Monday, October 26, 2009

The Deuce Believes!

In the last year or so things have happened in this country that I never would have believed possible.

A very large chunk of the American financial sector had to accept a federal bail out to avoid bankruptcy and the resulting "meltdown" of the entire credit industry and thus America's entire economy (which is now going to happen anyway).

America, knowingly or not, elected a communist President.

The mainstream media, long biased for the liberal left, cast aside all pretension of being balanced and openly supported and assisted in the election of Obama, and continues to cover for him and his allies.

The utter corruption of American government at its highest levels grows even more ubiquitous, with tax cheats appointed to high office, a racially biased women who was herself a multiple beneficiary of affirmative action was appointed to the Supreme Court and a revolving door of patronage between Goldman-Sachs and the U.S. Treasury Department.

Taking all of these impossible events into consideration, I am now forced to believe that everything I thought I knew was wrong, and so I must reconsider my world view...that is what I believe and what I do not believe.

I can now join so many of my American brethren and unabashedly say that I believe in:

UFOs, alien abduction, men in black, and that we faked the moon landing in '69. It's all real. How cool is that? Well, except that whole abduction thing...that sounds pretty yucky what with all the orifice probing.

Bigfoot, and all the international manifestations of him ( her?); Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, Swamp Thing and Rosie O'Donnel.

Legends and myths of lost civilizations like Atlantis, Camelot ( Arthur's, not Kennedy's ), Troy and Middle Earth. Who doesn't want to believe in Elves and magic rings of power? Now I can!

Astral projection, spirit traveling, past lives, pyramid power, magic crystals and channeling. Yes, its that I believe, I can travel to alternate universes whenever I favorite is the one where I'm rich, famous and a babe magnet. Who's your daddy?!

Vampires, werewolves and zombies. Thank God! Now when I bust a cap in some freak I don't like I don't have to be concerned that I've broken any law, 'cause wasting the undead is all good. Get some!

Ghosts, poltergeists, seances and Grey Men. Suddenly I'm a horror movie fan. Knowing all these evil spirits actually exist makes my life so much more interesting and my movie going all the more enjoyable! I don't sleep so good though.

JFK was killed by a cadre of the Mafia, Castro's agents, Lady Bird Johnson ( she was so jealous of Jackie you know ) and Joe Dimaggio ( as revenge for JFK's murder of Marilyn Monroe ). It's all so clear now!

The Bilderburgers, Illuminati and the Masons rule the world. Now that I know I don't have to take any responsibility for all the failures I've suffered in life. None of them were my fault! I mean, who can compete with those guys? I never had a chance...those BASTARDS!

And best of all...Elvis lives!

Thank you...thank you very much. I've left the building.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Deuce and Bold Men

In April of this year I wrote a post entitled The Deuce On Power. It was about how conservatives represented by the Republican Party didn't understand to get it, how to hang on to it when they had it, and how to effectively exercise it. I have been wanting to expand on the theory of power and Mr. Quarter's most recent post about Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals is the perfect intro.

Bold men exercise power...often more power than we will ever realize. Most of us are enthralled by the chutzpah of such men. Think about it. Xerxes; Leonidas; Alexander The Great; Julius Caesar; Moses; Charlemagne; Attila; Genghis Khan; William the Conqueror. Men from history to be sure, most of them celebrated in history and literature as great men who accomplished great things. Books are written about them, movies made of their lives, scholars study their beliefs, methods and foibles. In more modern times the bold men continue to amaze us, even when some of them were fundamentally evil in their pursuits. Washington; Adams; Jefferson; A. Jackson; Lincoln; T. Roosevelt; Lenin; Stalin; Mao; Castro; Churchill; F. Roosevelt; Kennedy and Reagan. For good or ill, there's something about men who exercise great power that is...captivating, that engenders in most people a sense of awe and a desire to follow them...wherever they're going.

