Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > General Discussions > The Woodshed

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81  
Old 03-06-2009, 10:01 PM
NateR's Avatar
NateR NateR is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,742
Default

In the Arab world, throwing your shoe at someone is the ultimate insult. I don't know if we even had an equivalent to it here in America.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 03-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,982
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NateR
In the Arab world, throwing your shoe at someone is the ultimate insult. I don't know if we even had an equivalent to it here in America.
its like giving someone the finger
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 03-06-2009, 10:58 PM
rearnakedchoke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn
its like giving someone the finger
some how i don't see that as the equivalent .... i'd rather get flipped the bird then get hit in the head with a wing tip .... or is it the act of throwing the shoe that is insulting? or do you you actually have to hit someone for it to count? is this case, dubya wickedly avoiding getting hit, while keeping a hilarious look on his face, like it was a game ... this guy ended up looking like the loser in it all ... LOL
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 03-06-2009, 11:18 PM
medic92
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's interesting how people let Obama slide on claiming he inherited the deficit from Bush, despite the fact (provable with video evidence if anyone wants it) that the Bush administration was warning that something needed to be done with Fannie Mae and Bernie Mac from 2001 until the present. 17 times in eight years the Bush administration warned of the upcoming problems, while democrats (Barney Frank in particular) told the Bush administration everything was fine, nothing needed to be addressed in the mortgage industry and it should be left alone.

Funny how the person who claimed Bush called the Constitution a "***damned piece of paper" has yet to address the fact that his source admitted that it was a lie and Bush never said any such thing. What's up Obama supporters?
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 03-07-2009, 03:40 AM
que
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockdawg21
So...people are excited that our government is 1.75 trillion dollars in debt?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493021
he's only been in office for 45 days... the national crisis has nothing to do with him as of right now.

it won't be for couple years until we know if he was able to help fix it
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 03-07-2009, 08:08 AM
J.B.'s Avatar
J.B. J.B. is offline
WAR CARDINALS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apache Juntion, AZ
Posts: 8,462
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by que
he's only been in office for 45 days... the national crisis has nothing to do with him as of right now.

it won't be for couple years until we know if he was able to help fix it
Actually it does have something to with him. He was a member of congress when things started getting really bad, and now as president his policies are making people on Wall Street panic. So, Obama has been a part of this problem.

I do agree that it won't be for a year or two until we see if his policies even have a smidgen of the impact that he claims it will.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 03-07-2009, 01:29 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by que
he's only been in office for 45 days... the national crisis has nothing to do with him as of right now.

it won't be for couple years until we know if he was able to help fix it
Well as a member of Congress who helped pass some of Bush's bad spending, he is still responsible. But he slammed Bush for bumping the deficit, then effectively increased it by 75% with one bill and now he's looking to do increase it by another 400 billion with this bill that's loaded with 9000 earmarks. Those are the same earmarks he promised to eliminate "line by line".

I personally hate the idea of all that bailout crap. Bad companies should fail, simple as that. If Ford, GM, and Chrysler can't compete, they should fail so they could be overtaken by other good companies. If a mom & pop store can't compete with Wal-Mart, they don't get a bailout. The gov't has no business socializing in the private sector and every single one of those business leaders should know better.

And you're right, we don't know for sure if his plan will work, but spending 1 million dollars worth of taxpayers' money to build a disc golf course in Austin, TX, (they already have 5 courses) isn't going to create more jobs (this was as a part of the 787 billion stimulus). Same with passing 9,000 earmarks in this next bailout. Also, lawyers and people with limited governmental experience (he served, what, 2 years in the Senate? but mostly just campaigned), aren't the best economists.
__________________

Last edited by rockdawg21; 03-07-2009 at 07:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 03-07-2009, 05:51 PM
NateR's Avatar
NateR NateR is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,742
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by que
he's only been in office for 45 days... the national crisis has nothing to do with him as of right now.

it won't be for couple years until we know if he was able to help fix it
Actually the "stimulus" bill he just signed and the fact that his actions keep causing the stock market to crash, mean that he has everything to do with the national crisis right now.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.