Thursday, March 31, 2011


Government is not the solution....government is the problem. Truer words have never been spoken, of course, that didn't mean shit in those days and it wont these days. Nothing will stop the Empire from imploding over the next decade or so.

Are you making any plans to save your ass?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Misguided Views of Libertarian Economics and the Alternative "Regulation" Model
One of the brightest regulars who comments on my blog has a totally distorted view of what Libertarian economics is all about. Unfortunately, I am quite confident that her view is mainstream.

Tin Hat writes ...

Here is the core premise behind libertarian economics:

The private business sector will put ethics, morality and public employee good above profits, shareholders, bonuses, golden parachutes and CEO compensation -- IF they were completely unfettered from any government imposed rules, laws, and regulations.

And IF the private sector entity failed in its fiduciary duty to the public, Main Street would rise up and kick them out.

That's Corporatism.

Regulation Model vs. the Libertarian Model

Sorry Tin Hat but that is not what Libertarian economics is all about or stands for at all.

First let's ponder the "Regulation" Model.

The "Regulation" model assumes Barney Frank (feel free to substitute your least favorite representative) will write responsible legislation and Congress will stop taking bribes for legislation they want.

Here are some examples of what the regulation models has wrought.

* The regulation model sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
* The regulation model gave huge tax breaks written by GE for GE
* The regulation model encourages flight of jobs overseas
* The regulation model supports corrupt public unions that have bankrupted cities and states
* The regulation model gave us the Fed and its bubble blowing policies
* The regulation model gave us thousands of affordable home programs all of which drove up the price of homes
* The regulation model provides hundreds of billions of dollars of student loans the effect of which is to make those graduating from school now, perpetual debt slaves.
* The regulation model gave us a healthcare bill we literally "had to pass to find out what was in it" according to Nancy Pelosi. Congress did not write that bill, it was entirely written by a consortium of special interest lobbyists.

I can provide thousands of more examples of what the "regulation" model has given us.

The very best financial regulation will ever do is prevent the last crisis.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hard to agree with this guy....

It's not a corporation's place to social engineer. Or create jobs just for the sake of being a do gooder. Piling up profits is what they are supposed to do then pass the wealth to their stock holders.

 The danger only comes when they finance governments! It's the cozy relationships, such as Oba mama's to Jeff Imelt of G.E

Gotta Love That Worker Productivity! - Decline of the Empire
Today we have another story typical of our times, another episode of our favorite daytime soap opera The Rich Get Richer. Corporations are piling up huge profits and sitting on huge piles of cash even as they lobby for lower taxes and avoid hiring new workers. McClatchy gives us the story in Strong corporate profits amid a weak economy - what's up with that?

WASHINGTON — U.S. corporations continue to post strong profits quarter after quarter, even as the unemployment rate remains high and the U.S. economic recovery plods along in fits and starts. What gives?

Corporate profits grew 36.8 percent in 2010, the biggest gain since 1950, according to Friday's latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. No sign could be more clear that U.S. companies see the so-called Great Recession in the rearview mirror.

The strong profits, however, mask the continued difficult terrain for businesses. Yes, profits are high, but that doesn't mean business is strong.

[U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief economist Martin] Regalia and other analysts think several factors are behind the strong profits, which seem to contradict other indicators of an underperforming economy, especially the 8.9 percent unemployment rate. These factors include record low interest rates since late 2008, muted demand for borrowing by companies and a surge in productivity that has allowed companies to do more with the same number of workers or fewer.

Profits aren't rising solely because companies are making and selling more widgets to keep up with customer demand, which would be the case in a healthy, booming economy. Instead, they're more profitable because it now costs less to make the same widget, often because there are far fewer workers needed to make it...

According to the Gallup polling, unemployment is 10.2%, but more importantly, worker productivity is on the rise.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here's a few ideas....

Quit wasting money killing people sitting on our oil! Hell, let's pump our own oil! How about no more corporate tax breaks to ship our jobs overseas? Or do away with the Federal Income tax that punishes me and you and gives the elites all the power! Maybe even quit all those welfare programs for the rich.

I've got an idea. Congress and Oba mama should just go on vacation and leave us alone!!!!

GOP Appears Poised to Take on Entitlements
n fact, many GOP freshmen seem bolder than ever. It's Democrats, especially in the Senate, who are trying to figure out how to handle the popular but costly retirement programs. Congress, meanwhile, is rapidly nearing critical decisions on the budget and the nation's debt ceiling.

In southeast Florida last week, first-term GOP Rep. Allen West, a tea party favorite, called for changes that some might consider radical: abolish the Internal Revenue Service and federal income tax; retain tax cuts for billionaires so they won't shut down their charities; stop extending unemployment benefits that "reward bad behavior" by discouraging people from seeking new jobs.