Consider Alexander. You're still in your teens, your father the king as just been assassinated and you have assumed the kingship. You're sitting around the fire one night with your captains, drinking and wenching and realize that you're bored, and a thought occurs to you. You dare to speak it aloud. "Lets assemble our army and go out and conquer the world." Your men look at you pondering your idea, take a deep gulp of wine and say "Hell yeah!" You and them spend the next twenty years riding roughshod over every civilization you run across from Greece to India to Egypt. Untold thousands are butchered, untold hundreds of cities, towns and villages are razed. Untold tons of gold, jewels and other valuables are shipped back to Greece. The Greek manner of civilization is forcibly spread throughout most of the known world. And in his time, and ours, we call Alexander great. Most of us admire him. Truth be told, he was simply just another invader...another man with too much power and too much chutzpah. His only thoughts were to enrich himself, his people, to garner everlasting glory for himself, and it didn't matter one whit how many people died to make his desires come true. Modern beliefs such as human rights, the rule of law and sovereignty didn't even exist in Alexander's time...but chutzpah did. Guts, balls, nerve...whatever you want to call it, was in great supply and unchecked by any moral beliefs.

Of all the people who were simply living their lives as best as they could, up until the day Alexander's army came riding into view, how many do you suppose thought of Alexander as great? Clearly they thought death or enslavement had come calling and they ran for their lives...or they fought and died...or they bent their knees and accepted Alexander's rule and paid his taxes.

So what's the point? The point is this; bold men come in two kinds, good and evil, and the evil ones don't give a rat's ass what anybody else thinks. They don't care what anyone thinks of their ideas, their methods or their goals...they just go out and do it...if they can. And God help us, this type of men have a certain allure that captures the imaginations of far too many people, including Americans. Good bold men earn our everlasting respect and gratitude. Washington, Adams, Lincoln and Churchill to name a few. But bold men who are fundamentally good do not capture our attention these days nearly as much as the evil ones. In today's America, the man who will stop at nothing to achieve his ends is the man most admired...most long as he has good public relations.

Alexander has been dead for over 2000 years, but we still know who he was and what he did. There are still bold men who dream of being like Alexander...great men of power and wealth and fame. Their methods of achieving their goals may not include military invasion, but in the modern world military invasion is generally not required. All that is required is money, favorable media attention and a people unsure of their beliefs...unsure of what is right and what is wrong...a people who are more interested in "bread and circuses" than they are of being free...a people who desire to be relieved of the daily necessity of making their own way in the world.

To a much too large extent, America is made up of such people.

This explains the never ending stream of Hollywood actors, literary types, artists and fringe politicians who go to Cuba to bask in the glory of Fidel. They invariably come back to America wearing Che t-shirts with reports of what a brilliant man Castro is, how wondrous the Cuban culture is, how egalitarian its policies are. What they neglect to report is the abject poverty of the Cuban people, or the not so hidden desire of many Cubans to escape Castro's rule. You see communism, under such an enlightened dictator as Castro, is good for all...the height of human existence. Just ask Sean Penn, Maxine Waters or Michael Moore, experts all!

Barack Obama is such a bold man. He has parlayed his race, white guilt, oratory skills and the strategies of Saul Alinsky to vault from obscurity to the presidency in the blink of an eye. 53 million Americans voted for him in 2008, when if you had asked those people who Obama was just a few years earlier, very few would have had a clue. This fact alone smacks of the cult of personality...the cult of a bold man.

Obama is attempting to do what Mao did in China. He is working on multiple fronts to "fundamentally change" "return America's wealth to it's rightful owners." He has continued the nationalization of some of Americ'a biggest banks ( started by the terribly misguided Bush II who so famously had to "destroy capitalism in order to save it") and most of the auto industry with his "bail outs; he is attempting to nationalize the health care industry by creating a public health insurance plan similar to Medicare that anyone could join ( and may ultimately be forced to join ), driving the private health insurance industry out of business by undercutting their premiums ( and of necessity rationing care ); his "cap and trade" plan would effectively nationalize the entire energy sector of the U.S. economy.

Obama's methods are quintessential Alinsky. Force opponents to play by their own rules while observing no rules of your own; marginalize opponents by portraying them as racists hatemongers who hate the poor and want to destroy the Earth; overwhelm the existing political and economic systems by creating the perception of crisis and then enacting emergency powers ( grabbing more power ) to deal with the resulting emergencies.

Genghis Khan had his Mongol hordes; Attila had his Huns; Caesar had his legions. Obama has ACORN, SEIU,, Media Matters, the mainstream media and majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

America has elected a bold man to the presidency. And this President just happens to be a communist. Will America follow this bold man?

