Too Big To Fail Redux (or) There Really IS A Regulation Fairy!!!

26 10 2009

If my memory serves me I seem to recall writing a little ramble nearly a year ago that suggested that it should be illegal for any company to become ” too big to fail”.  I might have even suggested if a company deemed “too big to fail” requires government rescue it must  either be divided into two or more smaller economically non-critical corporations or, if breaking it up is impossible, such a super critical company must, obviously, become a part of the federal government.

Well lookee lookee at what the regulation fairy brought us this morning!!

Representative Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, would introduce legislation as early as this week. The measure would make it easier for the government to seize control of troubled financial institutions, throw out management, wipe out the shareholders and change the terms of existing loans held by the institution.

Well would you just look at that?!  Kick the Republicans out and a smidgen of common sense regulation takes root 8 months later!  I wonder when the Single Payer Health Care fairy will make her rounds?

Response To Republican Big Ideas

25 02 2009

Yeah, I think you can say some were underwhelmed.

If I Didn’t Have You

10 02 2009

Tim Minchin, he makes it all sound so simple.

Yes Pecan!

10 02 2009

(From an email going around)

Ben & Jerry created the “Yes Pecan!” ice cream flavor for Obama.

For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public. Here are some of their favorite responses:

  • Grape Depression
  • The Housing Crunch
  • Abu Grape
  • Cluster Fudge
  • Nut’n Accomplished
  • Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker… Swirl
  • Iraqi Road
  • Chock ‘n Awe
  • WireTapioca
  • Impeach Cobbler
  • Guantanmallow
  • imPeachmint
  • Heck of a Job, Brownie!
  • Neocon Politan
  • Rocky Road to Fascism
  • The Reese’s-cession
  • Cookie D’oh!
  • Nougalar Proliferation
  • Death by Chocolate… and Torture
  • Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
  • Credit Crunch
  • Mission Pecanplished
  • Country Pumpkin
  • Chunky Monkey in Chief
  • WMDelicious
  • Chocolate Chimp
  • Bloody Sundae
  • Caramel Preemptive Stripe
  • I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands… with nuts

I Want To Punch The Economy In The Face!

3 02 2009

Ah fuck it, let’s watch some talking babies and regroup tomorrow.

Contrasting Images

30 01 2009

A big hat tip to Feministe for this original post.  I’m blown away.

Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years.

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003:

And the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009:

Any Questions?

Obama And Teh Gay Pride

20 01 2009

So I stumbled across a friendly little website run by the wholesome Christian Anti Defamation Commission.  They apparently prefer the acronym D.I.L.D.O.S. but I don’t know what that stands for and I don’t think that makes any sense at all.  Oh well, it’s what they want to be called and who am I to argue?

So these DILDOS have all sorts of loving articles feigning victimization under the guise of anti-Christian persecution.  It’s really quite astonishing the level of delusion and paranoia on display there.

The article that really caught  my eye though is a fantastic example of Jesus style loving his fellow man titled Inaugural Warning: P for Perverse.  Google it if you wish, I’m not giving these DILDOS the free link.  In this remarkable example of mainlined homophobia (or should that be manlined?) our shiny vibrating cock like heroes are worried that all wholesome Christian children will be scarred into a debaucherous gay lifestyle if they watch the Obama inauguration because …*shhhhh* (whispering so the kids won’t hear)…there will be some gays in the parade.

Now I know what you’re thinking.  “Men marching all around the city in silly clothes and funny hats blowing on enormous metallic and wooden phalluses, of course they’re GAY!” Well you’re of course right on all counts there my friend (and double congratulations on spelling the plural of phallus correctly).  No, they’re even more upset because there is one band in particular that openly admits they’re gay and that, along with their rainbow embellishments, just won’t do.  Here, take a look at what they say.

Teh gays on paradeTo ensure no one misses the perversion, the Inaugural parade will include a homosexual marching band with their rainbow flags flying proud with millions of our nation’s children and Christians watching. This is the same band that proudly advertises that it will march in the homosexual Southern Decadence parade, known for its vulgarity and lewd acts in public. In 2003, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that it had “become routine” for men to flash their genitals and perform public sex acts at the event, which bills itself as ‘the Gay Mardis Gras.’” Have fun explaining that to the little ones.

On this historic occasion of the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, I must unfortunately recommend that you keep the kids away from the TV and pray that God will not rain fire and brimstone down on Washington DC. “

Ah yes, these DILDOS think there is going to be a band “performing” in the presidential inaugural parade (so to speak) marching around with their cocks out and fucking each other…all while playing tubas and rusty trombones?  I don’t know about you but if they could do all that at the same time they would cease to be a marching band and would instead call themselves “Cirque Du Soleil” and would have no business celebrating our gayest president ever.

PS:  I registered on the DILDOS site so I could read and post comments.  Sadly they rejected my usual Super Jesus avatar (as seen in my About S.J.) but they had no problem with this one.

DILDO approved!

DILDO approved!

No shit.  Go figure.

Bush: 8 Years In 8 Minutes

20 01 2009

Even eight minutes of rapid fire reading cannot cover all the incompetence and ruin wrought by our previous president and his administration, but it’s a start.

Here’s to the next four years. Everyone grab a shovel, we’ve got some serious shit to clean up here.

To George Bush

18 01 2009

Or to put it more succinctly

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being

Banks Allocate 86% ($108B) Of Bailout Towards Compensation And Bonuses!

9 11 2008

Amazingly my ongoing outrage at the Republican party has been outdone by my new found rage towards the heads of the banking industry.  I just read a letter the honorable Henry Waxman sent to the CEO of Wells Fargo where he chastises him and eight other banks for putting $108 billion of the currently allocated $125 billion tax payer bailout dollars towards compensation and bonuses.

This is so reprehensible as to defy credulity.  If there were calls for regulation and oversight before I think it is clear that there should now be calls for the seizure of all personal assets, arrests, and imprisonment for these cowards and honorless thieves.

All of Al Qaeda’s attempts to wound this country combined pale in comparison to the damage the US has suffered at the hands of these craven traitors.  I would stop short of the death penalty only because I want these tender pampered racketeers to spend the rest of their lives in Guantanamo getting the best Dick Cheney has to offer because they are domestic terrorists of the highest order and deserve no less.

(hat tip to Driftglass for the initial point to the Waxman letter)