Friday, January 29, 2016
Cruz for President
Robert Reich on Facebook: January 20
5 reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump.1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution.2. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power. But Cruz really does detest the federal government, and has spent much of his life embracing radical right economic and political views. When Cruz said “we are facing what I consider to be the epic battle of our generation,” he wasn’t referring to jihadist terrorism but to Obamacare.3. He’s Smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of a sharp mind. Cruz is razer-sharp: It’s not just his degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law, along with an impressive record at Harvard, or even his winning arguments before the Supreme Court. For his entire adult life he’s been a fierce debater with a intensely-logical debater’s mind.4. He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. He plays the long game (as he’s shown in Iowa). Cruz’s legal career entailed a sustained use of the courts to achieve conservative ends, and he plots his moves carefully.5. Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots. Not Cruz. Most of his Republican colleagues in the Senate detest him. And Cruz is eager to destroy: He has repeatedly crossed to the other side of the Capitol and led House Republicans toward fiscal cliffs. In the Fall of 2013, Cruz’s strident opposition to Obamacare – including a 21-hour talking marathon — led in a significant way to the shutdown of the federal government.Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster.What do you think?
The GOPe win if Cruz or Paul win the primary but lose the general as long as they keep their places at the trough.
The GOPe win if somehow one of their pets wins the primary and loses the general and they keep their space at the trough.
The GOPe win if Trump or one of the GOPe pets somehow manages to win the general.
The Demonrats don't lose if any of the above happen and get an outright win if the Dem nominee wins the general.
The only possibility - note that I said possibility - that the GOPe and the Dems lose is if either Cruz or Paul win the general. Between those two, Cruz is the better candidate.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Clown Show Continues...
MSNBC 1/26/2016 - Donald Trump, a warmed over NYC libtard with a big mouth, spews:
"I think I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi. I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem."
"Frankly, if I weren't running for office I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid, I'd be able to deal with anybody...
Hey look, I think I'll be able to get along well with Chuck Schumer. I was also very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways."
"Where are the clowns? There ought to be Clowns. Well, The Donald is here...'
Complete with dancing Trumpsters!
Let's Make A Deal! NOT...
I've sometimes wondered aloud if Trump might just be TPTB answer to voter unrest. And now, it turns out that that is likely the case.
In 8 years, assuming the actuaries are wrong, I'll hopefully be retired and sucking up some of the gravy I've been giving everyone else to suck up in the form of my taxes ever since I was 14 years old. And I simply won't give a damn any more. It will no longer be my headache.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I'd apologize, but it wasn't my fault.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Audit the FED
- We must act fast -- BEFORE JAN. 12, 2016! -- to demand of Congress: Audit the Fed! I sent a letter to my "representatives" in Congress using Downsize DC's "Audit the Fed" campaign. I'm going to share my letter with you, so you can copy and paste it.
- But you shouldn't act alone. We need others to join us in sending a letter to Congress. Numbers matter. So, reach out to five people who will passionately agree and ask them to join you.
- It's decision-making process is secret.
- Minutes from meetings come three weeks after decisions are announced.
- The Comptroller General is legally prohibited from auditing several important FED activities.
- Many economists, including former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, blame the Fed, in one way or another, for the Great Depression
- Many also blame the Fed for harmful booms and busts
- The Fed’s continued inflationary pumping cuts the value of your money, devastating savings and the well being of people on fixed incomes
I like me some prog!
If Keith Emerson was dead - geez, he's 71?! I feel old - Luca Zabbini would be his reincarnation:
These guys are from Italy. I recently purchased their album "Coffee in Neukolln" which has a marvelous Baroque/Rock piece entitled "Fools Epilogue" which has to be heard to be believed.
I'd say they don't make them like this any more, but, obviously, they do!
Check 'em out and support 'em.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
It's a cycle, dangit!
Once upon a time, there was a land – low and forested, with many rivers and lakes and teeming with life. This fair land was a hunting ground for humans and mighty predators of the forest, and the climate was perfect.
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