April 30, 2010

ObergrupenFhurer Reich Pollster: most think "deficit commission" is a crock
— Purple Avenger

The public is showing shocking levels of lucidity these days.

...most Americans view the commission as cover for Congress to raise taxes...

Only 30% think Congress is at least somewhat likely to actually make the spending cuts the deficit commission proposes...

78% think it’s at least somewhat likely that Congress will raise taxes if the commission proposes any tax hikes...

67% say there should be more spending cuts than tax increases. Just 15% think the panel should propose more tax hikes instead...

Even if the president and Congress raise taxes to reduce the federal deficit, 58% of voters think they are more likely to spend the money on new government programs...

What we're seeing here is a serious decline in government credibility among the public. That last 58% number has to include a lot of 52%ers who have given up on Hope and Change, or at least believe this administration isn't the vehicle to deliver it.

[UPDATE] Lefty blog opposition mounts against national ID card. Eschaton and Balloon Juice have weighed in. Incredulousness that their beloved democrats would try such a thing seems to be the mood so far.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at 06:44 AM | Comments (196)
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1 This would be more heartening if I knew that this cynicism about government would translate into support for less government. The problem is, people just shrug, say "well, we know it's corrupt but it's paying my rent," and engage in the political process less and less. Think Soviet Union, circa 1975.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 06:47 AM (RD7QR)

2 Although a better analogy would probably be Great Britain circa 1948.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 06:48 AM (RD7QR)

3

Think Soviet Union, circa 1975.

A more accurate description of the economic policies of this administration, I cannot imagine.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2010 06:49 AM (B+qrE)

4 The problem is even though they are saying that shit now, how will they be voting in 7 months.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2010 06:50 AM (QrA9E)

5 The wealthy can pay for all the spending and deficits we acrue...just ask Obama.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2010 06:52 AM (UInYv)

6 I went to a Christmas party at the frat house one time and this guy got a gag gift that looked just like a big dong, only it was made out of rubber or something. True story.

Posted by: Joe Plugs at April 30, 2010 06:53 AM (YCVBL)

7

Just 15% think the panel should propose more tax hikes instead...

We need those Golgafrichan ships right effing now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2010 06:54 AM (B+qrE)

8 Did Eugene Robinson play the race card again today?

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2010 06:54 AM (UInYv)

9 I remember watching an interview of Mikhail Baryshnikov on Sixty Minutes many years ago shortly after he defected from the USSR.  One of the things he said is that in the USSR you have to lie to yourself everyday.  I didn't really understand what he meant at the time but we are getting to that point.  Now we have phony commissions using pseudo science to reached unsupported conclusions that always involve the government taking more of our money.  And we will smile and pretend that they are serving us.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2010 06:56 AM (xxgag)

10 What we're seeing here is a serious decline in government credibility among the public.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Posted by: White Raaaaacist Men Dead for Centuries at April 30, 2010 06:56 AM (mR7mk)

11

What do we want: A deficit commission!

When do we want it? Ich warte nicht mehr lange!

Posted by: FireHorse at April 30, 2010 06:57 AM (cQyWA)

12 #12

So, who gets put on the "B" Ark in our current situation?  I mean, we must be sure to protect the right people from the giant, ravenous space goat.

Posted by: GMan at April 30, 2010 06:58 AM (sxq57)

13 Surprise, surprise, surprise.

The Dems will still try to slam a VAT  through this year even though they know it sucks, just you freaking watch.  This is the "all-in" year.

/Shame on Volcker.  He wants a VAT for the US, but acknowledges it's too politically difficult to implement now.  Zombie Reagan needs to rise from the grave and bitch-slap him into next week.


Posted by: Kratos (reunited with the Blade of Olympus) at April 30, 2010 06:58 AM (9hSKh)

14

Even more reason to give the anchor babies da boot!

Wait, wrong thread. Eh, who cares. It probably needs to be said again anyway.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 30, 2010 07:00 AM (pLTLS)

15

So, who gets put on the "B" Ark in our current situation? 

Hmmm...imaginary threats to lure undesirables away from the rest of us. 

Hint as the identity of the captain:  He just bought a really big, hypocritical house. 

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2010 07:01 AM (B+qrE)

16 "Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness...There is only one sovereign remedy, namely, non-violent non-cooperation."

Posted by: Stuff Ghandi Really Said, Vol. 1 at April 30, 2010 07:03 AM (YCVBL)

17 People waking up. I suspect we will see Tea Party Europe and their own versions of Sarah Palin as the world wakes up. It was a helluva a party though, eh?

Posted by: sexypig at April 30, 2010 07:04 AM (EdAmz)

18 Those 15%either pay nothing or expect to pay less than receive.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2010 07:04 AM (UInYv)

19 I think the idea of that deficit commission is ludicrous to begin with. This adm has increased federal spending to levels that have not even occurred during a world wide war.

After doing that he has to have a "commission" to figure out what to do?????  Excuse me you jug-eared sack of horse shit found on a beach in Hawaii, simple - QUIT SPENDING MONEY LIKE WATER!

 

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2010 07:05 AM (QrA9E)

20

Old Alan Simpson needs to be put to sleep at the ASPCA.

It's only humane and besiodes, who will adopt him?

Posted by: TexasJew at April 30, 2010 07:05 AM (itK3i)

21
Democrats live, breathe, wake, sleep, dream, eat, shit, fuck to RAISE TAXES.

Taxes must go up to pay for public sector union jobs, and to cover the democrat's massive entitlement spending binges...ON, oh I don't know - like HEALTH CARE "REFORM".


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at April 30, 2010 07:06 AM (0fzsA)

22

So we're going to have a commission comprised of lefty Dims and dumb-as-shit senile RINOs tell us that the reason that we have such a huge deficit is because of us? That it is our fault and that we need to be taxed even more?

Good luck with that in November.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 30, 2010 07:07 AM (itK3i)

23 Lets start by providing government subsidized housing and food to congress members, their staffs and the top layers of the bureaucracy. Then tax them at 100% for all income and capital gains earned during their employment or royalties from books about their period of employment. After all they're all just in it for "public service", they wouldn't want their legacy's sullied by any of that nasty profit would they?

Posted by: Heorot at April 30, 2010 07:07 AM (Nq/UF)

24
the goal of the modern socialist-democrat is to get 49% of the folks to pay for the other 51%... until everything is unicorn.


Illegals having the right to vote would really help the socialist-democrats maintain power.




Posted by: Lemon Kitten at April 30, 2010 07:08 AM (0fzsA)

25 Wow, seems like this'd be a good issue for the GOP and RNC to jump all over. Hahahahahaha. Not until we kill the RINOs and Trent Lott Republicans and replace them with Moron Republicans. No more Stupid Party. New Slogan: We're not Stupid, we're Morons. Like duh.

Posted by: KilltheHippies at April 30, 2010 07:09 AM (VKfXw)

26

The bad news: they'll suggest tax increases and congress will use it as an excuse to implement them.

