Best of Twitter: September 2011

MORE DESPAIR (great manga & anime btw.)! MORE ECON-TWEETS! SELECTED FDP-JOKES & NERDY RANDOMNESS!

mattyglesias
.@rortybomb “you shall not cruxify mankind upon a cross of 2% PCI deflator targeting!”

abgefahrn
Willst du ein neues iPhone 5 gewinnen??? Dann rubbel hier ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ mit einem Schlüssel oder einer Münze.

FGoria
LOL of the day – Donovan (UBS): “Germany voted for the EFSF extension. Greece celebrated by going on strike.”

TheStalwart
Heck, if you can’t express an idea in one tweet, you might want to rethink whether you really understand your own idea.

TeraEuro
rösler, kurz, aber schmerzhaft… #fdp

egghat
#EFSF “Debatte”: Steinbrück zur Regierung: “Hasenfuß!”, Trittin zu Brüderle: “Rheinland-pfälzischer Dampfplauderer”. Alberner Kinderkram. [so true…]

LongShortTrader
@7costa77 flat…is the new…black

umairh
““Our parents are grateful because they’re voting. We’re the first generation to say that voting is worthless.”

zerohedge
Anyone else want to tell us how they feel? Euro Is ‘Burning Building Without Exits,’ UK’s Hague Tells Spectator

zerohedge
The next greek vote in which they promise to promise to think about paying their 1998-1999 taxes will be held in 1 to 2 weeks

umairh
It’s mind-boggling just how deeply institutionalized rent-seeking, corruption, and violence have become. Just everyday events.

convert_trader
An illegal alien, a socialist and a Muslim go into a bar. The bartender asks, “What can I get you Mr. President?”

TheTweetOfGod
I swear, if just half of you switched from “God bless you” to “Gesundheit” I would finally have the time to get shit done.

AchimMuellers
Politics is even more depressing to Americans than the recession goo.gl/3bYAC not just to Americans! #eurochat #politicalcrisis

TheStalwart
Gotta go back and find that great Richard Koo line about the dumb ideas journalists come up with to fix the economy during a crisis.

vatikan
I just ousted @Angela_Merkel as the mayor of Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, Germany on @foursquare!

TheStalwart
I wonder what The Pope told Merkel about EFSF expansion. Also curious if he has a stance on Eurobonds.

FGoria
LOL of the day! RT @CarloStagnaro @FGoria what do you mean by “Italy”?

TheStalwart
RT @ReformedBroker: Every stock in the Dow down today…except Hewlett-Packard because they’re firing somebody. The New Normal

pavel23
Man wirft uns vor, wir hätten kein Programm, das Programm sei nicht umsetzbar, und die anderen Parteien hätten das alles auch im Programm.

umairh
Now, advanced economies are beginning to understand their layers of problems. Broken democracies that can’t fix broken economies.

TheTweetOfGod
Rick Perry had dinner with Rupert Murdoch last night. Then they went back to Rupe’s place and fucked the middle-class.

umairh
Call me a utopian, but If bankers banked, reporters reported, and representatives represented, things would probably be a little better.

spreeblick
Der Herr @spallek hat das nur auf Facebook gepostet, dabei isses so gut: “Die Piratenpartei bedankt sich bei ihren WLAN.”

larsreineke
Hat die FDP eigentlich noch einen Wikipedia-Eintrag, oder gibt’s da schon die Löschdiskussion wegen Irrelevanz?

Jottaen
+++EIL+++ Wikileaks veröffentlicht Namen der beiden FDP-Wähler +++EIL+++

Volker_Beck
+ 5% für Grüne – so viel wie wir dazu gewonnen haben, hätten manche gern als Ergebnis #fb

Sheldon_Cooper_
Why don’t you see mathematicians on the beach? Because they have Sine & Cosine to get a Tan. #BAZINGA

ZekeJMiller
Carter on religion: “We have seen what I consider to be an unwarranted intrusion of the religious community into the political campaigns.” [Jimmy Carter]

umairh
RT @MartijnLinssen: @umairh With London riot sentences in mind, jail time for losing $2B would probably be measured in lightyears?

umairh
RT @philo_quotes: Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death. ~ Montesquieu

AlbertoNardelli
#Italy lower chamber approves austerity package – that was the final hurdle (aside from implementing the plan).

