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Guaranteed: The Scariest Thing You Will Read All Week

September 19th, 2013 - 7:09 am

Here’s a short series of tweets of mine from ten days ago, when Wiggleroom was stepping on his own penis while walking along the road to Damascus:

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On the worst day of Wiggleroom’s self-made Syrian crisis, Biden found a lame excuse to get the hell out of Dodge. Say what you will about the Veep, but he does possess political instincts. But the guy who says raising the limit doesn’t increase the debt — he’s got to be a real dummy. Or stoned. Or the product of a postmodern education.

I can’t choose, nor can I decide which option is the scariest. But the idea that the Professor is any of the three has me so shaken that I’m actually glad that Vladimir Putin disgraced our Professor for the whole world to see. It’s a horrible realization, but Putin kept us out of a war that would have been led by the guy who thinks that raising the debt limit doesn’t increase the debt.

We’re going to need a lot more “luck” like that if we’re going to make it through the next three years.

POSSIBLY RELATED: Ed Driscoll concludes his latest with one frightening question. Clear the children from the room before clicking.

ONE MORE THING: Yes, raising the debt ceiling really does increase the debt.

FINALLY: Munchies?

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I disagree with you Stephen. He *IS* that dumb. This is the guy who wants to give an island chain full of angry Muslims to Argentina, who thinks Savannah and Charleston are in the "Gulf", who thinks the natives of Vienna speak "Austrian." He's also the guy who thinks more regulators and tax increases will stimulate our economy and drive job growth.

He's the Ted Baxter of American politics. A deep reassuring voice, and absolutely no understanding of anything. Probably has to have help tying his shoelaces in the morning...
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Obama isn't smart.

Ever wonder why the President of Harvard Law Review never published a single signed article of his own? Or why a "con-law lecturer" for 14 years never published a single scholarly article? Or why his first autobiography reads like it was written by a stoned 14 year old dyslexic?

He's not even smart enough to remember his lines like an actor. They have to have TWO teleprompters going for him. Notice how he flounders, meanders, gaffes, and/or filibusters when not reading from them?

Not a smart man, just a deep voice and reassuring mannerisms.
1 year ago
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"....that is the Professor simply isn't very smart."

I assume the Professor bit is snark. He is more of a Guest Lecturer.

But I do assume that Obarky is a bit dense.
1 year ago
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That same average person who is for Bill Maher - another "actor" from the studios of the Democratic Party and Friends - their useful LIVs aka low information voters? Some, many even, among their "best and brightest"?

Those same fans of this studio and stars who bought the products from these "Paper Moon" salesmen? Their "poor and disadvantaged" for their compassionate liberalism?

So compassionate and so liberal that they by force of law compel people who are not compassionate OR liberal to pay the bills for their "poor and disadvantaged".

Who for some strange reason once these compassionate liberals aka "Democrats and Friends" take charge of the management of "Enterprise" USA increase in number and need. Costs for them and progeny now and how far into the future? Why not when "words mean just what I (the speaker/speakers/shills) choose them to mean neither more nor less"?

So who's to take the action to demand compensation - tangible - for harmful products sold with false advertising? Compensation to the injured parties from the product manufacturer in this case the Demiocratic Party and Friends, and their salesmen like Bill Maher and Friends?

Can we expect a "class action suit" from the guardians of the Rights of those who did not choose the product but are nevertheless injured by it and its effects.

You know, the guardians of the Rights and Law of ALL the People, the members of Congress/Senate and Judiciary.

HOPE - what you see is what you get - springs eternal?
1 year ago
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Could we get less snark from the author and more intelligent discussion of the issue?

Having Visa raise your credit limit doesn't increase your indebtedness. Spending more than you take in is what causes you to be in debt, not the size of the credit limit of one of your credit accounts.

The debt ceiling is legislative restriction on the amount of national debt (t-bills) that can be issued by the Treasury. Spending, on the other hand, is controlled by the budgetary process and continuing resolutions.

All branches of the government can continue spending regardless of the debt ceiling: they are already authorized to spend the money so they can.

They accomplish this because the Treasury department isn't their only source of credit.

The government has hundreds of thousands of lines of credit. An example of how it works is that the government employee shows up every day for his job. In return at the end of the month, he expects to be paid. In essence, every employee extends a line of credit to his employer and expects the employer to make good on what he owes. When the government hits the debt ceiling, they won't send out paychecks to pay out what is already owed (unless they find a way to exempt paychecks from the debt ceiling).

