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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by Tortoise » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:36 pm

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Of course I think the state shouldn’t be closed, but Hollywood is subsidizing the closure of the rest of the state.
Hollywood does contribute a lot of tax dollars. But last I heard, it’s not nearly enough to keep CA solvent. The state will need a massive federal bailout to avoid a financial disaster.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by tomfoolery » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:42 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:36 pm
tomfoolery wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Of course I think the state shouldn’t be closed, but Hollywood is subsidizing the closure of the rest of the state.
Hollywood does contribute a lot of tax dollars. But last I heard, it’s not nearly enough to keep CA solvent. The state will need a massive federal bailout to avoid a financial disaster.
Raisinman to the rescue.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by SomeDude » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:36 pm
tomfoolery wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Of course I think the state shouldn’t be closed, but Hollywood is subsidizing the closure of the rest of the state.
Hollywood does contribute a lot of tax dollars. But last I heard, it’s not nearly enough to keep CA solvent. The state will need a massive federal bailout to avoid a financial disaster.
I heard it's a problem with demand. They just need demand "stimulated'. UBI will solve this. If you disagree you just don't understand human nature Turtleman. The people need money! They can't buy stuff if they gots no money!
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by Tortoise » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:41 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 pm
I heard it's a problem with demand. They just need demand "stimulated'. UBI will solve this. If you disagree you just don't understand human nature Turtleman. The people need money! They can't buy stuff if they gots no money!
Right. ::)

It's a problem with government income vs. expenditures. If you forcibly shut down most of the small businesses in your state (which CA did), your tax revenue goes way down. And if you don't correspondingly reduce expenditures on public employee salaries and benefits (which CA didn't), you run into an obvious cash flow problem.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by SomeDude » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:41 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 pm
I heard it's a problem with demand. They just need demand "stimulated'. UBI will solve this. If you disagree you just don't understand human nature Turtleman. The people need money! They can't buy stuff if they gots no money!
Right. ::)

It's a problem with government income vs. expenditures. If you forcibly shut down most of the small businesses in your state (which CA did), your tax revenue goes way down. And if you don't correspondingly reduce expenditures on public employee salaries and benefits (which CA didn't), you run into an obvious cash flow problem.
I've got a Nobel Prize winning economist Mr. Paul Krugman who would beg to differ. The solution to a drop in tax revenue is to spend more on public employee salaries so they can pay more in taxes back and spend that money and then the recipients pay more. It's all very simple. What Kalifornia should do is make their own printing press. See if it works for the feds it will work for CA.

Rather than link to the Babylon Bee here we could start linking to Krugman's column for humor.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by tomfoolery » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:22 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:41 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 pm
I heard it's a problem with demand. They just need demand "stimulated'. UBI will solve this. If you disagree you just don't understand human nature Turtleman. The people need money! They can't buy stuff if they gots no money!
Right. ::)

It's a problem with government income vs. expenditures. If you forcibly shut down most of the small businesses in your state (which CA did), your tax revenue goes way down. And if you don't correspondingly reduce expenditures on public employee salaries and benefits (which CA didn't), you run into an obvious cash flow problem.
I've got a Nobel Prize winning economist Mr. Paul Krugman who would beg to differ. The solution to a drop in tax revenue is to spend more on public employee salaries so they can pay more in taxes back and spend that money and then the recipients pay more. It's all very simple. What Kalifornia should do is make their own printing press. See if it works for the feds it will work for CA.

Rather than link to the Babylon Bee here we could start linking to Krugman's column for humor.
Economic problems are a lot like military ambushes. It’s best to fight right through them. The best response to inflation is to print more money.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by vnatale » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:34 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:10 pm
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Any documentation of any specific information being passed on to her?

Vinny
Are you asking if the secrets she got while spending, I don't know how long (years?) with the congressmen have been made public?
I'm asking if there are any specific damaging anything regarding her and Swalwell's relationship or whatever went on between them. I know little about this.

