Odin wrote:It's hard to believe even braindead zombies are stupid enough to swallow the crap rightwing hacks like Tom Sowell, Annie Coulter, Burt Prelutsky, etc., put out on a regular basis but seeing is believing, as exemplified by the idiotic conglomeration of misinformation and media swill otherwise known as The Patriot Post.
This is what I'm talking about. What were they referencing (link?), and how is what they wrote a lie?Odin wrote:Hard to do justice to the lying lepers like Annie and Burt who recently wrote that 14-year old George Soros was a "Nazi collaborator."
Odin wrote:Modern conservatism has been a shameless con since Reagan sleazed his way into the WH and these "columnists" are the latest examples of why conservatism is plummeting to a deserved and ignoble death.
Odin wrote:"They say that records are made to be broken. President George W. Bush set a record by adding $3.2 trillion to the national debt over the course of his eight years in office. But Barack Obama has already beaten that record with $4.4 trillion in just his first three years in office." - Thomas Sowell, March 22, 2011.
If the braindead stupidity of that isn't readily apparent to you, my response is in the thread -
Odin wrote:As for the others, I suggest you google their names and "nazi collaborator" to see their manifest sleaziness in their own words. Or I can direct you to those threads too. If that lie isn't obvious to you, you probably know as little about history as the average zombie.
Odin wrote:BO hasn't been in office 3 years, as in 1,095 days, but he has been in office 3 calendar years. I
Unbelievable. What day do you think he took office?
It's the numerical year, which you tend to see phrased in legal documents ("contractor agrees to warranty his goods until the end of the second fiscal quarter, in the second calendar year after completion...."). If Dr. Sowell's intent was to cite calendar years, then he was talking about 2009, 2010, & 2011.Odin wrote:Ok, I'll bite. What's the difference in length of time between a year and a "calendar year"?
As I said in my last post, I don't know how the math was done. Read it again, especially the italics. I'm not exactly Milton Friedman or Warren Buffett, so I could only speculate: perhaps the OBM's figures always originate before the president takes office for whatever reason. IF that were the case, it would explain Sowell. And even if he was being arbitrary or illogical in the timing of his baseline, what's really important to me is that he apply the same standard to both men. If the numbers start at a baseline on so-and-so date for BO, the baseline for President Bush should be the same.Odin wrote:I also don't see your point about the $4.4 trillion Sowell said Obama spent. How do you start at the day Obama took office and arrive at the conclusion he spent $4.4 trillion dollar since then, particularly when the number seems to be describing budget estimates, not actual expenditures? And if you go by budgetary years, which would be fairer, how do you get to $4.4 trillion from 10/01/09 to 3/22/11?
Better question: how does a supposedly educated man think there is an Austrian language?Odin wrote:How does a supposedly educated man post such crap? Is he really this stupid or does he think his readers are?
Now I don't know why Dr. Sowell used the 3-year figure and $4.4 trillion, probably an honest mistake, and by the way if so it's the first factual error I've seen in anything I've read by him during the past 20 years or so, but anybody who writes as much as he does is bound to get something wrong once in a while. But anybody who says Sowell is stupid or evil is a fool and a liar.The National Debt stood at $10.626 trillion the day Mr. Obama was inaugurated. The Bureau of Public Debt reported today that the National Debt had hit an all time high of $13.665 trillion.
So regardless of the accuracy of Dr. Sowell's figures (and they disagree with the $4.9 trillion figure above, too), Obama is on track to surpass the free-spending Bush's 8-year total in his first term. This wretch can quibble all he wants with Sowell's figures, but no serious person can doubt that. And there's serious talk about giving this mountebank another term?The Debt increased $4.9 trillion during President Bush's two terms. The Administration has projected the National Debt will soar in Mr. Obama's fourth year in office to nearly $16.5-trillion in 2012. That's more than 100 percent of the value of the nation's economy and $5.9-trillion above what it was his first day on the job.
Mr. Obama frequently lays blame for soaring federal deficits on his predecessor.
if so it's the first factual error I've seen in anything I've read by him during the past 20 years or so,
probably an honest mistake
This wretch can quibble all he wants with Sowell's figures,
Now since this wretch has proven to me that he is unfit for decent company that is the end of my involvement with any of his posts.
If you opened your mind a little, you might learn that conservatives typically don't follow blindly, especially when the Republican in office spends like a liberal. Anyone like that you can think of in recent memory?Odin wrote:Zombies got standards! In my experience, zombies embarrass themselves less if they don't respond to my posts.
Absolutely right--the free market did.Odin wrote:As for decent company, it aint the Dems who've made scumbags like Beck and Limbaugh rich.
Like "calendar year"?Odin wrote:Consider not using words you don't understand.
So, ah Odin, I've got a simple question for you.
You seem to be quite disturbed about percieved untruths and misrepresentations and falsehoods and such purportedly spread by the likes of Rush and Beck, Coulter and the like. Why is it when people like you spout off on this topic I NEVER hear you mention Olbermann or Maddow etc. ?
If you opened your mind a little, you might learn that conservatives typically don't follow blindly,
why is it that some people like the OP seem to have a need to call anyone with an opinion other then their opinion a rightwing HACK.
I was a liberal for many years
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