Liberal Taqiyya


Taqiyya: The Islamic doctrine of religious deception.

The latest from Ayatollah Paul Krugman, the Economics Imam of Princeton and Liberal Cleric of the NYT:

Secret Deficit Lovers

What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?

O.K., the federal budget hasn’t actually been balanced. But the Congressional Budget Office has tallied up the totals for fiscal 2014, which ran through the end of September, and reports that the deficit plunge of the past several years continues. You still hear politicians ranting about “trillion dollar deficits,” but last year’s deficit was less than half-a-trillion dollars — or, a more meaningful number, just 2.8 percent of G.D.P. — and it’s still falling.

So where are the ticker-tape parades? For that matter, where are the front-page news reports? After all, talk about the evils of deficits and the grave fiscal danger facing America dominated Washington for years. Shouldn’t we be making a big deal of the fact that the alleged crisis is over?

Well, we aren’t, and once you understand why, you also understand what fiscal hysteria was really about.


Far from celebrating the deficit’s decline, the usual suspects — fiscal-scold think tanks, inside-the-Beltway pundits — seem annoyed by the news. It’s a “false victory,” they declare. “Trillion dollar deficits are coming back,” they warn. And they’re furious with President Obama for saying that it’s time to get past “mindless austerity” and “manufactured crises.” He’s declaring mission accomplished, they say, when he should be making another push for entitlement reform.

All of which demonstrates a truth that has been apparent for a while, if you have been paying close attention: Deficit scolds actually love big budget deficits, and hate it when those deficits get smaller. Why? Because fears of a fiscal crisis — fears that they feed assiduously — are their best hope of getting what they really want: big cuts in social programs. A few years ago they almost managed to bully the nation into cutting Social Security and/or raising the Medicare eligibility age; they even had hopes of turning Medicare into an underfinanced voucher program. Now that window of opportunity is closing fast.

But isn’t the falling deficit just a short-term blip, with the long-run outlook as dire as ever? Actually, no. Falling deficits right now have a lot to do with a strengthening economy plus some of that “mindless austerity” the president condemned. But there has also been a dramatic slowdown in the growth of health spending — and if that continues, the long-run fiscal outlook is much better than anyone thought possible not long ago. Yes, current projections still show a rising ratio of debt to G.D.P. starting some years from now, and uncomfortable levels of debt a generation from now. But given all the clear and present dangers we face, it’s hard to see why dealing with that distant and uncertain prospect should be any kind of policy priority.

So let’s say goodbye to fiscal hysteria.



Not so fast, Sparky.

Uncomfortable levels of debt a generation from now? Like 20 years from now when I’m a senior citizen and my grandkids are young adults? Isn’t that some fucked up shit to do to them?

There is a small bit of data missing from Krugman’s article. He points out that last year’s deficit was “less than half-a-trillion dollars — or, a more meaningful number, just 2.8 percent of G.D.P.” as if that is wonderful news. According to my meager math skills, half a trillion dollars is 500 BILLION DOLLARS.

There are only about 300 million people in this country and each billion is 1000 million so that comes out to about $1,666.66 of NEW DEBT for every man, woman and child in the nation.

And that was just for last year. As of yesterday, THE NATIONAL DEBT IS ALMOST 18 TRILLION DOLLARS!

I don’t know about you, but I find that level of debt very uncomfortable.

Paul Krugman is not some ignorant Prog mindlessly repeating Democrat talking points. He has mega degrees and awards in economics. He even teaches that shit. He is one of those people we call “experts” because they know more about this stuff than people like you and me. I’m no expert in economics, but I know bullshit when I see it.

Here is the truth: Big Government Liberalism (aka “the Blue Model”) is unsustainable. It isn’t failing, it has already failed. The only thing keeping it afloat is massive levels of government debt. Krugman knows this.

I guess that liberal doesn’t have much of a conscience after all.

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173 Responses to Liberal Taqiyya

  1. driguana says:

    Unending smoke and mirrors…like a really bad vaudeville show.

  2. Lulu says:

    So according to the Ken Gardner tweet, if we all stop paying taxes then we only owe $55,977.18 instead of $152,941? How exactly does this work?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Math is hard with this administration as proven by Common Core. Let’s see how that works…..which is the friendlier number ? Easy-peasy 😉

      • 49erDweet says:

        I’m beginning to think it should be called “Common Gore Math” in honor of the confusion it fosters.

        • Somebody says:

          You have no idea! Well actually with your GD you may well have some idea, just wait until she gets to higher math…..OMG! I don’t know who writes these word problems, but some of them are ridiculous. They ask for information that won’t actually answer the larger question at hand. Maybe I’ll post some of them for fun, seriously some of them are utterly ridiculous.

