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You are such a wonderful Person Bristol!! and yes your son is very artsy!
The Palins are a perfect Family!!
there is no such thing as a perfect family. I have a pretty wonderful family myself, but even I admit we are far from perfect. What makes you feel the need to paint them as “perfect?”
Because there is nothing bad about the Palins!
Ok Richard, please stop. No offense to you, but these are nauseating Just commenting how much you enjoy these posts is enough.
how are my comments nauseating ? the Liberal comments on bristols posts are the Ones that are nauseating !!!!
Where did his blue eyes go?
hard to say, since his glasses are so big on him he has to squint his face to make them stay up on his nose. Seriously, get the poor kid some kid-sized frames!
poor kid? he looks happy to me!
I don’t mean he’s not happy, I just mean I know what it’s like to wear glasses and when they don’t fit well it’s not comfortable.
When have you seen him (in person or pictures) looking uncomfortable in glasses?
Squint? I think someone named Jill who commented here needs a life, and possibly love. And eyes are different in every picture, depending on many variables. I see you rarely take pictures. Wonder why? You’re so busy being catty and not out making your own memories.
Hmm, I thought that picture reminded me of someone. Be careful about giving him a B-B gun, he’ll shoot his eye out!
Nice birdhouse … hope the birds like it. That’s what I need … birdhouses … the birds don’t seem to like the gourds that I hung up.
And so ridiculously adorable! ♥
Bristol, your son is adorable!
(I hope you won’t mind, but I decided to post the following, in order to counter the Obama fear-mongering and provide the low information voters (Jeff them) with some facts and some real issues to think about:
Default is essentially impossible:
If the debt ceiling is not raised, it does not mean the government has defaulted, but rather that it must immediately balance its budget — a Herculean task given that the government borrows nearly 40 cents of every dollar it currently spends. But default should not even be on the radar.
Monthly interest expense on Treasury debt is typically about $25 billion, with larger sums due (about $95 billion in 2012) in both June and December.
Although revenue inflows are “lumpy,” with larger tax receipts in some months than others, the Treasury should take in roughly $175 billion in October, slightly less in November, and about $250 billion in December based on current trends.
In other words, the government takes in about seven times as much in revenue as it pays out in interest on the national debt. So how is it that we are discussing default?
From American Spectator
The vast majority of principal due on maturing federal debt is rolled into new debt and therefore not impacted by the debt limit. If a large number of holders of maturing U.S. debt demanded cash instead of rolling into new debt, this would be a substantially bigger problem.
But until and unless that happens, default is essentially impossible. Indeed, even if — per their usual modus operandi — this administration wanted to maximize national pain and political pressure by intentionally defaulting, Section 4 of the 14thAmendment would likely prevent them from taking such a step. (Some on the left argue that the 14th Amendment would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional action but so far the administration has not wanted to go down that road.)
The federal government has other important obligations, whether funding the military, paying Social Security and Medicare and veterans’ benefits, along with the myriad other (mostly unconstitutional) functions currently taken on by Leviathan. If the debt ceiling were not raised, there would be real pain for many, but also substantial long-term benefit to the country if it caused a dramatic shrinking of everything from the EPA to food stamps to thousands of destructive regulatory bodies whose primary purpose is to justify their own existence.
Jack Lew and other Obama henchmen may argue that the Treasury does not have the authority to determine which government bills must be paid first. This is not the case, and such a position would likely lose quickly and decisively in federal court.
Part of the administration’s consternation is the liberal view that a dollar owed to a bondholder is deserving of no greater priority than a dollar “owed” to a food-stamp recipient. Their view represents both a moral and legal confusion, but one which is highly resistant to logic and law. It also explains why Democrats wave around the shiny object of the false “catastrophe” of default whereas the true catastrophe facing the nation is our national debt.
The House has passed the Full Faith and Credit Act (H.R. 807), which would require the Treasury “in the event the debt ceiling is reached, to pay principal and interest due on debt held by the public before making any other payments.”
