Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tim Marches On

Geithner, debt ceiling, hope and change, stilton jarlsberg, fuck obama, obama jokes

Yes, yes, I know I said I wasn't going to post a cartoon today, and I'm not necessarily changing the publishing schedule. It's just that I'm finding it pretty darn hard to sit on my hands when there is astoundingly stupid jackassery going on in Washington.

Case in point, Timothy Geithner - a man who can't even figure out his personal taxes (using a computer and TurboTax) - has just declared that rather than raise the debt ceiling or (heaven forbid!) stick to the debt ceiling, America should just throw out the debt ceiling and borrow money with no limits whatsoever. Because if you never stop borrowing, you never have to worry about where the money comes from to pay off your loans! Right? RIGHT...?!

And who's going to tell Geithner that he's crazy? The Democrats have shown that they have so little interest in sticking to budgets that they don't even propose them anymore. And Barack Obama, Geithner, Pelosi, and the rest of the usual suspects have so little understanding (or affection for) our economy that they're demanding another $1.6 trillion in new taxes on job creators.

Hope n' Change was pretty hard on the president's economy during his first term, but in complete fairness we should admit that it's now starting to look pretty darn good compared to what we expect for his second term.


Pete(Detroit) said...


Sorry, couldn't resist.. (Boy, sure am gonna look silly if someone else is posting same time, and beats me..)

Like much of the present administration, I utterly fail to see how Turbo Timmy got CON-effing-FIRMED, much less escaped prosecution. Back during the campaign, and they called Mitt a Felon, I figured that was just there way of recognizing him as serious opponent, and welcoming him to the club. As pretty much EVERYONE they know *is* a felon, and many of them (yes, looking at YOU Rod BlowGuyandShitz) are currently doing time.... (and many more "should" be.
Holy Crap, if the Whirling Crap Weasel (and thanks, Colby, I get a little thrill up my leg EVERY time you use that!) wants to raise revenue, how about starting w/ the $3B outstanding owed in income taxes by current Fed employees? I know, Drop in a bucket, but sooner or later, drops start to add up. And might as well start w/ the low hanging fruit...

Pete(Detroit) said...

And a link, for those who doubt the numbers... LA Times, no less...

Irene Peduto said...

@ SJ Geitner is just another cog in this incredibly ever-growing wheel of incompetents (I know, it's racial to use that term - but he's white, so can I? Incredible as it sounds - borrowing without any limits - I'm thinkin' it's just one of the many, many more to follow. I hear things this Admin. says on FOX; and THAT awakens me during these long sleepless nights - it's gonna be a very long four years.
@Pete - $34,000,000,000 - really? And raise taxes on those who really do provide work for the middle class? OMG!

Irene Peduto said...

@Pete - First! Is a good place to be!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Pete(Detroit)- TurboTax Timmy believes it will hurt America's credit rating if the GOP shows any resistance when the Dems blow through every cent they've borrowed and then whine that there are still shiny things they want to buy. So in order to cure the unseemly spectacle of Left and Right fighting over fiscal responsibility, his answer is to end fiscal responsibility.

Here's a quick question for you, Mr. Geithner (and no fair using your computer): how much money does America need to borrow to get out of debt?

And yes, we should collect every freakin' cent from the Federal employees who haven't paid their taxes - and throw them into jail.

@Irene Peduto- Geithner is blithely talking about policies which can't do anything other than destroy the value of the American dollar (and, oh yeah, America). And sadly, you're right- Obama's administration is filled top to bottom with people who have no more competence than Geithner.

And yes, criticizing him probably is racist, because it's criticizing B. Hussein by extension.

Jim Hlavac said...

The current Democrats don't seem to really connect money with economic activity. Money is free, to be printed, and moved about, and to be given away as the government sees fit -- while economics is just a capitalist construct to keep the poor poor. It's not that they're out to wreck the nation -- it's that they truly believe the laws of economics are suspended for them, or that such laws don't exist in the first place, or for some, are merely capitalist words to keep the rich rich. It's not just an American or Democratic problem, but is going on all over the world; Greece of late, for instance. Eventually, like in the Czech Republic, people wake up -- and then the party is over. In the short term, it's good for some -- in the long term -- bad for all. But they truly don't see this -- it's not so much stupidity or corruption, as a willful world-view that is stuck in fantasy. That we get to live through such "interesting" times is merely our bad luck at the draw.

