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Opening Arguments

Got your gotcha right here

So, while Kentucky was hit with deadly ice storms and FEMA was slow to respond, President Obama was enertaining guests with steaks that cost $100 a pound, and where was the mainstream media that loved to hound President Bush over Katrina? Well, come on, we're waiting.

Oh, yeah? Well, the Bank of America, which took $45 billion in federal taxpayer bailout, just spent millions on a lavish Super Bowl bash, which ABC of the mainstream media had to tell us about, and where are the conservative bloggers on that one, huh, huh, huh?

Meanwhile, this just in:

New York's Charles Rangel and five other Democratic members of the House enjoyed a trip to the Caribbean sponsored in part by Citigroup (see above) in November - after Congress had approved the $700 bailout for financial firms (including Citigroup).

The members no doubt will object to the terms "junket," but that shoe fits. The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, has asked Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to investigate the Nov. 6-9 excursion to the island of St. Maarten.

Could it possibly be that great big chunks of loose money makes people behave in predictable ways and that while everybody is playing this tiresome game of gotcha . . . oh, never mind.


Steven T.
Tue, 02/03/2009 - 2:52am

There may be "big chunks of loose" something floating around, but there's no evidence the chunks are worth a penny anymore. The same self-righteous corporations that jammed NAFTA, busted the unions, took elective bankruptcies and "competitively" laid off the entire American middle class are now discovering their greed-driven gains to be Monopoly money. Corporations STILL figure, it seems, that if they only redouble their efforts to manage old-style, they'll make a fortune out of an American people which they voluntarily impoverished to the tune of The Depression times three. The math, which says that When America sneezes the Globe catches cold, guarantees -- promises -- that cannot happen. The historical common knowledge still holds: American business cannot prosper -- in the absence of the democratic majority of prosperous Americans. No bricks without straw.

Bob G.
Tue, 02/03/2009 - 10:08am

Re: bricks w/o straw-
"So let it be written...so let it be done" (said Pharoah).

Good one, Steve!
You "get it".

The sad part is that although we have huge debts w/China, Japan, and Russia, THEIR financial bubbles are ready to pop as well, so we won't be speaking any of those languages in the near future.

(Norway's looking pretty good...yasureyoubetcha)


tim zank
Tue, 02/03/2009 - 3:04pm

Since the post mentions Ol' Charlie Rangel, could someone out there (anywhere) tell me, Is it possible that there is still one person left on the face of the Earth that is not aware that Charlie Rangel would, in fact sneak into your bedroom while your asleep and try to steal the gold from your teeth?

Is anyone unaware of the antics of this lying, thieving, race baiting, tax dodging, loud mouthed sack o' feces?

What, too harsh?? naaaaaa