Harry Reid, in his desire, indeed the Democrats’ political necessity, to keep Americans as afraid as possible, has refused to bring up the measure in the Senate despite its simply making clear, as explained above, what the Constitution, common sense, and good government already require.
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (T-TX) pointed out on Friday that President Obama also opposes H.R. 807: “Regrettably, the president’s veto threat against this bill only raises the specter of default instead of taking it off the table.” Again, the specter of default is the Democrats’ best lever in the non-ongoing non-negotiations.
But despite default being a near impossibility regardless of what happens with the government shutdown or the debt limit, Republicans are not adequately pushing back against the Democrats’effective lie.
As Brian Wesbury puts it, notwithstanding the administration’s horror stories “there will not be a default on U.S. Treasury securities. Not even a temporary or technical default. No matter what happens, there is more than enough money coming from tax receipts to pay interest on the debt.
Regardless of what the Obama Administration says in public, Treasury would use incoming revenue to pay interest on the federal debt before it made other payments. Saying they would do anything else is just a bluff.”
Till next time!
American Spectator? Hilarious. And the author of this article is??? Wait for it…..on the Koch payroll! Try again Mel. Maybe next time you want to ‘inform’ low-information people like me you should choose an unbiased source.
It is not my fault that liberal media doesn’t report the facts. If they did I could post liberal sources. I have seen CNN reporting the same thing from Moody’s, though.
What is hilarious are the Soros people seeing a Koch around every corner!
Oh so CNN isn’t part of the “liberal” media? BTW have you seen the latest poll numbers? I”m looking forward to 2014.
BTW the author of the article you posted works for a think tank which takes money from the Koch brothers. That is a fact. And if you think I”m a “Soros” person that is laughable. Ah the ego and paranoia of conservatives. I giggle everytime someone accuses me or anyone else here of being on the Obama payroll…or a DNC operative…or a “Soros” guy. Yes it makes perfect sense paying people to comment on a blog ran by a failing reality television “star”.
Oh, ishy, see my above response to you, it applies here too.
Oh, learn to read and comprehend Jeffrey!
What have i not comprehended smellie?
“If the debt ceiling were not raised, there would be real pain for many, but also substantial long-term benefit to the country if it caused a dramatic shrinking of everything from the EPA to food stamps to thousands of destructive regulatory bodies” .
This is what the 1 percent is interested in. They are not patriots and do not care about the middle class….they will PROFIT from the default and will gain more control in its aftermath. They saw the perfect storm of evangelical hysteria and racism and have used it to their advantage. Congrats Mel you’ve been played.
IMO, no one will profit from a default or even flirting with one. That is why even business and financial groups that tend to support conservative causes, like the Chamber of Commerce, are lobbying against default. And if Americans really want the US to limit spending and reduce debt, they should go about the right way, not this drastic default way– They should support and elect candidates who support a Balanced Budget Amendment.
Well I know many who invest in mutual funds that short treasury bonds….some of them are even elected officials (stink eye to eric cantor).
The only people flirting with a default are Obama and Reid. House has passed a bill to ensure we will never default, Reid refuses to bring bill up in Senate, while Obama has just now, few hours ago, rejected Boehners compromise to raise debt ceiling.
“They should support and elect candidates who support a Balanced Budget Amendment.” That is what they did in 2010, historic gains for GOP, remember. We are in that fight right now. Dems have not passed a budget in 5 years.
There will be no default, mind-numbed robot! Obama is using your ignorance to his advantage.
You know how Sean Hannity likes to say, with such righteous indignation, on almost every show, that the Dems think the GOP wants dirty air, dirty water, and to push Granny off a cliff? Well, there ya go…
I see you have nothing to say/choose to ignore the facts regarding default and the debt ceiling as explained by AS and Moody’s.
Btw, the Dems DID say GOP wants dirty air, dirty water and wants to push Granny over a cliff!
