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So… 18 August 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics.
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Sooo… are we hanging from the chandeliers yet?  Again?

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1. marisacat - 18 August 2011

Surely this calls for a Beer Summit.

Our Leader loves nothing more than welcoming some team.

2. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Don’t discount Biden in China.
They’re not even gonna keep him as collateral!
AND He took the Georgetown Basketball team too, you know.
Which worked out well. {Pic} :lol:
It really Sucks tho when China empties the bench,
you know – and brings on the 200Millionth string.
NY Possssst

According to the report, Chinese police officers at Olympic Sports Center Stadium made no attempt to break up the fight, { Why Bother? :lol: -~bhhm} leaving the referees and coaches to bring the players under control.

The scuffle came one day after US Vice President Joe Biden attended the Hoyas’ game against the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons.

“The team’s two-week visit to China reflects an ongoing push to expand people-to-people exchanges between our two countries, as well as an effort to strengthen the US-China relationship through sport,” Biden’s deputy press secretary, Amy Dudley, wrote on the White House blog Wednesday. :lol:

Georgetown was scheduled to go to Shanghai Friday,

but it is unclear whether they will continue with the goodwill tour.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

LOL. Whoop, I missed it! By a nose! A broken nose! :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Anyways the CBS link is a hoot. Knob on opening night .

The Georgetown Hoyas are in China on a 10-day goodwill trip which has been cited by the U.S. State Department as an example of sports diplomacy that strengthens ties between the two countries’ peoples. The team was briefed by the State Department ahead of its departure on what to expect during its trip to Beijing and Shanghai, according to news releases on the university’s website.

“The team was briefed by the State Department ahead of its departure on what to expect during its trip”

Okay guys, there’s gonna be 10 to 15 of you, coaching staff and.
the Vice=President. Surrounded by Chinese.
Cheerleaders can be summoned as a last resort. Good Luck! :lol:

marisacat - 18 August 2011

This reminds me of our local talk radio the morning after the opening events of the Beijing Olympics…. people were stuttering and stammering… blown away by the precision of the martial display (why this was nooz I don’t know) it lurched into panic. Several said, we must find a way to be friends with these people… they re SCARY.

Gave me a laugh.

I am POSITIVE that old harridan Biden was in his hotel room drinking each night in China…, despite all of his claims of never drinking. That or he has strange brain lapses…and You Tube has ‘em.
:lol:

Snicker riot.

marisacat - 18 August 2011

Ah SPORT, the healing balm between nations…. Or bombs away. Flying fisticuffs….

the whole thing makes me laugh…

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

opps, the CBS link

the photo op of Knob is funny, Look at the AA women strategically above his shoulder, Look at the White Jockstrap to her left, even the little kid sitting right next next to Knob. F E E L the EASE interacting with the locals. Yep, Ya can tell- they all just LOVE the CHINKS!

3. marisacat - 18 August 2011

hmmm

Please try understand Foundling… after all he was a small time City fixer, he did not deal with rural issues, but he is learning!!…. He’s just one man, He can’t do it all. Everyone criticises him. No one has suffered in the job like he has. He tries so hard…. and he cares for every little sparrow and lost dog or cat. He does.

Finally and last, he will pray for you…

At Wednesday’s town hall in Atkinson, Ill., a local farmer who said he grows corn and soybeans expressed his concerns to President Barack Obama about “more rules and regulations” — including those concerning dust, noise and water runoff — that he heard would negatively affect his business.

The president, on day three of his Midwest bus tour, replied: “If you hear something is happening, but it hasn’t happened, don’t always believe what you hear.”

When the room broke into soft laughter, the president added, “No — and I’m serious about that.”

Saying that “folks in Washington” like to get “all ginned up” about things that aren’t necessarily happening (“Look what’s comin’ down the pipe!”), Obama’s advice was simple: “Contact USDA.”

“Talk to them directly. Find out what it is that you’re concerned about,” Obama told the man. “My suspicion is, a lot of times, they’re going to be able to answer your questions and it will turn out that some of your fears are unfounded.”

Call Uncle Sam. Sensible advice, but perhaps the president has forgotten just how difficult it can be for ordinary citizens to get answers from the government.

