Sunday, May 29, 2016

Trump Makes Another Masterful Move.

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show, Donald Trump hinted that he might be willing to debate Bernie Sanders before the California primary. As we all know this sent the pundit class into hyperdrive. Opinions varied from speculation that it would finish Hillary to it made her look irrelevant to accusations of Trump attempting to interfere with the Democrats primary elections.  One thing was for certain, Trump had managed to completely dominate yet another news cycle.

Then that news became surplanted by another hammer blow to Hillary's campaign in the form of the State Department IG audit report.

After three days, it was time for Trump to make another move to above the fold. So of course he "decides" it would not be proper to debate "the second place finisher". Mission accomplished. Quickly the story and speculation became centered around Trump's decision and why he made it.

Not being a psychologist I can only guess at Hillary's mental state at this point. Her ride from presumptive coronation to political dogfight to possible criminal indictment has to be an emotionally taxing roller coaster even for a longtime political operative like her. Yet some how I'm sure Donald Trump is taking that into consideration in his ongoing calculations on how to build and maintain his own psychological advantage over Clinton and the Democrats.

By first agreeing to debate Sanders and then reversing himself, he certainly risks looking indecisive for the moment but he gains the advantage of keeping both Clinton and Sanders off balance and having to recalculate their next moves. All the while I would bet that Trump already has his next three moves already planned and ready to launch.

While Bernie Sanders can still concentrate on securing a victory in California, Hillary must divide he attention and resources in three directions, against Sanders in the still not finished primary fight, against a seemingly never ending investigation by the FBI and against Trump's building and relentless attacks against both her history and character. Now throw in the added and obvious irritant of a new investigation into long time Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe for potential campaign finance violations while working for the Clinton Foundation slush fund.

While Hillary must be feeling positively besieged if not paranoid, I can almost see Trump sitting back with an irrepressible smile on his face thinking that that is just the conditions he wanted to create.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Is Hillary's Grip On The Machinery Going To Fail?

Each passing week brings more bad news for Hillary and her bid for the White House. Today's release of the State Department summary of their internal audit of her operations as Secretary is quite scathing.

Not only does it conclude that she had failed to comply with both record keeping requirements and established procedures for turning in all records upon leaving office but also that her staff had been warned on more than one occasion that her system was not in compliance with Dept. requirements but that her staff either ignored or brushed off those warnings.

If Hillary and her company of sycophants can't be trusted to behave in a legal manner at the State Dept. why would anyone have even the slightest expectation that she would operate within the bounds of law as President?

It's not George Orwell but Joseph Goebbels that comes to mind. "We were not legal in order to be legal, but in order to rise to power. "We rose to power legally in order to gain the possibility of acting illegally."  
Joseph Goebbels as quoted in Deutsche allgemeine Zeitung, nos. 549-550, Nov. 25, 1934.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Some Random Thoughts For A Thursday.

If we're  all supposed to be so worried about global warming, why are we in the SE having such a miserable "English summer"?

JFK pretty much set his legacy with his "We will put a man on the moon..." speech. Looks like Obama's legacy is going to be, "We will put men in women's bathrooms."

The news media got all up in Trump's face when he came out immediately saying that the Egyptian Air disaster was "yet another terrorist act." Some saying we shouldn't jump to any conclusions. I even heard one pontificating putz say that as the plane "only" had 66 souls aboard it wasn't a high profile enough target to warrant the attention of terrorists and that it wouldn't make a "big enough splash" for their purposes.  Can we drop a couple of these assholes into the Med. from 37,000 feet and see how big a splash they would make? Can we sell tickets?

So now of course we get wall to wall coverage of the event once somebody who knows what they are actually talking about uttered the words "possible  bombing".

Will any of these media douchebags point one of their crooked little fingers at Hillary or Obama and speculate that it might have something to do with their feckless Middle East policy?

Meanwhile instead of doing that, they will get their panties all in a  Over/under because the Republicans in the House shot down another piece of LGBT legislation.

On a related note I have to wonder how many month after the election Hillary and Huma come out of the closet as lesbian lovers. I'd say carpet munchers but some might think that that was offensive to Muslims. Oh wait Huma is already a rug sucker, why not a carpet munchers ad well? Or perhaps it will be Obama and Reggie posing for the cover story in "The Advocate".  Ah one-upsmanship among the Democrats, got to love it. Over/under Dix months anyone?

