If, faced with the economic crisis to come, President Oneterma doesn’t have the balls (or whatever) to be another Herbert Hoover (let alone FDR), what do you think his chances will be come 2012 and he’s done, well, nothing much to speak of, nothing terribly helpful?
Actually, Oneterma seems to hate Democrats. I think the only way he can win in 2012 is by switching parties after the Dems defeat in 2010. “I’m switching parties because the people have clearly spoken….”
Reminder: The healthcare reform billing passing through Congress still pretty much is a piece of crap. I mean, the insurers will benefit from it far more than we will and I’m sure, deep down, really want it more than we do.
Another important story buried deep in holiday Sunday’s Times: There’s a major, major problem with debt that can’t be ignored. It’s not just mortgages. And what do our leaders do? Give money to the lenders so they can… speculate, instead of adjusting and otherwise dealing with debt…. How can this not be a W-shaped recession? And now I know I’m getting old: What was mentioned in the article that goosing corporate numbers by reducing costs instead of, I don’t know, maybe increasing sales, only goes so far — I actually remember that from the last recession. So your recent anemic growth of the GDP? Means precious little. Yet again, anyone who touts it as any sort of major milestone on the road to recovery — they’re ignorant or lying. As for a growing GDP and true economic health — all the growth during the Bushie years — job growth was anemic, debt growth was historic. So great GDP numbers by themselves mean nothing. Anyway, a great reality check by Morgenson. She’s so old school: she’s a reporter who deals in facts.
The cloud of data: Fails at Nokia, Microsoft/Sidekick, now Pre. For some reason, Google really thinks this is what someone wants in an OS? (And Google has its own failures with its cloud.)
Why we need politicians running school systems: For brilliant policies like encouraging teachers to give higher grades not because they teach better but only because they grade higher for tenure. (Link.)
No one comes close to the GOP when it comes to lies and dishonesty. How can one in any position of leadership or authority spew a line like this? No matter how disappointing Obama is (and is certain to be), this is a reminder both how worse a GOP president would be as well as how far this nation has fallen thanks to the rightist radicals.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Buddha
Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn’t expect to be paid back. — Anonymous
If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate. — Jerry Dreshfield
This implicitly confirms my theory that a significant mount of the initial sales of the iPhone when it first rolled out were to people who couldn’t afford a computer and $50.00 a month broadband. The iPhone was a cheaper alternative.
You’d think a black man would know something about, you know, convicting someone before trial…. Pre-judgment is OK with Barack Obama! Maybe Sarah Palin has him scared so he’s pandering (futilely) to her base?
Speaking of President Palin, she’s on! Someone else thinks she can get nominated. As I posted, I can easily see her winning in 2012. I guess once one gets in the habit of shitting on one’s base, one just can’t change. “Oneterma Obama”. Kinda like the sound of that and it’s a distinct possibility. His line of shit worked against someone hated in mid-crisis attributed to his administration. But how good will it be when he’s the hated incumbent?
This, of course, is the Queen Sarah I really like:
Did the queen quit office to get enhanced? (I think she quit so when she runs in 2012, no one could accuse her of spending the past couple of years having been an inept governor, but that’s just my opinion.)
Big Journalism FAILS: What we’ll lose when it dies: Inept coverage of Joe Lieberman. (There is only one story about him that will matter and it will be covered no matter what happens to “the press”: the end of any public career for him.)Fellating the GOP. Missing or failing on all the big, important stories, like these: Really everything that has to do with the economic crisis, like this. Or writing stupidly insane crap like this.
Organized religions are of course fascistic but this is a new low. (On the other hand, it’s the same religion that, when confronted by abuse and molestation, somehow manages to lose all moral balance.)