Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Our buddy Elmer's Brother emailed this to's important to read and understand how the stimulus actually didn't work at all:

It's a slow day in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.
As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
(Stay with this.....and pay attention)
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.
The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the motel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.
(Almost done...keep reading)
              The motel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves.

              No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of optimism and glee.

              And that, my friends, is how a "stimulus package" works!



DaBlade said...

Hmmm... let's see. The first "transaction" started with a zero interest loan. Does the visiting tourist have a few spare $Trillion we can borrow at the same rate?

Impertinent said...

This is because...Obama is the king of unfulfilling empty platitudes?

Heroes Are Ordinary Men Who Do Extraordinary Things in Extraordinary Times said...
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Heroes Are Ordinary Men Who Do Extraordinary Things in Extraordinary Times said...

This blog does a great job showing the difference between a reasonable minded person and a far lefty Nut. If you believe the stimulus worked despite failing so remarkably that even Obama admits it failed, then you're a far lefty nut.

Now Obama admitting it failed does NOT at all, by any means make him a moderate, he passed the stimulus after all... He was told it would fail, why it would fail and how it would fail. The stimulus did not meet a single benchmark Obama and his admin themselves set.
Supporting Obama is supporting socialism and that makes you un-American. You Lefty Nuts think that anyone who does not belong to your insane cult is an extremist. Well I have news for you all, you people are out of your minds!
Lets look at this thru the magic of the magnifying glass and get this straight. Let’s see, throwing a multi-trillion-dollar entitlement package out at a already failing situation is supposed to help get it in shape? Or is it throwing a multi-trillion-dollars out the window!
Obama is the most inept, extremist president in history. Our government sucks! The Affordable Care Act is a huge debacle founded on ideology and only dumb ass ideologues support it!
If the stimulus had worked we wouldn't be extending UE benefits that were passed as an "emergency" 4-5 years ago, today.

If the stimulus had worked we wouldn't have far less people actually working today than in 2009, or 2010, or 2011... or 2012.....

If the stimulus had worked the FED wouldn't have printed over 2 trillion dollars and just as of this last month "tapered" spending to a whopping 75 billion a month.
So, If you are a loony Lefty and you believed that it did work, I’d like to know when did you have your lobotomy, because you are truly hopeless!! Only the extremist liberals think that it worked.An extremist liberal is basically a communist, like Obama, and other lunatics like Nancy Pelosi, Shiela Jackson Lee, Harry Reid, and of course Joe Biden.
The stimulus was simply degrees of stupidity and ignorance. Lefty extremists are extremely stupid and ignorant
And another thing, you know what I get sick and tired of? The whiny bed wetters on the left blaming the President’s failures and incompetence completely on Congress. And if you heard him last night you know what i mean! It is really discouraging to read the nonsense written by people on the delusional left constantly blaming someone else. Like spoiled little brats the Progressives are still blaming the Bush administration for everything including Justin Bieber's drunken driving arrest.
Maybe the administration should just have drones fly over the Ghetto’s and throw bales of money out?

The2ndAmendment said...

“Heroes Are Ordinary Men” did a pretty good job and hit the nail on the head.
Question: What does President Barack Obama know about the economy?

Answer: Nothing!

The stimulus could have worked if Obama had cut spending to a reasonable level, and reformed entitlements. There is a real cure, but it takes effort and sacrifice. Raise taxes and SLASH expenses and SPENDING! . If not, our precious little ivory tower of grandeur militarism and blind patriotism will collapse, it’s as simple as that.

But no, Obama just tells the Treasury to print more dollars so we can pay off this debt, PROBLEM SOLVED! Like he was born yesterday!
Greed and corruption brought down Rome a great republic and it looks like those two imbeciles in the White House could ruin America.
A more stupid, and corrupt bunch has never infested DC like these clowns.

PS.. Liberalmann, give it up already, you’re making a fool out of yourself.

Jim at Asylum Watch said...

Everyone got paid for their goods or services except the hotel owner.

Thersites said...

Money is in reality just an embodiment, a condensation, a materialization of a network of social relations, the fact that it functions as a universal equivalent of all commodities is conditioned by its position in the texture of social relations. (Zizek, "The Sublime Object of Ideology")

Anonymous said...

