“Thievery is what unregulated capitalism is all about.” Robert Sherrill
Press Relations: Romney's press secretary has explained to reporters that before they can ask The Mitten a question they have to “kiss my ass...”
Hurry Up and Wait: Ignore all the people standing on the stage and making wild promises - the Euro's future will not be decided until mid-September when the German constitutional court says whether it will let Germany take part in the ESM. Without German money, there will be no ESM and thus no bailout. Which is not the same as saying the ESM would matter all that much anyway, except as another delaying tactic.
Nature of the Beast: “Republican Jobs Bills Won’t Actually Create Jobs.”
Terror Incognito:Pro-Israel groups are objecting to billboards in NY that show the progressive Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands over the last 64 years. They do not deny the truth of the billboards, they object to anyone knowing it.
Breakthrough! Banks are public utilities and should be regulated as such. Investment banks are not banks and should be regulated by the Gaming Commission.
Job Creation: JCPenny intends to create hundreds of thousands of part-time, unpaid positions as it converts customers into checkout clerks, by installing RFID chip reading checkouts similar to those now infecting grocery stores. They will be able to replace several cashiers with a single snarling clerk to herd the customers through the process.
Practice Run: Over 300 million Indians were without electrical power for several hours on Monday – luckily it was in the wee small hours of the night. On Tuesday afternoon an even bigger portion of the electric grid collapsed, leaving 670 million without power – right after the country's power minister claimed all was well and that India had one of the best power networks in the world. Can you say 'infrastructure'?
The Way Up Is Not The Way Down: Bear in mind that Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal what little financial reform we have left.
The Parting Shot