Thursday, October 9, 2008

Y'know

we try to stay out of the personal here, but I can't help but note Megan has basically only worked 2-3 days over the last week. Sure, she's sick, but she also has a job that can be performed from a bed and the biggest crisis of her lifetime in her supposed field going on right now. N while I'm not going to go back and count, it seems to me that in the year or so we've been covering her Megan has been sick or on vacation a good two months total, at least. And she only has to work on weekends if she feels like it, which she rarely does, yet she probably makes Lumberg jokes all the same.
It's fortunate for her that her employment depends on David Bradley's opinion of whether she's a useful idiot, most people wouldn't still have jobs if they tried showing up only when they feel like it.

11 comments:

D Johnston said...

It's really hard for me to be sympathetic for Megan here. I had a chest cold last week, too. I spent the time running around an unfamiliar city speaking to government officials who don't speak my language, all in an effort to keep my job after my ex-boss tried to have me kicked out of the country. And despite that and the fact that I have no regular Internet access, I still manage to update my pissant blog at least four days a week.

Megan has an easy job that carries few expectations or even guidelines, and I won't even wager a guess as to how many trivial posts she's made compared to the substantive ones. She needs to get over herself and toughen up a little.

Susan of Texas said...

This is the biggest economic crises since the Depression. Itis also a political crises and might become a social crises.

Ah, well. It just means that people will become accustomed to visiting other blogs instead.

Clem said...

In the face of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, she's got nothin', and she knows it. Also, she's tired of Sullivan darting into her cubicle, letting one rip, then darting out again.

Dhalgren said...

As a Lehman soldier who was laid-off in March and is still not fully employed, I am disgusted by part-time pundits like Megan. It's reached the point where I can't care anymore.

But this site is entertaining. It rocks.

NutellaonToast said...

I kind of see her side. It's hard work being so wrong all the time. What if she did work while she was sick and accidentally slipped up and said some something correct and/or informative. where would we bne then?

Out of a job, that's where!

You guys just don't realize how magnanimous she is.

clever pseudonym said...

She's back at it now, though somebody needs to tell her that making heavy breathing/Darth Vader jokes stopped being funny around 1984.

Flautus said...

I looked at her posts during the last few weeks, and guess how many deal with our current financial crisis? You know, the one that's been on the front page of every newspaper in the world for the last two weeks? The one involving a run on the global financial system, where banks won't lend, companies can't borrow, and stock markets are plunging worldwide like never before? What does Megan have to say about all this? Answer: Nothing.

I'll bet you Tbogg has posted more about the financial crisis than Megan has.

She probabaly known nothing about central banking. Maybe she took Micro I and II but never took any Macro. Econoblogger, my ass.

Susan of Texas said...

You mean links and quotes aren't enough? She doesn't spoonfeed, you know.

spencer said...

susan, are you saying Ann Althouse - who brad is not - and Megan McArdle are the same person?

Susan of Texas said...

Given enough time, McArdle might just achieve the dizzying heights of Ann Althouse.

spencer said...

Maybe, but she'll have to work a little harder at it. Which really brings home just how lazy McArdle is.