Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tell that to the Marines

Contracts now seen as being rewritable...

Contracts are only honored during good times, put a little strain on the economy and the paper you have is only good enough for kindling...

Update 04/10:
As is my nature and due to my 36 mile sojourn on The AT I never got around to finishing my thoughts on this one.

However, just remember you are an individual and when it comes to agreements the old canard of getting it in writing probably won't mean squat with the unprecedented theft the Plutocracy is engaging in, in collusion with their paper shufflers in banking and government. They will make whatever laws are expedient to aid them in retaining control over you.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bachmann crosses the Rubicon

You talk, talk, you talk to me
Your eyes touch me physically
Shootin' at the walls of heartache, Bang, bang,
I am the warrior ~ The Warrior, Patty Smyth

While "On Enemy Lines" Michele Dump Bachmann declared, "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people – we the people – are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country."

As I predicted the Toxic Talkers have attacked Obama from Day 1 with Day after Day after Day of comments designed to create an atmosphere of populist outrage. But to what purpose? A coup d'état? It can't be. I assume it's just to make everyone angry and position themselves to win the elections in 2010 and then challenge Obama with Reagan2 or W2.

But were the 2008 American elections (in which the Republicans lost much federal power) the cause of the rhetoric of Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina who said at CPAC conservatives might have to “take to the streets to stop America’s slide into socialism" and Paul Broun of Georgia who warned Obama's actions are "exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” and the constant references to Revolution?

Led by the Toxic Mouths, Ari Fleschier, Glenn Reynolds, Mark Steyn, She Who Will Not Be Named 2, Not Joe the Not Plumber, and others and given voice by Bachmann, Paul Broun, David Vitter and DeMint it appears the stage is set.

And what happens when it explodes? I'm sure the groundwork laid about ACORN could be used to show Obama was not fairly elected and justify the Coup...

And, April 11th is fast approaching...

Michele 'Nathan Hale' Bachmann continues to bandy about the Call for Revolution. Telling Sean Hannity "we are at the point, Sean, of Revolution". Maybe she can ask Bill Ayers for assistance in organizing.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I'm waiting until the Autumn of 2012, to purchase my next vehicle. It's going to be a nice light truck, preferably from GM or Ford. I'm giving them 2 years to produce a 20+mph city vehicle with a decent V6. If the Ford Ranger replacement, the F-100, isn't ready or isn't made for US and Chevrolet is gone or still producing the woeful Colorado I'll go with the Toyota Tacoma Access Cab PreRunner or a Nissan Frontier.

On the Plus side if the 12/21/12, Long Mayan Calendar or the Nostradamus predictions are correct I'll only have a few months of car payments to make. And a tough little truck to carry me to higher ground from where I can proclaim Sic Transit Gloria Mundi... While Videotape plays...

Of course, I don't believe in the 2012 Doomsday malarkey, so I'd better ensure I get Zero Percent financing...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barackman Hussein Obamadrive

How trusty is this world
~ Strange and ironic, Voivod

The damned Socialist President is at it again. To wit: "The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of government and the buying power of consumers. The privilege of creating and issuing of money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government's greatest creative opportunity. Government, possessing the power to create and issue currency and credit as money and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit from circulation by taxation and otherwise, need not and should not borrow capital at interest [from the private banking system or their affiliates] as a means of financing government work and public enterprise.*"

The government should create all the currency and credit! Duh! Duh! Duh! Government doesn't create! Government doesn't create jobs! Government funding never works! And that's why Bankers hate Obama! He doesn't realize that Capital by axiom belongs to the Capitalists! C=C!

This is why Bankers predicted Doom unless Bush's regime pushed through the TARP, a Bankers dream, wherein another Trillion in American taxpayer debt was grotesquely funneled directly to aid the Rich as a last Bushian Fuck You to the people.

But Obama's the President now and The Hyper Toxic Talkers would have you believe the entire mess the country is in, stems from electing Obama and his two months in office.

Yeah, right.

The last 8 criminal years of Bush never occurred, Phil Graham never worked on deregulation, Reagan's Piss Down Your Back Economics didn't create a national deficit.

As late as 2006, the Republican attack machine was blaming Clinton for 9/11 (recall the "Fictionalized History" of The Path to 9/11) an event which occurred 8 months after Clinton was out of power. Of course, using that reasoning Obama has a free pass for at least another 6 months. And every single scandal plaguing Washington today is the fault of George W. Bush.

Except now the Screw Americans First-ers (Republicans) are out of Power and so the rules change. Everything is the fault of Obama! It's brilliant. The goal of course, is to blame a Democrat for the obscene destruction of the futures of Americans by Republicans, who ruin the economy and leave the cleanup to the Democrats. Then an empty-headed Republican can step in and ensure the poor and middle class are further indentured to the Plutocratic Class. This worked for them with the Mythical Reagan. And right now the Republicans grooming Reagan 2 (Mitt Romney) and/or W2 (Sarah Hot and Palin) to challenge in 2012.

