Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The young are not listening. They never did.
Next Up. Or Down: The banking crisis is nine years old and going strong – especially in Europe, where it has morphed into a crisis caused by central bank attempts to quell the crisis. Deutsche Bank is the poster child, but there are a lot more waiting in the wings, for it's pretty hard for a bank to make money with interest rates at zero; they, like the economy, need growth, preferably exponential growth. Without growth and without interest income, how can anyone pay back a loan? Ah, the game is afoot.
Even More of the Same: “If you liked the dysfunction, gridlock and petulance of the 114th Congress, then you are going to love what’s in store for the 115th Congress”
Wish List: Turkish President-for-life Erdogan wants the EU to give Turks visa-free travel by the end of the month. I want a pony.
Fingers in the Dike: Germany wants to send immigrants back to Greece and the Greeks to then send most them back to Erdogan.
Language Arts: Environmental officers in Africa are going to drop “trained dogs from helicopters” to “tackle poachers. I don't think 'tackle' accurately describes the intended effect.
Corrective: Would someone tell the Trump camp that Ms. Clinton held public office for only 12 years, not thirty, and only 8 of them in a lawmaking capacity.
Lawyer Full Employment Bill: If you or someone you know has been harmed by an illegal US invasion, say of Iraq or Afghanistan, or drone strike, say in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, of similar, or been rendered, tortured or put on a no-fly list, call the number on your screen.
Asked & Answered: Can an atheist lead a Protestant church? Oh, yeah. You'd be surprised how many ministers lose their faith as time goes by.
Graveyard Whistling: Given that he lost a billion bucks in one year and hasn't paid federal income taxes for a generation and he still won't release his tax returns, whatever in there is obviously worse. Arguably much worse.
With God On Our Side: Russian and Syrian planes dropped barrel bombs on two of the largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo including the 'cave' hospital.
Moving Day: Some of us who used to be Scopios are now Somethngelse. Who cares?
Porn O'Graphic: What were we thinking?
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:40 AM