For the record, I’m very impressed with our new president so far. His first actions in office – closing gitmo and setting a broad mandate for openness in government – are a bold and principled course-correction for a stumbling nation. And I am tickled pink to hear that Obama recently asked Scott McNealy to write a whitepaper on the benefits of Open Source software in government. But this bailout horseshit has got to stop. The economy will rebound regardless of how many hundreds of millions we do or don’t toss into random programs like birth control initiatives (is the family-planning sector really one of the hardest hit? No fooling?). All our elected representatives are arguing over is who gets to take credit for the recovery by pissing away the most taxpayer cash into the money hole.