Monday, April 19, 2010

RE:Perry 4 President

Something about mary

I found this on a liberal Texas blog.  I don't know what to think about Rick Perry running for President.  The third picture, in my opinion, depicts Rick Perry accurately--showboater.

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Oh, my goodness.
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Mary, I applauded Perry for refusing Obamaulus money, and then for his threat to assert Texas sovereignty, as granted by the Constitution, against unlawful mandates from the feds.  So this is a good excuse to repost Judge Napolitano's caveat about state leaders like Perry.  If he has substance, now is the time for showing it with some direct action.
It’s one thing, Alex, for a state legislature and a Governor to sign a piece of paper saying that we stand on our tenth amendment and we are a sovereign state. It would be quite another for a state legislator to enact legislation that did the following: Prohibit state employees from enforcing federal law, indict federal officials who come into the state with the intention of enforcing federal law that conflicts with state law, impose a real estate tax on federal property within the state -  now I know that that has been unlawful for the past two hundred years but suffice it to say we have a different supreme court now that might look at this differently - drag before county and state grand juries federal officers who insist on enforcing federal law that is unconstitutional within the states. The states really have to stand up for their sovereignty. They have to do more than say we are a sovereign state. There has to be teeth to their proclamation of sovereignty. - Judge Napolitano on the Alex Jones radio program (03/25/2010):

Ah, Socialsm!

Re: beautiful, just friggin' beautiful

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Cal Berkeley activist testing tree house living

Cuzzin Ricky enjoying a bit of schadenfreudeal glee.  --
The city of Berkeley may be trapped in what multiple officials have called an "unsustainable" pensions program that will cost the city millions of dollars to escape beginning June 2011.

At a special budget presentation to members of the Berkeley City Council Feb. 9, city officials expressed concern-but little surprise-that maintaining the current level of employee retirement benefits could bury the city even deeper into deficit.

"There is a growing recognition among public managers that the current system is not financially sustainable," the report accompanying the presentation reads. "We know that (fiscal year) 2012 will bring higher retirement costs to the city-adding significant costs to the General Fund and all other funds."

Under the program, non-safety workers who retire at age 55 receive annual payouts of 2.7 percent of their salaries for every year worked.

Pensions for city safety workers are calculated on a different scale-3 percent at age 50-but cap out at 90 percent of an individual's salary. For other public employees, however, there is no cap on how high the pensions can go.

For example, Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz, who has worked for the city for 35 years, would receive 94.5 percent of his $232,020 salary plus benefits if he were to retire this year, according to city documents. [continue Pensions Program May Cause Deficit to Balloon]
Oh my.



One of us is fecked up here

burning circuits...
does not compute

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Sit with me and MoSup while we're watching a news broadcast. You'll soon hear me exclaim "he actually believes that crap!" And hear Mo Sup responding that no, they, all of them, are engaged in a rehearsed, and coordinated mind altering contrivance.  She is correct that media newsreaders act in concert adopt the daily talking points fed by the DNC.  But, I am certain that we're dealing with people so isolated, so inculcated with liberal thought,  that socialism is to them the center of political equilibrium. They are true believers eating their own crap!  That extends to the blogosphere. Here's an example I just ran into.

Just two paragraphs into SJGulitti's "MSNBC’s Airing the McVeigh Tapes: Sensationalism or Timely Reminder?" my brain began short circuiting.  Mr. Gulitti is a seemingly rational, certainly earnest man, who lost, if he ever had it, all ability to think critically.  The highlighted text?  Brain sparks caused by the aforementioned short circuit.