As for entitlements, West told a friendly town hall gathering in Coral Springs, if Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid "are left on autopilot, if we don't institute some type of reform, they'll subsume our entire GDP" by 2040 or 2050. GDP, or gross domestic product, measures the value of all goods and services produced in the United States.

Social Security, the largest federal program, mainly benefits retirees. Medicare provides health coverage for older people. Medicaid helps those with low incomes. Combined, the three consume about 40 percent of the budget. Their costs are growing rapidly. Social Security and Medicare benefits now exceed the payroll taxes that fund them.

Monday, March 28, 2011

This woman is beyond stupid!!......

How she ever became governor of Arizona is got to be a tale of corruption somewhere. I guess it just shows that anyone can get elected to public office and then end up with a fat cat job in Washington.

I guess the Dem's are desperate for leadership if they have to appoint these wackos for office. Oh wait, they did elect Oba mama didn't they? And yes, they are waiting for hope and change (no Republicans in office) aren't they?

Kind of shows us their caliber doesn't it? Let's see: get us out of Iraq, close Gitmo, No more wars for oil, no more military tribunals, no more tax breaks for billionaires, end corruption in Washington, arrest the scummy bankers and Wall Street gangsters, quit borrowing gobs of dollars to bribe foreign governments, stop shipping our jobs overseas, balance our Federal budget, etc. etc.

Makes you fell patriotic and hungry to vote, doesn't it?

Or riot!

Napolitano's comments on border 'wrong' - Washington Times
The U.S. Border Patrol union says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s comments reassuring Americans that the U.S. border with Mexico is safe and open for business are “wrong and give citizens a false sense of security.”

“It is time for the political games to stop for fear of insulting the government of Mexico,” the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said in a statement. “U.S. citizens are being kidnapped and killed while our Border Patrol agents fight a war at home that no one will allow them to win.

“Not one more Border Patrol agent should fall or citizen be victimized because our government fails to act,” said the NBPC, which represents all 17,500 non-supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents. “Mexico is hemorrhaging violence, and we are being hit with the splatter.”

Ms. Napolitano told border-area mayors and business leaders in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday that the U.S.-Mexico border is safer than ever, adding that perceptions that the border area is at its most dangerous right now are false.

She said that the Obama administration is dedicated to ensuring that the Southwest border remains open for business amid drug cartel violence in Mexico, and that increased security should not come at the price of trade, travel and tourism.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hey, did you hear anything from Congress?.....

Of course not! Still hiding from the voters because they ain't going to do shit about spending, LOL.

Meanwhile mot much good news is there? Paid $3.59 for gas yesterday. Yea, we need to attack some more oil producing countries to get gas above $5. After all, that way we wont have to create any jobs here in the good old U.S.A.

Oh yea, we need to fire all the dip shits in Washington and start over but that's not going to happen. Too many bums getting those "free" government checks to rock the boat.

I can't wait to get mine because their wont be anybody hiring  geezers and I'm too old to take up robbing 7-11's. Stay tuned!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Get rid of these business taxes!.....

Sounds strange but true. Taxing corporations means they have incentive to bribe the government big time. Eliminate them and the jobs come back and the corruption level drops. You give campaign contributions to get something from politicians. Like tax exemptions which fuck over your competition.

Most Marxist realize this but they're on the "punish the rich" kick. The average guy thinks they can get government to do something about the rot by voting for the right politicians.

That's why they're paying all the taxes that the corrupt gangsters pass on to them and the jobs are going to China!

♫ GE, We Bring Good Lobbying to Congress ♫ « Blog
The New World Order/One World Government’s premier corporation, General Electric, paid ZERO corporate income taxes for 2010. Obviously I’m thrilled when any individual or the company of individuals doesn’t pay taxes/robbery to Government Almighty. But it’s a bit rich (pun intended) when every working stiff in the United States has to cough up a nice chunk of change from his or her personal income to Government Almighty while one of the biggest corporations in the world somehow is able to finagle its way out of that displeasure completely. (By the way, the article mentions how “small” government, “lower” taxes Ronbo Reagan made sure to get rid of a tax loophole when he was Puppet-in-Chief so that GE had to pay more taxes/robbery to Government Almighty back then. I guess Ronbo didn’t get the memo.)

Friday, March 25, 2011


Mandate from the U.N? The sooner this guy is gone the better. Too bad we'll just get another like him!

Obama is keeping his peace prize | POLITICO 44
Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya, saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.”

And he said again that the U.S. military has already saved lives there. “I think the American people don’t see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power,” he said.

