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Friday, October 5, 2012

Gary Johnson Taped And On Huffpo

Johnson is going to be on HuffPost Live if any of you are interested. You will not have to listen to bullshit and lies. Honest injun. Linkage.

If you like Ron Paul...this is what he says about Johnson.

“I think he’s wonderful, and I think he’s doing a good job and people should look at him and every individual should make up his own mind.” -- Ron Paul, speaking of Governor Gary Johnson, Libertarian Candidate for President 2012

Real Unemployment Rate Is 12.5%, Best Evidence Here

I was in a state of shock when the BLS unemployment print came in at 7.8%- particularly right before an election with an Obama appointee heading the agency.

Of course I knew that number was ridiculous. Does anybody believe today's number? Short answer. No. In fact, we're wondering why the government just doesn't say everyone has a job. I mean, if you're gonna lie...why fuck around with the white lies?

I've been scouring the web all day trying to find somebody who can accurately dissect these manipulated numbers and get to the truth. Figures never lie, liars figure.

I found the right piece at naked capitalism.

Coincidentally, the huge move down in the unemployment report happens at the same time we set another all time record for food stamps. Go figure.

The Cupcake-Stolen from Tartan Marine


Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Best Explanation That I've Ever Found on Islamic Fanaticism

Jim at Conservatives on Fire found a link that had this posted in the comment section and gave it to me.

It is simply the best explanation I have ever read regarding the state of Islam. It was well worth stealing and reposting here. I wish I would have written it myself.

 German’s View on Islam
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a
number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people
were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward
fanaticism. ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed
the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one
of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority
just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us,
and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost
everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my
We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is
the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to
live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is
entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better,
and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the
globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is
the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder,
or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is
the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims
and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to
become suicide bombers.
The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace,
yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20
million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge
population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a
staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering
sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia
in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million
Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be
said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our
powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because
like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the
fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans,
Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have
died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group
that counts–the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sans Tele-prompter, Obama Turns Into a Cupcake

The smartest guy in the room. Meh.

So without a tele-prompter or a record of achievement, the King of scripted and rehearsed speaking actually had to debate a man that does not use a tele-prompter and who actually possesses a record of achievement.

One of the problems of having failed to deliver on just about every campaign promise you have made- while ignoring the rule of law and expanding the welfare state dramatically- is that it doesn't exactly allow you to rest on your laurels. You are forced into a defensive posture.

Obama was not able to list achievements at Wednesday night's event because he doesn't have any. The only achievement he has, Obamacare, was not done with bipartisan support and most importantly- the users or stakeholders (us) were never involved in the process.

Obama may be the most divisive President I have ever witnessed. In addition to pissing off everyone in the GOP, the military, foreign leaders like Putin and Netanyahu- Obama even pissed off his own cabinet members. Many have deserted him. Remember? Even Clinton calls Obama an amateur.

That speaks volumes about this guy.

Obama inherited the dream trip. He was following a horrible and inept President Bush. In 2008, Republican nominee McCain wasn't even liked by the GOP faithful. Sarah Palin didn't bring much to the ticket.

One last item worth noting is that Obama spent the three days prior to last night's debate golfing in Las Vegas. This is the same work ethic many of his fellow students claim that he had in college, the same work ethic he has displayed as a President. That's how this guy rolls. Obama has played golf at least 105 times since becoming President.

Personally, I think Obama is a disaster. I wouldn't hire him to run a Subway sandwich shop. I'm not kidding. Electing an elite banker as an alternative hardly gets my pulse racing- but these are the choices your masters have given you. I am not voting for either. The rich and elite can kiss my ass.

Obama, with no record of achievement, no tele-prompter, and three days of golf in Las Vegas, looked exactly like he should have Wednesday night. Like Mitt Romney's cupcake.


The Power of the Rule of Law

Remember when the rule of law meant something? Law and our willingness to enforce it is what separates our country from banana republics, third world countries, and neanderthals. 

The rule of law, that criminals be prosecuted and the innocent protected, was abandoned in 2008 by two chambers of corrupt Congressmen and two Presidents. 

Many of you will be voting for those very same people.

Unlike Europe and the United States- Iceland prosecuted it's crooked politicians and bankers- and bailed out it's citizens instead. How'd that turn out? 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Quelle Surprise!*Peace Loving Muslims Burn Down Temples

*Heh. Stole that first part from Yves over at naked capitalism.

Islam isn't a religion. It's a philosophy of hate. Here's a little Islam inspired arson- because they are entitled to it. Extremists, I'm sure.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Back By Popular Demand! Play Kick Obama's Ass!

Ignore frog language. Click Jouer. Get proper ass angle. Click again. Good, family fun.

Coloring the Base of the Cliff

I had a little back and forth with a right wing blogger this week. He writes some really nasty and angry stuff and at the bottom of this- I am gonna paste something he wrote over the weekend. I understand his zeal and his determination to rid this country of President Obama. I too, think Obama is a complete fraud. Our blogger is absolutely polarized- convinced his way is the only way. That is precisely what they want him to think. That is what we are up against.

For many, critical thinking skills are a difficult thing to develop. They simply don't understand how to develop those skills and they don't even really understand why developing critical thinking skills might be useful. They cannot step outside of their own existing belief systems to take a look.

Let me put it to you this way. I have a problem. Time after time, I have tried to resolve it by doing the same thing. I either vote for candidate A or I choose candidate B. Things never seem to improve.

Thomas Edison was a genius. When asked how he could continue trying to invent the light bulb having tried 1000 things that failed- Edison replied, "I tried 1000 things that did not work." What Edison did not do- was continue to try the same thing over and over again.

