Knuckle-down, buckle-down, do it do it do it!

It’s Friday evening again, and I just finished the Sunday editorial. Hoo-Ray.

Last week I mentioned my father’s fondness for Roger Miller. He played Roger so often I can recite every single word of his lyrics even all these years later. That could explain a thing or two, huh?

So, after a week in which the stock market collapsed and unemployment set another record, it seems fitting to post Roger’s reminder that even with all the world’s problems, “you can be happy, if you’ve a mind to. All you gotta do is put your mind to it — knuckle-down, buckle-down, do it do it do it!”

So go do it.

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Hillbilly Deluxe

February 20th, 2009
5:34 pm

This song shows Roger’s gift. He often had a serious message wrapped in a light hearted exterior. His serious songs are great too. “Husbands and Wives” is a song that says it all. The man was a poetic genius.

AJC/DNC Management

February 20th, 2009
5:36 pm

It’s good to see that after 8 years of foaming rage, the democrat party propagandists at the Urinal can be “happy.”

Heck, all it took was the collapse of the US economy, go figure.

CommunistAJC

February 20th, 2009
5:42 pm

Hey Bookman,
did you see where Obama Hussein’s poll numbers are slipping down down down? Well, he is tearing capitalism and hard work down so that the mass number of people in America can pay for the useless slackers that plague the country. Guess that doesn’t go over well with hard working people. Oh well.

CommunistAJC

February 20th, 2009
5:45 pm

Ackmed

February 20th, 2009
6:02 pm

Greetings infidels and apostates!

I am here in thee US of A once again, I come from thee Iranie so that I can make some money for the jihad. Oil prices are no longer thee blessing from thee heavens and you know what they say, a raghead’s gotta do what a raghead’s gotta do.

So I go to thee Urinal to apply for thee jobbee, I heard about their creepy looking building being full of pinkos, so I told thee nice lady how I had voted for the Oblahmi fifty times. She said great, we need another Conservative “news” editor, and you’ll do just fine.

All of my new colleagues, they are so angry! They whine and moan about thee working conditions, they say that Oblahmi is nothing but a dud and they are tired of carrying him on their shoulders. One woman told me she feared for her eternal soul, all of the lying that she has done. I told her don’t sweat it, allah has plans for her and her whole entire infidel ridden country.

She won’t talk to me anymore.

I am so happy, I have received my first assignment! It is the “Oblahma approval rating poll!” Listen, as I make my very first phone call-

Yes, Mr. Smith, do you approve of the job that thee Obalhmi is doing?

“Are you freaking kidding me? This bozo makes Bushie look like the second coming of Isaac Newton. He should do his next press conference in a clown suit with floppy- CLICK”

Aahhh, yes, wrong number.

Yes, Miss Clark, how are you today?

“Fine and you?”

Great, so what do you think of the job barry thee Oblahma is doing?

“Where in the hell is my big screen TV at? Do you work for that liar? Get him on the phone, SOB sent me 8 dollahs, WTF is that?”

Besides that, is doing ok, do you think?

“What do you mean besides that, what else is there? I want my TV- CLICK”

Aaaahhhhhhh, let’s try this again.

Mr. Trash, so how do you feel about thee Oblahmi-

“I love thee Oblahmi, let me count the ways. He’s got all the rednecks, stump jumpers, kikes, wops, jew bastards, greasers and womenfolk to start respecting race and culture. I’m totally enthralled.”

Great, a 100% approval rating, yay!

Allah Akbar!

Yes we can!

PJ

February 20th, 2009
6:09 pm

It no wonder the President’s numbers are on a slight down swing, the Republicans are masters of vilifying the character and ideas of those they oppose. Also, some Americans are impatient for results. But those numbers will change once he’s back on the stump. Take joy conservatives in your so called small victories. They are for the small and simple minded. And for those govenors who don’t want stimulus dollars that fine, it’s only more to spread on those who want it. Cut off your nose to spite your face for politics sake and we will see who is re-elected.

getalife

February 20th, 2009
6:12 pm

Did you know the legalization of weed is polling better than the gop?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvV-upQVoFs

GodHatesTrash

February 20th, 2009
6:15 pm

A peace offering to the Bookman RightWingnutterbutters – it’s Friday night, time to party in Dixie!

