This blog annnounced over the weekend that legendary investor/businessman Warren Buffet was this week's recipient of the coveted/dreaded Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate. The actual awards ceremony was delayed to see if Warren Buffet could be induced to fly to El Paso, in his private jet (see weekend entries), to receive the Finger in person. But scheduling conflicts proved too difficult, even though Buffer expressed his appreciation of the honor, and it was decided to proceed witht he ceremony.
As readers of this blog know, the Finger is this blog's unauthorized reincarnation of the old "Laugh In" award for really outstanding stupidity in the previous week. The award is represented by a statuette of a pointing INDEX finger.
See the entry today about President Obama and Jim Owens, CEO of Caterpillar. For whatever reason, the big players in the financial community have become economic fascists (defined as: "socialism with a capitalist veneer"--a partnership between Big Business/Wall Street/Big Government). Thus, Warren Buffet was a big supporter of Barack "World" Obama, and used by Obama to give Obama credibiity on economics. Jim Owens was used, in much the same way, to advance Obama's ridiculously bad "stimulus" bill (see immediately preceding entry as to that bill, along with many earlier entries).
So why does Buffet richly deserve the Finger? Well, see the weekend entries. But, in short, Warren Buffet has BETRAYED his country to avoid interfering with the "cult of personaliby" that is Obama.
Warren Buffet was quoted as saying that President obama was wrong headed in 4 separate areas, including the new TAX known as "cap and trade (along with "card check" forced unionization, corporate jets, and trying to do too much when the economy is falling off of a cliff. In effect, Buffet said Obama was in danger of RUINING the economy of this country by going off in all of these wrong directions--especially when we are already in a bad recession that should be claiming all of his attention.
On "cap and trade" alone, a top economic advisor was quoted today as saying it would cost Americans 2 trillion dollars (dwarfing the small Obama "middle class" tax cuts, as people are forced, by government taxes on "carbon emitting" industries, to pay higher utility bills (not to mention highter gasoline bills, and higher bills for every product using carbon fuels to produce it, including food transported by truck). This alone will ruin our economy, and Buffet recognizes it.
However, Buffet insisted upon repeating that he stilll "strongly supports" Obama. In other words, Buffet took all sting out of his criticisms by basically leaving it up to Obama whether Obama follows Buffet's advice. Buffet made clear that Obama still had Buffet's support, even if Obama totally ignored Buffet (as Obama is doing, despite his campaign promise to "listen" to such advice from experts).
Now Buffet did not have to--lie Rush Limbaugh--say that he wanted Obama to "fail" in pushing his policies, even though that is what Buffet was really suggesting. However, for Buffet to emasculate his own criticisms the way he did was to betray Buffet's country, in favor of allegiance to a single man. For that, Buffet deserves the Finger. And today it is awarded to him.
Award Ceremony (as usual, the ceremony takes place entirely in the imagination, without even any graphics; this is why it is suggested that you visualize Dick Martin presenting the old Laugh In award, solely as a visual aid to help your imagination):
Imagine Dick Martin thrusting the statuette of the pointing Finger at the camera, and saying: "Warren Buffet, this is for you. You deserve it. Too bad you put your standing in the "in" crowd ahead of your country."
This is Dick Martin again. I repeat that this blog is using my name without my permission. And now the blog author has gone TOO FAR. How dare he criticize Warren Buffet!!! I ask you. How much money does the blog author have? And how much money does Warren Buffet have? I rest my case. This guy could not shine Warren Buffet's shoes, and has no business bashing Warren Buffet in my name. Who knows what Warren Buffet can do to ME. I have no intention of finding out.
Editorial comment from your editor: This blog has been unable to prevent the entity calling himself/itself Dick Martin from hacking into this blog. It is unclear how this is being done, and from where (best not to even think about that). Sorry for the distraction. It is a little disturbing to realize how far Warren Buffet's inflence may reach. This merely shows again the fearlessness of your blog editor, willing to discuss religion (in past entries) and bash Warren Buffet. It is hard to get much braver than that.