This ended up in the margin of a spreadsheet I was working from. I wonder if this is how manuscript illumination originated, a bored monk and a wide margin.
Monthly Archives: September 2008
This is such a part of my upbringing. Now you know what’s wrong with me.
Ever just want to reach into the TV and slap a bitch? Have you ever pulled a muscle from swearing. I have, but no worries, the doctor says I’ll be fine.
On the good side I found this over at Ginger’s place. I have to say that they are by far the two sexiest dudes. Here’s an excerpt from the Entertainment Weekly article:
There are a lot of issues in this election. The biggest one right now is the economy.
STEWART: We were in this huge credit crisis, out of money. Then the Fed goes, We’ll give you a trillion dollars, and all of a sudden Wall Street is like, ”I can’t believe we got away with it!” Can you imagine if someone said, ”I shouldn’t have bought that sports car because it means I can’t have my house,” and the bank just said, ”All right, you can have your house. And you know what? Keep the car.” [He throws up his arms joyfully and shouts] ”Yeaaaaah, I get to keep the car! Wait, do I have to give the money back?” ”No, it doesn’t matter.” ”Yeah, I’m gonna get another car! I’m gonna do the same thing the same way, except twice as f—ed up!”
COLBERT: The idea that Lehman Brothers doesn’t get any money and AIG does reminds me very much of ”Iran is a mortal enemy because they have not achieved a nuclear weapon. But North Korea is a country we can work with, because they have a nuclear weapon.” The idea is, Get big or go home. How big can you f— up? Can you f— up so bad that you would ruin the world economy? If it’s just 15,000 who are out of jobs, no. You have to actually be a global f—up to get any help.
Well, we’re at day whatever it is of our national financial crisis. They’re about out of gas in Nashville.
As taxpayers we can expect that we’ll end up holding the bill.
“Hundreds of billions” to quote the above article. Our national debt is already pretty massive, to the tune of over 9 trillion. It’s a number that is so big it makes my poor little head swimmy. So bear with me if I seem a little grim on a Friday.
Glad I never took out a 401K. Apparently this AIG company is so big that its tentacles are entangled in every market in the world. If AIG were to fail it would be a world wide economic disaster (this according to market specialists, personally I don’t know). Lovable Liberal has a good post on this topic.
Lipstick on a pig, I know, I know, it’s serious. Or is it? All this hype over supposed insults and the like is a mere sideshow. What we need (as far as knowledge of issues and candidate stances) is steak, what we’re getting is cotton candy. All fluff no substance. All our news is packaged in sound bites. Why? Is the MSM guilty of elitism? Do they think that Americans are so stoo-pid that we wouldn’t understand real news? That we don’t deserve it because we’re the MTV generation? I think it’s a shame that I have to scour through gobs of news outlets just to get something that kinda resembles news.
You wouldn’t believe the crap you can make from the humble soybean. It happens to be the cash crop here right up there with corn and tobacco. This is Soybean Festival week kind of a county fair/ block party. If you happen to be in the Hooterville area and know me at all I won’t be hard to find. Look for me somewhere between Church St. and the BBQ cook off. Yummy.