Saturday, November 07, 2009

Did I Forget To Mention The Mansourian Candidate?

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Not In The Slightest

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The upcoming Copenhagen climate summit, officially and ponderously named “COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009″, is aimed at reducing the emissions of the developed world. The main players, of course, are the US and Western Europe. There is a widespread perception that if the US and Western Europe could only get our CO2 emissions under control, the problem would be solved. Nothing could be further from the truth.

To see the gaping hole in this idea, it is only necessary to look at the historical record of carbon emissions. Here is that graph:

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While in 1970 the US and Western Europe combined to contribute about half of all CO2 emissions, at present this is far from true. In the past 35 years, the combined emissions of the US and Western Europe have risen only slightly. Globally, however, CO2 emissions have risen steeply, with no end in sight.

Even if both areas could roll their CO2 emissions back to 1970 levels, it would not affect the situation in the slightest

Pay Attention

Our friend Monical Showalter writes regarding the victimization of the heroic Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez (of Generaci├│n Y) by one of the dictators with whom Barack Obama takes no issue:


Yoani Sanchez, the adorable and vividly good Cuban blogger who blogs about Castro's island hellhole from inside Cuba, using her own name, has been beaten up by Castro's thugs for the first time. Yoani described it as "professional violence." It's never happened before.

I think they've struck because Castro can't stand the truth coming out about his hellhole regime, Yoani's fame is growing, and Columbia J-School recently offered her an award that the Castroites wouldn't allow her out of the country to accept. Now these animals won't stop till they get her.


Monica directs us to this Miami Herald account as well as Val Prieto's Babal├║ post. We earnestly hope that Americans will pay attention and speak up on behalf of Yoani Sanchez.

Muslims 13, Non-Muslims 0

Per the NY Times, Obama sidled up to the fact that the Fort Hood shooter was a Muslim shouting "Allahu Akbar" in his radio address:

WASHINGTON — President Obama, extending condolences to the community at Fort Hood,
Texas, reminded Americans on Saturday that people of “every race, faith
and station” serve in the military — an oblique attempt to prevent a
backlash against Muslims in the wake of Thursday’s shootings by an Army psychiatrist.

From a
ghastly act to a Saudi-backed fundamentalist imam to a Saudi-run
designated terror-financing "charity" is not a long trail. It is a
small coil of associations that exists in too many US mosques. American
Muslims must drive these elements out of their community. The problem's
not traumatic stress, much less Islam. It's the ideology, the money and
the interests of the Saudi hardliners.

This sort of thing would only be relevant if Hasan had been to a tea party or had once phoned in to Rush Limbaugh.

CIC AWOL

Dan Riehl checks the President's schedule and learns that Obama's not going to Fort Hood, but rather to Camp David for the weekend. In an update
, Dan notes that his predecessor is more sensitive to the situation.

Fox Reports GWB and Laura spent a few hours at Fort Hood, no photo ops. Now that's a CIC.

Are you kidding me? Camp frickin' David? What, does he have a tee time close by? For heaven's sakes, he's the CIC. And he's taking the weekend off? This guy simply doesn't care. Unbelievable via Fox.

11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus - Cannon House Office Building

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement to the press on Health Care - Rose Garden

2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart The White House en route Camp David - South Lawn

That Dancing with the Indians conference must have really worn the poor guy out so much he can't spare time to comfort the survivors of the jihadi Major's massacre.

Your Child Belongs To Us Already

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Just how disturbing were the others that they would get pulled down so quickly once patriots shone a light on them? Big Hollywood has the lyrics. Some of the performers are barely old enough to tie their shoes.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
Adolf Hitler

Statists of the past would love Obamania.

Grotesqueries

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Ludwig von Mises was snubbed by economists world-wide as he warned of a credit crisis in the 1920s. We ignore the great Austrian at our peril today.

Mises's ideas on business cycles were spelled out in his 1912 tome "Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel" ("The Theory of Money and Credit"). Not surprisingly few people noticed, as it was published only in German and wasn't exactly a beach read at that.

