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3.06.2009

I Keep Raving . . .

. . . about NPR's This American Life and its programs on the financial crisis. Lifehacker.com, one of the greatest sites on the Internets, plugs the program today as well. It's a long weekend, give it a shot.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would check it out but I've heard about all the "It's Bush's fault" I can stand. I'm waiting for the true version of It's all the liberal weenies fault.

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing...if BG recomends it, I pretty much know to turn the other way. So without actually listening to it....I'll paraphrase it for everyone.

"The morals of this country are too Christian-like. Had we gotten God out of the schools quicker and released those poor slaves earlier we wouldn't be in this mess".

Anonymous said...

8:11 pm - your logic is exactly why people are so ignorant about the economic situation.

I have listened to the program and GW Bush is not mentioned once. This not a political program. It is a program to navigate through the complex global economic crisis in a way that non-wall-street people can understand.

Limiting yourself to only right wing approved information, leaves you woefully ill informed. Right wing propaganda is not educational, it aims only to distort truth persuade you to blame their opponents.

Anonymous said...

I love Lifehacker! Although, beware of lots of techno-talk there. It can wear you out fast.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, too much reality today. Will file away for later viewing.

Right now, just cruising to my Greatest Hits of the Backstreet Boys to decompress. Good times.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Great program...thanks for the link.

So let's see if I understand. Obama is giving the banks all this bailout money so that they will lend more. But, according to these banking experts, lending more money will exacerbate the problem and possibly cause the banks to fail.

My head is spinning.

Anonymous said...

You know, people keep "laughing this crisis off" as though it is really not REAL. We poke fun, are flippant about our stock losses and job losses. Like we are in a nightmare, but will wake up soon and all will be as it was before we slept. WAKE UP!! We are in a depression, people are losing jobs, retirement income, homes, etc...and we can STILL poke FUN???? Pull your heads out of the sand! Pay attention and start providing some solutions to this mess. Gripers are only more of the problem... we are America and we need to pull together and get ourselves OUT OF THIS MESS! Post your ideas!

Anonymous said...

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. We can make people think that only the government can solve this and by doing so we can ram through nationalize health care and all of our pork projects and whenever we do it will be too late to reverse it and voila, SOCIALISM has been achieved. America is addicted to kool aid. Will the last person leaving America please turn out the lights.

Anonymous said...

The voters made their bed and now they can sleep in it. I know I can survive. I don't know if this country can survive Obama. I know poverty and am not afraid of it. It is not what I wanted for my children. A hard rain is falling.

When NPR went political I stopped listening to it.

Anonymous said...

9:46 It is time for action. My action yesterday was to send emails to Nancy Pelosi regarding e-verify. It will expire if Congress fails to act. In the Stimulus legislation, employers cannot verify legal status or they will not get the contracts under the bill at a time citizens need jobs.

In California people are living in tent city waiting to get any kind of job!

Flood congress with phone calls, emails, letters to tell them how angry we are. They will respond to the people if they want to get re-elected.

Be specific and focus on an issue or two. We will all be living in tent cities without electricity if we don't stand up and get involved.

Anonymous said...

We had a boom in real estate where people bought three houses using 100% financing with interest only to flip them in a market going up 10% a year! Values would continue to go up forever!

The real estate housing boom fueled our economy after the dot.com bubble burst. Greenspan lowered the interest rates to fuel the boom and here we are in a mess.

Obama hasn't fixed the problem with the bad loans the banks made. Instead he is going in every other direction and is going to cure cancer.

So unless you've had your head in the sand for months, there is no need to find out how we got here.

What we need is a way to get out of this mess so our country will survive! That means focus on the banks and let all the other radical agenda go!

Anonymous said...

YEE-HAW!!! WISE COUNTY AND GEORGE BUSH AND NASCAR AND I HATE LIBERAL WEENIES AND I LIKE SEX WITH MY COUSIN AND I GOT A WISE COUNTY EDUMACATION!!! YEE HAW, THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

10:24, Now that was funny! You should be a writer for Saturday Night Live. Stop it, you're killing me.

Anonymous said...

This American Life is great. Did you know there is a video version on Showtime? It won an Emmy this year and is just as good as the radio version. You can purchase and download from iTunes. Check it out.

wordkyle said...

What is interesting to me is that in a recent interview Obama said, "I don’t think that people should be fearful about our future. I don’t think that people should suddenly mistrust all of our financial institutions.” Yet hasn't first candidate Obama, then President Obama, spent the entire last year creating fear for the future and mistrust of financial institutions? This brings to mind Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's comment "You never want to let a crisis got to waste. It's an opportunity to do things you didn't think you could do before."

That sort of sheds light on Obama's conflicting positions on the economy, doesn't it? a) Create and exaggerate a crisis, then b) Use the crisis to implement a radical ideologically-driven political agenda. Does that scenario fit what Obama has done?

Anonymous said...

I HOPE this crisis is a sign of CHANGE.

Anonymous said...

I kind of get the feeling that I'm not alone when I say that the guy that thinks 12 21 2012 is the end of the world is wrong. It's probably sooner. If not, I see another American Revolution in the near future. Stock up on ammo. Think of it as an opportunity(to overthrow socialism)

dueling pigs said...

7:23pm, or overthrow Nazism, or Anarchy, maybe........you Rush Bitch......Squeelllllll!!!!!!!!!!