We Used to meet Every Thursday

Geithner defends his approach to banking rescue

“I understand the desire for details and I understand the disappointment about the lack of details,” Mr. Geithner said, departing from his prepared remarks in a three and a half hour appearance before the Senate Budget Committee. “But part of the disappointment is because people were hoping that we do things that, in my judgment, would have been too generous and not responsible for the taxpayers’ money.”

No, we’re not disappointed with the lack of details, we’re disappointed because what details we have, well, suck. (And it’s not just me and a few hate-mongering republicans either. Well, unless you’re one of those folk who think the CATO institute are just closeted Republicans*) If you can read all of his remarks in one sitting you have a far stronger stomach than I do.
Dennis Blair calls the global financial crisis as the primary near-term security concern of the United States.
WHAT? Really, someone needs to tell these intelligence feebs that just because they got to run the country for the last eight years, they really aren’t invited to put any more thumbs in any more pies. (In the event that any of you know what rapidly dispersing aerosol Entheogen Blair is using to achieve this kind of delusion, please, let me know. auntie_ranty@yahoo.com)

Salmon, salmon, salmone, salmonella…
Texas Department of State Health Services recalls all items from closed plant. What’s becoming more interesting to me about this is that the media attention is starting to get blurred – apparently people in the media think that food processing is clean and follows regulations.
Mind you, it should but that doesn’t mean it actually does that in the real world.

Starcrash!
US, Russian satellites grind into each other in space collision

Here’s an inspiring one…
U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.

Such inspirational and uplifting love and respect for The System, eh?

And finally, unlike the rest of the world, America still isn’t over Charles Darwin. Neat article, if not terribly informative. (Well, to Ms. History Major here, very little this visible is.)

You know, I think the Bonobos have the right idea.

*Mind you, I don’t consider the CATO institute’s reports flawless (I don’t consider anyone’s statements flawless. Do you?) – I mean, at one point brown outs were alleged to be more common because we don’t cut down enough trees.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on February 12, 2009.

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