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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Play "Kick Obama's Ass!"

Click "jouer" and proceed. Click once to get the proper ass angle, then click again to give him the boot. The French part is a mystery. Honest. Injun.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thankfully, There Can Only Be One, Warren Buffett

Today I read an interesting CNN Money report about Warren Buffett. Warren was doing his usual diarrhea of the mouth routine now that he is an expert on everything. I am not sure why Buffett irritates me so...well that's not true...actually I do know.

He thinks that his money gives him the credibility to say anything he wants and that people will listen. That everything he says just has to be right. Because he says so.

Let me explain a weird concept I have. Perhaps you have considered it yourself.

Destiny. In any given capitalistic society, or at least one that starts out that way, there will be winners and losers. Rich people and poor people. That is destined to happen. So I don't see Warren as some special man with insightful powers. I see a guy who made some good investment decisions and made gobs of money for himself. Warren or somebody else with a different name had to happen. That's it. That's destiny. It's like winning the lottery. It's going to happen but nobody knows who it will be. But it will be somebody.  The great thing about lottery winners is that at least they don't go running their mouths about how smart they are.

In fact, we all know that the winner is an idiot for buying the ticket in the first place.

The computer was going to be invented. Someone would do that. We now know who those "someones" are. That's destiny. If not them- then someone else.  

Warren kind of represents the Jurassic era of investing. He just happened to be walking rare earth with the right investing model at the right time.

Let me explain this further. If Warren's brief life had started in 1990 rather than 1930- I believe that history would not even record his name. Why? Because the absolute perfect growing conditions no longer exist in that investing petri dish which Warren did so well in... Warren exists because he was born at the perfect time. That's it. An ungrateful old dinosaur who does not understand that the world created him- that he didn't create himself. Humility for Warren is simply some word mentioned in Greek mythology.

I believe in destiny. That certain things are just destined to happen. Like lottery winners. Someone is destined to win.

The Federal Reserve has single handedly rescued the stock market. It's a sick market. We haven't had any kind of consumer lead rebound or rally. There is nothing holding this market up except a bunch of banks buying equities lead by the Federal printing press Reserve who is more than willing to try every trick imaginable. It's a market that trades up not because we as a nation are fundamentally improving and on the mend- but because a bunch of politicians, corporations, and bankers are manipulating it higher. Willing to lie and spin any number- anything but the truth. That is the illusion.

We are at the end game. Warren wants to live the rest of his life believing that he alone knows what everyone else should be doing. His billions are dwarfed only by his ego. He is one of the protectors of the illusion. The illusion that you can steal money from everyone else without producing anything. Everyone can get rich by stealing the work product of others. Contributing nothing yourself. Sooner or later that game has to end. It is not mathematically possible for all of us to steal the wealth of the people who produce things. We cannot all be billionaires. 

Wealth without work. Like my friend Billy Moonbat says, "We are all trying to make the maximum amount of money with the least amount of work." That is the goal- the illusion of all of us.

Guys like Warren won't go away easily. We don't have the means to accommodate many more of them. Strangely, I see that as a good thing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Funniest Subtitle Ever

The Feral Irishman uses this on his blog. I wish I had found it first. 

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression
or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not,
in fact, just surrounding yourself with Assholes” William Gibson(Coop)

Anyone Who Disagrees With Our Government Is a Terrorist

Our government, desperately trying to cling to credibility, is now labeling anyone who disagrees with them a terrorist. This is a necessary part of the endgame- the one where we finally get so fed up that we drag the guillotines to D.C.

We probably should have had them ready ten years ago.

Our Transparent Leader

Barry Soetoro's Columbia University ID? Photoshopped? No more so than that last birth certificate he offered up...

So while that ID is most likely a fake, this is what is not. All of these items are missing in action. I will add girlfriends as well...
Could you help me please find these things, sir?

1. Occidental College records and transcripts -- Not released
2. Columbia University records and transcripts -- Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper -- 'not available'
4. Harvard University records and transcripts -- Not released
5. Selective Service Registration -- Not released
6. Medical records -- Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule -- 'not available'
8. Law practice client list -- Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate -- Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth -- Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published -- None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None
13. Record of Baptism -- Not released or 'not available'
14. Illinois State Senate records -- 'not available'

Halftime In America Is A Dream, You Have To Be Asleep To Believe It

I love Clint Eastwood. Back in my heyday, I used to see him running in the mornings around Moonbat Valley. Those were the Sondra Locke days. Wow. She is forgettable.

I absolutely loved Gran Torino. In my neighborhood, I fantasize that I am that guy. Only I don't like Muslims and honor killers. Sorry, Mohammad worshippers.

So when my hero ran that really cool cheer leading ad during the Superbowl, I wasn't especially surprised. You get this feeling that Eastwood is just as tough as his raspy voice and he probably is.