We'll know in November, 2010, when America next casts its votes for congress. It will be the second most important election in American history. The most important will be the presidential election in 2012...when America either ratifies Obama's communist dream by reelecting him, or casts out him and his nightmare vision for America.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mr. Obama's Rules

by Mr. Quarter

I had not previously actually taken the time to read the advice that activist and community organizer, Saul D. Alinsky, provides in his book, Rules for Radicals. However, I was aware that Mr. Obama is a disciple of Mr. Alinsky. As I read through the various rules, I was struck by how much the Obama Administration's actions and public voice seems to mirror the advice of these rules. It is truly frightening. I have reproduced them here for your slow digestion and suggest that you ponder after reading each one, "Have I seen or heard that recently?" I think in particular of the implication that racism is the driving force behind Obama critics (See rules for ethics of means and ends), the attack on Fox News (See rule 12 of rules for radicals), the attacks on citizen "tea party" protests and the citizen town hall meeting opposition (see Rule 5).
Rules for Radicals
Saul D. Alinsky

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Rules of the Ethics of Means and Ends
Saul Alinsky

Rule 1: The judgment of the ethics of means is dependent upon the political position of those sitting in judgment.

Rule 2: In war the end justifies almost any means.

Rule 3: Judgment must be made in the context of the times in which the action occurred and not from any other chronological vantage point.

Rule 4: Concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa.

Rule 5: The less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluations of means.

Rule 6: Generally, success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics.

Rule 7: The morality of a means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.

Rule 8: Any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition as being unethical.

Rule 9: You do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments.

Rule 10: Goals must be phrased in general terms like "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," "Of the Common Welfare," "Pursuit of Happiness," or "Bread and Peace."

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Deuce and Mr. Nobel

I wasn't going to comment on TGL's ( The Glorious Leader ) recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Quarter hit all the low-points in his most recent post and the very idea of TGL, peace be upon him, of winning the award at this time is so ridiculous it defies understanding. But then I read this comment made by DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse.

"The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists - the Taliban and Hamas this morning - in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize ... Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize - an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride - unless of course you are the Republican Party...the 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore - it's an embarrassing label to claim."

1. The criticism is of the Nobel committee, not TGL. God knows Obama merits the most extreme criticism at almost every turn, but in this case the humiliation belongs to the Nobel committee for giving the award to a man who had only held the office of the Presidency for ten days prior to the deadline for nomination for the award.
In other words, TGL received the award not for anything he has accomplished to further world peace, but instead for organizing communities, giving campaign speeches and orating "YES WE CAN" whenever the teleprompter told him to.
Even if one considers TGL's World Apology Tour 2009 as a contribution towards furthering world peace, the tour occurred after the nomination deadline.
The Nobel committee gave TGL the award not for anything he's done, but instead for what they hope he will do. Where I come from, we call that putting the cart before the horse, or if one is not inclined to be polite, we call it bullshit.

2. Our secret is out! Republicans are tight with the Taliban and Hamas. We be mates! We hang together. We're brothers by different mothers. We're homeys and G'Dawgs ( a little Michael Steele, hip-hop lingo there ).
You know what? If it wasn't for Republicans the Taliban would have been in control of Afghanistan years ago, and every member of N.O.W. would be tearing their hair out over the subordination and abuse of Afghan women ( because the welfare of women is the only good reason to invade any country don't you know? ). Are you telling me John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi would have sent America's military into Afghanistan after 9/11? Really? Those women don't believe in keeping score at kids soccer matches because it's just another manifestation of the violence of Patriarchy and destructive to the healthy formation of the "I'm great, no matter what" self-esteem movement. War? No way.

3. Republicans didn't "cheer when America failed to land the Olympics..." We jeered when, for once, TGL couldn't bullshit his way into getting what he wanted. To us Republicans, it seemed that for whatever reason, there was at least one international group that wasn't hypnotized by TGL's empty rhetoric. For once, posing in profile with his chin thrust out was inadequate to the challenge.

4. Since when do Americans "take great pride in" winning anything that is undeserved? TGL didn't deserve the Nobel. TGL got a Nobel for participation, just like all the little tea cups ( fragile children ) that chase butterflies while the other team is scoring on them during their soccer match. As long as TGL pretends to care, that's all that matters. TGL is "engaged", and results mean nothing. As the dean of science fiction, Robert Heinlein, once said, "A perfect mud pie is still just a mud pie...value nil." Getting an undeserved award, no matter how prestigious, is still undeserved...value nil.

