November 17th, 2008

yellow_elephant

Is Obama The Anti-Christ?

Hey kids, ask yourself how many time has the main stream media been willing to press ahead with such COSMIC CONCERNS!!! But now it is hear, now we must deal with it:
On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder of RaptureReady.com, his job is to track current events and link them to biblical prophecy in hopes of maintaining his status as "the eBay of prophecy," the best source online for predictions and calculations concerning the end of the world. Already Barack Obama had drawn the attention of apocalypse watchers after an anonymous e-mail circulated among conservative Christians in October implying that he was the Antichrist. Former "Saturday Night Live" ingénue Victoria Jackson fueled the fire when, according to news reports, she wrote on her Web site that Obama "bears traits that resemble the anti-Christ." Now Strandberg was receiving up-to-the-minute news from his constituents in Illinois. One of the winning lottery numbers in the president-elect's home state was 666— which, as everyone knows, is the sign of the Beast (also known as the Antichrist). "It is very eerie, and I take it for a sign as to who he really is," wrote one of Strandberg's correspondents.
[ cf Is Obama the Antichrist? ]
Hum....

But more importantly, can TRUE Xtians follow the orders of the Anti-Christ?

THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! The innocent children!!!
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Fic's Law...

Remember, your characters have to make sense.
Or you will loose your Audiance.

Reality is under no such constraint

-- Fic's Law
IT's THE LAW!!! Deal with it!!!

Then we find:
Even worse, your John McCain is completely OOC. That man's a war hero, he's not going to suddenly, I don't know, campaign with a fake plumber or something, just to make your character look better. Even more ridiculous: al Qaeda endorsing McCain to show how awesome your Sue is. And I'm not even talking about Sarah Palin. The world doesn't work that way.
( from fanficrants: Dear America )
IT IS THE LAW!!!

LEARN TO COPE!!!

There are not litaerary agents who can pimp this reality.
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HOLY PERSECUTING WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA!!!!

ZOMG!!!
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, was charged with insider trading in shares of Mamma.com Inc, an Internet search engine firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday.

Cuban, one of the five finalists to buy the Chicago Cubs pro baseball team, faces civil charges by acting on nonpublic information and selling shares of Mamma.com to avoid more than $750,000 in losses, the SEC alleged.

According to the SEC, Mamma.com invited Cuban to participate in a stock offering that would be conducted at a discount to the market price after he agreed to keep the information confidential.

[ cf SEC charges Mark Cuban with insider trading ]
OH ME!!! OH MY!!!

But it is good to see that the SEC is doing it's part to go after those who failed to engage in self regulation, as was the standard of the time....
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NetRoots still a dangerous Cause of Factualisms!!!

Back in the bad ole days, not so long ago....George Will would have said his nonsense, looking and sounding professorial; Cokie Roberts would have seconded in her no nonsense kind of way (after all her parents were Democratic party icons) and the another lie would have sustained the right wing economic hegemony on elite opinion. Now we have a Nobel Prize winning economist to put away in a few quick, well chosen, well sourced progressive views that George Will just spouts crap.

Paul has had a column since 2000, but he hasn't had the impact he deserved. The internet has lent great support to that.

In addition to taking due credit for the election of a center left Democrat, the netroots should take an enormous and continuing bow for changing the media environment for the better.

[ cf Lessons from the Great Depression Blogging ]
SHOCK!!! SHOCK!!! HORROR!!! HORROR!!!

Will americans be forced to live in the dark evil land of pre-911, back when Terrorists and their Fellow Evil Liberal Fellow Travellors Ruled the Land CRUSHING the hopes of freedom and patriotism with their Godless Open Market Start Up starting Wrong Headed Version of Capitalism, not based upon the God Given Divinely Inspired Form of Economic Fundamentalism and the Majikal, and Mystical Powers of Faith Based Economics!!!

{ hey kids, if you turn up the sound track to Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Colour, well, like totally LOUD ENOUGH, you can actually see the Colours of the Majikal Free Trade in Free Marketeering...

Did you ever notice that it went off the air in 1969, right after the GOD HATING RADICAL LEFTWING EXTREMISTS had installed their Peace Candidate Richard M. Nixon.... And that Milton Friedman did not consider Nixon one of their own....

