Today, in greatness

Couldn’t let this baby pass.

Who’s the Trump campaign’s long snappah?

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UPDATE:  Remember, they both have Herschel in common.

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165 responses to “Today, in greatness

  1. Chopdawg

    VD! I didn’t know you had any sarcasm in you!

  2. Derek

    Alzheimer’s?

    Can’t say I’m terribly shocked. Coaches tend to be the biggest totalitarians around. I would like for a trump supporter to tell us all the date in which we were great and when we stopped, and why. If you’re gonna shit all over the country and say it’s less than some undefined “great” I would think an explanation is warranted.

    I tend to think we’ve only gotten better, but then again I’m admittedly patriotic to a fault.

  3. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Sadly, senility creeps in slowly.

  4. HVL Dawg

    I never forgave Dooley for taking the job at Auburn and then not going.

  5. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    For today Vince the Gardener belongs to us
    And tomorrow the whole world.

  6. ASEF

    I went to a Trump event in Greensboro Tuesday evening on my way back to WNC from RDU.

    Whoa.

    A world completely free of political correctness: Confederate flags, n-word everywhere, “fags deserved it,” “fags had it coming,” “at least ISIS is good for something, unlike our n* president”. And the constant threat of violence. Parents spanking kids, gangs of men stalking protesters (who in the world is dumn enough to come to one of these events alone to protest?), calls to beat protesters and reporters. They hate the media even more than the protesters.

    I even got some glances. I guess khakis and a Belk’s polo marked me as… different? The crowd has an uncanny ability to sense who is in the spirit and who’s just observing. And observers are outsiders and hence a threat.

    From what I saw, Trump’s followers are ready to start shooting other Americans. They have decided the only way to “make America great again” is to get rid of loser Americans, one way or the other – and if they don’t get those losers first, the losers will get them in the end. Substitute “loser” for Jew,” and you have Mein Kampf Chapter 8.

    How anyone can root for this guy is just beyond me. The bloodlust in that crowd was beyond description.

    • Read that entire rant – it’s just stupefying that this guy has somehow conned so many people into believing he gives a shit about the military despite continuously taking stances to the exact contrary starting with the nonsense about McCain getting captured. I suppose when you spend an entire lifetime conning people one way or the other, that’s just who you are.

    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      Now in the old days, you know what would have happened.

    • MattR

      Same on the other side too, so don’t go thinking the Democrats have got a patent on righteousness.

      • ASEF

        I’ve never seen an “urge to purge” like this anywhere. Political violence occurs on both ends of the political spectrum, but this wasn’t a “let’s go throw some rocks and set a car or two on fire because I’m pissed” tension. This was more in the direction of a “let’s kill them all and let God sort it out” vibe. Directed at other Americans. Think about that.

      • gastr1

        Compared to Trump, everyone on either side has a patent on righteousness. I have not seen this kind of xenophobia and racism from a national figure in my lifetime…it seems you have to go back George Wallace to find anyone similar. http://www.npr.org/2016/04/22/475172438/donald-trump-and-george-wallace-riding-the-rage

        • Cojones

          Marvin Griffin, former Gov of Ga, on his inability to get reelected, was quoted that he was “outniggered” by his opponent meaning that he didn’t say the “n” word as much as his opponent and that accounted for his loss. Of course, the Ga electorate was different then, right?

    • @ ASEF: I attended a rally to see if what my buddies told me was true. My experience pretty much matched yours. My older white guy look helped a bit, but they figured I should not have been there, when I did not scream along to their chants. Have not heard nigger used as much, since family reunions back in the 70’s. And to think I grew up a Republican. Not the same party I was active in.

    • Scott

      In case anybody thought your description of a Trump rally was hyperbole:
      https://newrepublic.com/article/134329/american-horror-story

  7. Der Hound

    Really wish I hadn’t seen this. Are we absolutely sure he wasn’t talking about Kirby Smart?

  8. 3rdandGrantham

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out this whole “make America great again” nonsense. Anyone with a >85 IQ realizes that America is a far better country now than it was, say, 20-30 years ago, and it continues to improve yearly.

    • Walt

      I agree. America is a great country. I traveled a fair bit: the usual tourist stops on Europe, plus out of the way countries like Lithuania, Republic of Georgia, Peoples Republic of Congo, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Fiji, and others. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere other than the USA. This country is pretty damn great in my opinion, too.

