Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., who wants the Fed to be more open, argued that some people rightly say "you can find out more about the operations of the CIA, than the Fed. The public has the right to know."
The Fed should seriously think about relocating to Area 51 to preserve it's independence.
A truly bizarre and morally debased site.
On a single thread we find someone wishing Obama's death, extremely ignorant, racist comments in support of perpetual war and of course, copious fear mongering.
We choose to go to Iraq. We choose to go to the Iraq... (interrupted by applause) we choose to go to the Iraq in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
One thing leads to another and another thing leads to another. It's all part of man's limitless potential!
John McCain - We must give the illegals on Mars a path to citizenship!
Hillary Clinton - There are too many uninsured on the Moon!
Barack Obama - The Martian stimulus is working!
Al Sharpton - We must crack down on hate crimes on the Moon!
Sarah Palin - I helped get the rock pipeline from Pluto to Earth built!
Christopher Dodd - The collapse of Goldman Sach's moon bank could ruin the entire intergalactic financial system. The government must act!
Ron Paul - Mars is rapidly descending into tyranny and becoming a police state!
Mike Huckabee - I've always been a strong defender of Jupiter's ring cult and its values shape my political thinking.
John Edwards - There are now two galaxies, one for the rich and one for the poor!
Bill Richardson - As Emperor of a border planet I understand the issue of intergalactic immigration and trade.
Tom Tancredo - Lets nuke the moon.
Dennis Kucinich - We must protect the terraform environment on the moon from degradation and stop climate change by using peaceful means to disarm the sun!
Alan Keyes - Barack Obama was not born on Earth but on the planet Crypton, Where is his birth certificate?
Ralph Nader - Our space rockets are unsafe at any speed!
Al Gore - The Martian polar ice caps are melting!
There are many influences that have shaped, affected or strained black marriages, according to marriage and family experts. Among them: African tribal traditions, the horrors of slavery, racial integration in the U.S. that paved the way to more freedoms and the migrations of thousands of African-Americans that fractured or reshaped communities. Trace the historic migrations of black Americans.
Yes, lets isolate the Black decline of marriage and ignore the decline and failure of marriage across all racial groups in America.
African tribal traditions, horrors of slavery, racial integration, and migrations are the main reasons Black people have trouble with marriage?
What accounts for the high white divorce rate?
Do the experts honestly believe the "horrors of slavery" has an indellible effect on Black marriage 150 years later?
How has the horrors of the Irish potato famine affected their divorce rates?
Racial integration has ruined Black marriage? Are we to return to segregationism to save the Black family?
How many African tribal traditions do modern Blacks still have?
Migrations cause divorce? Blacks are the only ones who have ever migrated? Didn't southern Whites also migrate north and west to new locales? How has this affected their divorce rates? What's the immigrant divorce rate?
This is the kind of juvenile journalism that modern society is producing.
Marriage has collapsed across all racial groups in America because we are a post-Christian, consumption based and materialist society, where marriage is not a sacred religious ritual but simply a legal contract between 2 consenting adults. Now our post-Christian society is morphing into an anti-Christian society where other constraints regarding gender and number of individuals who can form a contract will destroy the concept of Christian marriage in the national zeitgeist completely.
But lets blame slavery for the failures of African-American marriages and pretend everything is because of evil whitey.
The decision was met with strong opposition in Congress. With the F-22 being manufactured in or getting supplies from 44 different states, the plane gets broad support from congressmen and senators on both sides of the aisle.
Outsource production to as many locations as possible so as many Senators as possible will support the increased production.
The Lockheed Martin jet has never been used in Afghanistan or Iraq, but supporters contend it is needed to fight more sophisticated enemies who might confront the United States in the future, such as China or Russia.
If the current war scenarios and fictitious threats do not justify your product, talk up other future, largely fictional, threats and scenarios. Remember there will always be more wars. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AT WAR WITH EURASIA.
They also note the thousands of jobs that will be lost if the F-22 program is halted.
