Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PRETTY MUCH AGREE WITH THIS ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY:There is rot and the Republican Party shares some of the blame.  I've had trouble with the Republican Party under the leadership of the Bushes for the very reasons this author gives.  They were too casual about the growth of government, did too little to reign in spending and restore fiscal integrity to the system, and so forth.  Granted most necessary things only get done after the fact of a crises, at least politically, nevertheless there were many reforms Republicans could have pushed for much more aggressively than they did.  Like eliminating some of the worthless government bureaucracies, Education, Commerce, Energy, come to mind.  Being more confrontational with the Democrats and their destructive ideas and plans would also have been helpful.  Where we go from here with an out-of-control President and a bunch of statist/collectivists running rampant in the Democrat Party and in the various bureaucracies is an open question.  We have an electorate that is marginally informed and seemingly could care less about the system relive under as long as they are fed, housed, and entertained.  Not too promising.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ELECTION REFLECTIONS:http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-decline-downfall-the-democratic-party-has-arrived-11688  It just may be that the free-spending, redistributionist, collectivist crowd has reached the limit of other people's money, as Margaret Thacher so succintly put it one time.  The Maryland governors race may be the canary in the coal mine.  Seems the incumbent, a typical but state liberal governing in perhaps the bluest state in the union, taxed everything that moved and then moved on to tax everything that didn't move including fishing licenses, garage and patio space, and the like.  Eventually he got around to taxing his but collar and poor base in ways they simply didn't appreciate.  And so it goes.  As one pundit put it, "It's fun to be Robin Hood until you morph into the Sheriff of Notingham".  Suddenly no one likes you.

WHERE CALIFORINIA STANDS THESE DAYS:What's up with California?

AN INTERESTING TAX SOLUTION TO SAVINGS:Since people don't seem to save anymore this could help.

THE DIVISIVE ONE IS AT IT AGAIN: Per Peter Wehrner

The president will present his case on behalf of his forthcoming executive order on amnesty tomorrow at 8 p.m. I certainly hope President Obama addresses the arguments against his action that were repeatedly and passionately made by … President Obama. Our friends at National Review have put together a nice videohere; I’d urge you to watch it. Mr. Obama is now acting like, in his words, an “emperor.” His hypocrisy is, even by his standards, staggering.

But hypocrisy is not unusual in politicians and presidents; firing a missile aimed at our constitutional form of government is. And that is what Mr. Obama is about to do.
As the liberal law professor Jonathan Turley put it last night, this is a “particularly dangerous moment” for the president to defy the will of Congress yet again, just 15 days after an election in which the American people registered their emphatic (anti-Obama) judgment. “What the president is suggesting is tearing at the very fabric of the Constitution,” according to Professor Turley. “We have a separation of powers that gives us balance. And that doesn’t protect the branches — it’s not there to protect the executive branch or legislative branch — it’s to protect liberty. It’s to prevent any branch from assuming so much control that they become a threat to liberty.”
What is about to happen may be the low point in a presidency filled with them. Mr. Obama is acting in a way that he himself knows–that he himself has said–is unconstitutional and indefensible. No matter. In an act of unmatched narcissism and selfishness, the president will create–he is thirsting to create–a constitutional crisis that is utterly unnecessary and will further polarize our political culture.
Mr. Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy. This is a stain that will stay with him.

THE MOTHER OF ALL BUBBLES?:If the fed gets away with this one it will be a miracle.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CONSULTANT? THERE AIN'T NO STINKING CONSULTANT!Geesh! These guys will stop at nothing to further their agenda.

LOTSA TRUTH IN THIS PIECE:Probably true that the Obama administration's racialism marks the high water mark of modern liberalism in all its perversions

THESE PEOPLE ARE WRECKING OUR SOCIETY: What's next, equal incomes.  Progressives have already given us a collapsed financial sector with their housing policies.  There's not much else for the to go after since they already wrecked the education system and have destroyed the government bureaucracies with their affirmative action b.s.  Really, there's not much left.

GOTTA HAPPEN SOONER OR LATER:Author of DEATH OF MONEY, says the mother of all bubbles will pop and Katie bar the door.

THIS IS A CRISES OF MAJOR PROPORTIONS:The arguments of the last poster in the thread of responses is quite powerful.

HE PROBABLY LIED, HE DOES THAT OFTEN:This is one weird dude. Jack Cashill, where are you?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SUNDAY, November 16, 2014

THE REAL THREAT IS NOT CLIMATE WARMING/CHANGE OR WHATEVER:The real threat is Progressivism and all the fools who buy into this pernicious belief system.