Some foreign leaders have called on Obama to return the Nobel Peace Prize he accepted in 2009 since ordering the Libya attack.
Click below for highlights from Obama's Nobel acceptance speech.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not my RV LOL.......

Patti would have killed me if I brought this home. Hell, I would have killed me if I brought it home!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

And you thought the left was peacefull!...

Oba mama is a war monger! LOL. Don't tell the nut jobs on the political left. They still think he's one of them!

Personally, I think we should have killed that bastard Qaddafi a long time ago instead of bribing him.  But what do I know. The empire has always been dicking around with their pet dictators and throwing them overboard when the going gets rough. Trust me, the gang in charge in Washington couldn't run a shit house let alone a war!

How many has Oba mama got going now?

What's interesting is listening to the politicians and suck holes in MEDIA blaming Bush for getting us into this mess.

No, really!

EDITORIAL: Obama's illegal war - Washington Times
“Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter.” Chapter VII of the charter, which enumerates U.N. intervention powers, applies only to international breaches of the peace. The December 1981 U.N. “Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States” reaffirmed this principle with its solemn declaration that, “No State or group of States has the right to intervene or interfere in any form or for any reason whatsoever in the internal and external affairs of other States.”

Five Security Council member states sat out the vote, including permanent members Russia and China, in addition to Germany, India and Brazil. China in particular objected to any action that would compromise Libya’s sovereignty, but did not veto the resolution. This may have been a political move, since the abstaining countries are now in a position to raise principled objections to whatever happens once force is utilized. To claim the United States forged an international consensus seems premature when Resolution 1973 did not have the support of countries representing 42 percent of the world’s population.

True to its internationalist instincts, the Obama administration would never contemplate an action that lacked U.N. approval, yet United Nations permission alone is inadequate. Sen. Richard Lugar, Indiana Republican, believes that the Congress should debate a declaration of war over intervening in Libya. But the White House has not sought even the type of congressional authorization for the use of force that President George W. Bush did before the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It would be ironic to say the least if Mr. Obama waged war with less legal backing than his predecessor.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ya think?.....

Color me skeptical. You have to have credible opposition to for a sitting president to lose. And we haven't seen any yet. especially when it downs on the Republicans that budget cutting ain't happening and balancing the budget drops us into Depression as all those debts have to be paid back.

Including the new war in Libya. Let's not forget that spending money like drunken Democrats is easy in Washington as it gets them reelected. Cutting gets them called bad names.

Not to say that not drilling our vast oil reserves to protect snails and rats doesn't seem to be very bright but we're talking about religious fanatics who believe the Earth is sacred and you and I are scum for wanting to defile it.

No really!!! Just listen to them.

Pump prices may put Obama in peril - Washington Times
Consumers’ pain at the gas pump will likely be shared by President Obama at the polls in 2012 and could cost him a second term unless energy prices take a drastic turn for the better in the next 18 months.

“Energy prices should be the Achilles’ heel for Obama,” said Scott Wheeler, executive director of a conservative political action committee.

The average gasoline pump price across the country is $3.621 per gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported. Prices in some parts of the country are already topping $4 a gallon.

And the uncertain global situation isn’t helping.

“Unrest in the Middle East and Japan’s loss of nuclear-powered electricity add pressure to oil prices that were already growing along with the world economy,” Heritage Foundation energy economist David W. Kreutzer told The Washington Times. “While the U.S. only generates 1 percent of its electricity from oil, Japan uses 9 percent and will need more to fuel standby generators and to replace lost nuclear production.”

Monday, March 21, 2011

How's the economy doing?....

Store sales still off by 5%. But some local hiring is going on including here at Walmart. Patty and I go get back our 40 hrs for now.  I'm watching for the big boys in the corporate world  to start buying and merging with each other as a better indication of the coming inflationary boom.

Still, even companies like ATT buying T-Mobile  this week may not mean much as housing is falling further into the toilet. Oil going nuts is much more important. And don't forget we need to bomb another oil producing country.

Oh wait!

Seems like I predicted that a year or so ago. I know I did but I'm too lazy to go through my archives and post it. Anyway,  Patty and I bought a truck and 5th wheel for our retirement which is possible for us in two or three years. We plan on taking it to California to visit my daughter Mary and ma this summer. We'll see if we get there or not..

Got to plan or end up here in the FUCKING snow bank and too broke to go!!

But we still have my "I told you so" moment when I told everybody 20 or 30 years ago, that I want to retire and spend the winter in Florida or Arizona and the summer in Alaska. Idaho, or Montana.

Now all I have to do is live long enough to say I told you so!

New 5th wheel for retirement. keep you posted.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I got a great idea.....