          My daughter is taking algebra 1 online now and she really dislikes it. She’s already had algebra and geometry through homeschool, but that doesn’t count toward a HS diploma because we’re not certified math teachers with a certified school. I want her to have a diploma so we’re going this route, but I’m having second thoughts. She’s in honors algebra and is hanging on to an A, but she gets quite frustrated. If her success was measured strictly on the math she’d have a 100 or close to it in the class……duh she’s already had the subject.

          Where she keeps getting tripped up is on the essay answers, it seems no matter what she does she can’t satisfy her teacher. The teacher provides very little feedback. Yesterday she point blank asked the teacher what is it that she’s not doing to satisfy her and the teacher said she had another call and had to go bye. Who the hell knows what this woman wants, she may not even know herself what she wants. I hope she enjoys the essay exam little one turned in…..let’s just say she was quite verbose. She’s grasping at straws trying to figure out what the correct writing formula is. The math formulas she has correct but depending on the question getting the actual math right is worth 4-6 points out of a 10 point question. WTF is that? Get the math 100% spot on, but end up with a 70 something because the teacher doesn’t like your writing. BTW all of her other teachers LOVE her writing and in testing in the 6th grade she tested at a college level in all areas of language arts…….so I don’t think she has trouble expressing or explaining herself.


          • 49erDweet says:

            Having this discussion with YD, who’s been a teacher and is now an administrator in local elementary district. Significant percentage of teachers “don’t get it” but are being forced to pretend they do. That may be your D’s teacher’s problem.
            Basic issue is CC tries to change how minds problem-solve under assumption there’s another, best way. That’s socialism in a nutshell. And stupid, but I repeat myself. But saying there is, changing midstream in the learning process is doubly wrong. And assigning a higher value to writing over math skills is just…..just…..just anal.

          • 49erDweet says:

            My GD, (from S not YD), may have an even higher IQ than her paternal grandparents. At 4.7 yrs her grammar, math and reasoning skills seem higher than a 12 yo. (We’ve confirmed this with her “Auntie”, YD, who is also amazed). And they’re so automatic, it scares me, bc she spends most of her time in a make-believe world she knows is pure fantasy, but to her is “fun”. She changes costumes (long gowns) six or eight times in an hour or so of play, all the while giving us dialogue to use as she acts out roles. She just makes the age cut-off date to enroll in KG next year, so thankfully will have an early start……but might drive some of her teachers mad.

          • foxyladi14 says:

            yes it does

          • Somebody says:

            Your GD sounds delightful 49er. My daughter did similar things when she was that age. She used to write and illustrate her own books. She actually had a “business” writing and selling books. Several of the kids on the street her age or a year or two older bought her books for a quarter. They’d ask her to write a story about such and such, she’d write and illustrate a book for them and they’d buy it and ask her to write another one, LOL!

            She was quite the precocious little thing, but her battle with cancer took a lot of that out of her. She did write some books in the early going of treatment, but they were quite dark and she ended up destroying them. She decided to use sculpting as an outlet during those years. She had neurological issues so working with clay started out as a therapy measure. She stuck with it and would make amazingly detailed things and give them as gifts to the medical staff.

            Have you had your GD’s IQ tested? If not they’ll probably do so once she’s in school. They usually do test bright students for the gifted program. I’m not a huge fan of the gifted programs around here, they’re just pull out programs and extra work. My older kids were in public school they enjoyed some of the projects; but “gifted education”, at least here, isn’t much to write home about.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Well xDIL mom is not pushing for early testing, and we’re good with that.

            Your daughter sounds equally impressive, and you are right to be proud.

          • elliesmom says:

            While the Common Core math program isn’t being well-executed, the thought process behind it is actually sound. Today the need to be able to do math calculations isn’t as pressing as it once was. Calculators are cheap and easily obtained. But the need to know which operation to ask the calculator to do for you is still very much needed as is having enough “number sense” to know whether the answer the calculator gave you could be the right answer.

            Word problems have always been more difficult for most kids than doing arithmetic drills. But in real life most math problems are word problems, and no one has sorted through all of the available information and picked out just the data you need for you. When I taught physics, I often gave the kids extraneous information in a problem so they would have to sort out what they needed and what they didn’t. Some of the best math students had the most difficult time with that. They would turn themselves into pretzels trying to use every number in the question somewhere. The idea behind Common Core is to increase the amount of number sense kids have. Writing the thought process down is the only way to assess whether the kids are getting an idea of what numbers mean.

