Friday, April 21, 2006

The week in review

"Rummy, he's got to go!" sez a bunch of generals. What they really mean in their heads is that Cheney and Bush have to go, but they can't say that, I suppose..

Spanky McClellan has left the building.
Poor Scott. Well, not really. I think it's funny to watch him get beat up on by Helen Thomas. But that's just me, I'm a sick bastard..

San Francisco marks the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake on the 18th.
Strangely enough, there aren't too many people left over who remember it..

Another crappy jobs report. Though they (the repugs) would like to paint the economy as rosy, take the deficits, the debt and the jobs report together and add them up. That don't equal rosy to me.
By the way, from January 2001 to January 2006 the US economy lost 2.9 million manufacturing jobs. Awesome, huh?

Having fun filling up the tank of your car, yet?
I know I sure am. Lots of fun happening on that front!
While we funnel even more money to the oil companies.
They must be LOVING this whole war thing.
And at the same time, they lobby against more refineries.
That's right. They have more lobbyists out there doing that than the fucking treehugggers..

Alright, have a fun weekend.
Enough of this frivolity!

4 comments:

Laurie said...

One by one the rats will leave the sinking USS Shrub.

Yeah, it was fun to watch Scotty sweat, LOL!

I've been riding my motorcycle a lot more to commute to save money. Something oil company execs clearly don't have to worry about.

Senor said...

I dont know, unemployment at 4.6 (compare that to any industrialized nation, throw 12 million ilegals into the mix and that is very LOW).

Record home ownership. More Americans own homes now than at any time in history.

Booming stock market, setting records.
Productivity UP, CPI UP.

Wages UP.
Aside from the price of gas, which would go down if the left would let us drill, remember we havent built a refinery in 28 years.

I'd say the economy is kicking ass considering how much money is being spent on the war.

Mike V. said...

Kevin, did you read the jobs report?
Please do.
Also, wages for working people are NOT up.
They are down, and have been so for over 4 years. Wages for working people have not been keeping up with inflation.

Their is no reason to drill. What we could drill for wouldn't drive LA for a month.

The oil and gas companies have been working hard to make sure there has not been enough now, and in the late 80's, Bush senior made sure that OPEC cut back on production to make the Texas oil men more money.

These articles are essential reading:

http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/energy/gasprices/

LA said...

kevin - Methinks your numbers have had a run through the spin cycle.