Let's bomb Libya! Yea, why not?  They must have done something to deserve it?? I guess anything to get our attention away from all those campaign promises, right?

What's really interesting is that it will work again!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another fake fiscal conservative.....

This whore master is pathetic. Not a snowballs chance he becomes President. He even makes Biden look good for Christ's sake. Needless to say Oba mama's  a shew in with these pathetic liars running for President.

Don't believe me? Check out the halfwit Donald Trump!!!

Gingrich Says He Doesn't Regret Supporting Medicare Drug Plan Which Is Now a $7.2 Trillion Unfunded Liability |
Former House Speaker New Gingrich (R-Ga.), a likely 2012 presidential candidate, told today that he does not regret supporting the enactment of the Medicare prescription drug plan which now presents the federal government with a $7.2 trillion unfunded liability.

An unfunded liability is a benefit the federal government has promised to pay that is not matched by tax revenue to fund it and thus represents an anticipated increase in the national debt.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Just another day in Paradise....

Yesterday 50 degrees, this morning snow. A trace though. Winter in the Rockies! Oh well. Think I'll go shopping and buy something big and expensive. Stay tuned as I plan my escape for my old age.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Get your food in....

Get your act together that's the bottom line.  I told you so a year or so ago.

Currently,I'm shopping for a rv to retire in. South for the winter sounds like a winning program to me. Keep you posted on that as I'm negotiating with a dealer right now. We only have 20 thousand to work with so I'm being tough on these guys. Lol .

Wholesale prices up 1.6 pct. on steep rise in food - Yahoo! Finance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February -- double the 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. Outside of food and energy costs, the core index ticked up 0.2 percent, less than January's 0.5 percent rise.

Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in vegetable costs, which increased nearly 50 percent. That was the most in almost a year. Meat and dairy products also rose.

Energy prices rose 3.3 percent last month, led by a 3.7 percent increase in gasoline costs.

Separately, the Commerce Department said home construction plunged to a seasonally adjusted 479,000 homes last month, down 22.5 percent from the previous month. It was lowest level since April 2009, and the second-lowest on records dating back more than a half-century.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Do you blame the politicians?....

They need guns in California because a whole lot of whoop ass is coming. Nothing is working in California as far as I can see and as soon as the Republicans in Washington turn off the free money to the state the sooner these clowns have to pay their bills from all that nutty overspending.

But the Republicans are famous for lying about cuts so they can get more money to use propping up dictators in various countries who hate our guts and want us dead. But not to worry the Dems only need an excuse for their voters to join them!

How's those gas prices coming along in your neck of the woods?

Told you so!!!

Usually whining about the evil Republicans and there's nothing we can do about it works to keep them in office. let's not forget that most of them are simple little fascist and will say anything to get elected and stay elected.

EDITORIAL: Guns for us, not for you - Washington Times
Some of the most far-out anti-gun laws are found on the left coast, but that could change - for privileged politicians. A California state Senate committee will consider a bill next week that grants legislators permission to carry concealed firearms. The measure highlights the growing rift between the bureaucratic class and taxpayers who don’t have the luxury of exempting themselves from bad laws.

Ordinary Californians who want a concealed carry permit need to apply to the local sheriff. In practice - outside of conservative, rural counties - only celebrities and the well-connected end up obtaining the coveted document. In a state of nearly 37 million, about 40,000 permits were issued in 2007. The proposal being offered by a pair of pro-gun state Senate Democrats would automatically define as eligible for a permit “any applicant who is a member of Congress, a statewide elected official or a Member of the Legislature.” These could carry a gun “for purposes of protection or self-defense.” Coddled lawmakers living in gated communities may think they face heightened risk, but it’s unlikely poor residents in sketchy urban neighborhoods have any less of a need.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

O.k... Another rotten politician?.....

Oh no. Can't be. Everybody knows that it's not possible!

Every idiotic voter that is!

Stumbles by Gray disillusion many in D.C. - Washington Times
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been in office just 2½ months, but his administration already is reeling under allegations that cash payoffs were made during his campaign and that he doled out high-paying city jobs to political friends who were either underqualified or had undisclosed criminal pasts.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. made a rare disclosure last week that his office is working with the FBI to evaluate the allegations.

The concerns of federal investigators and a top-ranking Republican House leader has, in part, resulted in Mr. Gray, a Democrat, retaining the services of Washington superlawyer Robert S. Bennett, who represented President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, New York Times reporter Judith Miller in the Valerie Plame CIA leak grand jury investigation and former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Monday, March 14, 2011

How my doing?....

Back in October I hit this oil price bullshit right on the head or was it a year or so earlier. Oh yea, Buy food!