President Obama was exactly right. Some people don’t like him because he’s African-American. I didn’t think this was even remotely controversial. But wow. Some of the usual suspects erupted in protest, behaving suspiciously defensive when, in fact, the president wasn’t really talking about them specifically.

Let’s rewind.

In a profile published on Sunday in The New Yorker, the president said, “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.” He continued, “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

Predictably, the conservative entertainment complex lost its collective bowel control and ended up proving Obama’s point!

Fact: there are more than a few people who think it’s terrible that there’s an African-American president. It has nothing to do with successes or failures. I’ll come back to this point.

Doth protest too much, methinks.

You clearly don’t get it. Indeed, while the president has made some mistakes along the way, he’s been routinely assaulted by all sides for almost every reason. On the left, he’s worse than Bush. On the right, he’s a Brundlefly of Mao, Hitler and Stalin. On the left, he’s corporatist. On the right, he’s a communist. Everything from his use of Teleprompters to the Affordable Care Act has been framed as a scandal and punctuated with the obligatory “gate” suffix. Anyone at Glenn Beck’s tree fort ever heard of Darrell Issa?

That aside, whether you voted for him or not, it’s an empirical fact that more than a few white Americans who think the Obama presidency represents the emerging Browning of America and the end of white civilization. They believe that this menacing (yet also somehow effete) black guy is unlawfully occupying the White House — a black guy whom they seriously believe to be an Islamic sleeper cell.

JonBerg said...

T 2nd A......

"Obama just tells the Treasury to print more dollars so we can pay off this debt, PROBLEM SOLVED! Like he was born yesterday!"

Then he brags that [HE] cut the [deficit] in half. Well, he must think that his remaining supporters were "born yesterday"! I wonder why he never mentions that under his regime the [debt] has increased by >70%? OK, I don't really wonder.

Ed Degorio said...

We ALL wonder

Z said...

DB.........I wish!

Imp; sad, isn't it.

Heroes.......thanks.....even Candy Crowley, last night, told Barbara Boxer the jobs being created aren't very good jobs..

2nd Amendment; You could be right about that...thanks; good to consider. But they can't cut entitlements or they lost votes.

Jim....with no real money backing their payments, but yes.

Thersites...but we're stuck with it!

Anonymous; nobody who spouts your silly bigotry here EVER responds when we ask "how are conservatives who'd vote for Allen West, or some black candidate they really liked, racist?"
Also, how do you types explain that Obama's number among those who elected him are way down? Do some math, pal. And don't come here and insult anymore.

JB..go figure :-)


Bat Masterson said...

As for Obama’s speech last night, in short it was a rather incoherent speech from a president who seems unsure how to be relevant but rather unsure as what to do and what not to do.
He demanded that congress create jobs while the Keystone pipeline is still waiting on his signature, thousands of jobs could have been created, if it weren't for his defiance.
The Steel Industry has gone to China and Japan, and the electronics industry has gone to Korea. And we all know that we lost the automobile industry, so what’s left?
The speech was much to long, and at times it was defiant, and felt almost appeasing, pacifying, and yet defiant. But mostly the speech was forgettable, another long list of policy proposals that will never happen and cannot, and will not be accomplished.
Ted Cruz was correc when he said that “every real American should be concerned about Obamas total disregard for our Constitution”
Obama thinks that constantly trashing the Republican party is the way to get his dailed policies passed. But rather he has taken the first step down a road that leads to Civil War. America has become a leftist dictatorship. This is what the left expected when they elected this president, someone who will do whatever he pleases so long as it is in their interest. The only reason we dońt have a civil war is that they haveńt actually started confiscating property and destroying their opposition on a massive scale, but they will go as far as they think they can.
Ted Cruz tells the truth. Obama constantly us lies. Obamás arrogance is sickening

The Political Chic said...

Mr. Obama said “is not going to tell the American people that he’s going to wait for Congress.”

Not only has Obama behaved extra-constitutionally, but he is so arrogant as to threaten to continue operating outside of the legislative branch.
He makes clear..."I have a pen"...that he will govern via executive orders, whether or not the Congress has sent laws that authorize his actions.
Since this man became President,
1.More than 6.7 million more Americans have been plunged into poverty since Obama became President.

