"I was sure that the Republican plan to fix the economy by defaulting on the national debt would work, but apparently it didn't. The unemployment rate is now at 9.2%, which is scary because experts say 9.5 is the point at which people are desperate enough to consider Michele Bachmann." – Bill Maher
"If you can look at a crime where everything points to one answer and not see it, you're a dumbass. And if you can look at the deficit and not see that the problem is that the rich stopped paying taxes, you're a Republican." –Bill Maher
"Yes, Republican base, you are just like that jury. It is pathetically clear who’s killing the middle class, but you keep letting them get away with murder." –Bill Maher, comparing Republicans to the Casey Anthony jury
"New Rule: If your dad was on OJ's legal dream team, you can't Tweet your disappointment over the Casey Anthony verdict. It's like Tricia Nixon bitching about presidential corruption." –Bill Maher
Lately, it seems that Barack Obama is the best candidate that the Republicans have, judging by the way he is handling the debt ceiling crisis. It's probably reverse psychology, since the GOP seems to hate whatever he stands for and votes the other way, if he embraces their plans and goals, adopts a more conservative stance (not to be confused with the Larry Craig stance), then maybe they will run away from the right towards the center and a more sensible ideology. It seems to be working with John Boehner, although he looks progressively worse, as if his hangover never had a chance to dissipate before the TV cameras find him...
Until we get some kind of manufacturing base back in the US, the job outlook will be pretty bleak. Tax cuts have never set up a business, and having health care for your new workers sure would be helpful, so the GOP priorities are all screwed up. Unemployment is worse in Europe and elsewhere, Spain, Portugal and Italy are on the brink of following Greece into economic meltdown. And with the drought here in the US, it looks like a long, hot summer still ahead... On a personal level, I keep fighting with my sister, so there's a lot of tension here at home. We seem to have lived very different lives as children, our interpretation of past events are as different as night and day. After I'm gone, this winter or the next, the only version of our family history left, will be hers...