5. Republicans "put politics above patriotism at every turn." This is without question the most insulting part of Mr. Woodhouse's quote. Patriotism is love of country. It is TGL and his "democrats" that believe America is in need of "fundamental change." It is TGL that is attempting to systematically deconstruct everything that made America great; free enterprise, individual liberty, small government, self responsibility and a belief in God.
The DNC's idea of patriotism is; socialism, group identity, all-powerful government, moral relativism and the worship of nature. In the eyes of the DNC, America is a cancer on the world, an empire of materialism, judgementalism, greed and racism that needs to be remade into a true people's paradise of equality and egalitarianism by making everyone the same...poor, powerless and obedient to the oligarchs who know better...the Democrats.
They sicken me.

6. Recently there have been many reasons to be ashamed of the Republican Party. John McCain comes to mind. Oh, he served his country admirably and paid a very dear price for it, and for that I honor him. But his willingness to compromise his beliefs is NOT worthy of my respect. There's a reason McCain was the Democrat's favorite Republican during the Bush administration and when he ran for the presidency...he believed in getting something done instead of believing in getting the right thing done.
George Bush II is another reason to be at least partially ashamed of the Republican party. I have repeatedly endorsed Bush's handling of 9/11, both the invasion of Afghanistan and strengthening America's defenses with The Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the eradication of barriers between our domestic security apparatus, the F.B.I. and our foreign security apparatus, the C.I.A. When it came to the military and intelligence response to 9/11, George Bush II got it right.
However, Bush was so focused on security that he virtually ignored domestic policy. He spent money like a drunken Democrat. The national debt soared, the annual budget deficits soared and the treasury just kept printing money to cover the costs. It was the beginning of America's financial Armageddon. TGL is continuing that Armageddon with a vengeance, tripling the budget deficit in one year and planning on adding more to the national debt than all the presidents that came before him ever did.

Better to be a rotting corpse than be a living Democrat.

If there were a Nobel Prosperity Prize, would TGL win that? After only ten days in office? After ten years in office? Not a chance.

Friday, October 9, 2009

For What?

By Mr. Quarter

On my way into work this morning, I happened to catch the news that President Obama had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. I nearly drove off the road.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? For what? What exactly has he done? Oh, now I remember - the apology tour. He went around the world kissing asses. Bowing from the waist to the King of Saudi Arabia, apologizing for American arrogance and unilateralism, asserting that American has been wrong in her intent, actions, and goals. As far as I can tell, that tour is the only task that Obama has actually finished since he took office. Other than that, I can't think of a single accomplishment that he initiated and took to conclusion. Every single thing that he has actually taken to a conclusion was started under the Bush administration - including the closing of Guantanamo.

I have never been ashamed as I am now. I have never felt such pity and real fear for those brave men and women that are now in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those poor bastards. What are the odds at this point, now that Obama has pocketed a Nobel Peace Prize, that he will do the right thing and put enough troops into Afghanistan to win. Shameful. If he had a hair on his sack, he would tell the Nobel Committee to take the award and stick it. If he was a grown up, he would never, ever mention it publicly for the rest of his (hopefully only) term in office.


Adding fuel to the fire of what exactly has Obama done, the deadline for nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize was exactly 10 days after Obama was inaugurated. 10 DAYS!!!!! He was apparently incredibly busy peacemaking for those first 10 days into his presidency. Imagine what he will accomplish with a full term of 4 years. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This guy is the friggin' Antichrist!!

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get."
Forrest Gump

Words to live by.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

How About We Stop Spending?

By Mr. Quarter

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office delivered it’s anxiously awaited assessment of the cost of the Health Care Reform bill hammered out after lengthy deliberations in the Senate Finance Committee. The estimated tab? A paltry $829 BILLION over 10 years. But hold on, here is the really good news! It will reduce the national deficit by $81 billion over 10 years, with “potential to save more in the future.” Really. Now there’s a deal that I’d rush to every time - spend $10 to save $1! So if I am doing the math correctly, if every decade we spend $829 Billion (or more adjusted for increases in population and inflation) and every decade we reduce the national deficit by $81 Billion (or less adjusted for inflation) after 100 years we will have spent $8.3 Trillion but will have reduced the deficit just enough to pay for the first 10 years. Of course, that is expressed in undiscounted cash flow terms, but it still doesn’t sound like the kind of bargain that I would jump on down at WalMart™. As I calculate it, the net outflow of tax dollars (assuming that the cost and the deficit reduction numbers stay the same) is $748 Billion every 10 years. That is $74.8 Billion more spending each year. That’s additional spending.

