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Dr. F.

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SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 10:50am PT
Funny
Cornhole Chommper hasn't posted since Nov 6
and her last words were how Mitt Romney will win by a Landslide
Poor KKK, so brainwashed by Fox News, she didn't realize it was all a pack of lies



corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity Nov 6, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
In despair will Obama supporters do THIS, unable to face
an America led by President-elect Romney ?

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corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity Nov 6, 2012 - 11:28am PT

Not the exact moment he lost the election but when he
tied a pretty bow on his failure.
Credit: Dr. F.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:16am PT
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Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:25am PT
The Tea Party still continues their assault on America. The Michigan branch just passed a Right-to-Work-for-Less law.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Research shows the US is a low wage country


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57415828/research-shows-the-us-is-a-low-wage-country/

(MoneyWatch) Recent research from John Schmitt of the Center for Economic Policy Research shows that the US leads developed countries in the share of workers earning low wages. The research also shows that increased wage polarization over the last several decades is one of the reasons for the large share of low wage-work in the US.

The bars in this graph represent the share of workers in low wage work, where low wage work is defined as employees earning less than 2/3 of the median wage (approximately $10 per hour or $20,000 per year). In this category, the US leads among developed nations:

Credit: Dr. F.
John Schmitt


The next graph shows that the share of employees earning low wages has increased from 22 percent in 1979 to 28 percent in 2009. Thus, we have more people at the extremes of the distribution, and fewer in the middle. This helps to explain why the US has such a large share of workers engaged in low wage work:

Credit: Dr. F.
John Schmitt


The bottom line is that there are two big issues facing US labor markets. The first is getting people back to work as soon as possible. The unemployment rate is still far too high, and our most immediate problem is providing jobs for the millions of people who are still seeking work. But there is also the the problem of reversing the trend toward increased wage polarization. This will require the creation of middle class jobs that are at least as good or better than jobs that existed in the past, something that is much easier said than done.
jghedge

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/08/1168247/-SKETCH-Karl-Rove-Dick-Morris-and-the-Ghost-of-Christmas-Past

INT. BAR-VERY LATE NIGHT.

The bar is a small hole in the wall joint in Brooklyn, festooned with cheap Xmas decorations. The only ones left are THE BARTENDER (Late forties. With a beard and a who-gives-a-shit demeanor.) and his customers, KARL ROVE and DICK MORRIS who are nursing scotches.

KARL ROVE:
 F*#k him!

DICK MORRIS
: Who?

KARL ROVE
: Alies.

DICK MORRIS:
 Oh…Yeah, f*#k him!

KARL ROVE: 
After all I’ve done for him, he kicks me off his network like I’m that apocalyptic cowbell ringer, Glenn Beck.

DICK MORRIS
 Over Ohio.

KARL ROVE
: Over motherf*#king Ohio! Because I had the f*#king insolence to suggest that maybe…maybe they might be calling it early?

DICK MORRIS
 Like they’d know…

KARL ROVE
: I was running my first senate campaign while he was still stuck in Philadelphia lining up coke and whores for Mike Douglas.

DICK MORRIS
: Exactly. Wait? Mike Douglas did coke?

KARL ROVE
: To hear him tell it.

Pause.

KARL ROVE
: You good for money?

DICK MORRIS: 
Eh. Trump tried to hook me up with a job at Macy’s playing Santa.

KARL ROVE: 
How’d that go.

Beat.

DICK MORRIS
: They said my voice was scaring the children.

KARL ROVE
: Any chance of making nice with the Clintons?

DICK MORRIS
: Oh, those bridges are good and burnt, my friend. I just got a Christmas card from Bill. You know what it said?

(Beat.)

Happy Holidays. Guess what? I got more than my toes sucked and I still kept my job. Ha, ha, ha.
 And you know the worst part? Hillary cosigned it.

KARL ROVE: 
Ouch!

DICK MORRIS
: That speaks volumes.

KARL ROVE
: F*#king volumes!

DICK MORRIS: 
How about you? Any problem with the PAC’s?

KARL ROVE: 
Adelson’s been up my butt all month, claiming that I was skimming money from Crossroads.

DICK MORRIS
: Weren’t you?

KARL ROVE
: Yeah but he’ll never have any actionable evidence, thank you, FEC.

(To Bartender.)

You didn’t hear that!

BARTENDER
: Hear what?

KARL ROVE
:
You’re a scholar and a gentlemen.

