Friday, January 30, 2009

To borrow a phrase....

...first against the wall when the revolution comes...

Seriously? 18 billion dollars of our money for Wall Street bonuses in 2008? Are you nucking futs?

Their argument is usually that they need bonuses to retain "top talent". Really? If these are the top people, I think we need to go back to letting the monkeys pick the stocks. (I am referring to the example of random stock selection at times being equal to or superior to experts.)

This is kind of neat. The St. Petersburg paper has an online meter tracking President Obama's campaign promises.

An amusing little site consisting of imagined Twitter messages from throughout history.

I don't know how Republicans are opposing the bailout. I really don't. These are your fellow Americans suffering here. You don't think it's a good idea? Well, we tried your ideas-they didn't work. We tried shoveling money into Wall Street and banks-it didn't work. At a certain point, you have to act like statesmen.


  1. Not sure if you saw the ever creepy Rudy G defending Wall Str bonuses lately...breathtakingly obscene.

  2. This is too much like the Wall Street bailout. This "stimulus" includes more wasting money on official government art, and raises for well-paid government employees.

    I'd rather see the money get prioritized for those who do not have jobs, and worry about keeping the opera house all shiny for the upper crust later.

  3. Also, are there any working urls instead of the tinyurl ones which are blocked (for good reason, based on past experience) by my malware blocker?

  4. I'm not sure about the URL business. I'm self taught at this sort of thing. There may be an easier/better way to do it, I just don't know what it is.

    I don't consider money spent on art to be wasted. The only problem I have about the stimulus is that its not big enough.


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