HUM... makes me wonder about the wonderful world... Makes one wonder about things like, the REAL back story on Walt's co-optation of Doctor Syn.... was it really just as they want you to believe, or was it all a part of the Deeper Evil of Liberalism, and their radical left wing economic dogma... }
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ParTee LoyalTee is more ImporanTee than RealiTea.

Besides, who really drinks RealiTea?
So I was listening to Arnold Schwarzenegger before doing the "This Weak" round table, and he was mostly making sense — except for one thing. He asserted, as a simple matter of fact, that “government created the housing bubble”, because Fannie and Freddie made all these loans to people who couldn’t afford to pay them.

This is utterly false. Fannie/Freddie did some bad things, and did, it turns out, get to some extent into subprime. But thanks to the accounting scandals, they were actually withdrawing from the market during the height of the housing bubble — the vast majority of the loans now going bad came from the private sector.

Yet it’s now clear that the phony account of the crisis — that it’s all due to Fannie, Freddie, and nasty liberals forcing poor Angelo Mozilo to make loans to Those People — is setting in as Republican orthodoxy, part of what you have to believe to be a respectable member of the party.

[ cf Republicans Dive Deeper into Fantasy ]
NOW more than ever, americans must support the President to support the Troops, and the Countr-Coup to RESCUE our white Christian America, from, well, those types....

{ either that, or we should reconsider allowing KennedyBoyToys to talk outside of their scope of awareness... }

{ hum... what if the Myth of The Triumphalist Free Trade In Free Markets, is, well, problematic, and not just on the GOP side of the line???

And that there are also democrats, who have the lust for their Zel Miller Laser Death Ray Eye Kit, based upon a Corrected History of what thing would have been like, if they had actually unfolded in the way that they would have unfolded along the line of the KORREKT Marxist-Lenninist-YouIdeologyHere-MiltonFriedManHayakian version of what economics was suppose to be like... }
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Ugly Thot Moment...

But when Hayek wrote his 1960 "Why I am not a conservative." would that be a gooder place to start as a way of sorting out which of the NeoCons have not only NOT been Republicans, but, well, were never really Conservatives to boot...

Or should we just skip over the details and Support the New parTee LoyalTee?

You know, to protect us from them...
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Did YOU do YOUR Part?

NEW: DON'T BLAME ME! I VOTED FOR PALIN
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( email from eagle@gopusamedia.com : Subject: Don't Blame Me! I VOTED FOR PALIN Bumper Stickers & more...)
Hum....

I thot McCain had been the candidate for president....

Could it be that some of the NeoConClownCarCrew forgot to vote for a presidential candidate?
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Recession Spread...

It has colour Charts, and they use RED, therefore it is KOMMUNISM:
Here is another measure of credit stress... the spread between 30 year Moody's Aaa and Baa rated bonds and the 30 year treasury. The Moody's data is from the St. Louis Fed.... There are periods when the spread increases because of concerns of higher [long-term corporate] default rates (like in the severe recession of the early '80s), but the recent spread is unprecedented.
[ cf Record Interest Rate Spreads ]
yes, OK.

So the spread is greater than it has been since the late seventies, but does that really mean it is a bad thing?

Hadn't Dick Cheney already established that Reagan had already proven that Reality Doesn't Matter....

Or was it only that federal deficits did not matter....

Or was it that things that one does not wish to deal with do not matter as long as one is not required to acknowledge that they might exist...

Besides True Believers BELIEFE!!

That is why they do not support Gay HomoZeXual Pirate Zombie Canadianist Factualists...

Besides when the demand from more winning in Iran kicks in, all will be gooder with the world...
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What if the Republican Party had to start from a Reality Base?

