atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#1695: Two in as many days!

Damn it!

...on the way from Harbor Freight to the grocery store I got another fricking anxiety attack. Two in as many days is unprecedented for me.

It's also very, very highly annoying.

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Over at Eternity Road: "...[I]t is nevertheless true that the press expected something it isn't getting: insider treatment. That counts for a great deal in the major leagues of journalism."

It's an interesting insight into how and why the press leans leftward.

...I seem to recall saying that the press would--sooner or later--turn on Obama. My thoughts were that the press would realize it needed to regain credibility with the American public. I never thought it would be because the Obama administration would rather not sully itself by being friendly with the ink-stained wretches.

I am amused that the press is surprised that they are being treated that way. I am also amused at the administration's reaction to the inevitable consequences of their dismissive attitude.

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I just wanted to point this out to anyone who is still carping about how deficits "ballooned" under Bush, using an admittedly crudely-altered graph:



The projected deficit for 2004 was not materially different from the actual deficit for FY 2008; 2008 set a record at $455 billion.

Obama's first year in office racked up 2.8 times that record figure. (Excluding the money for TARP, IIRC, which was passed and signed under Bush.) And next year's budget deficit is projected to be $1,500 trillion, which is all going to happen on Obama's watch, and that'll be 3.3 times greater than Bush's biggest-ever deficit.

If you want to complain about the "huge deficits" of the Bush administration, I'm sorry to say that I have some unpleasant news for you.
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