Late Night FDL: Sing Along as We Rearrange the Titanic’s Deck Chairs

 

 


 

Well gosh:

The president of Standard & Poor’s, Deven Sharma, is stepping down, just a few weeks after the ratings firm issued a controversial downgrade of U.S. government debt, the Financial Times reported.

I kinda feel like we–America, the people–are getting shafted, with sand in the Vaseline.

Speaking of sand and petroleum, does the Back East Earthquake mean Mother Nature wants Obama to quash the Tar Sands pipeline? Given that DOMA hasn’t been repealed yet, it’s not like Talibangelicals can claim it’s because the Administration loves teh gheys.

 

Split Rated” from VERSUSPLUS: http://versusplus.com, with Merle Hazard (“H.E.D.G.E.”; “Double Dippin’”) and Curtis Threadneedle (“Quantitative Easin’”) and Marcy Shaffer.

45 Responses to "Late Night FDL: Sing Along as We Rearrange the Titanic’s Deck Chairs"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:01 pm 1

Howdy, music fans


Margaret | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:03 pm 2

LISA!
I think they’re stealing the deck chairs while Titanic’s going down.


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:03 pm 3

Lisa!
The Earthquake was centered in Cantor’s district. It is a clear sing from Dog that she is smiting the people of Virginia for electing such batshit crazy, imbecilic, Republican douchebags.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:06 pm 4

Gods bless us all everyone! And now for some earthquake jokes via Twitter

Krugman says it wasn’t big enough.”

CantorQuake: Trembling at the Heart of GOP Claims We Don’t Need Government.

We wouldn’t be having earthquakes like this if Hillary were president.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:08 pm 5

BREAKING: Pundits point to Palin’s promise to “shake up Washington” as proof of her rhetorical complicity.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:09 pm 6

FIGA!

We had a 5.3 earthquake here in CO last night around midnight.

Who knew? I waz snoozin’.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:09 pm 7

Dear Mother Nature, thanks for shutting down the federal government today.


Margaret | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:10 pm 8
In response to DrDick @ 3

Ya know, I’ve been trying to run down in my mind how the Dominionists will say this is a clear sign from dog that we must ____________. Elect Cantor president? Crown him King? Send him more money? This is almost as ironic as if Slidell had grown a volcano right after Jindal’s speech.


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:10 pm 9
In response to Margaret @ 2

Hell, they have been looting everything that wasn’t nailed down for decades.


Margaret | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:11 pm 10
In response to DrDick @ 9

Yep. Too very true.


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:12 pm 11
In response to Margaret @ 8

They will find a way to make this a sign to do something that they already planned to do. That is how they always work.


jayt | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:15 pm 12

Given that DOMA hasn’t been repealed yet, it’s not like Talibangelicals can claim it’s because the Administration loves teh gheys.

heck the mere intent has got to be some kinda sin, right? /s


Margaret | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:16 pm 13
In response to DrDick @ 11

Precisely. I’m almost afraid to ask what though.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:16 pm 14
In response to DrDick @ 11

Bet Cantor will demand equivalent cuts to social services for any funds he can squeeze out over this.


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:18 pm 15
In response to Margaret @ 13

I do not even want to know.


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:19 pm 16
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 14

I am quite certain that he will act on his deeply held principles and reject all federal disaster aid for his district.


Margaret | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:20 pm 17
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 14

It’ll be something like that. “God is telling us the debt burden is too heavy. More austerity for everyone but the pious wealthy!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:31 pm 18
In response to DrDick @ 16

“Deeply held principles.” Heh. That’s funny.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:36 pm 19

There is a rise of urban chicken keeping here in LA east of Hollywood. I don’t think I would be able to keep them safe from the skunks, raccoons and coyotes. And the feral yard cat knonw as Killerette


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:37 pm 20

Did someone say earthquake jokes?


DonWilliams | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:39 pm 21

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.

Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.

Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.

