Four Corners Baboon-a-palooza

From Holden:

Chimpy wound up his Baboon-a-palooza western swing in New Mexico today, where he spoke wistfully of his desire to return to Crawford.

I like to get home. I like to remember — to go back to my roots, where I was from.

Funny, his official White House biography says he was born here, in New Haven, Connecticut…

…and grew up in Midland…

…and Houston, Texas.

It wasn’t until shortly before the 2000 election that he had his faux ranch built outside of Crawford.

Having started the show with a lie, I suppose it’s hard to stop. For instance, there’s the now-routine claim that Treasury Bonds are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America…

This is a pay-as-you-go system: money goes in and it goes out. Somebody probably thinks, well, there’s a trust — in other words, we’re taking your money and we’ll hold it for you, and then when you retire we give it back to you. That’s not how it works. It’s pay-as-you-go; the money comes in and we go ahead and pay. We pay for a lot of things other than Social Security. Retirement checks are sent out, and if there’s money left over, it goes to fund all aspects of government. And what is left behind is a piece of paper, an IOU.

…as well as the “some people say” lie about the investor class.

See, Fidel said something really interesting that caught my attention; there is what’s known as kind of the investor class, like only certain people are investors in America. To me, that’s a notion that’s just not American, nor is it something I agree with. I think all people should be encouraged to be investors.

[and later]

You see, that’s really important for people to understand. You hear this, oh, maybe it’s too hard for some in our society to invest. That’s kind of the old attitude that only a certain kind of person can invest. Maybe it’s too difficult. It’s not too difficult. Matter of fact, it’s quite — it’s made quite easy.

It leaves one to wonder where the truth begins.