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Whistling Past the Graveyard – Open Thread

Idiom Definitions for ‘Whistling past the graveyard’
If someone is whistling past the graveyard, they are trying to remain cheerful in difficult circumstances. (‘Whistling past the cemetery’ is also used.)

This idiom is American English
Category: Death

Bloomberg’s survey of economists predicted job increases of 40K-175K in June; came out to 18K in reality. Unemployment (by their fishy counting process) up to 9.2%. Some recovery.

Mr. Obama’s ‘Architect’, David Plouffe says people won’t vote in 2012 based on unemployment. Quite a whistler, that Plouffe!

Discuss amongst yourselves, open thread!

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    • I’m sure the Bamamaniacs and their Street friends will find a way to spin this into news worthy of another 900 point jump in the Dow. . . just like the one we saw over the prior 2 weeks.

      House_Of_Cards, the new bubble. But that’s what Wharton teaches these days.

      • Have the schools changed their names yet, as well as their curriculums? The Wharton School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution; The Columbia School of Environmental Diversity Immigration Redistribution; The Harvard School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution; the University of North Carolina School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution……..

  1. As long as we’re talking about whistling and graveyards, if the Republicans in Congress agree with Obama on this budget deal without current massive spending cuts, they are headed for extinction.

    Last time they promised us $100 billion and delivered a few hundred million with the unpersuasive argument that they were just doing so to get beyond last year’s business so they could really lay the hammer down on this year’s business.

    Time is up, boys. Get tough or die.

    • I’m sure the Bamamaniacs and their Street friends will find a way to spin this into news worthy of another 900 point jump in the Dow. . . just like the one we saw over the prior 2 weeks.

      House_Of_Cards, the new bubble. But that’s what Wharton teaches these days.

      • Have the schools changed their names yet, as well as their curriculums? The Wharton School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution; The Columbia School of Environmental Diversity Immigration Redistribution; The Harvard School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution; the University of North Carolina School of Environmental Immigration Diversity Redistribution……..

  1. As long as we’re talking about whistling and graveyards, if the Republicans in Congress agree with Obama on this budget deal without current massive spending cuts, they are headed for extinction.

    Last time they promised us $100 billion and delivered a few hundred million with the unpersuasive argument that they were just doing so to get beyond last year’s business so they could really lay the hammer down on this year’s business.

    Time is up, boys. Get tough or die.

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