« Top Headline Comments 1-21-13 | Main | Monday Morning News Dump »
January 21, 2013

What we talk about when we talk about DOOM

DOOOOM

Walter Russel Mead has been beating "death of the blue model" drum pretty hard for the past year or so, and here are three recent pieces that deserve a mention: Illinois’s Blue Robin Hoods Stealing from the Young to Give to the Old; The Gray Lady Confirms Blue Civil War; Life After Blue.

Yeah, I'd like the New York Stock Exchange, please. And...I guess a milkshake. And fries.

A primer on contract law in Middle Earth.

THIS is how you say "screw you" to the taxman without going to jail. Petty revenge is sometimes the best we can do.

Teh Krugman announces that our financial problems are "already, to a large degree, solved". Monty declares that Teh Krugman's head is, to a large degree, roughly the same size and shape as Sputnik. Spherical, but quite pointy at parts. (That was offsides, wasn't it? He'll be cryin' himself to sleep tonight on his huge pilla.)

And while we're on the topic of problems that were supposedly solved but are just as big a disaster as ever: Greece asks Europe to please send more money.

I've long said that one of the biggest stories of the 21st century will be the demographic and economic implosion of Japan. China will be eyeing the Japanese closely to spot weakness, and the Chinese themselves face an unprecedented demographic and fiscal crunch soon. There's a lot of potential for bad things to happen in that part of the world.

California is boned: Moody's new pension rules could immediately bankrupt six counties. Or, rather, the new rules would make it clear that at least six counties are already bankrupt. If states and municipalities had to adhere to the same accounting rules as businesses do, two-thirds of the damned country would be declared bankrupt.

Inigo Montoya to Governor Moonbeam: You keep using the word "balanced". I do not think it means what you think it means.

Wait, wait, wait...I thought the Chinese were supposed to be bailing us out!

The Fed "underestimated" the 2007-2008 financial crisis in much the same way that George Armstrong Custer "underestimated" the forces arrayed against him at Little Big Horn.


---------------
(Thanks to Jane D'oh for the DOOM kitty)

552300 300764619993457 212147665521820 714514 46

digg this
posted by Monty at 07:50 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Christopher R Taylor: "[i]Good lord Joe, get your ears checked. And 70's ..."

FenelonSpoke: "I found that review of the book with "intimate, ca ..."

Rob Crawford: ""Everyone hates the travelers." Just because yo ..."

alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.: "OH AP, I am so sorry. Horde. Horde. *hands al ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]UPITER, Florida... [/i] Don't be so upity ..."

Trump poisoned my cat: "Not-breaking news: The Left already has seceded ..."

Uriah: "The one whose wife I want to bang. Posted by: Dav ..."

J.J. Sefton: " 417 Racing With the Moonbat Posted by: Bertram C ..."

Christopher R Taylor: "[i]Country music died when most of it's classic ar ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: "Racing With the Moonbat ..."

J.J. Sefton: " 414 That's nothing compared to Neptune, New Jer ..."

Banana Splits Guy - Push It If You Want: ">>> Everybody else was born on the planet Krypton ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64