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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by Ad Orientem » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:31 pm

An hour and half of political humor courtesy of Harry Truman.

https://youtu.be/vKtLpjTKL2s
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by tomfoolery » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:15 am

vnatale wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:34 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:10 pm
vnatale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Any documentation of any specific information being passed on to her?

Vinny
Are you asking if the secrets she got while spending, I don't know how long (years?) with the congressmen have been made public?
I'm asking if there are any specific damaging anything regarding her and Swalwell's relationship or whatever went on between them. I know little about this.

Vinny
Fact:

Swalwell has not stated a sexual affair occurred with the Chinese spy, and he has not been convicted of any crimes. The news article against Swalwell leaked subsequent to him correctly speaking out against Trump.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

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Post by SomeDude » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:32 am

"A small percentage of the population said they thought it would be way more efficient for the economy if the government just didn't take the money in the first place. These people were shouted down as "libertarian conspiracy theorist wackos" and told to move to Somalia."

Ahahah, i have seen lefties on this forum write those EXACT words.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by tomfoolery » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:18 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:32 am
"A small percentage of the population said they thought it would be way more efficient for the economy if the government just didn't take the money in the first place. These people were shouted down as "libertarian conspiracy theorist wackos" and told to move to Somalia."

Ahahah, i have seen lefties on this forum write those EXACT words.
I’ve been told by leftists that if I want to live in a place where there’s no gun control and everyone owns a machine gun to move to Somalia.
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Post by l82start » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:02 pm

republican take up recycling in 2021..

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Post by flyingpylon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Twitter can just build their own Uganda.
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Post by SomeDude » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:12 pm

I don't get the joke. This reads like a serious piece.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

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SomeDude wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:12 pm
I don't get the joke. This reads like a serious piece.
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in a bold political move on his first day in office presidential place holder Joe Biden has signed an executive order to provide relief to the countries struggling satire writers. in a rousing, rambling and largely incoherent speech to to the assembled press Biden showed great compassion for the despondent humorists struggles, "our nations satirist are really struggling right now, they put all their heart and soul into writing outlandish comedic descriptions of human behavior, only to be crushed by some guy, who inevitably comes along and points out that people are actually doing what they have described and are doing so in a way that is completely serious, and with total conviction. "i mean come on man".
Reports indicate that the suicide rate for satirists is now at a all time high. The new executive order, which will provide all satire writers with a pair of size 20 shoes and a red rubber nose, is projected to help these poor despondent individuals get the laughs that they work so hard to achieve in these difficult times..

in other news Biden has just written a executive order banning clowns on behalf of the very vocal and politically important Coulrophobia justice groups.. and there is now talk of adding a C to the LGBTQ alphabet list..
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by Tortoise » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:25 am

In an earpiece fail, Lawfully Elected President Biden says "Salute the marines" instead of actually saluting them:
https://youtu.be/K1OU96Sxjzw
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Post by I Shrugged » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:50 pm

I just clicked on a Youtube Fox News interview with Glenn Greenwald. You know how YT used to place a counter programming statement under the video panel, saying that AP News has determined that Joe Biden has been elected President? Today the statement says Joe Biden is the President of the United States.

I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing at this.
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Re: Political Humor and Satire

Post by SomeDude » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:33 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:25 am
In an earpiece fail, Lawfully Elected President Biden says "Salute the marines" instead of actually saluting them:
https://youtu.be/K1OU96Sxjzw
I saw this too. Awesome.

The 65M people who voted for this senile vegetable and the 15M fake voters actually voted for a mysterious guy talking into Joe's earpiece.

I know you guys didn't like the mean tweets but C'mon man!

Vegetable-in-Chief.

I noticed YouTube is letting a lot more vids pop up criticizing this dementia ridden fool.

They must be getting ready to put him out to pasture real quick.

How many of the 15M fake voters will even notice?
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