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Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's Often Convenient For People To Confuse Facts With Opinions

I started writing publicly about 6 years ago.

Often, it takes courage to take an unpopular stand and write about it. Everything I am about to state is a fact. I do this for those folks who cannot tell the difference.

Four years ago, some guy named Barack Obama was running for President. Mostly, nobody had heard of him. At that time, I was trying to uncover anything that I could find about his life and history. There wasn't much. In fact, the only history you could find were some manufactured and largely uncorroborated fictional accounts that were passed off as his life story. Two of them- which is kind of odd. In fact, I read one of those books, "Dreams From My Father." Eventually, I wrote a blog called "Obama's Book Factory" because everything I was reading sounded like campaign propaganda prepared long in advance of 2008.

That scared me. Real autobiographies have names, dates, witnesses, verifiable data. When you start seeing an absence of those things- I am reminded of the vague statements foisted upon me by the thousands of guilty people who I asked to prepare a statement for me for over the 25 years I wore a badge. I read those statements. Universally, the guilty always failed to mention key pieces of data or witnesses- they left out key pieces of information and supplied vague alibis. Often, I blew holes in those things. I know bullshit when I read it.

Uncorroborated statements are just that. They may or may not be fact. I am mindful of a man that once told me, "The only one who knows the true identity of your father- is your mother. And she may lie about that." That statement was designed to describe just how difficult finding the truth can be. Oddly, that statement was painfully relevant when looking at Stanley Ann Dunham's life.

In fact, Obama was conceived when his mother was still a juvenile. Do the math. I have.

Barack Obama had every reason to lie. He had a shady past that involved an atheist mother, an alcoholic father, a stepfather who claimed he was Indonesian and a Muslim, a bizarre history of expensive travel and expensive colleges and to this day- nobody knows who paid for any of that.

Those are not opinions. Those are facts. Inconvenient facts. Our society, our culture, wants to believe in myths and legends- mostly we do not like the truth especially when it conflicts with our vision of what the truth should be. I cannot begin to tell you why people lie or what motivates them. But they do. In the case of Obama, I fancy myself an expert. I have read everything about this man, I have studied everything he has done. I am supremely confident when I say this...

Barack Obama is a complete mystery. His life as it has been presented- is nothing but a yarn spun by a man who wanted to be President. Everything about this man is uncorroborated and the witnesses are mostly dead or not talking. Even the girlfriends. The true and the false are forever- commingled. 

One day, I believe the fact hunters and history will prove this out. I am mindful of a phrase that I have never forgotten. I use this when the egoically insane are trying to convince me that uncorroborated statements, positions, are in fact true- when clearly they are not. Like those people who still deny the Holocaust or Japanese internment camps.

"You are always entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to your own set of facts."


Friday, July 20, 2012

Arpaio Says Obama Is a Crook

I'm not sure people understand the value of what Arpaio is saying. This takes balls. Let me explain.

Last year, after three years worth of Barack Obama calling some abstract document his "birth certificate" he released a second document. His "long form" birth certificate.

That should have raised eyebrows everywhere. Where had this "long form" birth certificate been for three years and why wasn't it produced earlier? Keep in mind that this President's very first executive order- after he was sworn in- was to permanently seal all of his personal records from public view by pretending to rescind a previous order of George Bush's. What Obama really did- was make it impossible for anybody but Obama himself- to release his records while pretending he was being transparent. A very typical and deceptive- lawyer move.

That's not how honest folks operate.Twenty five years of law enforcement taught me one thing. Pay attention to what people actually do. Liars lie. Obama is classic.

Joe Arpaio has put his entire career and credibility on the line. He is a veteran lawman with a lot of credentials. He is saying Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Fraud. Felony type fraud. He is calling Obama out and he has proof. Experienced lawmen don't do shit like that. You can be sued....

Let me re-iterate. You can be sued for slander or defamation if you are wrong. Why then is Obama not suing? Because this whole birth certificate thing would finally wind up in a court of law where it should have been in the first place.

In a court of law- the world would find out the truth. That's why Obama won't do anything. He can't. If I had to bet who has credibility here and who is telling the truth- my money's on Joe.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Government's Job Description

What is the U.S. government's job description?

If you ask most people that basic question- they simply can't answer it. The reason is- they've either never given it any thought or their politics have been jaded by party platforms. So the question is simple.

Would any of you perform a job without knowing the description of that job? Of course not- in fact it is that very description of any job that draws you to a given field of study or subsequent occupation.

One other point. The job description is non negotiable. It may tweak slightly over time but it's core functions never deviate and they should never be manipulated into inefficiency.

The purpose of our government, originally a democratic republic, was the safety and protection of the vast majority of it's citizens. Not individuals. That was the job description. That's it.

In case you dispute what we were intended to be- I have included this.

What I include as acceptable parts of our government's job description are things like defense, food and product safety, drug safety, regulating agencies like the FCC and the FAA, law enforcement agencies like ICE and the CIA. The judicial system and the penal system.