When this POLITICO reporter decided to take the president’s advice and call the USDA for an answer to the Atkinson town hall attendee’s question, I found myself in a bureaucratic equivalent of hot potato —
…..

Madman in the Marketplace - 18 August 2011

he’s so inept

marisacat - 18 August 2011

it is kind of appalling how bad he is at this. he was one cossetted bambino in Chicago… No raucous meets and greets for the precious one, I guess… it si all I can think…..

I mean FFS, people are seeing La Nan in her dottage.. she used to be very adept at Town Halls. 20 years ago. La Nan… so he should b able to do better.

4. diane - 18 August 2011

The 2012 Election Campaign Warm Up in Oaktown, Cali:

And Nan manages to not clutch those pearls …for just a short bit:

She stayed for only about half of the testimony offered Tuesday. “We waited to talk to you; where are you going?” a woman shouted from the audience.

Organizers paused the testimony to play a video compiled from similar meetings across the nation. One young woman angrily stalked away, shouting, “We could’ve all been speaking now, and they made us watch an ad!” Lee [dumbly] responded that East Bay residents need to know that they [the politicians] are part of a national movement … [of Bipartisan RethugDemRats against] jobs … justice [and Entitlements. ™ ].

Speaking of that [highly edited] video compiled from similar meetings across the nation, from the initial piece by the same author covering the 2012 Election Campaign Warm Up in Oaktown:

In segueing to the audience’s statements – which were recorded to be considered for entry [and, likely, for a scapegoat list, of lone wolf citizens] to be into the Congressional Record, Green for All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins insisted the evening’s [recorded for future video props and the Congressional Record] story “will be … [wiped of the outrage] at Leader Pelosi [Obama, and all DemRats]; tonight the [Official] story will be about [$$$$DC$$$$ pretending concern about] jobs.

oh ….and in other absolutely disgusting, though not sooprizing, Cali jobz noooz, Jerry Brown names a jobs czar

Former bank and investment executive Michael Rossi is Gov. Jerry Brown’s new senior jobs advisor, the governor announced this morning.

Rossi, 67, of Pebble Beach, will be the point of contact between California’s business and workforce leaders and Brown’s administration, charged with streamlining and kickstarting the state’s economic development infrastructure. He’ll also advise Brown on regulatory, legislative and executive actions needed to drive job growth.

The conservative-leaning CalWatchdog.com has posted an article relating Rossi’s links to banking institutions that sought public bailouts.

yup,…snickety snackities! …WTF!!!!!!!!! :0) !

(bolding, and all bracketed ‘edits,’ :0), mine)

marisacat - 18 August 2011

It’s time to screw them back… with a buzz saw.

They can pick the orifice (ears too!) but that’s it. Death by Buzz Saw.

diane - 18 August 2011

oh…I don’t know hon, think of the fossil fuel wastage …. I would like to proclaim my greenness …and opt for the garrote, …simple, green, and efficient, …best of all quiet: …it won’t drown out those lies and pleading noises squealed out as they are gasping ….. for the same air they want to suck, … from those they claim to serve.

I think Jesuit Jerry should be one of the first in line, ..what do you think hon, …as, your mileage may vary? ;0)

marisacat - 18 August 2011

Battery buzz saw… then.

But garrott is nice… if you have the strength.. not so easy I think…

diane - 18 August 2011

welll ….to get over that hard part, you imitate the fuckers, you simply pretend you’ve got their back; … then, …in a symbolic gesture, … you act like you’re getting ready to hug them from behind (they’re so used to being futilely admired by their constituents, they’ll never suspect!). …. At that point, you just loop over that garrote, …. twisting the ends if you’re slight of strenghth, …a matter of physics, …and the neck is defenseless, as are, for the most part, the arms and legs …. in that position.

marisacat - 18 August 2011

There is a great and I mean GREAT garrott scene in a movie, Wim Wenders’ The American Friend… pretty intense… Also in the more recent version Ripley’s Game with Malkovich.

Yum

diane - 18 August 2011

it strikes me that a handful of garroters might do it because they can’t bear to see the face of someone they loved …someone who betrayed them ….hideously, …while the majority of garroters likely do it, because … it’s frighteningly easy to do.