            You would be surprised at how many bright kids struggle with the idea that 1/3 is smaller than 1/2. So understanding why 1/3 / 1/2 is bigger than 1/3 X 1/2 becomes totally out of reach even if they can do the arithmetic and get the right answer. It’s lot like the difference between being able to read the words and being able to understand the book. We’ve been letting kids get through school only being able to read the words in math. Common Core aims to teach them to understand the book. Unfortunately, a lot of teachers don’t have much number sense themselves so it’s hard for them to implement the program, and we get the mess we’re in.

  3. votermom says:

    The Spanish nurse is improving according to news today.
    I think she is getting ZMab, which I think is like ZMapp but just has one type of antibody instead of 3.

  4. HELENK3 says:

    man tweeting from inside Kobani on what is happening there between isis and the kurds

  5. HELENK3 says:

    well I guess it is good that some Mexican money is coming here instead of our money going there

    • DeniseVB says:

      This HAS to be related to the recent swarms of illegals coming across our pourus borders. Does this not affect the children of Obama supporters too? It’s almost in every state now 😦

      • votermom says:

        My older kid got a fever this week with a headache that was at the base of her nape / back of her neck along with queasiness & stomach cramps. I think it’s a virus going around school. She seems better now, but for all we know it could be EV-D68.
        So far the younger kid has been healthy.

  6. mothy6767 says:

    What is the name of the blog run by a woman who battled the mosque at ground zero . I tried all kind of searches and all I got was pluffingtoast banal articles.

  7. mothy6767 says:

    Pamala Gellar of Atlas Shrugs. I was looking my mind trying to recall that.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    I can NOT believe Mark Knoller wrote this and ON CBS’ blog site:

    Yeah, yeah, so ALL Presidents do this? Well maybe they were better at multi-tasking when our country and world were a little safer and healthier? And our debt wasn’t so freaking HIGH ! Ugh.

  9. The Klown says:

  10. The Klown says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Thanks for the update, it’s looking like it’ll be a happy ending afterall. If charges are to be pressed, it should be against the parents/guardians of the 13yo. (Hope our CPS rep. Lola peeks in today 😉 ).

      • The Klown says:

        Somebody committed a sex crime. Under 14 is child molestation in California.

        • leslie says:

          Why isn’t it rape? It should be.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Unless it was a liberal.

        • Constance says:

          Absolutely someone committed a sex crime. They should make an example of the father of this baby if he is over 18. After my babies were born in a hospital, with all kinds of support and encouragement and having been taught what to expect from the experience I had the shakes so bad I couldn’t even sit up. Since the nurses weren’t concerned I think it must be a fairly typical occurrence. I was more than twice this girls age when my first child was born. I just can’t imagine what she went through and then to have someone throw her baby in the trash. I wish I could help the young mother escape what must be a toxic living situation.

      • Somebody says:

        I just had a feeling it was a really young teen. I hope she and the baby get the help they need.

    • The Klown says:

      I guess no one explained to her that welfare and abortions are both easy to obtain in California.

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  12. DeniseVB says:

    Oh. My. Obama’s going to wish he stayed in California.

  13. HELENK3 says:

    snowden movie. did not know there was one. should be interesting

    • HELENK3 says:

      on the topic of NSA

      Newly-released financial disclosure documents show former NSA director Keith Alexander had thousands personally invested in obscure tech firms – @arstechnica

    • westcoaster says:

      Glen Greenwald and Assange are both in it.

  14. The Klown says:

    It was the donkey’s idea and the goat was promiscuous.

  15. The Klown says:

    I see three presidents, one civil rights leader, and an empty chair.

  16. The Klown says:

    Apparently he was a supporter of the 2A and an advocate for open carry.

    • 1539days says:

      But ZMapp isn’t really a cure. The monkeys it was tested on still had about a 30% mortality rate. The CDC is highly motivated to have some good news.

      • Constance says:

        Hopefully they got some feedback from the patients they used it on who I’m pretty sure were all medical people. I hope they are drawing their blood at least weekly to observe what is going on with their recovery.

  17. 1539days says:


    The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up the national debt from 5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

    Obama complained in Bush’s eighth year that he nearly doubled the national debt from his predecessor. In just over six years, Obama has more than doubled the national debt. Krugman accidentally made one point. 18 trillion dollars is responsible for over $700 billion of the deficit as the amount we have to pay in interest on the national debt. We would have no deficit if the national debt wasn’t so sky high.

