I was excited about Obama’s economic speech, especially when he said “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of s–“ and I thought, “Is he gonna say it??? Please say it, Mr. President!” but then he went on to finish the word: “Sand.”
Pile of sand.
That’s the pile?
That doesn’t work for me, because “a pile of sand” sounds nice. It sounds fun. I know, I know, it’s from the Bible and so Obama has to use it because he’s so religious, but still … I think it would have been more religious to say “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of shit.” At least, I would have jumped up and down screaming “Praise the Lord!” because then I would be reassured that the guy hasn’t actually been hypnotized by Larry Summers and all the other free-market fundamentalist wackos he seems to surround himself with.