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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | June 30, 2011

President Obama fired his most recent salvo in his ever-evolving class warfare operation today. This time, the president derided GOP lawmakers for offering tax breaks to the eeeeevil rich and their eeeeevil corporate jets. Pretty despicable of the Republicans, right?

Thank God we didn’t have people like these in power in 2009, right? I mean, the Democrats would never suggest such a thing, right?

During President Obama’s press conference today, he scolded Republicans for demanding tax cuts for corporate jets. From the Associated Press in 2009:

Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes. The incentive – first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks – sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes.

Revisionist history: the other white meat.


A couple of second-half goals gave the U.S. a 2-0 win over North Korea and a strong start to their Women’s World Cup run. The eighth-ranked North Koreans have the youngest team in the tournament with an average age of 20.

After the match, North Korea manager Kwang Min Kim shocked the congregated press by revealing that his side isn’t just the youngest team, but it is also the only team in the tournament that’s been struck by lightning.

North Korea claimed five of their players were struck by lightning. What are the odds?

Tonight’s post is sponsored by The Tick.


Topics: Politics, Soccer | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. Ranba Ral Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Oh come on Flying Squirrel! You heard the television. He’s a mime and a liar! In my book, that says case closed.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Didn’t Winston Churchill have a snarkasm on the history of the Soviet Union, which can definitely be applied to the demokratic party and its minions, something along the lines of (paraphrasing):

    “We can never know the history of the Soviet Union for it is ever changing.”

    “North Korea claimed five of their players were struck by lightning. What are the odds?”

    The probability is 1 that five players who have been struck by lightning were struck by lightning.

    The real question is: Why were they dumb enough to be out playing in a thunderstorm?

  3. JT Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The real question is: Why were they dumb enough to be out playing in a thunderstorm?


    Because they were ordered to.

    If you refuse an order in N. Korea, you get struck by a tank.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:46 am


  5. Wes S. Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Sounds like anyone working in the aerospace industry had better get ready for another round of layoffs. Remember what happened when Bill Clinton imposed a “luxury tax” on private yachts and high-end boats during his first term? It cost the domestic commercial boat industry thousands of jobs and resulted in the closure of several manufacturing plants and boatyards. So for all of you who have jobs building Cessnas, Citations and Lears, you’d better watch your back…

    If Obama is so worried about private jets, he should set an example and stop gallivanting around the country on Air Force One every other day for photo-ops and fundraisers.

    (While he’s at it, perhaps he ought to park the limo and use one of those Chevy Volts he’s so proud of to get to the golf course…)

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Ranba – Good point.

    Jon – I doubt they were. Just a terrible excuse that no one can prove.

    JT – Or Kim Jong’s sceptre.

    Wes S. – One of the news sites said that the “revenue” from closing the private jet loophole would cover much less than 1% of the deficit.

  7. Old NFO Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    It’s truly coming down to class warfare… Dems (elite) vs everybody else with the fate of the US on the line…

  8. Skip Says:
    July 1st, 2011 at 3:01 am

    So now that Nancy lost her ride everybody gotsta?