As another example, they pick up the phone and order what they want from most vendors and give a purchase order number or their account number. It doesn't really matter if they're dealing with a local doughnut shop or Office Depot, the vendor later turns in their paperwork and depends on the government being good to their word and paying what they owe. But when the government hits the debt ceiling, that whole system breaks down because the government doesn't pay out for what it already spent.

Incidentally, that's exactly what Obama said. For once he told the truth, we should be celebrating.

If you want to stop the spending, you need to stop the spending legislation. Not increasing the debt ceiling actually makes the spending situation worse.

Our national debt in t-bills is financed mostly in short-term notes of less than seven years. Those are continually maturing and being re-issued.

If the government doesn't make good on what it owes every single time, the currently low interest rates we are paying out for t-bills would skyrocket. No one is going to lend you money at low rates if you make it uncertain that you will pay it back. Even if we didn't increase other spending a penny, those older t-bills will continue to mature, be paid off, and re-issued at enormously higher rates.

Yes, not increasing the debt ceiling might frighten some politicians out of some small portion of spending. But any saving that might occur there would be swamped by hundreds of billions of dollars of extra expense paid out on higher interest on our already-existing debt.
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so NOT raising the debt limit means we will default on bills due to inability to borrow and pay them yet you say raising it does not mean we will spend more.
gotcha.
pot kills bran cells.
1 year ago
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Please, please, please people - this man is not a great orator nor does he have a deep, resonant voice. Nor is it soothing or particularly pleasant to hear. Okay, okay, maybe so in comparison to George the Bushes, but you shouldn't believe the hype about this man's speaking abilities. Really, listen to him sometimes instead of letting him drone on in the background.

See, I told you. There, now.
1 year ago
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As short, political commentary goes, this is one of the funniest things I've read that still hits the nail on the head. Too many take away quotes.
1 year ago
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I think his college transcripts should be published. He is the only president in the last two centuries whose education records have been sequestered and sealed. What does this dunce have to hide. Maybe the possibility that he received special treatment because of his race?
1 year ago
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No, that's actually true. Raising the debt ceiling does not increase the debt. Issuing bonds and auctioning them off... THAT increases the debt. How long will it be until that is done? There will be an auction the next day or so. But remember that through prestidigitation you could never understand, the debt has not increased for five-odd months. Whu? Yes, 'Extraordinary Measures' by Treasury have diverted scheduled payments into certain accounts to use the lucre for operating expenses. Hilariously, the foremost piggy bank so rated has been the federal pension plans! Oh, the huge manatees! Now, as soon as the bonds are floated the cash they produce is owed into these accounts. With interest, needless to say.
1 year ago
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to think that people who smoke weed are that stupid is a disservice to us who enjoy a fine smoke
1 year ago
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There is an easy explanation for how Barry O can say something like that: imagine if you spent your whole existence surrounded by infants, with no adult contact. Would it be surprising if, upon your first encounters with grown-ups, you'd find yourself reflexively addressing them in baby-talk?

Donkey party politicians communicate mainly -- almost exclusively -- to their base, the so-called "low-information voters." People who, generally, will believe whatever they're told by their leadership, who will not question what they're told, and who will not bother to educate themselves.

If you spend your existence talking to people like that, after a while you start thinking that *everybody* is a low-information voter. So you start talking to everyone just like you'd talk to a democrat.
1 year ago
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I disagree with you Stephen. He *IS* that dumb. This is the guy who wants to give an island chain full of angry Muslims to Argentina, who thinks Savannah and Charleston are in the "Gulf", who thinks the natives of Vienna speak "Austrian." He's also the guy who thinks more regulators and tax increases will stimulate our economy and drive job growth.

He's the Ted Baxter of American politics. A deep reassuring voice, and absolutely no understanding of anything. Probably has to have help tying his shoelaces in the morning...
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Obama isn't smart.

Ever wonder why the President of Harvard Law Review never published a single signed article of his own? Or why a "con-law lecturer" for 14 years never published a single scholarly article? Or why his first autobiography reads like it was written by a stoned 14 year old dyslexic?

He's not even smart enough to remember his lines like an actor. They have to have TWO teleprompters going for him. Notice how he flounders, meanders, gaffes, and/or filibusters when not reading from them?

Not a smart man, just a deep voice and reassuring mannerisms.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
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