Friday, March 21, 2008

John Kerry's Sad ObamaNation

CAUTION: Rant Ahead.

John Kerry has the unusual talent of completely betraying his party's ambitions , without guilt or consequences

Conservatives should consider this as both a gift and a natural resource to be refined for our personal pleasure.
"it would be such an affirmation of who we say we are as a people. if we could elect an African-American president, young leader, who is obviously visionary about the ability to inspire people."

Yeah, John. Badgering people into following a bumpy road of well-worn deep muddy ruts, peddling black market, race-baiting, white guilt securities, is exactly what you liberals label 'inspiration'.

"in some cases go around their dictator leaders to the people and inspire the people in ways that we can't otherwise."

So, Barack's black magic will somehow spirit a breadwinner, in a fear quivering Darfur family, to rise up and defy a truly evil dictator. Your humble world citizen knows that the dictator will march out of the bunker, slit his spouses throat, chop his childrens limbs off with a machete and leave him alive to live with the feeling of 'inspiration'. Yeah, right.

We know Barack will never send in the marines. We know the will and the warfare to dispose of these monsters, with the standard non-otherwise method of kicking evil, square in it's slimy crotch, with a U.S. combat boot, will be withheld. We tried it. We tried it in Afghanistan and Iraq. Look at the grief you and your liberal freedom fighters, in the media, gave us for it.
"He has the ability to help us bridge the divide of religious extremism," Kerry said.
This is exquisite.

We should elect a president which will build a bridge, so religious extremists can walk over it and kill us?

The fact is, there is no moral diplomacy, no middle ground concensus which can moderate lunatics, you pathetic, ignorant fool. If you build a bridge, its only purpose should be to provide a suitable height to guarantee fatality, as you cast this enemy over the guardrails.

"To maybe even give power to moderate Islam to be able to stand up against this radical misinterpretation of a legitimate religion."
I see.

You think the things we have already done for moderate Islam fall short of giving inspirational power. Practical activities like building sewers, power plants, infrastructure and secure streets is not inspiring. Learning and respecting the cultures and languages of the vast majority of Iraqis and Afghanis, while assuring them we are friends, there to protect their children from terrorist violence, is not inspiring. The patriotic vigilance, imbued by our Constitution on our troops is not inspiring. Our troops, creating and nurturing all of the the genuine facets of civilization, that America has imprinted on them, by freedom, voluntary service, love of country, purpose and choice, is not inspiring.

The fact is, the truly enlightened, non-Harvard educated, school of hard knocks, which creates, instead of destroying, the genuine leadership material that America craves, is uncelebrated and spat on by your party and your intellectually bankrupt social circles.

Of course, we know how you really feel about our soldiers, John, when you are looking for a political lever.

You think Barack Obama's skin color and his baritone voice will pave the way?

I am not surprised that you are so eager to solicit your embrace and endorsement of this candidate. He is the same totally fabricated fraud that you are. He is the same opportunist and seeker of fame and legacy, completely devoid of substance, strength and reality.
(Interviewer)What, John, gives Obama this wonderful power?

"Because he's African-American. Because he's a black man. Who has come from a place of oppression and repression through the years in our own country."
I know. Barack and Michelle were so oppressed by Hawaii, Harvard and Princeton, I can hardly contain my rage at the affirmative opportunity denied to them at their hour of need, I apologize for not completely surrendering my American dream, of an engineering job, at a lesser college, to pay more taxes, in behalf of him and his ingrate bride.

What an ugly, putrid, cracker bastard I am.

I should have recognized, earlier in my life, that his divine African-American power to heal the world around us, was at its pinnacle of media nuturing, right here and right now.

I also know that legal white Irish immigrants, legal white French immigrants and legal Asian immigrants, were paid the slave wages and lived in the wage slave quarters of industrialization, for the opportunity to escape the ugly circumstances of their native turmoil and take a chance on America. They took all of a single generation to look past the oppression, and participate in the opportunism.

They poured themselves out of the burning crucible of American opportunity, cooled their metal in the mold and spirit of our constitution, and moved forward with the knowlege and power of civics and participation.

They did not machine and polish the hard new teeth of their political gears. They forced those teeth into our political machine, the same way our founders did, without destroying it, but turning it into productive harmony and national pride. They decided America was to be loved,
LOVED and nurtured, for its opportunity and not its oppression.
An African-American president would be "a symbol of empowerment" for those who have been disenfranchised around the world, Kerry said, "an important lesson for America to show Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, other places in the world where disenfranchised people don't get anything.

To you, John, and your ugly media pimps, none of the actions we have taken to free millions of women and children, represent any symbol of any kind.

