Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Irreparable Harm" My Butt

Federal Reserve Board fights to keep its secrets
Warns disclosing where money went would cause 'irreparable harm'

The Federal Reserve Board, despite being ordered to disclose to whom it awarded roughly $2 trillion in discount "stimulus" loans, is fighting to keep the information under wraps as a protected "trade secret."

Earlier this week, a U.S. district court judge rejected the Fed's argument that the names of borrowers are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and ordered the board to release the information by Monday, Aug. 31.

You know what? If what the Fed is doing is honest and aboveboard, disclosing the details would not cause "irreparable harm", it would bolster confidence instead.

A protected "trade secret". What crap! It's our money, not theirs!

This is just more fuel to the fire that when the Fed is finally exposed, they will be truly exposed as the thieving looters they are.

Why Is This Man Still Out Of Jail?

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income -- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.

Between 2002-2006 he tried to hide over one million dollars of income. That's between 4 and 8 years ago.

So question #1 is - How long does it take for our justice system to put a crooked Congressman into prison?

Question #2 - why is thus exposed criminal still a Congressman?

Friday, August 28, 2009

First Order Drivel

From the Washington Post:
That the nation is so moved by the passing of Edward Moore Kennedy testifies to his skill, grace and determination at playing a role that must have been infinitely more difficult than it sounds: a prince fated never to be king.
A prince fated never to be king? Does the Washington Post believe we are a monarchy? He was no prince, he was a world-class charlatan.

I got a news flash for the WaPo: 62% of Americans have said they will remember Ted Kennedy for his actions at Chappaquiddick, that he was an adulterous, womanizing drunk that killed one of his playtoys... And because of his connections, got away scot free.

This is one of those times I would love to believe that there really is a Hell, burning with eternal fire to sear the souls of sinners forever, because if there really is a Hell, Edward Moore Kennedy is it's latest permaneant resident.

Payback is a bitch. Right, Mary Jo?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Almost Forty Years To The Day

Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Ted Kennedy - who had been drinking all day with a group of married men and six single girls - drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, one of Robert Kennedy's six "Boiler Room girls", was left in the car to drown.

Ted Kennedy lived forty years, one month and one week longer than Mary Jo.

I have physically stood at the exact spot where I was told that Ted Kennedy turned his Oldsmobile 88 to the right, ultimately leading to that infamous "bridge". I was taken there by a family member, a longtime resident of Martha's Vineyard, who was showing me the sights.

At that particular point the road made two sharp turns, one to the right, one to the left. You could not go straight.If you turned to the left, you would end up at the ferry crossing to Woods Hole. If you turned to the right, it ended at a four-foot wide foot bridge.

Here's the thing... The paved road to the ferry, it was the one that turned left. The road to the bridge? It was a dirt road.

I have often wondered why anyone, even one a bit tipsy, could have mistaken a dirt road, hardly more than a cow path, for a marked and paved two-lane highway.

But what the heck... I suppose if a man is drunk enough, he can get confused over directions, turn right, stop his car, open a barbed-wire gate, get back into his car and then drive off a four-foot wide bridge never designed for automobile traffic. But... Maybe the fence and gate weren't there at the time. Maybe the bridge was wider at the time.

I suppose one has to have a much larger world-view than I have to understand the complexities involved in the death of just another pretty face, a death caused by the direct actions of a United States Senator.

But then again... Maybe this whole story was just another one of those myths that had developed around the long and soiled Kennedy saga, sorta like the Maryln Monroe/Bobby Kennedy/Jack Kennedy one.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Lightbringer Speaks. But To Who?

Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. unemployment will surge to 10 percent this year and the budget deficit will be $1.5 trillion next year, both higher than previous Obama administration forecasts because of a recession that was deeper and longer than expected, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said.
Oh well, piddle... They were two trillion or so off with their amateurish guesswork, but it's all good... they'll just print another trillion or so... as needed.

Man those Chinese-made bilge pumps, we're sinking.

We put a man in the White House that has no concept whatever of the scope and depth of the problems facing this nation, rather a man who enjoys basking in the adoration and the cheering over his empty words by witless simpletons, flying around in Air force 1 with momma and the kids, while his cohorts in Congress and his "czars" in Washington transform the nation.

In fact, he seldom talked - or now talks - of our real problems: The national debt, the balance of payments, the rising unemployment, the loss of our factories, manufacturing plants and jobs to other countries, our declining dollar, those two disastrous wars, those tens of millions of illegals, our loss of prestige and influence worldwide.

He usually spoke - eloquently - about "change" and "transforming America". But he never explained any of it, not to his cheering crowds of angry Acornites and empty-headed simpletons, or to the rest of America that wanted real answers. None of learned us a thing from all his speeches, other than the fact he wants an army of well-funded and heavily armed civilians. Has anybody ever asked him what for? Have you ever suspected that money in the stimulus package is already funding this army?

Only now are we starting to learn. He has spent his first six months in office surrounding himself with his "advisers", his "czars": looters, Marxists, avowed Communists and people who have spent a lifetime attacking whites. More than one of them is a convicted criminal. These people have no intention of solving any of our nations problems. They are intent only on looting our treasury or the fulfillment of their personal agendas, agendas that - to a man - reek of plunder and retribution.

In his own book "dreams of my father", Obama told us of his real feelings about race when he wrote:
I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.
Why was nobody paying attention?

Candidate Obama promised "change". But it is starting to dawn on many that when he promised all this "change", he was not speaking to all Americans. He has surrounded himself with unelected and unvetted individuals he calls his "advisers". You only have to read what these "advisers" have said publicly and repeatedly in the past to realize their true attitudes and intentions.

