Friday, September 26, 2008

It's a Crazy, Mixed Up World

I guess things got pretty interesting in Washington yesterday. Secretary Paulson, according to the NY Times, even went down on one knee to implore Nancy Pelosi to support his bail out package. Although according to reports, it sounds like it was internal Republican politics that skewered the deal.

And can we just talk about how weird this whole thing is in the first place? Republicans, lovers of capitalism and the free market, freaking because their buddies are all going bust and thus turning immediately to socialism? I didn't study a whole lot of economics in school but the way I always understood it, capitalism was based on the premise that you either make money or you fail and if you fail, because of bad choices or bad times or whatever, oh, well, you fail. And if you succeed you're welcome to the spoils. Socialism, on the other hand, is pretty much where goods and services are owned by the government rather than individuals.

So the Republicans want a $700 billion socialist solution to a capitalistic problem? These are the same folks who, after harping on family values for generations, are putting up an adulterer and crappy parent against the God-fearing family man while still trying to convince us they have the upper hand when it comes to morality? Just asking.

I wasn't sure what I was going to play today. Sometimes I go with the first song on my mind when I wake up. But today that was "Eye of the Tiger". And having it on my mind was bad enough.

So I washed it out with a little something from the Davies brothers. I think that's Sling on keyboards.

The Kinks "Lola"

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Blogger Monica opined...

the economy gives me an ulcer. and yes, that IS sling. see? right there. there he is.

September 26, 2008 8:49 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh Sling was jamming on that..Keyboard?? sorta looked like a cheesy organ.

September 26, 2008 9:24 AM  
Blogger LostInCO opined...

Yippee! Sling is famous!

September 26, 2008 9:55 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann opined...

The line for the handbasket to Hell forms to the right...

September 26, 2008 11:00 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

I love it when you play songs I actually know the words to! if I could just remember the chords on my cheesy organ.

September 26, 2008 12:24 PM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

You don't understand. Our economic system in America is not based on capitalism or socialism. It's based on hypocrisy.

September 26, 2008 12:58 PM  
Blogger jp opined...

When a grown man gets on his knees to beg in a venue such as this, he's afraid of something, and he's got something to lose...

I just hope it all comes to light soon so that he and anyone foolish enough to invest with him can all be properly prosecuted.

September 26, 2008 2:02 PM  
Blogger Buck opined...

"So the Republicans want a $700 billion socialist solution to a capitalistic problem?"

. . .an absolutely brilliant observation.

September 26, 2008 2:08 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Here's some Maloxx, Mon. And some pie.

Hush, Sage. Don't insult Sling's keyboard. He's very proud of it.

He's a dude among dudes, Lost.

KA, word!

I know, pumpkin.

And once again the great Iwanski schools me.

JP, now I'm thinking that today's song shoulda been "Chain of Fools".

September 26, 2008 5:45 PM  
Blogger Mom opined...

The song is fun. Anything with our Sling would be fun.
The economy is one big mess. it is going to interesting to what happens next.

September 26, 2008 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha (Note no W)

Wa Mu died. Got my student loan there in 71.

Veterans have been betrayed by McPain. He's a liar and a hypocrit.

Par for the course.



September 26, 2008 11:04 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

(curtsies in Buck's direction)

Too true, Mom. Sling makes sittin' on the porch fun. And relative to the economy, yes, "interesting" would be the word.

Anonyba, I never banked with WA Mu but it is one of those things that's always been Boeing and Mt. Rainier and the Space Needle. Weird. And yes, McPain is a huge smirking liar. Pass it on.

September 27, 2008 8:33 AM  
Blogger Miss Healthypants opined...

What Iwanski said.

Oh yeah, and I love that song. :)

September 27, 2008 7:32 PM  
Blogger Leah opined...

Yes,It is a crazy, mixed up, inside out, upside down world.ITA w/Iwanski on this one...

September 29, 2008 8:28 AM  

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