I guess to Senators and Congressmen, when contemplating an actual $1.4 Trillion annual deficit for federal spending for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, an additional $74.8 Billion in spending seems a little thing. But it would be done at the expense of the taxpayers. Who are the taxpayers? Well, in 2009 under the current and future tax code, it is a minority who are getting their pockets picked by the government to pay these bills, and the proceeds are distributed to the majority who consume those tax dollars.

According to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, 46 percent of all tax filers will pay no income tax in 2009. Their further analysis indicates that nearly 47 percent of single tax filers, 40 percent of joint filers, over 70 percent of household heads, and about 55 percent of the elderly will pay no income tax. Because of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other programs, approximately 40% of taxpayers will actually receive a cash subsidy that totals approximately 10% of the total income tax collected.

So who is paying the freight in America? The top 20% of income earning taxpayers pay 91% of income tax. The top 1% pays 36% of income tax. The bottom 50%of income earning taxpayers pays less than 3% of income tax. Doesn’t sound too fair to me. So, let’s do a calculation. If there are 120 million taxpayers and 20% of the income earning taxpayers pay 91% of income tax, then the $74.8 billion additional annual cost works out to an average of about $2800/year of future debt service or additional future income tax for that group of taxpayers.

The problem is not taxes but spending. Taking of money from a small minority of tax payers and distributing it to the majority. This is the work of politicians, spending the government’s revenues in ways that get them re-elected. No politician today is willing to stop spending if it means that some block of voters getting their subsidy will get pissed off. That costs votes.

The endless increases in spending are sinking this country deeper and deeper into debt, and it has to stop. The well is running dry. In my state alone, there has been a proposed increase in state taxes to cover budget deficits. The Bush tax cuts are going to expire so the marginal rates will go up in 2010. The Alternative Minimum Tax is looming for many. Many employers, including my own, eliminated annual compensation adjustments and 401K matches in 2009, with no change forecast for 2010. Nationally, unemployment is near 10% officially, with the real unemployment number closer to 17%. And, yes, the cost of health care insurance has gone up for FY2010 – 10.9% at my employer. Enough! Our take home paychecks are getting smaller and smaller and smaller. But no one in Congress gives a damn, because they just want to keep spending and spending, taking more and more of your paycheck.

I have an idea for a second stimulus program, place a moratorium on income tax for three months. Let the taxpayers take their entire paycheck home and let them decide how to spend the money. Maybe it would do some good to let the people who earn it decide how to spend it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Deuce Laughs...and Cries.

" sorry...but be so kind as to pee prior to boarding." All this "carbon footprint" crap ( no pun intended ) is really getting out of hand. All Nippon Airways is, very politely I'm sure, asking all passengers to...well...pee, before boarding. Do we laugh or cry?

In a related story Irish school children are being asked by their local school authorities to bring their own toilet paper to school. Seems tax receipts are down and expenses are up. What do you bet that just two or three years ago, when the Irish economy was thriving and the envy of Europe, these same school authorities were bragging about how they were supplying all of their precious little students with laptop computers...because everyone knows you can't learn without a laptop...just ask Einstein, Abe Lincoln or Euclid.

The gimongous stimulus bill, aka the "porkulus bill" was supposed to be for "shovel ready" building the building that was done during the Great Depression. Dams, roads, bridges and the like. Giant public works that would benefit Americans by putting them to work and by building things that improved America. Like, oh say, upgrading the levys around New Orleans to withstand a cat-5 hurricane so all the poor little dears there wouldn't be endangered when they ignored warnings to evacuate the city. Instead, we the taxpayers, get to fund yet another welfare plan. The Glorious Leader and his evil minions are bankrupting us to help those of us that are unable or unwilling to help themselves. This false compassion is crippling us.

The value of the dollar is falling. Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries are calling for an end in the exclusive use of the dollar for trading in oil ( oil can only be purchased using dollars ). They're doing this because they doubt the stability of the dollar, and hence the stability of the U.S. economy, and hence the stability of the U.S. As the dollar loses value as compared to other currencies, it means that more dollars must be spent to import all those wonderful goods that Americans oil that's refined into gasoline and diesel fuel for our cars and trucks, big screen TVs and cars from Japan, and just about everything else from China. What do these countries know that the Obama administration and congress don't? Can you say inflation? It's coming, with a vengeance.