Without a doubt, they share Obama's self-proclaimed pervasive sense of grievance and animosity towards his mothers race.

Two things are surfacing:

-1) Obama's publicly touted solution to all problems is to spend more money and demand more control.

This is no solution... It will actually break the system. Spending trillions we don't have - and can never pay back - will ruin us all.

-2) Equality is nowhere on the menu of the Obama administration.

Monday, August 24, 2009

More Endless War

Beyond comprehension:
BAGRAM, Afghanistan — Military commanders with the NATO mission in Afghanistan told President Barack Obama's chief envoy to the region this weekend that they did not have enough troops to do their job.

The possibility that more troops will be needed in Afghanistan presents the Obama administration with a new problem in dealing with a nearly 8-year-old war that has lost popularity at home, compounded by new questions over the credibility of the U.S.-backed Afghan government....
NATO mission in Afghanistan? What drivel. What's over there are thousands of American troops... And a few dozen behind-the-lines barracks sweepers from the rest of NATO.

Who are they fighting? Native Afghanistans trying to rid their country of another invader, that's who.

Are they fighting Al-qaeda? No, that organization has been effectively obliterated, other than a few hold-outs hiding away in caves and rat holes, hiding amongst the Afghanistans and Pakistani.

Are they after Bin Laden? No, best intel says he's not even in Afghanistan, perhaps not even Pakistan. So why are we still there?

And just what is "their Job" over there? Wasn't it to root out Al Qaeda and get Osama Bin Laden?

I'll tell you what's happening. Now that the Iraq debacle is finally winding down to it's ultimate conclusion eerily similar to Viet Nam(fight, die and pull out), the Pentagon is ramping up their back-burner conflict that's been held in reserve for the last eight years so they can continue war as usual - any war, any place - so long as it's war.

Our generals used to have honor, or at least we used to believe they did. But this batch today are beyond disgusting, they are green-bile vomit sickening.

Notice that in the article I pointed to above, these self-serving medal-seeking career wardogs don't even mention Osama Bin Laden or Al Qaeda anymore. They now talk of the native Afghanistan Taliban as being the enemy, an enemy we created by invading their territory under the guise of finding Bin Laden.

If you want to listen to those generals, prepare yourself for thousands of more Americans killed, billions more dollars down the toilet, and even more disgust towards America by the rest of the world, as we destroy yet another nation we no longer have any business being in.

Get. Out. We need to just get out. Whatever purpose or excuse we once had to invade Afghanistan no longer exists.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Declaration Of War

From The Wall Street Journal:
The White House and Senate Democratic leaders, seeing little chance of bipartisan support for their health-care overhaul, are considering a strategy shift that would break the legislation into two parts and pass the most expensive provisions solely with Democratic votes.

Democrats hope a split-the-bill plan would speed up a vote and help President Barack Obama meet his goal of getting a final measure by year's end.

Put the ugly stuff... The completely unconstitutional government takeover, the increase in taxes, the so-called death panels... In a bill that only Democrats will vote for and have always had the the votes to pass, and put the good stuff - if any - into another bill that the Republicans could vote for... So Obama and his handlers can claim a bi-partisan victory.

Pure evil.

If the Democrats do this, the Republicans should acknowledge that open warfare has been unilaterally declared and walk out in mass before the votes are taken.

Keep in mind that the Democrats do not need a single Republication vote to pass this disastrous bill, so not being there for the vote would make no difference, but what a statement it would make. If the Republicans walked out in mass, Americans across the nation would have no problem identifying who passed this Obamacon power grab come next election.

We are often told how impossible it is to cancel a government program once it has been created.

Bull. We vote in some real Americans into Congress - Not feminists, not Socialists, not Mexican nationalists, not white-haters, not dual-citizen Jews - Then we can get this kind of garbage voted right back out.

You want improvement in our health care? Want to lower costs?


Put in tort reform. Quit making our health system a place for lawyers to become rich beyond avarice.

Allow citizens to choose and buy any insurance plan they want, and not just from a limited number of plans offered in their respective States. Allow them to buy only as much coverage as they want. Take away the power of monopoly the insurance companies currently possess.

That's called competition, something that always reduces costs... Of anything.

And, as a additional measure, make certain that the "pre-existing condition" feature in today's policies is eliminated.

Oh yes... One other thing. If an insurance company drops a client when they start getting some expensive healthcare, suspend the insurance company's license to do business until they stop the practice.

Get rid of the money-grubbing lawyers. Make health care insurance truly competitive. Keep them honest. What's so difficult about that to understand?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On To Mars!

But not us.

The Europeans and the Russians are getting together for a joint effort for further missions to Mars.

Maybe Houston and Kennedy can bid for a piece of the action so they can feel involved.

But don't count on it. Obama and his ilk have zero interest in space exploration and will not even take note when NASA is reduced to little more than a footnote in history. But the Russians and their cohorts in the environmental movement will... For them, it will be party time.

Want to know why the insulating foam keeps falling off the big shuttle tank?

Really want to know?

It's because the tree huggers claimed the original glue holding the insulation on the tank was environmentally unfriendly and demanded a adhesive that Mother Nature and Gaia approved of be developed and used.

So a more "earth friendly" adhesive was developed. Problem is, it doesn't work very well, and it cost us a shuttle and its entire crew.

