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Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#28531 Dec 25, 2013
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Since: Dec 13

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#28534 Dec 27, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Our decline? Please explain
Unemployment up, NO
Deficit dropping- yes
Stock market doing well- yes
Auto industry back on its feet- yes
Manufacturing up- yes
Private sector job increase for 45 straight months- yes
8 million private sector jobs created under President Obama- yes
Does anyone else hear that weird little tune from 'Twilight Zone' whenever Barney posts anything?
There are times that I can almost hear Rod Serling say, "Barney has unlocked the door with the key of his imagination. Beyond is another dimension- a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. This is the dimension of imagination, and Barney stepped into that area many years ago!
It is a land of no return! A dimension where reality does not exist and no rational mind can survive. Between the past and the future, between sanity and madness, between dreams and reality. The imaginative land of Barney...and what we call the "Twilight Zone!"
Reality Check

Little Rock, AR

#28535 Dec 28, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Our decline? Please explain
Unemployment up, NO
Deficit dropping- yes
Stock market doing well- yes
Auto industry back on its feet- yes
Manufacturing up- yes
Private sector job increase for 45 straight months- yes
8 million private sector jobs created under President Obama- yes
Here is something for you to look at regarding your 3 employment statements. I really like the part about the 55-69 crowd making up the bulk of the job gains in the past 5 yrs. So much for your "they're retiring" argument. LOL
Unemployment up, NO
Private sector job increase for 45 straight months- yes
8 million private sector jobs created under President Obama- yes

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-07/real...

The deficit dropping is the lone bright spot in your analogy. Though it appears as though Congress isn't too happy with the sequester and they are already throwing it in the trash. If that happens, we will see higher deficits.

Stock market doing well? Yes, thanks to the federal government pumping $85 billion/mo. into it for who knows how many years now, not because it was a good investment but rather to falsely prop it up so other investors, who weren't investing, would invest. Take all that money out and the picture isn't so pretty. I have always said the market is manipulated and the $85 billion proves it without any of the other evidence such as dogs of the dow and puppies of the dow. Your own government that you love so much proved you wrong. That's classic.

Auto industry back on it's feet? Hold on just a second. What you say is true BUT there are signs that the auto industry is practicing the same lending tactics that helped lead to the housing crash in order to boost sales numbers. If that's the case then it won't be long before the auto market does the same thing the housing market did. The common denominator? Government involvement in regulations. Will liberals ever learn? Probably not since it's not their money.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/02...

Manufacturing up? Yes but not because of anything the Obama administration did. China's labor has become so expensive that it's actually cheaper for companies to come to America and use our cheap labor. Since most liberals claim to look out for the "little guy", you should hate that but since you are giving Obama credit I bet you don't. Natural gas production in America has made shipping and operating costs so cheap that companies are now relocating here. Obama has been trying to stop oil and gas production on federal land since he has been in office. He hates fracking. Lastly, the emergence of a global marketplace has made it necessary for companies to be represented all over the world which brings us back to America being attractive for the other reasons listed above. If liberals try to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 or more as has been suggested, you will see these companies leave as fast as they showed up. This brings us back to the "what's a job worth" argument that liberals simply don't understand because, again, they do everything with other people's money and have no concept of staying within their means.
http://theweek.com/article/index/249045/3-rea...

