Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Do Not Attempt to Apprehend This Woman. Call the Nearest Law Enforcement Agency. Considered Unarmed & Clueless.
Want to See My Popeye Imitation. How This?
Okay, okay --- you see, Bill misplaced my Polident this morning and the damn dentures are just a'kill'n me.
I told the hotel desk guy I wanted a room with a capital view, not a view of the capitol!
Posted by Pete Newcome at 2:27 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The best YouTube shot of this abysmal event follows:
WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID HERE?
What a fitting end to the most disgraceful presidency in U.S. history!
The man is an absolute DOG!
Posted by Pete Newcome at 8:45 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
GEORGE BUSH HAS TWO SIZE-10 SHOES THROWN AT HIM BY A JOURNALIST - AT A BAGHDAD NEWS CONFERENCE - "GONZO JOURNALISM 101"!!!
I ain't making this up. George Bush had two size-10 shoes thrown at him today while appearing in Baghdad with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister. The shoes were thrown by an irate journalist, Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. al-Zeidi accompanied his display of physical prowess with the uttered phrase "dog" which in the Middle East (and anywhere else) is the ultimate insult.
Bush ducked both shoes as they whizzed past his head and landed with a thud against the wall behind him.
What a way to end one's presidency. I think it's time to back that U-Haul up to the White House and best be packing for that drive down to Dallas. Maybe if we're lucky, we might see that practice repeated here in the United States - the sooner the better!
It's not often that a sitting U.S. president flies half-way around the world to appear in public with another country's leader only to dodge flying projectiles (i.e., thrown shoes) while conducting a press conference. I can only say that Bush the Younger has completely outdone Bush the Elder in this regard. Remember the scene in the late '80's in Japan where Bush, Sr. upchucked on the Japanese prime minister. All things considered, I believe "W" managed to eke out a better faux pas than his pappy.
Of course, George still has a ways to go to outdo the current Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, who obtained his presidential confirmation by the Mexican Supreme Court under the most arduous of circumstances. On September 6, 2006 Calderon had to be hustled past thousands of riot police into the Supreme Court building through the back entrance and just as spiritedly hustled back out the same way - in order to receive his paper certification. Supporters of the narrowly defeated (and many say the victim of a stolen presidential election) Andrés Manuel López Obrador had barred the front entrance and vowed not to allow Calderon entry to be confirmed president.
For what it's worth we only have a little over 30 days left in the Bushwacked Presidency. God willing, we'll all wake up on January 20, 2009 and finally witness the restoration of sanity and reason as the guiding principles of this heretofore fascist-wracked Republic.
I wonder if by chance the shoes thrown at our fearless leader were Bruno Mali loafers (the same ones worn by O.J.). Or maybe dockers - after all the Bush compound in Kennebunkport probably has a lot of folks working on their yacht decks outfitted in the same shoe.
As Satchel Paige once said, "Don't look back, those size-10 shoes may be gaining on ya!"
Posted by Pete Newcome at 3:53 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
DETROIT'S BIG THREE - TO BAIL OR NOT TO BAIL - OR - WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THESE GUYS --- LET ME HEAR FROM YOU!
Should we bail out the auto industry?
Right now they've scaled back the "loan" to a mere $15 billion, down from $34 billion.
As I left the house tonight I saw Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank on C-Span with news of a near-deal for financial assistance to the Big-3 (Chrysler, Ford & General Motors).
Whatever other concerns I might have about the idea of a loan workout for Detroit are more than offset by what will definitely happen without it. The untold job losses and the accompanying decrease in spending will dwarf anything we have yet seen.
And just to throw in a dose of cold-water reality - for those who are sitting on the fence over the prospect of any money directed towards the automobile industry:
FROM THE FINANCIAL TIMES LIMITED (2008) -
The stark conclusions came as the World Bank’s chief economist predicted that the world faced “the worst recession since the Great Depression”.
Justin Lin, the World Bank’s chief economist, said the current downturn was likely to see simultaneous recessions in most of the industrialised world, and that these recessions were likely to last longer than in the early 1980s, and the decline in growth would be more universal than in past episodes in recent decades.
Feel free to "chime-in" with your comments, a simple "yes" or "no" will do. I'm really interested to see what kind of an overall feeling exists towards the auto industry and whether folks consider this a defining moment in our nation's history.
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