      • 3rdandGrantham

        That’s also true, but I’m simply comparing America to itself from my youth 20-30 years ago, in which I’m so glad my two young sons are growing up in a 2016 America compared to the 70’s, 80’s, etc. From crime rates, pollution, technology, economy, career opportunities (and so on), the U.S. is a far better place now than it was then.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          Now that’s a reach sir. I’ve live and worked in a lot of the countries mentioned. USA is not a 3rd world country. But we do have pockets of 3rd world countries scattered throughout our cities. Been to College Park lately? There are sections of Augusta that make Abidjan look tame in comparison.
          Look at our national debt …look at trade… hell look at kids that can’t find a job and probably won’t due to their college majors. Home ownership…Hmmmm

          I miss gas a 36 cents a gallon.

        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Not to mention wars, warrantless surveillance, exponentially increasing regulations, ballooning federal spending and taxation, and increasing government interference in every area of our lives. Happy days are here again!

    • Der Hound

      I agree with this to a large extent. But there are also some big and growing problems that explain a lot of the current dissatisfaction:

      http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2339774/thumbs/o-AFTERTAX-INCOME-570.jpg?6

      Trump won’t fix any of that, but if someone doesn’t we will see more politicians like Trump.

      • 3rdandGrantham

        Well, the productivity gains are largely due to the tremendous improvements in technology over the past few decades, in which, for example, you can scale much, much faster today than you could back then. Unfortunately in terms of economic equality, a, say, enterprise SaaS sales executive based in D.C. or SF can take advantage of this more than a factory worker, whose company who also uses technology gains to their benefit. This helps to explain why Trump has attracted so many blue color types, who previously didn’t vote or, in the case of rust belt states, voted for dems.

        Let’s also not forget that the overall purchasing power is much greater today than it was back then as well. Even taking hedonic pricing out of the equation, food, clothes, and things like washing machines and t.v.’s are far cheaper today when adjusted for inflation (not to mention more reliable, more efficient, etc.)

        • Debby Balcer

          What I don’t is why they believe Trump really cares about them they are just a means to an end for him. Look at his business record and you will see that.

        • Der Hound

          Your explanation doesn’t really fit because (i) if the effect was really due mainly to technology driven shifts in productivity, you would see the productivity line in that chart inflecting up instead of the compensation line inflecting down (also there were some pretty big technological advances in productivity between 1948 and 1975), and (ii) productivity and wages in that graph are for the same classes of workers (it doesn’t matter how the income is distributed among them, they are producing much more and their income is not keeping up). The gap is money that is being captured as corporate profits instead of being passed on to workers, at least in part because there is no longer any organized labor movement in the US.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          No they are not. Refrigerators , washing machines etc are not more reliable. That’s BS. Low flush toilets have to be flushed twice. Goodness you just pull this outta your butt . Give it a rest . How many of those items do you purchase in a 5 year span? I buy a bunch .
          Washer dryer purchases are a pain ….refrigerators certainly give problems…as do dish washers etc. Suppliers will tell you ” don’t expect that Kenmore washing/dryer machine that your parents donated/gave you when you got married to be like today’s washers….they were much,much better,reliable back then.
          I agree.

      • Don in Mar-a-Lago

        I won’t fix anything.

    • UGA '93

      I’ve never posted on the blog before, but I had to respond to your comment. Statements like “anyone with an IQ above 85 agrees with me” establish a polarity in which anyone who disagrees with you is an idiot. That doesn’t encourage dialogue. Though I agree with some of your points, I think there is room for disagreement. I realize that sets my IQ at the below 85 level. . . .

      Still, a balanced view could both accept your list of improvements over the past 20-30 years but temper them with the caution that post 9/11 America is at significant risk in the area of individual liberties, particularly with regard to government surveillance of private information, the prosecution of victimless crimes and brutality at the hands of police armed with weapons made for warfare. These kinds of police state trappings may seem minor to you, but they could be a cause for alarm to some. It might invite more unifying dialogue to say instead that “I believe the country is better off today than it was in the past, though others certainly may have different opinions – and I’d like to acknowledge that while still supporting my own viewpoint.” But that’s not the way we discuss things in this country these days. Instead, we use talking points from two opposing sides and call each other idiots on Twitter – and the vitriol and division continues to intensify. . . . In that regard, I don’t think we are improving. The tone of the national dialogue is the worst I have seen it.

