"Do we really want to subsidise these losers' mortgages...?"
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Job losses in the Great Depression were of an entirely different magnitude. In 1930, the economy shed 4.8% of the labor force. In 1931, 6.5%. And then in 1932, another 7.1%. Jobs were being lost at double or triple the rate of 2008-09 or 1981-82.
Auto production last year declined by roughly 25%. That looks good compared to 1932, when production shriveled by 90%. The failure of a couple of dozen banks in 2008 just doesn't compare to over 10,000 bank failures in 1933, or even the 3,000-plus bank (Savings & Loan) failures in 1987-88. Stockholders can take some solace from the fact that the recent stock market debacle doesn't come close to the 90% devaluation of the early 1930s."
Friday, February 13, 2009
Found by our friends at WAMK.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military actions against Iraq continues, Taliban authorities are fully prepared to cut off America's supply of convenience store managers and possibly even Motel 6 clerks. If this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell and AOL customer service reps. Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened to send no more candidates for President of the United States!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The guy's is 23 years old, spends all day in a pool and sparks a bong every now and then...no wonder he's always so hungry.
Someone caught a pic on their cell phone and it's been blasted across the world.
What they missed was this clip that someone shot from his high school days...
It is normally a moment of cheery reassurance when an airline pilot greets passengers during preparations for take-off. But Alexander Cheplevsky sparked panic on flight Aeroflot 315 when he began to speak. "I don't think there's anyone in Russia who doesn't know what a drunk person looks like," Katya Kushner, one of the passengers, told the Moscow Times, which had a reporter travelling on the flight...
"At first, he was looking at us like we were crazy. Then, when we wouldn't back down, he said 'I'll sit here quietly in a corner. We have three more pilots. I won't even touch the controls, I promise'."
Complete story here.
Sounds like the Russkies need a little TSA training for their pilots...I wonder if they have a Sheriff Joe over there. Think he'll have to spend any time in Tent City?