Friday, July 18, 2008

John McCain cannot keep a fucking secret

Shouldn't this, if true, pretty much require that McCain admit that he is no longer capable of holding his security clearance because he cannot keep his fucking mouth shut?
Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Friday that his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, is likely to be in Iraq over the weekend.

The Obama campaign has tried to cloak the Illinois senator's trip in some measure of secrecy for security reasons. The White House, State Department and Pentagon do not announce senior officials' visits to Iraq in advance.

"I believe that either today or tomorrow -- and I'm not privy to his schedule -- Sen. Obama will be landing in Iraq with some other senators" who make up a congressional delegation, McCain told a campaign fund-raising luncheon.

"I am sure that Sen. Obama is going to arrive in Baghdad in a much, much safer and secure environment than the one that he would've encountered before we started the surge," McCain said.

What a fucking douchebag. (Sorry GC .. there is no other word that adequately describes my displeasure)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fannie and Freddie and Indymac and moral hazard

How the flying fuck does Henry Paulson sleep at night?
This is a complete clusterfuck and anyone that thinks that this sunday night news is going to fix anything is whistling past the graveyard.

we have the 2nd worst bank failure in American history on Friday and then today this bullshit bailout.

Privatize the profits and socialize the losses ... yup that is capitalism alright.

What utter bullshit. Moral hazard indeed.

Yes, I am pissed off about this because it is what has been predicted for several months while everyone in authority said "no no it is not THAT bad". and then Bear Stearns failed .. and it was "oh no . that is the only one" ...

does anyone have any Lehman shares?

PZ Meyers vs Bill Donohue: New Poll

I have, purely as a public service, set up a poll here to get a sense of how folks feel about the great PZ Meyers vs Bill Donohue battle.

No, really, it isnt JUST to get a spike in hits on the site .. really