 Remember trucks? They have to roll and it cost more everyday. Somebody has to pay. Check out this old post. Or this post from almost exactly a year ago. I've got more but I'm tired of repeating myself.

Told you so!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Now maybe we have a reason to worry......

The world more and more is practicing monoculture and anything can cause higher food costs.

Or no food at all!

Decline of honey bees now a global phenomenon, says United Nations - Nature, Environment - The Independent
The mysterious collapse of honey-bee colonies is becoming a global phenomenon, scientists working for the United Nations have revealed.

Declines in managed bee colonies, seen increasingly in Europe and the US in the past decade, are also now being observed in China and Japan and there are the first signs of African collapses from Egypt, according to the report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The authors, who include some of the world's leading honey-bee experts, issue a stark warning about the disappearance of bees, which are increasingly important as crop pollinators around the globe. Without profound changes to the way human beings manage the planet, they say, declines in pollinators needed to feed a growing global population are likely to continue. The scientists warn that a number of factors may now be coming together to hit bee colonies around the world, ranging from declines in flowering plants and the use of damaging insecticides, to the worldwide spread of pests and air pollution. They call for farmers and landowners to be offered incentives to restore pollinator-friendly habitats, including key flowering plants near crop-producing fields and stress that more care needs to be taken in the choice, timing and application of insecticides and other chemicals. While managed hives can be moved out of harm's way, "wild populations (of pollinators) are completely vulnerable", says the report.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Think we ought to borrow some money from Japan...

And send it to them? Makes as much sense as letting government employees bribe their bosses and then "negotiating" their pay and benefits. Wait til gas hits 5$ a gallon and watch the heads roll in Washington.

But not to worry, there's plenty more idiots that will run for office!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Of course, we wouldn't miss it since no one listen to them. However, my prediction is it public tv and radio will get plenty of handouts as soon as the top people who criticized the fascist on the right (ignoring or supporting the fascist on the left) are fired.

Then everybody kisses and makes nice and "public media" will live on until all of our money is split between them. That's Washington for you!

Pajamas Media » NPRgate and the King Hearings
Yesterday’s videotaped revelations by the intrepid James O’Keefe provides welcome grist for many mills. Most obviously, it offers irrefutable evidence that National Public Radio employs elitists who are hostile to Republicans, Tea Party activists, and others derided as gun-toting, white “racists.”

The principal focus of the expose filmed last month, Ron Schiller, the network’s now-departed vice president of development and president of the NPR Foundation, declared that his organization would be “better off in the long-run” without government underwriting.

Presumably, such sentiments will make it impossible for members of Congress to justify continued public funding of the organization when the Senate considers the decision taken by the House of Representatives to zero out NPR in the latest stopgap funding measure.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tell me again why unions own the government?...

How can you negotiate with your employer if you give him money and votes to get and keep his job! One down 49 more to go.

Wisconsin Senate passes union limits despite Democratic walkout -
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) -- Wisconsin's Republican-led state Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's proposed restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees Wednesday, getting around a Democratic walkout by stripping financial provisions from the bill.

"Tonight, the Senate will be passing the items in the Budget Repair Bill that we can with the 19 members who actually do show up and do their jobs," Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the chamber's Republican majority leader, said in a statement announcing the move.

The Senate's 14 Democrats had fled to Illinois to prevent the chamber from attaining a quorum and passing the collective bargaining measures, which they have called an unnecessary attack on the rights of public employees. Republicans were able to move ahead by voting only on the nonfinancial aspects of Walker's proposed bill, which requires fewer members for a quorum.

"The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused," Walker said in a statement on the vote. "In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature's action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government."

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Why I'm not a Republican......

I'm a political atheist. This article reminds me that there's not a nickels worth of difference, other than rhetoric, between these criminal gangs. When our paychecks are up for grabs it's every scum bag for himself!

oftwominds: The Paradoxes at the Heart of the "Conservative" Project
The agenda of the so-called "Conservative" ideology is based on hypocritical paradoxes that its proponents conveniently ignore. The key paradoxes can be summarized thusly:

So-called "Conservatives" claim to want small government, but they can't resist fattening themselves at the trough of the Central State/Savior State. Reaching for the very pinnacle of hypocrisy, not only do so-called "Conservatives" greedily lap up all the State largesse enjoyed by proponents of the Savior State--the overflowing troughs of Medicare, for example--but they do other welfare recipients one better by gorging on tax breaks, oil leases on government land and offshore tax-avoidance scams that others at the Central State trough can only dream of.

The number of "small government Conservatives" who renounce their Savior State largesse-- Social Security and Medicare--is essentially zero.