What with Loretta Lynch having her hands full trying to keep the lid on the Hillary investigation and shove sexual freaks into little girls rooms at school is she going to have time to defend Obamacare from all the insurance companies that are filing suit to force the government to pay the reimbursements the legislation requires?

Maybe not because she's to busy working with HHS trying to figure out a way to push the coming massive premium increases out past the election in the second prong of the "Defense of Hillary" operations.

Just another boring Thursday. I might need a cup of coffee.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Creating A Moralless Society.

The American economic and political model,as opposed to the British Imperial one, wasn't built upon enslaving more and more people as part of its forward projection. Just the opposite. No where have we ever built machines of mass slaughter as the British did in India or the Nazi and communist did across their empires.

Yes we had slavery, and it's immediate dissolution was an insurmountable obstacle to national unity at the Constitutional Convention. However that very Constitution put in place structures and indeed obstacles to its long term growth and the power of the states where the practice still held sway.

The genius of Hamilton's vision was that a developing domestic industry would build the physical machinery that once applied to agriculture would make slave labor economicly inefficient and obsolete. His failure was that he could not foresee the intransigence of the Southern plantation class's stuborn rejection of industrialization and social modernization or the England's willingness to exploit it for their own gain and to undermine the republic tself.  

Our founders for the most part envisioned steadily improving social and economic conditions, not impossible dreams of government enforced perfection. Perhaps their greatest vision was their realization that social conditions and technology will always drive what is perceived as best for current and future generations and the key to that was keeping government out of the way of individual inventiveness as much as possible. The struggle between Hamiltonian individualism and natural progression and Jeffersonian egalitarianism goes on.

Rather than grasping that the American Revolution and its Constitutional government were natural out growths of the Magna Carta, the Enlightenment and the traditions or parliamentary representative government they doubled down on their opposition to everything it stood for. The result was not only the War of 1812 but was also a contributing factor in  Southern intransigent opposition to industrialization and clinging to a cotton/slavery based economy that remained largely dependent on English textile production as a source of income.

Had they instead entered in an economicly and politically cooperative relationship a hundred and fifty years earlier, not just with the US but with the rest of their colonial empire, human social and economic progress for all involved would have advanced far quicker and perhaps would have averted a lot of unnecessary wars and death.  Indeed socialism itself may have never set root beer as deeply as it has.

So now here we are, approaching two and a half centuries into our history and we have all but fully regressed into the moralless, might makes right perspective of British Imperialism. We have all but forgotten that our Revolution was based in a desire to bring morality into the structures of government and international relations.

The Torment Of Hillary Clinton Gets More Delicious By The Week.

Poor Hillary, after tonight's results in Kentucky and Oregon she must be soiling her Depends®. The nomination, indeed the Presidency was supposed to be hers on a silver platter in 2008. Then the usurpor Obama stole her glory.

Now after eight more years of fecklessness, corruption and incompetence, Obama's, Congress's and particularly her own, public disgust has brought forth Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. All Hillary can do at this point is watch as her prize once again appears to be slipping from her grasp and hope that she can out run the primary process.
All eyes will be on California. If she loses there by any kind of margin it may well be Hillary and the Democrats that face a brokered convention and political chaos.
If anyone had written the story of this year's political season as a piece of fiction, no publisher would have touched it. They would have dismissed it as too absurd to be believed.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Collapsing Left South Of The Border.

Fully engaged as we are in our own tumultuous political season, the growing chaos in Latin America is getting little attention in most American media outlets, particularly those on the ideological left. I have no doubt that they see it all just to embarrassing to their own undisguised political bias.

Although some outlets have recently brought themselves, however grudgingly, to finally declare that the "Bolivarian Socialism" of Venezuela has indeed failed, you won't find much in-depth analysis of the causes of the failure, namely that socialism itself breeds the corruption that destroys the nations where it takes root. Completely absent will be any perspectives that the emerging human tragedy in Venezuela, the political crisis in Brazil, the just announced indictment of the former Argentine President for corruption and the various other states of general lack of development, all grow from the root of the same poisonous tree, collectivist socialism.

Call it what you will, Bolivarian Socialism, Peronism, Jesuitical egalitarianism or just plain old naked communism. They all stagnate at best or utterly fail because of the belief in the corrupt notion that government must provide "positive rights" as opposed guaranteeing "negative rights".

Such a statement of course requires that we define those terms before we go any further: Never mind that I personally think that, as with most leftist arguments, they have deliberately reversed the terms to distort the readers perception of intent, we will go with their terms for the momment as it won't really effect the my deconstruction of their argument.

