Wednesday, January 23, 2008
More news from the parallel universe just two over from our own, or "Margaritas ante porcos"
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." Matthew 7:6
Ignoring wisdom of the ages, Fed Chairman Bernanke and his U.S. Federal Reserve cast pearls at the feet of its American swine Tuesday by slashing its benchmark interest rate a whopping .75%. But such a dramatic move was not seen as a gift by the swine who opted instead to interpret the Fed's action as indication their economy is far, far sicker than they even knew.
Meanwhile in the catacombs somewhere deep beneath the Pentagon, vice president Cheney, disappointed at American's acceptance of the calcareous concretion tossed them, was heard to quip, "Look's like we may have to grease this pig!"
Some close to the vice president took this as a reference to Tuesday's news NATO has agreed to pre-emptive nuclear attacks on nations to halt the "imminent" spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and the thought, if tidbits tossed American swine to save their crashing economy go unswallowed, Cheney may have to resort to putting lipstick on his pig (and nukes on Tehran).