(the intro is a little slow, but it gets a whole lot better…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt_oLEkKGSc

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
6:15 pm

Well, Dang Me, Jay. I have not listened to any Roger Miller in many a moon.

Bosch

February 20th, 2009
7:18 pm

GHT,

You’re welcome on the Thompson quotes. He was quite a colorful guy. Never shy, and always willing to say what was on his mind.

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
7:35 pm

It’s quiet this evening and my favorite shows have not started yet. Jay, what new features does this new-fangled blog give you that you did not have before? I seem to recall you hinting that you would have better tools for controlling the language and it appears that you have utilized that to some extent. I think you also mentioned having some improved capabilities at blocking the annoying poster better. Is that through better identification via an ID other than the poster’s “Name”? Just making conversation. How’s the weather in your part of town?

NRB

February 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

Jay, it’s not my responsibility to make myself happy, it’s the governments job. To say otherwise is racist/classist/sexist. How dare you ask us to be responsible for how we feel. That would be too much like work.

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
7:56 pm

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
7:58 pm

AJC/DNC Management

February 20th, 2009
8:07 pm

Taxpayer: I second your motion to ban God’s Trash.

Here, here.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 20th, 2009
8:14 pm

A fine bit of songwriting.

However, one has not lived until one has heard REM’s drunken cover version of Miller’s “King of the Road.”

DB, Gwinnettian

February 20th, 2009
8:17 pm

huh, seems someone’s posted the audio to the infamous cover mentioned at 8.14 to youtube…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6daSPiRDzo

in REM’s album notes, they say that “Roger Miller probably ought to sue.”

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
8:18 pm

Happiness is a state of mind. Never mind the lack of perceived happiness in some posts. Further, I would almost never suggest banishment of a poster. I much prefer Jay’s approach of auto-regulation with an overlay of Manually Overridden Oversight — as needed. After all, it’s what happy cows do.

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
8:21 pm

I liked REM’s Losing My Religion.

Dave R

February 20th, 2009
8:23 pm

I think Taxpayer is hoping that Jay finds a way to ban me (note the word “almost” in his statement?), because Taxpayer is getting tired of being taken out to the woodshed by me far too often.

Moooo!

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
8:34 pm

Dave R,

If it were not for the glare off your moon, I would not even be aware of your meager existence. I don’t tire of poster’s antics. You are nothing more than a cheap source of entertainment until my prime-time family time begins (with Monk). But of course, even I do get carried away from time to time and Jay has to intervene. When he does, I kindly acknowledge and move on. :roll:

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
8:38 pm

Jay,

What on earth is going on with the displayed comments. One time, there are twelve and I’ll refresh and it will jump to twenty and I’ll refresh again and there with be ten or thirteen. It’s just all over the place.

Greg Mendel

February 20th, 2009
8:45 pm

“Well, he is tearing capitalism and hard work down so that the mass number of people in America can [blah blah blah]…”

The Bush Zombie strikes again!

bonfide bubba

February 20th, 2009
8:51 pm

they are filtering your posts Taxpayer. it must be those rolling eyes clogging it up.

Taxpayer

February 20th, 2009
8:57 pm

You may have a truly bonafide explanation there. :mrgreen: Is that better?

Later all, it’s showtime!

AJC/DNC Management

February 20th, 2009
9:33 pm

I’m in the last few episodes of season 2.5 of BSG and I must say, this show is rocking my world.

Sharon and Blondie Cylon just denounced hate and Laura banned abortion, how cool is this?

What exactly excites you liberals about this show?

Are you machines too, cheering on the Cylons?

You know you’re gonna lose, right?

jon

February 20th, 2009
10:14 pm

Just finished reading Cynthia Tucker’s latest editorial Obama love-fest where she discusses the home mortgage crisis. Clean-up on aisle one! Get that woman some tissues.

In typical liberal fashion, she puts no blame on the idiots that bought houses they couldn’t afford, but lays the blame all on business and mostly Republicans.

I built a house in 2005. Very small and cheap by the standards of that time. But it was what I could afford. Due to the economic downturn, I have been furloughed one day a week, reducing my take home pay by 20%. I still make my mortgage payments.

One of my employees, who makes less than half of what I do, bought a house about the same time that I built mine that cost three times as much as mine. He put zero down. I know his take home pay has been reduced significantly in recent months. He is way behind on his mortgage, while he and his wife drive new cars, yack on their I-phones all day, and vote for Democrats.