No, just had other things to do… As I said, I’m not an economist, I respect Moody’s opinion. However, as recently as Sept 24, they didn’t think there would be a govt. shutdown either: “While Moody’s expects the government to both avoid a shutdown and increase the debt limit, the rating agency said market participants would view a failure to increase the debt limit as the event with the higher probability of sovereign default.” Comparing this to the 2011 debt limit fight, Moody’s also says, “The budget deficit was considerably larger in 2011 than it is currently, so the magnitude of the necessary spending cuts needed after 17 October is lower now than it was then.” Hmm, not too many on the right mention that. I don’t think anyone knows for absolute sure what will happen if the debt limit is raised, but why find out?
To your 2nd point, I agree, Dems did say that (or implied it in commercials). My point was there’s some truth to it.
“My point was there’s some truth to it.” I thought that was what you were trying to say, but I gave you the benefit of the doubt. I did not expect a “middel-roader” to share the opinions of the wacko left.
So you think there is some truth to it just because we expect a balanced budget and that our country not be spent into oblivion? We can spend like drunken sailors now, but in the long run we will become slaves to our lenders. (Proverbs 22:7: The borrower is slave to the lender.) or we can spend responsibly, make sacrifices and remain free and independent.
Of course, I did not mean that conservatives really want to throw old people off cliffs. But it is not wacko to say that if the EPA is one of your favorite targets (Rick Perry, for example), and you want to slash Social Security and Medicare, then the results will be dirtier air and water, and harm to old folks. And if you want to talk wacko, just google Obama and anti-American. I agree that we need to spend more responsibly and make some sacrifices. We can cut oil and farm subsides, raise SS income cap, phase in later retirement age, consider chained CPI, etc. We should not have shutdown the govt, which is actually costing the US taxpayers money, to do this.
I would be happy to have the idiotic Supreme Court revisit their boneheaded and politically-driven “CO2 is a pollutant” decision and properly rescind it. That would keep the EPA’s hands out of the counterproductive mischief they’re getting into now in slapping restrictions on industry to ‘control’ an atmospheric trace gas essential for plant life that evidence shows has nothing at all to do with “anthropogenic global warming” — which itself is not even occurring while CO2 levels rise modestly, hurting absolutely nothing while making the world’s plant life happy.
No more copying and pasting, melory4, please. We can go to your link and read these EXACT words ourselves.
Low information voters only go to links about Miley Cirus and Palin smear…
Our interest rates will rise and we will incur more debt you idiot. Of course teaparty hicks like melory4 don’t really care about the debt.
Naah, not if spending is reduced. We really must try to live within our means as a nation, as any household must do when their credit limit is maxed out. Did you know in the past two years of this spendthrift administration we’ve spent (with borrowed money natch) twice what we’ve taken in? This overspending has to end, and the time is ripe to come to terms with it, not just kicking the can down the road like the current fiscal illiterates running the country.
No one else is disturbed by this child’s color choices? Clearly there are no strong male role models in his life…and we know that this means he will most assuredly turn out to be gay. Please Bristol try and find a real man to marry so this child will grow up with the same equal rights that you enjoy!
As Sheldon on Big Bang Theory would say, “Sarcasm?”
Many government subsidized ‘studies’ have shown that wearing green t-shirts will in most cases NOT make you gay, so he should be okay. But wearing red t-shirts however have been linked to episodes of intermittent gayishness in susceptible individuals.
Moody’s has same take on default as American Spectator story posted yesterday:
Here’s Steven Hess of Moody’s in the rating agency’s latest credit outlook:
“We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact. The debt limit restricts government expenditures to the amount of its incoming revenues; it does not prohibit the government from servicing its debt. There is no direct connection between the debt limit (actually the exhaustion of the Treasury’s extraordinary measures to raise funds) and a default.
Hess notes that interest payments on Treasury bonds and notes are due twice monthly, on the 15th and the last day of every month, so after October 17 the first interest payment is a relatively small $5.9 billion payment due Oct. 31, and the next is a larger $30.9 billion payment due November 15. He also points out that only debt interest payments are potentially affected, not principal:”
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