      • Don in Mar-a-Lago

        “we…call each other idiots on Twitter– and the vitriol and division continues to intensify. . . . ”

        It’s coming from inside the house.

      • The Bruce

        Well said.

      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Who let this idiot in here? Can’t we censor this kind of hate speech? Look pal, we’ve got a liberal minority in the White House, which means everything is awesome. If Trump is elected, we’ll start worrying about civil liberties and the looming bankruptcy of the government. Until then, love it or leave it.

        • Bazooka Joe

          Hmm liberal minority ? I think the liberals are now the majority, not the minority. A changing America…. minorities (who lean dem) are rapidly growing while the typical white male republican pool is shrinking. That demographic will not reverse.
          To me that is the problem with the republicans on a national level and why they (I say they – I am a registered republican but in reality I am more of an independent/moderate which leaves me out of the current republican party) cant win national elections (and wont win this one ether). The republicans are going to have to come back more towards the middle if they want to win elections… the lunatic fringe doesn’t cut it anymore.
          Same for the dems and why I think its good that ol Bernster didn’t win their primary, he is as far left as ol lyin Ted Cruz as Trump likes to call him is to the right.
          In other words, no matter what, we’re screwed.

  9. Jason

    WOW. Sad days.

  10. Athens Dog

    Oh Senator………you opened that one up. Who will the long snappah be indeed.

    • Chris Christie is already his unpaid intern.

      Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, another of Trump’s opponents early in the campaign, has transformed himself into a sort of manservant, who is constantly with Trump at events. (One Republican told me that a friend of his on the Trump campaign used Snapchat to send him a video of Christie fetching Trump’s McDonald’s order*.)

      That’s kinda like a non-scholarship position.🙂

  11. Great like the USFL? All that did was cost Herschel a spot in the NFL hall of fame and keep UGA from playing for the National Championship in 1983. That’s all I think of when I hear the name Trump.

    • The Dawg abides

      There is no NFL hall of fame. There is however, a Pro Football Hall of Fame, and based on Herschel’s total accomplishments in both the USFL and NFL, it’s a disgrace he hasn’t been enshrined.

  12. Scott

    Well. That’s disappointing.

  13. Rebar

    We are known by our actions, not our words. I can’t believe Vince Dooley did this. Is he that stupid?

  14. Politics and gardening were Vince’s off the field passions. I am surprised he has aligned with the Trump if for only their differences in “game philosophy”. Vince would poor-mouth you into thinking William & Mary was the homecoming favorite. Trump doesn’t poor-mouth anything. First, he will tell he can’t poor mouth anything because he is really rich. Second, since he is so great and so strong about everything, it really is a no brainer that he is going to win even though he has tiny tiny fetal baby hands.

  15. Walt

    This is worse than hiring Ray Goff.

    • Normaltown Mike

      I dunno, VD endorsing Trump won’t get Trump elected and won’t set back Georgia football for nearly a decade.

      • Derek

        I think he’s saying it’s worse judgment not necessarily worse consequences. Hard to disagree frankly. Goff is a better football coach than trump is as a candidate or as a human being.

        To paraphrase a quote from one of my favorite movies: Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet someone of trump’s caliber.

  16. Rampdawg

    Weep on you liberal crybabies. TRUMP 2016 HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  17. Debby Balcer

    Not a liberal very much a moderate leaning towards conservative thinking of voting for the libertarian. Never in all my years voting have i been so disappointrd in the choice of candidates. If Trump is the face of the Republican party they have lost me.

    • You may want to watch this, Debby.

    • Derek

      He’s not the face of the party. He’s the face of nearly half of their voters. That’s the problem. They need to stop catering to the lunatic fringe. It just ate them. That’s the long term problem coming home to roost. The short term problem was the way the other candidates dealt with him. Ted Cruz’s coddling of the guy didn’t help. The other candidates kept posturing to be second and thought they could beat him heads up. Instead they built the beast. My fear was that he could credibly pivot for the fall. He can’t, thank God, so I think the republic will survive.

      • Debby Balcer

        A lot of these new Republicans voted Democrat ot independent before they are not republicans so much as Trump fans.