    That’s the dirty little secret here. The trillion dollar stimulus was not a jump start to the economy, (not if it took six years) but a way to stymie deficit hawks by front loading our total debt. Using the credit card analogy, Obama maxed out his credit card in 2009 and made the minimum payments with his cash advance. Now Krugman is kissing Obama’s ass because he puts less on his credit card now than he did earlier.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    If DT checks in today, Warner or Gillespie ? I’m just a little miffed at Warner for ignoring me for 6 years, then just got a fundraising appeal from him? At least I’ve been hearing from Rigell (VA02) about once a month ‘splaining his votes because he hasn’t been toeing the GOP voting line. Warner’s about 97% voting Obama/Dem line.

    • 1539days says:

      So, its’ either the Democrat or the RINO? That’s Karl Rove’s dream contest right there.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’ve been watching that race. Not even close. Warner’s going to stroll through this one. Warner was a very popular governor and as senator so far he hasn’t pissed people off that much. So he wins. The big question for Warner is will he throw his hat in the ring for prezzy in ’16. Yes if Hillary isn’t there, maybe even if she is. Great VP pick if she is selected by the DNC.

    • 1539days says:

      John Gibson (who was at MSNBC in the late 90s) talked about the fact that Olbermann would frequently call in sick so as to not do any more Lewinsky coverage on Countdown. Gibson used to say Olbermann wouldn’t get out of his bathtub and John would have to do Countdown that night, leading to his nickname of “Bathtub Boy” for Olbermann.

      I liked that the letter so blatantly reveals that the responses from POTUS never even cross Clinton’s desk. I imagine Keith still has the reply framed on his wall, thinking Bill responded personally to him.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Gah, Keith Olbermann. While he was on top of the GWB administration he disappeared after Obama and I called him on it in a tweet. He responded with…..I did criticize Obama and why MSNBC fired me. Wish I framed that tweet on my wall.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    The TCH FB popular status update of the week. Thanks to our follower family who share!

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  21. The Klown says:

    This is a period piece:

    Vaginal Knitting:

    (I’ll show myself out)

  22. The Klown says:

    In Living Color – Al Sharpton & Louis Farrakhan: Jews On First:

  23. The Klown says:

  24. 49erDweet says:

    OK, WP for Android is officially spooky. Now it’s notifying ME when I “like” something. #unclearontheconcept

  25. 49erDweet says:

    And in the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” category we have an extremely small band of Native Americans have been arguing for years amongst themselves over controlling interest and rights in a lucrative gambling casino, leading to armed conflict in the presence of patrons on the casino floor, resulting in the state temporarily closing the casino pending a hearing next week, and requiring the presence of 30 ARMED LAWMEN to keep the peace. {{multiple facepalms}}.
    The kicker is I know all three faction leaders. Entrepreneurs they are not.

    • The Klown says:

      That’s local news from here.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Back in the day it only one lawman to “keep the peace”. Of course it took several coroners to keep up, sometimes…….

        • John Denney says:

          In “Memoirs of a Texas Ranger”, he talks about when the Rangers first started having to fill out paperwork, and the time a Ranger wrote in the “Disposition” box on a report about a suspect, “Mean as hell. Had to shoot him.”

  26. The Klown says:

  27. votermom says:

    This made me laugh

  28. The Klown says:

    • 1539days says:

      The proof that Democrats are trying to mine stupid people to vote can be answered like this. If everyone should vote, why don’t they push for compulsory voting? Some countries will take away certain benefits from people who choose not to bother voting as negative reinforcement.

      The answer is that the Democratic Party wants the uninformed masses to vote. If voting were mandatory, Republicans would be the first to do their duty while Democrats would protest it just because they don’t want to be told to do anything.

      • votermom says:

        Dem base = the depraved, the dumbasses and the dead

      • leslie says:

        Democrats would be protesting mandatory voting and required IDs. They’d never go for it.

        • DeniseVB says:

          They’re already protesting the i.d.’s to vote which they should have anyhow for their “free” stuff. Very confusing these new Dems are 😉

      • DeniseVB says:

        Well said Days and to think I used to be a Lewis Black fan …..

        • 1539days says:

          I suppose this is better than the conservative ads because the guy in it says the F word. ooh, edgy.

          Remember that woman who was porking her husband in the street and got detained by cops because she wouldn’t show ID. This is the same problem. Early voting and same day voting is being fought be states because it is connected to same-day registration. In most Democrat-controlled states, this means your ballot gets tossed in the hopper as soon as you fill it. If your half-assed invalid registration isn’t any good, then whoops, better luck next time.

          More proof that the Obama party does not want everyone to vote. Military ballots still regularly get sent out late and with deadlines that are difficult to make in remote locations. Chris Christie was going to let people vote by fax and yet our military can’t use a secured internet connection to vote. I don’t hear the ACLU bitching about that.

