I didn’t see the normal Friday night news dump this week. I guess we figured there was already enough negative news floating around this week to make our usual “bad-news Friday” unnecessary.
Just on the economic front alone it was an awesome week:
1. Weekly jobless claims shot up to 386,000.
2. Foreclosures are hitting our most vulnerable citizens.
3. Factory activity contracted for a second month in a row.
4. Home sales dropped a whopping 5.4% -- the biggest drop in nine months.
5. Retail sales dropped for the third straight month.
6. Consumer confidence dipped to 84.7.
7. U.S. business inventories increased by .3%...
8. …sales dropped .1%.
9. Food prices are skyrocketing. [I swear, if those peanut butter and mayonnaise jars get any smaller, Lady M’s going to have to order them by the case lot]
10. More Americans are getting federal disability than jobs.
Plus, I see that unemployment rose in 27 of the 57 states last month. How can that be good for our team? We better get the spinners back in the game, because it might be time for a good story right about now.
That’s a lot of bad news that would normally need to go in the spin cycle for days,
butt as I mentioned yesterday, we are grateful for the distraction created by that Tea Party guy (h/t ABC’s George Steffannnoapolistishire??) in Colorado. That pretty much makes all this bad news disappear – heck, all the cable news shows are still 24/7 on the Dark Knight.
Even Big Guy and the presumed Republican candidate (PRC) suspended campaigning (although Big Guy only did it because Romney did) and addressed the situation.
First BO, who - in that special way he has - managed to personalize this tragedy, thereby making it feel more heartfelt:
My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight, and I’m sure you will do the same with your children. But for those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation.
Of course, if the Wee Wons had been there, their SS guardians would have mowed the dirtbag down with their uzis the moment he walked out from behind the screen. Too bad somebody in the audience at theater 9 wasn’t packin’ an uzi. Never leave home without one!
Anyway, when BO was done emoting, his fans immediately began chanting “4 more years!” - because who wouldn’t want a
narcissist genuine guy like this as their president?
When you’re a rock star like BO you just have to get used to that sort of reaction, no matter how inappropriate:
Meanwhile, our spin-meisters note that PRC Romney just phones it in:
“Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil in Colorado,”
How impersonal, aloof, out of touch, can you get? Speaking of evil, at a time like this? And God. Inappropriate.
Did I mention that Romney is a Mormon? I’ll bet he’s rich too – something that really bothers typical white women with big brains like Cher:
That’s probably why she felt it necessary to cast aspersion on Mitt’s mental abilities and compassion, in addition to his faith and wealth.
Apparently she didn’t actually watch Big Guy deliver his remarks; he’s pretty wedded to those lectern notes of his when TOTUS isn’t around. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; unless you consider it to be a sign of weak mental capacity and insincerity if you don’t speak off the top of your head, like Cher does.
Since the head bobbing up and down is even more distracting than the head bobbing from left to right, I think it best to go back to reading everything as it scrolls smoothly over TOTUS’ screen. Then you look and sound really smart. Just like an actor.
BTW - and speaking of Big Brains - I wonder which one of them decided to put TOTUS on administrative leave? Bad idea.
I know I’ve given Lady M short shrift lately due to all the other news, frankly I thought you might enjoy the break after the full Brazilian, butt I’ll try to do better next week.
Till then, let’s all just enjoy MO’s big day out in Philly, hawking the virtues of No Child’s Fat Behind.
Lady M looks great butt I’d like to give a shout out to Kathleen Sibelius: “Hey Kitty! Your age is showing, cover those knees. And it wouldn’t hurt to put a few pounds on those skinny bones. I know we’re all about ‘no fat behinds’ butt you’re starting to look a little anorexic.” I HOPE she finds that helpful.
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