And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.

Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities.

Senator Barack Obama
Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt
March 16, 2006


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:42 pm 22
In response to DonWilliams @ 21

Don, if we left the War-in-Stans, wouldn’t that drop our outflow of $?


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:44 pm 23
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 22

Not to mention restoring tax rates to what they were under Reagan (hint: higher than under Clinton).


Beerfart Liberal | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:46 pm 24
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 20

Funny.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:49 pm 25
In response to Beerfart Liberal @ 24

Unfortunately for us, it’s funny because it’s true.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:53 pm 26

Think I’m going to wander off. Peace out, y’all!


DrDick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:54 pm 27
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 26

Night. Think I will toddle off as well. Take care all.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:56 pm 28

So, last night I thought “OMG a capybara! What a great pet!” Until I read up on thier anal glands with detachable hairs.


donbacon | Tuesday August 23, 2011 08:59 pm 29

Did Fracking Cause the Back East Earthquake?

How Fracking Causes Earthquakes
by Stuart Bramhall

According to geologists, it isn’t the fracking itself that is linked to earthquakes, but the re-injection of waste salt water (as much as 3 million gallons per well) deep into rock beds.

Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from Mineral) has experienced a rash of freak earthquakes (eight in 2010) since fracking operations started there several years ago. According to geologists fracking also caused an outbreak of thousands of minor earthquakes in Arkansas (as many as two dozen in a single day). It’s also linked to freak earthquakes in Texas, western New York, Oklahoma, and Blackpool, England (which had never recorded an earthquake before).


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:03 pm 30
In response to donbacon @ 29

Thanks donbacon, I was thinking about that myself, though the capybara loose in Paso Robles, CA has been taking up a lot of my time


donbacon | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:16 pm 31
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 30

Stuart Bramhall, if you don’t know, is a very capable, intelligent woman who left the USA (for some reason) and now lives in New Zealand.

Good luck on the loose capybara, but I was camping recently in northern California when a bear knocked on the tent, so rodents can’t be so bad. Can they? It?


mzchief | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:17 pm 32
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 28

Did anyone explain why a South American critter is in California besides the point that “It is widely believed that capybara were declared by Papal Bull to be fish so they may be eaten during Lent.“?

Kudos on the Bread and Puppet theater video, Lisa. They’re awesome.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:17 pm 33

Capybaras are coprophagous.


mzchief | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:20 pm 34
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 33

Bunnies are too. It was a less charming feature of a very intelligent fellow I used to help take care of.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:30 pm 35
In response to mzchief @ 34

We refer to Mr. Bruce, our placid Himalayan as “better than a bunny.”


mzchief | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:33 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

Mr. Bruce is quite a doll. A frequent meditator, I see.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:35 pm 37
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

He is very soothing. The couple rabbits I’ve been around are kinda not fun. I had a guinea pig once as a kid. Overall, I prefer dogs and cats. Fish and birds are kinda high maintenance.


Larue | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:35 pm 38
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 6

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:43 pm 39
In response to mzchief @ 36

He rallies a couple times a day to play with his sparkle ball, but most of the time he is relaxing.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 09:56 pm 40

In fact right now he is strolling around. He wishes he could vote


mzchief | Tuesday August 23, 2011 10:01 pm 41
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 39

I had to investigate the sparkle ball. Those are kewl. I’d play with it too!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 23, 2011 10:21 pm 42

Night all…tomorrow is laundry. excitement!


tanbark | Wednesday August 24, 2011 06:27 am 43

Deckchair re-arranging is what this preznint is all about…and the republicans are telling him where to put them.


Denn | Wednesday August 24, 2011 10:12 am 44
In response to tanbark @ 43

And their collective bad sense of feng-shui fucks us all.


DonWilliams | Wednesday August 24, 2011 05:22 pm 45
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 22

Perhaps, Lisa. However, Pres. Obama has expanded our war in Afghanistan.


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