2.Real household income is down 5% since Obama became President.

3. Consumer prices are up 10.2% since Obama became President.

4. Total federal debt is up 58% since Obama became President.

5. Gasoline prices are up 82% since Obama became President.

6. Food stamp recipients up 49% since Obama became President.

7. Debt held by the public is up 89% since Obama became President.

8. Median family income in 2012 was $62,241, or 5.1 percent below the inflation-adjusted 2008 level.
The number of persons living in poverty also worsened again in 2012, according to the most recent Census figures. As of last year, 46,496,000 persons lived in households with income below the official poverty line, an increase of nearly 6.7 million since 2008 and 249,000 since 2011. The total poverty rate remained unchanged in 2012 at 15 percent of the total U.S. population. So for the second straight year, the poverty rate was 1.8 points higher than it was in 2008.
Obama?s Numbers, October Update

9.... in today’s recovery — the slowest in the modern era going back to 1947 — private capital investment has lagged badly. ... so has the jobs situation, with 92 million dropping out of the workforce altogether. A labor-participation rate of 62.8% and an employment-to-population rate of 58% are historic lows indicative of the anemic jobs recovery. Big Business Swings Behind a Mantra of Growth - The New York Sun

10. Even Tavis Smiley a Black proponent, one of the biggest progressives around : 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

Isn't it about time for the Congress to stand up for it's rights and do something!

Duckys here said...

Political chic, you want congress (which I assume means the Tea Party) to do something.

You reject Keynesian programs even in Kapital's götterdämmerung.

What do you want them to do?
Cut spending and reduce demand?

Duckys here said...

Also please note that the village arrangement was self sustaining regardless of how high they ran the debt.

Sam Huntington said...

We reject Keynesian economics because his assumptions were flawed. And, as incredible as it seems, an avowed communist comes here to lecture us about capitalism. We tire of your banalities, Ducky … we really do.

Impertinent said...
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Impertinent said...

Lies, aggression, antipathy, contentiousness and animosity. His Imperial disdain and contempt for conservatives and Congress in general too, was not missed.

One hour and 7000 words to tell Congress to piss off...he'll do what he wants, when he wants by pen and phone, so the hell with the other 2 branches of this Republic.

Obama has taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. He is verbally abusive to the citizenry, and he displays an animus for civility.

Jarhead said...

Dear Mr. President:
It didn’t seem possible, but even after my lowest expectations of you, from the very beginning five years ago when I thought that you were the bottom-of-the-barrel, I figured you could never again disappoint more than that....But you did it. You really, surely did. As you know and as required by the Constitution, a sitting president is required to inform Congress of the state of our union once per year during his term(s). Today, we'll be fact checking that speech.
The Lair-in-Chief who was elected and re-elected on Affirmative Action and white liberal guilt. Made one of his most UN-memorable, and worse speeches last night. I thought the speech was very sad because number one, no one is interested in Global Warming any longer, and no one cares about your immigration reform either. We have much to mush to worry about with the economy and with terrorism these days!
Over and over all I heard for the past 5 years was Obama saying that he will not rest until...... on and on. I went back and looked at last years speech and 3 years back. It is the same speech just with different "I will's and I shall". He is still working around the edges to the economy and he still thinks that the rich got rich by robbing the poor. Same as all the years back.
Am I wrong or was Obama was initially elected to bridge the divide between liberals and conservatives.
Well he certainly dropped the ball on that. To me that is his biggest failure from day one.
He passed Obamacare with not one vote from conservatives. What does that tell you about his “Hope and Change”? It tells me that nobody wants him or his Hope and Change.
First, the unemployment rate has not gone down for lack of unemployment, but for retiring baby boomers and disoriented job seekers simply leaving the labor force. As recently as December of last year, 917,000 Americans left the workforce.
Second, America does indeed possess more oil reserves than the Middle East and the world combined, but what he fails to mention is that it sits under federally owned land. Attempts to take advantage of that supply via the Keystone XL pipeline have been rebuffed by the his Administration. It is true we produce more oil than we buy, but gas prices have not translated, which cost an average of $3.26 a gallon.

