Politics and Entertainment
Because y'all — like us — must be fucking screaming at the top of your lungs and ripping your hair out in handfuls after the last 24 hours of economic meltdown and the pandering of the Paiin/McCain't campaign and the torpedoing of the relief bill by the Congressional Republicans even as their Dear Leader and next-slated Dear Leader are desperately trying to hand the Treasury keys to their good bud, Henry Paulson.
C'mon. Let Jon Stewart make you laugh. Before we all start jumpin' out the windows, have a drink, it's fuckin' Friday for fuck's sake, and watch this:
Just the other day we said, this is the WMD/Iraq bullshit all over again. Jon's smart enough to have the clips played side-by-side. Proves our contention.
Bonus tidbit: Paulson's down on his knees begging Pelosi to give him the money. An old Republican ploy that we've seen exercised repeatedly over the past twelve or more years. Demand a solution, pressure the Democrats to agree to it, then refuse to support it. Blame the Democrats for crafting a solution "unacceptable to the American people." Get the sheeple to buy your bullshit. Win majority in House and Senate and shit all over the country once more.
Well, this is one of those times when we have a fleeting moment of admiration for Pelosi. Her response to the kneeling and groveling:
“I didn’t know you were Catholic,” Ms. Pelosi said, a wry reference to Mr. Paulson’s kneeling, according to someone who observed the exchange. She went on: “It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”Okay Nance, you're back in our good books for a while. There's nothing we like better than unmitigated snark. Pity ya didn't put the boot in while you had the chance, but WTF. You're a better man than I am. Stumble It!
Mr. Paulson sighed. “I know. I know.”