Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Correction

The census was not, in fact, created by ACORN as an effort to turn everyone into Democrats after confiscating their guns and sending them to Chicago. It is, in fact, a constitutionally mandated national count conducted every 10 years that determines, among other things, proportional representation in Congress.

Michele Bachmann regrets the error. Well, no, probably not.

22 comments:

Tom Alday said...

Oh can I play too?

Saying you "created or saved 2 million jobs" is about the most bogus, dishonest, snake oil selling crap ever. Even the AP calls shenanigans on it. Unemployment is at 10+% and we've actually lost 2 million jobs since you took office, you ain't saved shit.

President Obama regrets the error. Well, no, probably not.

Ian McGibboney said...

You have your own blog for that kind of unsubstantiated, tangential tripe, Tom. I'm talking about the census here, the one your brethren has suddenly decided it despises now that Obama is president and the gubmint is evil again.

Tell me, what are your feelings on the census? I'm curious.

Tom Alday said...

lol "unsubstantiated", keep them fingers in your ears Ian!

As for my "feelings" about the census, I don't know what you mean. It's a thing that happens every 10 years, outside of that I have no "feelings" about it whatsoever.

musing85 said...

President George W. Bush regrets the 202% rise in unemployment during his eight years in office.

Or not. Funny how the wingnuts always forget when this recession thingy started--just like they forget who was in the White House on 11 September 2001.

Tom Alday said...

How's that old saying go "Those who are stuck in the past are doomed to be insufferable douchebags", well something like that, right?

psst, George Bush isn't president anymore, pass it on!

Ian McGibboney said...

Ah, the intellect just flows and flows...

musing85 said...

Tom's brainbox would appear to have sprung a leak, because "intellect" is not what I would call the puerile dribble he's been spewing here.

I'll speak slowly, Tom, so as not to confuse you, OK?

If it's a Bad Thing (TM) that two million jobs have been lost since President Obama took office, then why is it not also a Bad Thing (TM) that something on the order of six million jobs were lost on Bush's watch? (And that's just using the fairly generous U3 rate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics--the one that very conveniently does not include people who've been trying to find work for so long that they've given up hunting. If we included that number, Bush's record would look even worse.)

Now, as I recall your rhetoric, and that of your fellow wingnuts, your starting premise is that everything bad begins with Obama. I'm merely pointing out that you're in fact a lying sack--and I've got the numbers to prove it.

Ian McGibboney said...

Musing, Tom and his brethren hate Obama, and will twist anything to fit that mind-set. They both criticize our supposed mindless hatred of Bush - ignoring completely that it was issue-based and personal only insofar as his name and cronyism merited such - and use it as an excuse to be the same way today. It's naked, brazen hypocrisy, and one that manifests itself in part on the new census paranoia.

What I want to know is, why is there so much resistance to the census this year by the same small-government teabagger types who were OK with the Patriot Act?

Tom Alday said...

Oh no, I've been cornered by 2 super geniuses! All is lost!

Musing, when did I say Bush's record on jobs was all rosy and great? Just because Bush sucked at it doesn't mean Obama gets a pass. Quit living in the past. You know at some point Obama HAS to take responsibility, and as his policies keep failing and the country keeps sinking into a nice depression, the voters will make that choice for him and send his unprepared ass back to Chicago.

And Ian, what resistance? The only thing I remember was people being pissed that those child pimpers at ACORN had a big say in it, they no longer do thanks to evil conservatives exposing them as nothing more than a quasi pedophiles looking to help human traffickers smuggle kids into the country as whores.

Ian McGibboney said...

Where I live, there's a huge push brewing against it. Workers are being warned to expect hostility and many people have said they're going to refuse to answer questions. Many of them still think ACORN is involved, which proves either they're stupid or deliberately ignorant of the fact that ACORN has been removed from the census. Perhaps both.

And Tom, you're no one to be talking about moving on. You're still obsessed with Ted Kennedy, for crying out loud. At least we're talking about the past that still haunts us here in the now. You don't get to sweep your long-endorsed failures under the rug.

Tom Alday said...

How am I "obsessed" with Ted Kennedy? If I tried to inject him in every conversation, or blame him for every ill like you liberals do with Bush, well then you might have a point.

Ian McGibboney said...

Maybe I am out of line by saying that outright, but it is true that a lot of right-wingers would love everyone to forget the immediate past, but still can't help themselves with all the Mary Jo Kopechne references. Maybe that doesn't apply to you. But it doesn't explain your recent obsession with who's going to fill Kennedy's seat.

But again, Tom, I'm not going to take your bait into changing the subject to me vs. you just because you are an ideologically bankrupt reactionary unable to address an issue without whining about liberals every single time.

The census. Are you going to cooperate? If so, good for you. I hope you encourage others to do so as well.

Tom Alday said...

First off my "obsession" with the Mass race is because Republicans have a VERY good chance of winning in one of the bluest states in the country, taking a seat that has been held by a Democrats for 50 years, and with that stab a dagger into Obama's plans and end the Democrats "supermajority" in the Senate. Those are pretty big things Ian, it's not just about Kennedy.

As for the census, have I said anything that wouldn't participate? Or..oh I know, this is that thing you liberals do where some Republican somewhere says something you think is bad and every other Republican has to denounce it right away or they are crazy loons too, right? Is this your roundabout way of making me denounce what some toothless redneck said in whatever hick town you live in? If that's the case then yes Ian, I wub the census, I wub it wub it wub it to death, I would do it once a year if allowed! I just wub it so!

Is that a proper denouncement or do you want a type written letter or something faxed to you?

Ian McGibboney said...

Tom, I asked about the census because that is the whole point of this thread. It's not a forum for your predictable, unrelated blabbering about "you liberals."

Don't you have a blog for that?

Tom Alday said...

I don't think you quite understand the point of a comments section Ian, perhaps you should remove it if it perplexes you so much?

Ian McGibboney said...

I might feel differently if every one of your comments wasn't exactly the same and equally unconstructive. The problem isn't that I can't take the heat; the problem is that you abuse the privilege. I don't jump on your blog and rant about unrelated things for the express purpose of spewing vitriol; I expect the same courtesy. And until you do, your childish antics will be moderated once again. Good night to you.

Tom Alday said...

What "vitriol" have I spewed? I see musing can spew "vitriol" and it's cool, I guess I'm not blue enough to get the privilege?

Ian McGibboney said...

Everything you say is vitriol. You come here with one purpose: to agitate. It has nothing to do with ideology and everything to do with your attitude. Your blog is no better, but that's your domain and you should really take it back there.

Tom Alday said...

This is hilarious from a guy who's political blog posts are designed to do nothing but agitate, oh and you can honestly say your "Ah, the intellect just flows and flows..." comment wasn't meant to agitate? Get real Ian and quit acting like your shit don't stink.

Ian McGibboney said...

At the very least, you could respond (if you are so agitated) with something having to do with what's being talked about. Instead, all you did was copy my setup to spew your usual half-baked digs at Obama.

And don't accuse me of baiting you. It only makes you seem more like a child than your words already do.

Tom Alday said...

Really man, this whole holier than thou schtick you put on is so fake. You get down in the mud like everyone else, no need to be ashamed when you're called out on it.

Ian McGibboney said...

Yes, Tom. Way to put me in my place with your incisive wit and in-depth reporting on what a hypocrite I am. Try not to break your arm patting yourself on the back.

Once again, it's very telling that your target is always me, not what I say, because apparently what I say is irrelevant to your insatiable need to be better than me. And, of course, I'm the thin-skinned jerk for not standing up to your pathetic crusade.

Typical abuser mentality.

This pissing match is over.