Friday, May 11, 2012
Beavers and politics Friday
(Hat tip to a favorite cartoonist David Horsey)
And I always thought beavers weren't political. Speaking of which there's much ado about nothing once again as the prez tries to garner votes. Saying you're for gay marriage may be all well and good in hearing cheers from the gay community but it overlooks the fact that federal law says otherwise and Obama isn't a state employee. Good luck getting that amendment passed the House on that one.
Beginning to see a slow shift in politics. Greece elects a left leaning anti austerity government. Could you blame them? Yeah that's what I'd want when half starving to death, a more far right bunch who'd make even more cuts because I just love self mutilation (snark!).
France wised up. Too cozy with Sarkozy resulted in a less than comfortable outcome. Qu'est-ce prendre sa retraite à 65 ans? Sacre bleu!
And now I see the cops in the UK are non too happy with taking a pension cut and have joined the heads they've been cracking all these months. Hey guys we tried to tell you but you wouldn't believe us. Watch out Mr. PM the bobby just might be too busy with his fish and chips to answer your call.
Canada bringing up the rear. Ah they always were a bit late to the party. And it's no party for students who are experiencing massive tuition increases. And you wonder why they're rioting in the streets. Watch out for their energy policy too. Nothing like dirtying the air and water then selling you a Brita and a respirator.
And so the political winds are slowly shifting. You can only squeeze the Peonage ™ for so long before there is a backlash.
So it's on to the bank fails later. They never post results until closing time on Fridays. Throwing bad news during rush hour the last work day is now a tradition. So easy to hide the ugly truth.