Saturday, September 13, 2008

We *Will* Get Fooled Again

Oh yeah, a change is gonna come...

...but don't hold your breath when it comes to economic justice in the USA. Both McCain and Obama express populist outrage at the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mess, but there's the talk, and there's the walk...and they both walk hand in hand with the thieves.

John and Barry, c'mon, tell us: Who's your Daddy?

'08 Rivals Have Ties to Loan Giants
Published: September 9, 2008

WASHINGTON - Senators Barack Obama and John McCain each cite the mess at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a consequence of the corrosive coziness of lobbyists and politicians that they promise to end. But each man and his party also have ties to the fallen giants that will complicate the next president's job of reshaping the mortgage finance companies that have been essential to the economy.

The Republican nominee, Mr. McCain of Arizona, has numerous close relationships with and contributions from current and former company lobbyists.

Mr. Obama, his Democratic rival from Illinois, is second among members of Congress in donations from the firms' employees and political action committees.

The Democrats and Republicans...reminds me of the old joke, let me rework it here:

Two Average American Working Joes are captured by a tribe of politicans, and are told they must participate in the Great Rite of Democracy. The captives are bound and led up to the sacrificial altar, "The Voting Booth." The Booth has two levers: one marked "Death" and the other marked "Ooga Booga." The leaders of the politicians, (named, coincidentally, Obama and McCain) tell the AAWJs they must each pull a lever and choose their fate.

"You must choose," says McCain. "Death"-

-"or Ooga Booga!" says Obama. "You first!" he says, pointing at one of the AAWJs. "Choose!"

The first AAWJ thinks. Figuring Ooga Booga must be better than death, he steps up and pulls the lever. "I choose Ooga Booga."

The tribe of politicians roar their approval. "Ooga Booga, Ooga Booga, Ooga Booga, Ooga Booga!!"

"His choice is made!" announces Obama. "Ooga Booga! Let the Ooga Booga begin!"

At Obama's signal, the politicians descend upon the first AAWJ, strip him, and violently sodomize him one after the other, leaving him barely hanging onto life.

The leaders then turn to the second AAWJ, who has been watching in horror.

"Now it's your turn to choose," says McCain solemnly. "Death"-

-"or Ooga Booga!" says Obama. "Choose!"

With little hesitation, the second AAWJ steps up and bravely pulls the lever. "I choose Death."

The tribe of politicians roar their approval. "Death, Death, Death, Death!"

"His choice is made, Death it is!" announces McCain, beaming at the eager crowd. "A brave and patriotic decision. But first...Ooga Booga!!"

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