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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a meeting of Democratic Governors at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago Friday, June 20, 2008. A new seal debuted on Obama’s podium Friday, sporting iconography used in the U.S. presidential seal, the blue background, the eagle clutching arrows on left and olive branch on right, but with symbolic differences. Instead of the Latin “E pluribus unum” (Out of many, one), Obama’s says “Vero possumus”, rough Latin for “Yes, we can.” Instead of “Seal of the President of the United States”, Obama’s Web site address is listed. And instead of a shield, Obama’s eagle wears his “O” campaign logo with a rising sun representing hope ahead.        Obama Messiah

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Remember this gem of a howler?:

[T]he journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals. Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.

Obama’s Nomination Victory Speech In St. Paul June 3, 2008.

As we live the on-going rewrite.  Script doctoring with no anesthetic.   Isn’t he about to start some floundering bus tour all about JOBS JOBS JOBS?

Should go well.  Wall St is giving him a fine send-off…  Maybe the market will have a significant uptick of 600 points tomorrow.  Trust in God.  Or Obama.  Same diff.

Hey, Win the Future.  What the Fuck.

Don’t miss this one!:

 
“The presence of the Divine”

Rabbi David Saperstein, reading from Psalms in English and Hebrew, noticed from the altar that the good men and women of the congregation that day, including the Bidens and other dignitaries, had not yet stood. Finally Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Church asked that everyone rise. At that moment Saperstein saw something from his angle of vision: “If I had seen it in a movie I would have groaned and said, ‘Give me a break. That’s so trite.'” A beam of morning light shown [sic] through the stained-glass windows and illuminated the president-elect’s face. Several of the clergy and choir on the altar who also saw it marveled afterward about the presence of the Divine

The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter.
(Simon & Schuster, May 2010 – p. 102)

Think any of the lunatics have figured out they were (and are) on their knees in front of a golden calf?

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1. Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

Golden Calf or Rinehart ala Ellison’s Invisible Man? He certainly was a cypher that the well intentioned Public that projected all sorts of happy horseshit on as the “owners” desired…

Cue the enablers:

Yes, “there’s class warfare, all right,” warns Warren Buffett. “But it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” (…)

{…}

Wake up America. You are under attack. Stop kidding yourself. We are at war. In fact, we have been fighting this Civil War for a generation, since Ronald Reagan was elected in 1981…

No devotee of “uncle warren” I wonder how the author can miss the traitorous actions of the Democrats in this “war”…

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Warren and BIll and Melinda sure have a classic con going…

diane - 4 August 2011

:0)

from the POVERTYMATTERSBLOG (that’s right kiddies the big folk can get away with shouting at you, and no spacing/time out for comprehension in between the garble), proudly sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation: (my what a pleasing font!)

The UK should take the US lead on financial dealings with poor countries

bomb the fuck out of them for their resources, pollute their villages and cities with US Multinationals searching for the cheapest labor, and then offer deadly experimental vaccines …(or something not at all far removed from that scenario),….what else is there to say, ….really…

2. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

Bummer about the whole Dow imploding thing.

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

I hope this doesn’t affect the fragile recovery™

{chortle/ snicker/ guffaw-chortle}

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Bummer man! Creeps me out! Big time!

ts - 5 August 2011

I still doubt that the economy will double dip. It will be more like the slowest recovery ever. There’s a good possibility we’ll get a semi-decent employment report tomorrow and the market will shoot up again.

The only double dip in history was an intentional one: the Fed raised short term interest rates to 15% in the early 80s to choke off inflation, in coordination with much of Western Europe and Japan. Another period close to a double dip was 1937, when federal spending was cut 5% of GDP due to Congressional budget cuts and the Supreme Court knocking down chunks of the New Deal (1938 being the only worse year for the Dems than 2010).

Recessions happen when economic agents (households, business, governments) form too optimistic expectations about the future, and then have to change their behavior when reality is not as good as they thought. This is why it always happens at the top of the economic cycle, and never anywhere else.

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but just very very unlikely. You can’t be too optimistic now, and all the job cuts have already been made. Worst case scenario we go to miniscule GDP and job growth, but not another recession.

marisacat - 5 August 2011

I wouldn’t know what a double dip was if ti hit me…”Double dip” sounds like something from a Hofbrau line service that I want to skip, if I can… it just seems we are in a mess and floundering. Where it goes, I have no idea.

