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- Art Buchwald

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- Tyler Durden

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Less Interviews (smoke breaks), More Work

Source: Washington Post
I sat down tonight to just get a better idea for what went on this week in markets.  I scanned my usual sites and no matter what happened, the debt ceiling bullshit crept its way through various headlines and managed to rear its head.  I'm tired of this emotional and vague sound bites that are played on rerun.   Lets hear the what POTUS has to say...

O'daddy, what say you in defense of yourself..."The other thing I discovered was that values of honesty, hard work, empathy, compassion were values that were spoken about in church .... I realized that Scripture and the words of God fit into the values I was raised in."  Very well Sir, seeing you felt obligated to interrupt my Friday night research with your mindless games, allow me please to peek at how deep those values go.

Honesty - In 2006 Sir, you voted against raising the debt ceiling and did not even bother to vote in 2007 or 2008.  In 2006, you called it “a sign of leadership failure”.  Furthmore Sir I can show that you said it was a “sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay it’s own bills”.  In 2008 you followed up with the "buck stops here".  Mr. President, given what you have observed as truth in 2006, is this debt ceiling issue today a sign of leadership failure? or do you just plan to hit the elderly American's back with billions in devalued currency (thanks Ben!)

Hard Work - Debunked here, here and here

Empathy - From Websters: "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner".  With 9.2% unemployed and people homeless (lives destroyed in the Gulf from BP, the midwest from the Tornados. the farmers from the Mississippi flooding), with businesses struggling, your empathy tells you deep inside that the right thing to do (in the spirit of being sensitive) is to increases taxes...why would a pay cut for yourself, Tim, and Mr. Bend - Over Berhack not be better?  How about you, with your level empathy that is worthy enough for God, forgo your $400,000 a year salary, the chauffeured limousine, the free mansion, the bodyguards who will die for you, the lavish dinners, the free helicopter, the catered meals and the TelePrompTer?  You are so virtues Sir, Aristotle would be in awe

Compassion - Again, Websters: "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it".  Such great compassion from the great Newspeaker!  I recall the compassion you displayed to the boys in blue in Cambridge when they were called upon to "do their job"?   Such wondrous compassion you had in stating they acted "stupidly" and that you made such insightful statements without the knowing "all the facts".

Anyways, I'm getting back to my work but this hypocrisy and just blatant lying needs to stop.  It's no wonder the news is always throwing crap at their viewers, the more stuff just launched at people, the less they'll remember and so long as the graphics are cool and you make the story personal, the over riding themes always stick with the mind that has been conditioned for retention, recollection, and regurgitation during the initial 24 years of its life