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Thursday, February 7. 2008
Coldest January in 15 years.
Do you have a "work spouse"? It's a common phenomenon.
The bad guys in Iraq are on the run.
What do you owe your kids?
How to prepare for Basic Cadet Training at West Point
Why don't Jews like the Christians who like them? James Q. Wilson notes that evangelicals are strong supporters of Israel, while mainline Protestant churches tend to oppose it.
Will immigration be an issue in the fall elections? Tiger
Shut up and
The three factions of the Repub Party
Election stuff, and McCain Derangement Syndrome update (McCain has won - it's over):
- Obama takes the lead in delegate count
- Hillary should be worried
- Jim Miller notes that there was no laughter after these lines of Obama on Super Tues:
- NY Post claims John will make a Left turn
- Dobson throws a tantrum
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For years the N-word people have claimed an inoculation from ever being racist. Well that myth was buried on Tuesday as they showed beyond any arguable doubt that race is THE component in their N-ness.
Even the Washington Post made note of it in a report by Amy Goldstein, " Yesterday's primary voting laid bare a profound racial and ethnic divide among Democratic voters, with African Americans overwhelmingly preferring Sen. Barack Obama and Latinos largely favoring Sen. Hillary Clinton ."
When 85-90% of N-people vote for the half black, half white candidate it screams of racism, particularly when no real scrutiny beyond skim tone has been focused on the candidates past or future policies. Yes we know he just won the title of the most liberal Senator in the Senate but liberalism isn't a policy, it's an predisposition to socialism.
So we should hear no more from the great political sage Harry Belafonte but probably more from the N-Purple Oprah on the benefits to having a grossly minority candidate, whose liberalism is unchallenged by the N-people and
whose experience doesn't come within a galaxy of any other candidate running for office. The country has caught a bad case of world leadership fatigue and is apparently ready to cede that position to the Chinese and the Russians.
"...the N-word people..."
ha ha ha. God, Habu, just ..um..tell it, bro. You're right.
I wouldn't vote for Obama for anything, but one thing impresses me about him and that is HE didn't run on his race. He did everything to avoid it. The S-people made that rally.
(S-people.. Stupid people)
Well maybe th S-people helped broadcast it but let's review the bidding.
The cards are dealt and after counting up the points Hillary finds she can only bid a Club, not one Club , just a Club, a subtle but important difference.
Obama immediately, and with a power hand, bids two spades, which stuns the entire polis.
At this point Bill C, not of the S-people ,but a part of the D-people clan ups the bidding by laughing at the two spades bid and running around the room with scissors snipping here and there, snicker-snack, yelling "Two spades,ha, ha , two spades,ha ha"
By Super Tuesday the N-people are in full rally mode behind Obama the N/C-person, who as you correctly point out is playing as if he's kin to Sally Hemmings.
We've yet to see a no trump bid but it's looking that way for N/C-person and his soul train of N-people.
So as Amy Goldstein of the WaPo points out we have a profound "ethnic" divide with a huge , huge , majority of N-people hoping for a grand slam in the tourney.
Note: After South Carolina rumor had it that Bill C. tripped while running with scissors and cut himself badly, almost completely severing his vocal cords. Mrs C offering aid removes Bill C's cajones.
That was a good story. Only I alus thot Bill wus de furst King of Spades. Only right he wife bein Queen of Spades. Hek wit dat half N-word man.
The LEADERS of mainline Protestant churches tend to oppose Israel. The folks in the pews are just fine with Israel.
Excellent article on why Jews don't like conservative Christians by James Q Wilson. I always wondered about that and figured it had something to do with their liberal tradition. The article explains a lot by showing the historical background.
The article also demonstrated how fractured Christianity is. I wonder what Jesus would think seeing the various sects, each with some different take on what He wanted.
I remember when the Presbyterian church made their move against Israel. I was Presbyterian and left when I came to understand predestination - making it okay to own slaves, no doubt, as it was the religion of the planters. But it all bugs me that being a Christian means so many different things and all those things have to be qualified by a different sect.
I have nothing against Jews - but sometimes you just have to wonder what this world would be like if they'd melded into Christianity and given up the idea of the promised land.
Oh, and the suggestion that the devil might come back as the head of the UN. Probably not too far off on that one....
"update (McCain has won - it's over):"
oh how right you are, in so many ways. See you all in 4.
Conservatives have let the country down by failing to reduce federal govt power when in office. It has been a huge disappointment to me, but I understand why the voters have lost trust in our views...
Of course, a candidate who could voice them properly and optimistically would be good, too.
I would posit that those are not conservatives. Too many people confuse "R" with "C".
Re: Why don't Jews
Go and try figure those American Jews.
Msr. Wilson doesn't even begin.
Not all Am Jews support and probably most do not support Israel, except for Senator Joe.
Not all AM Jews and probably most do not suffer white guilt nor like negros, except for Imus.
Not all AM Jews like and probably most donot like Jews of any kind, except for yo momma.