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Many conservatives would point to an incident of labor thuggery by SEIU members,  like SEIU thugs assaulting Castor's Rep. Kathy Castor's constituents?, the assault on a black man by SEIU thugs at the town hall meeting St. Louis, Missouri?, or the assault on Randy Schaber and associates to force union representation?, or the SEIU assault on a hospital cafeteria worker?, or the six busloads of SEIU thugs  crashing a dinner where California Nurses Association (CNA) leaders, who SEIU accused of busting an Ohio union drive?, or my god just Google "SEIU violence? That "incident?" , the Weathermen Bombings or the Seattle World Trade Organization anarchist riots,as being somehow equivalent to the damage done in Oklahoma City or on par with the numerous deaths thus far committed by anti-government extremists since the inauguration of Barak Obama. (huh?) In doing so, they are deliberately ignoring the facts that currently exist. Some critics went so far as to label the recent reports  ...  (huh?).(there's more)

*brain electrical fire * what ...president  ... who uses office .. attack private citiz ...Acorn ... what about Acor- ghak! MEDIC!

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meanwhile in palm beach
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Re: Extremists

a nation full of mcveighs

& Mad Hatters

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I'm glad someone addressed this.  Soccer Dad reminds us how cynical Clinton and his advisor Dick Morris were in handling the OKC bombing while he was in office.

Later, under the heading "How to use extremism as issue against Republicans," Morris told Clinton that "direct accusations" of extremism wouldn't work because the Republicans were not, in fact, extremists. Rather, Morris recommended what he called the "ricochet theory." Clinton would "stimulate national concern over extremism and terror," and then, "when issue is at top of national agenda, suspicion naturally gravitates to Republicans." As that happened, Morris recommended, Clinton would use his executive authority to impose "intrusive" measures against so-called extremist groups. Clinton would explain that such intrusive measures were necessary to prevent future violence, knowing that his actions would, Morris wrote, "provoke outrage by extremist groups who will write their local Republican congressmen." Then, if members of Congress complained, that would "link right-wing of the party to extremist groups." The net effect, Morris concluded, would be "self-inflicted linkage between [GOP] and extremists." Clinton's proposals -- for example, new limits on firearms and some explosives that were opposed by the National Rifle Association -- had "an underlying political purpose," Morris wrote in 2004 in another book about Clinton, Because He Could. That purpose was "to lead voters to identify the Oklahoma City bombing with the right wing. By making proposals we knew the Republicans would reject...we could label them as soft on terror an imply a connection with the extremism of the fanatics who bombed the Murrah Federal Building."

"Yesterday I waded into a mass of tea party protesters gathered at the front of Colorado's Capitol and completely forgot to brace myself for a "small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht" (as New York Times columnist Frank Rich once characterized these events). "
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The Fall of the House of Mugabe
And the prevailing myth.

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That “good leader gone bad” narrative is often used by Western leaders who helped push Mugabe into power, and it is popularly disseminated in the press. President Jimmy Carter still refuses to acknowledge that he blundered by forcefully supporting Mugabe.

Mugabe’s tenure during that first decade was almost flawless. Though a keen student of Maoist economic and revolutionary philosophies, he sagely kept government out of the new Zimbabwe’s three most profitable industries: massive, modern commercial farms which produced enough foodstuffs to feed roughly half of Africa, rich deposits of gold, chrome, copper, and other bulging veins of mineral wealth, and a tourism industry that included yawing game reserves and the thundering Victoria Falls. Mugabe retained experienced Europeans to run his military, banks, and courts, and was able to open the fledgling nation to an army of eager foreign investors. With foreign capital pouring in, he used that wealth to invest in Zimbabwe’s future.

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He built schools and hospitals, while aggressively pumping money into the national infrastructure. When the British-mandated Lancaster House Agreement between the Rhodesian government and Mugabe’s nationalist faction ended in 1987, Zimbabwe looked more like Europe than Africa.  


It is argued that Zimbabwe’s disintegration came as a result of the first real challenge to Mugabe’s political authority in 1999, when the newly formed Movement for Democratic Change ran a successful, disciplined campaign against his 20 year incumbent party, ZANU-PF. When elections came in 2000, the MDC gained nearly 50 percent of Zimbabwe’s parliamentary seats, despite widespread accounts of vote-rigging and voter intimidation by the government. Mugabe reacted violently to what he saw as an unforgivable betrayal.

How stuff happens, wot?

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