Taking his cue from David Hume and David Ricardo, Mises explained how the banking system was endowed with the singular ability to expand credit and with it the money supply, and how this was magnified by government intervention. Left alone, interest rates would adjust such that only the amount of credit would be used as is voluntarily supplied and demanded. But when credit is force-fed beyond that (call it a credit gavage), grotesque things start to happen.

Government-imposed expansion of bank credit distorts our "time preferences," or our desire for saving versus consumption.

Chairman Zero's Nemesis

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The American public has no say in Federal Reserve policy.

But the gold market might.

The metal hit yet another record high on Friday, gaining $6.40 to $1,095.10 an ounce. It jumped $55 for the week and is up $211, or 24%, year to date.

This cannot be comforting to Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. The classic view of gold is that it is the best inflation hedge. That's a faulty assumption, but still: Given the record sums the Fed has pumped into the financial system -- and the fear that that money mountain could eventually power a surge in inflation -- Bernanke doesn't need rising gold prices reinforcing investors' doubts.

Coincidentally, gold's latest rally occurred as Fed policymakers met this week to affirm that they expected to hold short-term interest rates near zero for an "extended period."

Tailspin II

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the IMF performed one final exercise. It estimated the spending cuts or tax increases needed over the next decade to return a country's debt-to-GDP ratio to 60 percent by 2030. For the United States, the changes would amount to 8.8 percent of GDP. In today's dollars, that's about $1.2 trillion and roughly a third of the existing federal budget. But again, some other countries would face even larger adjustments: 12.8 percent of GDP for Great Britain, 10.7 percent for Spain, 13.4 percent for Japan, 11.8 percent for Ireland, and 9 percent for Greece. For France and Germany, the required changes would total 6.1 percent and 3.4 percent of GDP, respectively.
the IMF doesn't think that governments can easily inflate away their debt, in part because much of it is short-term and has to be rolled over constantly. The report estimates that increasing inflation to 6 percent annually would on average eliminate less than a quarter of projected increases in debt-to-GDP ratios

Tailspin

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In my latest NEWSWEEK column, I suggested that the unthinkable had become thinkable: some advanced society—say, the United States, Spain, Italy, Japan, or Great Britain—might someday default on its government debt. It wouldn't pay its creditors all they were owed or wouldn't pay them on time. Just a few days later, and completely coincidentally, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report that, without saying so, added credence to this unsettling hypothesis. (Click here to follow Robert J. Samuelson).

But the central conclusions, buttressed strongly by all the statistics, are simple enough: the economic and financial crisis has dramatically increased the deficits and debt of most countries, and many wealthy countries are in worse shape than major developing nations.

Bait And Switch

NY-23 Congressman Bill Owens took one hour to break four campaign promises.

After being sworn into the US House the New York democrat announced that he had changed his mind and would endorse Pelosi’s nationalized health care plan after all.
The Gouverneur reported, via RedState:

Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today.

Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during his campaign.

According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option.

Friday, November 06, 2009

And Then We Borrow Money From China

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If the Founding Fathers were around today, would they be siding with tea-partiers, or the political elites?

We're Scr*wed

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For David.

My Pet Jack*ss

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Yesterday the Moonbat Messiah turned stomachs with his inappropriate demeanor when he gave a jaunty "shout-out" to "Congressional Medal of Honor winner" Joe Medicine Crow before belatedly getting around to delivering his obligatory words of regret over Religion of Peacenik Nidal Malik Hasan's horrific killing spree. However, NewsBusters informs us that Joe Medicine Crow, said to be the last living Plains Indian war chief, didn't even win the Congressional Medal of Honor, but the Medal of Freedom. Chairman Zero awarded it to him himself just last August. But medals and stuff are all kind of the same to a community organizer.

