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Old 03-15-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Garrison K's Take on "The Current Occupant"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...l=chi-news-hed

Thoughtful piece, not humor.

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Re: Garrison K's Take on "The Current Occupant"
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That wasn't very funny........




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I didn't see anything about tarring and feathering...
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Anyone who doesn't believe that this is the worst president in our Lifetime is blind to history and the facts.


This guy Bush II reminds me of the CEO's that I worked for in Corporate World that would make idiotic moves based on hubris and ego and no clue of what they were doing. When things went 'south' as they usually did, they found some corporate scapegoat to take the blame for what they did. The only thing good I can say about them, is at least no one died directly, based on their decisions.
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Anyone who doesn't believe that this is the worst president in our Lifetime is blind to history and the facts.
Even worse than U.S. Grant Samuel Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes?!?
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Anyone who doesn't believe that this is the worst president in our Lifetime is blind to history and the facts.
Even worse than U.S. Grant Samuel Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes?!?
Rutherford B. Hayes was president in your lifetime? And you're an early retiree? Wow, just how long have you been retired??

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I'll refrain from political diatribes except to make a comment about the present situation that could influence FI and ER. As I see it these are the current political/economic issues that the US faces:

1 - an expensive, prolonged, unpopular war
2 - expensive new and existing social responsibilities (medicare, SS)
3 - tax cuts further increasing the federal budget deficit
4 - increasing energy costs
5 - the dot com implosion

Looking at the list I see some similarities to the economic factors from the mid-60s and 70s (Vietnam, The Great Society, the Arab Oil Embargo, drop in Nifty 50, etc.) that contributed to stagflation.

Of course that doesn't mean that history will repeat itself, we really haven't seen sign of inflation, and Bernstein and others have already argued that future market returns will be less than those of the past 25 years but I think that policies of the last four years could negatively impact the economy for the next 5-10 years. Hope that they will in no way resemble the 66-82 era economically but it doesn't give me warm-fuzzies about market returns for the next decade. (Funny though I grew up in 66-82 (age 9 to 25) and I thought that it was a pretty great time to grow up.)

That's my bearish statement for the day! Agree? Disagree?



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MB, that just argues heavily for an allocation to commodities, real assets and non USD denominated assets.
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I have voted for republicans pretty much my entire life but I have to agree this one ranks up there with the worst. Even if some of the blunders are a result of poor advice, GW put those guys in those positions and he is ultimately responsible.*

Now the next question is................who will be our next President? *
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Rutherford B. Hayes was president in your lifetime?* And you're an early retiree?* Wow, just how long have you been retired??*
OK, I was trying to make a "joke" about stealing elections, but clearly the alleged "punch line" of that "sophisticated humor" just "fell flat".

So I'll stick to MY lifetime. Alongside LBJ (one of the worst human beings ever), Nixon, & Carter, the incumbent comes across as an amateur.

Kennedy wouldn't have lasted very long with CNN & Fox News either. Can you imagine Anderson Cooper & Geraldo broadcasting live from the Bay of Pigs beach?
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"I have previously stated and I repeat now that the United States intends no military intervention in Cuba."

Said a day after an american bomber was shot down on a raid over Cuba.

Our media has made a scenario where our elected officials are either squeaky clean or able to hide an abundant supply of skeletons. Or that third option where everytime they step on their dicks they just say they didnt and eventually the lie becomes the truth...
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(Funny though I grew up in 66-82 (age 9 to 25) and I thought that it was a pretty great time to grow up.)
Not if you were Draft Age - I was 15-31. - The only Lottery that I ever won!
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(Funny though I grew up in 66-82 (age 9 to 25) and I thought that it was a pretty great time to grow up.)
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Not if you were Draft Age - I was 15-31. - The only Lottery that I ever won!
Even worse if, like me, you were age 18-39 and didn't even have a chance to "play" the Lottery. The first drawing was December 1, 1969, five months after I received my notice to report for induction...


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Even worse if, like me, you were age 18-39 and didn't even have a chance to "play" the Lottery. The first drawing was December 1, 1969, five months after I received my notice to report for induction... Smiley
That's probably because you age faster than the rest of us. If you were 18 in 1966 and 39 in 1982
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That's probably because you age faster than the rest of us. If you were 18 in 1966 and 39 in 1982
Those years in the military do tend to age you quickly. Just ask Jarhead. (I didn't mention Nords since he got free irradiation treatments which has tended to preserve him...similar to a pickle but without the juice. ).

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OK, I was trying to make a "joke" about stealing elections, but clearly the alleged "punch line" of that "sophisticated humor" just "fell flat".
Sorry brah, I guess I wasn't up for anything better than the cheap shot.

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I was a draft-dodger--I enlisted. I was out before the lottery ever started.

I don't think much of political discussions on this board because they could turn into rants and shouting matches so easily. However, this is in "Other Topics", so...

I second Cut-Throat's comment:
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This guy Bush II reminds me of the CEO's that I worked for in Corporate World that would make idiotic moves based on hubris and ego and no clue of what they were doing.
and I share several of the points made above. The good news--maybe the only good news--is that the administration will change in a few years, no matter what.

However, when confronted by a foreigner on the subject (which happens unbidden and too often for me), I tell them that W is widely regarded back home as a terrible president. He is a weak and ineffectual--a chocolate soldier--and we all hope that the next one will have more balls and won't be so handicapped as W, who listens too much to human rights advocates and wimpy advisors. Give 'em something to really worry about. (I have no problem discussing my misgivings with fellow countrymen, but I'll be damned if I will give a belligerant non-stakeholder the satisfaction. There are a few folks up here who won't give me a bad time. Not all Canadians are rude. )
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