      • Napoleon BonerFart

        And yet the Republicans settled on their candidate quicker than the Democrats. And the Democrats’ fly in the ointment was a crazy old codger who promised everybody a free lunch courtesy of Venezuela’s economic plan.

      • Derek it’s remarkable because we’ve absolutely had a scorched earth policy war on just about every other subject but you and I politically are practically kindred spirits. Can I buy you a milkshake?

    • HVL Dawg

      Deb, I have voted Republican in every President, Senate and House election since my first vote for Ronald Regan. And I despise Hillary more than any Democrat except Harry Reid. But I’ll be damned if I’ll stand by and let Donald Trump speak for this country. Hillary will get my vote. Makes me sad.

      • Scott

        That is EXACTLY how I feel. I will be voting Democrat for the first time in my life in November.

        • Debby Balcer

          I can not vote for Hillary either. She is as bad as Trump but but in other ways. Neither inspire confidence in foreign affairs.

      • What’s really sad is you have more of a backbone than many of our Republican leaders that are valuing party over country right now.

    • ASEF

      It’s funny. My dad was Air Force. I grew up in a town dedicated to building missiles – small ones, medium ones, big ones. Missiles to take out tanks and planes and missiles to take out bunkers 500 feet underground and 5,000 miles away. We went to church twice a week. In a town that W was willing to make a public appearance when his national approval ratings were hovering in the mid-20s.

      And now, I get accused of being liberal all the time, for no other reason that I think conservativism stands for something more than who you hate and how badly you hate them.

      I’m voting Hillary for President, my local R for the House, and the state R for Senate. Checks and balances, ftw.

      • Jared S.

        You won’t be alone.
        (Not saying I’m following suit, but I have a lot of friends who have similar backgrounds who are planning to vote in the same way.)

      • And now, I get accused of being liberal all the time, for no other reason that I think conservativism stands for something more than who you hate and how badly you hate them.

        God – you just stated how I feel so well when my in-laws accuse me of being liberal because they think it’s actually an insult.

      • Der Hound

        I respect where you are coming from. But if you really care about effective checks and balances, you might think twice about voting to retain a GOP Senate majority that is refusing to even consider the Supreme Court Nominee of a duly elected US President (because they hope to let D. Trump make that choice). That is how democracy starts to fall apart.

        • ASEF

          That looks stupendously idiotic now, doesn’t it? Someone’s going to figure out a 30 second commercial that extracts a pound of flesh from that decision down the homestretch. The worse Donald looks, the easier that commercial becomes to write.

          I hear you. I could see myself voting for Ross over Burr. I need to hear Ross speak on some issues. She certainly has the resume.

      • At ASEF: go to a page written by Jim Wright and read the essay on the party left me, I did not leave it. Follows your points. Me, I am voting for Hillary for President. And since I live in Alabama, I can not bring myself to vote for any Republican in this state. Liberterian?, I guess.

        • ASEF

          I’m in NC, which is split down the middle. All of our races are going to be really close. And the Rs here have been a massive disappointment: budgets 3 months overdue, then passed literally overnight with zero time to review; emergency sessions to pass bathroom bills that, oh, by the way, make it impossible to pursue any discrimination claims in state court and invalidate all local discrimination ordinances, no big deal; funnel millions to charter schools that turn out bankrupt and where did the money go… hey, look, transgenders in the bathrooms! Accounting gimmicks. Open disdain for people I know personally to be responsible public servants for no other reason than the fact those people have spent their lives working in education. Just incredibly myopic and rather arrogant. You know, the same things the Reagan Revolution used to such great effect against Democrats in the 80’s.

          I’m going race by race, and my key focus will be competency, not ideology. Most competent gets my vote, whether R, D, L, or I.

    • 3rdandGrantham

      Welcome to the club — been voting mostly Libertarian since the late 90’s.

  18. Billy Mumphrey

    I hope Trump introduced Vince to his weave-ologist. Could create a real boost in Vince’s social life.

  19. Connor

    Sad and scary at the same time. Is there a word for that?

  20. The world is ending, LOL.

  21. Faulkner

    We wouldn’t be having this conversation if politicians today gave a shit about your average working class Joe & Jane. They don’t and so here we are.

    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      What happens in Yoknapatawpha County stays in Yoknapatawpha County.