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Gold For Man, Gruel For You

When Goldman Sachs (GS) sold complex bonds backed by the Arizona Grand Resort and other commercial properties in 2006, it suggested the returns would be strong. The 164-acre luxury Arizona Grand, set against the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix, boasted an award-winning golf course, deluxe spa, and several swank restaurants. The on-site water park was named one of the best in the country by the Travel Channel. With the resort's new owners planning to refurbish hotel rooms and common areas, Goldman told investors that the renovations would help boost cash flow.


As was so often the case during the real estate boom, the lofty projections didn't pan out. When the economy softened and business travel slumped, Arizona Grand's bookings slipped to 67%, from 80%. The resort defaulted on the $190 million underlying loan in 2009—a hit that alone could largely wipe out investors who bought the riskier pieces of the Goldman mortgage-backed securities deal.

Ogabe

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The unhappy situation in America, of which we have long warned, should be
contrasted with the healthy growth experiences of other countries such as
Australia, New Zealand, China and India.



The Australian central bank is now so confident in its growth potential that it
has raised interest rates two months in a row. Though they have a center-left
government, the Aussies have managed to control stimulus spending and overall
debt.



New Zealand is seeing an increase in real wages amid a strong Kiwi dollar. Much
more than GDP, this is a signal that economic growth is truly returning to this
island nation.



China, a place where 9% annual GDP growth is considered a recession, is still
developing its market economy while Obama cripples that of the United States.

A currency's value reflects investors' faith in a particular nation. Though
commentators are seizing on this figure or that to make the bull case, the
dollar index belies their claims.

Just Paper

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Now here's a paradox, or at least a seeming paradox. The longer the Fed keeps interest rates at zero, the more worthless paper money becomes. That creates the impression that gold is more valuable -- in fact, this week it hit all-time highs at almost $1,100 per ounce as the Fed announced the indefinite continuation of its zero-rate policy. But that's not gold becoming more valuable. That's the paper money in which the price of gold is denominated becoming less valuable.

In other words, gold is the constant. Its value doesn't change. Its dollar price changes, but not its value. So when investors come to me and ask me how they can hedge against the falling value of the dollar, I always tell them to buy gold.

You can't escape the falling dollar by buying other currencies like the euro or the yen. They're just paper, too. Lately they've looked strong versus the dollar. But in the end, they're just paper.

I Am Ready To Puke

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The Swindle

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It's gone past the point where we could officially declare the "stimulus" bill a failure. At this juncture, I don't see how to avoid the conclusion that the administration's economic policies, taken as a whole, have been misguided.

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Eat It

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On the eve of Friday’s jobs report that could see the unemployment rate reach 10%, these are words that the president’s speechwriters probably wish they could rephrase.

“Economists from across the political spectrum agree that if we don’t act swiftly and boldly, we could see a much deeper economic downturn that could lead to double-digit unemployment and the American Dream slipping further and further out of reach.”

President-elect Barack Obama, Weekly Address, Jan. 3, 2009.

Du'O (Part 86,925)

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Soldiers who witnessed the rampage reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" - an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" - before opening fire, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander. He said officials had not yet confirmed that Hasan made the comment before the shooting spree.

Or Worse

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RETURN OF THE INFLATION TAX: “All of those twentysomethings who voted for Barack Obama last year are about to experience the change they haven’t been waiting for: the return of income tax bracket creep. Buried in Nancy Pelosi’s health-care bill is a provision that will partially repeal tax indexing for inflation, meaning that as their earnings rise over a lifetime these youngsters can look forward to paying higher rates even if their income gains aren’t real.”

Good grief, these people really are trying to bring back the Carter era. Or worse.

Take That Last Video Seriously Folks

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This video is somewhat of a mess but there is no mistaking that Percy Sutton was a player. About to meet with Clinton and Rangel. And attorney to Malcolm X among others.