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

I could do Jerry.
Wouldn’t think twice about it. :lol:
But for guys like Reich, Krugman, etc.? Guise like them?
Man, {blink, blink{ I don’t think I could do it.
Like…..I IDENTIFY. LOL. Like I went to Oxford!
Like I s-s-triangulated whoever was in the way for a career.
Nope, not me, not about the identification anymore.
So I dunno. Maybe one? For the resume? :wink:
You See? Same ole…loop
Fuck it, I’ll do all three. :lol:

diane - 18 August 2011

Fuck it, I’ll do all three.

I knew I loved ya homesy! but let’s share! I want some of that ass too……… ;0) …

diane - 18 August 2011

and yeah …I appear to be certifiably sane, and yeah that appears to have been a problem from ever since I can remember …trying to live life peacefully … without brutalizing others I have no issue with ……… whatsoever.

diane - 18 August 2011

….any who .. so now I am, at the least, calling for symbolic brutality against every single mother fucking slimebag running the mother fucking show.

at this point to be completely honest, things have gotten so fucking bad, I would not shed a single tear if any politician in Congress died tomorrow.

I’d feel sorry for their children, and that’s about it.

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

at this point to be completely honest, things have gotten so fucking bad, I would not shed a single tear if any politician in Congress died tomorrow.

I’d feel sorry for their children, and that’s about it.

Well….Howdy neighbor! :wink:

The kids are wearin thin tho .
Senator Schlossberg-Kennedy for instance!
Who’d be dumb enough to imagine she’d get in? :lol: :wink:

marisacat - 18 August 2011

Camelotta.

diane - 19 August 2011

… Howdy neighbor

yeah, millions and millions of us, …in the united states alone, and that’s our strong suit, …one which the puppeteers are doing everything possible to: subdue, …stratify, ….. set to battle against one another, ….and … make appear … irrelevant …..

(yeah, … I knew I should have qualified about those kids; …. mostly, …I meant underage children, …though not to exclude those adults who would never, evah … want to follow in their parents’ obscenely priveleged – to the detriment and ultimate untimely deaths (at the least, lives lived in never ending fear) of their constituents – ….footsteps)

5. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Pinched off Drudge…

Obama Cancels Deportation of Illegals.

Dems declare ‘victory’…

::
Desm ESPECIALLY thinking maybe we can SELL EM!

Obama, Senate Democrats fight over campaign cash…

Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash { :roll: Enh, “Folks shouldn’t believe everythin; they hear. “ :lol: bhhm} …that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign :lol: to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say.

Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.

Some HOPE for the Swing States tho!
Talk of campaign efficiencies!
Doubling up on the trail!

EASY PEASY to see where this is going…

….But there are other states where Obama’s campaign may not spend much money yet feature tough Senate races, like in Missouri and Montana,

putting incumbents like Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in a tough spot.


……. :lol: ……..UNDER THE BUS!

marisacat - 18 August 2011

both of them are going to have a battle… I AM NOT A fan of McCaskill but she waged a hard tough battle against Jim Talent. But too close to Obster…

And Tester seems to be Nowhere Man. Or I am I missing him when he shows up…. ?

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Well – whatisname – Chump in Overalls him – yeh not a problem seein him plowed under. Sirota can write the obit.
And McKaskill. had her moments.
And now ….. Claire? Pavement? Bus?
That;s the thing, no need for the garrote with most of. these passersby, the Lay Down™, Fall Down Dems™.

I haven’t checked into Pa., no idea what the GOP Daddy Party has in mind for the Sen…but, UGH, ~Casey~ I COULD see him surviving.

But Hey- Good Luck! Which WILL BE a hustings hoot , trying to run Catholic Unibrow as distanced from Ob. …. Casey / His “OWN MAN!”. :lol:
AS IS Resident Prefsident Hesitant! OWN OWN OWN!
Marisa – PLEASE set aside some of the gourmet kernels for that one.

marisacat - 18 August 2011

but, UGH, ~Casey~ I COULD see him surviving.

Jesus saves!!

