Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Um...Bill O'Reilly?

Look, I'm the last person who ever thought Bill O'Reilly would wind up on here in anything besides a hailstorm of spluttering profanity, but...this is kind of great.

Hat tip > Quizlaw

I would just like to note that I LOVE how this whole bailout situation is making everyone's political compasses go all screwy. Honestly, I see a lot of silver lining with the current situation, even if we are going to wind up weaving clothing for ourselves out of our own hair while our houses decay and the wheels fall off of our cars because we can't afford gas. I don't have time to get into it the way I would like, but here are my top silver lining items:
  • People finally realizing that even if they hate math, they need to tune into the economy every so often.
  • People realizing that perhaps they need to pay some more attention to the world around them.
  • Forcing some collaboration out of Congress and other leadership.
  • Forcing a revamp of grossly warped fiscal policies that have been able to develop.
  • Hopefully demonstrating to people that political issues are all interconnected, i.e. you need to stop being all "I will now open the box that contains the economy and consider it. Then I will close it and open the poverty box and consider that."
  • Hopefully - and oh my God you guys my fingers are arthritic from crossing them so hard - making people realize the hazards of overuse of credit and the virtues of examining your financial status realistically.


  1. Oh my God that was fan-fucking-tastic. I also laughed my ass off last night when I was watching the news and someone said the bailout is equivalent to a cow pie with a marshmallow in the middle of it.

    I am glad that people are FINALLY getting ANGRY! It's about goddamn time we demanded more from our representatives.

  2. I am so not a fan of Bill O'Reilly, but that was great. There is, by the way, a fun article on NRO about passing a kidney stone and the bailout. I'll find it and link you.