February 28, 2009
I guess this is January news, but seems like the new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor named “Yes Pecan!” for President Obama has inspired some creativity.
Today I received an email with a number of other possible names for a Bush flavor, to which I have added. In searching the web I came across the creative examples depicted above. Please post your own!
Ben & Jerry created “Yes Pecan!” ice cream flavor for President Obama. They then asked people to fill in the blank to the following:
For George W. Bush, we should create “_________”. Here are some of their favorite responses:
1. Grape Depression
2. Abu Grape
3. Cluster Fudge
4. Nut’n Accomplished
5. Iraqi Road
6. Chock ‘n Awe
8. Impeach Cobbler
11. Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker. Swirl
12. Heck of a Job, Brownie!
13. Neocon Politan
14. RockyRoad to Fascism
15. The Reese’s-cession
16. Cookie D’oh!
17. The Housing Crunch
18. Nougalar Proliferation
19. Death by Chocolate. and Torture
20. Credit Crunch
21. Country Pumpkin
22. Chunky Monkey in Chief
23. George Bush Doesn’t Care About Dark Chocolate
24. WM Delicious
25. Chocolate Chimp
26. Bloody Sundae
27. Caramel Preemptive Stripe
28. I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands – with nuts.
29. Orange Alertalicious
31. Waterboard Crunch
32. Shot by Cheney Dough-Crunch
33. WMD (With Mounds and Devil Dogs, but when you look inside its just plain vanilla!)
February 27, 2009
So if the television show Flip that House marked the top of the housing and credit bubbles, then I predict that when we finally get a television talk show for one of our doomsayers like Nouriel Roubini or Nassem Taleb we will undoubtedly be at or just passed a bottom.
February 27, 2009
From Morning’s with NPR & Alex:
Mornings with NPR: Jobless Rolls Swell To More Than 6.5 Million
Jobless Rolls Swell To More Than 6.5 Million
Alessandra Olanow, Mornings With NPR, February 19, 2009
February 26, 2009
Did anyone catch this a couple of weeks back? Apparently the republican fearing state of Vermont has taken Eminent Domain to a new level. Funny to note who the primary taxpayer is.
MONTPELIER — The unorganized town of Glastenbury has amassed an impressive property-tax surplus, despite its sparse population.
The $254,000 reserve, funded by six full-time residents and a handful of seasonal dwellers, has accrued at a rate of about $20,000 annually over the past decade or so.
Now the state of Vermont would like to take it….
…One Glastenbury home, a multimillion-dollar mansion, accounts for close to three-quarters of all property tax revenue raised there. The home is owned by Robert Scott, the former president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley. [More]
Vt. wants to seize surpluses
Peter Hirschfeld, Vermont Press Bureau, January 22, 2009