Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Debt crisis, pro wrestling and space invaders
On the continuing crisis:
*Witnessing the "debate" between the Obama White House and the Republican "leadership" was quite like watching a pro wrestling match--especially the part where you just KNOW that ref was going to be distracted at the wrong time, so the bad guy can hit the good guy over the head with a chair. Everyone just KNEW the GOP blue bloods would throw the game, but allowing the ceiling increase to head off a phony impending "disaster" in exchange for some "super-commission" was pretty creative, I must admit. Guess the stock market investors weren't fooled by the "master stroke of genius," and we have a great credit downgrade to show off now.
*Then there was the otherworldly solution of NYT Nobel economic genius Paul Krugman, who actually said just like World War II saved the economy in the 1940s, a space invasion could do the same for us today (yes, he REALLY said it; check this link at Rush Limbaugh's web site. For you lefties who don't like Rush, here's a CNN link directly to the story).
Put aside for a moment the Left's usual hypocrisy with the WW2 example (remember the protests against George W. Bush's "blood for oil"?) The REAL kicker appeared the same day at the MSN web site, when a link to the Discovery Channel loudly wondered, "Well, what WOULD happen if there was an invasion from outer space?" I've recently been putting the mainstream media and its pro-Obama fantasizing in the same category as the supermarket tabloids--but THIS "nodding while writing notes" reaction from the MSM makes the Weekly World News look like what the NYT USED to be.