So what I am going to do now is throw out a number of government owned and tax payer funded things that don't have a thing to do with the safety and health of American citizens. In other words, government has absolutely no business in:

Home loans, mortgages, and lending. Fannie and Freddie. Whether an individual buys a home or not does not have a damn thing to do with the overall protection  and safety of citizens.

The same holds true for student loans, grants, and Sallie Mae.

The same holds true for any area of commerce that government subsidizes. If it can't swim on it's own- it should be left to drown. That simple. I don't care whether we are talking dairy or wool growers.

The same is true for health care and insurance. That includes medicare and medicaid. Government had no business ever supplying individual health care. The needs of the majority cannot be overrun or placed beneath the needs of the individual. That's not a democracy.

The same is true for social security. Had government not stepped in- people would have found ways to be self supporting. Once government steps in- they skew the picture so badly that today- people who have been paying into social security cannot imagine a future with out it. They are held hostage by a government that has no problem seizing their money and they would like it back. Like they were promised.

So about the time our government begins to bail out failed banks and failed automakers- we begin to ask why? What does that have to do with the health and safety of the millions of people who pay taxes. And the answer to that is- not a fucking thing. Politicians hijack our tax money and give it to their crony bankers who fund their campaigns. They steal our tax money and deliver it to democratic voting blocks of unionized workers. The needs of the many are constantly undermined by selfish interests that think nothing of stealing money and delivering it to the few. Think TARP.

For many years, that has been the filter I use when assessing what government does. If the only filter ever used was- does this agency, let's say the Department of Energy, benefit the vast majority? Has this agency performed any mission other than sucking billions each year and providing no benefit? Has it reduced our dependence on foreign oil which was it's primary mission? What does the D.O.E. have to do with the health and safety of the citizens? The answer is- nothing. The D.O.E. fails every test I can think of. Yet there it is, sucking billions annually. I think the same of the Dept of Education and quite a few other agencies who also fail the same simple litmus test.

Does this benefit the majority of citizens or is it a gift from a crony President. Think Solyndra.

You have to have a position to defend it. Very often when I hear some lefty swinging for the fences, I ask him what is the government's job description. This usually leaves the lefts drooling because they have no idea what that is. I am talking educated, masters degree type folks. Clueless. In the years ahead as we all go bankrupt- people are going to look back and see these mistakes for what they were.

Maybe in the new government- they will see the benefit of assigning a job description and adhering to it.

Compton Goes Bankrupt, He Who Panics First- Panics Best

I count five cities in California that are bankrupt. In chronological order- here they are.

Vallejo, Mammoth Lakes, Stockton, San Bernardino, and now Compton.

These cities combined serve about 500k residents. Mammoth is puny- only about 10k residents. So after all the talk, all the bullshit, all of the can kicking-it's finally here. California is finally going bankrupt- one city at a time.

All of the infrastructure strain and out of control spending and regulation is finally taking it's toll.

All hell will begin to break loose when Los Angeles finally declares bankruptcy. In the basin, that will affect 10-12 million people depending on who does the counting. When California's biggest city throws in the towel, I expect everything else to follow suit including state government.

There is a saying among those who panic. Those who panic first- don't get trampled by those who panic last.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Conspriracy Theorists Proven Credible Once Again

The morbidly naive and stupid, not so much. A lot of interesting stuff today.

Anytime you have predatory capitalism- you are going to have conspiracies. That is how wolves hunt. They gang up on you. It's called price fixing.

Oil companies don't want to give away oil. Drug companies don't want to make reasonable profits when they can make outlandish ones. Have you noticed the identical rates for cell phone providers? Cable and satellite tv? You probably think their costs are all the same. The greatest price fixers of all are central bankers. They set rates on fictional money that they don't own and that doesn't exist. You can't top that piece of wizardry. So in the new age- you get the laws rigged to accommodate your business (like 20 year patent protection) and then you put the wood to consumers. Like 25 bucks for a 10 mg pill of Cialis.

Yes sweetheart, conspiracies do exist.

Every once in awhile- they actually get exposed.

If You Suddenly Feel Stupid, You May Be Reading Something on Huffington Post

I gotta get Huffpo off my reading list. Really.

In fact, I am going to post this insightful piece on how to choose "healthy ice cream" and then Imma gonna find the delete button. Seriously. If I die and come back a libtard- I give you permission to kill me.

"All Your Candidates Are Belong To Us" Say the Bankers

Well, except this one.

Gary Johnson. The best guy you never heard of.

The Way of St. Warren

Each and every year for the past 30 years, Allen and Company have descended upon Moonbat Valley. (Sun Valley, Id.) They do this to vacation, recreate, to exchange information, and to find new and exciting ways to make a few more billion.

Allen and Company. This is who they are.

