Friday, March 6, 2009

Nero Hero of the Week


(Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (15 December 37 – 9 June 68), born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus)
While it may not be fact, it is a belief that has lasted over two thousand years: Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Well, that is what is happening in Washington, District of Columbia, right now. Especially in the White House and Halls of Congress. I feel it incumbent upon me to laud one person each week for fiddling while the United States of America burns. Some might argue that the burn is intentional and set by liberals and Democrats beginning with the inauguration Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. Others might simply state that the Chief Executive Officer, newly elected, of the United States of America (hereinafter defined as "US&A) is laughably and predictably acting as a neophite. In other words, with no experience in running anything and no experience in hiring exceptional -- or even unexceptional -- executives to report to him, he's floundering and with his fishy behavior the nation is going belly-up. And he seems to be copying a recent whale: former president George Bush, Junior.
So the first weekly person to be honored with the Nero Hero of the Week Award is President Barack H. Obama.
He announced this week that the stock market, where something like 55 million of his subjects' households own stock through mutual funds -- nearly 48% of all households -- is like a popularity poll. Apparently all he is worried about with the plunge of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages this year is, "Am I popular today?" Well, Mr. President, yes, you are, according to the polls that really count by MSNBCCBSPPBSABC and the New York (and most other cities') Times. So fiddle away. Oh, by the way, Wikipedia, the on-line source of acknowledged fact wrote: "Over the course of his reign, Nero often made rulings that pleased the lower class. Nero was criticised as being obsessed with being popular." Sounds like another absolute-ruler wannabe.
But one last laugh. In order to show the world you understand, you mentioned something like "profits and earnings ratios". Well, Mr. President you might sound presidential, but you are ignorant. There is no such thing as "profits and earnings ratios", profits and earnings are essentially the same. Did you mean "price earnings ratios" perhaps?
Well the last last laugh is on us, we who elected him. He's putting us in several trillion dollars of additional debt, apparently more than every president since George Washington COMBINED!
So laugh and fiddle Mr. President I hope you like the tune, we don't.

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