As a result, the space shuttle program was mortally wounded... By a damned glue. From day one, these tree huggers have provided roadblocks to everything NASA has attempted. A bit of sex and a sprinkling of money to our dedicated Congress folk got them all the laws they needed to force compliance.

The glue for the insulation is one of their "victories".

You can bet your last federal dollar (coming soon) that the Russians don't give a damn about how a few gallons of glue might possibly affect a rain forest 10,000 miles away in Brazil.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chicago Closes Down On Mondays

Chicago is broke, so they're sending all those bureaucrats home one day a week.

Send them home on Wednesdays, not Mondays. None of those people deserve three-day weekends. That's way too much like rewarding incompetence.

Sunday, August 16, 2009



What's green, short and has little red wheels?


Grass. The little red wheels are a distraction.

The White house is dropping the so-called "Public Option" from this massive health care "reform" bill. By doing so, they have exposed the "public option" feature as the "little red wheels" in this bill.

Now it's time to find out why. What is still in the bill that they are attempting to steer us away from? What's hiding in those hundreds of unread pages that this administration wants to slip past us?

Time to find out.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Look Closer

We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives
that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Barack Obama (July 2, 2008)

What is Obama saying here?

When he says ".. the national security objectives
that we’ve set...", who is the "we" in all that? Whose national objectives is he referring to?

Even more disturbing... why does Obama want a civilian force within our borders as powerful and as well-funded as the United States military?

We already have a massive "army" of police across America, already armed, already in place, already trained, already budgeted for, and in every town and city across the nation. Why does Obama consider them as useless for the task of protecting us from his unnamed and unidentified national threat??

What national security threat does America face that is so vast and so huge that it requires another entire army, navy and Air force - with tanks, jet fighters, machine guns, cruise missiles, predator drones, hand grenades, you name it - A multi-billion dollar, massive internal force of civilians answerable only to Obama? What is this threat? Is it a couple thousand ragheads hiding in the hills of Afghanistan trying to evict invaders from their country? Or a few underground cells of college-trained malcontents that may try to blow up a building or two?

Think for a minute.

The only national threat America faces today is not external.

Nobody in the world is threatening us with something that would require another army to confront within our own borders. Not now, not in the foreseeable future.

So, the real question is: Why does Obama want another heavily armed and funded army, one that will be able to operate freely within our borders, an army answerable - not to the Pentagon, not to the Congress - but only to him?

It seems that Obama has already openly identified this national threat. It is the very one he wants to create... His private army of civilians.

If you study all those "Czars" Obama is appointing to control everything without any Congressional approval or oversight, and the men Obama is surrounding himself with as advisors, you will find they are men who have well-documented records of Marxist and Communist leanings, many of whom are totally anti-American, others who are rabid racists that hate all things white. Read what these people have publicly stated in the past. They are men who would take from us everything we have in the name of their brand of "Justice".

Obama , in his book "dreams of my father":
I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.
Obama, from the "Audacity of Hope":
I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
You don't know this man. It is time you learned about him..


Friday, August 14, 2009

Not For Another Twenty Years

NASA has been told "NO" to any moon landings for at least another twenty years. Implicit in that denial is that there will be no Mars landing either.

Since any American astronauts we want in orbit for the next decade of so will be put there by a Soyuz spacecraft launched from a Russian Cosmodrome - at a minimum of 30 million bucks a pop - and since Vandenburg can easily handle all our unmanned spacecraft launches, it looks pretty much like Houston and Kennedy are out of business.

Close them down and eliminate most of our astronauts. We just don't need dozens and dozens of them sitting around for years waiting for their chance at a Soyuz ride. Astronauts are an incredibly high maintenance luxury for a nation with no manned spacecraft, and once we scrap the space shuttle, we have no real justification for astronauts, or for manned space centers like Houston or Kennedy.

No doubt Kennedy will try to justify their existence for the next twenty years by claiming a need to launch unmanned communication satellites and research spacecraft, but the reality is that there are now several nations with the ability to do the same thing... For much less cost.

The space station? It's almost finished, so we no longer need trained astronauts to build it or man it. It's an international effort, one in which our presence is no longer critical.

Keep in mind that communication satellites are built by private corporations that can use any number of launch vehicles and spaceports provided by other nations and at less expense. Many are doing exactly that today. Places like JPL - who builds things like research spacecraft and interplanetary vehicles, can use those same facilities.

The nasty reality us that we no longer have a need for either Kennedy or Houston, whose primary purposes are manned launches and support. Keeping them manned and operational for the next decade of two with no critical mission requirements is not logical and a complete waste of money, money we do not have.

Until Congress decides to re-fund our manned space effort, our astronaut corps and our space centers are huge money sponges with zero return.

We should shut it all down until the money returns... if ever.

A sad end? Blame the Neanderthals in Congress. The loss of our manned space effort is just another consequence of an out-of-control federal government that has been spending trillions of our dollars like drunken sailors on an endless binge.

We are facing hard choices wherever we look... This is just another one of them. Either we give NASA the money it needs for manned space exploration, or we quit fooling ourselves and shut it down.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And The Beat goes On...

Master Doh-San said in a response...
"Never give in. Never give in. Never." -- Churchill

He's right. Unfortunately, I let a personal challenge get me down further than it should have, and it leaked into my blogging.

So, on with whatever sort of show it is I have here...

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes rose 7 percent from June to July, as the escalating foreclosure crisis continued to outpace government efforts to limit the damage.

Foreclosure filings were up 32 percent from the same month last year, RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. More than 360,000 households, or one in every 355 homes, received a foreclosure-related notice, such as a notice of default or trustee's sale. That's the highest monthly level since the foreclosure-listing firm began publishing the data more than four years ago.

