Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Quote of the day.

Aug 03, 2011 in Barack Obama, Clueless Conservatives, Crazy Tea Party People

Somedays you just have to go check the comments section on Michele Malkin’s blog to get a load of the runaway insanity. WTF is up with this?

I PRAY for the day I see (Obama) GO DOWN hard!! I want him in cuffs. I want him in an orange jump suit and living in Sheriff Joe’s tents. I want him to ADMIT he hates this country and has been a traitor all his life. I want to hear that from his lying blue lips. That is my dream. SOME of that will happen. I truly believe that.

I’m looking for a science journal where I can publish my theory that anybody who calls Barack Obama “Barry Soetero” is an asshole. It’s pretty scientific.

-hw

Wall Street confused, sending mixed signals…it’s not you it’s them.

Aug 03, 2011 in Crazy Tea Party People, Economy, Welfare of the rich

Wall Street and the Tea Party…what a relationship. Wall Street loves that the Tea Party wants to keep its taxes low and cut up all that troublesome regulation that makes them play fair, but then the Tea Party runs around doing shit like opposing TARP, holding the nation’s credit rating hostage and threatening a new recession, and choking off that government spigot that keeps the economy limping along (as opposed to crawling along, or rotting in a ditch along). What to do?

Ladies and gentlemen, some of you know a bit about dysfunctional, torrid love affairs where one day it’s epic bed parties and the next it’s dodging cutlery. *faraway stare*

So anyway, big surprise, Wall Street is now shitting its pants that spending is going to dip.

For months they sat around cheering on the tea partiers and declaring solemnly that the federal budget was just like a household budget and we needed “real action” on the debt in order to build confidence in the economy. Then, suddenly, when they got it, they realized that what they really wanted wasn’t dumb slogans but actual policies that would help spur the recovery. And that means looser monetary policy and fiscal stimulus.

So which is it? Has Wall Street really been sitting idly by during the whole debt ceiling debacle and has only now realized what it really means? Can they really be so steeped in the Fox News fantasyland that it never occurred to them until now that cutting federal spending during an economic downturn wasn’t really a great idea? Seriously?

Seriously, yes.

-hw

Is it too much to ask?

Aug 03, 2011 in Politics

40 Democratic Senators committed to making sure the Bush tax cuts expire in their entirety, thus plugging the hole on the biggest cause of the deficit’s troubles by returning the country to the tax rates of the nineties. The Tea Party got their spending cut on the backs of the most vulnerable and defense cuts are likely to be protected at all costs, so…

Is it really so strange?

-hw