May 23rd, 2009

yellow_elephant

And after the Glorious Military Victory Over The Economy?

I sometimes wonder if we shouldn't start right now with discussing what sort of America For Americans we want, after of course the Most Glorious Victorious Victory over the economy?

I keep finding it amusing to see all of these bumper stickers about not wanting Socialism on cars that are, well, let us be polite, driven by the draft dodger culture who are not willing to be ideologically correct about the need to stop wasting tax payers dollars on things like the DOD and the Justice Deparment.

So what should the government, if there is to be any outside of the scope of the Free Market, be looking like after total victory arrives? Or is that still the core target to be destroyed as the Armed Forces of the Free Trade In Free Markets roll over the last hold outs of having a country....
yellow_elephant

On Rockstar - the ideological struggle.

I remain amused by the ranting about i wonder if i'll ever get another job in this valley - where the kvetch is about
You're smart, you're fast, and most importantly, you always get it done. Admit it, you're a rockstar.
which appears to be the mindless void being puked up by various head hunter kliques for a wide range of jobs.

One has to wonder how this ties into the whole "going galt" on the one side of the coin. While on the other side we have the problem of Old Fuddy Duddy Antiques like ronebofh who have become such anachronistic antiques that they are no longer about to converse with the younger generation, to
Get Down, Verbally...
as it were...

Can we as a society afford to allow these so called 'elders' take away the high paying jobs that they are merely camping out on, because of their unwillingness to admit that they MUST be put on the ice floes, and allow the younger generation the right To RULE!!! Clearly we must return to the kinder and gentler days of Wild In The Streets - and help intern these counter productive elements in "re-education camps", and permanently dosed on LSD.

We must seek to move forward to TOTAL VICTORY! Or the Terrorists ReBrand...
yellow_elephant

On deficit spending and credit card reform...

It is interesting watching these two similarly dislocated discussions.

For some reason folks who want to cut taxes, do not want to cut the goods and services that the government provides. Such as The DOD, SEC, Justice Deparment, etc. So they wind up supporting Deficit Spending in times when it is not about Government as the "Source of Demand of Last Resort".

We also are watching the problem that various credit card companies may now have to make ends meet, gosh, with real value - and not based upon inflated expectations that some how that 'debt' they have created will be repaid by the persons who rang it up. Remember boys and NonPerkin - one of the fun of 'creditizing' various types of 'debt' - is the underlying mythology that this debt will get paid.

So whether we are talking about things like mortguages, or unsecured debt like credit cards, the important thing is to create the debt, then productize it, and ship it off in the Big Bag Of Pooh....

Then when the music stops, who ever has the Big Bag Of Pooh should scream the loudest about the needs to stop the evils of MarxianistNationalSocialistIslamoCryptoZionists.... or how we should be torturing more to keep us safe, or that the economy is turning another corner, no matter what the numerical numbers are....

Since, the person holding the Big Bag of Pooh should still be able, as we see under the FASBY rules of "Mark To Fantasy Island" to say that they have the majikal majik which makes them RULER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!

So yes, we would be well advised to restore a bit of the good old fashion fuddy duddyness of the old school tie bankers who understood the Prudence in Prudent Man Theory was not merely that Sorority Girl from the frat parties....

Which gosh, might work just as well in government as in the actual economy....

Hum... Why we might even do the actual leg work of really relearning what lessons were so apparently lost about the last great depression.... and not the ideologically pure ones, where all we need to do is be as red communist as herbert hoover... but the real actual american history that americans actually lived.
yellow_elephant

Can we Stop The NationalSocialistMarxianistAgraianist Stuff.

It is interesting that the calculated risk ends Agricultural Land Prices Decline Sharply in Q1 with the John Cougar Mellencamp video "Rain On The Scarecrow" from 1985.

Makes one wonder what the country would be like if they had not voted from Radical Hard Leftists like Ronald "Zap" RayGunn, and embarked upon the horrors of the deregulatory madness....

Or were we suppose to be blaming that on Obama too?
yellow_elephant

Speaking Of Zombie Malls...

One industry rule of thumb holds that any large, enclosed mall generating sales per square foot of $250 or less -- the U.S. average is $381 -- is in danger of failure.
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For towns and cities that are home to dying malls, the fallout can be devastating. Malls hire hundreds of workers and are significant contributors to the local tax base. In suburbs and small towns, malls often are the only major public spaces and the safest venues for teenagers to shop, hang out and seek part-time work.

[ cf WSJ: Ghost Malls ]
For those of you who have not been following the HORROR in the commercial real estate sector, this is, of course, still part of the old news....

Hum... what if a part of why dearOldDick is sqwacking so loudly that he has always supported Torture as the only way to defeat the liberals of wall street IS to provide the comic relief as a part of the HORROR of it all..

Of course, now would be a gooder time for americans to learn more about how to lie with statistics, so that as we get happy news about drifts and shifts in the median, we are not going to get confused about how that is near or different from say average, and how....

Oh Look, nanciiPelosii Hate American and is stabbing our troops in the back!!!
yellow_elephant

Bible Burning As Force Protection...

Now that is an interesting take on the them....

Are the American troops in Afghanistan there to proseylatize on the federal tax payer's dollars?
The military bars Soldiers from proselytizing in Afghanistan, where even the perception of doing so could result in violence against American forces. The Bibles were donated by a U.S. church and sent to a congregation member deployed to Afghanistan.

"The decision was made that it was a 'force protection' measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims," Wright told CNN.

[ cf Army Burned Confiscated Bibles ]
Hum...

Now remind me again why it was that Dubya was not willing to liberate Bible Missionaries in Afghanistan, PRIOR to the 911 event????

Not that I want to try to force this back into perspective and all...