Sometimes you don't know where to begin.
OK, let's start with
Remember when the mega-insurer was on the brink of collapse and the government bailed it out to the tune of billions?
Remember how the loan saved the company, along with thousands of jobs?
Remember the television commercials AIG has been airing recently in which the company thanks the American people for saving their ass-ets?
Well, the guys currently running AIG apparently didn't.
Until they succumbed to public outrage this past week, the company's board was thinking of joining a lawsuit against the government (aka the hand that fed them), alleging the terms of the bailout were unfair to the company's shareholders.
So the message here was: Thank you for coming to our rescue, and to show our appreciation, we are going to sue you.
Kind of reminds you of the old country song: "I gave her the ring, and she gave me the finger."
Ah, you have to love this one. An idea being floated to deal with the looming debt-ceiling standoff between the White House and
The Nutty Professor
During the week that was, we also learned that a communications professor at Florida Atlantic University named James Tracy has been opining on his blog that last month's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre may not have actually happened. In several posts on his blog, Tracy suggests Sandy Hook may have been an event staged with hired actors and orchestrated by the Obama administration to promote gun control. Advice to FAU students: Transfer.
Congressional Popularity Update
There was a new poll this past week gauging the popularity of Congress. The news was not good. After inching up to an approval rating of 12 percent late last year, the Beltway boys and girls are now back down to 9 percent.
When compared to Congress, among the things that polled higher were
There were some bright spots, however, with Congress being viewed more favorably than
I should also mention that in a head-to-head comparison, poll respondents favored colonoscopies over Congress by 58 percent to 31 percent.
Speaking of Congress …
As if the
The Weak in Tweet
I have better penmanship left handed and drunk than Jack Lew.
When the world ends, someone be sure to pour Gatorade on Me. (Retweet, TheTweetOfGod)
After 37 days of non stop blah blah blah ND-Alabama finally begins.
Getting on the platinum coin bandwagon.
DebraLee Hovey: Latest example of why politicians should not use social media.
Indications administration already compromising with itself over guns in hope of getting Republican support, which will not be there.
Anybody want to bet me that the next Labor Secretary will not be a woman?
Song of the Weak