Very, very interesting.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Mansourian Candidate: A Reminder

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Careful, unfortunately some well-intentioned people messed up the story & weren't paying attention to this interview...note that while Sutton does speak in past tense as to Al Mansour's solicitation of the letter of recommendation, Sutton speaks in *present* tense about "he's raising money for him." The red flag should not be about cash to Harvard (doubtful), but about foreign cash for Obama's campaign at time of interview (2008), something seemingly supported by Qaddafi(associate of Al Mansour)

COTD: Societal Sprirochetes

These societal spirochetes constantly revise their autobiographies to conceal the truth and beat the system, so it is any surprise that they claim our Constitution to be 'a living document' in need of revision?



Uncanny 'coincidences' always swirl about them. When they meet resistance, the resister becomes conveniently deceased.
And what about that strange death, ruled a homicide, of the inconvenient choir director in chicago?



Mere 'coincidences' sez the marxstream media to its audience of New Age Serfs who happily believe it as they sit, strapped safely to their couches, drooling self-contentedly, munching down Gut-Bomb Brand (r) Pie-Hole Stuffer Pasty-Snakkz, while watching Who Wants to Be A Billionaire Imbecile?



But those who understand communism, such as the Cuban Exiles, summarize matters by means of a timeless adage:



"A coincidence is a coincidence. Two? A pattern. Three? Conspiracy."

Even The Commies Are Aghast

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Sometimes it seems liberal Euroweenies are deliberately testing to see just how much totalitarian moonbattery they can ram down people's throats before encountering significant resistance. In the latest outrage against liberty and national sovereignty, bureaucrats of the European Court of Human Rights have ruled that Italians cannot have crucifixes on the walls of their classrooms.

The ruling by the court in Strasbourg, which Italy said it would appeal, said crucifixes on school walls — a common sight that is part of every Italian's life — could disturb children who were not Christians.

That is, Muslim colonists might not like that Italy has been a Christian country since Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th century.

Even some commies are aghast:

Paola Binetti, a Catholic in the opposition Democratic Party, the successor of what was once the West's largest communist party, said: "In Italy, the crucifix is a specific sign of our tradition."
Well this pretty much sums up what's happening in Omerica also, doesn't it?

Solidarity


Caller to BBC Persian: I noticed great solidarity among the people. As soon as someone was struck by the security forces, people would rush over to help, give some sweets or comfort. I did not see any fatigue among the protesters. I was in Karim Khan Zand from 10 AM. They would beat us, then we'd go to the next street. They'd beat us again and we'd go elsewhere again.
Footage of a massive number of protesters at what appears to be Tehran's Enghelab Square, chanting one of the special slogans prepared for November 4: 'Neither eastern, nor western, a green national government.' This slogan raises the hackles of regime supporters because it is a direct challenge to the old revolutionary phrase 'Neither eastern, nor western, an Islamic Republic.'

But Wait!

But wait! Is this the same Bob McDonnell who, until Tuesday night, was a far-right candidate determined to chain women to their stoves? In September, Dionne wrote that McDonnell was a "onetime protege of Pat Robertson" who once wrote a paper, "unearthed by the Washington Post," that argued:


...that working mothers were detrimental to the family and that he opposed a Supreme Court decision legalizing contraception for married couples. He had some less than kind words about homosexuals.


Dionne was willing to turn this supposed Neanderthal into a moderate--almost "a Barack Obama centrist!"--in order to avoid admitting the unacceptable, that Tuesday's elections were a big win for conservatives.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

We All Know The Answer To That Question

The protesters called out to the Americans:
“Obama, Obama, Are you with the regime or with us?”
Sadly, we all know the answer to that question.
The Obama Administration stands firmly with the regime.

Dreams O My Abuser

Mr Ndesandjo, who lives in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, is the son of Barack Obama senior and his third wife, Ruth Nidesand, an American.

In a rare appearance to promote his semi-autobiographical novel, Nairobi to Shenzhen, Mr Ndesandjo said: “My father beat me. He beat my mother. You just do not do that.

pothOle

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This is where the rubber really hits the road.

Narcissist In Chief

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Chairman Zero wasn't watching election returns last night. There was something much more important on his mind, watching the fawning, HBO Documentary about himself that would have made Leni Riefenstahl say, "Don't you think this might be a bit much?"

