Politics and Finances

Obviously the last few days have been something of a political and economic turmoil what with the on-going Presidential election and the near meltdown on Wall Street. Some points have caught my interest today:

1. Democrats criticizing McCain on leaving his campaign to work on the financial crisis with his fellow Senators. While I am ambivalent over his asking for this Friday’s debate to be delayed I do find myself offended by some Democrats insisting it’s a political ploy (mainly elements of the Obama campaign) or that his presence would somehow slow down the process (as claimed by Senator Frank).

2. Democrats still falsely claiming the financial crisis is entirely the Bush Administration’s fault. I don’t like Mr. Bush but I dislike those who refuse to take responsibility for their part in causing the crisis either. It was Congress who failed, repeatedly, to overhaul the system despite warnings from experts and members of the Congress from both parties as much as it was the Fed and Treasury Secretary’s fault.

3. Apparently their is some faux controversy (entirely in the minds of allegedly mainstream news reports) over Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari calling Gov. Palin “gorgeous”. What would they have preferred he say?

“Excuse me, Gov. Palin, while I flee the foul stench that announces your presence in order to gouge my burning eyes out so that I may never view your hideous face again, inshallah.”

Yeah, that response would have gone over so much better. /sarcasm

And that is part of the problem with this country where people can’t simply give a compliment without someone getting their knickers in a twist or it being turned into hay for some socio-political agenda.

Some of my favorite notes, humor, news and other tidbits I’ve picked up from across the airwaves, net, and so on:

A little late but Joe Biden gets big nod for this laugher:

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the televisionand didn’t just talk about the princes of greed.

*chortle* This one goes up there with Obama miscounting the number of states and McCain’s humorous slip about “growing the government”.

A friend noted to me on the whole bailout and it’s effect on the next President:

It doesn’t matter who is going to be the next President. If the bailout fails, they’ll be remembered as the worst President is recent history.

I noted several bloggers turning the childish “McSame” and “McShame” around on the more radical Obama supporters with slogans like the following:

Change McCain Can Do.
McChange You Can Trust.

Sure, not the best stuff out there, but neither are the original derogatory names any better so there you go.

And in closing, remember to educate yourself on the issues and candidates before you go out and vote, people!

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