Banks repossessed more than 87,000 homes in June to July, up from about 79,000 homes a month earlier.
87,000 homes repossessed in 30 days. 87,000 families out into the street in 30 days. June had 22 working days, so that means 3,954 homes were repossessed every day, 1 every seven seconds.

The average American household size is 2.59 individuals, so 87,000 households means that 225,330 people were evicted from their homes in June.

360,000 households have received a "foreclosure related notice" in the same June/July period, 16,363 a day for every working day, or one every 2 seconds. That's another 932,400 ordinary Americans about to kiss the pavement.

Total in this report: 1,157,730 Americans about to - or going - homeless. And you think the unemployment numbers are bad?

Try to really, really get your head around these numbers, they are beyond horrible.

Says the article:
... as the escalating foreclosure crisis continued to outpace government efforts to limit the damage.
But you know what? The cretins in the federal government are not trying to prevent these foreclosures. They are only taking action to prevent financial losses to their banker buddies - using our money - Shoveling it out by the pallet-load to their big contributors and fellow looters.

But the (really?) stock market is soaring, so move along, there's nothing to see here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Winning Strategy

Sorry... Just gotta comment on this:

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama has a "winning" strategy in Afghanistan and enough forces on the ground to achieve U.S. goals despite advances by the Taliban.
Point one: Obama is a clueless amateur when it comes to warfare... He has not one minutes worth of military experience or training. He would not know a winning strategy if it hit him in the face. He is listening to generals and admirals whose one and only job is conducting war, and "advisers" from the military/industrial complex who make their fortunes on war.

Point two: The Chicago-style thuggery being practiced by SEIU thugs at the townhall meetings - threats, intimidation, beatings, broken legs - will not work in Afghanistan.

Point three: Those of you who saw the movie "War Games" will remember the two classic lines made by the computer: "Would you like to play thermonuclear warfare?" and:
"The only winning move is not to play".
Obama should have gone and watched that movie. If he did, he learned nothing from it.

I need to quit reading the news... At least until reporters learn to think for themselves, and quit reporting such obvious nonsense.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


I have been blogging since February 18, 2006. During that time I have posted 1,205 articles and have had 11,112 visitors.

This is the 1,206th post and probably the first not to complain about some particular political chicanery being foisted on the American people.

Blogging on a daily basis takes a lot of effort and research. I tried to always point to a supporting article for any subject I was blogging on, rather than just blow off my personal opinion. But since I started, it seems nothing has gotten better... nothing, so it seems all I do lately is comment about the same insanity over and over.

I have noted that most Americans just don't give a damn what's happening to their country, and those few that do are now being maligned and attacked by the President and the Congress, being called conspirators, quacks, nutjobs, you name it. Some are even getting death threats.

I can foresee a future in the United States where bloggers such as I, who disagree with the Obamas of the world, will be getting that knock on the door one fine day.

It's becoming hardly worth it to keep on keeping on. The decision to take down the blog has not yet been made since I may - from time to time - post an entry, just to blow off steam.


HR 645 the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act is a proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize FEMA to build no less than six National Emergency Centers throughout the U.S. on closed or open military facilities. These facilities are to be designed to house large numbers of people. Why would emergency centers need to be built on closed or open military facilities unless there was a need to keep people from coming in and out of them?

Simple... The ones being built on open military bases will house actual victims of flood, hurricane, earthquake, etc.

The ones being built on closed military bases - actually internment camps - will be used to house large numbers of political dissidents, so-called terrorists and other individuals the U.S. government wants locked up.

But no, you say, they will be built on military bases because military bases are on land already owned by the government. Well, over 60% of the land in America is already owned by the government, much of it better situated for these "camps" than isolated an obsolete military bases, many of which are now designated EPA contaminated sites.

Along with Obama's upcoming army of armed blacks from ACORN, the Black Panthers, etc., in his so-called national civilian security force, these six or more internment camps make it look like we are headed for a total dictatorship in America.

A chant being used by blacks across the nation:

There's a real warning sign of disaster for us all in that... Better start paying attention to this "Nation of Islam" sort of nightmare Obama is working on.

Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
If you are letting the wool be pulled over your eyes, check to see which sheep it came from.


HR645 was introduced by black Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla), a convicted criminal. It has no co-sponsors. In 1988, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives impeached Hastings for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413-3. He was then convicted in 1989 by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate.

Now this flake is a Congressman. Go figure.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Grim Reality

A far better and more accurate method of determining unemployment is something called the employment-to-population ratio. In this case, "population" means the number of eligible workers in the labor force, not the total population of the nation.

The latest drop in the unemployment rate [from 9.5 to 9.4 percent] was a surprise, but it was all due to the slide in the labor force. More people have given up looking for work. So, they're no longer counted as part of the labor force and therefore there are both fewer workers and - surprise! - less unemployment.

The employment-to-population ratio gives a more accurate picture of the slack in the labor market and the reality hidden in the latest report was that this metric slid to a 25-year low of 59.4% from 59.5% in June and 61.0% at the turn of the year.

Chart source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

The total labor force for the United States which is described as healthy, able-bodied individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 - in 2004 - was 151,475,000. It has no doubt grown a bit since then, but if only 59.4% of that force is working today, that means about 61,500,000 people are not.

Yes, there are many in the 18-65 age group that are not working by choice: College students, Stay-At-Home Moms, Slackers, Welfare bums, you get the idea. But 61,000,000 of us?

