Showing posts from January 16, 2011

Can Someone PLEAASEEE Hit the Fast Forward Button and Make it November, 2012

I stumbled onto this latest intrusion by our thugorcracy. They are now contemplating a national registry for internet users. Of course like everything else they do, they put the pollyanna spin on the benefits and completely avail themselves of any over reach and intrusion into our lives. Which of course- is the real goal. I am really beginning to hate everyone of those idiots that voted for Obama.

It Never Ends, Fed Adopts New Accounting Rule, Nobody Notices

Geezus. Talk about making up your own set of rules. You'll love this! The FED to US taxpayers. How's my ass taste?

What the Hell Happened To the United States? An Essay- Part Three

Long after I am taking a dirt nap, I think history is going to reflect back on this time period and see the mistakes that were made. That these mistakes are somehow "inevitable" are the kinds of things that risk managers would scoff at. These events, whether you believe they are black swan events or not, are largely preventable. I will point to the air safety of 7000 domestic and commercial flights that take place in the United States every day. That is two and one half million flights per year without any significant large scale loss. When crashes do occur, they are studied intensely. Planes are grounded. Inspections take place. Pilots are given new instructions and flight simulations. We have done an admirable job of making flying the safest mode of transportation there is. When there is a disaster, it is usually a combination of factors headlined by pilot or human error. And while we will never be able to stop all losses, we have done an admirable job of keeping it to a

What The Hell Happened to the United States? An Essay- Part Two

Check this story out. This is fear in warp drive. Is anyone going to stand up for this guy's right to free speech even if we disagree with it contextually? Can we see the difference between simple words and locking people up or seizing their property? Who got victimized here? The last thing I want to see is a bunch of fear driven cops seizing property or charging us with make believe crimes because we say inappropriate things. Yet as I write this, there will be people that will say that the acts of the police are appropriate given the circumstances here. I will respectfully disagree. And people better be damned careful about defending the seizure of property when someone utters a few harmless albeit careless or insensitive words. Because as we will see in just a minute, this kind of mob fear has caused some really ugly black swan events. This is the stuff that people don't like to ta

What the Hell Happened To the United States? An Essay- Part One

Imagine randomly posing a question to one hundred strangers. A very simple yet broad question. What has happened to the United States? What kind of answers would you get? I can project one outcome. The vast majority of the people you poll will not see the United States as a kinder, gentler place. That includes those "pollyanna" types who consistently try to put a good spin on everything. I have a few of those types in my life and I can tell you that even they- have taken notice of the moral and social decay of the United States. I spoke with one yesterday. I think we can safely assume that most people are in agreement. The United States has been in a downward spiral for some time. I think most people would view that as a fact rather than an opinion. I think disagreement will only occur when we try to pinpoint the precise time when our slide started. More disagreement may occur when we try to determine just how bad of shape we are in as a country. There are nine different

More Birth Certificate Schtick

Why has Obama refused to disclose or release that long form birth certificate of his? Why can't Captain Transparency just put an end to the suspicion? Make his detractors look like fools? Why not end this? You know what I think? I think there's other information on there he doesn't want known. I don't think it has a damn thing to do with where he was born. Really. That's the cop in me. The latest Found this today...01/24. Supports my original statement. Interesting and very plausible.

Nothing Spells Recovery Quite Like Bankruptcy

If you think 7 million more homes coming onto the foreclosure market is a great thing... or the artificially induced stock market rally and jobless recovery have been a wonder to behold...there's more! States are trying to declare bankruptcy and get out from underneath their crushing debt burdens. A sure sign of fiscal health and recovery. I love it when states' screw the bondholders and the employees. Whatever you do, don't touch those Wall Street bankers. No haircuts or prosecutions for the ruling class. So the great debate has been joined. Treasury Secretary and sometimes tax payer Tim Geithner now saying that if the debt ceiling is not raised, life as we know it will cease. I supposed to be scared? US Debt Clock has us at 14.07 trillion in debt. I have been using 5 billion per day in interest as an average (isn't that gawd awful?)  Therefore in 40 days we will hit the 14

A Public Service Announcement From Frankenstein Government

The Moonbat Valley Express. My old hometown paper. I read it for one reason only. The lefty rhetoric never ends. It is sooo predictable and amusing. The priorities of that newspaper in descending order are money, Obama, everything left, nanny government. They hate anything conservative, free speech if it does not agree with them, Sarah Palin, and mostly Sarah Palin. For 25 years of my life, I was exposed to that paper. It didn't matter whether you read it or not, it just kinda leaks and oozes moonbat radiation all over you. During the great election of 2008, while they were fawning and drooling over dear leader and his alleged Ivy League genius, I was trying to find some evidence of that genius. I am still searching. It is like the Lost Dutchman Mine. Or Bigfoot. Every once in awhile, I dress in camoflage. I enter the MVE comments section under a particularly insane article filled with moonbat mentality and asshattery and I link the story to some nasty blog I have written abo

Idiots ReJoice! New Grand Prize Winner Surfaces!

