In end of May, 2009, there was a secret meeting of billionaires. The economy started recovering in June, 2009 and rose ever since. “The economy started growing again in the July-to-September quarter of 2009, after a record four straight quarters of declines. Thus, the April-to-June quarter of 2009 marked the last quarter when the economy was shrinking. At that time, it contracted just 0.7 percent, after suffering through much deeper declines.Sep 20, 2010 Report: Recession Over In June 2009 : NPR” http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30851839/ns/us_news-giving/t/top-billionaires-hold-secret-meeting/

In end of May,
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Idiot plotter of evil isn’t necessarily wrong. Keith was talking about something different: that a) people exaggerated how evil he is but by contrast b) he is smart and also a retard. Idiot plotter of evil though works because it doesn’t require smarts to be an idiot plotter. But I don’t think he’s an idiot, just incompetent in this position. 3.5 years and he’s remained precisely the same as he was 25 years ago. “Wait and see” = more of what you see.

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I’m not deflecting anything. What is the nature of a government? What does it do? What metaphors function in place of a government? That can be tricky as government is a nominalization of a verb: TO GOVERN. Government governs. Act of governing. So where does this action of governing take place? On a plot of land with people and things on it. SO now we have a circumscribed place with an act (“governing”) taking place with people and things involved. What metaphor covers all that? A house. A family. Mom, Dad, kids, pets, stuff. Is it a good metaphor? I don’t know. But nation as house, leader as mommy or daddy, the people as kids, the economy as bank account, is SO commonly in use that it acts “as if” true already. Look at the budget. People talk about the budget as if it’s a bank account for their home. But it’s not. It’s entirely different, functions differently. But the metaphor of nation=house, leader = mom/dad is so strong, that even the smartest economists fall in that metaphorical trap and can’t get out of it.

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It’s an extension of absentee voting. This is not new, this is not novel, this is not going to lead to the President of the USA canceling the vote and becoming King. Why? Because: States have extended absentee voting times before due to natural disasters and things. What’s new is a coup that reached the supreme court.

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