You Have One Hour to Liquidate

George W. Bush will be staging his next reading of My Pet Global Financial Meltdown at 10:25 a.m., his latest attempt to restore confidence in the system.

This will be Bush’s seventh such statement in ten days. The Dow has dropped 20.8 percent during his previous six attempts, for a Bush Index of minus 357 points per statement.

Trading begins at 9:30 a.m. Bail while you can.

Bush Plans Statement Today to ‘Assure’ Nation as Markets Fall [Bloomberg]

I, for one, welcome our new hobo overlords. I’ve got my bowler ready, with a daisy stuck in the brim, and my fingerless gloves, and my tatty old raincoat.

IanJ: Kenneth Cole’s new spring line has this really fabulous barrel and suspenders set. Well put-together.

Oh boy. The fearless gormless dearest leaderest of the free fucking world is going to speak.

Amusing observation of the Canada City election.
Fat Boy Harper’s commercials have gone from “Fundamentals are strong” to “I haz the plan to save us. NOT MY FAULT!”

Layton has gone from “I am the anti-Harper koo koo ka choo” to “Fuck Dion, I am THAT ONE.”

Dion went from no commercials to actually having commercials.

Thanks financial community for ruining what could have been a very boring fat boy inauguration.

OIL is now less than $83 a barrel.

The fiscal talkie guys are saying that it’s all because demand is going to drop off a cliff.

My guess? I’m thinking that all that speculator money tied up in oil futures is being liquidated as we speak to cover speculator shortfalls elsewhere.

Barry McGuire’s Eve of Destruction
Note: I didn’t have to change much.

The mid east world, it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Tigress River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the market drops faster, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one who spends, with the world in a barrel
[Take a look around ya boy, it’s bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of Republicans just fail legislation
And bailouts alone can’t bring stabilization
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red Merika
Then take a look around to Dumbfuck, Ohiya
You may leave here for 4 hours by plane
But when you return, it’s the same old same
The silence of the dumbs, the pride and no tact
You can bury your head and make virgin pacts
Hate your next-door neighbor because they speak about facts
And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Cheap oil hits New Mexico in the shorts because of all the severance taxes we get from extraction, so now the state is getting poorer by the day and Beel Reechardson’s tax rebates (that were barely funded this year and I didn’t get one coz it was only for like $60k and under families) don’t look so hot now – and they was only $100 or less per household.

But hey – how about Rachel on Jay Leno? Had 2.5 martinis last night in a premeditated falling off the wagon and one of those iron banded wooden wheels ran over me fucking head. The day after is why I’m bailing on the use of alcohol. The RML bio pic will include scenes of horse drawn farm machinery for cutting and gathering hay, btw.

Whatever dudes. My rent just went down another 14 bucks.

ManchuCandidate: Jack Layton is SOOO CUTE! He actually thinks he can win up there in Canada. Adorable.

So their election’s on Tuesday — what’s it looking like? From what I gather, it’s a minority government either way, but could there enough be a Grit/Dipper coalition to kick Fatboy out?

(Sorry for the usage of Grit, Dipper and Fatboy. Should stay away from jargon.)

@chicago bureau:
Flip a coin. At this point, we in Canada City end up with the same as before except Harper’s intellect, ego and standing within the Cons take a big beating. Cons love to eat their own (see the story of Joe Clark) for failing.

A Liberal and NDP coalition gov might work if both Dion and Layton can control their egos.

Hahahahahahahaha! Sorry, I lost it for a minute there. Sadly this is how Martin lost in 2006 because he and Jack don’t work well with others.

I know a few NDP supporters who are holding their noses and voting Lib this time which is why Layton is shitting on Dion.

I’ll give Jack some kudos. He is right, Dion’s campaign really sucked but the problem with Jack’s is that it is all about the greater glory of Jack which has always been Jack’s problem ever since he was a city councilor (his last gig before becoming NDP leader.)

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