The promising future of America. Made worse by her appearance on ABC News. Click the following link and get your day started out right. Grab your Kleenex first. Here is the video of what happens when you have your head up your ass. I am trying to figure out a couple of things. Like how this gal and her attorney think they can sue anyone or ask for an apology? First of all, what are your damages? Generally, in order to file a lawsuit, you have to have damages. Then you have to prove that someone else was negligent or indifferent or liable for those damages. Or that your privacy was violated. Looking 0-3 to me. What lawyer does not know this? I am guessing some lawyer with intentions other than striking it big on some contingency case. That ABC interview is not going to bring a lot of business his way, it's like anti-advertising. I am guessing he has some other form of compensation available

More Recovery News and Some Additional Depressing Shit-Ha!

It's getting so bright out here, I gotta wear shades... Here's a chart CNN Business News put up with proposed Congressional "random" budget cuts. The Repubs are allegedly prepared to cut 2.5 trillion according to the headline. See how that figure (2.5 trillion) corresponds with this list of chump change shit. Economic assistance to Egypt? I find it fascinating that CNN chose this list at "random." Here's the full list of tax cuts- not chosen at random. You just have to scroll through this worthless shit to believe it. I grabbed this snip from an "expert." The California treasurer last year. March to be exact. California Treasurer William Lockyer is outraged. Standard & Poor's just dropped its rating for municipal bonds issued by his financially maladroit state to single-A, the lowest of

Blogger, Who Are You?

I have been publicly writing, mostly in obscurity- which is fine, for about five years. I read for hours a day. I think all aspiring writers, should at the very least, be competent readers. Often when I am reading various things, I ask myself, who wrote this? Why does this person write this, what is the intent? Sometimes, I read things that are so well written that the work speaks for itself. Whoever wrote this, I think, is very intelligent. I don't need to see any further credentialing. I like being just another bum on the bus. My ego doesn't require much nowadays. I hijacked control of that ego a few years back. I read because I see value in consumption and learning. I write because I hope I spark some sense of awareness. That's it. So I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Brian McNary. I am 50 years old and I live in Boise. I essentially spent my life in small town America. I was raised in Butte, Mt. where I learned to cuss, chew tobacco, and drink. I ha

How a Country Became a Bank- A Fairy Tale

Someday, somewhere, a father is going to tell his young son this "fairy tale." Years ago, as recently as the 80's, the United States had this archaic concept called "The Rule of Law." Wikipedia defines it as The rule of law is a legal maxim that states no person is immune to law . The phrase has been used since the 17th century, but the concept can be traced to ancient Greece. Aristotle put it this way: "law should govern". Rule of law stands in contrast to the idea that the sovereign is above the law ( rex lex ), a feature of Roman Law and other legal systems. One way to be free from the rule of law is by denying that an enactment has the necessary attributes of law. The rule of law has therefore been described as "an exceedingly elusive notion" [2] giving rise to a "rampant divergence of understandings". [3] Nobody is above the law- unless of course those charged with enforcing the law choose indifference. Whether t

Not a Shocker, LA and Vegas Find Their Way Into the Top Ten "Rudest Cities"

After getting teased by the headline, I secretly put my money on Vegas. I should have known better. All those LA transplants living in Vegas was a hint. Often, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Like foreclosed homes.

Wall Street Anxiously Awaiting the Dumb and Dead Money

Here it comes! ZeroHedge is reporting  a 3.8 billion dollar private equity inflow into domestic funds. This is the first significant inflow in about 40 weeks. In the big scheme of things this is not all that much. Hope springs eternal for a bunch of banks and hedge funds that have been trading an artificially driven market. They've been sitting chilly for nearly two years hoping someone would show up to play. They have to be able to dump that inflated paper on someone. There are no winners if there are no losers. And interestingly enough, earnings reports are facing tougher comparisons. The only way to drag me into this market is on the short side. Facing 5 months more of open market operations, aka the Bernank ripping off US taxpayers and injecting future tax receipts, only a fool could come in short here. Sometimes the best play is a non starter. I think that's the proper play here. Don't fill the channel with dumb money.