(To Morris.)

Trouble is I’ve got the money in offshore accounts that I can’t access because of Anonymous.

DICK MORRIS
: Why? What are they doing?

KARL ROVE: 
I get a new laptop. I barely have it open five minutes. Next thing I know, it’s running like it’s been dipped in maple syrup because it’s been infected with nine kinds of malware and they’ve loaded the hard drive with the kind of Japanese porn that makes you throw up.

DICK MORRIS: 
Does that include the stuff where they actually throw up?

KARL ROVE
:
(Nods.)

I can’t even get them repaired. I gotta bury then and cover the holes in cement. I’ve gone through five laptops in three weeks. My backyard’s starting to look like Forest Lawn.

Just then, we hear The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”. Rove pulls out an iPhone.

KARL ROVE

You got a pitcher of water?

The Bartender puts a pitcher on the bar. Rove hits the speaker and holds the phone a foot from his face.

MAN’S VOICE (Over.)

Hey, Karl! It’s Nate Silver. Just called to ask you a quick question.

(Beat.)

WHO’S GOT THE MATH NOW, BITCH!!!

As Silver breaks into a cackle over the phone, Rove drops it into the pitcher.

KARL ROVE
: Seventh phone. They keep giving Silver the new number too.

The Bartender refills their glasses.

BARTENDER: 
Last call, fellas. This round is on the house.

KARL ROVE
: Thanks.

BARTENDER
: What can I say? I’m a sucker for a sob story.
(Beat.)

I gotta check the bathrooms. You guys all right?

They nod and mumble. The Bartender heads for the restrooms.

DICK MORRIS
: So, it’s come to this. Off the air, pitied by bartenders and hounded by nerds.

(Beat.)

What the f*#k happened to us, Karl? We were golden gods! Now we’re lucky if we get though the day without getting spit on or sued.

KARL ROVE
: The salad days are clearly over.

DICK MORRIS
: We’re finished. I can’t even get a talk radio gig because I sound too much like static. What are we gonna do?

KARL ROVE
:
I don’t know.

LEE ATW#TER: 
I’ll tell you what you must do…

They turn to see the ghost of LEE ATW#TER standing behind them. He’s wearing a ragged suit, weighted down with chains and carrying a guitar that has the words “THIS MACHINE KILLS WELFARE MOTHERS” stenciled on it. He speaks in ghostly cadences.

KARL ROVE
: Holy shit!

LEE ATW#TER
: YOU…MUST…ATONE!

KARL ROVE
: Lee...is that you?

LEE ATW#TER: 
In life I was known as Lee Atwater. Political operative. I was responsible for putting men in office who did not deserve it and in the process, sowed the seeds of bitter fruit.
(Indicates his chains.)

In life, I formed these chains with acts of deceit, cruelty and general acts of ratf*#kery. I bought out the worst in my fellow man, all the while helping to corrupt the democratic process.
(Beat.)

And these chains I forged in life, I wear in death. The same chains that you forge even now. But you can but still escape my fate. Walk away from politics and devote your life to good works. Repent. Repent! REPENT!!

Pause.

KARL ROVE
: Seriously? What the f*#k, Lee?

DICK MORRIS
: Yeah, I know it’s December and you’re going for a Jacob Marley thing. But still…?

KARL ROVE: 
And what’s with the whole repent and do good works thing?

DICK MORRIS
: It’s like dying of cancer turned you into a pussy or something.

At that moment, Atwater drops the chains and starts speaking normally.

LEE ATW#TER: 
Yeah, I told them this Christmas Carol bullshit wouldn’t work.

KARL ROVE
: Who’s them?

He sits down facing them.

LEE ATW#TER
: They. Them. Those who cannot be named because the veil cannot be pierced by the living, only the dead, yadda, yadda.

KARL ROVE
: So…how are things?

LEE ATW#TER
: Honestly…it’s been hell.

KARL ROVE: 
How so?

LEE ATW#TER:

(Beat.)

I died and went to hell. It ain’t that complicated.

DICK MORRIS
: Wait, I thought you converted to Catholicism on your deathbed.

LEE ATW#TER: 
Yeah, well it turns out that dodge doesn’t work. My orientation guy my first week was Pope Alexander the Sixth.

KARL ROVE: 
Is Hell as bad as they say? You know, demons, lake of fire and all that?

LEE ATW#TER: 
Honestly, it’s more mundane.

(Beat.)