Among locals, the arrival of Allen and Company represents a bountiful harvest. Everyone fawns over the attendees as though their lives depended on it. For a lucky few, Allen and Company means some serious dough. The local paper always tries to get some tidbits of information from these titans of finance but inevitably they get snubbed. Here is this years local reporting. Usually, CNBC sends a reporter or two out to get some fluff interview but I haven't been paying much attention to CNBC or fluff for that matter.

So Moonbat Valley has become the annual pilgrimmage for a few of the world's elite. The Way of St. James is a christian pilgrimmage and walk across Northern Spain...In America, we have the Way of St Warren. The Way of St. Warren involves a few hundred people flying private jets to Moonbat Valley with their own NYPD security detail, listening to people yak, swilling cocktails, and golfing. A few deals get struck as the elite figure out new ways to funnel money to political candidates who promise not to tax them. Sometimes, they come up with new ideas for making even more money because that's how folks like this keep score. Too much is never enough. Thus, the Way of St. Warren has become an annual capitalist pilgrimmage where the longest walk might be down to the wrinkle room for a Manhattan. (Among locals, the bar in the Sun Valley Lodge is called the wrinkle room)

I used to get physically ill watching the Way of St. Warren each year. Private jets blasting in and out. Every rental car between Boise and Moonbat Valley gets hijacked. It's like the whole valley turns into hired help, gossiping about Oprah Winfrey and begging for tips. I can't even escape the madness here in Boise. One of my favorite employees at the YMCA is in Moonbat Valley this week helping the rich and famous stay fit. Making tips, I think.  

I never made one thin dime from those titans of finance. Truth is, I think I gave them far more money over the years than they gave me. Odd, it's almost as though they planned it that way.




Sunday, July 15, 2012

"I Have a Promising Future Behind Me" The Sunday Collage

First...just a wee bit of housekeeping.

I have grown weary of watching the government extort money on behalf of "victims" and then keep the money for themselves. Not to mention the moral and systemic failure of this administration to  actually prosecute anyone. This started 4 years ago with the civil trial of Angelo Mozilo at Countrywide. Mozilo was such an easy target that he simply forfeited millions and was able to buy his way out of prison. Very often I report on this failure to criminally charge people but extort fine money instead. It's the new rage.

President Co Opted has never lifted a finger to install the rule of law or begin any kind of restorative justice in this country- and as I have noted previously- that is his prime directive as the head of the executive branch of government. Not that he has ever paid too much attention to the job description. This epic fail has not been lost on many of us who understand just who's job- policing this country is.

Eric Holder is an example of "who we are as a people" as Obama likes to say. If Holder and Obama are examples of "who we are" we are chest high in shit. I am supremely confident that they are the moral minority. I know dope dealers with more integrity.

That and we know that the entire criminal class of bankers in this country has bought and paid for all of our politicians.

At any rate, Jim G. at Conservatives on Fire pointed out that a recent 175 million dollar fine, extorted once again by the government on behalf of victims, was actually going to be delivered to victims.
I had posted a piece about this and I suppose having watched our government extort fines and keep them for so long- I missed that they were actually going to pass restitution down to the victims. I removed the story from the blog because I really had no way to correct my mistake. Thanks, Jim.


A few years ago- I met a man with two engineering degrees from Tulane. He owned his own tree trimming business. When I remarked that his occupation seemed odd given his degrees- he said, "Yep, I got a promising future behind me." He laughed like a hyena and told me he had never been happier.

I liked this guy right away. The rat race it seemed- had lost a contestant.

Now at some point in my past, I was making about 60 bucks an hour (with benefits) courtesy of the taxpayers. I was about as ungrateful as one can be while making that kind of dough. That is not a point I am particularly proud of and to be sure- I realize now how fortunate I was.

As lost as I was- I believe our country is following suit. We are on an unsustainable path that absolutely has to collapse. Here is the ugliest truth. There is no way on God's green earth that either Obama or the republican banker boy- have the nuts to fix this mess. You cannot muster up a spine or any usable amount of personal courage between the two of these people. The situation is dire.

I actually know people who are naive enough to think that their government pension is guaranteed.

Up until the politicans cannot pay it. And then the politicians will simply remove the laws that promised it. This is now playing out in Stockton and San Berdoo. When the bankruptcy goes statewide- which it should have done already- things will unfold fast. How much longer can politicians extend and pretend? How long before a big city, like L.A., throws in the towel? It can't be too far off. And once that happens- I expect a few states to tumble and start begging the Feds for a bailout. The Feds will have to act and that is how I expect the tsunami to start.

And the morbidly optimistic, that class of people who ignore all things bad, will be shocked into consciousness. Perhaps it will come as they watch American Idol.

Today, I make a fraction of what I used to. I am grateful for that. We have grown fat, lazy, and complacent in this country. We need a giant sized reset. It'll happen and once it does- we can get well. Until then, I'm convinced we have a promising future behind us.