We'll have Fun, Fun, Fun — until reality takes our "something-for-nothing" delusions away!

Yowsa! Yowsa! Well folks, right at a crucial time when America's coffers are being looted, it looks like the serious military challenge some of the commentariat predicted for Obama1 has arrived right on schedule. Seems the Ruskies are wanting to base bombers in Cuba and Venezuela.

Pat Buchanan hit the nail right on the head with his recent column "Lyndon Baines Obama". Just as LBJ "misread a national desire for continuity after Kennedy's death as a mandate for a lunge to the left and a great leap forward with the largest expansion of government since the New Deal", so Obama has "[mis]read a repudiation of George [W.] Bush as a mandate for a government seizure of wealth and power that exceeds anything attempted in the Great Society." Right on, Pat! That's exactly the way I see it. Of course the die hard W defenders have done everything unreasonable within their power to prevent the inevitable sad conclusions drawn from W's failed presidency from coming to the forefront. Manipulative self-perceived political geniuses that they are, they are the primary reason McDole, er, McCain, was their candidate which prevented the GOP from achieving the political necessity of cleansing itself of the fiscally insane RINO "we have to grow government now so we can shrink it later" apostasy.Never mind Reagan's inexcusable misuse of the "federal credit card", just click on Reagan's photo at left to hear at least the mega-inspirational words of what so-called "conservatives" are, at least in theory, supposed to stand for. (That speech, plus his "folksy" charisma is what got Reagan elected president.)

Thanks to a motley rat pack of agenda-driven wannabe-clever manipulators and demonizers, meaningful, intelligent, rational AND POLITE public discourse has become pretty much impossible. The fascinating thing is that the lack of civility is a STRATEGY developed with the specific intent of avoiding the necessity of using facts and logic to combat other facts and logic with which the offending wannabe-politically-clever scum disagree.

Examples of this smarmy (and dangerous) phenomenon abound. Most recently Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman of Salisbury, Maryland threatens the 1st Amendment by promoting the stupidity that "the presence of, malicious bloggers, a small group of suspicious, mean-spirited people focused on the negative has grown, endangering the city's vitality." The Daily Record's story conveniently omits the fact the Tilghman is a Democrat. And, of course, the Anti-Defamation League has been around seemingly forever demonizing as "haters" under the nebulous, inarticulable deception of "anti-Semitism" those with whom they disagree, especially about economics and politics.

I included two versions of the following two videos so any other newbie webmasters out there can look at the code differences on the same two videos located on different websites. Many sites, including ADL use Brightcove.com instead of, or in addition to, YouTube. I use YouTube because it's the great equalizer for the "little guy" — and it's free to both the video poster and the cybersurfer.

Anti-Defamation League: Code Words of Hate - as on the ADL website:

Anti-Defamation League: Code Words of Hate - as on YouTube:


Following is an example of the wannabe-clever, free-speech-repressing scumbags'2 sophist version of "hate" which is allegedly "too evil and too irrational" to be worthy of polite and meaningful discussion. Since when can it rationally be called "hate" to be at least philosophically on the side of a tiny helpless baby human? It can't. To call such a video "hate" is the very height of anti-intelligence, anti-human arrogance and sophistry (aka "reprobate scumness").

Everyone Against Abortion Please Raise Your Hand - as on Priests for Life website:

Everyone Against Abortion Please Raise Your Hand - as on YouTube:


VIDEOS PAGE ON ADL WEBSITE - JEWS UNDER ATTACK:

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac explained — Government Intervention, Regulatory Policy, and the Financial Crisis:


Brazil’s leader blames white people for crisis - Financial Times.com - "Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday blamed the global economic crisis on 'white people with blue eyes' and said it was wrong that black and indigenous people should pay for white people’s mistakes. Speaking in Brasília at a joint press conference with Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, Mr Lula da Silva told reporters: 'This crisis was caused by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing.'" - What a racist scumbag this jerk is! Where is the outrage among fair-minded American minorities?! -JRW

UN panel touts new global currency reserve system - Breitbart.com - "A UN panel of expert economists pressed Thursday for a new global currency reserve scheme to replace the volatile, dollar-based system and for coordinated steps by rich countries to stimulate their economies. 'A new Global Reserve System -- what may be viewed as a greatly expanded SDR (Special Drawing Rights), with regular or cyclically adjusted emissions calibrated to the size of reserve accumulations, could contribute to global stability, economic strength and global equity,' the panel said."