To understand "negative rights" one need not do much more than carefully read the Preamble to and the text of Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. It very clearly explains that the American founders understood that governments are a necessity of large societies, but that it is also a double edged sword that must be held in check lest the society they are intended to protect and foster slip back into the kind of tyranny the Revolution was fought to rid us of.

As to "positive rights", the concept was pretty much summed up in the last two elements of FDR's "Four Freedoms" speech, "freedom from want" and "freedom from fear".

While negative rights are limitations on the power and authority of government they are also positive affirmations of the supremacy of the individual over the collective just so long as the exercise of individual liberty does not impede others from exercise those same liberties for their own benefit.

Positive rights, on the other hand, while sounding all warm and fuzzy and oh so magnanimous are inherently destructive of the individual's rights to freedom from government interference in the exercise of liberty. The government cannot give to one individual or group of individuals with one hand what it has not taken by force from other individuals and groups of individuals with the other hand. This is of course a very simple concept and balance of logic, but it is the very thing that the collective leftists want considered in any political or economic analysis.

For the collectivist wealth is a finite quantity and government must intervene to provide some equiminious distribution of its limited amount. The individualist however realizes that wealth is produced by the action of the individual acting within the boundaries of a free exchange system. Those boundaries must include prohibitions of monopolies, trade restricting cartels as well as trade restricting government regulation and taxation structures that incentiveses moving those very wealth producing operations to foreign locations that in turn interfere with the individuals right to access to the job market and thus his economic and political freedom.

This is the basis of the Hamiltonian argument that the economic responsibility of government is to act in the national interest by fostering the means of internal production and transportation and the means of conducting trade internationally, not owning and controlling the means of production and distribution.

So now we can return to the subject of how, within these established contexts, "democratic socialism", to use a term currently popular with leftists, is failing in such a dramatic way.

It is because governments dare not to put limitations on human "freedom from want" or the social interference that comes from trying g to produce "freedom from fear."

Government of every tyrannical stripe and degree have tried again and again to produce these utopian fantasies. But what they actually become are communities of the equally poor, equally hungry and equally afraid. Except of course for the "Leader" and his or her minions who live in same mansions of the rich that they railed against before, directing the confiscation of the means of producing wealth, making their operations work at only a fraction of the efficiency of before because by eliminating competition they destroy efficiency and drastically reduce the profit needed to feed their dreams of egalitarianism. What they don't reduce is the amounts that they skim off from the top for their own personal benifits.

Then through bad decisions and inherent corruption the system breaks down to where either the people react to Constitutionally remove and punish the corrupt leaders, as we now seeing in Brazil and Argentina or the corrupt government uses the military and police as instruments of repression against popular anger and uprising over empty store shelves and empty stomachs. As is now happening in Venezuela.

Unfortunately throughout Latin America the traditions of government as provider of goods rather the protector of rights is old and well established. So what we get are the never ending cycles of rapid and violent swings between governments of utopian redistributionist fantacy and outright military repression.

Unfortunately for us north of the border the same fetid dreams of egalitarianism and economic redistribution by force have taken hold. Unless we soon return to more sane perspectives of individual rights and thr freedom to produce as the primary driving force of society and the economy that built our nation in the first place, we are in danger of slipping into the same pit of instability and indeed want and fear we see unfolding before us in Latin America and Europe.

Russia, China and Islam await the chaos  seeking to fill the voids to feed their own never long gone dreams of empire.

Monday, May 9, 2016

My Red Badge Of Courage

Your humble correspondent has just received a most distinguished honor. It would appear that I have gotten under the skin of the oh so self-righteous and sanctimonious, dare I say it ASSHOLES, at National Review. Calling out George Will and the rest as a bunch of bitter losers who have just been told that no they don't own the Republican Party and the rank and file voters no longer feel any obligation to either listen to them or acknowledge their existence has shown them up for what they are, a bunch of thin-skinned whining little crybabies with George Will leading the pack.

Please feel free to scroll through the logs of my disqus alter ego, FVS. You will readily note the big red "Removed" flags coming mostly from National Socialist Review.

Dear George and NR, I hope you will enjoy you bourgeoning irrelevance. I know I will. Being blacklisted by you neocon con artists is a badge of honor!

David Cameron, The UK's John Kerry.

