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Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I heard a disturbing bit of news. A man of good character told us of a bit of intel: that the Treasury, in March, stopped keeping count of the bills they are printing.

This seems totally in character with Helicopter Ben Bernanke's predisposition to dispense Largesse Not His Own. His study of the Great Depression has not yielded a glaring fact: most of the remedies the Givemint tried did nothing but exacerbate the problem.

I cannot confirm the news on the net, and it seems the sort of thing the conspiracy types would be all over. To me, it seems in character with the rest of the fast-and-loose of this Administration.

I would welcome any input.
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I learned tonight that it was reported on 321gold...a YEAR ago. I haven't found it in their archives yet. They REALLY need a search function.

I hope there won't be a run on wheelbarrows...

10 comments:

Rigel Kent said...

Sounds like it's time to invest in a good wheelbarrow.

Anonymous said...

How else can a country pay for a never-ending war but to print money?

The Aardvark said...

Rigel, we were discussing the merits of wheelbarrows. I wonder if Buxton will make a nice leather one....

I cannot understand the utter inability to recognize what the endless printing of currency will do.
Everyone is whining about the rise in gas prices, and milk, and t-shirts, but what drives it all is the devaluation of our currency.

Go buy junk bags of silver coins.
At least you will have something of intrinsic value, rather than having to rely upon "the full faith and credit of the US".

...sorry...I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

"Backed by the full faith and credit of the United Schtaat government."
That and $25,000'll buy ya a lousy cup of coffee at 7-Eleven pretty soon.
What's happened is, BanKhazar/KikeBancInt'l took a look at the credit card revenues, and realized people were paying off balances instead of continuing to spend like drunken sailors. This had to be stopped!
Now you about have to take out a second mortgage to get a tank of gas, and Voxonomics 6 reports President amBush may well be readying to start clustIran, as soon as he can find someone to blame it on and fire.

The Aardvark said...

I would personally appreciate the reining in of, ngaaaah, ethnic or racial slang. Not my cup of tea, and you'll note that I am asking, without deleting anything. That response would be silly.
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On another note...why is it SO difficult for places to brew a decent cup of coffee? (Lousy 7-11 coffee, indeed.) Fresh Waffle House java is amazingly good, and can stand up to, say, Starbucks regular. I stay at a LOT of hotels, and no matter how ritzy, the in-room coffee service is always loathsome. I suspect they repackage out-of-date store brand coffee.
Who, ME? Paranoid?

Anonymous said...

I stay at a LOT of hotels, and no matter how ritzy, the in-room coffee service is always loathsome. I suspect they repackage out-of-date store brand coffee.

Amen to that brother! In room coffee is ghastly. ;-P

Unknown said...

Most places seem to skimp on the grounds when brewing up a pot, so it comes out so weak you could read a newspaper through it. If I wanted barely flavored hot water, I'd ask for it, thank you.

*sigh* I miss real coffee.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

I wish to take this opportunity to apologize for my previous unkind remarks: The term drunken sailors was not meant to be a disparagement of our fine military or merchantmen and women, but the employment of a fairly common figure of speech.

As to coffee, I think what created the demand for places like Starbuck's is the long, disgusting period in the late 1980s and early 90s where not only hotels, but restaurants bought all the propaganda against it and started serving "brown water" instead.
My general metric is, if you can see through it, it ain't joe!

The Aardvark said...

Ted...That was a funny response, and wholly in keeping with the tone here.

"Drunken sailors". Heh.
One of my favorite animated movies is "The Chipmunk Adventure". I was happy when the DVD came out, until...

I watched it, and found that it had been edited. Cut. Bowdlerized, even.
The offending line:
"She spends money like a drunken sailor!".

It's a single sentence, big whoop, right? But WHY drop it; is it an offense to inebriate bosuns? DO feminists shrink from the idea of improvident spending by womyn? Or is there a conference room of white guys whose job is to worry about WHAT may offend WHOM?

I'll take door #3, Monty.

Rigel Kent said...

I actually have a friend who knows how to work leather. I think I'll have him make me one (a wheelbarrow that is) with my name on it.

This is all I can say about coffee.