So every point you made except the deficit (and it deserves and asterisk) is, as usual, not nearly as great as you would believe them to be but that's the norm.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#28536 Dec 28, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is something for you to look at regarding your 3 employment statements. I really like the part about the 55-69 crowd making up the bulk of the job gains in the past 5 yrs. So much for your "they're retiring" argument. LOL
Unemployment up, NO
Private sector job increase for 45 straight months- yes
8 million private sector jobs created under President Obama- yes
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-07/real...
The deficit dropping is the lone bright spot in your analogy. Though it appears as though Congress isn't too happy with the sequester and they are already throwing it in the trash. If that happens, we will see higher deficits.
Stock market doing well? Yes, thanks to the federal government pumping $85 billion/mo. into it for who knows how many years now, not because it was a good investment but rather to falsely prop it up so other investors, who weren't investing, would invest. Take all that money out and the picture isn't so pretty. I have always said the market is manipulated and the $85 billion proves it without any of the other evidence such as dogs of the dow and puppies of the dow. Your own government that you love so much proved you wrong. That's classic.
Auto industry back on it's feet? Hold on just a second. What you say is true BUT there are signs that the auto industry is practicing the same lending tactics that helped lead to the housing crash in order to boost sales numbers. If that's the case then it won't be long before the auto market does the same thing the housing market did. The common denominator? Government involvement in regulations. Will liberals ever learn? Probably not since it's not their money.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/02...
Manufacturing up? Yes but not because of anything the Obama administration did. China's labor has become so expensive that it's actually cheaper for companies to come to America and use our cheap labor. Since most liberals claim to look out for the "little guy", you should hate that but since you are giving Obama credit I bet you don't. Natural gas production in America has made shipping and operating costs so cheap that companies are now relocating here. Obama has been trying to stop oil and gas production on federal land since he has been in office. He hates fracking. Lastly, the emergence of a global marketplace has made it necessary for companies to be represented all over the world which brings us back to America being attractive for the other reasons listed above. If liberals try to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 or more as has been suggested, you will see these companies leave as fast as they showed up. This brings us back to the "what's a job worth" argument that liberals simply don't understand because, again, they do everything with other people's money and have no concept of staying within their means.
http://theweek.com/article/index/249045/3-rea...
So every point you made except the deficit (and it deserves and asterisk) is, as usual, not nearly as great as you would believe them to be but that's the norm
Hold on now, let's get back to your previous comment for a moment, this one,

"We're continuing our decline aren't we"

My point is no, we are not still in a decline and here is some reasons why I think we are not.
End of story-period.

You see there is a huge difference in arguing the reality of a continuing decline of the economy - VS- any pre conceived notion you have of I how I feel about the recovery.

I did not say it was great, nor did I lead anyone to believe it is.

A good recovery, a bad one , a great one, what ever subjective title you would like to give it.

bottom line ..........

A recovery is not a decline, is it?

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#28537 Dec 28, 2013
billblaze wrote:
<quoted text>
Does anyone else hear that weird little tune from 'Twilight Zone' whenever Barney posts anything?
There are times that I can almost hear Rod Serling say, "Barney has unlocked the door with the key of his imagination. Beyond is another dimension- a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. This is the dimension of imagination, and Barney stepped into that area many years ago!
It is a land of no return! A dimension where reality does not exist and no rational mind can survive. Between the past and the future, between sanity and madness, between dreams and reality. The imaginative land of Barney...and what we call the "Twilight Zone!"
Bill, you seem to be confusing current history with a 50'S science fiction television program.

Any time you would care to discuss, current history, or any of the facts in my post you replied to, please, let's do so.
Happy New Year

Mountain Home, AR

#28538 Dec 28, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill, you seem to be confusing current history with a 50'S science fiction television program.
Any time you would care to discuss, current history, or any of the facts in my post you replied to, please, let's do so.
Hey Barney!
The picture of Hill farty
See those Jowls hanging down ?
See the mouth that is eager to take on any size Dick?
See those eyes that are about to POP?
I bet someone stuck a pitchfork up her azzz when that photo was taken
Reality Check

Little Rock, AR

#28539 Dec 28, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold on now, let's get back to your previous comment for a moment, this one,
"We're continuing our decline aren't we"
My point is no, we are not still in a decline and here is some reasons why I think we are not.
End of story-period.
You see there is a huge difference in arguing the reality of a continuing decline of the economy - VS- any pre conceived notion you have of I how I feel about the recovery.
I did not say it was great, nor did I lead anyone to believe it is.
A good recovery, a bad one , a great one, what ever subjective title you would like to give it.
bottom line ..........
A recovery is not a decline, is it?
That strictly depends on what your definition of a recovery is. If all you care about is the low unemployment number is and not the whole picture of who makes up those numbers and who wasn't even counted then yes we are in a recovery.