But Obama has a plan where they will not lose their beautiful home, and their payments will be reduced. In the meantime I pay my mortgage, eat macaroni and cheese five nights a week, and pay my taxes.

Reward irresponsibility and you will reap more irresponsibility.

Chad Harris

February 20th, 2009
10:37 pm

February 20th, 2009
5:28 am Dave R. posed several personal questions in a typically obnoxious manner as a substitute for discussing issues. He would not address anyone face to face, and particularly anyone he was paying in this king of insulting tone of course, but he’s typical of a number of wingnuts.

Chad baby, if you are indeed an M.D., I hope you do better research on medical procedures than you do on issues of politics or the Constitution. Otherwise, your patients would be dead right now.

You’re in no position to judge anyone’s work based on this blog which belongs to Mr. Bookman and someone’s work has nothing to do with political comments on this blog. I offered a sketch of my education in response to an abrupt, and frankly inappropriate question by commie AJC who should be paying rent to Jay Bookman for occupying these threads from AM through PM incessantly. I don’t see what my profession or the quality of my abilities in it has to do with comments I make here.

Anyone who has spent a few minutes on the web knows that it is a childish reflex manuever for right wingnuts who want to move focus from exchanging comments on issues to denegrate individual’s whose comments they don’t understand, can’t counter, or don’t agree with rather than offering the reasons they take issue with the particular comments.

I’m not tasked with doing formal “research” on this blog, and I didn’t train to do research for this blog, and it is imbecilic to make statements about someone’s ability in their lifelong profession you don’t know from a hole in the ground and I’d particularly point out that among the two of us Dave R., there is only one of us who has seen patients day in and day out for years, who spent 8 straight years covering tertiary emergency rooms in this state where the most severely sick and trauma patients numbered in the thousands, and I wouldn’t risk any of the money you have to get in a contest pitting your medical research abilities vs. mine, particularly since you have no experience or qualifications period.

Come back when you’ve been admitted to med school, graduated, done about 6 years of residency, several years handling ERs as an MD, and several years in office practice and you’ll begin to be in a position to pass judgements on physicians who you know from Adam.

I don’t expect you to gain that experience in your lifetime, and anyone with any modicum of sanity would fine you and the additional couple wingnuts who veered into their delusions about someone’s work they don’t know bizarre.

I see a number of wingnuts making a spectrum of insulting remarks to Mr. Bookman about his abilities as a professional journalist that are similar when there seems to be no basis in personal experience for judging a journalist.

And since we never got the succinct answer to my question, I’m assuming that was a “No” – you haven’t served your country or local community in an official capacity?

I answered that question within minutes of its being asked but you have to be able to read what’s typed on the threads or get someone to read them for you.

I don’t recall any requirement for reading AJC blogs that has to do with “serving your country” or any requirements for personal information to be shared, but again focusing on commenters personally and demanding personal information of people you don’t know, will never know, and who absolutely don’t want to know you seems to be a wingnut obsession as they head fake discussing issues and use their personal attacks and demands as a smokescreen for the fact that they can’t discuss issues. I noticed Jay Bookman nailed you flat twice when you invoked fiction on a budget report a little while ago. Jay got you correct when he said you were lying.

I said explicitly a) I’ve served my country, and when I did so I pointed out the former VP obtained 6 deferments and Chambliss claimed a “knee injury” to avoid service but is an avid golfer wadling all over D.C. courses, and as to serving my community in “official capacity” I have no idea what you mean.

I taught med students at the major inner city and other hospitals in Atlanta, and mentored residents in different locations who were affiliated with the major tertiary academic center in this city at GMH and other Emory and community locations.

I’ve served on a lot of committees for years that benefited a number of people in several “communities”, and when no one else had done it, I agreed to teach critical care drugs to EMTs and write manuals on them for Region III (Atlanta) so that the drugs could then be approved for the EMTs use before they were standard.

I did it because we got radio calls in ERs and ordered those critical care drugs when someone was in cardiac arrest or a near fatal arrhythmia and if the drug wasn’t administred out on the trucks early on, many of them would have been DOA.

It was disappointing that this hadn’t become standard here long before, but back then many physicians were not familiar with their use and frightened of other personnel using them on ambulances, but it is now.

