Sunday, August 14, 2011

Krugman Comes Up For Air .... .

Paul Krugman Calls for Space Aliens to Attack Earth

Krugman Comes Up For Air


Institutionalized Depression

Is there anything dumber and more dangerous than this?

Negotiating With The Taliban

How About This?
Fed Locks in ZERO Interest Rate for Two Years

This week's wild actions on Wall Street should serve as a stark reminder that few investors have any clue as to what is really going on beneath the surface of America's troubled economy. But this week did bring startling clarity on at least one front. In its August policy statement the Federal Reserve took the highly unusual step of putting a specific time frame for the continuation of its near zero interest rate policy.

Moving past the previously uncertain pronouncements that they would "keep interest rates low for an extended period," the Fed now tells us that rates will not budge from rock bottom for at least two years. Although the markets rallied on the news (at least for a few minutes) in reality the policy will inflict untold harm on the U.S. economy. The move was so dangerous and misguided that three members of the Fed's Open Market Committee actually voted against it. This level of dissent within the Fed hasn't been seen for years.  [Full]

Two Years of Imprisoment for Free Market Forces

Oh, look! A liberal is talking ... .

Oh, look! A liberal is talking about whether something can be "squared with the Constitution."

... here's Ian Millhiser at Think Progress writing under the headline 'The Eleventh Circuit’s Affordable Care Act Decision Cannot Be Squared With The Constitution.'

He proceeds to quote the text of the Commerce Clause. (Of course, he doesn't stop there, but goes on to claim that there's virtually no limit to what Congress can do in the name of regulating commerce as long as "it does not violate another textual provision of the Constitution." Note the use of the word "textual," as if he would limit those other constraints to what is written in particular text. The obvious hypo: Could Congress ban abortion using its commerce power? Millhiser? Millhiser? Millhiser? Millhiser?)  [Full Ann Althouse]

I love the petard thing.  H/T comments.

I Wonder Why That Is? .....

Top Obama aide fires preemptive broadside at Perry
Things you won't see
Top Obama aide fires preemptive broadside at Romney*

*Unless and until he is nomimated

Eric Holder - A Liar's Liar

Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign

President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels. [Brietbart Full]


Eric Holder is Obama's Attorney General for precisely the same reason Hillary Clinton made him Janet Reno's "Go-To" guy ( United States Attorney for the District of Columbia) — he's a lap dog who will protect his liege at any cost.  

A Federal district judge said today that Ira C. Magaziner, the chief architect of President Clinton's health plan, had given misleading testimony to the court, and he asked Federal prosecutors to determine whether the statements amounted to perjury or criminal contempt of court.

He referred the case to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Eric H. Holder, "for further development of the facts in order to determine whether a criminal offense has been committed."

In August, the Justice Department argued that "no contempt of court has occurred," and that "Mr. Magaziner's reputation has been unfairly maligned as a result of plaintiffs' baseless allegations."

 [Architect of Health Plan Could Face Charges - December 22, 1994]

Not only did Magaziner commit perjury, but Hillary Clinton was present in the courtroom nodding her assent to those lies.  I've lost track of referrals to the DOJ for perjury, of damned near every person in the Clinton administration, but not one resulted in any action. It  took a special prosecutor to finally nail the Liar-in-Chief.  Holder is so corrupt he makes Janet Reno look like Thomas à Becket.

Aboard Air Force One

President Obama interacts with White House press corps aboard Air Force One


And Pimps in the State House ...

Maryland My Christmas Tree
Hoes in the Outfield

Hoes in the Outfield
The Sunday Capital August 14 2011

  I guess 'cause there's a pimp in the Governor's mansion.