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Friday, May 8, 2009

Back In The Real World

Things are not going so well for the administration, or the country:

And this rather ominous news:
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  1. Back in the real world? Where Dijon mustard is a serious issue?

  2. About as serious as staging a media event, in the middle of all these crises, at a burger joint on live TV to project an image of "real guys"

  3. Yes, indeed.
    It is going to take a LONG TIME to clean up the MESS left behind by all those ELEPHANTS.

  4. Isn't it amazing how passive the voice becomes when there's a Democrat in the White House?

    When Bush was President, the headline was:

    "Bush Administration forces Katrina Victims Out of Homes."

    When Obama is President, we get this:

    "Katrina Victims Losing Temporary Housing"

    The funny part is that the reporters and editors think we're so stupid that we can't possibly notice what they're doing.

    And then they wonder why we won't buy their newspapers anymore.

    Yea. We're the stupid ones.


  5. Lets see about those elephant problems Anthony:

    GM building more cars overseas -O'Bambi's plan
    White House on Defense-ummm Bush is gone
    Bank stress test- O'Bambi again
    Obama to fire...oops the One's name ends that
    Pelosi briefed- shes Repub? we dont take idiots
    Hurr Katrina- Gov Blanco (D) in charge
    147 dead Afghans- evil O'Bambi targets civilians
    8.9 unemployment- great Dem economic policies

    get your head out of your a** Anthony, wake up and see the problems that the D's are foisting on this country. And with their attempt to 'level the playing field' internationally it's going to be a bumpy ride globally too.

    PS- hey stupid, feel used much? Lied to? Seems every day we read about O'Bambi doing what Bush and the R's did. Or are you blind to that also?

  6. Excuse me, I don't think elephants created the preventable problems of GM and Chrysler. But who did? Hmmmm - let me think... OH YES! It was the intractable UAW who, I believe, vote like a bunch of Donkeys...

  7. Anthony,

    Do you mean, the mess created by Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act ( & amped up by Clinton) forcing hundreds of thousands of mortgage loans onto people who were, for those loans, bad credit risks?

    This mess which found a lethal secret suicide weapon in the 'credit default swap', which in the yr 2000's reg reforms was specifically unregulated (designed by a Clinton wonk who is now Obama's new chief commodity-regulator), which rose from a few hundred billion of 'toxic assets' in yr 2000 to 60 trillion in yr 2008?

    This mess which, if it were to be blamed on one thing only, that thing would hands-down have to be the democratic party political protection against all efforts to reform Fannie & Freddie before they could inject the trillions of 40:1 levered poison-paper into the global carotid artery?

    This mess featuring G. Soros buying heavily into Lehman Bros in August, just before DC refused to on Sept 15 do as all indications had led the financial world to expect, and as it had indicated it would, that is, save it, like it had every one of the half-dozen comparables, instead inexplicably letting it leap off a cliff, thus setting off the September Panic?

    This mess hyper-amped by the September Panic when bank stocks were driven down (led by London & Dubai no-name dark-pool hedge funds) 70% in a half-dozen trading days, led by naked short-selling (seven billion phantom shares in the DTCC) amounting in September to ten-times-normal short volumes?

    This mess we STILL couldn't be in now, without the three inexplicably blue-sky crash, panic, & depression-enabling yr 2007 SEC rules changes (yes, that would be the "see-no-Madoff" SEC) --the uptic rule (a change of a fifty year old stable-trading rule), the allowable lending leverage (from traditional 10:1 all the way to 40:1 in one zoom), and FASB rule 157 (the mark-to-market bank-insolvency-machine reinstituted after FDR in 1938 had banned it)?

    This mess, all of it and so much more to come, the great hundred trillion of disappeared world wealth, which had no apparent start-up rationale other than to creat the conditions of the crisis now created and conditioned?

    This mess all personnel-spiderwebbed and sequence linked, going into high gear on the 2006 election and all coming to a head right before the 2008 election --and giving the new president a "no-rules" crisis with which to attack the conditions of 230 years of envy-of-the-world American free markets?

    THAT mess?

    If so, Anthony, um, please look into that 'elephant' thing, wouldja? They deserve that Pareto 20% --for not figuring out and then warning the nation what the Democrats are really doing to it.

  8. Those elephants made a mess running the country like leftists.

    Now we got an even worse leftist in office. We are all screwed.

  9. Those elephants ran the country like donkeys. Now we got a dude further to the left of Bush - this country is going down.

    We need real conservative and libertarian leaders, none of this "progressiveness" or "compassionate conservatism" rubbish.

  10. Oh yeah, of course it is all Bush's fault, he came up with Don't Ask Don't Tell as everyone knows. Also his bloodthirsty fetish for torture of random goatherders has cost us aplenty, inflaming jihadis and all.
    On one topic that assertion carries weight however and that is on economic interventionism. Bush's deficit spending on unconstutional crapola made me sick but Democrats objecting to it made me puke. Few suckers casting their ballots knew the simple historical fact that if profligacy is the disease, Democrats are the cure like a bullet cures cancer. Well, you guys have your chance now. If printing eight times the money that has ever existed to buy sex changes for crack whores is a good idea, that will be proven but what is already proven is that those cranky nuts who objected that Bush was too liberal in 2000 were completely correct. But he was willing to prosecute a war that was waged on us for decades without answer. Happily, in Iraq at least, Obama seems to have seen the light. Progress....

  11. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, et al have been elephants? Especially since 06 when all budgetary matters passed to their exclusive control? Do tell, liar.

  12. Um, guys. You DO know 'Anthony' is either:
    1.) 12 years old and his mom won't let him use the computer on the weekends because she needs it to organize the next MoveOn meet-up OR
    2.) A little older and he doesn't have the scratch this week to pay $2.99/minute for Mistress Stephanie to abuse him per his usual custom.

    Bottom line- do not feed the trolls. It detracts from other discourse, which is THEIR intent. Talk around them and over their heads. Refer to them obliquely if you must refer to them at all. (I know, sometimes it is just too hard to do this - mea culpa -but it is still the best way to deal with them IMHO)

  13. SMSgt Mac, wwll said S'arnt.

    When I was headed for OCS, my dad who was by then a full bull up from pvt E-1 the hard way, said "Listen to your 1SG, they will keep you alive unless they are idiots, and if they are idiots, they will never be 1SG." I suspect the same is true for the SMSgt.

  14. It still amazes me the degree to which trolls are allowed (by other commenters' responses) to threadjack.

  15. It has since been shown that the "civilian casualties" in that airstricke in Afghanistan were herded to the bomb site after the fact and killed with grenades.

    This is not a new tactic for the enemy. In a similar vein, they have been taking civilian hostages to ambush sites, taking potshots at US convoys and then executing the civilians before fleeing. Result? "US Military kills X number of civilians; claims was fired upon"