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011
6. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Is Obama finally fighting to create jobs?
By Robert Reich

Hey, climb in the ring there with em, Bob.
Always been there? :oops: S O R R Y! :shock:

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

:lol: Read a certain way…: :roll: ..ya know.
And I’m sorry, I am. But C’mon.
At this point? For Fuck’s Sake –
Munchkins-hittin-the- helium-again.

The President is sounding like a fighter these days. He even says he’ll be proposing a jobs bill in September — and if Republicans don’t go along he’ll fight for it through Election Day (or beyond).

That’s a start. But read the small print and all he’s talked about so far is extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits (good, but small potatoes), ratifying the Columbia and South Korea free trade agreements (not necessarily a job-creating move), and creating an infrastructure bank.

An infrastructure bank might be helpful, depending on its size.

Which is the real question hovering over the entire putative jobs bill — its size.

diane - 18 August 2011

Bob can get in line behind Jesuit Jerry, …for the garrote, if he likes, …or, he can cut to the front of the line …like so fucking many of our benevolent spokes fuckers lurve to do. :0)

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Just watching the entire absurd circus roll into town.
Where was Bob Reich when Biden and our boys were grappling with the Chinese? WHERE?

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 18 August 2011
marisacat - 18 August 2011

pretty clever….
;)

8. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

The Mostes with the Toast-ess.
After the closing bell today…

Cue Panic As Fed Resumes Liquidity Swap Lines, Lends $200 Million To Swiss National Bank, Most Since October 2010

The FRBNY has just announced that in the week ended August 17, it lent out $200 million to not the ECB, not the BOE, but the “most stable” of all banks: the SNB. This is the first use of the Fed’s Swap Lines since March, and the most transacted under this “last ditch global bailout swap line” (see more on how the Fed bailed out the world using swap lines here) since October 2010. This event also gives us a hint that the European bank in question in dire need of cash is Swiss, which in turn means that it is not some usual PIIGS suspect, but one of the two “big ones.” If true, this means that the European insolvency, liquidity and what have you crisis is about to take an exponential step function higher.

Well, on to Thursday overnight trading, which oddly, :lol:
they do during the day in Japan on F R I D A Y. :lol:

ANNNND —- THEY”RE OFF!

Tokyo Falls 1.9% at Open

TOKYO — Tokyo shares fell sharply in early trading Friday as the global market selloff hit Asia’s biggest equities market.

Obama lowered the sea levels yet?
See that ocean being sucked off the beach?
Global Bankster’s Derivatives Tsunami.

Not to worry! Biden is in China and Ob is rehearsing his best Moses out on Martha’s Vineyard. …Floaties OFF, Everyone!

marisacat - 18 August 2011

I know i have pink water wings around somewhere!!

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Father McGee would take us to the beach one by one and have us hold on to the infIatable swan’s neck. It wasn’t even a swan!
Jesus Saves!

Which reminds me Protests in Madrid on the eve of Pope Creepy Pants Capitalist Salve’s visit

BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Which oddly™, they do during the day he arrives, too! :lol: :wink:

marisacat - 18 August 2011

Don’t you want to confess to an abortion!!????!! …. special dispensation while Ratzsnatch is in Madrid. Confess and they take you back……..! Ex-ex-communicated!

BooHooHooMen - 18 August 2011

The raffle tickets and rigged Bingo games not enough?

9. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

Hundreds of striking Verizon workers held a candlelight vigil outside their CEO’s mansion Thursday, hoping to draw a stark contrast between the contract demands of blue-collar workers and the quality of life enjoyed by the company’s executives.

Wearing red shirts, singing union songs and chanting “What’s disgusting? Union busting,” union members lit candles outside Lowell McAdam’s home as the sun set on Mendham.

“It makes me sick that Americans have to come out and do this,” said Joe Mastrogiovanni, a 29-year-old cable repairman from Piscataway. “We’re not asking for more; we’re asking to keep what we have.”

How new. How Fresh.
Okay, Great. You’ve won Aunt Gladys with the PR.

How about knocking out the grid EXCEPT 911?
Except of course from management and your average lackey supervisor’s homes? Knock everything out there.
Does everything have to devolve to “Anonymous”?
Must Hillary continue to scold China for everything?
How about more of this?

