jan 28


In his speech for this $819 billion stimulus package (which just passed the House, 244-188), Obama mentions a new website, Recovery.gov. Nothing there yet...


I am against the stimulus package. Please cut taxes, no pork!

posted by t sharp at 11:15 PM on January 28, 2009

I however, like a little stiulus now and then....

CropDuster2012@aol.com and RadBiker911@hotmail.com are old e-mail addresses someone probably used. These days people stick to their real names, maybe with a middle initial thrown in there. Back then we were all figuring out this new internet thing together. A massive part of the economy was based on the idea that you couldn't lose money in the internet--that we were on a new frontier, and if you weren't going into some internet-related field, well, then you better be investing in it. Things didn't go very well that first time around, and it looked like the internet and all its dancing gophers may have been a bad idea, but we climbed our way out and built a massive dumping ground for the world's knowledge. Then the other day I asked someone where the Super Bowl was being held. We couldn't figure it out, and it forced me to consider how I would track down such information without access to the net. What's troubling isn't that I would have a hard time finding the information without the internet, but that I struggle with the critical thinking skills required to find out where the game's being held. I would argue that, like the inevitable dotcom bubble burst that no one saw coming, we're now susceptible to a global meltdown in trivial knowledge since it exists only on the internet.

posted by ratman at 11:48 AM on January 30, 2009

ummmm, stimulus

posted by ratman at 11:48 AM on January 30, 2009

Frankly speaking I really do hope Obama can sort this out. I personally believe that the support you got at the polls was partly due to the nations believe in what he can do for the people.

posted by Pat Thomas at 7:14 AM on February 2, 2009

Well I voted for Obama on the hope that he will manage to sort this out. However it does sound like a long shot but I suppose that is the way that it has to be.

posted by Jack Temple at 7:15 AM on February 2, 2009

Who am I to argue with Nobel winners in economics about what the best pathway is?

posted by Reading Buddy at 10:48 AM on February 2, 2009

Well, we tried Reaganomics and look where it got us!

posted by JaneThePainter at 10:50 AM on February 2, 2009

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