A Recovery Party? Random Chills, Thrills & Myths

Comrades, it's difficult to keep up, but the mandatory service requirement requires that you try. The oxymoronic thing passed in the Senate. It passed by a healthy margin. Yesterday a thoughtful young 24 year old whom I have known since he was about 10 or 11 sent along this piece about California regulating car colors, and I wrote back - feeling a little bit like King Arthur in the last scene of Camelot, "someday you will tell your children about the mythical land of America, where people … [Read more...]

Workers: Embrace your mandatory volunteerism!

Comrades, I am out today, but wanted to throw a few links up. On the heels of the very interesting Mike Rowe, of "Dirty Jobs", and his thoughts on work, dignity and AIG rage, some very disturbing reading, much of it thanks to Larwyn: Every American a Volunteer: the incomprehensible legislation that is speeding through Congress and will take away your right to do or not do a thing. So much for Freedom in America, circa 2009. Obama presses for more power, less transparency. What you O-lovers … [Read more...]

Transparancy! Accountability! The Movie! – UPDATED

Regular readers know I never use these GOP Things that get sent my way, but I liked this one. Great music, even if the lyrics are deplorable. The film is rolling, and some are starting to wonder if it is curtains for America? As an aghast world — from China to Chicago and Chihuahua — watches, the circus-like U.S. political system seems to be declining into near chaos. Through it all, stock and financial markets are paralyzed. The more the policy regime does, the worse the outlook gets. … [Read more...]

Obama & Co Theater: Chaos & Cajolery UPDATED

Okay, so...60 days into this new presidency, it looks to me like we're going to spend the next four years watching a non-stop play of infinite acts. With none of the wit or wisdom of Pride & Prejudice, Obama and Company are going to treat us to Chaos & Cajolery. Basically, the theater production is 137 acts (presented without intermission) of Barack Obama and/or any one of his supporting players (from the veep, the speaker, the secstate, the sectreas and on down to the lowly press … [Read more...]

2002: Bailout & "too big to fail" theme predicted

Well, Bookworm may have found <something huge. Researching for another post she came across this prophetic bit of writing by economist Utpal Bhattacharya, of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana U: As no rational agent would be willing to take part in the last round in a finite economy, it is difficult to design Ponzi schemes that are certain to explode. This paper argues that if agents correctly believe in the possibility of a partial bailout when a gigantic Ponzi scheme collapses, and … [Read more...]

American Leningrad – UPDATED

You'll want to read neo-neocon today. She's got quotes by Lenin and thoughts on Dostoevsky and yes, it's all relevant, relevant, relevant. The quotes from Lenin are chilling and you will be able to relate all of them to what is happening in America, today, even though President Obama insists it's not, and that he's no socialist, nope, not him! Bush was the socialist, yep, yep, yep. Bush made his mistakes, and the damn bailout in October was a biggie, but he was no deliberate socialist. A … [Read more...]

You'll laugh…until you cry

First read this Then this. Then this Then this Then this and this and this Then this More: Going Down With A Fight A Bad String of Pearls will break and trip up Reporting it wrong Liar Sneek Destroyer Downright Milhousian Elitist Vanishing history Then Ignoring or Ignorant? (Quite a different response than this one Flickering light The Forgotten Man Then the Last American President … [Read more...]

Obama: Your conscience means nothing to me…UPDATED

I've been waiting for this story and knew it would come - dropped on a Friday night, of course: Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials. The rollback of the so-called conscience rule comes just two months after the Bush administration … [Read more...]

Yep, I miss Bush – UPDATED

And if that annoys anyone, that's too bad. Seems increasingly like all the "Fascist Bush" caterwauling was the usual fake, dishonest theater meant as a means to an end - the end being to destroy the hated "election stealer" and his legacy, and not much more. But you know, for someone who "did everything wrong," his policies suddenly seem wise and right to some surprising people. It's easy to campaign and criticize. It's much more difficult to govern, especially knowing that if you don't keep … [Read more...]

RNC says: "We're listening…"

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