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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:43 PM

Let's Play- Outrage Roulette! Round 3!

I don't know about you guys, but I didn't think the outrage machine would swing towards Rush Limbaugh of all people.

No direct winners last week, but we do have a side bet winner. BigDemVoter, you win the "red or black" bet since the outrage is mostly related to birth control. That is a 1 to 1 bet, you win 25CC, giving you 50CC.

So, the betting board is clean. Place your bets!
What do you think the Right Wing machine will be mad about this week? To be considered an "outrage" the issue must result in
1. Conservative media being mad about something
2. Presidential candidates talk about it
3. Democrats must talk about it, debunk it, or laugh at conservatives for bringing the issue up.
4. The media must go bananas over it.
Once again, write down the topic and the number of Crazy Credits or CC for short you want to assign as a bet.

For example: I bet on Mexicans for 50CC. It's been a while since they attacked Mexicans.

Place your bets!

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Response to agentS (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:00 PM

1. Unfortunately, unemployment rate will rise. (Obama even hinted at it) for 100. nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:26 PM

2. When did he do that? You could be right...

But I think it's always a guess as to what the unemployment rate will do. Most economists were thinking that January's unemployment might tick up to 8.5% - instead, it dropped to 8.3. I know Gallup suggests he'll surge to 9.1 in February, but I'm skeptical of that number. We haven't seen that big of an increase since 2009.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 10:47 AM

4. Sorry, he didn't actually spell it out - but - he did say "It will go up and down" (before we fully

recover). I took that as an omen it would go up -- like he's got an inside
track.

My guess, it will tick up slightly, maybe .1% to 8.4%

Hmm, as I write, on MSNBC, survey of economists predict UE rate at 8.0% by Nov. Sure
would be nice to be in the 7's by October. Then Romney can't use his line about it
being over 8 for so long.

Funny thing about Gallup...they predicted UE would dip below 9% when it did. They actually
predicted it would be lower than it ended up being, at the time. So, despite it all, I listen
to them on UE. Guess if gas prices keep rising, could adversely affect. (or is it effect? :>

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 11:57 AM

7. ugh...Gallup saying up to 9.1%, for what it's worth

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Response to agentS (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:46 PM

3. Welp we were talking about moon pies just a couple of weeks ago, this week Rush limpballs and Joe

Rpiehole, so yeah, birther crap this week, next week prollee, someone won't get a big enough bonus.

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Response to agentS (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 10:57 AM

5. Iran is supporting Syria and we are letting them get away with it. 100CC

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Response to agentS (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 05:50 PM

6. What are these CC we're betting?

Do I have any to bet with? Do I have to be crazy?

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:08 AM

8. CC means Crazy Credits

Think of them as fake money or Intrade cash.

Just assign an amount when you make a bet. It's like a playground game- no one starts with a set amount of cash or CC.

I see the right wing outrage machine has a new target but it's not exactly one with "legs". I'll give it one more day to see where it goes.

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Response to agentS (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 03:55 AM

9. I'll take "teh gays" for 25, Alex

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