Government extends its reach everywhere, it expands the welfare state, it has hijacked our healthcare, it ignores the constitution, and it maintains the most outrageous tax code ever devised- the only beneficiaries of which are the elite which includes most of Congress.  The tax code doesn't change because THEY WANT IT THAT WAY.

The only way to solve a baffling problem is to step back and apply critical thinking skills. Like Edison. We know what doesn't work. Voting for candidate A or B means business as usual. You have just voted for more government. That is the same thing you've been doing for 50 years. The only way to try and save your country is to try a completely different tactic. Refusing to vote won't work, because others will.

The problem with the vast majority of voters is...they think Obama is the problem. He's not. He is the symptom of a much bigger disease.  

It's like being driven over a cliff and hoping it won't kill you. To survive you must try something different. You turn and charge your herder/killers. Maybe you don't survive but at least you take one or two of them with you. Maybe your actions save future herd members. Maybe even, you catch the bastards off guard and your actions set you free. Any shot is better than the shot the herders give you.

What we know doesn't work- is going over the cliff. We have seen the results of that. I said that in 2000, 2004, 2008. I will say it again. Romney is not the solution. He is more of the same. The elite have given you your two selections. They don't care who you vote for just so long as you vote for one of THEIR two candidates. The two party monopoly, which is really just a one party monopoly, is the greatest fraud ever foisted upon us. But I gotta say- it keeps working. Largely because of millions of people like this who simply can't find the solution. They color the base of the cliff. Instead of solving the problem...they treat the symptoms...and thus the disease continues. Behold a carrier.

So you are telling me you want Obama for another term? Go for it amigo be my guest, apparently you are bright enough to see what he has done to the country compared with for the country.  Let me be more subtle, to not vote for Romney doesn't make a person a moron, it makes them a clueless ideologically  "Fucking moron" Are we clear, wast your time with somebody that walks in your bubble.       

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Great Ass Kicking Time- The Sunday Collage

Only five weeks left. Then we shall see whether we suffer a quick death under Obama or a slow drawn out death under Romney. Or what if the great ass kicking time arrives- you know that secret insurrection that the nutters whisper about?

It's really very simple. Develop a plan to pay your debts- if you can- or default.

Neither of these men have a plan because there is no plan. There is the continued Obama welfare state under which the Cloward-Piven strategy of social implosion occurs- wherein the welfare and largesse gatherers gain momentum and eventually outnumber the workers supporting them. This I lovingly refer to as the quick death.

Or we get saddled with another of our elite masters. All Romney can do is raise taxes and cut government spending. This will create an illusion of hope and solvency. But it will only last- short term.  Ultimately we have a structural disaster- the loss of 50 million jobs at least- and nobody has come up with any kind of plan to force those jobs back home. We cannot dig ourselves out of this economic mess without returning every job we have lost. It is that simple. It is math. This I lovingly refer to as the slow death.

The aristocrats and elitists rigged the game for the highest margins and maximum gains. They found a method to take all of the chips (profits, tax breaks) and distribute all of the losses (benefits, healthcare) to taxpayers. The game is over.

The best players claw their way to the top and win. And if we did this whole experiment over tomorrow- it would have the very same conclusion.

Let's pause for a moment and think about Apple and Steve Jobs. Apple products are built by Foxconn. Before we go any further, ask yourself how many jobs have we lost to Foxconn. Care to guess? Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers.  That is 1.2 million jobs or roughly every man, woman, and child in the state of Idaho. If Foxconn were somehow relocated to California, it could solve California's solvency problem all by itself.

And just as a bonus feature- I want you to think about the atrocious pricing and margins that Apple enjoys. They are the most ridiculously priced gadgets on the planet. Up until Job's death, Apple absolutely hoarded all of that cash. We have seen no benefit really- except for the 60,000 tax paying folks manning U.S. Apple stores and the corporate hierarchy in Cupertino.

Had Jobs lived- maybe he would have seen the light- although I doubt it. He was a new age robber baron. These guys don't do things because they landed at the top of the civics class- or because gawd help me here- they are actually grateful and want to return something back to the society which enabled their success. They don't see the big picture nor do they see themselves as socially responsible in the sense that they are in a position to improve society. Rather, the new age robber barons like Jobs only see their own selfish interests. Greed and ego are never satiated with these types.

Ross Perot was right. The great sucking noise came and went and now we are left wondering, what if anything, can we do to reverse our job losses. Millions of people can't pay taxes or buy health insurance without meaningful jobs.

I don't see that reversing. I see people electing the slow death although really- I  would prefer a quicker Obama style death. One day, the younger generations are going to feel the full brunt of this. I think I'll be somewhere else before all of that happens. In the blogosphere, I read these writers who all claim to be patriots. They all presume that somehow from their walkers and wheelchairs- that they will be ready for the great ass kicking time when it arrives. So they preach to people who think just like them.

What if the great ass kicking time doesn't arrive as scheduled? Now that might be a problem. All of those dressed up geriatric patriots with no dance to go to. What if all of that preparedness was just a big waste of time and money? What happens if we just slowly and economically waste away instead? What if we all can't unite, rally, and defeat some well defined boogieman- what are we going to do? Don't we all want to prove we are tough, defeat some evil doer, be heroes?

My friend Joe always asks, "What happens to the tough guys?" He quickly answers, "We bury them."

The truth is, I'm not too worried about the great ass kicking time. The great ass kicking time for me is over. I have to accept the fact that I am in my 50's and that hand to hand combat is probably not something that I should continue to engage in. In  the meantime, I am just going to accept whatever brand of death the rest of you decide on, quick or slow. Thankfully, that mystery will be solved about 5 weeks from now.