Category Archives: Money

Hard Times

How much tougher can this economy get?

GM. Circuit City. Madoff. U2 selling only 484,000 copies of their shiteous new disk in a week. The horror of it all!

Now word on the Street is that Mr. Hooper, Gordon and gang are cutting 20% of their staff. Yes, the folks on Sesame Street are getting the axe.

I guess Mr. Hooper doesn’t really have to worry, as he’s been taking the big dirt nap for a decade or two now. I have no idea if Gordo and Susan are even still on the show. They must be grandparents by now, no? And what has become of Bob McGrath?

Not that they are asking for one, but if the Children’s Television Workshop ever asked for a bailout, it should be turned down. Flat. No one on that block ever pulled their weight

To be fair, after Hooper died, the only one on that block who had a job was my personal favourite, Grover.

Oh, Grover might not have been the most competent waiter – but he tried. It’s more than I can say for the rest of them.

Where did Cookie Monster get cash for his habit? Maybe that’s why he always stole his sweets? And while I love the Count – just counting things isn’t a job, unless you are a mathematician. I don’t think he was.

Of course, they were frivolous with the clumsy waiter who would always drop the 10 banana cream pies…..or whatever the sponsor number of the show might have been that day. But on a daily basis, they lost tons of food due to waiter error. Not Grover.

I’m not even going near Ernie & Burt. Two confirmed bachelors, sharing expenses with their disposable incomes are rarely affected by such an economic downturn. Too bad Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle died a few years back. I’m sure he’s turning in his grave.

The only one not feeling a change of course would be Oscar. He’s already used to living on the street and eating scraps.

Elmo however, can rot in hell.

Song by: Emmylou Harris

Money Money Money

These are tough economic times. Ask anyone.

Ask Barack. Ask the GOP House of Representatives. Hell, ask the CEOs needing/wanting bail-out money who might now be forced to live on a measly $500k per year.  How will they do it?

And when it comes to political activism, I try to do the right thing for the right causes – or as what I see to be the right ones.

But it has been killing me, that on a daily basis – or sometimes more – moveon has been emailing me asking for money.  The election is over, but now they want $$$$ to help  pass the stimulus package put before congress.   Or to buy ad time for a senate race………..for 2010!!!

Seriously?   And it’s not even in my district or state?

Yes – these are hard times.  Too hard for me to be coughing up $25 per email they keep sending me.

George Soros and Peter B. Lewis are billllllionaires who originally helped fund moveon. Good for them.  From there on it became kind of a grassroots effort.   But now I’m not sure how those roots are there, or can afford it.

Not only that, we had some big wins back in November after eight years of losses.   I’m thinking not only have funds dried up, but enthusiasm and basic need for change has too.

I know at least at this point, I’m not giving.

Song by: ABBA