Friday, June 8, 2012

No Shortage of Idiots...Part Deux

I got two words for you. Rex. Nutting.

I was reading this article this morning when I smelled an agenda. It was the headline that caught my attention. I read the article and looked at the author again. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-debt-load-falling-fastest-040045522.html

I remembered that name. So I clicked on my blog, "No Shortage of Idiots" and lo and behold who authored that pro-Obama piece... but one Rex Nutting. http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/#!/2012/05/no-shortage-of-idiots.html

In that piece with associated graph, Rex was trying to tell us how Obama was a miserly spender. He credited George Bush with all of that spending stimulus that occurred in '09 after would be golf pro Obama- took office.

I hate writers that conceal their agenda. So here is Rex again trying to wax optimistic by mincing hairs. He talks about "deleveraging." This is the type of propaganda that is churned out by the left. Rex doesn't talk about bankers forcing all that inflated debt into public hands, he doesn't mention insolvent banks who cannot make loans and thus refuse to. He doesn't mention central bankers who have completely destroyed interest rates and funneled the entire world into that zombie stock market trying to find a return and a yield somewhere. Or politicians who refuse to pass a budget and refuse to cut spending. The debt load is falling because banks are charging all that bad debt off. That's the truth.

So instead Rex talks about people taking on less debt. Was there really any alternative in a bankrupt USA? No, of course not. Rex Nutting, tell us something we don't already know.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Walker Wins, The Wisconsin Lesson

Each and every year for many years- I spent a week or two in Madison, Wisconsin. I like Wisconsin.

The state is full of liberals and moonbats. So as Governor Walker went about the nasty business of dismantling government labor unions (they should have never been allowed in the first place) he has been under attack. Getting rid of government run labor unions is absolutely essential for any hope of economic survival. Yesterday, Governor Walker won. That had to happen.

This scenario is coming to California. But Governor Brown is a pussy. Instead of dealing with the issue like a man, Brown will ignore it and hope that US taxpayers  will bail his state out. He ain't nothing like Walker. 

Liberals and moonbats love to spend other peoples' money on social programs. The takeaway here is that the cheap bastards and statists want to spend your money but never their own. When the statists are forced to pony up their fair share suddenly moonbats shape shift into conservatives.

That's the Wisconsin lesson. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/scott-walker-wins-wisconsin-recall-election-tom-barrett-defeated/2012/06/06/gJQAXmmmIV_story.html 




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Having Fun With Bullshitters

Nobody, and I mean nobody, is subjected to more bullshit that a police officer. It is a river of lies that flows like the Nile every day of our working lives. I have seen some academy award winning performances in my time, performances that fooled me and I have seen some ridiculous efforts that don't even merit an honorable mention.

So I think it's ok to screw with the bullshitters once in awhile. 

You cannot underestimate the ability of people to spin a yarn. People lie. That's what people do. Bullshitting is a symptom. People avoid punishment and consequences as they go about their lives seeking rewards. People will do anything to get what they want. This is universal. You just can't ever take this personally because it's not personal. This should never be a mystery to you. Since I have been hearing my fair share of bullshit lately- what I thought I'd do- is tell you about three creative ways to put the bullshitters on notice without actually confronting them. Calling people on their lies is not 100% fool proof. Once in awhile you might be wrong and that can be embarrassing. Or the bullshitter will take a stand and start a one up flame war. So I wrote this piece to minimize that damage. If you are actually wrong, which is actually more rare than you might think, you can escape with a face saving out. So let's have a little fun at the bullshitters expense.

The Voice Vacuum

This is a technique used by police "interviewers" which is actually very simple. I have used it often. It is situational. I tend to use it when some conversation is heading for a logical conclusion wherein the target is starting to feel the heat. He or she has told some bullshit story and as you meander toward the riveting conclusion- there are going to be operative questions which will tend to prove the veracity or truthfulness of what they have just told you. Most likely they are going to have to lie some more. When they do- don't say a word. Do not nod your head. Stare at them for a moment and then look away. Force yourself not to say anything. Let the tension build. The target will inevitably start talking again as he/she assumes you don't believe them or they believe that you are too stupid to fall for their brilliantly crafted lies. Often, they get in even deeper. Sometimes, you may have to simply end the conversation without saying a word. Leave it hanging and exit. I have squared a few accounts that way.

The Modified Voice Vacuum With Enhanced Spitting Techniques

I saw this used once in real life and I never forgot it. I laughed so hard that I committed this enhanced technique to memory. I have used it a few times. Mostly for laughs.

