So now, they're calling it a "rescue plan." What everyone, including media and the government itself, referred to as a "Bailout" (sic), has been renamed so that they can more readily slip it into the nation's ass. The issue had been ostensibly agreed to, in principle, until late yesterday when the republicans came up with another idea.
The republican plan calls for the "rescue" to be financed by Wall Street, the greedy bastards who caused this mess, instead of John Q. Taxpayer. I agree with the idea that Wall Street should finance the plan as well. I also think that Washington politicians, in general, should help finance the plan out of their own lobbyist lined pockets, since it was their piss-poor management and oversight that allowed Wall Street and the banking industry to lead us to the current status.
It's finally Friday and I'll be heading over to AREA 51 for some recreation and to see my pals. I'm not really sure where I'm going, but my first stop will probably at Lakes Cafe. I'd like to find out the status of the pending sale to calculate if my main AREA 51 home base will remain there or if it's time to begin searching for a new watering hole. We'll see.
Former New York Yankee Joe Torre, who was summarily and rudely released by the New York Yankees, has led the Los Angeles Dodgers into the playoffs, while the Yankees are in the porcelain receptacle. How do 'ya like me now, Steinbrenner?
The Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award has had no nominees this week as of today. I'm sure with the current events that you may have one or two nominees in mind. Nominations are open until Monday at noon.
The Pictures: The shots today are celebrities and politicians with computers. Kinda scary, huh? There's also a few of my strange ones to change the pace.
This Date In History: 1580; The British ship the Golden Hind, commanded by Sir Francis Drake, returns from it's around-the world journey bearing a cargo of spices and captured Spanish treasure. 1789; U.S. president George Washington appoints John Jay the nation's first chief justice of the Supreme Court and Thomas Jefferson its first Secretary of State.
1907; New Zealand, formerly a British colony, becomes a dominion within the British Commonwealth of Nations. 1960 In Chicago, Illinois, Democratic senator John F. Kennedy and Republican vice president Richard Nixon, stage the first televised debate between U.S. presidential candidates.
Birthdays: Theodore Gericault, painter (1791), T.S. Eliot, poet and critic (1888), Paul VI, pope (1897), George Gershwin, composer (1898).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A Texas Air Traffic Control Conversation:
Dallas ATC:"Tower to Iran Air 666 - You are clear to land eastbound on runway 9R."
Iran Air: Thank you, Dallas ATC - We are clear to land eastbound on infidel's runway 9R - Allah is great!"
Dallas ATC: "Pakistan Air 7-11 - You are cleared to land westbound on runway 9R."
Pakistan Air 7-11: Thank you, Dallas ATC - We are cleared to land westbound on runway 9R - Osama Bin Laden is the prophet!"
Iran Air 666: "Dallas ATC! Dallas ATC! - You have cleared both our aircraft for the same runway going in opposite directions! We are on a collision course! Instructions Please!"
Dallas ATC: "Well bless your hearts. Y'all be careful now and tell Allah 'hey' for us - ya hear?"
That's it for today my little tumble weeds. Have a great and safe weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !