Archive for October 9th, 2008

by jhwygirl

From the rockin’ Shakesville Teaspoon by teaspoon…

by Pete Talbot

I’ve been greedy and stupid but the government is bailing me out to the tune of $84 billion. I guess I’ll go to a spa.

Wait a second, that’s not enough. These spas are expensive ($440,000 for this particular trip). Can I have another $38 billion? Thanks.

I’m AIG, the world’s largest insurer. And as our chief executive, Edward Liddy, said … such trips “are standard practice in our industry.”

Nice work, if you can get it.


by jhwygirl

So I head over to hummingbirdminds for my quick daily roundup of favorite blogs and I see he’s posted his McCain lie counter, which reminds me that I should post mine.

It’s broke 3 digits. Ha. Funny.

So I head to the website to get the updated picture to post the link, and I see that the counter is up to 128. I do a double-take. Wasn’t it 107 at hummingbirdminds?

Yep.

What time did he post it?

7:40 a.m.

It’s what time?

7:30 p.m..

Wow.

What was it when I last posted October 1st?

80

And that was how many days ago?

Boy. Old Republican Presidential candidate John McCain must of told some whoppers last night.

To be fair, Fact Check fact checked last night’s debate. Washington Post also has a running fact checker, going way back. ABC News also has one from last night’s debate.

I like how ABC summed it up, though:

Perhaps the biggest exagerration of the night came from the debate organizers, who called the format a “town meeting.” Of the 21 questions asked during the 90-minute debate, nine came from moderator Tom Brokaw, eight from the live audience in the hall and four from Internet users.

Yep. Brokaw put out a snoozer last night. Little substance and lots of great soundbites. I don’t think anyone winked, though. Looked more like campaign stump speeches, and we’ve all seen plenty of that.

Shakespeare live blogged the event. See his take on it.

Tis a shame, with so much at stake.




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