The good news: no matter which direction Obama proceeds it will affect his polling numbers negatively

Posted by: conscious and not a pollster at April 30, 2010 07:10 AM (YVZlY)

27

What we're seeing here is a serious decline in government credibility among the public.

Not just credibility, but much of the public realizes that the government (federal government, in particular) is engaged in an all-out assault against the citizenry. This is, pretty much, "final straw" kind of stuff.  Losing the "Full Faith and Credit" that holds our governmental institutions together and allows them to operate is one thing, but to view those governments as working in an interest that is in conflict with the citizenry is quite something else.

The split is coming ...

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 07:10 AM (5TNVe)

28 When is the last time these asshats really did something positive for this country?  Seriously, when?

Posted by: dogfish at April 30, 2010 07:10 AM (9dIfg)

29 I can feel you snuggling up to me.

Posted by: Greece at April 30, 2010 07:11 AM (AZGON)

30

When is the last time these asshats really did something positive for this country?  Seriously, when?

Domestically?  That was an unqualified success?  The interstate highway system.  I LIKE IKE.  That long ago.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2010 07:13 AM (B+qrE)

31
Vogon ships, 

Posted by: ian at April 30, 2010 07:13 AM (b/qUt)

32 Can ask this Deficit Commission to recommend more loans to me? I pay them back in full with interest and ahead of time. No, really. And my cock is six feet long.

Posted by: General Motors at April 30, 2010 07:13 AM (AZGON)

33
Before Nov we will get:

* Cap and Tax (because taxing a nation poor is the cure for global warming)
* Immigration "reform" that only helps corrupt politicians maintain power.
* Financial "reform" - More tax-payer funded bailouts for large corporate Wall Street democrat donors.



Posted by: Lemon Kitten at April 30, 2010 07:14 AM (0fzsA)

34 Don't worry people we have been electing politicians like Obama for years and look at us we are fine!

Posted by: England at April 30, 2010 07:15 AM (UInYv)

35 But Intrade has Obama up by 20%!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: In before the troll at April 30, 2010 07:16 AM (ZSVyF)

36 WooFuckingHoo!

Posted by: The guy who thinks we might still have a chance at April 30, 2010 07:16 AM (uFdnM)

37

 

If the Democrats said today we need an Obesity Commission, the Republicans would go along with it.

If the Democrats said today we need reform in the Big Oil sector, the Republicans would go along with it.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 07:16 AM (uFokq)

38

Stay awake - invest in energy drinks - do what you have to because the pols think we're all stupid and that we will believe whatever they feed us.

Call them on all their BS and make them take responsibility for the shit storm that they themselves created that brought the world's economy to its knees and put all of our financial futures at severe risk.

Bastards think they can get away with everything.  We must prove to them otherwise.

Make them fix it - not just defer it.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 07:16 AM (RkRxq)

39 Beck just had a female caller just totally lose it on the call.   I think everyone in the audience felt bad for her.  Everyone also knows that they are a step away from breaking down in tears too.

don't know how the dems keep going like a bunch of robotic, non emotional, programmed machines and don't look back.   It is awfully scary to watch....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:17 AM (p302b)

40 "That last 58% number has to include a lot of 52%ers who have given up on Hope and Change"

You had me right up to the bold part- I'm not at all convinced that the "52 percenters" don't believe that the government will raise taxes AND that it is a good idea for them to do so.

Stupid is pernicious, persistent, and d*mn near impossible to fix.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 07:17 AM (OtQXp)

41 I am already getting my draft ready for this story, "Courageous Obama scoffs at political danger to address the deficit Bush left him. Promises to enact commissions recomendations and condems critics as playing petty politics."

Posted by: AP writer at April 30, 2010 07:18 AM (UInYv)

42 @40 Yep. These mini-Chavistas will stop at nothing. And I'd like to hear some recantation from the many conservative pundits who said after passing Hellcare, the Congress would back off, 'cause it's like too, you know, controversial and too much work. This Congress will not stop. For anything or anyone. Especially between November and January. Look for some amazing overreach at that time.

Posted by: George Orwell at April 30, 2010 07:18 AM (AZGON)

43 Beck just had a female caller just totally lose it on the call.   I think everyone in the audience felt bad for her.  Everyone also knows that they are a step away from breaking down in tears too.

And she got support from another caller - a Mr. Ted Nugent from Waco, TX.  Man, I'll call in and lose it on-air if I get to talk to him.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2010 07:18 AM (oofBp)

44

#26

I resent that.

Posted by: Senator Bob Bennett at April 30, 2010 07:19 AM (8OTio)

45 The Donks are on the highway to hell. Ain't no stoppin' 'em now.

Posted by: FatBaldnSassy at April 30, 2010 07:21 AM (lFp7s)

46 senile old Rinos...

John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller were unavailable, so Alan Simpson was an obvious choice.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2010 07:22 AM (YXmuI)

47 All you have to do is, look at the makeup of the Commission to determine its credibility.

18 members: six appointed by the president and six legislators from each party.

Slappy, and the Democrats have a 2/3 majority from the git-go.

Posted by: franksalterego at April 30, 2010 07:22 AM (+6fgE)

48 Shit.

Posted by: The guy who thinks we have been duped by the commission at April 30, 2010 07:23 AM (uFdnM)

49 The frightening part of "hope and change" is that by its very nature it implies emotional abuse if it isn't delivered as expected.   Sort of like the wife or GF or husband or BF who is the victim of spousal abuse.   Eventually the spouse makes you believe that the abuse, be it physical or emotional, is your fault because you failed to do something, not their fault, your fault cause you are the problem.  You can guess who the abuser is here and who the abuse e is.   The very fact that every time the abuser does something counter to what was promised the abuse-es make up all kinds of reasons to protect the abuser and to further hope....that the abuser "is doing this and eventually it will be ok".  Hope here is the enemy it allows the bad relationship to continue unabated as the hopees cannot believe that the provider of hope may not have been entirely truthful, they can't deal with being let down, so they refuse to allow it and continue the hope.  Hope is the new crack.

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:23 AM (p302b)

50 But what would Mussolini do?


Posted by: the guy who doesn't want to mention Hitler at April 30, 2010 07:23 AM (zqzYV)

51

Lets not commence with the ball dippin just yet. 

 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2010 07:24 AM (pr+up)

52 54 All you have to do is, look at the makeup of the Commission to determine its credibility.

18 members: six appointed by the president and six legislators from each party.

Slappy, and the Democrats have a 2/3 majority from the git-go.

Posted by: franksalterego at April 30, 2010 12:22 PM (+6fgE)

I haven't seen the names.  Is there anybody to the right of, oh say, Mao on the panel?

