rich can afford it, I think that they are thieves. Only thieves believe that by taking something from someone else there is no real crime because the person can afford it. What happens when everyone has NOTHING? When they are essentially dead due to every single healthy thing they had is now gone (eaten up)? What happens to those people that wanted to take things from others? Will they be sad that they were viruses OR will they demand that those that had somehow work for them so they can take again? It is a problem no matter how you slice it.

Not so silent
Member

Just for fun I am going to pretend I am European tonight, I shall smoke terrible cigarettes, drink cheap wine, put my nose in the air and complain about the rich not paying their fair share, and then eat at least a pound of cheese. Oh wait….that an Obama house party…nevermind…

poppajoe49
Member

But, you won’t have Moochelle snarfing up the cheese and dips at your party.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Like any of these treasonous tax fattened hyena care about the massive inflation that’s about to hit. The last thing they will say before the riots start will be how unexpected the latest credit downgrade was.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Okay I am going to say something here… Obamie looks whack but Boehner kind of looks cute right? with the shorts and what not he somehow manages to look manly.. or I’m really crazy right now?

Joe
Member

While we’re making crazy statements on the internet, I actually think Obama looks very dapper. All he’s missing is his cigarette.

poppajoe49
Member

All he’s missing is his cigarette.

And his boyfriend/lover.

KimmyQueen
Guest

ha, ha Obama is gay!

Joe
Member

LoL, where did that come from? That seems very random coming from you.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Not really. For at least a couple of years I have said that I love all Obama is gay jokes and all Al Gore is fat jokes. Have mentioned around the site here and there for a while now.

DefHarryMelon
Member

Maybe he isn’t gay, but just likes to hang out at Man’s Country and do other things like smoke crack while being fellated by gay men like Larry Sinclair, things like this could put the question in mind.

Joe
Member

OMG I forgot about that, thank you.

flashingscotsman
Member

Not that there’s anything WRONG with that.

poppajoe49
Member

To quote a line from a Bugs Bunny cartoon…………..

HASSAN CHOP!!!

flashingscotsman
Member

Wait just a minute here. Obama is gay, we’ve seen evidence of that. He’s also Muslim, we’ve seen that evidence too. Why aren’t the Islamic leaders calling for,…………better not say it.

DefHarryMelon
Member

Dapper? That’s a British thing, is it not? Zippy looks like a frustrated poodle owner that can’t sell his once-dropped rifle. Boner looks tired of yodeling!

sa_rose
Member

Sorry Kimmy. I gotta vote for crazy. Maybe its the stress of the last 3 months. You just need a loooooong rest somewhere quiet and peaceful~ LOL

KimmyQueen
Guest

Obama winning has truly made me insane then… 🙂

sa_rose
Member

Exactly. Join the party!

Sidekick
Member

Crazy.

KimmyQueen
Guest

LOL I just think he is pulling off the boy short thingy there…

Alien
Member

I’m thinking you have a nascent fetish and need to book a trip to Oktoberfest in the ole Bayern ASAP. Still should be a solid Christian conservative bloc there today.. I guess avoid the tourists though

KimmyQueen
Guest

I’ll be real with you, I have had the desire to get a costume like this one: http://www.boozingear.com/lil-garden-girl-beer-girl-costume

and getting my biergaten on. I may actually do it for Halloween, but maybe make the dress a little longer and less ho ho.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Wow! The stalker is either a woman or gay…

poppajoe49
Member

YUMMY!

KimmyQueen
Guest

Well the dress is cute, but admittingly it is a little ho ho. I have not had the courage to do something like that but I do want to do a sexy costume one year. I am also thinking about doing 18th century France like this: http://www.google.com/shopping/product/6692160477631218226?q=marie+antoinette+costume&sa=X&ei=ZCXrUKzAKejY2gWRuoGIBw&ved=0CA8Q1x0

Isn’t that cute? but there are many ways to make it less ho ho, and more conservative so people wont be thinking I looking for a “date” if you catch my drift.

Alien
Member

You would be immensely exotic in that

KimmyQueen
Guest

Oh la la thank you!

poppajoe49
Member

OH YUM!!!
I know you don’t like the ho ho look, but let me just say, I wish that were cake!

KimmyQueen
Guest

I am not even going to lie that it is so cute costume, but obviously just for grown women, I am not advocating for little girls or even teens that is just nasty.

flashingscotsman
Member

I have such pretty ladies riding my rocking horses every October at one event or another. And they PAY ME!

Don’t forget the stockings and heels, Kimmy.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Really? That is interesting.

Sidekick
Member
poppajoe49
Member

One thing I’ve learned, if it says Krugman on the article, don’t read it, I’m already on blood pressure meds, I don’t need to exacerbate it.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong… You spend more money that you take in… you incur debt

You take out a loan and are unable to pay it back you pay little by little or not at all you are in debt

You buy something on credit you are incuring debt…

So basically in order to avoid debt you pay everything up front, right away, buy nothing on credit and take no loans.

Do I understand debt or I am really don’t know what I am talking about?

Sidekick
Member

That’s pretty much it unless you are a blowhard tenured theorist at Princeton.

flashingscotsman
Member

So basically, for our Federal Government to reduce the debt even a little bit, they have to increase income or reduce spending to the level of having a surplus. A real one, not that phony surplus Clinton claimed. That’s gonna take some serious changes. The Republicrats will NOT do it. Period.

drb
Member

oh, God. 🙄

Sidekick
Member

My brain hurt after I read that piece. Spectacularly wrong.

drb
Member

you managed to read it…the whole thing? you’re a strong and brave man.

Sidekick
Member

Only because a FB friend posted it on his wall and I wanted to comment on it. It took two attempts to get through it.

drb
Member

determined too

Sidekick
Member

Glutton for punishment and the Packers are comfortably winning at the moment.

drb
Member

Glutton for punishment …that much I already knew, I mean you still respond to crowley for gosh sake! I guess some people enjoy banging their heads against the wall.

Sidekick
Member

Respond is generous. More like mock.

NodakSuz
Member

The trouble with this country is that people with honesty, brains and deep love of country never win. The ones that do win are overcome with power and greed. That is my humble opinion.

Big Al
Member

I will bet you that the ones with honesty, brains and deep love of country can shoot straighter.

poppajoe49
Member

I bet they don’t even run for office.

flashingscotsman
Member

I’ve always said that a decent man will never be in the White House, because a decent man won’t do what it takes to get there. Hermain Cain proved my point.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Indeed

Big Al
Member

Wee Wee!

sifi
Member

“Doesn’t that make you feel better”?
No, Worse!

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