As an American, who has always loved his country (so much so, that like a Father or Mother with their children, sometimes being critical of it…we expect so much from our children, and to me, my country is something that as citizens, we are all sort of parental to) – I’ve always tried to see my country through the spectacles of our forefathers (specifically Ben Franklin).
I’ve always tried to say, “what would they think”, “what would they do?”.
Now I know that is not popular today, ’cause as everybody knows, they were a bunch of gender-biased bigots.
Old dead white guys.
Well, this white guy is very much alive, and still loves the country they forged (and we have helped sustain).
I have to ask what they would think, as post-renaissance, renaissance men, of a new Nation that would sell out its own allies.
There can be no question in my mind that they would view what is taking place at this very moment (Egypt, Russia) as the most vile form of treachery.
Obama appears as that horrific “l’enfant terrible” that the French so aptly defined.
Like little Lord Faunterloy, he seems to me to be practicing a sort of “slash and burn” mentality…he senses that he is on his way out, so is inflicting as much damage as possible before his exit.
I pray to God in heaven that our allies will forgive us, and will realize that a new power base and leadership and mindset is on the rise in our country.
I would not blame them if they never trust us again…putting myself in their shoes (England, Egypt) – I know that I would never trust us again…but I come from the mountains and we learn to respect rattle snakes, cotton mouths and other vipers…once bitten, twice shy is our phrase.
But I would caution the world that things can “turn on a dime” in America.
We can pay off our debt to China, and we will.
We can rise to prominence again, and we will.
We also can make pledges, and we can live by those pledges (and we will).
A good one to start with is “never again”.
Never again will we allow a cretin to rise to power and inflict the kind of damage that this childish, impudent, boor of a man has inflicted not only on his own Nation, but on the world-at-large.
Harken back to the time that Obama was running for President…conjure up from the depths of your mind the angry speech that was hurled at a congregation by his minister (the right (ahem) Reverend Wright).
I believe I remember his exact words were “God DAMNED America”.
Well, I can assure you that it is NOT the God of Israel, or that same God of Christ who is having this damning effect on our Nation.
In fact, it is not a god at all.
It is a bunch of hate-filled men and women.
Hate filled, and dedicated to the prospect of tearing our Nation assunder.
This is not mere treachery; it is treason.
The collusion that Obama is taking with not only this “brotherhood” that is supposedly rising to power in Egypt (could not tell by all the fighting and killing that they are taking “by the will of the people”, now can you?)…but also with the Soviets…it is beyond apalling.
It is time for his own party to do something about him, and while they are at it, re-examine the Reids and Pelosis of the party as well (I know for damned sure that this Republican is taking a much, much more critical look at McCain).
This is beyond insanity, and beyond treason, and it is time democracy does something to right this listing ship.
The new Republican leadership needs to take a forecful, and vocal stand on the unfolding world events.
They need to be even more critical of Obama, and someone needs to reign the SOB in…quickly.
If his party can not do it, the courts (or someone) need to.
He is a rogue, and he causing damage beyond belief.
He simply needs to be stopped before it is too late (if if is not already too late).
Hear about who is “Living Large” during these times that try men’s souls?
Talk about your Manchurian candidates, huh? (How much they kicking back to you, Herr King of the Hoops?).
I’ve always known that those suck-tails and “brother’s of the hood”, brotherhood were in collective cahoots. Never fails, pinko-commie flamingos will always flock together.
Oh, and by the way, “John-Q-tax-paying-citizen”…just like with Big “O”, Obama, your the one getting stuck with the bill.
America, did you learn anything at all about all those privileged-puke, up-scale, children of flowers, Charlie Manson and drug-induced state of paranoia that WAS the sixties generation? (Their children’s children have risen in the form of Obama and his Union buds).
It’s all about the have’s and the have-nots. And guess what? The one’s who are screaming the loudest are not those who went and fought in Viet Nam — they were the children of the rich who stayed here, shot heroin and made love in the afternoon sun (or, union-produced cannons, M-16’s and napalm).
You know, the same bunch running the country today.