I read some silly piece the other day about how we all ”forget” if 10% are unemployed, it means 90% “are working”. Strikes me a misreading of what is going on.

Plus the US government, whoever runs it, seems very willing in fact anxious to withhold cash flow from the economy.

Basically I wish them all luck…

3. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

from the Wall Street HeeHeeHee – Sorry.
(regaining my composure now)…

BNY Mellon to Charge for Deposits

Bank of New York Mellon is preparing to charge some large depositors to hold their cash, the latest sign of worries roiling the markets.

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4. ts - 4 August 2011

Great article by Nick Turse (the best researcher/writer at TomDispatch IMO) on America’s secret army.

Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.

After a U.S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in Osama bin Laden’s chest and another in his head, one of the most secretive black-ops units in the American military suddenly found its mission in the public spotlight. It was atypical. While it’s well known that U.S. Special Operations forces are deployed in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, and it’s increasingly apparent that such units operate in murkier conflict zones like Yemen and Somalia, the full extent of their worldwide war has remained deeply in the shadows.

Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency. By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told me, that number will likely reach 120. “We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently. This global presence — in about 60% of the world’s nations and far larger than previously acknowledged — provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Not sure what time you posted this ts, but if there was a delay getting it rescued from Mod, it is because all of my electrical went down at 2:30 not back up til 4:05…. they installed my

FUCKING SMART METER…. and all of my electricity went out.

gah.

I want a baby bottle iwth gin in it… (IF I could drink, 😆 )

5. Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

File it in the “So pathetic it makes me puke” folder:

How Pelosi Saved Boehner’s You-Know-What

When the voting began (…) on Monday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the Democratic leader, did not know how many votes House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had for the measure that had been crafted by President Barack Obama and the Republicans. Boehner had not reached out to her to make certain that the crucial legislation designed to prevent a potentially disastrous US default would be approved. When Boehner “went to the table”—brought the bill to a vote—he “had no idea” how many votes he had, Pelosi says.
(…)
The speaker, as it turned out, did not have enough Republican votes to pass the bill—only 174—and he had made no arrangement to guarantee its success. When there were minutes left for the vote, and it became apparent that Boehner would fall far short of the 216 votes necessary for passage, Pelosi’s Democrats began voting in favor of the measure. “We were not going to let it go down,” she told a small group of journalists on Wednesday morning.

(…) Yet when the final dramatic vote arrived, Pelosi was surprised that Boehner was so short of the magic 216. “When they didn’t come to us for votes,” Pelosi recalls, “we thought they had the votes on their own.”

But Boehner didn’t. So the Democrats, having waited to see how many Republicans would back the measure, started filling in the gap. Pelosi didn’t have to send any signal. Her Democrats, she says, are a “sophisticated” group, and they could see that without Democratic support the bill would fail.

Sophistication or sophistry?

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Democrats might as well vote their conscience. Snicker. Which they did.

If Democrats cared they would advertise at moments like this that the R … I forget if it was NONE, or jsut ONE, but they opposed the GI Bill after the war.

But Dems, architectural buttress for the R.. about their only reason to exist.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

Exactly. But isn’t it curious how Boehner didn’t even bother counting his votes or talking to Nan…architectural buttress or ottoman? Either way we are so far lost that polling has something like 50-60+% “liberals” support Oobster in debt deal…makes me want to find a clocktower and start removing stupid americans from the possiblity of passing on our genes

marisacat - 4 August 2011

I had not seen that number… the new CBS poll out tonight iirc showed incredibly high numbers think the whole thing was nothing but politics… only 22% think the Debt Derby had anythign to do wtih ”what is best for the country”.

USA Today had scary numbers, yesterday… and there are Quinnipiac polls runing around, for the hardest states, I think…

Well the Dems get to preen (ugh, think Nancy, that swearing in peahen run) but their job is to help the R. What was that shit Ob lobbed, eat your peas?

he should choke on a massive infusion of peas. AFAIAC.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

,According to the Gallup poll, a majority of Democrats (58 percent) and liberals (51 percent) approve of the deal, although significant minorities of both groups express disapproval (28 and 35 percent respectively). The results are reversed on the other side, with large majorities of Republicans (64 percent) and conservatives (64 percent) expressing disapproval. Although the CNN poll found fewer Americans with no opinion than the Gallup poll did, their results were similar by party and ideology.

