Financial Meltdown: The Solution is Delicious

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  1. AngieSSNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with ya! I think too that if they are going to spend weeks yelling, “the sky is going to fall if we don’t get this passed immediately” they can’t leave on holiday before it’s passed!!!

    p.s. let’s use mud pies — we can’t waste good pies on these folks

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on September 30th, 2008 1:47 pm:

    Mud pies is a good idea. 🙂

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  2. Dan BrantleyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with you.
    I think it is slightly ironic that the same group of financial honchos who pushed through legislation that makes it much more difficult for people to declare bankruptcy – are now asking for the biggest bailout in history from basically that same group of people. What goes around comes around.
    I would be for the bail out if as a condition, every CEO who approved of the sub-prime financial shenanigans, every analyst who advised them, ebery trader who traded them every broker who sold them and anyone else who had anything to do with the mess had to resign their position adn never work in financial services again, and return all their compensation and bonuses but the equivalent of a minimum wage salary for the last ten years. They have proven they can’t be trusted, never give them the chance again.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on September 30th, 2008 3:38 pm:

    Under those conditions, I’d support it too. However, they’d also have to add an amendment to include the whipped-cream pie fights. 🙂

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  3. KirstenNo Gravatar says:

    You are a genius! Everything is better with pie in the face comedy!

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on September 30th, 2008 3:50 pm:

    And, I think it would encourage the average citizen to get involved in politics. 🙂

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  4. senseiNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with you. And yes, we (most, not all) are exactly that stupid.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 1st, 2008 11:19 am:

    Let the pie throwing begin! 🙂

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  5. MargaretNo Gravatar says:

    Can you imagine a no party system? {SIGH} Paradise.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 1st, 2008 11:21 am:

    I have been a registered NON PARTISAN for many years now. I encourage everyone to join me. 🙂

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  6. Yes, I am tired of politics as usual.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 1st, 2008 11:22 am:

    SICK and tired! 🙂

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  7. WayneNo Gravatar says:

    Damn I miss Soupy Sales….I am so with you on this. I’ve avoided writing anything about this because I know for sure I would end up ranting….

    Boot to the head! *or* Pie in the face…either way, I’m with you.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 1st, 2008 11:29 am:

    I miss Soupy too. No one could take a pie to the face like him. NO ONE! 🙂

    I don’t write about politics either–if you notice, I didn’t even name any political parties and was very careful not to single anyone out. Hopefully, it didn’t look too much like a rant. 🙂

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  8. Bil LibbeyNo Gravatar says:

    I wish you Americans would get your act together too – pie or no pie. Because our politicians are starting to act like your politicians. Name calling, sleaze, bitchy, negative ads – why can’t they copy the good things about American politicians like…. um……. ……….. can I get back to you on that?

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 1st, 2008 7:16 pm:

    Try to get them to throw pies now! Before it’s too late! 🙂

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  9. KathyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought for sure no one else in the world would remember White Fang and Soupy! But here they are in all their glory!

    I don’t want to write about this either. The closest I got was to post a picture I took once of the Wall St. bull and ask how much it would yield if we melted the damn thing down. Two days later, we were in full meltdown mode.

    Where are those pies?

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 2nd, 2008 6:00 am:

    I loved Soupy Sales. I just read that all of his original shows from the late 50’s and early 60’s are gone. There are no copies.

    Some of his mid-1960’s shows are available on DVD as well as his revival show from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. I’m tempted to buy them. 🙂

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  10. MilenaNo Gravatar says:

    I second the motion William. And as of tomorrow I shall wear a t-shirt that says William McCamment for President. Don’t waffle on the pie fight later though.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 3rd, 2008 3:26 am:

    Pie fights are the cornerstone of my campaign; I would never flip-flop on that! 🙂

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  11. What a great way to start my day by stopping by here.
    I remember as a baby/kid having the weirdest lamp in my room
    with Soupy Sales and Nipsey Russell on it,that’s a TRIP.
    Well I won’t comment on how horrible our politicians are and that MOST should be in jail or impeached.
    I just pray that we get back on the right or new path ASAP.
    Thanks for cheering me up AGAIN !

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 3rd, 2008 4:06 pm:

    I’ll bet that lamp would be worth a lot of money right now! 🙂

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  12. MattyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, wasn’t it Soupy Sales that had a kids show and his friends put a topless woman offscrene during the LIVE show that only he could see?

