Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Napoleon V2, Jan 11, 2011.
Tea Partiers only!
Fuck the tea party and fuck you Topo
I don't understand the connection people are drawing from Tea Partiers to the shooting in Arizona. The shooter has been described as "very liberal" and a pothead. I know that Sarah Palin used crosshairs on her Web site's map of where those she is politically opposed to are from, but that hardly implicates her or anyone else in the tragedy. Seems like people really wanted the guy to be a Tea Party nutjob, and will come up with whatever illogical connection they can to blame them.
And no, I'm not a Tea Party supporter at all. They are laughable, ignorant, and often racist.
Tea Party folks are angry as hell, but usually misinformed and unfocused. There's plenty wrong to complain about. But the thick layer of prime-grade stupidity most Murcuns have been brought up under makes thinking clearly rather difficult. Read Matt Taibbi's latest book about the financial meltdown, he totally skewers "Tea Party" types, it's a minor piece of the book, but he does it so effortlessly that it's worth mentioning. Their hearts are in the right place, but they're dumb. A lack of regulation of financial markets let the wolves buttfuck and then murder the Sheeple. Goldmach Sachs executives deserve to be summarily executed for their knowing crimes and gaming of the financial system.
But if some Jesus type in a dark blue suit with a $100 haircut pontificates about "we need less regulation" then the Partiers eat it up without comprehending what they're letting themselves and all of us in for. Corporations are NOT OUR FRIENDS, they actively work against the best interests of US citizens.
Turn off your televisions (except for NFL games), stop drinking fluoridated water... wake the fuck up. Congress looks at you as if you were an ant -- and I mean that literally. You do not exist in the eyes of your local Congressional representative, not unless you're barfing up $10K a week in "campaign contributions" -- they're fucking CRIMINAL SCUMBAGS imho.
it's too bad the psycho in AZ plugged some people, but chances are excellent he's some CIA cut-out, meant to demonize topics like returning to the gold standard. Nothing on the news is real -- it's all scripted.
wuz w/ u til there
The roots of this crisis go back to the Carter administration. That was when government officials, egged on by left-wing activists, began accusing mortgage lenders of racism and "redlining" because urban blacks were being denied mortgages at a higher rate than suburban whites.
The pressure to make more loans to minorities (read: to borrowers with weak credit histories) became relentless. Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act, empowering regulators to punish banks that failed to "meet the credit needs" of "low-income, minority, and distressed neighborhoods." Lenders responded by loosening their underwriting standards and making increasingly shoddy loans. The two government-chartered mortgage finance firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, encouraged this "subprime" lending by authorizing ever more "flexible" criteria by which high-risk borrowers could be qualified for home loans, and then buying up the questionable mortgages that ensued.
All this was justified as a means of increasing homeownership among minorities and the poor. Affirmative-action policies trumped sound business practices. A manual issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston advised mortgage lenders to disregard financial common sense. "Lack of credit history should not be seen as a negative factor," the Fed's guidelines instructed. Lenders were directed to accept welfare payments and unemployment benefits as "valid income sources" to qualify for a mortgage. Failure to comply meant a lawsuit.
But hey who cares about facts right
TG is still struggling to determine what class to take I don't think this will sink in for another 15-20 years or so, if ever
Topo hopes he will get tea bagged if he throws this party.
i think some type of offshoot, if not, actual flouride is the #1 ingredient in anti-depressants. It's okay in toothpaste because you don't actually digest it.......supposedly.