I really wish I knew what these folks are smokin’, ’cause its hella mo dank than my stuff…

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

How many Americans die from racial segregation? About 176,000 a year.

The Oregon health insurance experiment

That’s not to say that health insurance is a bad thing, or that only neighborhood social determinants are worth working on. Another recent paper is a major new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which shows that when the poor have medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see them more frequently for preventive care, but also end up feeling healthier, less depressed and are better able to maintain financial stability.

Seems obvious, no? Sadly, what would be an obvious conclusion to many lay people has been a subject of hot debate among healthcare analysts up to the time of this study. (Of course, it is interesting that the U.S. has the highest per capita number of healthcare analysts, and some of the shittiest per capita health statistics among developed countries, so maybe the analysts have their heads stuck up somewhere… but I’m not allowed to say that at the University).

It’s actually been debated for a long time whether insurance provides meaningful benefits to poor people, especially during the recent debate on Medicaid cuts. Some analysts argued that insurance isn’t really going to produce much benefit when there’s already a safety net in the form of emergency rooms and free clinics and hospital charity care (though the latter has been questioned after Yale-New Haven Hospital’s debacle). Also, because so many people who qualify for Medicaid have not signed up (probably because it’s so difficult to do so), several analysts argued that expanded coverage wouldn’t produce much benefit.

The NBER study puts many of those criticisms to rest. Previous research couldn’t resolve the question about insurance’s benefits because the people who didn’t have insurance were often in poor neighborhoods and had a number of other confounding issues like substance abuse, such that comparing them to the insured wouldn’t provide a fair comparison according to critics. But in 2008, Oregon had enough money to expand its Medicaid program. For two years, the program had just enough funding for 10,000 new participants. But 90,000 people applied; to be fair, the program decided to perform a lottery to give coverage to the 10,000 people who could get Medicaid during those two years, before the other 80,000 could be covered by the state budget. So for two years, people who were otherwise in similar social circumstances would be randomly assigned to insurance or not insurance–the first randomized control trial of insurance coverage.

The NBER followed these folks, and found that those with Medicaid were 35% more likely to go to a clinic (and 70% more likely to consistently go to one primary care medical home). They were 20% more likely to have their cholesterol checked. Women were 60% more likely to have mammograms. Overall, the group was 40% less likely to say that their health had worsened in the past year than those without insurance. They were also 25% less likely to have an unpaid bill sent to a collection agency and 40% less likely to borrow money or fail to pay other bills because they had to pay medical bills.

The NBER study–like the Columbia University study and the CDC model–attaches some numbers to what doctors and nurses see every day: the value of social protections for health, and the heavy risks that social realities bear on the ill. What they also highlight, however, is just how out-of-touch mainstream medical research seems to be from the daily problems facing the poor: while we focus on new genetics and the most expensive medical
innovations, the real “bang for the buck” appears to be at the neighborhood and political level, not just in molecular biology.

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Knock knock!? Any of the many groups that SAY they represent poor and poor POC doing anything?

I would doubt it. Not that the ruling powers do anything. Don’t get me wrong.

I don’t know if it went national, the young guy here at… SFO think it was, he lives here in the Hunters Pt Bay view area, the one that was deplaned, tackled (they said he resisted arrest) arrested, charged and it all began as some officious person, a steward iirc, decided his pants were riding too low. An airplane fucking cares? Never never should have happened, young black guy, football scholarship to one of the SW universities (who publicly spoke up for him and said they stood by him), which is whehre he was flying to.. etc. Well spoken polite, short dreadlocks… etc.

NEVER should have happened. But you should have seen the turn out from the NAACP, ministers, on and on. They had him do interviews in front of pictures of Rosa Parks. You could feel people turning off.. tho anyone who followed the story was outraged.

Oh the NAACP and the black ministers loved that one. I think I know why, they assume deep pockets of an airline.

It is all they come out for, nothing else imo.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

This graf really disturbed me:

For two years, the program had just enough funding for 10,000 new participants. But 90,000 people applied; to be fair, the program decided to perform a lottery to give coverage to the 10,000 people who could get Medicaid during those two years, before the other 80,000 could be covered by the state budget.

