Archive for November, 2008

The Bailout Blues

November 11, 2008

We interrupt this regularly scheduled dog blog because I’m pissed off.

Where’s Mine

I’ve never gone bankrupt
And I’ve always paid my bills,
I’ve lived my life within my means
Without a lot of frills.

I coulda bought a great big house
Back in two thousand six,
With a NINA loan I could have owned
A McMansion—or two—or six.

The credit was a flowing
Faster than the Colorado,
No one could see the end of it
No one thought about tomorrow.

But tomorrow’s come
I’m nearly numb
The Dow’s tumbling every day,
We’ve got Obama
No fuss, no drama
But can he help us find our way?

We’re bailing out AIG
We’re bailing out the banks,
But what about folks like me
Where’s our bail out–where’s our thanks?

Seems the reward for paying taxes,
The reward for being good,
Is to help those who didn’t
Live better than we ever could.

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Bark Obama

November 7, 2008

“Sasha and Malia, I love you more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that is coming to the White House.”

The President-elect has spoken. And to his most important constituency–his two daughters. Apparently a lot of other people are speaking too. When I checked today there were over 400 articles discussing the first dog. Malia has allergies so the pup needs to be hypoallergenic. They’re leaning towards a Golden Doodle. However, People Magazine is running a poll of which hypoallergenic dog they should get. Greys are included and currently hold 17% of the vote.

All’s not lost, however. NPR’s All Things Considered did a piece today on the burning first dog question and guess which dog got airtime?

Yup. We’ve got a lot of work to do.  An economy in a tailspin. Unemployment the highest it’s been in fourteen years. Two expensive wars.

But in politics as in everyday life, isn’t it great to just take a break from the heavy stuff and spend some time focusing on the houndies?

Vote early. Vote often. Vote Greyhoundie.