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 3rd, 2008 4:07 pm:

    Yes! That’s a true story–I saw the footage–and it’s available on DVD. 🙂

    The really CRUEL thing was that they rigged the monitors (which Soupy could see) so that it looked like it was going out over the airwaves. LOL 🙂

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  13. JennNo Gravatar says:

    I’m about ready for a good old-fashioned pie fight! 🙂

    I’ve said it before, but I want leaders who are smarter than I am. WAY smarter than I am. Not leaders just like me. What could I do to accomplish anything? Nothing. So smarter. Better. More diplomatic. Stronger. I don’t know when politics became a question who you’d rather have on your bowling team.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 3rd, 2008 4:13 pm:

    A politician is the last person I want on my bowling team–bring me a ringer!

    Let the pies fly! 🙂

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  14. Joe SomebodyNo Gravatar says:

    I am with ya 100%. It is time to start looking for a third party. And put these guys in jail. My only advice is to vote out the incumbents no matter who the party is they represent.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 3rd, 2008 4:15 pm:

    No, not a third party–NO PARTIES! None. Abolish all parties. Everyone must speak for themselves. 🙂

    I am definitely with you on the jail thing! 🙂

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  15. muskratNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely. After the pie fight, someone should release a pack of 30 pit bulls, too.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 7th, 2008 12:21 pm:

    A pack of pit bulls that HATE pies! 🙂

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  16. UniNo Gravatar says:

    Imagine there’s no politics…….its easy if you try…..no doublespeak to confuse us….in congress only pies…

    Yup that woulda fit the song

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 7th, 2008 12:23 pm:

    Haha! That is HILARIOUS! Good one Uni! 🙂

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    Kerry EnserNo Gravatar reply on August 25th, 2011 12:11 pm:

    Nice! That reminds me of Mad Magazine parodies… so clever.

    By the way, when you fold A to B, you get DEER (from DEad roostER)

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  17. Marion PetersonNo Gravatar says:

    I know what you mean about sending a pie across the aisle. Unfortunately, I think the House would be dominated by a pie fight, as its just one stupid (party) line after another.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on April 18th, 2011 4:25 pm:

    What’s really interesting is that I wrote this post over 2-and-a-half years ago and it still sits dead-square with today’s politics. 🙂

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    Jason FlahertyNo Gravatar reply on April 26th, 2011 3:05 pm:

    I imagine it will be relevant until the parties are abolished, like you recommended. So, forever.

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  18. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I do feel like politicians (in particular during election season) spend most of the time criticizing other politicians, instead of fighting for the people. It’s a shame that we don’t have more political options, of parties, and of systems.

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  19. “without the influence of groups” — ah yes, will the corporations and lobby groups ever stand down?

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  20. DanNo Gravatar says:

    Today is election day in Canada. We have the same crap going on up here. Oh well, at least I’ll exercise my right.

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    ScottNo Gravatar reply on May 6th, 2011 2:00 pm:

    The election did make a difference — the Green Party got its first seat in history! How’s that for a fresh start (however minor)?

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    Morris B.No Gravatar reply on May 14th, 2011 8:51 am:

    That is another benefit to living in Canada: at least there are more than 2 parties to support, even if most of them have similar talking points.

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  21. QuinnNo Gravatar says:

    It reminds me of “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten”. It’s as if cooperation and sharing takes a backseat to name calling and childish behavior.

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  22. CharlesNo Gravatar says:

    I agree 100% with @Quinn. If you haven’t learned the basics before you enter 1st grade, you probably should be held back. More than a few of our public “servants” (yea, they’re making a real sacrifice aren’t they?) should obviously have been held back and learn to play properly and “use their words”. But I’m also all for the whipped cream pie fights, “As yee sow, so shall yee reap”

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  23. debbiepNo Gravatar says:

    i comoletely agree. If they had top stand on their principals and really explain their views, I bet there would be quite alot more accomplished !!!

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  24. ChaseNo Gravatar says:

    great post, as always. humor mixed with reality.

    i’ve been staring at that first image, trying to figure out where it’s from, and what that furry white thing is at the left of the frame…?

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  25. psychologistNo Gravatar says:

    The campaign commercials are an embarrassment: all attack ads, and none actually explaining what they will accomplish.

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  26. Julia AndersonNo Gravatar says:

    It’s serious but “guilty-as-charged” amusing. :/
    Pie throwing starts… NOW!:D

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  27. WardNo Gravatar says:

    and the financial meltdown continues

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  28. Wayne L.No Gravatar says:

    If political candidates were actually held accountable for their action, we would see a drastic change in the way our government was run. Very good post.

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