Why Is This Man Smiling?

  This is Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs. He is smiling because Goldman Sachs only reported a profit of a couple billion this quarter. The employees of Goldman Sachs took home a little over 15 billion in compensation and bonuses. When you hand out all of that government fueled largesse- it gives you and your employees a chance to grab as much as you can. After all, you deserve it. That way you don't have to bring those profits down to the bottom line or distribute them to shareholders.  FUCK YOU Lord Blankfein.

For Everything You Know In Life- There Was a Time When You Didn't Know It

In my little hometown paper, that leans so far left it barely remains upright, they haven't gotten the memo yet that the United States is broke and in deep debt. Or that our own state is barely afloat. They simply can't come to grips with the idea that when you are broke, bankrupt, or in deep debt- you cannot afford to have a Cadillac school system that costs a lot of money. Or even a Yugo school system when you don't have the gas money. The article is entitled, "Misplaced Frugality." I cannot make this up. I will link it here. I love those moonbats. They'll talk about all of those altruistic things. Our poor children. We can't compete globally with more efficient school systems or places that are not broke. Our poorly educated children won't be able to buy McMansions or BMW's. Or special needs children will get tossed into the street. It is an emotionally charged plea they use but unfortunate

How Currency Is Traded at the Bank

Shamelessly lifted from those snarky comments at ZH. I was at my bank today; there was a short line. There was just one lady in front of me, an Asian lady who was trying to exchange yen for dollars. It was obvious she was a little irritated . . . She asked the teller, "Why it change? Yesterday, I get two hunat dolla fo yen. Today I only get hunat eighty? Why it change?" The teller shrugged his shoulders and said, "Fluctuations." The Asian lady says, "Fluc you white people, too."

Who Writes This Shit?

From ABC News. Our mainstream media hard at work. Is Obama another Reagan? I have seen some stupid shit in the last couple of weeks, but this piece of work gets the Nobel Prize. Pun intended. Do they actually pay people to write this garbage? I hope that Amy Walter did not spend a lot of time in school earning that journalism degree. Hopefully, she paid her student loans back. It is a sad day indeed when lefties start comparing the non existent leadership skills of boy wonder with Ronald Reagan. Amy let me let you in on a little secret. Both men were in fact human and Presidents. Other than that, any similarities are purely coincidental. Including any poll numbers you have dredged up to support your spurious and fallacious argument. Obama couldn't wipe Reagan's ass if he stood on a step ladder.

This Ones For You OMNI...

Every once in awhile, I come across a comment on a blog that is so prescient and lucid, that it simply bears repeating. This one comes from the Economic Collapse blog and is offered with no further comment. No improvement needed. Omni737 January 18th, 2011 at 10:56 am I am amazed everytime I read one of these articles. The answer to our problems was put in place by our founding fathers and still exists today. At this point, the Federal Gov no longer serves the people and instead is acting as the agent of the bankers. We must remember that the States are VOLUNTARY members of the US. The process in front of us is simple. 1.) People need to pressure their state governors for succession from the US. This would be great if done as a mass movement with all states voting for succession on the same day. I bet, with this economy and the loest level of satisfaction with the Feds seen in our history, you would have an effect similar to what happened with t

The Street Desperately Doing Apple Damage Control

I have known for a couple of months that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has been seriously ill. I considered that information highly credible. I obtained that information via people who would be in a position to know. I certainly don't travel in those circles. I love Jobs. He is the kind of a man that every parent hopes their kids will become. Apple is Steve Jobs. Without his charismatic and intelligent leadership, Apple is destined to become just another company. I believe that. It was proven to me years ago when the board ousted the owner and aapl traded like a penny stock. Since his resurrection, aapl has become the icon of the stock market. It trades north of 350.00 bucks a share and I am beginning to believe everybody in this country owns some Ishit. Every hedge fund, mutual fund, retirement fund, and investment bank owns their stock. So just as soon as Jobs announced his leave of absence from Apple, Goldman Sachs and every other greedy owner of Apple stock started in with the

