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It’s OK, everybody. GE exited modular buildings in 2007, so Jeff Immelt won’t be upset.
Aww… The little guy is frustrated.
Would you agree that sending pitiful, whiny emails titled “frustrated” is unbecoming the American President?
And what is the purpose of this email, anyway? An exhortation to “call Congress”? Does he have a petition I can sign? Is there a bake sale scheduled to raise funds for poster boards and sharpies?
Paul Krugman would like to see space aliens attack Earth so that we’ll have to initiate a massive, economy-stimulating military build-up:
But wait– the Guardian doesn’t want that at all. And you’ll never guess what contentious environmental issue may be attracting the ire of superior intelligent life:
It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.
Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control â€“ and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.
UPDATE: Allahpundit is funny.
From The Hill:
You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks, Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.
What in the world would American businesses do without Obama telling them what their customers want?
This was a very clever way to make certain that all of our favorite gauzy platitudes from Obama’s campaign and inauguration make it into each of his speeches.
A Wall Street Journal reporter’s Q & A with the White House press secretary (excerpt):
Q I guess what I’m saying is the President has been talking about this, as you said, since he came into office and the results haven’t been what you guys have wanted them to be — or what Americans have wanted –
MR. CARNEY: Which is why we have to keep working.
Q And so — and he is going on this bus tour. Like, what can he — why should people believe him, that he is going to be able to do what he hasn’t been able to do for the last — since he took office?
MR. CARNEY: Well, he will continue to make the case that we need to take the measures necessary as a country, working together with Congress, to — that will spur greater economic growth and create more jobs. And he will make the case that we need to do that in ways that — economic plans we’ve seen from others basically include sustaining or expanding tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, sustaining or expanding subsidies for industries making record profits, slashing spending in programs that assist middle-class Americans, and eliminating or ending programs like Medicare as we know it.
We do not believe that that is a jobs agenda or anything close to it. So what we have to do is reduce our deficit in a balanced way that ensures that we do not actually harm our economic growth prospects or our job creation prospects. And we have to take the measures, the kinds of which I’ve just been discussing, that will further enhance job creation and economic growth.
Q Why hasn’t the President been able to improve the economy at all?
CARNEY We’re working on it.
Q Why should people believe anything he says?
CARNEY He’s going to talk more about how we need a good plan to fix the economy, and our plan is……..the other guys’ plan sucks! They like rich people, and hate the middle class and elderly.