Monday, January 11, 2010

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Chavez-Obama Parallels
Greater Than You Think!

Flashback January 21, 2007: The Washington Times

Secret Brotherhood?

Collapsing Venezuela

Flashback January 21, 2007: The Washington Times nails it with Collapsing Venezuela.
If Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez President Obama deliberately intended to sabotage his nation's economy, he would be hard-pressed to do anything different from what he is now doing to his country.

It has been widely reported that Mr. Chavez President Obama has been increasingly taking control of the oil, telecommunications and energy housing, banking, auto, and insurance sectors, as well as the media. What has not been reported is the full extent of the corruption in Venezuela the United States and how this ultimately will destroy the economy.

The financial scandal taking place is far bigger than Enron, and may ultimately even exceed the U.N. "oil-for-food" scandal, the biggest financial disgrace of all time.

Since 2004, the Venezuelan Central Bank Fed has transferred about $22.5 billion untold $billions to accounts abroad by the Chavez government held by foreign governments, and about $12 billion all of that remains unaccounted for. It has also been reported that the gold reserves have been removed from the Central Bank.

While the rest of the world has been moving away from socialism for the last quarter-century for good reason, Venezuela the United States is becoming socialist. We know governmental use of central banks to basically print money to cover expenditures results in rising inflation and eventually monetary meltdown.

And, finally, we know that when a state becomes totally corrupt an economic collapse always follows. Mr. Chavez President Obama and his cronies had already been spending far more than they were taking in and you can bet the blood from the innocent Venezuelan people United States citizens will be drained long before those on the take from Mr. Chavez President Obama agree to have their looting stopped.
The original Washington Times article was extremely good, but a few minor changes would have made it the most prophetically accurate post the world had ever seen.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Stuff that interested me

Six Pack

Culled these from the Weekly Standard Blog

Scott Brown Raises Nearly $1 Million in 1 Day

Blago- re Obama
It's such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of s__t and phonies, but I was real, man--and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the f__k? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter. I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.

Blago- re Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
“... how much do I love the people of Illinois to make that c__t senator?”

Palin is Now a Fox News Contributor
Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person with knowledge of the deal said, though she will host a series that will run on the network from time to time.
"host a series ...!"  - I'm hoping she models after John Stossel

Undermining McChrystal
With the president having decided to send Gen. McChrystal the bulk of the additional forces he requested, one would think that all is settled, right?  Well, it seems that key White House officials don't think so.  They continue to snipe at Gen. McChrystal as he sets out to implement the strategy that the president announced at West Point on December 1.

First, several weeks after the president's speech, Vice President Biden took to the airwaves  ... .

N.D. Gov. John Hoeven to Announce Senate Bid
So much for Democrat hopes of keeping Dorgan's vacated seat.

The dreaded arousal fairy ...

A ball of MAD

A ball of mad!

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

As if we don't have enough to worry about, it says here that Los Illegals con un sentido de derecho  are back, and "ready to fight!

Pro-immigration groups are more united, better-funded and, unlike the last battle in 2007, are ready to fight back against what they say is a wave of hatred from opponents as they gear up for another bruising immigration fight in Congress.

The groups range from businesses and Hispanic rights organizations to labor unions and religious denominations. They lost their fight for immigration reform three years ago after finger-pointing and disagreements between businesses and labor.

The groups also blame a Washington-centric strategy while their opponents ran a spectacularly successful grass-roots campaign.

Conditions are right for a perfect storm.  One big enough to wipe Democrats off the political map.  I can't say it will happen, just that the public anger is palpable, and an election is coming.

My sense it that even the most causal voters have in their heads, not the details maybe, but a conglomeration of grievances picked up at the water cooler,  car radio, news headlines, etc. Imagine a  ball of string made from strands  of  of these impressions:  phony baloney global warningchesk bad economychesk botched war on terrorchesk this democrat and that democrat jailedchesk accused of lying chesk ethics complaints chesk Medicare trashed cheskvoting against constituent wisheschesk taking bribeschesk arrogantchesk hideous looking scowlschesk secret meetings cheskbirth certificateschesk tax increaseschesk death panelschesk why the hell ain't we drilling for oil cheskbowing to everyonecheskChristmas Eve voteschesktax increaseschesk health care system destroyedchesk I got laid off but gummint clerks make 6 figures chesktrillions of dollarscheskillegal immigrationchesk freeing al Qaeda terroristscheskunderwear  bomberchesk won't be able to use light bulbscheskACORN cheskunion thugschesk indoctrinating childrenchesk and on and on and on ...  One great mental glob of mad looking for an outlet.  That outlet will arrive the 2nd of November, 2010.

Broken Headlight Fix

Beating the 'Man'

GPS Help

Handy stuff for GPS hunters

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Calling Customer Service

In Passing

In Passing
 I found nekkid travelers, and ... nice Nazis?

Oliver Stone to Put Hitler, Stalin 'In Context' With New Miniseries
"We can't judge people as only bad or good," Stone said
Sounds like a Howard Zinn screenplay

You will remember that during the Clinton occupation, "pop" historians went on a mission to charge  as many past presidents as possible with adultery (falsely accusing Eisenhower and Jefferson in the process). The idea being, I guess, to mitigate Clinton's behavior with the "hey, they were human too," analogy.  Same deal here.  Ratbastard socialists love their dogs.

She Quits To Conquer
 ... several "concern trolls" talked about how they really wanted to like Palin, but gosh darn it, they just couldn't trust a "quitter" -- citing her history of resigning from two positions before completing her terms.
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

East Boston cat called to jury duty
not hep cat. Cat.

Sharpton backs Reid
Good one Captain Obvious

Hume: Reid’s Remarks Amount to ‘Accusation of Racism Against the American People’

Robert Gibbs: Record Cold Is Result of ‘Climate Change’
"I would say that even in places that are used to getting very cold weather, record cold...our weather patterns have been affected by change in our climate."

Flying Barely
Half way across the Atlantic earlier today I looked up to see a naked man–a young white male–walking from economy towards first class.  Totally bare.

As a result of the deforestation of the Amazon basin ...
Hidden from view for centuries, the vast archaeological remains of an unknown, ancient civilization have been found.