The smack down is elegant, because clearly there are some who have failed to catch what has really happened in america.
I think Andrew Samwick misses the point when he writes:
The Right Wing Strategy | Capital Gains and Games: I suspect it will take months or even years for those on the political and ideological Right to map out a strategy to compete in national elections after two sound defeats in 2006 and 2008. The first step has been to assign blame.... Christie Todd Whitman in yesterday's Washington Post lays the blame on "social fundamentalists." I don't know how constructive that is -- each Party has a base, and if you alienate the base, you have to make inroads substantially across the political center to make up for it. The most liberal Republican he could have picked for his running mate would have been Whitman herself. I don't think that ticket would have run any better against Obama-Biden this year...
Andrew Samwick has no influence on how the next Republican presidential and congressional candidates will campaign. But he does have the potential to have considerable impact on how those Republican members of congress (and perhaps presidents) govern: to push them toward governing in a constructive conservative manner--rather than be, say, a rerun of Gingrich-Armey-DeLay-Boehner-Dole-Lott-McConnell-Bush governance, which has been "conservative" only in its social policy.

So I want to hear something very different from Andrew this winter: I want to hear what ideas and policies the Republican Party could serve as a carrier for that would make America a better country and the world a better world, and I want to hear how all of us can help make the Republican Party the carrier of those ideas--rather than the ideas of, say, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and Rush Limbaugh, to name three sets that America and the world would be better off without.

[ cf In Which I Think Andrew Samwick Misses the Point... ( emphasis mine ) ]
What if the problems were deeper than merely Caribou Barbie and Ken?

I don't mean to be harsh here boys and NonPerkin, but maybe it is time for america to work on a series of serial issues.

Many of the snivellers listed in the Gingrich-Armey-DeLay-Boehner-Dole-Lott-McConnell-Bush have their roots in being more anti-anti-war than those dirty stinking liberals, with no real and serious thot about what they really were in favor of, when they opted to fight against the evil sixties. Never mind that a core part of the problem that was also in play was getting the rest of america out of the 19th Century, now that in theory we had REALLY won the war to make the world safe for democracy...

Which is really very funnier now - since we do have the crisis of faith about what did we mean about allowing NonMalePerkin the same sorts of rights like RealMen[dm].

Yes, I do hate to remind americans about the still ongoing crisis of faith about the role of women in actual american society!!! Yes, it is not as popular as it once was to preach the gospel that women must stay silent in the church, and that there is no separation of church and state... and the concomitant problem of what that should have meant about which of the "Third Wave" should have been selected as McCain's True Running Mate...

Clearly the Evil Liberals are getting to point to having elected someone who sorta sets a mark. But will this really be the whole Klingon "Only Richard Nixon could go to Peking." Thing where 'affirmative action' can finally be killed, because as a society, "POOR" is still the new race that we can get away with being prejudice against...

And who knows, maybe it will even be acceptable to have discussions about national level policy issues without having to worry about who MUST be burned at the stake for not having true faith in Great Leader whom GOD, the one true and only one, has put upon the Throne because of the Divine Mandate of the Divine Rights of Great Leader.... You know, the sort of "divine right of kings" stuff, but with biblical thunder, because the bible does talk about kings, but not about presidents, but without the sort of mamby pamby europeanism, where they just do not love the Righteousness of Kings, because, uh, they are European, and hence not as american as we are...

Granted, this would mean ending the GOVERNMENT WELFARE PROGRAMME to the Comedy Channel, and force joke writers to actually do their own work...

But maybe that is not a bad idea...

Who knows, we might even work on getting Knowledge to be knowledgeable.... and facts factual, and laws, Legal!

And what if maybe the first thing that the Republican Party should start out with is trying to understand what REALLY HAPPENED before we start the Hunt for the BringersOfSin, who have brought this Plague Upon Us, and thus the WRATH of GOD, because the EVIL LIBERAL CANADIANISTS, like david frum, have been, so, well, unamerican!!!

WHAT AM I THINKING??? that would mean getting the RINO in the Party to accept the idea that there is an actual flow of history that is not a part of the Post-Surrealist-UnReality-Sphere! That they do not get to go back and edit what they coulda,shoulda, woulda, have done, IF ONLY they had been willing to do the thinking before the leaping off into the VOID!!!!

It could happen!!!

It might even be possible to get some folks inside of both parties to start thinking about the need for a return to sanity. To accept that the Cold War is over. That there just are not the sort of Great Lands of Orcs where we can send our riff-raff, to, well, get them out of the local area....

