This one’s short, not very sweet, and based on a cold rage that Pastor Ag has seldom felt before.
DATELINE Washington DC: Last week, Hank Paulsonuvabitch appears in a double secret probationary meeting before select Congress-critters, and claims that the entire financial system of the USA will collapse unless he gets emergency powers, unfettered, unsupervised, and without accountability to the courts, congress, or the American taxpayer . . . oh yeah, and a $700,000,000,000 loan. AND he gets to play with the money for 4 months without oversight until he retires. Whereupon he probably joins one of the recipients of his princely financial gifts and dole-outs. Congress was left speechless. Which may be the only good thing in this whole mess.
(HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL NOTE: For the past 2 yrs, Paulsonuvabitch, The Loan Stranger, and his sidekick “Tonto” Bernanke have repeatedly assured Congress-critters that no new regulation was needed and that the economy was robust, strong, and stable.)
DATELINE White House: Today, the assistant press corpse handler for the President admitted that, despite their denials of trouble for the past several months, in reality the White House, Treasury, and the Fed, were aware of this growing financial abyss, lied to congress, lied to the American public, and had worked out this solution during those months.
(HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL NOTE: Bite me in the ass once, shame on you; Bite me in the ass twice, thrice, etc., with the Patriot Act, IraqNam, AND FISA, and I should be really ashamed of mself; Bite me in the ass with this Mother of all Bailouts, and the only possible honorable reaction from Congress can be to commit group Hari Kiri, unless and until our Congress-critters can find their missing spines and stand up to this illegal, immoral, cheating, unconstitutional collection of political thugs and thieves. You know them as the Bush Administration.)
We now know that that the economy’s not “robust”, but a bust. The only way it is “strong” is when you compare it to the lovely aroma given off by a mega-farm that concentrates its pig offal directly upwind of you. Stable? only if you compare it to a mountain of jello during an Category 7 earthquake as measured on Sir Richter’s magnitude scale.
I don’t know which is worse, the fact that today’s US economy would look at 1929-1930 with envy, or that our Administration leaders repeatedly, constantly, and deliberately lied to Congress and the American people about the state of the state, or lastly, that I have absolutely zero confidence in our Congress, either party, to stand up, be brave, investigate the hell out of this quagmire, and rationally work to fix ALL problems, not just the liquidity problems of Tonto’s and the Loan Stranger’s best friends.
The only funny part of this whole mess is that Bernanke and Paulsonuvabitch worry that limiting some of the investment officers’ and directors’ bonuses and income might prevent them from signing on to this contemptible mess of a bailout. The irony is so rich, that it would set off metal detectors in your local airport.