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January 2017

By Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 17, 9:00am   4 links   2,071 views   14 comments   watch (0)   quote      

One sunny day in January, 2017, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine looks at the man and says, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.” The old man says, “Okay,” and walks away.
The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine again tells the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.” The man thanks him and again just walks away.
The third day the same man approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the man and says, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”
The old man looks at the Marine and says,“Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”
The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says, “See you tomorrow, Sir!”

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1   Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 17, 9:57am     ↑ like (9)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I wish Turtledove was around. I think she would have liked it.

2   marcus   2016 Nov 17, 10:25am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Finally we can get back to the business of jacking up the deficit and enriching the top 1% of the top 1% as the founding fathers intended.

3   Rew   2016 Nov 17, 10:41am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

marcus says

Finally we can get back to the business of jacking up the deficit and enriching the top 1% of the top 1% as the founding fathers intended.

I agree with the prognosis.

I'm super interested to see what happens in the civil liberties and foreign relations space. The direction could be quite counter to the trajectory of about 4 decades.

4   Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 17, 11:22am     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

marcus says

Finally we can get back to the business of jacking up the deficit and enriching the top 1% of the top 1% as the founding fathers intended.

Wtf?!? The gap between the rest of us and the 1% widdened more than ever the last 8 years.

Patrick is right, you must live on another planet.

5   iwog   2016 Nov 17, 11:35am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Fucking White Male says

Wtf?!? The gap between the rest of us and the 1% widdened more than ever the last 8 years.

Specifically why?

- Bush's tax code is essentially unchanged from 2008 onward especially with regards to corporations. Congress wouldn't let Obama change it.
- Trade policy was totally unchanged from 2008 onward.
- Monetary policy has been nothing but easing from 2008 onward.

So what do you blame this widening wealth disparity on? Lets see if you can answer something.

6   Rew   2016 Nov 17, 11:50am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

FWM, good luck answering. I'm rooting for you! But know that ...

(Also, Marcus wasn't arguing that the disparity has grown under Obama. He was simply saying that the Trump administration is going to be embarrassingly transparent in helping it grow even more.)

7   Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 17, 6:37pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Rew says

(Also, Marcus wasn't arguing that the disparity has grown under Obama. He was simply saying that the Trump administration is going to be embarrassingly transparent in helping it grow even more.)

So basically you agree with me but you really don't want to?

8   marcus   2016 Nov 17, 7:18pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

FWM knows nothing about economics. That's why he won't even think about answering Iwog.

OBama started his presidency under dire economic circumstances, with a crashing economy. After that:

1) He lets the Baush tax cuts last a couple years longer than he should have, but

2) Congress prevented any types of spending initiatives other than OBamacare - which was largely self funded but with new taxes on high incomes

3) He increased deficits less than any recent president. His early deficits were due entirely to Stimulus that was needed and Bush spending that was already in place when revenues tanked in the recession.

FWM is totally ignorant of economics, and has no clue what I'm talking about. He was for Trump only becasue of programming by right wing media, and also you know, that other social reason we don't talk about, becasue it triggers him.

9   Mrs Wonderful   2016 Nov 17, 7:32pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I heard Loam never got his due on those.
marcus says

He lets the Baush tax cuts last a couple years longer than he should have, but

10   Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 18, 6:48am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

marcus says

FWM knows nothing about economics. That's why he won't even think about answering Iwog.

OBama started his presidency under dire economic circumstances, with a crashing economy. After that:

1) He lets the Baush tax cuts last a couple years longer than he should have, but

2) Congress prevented any types of spending initiatives other than OBamacare - which was largely self funded but with new taxes on high incomes

3) He increased deficits less than any recent president. His early deficits were due entirely to Stimulus that was needed and Bush spending that was already in place when revenues tanked in the recession.

FWM is totally ignorant of economics, and has no clue what I'm talking about. He was for Trump only becasue of programming by right wing media, and also you know, that other social reason we don't talk about, becasue it triggers him.

No imbecile, I dont answer because unlike you and your miserable character flawed existence, I don't chomp on troll bait.

11   marcus   2016 Nov 20, 1:52pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Fucking White Male says

I don't chomp on troll bait.

Translation: FWM is saying that his hyper sensitive ego prevents him from engaging in an argument he can not win. Instead he likes to make assertions he wishes were true, and then runs away. Get this, he still thinks he's right - or at least he enjoys the emotional feel of his assertion. Because in the dimbulb bubble, you get to believe whatever you want. Facts, truth, reasoning ? Those are for people with the "character flaw" of thinking that their opinions or beliefs need to be supportable with some kind of honesty, logic or facts.

Calling me an imbecile and running away fast is all it takes for this clown to feel secure in his retarded beliefs. He's a perfect example of where we are intellectually in this country, and how we can have Donald Trump as President.

EXpect some more name calling from this dimbulb, but don't expect him to support his assertions about Obama causing increased wealth disparity.

iwog says

So what do you blame this widening wealth disparity on? Lets see if you can answer something.

Being called out for being wrong is what FWM calls "troll bait." A better person would say something like, "maybe I'm wrong."

12   Fucking White Male   2016 Nov 20, 4:06pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Lol!!!!

You care enough about what an anon person on the internet said that you drag this up and think it makes you what exactly?

13   Tenpoundbass   2016 Nov 20, 5:39pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

14   marcus   2016 Nov 20, 7:03pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Fucking White Male says

makes you what exactly?

Someone responding to someone on a forum. Someone slightly curious about your trolling part of this conversation (my "character flaw") becasue of what it says about you.

Sad that instead of having these adolescent ego eruptions, you can't just participate in a fucking conversation.

I guess if you did, it would be about as honest as something coming from TPB or Trump himself for that matter, so maybe your ego is doing us a favor.

marcus says

A better person would say something like, "maybe I'm wrong."

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