Dear Friends: Last summer, I was “embedded” with the PUMAs (Party Unity My Ass). There, I read about the Obamabots, and the cheating and bullying tactics they used to usurp the nomination. During that time, I became acquainted with HillBuzz, a group of alternative-life-sylers who adored Hillary. A harsher bunch of Obama critics do not exist, in my opinion. HillBuzz has hit a home-run today, which I think is mandatory reading for all of us interested in what is happening with America and the economy.
Please read: The Economy Is Much, Much Worse Than Dr. Utopia Wants You to Realize.I can’t say which I appreciated more, the data or the wit.
MUT’s money quote: On the streets of Boystown and Andersonville in the last several days — we kid you not — we saw nicely dressed people, just a little dirty, but wild-eyed and desperate looking, digging through trash bins on the street or dumpsters behind restaurants. One man yesterday looked like one of the random, slightly overweight, middle-management accountant types indigenous to every cubicle farm in America (and obsessed with red Swingline staplers on occasion). He still had the ubiquitous nylon badge holder/key ring straight out of central casting dangling around his neck, the kind his ID used to be on when he swiped in at Aon every day (the name of the insurance giant on the nylon, given to him at orientation his first day or as some worthless prize at a training seminar or other event, we’re sure). And, there he was, in The Golden Age of Hope and Change, in dirty khackis, excited to find a styrofoam cup with a lid still on it in the trash outside Potbelly’s. Feral-like, he scooped that cup right up to his mouth and slurped up its contents, savoring it as the only food he’d had that day, most likely.
It was stunning and sickening and heartbreaking and TERRIFYING all at the same time, because when we were kids and asked our grandparents what the Great Depression was like and how they first realized there was inescapable trouble coming, THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID THEY NOTICED FIRST.
Office workers eating garbage in broad daylight on the street. Former business people prostituting themselves on Craigslist or giving handjobs to strangers in alleys for twenties. People selling their big screen TVs to pawn shops for $100 to try to make their rent and avoid eviction.
Once you finish this gem, then you may also want to add this to your reading list:
In related news: Our Treasury Secretary is a laughing stock in China. My step-daughter, who is currently on a vacation from her job in China, noted that the Chinese level of personal freedom seemed to be increasing, whereas American prosperity and freedoms seem to be headed the other direction. She seems to have a steady job working with an up-and-coming actress.
Per Hot Air — The Obama-embraced Waxman Cap-and-Trade bill promises to be a regressive tax on energy consumers. Energy isn’t a luxury item — or at least it isn’t now. Everyone needs to have heating and power in their homes, and any widespread and significant price increase will most hurt those households with the least amount of disposable income. Big Hollywood has a great name for the Waxman Bill: The Breath Tax. Fire Andrea Mitchell has a GM-Chapter 11 Bankruptcy summary.
WELCOME MICHELLE MALKIN and HILLBUZZ READERS! It is great bringing these two world together for a common purpose. Please come in and look around, including going to MUT’S LATEST POST (reviewing the No-on-Cap-and-Trade rally in front of Henry Waxman’s LA Office and a birthday gift idea for DR. UTOPIA).