Gee, how lucky the lotto winners must have felt and what a golden opportunity for researchers…

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

it’s a beautiful world …

Ganjafied Gabacho - 4 August 2011

Ya, fuck Bono to…oh wait that’s “its a beautiful day”… well fuck Bono anyways…

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

🙂

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

Vonnegut Library Responds to Slaughterhouse-Five Banning

Today, the Kurt Vonnegut Library has announced that, thanks to an anonymous donor, they’re giving free copies of Slaughterhouse-Five to every student in the school district who asks for one:

Please provide us with your name, address, and grade level…We think it’s important for everyone to have their First Amendment rights. We’re not telling you to like the book… we just want you to read it and decide for yourself. We will not share your request or any of your personal information with anyone else.

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Good response…

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

Interesting People and their Pets

In The Cat Inside William Burroughs paid a great compliment to his favorite animals:

“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”

marisacat - 4 August 2011

oh is that not wonderful?

In the documentary I saw on Kubrick.. one of the daughters read from a 37, thirty-seven point memo he left on caring for the cats when he and his wife were away.

And a note from Kubrick to the vet, when they thought one cat was drinking too much water and had kidney problems.. but there were SO MANY cats it was hard to keep track of who was doing what at which water bowl.. then he got the idea to film the kitty in question drinking… check how much the water had gone down in the bowl, count the tongue laps filmed…. and figure out how much a cat tongue holds with each lap of water.

God I loved it!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2011

cool story

9. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

The economy stabilizes into a crisis

Ezra Klein

Willowy. Supple. Vacillating. Lubed.
In need of more lube.

It won’t come from the United States. Our recovery has slowed, and updates to the Commerce Department’s growth figures have shown that the hole we’re in is significantly deeper than we realized. Thursday’s news only underscored that conclusion, as the early signs suggest that Friday’s job numbers report will be disappointing.

It won’t come from Europe or Japan. The debt crises in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy have quieted any conversation about recovery and raised the question of whether the euro zone can survive. And Japan is still trying to rebuild after the horrific earthquake and tsunami that ripped across its coastline back in March.

Ezra Klein, eveyrbody, Ezra Klein.
Speaking to us now from Hope Central.
China.

EZRA, – THEY GOT ANY LUBE? EZRA?

For some time, the hope was that recovery could come from the world’s emerging economies, driven by China. But after years in which the Asian giant managed to defy global economic trends and post one incredible growth number after the other, the Chinese government is admitting that the economy has overheated and it needs to begin tapping the brakes. That doesn’t simply suggest the emerging economies won’t drive a global recovery, it also raises a new source of concern: What if the Chinese government fails to engineer a soft landing for its economy?

The impoverished and reckless economic policy conversation in Washington isn’t helping to cope with these trends, but even if we got our act together, the reality is that we have limited influence over what happens in China or in the euro zone and Japan. And it’s not even clear how much an ideal policy response would do to speed America’s recovery.

As bad as the daily data were two years ago, it was easier to tell a story of recovery. The full scope and stickiness of the financial crisis wasn’t yet visible, and the disappointments of the aftermath hadn’t yet sunk in.

Today there’s more stability, 😆 but we seem to have stabilized into an era of high unemployment, low growth and endless risk. Rather than recovering from the crisis, it is almost as if we have settled into it. .And no one quite knows how we’re going to escape.

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

{Two years ago} The full scope and stickiness of the financial crisis …….

wasn’t yet visible…

😯

10. BooHooHooman - 4 August 2011

In Overnight Trading™ – –
{ ooo – I love sounding so.. so…International !!! }

>Global stock sell-off deepens
Asian markets down between 3% and 5%

marisacat - 4 August 2011

Winning the Future.

An easy task for the guy who regulates the water in the oceans. Easy Peasy.

11. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2011

HAHAHA!
The Editors of the WSJ-

The Global Rout
The Keynesians have fired all their ammo and here we are.

In the wake of the debt deal, liberal economists are now complaining that the downward pressure on spending violates the Keynesian commandment to flood a faltering economy with government outlays.

We’ve done that. From the first months of the Obama Presidency, billions of stimulus have been injected into the economy, budgeted federal spending has grown toward 25% of GDP and the Federal Reserve has poured oceans of cash into the markets.

The Keynesians have fired all their ammo, and here we are, going south. Maybe now President Obama should consider everything he’s done to revive the American economy—and do the opposite.