Jarhead said...

Thirdly and most importantly, Obama claims our deficits have been cut in half. In fact, that is a rather bold lie. In his 5 years so far, he ran 4 consecutive $1 trillion budget deficits, with last year dipping into the $900 billion range. Obama made a $3.8 trillion budget proposal to congress last April, suggesting that any "cuts" would be minimal. It may look good on paper, but the bill would almost cancel out any reductions put in place as it proposes. Don't let the $734 billion budget deficit fool you this year, since roughly $2 dollars more will spent per every $1 dollar cut from the deficit.
Lastly Obama has done little to remedy the flow of jobs leaving America for countries overseas. Five years ago, he promised revamp the tax code to make hiring less hostile to American corporations. So far none of that has happened. It is debatable when he says that "business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest." In two years spanning 2008 through 2010, trade with China cost America roughly 450,000 jobs
As far as conservatives are concerned, they were left on a deserted island
to starve. So much for hope and change, so much for getting both sides to talk and compromise....a major lie to get elected and then get his way is what Obama is all about. All he does is attack the conservatives on every issue, so how does expect them to compromise with him on anything?
And on Obamacare, Obama won the election because of his intentional, often-repeated "you can keep your plan" lie, one that was put out by his political team after weighing the pros and cons of lying. It was decided that the short-term gains of the lie (election won) outweighed the inevitable blow-back of lying. Which may turn out to be true, although things look pretty bleak for the Dems come mid-terms- even before the other Obamacare lies (you can keep your doctor) are fully exposed.
No liberals here can or will refute that their party used intentional lying as a tactic to win the election. All they can do is attempt to deflect. Which makes them complicit in the administration's dishonesty. Lying: it's a progressive disease.

Just Saying It Like It Is said...

Lets see now,
Obama didn't get 10 minutes into his speech before he told about 3-4 lies, I guess that was good for him, he usually tells about 8 or 9 lies in that about of time.. :

Emily said...

And that Nut Job Progressive thought he was “Great” because he had a stooge wearing a Army Uniform with the Moocher in the audience. Even though he hates the military.

Duckys here said...

Actually we thought it was vulgar to us a wounded soldier as a prop at the same time that veteran's pensions and benefits are being cut.

JonBerg said...

Political Chic.....

"Total federal debt is up 58% since Obama became President."

I'm not sure when that calculation was derived but from what I gather, today it's more like 72.4%. Of further interest:

THE DEBT TO GDP RATIO has gone from 68% @ the end of Fiscal Year 2008 to 99% @ the end of Fiscal Year 2013. If not yet, it will soon be >100%. I couldn't stomach watching that fraud, last night. Did he happen to mention any of this?

The above was derived from:

Real Time Us Debt Clock & US Economy.

Truthanator said...

When yoúve been exposed as "Liar Of The Year" nothing you say afterwards is believable.
Odumbo has been reduced to a typical lying liberal / progressive/ dumbocrat. Even Democrat Senator Kristin Gillibrand from New York, from his own party said that she knew Obama was lying when he told Americans they could keep their doctors and health insurance under Obamacare. They all knew, But only NOW that it’s out in the open these people are willing to admit it. Goes to show us how dedicated the Dems are to transparency and integrity. But none of them had the decency to say so. That’s Dems for you. At least she came out ans said so to retain her dignity and integrity and to tell the truth
Most of America knew obama was lying. He always has, and, always will, always blaming somebody else for his lies. His “legacy” stinks. What must his kids think about him, knowing how much their father is hated by most Americans, and, realizing what a lying cheat he is? Both he and his Mooching wife never had any love or respect for our country. It was far more important to not miss an opportunity to falsely blame the Republicans . The scandals are piling up faster than manure in a stable.
And all these deadbeats Progressives/Liberals over at the PR blog continue to “Stand By Their man” They aren’t even embarrassing to watch this loser even when he is caught.
But I guess that it worked didn't it. The low-life, low -info voters bought it, and obama and the dem senate got reelected in 2012!.

Dr. H.S. said...

In their latest interview with Michelle Obama, People magazine asked if there were role models the First Lady looked at to think “When I’m 70 or 80, I want to look and live like Jane Fonda...

