February 10, 2009


Amritas pointed me in the direction of the latest Newsweek cover.


And the corresponding article:

We Are All Socialists Now:
In many ways our economy already resembles a European one. As boomers age and spending grows, we will become even more French.

Sweet Jesus. We're doooooomed.

The article blames the whole thing on George Bush, and trust me, I think he deserves some blame here for his obscene spending problems. But the article was a little too triumphant about laying the blame at Bush's feet and washing Obama's hands of any culpability.

Nestled in this article is a little gem:

Polls show that Americans don't trust government and still don't want big government. They do, however, want what government delivers, like health care and national defense and, now, protections from banking and housing failure.

Oy. We're boned.

Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2009 08:38 AM | TrackBack

We're all French now?


So our old people can die in nursing homes with no a/c while the staff is all on holiday.

On the plus side, that will help with the growing medicaid bills for everyone too old to care for themselves.

Posted by: airforcewife at February 10, 2009 09:28 AM

Just to run the numbers from the first bailout: http://justwanderingthrough.blogspot.com/2009/02/we-get-government-we-deserve.html

I'm afraid to see what they were for the up-for-election Representatives and for this current "stimulus". But in the end, I bet we're getting what we deserve.


Posted by: Meadowlark at February 10, 2009 01:07 PM

Oh, I've never seen such a good time to become personally skilled in the cultivation and use of medicinal plants. Also to get some skills beyond first aid. Especially with this article I saw on Drudge about part of what's in this "stimulus" bill:

One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).(emphasis mine, of course)
ACK. What happens when the euthanasia movement gains more traction???

And I feel the need to blog about it, but I'll just state it quickly here: "We" are NOT all social-ists.

Posted by: kannie at February 10, 2009 01:27 PM

When the revolution comes it's not going to be pretty.

Posted by: Mare at February 11, 2009 08:38 AM

Nor will it be televised.

Posted by: Amritas at February 11, 2009 09:51 AM

By Barack, at last, my dream is coming true ...

We are all ikwO now.

Can't help but do a victory dance at the grave of capitalism.

The words just roll off my tOngue:

Sarah ... soci@list!

airforcewife ... soci@list!

kannie ... soci@list!

Mare ... soci@list!

So how does it feel to be my cOmrades? Let's make revOlutiOn together!

Why can't we be friends?

All is fOrgiven if you say the soci@list shahada:

"There is no one but the One."

Posted by: kevin at February 11, 2009 10:11 AM

@kevin - LOL :-)

I believe the appropriate response is actually to rip off my hood and "show them how an [American] dies!!!" ;-)

Posted by: kannie at February 11, 2009 07:44 PM

I hope we will still recognize America by the time we get a chance to vote Obama out of office, and maybe the American public will have a serious case of "buyer's remorse" for giving control of both houses of Congress to the Dems when the 2010 mid-terms roll around. One can only hope. My fear is the damage done before then (especially with all those little things tucked away inside this "emergency" "stimulus" package that they are all in too much of a hurry to pretend to notice, or for US to get wind of it).

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at February 12, 2009 02:09 AM