The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been fighting Verizon’s call for a pension freeze and for contributions to health insurance premiums, among other things. The company has obtained court injunctions limiting picketing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, but Verizon has said that hundreds of acts of sabotage have been carried out since the strike began.

Oh I dunno about that last one. It does seem that, coincidentallymind you, ya just cant get long distance every other day here in New Jersey. No international calls.
Sucks these days when you’re tempted to make a killing in the market.

10. BooHooHooMan - 18 August 2011

:lol: Biden sucking China on all fours now.
Sorry Israel. You know, the fuckin Negroes from Georgetown and all…

Speaking on the first day of an official visit :lol: to China, Mr Biden said a close relationship with China was of the “utmost importance”. The trip comes amid mounting tension between the two over America’s debt.

Mr Biden’s visit was overshadowed by a brawl at an exhibition basketball game between a US and a Chinese team.

Chinese state-run media has been scathing about the recent political showdown in the US over its borrowing ceiling, railing against America’s “addiction to debt”. Earlier this month, the US suffered a historic credit downgrade by rating agency Standard & Poor’s. It was seen as a major embarrassment for the administration of US President Barack Obama.

ALL fours.

During round-table talks, Mr Xi – who is widely tipped to be China’s next leader – made clear that economic concerns were for now dominating the relationship between the two nations.

As long as Biden doesn’t move around. Whoops! Knob’s Up!
And heading to the microphone-

Speaking in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr Biden said: “I am absolutely confident that the economic stability of the world rests in no small part on co-operation between the United States and China.”

He said: “It is the key, in my view, to global stability.”

:roll: In no small part…. it is the key. Nice rabbit hole here, uh?!
Jeezis Christ. .
Time to send in Hillary-the-Bitcher from the State Department with a reset button…..Bringing a tidy review of regional issues and U.S. history in Asia. from Korea thru Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos to Poppy Bush throwing up on the Japanese to Dubya not being able to find his way out of the room in Beijing including, of course, an offer to whack Biden, That’s the least we can do. :lol:
I mean, f u c k, let’s get somethin goin’.

Anyways……’night all…

11. marisacat - 19 August 2011

The “enemy” has a sense of humor. History and irony too.

CTV.ca Taliban target UK Kabul office

Sky News – ‎1 hour ago‎

Suicide bombers have attacked the British Council offices in Kabul, on the public holiday marking Afghanistan’s independence from Britain.

12. BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Good Morning.

Obama Must Get Bold, Tell Republicans ‘It’s On’:
Jonathan Alter

3rd Alternate Stunt Double for Jason Alexander.
Alter……….Alexander.. Just sayin.
But No No! It’s ON Baby! its On!

13. BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Where’s the Syria Plan?
Eugene Robinson < – – – – :lol:

WE Need A PLAN!™
Fuck the markets, try and get the rights to THAT jingle.

marisacat - 19 August 2011

Here a war there a war….

Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

in order to have a plan, you have to have an expert, because only an expert can develop a plan to deal with a problem.

I think we’re fresh out of experts.

marisacat - 19 August 2011

But are we out of PLANES?

I had to laugh at myself, now ALL the headlines and lead-ins that [over]use “plan” float in front of me when I open a News page.
:lol:

Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

maybe we’re running short on planes, at least ones cleared to fly, but there are always DRONES.

14. BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Hewlett Packard down 25% in oh the first 30 minutes.
Nobody move. LOL.

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Is A Thunderous Flock Of Black Swans Imminent, Or The “Price Stability” Redux

For today’s chart of the day we once again look to Bloomberg, which has compiled a fascinating dataset looking at the frequency of 4 sigma+ events in the S&P500 since 1951. The trend is unmistakable, as is that the cumulative total now looks glaringly like a swan itself :shock: :idea: (paging William Banzai). What is also glaringly obvious is that all those claiming central planning under a monetary authority leads to market stability need to have their head examined: what the central bankers of the world do is merely push back ever more disastrous events into the future. Sorry: physics can not be circumvented with a printer, and a crash deferred today, is double the crash that can not be deferred tomorrow. Yet for all their brain power, all those Hewlett Packard fans in the Marriner Eccles building still can not comprehend this one so simple fact.

15. BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

What the hell. I’ll give it a whirl.
Afterall, any damn fool can say where they think this is going…
Along with the news that the Fed NY shipped off some emergency loot to the Swiss Central Bank, I saw this…

Buyout Shops Get Mauled by Market

Private equity is being pummeled.

Few shares are experiencing the kind of beating that big buyout firms are enduring. Firms like Blackstone Group LP, KKR & Co., Apollo Global Management LLC and Fortress Investment Group LLC have seen their shares fall between 19% and 27% so far this month, compared with a drop of 9.5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

On Thursday, the carnage continued, as these stocks fell between 1.6% and 11%, while the Dow average fell 3.7%.

So you check KKR for instance, (@1030A EST) (the daily will hold the illustration) and Below them on the same page you can see their fellow suspects in Hi-Fi sector predictably getting a little bounce as they struggle off the mat. The thing that gets me is the skank minnow volume in these shares. Suckers bait anyone?

And taking the NYSE as a whole, compared to its average half hourly volume of late .. volume started way off @ 30% down, Bambi, across the board.. As hedged-in fund Masters of the Universe struggle to inflate share prices attempting lure suckers in.
:

Welp its 11:00Am EST. and the Hedgies have crawled back to yesterdays close as trading volume picks up. .
Well steerage class via bookies who just wandered in,
fghting for lifejackets with the engineers should commence shortly.

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Sorry, here’s the squeeze, the link to the hedge fundies woes yesterday in the WSJ

16. marisacat - 19 August 2011

So reminds me of his lousy birth certificate dance for years… when it appeared it might turn MUCH nastier.. OR something other was threatened, Boyo got busy and got that long form at the ready.

Such a fucking bullshiter.

Deportations Halted for DREAM Act Students, Moms With Babies, Crime Victims …

LA Weekly (blog) – Simone Wilson – ‎20 hours ago‎

After three years of insisting he had no power to do so, Obama (or, more specifically, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano) has ordered the courts to sift through over 300000 pending …

Cue up the Latino vote. And in a few months, they will be dropped… no corsage, no kiss goodnight.
:lol:

Ganjafied Gabacho - 19 August 2011

We doin’t need no pinche spppics, ese!

marisacat - 19 August 2011

:lol:

Don’t make me laugh TOO hard now…
:roll:

17. Ganjafied Gabacho - 19 August 2011

On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices.

Tahrir succeeded in large part because the people of Egypt made a straightforward ultimatum – that Mubarak must go – over and over again until they won. Following this model, what is our equally uncomplicated demand?

The most exciting candidate that we’ve heard so far is one that gets at the core of why the American political establishment is currently unworthy of being called a democracy: we demand that Barack Obama ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington. It’s time for DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY, we’re doomed without it.

This demand seems to capture the current national mood because cleaning up corruption in Washington is something all Americans, right and left, yearn for and can stand behind. If we hang in there, 20,000-strong, week after week against every police and National Guard effort to expel us from Wall Street, it would be impossible for Obama to ignore us(don’t count on it-GG). Our government would be forced to choose publicly between the will of the people and the lucre of the corporations.

This could be the beginning of a whole new social dynamic in America, a step beyond the Tea Party movement, where, instead of being caught helpless by the current power structure, we the people start getting what we want whether it be the dismantling of half the 1,000 military bases America has around the world to the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act or a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals. Beginning from one simple demand – a presidential commission to separate money from politics – we start setting the agenda for a new America.

ADBUSTERS: Occupy Wall Street

I’ve got my fingers crossed, but I remain highly skeptical. Of course if you are the mouse and the eagle is comming to eat you, giving the bastard the finger just before the talons rip thru your chest is highly laudable and perhaps the only way to go…

marisacat - 19 August 2011

I think they will clear the area with whatever tools are necessary… under anti terrorism laws and in the wake of the UK reaction to the “riots”.

I had to turn it off it was upsetting me too much but I caught the umpteenth conversation on local talk radio on issues of quelling riots, stopping flash mobs (patrol social media! Round up anti terror Intelligence via word search!!) whose purpose is to overwhelm a store and steal…. and all around “we have to get tougher, we cannot put up with this”.

I say hang a fucking banker….get it over with.

But then I support the travelling Guillotine being brought back…

[snicker]

marisacat - 19 August 2011

Oh noes… they did not write this ….did they?