"We put that many jobs at risk, not because the industry is failing, not because it is a bad piece of aircraft, but because the secretary of defense and the administration have decided this program isn't worthy of our support. So explain to those 90,000 people, once they lose their jobs and get laid off," Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Connecticut, said Tuesday.
The Military Industrial Complex must perpetually be given massive amounts of money for their products or people will lose their jobs canard must be constantly repeated. The only person that should lose their job is actually you Senator Dodd, you sniveling, corrupt, shill for the bankers and military-industrial complex.
Gates said Monday he'd heard no "substantive" argument for keeping the jet for national security reasons, pointing out that China has no planes that can compete with the more than 1,000 advanced fighter jets the U.S. will have by 2020.
Gates said that the gap between the two countries' aerial arsenals will only widen.
But even if we already have air superiority, there is no national security reason to produce more, and the gap is widening, Senator Dodd says we need to produce more or people will lose their jobs. We need to be more creative here Senator Dodd, I mean what if the Klingon's attack? We wouldn't have air superiority!
As Peter Schiff once said "Even the slaves had jobs, everyone in the Soviet Union had a job."
I look forward to Peter Schiff and Senator Fraud debating this very issue.
How many fighter jets do the "Terrorists" have?
How will we ever get air superiority over the "Terrorists" if we don't build more expensive and advanced fighter jets?
At $1.75 billion for an additional seven F-22 fighter jets from the fiscal year 2010 budget, the Jets are a real bargain at only 250 million a piece!
Monday, July 20, 2009
But every time I start writing that column, something stills my hand. This week it was something very powerful. I watched Greg Mortenson, the famed author of “Three Cups of Tea,” open one of his schools for girls in this remote Afghan village in the Hindu Kush mountains. I must say, after witnessing the delight in the faces of those little Afghan girls crowded three to a desk waiting to learn, I found it very hard to write, “Let’s just get out of here.”
Okay Thomas, you stay, you spend your money, your own sweat and blood, build your own utopia and sacrifice your own life. Don't come back and write some infantile column about how you "found it very hard to write. 'let's just get out of here'"
Update: Thomas Friedman has returned to the United States, maybe he didn't want to write it, but he sure got out of there.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Votes so far: 15
Looks like a tie between Hannity and Geithner.
Thanks for voting, new poll to come soon.
Monday, July 13, 2009
The American Enterprise Institute's Peter Wallison has a nice piece in today's Washington Post. Wallison rightfully argues against treating ordinary Americans like idiots who can't decide for themselves what's good for them.
A niece piece? What does nice mean? Use proper English when pretending to be a Conservative. Nice means something, as all real Conservatives will admit. "He's a nice guy", "he was nice to me" "I'm a nice person". Last time I checked nice guys finish last. National Review really sucks for publishing such a moron. People writing about serious issues should never be "nice" or use such a stupid word, if they really mean or care about what they are writing.
Conservatives have always argued that liberals are elitists who do not respect ordinary Americans; this legislation seems to prove it..
Actually conservatives haven't always argued that liberals are eltitists; this is a modern problem. Any sane, properly educated, person would recognize.
For example, the administration's plan would allow the educated and sophisticated elites to have access to whatever financial services they want but limit the range of products available to ordinary Americans
This has been true of all societies for all time and barring a communist utopia will continue to be so.
This unprecedented result comes about because, under the proposed legislation, every provider of a financial service (a term that includes organizations as varied as banks, check-cashing services, leasing companies and payment services) is required to offer a "standard" product or service — to be defined and approved by the proposed agency — that will be simple and entail "lower risks" for consumers. These standard products are called "plain vanilla" in the white paper that the administration circulated in advance of the legislation.
This is neither unprecedented nor does it necessitate your lamentations.
