Yes, for the few of you who have been asking, I’m still alive and kicking. Real life has just been busier than usual so bloggery falls down to about 9th or 10th on the priority list from its usual 5th or 6th slot. Luckily you have the lovely Michele, the brilliant BMac, the hard-to-find Cranky, the occasional Nigel, the once-a-year Tiny, and the quarterly Yiddish to get you through.
I have not, however, been out of touch with what’s going on with the demise of our once-great nation. Just to prove that I’m keeping up, I’ll be throwing out the occasional link-dump so that you read what I’m reading.
Here’s a look at what my RSS feeds have fed me while I’ve been away.
On Obamacare, anyone with a lick of sense knows that the idiotic rambling coming from the Obamabots and HHS Head Kathy “Late-Term-Abortion” Sebelius was a crock of shit. They threw out their new Axelrod-Focus-Group terminology of “co-ops” instead of “single-payer option” which was already code for “government controlled socialized medicine”. It’s all the same crap – they’re just trying to change the language so that you might be bamboozled into getting on board. Don’t buy it.
The Obamessiah is the same Marxist that he was in 2003 when he pushed “single-payer” back then. We’re supposed to believe now that he’s changed his mind on that. Again, bullshit.
Make no mistake, they are unabashedly for the elimination of private insurance (and ultimately the elimination of capitalism altogether…). Screw what you and your family have, need or want, it’s all about the government elites controlling every step you take.
The media continues to try and vilify Sarah Palin for using the term “death panels” and she continues to kick their asses.
One can hardly deny that Palin’s reference to “death panels” was inflammatory. But another way of putting that is that it was vivid and attention-getting. Level-headed liberal commentators who favor more government in health care, including Slate’s Mickey Kaus and the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, have argued that the end-of-life provision in the bill is problematic–acknowledging in effect (and, in Kaus’s case, in so many words) that Palin had a point.
If you believe the media, Sarah Palin is a mediocre intellect, if even that, while President Obama is brilliant. So how did she manage to best him in this debate? Part of the explanation is that disdain for Palin reflects intellectual snobbery more than actual intellect. Still, Obama’s critics, in contrast with Palin’s, do not deny the president’s intellectual aptitude. Intelligence, however, does not make one immune from hubris.
How did she manage to best him in the debate? Because he’s an intellectual lightweight who can’t string two sentences together without his teleprompter and she’s chock-full of common sense. It’s pretty simple.
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, has pissed off his liberal/hippie customer base with his common sense position on healthcare reform. Maybe he’ll wake some of them up.
It is good to see people getting pissed off and showing up at town halls to question their congressional overlords. Are they getting the message? Doubtful, but it certainly can’t hurt.
The left is up to their usual Alinsky-inspired tricks. All the while, Axelrod and his bitches are getting richer.
They’re showing up at rallies posing as racists to incite trouble and make the crowd look stupid.
They’re posing as right-wing nutjobs online to make threats and discredit actual conservatives.
They’re following the Obamessiah’s urgings and “getting in the faces” of those who dare disagree with the chosen one’s socialist agenda.
They’re pretending to be medical doctors in support of Obamacare, when they’re actually Obama organizers.
Dan’s got all the astro-turfers here.
Conservatives need to understand that these people are liars, theives and socialists. They’ll fight as dirty as they need to to acheive their goals. It’s time we quit acting like a bunch of pussies and get in the game.
Speaking of liars and theives, the crooks on Wall Street and in DC are still stealing from the taxpayers and our banking system is growing more insolvent by the quarter.
Are you sick of getting financially raped yet?
The only reason we have any “resemblance” of a functioning credit system at all at the present time is that the government and Fed are pumping upwards of $250 billion dollars a quarter – that is, $1 trillion a year – into the system to subsidize bad credit risks and keep those who have been and are getting screwed by these frauds – so long as they’re other banks and businesses – from having to bear the cost of these acts.
Instead of locking up the bank robbers (who wear a $3,000 suit instead of a kevlar vest and a gun) we are covering their theft with taxpayer money.
Instead of removing the embezzlement from the system and forcing fraud into the open, we are sweeping it under the rug.
Instead of demanding that people do business honestly and punishing those that refuse, we are allowing them $100 million dollar bonuses – after they run the price of your Granny’s Heating Oil up once again.
Tired of it yet?
You need to read every bit of that one.
If you believe the hucksters who are telling you we’re on the front end of the next bull market, then you probably believed all of the Obamessiah’s false promises and fraudulent “bipartisanship”.
This economic crisis is going to get worse before it gets better, and we’re not talking months.
The FDIC is out of money, which may explain why the second-largest bank in Texas, Guaranty Bank, has not yet been shut down. Late last month, Guaranty reported to the SEC that it is “critically under-capitalized” and that “it is probable… it will not be able to continue as a going concern.”
Sounds like a problem, yet the FDIC hasn’t shuttered it and the 150 other banks like Guaranty — because it just doesn’t have the money. Even with the one-time surcharge funds arriving on 9/30, Martenson anticipates that bonus will only last the FDIC another two or three months.
Even more troubling: banks’ assets, as distressed as they are, have been dramatically inflated by “mark-to-fantasy” accounting wizardry. That means the FDIC’s real losses will be larger in real life than they appear in the rear-view mirror. Furthermore, the much smaller S&L crisis that began in 1980 took eight years to peak and another four years to completely unwind.
There is a bright side to all this doom and gloom. Americans are waking up to the fact that Obama is an empty suit and a socialist puppet, whose strings are being pulled by Rahm Emanuel, George Soros, David Axelrod and our First Lady, Thunderthighs. His approval ratings are going through the floor.
Also, more and more Americans are realizing that they believe in things like the Constitution, Capitalism and Conservatism.
So things ain’t all bad.