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 07:25 AM (OtQXp)

53 58

Lets not commence with the ball dippin just yet. 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2010 12:24 PM (pr+up)

or get penis-ey

Posted by: Han Griffin at April 30, 2010 07:25 AM (zqzYV)

54 Ankle up!

Posted by: The guy who thinks Mussolini would have preferred inversion gym equipment at April 30, 2010 07:27 AM (uFdnM)

55 Here are the possible outcomes:

1.  The commission will propose tax increases only.  The Democrats will respond by raising taxes.

2.  The commission will propose both spending cuts and tax increases.  The Democrats will respond by raising taxes.

3.  The commission will propose spending cuts only.  The Democrats will respond by raising taxes.

4.  The commission will give up or be abolished.  The Democrats will respond by raising taxes.

For what it's worth, outcome 2 is most likely.



Posted by: Randall Hoven at April 30, 2010 07:29 AM (PVAmK)

56 35 When is the last time these asshats really did something positive for this country?  Seriously, when?

 

Well, Ted Kennedy and John Murtha finally had the decency to die.  But I don't think we can rely on others to follow their lead.


Posted by: huerfano at April 30, 2010 07:29 AM (oSrBX)

57 wow Rush just said that the administration almost resembles "a foreign occupying force".....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:29 AM (p302b)

58

At some point, you've taxed us enough.

What? It's the same logic The Vapid One™ used.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 30, 2010 07:29 AM (i3AsK)

59 Boxers over briefs


Posted by: The guy who thinks Hitler would not want to feel that something was missing at April 30, 2010 07:30 AM (zqzYV)

60

18 members: six appointed by the president and six legislators from each party

But we're coming together as a country now...that is what is important, a big tent!

Posted by: Megan McCAN not Can't at April 30, 2010 07:30 AM (pr+up)

61 Rush just said that the administration almost resembles "a foreign occupying force" Breaking: Obama moves Camp David to Vichy, France.

Posted by: George Orwell at April 30, 2010 07:31 AM (AZGON)

62

don't know how the dems keep going like a bunch of robotic, non emotional, programmed machines and don't look back.   It is awfully scary to watch...

Because they have no soul.  None.  I see it firsthand.

Posted by: jewells at April 30, 2010 07:31 AM (l/N7H)

63 "67 Boxers over briefs


Posted by: The guy who thinks Hitler would not want to feel that something was missing at April 30, 2010 12:30 PM (zqzYV)"

At least with the "briefs" you know that the law is being applied but with the "boxer (s)"  maybe not so much....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:31 AM (p302b)

64 64 That is sedition!

Posted by: AP writer at April 30, 2010 07:32 AM (UInYv)

65 If you had #35 and #63 in the Thread Lottery YOU'RE A WINNER!

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 07:32 AM (OtQXp)

66 I'm not at all convinced that the "52 percenters" don't believe that the government will raise taxes AND that it is a good idea for them to do so.

What percentage of Obama voters pays no federal income tax?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 07:32 AM (mR7mk)

67 "69

don't know how the dems keep going like a bunch of robotic, non emotional, programmed machines and don't look back.   It is awfully scary to watch...

Because they have no soul.  None.  I see it firsthand.

Posted by: jewells at April 30, 2010 12:31 PM (l/N7H)"

I am seriously beginning to worry about my friends....they almost appear brainwashed by those stupid emails they get every single day from the campaign...they don't think for themselves anymore, they are always on edge, they don't enjoy anything, it is all about winning....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:33 AM (p302b)

68 My balls taste like butterscotch pudding.

Posted by: The guy who thinks whipping Europa's ass is like a day at the Louvre at April 30, 2010 07:34 AM (uFdnM)

69

 

Funny how the Democrats don't want to create a commission to 'connect the dots' in the Hassan Muslim terrorist attack at Ft. Hood.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 07:34 AM (uFokq)

70 administration almost resembles "a foreign occupying force".....

At some point they will look to the UN to back their play...Then the real fun begins!

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2010 07:35 AM (WGbtD)

71 73 I'm not at all convinced that the "52 percenters" don't believe that the government will raise taxes AND that it is a good idea for them to do so.

What percentage of Obama voters pays no federal income tax?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 12:32 PM (mR7mk)

Dunno, but my guess is that it's well over half of 'em.  Awful generous with other people's money aren't they?

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 07:35 AM (OtQXp)

72 "75 My balls taste like butterscotch pudding.

Posted by: The guy who thinks whipping Europa's ass is like a day at the Louvre at April 30, 2010 12:34 PM (uFdnM)"

you must be a contortionist

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:36 AM (p302b)

73 you must be a contortionist...

in fact I am. I am so successful that I rarely leave the house and just order out for pizza.

Posted by: The guy who thinks whipping Europa's ass is like a day at the Louvre at April 30, 2010 07:37 AM (uFdnM)

74 79 "75 My balls taste like butterscotch pudding.

Posted by: The guy who thinks whipping Europa's ass is like a day at the Louvre at April 30, 2010 12:34 PM (uFdnM)"

you must be a contortionist

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 12:36 PM (p302b)

And not get out very much...

If I could do that I'd never leave the house!

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 07:39 AM (OtQXp)

75

Think Soviet Union, circa 1975.

Uh, there are a couple of differences:

in 1975 everyone in the soviet Union never knew anything but communism, and they were not armed to the teeth.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2010 07:39 AM (o+hgo)

Posted by: Kratos (reunited with the Blade of Olympus) at April 30, 2010 07:39 AM (9hSKh)

77

they don't think for themselves anymore, they are always on edge, they don't enjoy anything, it is all about winning....

Every liberal I know is like that.  They are truly unhappy people.  It's sad as well as maddening.

Posted by: jewells at April 30, 2010 07:39 AM (l/N7H)

78 Hahhahah Rush is talking about "Obama lowering the sea level", to protect the coast... cleaning up the oil and then raising it again...too funny too funny..

No more off shore drilling.....rush bringing up halliburton....
"it would not surprise rush if maybe halliburton was hauled in front of congress for show hearings"

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 07:40 AM (p302b)

79 #76  Funny how the Democrats don't want to create a commission to 'connect the dots' in the Hassan Muslim terrorist attack at Ft. Hood.

Why that would be racist!  How dare you say that Hassan's Muslim faith had anything to do with that attack? It's only the damn Amish that yell "Allah Akbar!" before they charge infidels with pickforks and horse buggies.

Posted by: Kratos (reunited with the Blade of Olympus) at April 30, 2010 07:41 AM (9hSKh)

80 Incredulousness that their beloved democrats would try such a thing seems to be the mood so far.

Comedy gold.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 07:42 AM (mR7mk)

81 Speaking of the bogus tax commission, has anyone mentioned what a despicable worm Alan Simpson is?  If not, allow me.  Alan Simpson is a despcable worm who should be put out to pasture.  Anyone who allies with the Ineligible Idiot from Indonesia is a traitor and a scumbag. 

