For St. Paddy's Day: How America is Drunk on Debt!

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Background: Years of unsustainable government spending by Republicans and Democrats are bankrupting our country. Debt is a symptom of such overspending. And the US gross debt has reached $14 trillion -- the size of the US economy. This has only happened once before in American history: World War II.

But cheer up and don't let the sobering facts get you down on St. Patrick's Day! Because the Bankrupting America community is getting the message out that Washington must cut spending. You can help by sharing this video now!

*Numbers in the video are adjusted for inflation. The debt numbers used refer to "gross debt."

*This video features the song "Maid Behind the Bar" by Slainte, available under a Creative Commons attribution - noncommercial license.

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  • ||

    You remember how they were talking about Death Panels? Maybe they meant Debt Panels.

  • ||

    Fuck, I had happily forgotten today was St. Mick's Day. I can't wait to go home to Belltown and have roving gangs of drunk morons screaming and puking all night outside my windows.

  • ||

    Got water balloons?

  • ||

    Anyone have a good system of getting green died piss into a water balloon?

    Note: good = not getting piss everywhere.

  • ||

    A little K-Y and some food coloring?

  • ||

    No, but I have a 12-gauge shotgun. Several of them, in fact.

  • ||

    Got bail?

  • ||

    Got rock salt?

  • ||

    Got bail????

    I'm not familiar with the laws in WA, but I would think that an ROR would be out of the question even with rock salt. But Hell, I live in NJ. They'll lock you up for a fucking toy gun.

  • ||

    I'm sure the SPD would ream me even for showing a gun, which is why I'm joking.

    No, I'll just scream at them until they move away from my balcony.

  • Hugh Akston||

    If you do, fill 'em with vinegar.

  • ||

    Balsamic or cider?

  • Hugh Akston||

    The white vinegar in the gallon jug. It stinks to high hell and does the job.

  • ||

    Yeah, but the Balsamic stains. In fact, it almost looks like blood.

  • ||

    If you fill a shotgun up with vinegar I am pretty sure that would ruin it. It's not like a coffee maker, dude.

  • Hugh Akston||

    No no, you fill the water balloons with vinegar and throw them at the drunken revelers. Then when they come after you looking for a fight, you use the shotgun to kill them. Self defense bruh.

  • ||

    Balloons? Filled with vinegar?

    You're crazy.

    Sounds like how they make salad at one of them there fancy restaurants in New York City.

    "Ba'alsamic Shotgun" would be a cool band name.

  • ||

    "You just can not blast water out of a gun. The technology is just not there."

  • ||

    Maybe you could ask the Japanese to lend you one of their water cannons?

  • ||

    Have none of you clowns seen the Always Sunny in Philadelphia "Kitten Mittens" episode?

    "So this is your plan? You're gonna go into the convention, waving a gun in people's faces, throwing tequila in everybody's eyes with a big-titted woman?!?"

  • alan||

    Yeah, from the 09 season. I recall the episode, but sorry, don't recall that line. I know, I suck. But it tends to blend in because I catch them several episodes at a time on DVD.

  • Vermont Gun Owner||

    The shotgun really has the weight to it.

  • Paul||

    I can't wait to go home to Belltown and have roving gangs of drunk morons screaming and puking all night outside my windows.

    Belltown doesn't need St. Patty's day for that.

  • ||

    Say, you Italian-Americans need a day. The man stole your Columbus Day from you. Maybe Chef Boyardee's birthday?

  • ||

    Just cause Nick is Irish does not make it ok to portray them as stereotypes.

    Also how many Cornish does it take to fill in a ditch?

  • Almanian||

    Depends how big the ditch is.

    And watch it - those Irish'll KILL you.

  • Hugh Akston||

    I though Nick was a Wop, not a Mick.

  • ||

    He's both. Disgusting, isn't it.

  • Hugh Akston||

    I thought people like that weren't allowed out of the sewers.

  • ||

    Such a combination is a blasphemy. It's a crime against nature and Mediterranean genes.

  • ||

    Jim McGreevey was married to a Hispanic woman. I used to call them the "Mick and the Spic". Thank God we didn't have to worry about them having children.

  • alan||

    It's likely I have half Mick bastardry running around due to my disgusting taste for fuzzy haired gingers. You should be worried.

  • ||

    I'm more worried that you don't know what half your ancestry is. Do you like shamrocks?

  • alan||

    Everything culturally Irish causes my eyes to glaze over, but then again bullfighting is a boring preoccupation as well. I guess I just hate all traditions.

    Basically a Spic/Kraut with some English. Incidentally, the Kraut part is from the Southern end of the German geography. Even indicated in maternal grandpapas last name.

  • ||

    You know who else was from the southern end of the German geography?

    Twice I have done this in one thread, once to a Zionist...Is there some sort of prize?

  • alan||

    Is it Jung?

  • Paul||

    I thought people like that weren't allowed out of the sewers.

    I thought they weren't allowed in the sewers!

  • Vermont Gun Owner||

    If the stereotype is that they are all as cute as Molly I think they'll be ok with it.

  • hurly buehrle||

    Fuck, am I glad I don't live in Boston anymore!

  • JOhnny MAckson||

    Vidi, Vici, Veni. LOL

    Jess
    www.anon-lol.com

  • ||

    Missed it by that much

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  • JOhnny MAckson||

    I saw, I conquered, I came. Happy St. Patty's. LOL

    Jess
    www.anon-lol.com

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Were you just pwned by a bot?

  • ||

    That's no ordinary bot. That's anon-bot. Ant the answer is yes. Yes I did.

  • ||

    That's one powerful bot.

  • Underzog||

    There was a massacre in Judea in Israel of five family members who were murdered in their sleep -- one, a three month old infant, by you Rhoemites palestinian heroes.

    I notice there has been very little comment about this on Hit and Run. They say silence equals consent so I can see why even with that you Rhoemites with your drug ravaged minds would prefer to applaud this atrocity quietly instead of dancing and handing out sweets such as your Arab terrorist heroes did after this atrocity and 9/11.

    Is it the use of narcotic drugs that makes you guys so immoral? If so, I certainly don't want such drugs legalized as I do not want any more of you.

  • ||

    Is it irony that the hardcore Zionist uses a poisoning the well argument style?

  • ||

    Hey Underschmuck, does it ever strike you as ironic that you're a racist who likes to accuse us of being racists? Go look up projection. Then, slam your head in a car door about three hundred times.

  • Underzog||

    Now why should I do that, Episiarch? Especially when you could call on your Muslim buddies to slit my throat while I sleep. Of course, if any Muslim buddy you have doesn't slit your throat first.

    Smug Ernst Rhoem wannabe!

  • ||

    You know who else called people "Smug Ernst Rhoem wannabe!"?

  • Auntie Semitic||

    Man, I'm not even touching this one.

  • sevo||

    "They say silence equals consent..."

    The infamous "They".
    Wonder who that could be. Are "they" made of straw?

  • ||

    You're a disgrace.

  • Paulnut Allergy||

    Upside: Rather than spend money on high-tech weapons systems, we can simply drop bales of worthless currency on the next tinpot Arab dictator we attack.

  • Paul||

    We're already doing that.

  • Warty||

    Have some Thin Lizzy for your fake holiday, you drunken Papist Mick degenerates. You sicken me.

  • ||

    Ah, Ireland's better contribution to pop music.

  • alan||

    Amen to that. Phil Lynott ∞> overemotive, phony bullshitter Bono.

  • WTF||

    Those of us with Mick ancestry also like The Dropkick Murphys.

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