What absurd laughingstock.
And right about now in the middle of the night?
As Obama and his Dem boychicks have gathered in the White House Situation, eh, Bunker?
And are – Reluctantly!™ – watching the live domestic drone video feed as one of the available Diaper and Syringe team backs up the van behind shnooby Paul Krugman’s house in Princeton.
Bummer, man. LOL.

And Krugster’s last words? – They TRIED?!??? 😯 SERIOUSLY???!??

12. marisacat - 5 August 2011

well… cannot say he dissembles… full text from Ben Smith on Goolsbee:

Austan Goolsbee, who was probably the administration’s best economic communicator, if not its sharpest-elbowed infighter, leaves Washington with few regrets.

“There are a number of people there whose tray tables are not in the full upright and locked position,” he tells Jon Stewart. “I just feel bad the president has to stay there.”

Goolsbee also grumbles that a messaging tour focused on manufacturing left not much of an impression: “No one paid attention.”

Hilarious. And tragic… he makes it sound like Obby is a single sane man in a sea of nuts .

Not quite…

13. marisacat - 5 August 2011

Small selectioin of cartoons from here and there around the world on us and our crises driven messes.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 5 August 2011

Funny stuff, I really liked the one from Austria. But once again the Tea Party is seen as the culprit. I know that that Koch Brothers creation is a convienent foil for some, a cattle prod for others and is empowering acts of thuggery in the population in general, but come on! How could less than a third of the House of Representatives and a couple of Senators (Demint, Paul, others?) could really stop the rest of Government if it was determined to do the something? If Obama was actually the half the President people believed he would be, or if the Dems where something besides an ottoman/butress to R’s or we had something besides an Oligarchy in then the Tea Baggers would be irrelvant and hounded by the FBI for being a breeding ground for rightwing terrorists and it would be “a beautiful world”

I think that the “owners” in Amerikkka and the wider corporate world would like the rest of us believe that the 20% of the voters that identify as neo-fascist Tea party are the ones driving us over the cliff…

marisacat - 5 August 2011

oh I agree… I never found the TP that interesting… tho I was aware of it from minute one… I used to read InstaPundit daily and he was one of the mouthpieces charged with writing about them, clearly…. but to me it is just more of the R usual routine… a different version of Club for Growth and all the other groups the R maintain… they all represent a particularly conservative set of factions within the party.

Tea Party is a good friend to the Democrats as I see it. I mean what WOULD the Demcrats be talking about without TP, Palin, Bachmann and now they add in Perry as bugaboos. AND the Black Caucus imo made a colective fool of themselves over the TP. As did Nancy P.

Much of that rhetoric (what incipiently – sure to be! – violent racists the TPers are!) that put a glow on the TP has died out.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 5 August 2011

I generally agree, but I see the TP in the same group as the Minute Men border “watchers” (BTW did you tune into this tragedy? ) the “right to lifers” and the “militia” movement in general: they are tools to distract but sure, but I wouldn’t downplay their dangerousness. I fear we are literally just waiting for breadlines to form before these guys openly operate as “brownshirts”

marisacat - 5 August 2011

yeah I agree similarities to Minute Men…. Which thanks to Lou Dobbs I knew about for months before anything much at all hit print, evenout here in Cali.

Right to lifers, the Operation Rescue and fellow travellers ARE very dangerous and have made kills… so are Minute Men… but i never got that off TPiers… hard as the Black Caucus and Nana tried to make it real. Christ they BEGGED for it, begged for some whacko to shoot someone and be tied to or photographed at TP event. (I guess Jared Loughner never went to one! down in AZ), and other assorted Dem mouthpieces – all begging for violence….

Ganjafied Gabacho - 5 August 2011

Not to be argumentative, but when I see TPers breaking up civil gatherings (e.g. the moveon.org picnic in Oregon or the death panel screamers from health care “reform debate”) I get a creepy feeling that makes Godwin’s Rule irrelevant to me.

The Minutemen, (or as Lulz has shown are now supereceded by”blue lights” marine contract killers link) OR and their ilk are very dangerous because they have been given freehand (and free funding) to act out violently. If we actually start having difficulty maintaining full grocery stores (something that won’t happen tommorrow but seems to be the direction groping towards) then these TPers will be be ready to take their guns and take control (c.f. bridges out of NO after Katrina).