We have sold our souls to commercials, to movies and to propaganda about each of us being “Earth Mothers” and “Earth Stewards” instead of having common sense and living (as best we can) in a universe over which we have little (if any) control.
Welcome to the world of chaos.
You know, I like to think of chaos as a spinning top that suddenly begins to spin out of control.
It will not stay on its tip, spinning beautifully, unless certain conditions are maintained.
Proper speed, the mass and bulk of the “torso” of the top, the material of which the “tip” is made (when I was a kid, I found a compound of plastic or rubber worked best – of the kind skate-board wheels were made – can’t remember the name of the compound, but it was like a sticky “rubber-plastic”).
The tip of the thing was a hardened piece of steel, but it was surrounded and cushioned in this rubber-plastic formed in the shape of blunt-arrow tip.
It had a very long cord, and an instrument to hold it steady while force was applied to the string.
The thing would spin, and spin, and spin (and then, spin some more – absolutely amazing piece of engineering).
It was a thing of beauty, but always, always (unless I caught it), once it slowed, it would careen, out-of-control, its top-heavy mass forcing it to tumble not unlike the current economy.
We, as a global economy, seem to be at a momentary “lull” where things are not getting too much worse, and getting none-too-much better.
This is usually when the top would begin to careen.
Let’s hope somebody besides a bunch of zombie-esque, marijuana-craving and semi-stoned hippies and their brother malcontent union screws hell-bent on robbing the nation’s coffers through government “buy-back” programs is there to snatch the top before it starts to tumble (these rogues have proven that they are only “all about themselves” like a narcotic fiend craving his next fix).
Wouldn’t it be nice if from the ashes of these poor, dumb SOB’s that somebody with some sense would rise and lead this world out of the turmoil it now faces?
God speed the GOP (may the lumbering, sleepy elephant begin finally to trumpet, and to charge!).
Unkle Samson, Santy Kloss is a makin’ a list.
He (and his gestapo), they are checking it twice (2 x’s a teraflop, using their super-duper, super-computing checklist machine).
Through His state-sponsored, health-care system, He’s (they’re) gonna find out who has been naughty, and for whom the “niceties” are gonna roll.
Of course, cigarettes and those who partake of them will not be on the “good” (geeks call them “white”) lists.
But why stop there, prey-tell (and yes, I know that is more apt for a “preying” mantis…definitely not called that because their little front feet make them look like they are in a perpetual state of prayer – they are hunter-killers, like Santy’s health-CARE gestapo)?
Picture Unkle Samson, Santy with claws as a blood-sucking vampire with fangs. Instead of sucking blood, they suck the green out of your wallet (which leads to a lack of platelets from a lack of proper nutrition). Don’t worry, the money will go to help someone more deserving (and the state-sponsored health-care will define who those classes of people are too – probably the dumb-asses who vote for them, don’t you think?).
He’ll see you (with his big Bro Cam on ever street corner and red light you see), when you’ve been naughty, and when you’ve been nice.
He’ll see you when you eat that big piece of cake that is oh, so, NOT good for you!
He’ll see you when you wear those sporty sweaters made of radon-sucking, man-made (eek-ghads) fibers, spun in a factory that belches (again, eek-ghads and ho, ho, hum) Carbon DEBITS (the boon of ALL the known, little naughty ones).
You see, my pretties, the naughty little ones wear man-made materials (and consume them, like…genetically-engineered corn) and everyone knows it is bad, and that it is so (for Unkle Samson, Santy Klause produced a report from his BI-cameral house of BI-furcated pseudo-scientific politico hob-nobbins); therefore, anything having to do with man or the man-made by definition belches carbon DEBITS, ergo, IT must be STOPPED !
Even though you and the blessed yours weave earth-produced, earth-friendly COTTON (not man-made) fibers, your ass spins them on a spinning wheel. Carbon Credits you say?
What produces the energy for that spinning wheel?
What is Ghandi?
A carbon-based life-form.
What do carbon-based, bean-eating, lifeform energy factories produce?
Carbon Dioxide, methane, GREENHOUSE gasses.
You ARE a carbon DEBIT.
