Twofer Tuesday: Monty Python Day! The Audit/Merchant Banker

Happy Anniversary Monty Python! 2 of my faves~

October 5, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Comedy, Economy, Entertainment, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Update: Martin Mull and Horatio Hornblower on the Dems insurance mandate and $3800.00 penalties…

Update:09/09 10:00pm AZ time: Lookee here, Daniel Henninger of the WSJ has an opinion piece going up for tomorrow that agrees with MiM but in much more palatable language, lol:

…The most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has 87% of the public somewhat or very dissatisfied with the economy. The unemployment rate is likely to go above 10% for all 2010. Whatever GDP growth may occur, there is no evidence of new-job creation. Gold’s price has risen above $1,000, suggesting inflation is swimming below the economy’s flat surface. China is stockpiling gold and worrying out loud about the weak dollar. A U.N. panel said this week the world should abandon the dollar as the world’s anchor currency.

Just now, Barack Obama’s mad obsession with arcane health-insurance puzzles looks beside the point….

Mordor

I thought these Critters were living in an Ivory Tower looking down on Americans without understanding them, now I am wondering if they are actually living in a tower in Mordor instead…

MiM was for a universal mandate to bring down the cost of high usage insureds, you spread the risk over a wider pool etc etc but that was, of course,  BEFORE the economy WENT OFF A FRAKKIN CLIFF!!!@ HELLO??? Is anybody checking these Critters in DC for a pulse??

How in the hexx can they try to pass the mandate and penalties in THIS economic environment? In 1994 this would work, hell in 2004 this would work, in 2007 this would work. You know, in an EXPANDING economy.

But now we have a RETRACTING economy and MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT.. Which is of course why MiM thinks this is POLITICAL, Congress and TOTUS pushing it now, not an actual health care delivery crisis. And pullleeeezze don’t tell me how this does not kick in until 2013. People will FEEL the pain NOW and revolt against it and kill the plan or as I predict take control back in 2010 (which I think will happen in the House regardless).

And let us not forget the impact this will have on CAPITAL MARKETS and HIRING which are, of course, FORWARD LOOKING!!!!! D’uh!!! Way to kill an incipient recovery. We cannot even invest in DEFENSIVE stock plays, like KO!!! (Coca Cola) b/c even CONSUMER STAPLES like lightbulbs (and next I’m sure Teh Evvvvvil Two-Ply toilet paper killing Gaia!) are under assault (Cheerios and sugary drink makers, Tylenol in flu season, look out, Big Brother coming to frak with you too!)

People are LOSING THEIR HOMES. Food Stamp usage is at a RECORD high. Now is NOT the time to tell people to get ready for another ginormous govt program and TAX.

And if it can wait until 2013 to kick in, why in the name of all that is Holy are we ramming it through NOW?? Yeah POLITICAL BS that’s why. So take your moral imperative and pack it up with your condescension and take a long walk neoprogs…a 4 year walk according to Baucus…

You know what’s a crisis? THE DAMNED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS A CRISIS!

Anywho, H/T to the commenter on McCardle’s site who said the Baucus $3800.00 penalty for a family who does NOT buy health insurance under his plan is comparable to the Python Martin Mull! skit wherein Christopher Columbus in reply to his Officer telling him ‘The men have not eaten in days sir” says “Well Make them eat!”

Gee it’s almost like some band of intellectual elites far removed from the realities of everyday Americans lives are coming up with these ideas isn’t it?

Mashup by iRat13

mattman26 September 8, 2009 3:31 PM:

High-income people being more inclined to believe that everyone ought to have to buy health insurance has sort of a Marie Antoinette quality to it. (“Why the hell aren’t you buying health insurance?” “Uh, I don’t have enought money?”)

Or the old Python Christopher Columbus sketch (from whence comes the song “Men, Men, Men”): “Sir, the men haven’t eaten for days.” Columbus replies: “Well, make them eat!

September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Comedy, Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

And now for something completely different….

Monday again already and the economy still displays massive suckage...AP has a report on the mortgage servicers getting billions from Obama to fix loans and it is not pretty….TOTUS is on vacation and we are still forced to endure a press gaggle, this time with Bill Burton, ugh….now the WH, a bunch of Ivy League Lawyers last time I looked, plans to have it’s own ‘interrogation squad’ oh good grief…

if, like MiM, you are looking for a solution to this crapulent economy and wondering if you should change careers, here are some helpful hints on what to expect from Monty Python:

Courtesy of leandrotsilva

Courtesy of jedjed22

August 24, 2009. Tags: , , . Comedy, Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Hell’s Grannies: Congress Critters continue to call cops on peaceful constituents; is this a ‘teachable moment’?