TheTweetOfGod
For every action there is an equal and opposite Republican overreaction.

zerohedge
EU holding gun against its head, threatening to pull trigger

umairh
I cannot believe this Geithner-Cramer-“Lehman”-Europe circus. The vulgarianism of a banana republic on steroids.

zerohedge
Italy’s Lower House Wins Confidence Vote on Austerity Plan. Since there is neither confidence, nor austerity, this is not news

mh120480
ein durchschnittsnerd scheint mir die ökonomische weitsicht eines gänseblümchens zu haben. hauptsache das weltbild passt und einer ist böse.

pierrebri
That’s the problem.RT @DLeonhardt: Angela Merkel may be the most important economic policy maker in the world right now: nyti.ms/nKHlRR

AlbertoNardelli
FTSE MIB down on rumours #China want Balotelli, Buffon and Pirlo in exchange for buying #Italy bonds.

OlafStorbeck
RT @timharford: RT @alaindebotton ‘Creative destruction’ such a nice theory till it happens to you.

felixsalmon
+1 RT @credstrategist: Laughable. Greece already defaulted. Now world is freaked out as it defaults officially.

Richard_Florida
As NY Mag summarizes: “sprawl+isolation=the substitution of televised, crazy-eyed pods of frenemies for actual human communities.” (Nice)

umairh
You cannot create the future by compromising with the past. This is awesomeness 101. We’re flunking it.

LemaSabachthani
Italy is in a huge lake of shit and the main problem is the onanism and perversions of Berlusconi. IDIOTS!

zerohedge
IMF’s advice for a European bailout? “Beg China”

FGoria
A view from Eurozone twitpic.com/6i7mu9

zerohedge
So IMF sees $200 billion in Eurobank capital needs, Goldman: $1 trillion, and some bureaucrats in Luxembour say it will be negligible.

zerohedge
There is no better news to this market than “Europe is closed”

TheBrowser
The Revolution Of Capitalism: “Marx was wrong about communism. But he was prophetically right about capitalism” b.rw/rmylLp

FGoria
Understood, dear Berlin and Helsinki? ***RTRS: ECB’s Draghi says some Eurozone countries are not showing enough solidarity in the crisis***

TheTweetOfGod
“Palin Seeks to Position Herself as Outsider.” Then position thyself outside the country.

rationalists
I don’t mean to brag but I’m so rich I paid more in U.S taxes than GE, Verizon, Exxon, Chevron, BofA, & Citibank. I paid $1.50.

Richard_Florida
Globe & Mail: “Canadians’ attitude toward U.S. shifts from envy to sympathy” bit.ly/oZvJhc

umairh
lol. can I get peasants with that? RT @stefanstern: You probably won’t like this [FT] headline: “Don’t rent a villa, rent a village”.

zerohedge
gotta love that Eurozone cohesion: Dutch Govt. Has ‘Serious’ Objections to EU Budget Plan

umairh
Barack should nominate someone to run the country already.

mattyglesias
So, conservatives, when is month after month of public sector layoffs going to deliver the boom you’ve promised me?

bryan_caplan
The best advice for grad students is best said in German: Arbeiten Sie! Lernen Sie! Schreiben Sie! Jetzt! Schnell!

LorcanRK
@OlafStorbeck You have way too many trouble making economists in Germany. Can’t they be trained?

FGoria
***RTRS: Germany’s Feld says Gaddafi should restructure his point of view on leadership*** (I’m joking, obiouvsly…)

umairh
Forget the mass-produced “hope”. The truth is: if you’re under 35, or worth less than $20+ mil, the future looks astonishingly bleak.

ioerror
If you’re not wiretapped… are you making a difference?

TheTweetOfGod
1. Buy Dick Cheney’s memoir. 2. Tie it to a board. 3. Pour water on it. 4. Demand the truth. 5. Fail to get it.

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