So much for producing earth-friendly diapers from earth-friendly plant life.
Oh yeah. Wait a minute. The plant that produces the cotton balls.
Carbon-based life form.
Damn. What does it produce when it dies and it decays?
Damn Ghandi, for a little narry-assed fella, you and yours produce one HELL of a Carbon Debit.
What about the hippies.
Hell, their asses live on communes and do this stuff.
Hundreds of them.
They produce all kins of carbon debits, what with their tofu-eating ways and all.
Let’s tax the SOB’s, Santy Klause.
Welcome to the club.
Carbon-based, Coal chunks for breakfast anyone? anyone? anyone?*
*(special thanks to Ben Stein, and Jeff Spicoli – beer-drinking, carbon-producing a-hole Carbon DEBIT).
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Obama accepts Nobel peace prize while committing his soldiers to an uncertain and tenuous (at best future) while the Russian test fire (and foul up) inter-continental missiles over, you guessed it NORWAY (the Nobel Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway).
Now how peaceful is that?
Weird (or is it ?).
Ain’t it grand?
Narcissus thought so.
You remember that cat, don’t you? You know, the one from Bullfinches?
Bullfinch, you ask?
Yes, Bullfinches, you see, was (and probably is, for any who still read) the pentultimate collection of Greek Mythology.
If not, let me give you an example, (ahem…well, let my friend’s at “Real Clear Politics” give you an example from our recent history…back before all the hullaballo that goes on in the moment).
Perhaps next week we can talk of that cat who flew too close to the sun…now what was his name? Oh, yes, that Icarus fellow.
Now, there is some REAL globular warming!
(Say Albert…maybe when you and B.O. get finished polishing your Nobel Paprazzi Peace Prizes, and looking at your reflection in them, maybe the two of you will want to hop aboard Icarus Air and take a quick jaunt to see how well his wings of wax are holding up. While you are at it, you can give us all a status report on the solar flare activities and perhaps a ski report or two looking down from on high at one of the earliest ski resort record snows in history. Looks like it’s gonna be an icey one, fellas! Maybe you guys will want to re-think that whole “re-writing” history thing as well…huh, guys?).
No ma can serve two masters. For ether he shall hate the one and love the other: or els he shall lene to ye one and despise ye other: ye can not serve God and mammon.
Well, the saying goes that you can’t serve two masters, so I guess it has deflated a few over-inflated egos this morning since we now have a new King.
Reminds me of yet another cliche-quote, “…long live the King” (redacted here to keep Echelon, and the whip of Big Brother Barack off’n my lil’ ol, hard-working and over-taxed back).
Some turnabout of “fair” play, huh?
What used to be a fat, cigar-chompin’ white guy in a straw hat has now metamorphed into, well, you get the picture.
Things have really “changed”.
Well, now we realize that even the straw boss is a servant to someone, somewhere.
The only difference is, this “someone” is actually a “something” – Mother Earth.
I remember my good professeur, “Space Ship Earth”, lil’ Tony Econ, 101. How he always used to call it, “space-ship, Earth”. wow.
Space Ship Earth.
Now, there is a concept.
Bet it made tingles run up his…well (if he had one).
At any rate, such is life for those who sell their souls to mammon.
The things of this earth.
I’m afraid that cap and trade is exactly that.
We have sold our souls already to abortion by allowing our taxes to fund even killing during and after delivery, and now we sell them for this hog-wash called “global warming”.
You will remember (for I never let you forget) that I come out of public relations school – flim flam.
Carpet-bagging, bonafied…”guaranteed” to get out your toughest stains, 100% pure – flim, flam.
Well, I guess that’s Obamageddon for ya, babee!
Open up your wallets, it’s going to be a rough ride.
You know dreams are a double-edged sword.
Flowing in one direction, the sword cuts a swathe out to the front in a gallant acts of bravery; in the other, it results only in suicide.
One must therefore use extreme care in the art of sword-wielding.