The U.S. budget deficit TRIPLED in one year, the fiscal year that ended September 30. This, more than anything else in my opinion, is the reason for the decline in the dollar. Simply put, we are spending money we don't have. We are monetizing our debt, which means we are printing dollars, then taking those newly printed sawbucks and selling them into treasury bonds, and then the U.S. government is buying its own bonds. It is very risky, the risk being inflation, or even hyper-inflation, as seen in the Wiemar Republic of 1920's Germany or numerous other countries since then. It's VERY bad. It's like you maxing out one credit card, then getting a new credit card and transferring the debt from the first card to the second card...and continuing to charge purchases. End result, you get deeper and deeper in debt until you have no hope of paying the debt off and you go bankrupt. BIG HINT...there is no bankruptcy court for America.

NASA is bombing the Moon. One has to wonder what the rules of engagement are? Can NASA bomb wherever it wants, a veritable free-fire zone, or are there potential targets that are off limits? Are there carbon footprint concerns? Might we not be creating climate change on the Moon? One thing is for sure...minorities and children will most effected.

And finally this. Are you a real man having problems attracting a suitable mate? Well, it's not's chemistry. And you thought there was no trade off for those boner pills you've been taking.

Monday, October 5, 2009

There they go again!

By Mr. Quarter

Once again, I have read a hatchet job on the Republican Party by a leftist partisan hack that just made my blood boil. The article, by economist Paul Krugman (a man totally in the tank for the Democrats and Obama) who publishes in the NY Times (a partisan rag for the left) asserts that the Republican Party’s default position is opposition to anything that might make Obama look good and celebrates his defeats in all arenas. Alternatively, he asserts, that the Democratic Party’s opposition to ALL things George Bush was simply adherence to ideological reasoning. What manure.

One of my beefs with Mr. Krugman is that he is an economist, though from reading his stuff I have real doubts as to why the Nobel Committee even considered him for a prize. What exactly is it imparts standing to him as a political commentator except that he is an unrepentant partisan for the left and a shameless advocate for Obama? Probably that he has to produce a column each week and can publish his stream-of-consciousness drivel in the NY Times without review and without editorial control. Certainly not that it is relevant, accurate, or containing in-depth analysis or insight. So, weekly, he holds forth with intellectually dishonest and factually incorrect opinion, shamelessly slanted to cast aspersions on Conservatives in particular and Republicans in general.

Well here is my opinion: Mr. Krugman should have stayed with his first job. Why is it that commentators like Krugman are so lacking the intellectual honesty that they are comfortable suggesting that Democrats/Progressives are inherently good intentioned while Republicans/Conservatives are inherently bad intentioned? Why is it that we see so few conservative commentators directly calling out hacks like Krugman?

Let’s look at Krugman’s examples of George W. Bush’s privatization of social security accounts and the current Obama health care reform initiative. Mr. Krugman asserted that the Democratic opposition to Bush’s proposal was “ideologically” based. Democrats simply want to protect the people’s interest. As I recall, Republicans held the majority in both houses from 2000 to 2007! So Bush’s social security reform were defeated solely by Democrats? No, it was defeated because a bipartisan majority voted it down. Similarly, Mr. Krugman asserted that today, Republican’s dissent from Obama’s health care reform is nothing more than spiteful opposition to prevent Obama from having a victory – no matter that it might benefit the citizenry. Well, last I checked, Democrats control both houses of Congress. Last I checked a broad mixture of both Democrats and Republicans are in opposition. So much for Mr. Krugman’s dogmatic clap trap.

Frankly, I think it is time for conservative leaders and Republicans generally to start to stand up and call it like it is. I don’t necessarily agree with sending the Rush Limbaugh’s, Sean Hannity’s and Glen Beck’s of the world out on this mission. I think that they lack the gravitas. But a few Republican leaders that are willing to step up and publically question the veracity of these left wing commentators is what is needed. Show that this side still has the cajones to stand up and duke it out face to face.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Deuce Ponders...Yet Again

In the month since the commanding general in Afghanistan requested more troops to accomplish his mission, 43 American warriors have died. While the TGL ( The Glorious Leader ) ponders America's "strategy" visa a vee Afghanistan/Iraq/The Middle East/Iran, soldiers and Marines are dying. Yet TGL finds the time to fly both himself and Mrs. Glorious Leader, accompanied by authentic Black woman Oprah Winfrey, to Copenhagen to make their pitch for Chicago to get the 2016 Summer Olympics. Mrs. Glorious Leader gives a speech about how TGL's and her trip to Copenhagen was such a sacrifice.

