“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Congrats Comrades You Own a Pile of Corporate Sh*t!

Hmmmmm . . .

UPDATE: 12:30 PM: I am sick of the "It's the fault of people who did not pay their mortgages" CRAP! Per Mathew Yglesias;

Nobody forced financial firms to make large, highly leveraged bets on the loans.
-It was conservatives who blocked regulation of credit default swaps.
-It was conservatives who watched as the housing bubble developed and it was conservatives who blocked any action to try to ensure a soft landing once the bubble popped.
-It was conservatives who said we had to make the taxes of the ultra-rich individuals who brought this problem upon us as low as possible.
-It was conservatives who blocked efforts to curb predatory lending and it was conservatives who blocked efforts to investigate fraud more robustly.

-Prodigal Son