Barack Obama Has Never Let Me Down

Hunter Thompson, the outlaw journalist and drop out author, hated President Nixon. Thompson even dedicated one of his books to President Nixon. "Richard Nixon he said, never let me down." Back in ought eight, (we say shit like that out west) I was scratching my head and wondering just who the hell Barack Obama was and where did he come from? At the time, I was living in New Orleans. I would like to mention an interesting thing. In the white community of New Orleans, Mr. Obama was subject to a fair amount of racism. I witnessed more than a couple of casual and nasty- racially driven remarks. I didn't care so much about his skin tone. I wanted to know what kind of a man he was. When Obama quietly threw his minister under the bus for his "Goddamn America" remarks, odd remarks for sure, I got my first window into this guy. Now Reverend Wright's remarks were terribly out of line but it's not like I haven't made stupid statements before or seen other

Buy Gold and Silver In Gram and Ounce Sizes

One of the nasty consequences of Obamacare was that in an effort to capture virtually every transaction in this country and tax it, they slipped that little section of the law in there that requires a 1099 anytime a business owner conducts a transaction in excess of 600 bucks. I read a blog today that mentioned that reporting requirement that occurs in 2012. He mistakenly believed that everyone would have to sell in 2011 or be subject to tax. That blog piece is here: I have been buying gold in varying sizes. Try to buy gold in one, five, perhaps ten gram sizes. I have been limiting my silver purchases to five ounce coins or less. There are a few reasons for this. They are far more exchangeable in small sizes. You can buy on the dips easier at better prices and average your costs lower. You can sell what you need to in a pinch. The Obamacare reporting requirement is obviously a large part of my deci

American Insanity

While I was in Nevada last week, I met a man from Oregon who said that Rose Bowl tickets were selling for 1500 dollars. I watched the game for free in the nice warm confines of the casino. Who pays 1500 dollars for three hours of entertainment? What kind of idiocy makes someone rationalize that watching a college football game for 500 bucks an hour is a worthwhile expenditure? That's the America I live in now. A hundred thousand people with so much money that they can waste it on shit like that. As a libertarian, I support your right to waste your money anyway that you choose. Here's a comment I snipped from the Economic Collapse Blog. This gal has some sense of priorities which did not include wasting half a months net salary on a sporting event. The Baroness January 16th, 2011 at 5:42 pm Keep up the good work! I am tired of trying to wake people up. My husband and I are only concerned with ourselves (and others who have seen the light). The c

Californians May Go To Polls in June, Vote on the Largest Tax Increase Ever

I sure hope the Governor has a plan B. The best part about asking people to vote is that you can blame them when the cries and the screams are heard up and down the state. If Governor Brown was really innovative, California could simply print and issue their own currency. Have an inexhaustible supply just like the FED does. They could call it something catchy like the IOU. Muahaha!

California Blue Shield Rates Increase 59% March 1, Soon Health Insurance Will Cost More Than a Stockton Mortgage

Pssstt...hey that 500 dollar a month premium your employer pays is going to 800 bucks a month. I'll bet employers will be hiring like crazy. Time to invent some more Ishit. This is kind of old. I saw it last week and bookmarked it. Thank Gawd we are in a the midst of a great recovery and we can afford it. Pretty boring piece. Note the absence of the term 59% increase in the newletter from Blue Shield. It must have slipped their collective minds. One of the reasons Blue Cross cited as causing the parabolic rise...healthy people exiting the system. I have been predicting that for three years. As the 59% rise occurs, expect rates to go parabolic as even the marginally healthy GTFO. (get the #$%^ out)

Tax Dodgers To Be Made Public

Our two tier criminal justice system is still working fine. We have the first tier where all of us little schmucks get threatened with prison for fudging our charitable contributions. The second tier justice system is the one reserved for the elite who cheat the government out of billions. Next week, wikileaks is going to disclose 2000 tax evaders. That would be FELONY tax evaders. These are people with swiss bank accounts and accounts in the Cayman Islands. The list includes 40 politicians. The list is a global one. I will expect absolutely nothing to happen as usual. We have no rule of law in this country anymore. These folks will be subjected to the 2nd tier of justice where your only fear might be how much money the IRS can wring out of you. No other penalties attach. However when that list gets made public, you can damn sure bet I'll be watching. I would not be surprised to see some really familiar names. I am personally wondering if Hillary and Bill can hit the wikileak