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December 9, 2008

Yep, pretty much.

Rob @ 2:29 PM

auto industry fail poster
via BoingBoing, and lots of other places.

Bludstone on wtf_stupid helpfully points out that this bailout is more expensive then the stock of the companies. We are literally giving them more money then they are worth.

In other news, now that Nicky's governor is in prison for being a dumbass, her and I are totally dumbass governor twins.

5 Responses to “Yep, pretty much.”

  1. nicky says:

    i still maintain that my governor is dumber than your governor. your governor rendezvoused with a call girl a few times. my governor committed multiple acts of extortion, already knew he was under investigation for said extortion [thanks to, inter alia, MANY FRONT PAGE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES], and then attempted to sell a senate seat while he already knew he was under investigation for corruption.

  2. Rob says:

    @nicky: True, but my dumbass gov was Mr. Squeaky-clean, untouchable, Eliot-Ness-reincarnated dude who was all about cleaning up this place for his entire political career. His enemies had been praying for the slightest bit of dirt on him for years; he really, really should have known better than to give them that sort of ammo.

  3. nicky says:

    @Rob: true. the fact that he built his career on that made it pretty ridiculous that he gave him that kind of ammo. that was extremely dumb; i'll give you that.

    maybe it's because i'm overly happy to delineate one's personal existence from one's political existence and because i wholeheartedly believe that prostitution should be legal, but i don't find it inconsistent that someone who wants to clean up corruption in the government calls a prostitute in his spare time. in fact, i was kind of surprised to see him resign over it. his wife, of course, has every right to rip him a new one if they hadn't had any kind of open-marriage agreement--if he wasn't allowed to sleep with anyone else, then he cheated on her by calling the call-girl. but, i don't think that completely undermines his efforts to clean up the government...unless, of course, he had been spearheading a sting operation against the prostitution industry.

    Blagojevich ran on a platform of cleaning up government back in 2002, when he was first elected. we hadn't had a democratic governor for over twenty years at that point, and then-governor George Ryan was under investigation for all kinds of corruption, and about to be hauled off to prison. his whole schtick was getting some new blood in there and cleaning things up to move past the Ryan scandal. of course that wasn't his schtick anymore by 2006, since he had already caught some flak for some rather monetarily-motivated hiring decisions. but, the fact that he had been under investigation since 2005 for corruption and fraud makes his audacity in stepping up his patterns of corruption and fraud monumentally stupid.

  4. nicky says:

    and, in less SRS news, the face G-Rod is making in the picture attached to the gothamist post you linked is VERY SRS BSNS.

  5. c4bl3fl4m3 says:

    And I'm more amused that you stumbled across Bludstone on the Intertubes. He's one of my old housemates.

    It is a small world innernets, after all.

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