Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Not Ranting

I've got about 8 million half-finished posts. All of sudden I thought it might be time for something a bit calmer, instead. Lake picture courtesy of one of my imaginary, invisible, internet friends.

Oh, and how about some music along with your beverage?

(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire)


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Do I have to cross-post my comments too?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You don't have to, zrm. But thank you!

Ein Prosit!

P.S. I know I've posted that video here (at least once) before. But I'm not sure if it's ever made an appearance at Whiskey Fire...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

interesting, isn't it Minister, that regardless of the horrible debt deal, S&P still downgraded US bond rating.

In light of this:


mikey said...

The ratings agencies are paid shills, near as I can tell.

But for whatever it's worth, I'D downgrade the US if I was a rating agency.

Not because they can't pay. Rather because they can no longer govern themselves in a manner appropriate to the worlds largest economy. You want a safe investment? Here's a suggestion: Stay the hell away from sovereign debt issued by certifiably crazy madmen.

That doesn't seem to be a terribly challenging assessment....

Kathleen said...

I will CROSS DRESS YOUR COMMENTS. how do you like them apples?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bonds had a huge rally this week in response to the drop in the stock market.

I suspect the rating change isn't going to matter much. The U.S. has decided that austerity is the answer to 9% unemployment.

Our press has been pushing for this since January of 2009. It's beyond pathetic.

Kathleen said...

if only I had trademarked "Austerity" back in 2007 it wouldn't matter if I couldn't get a new job.

Randal Graves said...

Are you suggesting that the internet is populated by holograms?

I thought holograms only existed in the real world, things like S&P, a subsidiary of a giant corporation that does jello shots off the sparkly belly of a hooker with other giant corporations why it's almost as if the brouhaha is one big scam, or possibly scamola.