And no, you did not "pay your fair share." The vast majority of these State benefits are welfare, paid by other taxpayers. But so-called "Conservatives" aren't interested in looking at spreadsheets detailing how their lifetime contributions, including interest, have been paid out in the first few years of these Savior State benefits, and from then on they're just another form of welfare.

So-called "Conservatives" are against Central State ownership, except when the State gives the immensely profitable mineral rights to their cronies for private exploitation. In other words, as long as public lands can be exploited for private gain, then public ownership of land is OK. But if the lands are reserved for the public, then "Conservative" righteous indignation explodes like a volcano.

So-called "Conservatives" love to pronounce their support of "national defense," but this is just another form of self-serving complicity--i.e. living large by leeching off the Central State. A staggeringly rich slice of spending on "national defense" and "national security" is just swag distributed to "conservative" cronies.

The Undersecretary for Warming Coffee in the E-Ring, for example, retires one day with a fat government pension and shows up at the Pentagon the next day as a well-paid defense-industry lobbyist.

Just how "small government" is that? Yet so-called "Conservatives" are silent when it comes to reining in Central State spending and power, because they're too busy exploiting the coercive powers of the Central State for their own personal gain.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Another dead horse.....

Billions gallons of oil are currently, as of now, untouchable.

Politics! And the gangsters who work in our government don't giv.e a shit.

P.S Oba mama will reestablish military tribunals. Shows you how gullible the average voter is. Promise them anything and they'll vote for "hope and change." LOL

Another Recession Keyed By High Oil Prices? | The Silent Majority
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. To our knowledge — none has been extracted. With this mother load of oil why are we still fighting over offshore drilling?

Now. Consider this:

The U. S. Geological Service issued a revised report in April of 2008 (It hadn’t been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in the area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, western South Dakota, and extreme eastern Montana. Take a look for yourself.

“The Bakken,” as it is referred to, is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska ‘s Prudhoe Bay, and it has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates the Bakken deposit at 503 billion barrels. This is light, sweet, oil that would be far, far, less costly to Americans than the oil we are importing today.

We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth. We are talking more than 2 TRILLION barrels of untapped oil. Here are the official estimates:

- 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia

- 18-times as much oil as Iraq

- 21-times as much oil as Kuwait

- 22-times as much oil as Iran

- 500-times as much oil as Yemen

- And it’s all right here in America — in the Western United States.

Estimates tell us that that oil could satisfy America’s need for fuel for up to for 2,041 years!

You can read about this, yourself, at the US Geological Survey website HERE.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Wake me up when the party's over.......

Why do so many people believe this guy is some born again fiscal conservative? 

He's part of the gang that got us where we are! As I've been telling anyone who'll listen, there's not a nickels worth of difference when it comes to spending your money in government. These people do what they're told or they lose their jobs just like you or I would.

Get used to it and prepare for the next bust. This new "recovery" wont last long and remember I told you so!

Buy food!!!! You can't lose by having a couple of months supply stashed away. Better than 401k money financing oil producing countries murdering their citizens, don't you think?

Boehner feeling heat from tea party - Washington Times
Speaker John A. Boehner and the GOP’s uneasy partnership with the tea party seems to be fraying at the edges.

Three days after the founder of one of the largest tea party groups called the Ohio Republican a “fool,” the head of the congressional Tea Party Caucus declined to defend her House colleague.

Michele Bachmann, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the “tea party coalition is hanging together more strongly than ever,” but she ducked questions about Mr. Boehner’s problems with the tea party.

The Minnesota Republican didn’t even use the speaker’s name, sticking instead to her talking points about $105 billion that she contends was misappropriated by Democrats in the Obama health care law.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Boeing paid the right guys off.....

We'll see some trickle down in my neck of the woods as my daughter in law works for a subcontractor for airplane parts.

I need to find out who in the Oba mama's admin is on their payroll!

Pentagon delays F-35, buys more Boeing fighters | Reuters
WASHINGTON | Thu Jan 6, 2011 7:14pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon overhauled the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program for the second time in a year and said it would buy 41 Boeing Co F/A-18 warplanes over the next three years to offset slower production of the Lockheed plane.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced on Thursday a further restructuring of the radar-evading F-35 as part of a broad cost-reduction plan, saving it would result in net savings of about $4 billion over the next five years.

The Pentagon's biggest arms program, the new fighter is being developed with eight international partner countries at total cost of $382 billion, but the program has run into schedule delays and massive cost overruns in recent years.

Gates said work on the Air Force and Navy versions of the plane was moving along satisfactorily.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Drill baby drill.......

Want the country to survive the Depression? Quit giving our money away to people who want us dead.

