Archive for October 31st, 2008

I’ll Have 18 Bacon Double Cheeseburgers… And A Diet Coke.

This tells you all you need to know about Dubya’s priorities:

The White House and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are seeking to scale back a proposal by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair to guarantee mortgages to help stem foreclosures, according to two congressional aides briefed on the matter.

The Bush administration is reluctant to sign off on the plan because of its cost, the two people indicated. Bair’s idea to provide guarantees for modified loans could take as much as $50 billion from the $700 billion bailout package approved by Congress this month.

So $700 billion to bail out financial corporations is an OMG-must-have, but $50 billion to bail out homeowners is just too much.  “Oh gee, sorry son, I can’t get you new clothes this year, I just spent $250,000 on a sports car.  I have to be fiscally responsible, you see.  When you’re older, you’ll understand.”

(h/t Stoller)

October 31st, 2008 at 09:50pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Economy,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the incredibly cheesy horror flick, Ice Queen:

Outta my way, Doc.  It’s showtime in Bitchtown.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s passing-out kittens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgEmZ39EtFk

Aww.

October 31st, 2008 at 06:44pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Confederacy And Dunces

Regnery’s latest book (by its own executive editor, no less) is all about how the Confederacy was Teh Awesome and totally misunderstood:

The politically correct history that dominates our schools and universities today insists that Jefferson Davis was another Hitler, Robert E. Lee was the equivalent of Rommel, and the Confederate States of America was our own little version of the Third Reich — a blot on American history. But reality, as always, was different: the Old South, as H. W. Crocker III explains in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, had immense charm, grace and merit — and a very strong Constitutional case. This book is a joyful myth-busting rebel yell that shatters today’s Leftist and demeaning stereotypes about the South and the Civil War — and shows why, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, “America and the whole world is crying out for the spirit of the Old South.

(…)

This is the Politically Incorrect Guide that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan — and everyone who is tired of liberal self-hatred that vilifies America’s greatest heroes — will have to have on his bookshelf, in his classroom, and under his Christmas tree.

Fantastic.  The basic premise appears to be that the South was more anti-slavery and less racist than the North.  Which seems a bit odd, since THEY WERE THE ONES WITH THE SLAVES.

(h/t Gavin)

1 comment October 31st, 2008 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Books,Racism,Republicans,Wankers

Do Not Read This

Chris Bowers explaining why Obama has it in the bag.

You still have to get out and vote to make it actually happen, people.

October 31st, 2008 at 07:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Elections,McCain,Obama,Polls


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