OK, I honestly didn't expect the bailout yesterday (Thursday). Why? Too early. Congress does it's best work after the 5:00 o'clock whistle blows on a Friday night and folks are out the doors to seek two days of distraction, any distraction(!) after successfully making it through another fucking week of servitude to the Parties That Wrecked The Nation.
And WTF? Which Universe did I wake up in this morning? After reassurance by Nancy Pelosi the House would make a deal facilitating Bush's penultimate act (more on that in a minute) -- stealing the Treasury -- the headlines in today's paper read "NO DEAL ON BAILOUT - Dems blame Republicans!" (I must have slept on my wrong side all last night!)
So once more, it is the minority republicans controlling the debate? Well, as Mrs. Dada suspects, rather than either party giving much of a fuck (my words, not hers) for the republic, they are just posturing ala the biggest congressional posturer of all, John McCain.
We'll find out how seriously congress is taking Bush's latest threat, i.e., his promise of the terror of total financial meltdown if they don't once more give him his way, by whether or not they make a deal. If they do, it will most likely come after hours tonight. And if they do, for Christ's sake, watch out for any last minute small print insertions to what may be the nation's most important document since the late, great U.S. Constitution this very body bludgeoned and left bleeding to die in the gutters of a crumbling America.
As to the stealing of the Treasury by Bush as his penultimate act? Well, once stolen, Bush & Co. will serve up one more huge distraction from his financial disasters that will likely leave dispossessed Americans who've lost their jobs, health insurance, savings, retirements, vehicles and homes thinking that's nothing compared to what comes next -- a searing new war with Pakistan, Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia, North Korea, France or Russia -- or all of 'em simultaneously (did I leave out China? -- sorry).
Nothing like a new trumped up war or some false flag terrorism to steal our attentions from our miseries as Bush steals the bank. Which leaves one final question in Dada's mind:
In that the Bush administration has less than four months remaining in office and, in that a new administration will appoint a new secretary of the treasury, why is it secretary Paulson needs desperately $700 billion - and needs it now! (without oversight or accountability for how he spends it)? Does he plan to spend it all before he leaves town the end of next January? Whoa! What a man! To be able to spend $700 billion in under four months (remember, he can 'top up' - get more - under the original Bush proposal if he needs it) must make the bastard who helped bring us this collapse just about the most powerful mother fucker on Earth!
But first Bush must get this financial scheme deal done. Then he can focus on the *Final Act* of his administration. The big distraction, and the legacy he leaves for his successor -- a nation in shambles.
(Remember: "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." -- Declaration of Independence, 1776)