Thursday, August 18, 2011

Something for nothing is foiled by bad luck

The burglar in the video above had a bad night. Amidst numerous pratfalls he gets himself trapped in a liquor store with a locked door he can't jimmy and a hole in the ceiling that's just out of reach. Watching it we see stupidity on display, but I imagine that, as her nursed his bruises the next day, he cursed his string of bad luck.

The video is funny, but the downgrade, market crash, tax-payer funded campaign trip on a million dollar Canadian bus, Martha's Vineyard vacation, threatened new Department of Jobs, demagoguery, finger wagging, petulance and yet another promised "plan" to be produced one of these days are anything but funny.  
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again, but over the last six months, we’ve had a string of bad luck. There have been some things that we could not control. You had an Arab Spring in the Middle East that promises more democracy and more human rights for people, but also drove up gas prices. Tough for the economy, a lot of uncertainty. And then you had the situation in Europe, where they’re dealing with all sorts of debt challenges. And that washes up on our shores. And then you had a tsunami in Japan, and that broke supply chains and created difficulties for the economy all across the globe. So there were a bunch of things taking place over the past six months that were not in our control" --President Barack Obama
Now ridiculous excuses? Save your breath Mr Self-Proclaimed Smartest Man in the Room, we're not buying your excuses when we can see what's in front of our own eyes.

Chart from The Captain's Comments

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