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Official GOP response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression

Marsh mice.  Losers!  FDR’s fault.  Mag lev.  Heh.  Heh heh.  Also, Katrina.

Update:  Later that day, the ether kicked in.

Posted by on 02/25 at 10:10 AM
  1. Heh, indeed.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  11:31 AM
  2. Thank God we got that amazing ROI out of the Iraq war or we’d be in really deep kimchi.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  11:33 AM
  3. You forgot the thing called “volcano monitoring.” Let a thousand thousand lava flows bloom!

    Posted by Kip Manley  on  02/25  at  11:52 AM
  4. America can do anything, because… Wal-Mart!

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  12:24 PM
  5. Krugman beat you on this point:

    The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  01:34 PM
  6. Oh, right, like Krugman owns the boxed set.  I was on the GOP Beavis and Butthead beat four and a half years ago, man (ninth paragraph down).  Besides, Krugman’s totally a sellout.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  01:38 PM
  7. Krugman gets points for brevity, which your ancient post, alas, does not.  (However, today’s post does, so call it a draw.)

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  01:43 PM
  8. Americans can eat anything. In Louisiana, anyway.

    Posted by Hattie  on  02/25  at  01:45 PM
  9. Americans can eat anything. In Louisiana, anyway.

    I’ve heard it said that if you can kill it, you can fry it, and if you can fry it, you can eat it.

    Posted by John Protevi  on  02/25  at  04:07 PM
  10. Your diction is off: in the GOP response the term is magnetic levitation, which may as well be feminist homeopathy, not mag lev, which sounds important and cool.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  04:24 PM
  11. Yeah, and how do we Really know Obama was born in America and is Truly eligible to be president, huh? Do YOU personally have a copy of his birth certificate with the raised seal and all that?

    Posted by Bulworth  on  02/25  at  04:31 PM
  12. The momentum has definitely shifted—the Republicans party is like a rolling manhole cover.

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  04:53 PM
  13. frying up marsh mice
    spring’s sweet sizzle of freedom
    smells just like chicken

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  04:56 PM
  14. Obama was raised by seals?  or by magnetic levitation?  or by levitating seals?  I need to know for my forthcoming book.

    Posted by Mr. Kurtz  on  02/25  at  05:22 PM
  15. Ode To Billy Joel Brevity

    Marsh mice.  Losers!  FDR’s fault. 
    Mag lev.  Heh heh heh.* What else do I have to say?

    *alternative second line for better wrongnessness, but worser brevityness:
    New Orleans blown away. What else do I have to say?

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  06:57 PM
  16. probably Bobby Seals but not levitating seals.

    capcha “hell”

    Posted by  on  02/25  at  08:53 PM
  17. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than Newt Gingrich in the depths of an ether binge.

    Captcha:  serious.  As in, you can’t be.

    Posted by Lance  on  02/25  at  10:06 PM
  18. Americans can do anything! More to the point, Republicans will do anything.

    It seems perfectly reasonable to call people who Twitter twits.

    Posted by David J Swift  on  02/26  at  12:05 AM
  19. Krugman beat you on this point

    Now that I’ve read Krugman’s column, I see that he posted it at 11:08 am yesterday—whereas my post went up 58 minutes earlier, at 10:10 Eastern, which of course registers as 11:10 on this strangely Atlantic-Time-Zone-centric blog.  So there.

    Posted by  on  02/26  at  02:20 PM
  20. And so I finally fixed the time-stamp problem.  Turns out it was a strange byway off the main engine room.

    Posted by  on  02/26  at  02:28 PM
  21. I think you might like the financial episode of my most recent supernicholas comic. In case you can’t tell, bobby jindal destroyed nick’s unemployment check with his butt-laser. (americans can do ANYTHING!)

    Posted by rachel Harris  on  02/27  at  11:26 AM
  22. http://harris-drawings.blogspot.com/

    Posted by  on  02/27  at  11:27 AM
  23. Turns out it was a strange byway off the main engine room.

    Would that be the one in this ship, the USS Condoleezza Rise? Or perhaps it is found only in the GOP Hindenburg, a first class vessel in its own right, as any vessel containing the bowels of these alien lizard lords?

    Posted by  on  02/27  at  10:25 PM
  24. "America can do anything”

    Try striking a match on jelly.


    Posted by  on  02/28  at  04:32 AM





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