DAILY BRIEFING  8:53 am May 14, 2009

Broke Social Security System Means Boomers Really Will NEVER RETIRE

by Sara K. Smith

  • Judicial Watch obtained a Treasury Department memo under the Freedom of Information Act showing details of Hank Paulson’s famous mid-October meeting with nine major banks. He basically said, “Take this government money or we will make you take it,” and then they all wrote in by hand how much money they’d be taking. Bloomberg]
  • President Obama said he would not release a bunch of photos of detainee abuse because it would just cause another backlash against our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. [New York Times]
  • Lou Dobbs must be thrilled! The rate of immigration is slowing, due to the recession and post-9/11 immigration policies. It may take another decade beyond the old projections before we are all forcibly Mexicanized. [Washington Post]
  • Craigslist will no longer post free erotic services ads, but will instead run paid “adult services” ads, thus ending sex crimes and murder forever. [PC World]
  • Rapidly rising health care costs plus high unemployment equals no money for Medicare or Social Security. [Reuters]
  • In continuing “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” news, President Obama might opt to keep terrorism suspects in the US indefinitely, without trial. [Wall Street Journal]
 
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ManchuCandidate May 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

If the economize keeps sinking and the SS/Medicare bucks disappear then Lobo Dolonez of Mexico CNN will not be happy when fat/tattooed illegal aliens from US America come flooding across the border looking for work.

4tehlulz May 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

Obviously, Barack Hussein Obama, Socialislamofascist witch doctor, made Hank Paulson cram that money down the banks’ throats using his magic “staff”.

Hagar77 May 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

Most of the folks looking to get their paid fuck on on Craigslist aren’t stupid enough to do it in the erotic services section, so expect this bold and brilliant move to result in everyone “looking for a generous [ ] to give me 250 roses!!1!” burying their ads in the “Casual Encounters” like the rest of us more savvy whores.

x111e7thst May 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

I’m tired of working. Can I just go somewhere and write on a sheet of paper how much money I want. I promise not to pay executive compensation that grossly exceeds industry standards.

Monsieur Grumpe May 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

[re=316350]ManchuCandidate[/re]:
You just gave me an idea for a retirement job. I’m going to move to Mexico, get a little cart and sell Minnesota food. Side Benefit!!! This will also reduce the Mexican birth rate because after they’re stuffed with pinto bean hot dish they’ll be too lethargic to do the nasty.

Rush May 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

Can we export Lou Dobbs, his arrogance and annoying lisp?

TimesUp May 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

Obama should just suspend habeas corpus altogether like a real American president.

SayItWithWookies May 14, 2009 at 9:18 am

The Treasury has invested $199.1 billion in the bank preferred share program, with $1.2 billion since returned by 12 institutions, according to government data.
I’m impressed that they’re getting money back from twelve institutions when they gave it to nine. I learn something new about our business community every day.

Also, Pete Hoekstra wants to nail Nancy Pelosi in the worst way.

rereridiculous May 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

In related news, due to lack of regulation, Craigslist is adding a murder section.

Mild Midwesterner May 14, 2009 at 9:32 am

Craigslist is for selling your old couch, not your old cooch. Get it straight, people.

Guppy06 May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

When will they be adding the MC4mm or USS4t sections?

Servo May 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

Time to take yer dirt nap, Bitter Boomers.

Carrie_Okie May 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

Also married, straight, manly Charlie Crist is gonna be replaced by a lady named: Alex.
http://news.aol.com/article/floridas-democratic-cfo-sink-to-run-for/480835
(after he loses the senate race for being a gay republican.

magic titty May 14, 2009 at 10:01 am
Origami May 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

Is anyone else nervous that Mexicans are preferring to live in a swine-flu’d country that is torn by drug violence and daily kidnappings over the US?

hobospacejunkie May 14, 2009 at 10:48 am

[re=316358]Rush[/re]: Can we also export Lou Dobbs’ fat, no-necked ass & sad gay clown makeup?

Johnny Zhivago May 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

[re=316364]rereridiculous[/re]: It’s NOT ok to contact this person with other offers or advertisements.

Johnny Zhivago May 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

[re=316353]x111e7thst[/re]: The Census is going to have a box on it where can put down how much money you want.

Mr Blifil May 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

ISO snark partner for NSFW NSA PNP fun. No Cleveland Steamers please. STDs OK. Anal. Also.

Lazy Media May 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Isn’t the country already majority-Bohunk?

Cicada May 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Remember back in the bad ol’ days of W, when the ACLU and Glenn Greenwald were going on and on about how the changes in civil liberties enacted by the Bush administration were going to be incredibly difficult to undo?

I really, really wish they weren’t right.

Bruno May 15, 2009 at 1:58 am

When is that Russian’s prediction of Texas falling to Mexico, or becoming under Mexican control going to come through? Because I might consider moving there then.

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