2009 Economic Stimulus

Are we there yet?

Not really, kids. We still have a long way to go and until the people that really need to get back to work start to see "jobs! jobs! jobs!!!" flooding into their lives most won't care too much about this kind of half decent news on the economic situtation, as good an indicator as the news may be:

On Art, President's Day and the Stimulus Bill

Happy President's Day!

Anyone else notice what I noticed about today? Yeah..no google art. Now, what's up with that? They have a gallery of google art (you can see it here). Sadly, this year's Valentine's Day 'XO' is missing. There is a section of fan created google art called  Fan Logos but alas, no President's Day.

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Alas! No Google Art Today

It's time to repossess the banks

Promoted. Originally posted 2009-01-26 15:02:15 -0500. -- GH

The NYT's came out with an article Sunday that posed the question:  Should the government nationalize the banks?  Natually, our fearful leaders danced around the question of nationalization, fearing right wing backlash.  The Dems still fear being called socialists and commies doncha know?

“This Week” on ABC, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, alluded to internal debate when she was asked whether nationalization, or partial nationalization, of the largest banks was a good idea.

“Well, whatever you want to call it,” said Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California. “If we are strengthening them, then the American people should get some of the upside of that strengthening. Some people call that nationalization.

“I’m not talking about total ownership,” she quickly cautioned — stopping herself by posing a question: “Would we have ever thought we would see the day when we’d be using that terminology? ‘Nationalization of the banks?’ ”

How about we call it what it is then?  Repossession.

Afterall, that's what the banks would do to us isn't it?  We don't call THEM commies or socialists when they repossess someone's car who can't pay their debts.  I think the Dems should rightly point out that when We The People repossess their banks, it's the same damned thing.