I guess I’ve got a bit of a anti-bully complex. I went through a Lord Jim moment when I was 10 or so and I failed to stand up for a friend when the bully came for him. I felt so bad I’ve been jumping into volcanoes ever since. Maybe I look to hard to blow up schoolyard bullies into montstrous boogeymen, but I know a bully when I see one and to me they’re all potential violent and definetely dangereous

Ganjafied Gabacho - 5 August 2011
marisacat - 5 August 2011

I’ll move this to the next thread… 😉 and the link too….

14. BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

My God, man! Floyd! Out with it!

News Analysis
Time to Say It: Double Dip Recession May Be Happening
By FLOYD NORRIS

And so bold.

Oh~ How about s a y i n g this “time” our beloved Unicorn Sparkle Pony Economy, proceeding in recovery steadily from its “troubles”, where, as readers may recall, packs of ravenous flying monkeys somehow swooped in and were given to frenzied, bloody flesh-ripping biting at the Unicorn juglars..have, uhm, seen THEIR RETURN? And now they are merely picking off the lit-up Leprechaun coachmen more recently seen brawling over the Lucky Charm Coinage, a sort of prized, mashmallowy currency, and ALL , unfortunately , just as they began to navigate, for better or worse, Jonathan Capehart, “our” way, their way, over the Arc of the Fucking Rainbow?

::

OR, How about it’s PAST TIME to say DEPRESSION.
Like the GREATEST Depression…. EVAH.

With the Greatest Depression Hesitant .. EVER.
Barrack Herbert OBAMAHOOVER.

15. BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

Yes

Labor Force Participation Rate Drops To 63.9%, Lowest Since January 1984
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/05/2011 – 08:59

While we still await for BLS.gov to finally come back up online half an hour after printing the actual NFP number, here is the one data point that we know for a fact: the labor force participation rate, and the reason why the general unemployment rate declined to 9.1%, just dropped to 63.9%, the lowest in 16 years, or matches the participation rate from January 1984.

….so let’s get REAL.
As the cursory, bullshit “Jahbs” reports are released by a lying, dying, Government.

🙄

U.S. economy adds 117K jobs in July; unemployment rate dips to 9.1 percent

🙄 Really? Who believes this shit anymore?

marisacat - 5 August 2011

And the beat goes on….

via Mike Allen Playbook:

–ABC’s Jake Tapper, to Jay Carney at yesterday’s briefing: “[W]hat is the President doing? … [W]e know that … he went to fundraisers last night. What is he doing today? … He stood up there and hectored Congress about all the stuff that needs to be done to help create jobs … and then he flew off to Chicago. What’s he doing today? … So the same stuff he was doing a couple of months ago, calling on Congress to pass things? … Has he called Mitch McConnell? Has he called John Boehner? … [I]s he working on things that they can do? … You’re the one that’s always saying the President can walk and chew gum at the same time. … Other than calling on Congress to pass things that you’ve been calling on Congress to pass for months, what is he doing to help the economy?”

–Carney: “He is working very closely with his senior economic advisors to come up with new proposals to help advance growth and job creation. He is working with members of Congress to help advance growth and job creation. And he will continue to do that. There are things that Congress can do now to create jobs, and they should; there are things that Congress will be able to do when they return from recess to help create jobs and spur growth, and they should. And he looks forward to working with Congress to do that.”

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Bush cleared brush, Obama speechifies. I think they are the same thing.

16. BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

Obama to Speak™ @ 11 A.M.

Place your bets.
A little Market Concern-y. Some of the Job Tout-y
Same old Bullshitty.

marisacat - 5 August 2011

oh ffs. He is going to speak on the market sink? Uncertainty in the markets? REALLY?

What an idiot.

BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

Not that what he says matters..

Asia governments act as markets tumble
Little sign of respite as key US payrolls report looms

I think a little late for just the Jobs,Jobs, Jahbs! tout-y,tho….

Wall Street Rally Quickly Fizzles
By MATTHEW SALTMARSH and BETTINA WASSENER
54 minutes ago

Shares wavered, taking back most of their opening gains after the employment report on Friday.

As Average Length Of Unemployment Surges To New All Time Record: 40.4 Weeks.

17. marisacat - 5 August 2011

FFS he speaks. Blames Arab Spring and Japanese problmes… but NOW he is focused on “the American people” and getting jobs for Veterans….”harm’s way people”, “served with honor”… gah gha ghaghghagh gag.