It was such a sacrifice, Mrs. TGL just couldn't find the time to bring in the harvest of her White House vegetable garden. Who do you suppose is the poor schmuck that was tasked with that job? Maybe Van Jones, the recently fired Czar of something or other ( there are so many Czars who can keep track of what they're Czaring? ). Well, on second thought, it wouldn't be him...he's authentically Black, and how would it look for a Black man to be seen picking vegetables from the White House garden? Glenn Beck in chains...maybe, but a black man...never! Meanwhile, good men are dying on the Rock Pile...for what? Fight to win or come home. TGL is criminally negligent, and neither him or the missus know a thing about sacrifice, especially when compared to the real sacrifice of America's warriors in Afghanistan and Iraq. Who the hell voted for this idiot?

If nothing else it should be really interesting watching the Olympics from Rio...where else can you see a riot at a beach volleyball match?

No wonder this country is so screwed up.

Thursday night, late night talk show host David Letterman revealed that he'd been the victim of a blackmail attempt. A man contacted him and demanded $2 million to not make public information that would damage Letterman. On his show, Letterman admitted to sexual liaisons with women who worked for him. The fact that Letterman is just one more elite who can't keep his johnson in his pants is largely immaterial. It was the reaction of his studio audience that was shocking. As Letterman told his story, he was interrupted repeatedly with laughter and applause. Even Letterman was non-plussed by the audience's reactions. The man was admitting that he had been cheating on his long time live-in girl friend, who he's now married to and has a son by, yet the audience could only cheer?

No wonder this country is so screwed up.

Movie director Roman Polanski was recently arrested in Switzerland on a thirty year old sexual assault warrant from the U.S. In 1977 this pederast plied a 13 year old girl with champagne and Quaaludes and then raped her vaginally, anally and orally. He was arrested and accepted a plea deal that he thought would keep him out of prison ( after spending 45 days in jail pending a court ordered psychiatric evaluation ). When Polanski thought a Superior Court judge might not honor the plea agreement and sentence him to prison he fled the country and has been living in France ever since, continuing to make movies and live the life of a successful movie director ( France repeatedly refused to extradite him...HUGE shock! ). According to The Wall Street

"... Producer Harvey Weinstein actually went so far as to describe Mr. Polanski's odious conduct as a "so-called crime." The names of such noted filmmakers as Mr. Allen, Jonathan Demme, Michael Mann, Sam Mendes, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh can be found on an international petition whose 100-plus signers "demand the immediate release of Roman Polanski." Equally predictable was the response of European bureaucrats such as French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand, who called Mr. Polanski's arrest "absolutely dreadful," adding that it made "no sense" for him to be "thrown to the lions for an ancient story."

It's not so shocking that Woody Allen would sign the petition. After all, he married his own step-daughter, who he had helped raise. But names like Weinstein, Mann, Nichols, Soderbergh and Scorsese, Hollywood giants all, should not be on such a petition. These men have a had a huge impact on American film. Films seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world. And yet they can come to the defense of a pederast like Polanski? Who the hell can forgive the rape of a thirteen year old girl?

No wonder this country is so screwed up.

If you never watch Fox News you will be very surprised to know that on September 12 there was a little get together in Washington. The "Tea Party" folks met in D.C. to advise the oligarchs there that the peasants from the fly-over states were getting just a bit peeved at all the recent bail outs, mind boggling increases in the national debt and numerous other excesses perpetrated by the geniuses in the White House and Congress. Estimates of the size of the crowd ranged from 60,000 ( ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC ) to 1,000,000 ( Glenn Beck and other conservatives ). Now I'm no expert on crowd size estimation, but I can say this with extreme confidence; the crowd was a hell of a lot bigger than 60,000, but probably not a million. If we agree to split the difference and call it 500,000 I can live with that. It might have been more, but I doubt if it was any less. The point being this; the MSM intentionally downplayed the size of the protest. Why anyone would watch the MSM anymore is beyond me. Doing the MSM one better, the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs claimed that the "White House" was unaware of who exactly was gathered on the national mall and what they were protesting. LOL! It reminded me of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the head of the Iraqi Information Ministry, who so famously claimed on live TV in April, 1993, that U.S. forces were nowhere near Baghdad when tank and rifle fire could clearly be heard in the background. The MSM are nothing but toadies for the Democratic party.

No wonder this country is so screwed up.