Consider this... a further drop of 9.5% will mean that half of the United States labor force will be out of work, or 76 million people, all of them needing food, energy, shelter.

Shocking beyond comprehension... But the numbers are there... For those who wish to look.

Do you still think this federal government - the people who have been offshoring our jobs and factories for years - is being honest about all this with their 9.4% figure?

Yes, we are in serious trouble, more than most of us can begin to understand.

Twenty-Five Million

Just a reminder:

Bill Ayers, who launched Obama's career in his own home, said:
"Twenty-five million capitalists would have to be eliminated to pacify the nation for a Marxist takeover."
Keep in mind that now - today - Bill Ayers is an honored guest at the White House and has private conversations with that Kenyan in the President's chair.

Are you an American in business for yourself? That makes you a capitalist, and an enemy of Ayers and Obama.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Wardog Of The first Magnitude

Says British General Sir David Richard says:
Britain’s mission in Afghanistan could last for up to 40 years , the next head of the Army warns today in an exclusive interview with The Times.
OK, so the Brits can stay there till the cows come home for all I care.

General Sir "War today, war tomorrow, war forever" David Richard. But one of those teeth should have that "sparkle" somewhere. Or maybe one of his eyes.

Like I've said before, this is what happens when the politicians let the generals run the wars... endless warfare.

But us? I say we pack our bags, load up our vehicles, and get the hell out, just lke the Russians did when they finally realized Afganistan was a no-win game.

More Hilarity

But, But, the gummint says different:
NEW YORK ( -- What are people trading their clunkers in for? It depends on who you ask.

The government's results showed small cars as the top choice for shoppers looking for Cash for Clunker deals. But an independent analysis by disputed those results, and showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys.
This federal government can't even tell the truth when they know the facts will expose them. That, or they are too stupid to understand what they read.

What a sad excuse for professionals these people are. Maybe its their modern taxpayer funded college edumacation at the root of all this.

Cash For Clunkers Fraud

There is a massive fraud being perpetrated by those involved in the Cash-For-Clunkers program, but its not the buyers, or the dealers, or the scrap guys.

Turns out there is a unheralded and well-hidden section of the bill that allows dealers to sell the clunker trade-ins to auto wholesalers, who are not required to junk the cars. The dealer must scrap the car, but only if he cannot sell it to a wholesaler.

This section of the program was inserted into the bill by members of Congress, so this fraud is being perpetrated by a Congress that has a habit of not reading the bills they pass.

Yes, some vehicles are being scraped, but only those that the dealer cannot wholesale.

So. The dealer gets between $3,500 and $4,500 from us taxpayers for a trade-in, and then he can legally peddle it to a wholesaler for an additional few thousand dollars. The wholesaler can then sell it to an independent auto lot everywhere on the planet, and the car ends back up on the highways.

The dealer is not breaking any laws, the wholesaler is not breaking any laws, the independent retailer is not breaking any laws, all thanks to a Congress that did not bother to read the bill they approved.

But the taxpayer? It's the shaft once again, compliments of a government that has lost its way.

As Of May 8, 2009:

Actual U.S. Unemployment: 15.8%

This morning's (05-08-09) news that U.S. unemployment has hit 13.7 million, pushing the rate to 8.9 percent, tells only half the story of this recession.

The total number of Americans who are not working full-time but ought to be is actually about 22 million, or 15.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

And things have gotten much worse since then, but latest figures are always a few months behind the curve.

22 million Americans. That's almost as many illegals that have snuck into our nation and stolen jobs.

Think there is a connection anywhere?


Look! A Brick Wall...

At the end of this tunnel.

Think you're doing OK?

In 1973, the median male weekly wage was $486.10. Source: The State of Working America by Lawrence R. Mishel, David M. Frankel, p. 78. Corrected for inflation, that is $2,361.45 in 2009 dollars, or $122,795.40 annually.

In its report entitled "USUAL WEEKLY EARNINGS OF WAGE AND SALARY WORKERS: SECOND QUARTER 2009", the BLS reported the median male weekly wage is now $815, or $42,380 annually.

Hmmm... 1972, $2300/week. 2009, $800/wk. in 2009 dollars, dollars that have only one-third the purchasing power of the 1970 dollar.

But do we still have 1970 prices? Don't make me laugh... A brand new full-sized 1976 Chevy pickup, with V-8, auto tranny, air conditioning, power steering and power brakes cost about $7,500.00. I know, I bought one. Oh yes, an AM/FM radio also... and a real tire for a spare.

Maybe that's why in the early 1970's - when I was working at the Los Alamos National Lab - my wife was a stay-at-home mom, we owned a 4,000 Sq. Ft. two-story Mediterranean-style home with a $26,000 mortgage. I had a new pickup, she had a new 5-door runabout.

Now: A 1,300 sq.ft. single story frame house with a $96,000 mortgage, and an 11-year-old car that's a candidate for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program* which we are keeping, because it still runs fine. Besides, we can't afford the insurance and payments on a new car anyway.

As Vox said in his "Green shoots or red tidal wave?" post:
So, that's what immigration, offshoring, and women's rights have accomplished for the country, a two-thirds reduction in male wages. Inexpensive debt has hitherto concealed some of the ramifications of that collapse in real wages for a while, but as the chart shows, it can't do it forever.
*Note to those proven morons in Washington:

Some of those turned in cars in your "Cash-for-Clunkers" program are newer and in better shape than the one we now have. YOU WASHINGTON IDIOTS... All least let me go get one of them to use, instead of you having them disabled and ground up for scrap. I'll even split the cost with you 50/50.

