Saturday, April 13, 2013

The fate of a nation ...

Gretchen's Busy Week

Like a Boss, boss

                                                                     Animal Catharsis

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Chavez Time Machine

Time Machine
11 Years Ago Today


I'll bet I'm not alone in thinking our CIA had a hand in yesterday's unexpected overthrow of Venezuela's RBC (ratbastardcommie) president, Hugo Chavez.  If so, good on 'em.   With him goes Venezuelan ties to Fidel Castro.  "We're not going to send a single barrel more of oil to Cuba," said a new government spokesman.  Who gets that oil?  Yeah, the good guys (the U.S., for those of you in Berkeley).  Crude oil prices fell 6.1 per-cent in New York.

E-MAIL Rodger the Real King of France at 4/13/2002 08:33:00 AM PERMLINK (0) | B-52 Gas Fund |

I posted that during my first week in (blog) business.  That I forget it is understandable since after Hugo was removed I erased his file from brainal storage.  Since there was no link, I searched on "We're not going to send a single barrel more of oil to Cuba," and got one hit

   " Fidel Castro was snubbed and U.S. motorists caught a break as governments across the hemisphere scrambled yesterday to assess the stunning fall of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the left-wing populist ousted under military pressure Thursday after weeks of social unrest.

     The new manager of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) declared that the ex-president's policy of cultivating ties with Cuba's strongman through subsidized energy trade had been revoked.

The next time I remember hearing Chavez's name was when Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."  He's dead now, but the world would be a better place had Robertson been head of the CIA.

Margeret Thatcher and the Left

Oh My

Res Ipsa Loquitor

The Lady...
Res Ipsa Loquitor

One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.

A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night.  However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution. [full]

Hoes in the Outfield
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A government report reveals testing in Oklahoma of drones with sensors that can find people and even tell if you are carrying a weapon. It's happening at a remote site near Fort Sill.

The publication Homeland Security Today says the testing is taking place at the Oklahoma Training Center for Unmanned Systems operated by Oklahoma State University. The group doing the work is "a trusted agent" of the federal government. [full]

Only mass demonstrations will help now.  Actions that depend on an informed nation who will, almost spontaneously, rise and threaten  government at the local and national level.   That scenario pretty much describes the early Tea Party, and  more than explains the irrational response from Democrats to it.  I say irrational because what scared all of them were  people who, while angry,  civilly confronted elected Democrats with questions at town meetings; questions they could not answer. 

Historically this type of revolt are led by the young; the college students who understand through class discussion and assembly the nature and magnitude of the threat.  So much for that.

Let me confess here that I was among those who initially  applauded the Bush Administration's sharp reaction after 9-11.  The  restructuring of  national security services into The Department of Homeland Security.  The very name made me cringe, but yes, I was a cheerleader for this  smothering blanket  of government control over every aspect of our lives.

Whether by bad luck or contrivance,  Barry Obama inherited that infrastructure   Homeland Security  have become Obama's promised "private army," and we are in his thrall. That leaves us with but one option;—throw them all down a volcano.  Sigh.  A nasty business that will be, but necessary.