I was present one hunting season when a co-worker was telling us a fantastic story about an elk he killed at 700 yards. He was telling this story to a former Marine Corps sniper (Mike) who had done a lot of shooting. I too have done gobs of precision shooting, although I generally do not consider the earths rotation as part of my shooting repertoire or calculations.

So our bullshitter is telling this story of the 700 yard single kill shot. My friend Mike asks him a couple of questions. Caliber of gun, how he was resting as he shot, terrain, where the bullet struck the elk, etc. It was clear as Mike asked him questions, that this guy was full of shit. He was stuttering, making shit up, and clearly he had not rehearsed the story very well. When he was finished, Mike never said a word. He cocked his head sideways, looked at the story teller with one eyeball, looked down, spit on the ground, and walked off. Our story teller was embarrassed, I was laughing. It was so rude and so appropriate I couldn't help myself.

Catch a Bigger Fish

You should always have a giant story in reserve whenever a bullshitter fabricates some yarn and delivers it. It should be so sufficiently outrageous that even your dull cousin can figure it out.

The delivery is everything. Right after listening to some tall tale, utter one of your own. I use an old one we got from a family friend, Bob the Nazi. I have modified it over the years. It goes like this. (I used this just last week)

One day when I was a kid on our family farm in Montana, I was coming out of the barn. Just as I did, I watched as a hornet landed on the ass of our family's bull which was grazing by a haystack. The old bull picked up his head and turned to see the hornet just as the hornet stung him on the ass. This scared the bull so badly, that he shit and ran around the haystack so fast- that the shit hit him in the face.

Tell your story with a straight face. If anyone questions the story's veracity just tell them that you believed their story. You'll know you have run into a professional if they counter with an even bigger story. You may have to revert to the voice vacuum and spitting technique. 

Sometimes when I read garbage, like maybe something on Huffington Post, I call bullshit. I still comment there and to my credit, I still have ZERO fans. That makes me an anti-bullshit Super User. If I ever acquire a fan or two on Huffpo, I am going to shoot my computer. At 700 yards with a .38.




Monday, June 4, 2012

Be Printing Us Up Some Of That Shit!

I heard that line in "To Live and Die In L.A" It was about a counterfeiter. I have the soundtrack on my Ipod.

The politicians and the bankers haven't fixed a damn thing in 4 years. Now we pin our hopes on the money printers? What could possibly go wrong? http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/04/investing/stocks-lookahead-/index.htm?iid=Lead


Our New 3000 Million Dollar Boat

When you have 16 trillion in debt with another 100 trillion due and payable in 20 years, what do you do with your cash flow?

Well, you buy 3 billion dollar boats to kill people with. Anybody knows that. The leaderless group exercise continues- the stealth ship. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/stealth-destroyer-at-over-3-billion-apiece-is-us-navys-latest-answer-to-rising-china/2012/06/04/gJQAtizlCV_story.html

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Sunday Collage- Critical Mass Day

Friday was a glorious day. In fact and henceforth, I may refer to June 1 as critical mass day.

The economic numbers were wretched here and abroad. There was no spin. Those pointy head GE liberals on CNBC had to STFU. Their emperor it seems- had no clothes on.

That was the day, critical mass day, when the world got right again. That was the day when anybody with half a brain realized that we are facing a worldwide economic meltdown. Barack Obama, the black Jimmy Carter. Only Jimmy was a nice guy who didn't lie or talk nearly as much.

You know what cinched it for me? That ugly dog. I'm gonna say it right here on FG. Barack Obama has an ugly and useless dog. You've all been thinking it. There, I said it. A perfect fit.

They can't get away. You can't just whitewash the greatest fraud ever perpetuated. A world drowning in debt. A world where the crooks are in charge. That's the problem when you leave the crooks in charge. They steal your shit. On critical mass day, it was hard to ignore.

So with that horrible jobs report, oil and the DJIA went straight down. Again.  It now appears that China, that big beacon of economic freedom, can no longer contain their propaganda or spin their numbers poetic either. Their economy is tanking badly.  The buyers are broke-so it seems. 

Obama got out in front on critical mass day. Said some stupid shit about "better days ahead." Really. I saw it on my Samsung TV. Made somewhere else.

Better days happens when somebody with a real plan to re-install the rule of law in this country- gets elected. Better days arrives when someone with real courage prosecutes the crooks and restores justice for those of us who took one for the team. Better days arrives when someone realizes- these bankers really are a bunch of thieves. Better days arrives when GE actually pays taxes. But mostly, better days happens when someone can figure out what to do with that 16 trillion in debt and that other 100 trillion due and payable in the next 20 years.

That makes worse days a cinch you see- because you just can't escape the problem by ignoring it and wishing it away. Hope and change won't buy you a cup of coffee.

It's going to be an interesting summer.