In short he's an arrogant asshole. His latest statement that if the UK leaves the European Union if could result in war, is such patent stupidity it defies reason. While much of the rest of Europe has as come to the conclusion that they are already at war with an invading army of Islam, Cameron openly declares his cluelessness, because that is what he has been told to do do by the globalist elites in the City of London.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Closing the Trap, An Addendum

What is clear is that much of the material in question originated from within a "SCIF" (Special Compartmentalized Information Facility).

Anyone who has worked within such a facility knows that no one is allowed to remove information from within a SCIF in an electronic format, unless it is encoded and being sent to another SCIF that has been cleared to receive such information. This is done to protect not just the obvious information in the document but more importantly the metadata behind it that is an espionage operation's wet dream.

Computer systems within a SCIF are programed so that simply plugging a thumb drive into one will set off an alarm in the security office traceable to the specific computer and the individual logged onto it at the time.

Paper copies of any material are only allowed to be removed AFTER they have been reviewed and if necessary edited by the facility's security office to remove any traceability to original sources. Additionally any such paper removals are supposed to be logged by date, program, name of the individual removing it and the name of the security officer doing the review.

It certainly appears that the Clinton run State Department had some serious holes in their security set up. Gives a whole new meaning to "most transparent administration ever."

He Just Can't Help It.

Back in November I published a short piece titled "John Kerry Is Still An Asshole".

Mind you I still don't think that this steaming pile of elitist garbage is worth much ink, but his commencement speech today at Northeastern University condemning Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border and telling the graduates that thry should prepare for a "borderless world" only reinforces my previous conclusion.

He is correct that no wall will stop all determined terrorists from commiting their evil acts. Yes John, we know because your administration has already allowed rafts of them entry, as was recently demonstrated in San Bernardino. This low grade moron however thinks that that means we should just leave the windows and doors open and give them an open invitation to walk on in.

On second thought, asshole just doesn't cover it. Kerry is a profoundly corrupt man of evil intent. He is the epitome of the globalist con game that Trump condemned in his recent foreign policy speech. To call him a mere asshole is an insult to other assholes. Apparently he suffers from having his alimentary canal working backwards, because what comes out of his mouth is nothing but shit.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Closing The Trap.

Recent headlines declare that some of Hillary Clinton's closest advisors have already been interviewed by the FBI. The stories further clame that Hillary will be called for an interview within weeks.

Hillary is going to have to do some very careful maneuvering to avoid being caught in the narrowing gap between a rock and a hard place.

One the one hand the FBI can't compel her to to answer any questions. On the other hand a string of "I refuse to answer under the protections of the 5th Amendment" answers in the midst of a political campaign is some pretty damaging optics.

So much for the rock. The hard place being that although she may think she has a certain degree of certainty as to what her aids were asked and answered, she can have absolutely no certainty as to what information the FBI has from other sources that contradicts their answers or could contradict hers. Additionally each of those aids was told before leaving that they were not to discuss their interview with anyone other than their attorneys, under penalty of obstruction of justice charges. That then presents her with another jagged lobe of the aforementioned rock. Namely lying to an FBI agent during a criminal investigation is itself a serious felony that carries real prison time. Just ask Lewis "Scooter" Libby.        
Just this week during an interview with Andrea Mitchell she was asked directly if there was any evidence that her email server had been hacked. Rather than answer that she was not an expert in computer forensics so couldn't answer with certainty, she answered just as directly, "no". She had to take the risk. To answer otherwise she would have appeared incompetent, reckless or both.

Neither Clinton nor Mitchel may have realized it at the moment but this might prove to be what is called a "gotcha" question. Seeing as the FBI has the server and rafts of computer forensics technicians you can bet that they already have a definitive answer of their own to Andrea's question.

One cannot be sure either way if Hillary is absolutely certain in her answer or is simply being short sighted, covering her ass or supremely arrogant in her answer. You can bet however that if the Bureau has any evidence to the contrary they will weave a careful series of questions to not just investigate the comings and goings on her email server but to also catch her in a lie.

To think that there aren't elements and agents within the Bureau that would love to hang Hillary's scalp from their belt and cynically don't care what they get her for is supremely naïve. Again, ask Scooter Libby what happens when you get caught lying to the FBI.

If I might exercise a bit of my own cynicism, this is a women who said in another recent interview "I don't believe I have ever lied to the public". A weasel statement if ever there was one that pretty clearly reveals that she thinks that there are lies and then there are lies. Can there be any doubt as to why some 40% percent of people in her own party have said they regard her as dishonest?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time For The Politicians And Pundits to Grow Up.

