Tag Archives: Bernanke

God save the USA (Proper Revisit for Today)

4 Nov

 

GOD SAVE THE USA

by Waldo Tomosky on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:35pm

I just saw an empty man,,

Make an empty speech,

He once said “Yes we can”,

But now he does beseech,

The congressmen and women,

On both sides of the isle,

“Please won’t you come together?”

“So I can save my style?”

“I’ve tried to be ambiguous”,

“I have not made a decision”,

He sold out the Dems in congress,

With sureness and precision.

He made them do the dirty work,

While he smiled and winked at all,

Nancy beguiled by a quirky smirk,

Harry wooed by a Whitehouse call.

Boehner wept with ego and pride,

As the tea party leaders and goats,

Marched, sang and chanted outside,

And The Fed printed bond-notes,

While Gerstner re-figured his taxes,

The Pres took another vacation,

And the Repubs sharpened their axes,

The Hoi Polloi voiced consternation,

“Screw them all, We’ve had enough”,

“I think anarchy may have a point”,

“Let’s all get edgy, smarmy and tough”,

Then they collectively lit up a joint,

And they sadly said “Goodby my lovely USA”,

I’m moving to China or Kazakstan,

Where unions don’t demand high pay,

I’ll have a job and act like a man,

“God save the USA.”

  • © Copyright – Waldo Tomosky

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A Day out of the office (and on the ledge)

6 Nov
A day out of the office

In our out; make up your mind.

It was one of those days. You know – – – like the one above. Grey, not much going on. I contemplated leaving the office and going somewhere that I could really enjoy the gloom.

I was having my second cup of coffee when I opened my yap about leaving early. Several others said they felt the same way.

Now I was boxed in. Either I retracted my words or continued on. I knew what the result would be. Everyone else would run to the boss and ask to leave early. He would say “OK” until there was only a skeleton crew remaining. Then when I asked he would have to say “No, I only have a skeleton crew remaining and your skills are required.”

First time I ever heard him say I was a vessel of “skill.” Of course, I was still able to answer the phone and act nonchalant.

I decided to step out of the office for a minute. That is when I saw all those other people also “stepping out for a moment.”

Someone took our photo. That’s me on the bottom left.

They took this other photo looking down on Wall Street.

Wall Street, October 1929

 

It was a very grey day in October, 1929. A lot of other people also wished to leave the office a little early. Many did.

But not like my friends and I. See just above me. That is “Casual Carl.” He wants everyone to think that nothing bothers him.

After Carl, from left to right is “Studmuffin Sam” who likes to make an appearance for the ladies, then “Jumpin Joe” who was always a hanger-on, followed by several others thinking about making the leap into leaving the office early.

Don’t worry. The company put the nets out early in the morning. Most of us, after some deep thought, decided to go back into the office. After all, it was only money and we had family and friends to enjoy.

Well now, remember, it is only money. So as Bernanke keeps on filling up the coffers with newly inked paper it will be worth even less than it was yesterday. It is only money.

He started with QE1, then QE2 and finally realized that he couldn’t keep on doing sequels. It wasn’t politically advisable. So he did the ultimate QEn; the never-ending gobstopper of all QEs. That way the media wouldn’t be reporting on it every month.

So if you ever think about leaving the office early please think twice. It is not worth it. The gloomy days will eventually disappear and the sun will once again shine – – – it always does.

Sleep on it!

God save the USA

25 Mar

 

GOD SAVE THE USA

by Waldo Tomosky on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:35pm

I just saw an empty man,,

Make an empty speech,

He once said “Yes we can”,

But now he does beseech,

The congressmen and women,

On both sides of the isle,

“Please won’t you come together?”

“So I can save my style?”

“I’ve tried to be ambiguous”,

“I have not made a decision”,

He sold out the Dems in congress,

With sureness and precision.

He made them do the dirty work,

While he smiled and winked at all,

Nancy beguiled by a quirky smirk,

Harry wooed by a Whitehouse call.

Boehner wept with ego and pride,

As the tea party leaders and goats,

Marched, sang and chanted outside,

And Bernanke printed C-notes,

While Gerstner re-figured his taxes,

The Pres took another vacation,

And the Repubs sharpened their axes,

The Hoi Polloi voiced consternation,

“Screw them all, We’ve had enough”,

“I think anarchy may have a point”,

“Let’s all get edgy, smarmy and tough”,

Then they collectively lit up a joint,

And they sadly said “Goodby my lovely USA”,

I’m moving to China or Kazakstan,

Where unions don’t demand high pay,

I’ll have a job and act like a man,

“God save the USA.”

    • © Copyright – Waldo Tomosky