Ah yes.... It would be so reassuring to see the GOP party leading the way to sanity, sobriety and seriousness, but I am not expecting that miracle this week.... maybe next...
yellow_elephant

What??? Toxic Chemicals are Toxic???

Hold the presses!!! would this be a badder time for the
we support the troops for as long as it is domestically politically expedient to do so, and then who cares what happened to them, since it merely prooves that they are a bunch of whiners who just do not understand the importance of being more Anti-Anti-War, than any of that welfare queenism of serving not only on active duty, but in a real live Hostile Fire Payzone, where there are some tax advantages, but not like you can get by staying CONUS and purchasing the government of your choice at discount prices
not like I always want to thank folks in cars with the 'I support the troops' sticker, and ask them if they are going to stay in the game for any amount of time...

So here comes this BuzzKillNewsFlashBlastFromThePast Fresh TO YOU:
Gulf War illness, dismissed by some as a psychosomatic disorder, is a very real illness that affects at least 25 percent of the 700,000 U.S. veterans who took part in the 1991 Gulf War.

It's likely cause was exposure to toxic chemicals that included pesticides that were often overused during the war, as well as a drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas, a frequent weapon of choice of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

And no effective treatments have been devised for the disorder.

Those are three key conclusions of a Congressionally mandated landmark report released Monday by a federal panel of scientific experts and veterans.

"It is very clear that Gulf War illness is a real condition that was not caused by combat stress or other psychological factors," said Lea Steele, scientific director of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, which issued the report, and an associate professor at Kansas State University.

[ cf Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness ]
Or should we just dismiss this as more of the same old failed evil liberal propoganda....

Would this be a bad time to remind americans about the problems of "Agent Orange", and the once again problem that too much toxic chemical waste seems to be not good for welfare queens, and may even have an impact on human beings...
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Why We MUST Defeat THEM!!! and their Evil Fellow Travellors!!!

AH YES, the glory of it all...
A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a contempt order requiring fines of up to $5,000 a day against a former USA Today reporter who refused to identify sources for stories about the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Toni Locy had been ordered by a judge to personally pay the fines unless she identified officials who discussed Steven J. Hatfill, who was named a person of interest in the anthrax attacks but was eventually exonerated by the Justice Department.

Hatfill, a former Army scientist, sued the federal government for violating his privacy by talking to reporters. Locy was drawn into the lawsuit after she was asked to reveal her sources.

When she said she couldn't remember, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered her to identify all her sources who discussed any aspect of the anthrax case. When she refused, Walton placed her in contempt and ordered the fines.

[ cf Judges throws out contempt order against reporter }
To be fair and balanced, there is also a report from USA Today (cf The real cost of fining a reporter ) where they try to squirm out of the fact that clearly USA Today was stabbing our troops in the back by not fully supporting the President to Support the TOTAL VICTORY over the Anthrax Evil Doers, who were threatening liberals and the evil liberal media, with anthrax.

Clearly we as Americans JUST NEED To Support The President To Support The Troops against the EVIL LIBERAL MEDIA which is evil, and liberal....

And those Radical Judicial Activists who are legislating from the bench....

Are YOU doing YOUR PART to defeat THEM!!! or are YOU one of THEM!!!!
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Radical Extremists Attack Our American Free Trade In Votes!!!

Velvet Revolution ("VR"), a non-profit dedicated to clean and honest elections, today offers a $100,000 reward for hard information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons who may have rigged the 2002 Senate race in Georgia in favor of Saxby Chambliss. That election pitted popular incumbent Max Cleland, a war hero, against conservative novice Saxby Chambliss. The pre-election polls showed Cleland with a comfortable lead but the end results had Chambliss winning by a wide margin.

Chris Hood, a whistleblower who worked for the Diebold voting machine in 2002, has stated publicly that, in the days leading up to that election, he was ordered by Diebold President Bob Urosevich (a self proclaimed GOP partisan) to place uncertified patches on hundreds of voting machines in the Democratic leaning counties of Fulton and DeKalb. Hood was told not to discuss these patches with Georgia elections officials. Documents provided to VR by Hood show that Cathy Cox, the former top Georgia elections official, was unaware at the time that these patches had been placed on the machines.

