Crazy Town


Riverdaughter goes to Crazy Town:

In the meantime, I’ve seen the kerfuffle between Jon Stewart and Paul Krugman over Platy, the $1 TRILLION dollar platinum coin and I’m going to side with Krugman on this one.

Jon Stewart, meet me at camera 4.

Ok, see here’s the thing. I know the coin idea, which was viable until the Fed shot it down, sounded bug f^&*ing nutz. I’m guessing your brother had something to do with your attitude. Maybe there’s some internal family related capture going on there that you might not be quite willing to admit to.

But I figure it this way. It’s like someone is trying to abduct you in the grocery store parking lot. If they’re going to get all insane, YOU need to get all insane. Like roll your eyes back in your head, let out some blood curling shrieks, foam at the mouth, lose control of your bladder. If you don’t do anything just as crazy to make the abduction more trouble than it’s worth, the crazy guy is going to take you for a nice loooooong ride from which you may never return.


Okay, RD is right about the Trillion Dollar Coin Trick sounding bug fucking nuts. But that’s only because it is bug fucking nuts. It’s a trick – a gimmick that does nothing to address our very serious problems.

Best case scenario with the TDCT – no harm is done and we go deeper into debt. Worst case scenario – Weimar Republic-style inflation and the destruction of the U.S. credit rating. Most likely scenario – loss of Obama administration’s remaining credibility.

What I find really objectionable is the framing. Advocating fiscal responsibility is not crazy. Neither is the idea that we need to get the national debt under control.

Reasonable people can disagree. But if your position is to roll your eyes back in your head, let out some blood curling shrieks, foam at the mouth, and lose control of your bladder then chances are you aren’t the ones being reasonable.


"I once minted a trillion dollar coin with some fava beans and a nice chianti"

“I once minted a trillion dollar coin with some fava beans and a nice chianti”


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30 Responses to Crazy Town

  1. HELENK says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/16/liberal-house-democrats-file-bill-to-abolish-debt-limit/

    yeah lets abolish the debt limit. backtrack has proven himself to be so good with money NOT

  2. Constance says:

    The only thing I will say in his defense and remember that I am not a fan of Obama…..He is stopping the two endless wars that have been running up the debt and in the long run that has to help some with the debt.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Pillsbury has a bread loaf in the can thing. Pop it open, slap it on a cookie sheet …voila….best “homemade” bread I’ve ever tasted.

      Yes, I don’t have one domestic gene in my body, other than I live in a house :D

    • Gonna try that out. We solved our bread problem about six months ago with an Emeril breadmaker. About two loaves a week. The only problem is we have to cut down on the recipes – otherwise they rise and bake too high for the plastic fingered slicing guide to help keep thickness even.

    • Awesomeness. I am trying it out this weekend.

    • melisshka says:

      It’s really excellent, especially if you don’t know how to or don’t like kneading or if you don’t have the kitchenaid with dough hook technology. I mix the dough the night before, around 11PM, let it sit for 12 hrs or so, dump it into a new bowl for 2 hours (or so), and it’s ready to bake. This recipe requires almost no precision, except for making sure your water isn’t too hot or cold; you don’t want to kill the yeast. Only problem I had was one time I forgot to spray my dutch oven, so the loaf stuck. I was able to pry it out mostly intact with a giant metal spoon. .

  3. votermom says:

    So basically, the trillion dollar coin was a good idea because it’s a bomb threat – do what I say or I blow up the economy?
    And I thought the Tea Party was the “terrorists”

  4. myiq2xu says:

    They shoulda saved this one for Mother’s Day:

  5. DeniseVB says:

    I saw Les Miserables today. O.M.F.G. it was great. First “10” I gave on imdb.com. And yes, the OWS came to mind. Revolution. Students. Passion. Cause. Death. Yes, the leaders of the movie OWSerables were willing to DIE for their cause. Powerful. See it.

  6. angienc (D) says:

    Great idea, RD — and after we mint “Platy” we can keep it right here in this LOCK.BOX.* next to “our” SS money the government is “saving” for us.

    *{Holding up invisible LOCK.BOX. only the stupid people can see}

  7. myiq2xu says:

    SFGate:

    I hung out with former Raiders coach John Madden today at his man cave in Pleasanton, and the Hall of Famer said Raiders coach Dennis Allen was “playing without a full deck” this season.

    Oakland finished 4-12 in Allen’s first year on the job.

    “He’s got a ways to go,” Madden said. “He was playing the game without a full deck. To be honest, they don’t have enough players. The cupboard was pretty bare. It would have been touch to do much more than what they did.

    “If he’s going to do well, they gotta get a lot more … some teams need a quarterback or a running back, or a pass rusher … The Raiders need a whole barrel of guys.”

  8. HELENK says:

    Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff – @Politico

  9. HELENK says:

    Mass. governor will announce an income tax increase of 1% with sales tax cut during his State of the Commonwealth address – @bostonherald

  10. elliesmom says:

    Jim Treacher is pushing a petition to make the White House a “gun-free zone” in the interest of making it a safer place. http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/16/please-sign-the-petition-to-keep-obama-and-his-family-safe-by-making-the-white-house-a-gun-free-zone/

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