      • ASEF

        Trump – the Snopes Candidate

        • Dog in Fla

          With an appendix that’s about to rupture

          “Appendix: The Sound and the Furry”
          Michael Edens (2003 Faux Faulkner Winner)

          “GOLDILOCKS. Slim blond avatar of unreasoning womankind: who loved not the porridge itself, nor even the act of receiving it from whatever
          unknown animal might have been responsible for its preparation (and
          that was her third mistake: the first being forcible or at the very
          least unlawful entry into the house, the second being her disturbance
          of the food; for what might have seemed her third mistake—falling
          asleep in the bed of the youngest of the household—was actually not a
          mistake at all, being that no self-respecting bear would harm a
          sleeping prey, any more than he would have harmed young Ike McCaslin
          once he had relieved himself of the compass and the gun, and tracked
          Old Ben without malice or even curiosity through the as yet undespoiled square of ground which old Ikkemotubbe had, knowing it was not his to grant, nonetheless ceded to whatever Great White Father had chosen to accept it, knowing it was not his to take): even so, that was a different bear and another novel, and I can no longer remember the subject of my sentence.”

          “Appendix: The Sound and the Furry” by Michael Edens was chosen as the best example of the style of Nobel laureate William Faulkner, whose stream-of-consciousness tales of complex Southern souls have won acclaim the world over.

          “Goldilocks,” wrote Edens, 43, a technical publications supervisor from Virginia. “Slim blond avatar of unreasoning womankind: who loved not the porridge itself, nor even the act of receiving it from whatever unknown animal might have been responsible for its preparation. …”

          And so his sentence continues for 133 words more until it winds down to this: “… and I can no longer remember the subject of my sentence.”

          http://m.ljworld.com/news/2003/jul/22/goldilocks_parody_just/?templates=mobile

    • Derek

      The politicians want to get elected and stay elected. If you want them to serve people like you, you have to make them. As long as they can scare the hell out of you about Mexicans, Muslims or whatever their fear mongering de jure is and get your vote they will continue to screw you and serve the donor class. That’s how it works. They freak out white middle class people about all sorts of meaningless and false horrors while they ensure that only the people at the top actually prosper.

      • MattR

        And what is done cannot be undone! I would vote for Senator Blutarsky any day! Why can’t we have a unifying voice? We are so torn apart we can’t remember what brought us together.

  22. Alex

    This is where an Auburn education will get you.

  23. Macallanlover

    Dooley, like the rest of us, has no viable/credible option. I don’t think he, or anyone else, can make us great again (probably not even salvage “fair” again) but he will take steps to address problems others turn away from and put their head in the sand. I don’t like the way Trump fires from the hip, but I do feel he is the only option, and his mistakes will be honest ones. The other “candidate” has left bodies behind her and lied to cover her cowardly actions up. And she is owned by the heavy hitters, lacks character. So Vince is right in this one. Good on him.

    • illini84

      Bullshit.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        No its not.

        • illini84

          Bullshit fucking right wing talking points. You assholes cost 4,000 plus dead Americans and a couple hundred thousand Iraqi’s on lies and you grab on to Benghazi like little fucking jack russell’s.

          • Walt

            If you think Trump is a viable option, you must be hitting the scotch a little too hard. He’s not a conservative and he’s not a liberal. He’s a freaking egomaniac that is completely unpredictable and he changes positions as often as the wind blows. Right now he’s telling the GOP anything they want to hear, but if elected who knows what he’ll do. Just Google “Trump flip flops” and see how his opinion of today can be 180 degrees off of what it was before the campaign.

          • Mike Cooley

            Like you or any of your bed wetting liberal friends give a shit about anybody who has been killed in Iraq. That only matters when you want it to matter. People have been killed there since Lord Barry took over but that never gets mentioned as if W is somehow forcing him to keep us there. The brave men and women who have died in Iraq are nothing but grist for you assholes’ poetical mill.

            • illini84

              Fuck you douchebag, I served in Vietnam and Korea (67-68) tell that wingnut bullshit to someone else.

            • Derek

              But you CARE because you wanted them sent there to die, right? Please don’t ever give a shit about me. It’s obviously hazardous. You’ll love me so much you’ll want me to do something stupid and highly dangerous and expensive. Us stupid libs hate the troops so much we don’t want them doing stupid shit and dying for it. Got it. You’re a genius Mike. Im sure that if it were up to you that we’d still be in Vietnam, you know, for the troops.

