September 21st, 2008

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  • 11:02 Getting coffee, then taking my car for my uncle to look at. He gets a pound of coffee in trade. #
  • 18:31 Mowing the lawn tomorrow, supposed to be a little cooler. Probably just going to read some more tonight. #
  • 19:13 wow...all my twitter peeps are quiet tonight #
  • 20:59 @Bleepin_Wife man, i wish I were there to see that. Earth-shattering kaboom! #
  • 21:36 @drtiki as Costanza's dad said on Seinfeld, "My little Georgie isn't clever enough to hatch a scheme like this on his own!" #
  • 22:45 watching "Chinatown" #
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toby, no one I don't hate

here's my analogy for the day

The attempts of the Conservative movement to demonstrate they have the slightest clue about how to manage the economy now call to mind a drunk-ass frat boy trying to do a keg stand, and then falling on his head, getting back up and slurring, "No, wait, this time I've really got it! OK! Let's roll!"

Lather, rinse, repeat, until the rest of the nation wises up, or the frat boy goes on to run a baseball team, an oil company, and the United States of America into the fucking ground. Repeatedly.
guffman bastard people

on the subject of the Wall Street Bailout...

Congress is on the brink of making a one-sided deal to give George W. Bush a blank check to bail out his pals - offering nearly (or perhaps more than) a trillion taxpayer dollars to Wall Street to cover its bad debts. That works out to somewhere between $2000 and $5000 from every American family. So what do the taxpayers get in return?

Nothing. No new regulation or oversight to help avoid this kind of crisis in the future. No public interest givebacks to help people whose homes are in the hands of the banks. Perhaps most shockingly of all, the taxpayers get absolutely no share in the profits if and when these finance giants bounce back, even though we are now assuming a great deal of the risk.

This is worse than a bad deal - this isn't a deal at all. This is a blank check to some of the richest companies in the world.

I just signed a petition calling on key members of Congress to impose a few sensible conditions to this bailout in order to protect the American people -- I hope you will too.

Click here to sign the petition.