Monday, September 15, 2008

Cognitive dissonance is just another word for not much left to lose

The news that Lehman Brothers is probably not going to survive (and there's evidence that AIG and Merrill Lynch are not in great shape either) along with the rest of what's been going on in the financial communities would scare the bejesus out of me if I had any money in the markets. The fact that health care and health care insurance are both unaffordable for quite a large number of Americans does scare me (I'm uninsured at the moment). Mr. Bush's failed and unnecessary war on Iraq is sucking billions more out of this nation's economy, billions that might have been spent replacing faulty infrastructure and financing education and healthcare for ALL americans. Now, with all that going on, one would think that the average person who has not been in a coma for the last eight years would realize that it's time to shitcan the CEO, the board and most of the upper management at USA. But, it appears that that the current management team has a better idea. They want to replace the inept, ideologically blinded, fiscally profligate and religiously biased group with a "new and improved" version of the same thing. All they need is your help. A word of advice, "Just say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"


Mr. Mack said...

As goes GM, so goes....

Nomi said...

Tom Paxton has a song,
"I'm Changing My Name To Chrysler"
which speaks to the Welfare policies of the CEOS/gubernators, etc.

democommie said...

What was it the GM CEO said last week? Something like, "We don't want to government to do a 'bail out'; we just want them to guarantee $50B worth of loans.

democommie said...

Well, it appears that Sarah might have to talk to the IRS about her "expenses".

Dave von Ebers:

Wasn't some small time hood from Chicago taken down for tax evasion?

Anonymous said...

Why, yes, Demo, I believe you’re right.

But we don’t want to talk about the Outfit anymore … after all, we’re trying to get the 2016 Olympics over by here. (“Over by” being Chicagoese, as in, “I’m goin’ over by the Jewels to get some kilbasa …”)

Hey, did I ever tell you I grew up a few blocks from where Sam Giancana got whacked?

Ah, the good ol’ days.

Sharon said...

The Party That Wrecked America will not rest until the middle class has been reduced to a pile of rubble. But hey, doesn't Sarah Palin have a nice set of $375 eyeglasses frames? I'd buy a pair, too, if my health insurance covered them. If I had health insurance.

Nomi said...

democommie, if you were born to Sarah Palin, your name would be:

Lean Pipe Palin

Who knows, Lean Pipe Palin you just might be president one day!?

Richard said...


Thanks for turning me on to that Mudflats/Sarah-Pooh website! Have you seen today's update? It's great!

SeattleTammy said...

I'm loving Mudflats too! Thanks for bringing that to our attention democommie.

Have you seen the picture of signs she has up now? Apparently, some folks have completely forgotten about the wrinkly old white dude.

democommie said...

Well, I'm glad that people are going to Mudflats. His style makes me think of him as "Nezskimo".


I used the name my momma gived me. I got "Log Justice Palin". It sounds like a cowboy porn star.

Seattle Tammy:

I'm on it!