Update: Deficit for FY 2009 to hit $1.4 trillion, another record: Congress faces hurdles in push for second stimulus…

Update: TOTUS voted against raising the debt ceiling as a Senator. The hypocrisy continues unabated

Another record deficit projection from CBO. Can’t we send TOTUS to the IMF and he can withdraw us from all foreign subsidy obligations the way he does with our defense agreements? I can see it now:

Of course, they are not letting this stop them from adding the ginormous healthcare entitlement to the economy but they appear wobbly on a jobs bill now, figures.

WSJ:

Democratic leaders pressed President Barack Obama on Wednesday to extend more elements of the existing economic-stimulus package, and to possibly add tax cuts that were rejected the first time around, despite a record budget deficit that is giving some lawmakers pause.

On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the federal deficit for fiscal 2009 will be $1.4 trillion…The figure remains the largest budget deficit, measured as a percentage of gross domestic product, since World War II. That so far isn’t stopping Democratic leaders discussing further stimulus measures.

Worried that the economy isn’t creating jobs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) went to the White House for a hastily planned meeting. White House economists had already embraced extending enhanced unemployment-insurance benefits and subsidies for the purchase of health insurance under Cobra. Both of those measures are currently set to expire Dec. 31.

After the meeting, Mr. Reid made it clear he also wants an extension of a generous tax credit for first-time homebuyers, something the White House was leaning against as too expensive for the number of jobs it might create(…) Go read the entire piece..

They are going to attempt a giant ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE BILL now, which is what they CLAIMED was in the giant spendulus package, guess Apollo Alliance didn’t have enough union jobs to warrant any real infrastructure when they wrote our stimulus bill. Frakkers.

October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics. 2 comments.

ALDS: Yankees!!!!!!

Yanks take Game 1 :  Yankees win 7-2, take a 1-0 series lead.

Game 2 on Friday, A.J. Burnett vs. Nick Blackburn, 6:07 p.m.

Yankees-Twins, Game 1  ALDS Live Blog here. Beginning the quest for Championship 27!!!!

‘Jeter’s two-out home run just inside the foul pole ties the score at 2. It was his 18th postseason home run.’ Bottom of seventh: Unstoppable A-Rod smacks a single off the rightfield wall to score Jeter. That’s three runs scored for Jeter and two RBIs for A-Rod.’

By anthonymcb

Tom Sawyer – RUSH:

By Roboyski

October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Popular Culture, Sports. 1 comment.

Megabot Episode 3

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Our previous post on Megabot with Episodes 1 & 2 here. MegaBot on Atom.com.

The MegaBot team has to tell Lord Galgon that Pink is the new leader. The leadership training process is a little more difficult than expected.

Featuring Dollhouse star Fran Kranz as Blue.

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October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

Wii lightsaber: okay they got me. Wii is now on the Holiday shopping list…

legostarwars lightsabers wiiOkay, they got me. I ignored the sporty games but now they have a LIGHTSABER. Oh yeah baby. The little one will be ecstatic too, lol. They lowered the price and now a lightsaber, how much can mere mortal woman resist??

Fidgit:

Just in time for the release of Star Wars Clone Troopers: Republic Heroes comes a Wii lightsaber! You snap the Wiimote into the handle, flick on the stubby battery-powered LED blade, strike bad guys down in your anger, and desperately hope that no one walks in on you while you’re playing. It comes in Anakin blue and Yoda green, for $20 each, or the pair for $35.

ckine wars

October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

Legend of the Seeker Season 2: Gina Holden guest stars…

Gina Holden makes a guest star appearance in LOTS S2

Gina Holden makes a guest star appearance in LOTS S2

BSC:

Joining the recent addition list for ABC’s Legend of the Seeker (that a couple weeks ago added BSC-favorite Charisma Carpenter) is BSC-approved Gina Holden.

Holden will appear a single episode, and you may have seen her in CBS’s recent Harper’s Island (check out our coverage) and the recent attempt at a Flash Gordon show. Being half-Japanese, Holden’s face is familiar and (was) kind of everywhere. She was also the in-show daughter (Patricia Swann) of Christopher Reeve (RIP) in Smallville.

By Odara2007

October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Housing Update: Barney Frank (D-MA) to introduce bill to use 2b in repaid TARP to loan to unemployed homeowners to pay their mortgages..

Well WTH don’t they just let the banks keep all the damned money then? I mean fer real! What skin do the banks have in this merry go round game? We give them TARP, they don’t lend it out, they don’t sell off the toxic MBS, they don’t modify the mortgages.

They pay back some of the TARP and now Frank wants to give it BACK to the same banks that are NOT REWORKING THE DAMNED MORTGAGES. To ‘loan’ it to unemployed homeowners to do what? GIVE IT TO THE BANKS! They plan to ‘loan’ us the taxpayer dollars we already ‘loaned’ the banks? WTH kind of ponzi scheme are they running on the Hill??

I don’t want a check I want a frakkin JOB!!! Maybe if they stop spending money we don’t even have yet we would see some damn JOB CREATION! Jeebus.

Bloomberg:

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said he plans to introduce legislation next week to steer $2 billion in rescue funds repaid by U.S. banks to foreclosure relief for unemployed workers.Funds from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program should be loaned to Americans without jobs and at risk of losing their homes, Frank said today in a telephone interview. Frank has said the program will be extended beyond its December expiration for foreclosure relief and to help community banks.

“We have a new wave of foreclosures coming not from people who got loans that they shouldn’t have gotten, but people who got loans that they clearly could afford but prolonged unemployment has put them in a tough situation,” said Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat.

U.S. job losses accelerated last month and the unemployment rate reached the highest level since 1983, the Labor Department reported Oct. 2, signaling a recovery may be slow to develop. Properties entering the foreclosure process rose 18 percent in August from a year earlier, data provider RealtyTrac Inc. said.

Frank is FINALLY going to begin looking at, you know, JOB CREATION!! In January he says, let’s hope it is not Keynes he is looking at, I cannot believe it but I want supply side tax cuts, lol. More after the break:

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October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 3 comments.

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