Good grief, just how stupid can those politicians get?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Stealth Attack From The Same-Sex Bunch

According to CNN, there is 50 million of your tax dollars being provided in this massive health reform bill to finance the same-sexers in their desire to go into our elementary school classrooms and ask the youngest and most vulnerable if they feel they are - or are not - the same sex outside as they are inside.

Mull this one over... Homosexuals, lesbians, pedophiles, animal fornicators, man-boy adherents, the transgender bunch, the whole sexually-confused lot... Will be using your tax dollars to go into American schoolrooms to use what will be - no doubt - carefully crafted plans to convert as many of America's ordinary kids as possible into an army of their future supporters and lovers.

This sort of thing is straight out of Hilter's playbook... give me your children, etc. etc.

But in this case, its "give me your children, and I will guarantee that you will never have grandchildren".

In case you can't figure out why there may be no grandchildren, educate yourself to the medical fact that butts and mouths have no wombs, dildos have no functional testes, that tongues and fingers were never intended to replace reproductive organs.

If enough children are gender-switched and join this federally funded and supported same-sex lifestyle, guess what? No new kids.

Can't possibly happen? If enough kids can be converted, at what point will the tipping point be reached when there are no longer enough babies being born as replacements? Are we not being warned that Western civilization is already in danger of aborting itself out of existence? All we may need is this additional push from the same-sex crowd to go over the edge.

While this indeed may be another misguided tactic being promoted as population control* by our messed-up government, those pesky unintended consequences will no doubt be awesome.

You God-fearing Christians out there? Just keep sitting on your thumbs and hoping for that thing where you all go floating off into the sky. Yeah... that'll work.

So it's after the kiddies in school now. Get 'em while they're young. And they are using our government and our tax dollars to do it.

Reality check: There are enough of today's American** citizens who just don't give a damn about anybody else's future but their own, enough that all this is going to happen anyway. Races like the Chinese are going to inherit the earth, and along with it, the universe and the incredible future that awaits. But not us. We are gender-changing and aborting our future away. That we are giving away our country this very minute no longer matters.

*Classic example of this kind of thinking:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's remark that she believed Roe V. Wade was intended as a mechanism to control the population numbers of our undesirables.

That sort of backfired , didn't it?

**Americans... Not:

Whatever else hyphenated and dual-citizen Americans

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

It's A Start

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama's debt-ridden Jefferson County laid off about two-thirds of its 3,600 employees on Monday because of plummeting revenues, a move that will sharply curtail services in areas ranging from roads to courthouses.
Good. Now they need to start eliminating all those abusive, intrusive and unconstitutional rules and regulations that they needed those now layed-off 2,400 bureaucrats to enforce. My money says that fire, police, emergency services, sewer, water, maintenance, roads and bridges... All those have taken as many hits as they can already, so now the paper shufflers are starting to go. Its about time.

This is what's coming down the pike for everybody, and there is no way out. We now have millions more people than jobs, not including the hardcore unemployable. That's not going to change. It's going to get worse. Desperate politicians at all levels of government, trying to maintain the status quo, are going to tax our remaining industries either out of business, or out of the country.

You see, governments everywhere never want to cut back, to trim the fat, to balance the budgets. Their ultimate solution has always been to just raise taxes, exempting themselves of course. But we have lost so many jobs and industries nationwide that we have finally reached the tipping point, an event our politicians have been poo-pooing for decades, believing it could never happen.

But it has. Those millions and millions of jobs we have lost? They are not coming back. The feds have spent so long chipping away at our industrial base that it can no longer provide the jobs we need, or the taxes the government desperately needs to maintain its solid-gold lifestyle.

So. Our solid-gold government structure - from county to federal - is finally starting to face the music.

First thing we need to do is get rid of all those lunatics in Washington, from the top down. Then we need to get rid of this fair-trade, open-borders insanity that has destroyed so many American companies, and start rebuilding our industrial and manufaturing infrastructure.

It won't happen overnight. It's taken the sonsabitches in Washington and their greedy accomplices decades to cripple us to this point. But the sooner we put a stop to them, the sooner we can get started rebuilding what they have destroyed.

Exposing Theft And Fraud, The Who And Where

And where was the Vice-President during all this?
In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US history, American authorities have started to investigate the alleged role of senior military officers in the misuse of $125bn (£88bn) in a US -directed effort to reconstruct Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The exact sum missing may never be clear, but a report by the US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) suggests it may exceed $50bn, making it an even bigger theft than Bernard Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme.
Cheney, the man behind Haliburton and their billion-dollar no-bid contracts in Iraq, must be hiding in these shadows somewhere.
In one case, auditors working for SIGIR discovered that $57.8m was sent in "pallet upon pallet of hundred-dollar bills" to the US comptroller for south-central Iraq, Robert J Stein Jr, who had himself photographed standing with the mound of money. He is among the few US officials who were in Iraq to be convicted of fraud and money-laundering.

Robert Stein, caught with his hands, feet, mouth, nose and buttocks in the American cookie jar

This man, Robert Stein, had already been convicted of fraud before being appointed to the job of US comptroller for south-central Iraq, a job that allowed him to be photographed next to billions of cash dollars piled high on shipping pallets.

Incredible. The question is now:WHO APPOINTED HIM?

Almost 58 billion of our dollars gone forever.When we catch these scum and prove their guilt, we should just hang them. The minute they are convicted, they should be taken out to the courtyard and hung.

Justice delivered onto these scumbags should be swift and sure.