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 07:42 AM (5TNVe)

82 I suspect that the windfall profit tax on oil will be dusted off in the very near future

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2010 07:42 AM (o+hgo)

83 Put a VAT on illegal aliens who come here to have anchor babies!  Yeah!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2010 07:42 AM (DrWcr)

84 Goldman Sachs getting a 10% haircut!

Posted by: Guy with in the money puts who hates the Oracle and is now buying calls at April 30, 2010 07:42 AM (uFdnM)

85 Those 15%either pay nothing or expect to pay less than receive.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2010 12:04 PM (UInYv)

Truer words were never spoken, brutha.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at April 30, 2010 07:43 AM (QMGr1)

86

Paul Ryan is on the commission. I'm surprised/disappointed at Alan Simpson though.  The old Simpson would have said 'We already have a commision for taxing and spending ideas, its called the fucking CONGRESS.'

Posted by: Schwalbe at April 30, 2010 07:45 AM (UU0OF)

87 Goldman Sachs getting a 10% haircut!

I've got a 2012  155/160 call spread on GS that I think is going to be a big winner later this year.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2010 07:46 AM (vWT+e)

88

Nearly ten percent unemployed and all we hear about is more socialist bullshit in the works.

Those people are suffering, their kids wondering what is wrong with their parents because they don't have and can't find a job.

This must end.  The Republicans don't realize it either.  When was the last time you heard a Republican mention the unemployed.

Not a one of them gives two shits for the people in this country except for what the pols can get from them - either votes or money.

 

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 07:46 AM (RkRxq)

89  o/t but funneh: sorry about font   A Letter From a Teacher



To The Honorable Chris Christie, 


I am the enemy. I never realized this until your election to governor.  In a few short weeks, you have made this fact explicitly clear to me. A large portion of your budget address was about my profession, and how we have caused the problems this state now faces. I want to thank you for opening my eyes to this fact. However, I am not sure I understand how I am the problem or how I have caused the state to be in such debt. 

I have been teaching in our public school system for 9 years. I started at $36,000 a year. My college roommate started as an office worker at an accounting firm for $75,000. It was the same year. He told me he mostly made copies and plugged numbers into a computer. I was designing lesson plans, teaching classes of 30+ students, some of whom had problems with drug abuse, crime, and depression. After nine years experience I made $52,000 last year. I would like to point out that this is $8,000 less 
than your "media relations" person. You know, the 25 year old who runs your Twitter and Facebook accounts. My college roommate? He makes double what I do now. We both have bachelor's degrees. But what do I know? I am the problem. 

You tell the people of New Jersey that we teachers get a free ride on the pension "gravy train". Well, I contribute to my pension. It has been deducted from every paycheck I have ever received. Thousands. You do not contribute to my pension even though it is legally and contractually required. You have lied to the people of New Jersey and your refusal to pay the pension just puts off the inevitable. Leave the problem for the next generation, I suppose. I also paid over $6,000 in property taxes. 
It's convenient that you leave us to be blamed for property taxes when we pay just as much as everyone else. You and those who attack us seem to forget that. But what do I know? I am the problem. 

During my time as a teacher, I have volunteered many late hours....volunteered. Although you seem to think all I care about is me, me, me, I have coached girl's powder-puff football for nothing. I have chaperoned school dances, plays, and fundraisers. I have worked the concession stand at football games. I wasn't paid for any of this. I have bought hundreds of dollars worth of shirts, cookie dough, pizzas 
and countless other items I didn't really need because I wanted to help support my students and their activities. I have "canned" at football games to help needy students, stayed late waiting for parents to pick up kids who missed their buses, and bought classes pizzas and breakfast to reward them for their excellence. I cooked a class eggs and waffles once because they brought in over 500 canned goods for our local homeless shelter. I have been in a dunk tank not once, but twice to fund-raise for my school. I have taken pies to the face and almost had to kiss a ram, all for my students. My coworker and I once organized a pancake breakfast for a student battling cancer. We and many of our colleagues whom you demean were at school at 4:30 in the morning to prepare pancakes for a school of over 2,000 students. We raised over ten thousand dollars for that student. I never asked once, "What is in it for me?" 

You have declared open season on teachers. You have made us the bane of New Jersey's existence. I know, I read the comments on the APP.com and Press of Atlantic City websites. Teachers are lazy, overpaid, under-worked. We are whiners. I guess that is what I am doing right now. You have made it okay to bash us. Some of the public are rejoicing that my colleagues will lose their jobs. Until you opened my eyes and opened their mouths, I never realized what a terrible person I was.
  When I decided to study education in college my mother warned me that I had better not teach unless it was a passion. She told me if I just wanted summers off I wouldn't last. She was a teacher herself. She said I could get paid better doing other things. She told me my efforts would not be appreciated, that it was only a matter of time before politics made us the enemy again. I didn't listen. Teaching was a calling for me, and I thought that even though I wouldn't be paid a lot, at least I would have good benefits, a pension, and job security.   What a fool I was. I thought I was doing the right thing, helping kids, improving society. Turns out the whole time I was none of these things. I was the enemy. I was the problem. My own government has forsaken me; my own community would like to banish me. For the first time in my career, I am questioning my decision, feeling my passion diminish. Thank you for showing me the light. My only hope is that the next generation does not see the light, and does not listen to you, because if they do there will be no more problems like me, there will be no public education. You will have won your war against the middle and lower class. You will create a society where the rich get educated and the poor do not. But then again, what do I know? I am the problem. 

Sincerely, 
A 2007 Nominee for the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award


The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2010 07:48 AM (pr+up)

90 "18 #12

So, who gets put on the "B" Ark in our current situation?  I mean, we must be sure to protect the right people from the giant, ravenous space goat.

Posted by: GMan at April 30, 2010 11:58 AM (sxq57) "

Wait... replace space goat with global warming and that might actually work. And work out rather well.

"Everyone who thinks global warming is making the world uninhabitable will get a free trip to Mars, and a million dollars to spend there."

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 07:49 AM (zQKSr)

91 When was the last time you heard a Republican mention the unemployed.

This morning.  Press release from Scott Walker.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 07:49 AM (mR7mk)

92 95 Goldman Sachs getting a 10% haircut!

I've got a 2012  155/160 call spread on GS that I think is going to be a big winner later this year.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2010 12:46 PM (vWT+e)

Keep your fingers crossed because no financial institution has ever survived criminal charges.  They could be the first, but odds are against them.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 07:50 AM (RkRxq)

93

96 thanx pixie

 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2010 07:54 AM (pr+up)

94 Watch closely Hussein.

Posted by: Guy who things, knows, GS owns the goverment at April 30, 2010 07:54 AM (uFdnM)

95 Holy fuck who posted the book?

Posted by: AP writer at April 30, 2010 07:54 AM (UInYv)

96 This morning.  Press release from Scott Walker.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 12:49 PM (mR7mk)

He hasn't been elected yet.  Unemployed people can still vote.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 07:55 AM (RkRxq)

97 " 64 wow Rush just said that the administration almost resembles "a foreign occupying force".....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 12:29 PM (p302b) "

Only in their level of respect for the populace.

 

@dananjcon--can't read it well so big.

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 07:55 AM (zQKSr)

98

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

See.  I gave you an "out" clause.  It appears this would be an optimum time to use it.