If all you care about is the number at the end of the day in the stock market and not what made that number move up or down then yes we are in a recovery.

If all you care about are the numbers of cars sold in America and not whether or not who is buying them can actually afford them then yes we are in a recovery.

If all you look at is the manufacturing numbers of this nation and not how those numbers got to where they are then yes we are in a recovery.

If all you look at is the here and now of the deficit and not what is happening behind the scenes that shows Washington doesn't have the heart for fiscal responsibility and the hard choices it's going to take to get there then yes we are in a recovery..

So I guess what they say is true, perception is reality.
Reality Check

Little Rock, AR

#28540 Dec 28, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
Nixon proposed almost an identical healthcare system decades ago, and republicans loved it. Mitt Romney passed a similar system, and republicans wanted him to be president.
President Obama signed The Affordable Care Act into law and suddenly the concept of healthcare became toxic, socialistic, and only embraced by traitorous commies.
When will you ever understand that it's we the people that have to love it. We never have and we never will. Why? Because we are one of the only nations that allows our people to make their own choices about what they want and don't want in healthcare and everything else in life. That kind of freedom can never be provided by a government that has less than 1000 people choosing and making decisions for over 320 million in too many scenarios to count. And to have so few do this on a national as well as a world stage makes it that much more impossible.

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#28541 Dec 28, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill, you seem to be confusing current history with a 50'S science fiction television program.
Any time you would care to discuss, current history, or any of the facts in my post you replied to, please, let's do so.
Heck no, Mr. Barney, I'm not confused about it!
You see, you distort every body's true post with your own version. Now, that means you can't understand the English language which can't be it since you read and write, so that narrows it down to two choices-
#1. You're elevator doesn't go all the way to your top floor and your mentally challenged, or
#2. You are deliberately changing what people post for your own purpose, making you a liar.

That's pretty consistent with every episode of 'Twilight Zone'. The main character was either crazy or they were evil. So, I don't think it's off base at all to hear the Twilight Zone music whenever you post something. In fact, I thought it was a right good comparison!
Now I have my own opinion about which one of those two you are, but since its my opinion, I'll just keep it to myself.

So which one are you, Mr. Barney? Are you just a little touched in the head and can't help distorting what people post and changing it into your own version cause you are mentally unstable,
Or do you deliberately distort the words of others and put your own 'facts' out there that on purpose because you are a liar.
Pick your poison, cause either way, you're a consistent toxin.

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#28542 Dec 28, 2013
Oh, and Mr. Barney, remember, it is only one of two choices. You are:
1. Mentally challenged
2. Deliberate liar

I know you are tempted to change what I said, and turn it into something all crazy like, but stop! Take a deep breath. Now, simply answer the question.

squeezers

“Deport them all deport Now”

Since: Aug 13

The Woods

#28543 Dec 28, 2013
Americas first obamacare clinic.

http://truenewsusa.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-n...
dont expect an answer

Mountain Home, AR

#28544 Dec 28, 2013
billblaze wrote:
Oh, and Mr. Barney, remember, it is only one of two choices. You are:
1. Mentally challenged
2. Deliberate liar
I know you are tempted to change what I said, and turn it into something all crazy like, but stop! Take a deep breath. Now, simply answer the question.
Barney Boy is a fry cook/ toilet bowl cleaner at a greasy spoon restaurant in the Salem Arkansas area. He won't get off work till late and then he always stops over at the Livestock auction barn for some girl goat action.
But don't worry he will be up at his computer using the cut and pasting that talking points that won't answer your question.
Pondering

Jonesboro, AR

#28546 Dec 28, 2013
billblaze wrote:
Oh, and Mr. Barney, remember, it is only one of two choices. You are:
1. Mentally challenged
2. Deliberate liar
I know you are tempted to change what I said, and turn it into something all crazy like, but stop! Take a deep breath. Now, simply answer the question.
And why can't he be a mentally challenged deliberate liar? Better quest, why is he a mentally challenged deliberate liar?
Pondering