It's a misconception perpetuated by celebrities and the hoi polloi that our economy is going to come roaring back. It is complete and utter bullshit. It is absolutely mathematically impossible. If you never read one more thing on this blog- please know this. You cannot grow an economy with a crumbling tax base, the loss of 15 million structural jobs, jobs that pay nothing, a greedy banking and corporate world, and an administration with no plan beyond what iron to hit off the tee.

I have never in my life witnessed such an abject failure of leadership. President Obama is the epitome of an ass. We could not have elected a worse person.

So just what makes Eastwood think we're going to turn this around? Clint, bless his heart, is an actor. He engages in fantasy. That's what he does for a living. In the real world, it takes people with personal courage who will be castigated for standing up.

Perhaps Clint has some secret plan that pays that 16.4 trillion debt, that pays for the 80 trillion coming due and payable in the next 20 years in medicare and social security. Some cost free way to fight two or three wars at the same time, bring back 50 dollar oil, and provide free health care for 300 million people. Some plan to get back those 15 million lost jobs, return American businesses to the United States, restructure the entire tax code against the wishes of the elite who enjoy it just the way it is, and remove Obama and that socialist Supreme Court from our midst.

Yea Clint, solve that shit. Come up with a plan. Then I will listen to the cheer leading.

We voted a cheerleader into office in 2008. We see how well that's been working. Halftime in America? Sorry Clint- halftime was nearly two quarters ago.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Insanity of Our Judicial System

I clipped this story the other day.

I am going to break my profanity vow. Well, the abbreviated version anyway. To this story, I say
W. T. F.??

I don't like lawyers. In fact, I've learned to dislike them. As a group of individuals, and I am comfortable with this stereotype, I have never found a more arrogant and ego centered class of people. Of course there are exceptions, and I know a few, but they are rare.

At any rate... this is a story of outlandish cop behavior, followed up by outlandish lawyer behavior, and capped off with a jury award of 22 million.

Here's the deal. Some guy gets tossed into jail and forgotten. How? I have no idea. But he is forgotten for TWO YEARS???

So they have a trial. The man involved gets awarded 22 million dollars. I don't mind giving a damaged man a million or two- although some might argue that's excessive. Let me put it to you this way. Most of us would gladly sit in jail for two years for a million bucks.

The problem with not capping awards is this. Lawyers work on contingencies. They often take half the jury award for themselves plus expenses. All of that money comes from somewhere. That somewhere is generally a tax payer funded insurance system. In other words, tax payers very often line the pockets of attorneys who do nothing more than a little research and talk for a few days.

The court system is more than happy to steal taxpayer money and award it to themselves. That's why we need court reform- desperately.  This out of control behavior and broken system has been allowed to continue unchecked- for decades. Almost half of the Congress are lawyers. Your President is a lawyer. The Supreme Court are all lawyers. It never changes.

Go figure.

This story raises far more questions than it answers. It's beyond bizarre. I may search for a more detailed version than this one- but here it is.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Figures Never Lie, Liars Figure

I just got called in for the graveyard shift.

There was an absolute target rich environment of news stories today. Some serious bullshitting is taking place here and around the world. I get the feeling we are in the eye of the hurricane...Clint Eastwood's (my hero) big Superbowl speech not withstanding.

I stumbled onto Dave in Denver's Golden Truth blog six months ago. He wrote a piece today about the fraud our government posted on Friday- the jobs report. A government so willing to lie and manipulate our "publicly owned and generated stats" scares me- but I've come to expect it.

Nobody tells that story better than Dave. Very thorough, well done.

Remember This Scene?

Addict-alcoholic-addict. The Clinton-Bush-Obama troika. Will Hunting had it right years earlier.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Would Anyone Listen To George Washington Today?

No, of course not.  They'd label him a kook.

The Frankenstein Government Big Game Schtick*Updated

I never like it when two east coast teams get in. Being a western boy means I don't really have a lot to root for here. Here's how I analyze the big tilt.

I have always maintained that the team with the best defense has a huge edge in the Superbowl. That nod goes to the Giants.

The Giants beat New England in the regular season. 

Looking at schedule strength which was very similar- I think the Patriots had a tougher schedule and played a little better. This is debatable. But I give the edge to the Pats because they did not lose to any crappy teams which the Giants did.

One could argue that the Pats shouldn't even be here albeit for a missed field goal. I could say the same thing about the Giants and those two fumbles of San Francisco's.

All my friends'... the smart money says- it's the Giants.

I think they are wrong. I'll tell you why. Tom Brady is a determined on field general. Belly check may be the best coach I have ever seen. They make their rival coach and QB look like pikers. They prepare better and they are veterans. There is also one other thing I like. Revenge. The Patriots had their perfect season snuffed out a few years ago by the Giants.

It's payback time. Take the Pats and give the 3 points. I am staying away from the over/under but I lean over 53. Who can argue with Joe Namath?

*So much for predictions. If I had bet on this game and thankfully, I would never bet because it is illegal, I would probably have lost 210 bucks or so.