Saturday, December 06, 2008

Compared To What

Well, another day that got run off the tracks.

Things got jammed up on the homefront and threw everything out-of-schedule, including my writing time, especially with so much going on.

So, we'll be back tomorrow, with a few good things, including our Ignorant Dolt of the Week.

I do want to point out the major, ass-kicking move by President-Elect Obama today.

In his weekly YouTube Chat, he laid out a gigantic, public works program, New Dealesque in scope, something the NYT said would "create the largest public works construction program since the inception of the interstate highway system a half century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy."

Dennis, at No More Mister Nice Blog put it this way;

Obama name-checked Eisenhower, but somewhere in the afterlife, FDR is smiling. This is a slap in the face to thirty years of Reaganites -- a rejection of the notion that all good things come from the profit motive and the private sector. And it's pitched as a response to the economic crisis, but we know some of it was on Obama's mind all along. (And this country, old and worn down in a lot of places, needs it and will benefit from it.)
Here's the speech transcript; President-elect Barack Obama lays out key parts of Economic Recovery Plan

You can watch it here; Your Weekly Address from the President-Elect: December 6, 2008

This was a "In Your Face", to the do-nothing Congress, and, in particular, to The Bush Grindhouse, as Obama, all but called them out on this.

If he were to sing it, it might be something like this

Les McCann - Compared To What

Go Get'em!

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