Showing posts from September 13, 2009

What Nincompoops Say About Wasting Votes

Have you ever heard some deep thinking nincompoop state that if you vote for a third party candidate, you will be "wasting" your vote? As one might see on the game show "Jeopardy!", the correct answer is, "what a ninny might say." Now I'm not exactly sure what a nincompoop is, but I have a conceptual image of one in my head. As a matter of fact, that particular nincompoop happens to be running for a local public office. Go figure. He believes in the wasted vote theory of ninnies. Now I know some brainiacs, bloggers, and a Ph.D or two who have also parroted this "conventional wisdom." Undoubtedly gleaned from like minded souls and held in reserve until the precise moment when they can spring this "common sense" argument on an unsuspecting third party supporter. And at first blush, it actually makes sense. I mean voting for a third party... well that's a lost vote for a party that can't win. Isn't it? There's where the

Your Bank Is Your Enemy

Politicians, many of them lawyers and bankers like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Hank Paulson should be marched into the square. These worthless pieces of shit are in part responsible for the pillaging of America. You will see this in a movie about Capitalism due out next month by our favorite editorial director. Here today is a clip of a gal who says fuck it. Good for her. This gal, like many of us, is trying to figure out what the difference is between a corrupt banking system and a corrupt government that enables thievery and then bails out their co-conspirators with our money. Cops and prosecutors know about fraud and racketeering statutes. But alas, they are in fact "government workers." Which is to say-that some little wimp like Madoff gets prosecuted for running a Ponzi scheme, yet the greatest Ponzi scheme ever concocted in the form of Medicare and Social Security is ignored. Bernie spent his ill gotten gains on houses and shit, our government spends its ill gotten ga

This Blogging Is Hard Work

It's 3:00 A.M. my time. That's how it is for us serious bloggers. Guided by a psychotic sense of impending doom, I was up scouring the media for the latest "gerry rigged" figures due out this economic week. Small wonder that government workers compile such data. Real compilation and truthful reporting is hard work and as the blog name implies, there simply ain't no such thing. Now I like a lot of doom and gloom just like the next guy, but when I saw 500 rental ads go up on Craig's List in just one day here in Boise, I paused. You see my mother thinks it's because so many people have bought and purchased cheap real estate on the come. I just smile. That ain't the truth. But you see, only true morons argue with their moms. The truth is, and the numbers support this, that real unemployment is north of 17%. Banks simply aren't lending freely and I damn sure don't know how you qualify for a 8000.00 dollar tax credit when you are disqualified because