Basically he tacked the timely remarks onto a visit to the Washington Navy Yard.

And he sounds barely there. Rather be golfing. Or home with Our National Nanny.

I see the market is continuing to fall as he speaks. Where oh where is the beloved candidate?

BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

LOL

Obama goes right into talking about the Navy Yard’s work on ships. He then says he wants to say “a few words” about the economy.
….

He notes that recently, “markets around the globe have taken a bumpy ride.”

😉

I love how last weekend Putin was slapping him around.
Well, indirectly, but pretty harsh for any Butler to take .
Putey-poot said the U.S. is a parasite on the global economy” And now Vlad is plugging his popularity following the remarks.

Which is all great, especially how Barry now has to keep workin away , forbidden from ever taking his shirt off when Putin, inevitably ups the outdoorsy beefcake ante , Oh I dunno- swimming nude through the Arctic then upstream with some huge spawning salmon or something. Poor Barry.

marisacat - 5 August 2011

Surely Putin will soon go mano a mano with a polar bear? Yes?

Obama could chew on a golf iron. Swallow golf balls. (There’s a thought, get some! 😆 NTIM)

18. BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

F E E L the margin calls.

Mini Flash Crash Following CDU Statement
Eurozone Leaders Have Excluded Boosting Volume Of EFSF Sends ES Down 30 Points

After soaring by over a hundred points, the DJIA subsequently plunged in a flash crash type move after Reuters carried headlines saying that the CDU budget expert said that the Eurozone leaders have clearly excluded boosting the volume of the EFSF…..

Plunging Brazilian Shares May Head Lower

Love the Quant-speek carried at Bloomies joint…

Brazil’s benchmark stock index, the biggest decliner among the world’s 20 largest markets yesterday, is the most oversold since just after September 2001’s terrorist attacks, according to an indicator used in technical analysis.

For Auerbach Grayson & Co.’s Richard Ross, a chartered market technician with 18 years experience, that’s a warning sign of further declines, not a signal to buy.

“When you get these oversold levels amidst the backdrop of a bear market it has to be viewed differently than when you get oversold readings in a bull market,” Ross, Auerbach Grayson’s global technical strategist in New York, said in a telephone interview. “It almost confirms the sell signal rather than piques my contrarian instincts.”

marisacat - 5 August 2011

Slobster still speaks, market still falls… off 215

BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

😆

19. marisacat - 5 August 2011

the market is struggling to pull up or is just very voltaile.

But… would you want to be in the market over THIS weekend, if you did nto have to b?

Hey good luck to them all!! Bite someone on the way out!!

BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

I think the ECB…just bought Italy and Spain.
I wonder how soon they can close?
A little paint, a little paper and surely those Catholics will be weeping with joy once the make-over bus pulls away.

Stocks, Euro Surge On Another Central Bank Intervention Announcement: ECB Ready To Buy Italian, Spanish Bonds

More central bank intervention headlines, and the euro and stocks, which earlier were plunging without a floor, surge:

* ECB ready to buy Italian and Spanish bonds if Berlusconi commits to bring forward specific reforms according to sources
* ECB expects Italy to fast-track welfare reform, fiscal rule for bond purchases according to sources close to talks
* EU leaders applying intensive pressure on Berlusconi to make an announcement according to sources

Said otherwse, open the QE floodgates. Globally. Central banks now control it all. Net result, a 100 pip surge in the EURUSD, and a halt to the market plunge. For at least a few more minutes…

Good luck to anyone trading this lunacy.

Maintain order as you move to the Emergency Exits!
Stick Together, Everyone!.

marisacat - 5 August 2011

Ha… Showers are just to delouse you! Nothing else!

BooHooHooMan - 5 August 2011

August 2008, anyone? A big difference tho.
Clearly NONE of our erstwhile U.S. market-mahoffs are “in charge”.

20. marisacat - 5 August 2011

Barbara Lee repr from Oakland to US Congress is on local KGO talk radio…

Jahb jahbs ham and eggs jahbs Tea Party Tea Party Jahbs JAHBS JAHBS Tea party Tea Party Dems fighting Good Fight but Tea Party Tea Party Tea party. JAHBZ

someone ring the bell. Get rid of them ALL.

21. marisacat - 5 August 2011

new

LINK

…………….. 8)


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