Update: Coverage up at Ace and HA. HA notes these grannies were for single payer. Either way, without an ACORN sign or Al Sharpton apparently you get the boot…

You KNOW they would NEVER EVER call the cops on ACORN demonstrators, despite how rowdy and disruptive many of those demonstrations get, it would be raaaacist! But let a group of Senior Citizens sit in a conference room and ask to discuss the health care bill and they SET the MAN on their elderly axxes…unreal….keep up the heat! Gee you think Feinstein will invite the office staffers and the Seniors to sit down for a beer together?

SFGate via Drudge:

Police were called on a group of retirees who refused to leave Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s West Los Angeles office until she talked to them about health care reform. Los Angeles police Sergeant Rich Brunson said Thursday that police lured the group of seven outside somehow, then locked the building’s doors behind them. ..

A spokeswoman for the 55- to 87-year-old activists said they arrived at Feinstein’s office around noon and remained in her conference room more than six hours. Feinstein spokesman Gil Duran says staff offered the retirees an in-person meeting with the senator during a Los Angeles visit next week but that they demanded to speak with her immediately.

After referring to CONSTITUENT’s emails to OUR congressperson’s Chiefs of Staff as SPAM, Politico has another front page piece on the Town Hall’s at which REAL, unpaid, non-professional, non ‘community organizers’, have been appearing to voice our concerns with the out of control spending, in which they portray the Congress Critters (Dems) as put upon, and the PEOPLE as rabble rousers. But when the neoprogs organize it is ‘grass roots’. Uh huh. I cannot WAIT for 2010….send these people who do not even feel obligated to talk to us, or read our emails or read the damn legislation they pass, out of DC on a rail!

Alex Isenstadt:  Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control. “I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to temporarily suspend the events in his Long Island district. “There is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an unruly mob prevents you from having an intelligent conversation.” In Bishop’s case, his decision came on the heels of a June 22 event he held in Setauket, N.Y., in which protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the bailout of the auto industry. Within an hour of the disruption, police were called in to escort the 59-year-old Democrat — who has held more than 100 town hall meetings since he was elected in 2002 — to his car safely.

We posted this Bishop town hall video and it was very calm, rational constituents challenging his talking points, there was no ‘danger’. What a tool!
Continues after the break:
(more…)

July 31, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. 2 comments.

Sunday Funnies: Monty Python does Agatha Christie…

Courtesy of Chadner

from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Season 1 – Episode 11
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes To The Bathroom
Recorded 14-12-69, Aired 28-12-69

Courtesy of agapothnartemis

Monty Python – Agatha Christie Railway timetables


April 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Monty Python: Merchant Banker…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

http://www.amazon.com/Compl…http://www.amazon.com/Compl…

more about “Merchant Banker“, posted with vodpod

April 14, 2009. Tags: , . Comedy, Entertainment. 1 comment.

Gordon Brown to G20: Spendaholics of the World Unite!

Somebody save us from these loons, they are spending us ALL into the next millenium..they want GLOBAL bankruptcy apparently to ensure no one can recover..

Now that TOTUS has his budget to bankrupt us for generations sailing along nicely, he is off for the second leg of his Grand Tour in which he and Gordon Brown convince the rest of the industrialized world that they too can make friends and influence people, if they just keep spending…

WTH is wrong with these people?

CNBC/AFX:

A draft G20 communique shows Britain wants the group of leading economies to pledge $2 trillion in stimulus when they meet in London next week, German magazine Der Spiegel reported…

In the draft communique it cited, the magazine also said the $2 trillion was in brackets, showing that it is a proposal by G20 president Britain that has not been approved by the broader group. Der Spiegel said the draft stated the stimulus would boost growth by 2 percentage points and employment by 19 million….

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who will host the April 2 summit, has said he expects world leaders to do “whatever it takes” to create growth and jobs when they come together.

The draft cited by Der Spiegel includes the following pledge: “We are determined to restore growth, resist protectionism and to reform our markets and institutions for the future.” It continues: “We believe that an open world economy, based on the principles of the market, effective regulation and strong global institutions, can ensure sustainable globalisation with rising well-being for all.”

March 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Finance, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

%d bloggers like this: