Monday, September 29, 2008

I am moving to Canada

My respect for the Republicans was short-lived. Now that the elephants are saying they voted against the bail-out not because they were finally standing up to Bush's fear-mongering, but because Nancy Pelosi was mean is absolutely mind-boggling. I guess that means that the Congressional Republicans vote based not on the pertinent legislation, but whether or not someone has said something to make them poopy mad!


Oh and looky that. McCain is on TV saying that now is not time for placing blame. Jeepers, I wonder why?

Someone wake me up, please.


swine said...

As much as I hate to say this, the Huff Post has become a bit of a tabloid.

In any case, I am not surprised at the spin machine now in action. This thing is not a bailout, it's a handout. I love this...Wall Street is shaking. Here's an idea: accountability! Transparency. Pre-conditions (the buzzword lately). I wanna see some profit out of this; in effect, we've become the shareholders screaming for the bottom line.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your analogy with one exception swine. If you're company is not solvent, it can't conduct business, ergo there is no way to make a profit.
The powers that be on both sides of the aisle did 1.a shit job of selling/explaining this legislation. 2. Waited too fking long to act. All those bastards that were reassuring us the economy was sound are now saying they saw this coming at the end of the second quarter. Now, we're five weeks from an election and the people opposing this legislation are guess where? In battleground, contested seats. They're not going to do anything to alienate the voters. And, of course, will blame their opponents for the problem. "Trust me." heh.


Helen Mansfield said...

Well, even though Congress can't get it's shit together, my bank -- which near as I can tell is not in trouble -- has decided that my pay-to-debt ratio is no longer acceptable.

I received a letter in the mail, to the effect, that the bank is no longer allowing me to use my equity line of credit, because my house no longer has the value that it appraised at, only two short years ago.

Again, I freely admit my credit is not sterling, but I've never been late on a house payment.


josh williams said...

Free Mason Jars for your cash!

A Safe Under Every Mattress!

These are some slogans that could win the election.

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momentofchoice said...

i've written and deleted ten different comments. i really have nothing to add.

canada welcomes you.

the good thing about canada is that there are significantly less people, therefore, significantly less life seems a tiny bit more bearable.

Hal Hussein Perry said...


Life in Canada is more bearable because of the way people pronounce Barack Obama's name (with short "a's" rather than short "o's," not to mention the way personal "check" is spelled (cheque), as well as color (colour), favorite (favourite), and of course, the loveable last letter of the alphabet "z" (zed).


RJ stole my thunder a little bit, but it is important to point out that House members from battleground states overwhelmingly voted no, and the majority of these were Republicans. I cited a post from the very good right here.

Helen Mansfield said...

Hope makes an appearance in Alaska.

I hear Canada is right next door to Alaska, if you can trust Sarah Palin's knowledge of geography.

Helen Mansfield said...

Argh. I screwed up my link

Dudesworthy said...

I have to admit that those comments from the Republicans weirded me out.

She did lay it on a bit (especially after pounding on about how this was all totally bipartisan and all) but I honestly thought that the Republican Party was big enough and ugly enough to take a few jibes from Pelosi.

I'm not so sure about Canada though; it is really, really cold. Like seriously... Cold.

Erin O'Brien said...

Pelosi was heavy-handed and it probably wasn't smart (although I agreed with everything she said). That said, to use her comments as and excuse for your own party's divide was just despicable.

What we have here is a complete collapse of trust. The people don't trust Bush (we remember the WMD/Iraqi war fiasco) or Paulson (who comes to us straight from Goldman Sachs), and the politicians don't trust each other.

Bush is essentially MIA, so at this time of terrible crisis, we have no leadership. Even when he speaks now, he is vacant and appears utterly powerless.

Will it be any surprise if the whole fucking country falls into chaos? And what terrible things might that bring?

Amy said...

I would recommend not reading any apocalyptic novels right now. Also, it's rare when Dennis Kucinich (our loopy left-wing congressman) and Steven LaTourette (N.E. Ohio's opportunist right-wing congressman) agree on something: they both voted against the bailout. Weird.

Glass Houses said...

Why would Bush even bother to do anything? He's a few short months away from doing the "It's not my problem" dance.

He's doing what we all do when we've given notice at a job and have only a short while to go. He's got his feet up on the desk and he's reading the funny papers. What are we going to do, fire him?

It's not fair, and it's not right...but you know it's true.

As for the bailout, I don't know what I think is right. But the thought of keeping the banks alive to screw more Americans with their own tax money just makes me squirm...even if that's what the economy needs.

John Ettorre said...

We promise to try to visit you once a year, Erin. But you'd better start practicing that "eh" at the end of your sentences.

Amy L. Hanna said...


@ amy: Pick on "loopy" Dennis all you want, but at least the man sticks to his principles both on as well as off the House floor - especially, and UNLIKE the lot of that top-heavy Democratic vote FOR that bailout. Eek!

(By the way - greetings, Fellow Constiuent.)

swine said...

Actually, momentofchoice knows a thing or two about Canada. Wink-feckin-wink-a-dink-dink.

Zen Wizard said...

I don't think Pelosi was TOTALLY to blame, but the Bush Bashing Session was very curiously timed.

When the New York banks aren't giving each other short-term loans, that is a Defcon 1 moment: Pass the bill and have a party to burn Bush in effigy LATER.

Anonymous said...


If you have to move to Canada, go to Quebec. Why? One word. Poutine.

Poutine is the national dish of Quebec. Simply put, it is pommes frites (french fries to us, or freedom fries to those who dislike the French for any number of reasons), a brown sauce (basically, your classical Espagnole sauce, but more often beef or veal stock thickened with a cornstarch slurry, a jus lie if you will), and curd cheese. Basically, they take the fries, top it with the cheese, and finish with the brown sauce. It's a heart attack on a plate, but damn it's good. I was in Quebec training Canadian soldiers in 1996 and I have to admit I ate it almost every day. It is that good. My heart of course hates me for it.


swine said...

Well well well, here's one of the few times I'll agree with Al (just kidding, I'm sure we connect on many other points)...not necessarily with the fries on a plate thing, but with Quebec. Plus, you're close to Ottawa--in my opinion a nicer city (eastern part) than Toronto, though much less "sexy." Guess I just like seats of government.