That Was the Week That Was

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This week has been exciting and exhausting and so I  just took  it easy this weekend – in other words I let my brain have a mini-vacation. However, I thought a little post on current events might be fun.

Link of the week:

The anniversary of D-Day was just this past Friday, I thought a visit to this website would be cool. There are some very rare black and white photos of that historic day – one of which I used in this post (above). Check it out.

Quote of the week:

“Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right!”

Communist Despot, Hugo Chavez

Idiot quote of the week:

“We know some of this money is going to be wasted, there are going to be mistakes made. Some people are being scammed already.”
Moron & Vice President, Joe Biden

Economic scorecard:

Here are some recent numbers on the effect of the $787 billion stimu-less package:

  • From January to March, GDP plunged 5.7 percent (sure, why should we produce when we’re going to get everything free?)
  • Business spending fell 36.9 percent (are there actually any businesses left? aside from the government?)
  • Forecasters predict a 12-percent plunge in 2009 manufacturing output (we should be so lucky)
  • Foreclosure and mortgage delinquencies now stand at the highest levels on record (I think that means like ever)
  • Unemployment has reached 9.4 percent (Obama’s prediction was a high of 8.1 percent – it must have been a teleprompter malfunction)
  • 345,000 nonfarm jobs were lost in May (unfortunately, none of these were government jobs either)
  • Since the “stimulus,” 16,000 jobs have been lost every day (again, not government jobs – too bad)
  • This year’s deficit has ballooned to $1.8 trillion (How many zeroes is that, like 9 or something? $1,800,000,000???)
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke predicts by 2011 the deficit will be 70 percent of GDP (up by 30% which means it’s almost doubled. hello? is this thing on?)

After thought:

Oddly enough, Wal-Mart plans to create 22,000 new jobs this year without a dime of stimulus money. (That’s freeking capitalism for you, eh?)

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8 thoughts on “That Was the Week That Was

  1. Hey Annie I watched a History Channel Documentary on D-Day which was the 6th BTW. They had a couple of D-Day vets on. That time in our country was the greatest era. It is a fact that daily that 1,000 veterans from WWII die in our country. I heard that one gentleman that served at the invasion of Omaha beach went to observe the 65th annivesary but passed away in his sleep the night before in his hotel room. I hope he gets interned with his brothers who gave so much. BTW Special K has been sending me some interesting links 😉

    Gerry´s last blog post..The Five Rules for Twittering

    Hey Ger,
    I know we’re losing these pretty regularly – it was a long time ago and I guess this is a passing of an era. It’s sad really.

    You’ve been getting links from a cereal? That’s got to be interesting. 😉
    Annie

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  2. Hi Annie,

    My wife’s uncle, the man who left us this farm, went ashore on D-Day. and managed to survive. We still have his uniform. Oh, and he was gay, but don’t tell 🙂

    the Grit

    the Grit´s last blog post..Inside the news 06/08/09

    Hey Grit,
    That is very cool. Do you have the uniform framed or displayed or anything – sometimes people do things like that. No, I won’t tell anyone he was gay. You have my word. 😉
    Annie

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  3. We did have the cast of SNL running the country. How can you forget so quickly? And for most your comments about the economy…you have to be kidding, right? Please, the country is going to hell in a hand basket and it is not because of this current administration, it was because of the one they followed.

    mary´s last blog post..The Bathroom Incident

    Hello Mary,
    Thank you for your opinion, however, I believe you missed the point –
    The idea of this multi-trillion dollar stimulus program was to stimulate the economy, not to tank it further, not to have the taxpayers buy private corporations (GM, Citicorp, among others), not to completely bankrupt the country. I can’t help it if they aren’t scoring too well in this department and oh yeah, I can absolutely lay the responsibility at their feet for the effects they create. I can and I do.

    And…even if you are right about the previous administration being members of the SNL cast, they still ran it better than this one has done so far. That you don’t like that or my opinions about same is beside the point.

    And while I like and even encourage debate on my blog, particularly about politics, I don’t tolerate insults for very long. So, if you come back, please make your point curteously. However, given your comments here, my feeling is that you won’t like visiting here because I don’t drink your brand of kool aid.

    WC

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  4. Sounds like Mary needs to read Dana Perino’s comments in http://tinyurl.com/r7abod. Also Special K’s article in the WSJ
    http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB124407228244683091-lMyQjAxMDI5NDA0NDAwNzQyWj.html
    So She can get her facts straigtht.. must be a John Stewart Fan.
    :mrgreen:
    BTW Rice Krispie’s the former Sec of State. I also tweet with Sarah Palin

    Gerry´s last blog post..The Five Rules for Twittering

    Hey Ger,
    I’m going to take a wild guess here but I think that she wouldn’t be interested in those links.

    Ah, so now I see the cereal connection. 🙂
    Annie

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  5. Hi Annie.

    In the European election the BNP British National Party won a seat in the North West of England – My area. Don’t know whats happening but I know theres a lot of ministers walking out of parliment at the moment, something to do with they have been caught ripping us off, claiming money for second homes etc etc. Grits uncle would have been snooker, they want rid of all gays and blacks.
    Love Di x

    Hey Di,
    Well that’s interesting, isn’t it? You know, we put our trust in these folks to look after things and it seems more and more they are only looking out for themselves, eh?
    Annie

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  6. I, too, watched the History Channel a lot over the weekend and thought a lot about my parents and that war. What those soldiers did was just incredible. At one point, for the first time in my life, I wondered, “What if they had failed?”

    PiedType´s last blog post..Okies know tornadoes

    Hey 30,
    That’s a sobering thought, isn’t it? What if they had? In fact, I thought there was a movie or two that went with that premise. I don’t even think I’d hazard a guess about what life would have been like if that had been the case.

    Annie

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