Posted by: T. Jefferson at April 30, 2010 07:57 AM (LKkE8)

99 snit

Posted by: Guy who can't spell, yet knows, GS owns the gummint at April 30, 2010 07:57 AM (uFdnM)

100

Can we send the entire administration to Guam?  The ego weight alone will make it tip over in less than five minutes.

Posted by: Biblio at April 30, 2010 07:58 AM (y5VNb)

101

A 2007 Nominee for the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award

Hey, 2007 Nominee for the Big Idiot Award, FOAD.  You are the enemy.  You are an enemy of the US and your are an enemy of progress, just like the muslim hordes you likely glorify in your classes.

For the damage you do to society, you should be paying for the opportunity. Be happy you get any checks, at all.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 07:59 AM (5TNVe)

102

@dananjcon--can't read it well so big.

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 12:55 PM (zQKSr)

Its fixed...FM...Fuckin Magic!!

 

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2010 08:00 AM (pr+up)

103

"B" Ark crew assignments:

1. US Congressional incumbents of 10 years or more.

2. US Congressional incumbents of 10 years or less.

3. El Douche Obamalini to command the Ark and lead them to safety

4. His advisors and czars and camp followers to serve as garbage collectors, lavatory sanizers, etc.

Posted by: sherlock at April 30, 2010 08:00 AM (G9/8V)

104

OT  ?   how long will it take for obama to shut all drilling for US in the gulf.  ?????

Posted by: MOE GRUNT at April 30, 2010 08:00 AM (xlJUF)

105

 

When was the last time you heard a Republican mention the unemployed.

It's a valid point. And the answer is 'not nearly enough.' The Republicans are doing nothing to connect with the voters. They are out of touch with the people. Not for the reasons the Democrats say, but the Republicans appear to be the party of Washington lobbyists.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:01 AM (uFokq)

106 Presidents for a long time have used "commissions" to pass the buck on unpopular decisions.  The best thing to come out of any presidential commission is no decision-- any decision they make will inveitably suck ass.

Posted by: Truman North at April 30, 2010 08:01 AM (e8YaH)

107

MOE GRUNT:

Why stop at drilling in the Gulf? Isn't all the oil potentially dangerous?

Posted by: FireHorse at April 30, 2010 08:02 AM (cQyWA)

108 Beck just had a female caller just totally lose it on the call.   I think everyone in the audience felt bad for her.  Everyone also knows that they are a step away from breaking down in tears too.

don't know how the dems keep going like a bunch of robotic, non emotional, programmed machines and don't look back.   It is awfully scary to watch....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 12:17 PM (p302b)

Her statement:  I feel like I'm watching my child die.

Posted by: T. Jefferson at April 30, 2010 08:03 AM (LKkE8)

109 The Hank Johnson vid on Guam must be enshrined in the Smithsonian. We must always remember , and never forget, who is running the country. Let no man put asunder, or wonder, why our country collapsed. "Just push that start button son." This is what happens when the patients get hold of the asylum.

Posted by: Guy trying to work thru delirium tremens and failing miserably at April 30, 2010 08:04 AM (uFdnM)

110

When was the last time you heard a Republican mention the unemployed.

Notice my "B" Ark list did not specify party affiliation.  I think we must "save" them all, in a grand gesture to bipartisanship.

Posted by: sherlock at April 30, 2010 08:05 AM (G9/8V)

111 Hey, 2007 Nominee for the Big Idiot Award,

Can you take a fucking single year pay freeze and contribute 1.5% to your own fucking healthcare or not?  If you won't do that, quityerbitchin.

The rest of your bullshit was irrelevant.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2010 08:05 AM (v0kvW)

112 He hasn't been elected yet.  Unemployed people can still vote.

I don't understand?  A) He was elected in 2002, albeit to a local office. B) People who have no intention of ever working as long as they can live off the gov't can vote, too.

Actually, I don't think his plans to create jobs will actually be able to create jobs, since he won't be able to neutralize all the job-destroying shit flung by the Obama admin.  At best he can lure jobs from biz-hating states like NY and CA.  But it's a start.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 08:07 AM (mR7mk)

113 7 The problem is even though they are saying that shit now, how will they be voting in 7 months.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2010 11:50 AM (QrA9E)

Well we know what would happen and why.  They'd be completely shocked and surprised that the Democrats lied to them about their claims of no new spending.  Afterall that's precisely what Obama did.  For every new thing of spending he was going to have a cut.  Using a scalpel and all that bull shit we were saying was bull shit in 2008.  There's a sucker born every minute, and the usually believe the democrats. 

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2010 08:08 AM (oVQFe)

114 wow Rush just said that the administration almost resembles "a foreign occupying force".....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 12:29 PM (p302b)

I still prefer "junta".  But, I can go with "foreign junta" or "Indonesian junta".

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 08:09 AM (5TNVe)

115 I find it funny the dems push this national ID card thing comes up after all the "your papers please" Nazi stuff coming from the left about the AZ immigration thing.

Posted by: brak at April 30, 2010 08:09 AM (W5NBA)

116

 

But on the bright side, as we've been informed by Drewm, anchor babies are the soul of America. And since we have so many thriving anchor babies in the United States, our country's soul is in no danger of dying.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:11 AM (uFokq)

117 I find it funny the dems push this national ID card thing comes up after all the "your papers please" Nazi stuff coming from the left about the AZ immigration thing.

Posted by: brak at April 30, 2010 01:09 PM (W5NBA)

The same left that wants the national guard to police Chicago.  Yep.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 08:11 AM (5TNVe)

118

 

everytime I see or hear the word junta, I'm reminded of the time we landed on a tiny airstrip in the middle of nowhere at La Junta, Colorado.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:13 AM (uFokq)

119 I remember a great quote of Dave Barry's that I hope I will not butcher too badly here.

Anytime there is a crisis, there is always one idiot who jumps up and says, "I know the solution, follow me." That person is almost always insane.

Posted by: The guy that has decoded Barry's bullshit at April 30, 2010 08:13 AM (uFdnM)

120

I am of the opion that we should take advantage of all are resourses. The fact that obama hates oil and coal it gives him the opition. He is or thinks he is our ruler.

Posted by: MOE GRUNT at April 30, 2010 08:14 AM (xlJUF)

121 What would Franco do?


Posted by: The guy who doesn't want to mention Hitler or Mussolini at April 30, 2010 08:16 AM (zqzYV)

122

MOE Grunt @130...

Rush made the observation today that the government is acting more like an occupying force than a representative one.

Posted by: Truman North at April 30, 2010 08:17 AM (e8YaH)

123 Stalin was a visionary.

Posted by: Guy who must leave and get his ass to work at April 30, 2010 08:18 AM (uFdnM)

124 why don't we do a bash CJ post? I miss those...

Posted by: YRM at April 30, 2010 08:19 AM (38UQ3)

125

 

P.S.