Not all Am Evangelicals like and probaly most do not like Jews of any kind other than the heros and saints of old and ones half way removed round the globe, me thinks, except the Jewish ones.
HABU: Obama has something else that NO One is speaking of: when he stands on that stage, when he takes the podium he has profound masculine grace. Sexual elegance at the highest level. He is smart, he is a magnificent orator, he has that ability to speak to each INDIVIDUAL in the audience--he is in the ling of sports "A Natural". Damn--he just lights up the front room! Geez louise it's like having Robert Redford up there only 35 years ago! It's like having Burton (with a clear complexion), well you know . . .
As for the Republican party---what Republican party?
AP, ok ( I've quit laughing) ...we'll put you down for one Obama treatment of heavy breathing and one treatment of severe swoon syndrome.
We're also thinking of having Obama release Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" single and Abercrombie and Fitch want him for a underwear shoot.
I think what you're trying to describe is called metro-sexual. That he is deeply in touch with his feminine side there is no doubt. Why I can't even imagine the Marvin Gaye Metro Man ever shooting a gun or even carrying a Swiss Army knife.
He must at one time however used a single edged razor to chop up the coke prior to snorting it..unless he was a freebasing snowhead.
But AP, "profound masculine grace"? That has got to be a brand new category. Anyway I would vastly prefer a "rugged outdoor type" man shaking Putins hand than one oozing "profound masculine grace" ROTFLMAO ...if he were a cake would it be an Angle Food Cake?..light, airy, with a profound olfactory sensation?
I guess women today love the 65/35% blend female/male combo...the Metro Sexual Manish Boy
Not me. I don't like the metro-sexual type,...the angel food type.
I love a thick, heavy, iced brownie. One bite and you're full.
But then I'm a hot jalapeno tart....what do you expect?
Would you please, please send the address for that Chinese beach bathing scene? I can put it to such good us--an application you would be happy to support!
If BD forgets, I'll get you one that's almost funnier. I'll have to wait until tonight, though.
I forgot to mention the part about timbre! (Shudder me timbers!)
THE COMING ECONOMIC COLLAPSE pt1
The following comes from economist Bill Bonner, in a recent issue of the pro-hard money e-newsletter The Daily Reckoning (highly recommended, and subscriptions are free): "In the last seven years of the Bush administration, the federal debt increased by two-thirds while U.S. household debt doubled. Despite all this extra spending, median real incomes have continued to go down. Practically all new jobs have been created either by government, or in housing, health care, bars or restaurants. Jobs in manufacturing are now at levels not seen since just after WWII.
“This is the profile of a third world economy,” says former Under Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts.
How does an economy like this keep going? It depends on the kindness of strangers and the stupidity of friends. Who but a fool or a friend would buy a U.S. 30-year treasury bond at a 4.28% yield? This number is only a few basis points from the number for annual increases in consumer prices. Which means, if all goes well, investors can expect to make a return of zero on their investment over the next 30 years. And if all this talk of Zimbabwe economics and banana republic finances turns out to be true, they can expect to suffer another round of losses – measured in the trillions. And why shouldn’t it be true? The American Empire is a bit like General Motors, says Martin Hutchinson. It has heavy fixed costs, an aging workforce, worn-out equipment, mammoth debts, and it is losing market share. At immense cost, America maintains its legions in more than 100 overseas garrisons. At home, the mobs call for bread. And every candidate for office – save the forgotten man, Dr. Ron Paul – offers more of it. “We cannot afford another year without decent wages because our leaders could not come together and get it done,” said Barack Obama in South Carolina.
GM, of course, cannot print money. But as Ben Bernanke himself put it, the United States, like Zimbabwe where inflation is running at 150,000%, “has a technology called the printing press.” What can you expect? We would modestly predict that those 30-year T-bonds, sometime between now and 2048 when they mature, will become worthless."
A Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Disaster
After pulling up the chart note the second numeric column. $40 Billion, has been since 1913, by law. Then notice it suddenly drops to $198 million and then two days ago the report lists the banks as minus $8.7 Billion, something which has never happened before.
How bad is it? Think Weimar Republic. The Fed can no longer stop inflation because the banks can't secure new money with debt. People aren't buying debt anymore. Ergo, hyperinflation is the natural consequence. Mark this day on your calendar.
Note to the pundits:
Stop telling me how to vote. It is my vote.
If I choose to "foolishly" withold it, I shall do so.
I cannot stand being patted on the head and patronized by the elites who can only navigate outside the beltway with a GPS unit and/or a keeper.
here are two time tested methods for keeping pundits from telling you who to vote for. Any one will usually work. I strongly recommend the first.
1, Don't read or listen to the pundits. I know, I know it takes great self control but you can do it ...watch re-runs of Walker, Texas Ranger.
2. do #1
Habu--there is always a clear ring of true with you, or your postings. I fear this is possibly about as accurate as anything we have been told so far.