Sunday, December 21, 2008

GR$$D

WE ARE IN A MESS.
WE DID IT TO OURSELVES WITHIN A SPAN OF A FEW GENERATIONS.
IT WAS ECONOMIC-EUGENICS IN REVERSE.
THE PRUDENCE AND THRIFT OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED
THE FIRST DEPRESSION WAS CONSIDERED ECCENTRIC… IF CONSIDERED AT ALL.

WE WANTED EVERYTHING, AND THERE WAS SO MUCH OF EVERYTHING TO BE WANTED.
YOU KNOW THE LIST.

AS OUR FAMILIES GOT SMALLER, OUR HOUSES GOT LARGER.
THE CLOSETS OUR GRANDPARENTS WILLED TO US WOULD NEVER
CONTAIN OUR APPETITES.COM.

LAY-AWAY WENT AWAY.
BEING-IN-THE-RED BECAME THE NEW BLACK.
WALL STREET PROCLAIMED, “CASH IS TRASH!”
WE PLAYED WITH OUR CREDIT CARDS AND WENT ALL IN.

OUR LEADERS PROMISED WHAT WE WANTED THEM TO PROMISE:
THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO SAY “NO” TO… IS “NO” ITSELF.
WE JOKED THAT ‘DENIAL’ WAS A RIVER IN AFRICA.

IT'S NOT.
THE JOKE IS OVER.

16 comments:

Purple Haze said...

Dear Dr Quicksand,

"The darkest hour is just before the dawn,' CSN&Y, but "Help is on the way," The Grateful Dead.

Before things have even the slightest chance of getting better, things will continue to get worse over the next 29 days as that lame duck bastard weaselly enacts resolutions that will seal his legacy as the worst president ever.

But after the douchebag leaves office Obama, like FDR, will begin to pull America out of the morass and miasma that are the true legacies of the Bush league. One can only hope that Bush and Cheney will then be held accountable for the various and sundry war crimes and atrocities they have committed in the name of America.

In the not too distant future you and I will no longer have to pretend to be Canadians when we travel abroad for shame of being linked to President Scumbag Bush.

Help is on the way.
America shall return from the fray.
The robber barons will be put away.
But Bush will still be anything but GR$$D.

Don't worry , be happy. The truth shall set you free!

Bush will be seen as the JOKE he is.
The Joke will be over!!!!

ben's friend said...

Dear Haze
I too share your total contempt for the man who has been misleading this country for the last eight years. However, I would suggest that it's an oversimplification to blame the economic mess on him alone. The American public is profoundly guilty. In the words of the immortal Pogo, "We have met the enemy and it is us."

W said...

Don't forget...it's Bush's fault that so many Americans are obese and that so many Americans are in debt from generations of people thinking they deserve it all...NOW!

The Ancient Rocker said...

America... The teachers ... the police .. the legacy builders and the litigants... all need to get over themselves... The sooner the better. I agree with W, the president didn't create the obese and I doubt that the governors sugar tax in the way out of that health dilemma...A bit of constraint needs to happen immediately... That and a major dose of kindness would be helpful... Merry Christmas!

quicksand said...

...AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

THIS CAN'T BE BLAMED ON BUSH.
BUSH DIDN'T ELECT US...WE ELECTED HIM. HE IS BUT A SYMPTOM OF THE CONDITION.
THIS CULTURAL DRIFT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.

IT INVOLVES ALL TYPES AND ALL ECONOMIC LEVELS.
THE ACCELERATION MIGHT BE BLAMED ON ADVANCED ADVERTISING AND BROAD AND RAPID COMMUNICATION.

BUT...IN THE END...IT'S ABOUT US.

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY...AND HE IS A SPOILED BRAT.

The Political Impaler said...

The liberal politicians and their minions with their phoney
white guilt are directly responsible for the financial mess we
are in. Their phoney white guilt prevented them from a good nights
sleep unless every minority had a house wheather they could pay for
it or not. Well, guess what? They couldn’t. Now these same
politicians are in charge of fixing this mess. It’s not going to
happen. There are two more waves of ninja mortgage foreclosures
coming, each with a trillion dollar price tag. A song title, other
than the Grateful Deads, sums up this situation for I truly
believe we are on “THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION.”

Anonymous said...

There is just too much blame to go around. Politicians are just symptoms of what is wrong with the American public. This is much bigger than any politician or party.

quicksand said...

MISTER IMPALER,

JUST AS I BELIEVE BUSH CAN'T BE BLAMED FOR WHERE WE ARE, NEITHER CAN PHONEY WHITE GUILTY LIBERALS.
( REMEMBER...ALL THREE BRACHES OF GOVERNMENT WERE IN REPUBLICAN HANDS FOR 6 STRAIGHT YEARS.)

GUILTY LIBERALS WERE NOT MAKING HAVOC IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY OR ON WALL STREET.
IT WAS NOT A WAVE OF IDEOLOGY. IT WAS A WAVE OF GREED.
THE GUILTY PARTY IS US.

The Political Impaler said...

SORRY TO BREAK YOUR BUBBLE, QUICKSAND, BUT THE BANK DEREGULATION STARTED WITH JIMMY CARTER AND FANNY MAE AND FANNY MAC PROSPERED UNDER CLINTON AND THE BLACK CAUCUS AND CRIS DODD AND BARNEY FRANK AND MAXENE WATERS AND CHUCK SCHUMMER KEPT IT GOING BECAUSE THE BLACK HEAD OF FANNY WAS GIVING NINJA MORTGAGES TO MINORITIES AND FANNY HAD A LOBBEY BUDGET OF 17 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR TEN YEARS. THE LIBERALS WERE GETTING GREASED. IN 2005 WHEN THE REPUBLICANS TRIED TO REIN IN FANNY MAE AND FANNY MAC THE BANKING COMMITTEE TOLD THEM TO TAKE A HIKE. MAXENE WATERS SAID "IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT." I AGREE WITH YOU THAT BUSH USE TO BRAG ABOUT THE MINORITY HOME OWNERSHIP UNDER HIS WATCH BUT DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE HE WAS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE WAS TOO BUSY STARTING WARS WITH THE WRONG COUNTRY.

quicksand said...

IMPALER,

LET'S ASSUME YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU SAY.
THE VULTURES WHO WERE FLYING HIGH WERE NOT PARTISAN.
THE GREEDY HAD ONE PARTY...THE PARTY OF MORE.
IT GOES WAY BEYOND SUB-PRIME AND HOUSING.
MORE AND BIGGER HAS BECOME A MANTRA.

IT HAS BEEN ETCHED INTO OUR DNA.
THE POLITICIANS ARE BUT A REFLECTION OF THEIR MASTERS...US.

petitepoule said...

what's grssd?

quicksand said...

GRSSD IS THE PAST TENSE OF GRSS.

the mad poster said...

Wrong, quicksand!
The past tense of grss is grssed!

quicksand said...

THANKS MAD POSTER,

I ALWAYS GET MY DANGLING PARTICIPLES AND MY TENSES CONFUSED.

mad poster said...

Quicksand,
"Dangling participle?" Let's keep your sex life out of the discussion.

quicksand said...

YES MAD,

THE WORD 'DANGLING' IS ALWAYS RISKY.
IT HAS A HIGH SUGGESTIBILTY QUOTIENT.