I forgot to add how I neglected to actually, you know, teach. I've been so busy fighting you and your ilk, Governor Christie, that I never fulfilled my role as an educator.

I never taught a child how to read. I never taught a child how to write. And I never taught a child how to do math. But don't blame me; my plate is full, as I've explained earlier.

There's only so much time in a day to btich, moan, and gripe about my pawlty salary and to help Democrats get elected.

 

Posted by: Teacher of the Year (nominee) at April 30, 2010 08:19 AM (uFokq)

126

Sincerely, 
A 2007 Nominee for the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award

Who the hell tries to brag about having been a NOMINEE for a crappy joke of a prize?

This is how public school teachers think.  I bet this turd has her "NOMINEE" plaque hanging in her classroom and refers to it any time one of her students asks a question she can't answer, such as "What is 2/7 - 3/11?"

"But I was a NOMINEE for 2007 Teacher of the Year, dammit!"

Sincerely,

Nominee for the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace.  (I lost out to a real winner)

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 08:20 AM (5TNVe)

127 Chicken for dinner

Posted by: pork sandwich for the imam at April 30, 2010 08:20 AM (Rb259)

128

 

Intuitively, what kind of teacher wins Teacher of the Year awards? A teacher dedicated to his/her students, or a shitty teacher who is dedicated to the teaching profession, leftwingism, and the union?

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:22 AM (uFokq)

129

Flashback: Sen. Obama Argues for Rule of Law in Deporting Illegals http://bit.ly/dbL2ro

August 2006: “We live in a country of laws. We don’t do things sort of based on one person’s situation no matter how painful.”

 

Posted by: conscious and not a pollster at April 30, 2010 08:23 AM (YVZlY)

130 oops! Wrong thread.

Posted by: conscious and not a pollster at April 30, 2010 08:24 AM (YVZlY)

131 137 Chicken for dinner

Posted by: pork sandwich for the imam at April 30, 2010 01:20 PM (Rb259)

I prefer penguin



Posted by: The guy who makes obscure Bugs Bunny references at April 30, 2010 08:24 AM (zqzYV)

132

 

lol @ the date: August 2006

Amazing how Democrats become all for the rule of law, oil drilling, and tax cuts a few months before an election.

 

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:24 AM (uFokq)

133

#96 AKA A 2007 Nominee for the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award's tears are so tasty to me, yum...

Posted by: Evil Marky Mark at April 30, 2010 08:25 AM (bZmre)

134 Although you seem to think all I care about is me, me, me

Certainly sounds like it from that letter.

People in every profession in America stay late, miss lunch, use their own money to buy stuff to use/share at work or advance their career (if it's more than what, 2%? of her income she can deduct it anyway), get continuing education to stay employed, etc.  They just don't get pensions, automatic raises, or summers off.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 08:26 AM (mR7mk)

135 That whole "Teacher of the Year" tirade reminds me of what my uncle (who flew B-17s over Germany in WWII) used to say:

"You know you are over the target when you start taking flak".

Looks like Gov. Christie is on target.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 08:30 AM (OtQXp)

136

 

And what about me? I have 16 kids, and another one on the way to take care all by myself. And Florida forces me to stay in a tiny apartment, barely giving me enough money to live.

I hardly ever get to go out clubbing or buy new thong underwear. I'm scraping by, here, and you call me a 'problem?' You should be thanking me for the services I provide to the community.

Posted by: Single Mom of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:30 AM (uFokq)

137 145 That whole "Teacher of the Year" tirade reminds me of what my uncle (who flew B-17s over Germany in WWII) used to say:

"You know you are over the target when you start taking flak".

Looks like Gov. Christie is on target.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 01:30 PM (OtQXp) 

Yep, Christie has ruffled a lot of feathers in NJ. The NJNEA hates him with a passion.


Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 08:31 AM (zqzYV)

138

OT: Oooooh!!11!! Looks like Odumbass is getting serious.

Holder Sends Justice Dept Team to Gulf... http://cli.gs/sngpd

Posted by: conscious and not a pollster at April 30, 2010 08:32 AM (YVZlY)

139

 

Don't forget about me. I take a lot of shit from you people and I never even shot up my post office...yet. Sheesh, give us a break. Taxes taxes taxes.

You should be thanking me for delivering your coupons, adverts, credit card offers, and AOL CDs.

Posted by: Letter Carrier of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:33 AM (uFokq)

140

teacher of the year,

I now resent that You don't appreciate All of My efforts in being recognised as the Teacher of the year,really my efforts were all about the children,,,, not me, not me, not me..

 i prove it by saying how great i am. that i wouldn't take a cut, so that fellow teachers would retain their jobs. because their jobs weren't really about the kids as mine was.,,,

if it weren't for the union, i would never get the opportunity to teach these great children at all.

please save the unions! because without them our kids wouldn't learn to balance their checkbooks!

mad snark aside, there are many really lovely teachers, this blowing your own horn isn't one of them.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2010 08:34 AM (7FgWm)

141 Don't forget me. Uncle Tony pulled a lot of strings for me to get this job. I have to sit in a little room for eight hours a day. I barley get paid over $150K a year. And then I have to work overtime.

Posted by: Toll Collector of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:36 AM (zqzYV)

142

 

Yeah, and you have to breathe all that nasty exhaust fumes, too! These people don't realize the sacrifice we public sector employees make every day.

Posted by: Letter Carrier of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:37 AM (uFokq)

143

"You know you are over the target when you start taking flak".

That's an awesome quote.

Posted by: Evil Marky Mark at April 30, 2010 08:37 AM (bZmre)

144

Funny how the Democrats don't want to create a commission to 'connect the dots' in the Hassan Muslim terrorist attack at Ft. Hood.Posted by: Lippy the Lion


I'm pretty sure those dots are connected by themselves.

Posted by: kansas at April 30, 2010 08:38 AM (mka2b)

145 Only 12% of the people in this country belong to unions.   The 88% are starting to get pissed at the 12%.  Can't wait for the 88% to figure out that the bailouts were to save the pensions of the union members when, if a private company, went out, their employees pensions went kaput with the company.   But then again, they aren't supported by the powerful money giving unions.

I'll never forget Ms. nan saying "what am I going to do, we have no money to run campaigns".....now we know, now we know....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 08:38 AM (p302b)

146

 

Me too. Me too.

I do all the jobs you rich Americans won't do...for peanuts. This country wouldn't be the same without me.

Posted by: Illegal Alien of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:39 AM (uFokq)

147 152

Yeah, and you have to breathe all that nasty exhaust fumes, too! These people don't realize the sacrifice we public sector employees make every day.

Posted by: Letter Carrier of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 01:37 PM (uFokq)

And you have to drive the truck with the steering wheel on the other side. I can't imagine what it must take to then get in your own car!

Posted by: Toll Collector of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:39 AM (zqzYV)

148 "You know you are over the target when you start taking flak".
Looks like Gov. Christie is on target.

If taking flak is the key, then apparently Sarah Palin has been over the target for quite some time.

