Friday, February 27, 2009
it took obama just 5 weeks to reverse an economic policy in america that has prevailed since reagan took office.
let the rich pay, instead of the poor.
like i always say, it has to get really bad before it gets better.
wait for the sell-off on wall st, when 4th qtr GDP figures bring home reality to what's going on.
Monday, February 23, 2009
o.k. the challenge is to spot it from heavily light-polluted downtown washington, d.c.
that very bright 'star' you see in the early evening night sky is actually venus.
i'll have a go this evening using binoculars.
saturn should be easy, but i'm not too hopeful about spotting the comet (at least it will be clear - er, and very cold up on my rooftop)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
republican = tax cuts. just ask californians, whose republican governer can't even get his own party to support him in an effort to balance the budget.
welcome to a new era.
i predict that the S&P will go down to 650, and the DOW will tumble to 6,500 before we emerge from the greatest financial crisis since the great depression.
just think about that. greater than a world war and the oil crisis, and 9/11.
it's the great unwind of credit-created assets and wealth, deregulated financial markets, and an ideology that simply has been proven wrong.
free markets clearly don't work without a government protecting the interests of the taxpayer.
obama can't 'mend' the economy in an instant, just like we didn't get here in an instant. the only difference is that this time, everybody will feel the impact. and it's going to take time.
only this time you will be paying.
in 4 years time, when it's time to re-elect, remember how successful tax cuts and 8 years of a republican president has worked out for you.
it could be worse...McCain could be your 'trickle down' president, right now.
the republican party looks so 20th century.
sorry, make that 18th century.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
...and we have to give you $700,000,000,000 of tax payer money to keep you in business.
why doesn't the government just give each working, retired and unemployed american, school kid, college student, 3-month old baby, et al, a check for $2,300?
now that's a stimulus package.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
yes, it's business as usual at the whitehouse...
five of the 15 lawmakers invited to join obama are from pennsylvania, and two are from arizona. there are four senators and 11 representatives. the group includes 11 democrats and four republicans.
kurt warner - always praying to god and giving thanks when he wins, but whenever he fucks up, he's like a teenager who can't get laid.
biden is also hosting a Superbowl party at the naval observatory.
if arizona wins, flat eric says he will go without beer for a whole week...