Yeah, I know, rocket science!

Why are oil prices going up? Simple. Oba mama is borrowing 1500 billion dollars every year. That money will come mostly from  oil producers. The oil producers lost their ass a couple of years ago when the world economy collapsed and oil prices crashed and now their citizens are revolting because of the depression setting in. There is not enough money coming in to pay off the natives and buy our bonds.

So, they raise the price of oil just like they did in the 70's to buy weapons so they could invade Israel in '72.  Now these gangsters are on the run and need to buy an awful lot of protection from their armies and from our military.

RAHN: Deliberately making Americans poorer - Washington Times
The Obama administration’s policies are causing Americans to pay far more for gasoline and other fuels than necessary. America is awash in fossil-fuel energy sources with almost 30 percent of the world’s coal and 80 percent of the world’s oil shale - which contains an estimated three times the recoverable oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Canada, with its oil sands, has the world’s third-highest oil reserves, after the United States and Saudi Arabia. New technologies that enable low-cost natural gas production from shale mean that many countries, including the United States, will have gas for centuries at current production rates.

Fossil fuels at some prices are interchangeable. Coal, gas and oil can all fuel electric power plants. Liquid motor fuels can be made easily from natural gas, and, in fact, many auto, truck and bus fleets already use natural gas. For more than 70 years, the technology has been available to turn coal into liquid motor fuel.

Friday, March 04, 2011

I don't believe in coincidences.....

When it comes to making money anything is possible. For instance, who finances Al Quida and where do they get the money.

They used to get it from the U.S taxpayers. Now, maybe they still do!

10 Events Surrounding September 11
The majority of the suspicious trading was linked to Deutsche Bank Alex Brown. On September 12, 2001, the head of the bank, Mayo A. Shattuck III, resigned from office. The previous director of the bank was A. B. Krongard, who is the former head of the CIA. Citigroup Inc and Morgan Stanley also received an abnormal number of put options, and both companies held offices in the World Trade Centers, and saw a decrease in stock price after the attacks. On September 10, 2001, Raytheon, a defense contractor, had an anomalously high number of call options traded. The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an insider trading investigation, in which Osama Bin Laden was a suspect, but no action was taken. The trading was traced to areas all over the world, with most activity occurring in the UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, France and the US.

In the days prior to 9/11, the Chicago Exchange saw the highest number of United and American Airlines options traded in history. The names of the investors remain a mystery, because they never claimed their money. After it was discovered that a single U.S.-based institutional investor, with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda, purchased a large amount of these options, the 9/11 Commission dismissed the importance of the events. Unfortunately, the abnormal trading did not tip off law enforcement, as intelligence agencies constantly monitor the stock exchange and the sudden rise in activity could have allowed analysts to “connect the dots” and see that a major event was about to take place involving American Airlines, United Airlines and The World Trade Centers. However, nobody could have imagined the scale of the tragedy.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Well, vets what do you think.....

I think beating the fuck out of these "Christians" ought to be an act of  self-defense.

Supreme Court upholds protests at military funerals as free speech - Washington Times
The Supreme Court ruled decisively Wednesday that a fringe anti-gay group has a constitutionally protected right to stage hateful protests at the funerals of dead servicemen, saying “such speech cannot be restricted simply because it is upsetting or arouses contempt.”

In one of the year’s most closely watched cases, the Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision upheld a lower-court ruling to throw out a multimillion-dollar judgment that the father of a dead U.S. Marine from Maryland had won against the Westboro Baptist Church.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., in writing the majority opinion, noted that “speech is powerful” and can “inflict great pain.”

“On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker,” the chief justice wrote. “As a nation, we have chosen a different course — to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate.”

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. rebuked the majority and wrote in a blistering dissent that “our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case.”


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Big difference between public and private unions...

You don't vote for or bribe a private employer like you can a government politician. He has to obey or go find a new cushy piece of welfare. A private employer has to fear a loss of money and stock value. Big shots in business get most of their income from stock options and really pay attention to strike threats.

Few, if any small businesses will tolerate a union because their profit margin is too small to take a strike and everybody who works for a living thinks they're worth a small fortune just to show up for a job anyways.

Which simply means do you think government employees are immune?

O’Reilly Tonight: Unions « John Stossel
Tonight Bill O’Reilly wants me to talk about today's NY Times front page story claiming "Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions."

Most people back the unions? I'm not surprised Americans support collective bargaining “rights.” Unless you have really been paying attention, you don't understand what works in the private sector doesn't work in government, where unions bargain with politicians whom they helped elect. People don't know that federal workers can't bargain collectively, that President Carter outlawed that, and that even FDR said: “Collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.”