On that point, George Mason University and Cafe Hayek's Don Boudreaux makes this really great comment:
But let's accept, for argument's sake, the administration's judgment that ordinary Americans can't adequately assess complexity. Doesn't it then follow that Americans' election of Mr. Obama to high office deserves no credit? After all, isn't the task of assessing the merit of one person's ideas on economics, foreign affairs, ethics, law, and other difficult topics extraordinarily complex? Given that Joe Six-Pack and Jane Soap-Opera cannot be trusted with the relatively straightforward task of sensibly investing their own money, how can they be trusted to meet the far more complex challenge of choosing powerful national leaders?
No they cannot Mr. Boudreaux, that's why our Constitution was written for a republic. If Mr. Boudreaux had any idea what he was talking about instead of living within a thirty-year vacuum of history. he'd realize that 4 of the last 15 amendments to the Constitution since our civil war have involved extending the franchise.
The Delaware Constitution of 1776 stated that "Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house, or appointed to any office or place of trust, before taking his seat, or entering upon the execution of his office, shall (...) also make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit: I, A B. do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration." . This was repealed by article I, section2. of the 1792 Constitution: "No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, under this State." . The 1778 Constitution of the State of South Carolina stated that "No person shall be eligible to sit in the house of representatives unless he be of the Protestant religion" , the 1777 Constitution of the State of Georgia (art. VI) that "The representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county (...) and they shall be of the Protestant religion" .
Why give the serfs a meaningless vote and work under the pretense they are in control unless you have something pernicious planned for them and seek their approval for your own motives? The last 8 years of George Bush and the Republican party hammer this into my mind incessently.
In the days following Michael's death, his father, Joe Jackson, held a press conference with none other than Al "The Riot King" Sharpton. Sharpton took center stage and babbled about the need to protect Jackson's legacy and focus on the "positive."
This race hustler was up to his old tricks of using code language to tell blacks that, after all, Michael Jackson was black, and we can't let white folks question his character or bizarre behavior.
Sharpton then took to the podium at the Staples Center during Michael Jackson's memorial and proclaimed in a phony loud preachy tone, "Michael taught the world how to love." He said to the Jackson children, "There wasn't nothin' strange about your daddy, it was strange what your daddy had to deal with" (i.e. racism).
We've seen this before with O.J. Simpson. Every time a black man is exposed or publicly rebuked, so-called black leaders begin to stoke the flames of racial animosity.
In this case, celebrities like Jamie Foxx played the race card. Foxx said of Michael Jackson during a recent appearance at the BET Awards, "We want to celebrate this black man – he belongs to us – and we shared him."
What if when Elvis Presley died, a white person got on TV and said, "This white man – he belongs to us." See how ridiculous that sounds?
It was quite shocking and utterly asinine to see what passes for Black "leaders" attempting to protect the legacy of a black man who died his skin white, married white women, and had white children. Utterly bizarre.
I won't get into the child molestation charges too much, but they appear to be nothing more then extortion. You don't use sodium Amytal when pulling a kids tooth and take the testimony as legit. And Evan Chandler was by all accounts a greedy, manipulative, loser, who put his interests ahead of his child.
Michael Jackson was weird, whats more weird is our collective worship of celebrity.
"McGrady also has donated 75,000 dollars toward constructing a school in a refugee camp in eastern Chad."
Tracy McGrady giving 75,000 dollars is comparable to an average person donating a nickle.
Why do the mega-rich always ask us to help them do something they want done? Surely they could get together and put their own vast fortunes to the their cause by hiring Blackwater mercenaries to guard the refugee camps and "innocent" civilians in Sudan.
Do these people even care? Or is it simply another notch on their liberal belts?
P.S: Where does President Obama get the gumption to lecture us about the importance of national service while giving practically nothing to charity himself?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"The movie, the newest offering from the producers of the captivating documentary film "Obsession," explores the existence of radical Islam in America and the emerging risk that this "homegrown jihad" poses to national security, western liberties and the American way of life."
Or perhaps our Jihad against overblown threats presents an emerging risk to our western liberties and the American way of life?
Not surprisingly, the film is endorsed by the nefarious Rudy Giuliani.