In the West we have “fictionalized and glamorized” what we perceived as a “sacrificial” rite of that nation of the “divine wind” – that of “hara kiri” (Hollywood gets it wrong on all counts (as usual), pronouncing it “hair-ee cair-ee” and touting it as something practiced by warriors who failed in their missions, rather than the truth that it was something bound for disgraced politicians).
I awoke this Sunday morning thinking about the death of dreams.
I’ve never had much use for dreamers and dreaming myself. Oh, sure, I have some – but I’ve always tried to stay grounded in reality.
For instance, right now I am dreaming of what to do about this hunger in my belly.
Now, quick as I finish this article, that dream is going to become actualized.
I’ll cook breakfast, and fill my aching gut (like it needs any ‘filling’).
There is a lesson in that. Over-feed a dream, and it turns to fat.
That’s why, for me anyway, it is so important to live not in what might be, but in “what is”.
Back to that sword analogy, when you are waving it out in front of you, it can clear a path for you on the open battlefield, but when you consider the case of Leonidas at Thermopylae where he faced an enemy legion at a bottle-neck that lie between a steep cliff and the sea (literally between a rock and a hard, place), it takes on a different connotation.
The fallen enemy stacked like cord wood and blocked any hope of forward advancement.
Such is life when you have narrowed your options, or applied local “rules” to the entire universe (they don’t always apply in every situation).
But he did achieve the objectives of stalling the enemy, as well as thinning the legion. He also actualized his own demise (and given that he knew this, he also knew it would be his end).
Could one then call this a “proper” suicide?
The Japanese leaders who committed it, did so in disgrace.
Leonidas dies in a pitched battle to protect his own.
Both are equally dead, and both had “knowledge and afore-thought” to venture into legalese.
Did you know that in our legal system, it is considered homicide because one who commits it is “murdering oneself”. Plug that scenario into a detective show. I can see it now…”what was his motive”, “well hollyweird officer, it looks like he wanted to kill himself”.
This truly a dark subject for such a beautiful morning.
You know, the Japanese fought under the banner of the rising sun. I took note this morning of a lovely sunrise over the hills of my home.
Rather than get all poetic about everything, I think I’ll just go make that breakfast I’ve been dreaming about. I’ll do like the bible says, live in the moment, and trust that the meals will come again, just as that sunrise.
Of course, it is hard to forget that there is another dreamer who also wields a sword; an ambitious dreamer who only this morning took a swipe at that rising sun.
And now the response is to rely on Ronald Reagan’s “dream” (a vision, really – based on insight and preparedness – not on poetry).
To quote my childhood hero, Bugs Bunny, “Ain’t it ironic”.
So, you see, I’ve never really been too awfully cozey with dreams and dreamers.
I guess it is ok to dream, but my belly is telling me to get off my arse and actualize this one over a hot stove and the reward that comes from the effort.
Here’s to dreaming, California (how do you like your peace now, hippies?).
Of late there has been a great deal of talk of the Treasury “regulators” and their efforts to ensure that banks are only giving loans to what Geitner keeps calling “viable” businesses.
One could only conclude that those “viable” businesses would be of the kind that would fit well into the liberal concept of what constitutes “business”.
The kinds of “business” from an historical standpoint that have captured the interests of the liberals in the past seem to be of the type that do the most to inhibit industrial-capitalist enterprises.
For example, one such business is the business of regulation itself.
With this “greening” of America that is shaping up, there will have to be countless regulators forming businesses such as environmental study firms set up to count the ass hairs on the rare African Finch to determine how mankind’s breathing has affected hair growth on its nebulous nates.
There will, of course, have to be firms established that will handle all the after-effects of all this greening as well.
For example, we will need firms to determine what to do with all those “green” light bulbs once their “promised” 10,000 hour lifespan has ended. We can’t have that mercury that is a part of their engineering winding up in landfills.
So Geitner and his 64 banking regulators, I suppose, will play god and determine who gets money, and who does not. If, for example, you are a firm building large, wind-powered mercury-reclamation facilities, you’ll probably get a large, lump sum of “capital” to build your plants. With any luck they will make it big, if the wind blows as much as the politicians and regulators you have in your pockets.
