I sweat money and the bank is my shower…

Well, not lately anyways.

“When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” – Oscar Wilde.

I don’t know if you noticed, but yesterday two of my co-bloggers put up some excellent posts. Lollipop definitely got to what I was thinking about this current financial crisis: What would Gordon Gecko think? (Probably something to do with stocking up on suspenders.) And Benjamin Light said it perfectly: Now is a good time to be poor so you don’t have any money to lose.

So I wanted to add to this all since it’s cleary a big issue, but I’m not going to lie to you: Like a lot of you, I’m not the most informed person on just how bad it is out there. (Are stockbrokers throwing themselves out windows yet?) In fact, I’m just a guy writing blogs using Lil’ Wayne lyrics as titles whose fascinated by the political ramifications of it, beacuse… well, everyone’s going to get a little bit of shit on them, especially with an incompetent outgoing President and it being election season and all.  So I’m going to go to the easiest source available to me…

The Counterforce tumblr dashboard.

And maybe some other links along the way as well, since I can be somewhat industrious when I want to be.

Tumblr is primarily devoted to microblogging, using short text bursts or pictures, as well as video and audio, etc. But probably the most common thing you’ll see on their is re-blogging. It’s simple and easy: Somebody puts up a wacky picture that you like and it shows up on your tumblr feed, which is just pages and pages of everything you or those you follow have blogged. You see that wacky picture that you like and you click the easy little link that says “reblog.” Rinse, and then repeat like a David Markson novel gone nu-cle-ar.

(via Katiebakes.)

“In other words, the Democrats and the Republicans made a deal before the vote to deliver a certain number of votes each. The Democrats made good on their part of the bargain; the Republicans didn’t. Obama’s not the issue.” Stumper: The bailout failed. Should we blame McCain? (via Robot Heart.)

Riding out the credit crisis, from Boing Boing. (via Siege, as is the glorious of our fearless leader up there.)

Andrew Mitchell talking about the complete failure of leadership on all sides for the bail out. (via Robot Heart.)

(via Robot Heart)

Yesterday’s losses in the market added up to approximately $1.2 trillion. (via Siege.)

Golden parachutes. (via What I Learned Today.)

Michael Moore explains how our current financial crisis is about rising medical costs and the need for universe health care. (via Robot Heart.)

McCain camp says Obama is not leading.

Obama humiliated McCain at the White House meeting. (via Robot Heart.)

John McCain: Do as I say, not as I do. (via Robot Heart.)

Forget Joe Biden. I’d like to see John McCain debate Sarah Palin.” Exactly. (via Robot Heart.)

Should McCain ask Palin to step down?

Was the Palin pick a mistake?

John McCain owns VoteForTheMILF.com? (via Robot Heart, whom you’ll probably see mentioned a lot in this post, as if you hadn’t already noticed.)

Biden’s mouth doesn’t know what Obama’s saying.

McCain calls for an end to partisan attacks, then 16 minutes later blames Obama for economic crisis. (via  – guess who! - Robot Heart.)

How bad could things get? (via Katiebakes.)

(via Gawker.)

Debate questions for Joe Biden.

Obama wants to increase FDIC insurance to $250,000.

Why the bailout affects you. (via Robot Heart.)

A memo found in the street bout the financial crisis. (via What I Learned Today.)

How credit default swaps became a timebomb. (via Fat Manatee.)

Financial Crisis 2008 isn’t the only the crisis out there. There’s also Final Crisis!

Latest Palin gaffe: Can’t name Supreme Court other than Roe v. Wade. (via Robot Heart.)

How the game plan for Palin is being retooled ahead of the debate. (via Robot Heart.)

We’re one, but we’re not the same.

Completely unrelated to the financial crisis: The longest SF books of all time. (via This recording.)

Also, completely unrelated: Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, 1981. Just cause. This is your brain in financial crisis mode! Ha ha. (via Blood Pudding.)

Still unrelated, but slightly less so: Men seldom make passes at girls in glasses… (via Carnal Knowledge.)

I wonder how the financial troubles we’re facing right now will affect a post peak oil world. Hmm. Anyone?

And then there’s always the lingering question of the Russia/Georgia situation.

Maria Diaz on McCainSpace. Goddamn, she’s brave.

The 30 best songs about business and money.

An New York Times article entitled “Fannie Mae eases credit to aide mortgage lending,” and printed exactly 9 years ago today. That’s just badass right there. (via Katiebakes.)

McCain plays “the Bill Clinton card.”

Bracelet flap lingers post-debate. (via Robot Heart.)

“McCain said he was going to interrupt his campaign to save the negotiations. What he did was interrupt the negotiations to save his campaign.” – John Kerry, of all people.

Meghan McCain on Jay Leno. (via It’s Bed Time.)

Thoughts from guys on IM: Sarah Palin and her VPILFishness. (via Rachel Kramer Bussel.)

Casting call for the upcoming Sarah Palin porno.

“I grew up to be a man, right here, in this area. It’s as a consequence of working with this organization and this community that I found my calling. There was something more than making money and getting a fancy degree. The measure of my life would be public service.” Obama’s community roots.

All politicking is local: How the Obama campaign is using technology to change elections on the ground. (via Something Changed.)

Molly Lambert’s metaphor for the U.S. economy.

McCain: Palin in the next Clinton or Reagan.

The broad political implications of a McCain victory.

(via Planet Tampon, but this one is good too.)

So you think you’re a swing voter? (via Nick Douglas.)

“I’m a feminist who, uh, believes in equal rights and I believe that women certainly today have every opportunity that a man has to succeed, to try and do it all, anyway. And I’m very, very thankful that I’ve been brought up in a family where gender hasn’t an issue. You know, I’ve been expected to do everything growing up that the boys were doing. We were out chopping wood and you’re out hunting and fishing and filling our freezer with good wild Alaskan game to feed our family. So it kinda started with that.” – Sarah Palin, on why she’s a feminist. (via Robot Heart.)

Maybe she should use that lifeline.

But we don’t all need to be mean to her.

Today: Dow up 485 points! (via Robot Heart.)

Senate to vote on financial rescue plan on Wednesday.

The 2008 economic literacy rap lyrics contest for youth.

When Madmen reign. (via Siege.)

“A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Since I’ve re-blogged the hell out of her in this post, I might as well finish it with a quote from Robot Heart: “I’m tired of reading about the bail out.” Yeah… yeah, you’re right. Me too.

I guess we’re just going to have to hope this gets better. Thank God most of us are poor. Well, cash money millionaires, until next time…


(Thank God I’ve got Wu Tang Financial.)