At first he was concerned that the documentary seemed to portray him as hiding a nefarious agenda behind promises of global peace and universal health care ... then, someone pointed out that he was watching the premier of V and helped him change the channel.

Also, Breitbart has uncovered 11 new videos of schoolchildren being forced to sing songs of praise to Chairman Zero. Sure, nothing creepy or North Koreaish about that. No, sir...

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"I can't decide on Afghanistan right now, I'm too busy looking at a picture of a beautiful man."

Amazing How That Works...

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If you have a friend who is a supporter of the present monstrosity called “health care reform” because they think Europeans are better served by their system than we are by ours and the Democrat’s solution will make us more like them, ask them to watch this 4 1/2 minute video.

Occomplice To Evil II

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This is Jimmy Carter all over again, and just as Carter’s appeasement of the Islamic Republic led to the death of countless innocents, in Iran and around the world, so Obama’s appeasement will do the same.  He, and his administration, are accomplices to evil.  From Iran, via Twitter, comes the bottom line:

Gee the people of Iran seek to really CHANGE things and Obama says, let’s negotiate w/ the Nazis


Just so.

Occomplice To Evil

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I agree with an “elderly woman” to Radio Farda:

I was in the demonstrations this morning. You can’t imagine the number of security troops that had been deployed. It looked like there was one regime agent for every protester. And all this to confront people with nothing to defend themselves with. I finally understood today how scared they are. This regime is over.


The regime has failed to intimidate the people;  the effect of the violence, the brutal savagery, the mass rapes, executions, and torture is to intensify their contempt (they trampled pictures of Supreme Leader Khamenei).

Alas, their contempt is not limited to their own tyrants.  It extends to President Obama, who today issued a masterpiece of appeasement and all but groveled in begging the leaders of the Islamic Republic to make a deal:

I have made it clear that the United States of America wants to move beyond this past, and seeks a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Collapse-O-rama

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Gold prices on Tuesday surged to an all-time high after India’s central bank bought 200 tonnes of the precious metal, swapping dollars for bullion as the country’s finance minister warned the economies of the US and Europe had “collapsed”.

India’s decision to exchange $6.7bn for gold equivalent to 8 per cent of world annual mine production sent the strongest signal yet that Asian countries were moving away from the US currency.

Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, said the acquisition reflected the power of an economy that laid claim to the fifth-largest global foreign reserves: “We have money to buy gold. We have enough foreign exchange reserves.”

He contrasted India’s strength with weakness elsewhere: “Europe collapsed and North America collapsed.”

Real Truth To His Executioner

The student then turned to the topic of critiquing the Supreme Leader. 'I have been reading newspapers and magazines in a serious manner for four or five years. In all this time, I cannot remember reading one article which has criticized the Leadership. Critiques of the Leader can be voiced generally or expressed in particular in the Assembly of Experts,' the student said, according to Khamenei's office. 'I feel that if this does not happen, it will lead to discord and spite. For example, a simple critical observation, because it does not find the proper place to express itself, can become malicious and unfair.'
Vahidnia began speaking about the way security forces had confronted demonstrators after the election. 'If we had more convincing methods and did not employ violence except when necessary, would our regime not endure better?

Not Ready (Part 8,397,973)

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The truth is, Obama wasn’t ready to be president when he ran in 2008. When he started, he probably thought he had no real chance — he himself admitted upon entering the Senate that he wasn’t qualified to be president — and that his first run would simply be a PR effort that would lift him to the top ranks of Senate Democrats.

When, to everyone’s surprise, resentment of the Clinton machine crystallized around him, he wound up beating Hillary for the nomination, and found himself riding an out-of-control express train. He rode it to victory, with some help from erratic McCain actions.

But he was right the first time about not being ready for the Oval Office. As president, he seems confused and a bit distant on the issues, leaving the details to congressional Democrats and an ever-growing number of "czars" while he golfs and launches attacks at Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.