Monday, December 10, 2012


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AIEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

SPLAT!!!






22 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

In the making since 1963...

Enjoy the rush of descent prior to the splat.

Thank you JMK for your boundless economic wisdom.

Always On Watch said...

I've gotten so that I cannot watch the local news. Here in the D.C. area, all that the local media blab about is the fiscal cliff. That's bad enough. But what's worse is that every time they mention Obama's name, their voices go all mushy and soft. Their dulcet tones are disgusting.

Ducky's here said...

This is strictly kabuki for Rollo.

Always On Watch said...

At FPM today:

A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

The on-going negotiations over avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts we call the “fiscal cliff” are the simply the latest act in a farce of self-serving political denial. For decades now both parties have overseen and nurtured the expansion of the entitlement state all the while ignoring the slow-motion economic implosion whose predictable end can be seen today in a bankrupt Greece currently surviving on EU handouts. But American voters and politicians are so marinated in expectations of endless federal and state largess that modest reductions in spending, such as those proposed earlier this year by Congressman Paul Ryan, are attacked as draconian “cuts” that will “shred” the safety net and throw millions into Dickensian penury.

And make no mistake. The “cliff” might not be reached in January, even without a deal. But it’s still waiting down the road. Baby Boomers, 75 million strong, are retiring at a rate of 200,000 a month, and they can expect to live on average until 84 if they make it to the retirement age of 65. The two big drivers of entitlement spending, Social Security and Medicare, weren’t designed to transfer money to retirees for so long, or pay for artificial knees and hips for Boomers who want to be active in their 70s and 80s. If left unreformed, spending just on Social Security and Medicare will eat up 14% of GDP in 40 years, necessitating even more federal borrowing than the 40 cents currently borrowed for every dollar the feds spend. That’s not a cliff, that’s an economic abyss....


More at the above link.

Always On Watch said...

Perhaps the most alarming statement in the above-cited article:

we are heading for “the day in which entitlement spending comes to exceed all other activities of all levels and branches of the U.S. government.”

SPLAT!

FreeThinke said...

Good morning, Ducky! This is an English-speaking web log. Please express yourself in our native language. Most of us are not sophisticated enough to comprehend the recondite jargon you frequently employ.

If you mean to condemn as nonsense the incessant barrage of propaganda we get from the enemedia -- the White House and the congress -- I'm with you.

The enemedia insults the intelligence of intelligent people every moment of every day. The technique employed is mesmeric.

~ FT

Thersites said...

The time to put a fiscal cap on Government is NOW. No more raising of the debt ceiling! MAKE Government live within its' means.

FreeThinke said...

Hail, AOW!

I too have been listening to C-Spin's Washington Journal since 7:00 AM EST, and concur 100% with your feelings and observations.

I would only add that judging by the level of intellect and diction exhibited by those who call in to the program, we are, as a people, in desperately poor condition.

To express it in the vernacular:

Dem dere dopes, dey jess don't no frumm nuttin.'

It's truly frightening to listen to the angry outpouring of incredible ignorance and stupidity from "The People."

In fact it's worse than that. It's HORRIFYING.

Balancing the prevailing Moron Factor are the INTELLECTUAL MORONS (Thank you Daniel J. Flynn!) who have dreamt up all the putrid poppycock and fashioned the evil schemes in which we're now ensnared. These are the "college-educated" [i.e. INDOCTRINATED] crowd who've been systematically fed the Marxian-line and rendered militantly self-righteous about their acquired belief system.

These "educated" folk honestly BELIEVE the spurious doctrines they smugly, arrogantly espouse with an aura of pitying condescension.

Personally, I have tremendous sympathy for "The Great Unwashed," and prove it by my generous, often indulgent, conduct. The "Educated" Elitists, however, who rarely-if-ever have contact with Reality, but ASSUME they know what everyone "way down there" truly needs, are more of a threat to the nation's future than The Reich, the Communist Bloc and the Islamists combined.

May the Lord save us from the Articulate Elitists who THINK they know something, when in fact they only "know" what the Liberal Educrat Establishment has TOLD them.

As my dead old Mammy never used to say, "We's in TRUBBLE, Pappy!"

~ FreeThinke

Always On Watch said...

The aura of pitying condescension is absolutely infuriating.

I've gotten so that I'd rather watch reruns of certain shows than listen to the damn "news" broadcasts.

Silverfiddle said...

The cartoon is appropriate.

Obama is the Roadrunner, and the stupid GOP is the the coyote.

Going off the fiscal cliff is what Dems want. It slashes defense spending and raises taxes, they'll howl to the media while exchanging high fives behind the curtain, all the while demagoguing the dull-witted, flat-footed repubs.

You would think they'd get tired of the cheap Acme kits that always result in them getting an anvil dropped on their heads, wouldn't you?

Speedy G said...

I too have been listening to C-Spin's Washington Journal...

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

Speedy G said...

ps - This is all a distraction to get the voters to agree to raise the debt ceiling.

Don't be fooled. HAPPILY Dance off the cliff and then watch government learn to start living with LIMITS!

FreeThinke said...

CORRECTION, Les:

It's been in the making since NINETEEN-THIRTEEN -- at least.

FreeThinke said...

Hey, Speedy, old boy!

I love that Churchill quote.

In fact I just plain love Winston Churchill.

Where are men of that caliber today?

Our "leaders" may have colossal effrontery, but for all their booming bluster and bluffing belligerence they remain both NUTLESS and GUTLESS.


Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

Rational Nation USA said...

True FT. So, what do you Think the chances are of a actual return to the days of frugality and fiscal sanity? I'm wagering not good.

Divine Theatre said...

The sooner we go over that cliff the better.

Andie

-FJ said...

One more overly-beaten metaphor... sorry. :(

Anonymous said...

Yeah. You think they'd vary it a little, and call it a pressapiss once in a while, wouldn't you?

Dick Wilde

Mr. AOW said...

"SPLAT!!!"

True 'dat.

They don't even see it coming!

FreeThinke said...

Well, Mr. AOW, they sure are gonna FEEL it once they hit the rocks.

Trouble is so are all the REST of us.

Me. I feel more and more like I'm tied to the RR tracks and can feel the rails vibrating as the train whistle hoots in the distance before the engine come 'round the bend.


A peanut sitting on the railroad racks
Felt his poor heart flutter.
Along came the railroad train.
SQUISH! Peanut Butter!!!

Average American said...

"pressapiss"

HEH HEH HEH HEH, Good one!!!!!

FreeThinke said...

Yep! It is, AA.

I wish Dick Wilde would visit us more often. He's irreverent, but usually pretty funny.

~ FT