Sunday, February 21, 2010

booby trapped country

Anybody considers that the Bush administration handed Obama a boodytrapped country. The TARP program started by Bush and handed over to Obama, seems (according with this week podcast) to have:

1) Divert resources to bank while creating a huge "loss opportunity" to invigorate an economy that was on shambles; so no only their stuck with a bad economy but they can not implement their agenda

2) TARP becomes universally unpopular thus, guranteeing the return to power of the Republican

3) Along the way you let the financial sector knows that the Republican have their back, thus insuring full coffers for the next election cycle.

Brilliant, just brilliant, I don't think they planned that way but it's working that way.

Remember that the bills "conceived" and implemented by Obama (Recovery act) actually are working in a positive way for the economy, but the blowback of TARP overwhelming any good effect.

-As posted in Left, Right and center)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music playlist

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sarah Palin the Socialist?

Pretty brilliant argument.

I can't say it better than this week's New Yorker:

"For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama 'Barack the Wealth Spreader,' seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, a fellow-traveller of what might be called socialism with an Alaskan face. The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state."


A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.”

Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction between spreading the wealth and sharing it (“collectively,” no less), but finding it would require the analytic skills of Karl the Marxist.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My new favorite blog Margaret and Helen is written by two old ladies, best friends from childhood.
It is a hoot. Here is a quote:

Fact: Sarah Palin is stupid. Maybe not stupid by Alabama standards but stupid enough that she managed to get herself elected Governor while never bothering to educate herself on little things like the Constitution, foriegn affairs or appropriate debating practices. She is stupid enough to have accepted a VP nomination for which she is completely unqualified and stupid enough not to admit it - even though the future of our great nation could be irreversibly damaged by the decision.