Tuesday, September 30, 2008

For my next trick..

..I'm going to pull a rabbit outta my ass!

I'm sure by now,that all of you are aware of the embarrassing debacle that occurred yesterday in the House O' Representatives,and no doubt,you're all asking yourselves the same question...

'Holy crap!..How is this congressional clusterfuck gonna affect Sling?'

I share your concern.
There were a few things that chapped my hide about the so-called Bailout Bill.

  • Clearly,it smacked of Socialism..If I wanted the government to take possession of private enterprise,I'd move to one of those countries in the world where they do that sort of thing,whose name I can't think of right now,..and,

  • Wait a minute!..Where the hell is MY bailout??..I mean,my co-workers and I put out a fine product,at a reasonable price.We worked hard to produce something that was beautiful,as well as functional,and now through no fault of our own we're spending our days watching internet porn,and waiting for the mailman to bring us our unemployment check!
Don't even get me started on the very idea of some fat ass Wall Street rapist hittin' the silk with a steamer trunk full of shiny new sheckels..

Ultimately,I just wasn't satisfied that the bill,as it stood,properly addressed these issues.
In the end,I'm glad it failed to pass.
That's not to say that I'm of a mind that things will be all rainbows and Unicorns if we just let the shit continue to roll happily downhill.
My hopes are that a thoughtfully revised version of the bill will hit the hallowed halls of Congress come Thursday next.

Give us some reassurance that our investment stands some kind of chance of being recouped,and even profitable!
I'm pretty sure it's called 'Capitalism'..

Free up lines of credit so that small business,..you know,..the freakin' backbone of our economy,can access the raw materials it takes to continue to provide goods and services,meet their payrolls,and put me the fuck back to work!

And if it's at all possible,maybe a few Federal indictments for criminal assholed-ness on the part of the greedy bastards that wiped their asses with our national financial security would be in order..just sayin'.

I for one,will be closely monitoring the situation.


At 4:17 PM , Blogger jan said...

Thank you Sling (and cat) for doing this for us. We would like not to have to think about the whole mess, so we are glad you are on it and we don't have to worry.

At 4:38 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

I LOVE THAT CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:45 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Love the pics..I am with you sling. wow they are screwing up our cuntry. Denmark and Sweden would be socialist countries. Canada has socialized medicine. Oh I am a nerd.

At 5:52 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

i love your pussies..
im with you on the bailout..
i went back to work today and was there for 1 1/2 hours before we had our first customers...that's baaad...you know the world is going to hell in a handbasket with the dollar stores are going down the tubes.

At 7:32 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

I loved that you chose those pictures for this post. It just hit me funny. :)

At 9:55 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Amen, amen and oh look! Kitties doing cute shit!

At 7:01 AM , Blogger evilganome said...

You're right. Damned Socialist Democracies like Canada! I mean look at them, they have universal health care, and universal education and... uh... moose. Yeah, mooses and Sarah Palin will show you what good Americans do to mooses!

Seriously, I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. We might as well just bend over, cause we (and I mean by we, us poor folk) are in for such a screwing before this is all over.

On the other hand... LOOK kitties!

At 8:23 AM , Blogger LostInCO said...

me luvs kitties!

At 10:55 AM , Blogger Sling said...

jan-No problem kid,I ain't got nothing better to do.

austexgrl- Which one?..No matter.I'll just assume you mean both of them.
By the way,Mom o' LK gets credit for taking the photo of Sylvester (the black cat)..

Sage- Thanks for the info!..ya big nerd.

Yellerdawg- They're wonderful pussies indeed!
Soft,and warm,and friendly...You just never know what kind of mischief they'll inspire.
I've been saving up some money for my next trip to the dollar store.I almost have enough.

MHP- I've been saving those pix for just such an occasion! :)

Rainey- I'm not above a little shameless kitty exploitation to get people to read the crap I write.

Evil G.-You know,if Sarah Palin gets in office,she's going to lagalize kitty hunting from helicopters!..It's true!..look it up.

Lost- These two furbags are easy to love.

At 11:39 AM , Blogger Mom said...

The cats are good. The economy is bad.

At 12:25 PM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- The more impact that humans have in this world,the more I like my cats.

At 1:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to think that McCain suspended his campaign for that...

At 2:30 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

counting down to the vote....SLING...do you SIT on that toilet??????

At 2:41 PM , Blogger Sling said...

JP- ..and the rest of the Republican's were like,'Umm,..please don't be on our side John'..

Rosie- Yes,I do sit on that toilet.
But I don't think the cat minds.

At 3:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just gets worse by the day, doesn't it? What is wrong with our country that so many are not foaming-at-the-mouth appalled?

Damned cute kitties, though.

At 3:50 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

in the past the board of directors kept an eye out for corporate shenanigans. now the boards are a cauldron of incestuous greed.

i don't think i'm a socialist but i'm probably a lot of things that i don't think i am.

so it goes.

At 4:29 PM , Blogger Mighty Dyckerson said...

There's a pussy in your shitter!

At 5:44 PM , Blogger Cris said...

Gots to say what I've gots to say when faced with kitty kat pix. Kittykittykittykitty. (I don't know why. It hardly ever does any good.)

I think I've spent too long as a freelancer artisticky type. Me and best pals have often giggled about how we could have quite the business; peeps like us, we're really REALLY good at living pretty damned well with very little bankrolling us and we thought maybe we could go out consulting.

Seriously, no one expects adults to know how to live on such girly-slender shoe strings and yet - we do. Know how.

It was way better when it was all in theory and we were just laughing about it.

At 7:38 PM , Blogger Sling said...

citizen- The politicians will pound their fists,and rail at the unbridled excesses that brought us to this dismal state of affairs.
Perhaps there will be a sacrificial head to post at the capital gates.
In the end,it will be business as usual..
The cats are totally cute!

billy P.- I don't know much,but I do know this!..You sir,are a child of the universe.

Mighty D.- Tell me about it.
We're up to our asses in pussies!..
Damm things get worse every summer.

chris- Oh,I'm a world class live-on-nothing-but-generic beer-and-fried egg sandwiches kinda guy!..I just thought at my age,I'd have graduated to tuna.

At 3:20 AM , Blogger Doralong said...

A sad, sad state of affairs..

At 5:11 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Damn. That was MY post, but I posted it from the wrong account. I HATE that.

Tuna's pretty good. I think you could come shopping with me and the A. You could hardly believe how far we can stretch some dollars and the FAAAAAABulous products we haul home with us. (Okay. The brown liquor, stuff? Hardly ever on sale. Especially since A drinks Stone IPA. Anyway. We know grocery stores hate us, but we don't care.

At 5:49 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Dora- It is sad.
What I find especially sad is that I went through this very thing back in the 80's..I had been working for Fleetwood Homes for nearly a decade,and a falling Housing market pretty much brought production to a screaming halt.
I ended up becoming a barteneder.

booooda babe- I knew that was you doll.
(Who else would use that most wonderful word 'artisticky' in a sentence?)
I figured you were using your alias in case 'they' were listening. ;)

At 9:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Middle Child here but I'm away from home and forgot my password but it is realy me I swear...

Nothing you say to disagree with - its the same here except we in Australia are watching what happens in the US as we are hammered about the head daily with the "logic" that if the US goes down (where exactly) so do we...

once there were 300 dairy farmers here abouts now there are less than fifty...says it all to me...milk from China... people out of jobs here


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