More Bailout Humor

3 October 2008 at 9:09 am 8 comments

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In dark times, sometimes all you can do is laugh.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sandysays1  |  3 October 2008 at 10:05 am

    I’m normall a big FOX news fan but they’re pulling an MSNBC. There is no guarantee or provision in the bailout to force the firms to use the funds they receive to extend credit to the US economy! Fox News won’t cover this subject. Ask them why at: We have to defeat this disastrous legislation. Check my site
    for some tools to fight it.

  • 2. Matt C.  |  3 October 2008 at 10:22 am

    This was very humorous. I sent the link out with the following note.

    Hey, just found this website and it looks like it has HUGE upside potential. We all may want to look at getting jobs here. This will probably be an ever expanding company too. I am sure it will expand into other markets as it grows, so plenty of lateral growth potential once we get in.

  • 3. Jody  |  4 October 2008 at 9:47 am

    Here’s some more bailout humor – a really funny song about the Wall Street mess. Anything to lighten up a grim topic: Bailout song

  • 4. Sue  |  5 October 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Funny cartoon video of “Zombie Bankers” and the bailout

  • 5. John Maszka  |  6 October 2008 at 4:11 pm

    This bailout is just one more example of the indivisible handjob stroking irresponsible CEOs and CFOs with billions so that they can run the American economy even further into the ground. So much for Keynesian economics. If the goal is to stimulate the economy, why not give the money directly to the American taxpayers? The government could do twice as much good for the economy by returning half as much money (as the bailout requires) directly to the hardworking American taxpayers. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush administration.

  • 6. Jody  |  6 October 2008 at 7:33 pm

    There’s a YouTube video of the bailout song now:

    Very funny.

  • 8. Howard Kilik  |  2 February 2009 at 10:57 pm

    and another Bail Out Song:

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