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Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 25, 2008, 11:04:27 AM »

A ringing endorsement from monkeyland
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 24, 2008, 03:48:09 PM »

Full circle, you betcha!!
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 24, 2008, 03:45:56 PM »

Well, yeah... that's true as well.  Still, at least crawling legless lends to the idea that they're flat broke.

But not flat busted!
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 24, 2008, 03:42:27 PM »

Well, yeah... that's true as well.  Still, at least crawling legless lends to the idea that they're flat broke.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 24, 2008, 03:00:59 PM »

I wouldn't feel good about giving them money if they crawled, legless, to Washington with a paper cup.
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 24, 2008, 02:27:13 PM »

Yeah, I understand all that, but it's symbolic.  Here we have these fat cats asking us for tax dollars to bail them out, meanwhile this financial "crisis" they're in hasn't gotten bad enough for them to give up all their luxuries.  They travel a lot, they're really important, they need these jets, blah, blah, blah... I understand... but it is not very confidence inspiring to see them roll into Washington on the national news to beg for money in the fashion they did.  It does not give me a good feeling about the money we're giving them. 

Again, the fact that a fleet of private jets is a drop in their overall budget bucket is insignificant to me.  What is significant is that they are on the brink of being completely bankrupt and they're spending $20,000 to fly their execs from Detroit to D.C. ... a flight that, for any of us, would cost $300.  To me, that is what is retarded about the private jets.
Posted by: Cassander
« on: November 22, 2008, 12:12:22 AM »

i'm so tired of this private jet story.  Huffington post has it under 5 different headlines.  if you are an international manufacturing company that has celebrities in your commercials, a private jet is not a budget-buster.  if you took every single CEO in america's list of what he charged to the company, you'd burst a dozen brain cells.  i'm not defending it, i'm just saying it happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME whether you're a big fish or not.  these "journalists" know this, but they just like putting fingers in people's eyes. 
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 21, 2008, 05:14:22 PM »

I don't know if any of you guys caught the bailout hearings yesterday or not, but the coverage was fairly entertaining... everyone losing their shit because all the execs headed to D.C. in their private jets to beg for money.  $20,000 round trip per exec.

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:25:37 PM »

The media's scrambling with no election to sensationalize.

It's all about the girl who lived for four months without a heart.

Which is kind of amazing really.
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 21, 2008, 02:30:52 PM »

The media's scrambling with no election to sensationalize.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 21, 2008, 01:17:16 PM »

I noticed that, too.  And saw another clip of something from CNN this morning where the announcer was doing the same sort of thing... Again, glad I don't have a TV.  What's with this faux-sensationalist thing? 

Now hold on to your seats...make sure the lights are turned up...avert your head if you're squeamish...I have here...yes...yes...it is a block of cheddar cheese!!!!
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:53:50 PM »

hahahahaa... MSNBC is so fucking transparent.  Before they aired the clip they told everyone to get their kids out of the room.... then they blurred the turkey's feet out!  Gimme a break... it's a shitty place to do an interview, but they're trying to make it look like she's giving an interview on the set of a snuff film.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:43:26 PM »

For anyone who's seen two or more episodes of Northern Exposure, there's nothing surprising about the video at all.

Hello -- Palin's from Alaska.  That state makes West Virginia look cosmopolitan. 
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:31:55 PM »

The slaughter's not even that bad really, it's the goony looking guy in the background who's kind of leering at the camera as the turkey feet wiggle around in his hand... very strange.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:27:43 PM »

Yeah...and the background story on it is even weirder.  Palin chose the backdrop, and even joked about it with the newscaster.