Beijing To Pitch New Global Currency; Dump Dollar - Financial Times - "China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund. In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies”. Analysts said the proposal was an indication of Beijing’s fears that actions being taken to save the domestic US economy would have a negative impact on China. 'This is a clear sign that China, as the largest holder of US dollar financial assets, is concerned about the potential inflationary risk of the US Federal Reserve printing money,' said Qu Hongbin, chief China economist for HSBC."

Kremlin to Pitch New Currency - The Moscow Times - "The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system . . . The Kremlin's call for a common currency is not the first in recent days. Speaking at an economic conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed a global currency called the 'acmetal' — a conflation of the words 'acme' and 'capital.' He also suggested that the Eurasian Economic Community, a loose group of five former Soviet republics including Kazakhstan and Russia, adopt a single noncash currency — the yevraz — to insulate itself from the global economic crisis."

IMF: Economic crisis dire, risk of unrest and war - Reuters - "The world is in a dire economic crisis, but no recovery is possible until the financial sector is cleaned up, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. The crisis will push millions into poverty and unemployment, risking social unrest and even war, and urgent action is required, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said. 'Bluntly the situation is dire,' he told a meeting on the crisis at the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations agency representing unions, employers and governments that studies labour issues."

The Financial Crisis Explained, The video CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, BBC, NBC, RT, don't want you to see


Why Millions of Americans Are Throwing Tea Parties Across the Nation!


Taxpayers Gather To Protest Spending, Taxes, Growing Debt


White House, Dems backpedaling on AIG, by David Espo, Special Correspondent - AP - "'It's shocking that they would -- the administration would come to us now and act surprised about these contracts,' said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate GOP leader. 'This administration could have and should have ... prevented this from happening. They had a lot of leverage two weeks ago' . . . 'The president goes out and says this is not acceptable and then some backroom deal gets cut to let these things get paid out anyway.'"

Dodd - "I added bonus loophole":

Dodd Blames Obama Administration for Bonus Amendment, by Ryan J. Donmoyer - Bloomberg.com - "'I did not want to make any changes to my original Senate-passed amendment' to the stimulus bill, 'but I did so at the request of administration officials, who gave us no indication that this was in any way related to AIG,' Dodd said in a statement released last night. 'Let me be clear -- I was completely unaware of these AIG bonuses until I learned of them last week.' He didn’t name the administration officials who made the request . . . An administration official said last night that representatives of President Barack Obama didn’t insist on the change, though they did contend that the language in Dodd’s amendment could be legally challenged because it would apply retroactively to bonus agreements. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity."

Spare Us Your Fake Fury, DC Hypocrites, by Michelle Malkin - Washington Post - " ALL the world's a stage, wrote Shakespeare, and in the world of Washington, the curtains have opened on the most elaborate farce of the year. Welcome, taxpayers, to the Kabuki Theater of AIG Outrage - where DC's histrionic enablers of taxpayer-funded corporate bailouts compete for Best Performance of Hypocritical Indignation."

Anger Over Firm Depletes Obama's Political Capital, by Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane - Washington Post - "President Obama's apparent inability to block executive bonuses at insurance giant AIG has dealt a sharp blow to his young administration and is threatening to derail both public and congressional support for his ambitious political agenda. Politicians in both parties flocked to express outrage over $165 million in bonuses paid out to executives at the company, demanding answers from the president and swamping yesterday's rollout of his efforts to spark lending to small businesses. The populist anger at the executives who ran their firms into the ground is increasingly blowing back on Obama, whom aides yesterday described as having little recourse in the face of legal contracts that guaranteed those bonuses."

