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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
US Debt by Loretto on 31 July 2011 3:42pm
Now this is intimidating! I work with letters, not numbers!!! :-)


Hold on a moment!!! There is also a clock for World Debt!!

Re: US Debt by tucsonmike on 31 July 2011 10:51pm
I wish it would all go away, LOL!
Re: US Debt by Sonny Syde on 1 August 2011 3:42am
Economics, like 'banking' is all smoke and mirrors. Who is 'World Debt' owed to ? The Martians ?
Re: US Debt by Loretto on 1 August 2011 2:16pm
US Government agrees to stop using currency to pay off it's debt and use sausages instead!

NY Times 8/1-11
Obama and Leaders Reach Debt Deal

"Referring to the torturous negotiations, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, said: “Sausage making is not pretty. But the sausage we have, I think, is a very different sausage from when we started.”

Yeah, using money just wasn't working well for anyone!

Now, how are we going to pay for the sausages?
Re: US Debt by Loretto on 2 August 2011 12:38am
Dead Parrot sketch mix-up in the Huff Post Political section......

"In the famous Monty Python parrot sketch, Michael Palin's understandable outrage at being sold a Norwegian Blue that was actually "stone dead" as he put it, does not get him a new bird. What it does get him -- from the John Cleese character who originally sold it to him -- is a barrage of obfuscating re-specifications of the bird's condition. No matter that the bird by this point "has passed on....is no more...has ceased to be" -- is, in fact, "AN EX-PARROT;" and no matter that its current capacity to stay upright is entirely due to the foresight shown by John Cleese in nailing it to its perch. The new owner is simply told that the bird, far from being dead, is "resting," "stunned," "prefers kipping on its back," and -- my favorite -- "pining for the fjords."

The sketch works, of course, only because both Palin and Cleese had access to a thesaurus. The humor comes from the play on words. Well, a thesaurus is working overtime in Washington D.C. right now, though its use is making nobody laugh. There is obfuscation aplenty, and it is thickening: which is why I recommend "pining for the fjords" to any of you who, like me, are growing increasingly outraged by our mainstream media's inability to "tell it as it is."

David Coates did his research alright!


I'm "pining for" a reason as to why he compared the Washington Debt Ceiling Debate to the Dead Parrot sketch?
Re: US Debt by Loretto on 7 August 2011 5:37pm
Here's a blog piece I wrote today about the Standard and Poor's downgrading of the US credit rating.

Re: US Debt by tucsonmike on 8 August 2011 4:14am
I read your post, Loretto. I posted on FB how I wish I could take Congressman, crack their heads together and send them to bed without supper.
Re: US Debt by Loretto on 8 August 2011 11:52am
It really gets me that rarely do politicians live up to their campaign promises. Too many people in US gov getting paychecks. Let's start the budget cuts right there. Then tax the rich........ Why should a secretary pay more in taxes than the company owner? Our tax system is messed up!!!
Re: US Debt by Sonny Syde on 8 August 2011 12:18pm
Your tax system isn't designed to be 'fair': you live in the ultimate capitalist economy.

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