AGREE 100%!
Derek Hunter
For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats.
How’s that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered “help,” and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That’s what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation’s first black president, it’s about to get a lot worse.
President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million to 25 million more, based on estimates and chain migration. These aren’t Ph.D.s with seed capital ready to start tech companies; they’re low- and no-skilled workers with limited English skills ready to take any job available, especially entry-level jobs.
After decades of embracing Democrats on a national and local level, the black community is disproportionately poor and, therefore, a higher percentage of the Americans likely to be competing for those entry-level jobs.
Just six years ago, this extra thumb in the eye to a loyal Democratic voting base would have been unthinkable, but Hispanics are the new dominant minority in American politics. In the future, the black vote is going to be less and less necessary to Democrats, which means they will be taken for granted even more than they have been. Loyalty in politics lasts only as long as the last election.
Democrats won’t immediately ignore black voters. It will be gradual. When loyalty is garnered so effortlessly, dismissing it out of hand is folly. But it will happen.
Democrats play identity politics – appealing to people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, income level—whatever you got works for them. If people are concerned that an “other” is out to harm them in some way, they’re extremely loyal to those who pretend to be their protector.
“Leaders” reinforce this lie because it empowers and enriches them personally. They see members of these groups as nothing more than a means to an end. Identity politics is not their genuine belief system; their agenda is. And if they have to stand on people’s necks and crush their spirit to obtain what they want, so be it.
Democrats, particularly progressive Democrats, have run every city with a large minority population, nearly uninterrupted, for generations and they’ve only declined. Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago … name any city with a large minority and/or poor population and you will find it run by progressives for the vast majority of the last 50 or more years.
With blind loyalty there’s no reason to actually address problems, so city councils in these areas have been busy banning plastic bags, raising taxes and fees, nickel-and-diming their population to death and making them more dependent on government in the name of “compassion.” It’s a snake eating its tail – progressive anti-poverty policies trap people in poverty, taxes are raised to pay for them, which drives out more businesses, which traps more people in poverty, which necessitates more anti-poverty programs.
This con is aided by the insistence that things are getting worse because of the “other.” In the case of progressive politics, the other is Republicans. Even though they have had zero power or influence in these areas, “leaders,” both political and social, swear it is so, and things will get worse if Republicans obtain power. “Benefits” will be cut. Fear is one hell of a motivator. The corrupt are re-elected, poverty worsens and blame is deflected.
That’s how you can end up with the first black president set to legalize the equivalent of the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota Alaska, Delaware, and the District of Columbia combined even though black unemployment is more than 11 percent. No one thinks a competitive job market, particularly in low-skilled labor, will thrive if only it had more people competing for the limited number of jobs available. Big business wants this because if the prospective employee pool is larger, the pressure to raise wages to attract workers is non-existent.
In other words, it harms mostly poor and minority Americans and helps the wealthy – the exact opposite of what the Democratic Party professes to be about. And what political price will Democrats pay for this blatant backhand across the faces of those they claim to champion? None
In 2012, there were 17.8 million black voters and only 11.1 million Hispanic voters. If 5 million Hispanics are added to the population and eventually gain citizenship that, coupled with population growth, will mean Hispanic voters will outnumber black voters within 20 years if not sooner.
Democrats are attempting to position themselves to be the protector and champion of Hispanics, which means black voters become less valuable to the party. Although that will be good for the black community because it will remove the government weight on its shoulders, it will mean that all that loyalty was for nothing.
Considering what that loyalty has wrought on the black community, nothing is better than the “something” they’ve been getting.
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Jason Riley: ‘Blacks Ultimately Must Help Themselves’
Daily Caller

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

MORE EGREGIOUS CRONY CAPITALISM:When will someone go into these Augean stables and start digging?

WHY DOES THE CBC EXIST?Here's why, its called racism.  The Congressional Black Caucus is maybe even more racist than the NAACP and other black centric organizations.

SEVERAL MENTIONS OF 1929 PARALLELS:I guess this is interesting, if you can follow the numbers.

YEAH, SO WHAT ELSE IS NEWS?:

Gruber and Obama colluded on ObamaCare Scam  obama secret 500x200  President Obama personally crafted a major Obamacare deception with Jonathan Gruber at one of Gruber’s numerous White House meetings, according to a 2012 Gruber interview with PBS.  MIT professor Gruber, who served as a top Obama administration consultant during the writing of Obamacare, garnered national condemnation this week after The Daily Caller published a video in which he credited a lack of transparency for Obamacare’s passage. Gruber said the law survived an existential threat posed by “the stupidity of the American voter.”  Gruber had a powerful partner in his effort to spin or conceal politically vulnerable aspects of Obamacare from the public: the president of the United States.  The Gateway Pundit highlighted a clip from Gruber’s 2012 interview with the PBS program Frontline in which the professor admitted that he worked together with the president in the Oval Office to conceal the political impact of their plan to get more tax revenue out of employer-sponsored health insurance plans by imposing a new “Cadillac tax” on companies. The Gateway Pundit also confirmed that Gruber checked into the West Wing for a meeting with the president on July 20, 2009, according to White House visitor logs.  Read the full article at The Daily Caller.