I think there needs to be a new word coined. Since we are no longer a capitalist country under the Obama-Geitner Gulag, maybe we should begin calling the moneys appropriated “socital” rather than capital (capital, after all, comes about from re-investment from your own profits – what profit is there in this whole eco-socialist manifest?).
Well, moving on.
Solzhenitsyn speaks in his book (which, by the way, I’m backing off from the synopsis in the right column – my blog is not a set of cliff notes, and students need to digest this work themselves – it is fascinating) – but Solzhenitsyn speaks of the mining engineers who were thrown into the Gulag because they “hid” large deposits of precious metals while the Germans were invading (ore deposits that they had not yet discovered).
I am reminded of the quip about journalist’s questioning (interrogation, really – like Gitmo Waterboarding) during the media-driven Nixon ‘coup’ – “how often do you beat your wife”. There is no answer to that one – damned if you do, damned if you don’t (answer, that is).
Through the vast cataloguing of arrests and the offenses that led to arrests in Solzhenitsyn work, I took note of one group that was of particular interest to myself as a sworn defender of all things Capitalist (well, most things) – the Kadenko group.
It would seem that a Russian destroyer was either driven or ran aground near Sweden. Sweden was (and is, illustrated by the current mass-investigation into USB) a capitalist (and war-neutral) country.
The seamen aboard the ship were welcomed into Sweden throughout the rest of the war. Once the war was over, Sweden turned them and the ship back over to the Russians. The crew was, of course, put on trial for sentencing to a “tenner” in the Gulag, but apparently the trial never gained steam and they were dispersed through-out the country only later to be brought up on charges of “Soviet Agitation” as enemies of the state due to their indiscreet discussions of how good they had it in Capitalist Sweden and then summarily thrown in the Gulags.
They had never known prosperity like they had seen in Sweden during their “captivity” there during the length of WW II.
Now the reason I take such interest in this (and you probably wonder how this ties in to the “viable” business) is that I wonder what sorts of movements will spring up in our nation in opposition to the Socialist undertakings of the left-wing.
Geitner and his bunch are shaping up to be just like the Russians with their convenient definitions of what constitutes “viable” businesses that will qualify for the now state-owned banks to lend moneys to.
It’s like the poor engineers who failed to deliver a bridge when the Politburo members were spending all the appropriated moneys for the bridge on lavish Dachau’s and opulent parties instead.
Party insiders got fat and rich while the engineers were tossed in the Gulag.
Same goes for the undiscovered iron ore that was in the ground that the Russian Geologists had therein been “hiding” and thus hampering the Russian war efforts against the Germans.
It is probably far, far preliminary for such talk now, but I think it is time that an “underground” movement be formed in our nation. We can call it the “Kadenko Underground” in memory of those seamen who were so enamored with the capitalist society they experienced in Sweden during the war.
By the way, after those seamen had spent years in the Gulags, the Western European press became curious as to what had happened to these men. The Russians spent time grooming them, fattening them up and conditioning them for a meeting with the foreign press “canard” (as Solzhenitsyn describes them) to feed them propaganda about how they were being educated or working in varied aspects of Russian society and that they had all written one another to get together and meet these journalists and people whom they had known back in Sweden, thus helping to perpetuate the lie that they were being well-treated by the Russians and had enough money to travel to meet with this crack investigation team (not unlike those keeping an eye on Iranian nukes or the United Nations team that was watching Hussein).
After the press canard was satisfied they printed their stories and the men had their head’s shaved, they were deloused, their clothes were taken and they were reissued prison stripes. Because of their cooperation though, the Russians were kind enough not to give them a second sentence of ten years, hard labor.
This concept of obfuscation and lies, of cover-ups and dirty pool seems all-too-familiar in this age of Obama.
It seems every appointee he has put forth has some sort of troubled financial past; and these are who we are entrusting to “fix” our broken capitalist system?
To this I say long live the Kadenko Underground; it is akin to the Diaspora, where the Israelites had their “taste of honey” only to be cast into the wilderness to relay stories of the promised land.
These poor men, because they had dared to speak of what life outside the iron curtain was like, were cast into the dungeon hell of the Gulag.