Those meds cover you and anyone you care about in whatever “community” you reside in The problem remains though to this day, that in many areas of Georgia, particularly South Georgia, the ETAs are so long that we lose a lot of people due to lack of funding and organization, including legislative priority.

Perdue has been governor for six years, and he is beginning to try to address it in some fashion this year, although my prediction is very little will change. To my knowledge, improving ETAs is not a partisan issue and when we got those meds on the trucks here, we didn’t designate them Red state meds or blue state meds.

I believe working to make those medications available to save lives qualifies for serving the community, but I have no clue what you meant by that particular phrase–maybe running for office or whatever.

getalife

February 20th, 2009
10:55 pm

“Renowned investor George Soros said on Friday the world financial system has effectively disintegrated, adding that there is yet no prospect of a near-term resolution to the crisis.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE51K0A920090221

Yikes!

Chad Harris

February 20th, 2009
11:03 pm

With Pulitzer level insight and breath taking brilliance Paul wrote on

February 20th, 2009
8:54 am

CommunistAJC

I don’t recall Chad ever saying he was a ‘medical’ doctor. I do recall him saying he is a doctor; however, anyone with a doctorate can be addressed as ‘doctor’ as in an Education Secretary being addressed as Dr. Jones. Or a teacher with a doctorate. Or anyone else in any field from any college that bestows doctorates.

That information makes my weekend, if not my year, and I’m sure everyone is grateful to you for being so prescient and astute.

You have researched for years, and discovered that there are other “doctors” in the world besides medical doctors. Universities bestow these degrees!!! (as do pente ante internet diploma mills, and Ebay!).

I suppose you mean that for example, a professor of English who earned his Ph.D. in English, or someone in an academic dicipline can earn a “doctorate,” and perhaps those run the gamut from those degrees conferred by hard work at high quality instiutions or mediocre or pathetic ones, or even mail order pieces of junk that people buy for a few bucks on the web. Wow! This is shocking information and its value is incredible.

I have heard of this, but I can’t remember whether I learned it in the last “Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Kingdom of the Crystal skull”, or it came from the Orchid station after Ben turned the wheel on “Lost.”

Those of us who don’t have your academic prowess are deeply appreciative for the time you invested in unearthing this startling gem of information and marvel at your stunning sense of recall (in your own mind) although it was totally inaccurate. We could have gone through a lifetime without knowing this pearl.

Swami Dave

February 20th, 2009
11:04 pm

Out of fairness, since I raise issues with the President when I disagree, I will congratulate his administration when they make the right decisions.

This from FoxNews.com

Congrats on the decision to treat enemies like enemies.

-Swami Dave

@@

February 20th, 2009
11:17 pm

The International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a report saying it found additional uranium particles in samples taken from an alleged nuclear facility in Syria, the BBC reported Feb. 20. The U.N. watchdog agency said it had many unanswered questions about the facility, which was destroyed by Israeli warplanes in September 2007. The Syrians claim the nuclear traces found there came from the Israeli missiles that were fired – something the IAEA views as a low probability.

Still leaves open the question…..

what was in that convoy that crossed over from Iraq to Syria just before we invaded Iraq.

Does Jay Rockefeller know? He gave Syria the heads up.

Bosch

February 20th, 2009
11:20 pm

Andy,

Checked in to see if Paul had any BSG comments. I’m glad you like the show, I hope you’re not being sarcastic. The bigger question is: Are there any winners? Lots of modern day parallels – that’s why I like the show.

JFW

February 20th, 2009
11:51 pm

JBook,
That explains a lot Buffalo turd. Excellent!

Pat

February 20th, 2009
11:53 pm

Wow Jay – even a happy, upbeat non-political column puts the cretins in “Attack” mode. Enjoy marinating in your own bile, folks.

JFW

February 20th, 2009
11:59 pm

Shoot. Just repalyed it. I meant “herd.” D’oh!

JFW

February 21st, 2009
12:07 am

Chad, It’s the weekend. Simmer down.

Chad Harris

February 21st, 2009
12:34 am

I wouldn’t be counting a lot of chickens this early on Swami.

The Bagram filing was in Judge Bates D.C. District Court. The 3 law professors who blogged every day for years against just those positions on habeas positions at Baggram in that case have just started unpacking their bags and they’ll be running Obama OLC not Holder or Greg Craig, and they’ll be the ones to make the appellate decisions in that case and in the two state secrets cases in the future.