              • Napoleon BonerFart

                You don’t want troops in the Middle East, so you’re supporting Hillary? Dude.

                • Faulkner

                  Exactly. Hillary has all the neocons backing her. She showed us with Libya how reasonable she is.

          • Faulkner

            Libya in general. How about Syria? Ukraine? Are these right wing talking points?

    • The Bruce

      Yep. When he starts World War 3, alienates our allies, destroys our economy, rapes the Constitution, and makes us the laughing stock of the world, it will be OK. Because at least these mistakes will be HONEST.

      • Rampdawg

        Obama has already done all those things, except the first one. His dumbass Iranian deal may just take care of that one too. Only Obama didn’t have honest mistakes, he planned them, and that is not OK.

        • Derek

          Which allies are “alienated?”

          How is our economy “destroyed?” I’d. say that a tripled Dow and unemployment being halved isn’t “destruction” but I’m capable of thought.

          What provisions of the constitution have been raped? Btw: the fourth was sodomized into oblivion by “conservatives” and their war on drugs. It ceases to be.

          What would you do about Iran? Two choices: 1) a verification regime (the chosen path) 2) full blown war. You really want 2?

          • Napoleon BonerFart

            So, since the 4th amendment has been ignored, Obama gets a pass for ignoring it at a whole new level? Interesting.

            As for the economy, you could look at stock prices, which can be manipulated by the Fed, or you could look at things like wages and the labor force participation rate, which can’t. Your choice.

            Personally, I don’t really like our current antagonism toward Russia. But hey, the Obama/Clinton foreign policy wouldn’t just piss off a super power for no gain, right?

            • Walt

              Putin would eat Donald Trump alive.

              • Napoleon BonerFart

                There would be no need because Trump has already shown himself to be more conciliatory toward Putin than Obama/Clinton.

                • Walt

                  That’s why Putin would eat him alive. Trump is ignorant\egotistical enough to trust Putin.

                  • Napoleon BonerFart

                    There’s a world of difference between trust and antagonism. Trump has simply claimed that he doesn’t support putting troops in Syria to oppose Russian troops. That’s not naive. It’s common sense.

                  • Faulkner

                    Yes, because Putin has invaded several countries in the middle east. He’s lined our borders with Russian missile defenses and overthrew a democratically elected government he didn’t like with long ties to the US. Your right, he is the bad guy.
                    Take a step back and ask yourself, what would DC do if the shoe was on the other foot.

            • Derek

              So bush could have prevented the stock market from being cut in half and handing the presidency to McCain but chose not to? Presumably we could manipulate the market to what 500,000? I say do it. I’ll be ready cash out.

              If it isn’t obvious I’m saying that’s really a painfully stupid idea. You’ve earned this: https://youtu.be/LQCU36pkH7c

              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Bless your heart. If you could read above a third grade level, you would know that my post mentioned the Fed, not Bush. Or do you believe that interest rates are another thing we can blame Bush for, along with Zika, Urban Meyer, the Holocaust, and slavery? Honestly.

                • Derek

                  I understand that the fed decides interests rates douche. I also know that the fed responds to economic conditions not politics dumbass. You suggested that the investment markets are influenced by artificial manipulations. Essentially you are saying that presidents should never be credited or blamed for the markets and that they are false, fraudulent, artificial and move at the whims of a cabal of unelected people at the fed. That’s tinfoil hat shit.

                  Economic confidence driven by consumer confidence driven by consumer ability to purchase the goods and services sold by the companies traded on Wall Street ultimately drives the markets. That requires good stewardship out of our elected leaders. Suggestions otherwise are just dumb, like you.

                  • Napoleon BonerFart

                    Your understanding of economics is lacking, to say the least. But hey, who needs intelligence when you can just throw out insults, amirite?

                    I mean, anyone with an IQ over 85 understands that Bush caused everything that has gone badly in the world over the last 150 years. Except for interest rates, dumbass. Interest rates are above political manipulation you douche. The stock market is the only indicator that intelligent people use to assess the strength of the economy you mouth-breather. Everybody knows that the best way to strengthen the economy is to force workers out of the labor force. As long as the stock market doesn’t crash, in part because interest rates are held artificially low, Obama must be doing a wonderful job YOU VACUOUS TOFFEE-NOSED MALODOROUS PERVERT!!!