I'm Shocked. Shocked, I tell ya.

Anonymous said...

From Z of GEEEZ:

Bat Masterson; And many Americans buy into it...and Obama and the Dems know that. Very few people ask questions, they're just used to hearing what stinkers Republicans are, how they don't care about anybody, they just want guns and wars. People honestly don't understand the truth.

Political Chic; All of AMerica's standing by watching this president sign in stuff that's totally wrong to do. And the left just keeps reminding Americans how many of those Bush and Reagan did. Makes no matter how monumentally America-changing Obama's are.
Nobody's doing a THING to stop this president. As a matter of fact, I frequently say "If you want an Obama scandal to go away, get it all exposed (facts and figures) and have Darryl Issa do a senate hearing.." Poof! It's GONE.

Ducky..Congress is the Tea Party? I much better it would be if all of Congress put America first and wanted to live by the Constitution...dream on.

Jarhead...doesn't MATTER that you're right. NOBODY is listening ...people actually believe the White House spin. Sadly.


Truthanator: "reduced to"? He invented it.

Anonymous said...

From Z again:

Dr. H S....are you kidding? Michelle is THAT tone deaf or THAT far left that she'd really mention Jane Fonda as a hero? WOW.

Ducky, by the that the royal 'we'?

JB..thanks for that information

JonBerg said...

Dr. H.S.,

Don't miss M4e's blog site for a real insight into your comment @:

skudrunner said...

He read a good speech, didn't say anything new and couldn't quite get his facts straight.

Lets not improve education so people could learn skills and earn more instead lets raise minimum wage so people don't have to acquire skills. Lets not reform the tax code to eliminate tax breaks for the rich lets just raise taxes on small business owners. Lets not work with congress because he doesn't need them, after all he has a phone and a pen.

He may not be much of a president but I bet he could organize a great picnic, as long as someone else is paying.

Crusader Frank said...

Another wonderful job of pointing out how the progressives seek to "take care" of us.

Last night was that moment for Barack Hussain Obama..

Obama opened his State of the Union address, full of his old familiar lies and shifting the blame.
The rhetoric, and hypocritical, had a familiar tone the President who keeps boasting that he will rule with a pen as his scepter, was suddenly talking about Global Warming and other nonsense, speaking and crediting the American people for everything including understanding about the Middle East.
Huh? There was a time when Obama’s speeches captivated the audiences. Now his speeches are like an old songs that has played over and over again full of old dead idealisms and nothing real and nothing new, only the speeches of Hope and Change just create a political campaign speech where nothing but disasters t happen .It was the most disconnected from reality speech in the history of America. The man is a compulsive liar, and he is no longer convincing. This Fraud in Chief usurped the worst of the worst that has ever held the position of the President of these United States.
WORST of all in this insufferably predictable and tedious speech was the repulsive use of the severely damaged Army Ranger who was sitting next to Michelle with his Father on the other side of him. He was cynically used as a metaphor for "Recovery", literally. The same recoveryless "Recovery" the entire country has been on throughout 5 years of Obama policies. The soldier got the longest Standing Ovation I have ever witnessed--- since Obama himself is way past getting anything more than the standard applause to dignify the office.

Mustang said...

Divorce rates increase under President Obama. The al-Qaeda threat increased under Obama. Man, the benefits of progressivism never diminishes.

Kid said...

Actually, the motel proprietor is out the 100 since the hooker paid him with the disappearing money.

Kid said...

Political Chic. Nice, Add the labor participation rate is back to pre-Reagan 1978 levels, as erpoted by the government, so it's probably/surely worse.

And given fewer Americans are able to even balance a check book, let alone read, the dems know they can say whatever they want and the masses will just accept it. You even have bozo's on FOX talking about the 'great economic recovery'.

Mustang said...

It is a great economic economy if you’re talking about the value of bit coin and you ignore the real unemployment rate. As long as the government keeps buying up bonds, the stock market will continue to increase and everyone can resolve that Obama’s America is just swell.

Impertinent said...


" that veteran's pensions and benefits are being cut..."

I read today that they might be feeling some shame after seeing the soldier last night...they're going to restore the cuts from what I've read today. Yet the fact that these POS did it in the first place...earns them a bucket of piss.