Mike Porter said...

Stilton: We understand completely.

Irene Peduto: Their souls are lost in the void, a deep, dark black hell from which none may escape - so yes, calling this shit-for-brains elf incompetent is most certainly racist.

Jim Hlavac: I must respectfully but completely disagree - these worthless sons of whores are out to wreck any semblance civility in civilization. Evil assholes cannot rule righteous men, but they can surely be the kings of souls corrupted or defeated through hardship and starvation.

Irene Peduto said...

@ Mike & @ Jim - I agree with Mike on this one - Jim, they know what they're doing - they must know. America cannot continue being the once great nation it has been by being so laden with debt that we cannot protect ourselves in a military show of force. They know - they want a One World Order - America, only America, stands between Soros' dream - that position we hold as a nation appears to be ever more tenuous.
@SJ I do believe this corrupt bunch wants to destroy the dollar & America. The events which have unfolded over the past four years & which continue to plaque our nation - for yet another four years - if we can hold onto America somehow - are not random acts. They are carefully constructed to overthrow our country - from within.

CenTexTim said...

First of all, thanks, Stilt, for the mid-week gift. My best wishes to you and yours -- and all the other readers -- for a truly blessed Thanksgiving. Even with all the crap that's raining down on our heads we still have a lot to be thankful for.

As for the difference of opinion between Jim H. v. Mike and Irene, I'm on Jim's side. I think it's more a matter of ignorance and arrogance than evil, although IMO it's not an either/or question. There is undoubtedly some evil mixed in with the ignorance and arrogance, but I think on balance the ignorance/arrogance coalition wins.

Chuck said...

I don't expect to see a federal Budget ever again. All we’ll see is "surprising" figures regarding unemployment, deficits and poverty (surprising to the left, that is). "We The People" have shown that we don't care, because we've let them get away without fulfilling their Constitutional Mandate to have a budget for the last 4 freaking years.

“Insanity” is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. So where does that leave us? Elections have consequences but we’ve shown that the majority of voters (parasites) are too stupid, lazy and self-centered for the country (host) to survive.

I can’t help but feel that no matter what the few who care do, it will be negated by the lemmings on the idiot left and apathetic, ignorant center.

The lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

Irene Peduto said...

@CenTex - thanks for the good wishes for Thanksgiving - we do still & yet have much for which to be thankful.
But regarding your balancing the conflicting sides of an issue, perhaps it is a semantic difference. I don't think it's evil - it is misguided & intentional - it is intended to take down America. Not evil - although some might call it that - I call it devious, deviant, destructive, arrogant.....

PRY said...

If you've seen the movie 'Idiocracy", you have seen a picture of the mentality, or lack of it, that is in charge. But, I also see it not as ignorance, but am sure they are part of the crowd whose only desire is to break down this country only to rebuild it in a different way.

What gets me when this bunch is running things is, is not this their home too? I think they know what they are doing, but for the life of me cannot figure WHY!! Something outside of the natural order of things is going on here. Let's just call it evil.

Irene Peduto said...

@Pry - it is outside of the natural order but the guys pulling the strings have power & money & influence - they are really outside of the repercussions the rest of us will have to continue to face - each & every day they are in power. Calling it evil is ok if that's what you want to label it - for me - it is a lust for power, influence & money. I always look to the money/power motive when I don't understand something - that is usually all that is behind the curtain of confusion.

graylady said...

This administration and it's friends act out of arrogance, ignorance, lust (not healthy desire but LUST) for power/ influence/money, the desire to destroy our country, it's economy,and the people's rights. How can you NOT call it/them evil.

You need to see THE WORLD WITHOUT US. It is a short film about what world historians and scholars forecast for world civilization without a strong United States. It is available on Netflix and it is terrifying.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jim Hlavac- You're right that Obama, Geithner and the rest of them believe that the "laws of economics" are the kind that kind by rewritten or legislated - when of course, they're just as immutable as the law of gravity.

@Mike Porter- In your subtle way (wry grin), you make an excellent point. I'm pretty sure that Obama, and in all likelihood others in his administration, actively seek the destruction of our economy.

