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Friday, January 30, 2009

My Thoughts Exactly Part II



Yes, Mz. Walsh, it really was outstanding.

And what else can you expect from a Texan named Dick Armey? :)

18 Comments:

Blogger Alice Gorable said...

No comment. He was the Majority Leader and he was always a master politician, present statements not withstanding.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

He is saying that socialism is wrong.

Period.

I say socialism is wrong, unsympathetically. What this woman was arguing was, without doubt, prattle. She is saying that Rush is wrong for opposing socialism. While I do not have to agree with everything that Rush says, on that score he is totally correct. So is Richard Armey. I supported Armey when he was just a beginner, and he is not wrong now.

That person was being biting, and he bit back, but in a PC world, perhaps, no man should ever bite back when faced with a shrill and ignorant mouthpiece of Sauron? I voted for Mr. Armey many times and would do so again, most especially if he would follow his inner instincts and go with a Libertarian platform.

7:40 PM  
Blogger John said...

Welcome back, James. Kelly bid "adieu" and she seemed to imply that she was speaking for you, too.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Yer Scrood... said...

Obama Is a Two-Faced Liar. Aw-RIGHT!

Republicans are right. President Barack Obama treated them like dirt, didn't give a damn what they thought about his stimulus package, loaded it with a bunch of programs that will last for years and will never leave the budget, is giving away money disguised as "tax refunds," and is sneaking in huge changes in policy, from schools to health care, using the pretext of an economic emergency.

Way to go, Mr. O! Mr. Down-and-Dirty Chicago pol. Street-fightin' man. Covering over his break-your-face power play with a "we're all post-partisan friends" BS.

And it's about time.

Frankly, I was worried about this guy. Obama's appointing Clinton-droids to the Cabinet, bloated incompetents like Larry Summers as "Economics Czar," made me fear for my country, that we'd gotten another Democrat who wished he were a Republican.

Then came Obama's money bomb. The House bill included $125 billion for schools (TRIPLING federal spending on education), expanding insurance coverage to the unemployed, making the most progressive change in the tax code in four decades by creating a $500 credit against social security payroll deductions, and so on.

It's as if Obama dug up Ronald Reagan's carcass and put a stake through The Gipper's anti-government heart. Aw-RIGHT!

About the only concession Obama threw to the right-wing trogs was to remove the subsidy for condoms, leaving hooker-happy GOP Senators, like David Vitter, to pay for their own protection. S'OK with me.

And here's the proof that Bam is The Man: Not one single Republican congressman voted for the bill. And that means that Obama didn't compromise, the way Clinton and Carter would have, to win the love of these condom-less jerks.

And we didn't need'm. Nyah! Nyah! Nyah!

Now I understand Obama's weird moves: dinner with those creepy conservative columnists, earnest meetings at the White House with the Republican leaders, a dramatic begging foray into Senate offices. Just as the Republicans say, it was all a fraud. Obama was pure Chicago, Boss Daley in a slim skin, putting his arms around his enemies, pretending to listen and care and compromise, then slowly, quietly, slipping in the knife. All while the media praises Obama's "post-partisanship." Heh heh heh.

Love it. Now we know why Obama picked that vindictive little viper Rahm Emanuel as staff chief: everyone visiting the Oval office will be greeted by the Windy City hit man who would hack up your grandma if you mess with the Godfather-in-Chief.

I don't know about you, but THIS is the change I've been waiting for.

Will it last? We'll see if Obama caves in to more tax cuts to investment bankers. We'll see if he stops the sub-prime scum-bags from foreclosing on frightened families. We'll see if he stands up to the whining, gormless generals who don't know how to get our troops out of Iraq. (In SHIPS, you doofuses!)

Look, don't get your hopes up. But it may turn out the new president's ... a Democrat!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Viva la Revolution said...

Kapitalismo Fails AGAIN...how many times will they resurrect this monster? This is the last time...it's global and everyone knows and will not forget...

Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets
In pictures: credit crunch protests in Europe
Ian Traynor

France paralysed by a wave of strike action, the boulevards of Paris resembling a debris-strewn battlefield. The Hungarian currency sinks to its lowest level ever against the euro, as the unemployment figure rises. Greek farmers block the road into Bulgaria in protest at low prices for their produce. New figures from the biggest bank in the Baltic show that the three post-Soviet states there face the biggest recessions in Europe.

It's a snapshot of a single day – yesterday – in a Europe sinking into the bleakest of times. But while the outlook may be dark in the big wealthy democracies of western Europe, it is in the young, poor, vulnerable states of central and eastern Europe that the trauma of crash, slump and meltdown looks graver.