Posted by: kansas at April 30, 2010 08:40 AM (mka2b)

149

 

It's a tough adjustment. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Letter Carrier of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:41 AM (uFokq)

150 153

"You know you are over the target when you start taking flak".

That's an awesome quote.

Posted by: Evil Marky Mark at April 30, 2010 01:37 PM (bZmre)

Especially coming from him- 25 missions over Germany, Italy, and the Balkans he saw a lot of it first hand, but he never said anything about any of it until just recently. And to look at him (I've known him my whole life) you would never suspect what he'd done or what he'd been through.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 08:42 AM (OtQXp)

Posted by: Mjim at April 30, 2010 08:43 AM (V8B//)

152 That's such BS. Americans would take the jobs tht the illegals take in a minute.  They just don't want the price of mowing their lawn or cleaning their houses to go up.  And if Americans didn't take these jobs then maybe every state can put their welfare recipients to work,  like Rudy did in NYC,   No workie no welfareie....real simple....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 08:44 AM (p302b)

153 "Everybody Draw Al Gore Day."

I don't have paper big enough to draw AlGore.

Americans would take the jobs tht the illegals take in a minute. 

Almost everytime a meat packing plant gets raided, they get more applications the next day than available positions.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 08:46 AM (mR7mk)

154

 

ahhh, and speaking of South Park...

it seems Comedy Central is A-Okay with making fun of retards. They apparently had no problem with airing South Park's show entirely making fun of special needs children. But don't even say the name Mohammed!

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:46 AM (uFokq)

155 Actually, I don't think his plans to create jobs will actually be able to create jobs, since he won't be able to neutralize all the job-destroying shit flung by the Obama admin.  At best he can lure jobs from biz-hating states like NY and CA.  But it's a start.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 01:07 PM (mR7mk)

You're right.  It's not my intent to argue.  My point is merely this; accross the board, politicians are paying attention to what will get them attention.  Unemployment, especially when no-one seems to have a plan for addressing it, is not a subject that anyone (with this obvious exception) wants to talk about now because it's not a vote winner.  Meanwhile, people are, against Barry's promises, losing hope and that's a damn shame, imo.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 08:46 AM (RkRxq)

156
al bore, hypocrite extraordinaire....8.8 Million for that house and it probably should have gone for way more....in the hey days....and, he probably paid way less for it....way less than the 8.8 million asking price....

As my friend said, "it is on the cali coast, one good earthquake and he'll be sorry he bought it"

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 08:47 AM (p302b)

157 163 The Seattle cartoonist that created "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" has changed her request to "Everybody Draw Al Gore Day."

Posted by: Mjim at April 30, 2010 01:43 PM (V8B//)

"What's the difference between global warming guru Al Gore and the Prophet Mohammed? One was a crazed, religious fanatic and the other founded Islam."

LOL!

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 08:47 AM (OtQXp)

158

 

Um, I'll get back to you in a minute...I'm a little busy watching prOn, right now.

/squeak squeak squeak

Posted by: SEC Employee of the Year Nominee at April 30, 2010 08:48 AM (uFokq)

159

What happened to all the stupid people? Seriously, they were everywhere just a couple years ago! Did they leave the country?

Do you like your job? Do you want your job? Then find me those damn stupid people! We need 'em!

Posted by: Rahm Emanuel at April 30, 2010 08:49 AM (Ks4nX)

160 171 163 The Seattle cartoonist that created "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" has changed her request to "Everybody Draw Al Gore Day."

Posted by: Mjim at April 30, 2010 01:43 PM (V8B//)

"What's the difference between global warming guru Al Gore and the Prophet Mohammed? One was a crazed, religious fanatic and the other founded Islam."

LOL!

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 01:47 PM (OtQXp)

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Need this

Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 08:49 AM (zqzYV)

161 Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 01:46 PM (RkRxq)

The government can't create jobs.  Well, they can and they do, but what are they going to hire everyone who is unemployed and now the government workers will outnumber the regular private sector workers and then they will be the government workers voting block to keep the politicians who gave them their government job in office and to help support the unions....and then they will be willing to fight off the private sector people....and and and and....


Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 08:50 AM (p302b)

162

 

oh, and isn't it funny how the number of illegal invaders keeps going down from 13 million, to 12, to 11...now it's 10.8 milllion. It will be under 10 million by next week, mark me word.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 08:51 AM (uFokq)

163

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Need this

Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 01:49 PM (zqzYV)

Cool! - thanx...

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 08:52 AM (OtQXp)

164

134 why don't we do a bash CJ post? I miss those...

Meh. Not worth it.

Posted by: Zimriel at April 30, 2010 08:52 AM (9Sbz+)

165 OMG.....rush is playing a parody of the "see you in September song" that is amazing....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 08:52 AM (p302b)

166 Sherlock, just make sure we keep a few phone sanitzers around.

Posted by: Prak at April 30, 2010 08:53 AM (YmPwQ)

167 183 Sherlock, just make sure we keep a few phone sanitzers around. Posted by: Prak

Well done! I don't want to be wiped out by a plague spawned by dirty phones, either!

Posted by: Dianna at April 30, 2010 08:54 AM (qrFCz)

168 177 Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 01:46 PM (RkRxq)

The government can't create jobs.  Well, they can and they do, but what are they going to hire everyone who is unemployed and now the government workers will outnumber the regular private sector workers and then they will be the government workers voting block to keep the politicians who gave them their government job in office and to help support the unions....and then they will be willing to fight off the private sector people....and and and and....


Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 01:50 PM (p302b)

They may not be able to create jobs in the private sector but they certainly can destroy them and they are doing that.  They can also foster conditions by policy making that favor the creation of jobs in the private sector and they aren't doing that.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 08:55 AM (RkRxq)

169

oh, and isn't it funny how the number of illegal invaders keeps going down from 13 million, to 12, to 11...now it's 10.8 milllion. It will be under 10 million by next week, mark me word.

Posted by: Lippy the Lion at April 30, 2010 01:51 PM (uFokq)

The left (and various Indonesians) have decided to only count illegals as 3/5ths each, for purposes claiming their numbers.  Then, they'll count them as 3 each for purpsoes of the census.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 08:55 AM (5TNVe)

170

[UPDATE] Lefty blog opposition mounts against national ID card.

PA, read the comments on those sites.  The lefty commenters there are actually speaking up in favor of it.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2010 08:55 AM (pTyL2)

171 I propose we have a "Quarter Al Gore Day"

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2010 08:56 AM (3iMgs)

172 They are going to need bigger camps.

Posted by: evil libertarian at April 30, 2010 08:58 AM (aw2b3)

173

AGGGGHHHH - the good mood of Friday is over.

Only to return when that first sweet taste of Valu-Rite roils over your already-numb taste buds.