      • Somebody says:

        I don’t know, the dems rely heavily on their sheeple. A lot of republicans and especially libertarians would balk at being told they HAD to do something……you know personal freedom and all that good stuff.

  29. lyn says:

    Malala speaks about winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

  30. HELENK3 says:

    public schools are getting out of hand. I guess my generation would all be in the phsyc ward. we played “cowboys and indians”,, army against the germans and the japs.
    maybe we should shut all the public schools down and start over hiring educators with common sense as well as knowledge

    • HELENK3 says:

      I know I sound extreme over this subject. we are cheating our kids who are future of this country. that hurts the country

  31. The Klown says:

    Taggy was sleeping at my feet. Tucker comes up and starts biting him. I say “Tucker, be nice!”

    Tucker stops biting and starts licking Tag’s tummy. Then he starts licking Tag’s bottom.

    “Not that nice” I tell him.

  32. HELENK3 says:

    Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 to take 2-0 lead in American League Championship Series – @MLB

  33. The Klown says:

  34. mothy6767 says:

    I am very impressed by the CLO academy.It is like Hollywood High. They have or claim to have a 100% percent acceptance rate to Julliard CMU and Yale. All these kids getting an amazing experience. They have lounges where the parents wait. Spent an hour chatting with a couple from Sao Paulo. 250 for a four month course. Most recognizable alum is the guy who plays Spock and was Skyler on Heroes. I was really delighted with the place. I obsess about college applications. Nine years away but connections help. If you have a kid or a grandkid and live near a city I recommend. I had misgivings at first but strongly feel a child needs positive outlets away from the trappings of local school. Gives perspective. Sad when you see kids being limited by experience. A lot of wealth but far from elitist.

  35. Lulu says:

    One of the staff (called a health care worker)at the Dallas hospital treating Ebola guy has caught it. It could be anyone from a doctor to a janitor.

    • votermom says:

      Was this health worker in quarantine before he showed synmptoms? If not tgen they dropped the ball.

      • lyn says:

        The worker reported a low-grade fever and was isolated on Friday night.

      • Somebody says:

        I was wondering the same thing VM. The only way to break the chain is to isolate. Were the worker dealing with Duncan also dealing with other patients? Did the workers go home at the end of their shifts to their familes?

      • Lulu says:

        No he/she was not. Clay Jenkins (county judge) is on the news conference and looks and sounds pole-axed. He was in and out of the quarantined apartment without protective clothing and walking around all over Dallas. The CDC isn’t even at the fucking news conference. As had been rumored Texas Presbyterian had been looking for a reason to shut the ER. Now they have it since lord only knows how much of their staff has to go into quarantine. The Jesse Jackson road show made that an absolute 100% decision since the ER looses money. Now the area residents can go to the “zoo” several miles away which is what the county hospital ER is called at Parkland.

        • Lulu says:

          The new patient was wearing protective gear and following full CDC precautions. No wonder the CDC isn’t there. Assholes.

          • Somebody says:

            Crap, same story with some of the workers in the African countries. They all supposedly followed procedures and yet got ebola. I read somewhere recently that part of the problem in Liberia is that medical staff have walked off the job. The country already didn’t have enough doctors and nurses and when this outbreak got rocking many of them just walked away, I presume as a means of self preservation.

          • Lulu says:

            I read somewhere this morning that the Austrailian government is not “allowing” physicians to go or come from west Africa. They said the risk is too high and all they can offer is palliative care and that doesn’t require a physician. The gov said they cannot be replaced so are keeping them out. That is harsh.

          • votermom says:

            So this was a healthcare worker who got into contact with Duncan after everyone knew he had Ebola?

          • Lulu says:

            LOL. Fox morning just said the CDC has left Dallas and Texas to handle the Ebola problems on their own. And CDC protocols are not good enough but not available to talk about it. Obviously the CDC are ginning up their talking points.

          • lyn says:

            Yep. The worker was following CDC guidelines and still contracted Ebola.

          • Lulu says:

            Texas Presbyterian has closed their ER. They may have to pay out to the Ebola guy’s family but will not treat anymore of them. They are done with it. This is a real tragedy for that part of Dallas as they will not have an ER in a large area. Ebola guy had a staff of 50 (25 doctors and 25 health workers) treating him and that wasn’t good enough for his family. The CDC wanted to blame the hospital and staff now they are going to have problems since one of those staffer might DIE following CDC guidelines. Assholes.

  36. HELENK3 says:

    my favorite judge

  37. DeniseVB says:

    It’s going to be a very long flu season 😦

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