Exactly 20 years ago, in serial revolutionary rejoicing, they ditched communism to put their faith in a capitalism now in crisis and by which they feel betrayed. The result has been the biggest protests across the former communist bloc since the days of people power.

Europe's time of troubles is gathering depth and scale. Governments are trembling. Revolt is in the air.

5:38 PM  
Blogger John said...

lol

You're screwed, Yer scrood.

But I agree. The Democrats are two-faced liars.

Idjoot.

Greg Palast (a.k.a. Impaled-ass) wrote this, and provides an excellent opportunity to further summarize the cause and m.o. of the insane Left.

Palast is one of the gurus and Kool Aid mixers high up on the food chain that the mindless goons here run to everyday to get their new shipment of drugs, pack it in a bong, light it, woosh it up, and hold it in until their head begins to tremble, and then explodes.

Even more brainless now than before, they then cut and run out to their favorite "trog" watering holes to paste and distribute as widely as possible and poison the waters there.

This crazed cut-&-pasting addict found this shipment to be so palatable, it made sure to paste it in the last commentary section and then again here to make sure everyone gets a dose, fully confident that Impaled-ass cannot be resisted and teaches the "trogs" a lesson that they--the mindless zombies-- can never give themselves.

Not crediting the source serves two purposes:

1) It covers their tracks to prevent them from being outed as mere Kool Aid delivery grunts (though it's been obvious since Day 3, years ago) and mindless orcs to their dark lords who tell them what events mean and give them their talking points and marching orders, with no questions asked--and absolutely zero abilities to judge their gurus like Pale-ass as pinheaded, political hacks.

(Failures in the real world, actually, who found their niche in the lefty, subterranean blogosphere with legions of snot-nosed, pimply-faced, eternally-teenaged disciples to do their bidding.)

Impaled-ass is the maestro of the insanity that swept through the blogosphere for a month or so after the '04 election, that was, according to him, "stolen" (just like the one in 2000!).

Diebold dunnit! And they disenfranchised the voter roles of African-Americans in key battleground states because they're racists!

That's part of the "evidence" (recognized as such nowhere but in their own insane minds) from where the "Republicans are racists!" mantras come from (along with the same thing supposedly being done in FL in '00, and then the "genocidal neglect"--if not targeting-- of the New Orleans citizenry being "proof" of that narrative and adding to it).

So hiow did Obama in light of this vast,right-wing, conspiratorial machine?

Voter fraud by ACORN?

No-no, of course not (though iyt would be okay, since the cheating Republicans forced them to cheat against their will). Obama only won because the awe-inspiring campaign organization was aware (thanks to the crack investigating skills of Impaled-ass) of what "they" did and were still doing so they rallied and enrolled that many more "People" to offset the people that would be disenfranchized-- which means, of course, in the cuckoo world of cocoa puffs, that Obama got even MORE votes than were tabulated!

Public professionals (with reputations to protect) dropped the notion (that Bush "stole" '04)quickly when they realized where--and from whom--the lunacy came from.

Now this Impaled-ass--who was a leader in the projected charge that Bush was a cheat and a Liar and so unfit to be president (though he was just vindictively trying to get revenge for Clinton's perjury Impeachment) is now celebrating--"AW-right!"-- that Obama is a liar!

And a good one, too! The Best! Ha ha ha!

So if they weeren't projecting their own deviousness onto Bush all this time, they envied it.

These are sick people.

Furthermore, Obama doesn't strike me as the same kind of profound liar that his base supporters are (like Pale-ass and all the way down the food chain to his yapping minions).

Although your host has busted him in a weasly--and sloppy--lie (the president's on the dollar bill shtory), what happened is that Obama truly is trying to be "a uniter, not a divider" (just like Bush tried, FIRST), but got a stinging rebuke by Republicans AND enough Democrats by the REJECTION the porky "thtimuluth" just as he left the starting gates of his presidency.

That with a majority in the house.

And he still failed.

So he already got his first legislative defeat while still unpacking.

But what Impaled-ass did was quickly scribble up some garbage which is nothing but the psychological defense mechanism of rationalization on overdrive to "explain" that it was really a victory for Obama to be seen running around and buffing the buttocks of Republicans with a shoeshine rag before kissing them because he was being...DISINGENUOUS! A MASTERFUL LIAR! SO STAY PROUD!

And the worried shitling who runs around here cutting & pasting that garbage is, indeed, reassurred and thinks he's "burning" your host by slapping up the slop not just once, but twice for good measure, obliviously only doubling his humiliation.

Stay worried, Impaled-ass. Obama is indeed just another Democrat who wishes he were a Republican.

The shitling is dismissed.