They’ve got me in a studio apartment. It’s always twenty degrees too warm. The clock radio plays nothing but Henry Mancini and my roommate is Ted Bundy who, by the way, never stops masturbating.

DICK MORRIS
: Lucky break for Bundy.

LEE ATW#TER: 
Not really, he has sandpaper grafted to his hands. But that’s beside the point. The actual point is that you guys need to stop now.

KARL ROVE
: Stop what?

LEE ATW#TER
: What you’ve been doing?

(Beat.)

You guys have been enabling the GOP in its current death spiral. And the fact is that a lot of people are getting hurt in the process. You guys are in the pipeline and if you keep going in this direction…
He indicates himself.

KARL ROVE
: Lee, you can’t be serious about this?

LEE ATW#TER: 
Karl, I’m sharing a studio apartment with a degenerate serial killer and I got the less awful Bush elected. You want to chew on that one for a moment?

Pause.

DICK MORRIS
: So…what? We’re supposed to work for Democrats now?

LEE ATW#TER
: You kidding? You guys are so thick with slime right now, no one outside the GOP would hire you.
(Beat.)

Well, maybe the Greens might accept some pro-bono work but come on…

(Beat.)

No, the only way out for you guys is to quit the business, give whatever excess monies you have left to charity and do nothing.

DICK MORRIS
:
And that’ll get us into heaven?

LEE ATW#TER

You. Yes. Karl…best I can promise you is Limbo. And that’s only if you donate a kidney to an orphan.

Pause.

KARL ROVE
: Yeah, we could do that…or…

DICK MORRIS
: Karl, you got something cooking?

KARL ROVE
: How about this. What if we accept that we’re going to hell but when we get there…we take it over?

LEE ATW#TER
: WHAT?

DICK MORRIS: 
How?

KARL ROVE
: We get there and we start a popular uprising against Satan. Lee, that’s
what they call him down there, right?

LEE ATW#TER: 
I’m not helping.

KARL ROVE
: We spread rumors about his effectiveness. Start claiming he’s no longer proactive about getting souls. That’s he’s becoming too lenient on The Damned.

DICK MORRIS
: We can say that he wants to change their title to The Darned.

KARL ROVE: 
I can work with that.

LEE ATW#TER
: Are you insane? Do you know the strings I had to pull to come up here to warn you guys?

(Beat.)

Sweet lord, I promised to give Bundy a hand job.

KARL ROVE:

I say that we could be running the place within six months, a year tops. What do you say, Dick?

DICK MORRIS: 
You know what Dante once wrote. “Better to be a Prince in hell than serve in heaven”.

LEE ATW#TER: 
You know, I have it on good authority that he meant that sarcastically.

Rove gets up and slaps a twenty on the bar then starts for the door. Morris follows.

KARL ROVE
: I’ll get Rand Paul on the phone. Can you get a hold of Rubio?

DICK MORRIS
: What do I pitch him? President or VP?

KARL ROVE: 
Keep it vague. We’ll work it out later.

(To Lee.)

Lee, how can I ever thank you?

LEE ATW#TER
: You know that Manson doesn’t have that much time left. You honestly want to wind up with him as a roommate?

KARL ROVE
: I think we’ll surprise you.

They exit.

LEE ATW#TER
:
(Yelling after them.)

You know what the surprise is gonna be? How much Manson likes to talk about Roman Polanski! Spoiler alert, IT’S A LOT!

Just then the Bartender returns and sees Lee. The two just look at each other for a moment.

LEE ATW#TER:

(Finally.)

So…by any chance is there a House of Blues near here?

BLACKOUT.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
OMG. Can't National Lampoon or somebody do a feature length movie?
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Economists Predict Consequences of Bush Tax Cuts - Republicans Learn Nothing

Economists’ Statement Opposing The Bush Tax Cuts

The Economists’ statement opposing the Bush tax cuts was a statement signed by roughly 450 economists, including ten of the twenty-four American Nobel Prize laureates alive at the time, in February 2003 who urged the U.S. President George W. Bush not to enact the 2003 tax cuts; seeking and sought to gather public support for the position. The statement was printed as a full-page ad in The New York Times and released to the public through the Economic Policy Institute. According to the statement, the 450 plus economists who signed the statement believe that the 2003 Bush tax cuts will increase inequality and the budget deficit, decreasing the ability of the U.S. government to fund essential services, while failing to produce economic growth. .

