Showing posts from January 22, 2012

The Great Barack Obama On Raising The Debt Ceiling, Then and Now

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. Senator Barack Obama Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt March 16, 2006 NOW... Obama seeks $1.2 trillion debt ceiling increase

Using a Bar and Alcoholics To Explain Our Economic State of Affairs

Very brilliant. Wish I had thought of it. From ZeroHedge.

Death By Chicken McNugget

A 17 year old factory worker?? All she has ever eaten is Chicken McNuggets? Do they teach health in school in Great Britain? Did this girl ever go to school or was she half blinded by malnutrition? Good gawd, this story is so bizarre on so many fronts- I don't know where to start. I think I'll just post it.

The Next Great American Exodus

In 2007, just as I was wrapping up my career in law enforcement, the health care crisis was in full bloom and I believed that it would be far worse than anyone imagined. People could no longer afford health insurance. Costs had become ridiculous. Healthy people who had lost jobs would not come back to health insurance pools unless they landed jobs with health care. Employers would no longer furnish health care nor subsidize it. Insurance premiums would skyrocket, sometimes in excess of 50% price hikes per year. Ultimately and quite possibly, there may come a day when only the affluent can afford health care. So bankruptcy was the middle and poorer class solution to insurance. That exodus is in full swing. People have to cut out the things that they cannot afford. Taxes are next.  The next great exodus is happening now. The dictionary defines exodus as a departure of a large number of people. People are going to quit paying taxes in droves. I believe that. Corporate America, behemot

Psychology Major Baffled By the FED, Can't Understand Why Bernanke and Company Are Worried

Yesterday, I watched Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke very closely as he spoke about the economy on CNBC. I noted two incredibly odd things. Bernanke essentially promised zero interest rates and further money printing, possibly a QE3 event, if the economy goes any softer than it already is. Basically, he soothed viewers. Whether that was entirely politically motivated or not- is anyone's guess. But that's not the really odd thing. Bernanke appeared to stutter throughout the speech as though- even he didn't believe the BS he was spouting. The number one fear of most Americans is public speaking. For many people, public speaking is just something that gets easier over time. Professional speakers sharpen deliveries. Perhaps Bernanke didn't like the live stage or live TV yesterday. Maybe he is getting weary of the criticism. Whatever it was- it did not appear that Bernanke was getting more comfortable the longer he spoke- I thought that was very odd. Bernanke just kind of st

Obama's Speaks To An Eighth Grade Level During State of the Union

No wonder the great narcissist thinks he is far superior. He is talking to the middle school. Swiped via the Chicago Boyz. Interesting. Left Coast Rebel claims it's the same speech year after year.

When a Crisis Occurs, There Is Always One Dipshit Who Jumps Up and Announces "Follow Me, I Know the Solution!"

That person is almost always insane. That is this blog's subtitle. Today's dipshit is once again, Ben Bernanke. We will print our way out of this mess! Ben on TV singing his usual print money lullaby to the softball press corps. Gold cracking 1708 as he yaks. I need Ben to talk on TV every day. Maybe get his own show like Cramer. Man, I am gonna be rich.

Selling Out to the Status Quo

Here's Gingrich's bag man. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Adelson steals from people which is legal in Nevada. How noble. Where does the worship line form? The rich and elite, offering up their rich and elite choices for President. Business as usual.

Ever So Quietly, Gold Has Been Rising and Now Takes Out 1700

There is nothing I enjoy more than listening to people bad mouth precious metals. Folks that practice contempt prior to investigation are simply clueless when it come to the meteoric rise of precious metals. They don't get it. That is mainstream media. CNBC. Idiot TV for the masses. Precious metals cannot and will not go down until the world comes up with a rescue plan that does not include debasing currencies. Unfortunately, the world has no other plan. They screwed the pooch and that is all you really need to know. They will continue debasing currencies until they are completely worthless. Holders of precious metals will have a store of wealth and possess a time honored commodity that bankers and politicians cannot counterfeit. The world is catching on. The anti-fiat trade. Of course it makes sense. Here is a fantastic piece about India and possibly China, using gold to pay for Iranian oil. The United States, ever the international bully, is attempting to strangle Iran.

The Elite Look After the Elite, To The Exclusion Of Everyone Else

The elite care about power and money. In America, the pinnacle of success for rich, elite Americans is becoming President. Once in office they go about the business of protecting their way of life. Protecting tax codes and shelters for the elite. Looking the other way when enforcing laws on cheap Mexican labor streaming over the border. Offshore bank accounts. Cultivating future prospects. Protecting corporate monopolies. Taking care of the bankers on Wall St. and entrenching crony capitalism. Mitt's the new poster child for the oligarchy. When we elect somebody like George Bush, a wannabe elitist like Barack Obama, or a Mitt Romney- what we are really doing is electing people who do not represent us. The elite are minutia. There are hardly a thousand people in the entire United States that make 21 million a year. They don't amount to a speck on a gnat's ass. Other than sharing air, we don't have a damn thing in common with tho

After Two Years of Screwing Off, It's Time To Go To Work

I "retired" in 2007 which is to say, I spend a great deal of time screwing off and performing service work. Service work, whether it's in homeless shelters or halfway houses or in various other places, doesn't pay a hell of a lot. Mostly you do it for free. It's a labor of love. Retired cop work. Go figure. It's been about two years since I worked in a pre-release center for kids coming out of the state correctional system. The worst part about applying for a job can occur when somebody actually gives you a job. This means that they are actually going to expect me to show up on time and achieve some measurable results. This is a lot of responsibility to heap on a guy all at once. Tonight... I have a hockey game ticket thanks to my friend Keith. Keith sings the anthem. The Steelheads are playing Stockton tonight. We always have lots of fights with Stockton. I am looking forward to fighting hockey tonight. Then it's on to the new job and graveyard shi

Carnival Cruise Lines, Ever the Compassionate and Sensitive Corporation, Offers Discounts to Survivors

I got a chuckle out of this. They haven't even retrieved all of the dead bodies from the ship nor removed the leaking fuel, yet Carnival is already handing out refunds and discounts on future trips. So a few people died. We're over it.

The New Frankenstein Government Sunday Special Edition

Yesterday, I was at Home Despot buying a giant board for a garage repair. After getting it cut, I was headed for the checkout line. Arriving at approximately the same time but a step or two slower, was a woman in her mid forties. She pretended not to see me and of course, she steered her shopping cart with ten items directly in front of me. The board I was holding was a huge chunk of particle board which weighed about the same as a Volkswagon Jetta with air conditioning. Most people notice giant men with giant things in their hands. That ability has allowed me to claim age 51. Ya know, I did have a female pedestrian get hit by a bus once. I asked her why she hadn't seen the bus. This pissed her off badly. Come to think of it, she may have a daughter that shops at Home Despot. I had a strange thought strike me as I sought out a new check out line. Every time I seem to be cut off in a check out line, why does it always seem to be by women, some of which- pretend to be blind? How