@Irene Peduto- We're clearly in agreement. Barry thinks America is a bad, bad country that needs a spanking. And he's giving it to us bigtime.

@CenTexTim- Just to parse my opinions, I think that Obama DOES want to basically cripple America for the (ahem) "good" of the world - while I think Geithner is just incredibly stupid. It is not meaningless that the man can't even do his own taxes: he's a blithering idiot.

@Chuck- I, too, think we've seen the last federal budget. Why would the Dems suddenly develop an interest, or acquire a taste for accountability? The more the Dems spend, the more people will be made dependent on the state and insist that the fiscal conservatives back off.

Not only are the lunatics in charge of the asylum, they found out where the groundskeepers kept the chainsaws.

@PRY- If anyone HASN'T seen "Idiocracy," they need to do so immediately. It's painful truth becomes more apparent by the day.

And per your question, which was likely rhetorical, I certainly don't believe that Barack Hussein Obama sees this nation as his home. In his own books, he attacks our culture, our history, and our people - and casts himself as some sort of multi-cultural Indonesian outsider who sees through all of the artifice and bullshit (his term) of the American way of life. If there was a single word to sum up Obama's goal for our nation it would be "revenge."

Chuck said...

Yes, I think revenge is it. But what happens to all the elites when the country collapses? Are they immune? Does the law of gravity not apply to them? Don't they knwo they will go down too?

This is a great little video . You have to watch about a third of it before you realize what it really is, but it so accurately describes the left. They destroy something to the point where even they don't want to live there (ie: California), and then they move somewhere else and do it all again (ie: Oregon).

CenTexTim said...

I think PRY got it right ("...break down this country only to rebuild it in a different way"). The intent is to remake America into their vision of utopia. However, one man's Heaven is another man's Hell.

@Irene, you have a point regarding the semantic difference. IMO if someone wants to "take down America" that isevil. It's also many other things, as others have pointed out.

Regardless of what we call it, I think we're all agreed that it is wrong in many ways and for many reasons, and we should all do whatever we can to prevent it.

So much to do, so little time...

Queso Grande, now with nuts! said...

Hey, I'll gladly take once a week......I do have two problems with this one tho......
#1. I seriously doubt he could use 'epiphany' correctly.
#2. Scotch? Nah, he drinks a pansy drink......grasshoppers, or a sloe gin fizz.....maybe wine coolers?
Now when I was gettin' larned up on Storm King Mountain(with the burnouts and a handful of 'ludes, you can't get busted on Storm King Mtn, your folks got $20 thousand bux to loooose).(-sung to the tune of Sugar Mountain), we drank a REAL mens drink.......after shave filtered thru white bread chased with a spoonful of Sanka.
Ahhh, good times, good times.....

John the Econ said...

No, he's not crazy. He's simply on board with the Obama agenda of "fundamentally transforming" America. And completely trashing the US economy and the dollar are the only complete way to achieve that. I see no other logical conclusion that could be made.

For years now, I've argued that we're now in the "post budget" age; where Congress has figured out that budgets and deficits no longer matter and they can just spend and spend without consequence. And since Europe is even less stable than we are, they've been able to get away with it up to now.

But why intentionally destroy the dollar? The main problem now with the "transformation" is that even after 4 years of Obama, there are still way too Americans who are "independent" of government largesse; these are people who do not depend upon either government
checks or contracts, and/or people who spend less than 100% of what they make and use the rest of save & invest. These people have little need of government (beyond the constitutionally anointed ones anyway) and are empowered by their independence. How do you break these people?

There is only one way I can think of: Destroy the dollar!

Destroying the dollar means destroying (and stealing) savings. Without savings, people are no longer independent. With no way to save money, a millionaire is no longer a millionaire. Even if you make $250,000 a year, if you have no way to save or invest that money, you become nearly as vulnerable as the guy making minimum wage. People with savings can survive most of life's "bumps in the road". People with savings can leave jobs they hate for ones that might be better. People with savings can survive losing a job for a period of time. They can survive being sick. They can survive independently. People like this don't need big government, so they don't want it.

But take away the ability to save, and that all changes. Suddenly, we're all vulnerable. And that's where the Democrat's "protection racket" stands ready. You'll have no other choice once the dollar is gone.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Chuck- The "elites" will escape elsewhere if they can, the "effetes" will perish unless they're able and willing to do grunt labor in return for sustenance.

