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Friday, September 26, 2008

What do you mean, Sucker?


What do you mean, Sucker?

Genesis 11:6-9- And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off from building the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Babbling Idiots

Yesterday’s fiasco in Washington sent me scrambling for a word, and the word was “Babel”, because I saw a bunch of babbling idiots play out this insane government bailout plan on national stage.

One minute, you were all speaking the English language, agreed in principal on the tenets of this Bailout Bill. The next minute, the English language becomes “confounded”. It is called the Babel Effect.

Who is President George Bush calling a “sucker”, anyway: the American people or the Economy?

If the American people are not the suckers for bailing out Wall Street (which we are), then the Economy must be the “sucker”.(You bet, sucking our wallets, our bank accounts, our credit cards dry. So what, you probably have already spent over your credit limit like me)

If you are confounded in Washington, D.C., in the very seat of power, I am all the more confounded by your choice of words at this time of national crisis. “Sucker”, is the mouth disconnected from the brain?.

Are the American people “suckers” like as in fools? Or, is the Economy the “sucker” insofar as sucking the American consumer’s pocket dry?

Point of clarification, Mr. President: What do you mean, Sucker?

Eddie Griffin (BASG)

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