Saturday, November 15, 2008

OChange You Can't Believe In

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Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- It's hard to believe Barack Obama
would even think of calling this change.

Take a good look at some of the 17 people our nation's
president-elect chose last week for his Transition Economic
Advisory Board
. And then try saying with a straight face that
these are the leaders who should be advising him on how to
navigate through the worst financial crisis in modern history.

First, there's former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Not
only was he chairman of Citigroup Inc.'s executive committee
when the bank pushed bogus analyst research, helped Enron Corp.
cook its books, and got caught baking its own. He was a director
from 2000 to 2006 at Ford Motor Co., which also committed
accounting fouls and now is begging Uncle Sam for Citigroup-
style bailout cash.

Mulcahy and Parsons also once were directors at Fannie Mae
when that company was breaking accounting rules. So was another
member of Obama's new economic board, former Commerce Secretary
William Daley.

Friday, November 14, 2008

And He Smiled And Waved A Lot

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Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know
how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a
perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our
country that has been evolving for about ten - fifteen years. The pace has
dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make
massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learn just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real
oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is
$2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or
why or disclose the terms.

And I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral
German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former
smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German
knew next to nothing.
And he smiled and waved a lot.


Nazism and Facism are left-wing ideology. Take the racism out of the
equation, and a regular solial-democrat platform is indistinguishable from a
FACIST platform. Heath care, entitlements for veterans, eugenics, care of the
elderly, etc. Fascim promotes ACTION. Violence if its needed. And it usually is.
Or like, getting involved socially. Getting in people's face, like somebody said
not too long ago.

The "reasonable limits on free speech, assembly" etc came after the Reichtach
fire. Hitler did not seize power and make this up. He merely invoqued article 48
(?) of an illiberal constitution that allowed for the government to so this
stuff in case of crisis. All of it legal.

So, to answer the question: Facism is Socialism that substitute nationalism
for class warfare. Another take on it is to substitute race for class. Like
Reverend Wright. (Did you really think Jesus came up with this stuff?)

And, no, racism hasn't been taken out of the equation...

OFaithful Trinity

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“One of the churches that I became involved in was Trinity United Church of
Christ,” Obama said in the interview. “And the pastor there, Jeremiah Wright,
became a good friend. So I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in
that church.”

Obama began attending the church in 1988 and formally joined Trinity in 1992.
Falsani asked, “Do you still attend Trinity?”

Obama answered, “Yep. Every week. 11 o’clock service. Ever been there? Good
I actually wrote a book called ‘Dreams from My Father,’ it’s kind of
a meditation on race. There’s a whole chapter on the church in that, and my
first visits to Trinity.”

That is in direct contradiction to what he has said throughout this campaign

O What A Surprise

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Via Scott at Flopping Aces this interesting find which calls into question a couple of existing myths about pre-invasion Iraq:
Charles "Sam" Faddis, who led a CIA team into northern Iraq
following the 9/11 attacks, says the Pentagon's "endless planning and delays"
foiled a chance to wipe out a band of al Qaeda leaders who were fleeing American
bombs in Afghanistan.

Faddis says the delays, beginning in
, also facilitated the escape of some "key" al Qaeda figures,
including terrorist scientists who were working on chemical and biological

"Some died, some are still on the run," Faddis said in a
telephone interview Tuesday, following his appearance on NPR's Diane Rehm Show
to promote a new book, Operation Hotel California: The Clandestine War Inside

"The site was physically destroyed ... but certainly the research
wasn't destroyed."
Naturally, this starts trickling out now.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Watch For The OReplay

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Great Depression

Family Friends

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Via Ace. The bad news? Obama was lying to us when he dismissed Ayers at the debate as merely “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” The good news? We already knew that, thanks to Axelrod and Mayor Daley.

Anyway, belated confirmation.

“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.

The Parallel Universe

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So the Vietnam War veteran who was tortured by Marxists lost the election, but the young charismatic speaker who was mentored by Marxists now sits in the oval office.

rob verdi on November 13, 2008 at 9:12 PM

welcome to the dreaded parallel universe!


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“One hopes that there is some core clique in the Democrat Establishment
that actually has enough common sense to care about the future of their
children.” - Mongoose

Um .. nope. The horse of common sense left the barn somewhere between 10 and
30 years ago. It takes “true believers” to vote for a guy with less than two
years Senate experience, NO accomplishments, solid Marxist/Socialist
connections, the son of foreign national, a family Muslim background, and an
Arabic middle name, seven years removed from 9/11. There is NO escaping
responsibility for this least election vote. Over half of voting Americans put
their children’s lives and future into the hands of THAT one, the messianic

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yes, That Perestroika Has Worked So Well

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MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has
said that the Obama administration in the United States needs far-reaching
'perestroika' reforms to overcome the financial crisis and restore balance in
the world.

