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  •  You know what I hope the Biden does in (28+ / 0-)

    the debate is offer up 2 minutes to let that little lying sack of shite "have the time" to explain his Budget and DO THE MATH.

    Ryan has been asked to do the math during a couple of interviews and he keeps saying he doesn't have time.

    Would LOVE IT if Biden said,

    "you know Congressman, I am going to give up my 2 minutes here discussing our plans because the American people have hear it before and give you my time to DO THE MATH on how your budget works to the American people.  3 weeks away from an election they deserve to hear you explain it"

    •  That... (11+ / 0-)

      ...is an absolutely brilliant idea.

      Freedom isn't "on the march." Freedom dances.

      by WarrenS on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:52:59 PM PDT

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    •  Hahahaha! Chris Wallace couldn't get (5+ / 0-)

      Ryan to do the math on Fox News and the excuse was there wasn't enough time. Even if Biden gave Ryan all of his time at the debate to do the math, Ryan couldn't because no matter how much time you give him it doesn't add up and he can't make it add up. That's why he refuses to do it in the first place.

      “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

      by hungrycoyote on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 06:47:52 PM PDT

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    •  He could it like this: (4+ / 0-)

      "I will yield my time to the gentleman from Wisconsin, so that the gentleman may have all the time he needs to enlighten the audience as to how 2+2 equals 5."

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 06:54:05 PM PDT

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      •  With Ryan, it's more like 5 - 5 = 10 (3+ / 0-)
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        Wingnut math obeys no laws of your liberal 'maths'. All your postulates are now belong to us.

        Mitt's full of it / Ryan's lyin' -- "Your money and your life."

        by BusyinCA on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:11:34 PM PDT

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        •  Now you reminded me of an email my sister (9+ / 0-)

          sent me back in 2002. My sister worked at Enron quit and cashed in her retirement package before the collapse. This email reminds of Ryan's math and how it is so much like venture capitalism of the Enron type:

          I don't usually pass things on, but this one made me laugh. For the non-Enron folks - there is also a little joke in the name, as there used to be a week long course for executives entitled: "Understanding Enron"
          Understanding Enron

          In case you were wondering how Enron came into so much trouble, here is an explanation reputedly given by an Aggie professor to explain it in terms his students could understand:

          Capitalism:

          You have two cows.

          You sell one and buy a bull.

          Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.

          You sell them and retire on the income.

          Enron Venture Capitalism:

          You have two cows.

          You sell three of them to your publicly traded company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that  you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.

          The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island  company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to  all seven cows back to your listed company.

          The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.

          Repeat as necessary until you have $62 billion in assets, and then declare bankruptcy.

          “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

          by hungrycoyote on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:18:15 PM PDT

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          •  What number do you want it to be? (3+ / 0-)
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            A mathematician, an accountant, a statistician and an Congressman who would like everyone to think that he is an economist apply for the same job.

            The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What does two plus two equal?" The mathematician answers "Four." The interviewer replies, "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, absolutely... four...exactly."

            The interviewer then calls in the accountant and asks him the same question, "What does two plus two equal?" The accountant answers,  "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

            Then the interviewer calls in the statistician and asks her the same question, "What does two plus two equal?" The statistician says, "In all probability it is a number between three and five."

            Finally  the interviewer calls in the Congressman who would like everyone to think he is an economist and poses the same question, "What does two plus two equal?" The Congressman gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down close to the interviewer and whispers...

             "What number do you want it to be?"

            One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato

            by Jane Lew on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 11:25:18 PM PDT

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            •  LOL! Now all you have to do is change (2+ / 0-)
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              "Congressman" to "Paul Ryan" and that joke will be even better.

              “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

              by hungrycoyote on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 12:19:05 AM PDT

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              •  I don't know where I first heard the story, but (0+ / 0-)

                in the origional story the person at the end was an economist.

                I changed it to a "Congressman who would like everyone to think that he is an economist." I thought putting Ryan's name in might be a little too obvious.

                PS I appreciate all the work you do for us here.

                One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato

                by Jane Lew on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 02:20:58 AM PDT

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