@CenTexTim- Exactly. America must be destroyed for the most part so LibAmerica can be created from the ashes. And yes, this should be prevented in any way possible.

@Queso Grande- Per your incisive critiques, you're no doubt correct that Geithner wouldn't recognize an epiphany if it was studded with nails and he was hit over the head with it. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Regarding Scotch, I think Geithner DOES seem more like he'd prefer some more pansyish form of libation, but in the formulation of the joke I had to get the job done in a single syllable. I'd already used "bottle" to establish quantity, but "whiskey" would be unbelievable, "vodka" is associated with Russia, "brandy" is an old song by Looking Glass, and "vermouth" isn't a funny word unless you're performing Shakespeare and meant to say "forsooth." I'll tell you, humor is much more of a science than you'd think.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@John the Econ- Somehow I knew you'd have some pithy comments on this subject. And you've knocked it out of the park.

The way to subjugate everyone is to make sure that their savings have no value other than what the government dictates. Independence becomes an illusion. And I have no scintilla of doubt that this is the plan - and that it's already so far down the road that I don't know if there's a way back.

John the Econ said...

And @PRY, you are right. "Idiocracy" is real:

Human Beings Are Getting Dumber, Says Study

I mean, look at the kind of person that the government now pays rent for and spends over $60,000 to send to school, and why:

Necron99 said...

I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just go with flow of consciousness.

Every one of these high-roller libtards bent on destroying our grand American Tradition are EVIL. Pure and simple. Every one of them has the where withall, from 0bongo to Cathy Griffin, to convert their fortunes to a viable foriegn currency and bug out to a stable country on their private jets when the dollar is destroyed and things go tits up. Their lackeys in colleges, projects, & subdivisions will be abandoned to fend for themselves against those of us on the side of GOOD who are left behind.

It will be like a "Zombie Apocalypse". Some will sit down and wait for death to come for them because they would rather die than live without their creature comforts & entitlements. Some will panic and run obliviously screaming through the streets like chickens with their heads cut off straight into the arms of death. And then there will be those of us who hunker down, defend ourselves and like minded fellows who will band together to face the new reality.

I spent the day doing yard work at my mothers in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. I had my college age nephew with me who claims to be conservative. He was a little help, but not much. The conversation rolled around to how his lifestyle wasn't any different than the lifestyle of entitlement people he claims to dispise. He couldn't make the connection between a 20 year old kid whose never had a job, who never had to work, who still lives at home, whose parents still pay for everything he has (vehicle, fuel, food, education, money to take his gf out, etc), who spends his days playing HALO, never payed income tax, who can't even start a lawn mower much less operate it properly, is any different from a person the same age who lives in government housing, receives food stamps, receives a gubbamint check, watches reality tv all day, doesn't work, etc. You get the picture.

I give up. I'm tired of having to explain reality to meat puppets. I don't know who's worse? Libtards who foolishly believe and follow their pedagogs in public office, the media, and Hollywood are acting in the best interest of this country, knotheads who believe nothing matters and have their collective heads burried in the sand, or neo-cons who want to live the entitlement lifestyle but are to proud to admit they're doing it or to dumb to realize they're doing it?

As far as I'm concerned, they can all go to the devil, because that's who they've made a deal with. And for what? A false sense of security, a life filled with fleeting amusements & creature comforts, a misplaced sense of superiority to others? Gods Below.

I leave this rant with my favorite lines from Gothe-

Dr. Faust: "Come now, I think Hell a fable."

Mephistopheles: "Aye. Think so still, til' experience change Thy mind."

Velcro said...

But...there are still checks in his checkbook! There's plenty of money!

Anonymous said...

I am "hoping" that my bank will "change" their lending guidelines to more closely resemble the lunacy of Turbo Tax Timmy.

I want them to loan me $25,000 to pay off my $5,000 loan. That way I will be out of debt and show a budget surplus of $20,000.

And of course if they should want me to repay the $25,000 they could always loan me $75,000!

JustaJeepGuy said...

@John the Econ,

As I'm sure you know, people who want to retain their savings will need to invest in the precious metals. Silver, gold, copper, brass, and lead.