Sheldon Richman of the Freeman suggests I say this to Bill: "In the government sphere 'negotiations' are a conspiracy against the taxpayers. Union dues and union political contributions are laundered taxpayer money. And state workers do not pay taxes. They are tax-eaters not tax producers."

“Tax eaters.” I like that.

And of course, the Times distorts the issue. Even the wording --"Employees in the Public Sector"-- is biased. Why not ask about "government" workers?

And the Times poll asks about “taking away collective bargaining rights.” Rights? Why do they call it a right? I’d call it collective-bargaining “power” or “privilege.” It's not a right. But if you call it that, and then use charged words like “taking away,” people vote for the “right.”

What if they'd asked: "Should government workers be forced to join a union and pay dues to that union as a condition of working for the government?" I bet Americans would oppose that.

Something else that's suspicious: 20% of the poll’s respondents claim to come from union households. But only 11.9% of American workers belong to a union. What’s up with that?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Poor rich bastards.....

Don't have to pay taxes especially since they gave out those multimillion bonuses' I guess they didn't get enough of my paycheck or yours to pay their fair share.


They own us and our government, the best your money could buy, lock, stock, and barrel. And don't you forget it!

ThinkProgress » REPORT: You Have More Money In Your Wallet Than Bank Of America Pays In Federal Taxes
ThinkProgress has assembled a short but far from comprehensive list of these tax dodgers — corporations which have rigged the tax system to their advantage so they can reap huge profits and avoid paying taxes:

- BANK OF AMERICA: In 2009, Bank of America didn’t pay a single penny in federal income taxes, exploiting the tax code so as to avoid paying its fair share. “Oh, yeah, this happens all the time,” said Robert Willens, a tax accounting expert interviewed by McClatchy. “If you go out and try to make money and you don’t do it, why should the government pay you for your losses?” asked Bob McIntyre of Citizens for Tax Justice. The same year, the mega-bank’s top executives received pay “ranging from $6 million to nearly $30 million.”

- BOEING: Despite receiving billions of dollars from the federal government every single year in taxpayer subsidies from the U.S. government, Boeing didn’t “pay a dime of U.S. federal corporate income taxes” between 2008 and 2010.

- CITIGROUP: Citigroup’s deferred income taxes for the third quarter of 2010 amounted to a grand total of $0.00. At the same time, Citigroup has continued to pay its staff lavishly. “John Havens, the head of Citigroup’s investment bank, is expected to be the bank’s highest paid executive for the second year in a row, with a compensation package worth $9.5 million.”

- EXXON-MOBIL: The oil giant uses offshore subsidiaries in the Caribbean to avoid paying taxes in the United States. Although Exxon-Mobil paid $15 billion in taxes in 2009, not a penny of those taxes went to the American Treasury. This was the same year that the company overtook Wal-Mart in the Fortune 500. Meanwhile the total compensation of Exxon-Mobil’s CEO the same year was over $29,000,000.

- GENERAL ELECTRIC: In 2009, General Electric — the world’s largest corporation — filed more than 7,000 tax returns and still paid nothing to U.S. government. They managed to do this by a tax code that essentially subsidizes companies for losing profits and allows them to set up tax havens overseas. That same year GE CEO Jeffery Immelt — who recently scored a spot on a White House economic advisory board — “earned total compensation of $9.89 million.” In 2002, Immelt displayed his lack of economic patriotism, saying, “When I am talking to GE managers, I talk China, China, China, China, China….I am a nut on China. Outsourcing from China is going to grow to 5 billion.”

- WELLS FARGO: Despite being the fourth largest bank in the country, Wells Fargo was able to escape paying federal taxes by writing all of its losses off after its acquisition of Wachovia. Yet in 2009 the chief executive of Wells Fargo also saw his compensation “more than double” as he earned “a salary of $5.6 million paid in cash and stock and stock awards of more than $13 million.”

In the coming months, politicians across the country are going to tell Americans that the only way to stave off huge deficit and balance the budgets is by gutting programs for the poor, eviscerating support for the middle class, eliminating labor rights, and decimating the government’s ability to serve the public interest. This is a lie. The United States is the richest country in the history of the world, and income inequality is higher now than it has been at any time since the 1920′s, with the top “top 1 percentile of households [taking] home 23.5 percent of income in 2007.”

It is simply unfair for Main Street Americans who’ve already been battered by one of the worst economic crises in our history to have to continue to sacrifice while the rich and well-connected continue to rip off taxpayers and avoid paying their fair share. That’s why a Main Street Movement consisting of Americans who are fed up with the status quo is rocking the nation, and one of its first targets should be tax dodgers like Bank of America and Boeing.