Monday, August 03, 2009

New Presidental Photo

I have absolutey no comment, but the Dark Knight (Batman) might.

Cash For Clunkers

I've been watching those TV news spots showing all those clinkers being traded in, and you know what? There is not very many "clunkers" at all.

A whole bunch of them are better and newer cars than what I am driving today. Late model SUV's, pickup trucks, you name it.

So whats going on here?

People that were already about to buy a new car anyway - those advantaged folks that buy a new car every three or four years - are taking advantage of a $4.500 taxpayer giveaway and buying now.

And those trade-ins? Those perfectly good late model vehicles that have nothing against them other than being slightly used? they are going to be smashed up, ground into slivers.

That sort of pisses me off. I could certainly use one of those late-model pickup trucks, gas guzzler or not. Being retired, I don't drive that much anyway, so my so-called carbon footprint is pretty small, and the few additional miles I would drive in a used pickup wouldn't make much difference.

We are - once again - being so screwed by this government.


Typical Afgan village. Note the paved roads, the sidewalks, the power poles, the TV antennas, the shopping centers, the schools with soccer fields and swimming pools: The parks, the movie theaters, the streets and garages full of late-model SUV's and energy-efficient mini's: All those supermarkets with shelves filled with food from around the world. A true "Shining city on the hill". This example of modern Afghanistan may even be the place where Osama Bin Laden has been hiding for almost a decade.

Our military wants to ramp up the low-level conflict in Afghanistan. Our government is going to let them. We are going to lose more lives and national treasure in an area more backwards and primitive than any place on earth.

The question is why.

The original idea was to go capture Osama Bin Laden, mastermind behind the 911 attacks. Osama was reported to be hiding in Afghanistan, and America was solidly behind then President George Bush in his intention to go get Osama, wherever he was, whatever it took.

Turns out that Bush's intention was more to eliminate Saddam Hussein in Iraq than to capture or kill Osama in Afghanistan. The search for Osama rapidly became a backwater event totally overshadowed by the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

We had our chance to nab Osama at Tora Bora. Instead, he was allowed to slip across the border. We knew when, we knew where, so the American military was pulled out of that particular area to facilitate his "escape" to Pakistan. That allowed Osama be be heralded as a never-ending threat to America.

We have seen searching for Osama for over eight years. Do you actually believe we do not know where he is? That we would not bomb wherever he is into dust if we really wanted to? Bush ordered the invasion and occupation of two nations in his supposed quest to defeat terrorism. What makes you believe that Bush would not have obliterated a small section of northwestern Pakistan if stopping Osama had been his true goal?

Iraq was a unnecessary war that was launched for two purposes: 1 - Eliminate Saddam's threat to Israel, and 2 - Avenge the Bush family name. As a result, America paid yet another horrendous bill in blood and treasure for Israel's continued security, while at the same time - as an aside - avenged the Bush family name.

Now the Iraqi debacle is winding down and the military is scanning the horizon for another place to play it's games. That place is Afghanistan, it's back-burner war. Are they going to go get Osama? Of course not. They are going to endlessly pursue a few hundred rag-rag malcontents armed with some AK-47's and a few RPG's, an enemy who is - in reality - not threatening America, but trying to repel invaders of their homeland. Americans, Russians... It's all the same to them.

To the military and the government I say: Go get Osama and leave. Fulfill your original intent and get out, or just get out. You have no other valid reason to be there.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Kenya's Baby

Shown below is a document claimed to be a certified copy of Obama's true birth certificate.

(left click to enlarge)

The document lists Obama's parents as Barack Obama II and Stanley Ann Obama, formerly Stanley Ann Dunham, the birth date as Aug. 4, 1961, and the hospital of birth as Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.

No doctor is listed. But the alleged certificate bears the signature of the deputy registrar of Coast Province, Joshua Simon Couya. It was allegedly issued as a certified copy of the original in February 1964.

Fascinating. A closer look at this thing shows Obama's Dad to be 26 years old, a student, in Honolulu Hawaii at the time of his son's birth, while his mother, 18, was - according to this document - giving birth at the Coast General Hospital in Mobassa, Kenya.

Much to be curious about here... how did a 17-year-old Kansas girl end up pregnant in Kenya? Pregnant by a Kenyan globe-hopping student in Hawaii?

Another thing... Year of present marriage is listed as 1961. Obama was born August 4, 1961, so unless his parents were married between the first and the forth of January, it would appear that Momma had been playing house with Daddy before marriage. Perhaps Daddy did the honorable thing and married Mommy... Before he skipped off to Honolulu to be a student.

Too bad Obama's mother suddenly died like she did, and at such a young age no less... She could have provided us so many answers.

America's Fatties... Take Note

What does Squidbillies Krystal (above), Rusty Cuyler's birth mother, have to do with anything in this post?

Read on....
Britain's war effort is being hampered by the number of front-line troops who are too fat or unfit to be deployed to southern Afghanistan.
The article discusses BMI:
Dupree's report comes three years after the army relaxed its rules to allow recruits with a higher body mass index (BMI) to join after research found that two thirds of British teenagers were too fat to meet fitness requirements. Applicants with a BMI of 32 - two points above the World Health Organisation's definition of obesity - can now enlist.

