Monday, August 08, 2011

"The Doorbell"

From Powerline, "The Doorbell" a video by Don Brookins.

I missed this on when it was posted by John Hinderaker back on July 28th, but the link was sent to me today by reader Jake. The timing could not be better. It seems to me that it is a rather perfect response to the President's remarks today on the credit downgrade by S&P. The frightening payoff line comes near the end when the voice "from the government" tells the young mother, "I wasn't talking to you."

As John noted, in pertinent part, in that post:
"This video titled "Doorbell," submitted by Don Brookins, wasn’t a prize winner in the Power Line Prize competition, but it meets the purpose of the competition very well: in simple fashion, it brings home the significance of the federal debt crisis and the impact of the debt on the next generation."
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

"I See Debt People"

The photo below was tweeted back on July 31st by Luke Russert, with the following caption:
"This guy wins protest sign of the day at the Capitol."
But to me, the instant appeal of the photo is that it is nearly pitch perfect parody . . . having the archetypal characteristics of a New Yorker cartoon. Note the (fortuitous?) "timing" and detail, including the red "do not cross" electronic hand, and the "Do Not Enter" sign in the background, just in front of the deep woods. (ht TigerHawk and others who have help punctuate the mood of this past week by posting this photo.)

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