Saturday, February 21, 2009
Barack Obama has been President for a month, and the financial markets have not reacted well so far. Now, I'm not so sure that means much -- contra, the dollar has rallied strongly in the same period because the American currency and the United States taxpayer is still the safest port in the storm -- but it does nicely set up this quote of the month:
The market wants Churchill and they keep tossing it Chamberlains.
CWCID: Tom Kirkendall.
First, off, "The Markets" is an artifice.
Second, you have it flipped. The artifice has been husbanded by Chamberlains--and out and out Duke of Windsor collaborators--till now.
Third, I've got some cute quotes of the month for you:
"If he could walk on water, they'd scoff 'Look at that silly, pretentious negro--he doesn't even know how to swim!'"
--Gov. Deval Patrick on Obama at a Black History Month event in Braintree, MA
"I wouldn't call it derangement, Chris. I'd call it 'cognitive dissonance.' That sentiment is about as human as murder."
--my dad at lunch today (he voted Republican till 2002 now he says he was ashamed for that, given what he sees on TV and hears on talk radio these days), on wingnut/GOP reactions to Obama
"I used to think [Mayor] Ray [Nagin's] was the biggest asshole in Louisiana, with my state senator who says all science in school must bow to the Lord coming in second, and my old gym teacher a close third. Now it's Bobby Jindal, one-two-three."
--Harry Connick, Jr. this weekend at Mardi Gras
It gets worse and worse. If we hated the near treason of the NIE that undermined our Iranian policy, how will we like the next one, I wonder.