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Michael Moore - The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning

The problem is, nobody truly knows what this “collapse” is all about. Even Treasury Secretary Paulson admitted he doesn’t know the exact amount that is needed (he just picked the $700 billion number out of his head!). The head of the congressional budget office said he can’t figure it out nor can he explain it to anyone.

And yet, they are screeching about how the end is near! Panic! Recession! The Great Depression! Y2K! Bird flu! Killer bees! We must pass the bailout bill today!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Falling for whom? NOTHING in this “bailout” package will lower the price of the gas you have to put in your car to get to work. NOTHING in this bill will protect you from losing your home. NOTHING in this bill will give you health insurance.

Health insurance? Mike, why are you bringing this up? What’s this got to do with the Wall Street collapse?

It has everything to do with it. This so-called “collapse” was triggered by the massive defaulting and foreclosures going on with people’s home mortgages. Do you know why so many Americans  are losing their homes? To hear the Republicans describe it, it’s because too many working class idiots were given mortgages that they really couldn’t afford. Here’s the truth: The number one cause of people declaring bankruptcy is because of medical bills ( ). Let me state this simply: If we had had universal health coverage, this mortgage “crisis” may never have happened.

-- Michael Moore, in an email that arrived today

Frau Merkel...

..hat in der CDU offenbar eine interne Bezeichnung. Der SPIEGEL hat diese aus Versehen anläßlich von Steinmeiers SPD-Kanzlerkandidatur geleaked. Ich bin sicher, Schäuble durchsucht in diesen Minuten bereits persönlich die Redaktionscomputer.


Ganz klar: Schäuble ist aus dem Urlaub zurück. Anders kann ich es mir sonst kaum erklären, daß ich die Tage nicht weniger als vier mal zwecks Fahrkahrte und ein weiteres Mal zwecks Ausweis und Gepäck (!) kontrolliert wurde. 

Zitat des Tages

Unmittelbar vor einer Prüfung prügle ich mir dann das nötige Wissen ins Kurzzeitgedächtnis, um es danach so schnell wieder zu vergessen, wie Bulimie-Betroffene sich auskotzen.

Früher war das verpönt und hieß Kampflernen. Heute ist es en vogue und heißt Bachelor-Studium.

--Hendrik Steinkuhl im Unispiegel