                    • Derek

                      The stock market is an indicator of the investors confidence that investing in certain companies will result in a return on investment.

                      Apple’s stock, like all others, will go up or down based on whether it is believed that they will or will not turn a profit in the future. Low interests rates make it more cost-effective to use borrowed money to make those investments. That can create some modest distortions. Ultimately, though the price will be dictated by predictions of profitability. Apple will be very likely be profitable if people are employed and have disposable income. Hence, Apple’s stock price is a reflection of confidence in the economy as a whole.

                      Check that stock price and its history. Investors, people who risk capital, have a greater degree of confidence in a ROI today than investors did in 2008 and I’m sure that it had absolutely nothing to do with Bush being completely awful at his job and that current confidence has little to do with confidence in the current administration. And if it did, it certainly wouldn’t be based on merit, because as we all know that people who risk their fortunes are complete morons.

                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      In other words, if Apple stock goes up, “you didn’t build that.”

                      Nice financial analysis there. The things you can find on Wikipedia these days.

                      However, you’ve conveniently left that interest rates are the key factor for analyzing the cost of money over time. If they’re artificially manipulated, rather than accurately representing the free market price of money, then much of the careful analysis that stock investors do is just a crap shoot.

                      I’ll ignore the effect of the Fed printing trillions of dollars for the moment. But most people agree that you can’t just pump loads of cash into the economy without distorting it.

          • Faulkner

            It’s easy to reduce the unemployment numbers when you don’t count the unemployed. Just look at the metrics they use.
            Triple dow? Corporate buy backs with almost zero interest money from the fed does not make the economy great. The minute Yellen threatens to raise rates even .25, the market shits the bed.
            Dig deeper, you may not like what you find.

            • Derek

              Interests were low in 2008 weren’t they? The Dow still collapsed.

              Have they changed who was counted as unemployed in 2008 when it got to nearly 10%. Irrespective of whose left out, half is still better ain’t it?

              I know they don’t matter to you but here’s some facts:

              http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

              • Napoleon BonerFart

                If 10% of the people were looking for jobs, and then half of them gave up, so that now only 5% were looking for jobs, do you really think the economy got stronger? Actually, don’t answer that.

                And yes, not even the Fed can keep a bubble going forever. Eventually it pops. But hey, they can always just try to blow another bubble, amirite? I mean, that’s what strong economies do.

    • Billy Mumphrey

      Ah, The Party of Small Government! Better vote for whatever pile of shit they’re rolling out because you don’t want that baby murdering, gun grabbing commie to win. Any conservative with a conscious votes libertarian, anyone voting republican is just a part of the problem.

    • Derek

      He’s the straight talker who won’t tell us what he means when he says “there’s something going on” in reference to the president’s unwillingness to use the phrase “radical Islamic terror.” He’s a coward and an idiot. Call him a secret Muslim! An enemy! A traitor! Say it you cowardly beeyatch! Then lose by even more. I guess being politically correct is how trump rolls tho. Can’t tell the unvarnished truth can he? Stupid frauds the lot of you.

      By the way the day Maggie Thatcher called the IRA Catholic terrorists the shit fucking stopped! That very day.

      Simple people. Simple solutions.

    • Dolly Llama

      You’re a fucking idiot, sir. And I know that now for now and always. God damn.

    • Napoleon BonerFart

      You’re right. The only possible candidate worse than Trump would be Hillary. So, for those who believe that one must choose R or D, Trump is the favorable choice for most people.

  24. Go Dawgs!

    Helmet technology was simply not what it is today back when Vince was taking blows to the head at Auburn. Still love him, though. Just like I love my grandfather who would say the same.

  25. FarmerDawg

    The North campus liberal arts blog I knew better than to cross the bridge in front of Sanford stadium.

  26. S

    I have liked and respected Vince Dooley for decades. Amazing how every iota of that left with one picture of him endorsing Phony Donald.

    • Dolly Llama

      Yep. Just texted a friend (and likely woke him up with it): “Vince Dooley is dead to me.” I forgave him having a God damn loon for a wife, but not this.

  27. Frank Davis

    Dooley’s endorsement of Trump is shameful. He’s lost all the respect I had for him. Shame on you, Vince.