Beginning from one simple demand – a presidential commission to separate money from politics – we start setting the agenda for a new America.

Yikes. that won’t be working, we are DROWNING In commissions.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 19 August 2011

yeah they need to demand the traveling guillotine

marisacat - 19 August 2011

I am very approving of the Guillotine… :lol: I’ve used photos of a remaining original of the travelling guillotine at the top of a thread or two…
:lol:

diane - 19 August 2011

presidential commission

snork …. Well I’m reminded of my one and only …really fuckin pricey purchase of a hardcopy Adbusters mag, …. where there was no table of contents (kinda like the last Sly Con Valley Metro I picked up), … some things, no matter how old, were actually pretty good ideas! And clearly no editing, for instance: an advertised, make ya want to read the mag, article … which didn’t exist in the hardcopy I paid way too much for, nor did the article exist for those with no (not inexpensive at that time …or, actually now, ..for millions) ‘puter (even in these times, apparently about 30% of the us), yeah I did feel ‘taken.’

diane - 19 August 2011

That little trip down memory lane just reminded me of a horde of wealthy (private plane ownership?) parented (private plane ownership?) $$$$$$$Saratoga$$$$$$ teen bicyclists apparently angry at the hordes of part time and temp workers on a major Saratoga thruway. Angry at hordes of worker bees who found it far, far more affordable and timely to drive their vehicles back and forth to work, versus pay the unaffordable, various commute prices they would have to pay to make it to their multiple non-livable wage jobs on time, take care of the kids, clean, cook and get a tad of sleep …..Fuck Al Gore and his self absorbed minions who have never, evah ….. practiced what they preach.

Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

even if it does happen, no one will pay any attention, because 17 racists will show up on a teabagger bus somewhere to protest death panels giving free abortion to illegal alien shoplifting underaged girls who smoke crack.

marisacat - 19 August 2011

shoplifting underaged girls who smoke crack.

who, more importantly, drink too much soda and eat too much [or any at all] fast food.

Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

don’t forget slutty …

diane - 19 August 2011

endless bipartisan possibilities there, certainly teabaggers, though nasty as fuck …hold no copyright on racism, misogyny and classism.

(ohhh too fuckin funny, the little billy gates spell check, doesn’t know how classism is spelled)

18. diane - 19 August 2011

whelp, …if these aren’t some recent, not meant to be, $$$$$$clone$$$$$$ experiment, …I kind of love these diving kittens, …. even though zoos (and …the state of Ohio), make me really sad. …I will never forget the hideousness of the Highland Park Pittsburgh Zoo, in my youth …bleak, awful, cemeneted closets.

19. Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

John Kerry, The Lazy Senator Who Would Not Learn

The third major myth is that the prosperity and the budget surpluses of the late 90s were the result of the “tough choices” that Congress made in cutting the budget and raising taxes. Actually, if the senators go back and look at the Congressional Budget Office’s [CBO] 1996 projections, they would see that it still anticipated a deficit of $244 billion or 2.7 percent of GDP for 2000. This was after the Clinton tax increases and the budget cuts had already been put in place. CBO calculated the tax and spending changes Congress put in place over the next four years added $10 billion to the 2000 deficit.

The reason that we actually had a $240 billion surplus (2.4 percent of GDP) in 2000 was that the United States had a stock bubble propelled boom at the end of the decade. This caused the economy to grow much more rapidly than CBO expected with the unemployment rate falling to 4.0 percent in 2000, rather than the 6.0 percent predicted by CBO. Do the senators not remember the stock bubble?

In addition to promoting these false stories about the economy and the budget, the senators fail to tell the true story. The large deficits the country currently faces are not the result of an ongoing pattern of excessive profligacy. They are the result of the economy’s plunge following the collapse of the housing bubble. Even with the cost of the wars, the Medicare drug benefit and the Bush tax cuts, the projected deficits were relatively modest prior to the collapse of the housing bubble.

The true story is that our deficit problem is really an economic problem – we let a huge housing bubble grow, which would inevitably collapse and sink the economy. The deficit is needed now to make up for the $1.2 trillion loss in annual demand from the private sector, which had been generated by the housing bubble. The bubble had led to booms to both construction and consumption that have gone bust now that house prices have crashed.