Bracing for a bailout backlash, by Adam Nagourney - International Herald Tribune - "The Obama administration is increasingly concerned about a populist backlash against banks and Wall Street, worried that anger at financial institutions could also end up being directed at Congress and the White House and could complicate President Barack Obama's agenda . . . 'We've got enormous problems that need to be addressed,' David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's senior adviser, said in an interview. 'And it's hard to address because there's a lot of anger about the irresponsibility that led us to this point.' 'This has been welling up for a long time,' he said."

The Looting of America’s Coffers, by David Leonhardt - New York Times - "The bankers were acting in their self-interest, after all. The term that’s used to describe this general problem, of course, is moral hazard. When people are protected from the consequences of risky behavior, they behave in a pretty risky fashion. Bankers can make long-shot investments, knowing that they will keep the profits if they succeed, while the taxpayers will cover the losses. This form of moral hazard — when profits are privatized and losses are socialized — certainly played a role in creating the current mess. But . . . [be] careful to make a distinction between classic moral hazard and looting. It’s an important distinction. With moral hazard, bankers are making real wagers. If those wagers pay off, the government has no role in the transaction. With looting, the government’s involvement is crucial to the whole enterprise." - This article is worth reading. Leonhardt toys around the edges of the whole brutal truth. Unfortunately he is schilling for the mistaken view that we have to try to save the financial system when Nature's laws of economics demand that it be scrapped before the airplane (fraudulent monetized-debt fractional banking system) actually flies into the side of the mountain (cause-and-effect universal realities of Nature). - JRW

The far right is on the march again: the rise of fascism in Austria, by Billy Briggs - DailyMail.co.uk -

The Christian God, by Richard G. Swineburne - also available at Amazon.com - "Though I am sure Swinburne would have responses to these questions, it seems to me that ultimately, the only satisfactory way to address these questions is either to come up with an a priori proof that God exists, or with a better inductive argument for God's existence, or to 'go pragmatic', that is, to argue that one should take into account the pragmatic considerations in whether or not one should believe, or assume for practical purposes, that God exists. The latter strategy is perhaps the easiest. The theist can encourage us to think about what is the pragmatic difference in whether one assumes that God exists and lives accordingly, or whether one chooses not to do so. What is the potential value at stake in living a religious life (or in not doing so), if God does exist (or if God does not exist)? In effect, Swinburne does something like this in his other book, Faith and Reason. As Swinburne might legitimately point out, this is no longer to argue that the hypothesis God exists is objectively probable, but rather to argue that the belief in God, or assumption for practical purpose that God exists, is justifiable or rational in some other way. However, it may be the best the theist can do, until and unless more compelling empirical evidence of God's existence is forthcoming." - from Joshua Golding's review of Richard G. Swineburne's The Christian God.

FOOTNOTES:

1. Somehow, since the Toxic Propaganda Media has created a larger-than-life "star" out of Barack Hussein Obama, the title "President Obama" seems as strangely inappropriate as "President Oprah". So, since Oprah is just "Oprah", I guess it's OK for Obama to be "Obama", too. This is all the more so because not an insignificant number of people like Alan Keyes are not the least bit sure Obama was born in America, a fact which, if true, would very inconveniently render him constitutionally unqualified for the presidency.

2. As I said on my blog homepage, "Some folks just think they're smarter than everybody else, a higher form of life than everybody else. So, instead of engaging in good faith discussions about specific ideas, they simply resort to deception, sophistry, unspecificity, undefined terms, manipulation, demonization and the politics of personal destruction AS A MATTER OF PREFERRED STRATEGY to get their little spoiled-brat control-freak way. Such behavior is anathema to intellectual honesty, an open mind, a kind heart, free inquiry, the freedoms of thought and speech, and the free flow of information. It MUST be eternally warred against if humankind is to entertain a realistic hope of ever reaching its full spiritual and intellectual potential." To avoid the violence which is directly related to repression of free speech and crushing polite and civil discourse, I believe it is essential to engage in tit-for-tat with wannabe-clever manipulative demonizers by openly calling them what they are: the scum of the earth (aka "scumbags"). Accordingly, it doesn't bother me in the least to do so. No less a person than Jesus himself referred to the scumbags of his day as "hypocrites", "blind guides", "vipers" and "whitewashed sepulchres".

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