*- Taken from Abraham Lincoln's Monetary policy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guns Amok

Run Amok - 'a murderous frenzy or rage'

Three more murderous rampages recently occurred in March in which firearms were used, one in Alabama, another in Germany and the killing of a pastor during a religious sermon in Illinois.

Yet there can be no debate on the gun issue as the common man is brow beaten into submission by slogans, "Guns don't kill people, people do!", "If owning a gun is made a crime, Only Criminals will have Guns!"

When someone in Java or Malaysia went Amuco centuries past, there was only so much murder they could accomplish with a war club and keris before being overpowered.

Is the threat of death by Amuco just another weight, another burden we must accept? The Dread of Damocles, of being gunned down, whether it be at a High School, a University, a Metal Concert, Church services, out shopping or while merely sitting on our front porch?

This past year Chicago experienced a sad spike in murders due to gun violence. The University of Chicago produced a study Gun Violence among School-Age youth in Chicago:
A total of 510 people were murdered in chicago during 2008. eighty percent of these victims were killed by gunfire. nearly half were between the ages of 10 and 25, and the vast majority were male. The dramatic overrepresentation of both young males and firearms in homicide is not unique to chicago, nor are these patterns new. Yet over the past 50 years, our society has made far less progress in understanding how to protect our citizens from gun violence (and violence more broadly) than we have learned about how to protect citizens from other serious threats to life and health.

I could list dates and numbers of persons killed in the recent murderous shootings rampages but I'm not going to use the sorrows of others to ply my argument. I don't have the answer. I don't know the magic fix to this problem. But, isn't it worth discussing? Isn't it worth attempting to disrupt the cycle? Couldn't the Laissez-faire market take a break from giving billions for Banker Bonuses and Bailouts and the never ending Black Hole of the Military Industrial Complex? Or is that just more government socialism?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Times of Troubles

"Crime is crime is crime. It is not political." ~ Margaret Thatcher.

I highlight the above quote, not because I agree with the Thatcher, but because she was a stalwart friend and stood shoulder to shoulder with Saint Ronnie. Ronnie was the champion of the plutocrats and laid the rock solid foundation of the Economic Collapse of Tipsy Canoe with his Piss Down Your Back Voodoo Economics and is the reference for all Republicans today.

Thatcher's comments were made so the British government could allow Irish Resisters to starve to death in prison. Prisoners who were captured during The Troubles, a period of open warfare in Ireland.

2 Time Iraqi War Veteran Chuck Norris has announced thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation. But Norris, Tea-bagging protesters and a youtube video by a "Marine" do not make a strong or popular movement. But even though I hope these are just the fringe elements, Frank Schaeffer highlights the comments by Norris may not just be some weird aberrations.

Norris is a champion Car-ate expert, but he and others are given a platform by those who would disavow any call to arms out one side of their mouth while engaging in the most vile and inflammatory rhetoric which hopes to bring about a visceral reaction amongst those whom they hate, control and abuse (the poor) but wish to use in order to keep the other half of the poor in check and divided.

Republicans are working for failure. Obama must fail so they may rule. Of course, the counter by the group has been Well you Democrats wanted Bush to fail, too! Nee Ner Nee Ner Nee Ner! As Dave Neiwert notes about Failure:
It would be one thing if Republicans were simply warning that Obama's stimulus plans were doomed to failure. We'd understand that. It certainly would mirror how we felt about the Iraq war: we believed it was a doomed enterprise that would not only cost far more in human lives than anything that might possibly be gained from it, but would actually worsen the conditions for terrorism it purportedly meant to combat. We recognized that Bush's rosy scenarios might come to pass, but we doubted it deeply -- and said so, and rightly.
And as Mahablog notes in When Failure is an Option: The Right "do not... see a difference between expressing the opinion that X is a bad idea and wanting X to fail."

From 09/12/2001 to 01/19/2009 disagreeing with the President was wrong-headed at best and at worst emboldened our enemies. However, dissent and the threat of civil war are now the highest form of patriotism. Before we had the simple conjectures to browbeat those who were against the destructive policies of Tipsy Canoe;

Supporting the Troops = Supporting the Mission = Supporting the President,
Not Supporting the President = Not Supporting the Troops + Treason.

Now supporting Obama is aiding the descent of America into a Islamo-Marxist Communist Dictatorship. And all sorts of things become acceptable to defeat that threat, especially when Republican Senator David Vitter calls the Obama government a "Dictaorship".

And so the election of Obama has given new vigor to an old enemy. The False Patriots standing up to denounce the excesses of the government. These men came to the forefront during the Clinton presidency and decryed all things government especially the Executive Branch. To them the government was coming for you and the revolution was at hand.

But, when a Republican "won", by a 5-4 vote, the White House, the rhetoric slowed, the furor subsided, the anger abated. The Southern Poverty Law Center noted by the Summer of 2001 there were 194 anti government Patriot groups a drop from the high of 858 in 1996. Why? Why did freedom lovers sit back when Tipsy Canoe and his Aides were crafting powers to curb laws, supressing the consitution, using the government to bilk Trillions, starting wars and keeping US safe, except for the whole 9/11 thing...

