Sunday, February 15, 2009

Recommended Reading

Psychiatrists have warned that a bad economy can actually have an adverse condition on your mental health.

Just how adverse, you ask. Well, it can bring on wild mood swings.

You're a Republican, say, and you're normal mood is one of anti-New Deal, anti-Great Society, anti-regulatory, anti-government intervention in the economy.

But under extreme toxic asset-related stress, you're suddenly a socialist!

Mental health officials refer to it as bipolarpartisanship.

But, fear not, there is a cure.

Just try a nice Swedish massage.


  1. I just took a 5 mile walk, listening to politics the whole time. I didn't hear ONE compelling argument from the right--and I listened to "Left, Right and Center" and George Stephanopoulos--so there was plenty of righties to listen to.

    I like they way they completely disregard HOW we got into this mess, as if they had nothing to do with it.

  2. Oh, I hear a lot of compelling arguments from the Right. For instance, last night on Hardball I heard a Republican congressman--sorry, I can't remember his name--blame the financial meltdown on liberal billionaire (his word, not mine; nothing against billionaires, but they usually don't get that way worrying about class inequities) George Soros. George Soros! He didn't explain how, but I was DEEPLY, DEEPLY interested in learning.

    So, yeah, it was a compelling argument from the right--just right of the planet Mars.

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