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Forum Post: Tuesday, October 8

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 8, 2013, 7:31 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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We are headed for default. Boner's statements on CBS this evening suggest they think the result of default will be either a negotiated reduction in government spending - read social safety net contraction while the surveillance industrial complex remains fully funded - or it will result in forced, Greek style austerity measures.

The Koch whores, their bankers, and the fossil fuel industry they all invest in, ensure they will weather any financial storm just fine, so long as fossil fuels remain king. A government in perpetual crisis and chaos cannot support any new innovation or alternatives.

Into this chaos pipelines will parade, tar sands will flow, and geo-engineering will be the investment bet of the future - bet or wager being the operative word. There is no certainty that either geo-engineering will provide any solution, or that the human species will survive. Yet if we default, and if default is the route to the Keystone XL, then we will certainly be left with no alternative. Geo-engineering will simply have to work, and that is by no means certain.

The President appeared less certain this evening than he has in recent days; as if he had just recently been assured that default was a probability, that the teabag faction saw no downside to such an event. Reelection funding is assured, think tank propaganda all lined up and ready, all courtesy of the Kochs and their whores. With polls consistently trending negatively for repelicans, they may think they have nothing to loose with default, and hold out hope of dragging their opponents down with them.

The only solution is a continued display of confidence, acceptance, and a carefully designed campaign of facts and reality. It falls to the President to tell these fools:


And he had better start breaking some legs to ensure that they do.



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[-] 0 points by gsw (3258) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Economists on Chris Hayes on 10/8 predict shutdown could be worse on whole world economy 2008 experiences. If we feel economic shock doctrine here, again, will it have measurable political impacts on GOP "world viewers". What's it take to get in their bubble?



[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

A Senator Gets Mad About The Shutdown And Starts Naming Names. About Time.

Since the media seems to think this whole thing is a bipartisan mess, I thought I'd get a second opinion. Take it away, Senator. (At 4:00, she nails it.) And the name she names? It's a party. Not a person.



[-] -1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

After repeatedly doing every dirty, dumb, obstructionist, sabotaging and hostage taking act they could think of, some 40+ times, in full stadium public view, holding House seats by the thin gerrymandered skin of their teeth, and spiraling in the polls, what difference can a massive suicide bombing make? It's not like anyone noticed the five year long RepubliCon Jihad against the first black-POTUS; a terrorist trifecta of Sequester-Shutdown-Default will probably be forgotten or blamed on Dems come midterm 2014 and definitely by 2016.

Besides, if Boner has to endure the humiliating shame of reneging on all that defiant "Hell no you can't!" ~ oh, wrong one ~ "Hell no I won't pass a clean debt limit [bill]!" He might as well preform oral sex on Ted Cruz on the Senate floor while he's at it. Hmmm...

FB-POTUS, Obama, has taken so much shit for compromising with these sadistic Con Jihadists, if he does it again he'll breach his Jackie Robinson, not an angry black man, limit. But he's not running for reelection, so...

Even though hundreds of thousands of Americans are already suffering from GOP terrorism and millions more will too when they force this treacherous default, I'm afraid you're right. It's just really really sad that it has to come to this.

Enough already!

We should turn the sadness into anger and use the anger to finally wake up and Vote these traitorous RepubliCon Cultists the hell out of our Government, once and for all!! Bring in new, real, political parties who put the country before party and the rich and powerful.

No matter how this turns out: Replace the RepubliCon Cult with the Green Party or the Workers Party or enter party name here:...........................!!

[-] -3 points by MyBrothersKeeper (-36) 5 years ago

Nobody seems to see that this is a conspiracy to intentionally damage the nation's credibility and cause financial hardship on American businesses and citizens. We are also in a time of war. That my friends is the book definition of treason and Obama is standing there making excuses for it. Still think there are sides to this hostile takeover of our nation? The only thing untouched is the military and the police state infrastructure. If you can't see it for what it is, wait a few months.