Senator Kerry deserves special blame in this story because he could never be bothered to pay attention to the housing bubble, even when he was running for president in 2004. I recall urging his campaign staffers to pay attention to the bubble. It was like talking to Barney Frank’s dining room table.

Of course Robert Rubin was one of Kerry’s top economic advisers. Rubin was making tens of millions of dollars at Citigroup whose profits were derived largely from marketing subprime junk loans. So perhaps it is not surprising that Kerry had little interest in learning anything about the housing bubble.

Still it is more than a bit infuriating that Senator Kerry and his colleagues would now be lecturing the country on the need for hard choices. If they could have been bothered to do their damn jobs just a few years ago, we would not be in this situation today. As a result of their failure, tens of millions of workers are unemployed or underemployed. Yet the senators, who are still drawing their paychecks, want the country to sacrifice even more. Maybe now they can be persuaded to learn a little economics.

marisacat - 19 August 2011

Kerry.. so deserving of Madame La Guillotine.

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Hey- he gave up a leg in ‘Nam, Lady. :lol:
Oh that’s right that was the other guy.
Kerry gave up his ASSSSS in Ohio.
I got a T-shirt out of the deal. :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Now…TO be macabre…extrapolate the whole “Fighting Dems” imperative limp along… and you inevitably arrive at a headless nominee. Try sail-fboarding one of those motherfuckers across the line.

marisacat - 19 August 2011

one of his famous wounds was…. small, very small, burns on his forearm from flying rice kernels… when he and his buddy, on an almost after thought, blew a village’s rice storage. They were on their way out, but thought, hey! Let’s steal that car! And go joy riding! NO, let’s burn a small village’s rice stores!! More fun!! And who knows if we could get away with that at home! Prolly Not, but so much FUN FU FUN

It. gets. so. old.

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

I have a theory about that floating by in spam :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

Maybe not! Anyways, if you extrapolate the whole “Fighting Dems” Imperative, limping… along, inevitably you are presented with a headless nominee.
Try and get one of those motherfuckers on a sail-board across the line!

marisacat - 19 August 2011

got it out… sorry!…..

BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

No Prob! Run em both! Neck and neck!
NTIM!
::

BTW …I am shocked that if a shlub like me could see the intraday trading today, just who are the MOTU selling to? Each other of course., trying to lure suckers in. And once the KKRs and Blackstones of the world got some price support with the NY Fed to hemorrhaging Swiss custodial accounts,it was on with the PLAN; Oh and the MOTU? THEY have a PLAN
Big slam – – – > Volitility Scam- – – > Incremental S L I D E.. I see the market pooped right after 11 am today.

They are SO trying to break it to the sheep as gently as possible and avoid the inconvenient kicking and ya know, riots and runs on funds.
Criminal engineering at its best.

::

So there is this DRAMA reporting around , ttrue enough but still drama, still diversion – about how big pensions and mutual funds are taking this all so seriously and their (stock/equity holding) funds are re-allocating to money market, well, FUNDS.
Henh. Where they are THEN looted. …
Hey how about letting people get ahold of that, uhm, agreed-upon currency? Why all the waiting periods and withdrawal rules? Oh sure sure, . To ENCOURAGE SAVINGS and Investment! DING! of course! Surely our PTB have people’s best interest in mind. :roll:

Oh it’s all shit, sticking people with beat-down pensions with beat down stocks with the added privilege of having provided the means for their incestuous thieving overlords to purchase the very bonds and commodities which every serf like us willl have to pay for for the rest of our miserable lives.
Invest wisely!
Buy a fuckin ICE CREAM CONE.
Guaranteed to last longer in August then Hewlett Packard!

Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

Ready to serve!

20. Madman in the Marketplace - 19 August 2011

Several new posts up at Boing Boing about Fukishima.

Japan: first report of radioactive contamination in rice

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23. BooHooHooMan - 19 August 2011

New Jersey: Huge Fat Guy In August Figures it Out. :lol:

Christie: Climate Change is Real

My…..milieu :lol:

24. marisacat - 20 August 2011

Nu

LINK

……………. :roll:


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