Well, the anger is back. Anger which began prior to Obama even taking office and which bubbled over by the Toxic Commentators declaring Obama equals the End of America. Recall how this was exacerbated when Republican VP candidate Sarah Hot and Palin and McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfoentauer declared some parts of America are Real and "Pro"-America. The "Pro"-tectors of Eric Rudolph, who blew up women and abortion clinics, and found refugee amongst the Patriots in the Appalachians.

And now the Revolution is once again nigh.

But, the history of the English Occupation of Ireland and The Troubles is an apt comparison and should provide a blueprint for Norris, The Birthers and all the False Patriots of the consequences of their toxic rhetoric. Do they really want the bitter fruits which shall arise from planting the seeds of revolution? A militarized police force, captured persons being allowed to starve to death in prison, occupation by the military, outright street warfare, car bombs, indiscriminate shootings, a Kent State or a Waco or an Oklahoma City Bombing every month or worse in American cities?

But, the most terrible and most poisonous result coming from a call for armed resistance and open fighting would be the destruction of the Ideal The Founding Fathers crafted, a peaceful transition of power. Which once lost might never be found again.

Drinking Liberally in New Milford: Will the GOP upChuck on Norris support?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gonna Go Galt

"It seems to me that one of the predictors of a happy versus an unhappy outcome, has to do with the role of the elite or the decision makers or the politicians, or the rich people within the society. If the society is structured so that the decision makers themselves suffer from the consequences of their decisions, then they are motivated to make decisions that are good for the whole of society. If the decision makers can make decisions that insulate themselves from the rest of society then they are likely to make decisions that are bad for the rest of society." - Jared Diamond, Interview with PBS 02/12/2009.

All the people talking about "Going Galt" do just that they talk, pout and throw tantrums but they never, ever leave. So, ruck up and leave already. Go... Go... Go... However, remember to bring some long underwear when you make your "Capitalist" Wunderland in the Colorado Rockies, because none of you has the comic book abilities of a John Galt.

None of those threatening to leave are the mythical supermen producers of Atlas Shrugged they are the parasites. The bankers, the high priced lawyers, the lobbyists, the brokers, the bureacrats, the Jim Cramer short-selling paper shufflers, who demanded deregulation in order to bilk trillions out of the US and then when everything crumbled wanted a bailout.

And society won't miss your sorry ass. The niches you currently exploit will quickly, readily and easily be exploited by someone else.

Of course the parasitic plutocrats never leave because it's a hollow threat, a childish temper tantrum in order to get more billions from the government. So go on and hold your breath until you get your way because we all know you wouldn't last a month away from civilization.

Update 03/12/09
John Amato at Crooks and Liars highlights Stephen Colbert's Galt Exodus.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

College Republicans and Chickenhawk Warmongers prove Evolution

Cowards (e.g. College Republicans) who champion war without any intention of risking their own flabby asses are proof of evolution.

It's an extremely successful strategy, in which their genes convince them to start or support a fight and then they allow other men to go off and do the fighting. That way the Cowards, a.k.a. College Republicans increase their chances at copulation from none to slim.

So, I'm not going to be too mad at the College Republicans because they can't help that they're cowards, it's their nature.

However, I recommend you read Army of Dude. He is doing a much better job of eloquently expressing and highlighting the unfair burden shouldered by those who have been repeatedly activated whilst Cowardly War Proponents (College Republicans) skulk around twittering.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rush' s Triumph*

The world is full of compromise, and infinite red tape
But the music's got the magic, it's your one chance for escape ~ Magic Power, Triumph

I loved the Rush song Magic Power for years. It doesn't get much airplay anymore in the post-grunge, indie rock dominated music scene even on Chicago-land Classic Rock Stations like The Drive.

I figured the song came from the late 70's since musically it shared much in common with the Boston, Kansas and (as my friend Ran pointed out Styx) sound of that era. But, oddly, when I remembered to look for them at a Sam Goody's or Tower Records I could never find it on any Rush "albums".

Enter the Age of Information Access. I looked them up on iTunes and discovered these hard to find Rush songs were written by some band called Triumph. Triumph? Who the hell are those guys? Reading the biography it turns out my confusion was caused by the fact Triumph emerged as a power trio from Canada the same as Rush and possessed a similar sound. Triumph are responsible for a few great songs (Fight the Good Fight and Lay it on the Line) I recall from the early 80's. And ta boot Triumph became recent additions to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Yeah, iTunes! Yeah Triumph!

*- I bet you thought this was a post about the Distended Flabby Sack of Crap, but I'm banning myself from writing about that thrice divorced, drug addicted, sex tourist who mocks and insults the disabled ever again. For that you must go to the Huffington Post or Media Matters R. Limbaugh Page. Nor shall Rush be besmirched by having their name confused with the bloated R. Limbaugh.