Pick One:

— Lying
— Incompetent
— all of the above

If the DoT is forced thru the sequester [kinda like a sieve] it will lose 0.012% of its $$$. That’s $1B out of $79B.

They say that means they cannot fund the currently funded TSA feel-coppers. Because PANIC. Also Rethuglicannnz.

Republicans point out that last summer they passed two bills that would substitute targeted cuts for the sequester. Despite GOP scare talk, the Senate Democrats refused to take up the bills because they did things like tightening food-stamp eligibility instead of hiking taxes. The GOP, which finally agreed to raise taxes on the rich in January to retain low Bush-era tax rates for everyone else, said that it won’t raise taxes again — that it’s time to cut spending. With no hint of irony, White House spokesman Jay Carney complained Friday that it was hard for Democrats to compromise with an opposition that refuses to bend an inch.

That article is titled Obama’s Rocky Horror Show.

Gentlemen: start your PS.


  1. logdogsmith
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 10:28 am |

    I think you mean 1.3% or 1.266% if taken to three decimal points.

    1/79 = .0126582278481013 x 100% = 1.26582278481013%

    Standard rounding 1-4=down 5-9=up.

  2. mojo
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    “I’m your new commander…”

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm |

    — Lying
    — Incompetent

    — Malignant
    — all of the above

    If ‘malignant is too harsh, how about ‘malevolent’?

  4. Caged Insanity
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm |

    dick: using the term “malignant” like that would be an insult to all forms of cancer.

  5. Dave
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm |

    According to polling, nobody cares.

  6. Claire
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm |

    maths FAIL
    *hangs head*wanders off*
    *grateful to b allowed here*

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm |

    Oh dear, sorry Claire – I choose…drum roll…. ALL OF THE ABOVE!!

  8. logdogsmith
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:02 am |


    It is a common mistake, which I made at the start of this financial fiasco my ownself, which is the only reason I caught the misplaced decimal point.

    The sheer size of the real numbers being used (billions and trillions) is so difficult to relate to that fractions and percentages become blurry.

  9. Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    Some doofus Democrat said that the problem is Republicans won’t compromise their principles and their promises to their constituents? Not a surprise; people say dumb stuff all the time.

    The problem is that the press reports it as if it were actual information and all the people on the left who aren’t actual confirmed communists, you know, open-mouthed, gap-toothed morons, with or without advanced degrees in stuff that does’t require math, suck it up as if they are receiving heaven’s final mercy beamed down for the blessed salvation of the just and righteous.

    Did I really just describe about 52% of voting Americans?