It is my fear that the same will begin to happen in America today, as banks and regulators decide who is worthy of government-mandated moneys, and who should be cast into an impoverished wasteland.
Long live the Kadenko Underground (the “KU” or “coup”).
I’ve compiled some quotes from our Revolution that I felt like re-visiting, given current events.
No Taxation Without Representation
Don’t Tread On Me
Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.
John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765 (from library thinkquest)
“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.”
John Adams in a letter in 1777
I wonder where is the justice in Al Gore’s rants that the sky is falling and the globe is melting, melting, melting, or in Geitner’s bank “regulators” who are really more redistributionist hit-squad? More and more Geitner is looking like the man behind the curtain, and Al Gore like a melting, wicked witch of the West.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever.
John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, 1775
The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America.
John Adams, letter to Patrick Henry, June 3, 1776
Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the “latent spark” … If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference.
John Adams, the Novanglus, 1775
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”
I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin, (attributed) at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.
Benjamin Franklin, An Address to the Public, November, 1789
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774
Can you say “Timothy Geitner” ???
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
Benjamin Franklin, from his writings, 1758
Looks like !
A penny saved is twopence clear.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1746
“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
Ben Franklin, 1766
“The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!”
Nathanael Greene, In an anonymous letter, 1781
“Every kind of of service, necessary to the public good, becomes honorable by being necessary.”
Nathan Hale, when his friend, Captain William Hull, was accused of crossing enemy lines, 1776
“If this be treason, make the most of it.”
Patrick Henry, n.d.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Hunter
“These are the times that try men’s’ souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; bur that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny…..is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
Thomas Paine, Intro to the The Crisis, December 19, 1776
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
Thomas Paine, 1776
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
See these and more fascinating quotes from our American Revolution at library thinkquest .
This morning I take note (and exception) of the Nobel Prize winning economist on C-SPAN.
Yet again, we have someone spouting off on air about how this whole crisis is the fault of the Republican administrations. De-regulation. They are like a broken record.
They will not place one iota of blame on Clinton.
Yesterday I received an e-mail reminding the recipients of the NY Times article that foretold of this crisis. The more I read, the more I listen and the more I process, the more I believe this was manufactured not by Republican policy, but rather, by radicals like that long-hair, Bill Clinton.
We all know about their involvement in real-estate schemes (White Water was some sort of a land deal). This must have been some sort of template for ACORN and Obama’s policies with Rezco and Blago.
The NY Times article was dated 1999. Here is a link to that article.
It seems patently obvious to me that when a “Nobel-prize-winning economist” comes on and does nothing more than point fingers at Republicans that there may be something amiss.
Add to this that this Nobel prize was handed out the same year ( 2008 ) that Al Gore won it, and things get even more suspect.
Go beyond this and consider that the prize is handed out in Sweden. Now what is it we know about European economic philosophy? They are essentially collectivists. They consider themselves to be intellectuals, but then, they did have “the corner” on all-things-social in Western Civilization for a very long time. To the winner belongs the spoils.
But wait ! What was Sweden’s contribution to putting down the Nazis or tearing down the wall that divided Europe?
I think their time is up. Why should we listen to the harangues of those sitting on the sidelines. Are they in the game? Are they taking the licks? What have they done to contribute to a solution to the world’s ills (raising alarms about global warming?).
As I’ve made mention in this column I am in process of reading The Gulag Archipelago. I had watnted to try and keep any comparisons limited to the page dedicated at right, but there will inevitably be some bleed-over.
This is so very reminiscent of the party officials (those close to Lenin and Stalin and the rest) who would take on grandiose schemes and charge forward strong-arming engineers and those who might know something about bridges and dams and other such projects, skim money, under-fund and under-build and then when the project fails, they proceed to blame the engineers and then it’s “off to the Gulag” for them.
They pressure the engineers to build a grand project, but they give them no tools with which to work. Then when failure inevitably happens, “off with their heads”.
The term is much over-used, but it is the equivalent of “throwing someone under the bus”.
I think that this economist and the rest of the liberals are trying (and this is obvious) to throw Reagan and the Bush’s under the bus.
