Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I told you so

It must be hard to be Paul Krugman. Time after time, he's right, and people just refuse to listen. Must be like being one of those old Hebrew prophets who made all these prophecies of shit that was going to happen, and everybody just looked at'em like they were crazy and said "nuh-uh, won't happen!" and then when it did, they got mad at the prophet for, well, telling them what was gonna happen. Obama's endorsement of Reaganism tonight? Paul says, I told you so. And I told you so too. Though my record is nowhere near as good as Paul Krugman's, I ain't an idiot, unlike the morons who thought that somehow a conservative black middle class attorney was the Great Liberal Hope.

So it goes...

-- Badtux the "I told you so" Penguin


  1. Ha!

    Beat you by three hours.

    Then I went out and bought a new garage door opener. Anything to help the faltering economy. Unlike other idiots, I'm not cutting back on spending.

    JzB the Krugman-believing trombonist

  2. Well, you live three timezones east of me, of *course* you beat me by three hours, you woke up three hours before I did!

    - Badtux the Timely Penguin

  3. More like Cassandra, in that (a) he is right and (b) nobody will believe him.

  4. The other problem with Cassandra was that she lived in Troy and we all know how well that turned out.

  5. Well, you live three timezones east of me, of *course* you beat me by three hours, you woke up three hours before I did!

    Well, that was more or less the point. It struck me as in interesting coincidence that we both posted at about 10:40. Of course, you actually said something, and I just quoted Krugman.

    JzB The EST trombonist

  6. I think you're right, EBM. Krugman *IS* the modern incarnation of Cassandra. I can't remember the last time Krugman was wrong, and I've been waiting to see him wrong. It hasn't happened. Yet still people refuse to listen to the man. Inexplicable.

    - Badtux the Prophet-scryin' Penguin


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