Anonymous said...


I got the impression they'd be restoring cuts last night somehow...maybe even they can feel shame. I'm not sure.

The whole thing was so funny; I had to turn it off when Obama was saying GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT!!!
The man doesn't think any scientists he doesn't agree with have any validity at all, apparently..scary.
Oh, and "WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING FAST" As if NYC was floating in a sea of iceberg waters....:-)

Kid said...

Z, GW, Needless to point out, China and India are in competition to produce more CO2 than the other. Even killing its citizens with pollution to do so.

GW is BS, but for fun, let's say the unclothed nincompoop emperor and his band of thieves are right by accident.... We could all drive Priuses or ride bikes and it wouldn't even be spitting into outer space.

This is the kind of unbelievable nonsense politicians, especially democrats have found they can get away with spewing out on national TV and not even be the slightest bit of concern for present or future ridicule. It's so bad, it's about impossible to talk about, which is no doubt why its so bad. hitler taught them that.

Kid said...

Mustang, and 5 or 8 years from now, or maybe 3? The Fed will simply write off the 5 trillion or so it will have on its balance sheet that it Gave to the banks in return for worthless mortgage paper so the banks didn't have to deal with a loss. And everyone lived happily ever after. Except the middle class.

Not to worry, obamacare is in place to write them off too, sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

From Z;

Kid, you do know, of course, that the UN is coming after us for too many emissions, etc. Things like that are laughable. You're so right about China and India, and a LOT of Eastern European countries, too. Spewing into the atmosphere...but WE, the country stupidly strangling businesses in the pipedream that's going to help the global environment, are blamed and fined and chided? man, oh, man.

Bob said...

Ducky said "You reject Keynesian programs even in Kapital's götterdämmerung. What do you want them to do? Cut spending and reduce demand?"

Ducky. Keynesian economics is pretty much 19th century economics that has never worked. Government spending gives only a temporary stimulus. Witness Obama's 852 Billion dollar stimulus that resulted in almost NO stumulus.

Gee! With $852 billion we could have built another 5000 or so F22 fighters if you want government spending. If you really want to stimulate the economy just cut taxes in times like now when the US tax burden is very high.

Bob said...

"We could all drive Priuses or ride bikes and it wouldn't even be spitting into outer space.

Kid has a way with words. Spitting into outer space, indeed. That's a new one for me.

Kid said...

Z, It amounts to this:

The parasitic socialist countries, in an ever manically desperate attempt to preserve their failed systems, reach out at the only healthy hosts available with their blood sucking straws called Global Warming, Agenda 21, World Court, BS Lawsuits against and huge American corporations.

China would tell them where to get off, so they go after the weak. A predator always goes after the weak. And believe you me, the US, (with it's outward projecting anyway) fixation on miley cyrus, ESPN, no talent whores waddling down the street with shopping bags full of thongs and $1000 purses named kardashian making 93 mil a year make for an appealing target, no? ;-)

Kid said...

Bob, Thanks, As Chet Atkins said "Always try to surprise your audience." Plus who wants to be a boring monotone of BS like duck.

Kid said...

And FWIW, the socialist parasites are only getting started. From Hells Heart, they will stab at us. For evil's sake, they will spit their last breath.. at us

Bob said...

Z: That's a cute story, but that's not the way the world works. The article describes a zero-sum world. In reality for each transaction there would have been margin involved over and above the true cost of the item being transacted. You would have to account for a margin and normal profit for each of the trades people.

Somehow, I doubt if the hooker would have been the last one to get her due. People tell me that ladies of the pavement get their remuneration up front, or something like that.

Z said...

Bob..."get their rumination up front.." :-) GOOD ONE!

Kid...great line there that Bob admired!
ALSO, BOB AND KID: Beamish, who used to comment here had some great ones.

My favorite was something like "You can take all that Democrats know, put it into a thimble, and there'd still be space for an air show!" LOVE that one!

JonBerg said...


"The whole thing was so funny; I had to turn it off when Obama was saying GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT!!!"


That about "Took The Cake". Not only does any thinking person not care but it's so stupid I don't think anyone with a > room temperature and beyond IQ could buy it! The main problem we seem