It is not working where I am concerned.
The article above is part and parcel of what is wrong with these people in position of current power. They are blaming others, and they are doing nothing to contribute to the success of our nation.
Well, I say nothing. They are funding projects to put these “green” light bulbs in Government buildings. They will probably pay somebody with a mortgage they can not afford $25.00 an hour to do this monumental task. It is going to go so far toward lessening our dependence on foreign oil, you know.
Couple that with the shill corporations that will be set up to handle waste disposal of the light bulbs (you do know that the “green” light bulbs are high in Mercury, don’t you? Can’t have stuff falling into land fills without first processing it).
And all this “smart” spending will bring us out of this slump. How do you like the new deal now?
Like the party officials in Russia, they are simply holding on to their power base. They sacrifice the backbone of the nation, and for what? For their own political gain.
For the Nobel prize.
Well there is only one prize that will be relevant in this day, and that is the prize that goes to those who will be responsible for pulling the world out of this mess it is in.
That prize will go to you and me, to the people who are already over-taxed and over-burdened (and let’s not forget that there are others in other countries who are over-taxed by the collectivists).
It will be our sweat and our toil that raises this country once again.
It will not be the nobel-prize-winning economist. It will not be Bill Clinton or Al Gore, or B.O.
It will be you and me.
So to you fat-heads who keep up with your “blame Bush” or “Blame Reagan” games, I say only this: you need to keep your eyes on these people who are stuggling with this whole mess that YOU created – because they most assuredly have their eyes on you.
This guy is worse than Chicken Little “The Sky is Falling, and the Polar Bears are dying” Al Gore.
Talk about pressure-sales tactics.
He oughtta get an award as used car salesman of the year!
Remember, boys and girls, you may be able to write the check for the down-payment, but if you can’t make them monthly payments, don’t buy the car.
A Repo-man named Chairman Mao is salivating just thinking about “Nationalizing” America as the newest Chinese acquisition.
Now, there is some socialism for you!
There is a cavalier attitude that exists amongst the strategists, spin-doktors and out-and-out propagandists that anyone who dare disagree with them should be shunned as village idiots, unworthy of audience with the powers-elect.
The world, it would seem, is responding.
One can not take a callous attitude toward people and expect the outcome to be rosey.
There are those who should likened to Marie Antoinette in this attitude; they incessantly act as though any who are in opposition to their “hypothesis” about global warming or the economy are worse than idiots. They try and treat their detractors using the same tactics they have used against President Bush and all-the-while practicing laissez-faire politik.
Just discount us as idiots.
Well, we are not idiots.
We can see, as plain as the noses on our faces, that the ice caps are not melting.
For years The Precipice has likened Al Gore to Chicken Little. Well, the sky is not falling (yet).
I’m more worried about nukes raining down on us than acid.
It is obvious to any who bother to look outside their windows that the environmental gloom and doom that has been predicted just does not seem to have transpired, or to wit, be in process of transpiring.
Rather than continue to beat this dead or dying horse, it is time to concentrate on some real global warming issues – like Hamas, or Bin Laden, or Afghanistan.
It is time to consider the global economic meltdown that has taken place (I will add, thanks in some part, to a Democrat-controlled Congress).
In this instance, I think do see something that looks like a melting of ice taking place, and the whole country is beginning to smell like fish.
From Blago to Obama, from Pelosi to Reed – here is where the sky is really falling.
Oh, and by-the-way workers of the world — you have George W. Bush to thank for pulling your sorry butts out of the hole. By dipping into moneys he’d already appropriated, he has managed to salvage your sinking automotive industry (and your lead butts have not helped keep the boat afloat, either).
So, here’s a suggestion: while you are out there your golf course, be sure and tip a round to the one guy who did something to help the nation-on-the-whole (as it happens, you are included in that mix).
While you are enjoying your round of golf, the rest of us will be out here working to pay our bills and maybe EARN enough to work in a round or two ourselves, once in a great while.
Of course, that is, if we can work it in around all the bitter cold, snow and ice that has resulted from all this global warming that is taking place.