Friday, October 03, 2008

Straight to the Horse's Ass Mouth

Since I'm sure the financially-troubled "news industry" will soon be taken over by Uncle, I thought I'd go straight to the source:
Signs Show US House of Representatives May Approve Financial Rescue Plan By VOA News 03 October 2008
Support for a $700 billion plan to rescue the U.S. financial sector appears to be growing in the U.S. House of Representatives, ahead of Friday's expected vote on the bailout package. The measure already has passed a preliminary vote on procedural issues.

Several Democratic and Republican lawmakers who voted against an earlier version of the plan on Monday now say they will approve the measure. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he thinks there is a "good prospect" the bill will pass.
Well, now I have the official version, so that's good. But I see that revisions are still needed. While in most places in the propaganda leaflet news story, the Cuddly Approved Nomenclature "rescue" is used (as it should be, world-without-end-amen), in one place the Ministry of Truth worker has slipped up and used the perjorative term "bailout." Doubleplus ungood! To Room 101 with him! Or her.

Seriously, I wish we had the same protection against repeated government/bankster assault that we supposedly have against repeated criminal prosecutions on the same charge. This certainly feels like double jeopardy. The rapist gets to try again and again, as many times as are necessary to finally achieve penetration.

Sorry about the crude metaphor, but: we're screwed, and there's just no pretty way to say it.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

$700 billion? Don't kid yourself. This is going to go to a trillion--or more--before we're finished. And at that point, maybe we WILL be finished in more ways than one.