Monday, August 3, 2009

Maybe we should have gotten the credit insurance

Last weekend we watched I.O.U.S.A, and let me just say that if you are a citizen of these United States you must watch this movie. I'll wait.

No? Can't find room in your queue between Mamma Mia!, Get Smart, Knocked Up and Season 4 of Weeds? Yeah, I know. It's got pie charts and shit. It's not exactly Transformers. Okay, I'll give you the short version. Our national finances are in much worse shape than anyone will admit, it's getting worse faster than ever, and no one is doing a damned thing about it. And it's not just that you won't have any Social Security when you get old. In some unknown but relatively short amount of time the old rock solid American dollar may become worth about as much as a Columbian peso, which is not much at all. If you happen to see an Arab or Canadian or Chinese person snooping around your neighborhood in the next few years, don't panic. They are probably just checking out their new property.

I don't usually like to talk about politics, because no one wants to argue about the right stuff. But it doesn't really matter what party you're in. These guys pretty much blast everyone since Truman, and the only person who comes out of this looking like he knows what he's talking about is Ron Paul. But I'm still not voting for him. Maybe the craziest part of the whole thing is that they interview like a hundred politicians and none of them even try to deny that it's happening. They all really seem to feel powerless to do anything.

Oh, well. I guess it's always something. Enjoy the rest of Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In the meantime, I think I'm going to call my broker* and tell him to move all my money** to ammo and canned goods. Although Wobbler always recommended coffee and cigarettes, on the premise that you can trade those for anything.

* I don't have a broker. Though it was a financial advisor who told me the ammo and canned goods thing. He used to date my sister. True story.

** I don't actually have any money, either.


  1. as a nation, we're in debt up to our eyeballs... and we can't pay it back... crunching our currency is as close to knee-capping a country as you can get. i somehow also take comfort in the fact that i have no money either... but it's not good comfort. will try to catch the flick.

  2. I still say coffee and cigarettes. I think people will kill for necessesaties, but pay for addictions.