Posted: January 23, 2012 by veeshir in Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Obama's Fault

Stunning:  (stnng)adj.

1. Causing or capable of causing emotional shock or loss of consciousness.
2. Of a strikingly attractive appearance.
3. Totally and blatantly fucking obvious to anybody with a fucking brain.
Stunning? Really?
Headline: “11 Stunning (definition 3. V) revelations about Obama’s payout to his political supporters…errr….. from Larry Summers’s secret economics memo to Barack Obama”.
I’ve seen it linked a few places, including the Puppy Blender who should know better. It’s one long, “Rube self-identifies”.

1. The stimulus was about implementing the Obama agenda.

“Let no crisis go to waste” ring a bell? jeez.

2. Team Obama knows these deficits are dangerous (although it has offered no long-term plan to deal with them).

You’re finally figuring that out? Jeez. This whole thing is just one long “Rube self-identifies”.

3. Obamanomics was pricier than advertised.

You’re just figuring that out? Most of America (the non-‘intellectual/elitist/better than us’ part) knew that even before they passed it so we could find out what was in it.

4. Even Washington can only spend so much money so fast.

I’ll agree with that only if the amount you’re taking about approaches infinity. Besides, we all know they had a shitload of “stimulus” money laying around and we kept saying, “Use that to pay down debt” and were ignored. The puppy blender had a whole series of posts on that.

5. Liberals can complain about the stimulus having too many tax cuts, but even Team Obama thought more spending was unrealistic.

Okay, that one is actually stunning. (definition 1)

6. Team Obama wanted to use courts to force massive mortgage principal writedowns.

Ummmmm, we watched him try that. In real time. Where was this fool in 2009? China?

7. Team Obama thought a stimulus plan of more than $1 trillion would spook financial markets and send interest rates climbing.

Wait, Obama and his “team” have no idea how an economy actually works? Holy crap! Now that’s stunning!!!! (definition 3.)

8. Greg Mankiw, economic adviser to Mitt Romney, was dubious about the stimulus.

Ummmm, no shit. I’m gonna guess whoever wrote this never actually read Mankiw’s blog.

9. But the Fed was a stimulus enabler.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha. Oh, you were serious.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha snort bwahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha.

10. IPAB was there at the very beginning.

IPAB is a gov’t committee that decides on how to spend money. It screwed things up. Quelle surprise.

11. The financial crisis wasn’t just Wall Street’s fault.

No shit sherlock. It wasn’t even primarily Wall Street’s fault. It was idjit politicians trying to screw with various laws like supply and demand.

That article is why I’m avoiding politics. It’s like banging your head against the wall trying to pay attention to reality.

All we can do is wait for our political, intellectual, social and moral betters figure out exactly how fucked we are.

I expect them to figure it out when I’m through burning my non-sci-fi books and about half-way through burning the sci-fi ones. Just before I get to my engineering textbooks.

I hope the dog tastes good, that’s all I have to say.

Via the Puppy Blender

  1. Lemur King says:

    An invertebrate with only a rudimentary nervous system could see that many of the people given loans via Fanny and Freddie were totally incapable of handling their finances at all, much less a mortgage, and Barney Fwank and friends pushed and pushed for it.

    But Wall St. greed didn’t help when they started bundling this stuff up and passing it off as if it wasn’t a dog-turd with frosting. A frosted dog-turd is still a dog-turd.

    Even Washington can only spend so much money so fast.

    Huh. Well, somehow they managed to spend $1.2T between this month and last August (roughly). That takes dedication. It is criminal, man… just criminal.

  2. […] to my post about how annoyed I was that people are finally noticing how big a liar Obama is, we see this post from Feb. 2012 about how people were noticing how he lied to get his stimulizing […]

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