[ cf $100,000 Reward For Information About Rigging of 2002 Saxby Chambliss Senate Race In Georgia ]
What???

Voter Fraud???? Against An American Vet????

How SHOCKING!!!

And they want to investigate this matter before the december 2nd run off election???

Where is their FAITH in the Free Trade In Free Markets!!!

ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART TO KEEP THE FREE TRADE IN THE FREE MARKET OF VOTERS VOTES A PROFIT CENTER???

Or are you going to deprive people in need of the positive cash flow that comes from creating more profits from votes that voters frivilously leave lying around in voting places!!!

This is AMERICA!!! we understand the value of Money!!!

{ god, we are going to be doing this election thing until december, or january, or at least until the Counter Coup protects us from THEM!!! }
yellow_elephant

DO NOT DO BAD DRUGS!!!

Bush's speech on Wall Street today is a most peculiar thing -- a mixture of free-market platitudes, cryptic code, and outright weirdness. For instance, what does this mean?
One vital principle of reform is that our nations must make our financial markets more transparent. For example, we should consider improving accounting rules for securities, so that investors around the world can understand the true value of the assets they purchase...
"Accounting rules for securities" -- that sounds like mark-to-market, right? But even the people who want to abolish mark-to-market accounting don't go so far as to say that doing so will improve transparency or make "the true value of assets" more obvious. This statement is the kind of thing which would be made by someone urging a move to mark-to-market accounting, not a move away from it. Does Bush think there isn't enough mark-to-market accounting?
[ cf Felix Salmon Is Unhappy with George W. Bush ]
you see, it is like this...

Uh, no, it really is the other way around...
IMHO, the (few) people interested in the substance of economic policy in the Bush administration have given up all contact with White House speechwriting--they have better things to do. And so you have a bunch of ideologues, spinmasters, and speechwriters putting words together at random.

One can wonder whether the Bush White House ever passed the Turing Test. It clearly dos not do so now.

(op cit)
Of course the president would not be able to pass a Turing Test, Turing was GAY!!!

I mean do these People think that the president needs to PROVE that he is Gay???
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Why DO they hate the Guacamole!!!

What has to be understood about the immigration issues that drove a bunch of numbnuts to the border is that it did not emanate from the bowels of the conservative think tanks or from RNC political operatives, they were at best along for the ride. Immigration hysteria got started on talk radio. Because it was an area they could disagree with the administration, bash on the liberals and hate foreigners at the same time. A Trifecta!

The problem is that the GOP was killed in key swing states among Latino voters. Who are likely very unhappy with the racist spew coming their way everytime talk radio gets cranked up about immigration, legal or otherwise. The truth is talk radio has slipped it's leash. Limbaugh is the most important power broker in the party today. And if he and the rest of the talk show goof brigade become less a political actualizer and more a way of shrinking the base and chasing out moderates and growing voter blocs like Latinos, that is a problem. And it's not a problem that has anything to do with teh straw man of liberal elites or geographical bias. We didn't force them to broadcast hate and fear all day long, they did that themselves.

[ Hebisner: But my dog is trained!!! ]
Well, there you have it!!!

CLEAR AND COMPELLING AND UNEQUIVOCAL PROOF that the god hating Liberals want to IMPOSE not only their censorship of Talk Radio, destroying the freedom of the air waves, but area also going to impose their Sinister Intellectualisms and force folks to take some sort of special test about where they get their ideological deviationalism before they will be allowed to vote!!!

Clearly EVIl LIBERALS are threatening our very american way of life with their Unwillingness to Embrace the GLORIOUS Military Victories of Rush Limbaugh!!! Who was a Part of the Karl Rover Armoured Flying Saucer Korp that not only DEFEATED the Vietnamese, but flew on to Bring Freedom to Peking, and a new Democratic and Free China to the Chinese, until the God Hating Radical Left Wingers like Nixon lost China to the Communists!!!

But would the Radical Left Wingers, and their Judicial Activists on the Bench Legislating Radical Extremism, allow OUR TROOPS the Protection of the Karl Rove Armoured Flying Saucer Korp to win against the new EVILS???