Friday, September 26, 2008

Cynicism Wins Again!

During the Great Depression, my grandfather walked 9 miles to shovel some snow to make money for a day.

That's when you know a bottom is near.

Meanwhile, speaking of depression, as you all know by now, the bailout plan is on the verge of collapse. Or, as our folksy but incredibly stupid president put it, "If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down."

Blame whomever you want. However, I do know that responsible parties to a negotiation do not get down on one knee and say something like, "Please don't let the Democrats blow it up."

This is theater. In fact, I thought things were very serious. Reading about the actions of the last few hours however makes me feel like it is all part of some lame political game.

Fuck every politician.

UPDATE: President Bush: "The legislative process is sometimes not very pretty, but we're going to get a package passed." (After we somehow make John McCain look like a hero for it.)


Pete said...

TraderCaddy said...

I would walk 9 miles if necessary and shovel snow except I live in Florida. Maybe I can shoot alligtors and make purses.

Jorge said...

No recovery for the Republicans after this imo. The fact that they walked away from the table last night cemented Obama's presidency. They're all a bunch of whiners though. I loved how Santelli just ripped into everyone this morning though. The fact that Cashin's not in a panic is somewhat reassuring though.

Dinosaur Trader said...


Don't underestimate the stupidity of the average American.

Ignorance seems to be the new national pastime.


Jorge said...

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

Dinosaur Trader said...

Where is that quote from?

You kids with your college books...


Jorge said...

Men In Black by the great Tommy Lee Jones.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Figures. Your generation doesn't read books.

Quoting celebrities... you are banned again!