by Teh Nutroots | British libertarian Vindico isn't only disgusted by British MPs who divert taxpayer money to their own ends; he also objects to their taste in taxpayer-funded gewgaws:
Not only are our MPs up to their receding hairlines in the Parliamentary trough, but they also appear to have no taste whatsover...
John Reid claimed for a pouffe and a glittery loo seat on MPs' expenses...
Shorter from Susan of Texas:
One image alone was released from the expensive photo op that terrified New Yorkers last month.....
The ominous and imposing aircraft dominates the scene...The figure is an aircraft that serves as Air Force One, representing the Messianic omnipotence of the Obama presidency. Below it...a small and less relevant thing in comparison...stands the Statue of Liberty, representing the individual freedoms that Americans have come to treasure and enjoy.
Yes. Lady Liberty and all that she stands for is about to be sexed up by the ginormous winged-for-her-pleasure schlong of President Mandingo Obama and, as you know, once you go black, you never go back.
The classics never get old. They just need to be dressed up a little.
Mick Arran is almost as irate as Deb over Obama's lame-ass health care "plan:" "Obama Has Faith Tinkerbell Will Get Better If We All Clap Hard Enough," he cynically J.M. Barries.
[T[hanks to Obama's naivete/corporate collusion (take your pick) it would seem that single-payer isn't just off the table, it's out the door and in the dumpster. The for-high-profit health insurance industry will be the controlling factor in the "reform" of our health care. They aren't going to be at the table. They are the table....
The downside of Obama's open alliance with the Enemy is that alliance itself...Essentially this part of the Kabuki is to showcase the Great Sacrifice being made by the insurance industry. It's a set-up for the next sacrifice: ours. They're giving up so much, it's only "fair" that we give up something too..If we buy this BS, Obama will be able to do what Bush couldn't: kill SocSec.
Ioz responds to Krugman's fretting over the decreasing chances that the financial crisis is going to lead to any sort of real financial reform:
Fundamental financial reform would involve a lot of public squares and panniers, if you know what I mean, so I'm going to go out on a revolutionary limb and suggest that our nation's Marie Antoinettes, including the one with the glorious fading jump shot currently mangant de brioche in the great white Versailles are not especially concerned about any sansculottery from the environs of Princeton. Did anyone really think that Obama and Timmy G. were going to give anyone who really mattered the boot? GM only makes things, but it is money money money money money money money that makes the world go round.
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