atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#3002: We'll save $5.5 billion over 30 years? The deficit is HANDLED, baby!

If only we stop printing dollar bills, we will have solved our debt problem!

Yep! Out of our current annual deficit of $1,500 billion dollars, we'll save almost $184 million per year! So our annual deficit will drop to a mere $1,499.816 billion! THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF HARD-HITTING DEFICIT REDUCTION WE NEED!

*gack*

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Ignore the science! Science is inconvenient to Planned Parenthood, so we should ignore it.

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Iran tried to launch a monkey into space and failed. That's where you're wrong! It was, in fact, an execution. You see, the monkey said something bad about Mohammed!

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That thing about Iran being behind a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US, on US soil? Obama sez it's an "act of war".

Oh! Does this mean we're going to start bombing Iran now? (Finally?)
President Obama today declared Iran will be isolated from the rest of the world and ‘pay a price’ for its alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. in Washington D.C.

His comments follow Saudi Arabia’s own stark warning to Iran that ‘somebody will have to pay the price’ and a U.S. intelligence chief suggesting the country may have plans for other terror plots.

A dramatic standoff between the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iran is intensifying this week following revelations of the alleged plot and it could end up pushing America to the brink of military conflict.

President Obama said the U.S. will join with partners and allies to ensure Iran will ‘pay a price’ each time it breaks international rules, flouts international norms or does not live up to commitments.

He condemned the Iranian government for ‘a pattern of reckless behaviour’ and revisited Vice President Joe Biden’s comments earlier this week that all options are open in terms of sanctions.
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That's it? "Sanctions"?

Not even "kinetic military action"? Sanctions?
Ray stepped forward. "Gozer the Gozerian? Good evening. I have been empowered by the City of New York to instruct you to cease all paranormal activities and return to your plane or dimension of origin immediately."

There was a pause. Then Gozer asked, "Are you a god?"

Ray looked at Peter, who gave him a confident nod. "...No?"

"Then," Gozer turned away for a moment. "DIE," the being said, turning back to face the Ghostbusters, raising its arms, hands spread. Lightning sprayed from its fingertips, enveloping the men and hurling them towards the edge of the roof. They desperately clung to the cut stone, and after the barrage ceased they took a moment to gather themselves.

Winston found his voice first. "Ray, when someone asks you if you are a god, you say 'yes!'"
This is the situation I think of when someone responds to Iran's acts of war with things like "sanctions".

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BTW that's from memory, and it's been more than a decade since I last watched Ghostbusters. I know that Dan Ackroyd's speech there was a bit longer and more verbose, but I don't care enough about the particulars to go find it. I think it made my point as-is.

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There are now only 4.6 job seekers for every opening, which is down from a high of 7 a couple of years ago.

Go, Obamanomics!!!

*sigh*

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No, STOP Obamanomics! Unemployment is too damned high!

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If a pilot flying on instruments can't tell what the plane is doing, a crash will result.

If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going. I'm just sayin'.

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The rise that has been reported in sales from August to September is entirely due to statistical fiddling. All the sectors posted a drop.
The truth? The entire gain was "seasonal adjustment." All of it. In other words, in actual dollars there was not only no increase there was a net decrease in sales of approximately five percent - not annualized either, month-over-month!
Again, emphasis removed, because I just do not have the time to duplicate Denninger's overuse of it here. All those HTML tags, bold, italic, underline--jeeze, just keeping track of the brackets would be a nightmare. No thank you.

...but I don't want to obscure the point, which is that sales have fallen, not risen, and by a respectable amount to boot.

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I managed a few hours of sleep, but I need a few more before I can function properly. You know what that means.
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