The only symbol of empowerment you see, John Kerry, is the flashing lights and chime of a political railroad crossing, that you failed to cross, before the train roared past you. You are sitting at the pole while it rings its warning. When the train dwindles, so will ugly political creatures like you.

Thank God.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Fed is Floundering

The Fed put a mechanism in place, back in the late Reagan years, under chairman Volker, to regulate the money supply to match, and gently prod the economic growth of the economy while suppressing the rise of inflation.

What it has done over the last decade is pump a large amount of liquidity in the markets, which was eagerly lent out by large institutions. As this money was spent on the goods and services we all enjoy, as homeowners and citizens, it kept an economy drunk on consumption and stock gambling, but weak on savings, afloat and humming along.

Two of the things that appeared on the scene were the adjustable rate mortgage (AMR) and the Sub-prime mortgage (SPM).

These are mechanisms guaranteed by design to fail.

What goes down, usually goes back up, right? Well that rule applies to inflation amongst other things. Unfortunately, credit was offered and accepted by the worst parties that could have been chosen for their risk profile. People accepted loans that they could barely afford at the bottom of the interest rate cycle. As the cycle turns the corner, disaster looms. People with AMRs can’t pay the rates and they foreclose. SPM loans become worthless debt junk, which cannot be traded, which hurts the banks that offered them, since that money is now tied up.

What nudged the inflation beast to the edge of the cliff?

Commodity pressures come along, for oil and corn. Both of these not only dramatically affect consumer prices, but producer prices as well, since they are both energy feedstocks for the industrial and biological components of our civilization.

  • You can thank general world consumption from emerging Asian markets.
  • You can also thank the tireless main stream media fear-mongering of the oil futures market, with their incessant anti-war propaganda and lionizing of figures like Amadinejad and Chavez.
  • And a big thanks goes out to one of the [expletive deleted] energy bills to ever be rushed through the congress. Elements in the bill, geared toward sating green lobbyists, have finally done some serious damage.

  • Ethanol provisions in the bill are drying up corn prices for both human and animal feed. The demand pressure on corn, drives up prices for everything downstream, meat, dairy, eggs etc. As biological consumption shifts towards other grains, demand pressures on those sources drives prices up on all baked goods, cereal grains etc.
  • Draconian restrictions on domestic fossil fuel exploitation, keeps us slaves to hostile foreign oil suppliers and their political aspirations and desires. We cannot exploit tar sands of Canada and the northern territories, a supply richer than Saudi Arabia, because of the ‘carbon footprint’ of refining those sources. Thanks Al Gore.

They all should have known this was coming. They all foolishly thought inflation was defeated. Well it was held at bay, by the fly-ball governor of Fed monetary policy. That governor is now being removed from the circuit. It is not being removed by sound economic policy. It is being removed by political pressure, from the same fools that allowed this mess to propagate in the first place. They do not want to give the economy the bitter medicine it requires, to stem inflation, because that medicine will taste very sour and will wreak havoc with AMRs and SPMs.

Of course, pumping more liquid into the system will not fix it. That will make inflation worse, the dollar weaker and will still precipitate the credit crisis. As inflation rises, regular non-sub prime low interest rate loans will become worthless debt, just like the SPMs, only later in the cycle. Inflation can cause havoc, if left unchecked. Playing feel-good politics with old style Federal fiscal policy will not work.

Some sort of bailout is unavoidable, given that we will all suffer, if the fall is not broken. Given that, the congress absolutely must make new AMRs and SPMs illegal as a condition of taking public credit on that debt. They need to do that today, instead of encouraging the issuance of more worthless debt, on top of a pile of weak dollars at low interest rates.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Our Network

Watch him yell. Observe that the message of frustration, anger and civic stress, does not matter at all.

Watch him yell, and watch the ratings glee on the faces of the studio people, for the very ugly things the film predicts.

Spectacle matters, not substance.

The ratings that a single person can have by the media, if and only if they are willing to create a catastrophe or a false religion for the benefit of a lens and it's source, matter more than a message which predicts disaster.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Yes, Mr. President, It WAS

.. an act of terrorism, by our own definition.

If you think bombing a military recruitment center is a simple act of political dissent and disobedience, I am glad you only have eight percent of your term left to go.

From Wikipedia:

The United States has defined terrorism under the Federal Criminal Code. Chapter 113B of Part I of Title 18 of the United States Code defines terrorism and lists the crimes associated with terrorism.[14] In Section 2331 of Chapter 113b, terrorism is defined as:

…activities that involve violent… or life-threatening acts… that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State and… appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and… (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States… [or]… (C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States…"

This activity:

  • Was violent
  • Was a violation of the criminal laws
  • Appeared to be intended to at least achieve (i) and (ii)
  • Occured within US territory

So, there.