You know... they really aren't that dissimilar after all, are they? At least the Nazi's were smart enough to incline the seating and elevate the
speaker panel to ensure everyone has a proper view of their local tyrant.
Well, it is true after all. Congress is considering following in the footsteps of their real heros. They are STILL contemplating the meaningless
implosion of this country known as a default.
What is more? They can make us the first western nation to do that since Hitler's Nazi Germany did it in the early 1930's. And they apparently only
did it by accident, crushed by the burden of the treaty of Versailles. Congress, on the other hand, is doing it by choice
. That makes us the
first people to contemplate economic suicide by default since the 1700s.
I do not recognize these people as my leaders anymore. If Italy can dissolve their entire parliament and elect new officials once every few years, why
can't we toss out our grotesquely sub-human patrons of lobbyism?
CNN had a shutdown clock. The shutdown is a dog and pony show. Even those oafs don't dare to have a default clock, the only clock that matters then
Our country is burning. I can say that for certain after I watched John Constantino set himself on fire while saluting the Capitol on the National
Mall. There is no mistake about it. People will die by the thousands as a direct consequence of the default. We will slowly lose social programs...
first WIC, then foodstamps, and social security, and veteran's benefits, and medicaid, and medicare... the dollar will plunge so far, Boehner's jaw
will drop through the center of the earth back out to China (which is fine by them... they get to be the next superpower maybe, if they ever recover
from their own self-inflicted real-estate crashes). Commodities will skyrocket in price as oil rates increase as a direct result of a dollar with
massively less value due to stunted confidence. Jobs will be lost by the double-digit millions. Lehman brothers will look like spilt milk. Our country
does not have the capacity to operate as it is doing now under the burden of $200 oil. Want to try $600 or more? Things will fall apart so fast no one
will have any doubt why the police forces are a new paramilitary.
I want to see this topic disappear into obscurity as the house reaches an agreement tomorrow, 2 days before the crash. I see a non-trivial possibility
that will not be the case.
I refuse to accept they have the right to inflict this upon us. Anyone with vision can see the utter absurdity of it all. There is zero necessity and
no rational reason to support this course. Republicans don't like the ACA law very much... does anyone? I don't threaten to nuke my hometown because
I don't like who got elected mayor, and what laws they passed. I hoped a child could see that was a threat only a madman could appreciate. I was
At this point, the government could default, but then horrified by the carnage that ensues, pay their bills 2 days later again.
I can't think of anything colorful enough to describe this to myself.
I guess the best analogy for that is if you drove a nail through your foot to prove to everyone you were crazy enough to do it, but thought better of
hammering it in deeper a few more times, or maybe putting a nail in the other foot for symmetry's sake.