Saturday, February 14, 2009
Happy Valentine’s Day
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Bad Habit

Bad Habit   Bad Habit

Today’s shirt comes to you courtesy of the fact that I don’t plan to leave the house today. I don’t think I could wear it in public, at least not without a jacket covering it up. It’s a shame, because I like the front of it a lot. It’s also too bit for me.

I bought it at a concert in Pittsburgh when I was in college, at the Igloo (Civic Arena, now Mellon Arena). Thanks to Google, I was able to track down the exact date: March 6, 1999. I’ve had this shirt just about 10 years, and probably worn it no more than a half dozen times. You can still get one at The Offspring’s store, here.

For those of you who have no idea what this is about, here you go:

I drive more like the people he’s getting mad at in the song than the guy singing it. Still love it.

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The Economy

Yeah, it’s shit right now. It’s everyone’s fault.*

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know enough about economics to know what we should be doing. In fact, I’ve written a post about that before. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you really don’t either.

I’m not going to comment one way or the other on the stimulus package and whether or not it will work. As I’ve just said, I don’t know. Lots of very smart people, with much more experience in economics, also don’t know. Or, they think they do, but there are people just as smart and experienced who disagree with them. If the top economic minds can’t agree on what it will do, or what the government should be doing, what the fuck do you and I know about?

You’re free to express your opinion, obviously, but please stop making posts where you are 100% certain the stimulus will fail and we just need more tax cuts. Tax cuts don’t help people who are unemployed, though no fault of their own. Also, please don’t tell me you’re absolutely sure it will work, either. No one knows.

In short, if you’re trying to talk about what the government should be doing about the financial crisis, don’t pretend like you know what the fuck you’re talking about. Thank you.

*The government (both sides of the aisle), the banks, people who bought houses they couldn’t afford. I don’t mean you, individually.

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