The particular filing was a quick filing of a couple paragraphs by the Bush dead enders who are being moved out now, and it is very unlikely if you read the 3 OLC chiefs whose blogs are referrenced in the links when they were at Harvard, Georgetown, and IU law schools that they will undermine years of their own positions in countless law reviews.

What Faux got all breathless and swooned about was simply bitter attorneys being forced out over the weekend, who won’t be making any decisions in that case or at DOJ in the future because they won’t be there.

So I’d keep the cork on the champagne on that case until you take the time to understand who the 3 new sheriffs are who will be running that case and the State Secrets case now during the appeals in the D.C. Circuit and then the Supreme court. Check ‘em out and see if you think that’s what they’ll do when they take control of the decisions on these cases in the coming weeks. There isa link for each of their blogs for you to peruse their bitter criticism of exactly the position you just cheered about and they’re going to be making the call from now on.

That’d be Office of Legal Counsel chief Dawn Johnson, Harvard Law professor Dave Barron, and the best knwown constitutional law expert critical of the Bush adminstration’s positions at Gitmo, Marty Lederman.

I doubt when the ole Swami reads (if he does) a couple of Marty’s or Dawn’s or Dave’s blogs and you realize that they have gone from bloggers and law profs to running the OLC that decides DOJ policy on these cases you’ll feel very warm and fuzzy about what they’re going to do. I think you can metabolize it–I know Faux news won’t ever be able to. Enjoy.

That filing was a perfunctory temporary one while these 3 law profs move in at DOJ to run OLC–that’s all it was.

Chad Harris

February 21st, 2009
12:37 am

I should hae added that when Johnson, Barron and Marty Lederman take control of OLC they’re likely to amend and gut that filing in John Bates’ district court with a much more comprehensive brief consistent with the several books and law reviews (over a hundred) that they’ve written taking apart Bush on Torture, Gitmo, and State Secrets.

Chad Harris

February 21st, 2009
1:10 am

By the way Swami, druing that hearing, Judge Bates cited Boumediene recently decided by the Supreme Court against Bush which did not mention the habeas challenge of the Baugram detainees, and he hinted he was going to reject that position that you just referenced in the Faux article. In fact, it was Judge Bates who invited the government to revise their briefs after Obama was sworn in and on Jan. 7 at that hearing Bates said “the Court will decide whether further briefing or some other course is appropriate.”

Given that Marty blogged every day railing against Bush DOJ’s position in Boumediene, it is pretty inconceivable he’s going to have a brain transplant and go against every principle he’s fought for the last several years in court and in law reviews, and among his students at Georgetown.

As a practical matter, with the military beefup in Afghanistan, there are going to be a lot of new prisoners theoretically moving into Bagram–and the issue is whether a U.S. Court has any jursidiction over detention facilities in Afghanistan.

And while the Bush deadenders temporarily adopted the Bush state secrets position in his case against the Boeing subsidiary who extraoridary renditioned him to be tortured to try to keep from paying damages in his case in the Ninth Circuit, before the new sheriffs settled in at OLC, Obama OLC has now decided to release Binyam Mohamed who was never charged, was held, and tortured at Gitmo by the Bushies.

Three other men with ties to Britain, Jordanian Jamil el-Banna, Libyan-born Omar Deghayes and Algerian Abdennour Sameur, were returned from Guantanamo in December 2007.

Bush cited security concerns for Mohammed without charging him with anything for years, even after they tortured him.

Of course the Pentagon has no comment–just a day in the park for them.

With his release from Gitmo,as a free man with no charges against he will be in a much better position to get his legal pound of flesh from the Bushies and Boeing who flew him to be tortured.

in another case that was a huge focal point of constitutional law aficianados, while the DOJ dead enders echoed the Bush position in the case where

AJC/DNC Management

February 21st, 2009
6:52 am

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha, oww!

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) — A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.-Bloomberg

Yes, let’s get back into the discussion of who’s research is more trust worthy, the French or the tax dollar mongerers?

Guaranteed, some other researches started questioning the obvious lies of UIC and they immediately blamed a “faulty sensor.”

How many other lies have these research grant goonies told?

duh

AJC/DNC Management

February 21st, 2009
7:01 am

Krakow, Poland —- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that Washington could accept a political agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban if the insurgents will lay down their arms and accept the government’s terms.