Gee, Viva, Capitalism is in trouble because French proletariats--emasculated by socialism--are taking to the streets because European socialism has failed them so they miserably blame American Capitalism.

Good argument!

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol...how many pounds do you think the poor, crippled loser shed writing that tortured piece of psycho-babble twaddle?

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gawd ...what a case of buyer's remorse the "liberated" states of Eastern Europe are having now.
And, of course, France's problems are the same as ours and everyone else's...being part of a world wide system brought low once again by unregulated capitalism.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Iceland is rilly rilly eager to place even more bets on the magic market.

Die capitalist lackeys!

hahahaha

After this disaster, the dirtiest word in the world will be the free -- but very very expensive -- market.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Nally said...

Funny stuff, anon...so Mr. "brevity is the soul of wit" thinks the world wide collapse of capitalism is centered in "socialist" France?!

No wonder you like pulling his chain.

If laughter is the best medicine, this guy is a one stop pharmacy...lol.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Karin aka Special K said...

Beautiful...no one can make a wingy chew his shorts better than Greg.

He's also good at making a girl want to drop her panties...I know. I went to a signing at Powell's one night and could barely keep mine on...teehee.

9:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

Yeah, he's a real Brad Pitt.

But what else can you expect from the aesthetically challenged?

10:26 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Aesthetics isn't her only challenge...

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...says the fat moron with neither brains nor looks.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous The Ass Thete said...

One look at Dickable and even a stud like Palast would go homo...

The one guy who can stick the knife into wingbat meat even better than Greg, though, is Chris Floyd...there's a real chickenhawk stomper.

They're going to have a lot of fun with Obama Machiavelli setting up the road kill for them.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of FUNNY headlines, check this out...

Republicans in the House Pledge Loyalty to Herbert Hoover.

hahahahahaha

Mr. O takes all the credit for his bipartisan charade AND sticks the knife in them...while at the same time forcing them to come across as mindless, herd driven, partisan hacks of the lowest order...what a tour de force.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous the ass meat said...

Yeah, good old Chris Floyd, Moscow Times correspondent...

Can you say, "I am a Commie sh*thead," trollmeister?

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Saint Chris said...

Why the Reich Hates the French...

Paris When it Sizzles: The French Say No to Fat-Cat Bailouts
Written by Chris Floyd


You have to admire the French. The ordinary people there know how to stick up for themselves – instead of meekly bowing down and accepting whatever bitter gruel the elite tries to cram down their throats. And they don't just write a few angry letters (or blog posts!), or send checks to some worthy progressive organization to organize a few mildly admonishing ads or press releases on their behalf. Hell no, they take to the streets, by the millions, they shut things down, they make some noise, they put their time, their jobs, and their bodies on the line.

Yesterday saw another remarkable display of this national trait, as an astonishingly broad spectrum of the French citizenry surged through the streets of Paris to express their outrage at the government's response to the economic crisis. This response has been the usual doling out of billions in public money for the fat cats who caused the crisis, coupled with increasing demands for "sacrifice" from the hoi polloi: less pay, longer hours, fewer benefits, a bleaker life for you and your children while the elite party on.

But on Thursday, an estimated 2.5 million people – blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals, educators and students, doctors and train drivers, native-born and immigrants – came out to tell the government: "We are not going to pay for the greed and corruption of the elite! Find another way!" The contrast to the stunned, herd-like reaction of the American and British publics to their governments' gorging of corrupt oligarchs with no-strings largess could not be more striking.

II.
The outpouring on Thursday was a culmination of discontent toward the government of President Nicolas Sarkozy – known as "the American" not only for his amped-up PR style (and celebrity wife) but even more for his zeal to impose the harsh work regimen and vast social and economic inequalities of the Anglo-American model on France. He was demanding the "sacrifices" noted above long before the economic crisis began, while also constructing an ever-more power-friendly "national security state" along Anglo-American lines. As Agnes Poirier notes in the Guardian:



Sarkozy has spent his 20 months in power systematically weakening the forces that maintain the balance of power in a democracy. First, parliament: a reform being fought by the opposition aims to reduce drastically the amount of time spent debating bills, so limiting the ability of the opposition to question ministers and propose amendments - all in the name of efficiency. Second, the legal system: among Sarkozy's reforms are harsher sentences, life terms for certain mentally ill criminals and sex offenders, and the abolition of the "investigative magistrate" - the cornerstone of the French legal system since 1811. Third, education: tens of thousands of teachers have lost their jobs while 5,000 "truant hunters" have been created - less teaching, more policing. Fourth, information: the president has in effect created a state-appointed and state-controlled media network, while helping media baron friends carve up advertising revenues.

6:33 PM  

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