Thursday, January 14, 2010


Obama Bask, Brought to You by the Letter K

OK kids two basks (blog asks):

(1) I am working on an op ed dealing with this "bank fee" nonsense. (Can you guess my take on the issue?) I want to make the point that if even the non-TARP-recipient banks have to chip in because they benefited, then so does the whole country. After all, the ostensible purpose of TARP all along had nothing to do with the banks per se--everyone from Paulson to Geithner wanted those rich fat cats to work at Wendy's--but gosh we just can't sit idly by and let Main St. get pulled down with the banking system.

I also know that at some point within the last 6 months or so, Obama and Geithner were raving about how successful TARP had been in rescuing the country. Can anyone dig up actual quotes with links? Note that this is for an op ed, so I can't credit you. Your contribution will be done out of sheer duty to truth, justice, and my career.

(2) Tomorrow is "K" for my son's show & tell class. For the life of me I can't think of anything in the house that starts with a "K." I'm not sending him in with Marx's (Das) Kapital, nor with a Lenny Kravitz CD.* Any ideas?

* Just bluffing, I actually don't own either of those.

Does he have any Superman toys? He can bring one in as a Kryptonian.

Potassium's symbol is K. Got any bananas?

Key, Kazoo, Koala, Kangaroo, Kitten...

I do not recommend a knife.
Kaleidoscope, kite, kool-aid, ketchup, kettle, kleenex, King Kong figure, keyboard...
Production functions using K to denote capital?
Although it contains three references to the letter, I'd discourage anything related to the KKK.

But maybe Klingons, Kayaks, or Karate would work.

Side note: was this post just to get us to write like Dr. Seuss?
Aristos is the winner--he got a kazoo for Kwanzaa.
How about a picture of the capital building or Uncle Sam for the word kiljoy.
Yes, definitely steer away from the knives. You don't want him to be sent to Cuba or put on the No-Fly list.
How about bringing a copy of your book and calling it "Knowledge"? Those kiddies can handle it!
This is from Dec 10 '09, so I hope it's not from too late for you. It's the text of Geithner's letter to Pelosi touting all of TARP's 'successes' and outlining an exit strategy (after further bilking of us, I guess):

Have fun with that!
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