He was responding to a question from a Pakistani reporter about whether a deal struck by Pakistan with Taliban fighters in the restive Swat valley could serve as a model for Afghanistan.

On Monday, Pakistan announced it would agree to the imposition of Islamic law in the northwest valley as part of an agreement aimed at restoring peace after an 18-month military campaign.-Urinal/Jihad

So this is what the libs are calling victory, a deal to let the eye gougers, throat cutters and rapists to run rampant over their countries, terrorizing and butchering innocent people.

despicable

Don’t it figure though, who told you the libs would surrender to the terrorists the very first opportunity they got?

Spineless wonders

Dave R

February 21st, 2009
7:25 am

Chad baby! Still wondering if you voluntarily did the patriotic thing (as VP Hope and Change says) and sent in some additional tax money to the state to help it out of it’s budget deficit? After all, it’s for the children, right? Government is good, right? In fact, let’s hear from ALL the liberals out there who believe that government is the solution to all our problems and see how many voluntarily did their patriotic duty and sent a little extra to Uncle Sugar or Uncle Sonny in this time of need.

Or do you just believe that everyone else should contribute their money?

And Chad? I’m still waiting for you to post what (specific) policies you think President Hope & Change should be pursuing, and under what (specific) Constitutional authority via (specific) text or Amendments he would have to pursue them.

If that is too tough, you could just use the 10 points Karl Marx outlined in the Communist Manifesto. I suspect you’re more familiar with them, anyway.

Eric

February 21st, 2009
7:33 am

The poll I saw asked “who’s your hero?”. Number 1. President Obama. Number 2. Jesus Christ. No matter what the president does, and I don’t agree with him on every single issue, there is no possible way he could do worse than dubya and company. We are blessed to finally have an abundance of intelligence in the White House.

AJC/DNC Management

February 21st, 2009
8:02 am

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan —- The United States was on the verge of being kicked out of its only military outpost in Russia’s historic backyard after Kyrgyzstan on Friday gave U.S. forces six months to vacate an air base that serves as a key supply hub for troops in Afghanistan.-Urinal/Jihad

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea could be ready to test-fire a missile within days as satellite imagery has shown increased activity at a missile site over the past 48 hours, a defense weekly said.

Iran hails military ties with Russia-AP/Jihad

hopeandchange.duh better have something more for World War 5 than surrendering.

Cause it’s coming.

GodHatesTrash

February 21st, 2009
8:19 am

Bookman’s RightWingnutterbutters – it’s dog eat dog out here, and a war of all against all.

Better dig a hole in your backyard, jump in and cover up!

I’ll send out an all clear when it’s safe for you to come out.

(Boo!)

AJC/DNC Management

February 21st, 2009
8:25 am

Alright, so here’s the quandary- Total all out war with Russia, China and Iran would usually be a great time to invest in military industrial complex stocks, but since the present administration is staffed by candy rumped cowards and surrender monkies, should one take a pass on the investment?

Andy the welcher

February 21st, 2009
8:25 am

I guess Andy knows a loser when he sees one, he’s voted for one for at least the last 8 years…

Just don’t bet with him…

GodHatesTrash, Superstar

February 21st, 2009
8:36 am

Looks like a bear market for warmongers and war profiteers for a few years.

Taxpayer

February 21st, 2009
8:37 am

I love it when these neocons scurry for cover under their beds whenever Kim Jung says Boo! And, whatever will those folks over in Marietta and their “profit from war” neocon backers do when sales of their “means to an end” generation aircraft, the FU-2 Rapture, don’t materialize. Holy Cow! Batman. I guess it’s up to you and UnderDog to save the world now.

Taxpayer

February 21st, 2009
8:54 am

So, Obama says that he supports the private banking system. Hence, he must surely be willing to let the free market run its course and let the weak banks file for bankruptcy. That would certainly explain why BofA and Citi are currently at lows that would indicate imminent bankruptcy filings. Well, let’s get the show on the road and get it over with. Then, the government can step in and divide up the accounts amongst the banks of their choosing and leave the scraps for the investors to pick over. This will be fun to watch.

catlady

February 21st, 2009
3:38 pm

Here is a chuckle: When you wrote “Roger Miller” I thought “Glen Miller”, so you can guess how surprised I was when the song started up. Great choice, Jay.