The term perestroika, meaning restructuring, was used by Gorbachev in the
late 1980s to describe a series of reforms that abolished state planning in the
Soviet Union.

In an interview with Italy's La Stampa published on Friday, Gorbachev said
President-elect Barack Obama needs to fundamentally change the misguided course
followed by President George W. Bush over the past eight years.

Gorbachev said that after transforming his country in the late 1980s, he had
told the Americans that it was their turn to act, but that Washington,
celebrating its Cold War victory, was not interested in "a new model of a
society, where politics, economics and morals went hand in hand."

Gorelick, The Inevitability

Gorelick being considered for Attorney General.

I think she'd be a great choice. I mean, any friend of
is a friend of mine! And, really, what could go

And just what superlatives might one be able to attach to a President who appoints the Anti-Christ as the Attorney General?

One is simply left with a failure of words. Just as Antonio longed for. He is risen!

Accountability R.I.P.

Gorelick, The Predicate

"It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count
'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters." Plus the Duke
Lacrosse Rape Hoax case,
which was a disaster of the first order too, even
if it didn't have a trillion-dollar price tag.

The Great FDR And The Slaughter Of The Jews

It's the seventieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.

While many Americans would also claim they were unaware of the
atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust, the events of November
9-10 were well documented. The New York Times ran a front-page story on November
11: "A wave of destruction, looting and incendiarism unparalleled in Germany
since the Thirty Years War and in Europe generally since the Bolshevist
Revolution swept over Great Germany today as National Socialist cohorts took
vengeance on Jewish shops, offices and synagogues for the murder by a young
Polish Jew of Ernst vom Rath, third secretary of the German Embassy in Paris."
Another Times story was headlined, "All Vienna's synagogues attacked."

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT made no immediate comment after Kristallnacht,
referring questions about it to the State Department. Only after five days of
widespread public outrage did he take any action:

Way Out There

Something may be out there. Way out there.

On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen "structures" are tugging on our
universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.

Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive
clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hour—a
movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow.

The presence of the extra-universal matter suggests that our universe is part
of something bigger—a multiverse—and that whatever is out there is very
different from the universe we know, according to study leader Alexander
Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in

And Don't Forget The Muslim Bigots...

MORE ON gays vs. blacks in Los Angeles. "By any standard, the conduct displayed by the bigoted gay demonstrators is outrageous, inexcusable, and indefensible. However, speaking as an individualist, I don't think it any more reflects on gays as a whole than it would reflect on blacks as a whole if some angry black demonstrators hurled epithets at gays or Jews." Plus this: "Can there be any doubt about the Muslim position on gay marriage? While there are no statistics on the Muslim vote, I would be flabbergasted if support for gay marriage mustered more than the single digits. Yet Mormons have been singled out as bigots. I'm wondering whether some bigots are more equal...."

Those Who Cannot Remember History

Fueled by easy credit, the real-estate market had been rising swiftly for
some years. Members of Congress were determined to assure the continuation of
that easy credit. Suddenly, the party came to a devastating halt. Defaults
multiplied, banks began to fail. Soon the economic troubles spread beyond real
estate. Depression stalked the land.

The year was 1836.

Much of this easy-credit-induced speculation had been caused, as it happens, by President Andrew Jackson. This was a terrific irony, since Jackson, who served as President from 1829 until 1837, hated speculation, paper money, and banks. His crusade to destroy the Second Bank of the United States, an obsession that led him to withdraw all federal funds from its coffers in 1833, removed the primary source of bank discipline in the United States. Jackson had transferred those federal funds to state banks, thereby enabling their outstanding loans to swell.

A True Opium

God Himself could not "reset the game" if He wanted: for in the Judeo-Christian
view, even what God does is done irrevocably.

This is an extraordinary
theological position, and it is easy to understand why "post-modern" or
"post-Christian" man, along with followers of every other known religious
tradition, should feel quite uncomfortable with such a restriction on God's
power. For with such radical freedom comes the pain of radical accountability:
to God, and also to each other.

But perhaps we don't care what happens to

As I have quoted in the past, let me quote again, the profound
words of the late Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, replying to the central lie in
Marxism, which remains the central post-modern or post-Christian lie: "A true
opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death -- the huge solace of
thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to
be judged."