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Thursday, June 30, 2011

That damned Ceiling

What's Mallard raving about today?

The Debt Ceiling


When you buy a house. Or a car. Or put something on your credit card.

The point Mallard is not that the government should never rack up debt. It should rack up debt only for the right thing. You know, things which don't include:
  • Unnecessary Tax Breaks for Millionaires & Billionaires which do nothing to stimulate the Economy
  • A Drug Benefit Program, unpaid for, written by and for the benefit of drug companies
  • Unnecessary Wars with no end in sight


rewinn said...

Every successful business goes deep into debt: that's what the stock and bond market is all about.

Why does Mallard Fillmore hate capitalism?

CW in LA said...

Remember how livid the Tinsh was when Cheney said deficits didn't matter?

I don't, either.

Otherwise, he's unwittingly (unsurprising given that he's a lackwit) exposed how completely artificial the concept of a "debt ceiling" is.

Rootbeer said...

This is the most detail I've seen in a Mallard Fillmore strip background in a long time.

Unfortunately the artist's approach to perspective yields results roughly similar to the lesser Cubists, though not intentionally.

Tog said...

When you're responsible for an entire nation's economy, welfare, and defense, Granny.

In the meantime, your bank MIGHT be willing to increase your credit card limit...which is the same damn thing.

That's my Batshit: concern-trolling for the elderly while boosting the party that wants to feed them to the dogs.

Raised nineteen times under Junior Bush without a peep, all of a sudden the debt ceiling must be locked in place or the world ends.

DiR said...

It's always fun when something that's been going on every year since at least WWII suddenly becomes a crisis.

Remember all the wails of fiscal instability when the Republicans turned the largest surplus in US history into the largest deficit in US history? Fox News and right wing radio and the countless MF strips about how the Republican plan will make your grandchildren pay for our wars?
It was around the same time, as I recall, that I was married to Jennifer Aniston AND Beyonce at the same time. Those were some great days.

Anonymous said...

The great communicator Obama must really be losing it when even MSNBC analysts think he's a Dick! Mark Halperin gave a rather blunt assessment of Obama's performance in yesterday's press coference.

Anonymous said...

The great communicator Obama must really be losing it when even MSNBC analysts think he's a Dick! Mark Halperin gave a rather blunt assessment of Obama's performance in yesterday's press coference.

CW in LA said...

I see Anonyconcerntroll has given way to Anonymelonfucker.

You are aware that many of MSNBC's alleged personalities, such as Dead Intern Scarborough, Adolf Buchanan, and, yes, Dickface Halperin are wingnut douchebags like yourself, aren't you, Melonfuck?

Anyway, speaking of wingnut douchebags, Melonfucker, are you not even going to try and defend your idol Mr. Tinshley?

CW in LA said...

PS: Two chances to spell "conference" and he couldn't do it. I guess Anonyrast went to Beck U.

How much are they paying you to troll for hire here, dipshit?

DiR said...

I'll take a dick over a moron who believes they were ordained by god to be president, any day of the week.

Remember, elections are also decided who the other candidate is. Please, continue to hand Obama 4 more years.

Tog said...

Mark Halperin gave a rather blunt assessment of Obama's performance in yesterday's press cockabooboorooference.

Mark Halperin gave this "blunt assessment" after being assured it wouldn't make the air, and subsequently retracted it after being sent to the corner.

Marky-Mark later, his lower lip quivering like Rush Limbaugh's penis in a boys' camp:

I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it.

Your turn, anon.

Anonymous said...

In other news: As most of us know Michelle Obama certainly does have a green thumb. Her gardening talents have made news many times. She has planned a great looking garden at the White House this year.

A quick peak inside the White House walk-in refrigerator. The garden is doing quite well. They must serve these at all their parties.

This photo of Michelle Obama looking quite pleased with the contents of the WH refrigerator.

Anonymous said...

Good idea: The best line I've heard lately was from a shop foreman at the old Republic Steel plant in Cleveland when this you black kid was being laid off.

The black kid said to the shop foreman: "You're firing me because I'm black!"

The boss said, "No, we hired you because you were black. We're firing you because you are useless!"

Sounds like a good slogan for the 2012 election.

Steve-O said...

Wow, a new challenger has emerged: Anonyracist.

The current President is at least 10 times more intelligent and capable than the previous occupant.

Go shovel your bullshit elsewhere Anonyracist, it's not welcome here.

Steve-O said...

And if you're too chickenshit to at least put your first name on your post then you really are giant pussy.

CW in LA said...

I'm pretty sure Anonyracist and Anonymelonfucker are the same: I took to calling it that because it's come around here peddling its watermelon shit before.

But then, on the (possibly) other hand, maybe this Anonyracist is in face none other than Mr. Tinshley: It would at least account for his abiding interest in this place.

vw: exish - Don' shen' me t' the exish yet, barkeep, I shtill got money for more reeshersh.

David in NYC said...

Well, if nothing else, our troll has proved s/he fully deserves the name "Anonymelonfucker".