Saturday, November 22, 2008

Don't "Panic", But The Sky Is Falling

There is a funny contrast over at NNW. One piece, offers a headline, wherein Harper warns against "panic". Right beside it, a title post, with Harper raising the spectre of the Great Depression to describe the current challenges. In other words, everyone remain calm, but just so you know, prepare for downright economic catastrophe. Nothing soothes jittery markets and consumer confidence like referencing the Great Depression. Should I store up on canned goods or snag the 50 inch plasma? Confusing signals, but then again, contradiction is Harper's forte.

12 comments:

penlan said...

Crazy isn't it? Am beginning to see a lot more criticism of the Cons by the media now. Hope they keep it up.

The Right is Where it's At said...

You now you people make me laugh.We have a Prime Minister who is trying to encourage the financial marks not to panic in this financial crises,and you guys are still playing with words. What should have he been saying hum? Everyone panic go and jump from nearest bridge? Would that make you guys happy? But I digress.

burlivespipe said...

Yeah, TRIWIAt (or Twit), nothing keeps people's hopes buoyed like the flip-flop of a man who doesn't know that the economy is in trouble, keeps spending like a drunken sailor and empties the rainy-day account to buy votes, during the election tut-tuts rivals about the economic global tsunami under way, and then makes like chicken little when his 'it's a good time to buy' toss-off proves to be bogus advice that would get most financial advisors fired.
You digress, but then again, I've gotta give you credit for body contortion. You need to be a flexible to keep up with your leader's weather-vane like spinning.

Steve V said...

"You now you people make me laugh."

Oh good, because I've considered you a joke for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Signals aren't confusing at all.

Harper is a leader. Leaders don't panic, even in a depression, or a tsunami, or any other disaster.

It's all about leadership.

JAWL said...

WTF Anonymous, you're quoting campaign commercials? Christ that is weak.

Steve V said...

"Harper is a leader."

Yes, that's why he copied Dion verbatum once the election was over.

Anonymous said...

Help! It's 1929 and Harper is in charge. We're going down for sure.

Jerry Prager said...

Bit testy over here eh ? Have to agree Yadayadayada Harper is not a Leader. He's a follower, he'll follow whoever knows more than him which appears to be everyone, but for now he'll keep following Bush until he can legally start following Obama. Our PM's an American political junkie, that's why I like to think of him as Vice President Harper, it keeps him in focus, makes following his weathervane swivellings easier too account for: you just have to know that his prevailing wind is always from the direction of Washington.

Green Assassin brigade said...

Referencing the Great Depression is perhaps the first truth Harper has spouted for about a decade.

The only unknown is if they can inject enought liquidity into the markets to make what is starting to look like a deflationary recession into a inflationary depression! Either way we are screwed.

it's going to get ugly, folks.

Anonymous said...

The only thing Depressing around here is Harper and his boring old brand of short-term poli-tricks.

Canadian politics are turning me into a nihilist.

Anonymous said...

History does repeat itself. Harper is Richard Bennett to Obama's Franklin Roosevelt. History's verdict on Cons during a depression: make the problem worse, too little too late. The next election can't come soon enough.