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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Microsoft: “Our products bite, but we file a mean lawsuit”

If I owned a business, my top priority would be making a product that somebody somewhere might actually want to buy. But what do I know?

Since everybody hates Microsoft’s products and “services” — would anybody actually choose Windows if it weren’t already pre-installed on billions of computers? — Paul Allen has decided that suing Google, Apple and Facebook (among others) will be more lucrative. Can’t build a better mousetrap, sue the person who can.

And speaking of giant bloated useless has-beens, how about those Democrats. This article sums up their dilemma:

“Forget mosques and immigration and health care reform — they may split the country and bedevil Democrats politically, but it's the economy that's really to blame for all of it. The good news is, there are steps the government can take to improve the situation. The bad news is they're not gonna. And that's why Democrats are suffering.”

Yup, that’s about it.

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Anonymous Tim said...

Ahh I love the smell of Napalm in the Morning.

The new battle cry of us bloggers.
We're fighting our Viet Nam of politics. We're losing. It's like having LBJ directing us. Thank you Obama.

August 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

My question (actually two) is who haven't the rethuglicans ticked off? Let me see. They've insulted Blacks, Hispanics, gays, Muslims, the unemployed, the middle class the elderly, and disabled. Who out of those groups would want them in office?

August 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Don't worry. When the Dems fail to do anything, there's good news.

"The Committee is prepared to provide additional monetary accommodation through unconventional measures if it proves necessary, especially if the outlook were to deteriorate significantly," Bernanke will say.

See? The Fed will provide accomodation, at least for the well-accomodated, when the outlook deteriorates significantly.

I feel lots better now, don't you?

August 29, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

DaveDubya cites a line from the story that accurately reflected just what Bernanke said in his statement.

I read Bernanke's statement and an image flashed in my mind. It was of a hurricane Katrina victim standing neck deep in water, asking, "More help if things get worse? How #%&X$}‡ much worse do things have to get?"

Regarding monetary measures to get things going, I am beyond skeptical. That's because, first, I have very little confidence in Bernanke as a crisis responder/manager. Maybe I'm all wrong, but the guy strikes me as a water-treading, wait-and-see type most comfortable when dealing with banksters over the phone or over lunch. Second, if he were to shed his Clark Kent attire and emerge as SuperFed, the monetary measures he can apply seem more likely to generate smiles on Wall St. and Easy Street than create jobs on Main Street.

Then again, there's the bone-chilling possibility Bernanke could really come on strong, with something really big and potent ‒ only to have President Obama or Rahm Emmanuel tell him to tone it way down.

Bernanke isn't about to force banksters' hand to free up credit. Neither is Obama. And congressional Democrats seem like the guy standing in the path of a speeding bus, scared and unsure of which way to jump. So he just stands there and gets flattened.

Deflation, anyone?

August 30, 2010 at 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I've been a Ubuntu fan for 5 years, so I really don't give a flying f__k who Paul Allen is pissed off at this week. Seriously.

August 30, 2010 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Sorry Dave I guess I forgot to make my reservations because they tell me there's no accommodations for me. :-)

August 30, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

I doubt anything will be done until after the elections. I'm talking about banks loosening up on lending, companies starting to hire again, and so forth. There's no way they're going to let this administration have credit for an economic recovery. They're going to stick to the "it's the economy, stupid" message while putting the blame on Obama. And they could very well succeed. Very frustrating!

August 30, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Tim: I'm afraid the economy is Obama's version of Vietnam.

Demeur: I can't imagine anybody voting Republican. Unfortunately, the GOP's ongoing orchestrated attacks seem to be resonating with the public.

Dave: Thank you for that excellent reassuring news. You're right, I do feel a lot better now.

SW: I like your analogy of a Katrina victim standing neck deep in floodwaters, being reassured that the government might do more, if things get worse. Sort of a variation on Nero fiddling while Rome is burning.

And like you said, our leaders all take turns coming on strong and then backing away. Makes one wonder if their public statements are preceded by a huddle: "OK, this time it's your turn to make a forceful statement, and then I'll come out and soft-pedal it just a bit, so our donors won't get upset."

JR: I'm sure I'll be making that switch at some point.

Candace: I'm afraid you're right. If Republicans take control of the House and/or Senate, they'll stop blocking and holding and filibustering all of the bills they've been blocking, the economy will improve, and the public will cheer "Yay Republicans!"

August 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

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