August 1st, 2011

Quote of the Day

Mehdi Hasan reacts badly to Obama’s debt deal:

“ARGH! CAN PEOPLE STOP TWEETING AT ME SAYING OBAMA “COMPROMISED”? A compromise involves give and take on BOTH sides. He got nothing. Nothing”


8 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Calm down dear!

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  2. 2
    MrAngry61 says:

    “Naarthing”!

    However it was to Barry to compromise – he’s the President, he has to broker an agreement. The Republicans could just decide to give him a bad time & not cooperate at all.

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  3. 3
    ISO 9000 says:

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

    iso 9000

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  4. 4
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Mehdi who? He strikes me as an impotent and angry man.

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  5. 5
    Paul Marks says:

    Under all these plans government spending continues to go UP.

    Talk of trillions of Dollars of “cuts” is nonsense. For the government (in all but one area – see later) assumes a big increase in spending on government schemes (normally about 8%) and then calls any reduction in the increase a “cut”.

    Personally I believe that if deal is passed it will not even see a reduction in the increas of the various Welfare State (“Great Society”) schemes – i.e. that the whole thing will be a fraud.

    The one major area of government spending where a “baseline” of vastly expanding spending is not assumed is defence.

    In short for all the talk of power of the “military industrial complex” defence is the one major area of government spending where there are ever real cuts. Barack Obama (who is deeply unpopular in the military anyway) will hardly shed any tears if he does manage to slash the military budget.

    My guess for the future is that the Defence budget will be butchered (as it has been in Britain), but overall government spending will not be cut (because the rest of government spending will continue to expand) – and the United States will continue to head towards bankruptcy.

    The same road that Britain is on.

    No conservative (let alone libertarian) should vote for this deal (which continues to vastly INCREASE government spending whilst falsely talking of trillions of “cuts”) so now we shall see just how many actual conservatives there are in the House of Representatives.

    “But if the deal is not passed there will be collapse” – there is going to be a collapse anyway, see above.

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    Green Ink says:

    Mr Fawkes,
    As one nearer to the centre of UK politics than I, could you offer your opinion as to why this man, who is on video likening non-Muslims to cattle, still has a job?

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  7. 7
    Sungei Patani says:

    Who or what is Mehdi Hasan? Why do we have to take ony notice of his/hers/its Tweets?

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  8. 8
    The voice of reason says:

    Fuck Hasan! He’s a whingeing bitter prick with a chip on his shoulder who cries “racist!” all the bloody time.

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Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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