Jonesboro, AR

#28547 Dec 28, 2013
dont expect an answer wrote:
<quoted text> Barney Boy is a fry cook/ toilet bowl cleaner at a greasy spoon restaurant in the Salem Arkansas area. He won't get off work till late and then he always stops over at the Livestock auction barn for some girl goat action.
But don't worry he will be up at his computer using the cut and pasting that talking points that won't answer your question.
Girl goat?
passmeis dixslamer

Mountain Home, AR

#28548 Dec 29, 2013
Pondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Girl goat?
OK for the uninformed a girl goat is a Doe.
Barney likes them because they can't tell on him.
Farmer Jones

Jonesboro, AR

#28549 Dec 29, 2013
Barney walks over to Farmer Jones' place and says
"Jones, I got me a problem and I gotta to go to court - I need a lawyer, do you know any?" Farmer Jones replies, "yeah, I know a couple of those guys. One is a hell of a trial lawyer, great guy but expensive as hell; the other, not so great, but the guy sure knows how to pick a jury and he's a lot cheaper." Barney thanks his buddy and moves on thinking to himself, well I don't have a lot of money so I guess I know what I have to do.

Barney's day in court finally comes and the first witness called to the stand is his neighbor Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith is sworn in and the prosecuter asks her, "Mrs. Smith, would you please tell the court what you saw on the day in question. "Why yes I can", she says, "I was doing my dishes, looking out my window over the sink when I saw Barney come out from behind his barn and grab one of his goats". Yes mam, and then what did you see? "Well after he grabbed that goat he proceeded to drop his pants and fornicate with that there goat!" Is that all mam? "Well no, after it seemed like he had his way with that goat, the goat turned around and proceeded to lick his pecker clean!"

It was at this point of the testimony that one man on the jury turns to another man on the jury and says "you know, a good goat will do that"..

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#28550 Dec 29, 2013
billblaze wrote:
<quoted text>
Heck no, Mr. Barney, I'm not confused about it!
You see, you distort every body's true post with your own version. Now, that means you can't understand the English language which can't be it since you read and write, so that narrows it down to two choices-
#1. You're elevator doesn't go all the way to your top floor and your mentally challenged, or
#2. You are deliberately changing what people post for your own purpose, making you a liar.
That's pretty consistent with every episode of 'Twilight Zone'. The main character was either crazy or they were evil. So, I don't think it's off base at all to hear the Twilight Zone music whenever you post something. In fact, I thought it was a right good comparison!
Now I have my own opinion about which one of those two you are, but since its my opinion, I'll just keep it to myself.
So which one are you, Mr. Barney? Are you just a little touched in the head and can't help distorting what people post and changing it into your own version cause you are mentally unstable,
Or do you deliberately distort the words of others and put your own 'facts' out there that on purpose because you are a liar.
Pick your poison, cause either way, you're a consistent toxin.
To those who fit the profile of the narrow minded, bigoted, uninformed, southern, redneck, IM sure I am a consistent toxin.

And I make no apologies for it!

The louder you whine, the harder I laugh.
Jessica

Jonesboro, AR

#28551 Dec 29, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
To those who fit the profile of the narrow minded, bigoted, uninformed, southern, redneck, IM sure I am a consistent toxin.
And I make no apologies for it!
The louder you whine, the harder I laugh.
You seem to be doing the whining, can't make it on your own, have to have someone think for you, all that nonsense. We are doing the laughing. But then you are used to being laughed at.
passmeis dixslamer

Mountain Home, AR

#28552 Dec 29, 2013
Jessica wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to be doing the whining, can't make it on your own, have to have someone think for you, all that nonsense. We are doing the laughing. But then you are used to being laughed at.
Poor Barney has been saving his money to get plastic surgery so that his face won't resemble the north end of a South bound horse. It's gonna take several more years for him to save up for it and now Obama has even put a ax on the procedure.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#28553 Dec 29, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
To those who fit the profile of the narrow minded, bigoted, uninformed, southern, redneck, IM sure I am a consistent toxin.
And I make no apologies for it!
The louder you whine, the harder I laugh.
What exactly is the "profile"? I would like to know coming from someone who belongs to a party that proclaims acceptance and equality for all.

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