And yes, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, dolphins are doing shots. I myself will not wait until any predetermined social construct meant to oppress my liver and plan to begin drinking heavily posthaste.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 30, 2010 09:03 AM (i3AsK)

174 Well, since Bernanke is set to make the leaf our legal currency...

Posted by: Zimriel at April 30, 2010 09:03 AM (9Sbz+)

175 Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 01:55 PM (RkRxq)

Oh i know, please I know,accountants and economists can blog about solutions but no one is willing to her them....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 09:04 AM (p302b)

176 HTP, it was my lame attempt at sounding like a dem out of breath...and trying to be funny cause i'm the only one on here who isn't funny and i'm funny in RL

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 09:04 AM (p302b)

177 "194 Well, since Bernanke is set to make the leaf our legal currency...

Posted by: Zimriel at April 30, 2010 02:03 PM (9Sbz+)"

Hey, my first purpose is in the john....

Posted by: leaf aka toilet tissue.... at April 30, 2010 09:06 AM (p302b)

178 I guess everyone forgot the "read my lips, no new taxes" Obama made multiple times just 2 years ago before taking office (and broke immediately with an increased cigarette tax within weeks of taking office).


Posted by: looking closely at April 30, 2010 09:06 AM (PwGfd)

179 After effin noon, folks.  Spent a lovely evening with Comcast last night.  They say we don't have a problem here, but there's "noise" in the area that shuts down teh interwebs at night (which includes out internet based land line).

So glad to see you guys had fun on the ONT.  Grrrrrr.....

Now where do I sign up for my microchip?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 09:07 AM (UOM48)

180 And....we interrogated a  gazelle!

Posted by: Number 2 at April 30, 2010 09:11 AM (YmPwQ)

181 "What we're seeing here is a serious decline in government credibility among the public."

Yeah, it's almost like Barry and Congress HAVE EARNED IT!

Posted by: GarandFan at April 30, 2010 09:12 AM (6mwMs)

182 199 After effin noon, folks.  Spent a lovely evening with Comcast last night.  They say we don't have a problem here, but there's "noise" in the area that shuts down teh interwebs at night (which includes out internet based land line).

So glad to see you guys had fun on the ONT.  Grrrrrr.....

Now where do I sign up for my microchip?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 02:07 PM (UOM4

"Noise" that shuts down the internet? More likely everyone is home from work at night and overloading the connections.

Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 09:13 AM (zqzYV)

183 Arizona is looking better all the time. They now have passed a new bill.

The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals." 

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2010 09:13 AM (o+hgo)

184 anh, the answer is always "throw money at it" so that is what they will do....watch you'll see....

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 09:13 AM (p302b)

185 199 After effin noon, folks.  Spent a lovely evening with Comcast last night.  They say we don't have a problem here, but there's "noise" in the area that shuts down teh interwebs at night (which includes out internet based land line).

So glad to see you guys had fun on the ONT.  Grrrrrr.....

Now where do I sign up for my microchip?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 02:07 PM (UOM4

Excuse the technical terms, but "noise, schmoise".  There's more traffic on the network in the evening when more people are at home using it.  It sounds like they have one or more choke points on their network that get saturated under high load.

My guess is that once they re-arrange the network topography and/or upgrade some of their gear the "noise" will magically disappear.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 30, 2010 09:15 AM (OtQXp)

186 @202

Why is the "noise" just now starting?  We've got a boatload of retirees around us.  Been living here nearly 9 years no problemo.  I think Comcast just sucks.

D'oh told the service guy last night he'd just start deducting all the hours we're losing in computer and telephone service from our bill. 

I WANT MY ONT!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 09:17 AM (UOM48)

187 I WANT MY ONT!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 02:17 PM (UOM4

 

Just wait here long enough and this thread will morph into one soon.

Posted by: Johnnyreb at April 30, 2010 09:20 AM (WGcw3)

188 206 @202

Why is the "noise" just now starting?  We've got a boatload of retirees around us.  Been living here nearly 9 years no problemo.  I think Comcast just sucks.

D'oh told the service guy last night he'd just start deducting all the hours we're losing in computer and telephone service from our bill. 

I WANT MY ONT!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 02:17 PM (UOM4  

http://tinyurl.com/82yej

Try running this during the day, then at night. If there is noise, the night result will not be consistently slower. Why there is noise now? Maybe a local business bought a connection and are doing server backups at night.


Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 09:25 AM (zqzYV)

189 209 Try running this during the day, then at night.

Just ran it. Getting half the speed Comcast is charging me for. Should I be surprised?

Posted by: Upscale Community Organizing Thought Criminal at April 30, 2010 02:28 PM (IhHdM)

Nope, if you read your service contract, I'm sure there is a disclaimer about advertised rates. That being said, I find FIOS performs as advertised.

Posted by: Ludicrous Speed at April 30, 2010 09:30 AM (zqzYV)

190 "Just ran it. Getting half the speed Comcast is charging me for. Should I be surprised?"

It depends on many things.  Is your cable modem up tot he Docsis level needed for your speed?  Most higher speed cable service requires more channels than Docsis 1.0, and perhaps 2.0. 

If your equipment can't support the speed you're paying for, and you're happy with your speed as it is, I say just ask for a slower connection speed.  Wait for FIOS if that's coming to your area.

Posted by: Sentient Nintendo 64 at April 30, 2010 09:34 AM (dUOK+)

191 As my friend said, "it is on the cali coast, one good earthquake and he'll be sorry he bought it"

It's probably built strongly enough to take any shaker, depends on whether it's built on sedimentary soil

Most of the big homes out there fear the brush fires, they seem to gobble up those fancy houses whole

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2010 09:36 AM (sYxEE)

192 One thing that teacher superwoman nominee of the year 2007 left out

While most of us are on knife's edge at a job with downsizing or various other reasons they can fire your ass, her profession has protections that keep them in their jobs even if they rape a student on their desk in front of the class

As for her roomate that made 75K at an accounting firm for mostly doing copies and entering data, I'm sure most cubicle slaves are laughing at her anecdote. There are loads of graduates doing more than that for 25K, I think what she left out there could fill volumes

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2010 09:43 AM (sYxEE)

193 127
Anytime there is a crisis, there is always one idiot who jumps up and says, "I know the solution, follow me." That person is almost always insane.

Posted by: The guy that has decoded Barry's bullshit at April 30, 2010 01:13 PM (uFdnM)


And this time his name is Barrack

Posted by: ray at April 30, 2010 11:44 AM (coQUE)

194

#96: I cooked a class eggs and waffles.... I have been in a dunk tank.... I have taken pies to the face and almost had to kiss a ram.... My coworker and I once organized a pancake breakfast for a student battling cancer.

Thank you, dananjcon, for sharing that gem.

(And nothing demonstrates something quite like claiming to have almost been compelled to kiss a ram. I'm just not sure what that something is.)

Posted by: FireHorse at April 30, 2010 12:18 PM (cQyWA)

195 IP = 116.21.19.24

Posted by: spammer at May 01, 2010 01:19 AM (6eKl7)

196 Thanks for the post

Posted by: Para Kontr at May 04, 2010 12:01 AM (Ryxbv)

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