An army board of inquiry in 2007 revealed how a soldier who died of heat stroke in Iraq was "at the higher level of obese".
Hmph. "at the higher level of obese". I'll bet he had nothing on America's army of obese porkers you so often see in places like Wal-Mart... Those 350 pound plus broads oozing out over the seats of those little electric carts intended for up to 250 pound disabled and elderly folks. Even in a 65 degree Wal-Mart, they leave a trail of sweat caused by efforts to breathe, followed by a Wal-Mart Associate with a mop and bucket and a handful of those little yellow signs that declare for all to see "Piso Mojado" (I exaggerate a bit, but you get the point)

Those sad and disgusting candidates for heart attack and exploded knees and hip joints have one consolation... The Brits will not draft them into their military anymore.

But our army of go-cart fatties - who remind is all of Krystal - better stay out of Afghanistan anyway... That little pocket of misery and poverty doesn't have any places to go get a 64 oz. diet soda three or four times a day.

I know, you didn't realise that Krystal was Rusty's mother.

And The Beat Goes On

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar slumped to the lowest level of the year, U.S stocks climbed to a nine-month high and gold, oil and copper rallied after a smaller-than-forecast contraction in the economy sent investors to higher-yielding assets. Treasuries increased as inflation concern eased.
The Commerce Department said the nation's gross domestic product, a measure of the economy's total output, fell at a slower-than-expected pace of 1 percent in the second quarter. But the revised first-quarter GDP contraction came in much lower, at 6.4 percent from 5.5 percent, the worst quarterly reading in nearly 30 years.
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The first 12 months of the U.S. recession saw the economy shrink more than twice as much as previously estimated, reflecting even bigger declines in consumer spending and housing, revised figures showed.
But the stock market is soaring, and if that is the how you determine the shape we are in financially, then there's nothing for you here... just move along.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Pelosi And The Insurance Racket

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.
Excuse me?

Pelosi is one of the Senators and Representatives that have allowed the insurance companies to run amok all this time, one of the Senators and Representatives who have gladly accepted campaign donations all these years from the insurance companies, one of the Senators and Representatives that have stood in the way of effective regulation of the insurance companies all these years, and now she blames them for her troubles?

This black widow has no limits to her complicity. And now, she shows she has no problem as to who she throws under the bus when they get in her way.

Must be great to be an all-powerful god of government. somebody ask her how it feels.


Remember that AF-1 fly over in New York city?

There was a fighter aircraft directly behind it that we are told was escorting the plane.

Well, guess what? Stories are leaking out that the people in the White House who had planned the flight had not told the Air Force about the upcoming flight... Why should they? They were the WHITE HOUSE.

Since 911, the air force has been flying constant patrol over NY and Washington (remember the Pentagon got hit) to protect from another 911-style attack.

So here comes AF-1, unannounced and unknown to the Air Force, headed for the center of New York City, when suddenly an armed fighter pulls up behind it... in attack position, not beside it... as in an escort position.

Oh yes... There was an aircraft flying beside AF-1... the photo plane.

According to those stories leaking out, AF-1 was seconds away from being blown out of the sky, along with all those special friends of Obama and politicians on board... taking a free White House and tax-payer provided joy-ride on America's premier aircraft.

Hot damn... What a headline that would have been!

This is all probably more "conspiracy" kind of stuff, but wowzers, what fun to talk about!

More Troops, More Money, More Time

WASHINGTON – The U.S. general put in charge of turning around the war in Afghanistan is likely to recommend significant changes in the campaign and may include a request for more U.S. forces that the White House is expected to resist.
Surprise, surprise. Once the Washington politicians started letting the generals tell them how to conduct the wars, the wars got longer, more expensive and more deadly.

These generals, whose only business is war, are going to keep these wars, and a few new ones, going forever... If possible. And they will, so long as the politicians let them have their way.

The White House? Resist? The "Commander-in-Chief" (chuckle) will complain a bit publicly and then proceed as usual.

We are about to witness the final outcome of the Iraq war. When our troops are finally removed from this place that had nothing whatever to do with 911, Iraq will revert to exactly what it was the day we invaded. The lives lost, the money spent, the political cost paid, all will have been for nothing. If you believe otherwise, you are in for a severe shock.

And Afghanistan? Who in the hell are they trying to kid? It is a place stuck in the 12th century: Mud shacks, dirt floors, no roads, little or no electricity, running water or future. It is an isolated pocket of the world - trapped in the past - where people like Osama could hide, nothing more.

Who are we fighting there? A few hundred ragheads armed with AK-47's and a few RPG's. Yet our generals would have us believe they are fighting us to a standstill. What total crap. If Washington had the true desire to win this "war", it would have been done years ago. but Bush and his warpigs need places like Afghanistan and men like Osama to survive. This is the "war" these generals want to promote endlessly, and so they shall, because Obama will let them. Just like Bush, Obama will need wars to keep the public eye turned away.

The military will get many more promotions, many more medals, gobs of honor for heroic deeds like serious paper cuts, all that military stuff our bought-out politicians are supposed to keep in check.

Us? We'll just have more dead sons and daughters and more unpayable bills.

And we'll always have our football and baseball and TV and video games to keep us occupied... and uninformed.

A Preview

The "Cash for clunkers" overwhelmed the government bureaucrats and computers running the program in less than 48 hours. Already they need two billion more dollars just to keep the program afloat, since the original estimated cost of one billion dollars was vastly and woefully incorrect.

If that PollyAnna Obama gets his way, just wait until the coming horde of millions of medically uninsured hit the hospitals,the doctors waiting rooms and the clinics: The unemployed, the sea of minorities who actually believe they are entitled to it all, and those twenty or so million illegals.

The collapse will be almost instantaneous.

You will need a lot of popcorn to watch this long, long show.

Bring a camp toilet bucket... There will be no intermission.