Even though 450 prominent economists including 10 Nobel prize winning economists published a public statement opposing the 2003 Bush tax cuts during the debate AND accurately predicted the consequences of doing so, we still have the crazy Republican Party trying to keep them in place for those who benefited most from this failed policy. Someone please tell me which one of these consequences of the Bush tax cuts didn't come true.

1) ...will increase inequality (Check)
2) ...and the budget deficit (Check)
3) ... decreasing the ability of the U.S. government to fund essential services (Check)
4)... while failing to produce economic growth (Check)


Read more: http://www.partisanlines.com/threads/economists-predict-consequences-of-bush-tax-cuts-republicans-learn-nothing.49899/#ixzz2ETz0I7YD
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
This is clever. Kinda late now, but why didn't someone do one like this on Romney?

So I voted for the most arrogant man in the world.

Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
honestly don't care anymore Republicans are an irrelevant anachronism.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
This is clever.

I'm sorry - did you say that was clever?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
I'm late to the party. How do we know CC is a woman again??
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Stupid Americans...!
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
KKK referred to herself as a she way back in the early days

and it was confirmed by her never saying she wasn't
I insinuated that she was a diesel dyke, and she didn't contest it, so obviously she is a diesel dyke.

Who in their right mind would not say they weren't a diesel dyke, if they weren't a diesel dyke!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Dr. F....She could be a hair-lip dyke...? RJ
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
I'm sorry - did you say that was clever?

Yes indeed, would have been cleverer if it had been Romney - could have been easily done.

The idea is that you take a very well recognized theme and stick your characters and narrative into it. If Obama had just done this, then he would be president today (whoops ... never mined).

Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
BluRing says he has an IQ of 130.

I say he is less than your average Fox Viewer.
probably more like 68
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
I'm sorry - did you say that was clever?

Well I guess it depends on how you look at it. I suppose it was clever so long as your target audience is about as clever as Sarah Palin and Herman Cain combined. Then it was indeed quite a clever little bit of propaganda.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
BluRing says he has an IQ of 130.

Saying it is one thing, demonstrating it is another. I doubt I'll run into him at any MENSA meetings.

Curt
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff And The Alinsky President
The Fiscal Cliff negotiations are illustrative of the President's inability to lead and to govern. With this dire deadline of economy-killing tax increases and automatic spending cuts looming over the American people, he chooses to campaign at toy factories, golf with Bill Clinton and publicly try to intimidate the Republicans into a deal that he wants. President Obama hasn't even met with Speaker Boehner in person for weeks, choosing instead to only talk to him over the phone.
But then we really can't expect any other behavior from a committed Alinskyite like the President. When one strictly adheres to the principles of Saul Alinsky, you don't negotiate, you intimidate. You don't take a stand, but make the other guy take a stand and then you demonize it. You create so much static with class warfare rhetoric that it drowns out reason and fact. A good case in point is the President's insistence that the wealthy do not pay their fair share. He has been saying this for so long, it is almost an accepted fact by some. The real truth is that the top one percent of wage earners have gone from paying 20% of the total tax burden in the 1980s to 40% today. The percentage of the total income they earn is around 25%. If one extrapolates out the tax burden to include the top 10% of wage earners, the total share of the tax burden paid by that group is 70%. Their total percentage of the income earned is around 38%. These facts come straight from current IRS data.
No fair-minded person could conclude from the empirical evidence laid out in the previous paragraph, that the wealthy in this country are not paying their fair share. And yet, the President spews out this categorically false narrative and a certain percentage of the population laps it up like kittens lapping milk from a bowl. This is also what followers of Saul Alinsky practice, repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth in the minds of the masses. This concept is best illustrated by the incident in Bob Wooward's recent book about the debt limit negotiations in August of 2011. President Obama placed his hand on John Boehner's arm and said, "John, I have complete confidence in my ability to sway the American people." This statement shows not only the President's complete contempt for the truth, but for the American people who he looks at as sheep to be lead, not free people to be governed.
The President looks at problems not so much to be solved, but as opportunities to score political points and advance an agenda that recent polling has shown, even a majority of his voters don't want. President Reagan had a sign on his desk that read, "It is amazing what a man can accomplish when he doesn't care who gets the credit." President Obama should have a sign on his desk saying, "It's amazing what I can accomplish by blaming others for the problem."

http://smallcraftadvisorychronicles.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-fiscal-cliff-and-alinsky-president.html
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