Tuesday, September 29, 2009

20 Dollars to make you Holler

I watched the first one with John Muir and it was excellent.

We've had a corporate asshole problem in the U.S. since its inception. If it weren't for Muir, we'd have a damn roller coaster coming off of the falls in Yosemite and McDonald adverts plastered on El Capitan.

Daily Kos: Burns' National Park series PERFECTLY timed (Updated x3 w/more photos)

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Yeah, well, Lee Atwater recanted on his death bed but where did that get us.

Its a little to little, its a little too late.

Greenspan Backs Key Obama Wall Street Reform Effort:

"Greenspan has acknowledged that the collapse has led to a crisis of faith. 'I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organizations, specifically banks and others, were such as that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms,' Greenspan said at a House hearing last October under questioning from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).

'In other words,' said Waxman, moving in for the kill, 'you found that your view of the world, your ideology, was not right, it was not working.'

'Absolutely, precisely,' said Greenspan. 'You know, that's precisely the reason I was shocked, because I have been going for 40 years or more with very considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.'

It's one thing to reject a failed ideology, but another altogether to embrace the kind of regulation represented by the CFPA. 'He has already said that he erred in assuming that the market would take care of things--the Ayn Rand point of view--but this seems to go farther than he's gone before in calling for a new agency to protect consumers from financial products,' said Miller"
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Letter to the editor, Southern Style.

Excellent Ass Whuppin.

Fair coverage | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:

"In response to Perry Taylor's letter criticizing the limited space the TimesDaily devoted to the trek taken by himself and a few of the citizens to protest, whatever it was, and focus on 'Taking Back America,' I want to respond.

Mr. Taylor, you need to read the copies of the TimesDaily for Nov. 5 and Jan. 20. The TimesDaily gave fair and complete coverage of how our citizens already took back America. It was called the presidential election and the presidential inauguration."
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The world is watching... us make assholes of ourselves.

'World Leader' to Obama: Explain Why 'They're Putting a Hitler Moustache On You' - Political Punch:
"'I was up at the G20 -- just a little aside -- I was up at the G20, and some of you saw those big flags and all the world leaders come in and Michelle and I are shaking hands with them,' the president said. 'One of the leaders -- I won't mention who it was -- he comes up to me. We take the picture, we go behind.

'He says, 'Barack, explain to me this health care debate.'

'He says, 'We don't understand it. You're trying to make sure everybody has health care and they're putting a Hitler mustache on you -- I don't -- that doesn't make sense to me. Explain that to me.''"
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Huzzah, Palau! Now, if you can only survive the tropical storms pounding you at the moment.

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Palau pioneers 'shark sanctuary'

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This was posted on Kos last week. Old article, but a damn fine read.

The $20 Theory of the Universe - Esquire

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2 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

You watched it with John Muir? I did not know you two were pals. Can you introduce me to him? He is one of my major heroes.

JPW said...

He's got some good, weed. That's why I hang out with him, Davy. ;-) I'll see if he's available for a meet and greet, though.