Saturday, September 11, 2010

John Boehner's Campaign Proposal

John Boehner has recently offered a proposal to solve America's economic problems. He thinks we should return all spending to 2008 levels and extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. (Obama and the Dems want to extend the cuts for everyone earning under 250,000/year.) This seems like a marketing disaster. Freeze spending at 2008 levels and put taxes at 2008 levels; Boehner really does want to return to 2008. And 2008 was the year our financial system nearly collapsed and taking the economy with it. Does Boehner really think we're pining for an economic collapse of historic proportions? This is like Republicans in 1932 decided to campaign on the stock market crash.

"Tippecanoe and Financial Apocalypse Too!"
"Two Chickens in Every Pot and a Economic Catastrophe in Everyone's Garage!"
"I'm Just Wild about Widespread Unemployment!"
"It's Mourning for America's Economic System!"
"It's the Disastrous Economy, and you're Stupid!"

The crazy thing is that it will work.

Glenn Beckapalooza and Zombies

Based on my observations of the video of Glenn Beckapalooza, I have found five reasons why participants in Glenn Beck's not-at-all-related-to-MLK's-"I have a dream speech" day are like zombies.
5. They both move slowly.

4. They are pasty-white, pale and unhealthy-looking.

3. They group together in mobs and react badly to those not in their groups. (More noticeable in this video of a distinct but probably not unrelated group.)

3. They are prompted to action by others who use them for their own purposes.

And, finally, the number one reason:
1. They both need brains.