"Mommy, Donald took my toy party away!" That pretty much sums it up as the neocon wailing shifts gear from "never Trump" to calls for a third party. The likes of George Will And Bill Kristol are beside themselves with vitriolic rage. Once Kristol even hinted he might consider "never say never" he quickly back peddled. His puppet masters no doubt called him up and threatened to take away his toy front operation, The Weekly Standard.

It's not just the regular neocon outlets like The Weekly Standard and National Review that are getting into the act. The Washington Post and The New York Times will scrape up every ex-Bush operative they can find to run this bloody third party flag up the pole to see who will salute. The Post started in today.

Well step up boys, be the men you claim to be. Throw YOUR hat in the ring. No? What a shock. Your not going to put your personal nuts in the ringer, you're going to go looking for some naive sucker to do it for you. Someone else needs to hang the albatross around their neck, not you guys.

I just wish they had the balls to come out and admit that electing Hillary had been the underlying goal since the day Jeb got his ass handed to him. Neither do they want to admit this is all about maintaining their grip on the reins of power and absolutely nothing to do with Trump not being a"true conservative".

If the voters are smart enough to be fed up with all their lies and RINO betrayals, they aren't going to be stupid enough to buy their sanctimonious  claims of ideological purity. They told us McCain and Romney were they best we could get, we held our noses and voted for them. Well no more.

It's pretty clear that the rank and file Republican voters are taking THEIR party back. If the neocons and RINOs don't like it, well maybe Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes etc. can go have one of those ocean cruises they sponsor every year and have a "pity party" for themsrlves because it's going to be the only party they've got left. Just please take Paul Ryan with you and leave him on some island some where.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Changing The Tune Before The Changing Of The Guard.

Even before Donald Trump marched to an over whelming victory in his native New York and swept through the rest of the Northeast by phenomenal margins, the meme coming from the Cruz campaign and the legless "stop Trump" operations was that the Indiana primary would be "pivotal" and would at last change the momentum of this primary season.

Well the Indiana primary is but two days away and now we are hearing that it is California that will be "pivotal". Seriously? Either these camps think we have short memories or little comprehension of the English language.

I get it, Indiana is a tough state when it comes to political polling. The divide between upstate and downstate are marked. Trump is up, Cruz is down, Cruz is up Trump is down. If I had the copywriter on the phrases I could have made a small fortune. If the is one thing however that has been consistent it has been the failure of the "experts" of the pundit class to predict what Donald Trump will do and how the public will rally around him.

In poker there is something called a "tell". That Cruz and the RNC establishment have pivoted from call in Indiana to now applying it to California is s big fat "tell" that their internal polling numbers and their own readings of the on the ground situation aren't living up to their public bluster and propaganda.

It would be foolish to think that Cruz will drop out of the race after Tuesday. There are bigger issues in play than just Cruz's maniacal quest for power. Namely the neocon establishment's faltering grip on the reins of power. They have held them firmly since Ronald Reagan left office if not before before. They won't let go without a fight.

There is another tell in play. That being the growing calls in the media and from party insiders for a third party candidate "should" Trump secure the nomination. They tried it in 1980 when Reagan won the nomination with an unknown Republican Congressman who stood not a bit of a chance, whose impact was nonexistent and who quickly passed into oblivion.

For all their bluster about Trump no being a conservative the real choices they will have to make is quite simple: Do they fear and loath Trump enough to risk at least 4 years of another Clinton in the White House?

There have been several propaganda pieces lately about so-called mainstream Republicans definitively saying they would never accept the VP slot running with Trump. More importantly there has been absolute dead silence about who will step forward to have the albatross put around their neck of putting Hillary in the White House and possibly shoveling the dirt onto the grave of the Republican party. Oh they might find another John Anderson but not a single one from the neocon establishment from Mittens to Kasich will risk being that sacrificial lamb. They will all run away to fight another day and hope that as the standard bearer Trump doesn't replace the RNC in it entirety.

But then what should we expect? They have proven themselves spineless cowards time and time again for the last eight years. They aren't about to evolve from the blood sucking lampreys they have always been into something else overnight. Let's be rid of them for once and for all.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Who Will Or Should Trump Pick For VP?

Outside of the expected neocon and RNC front operations, Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his would be VP pick is seen by most observers as either desperate pandering, naked desperation or an open abandonment of numerous of his previously stated positions and alleged principles. In reality it's probably all three along with a pay back for his having dumped half a million dollars into her campaign earlier. I strongly doubt it will much impress the voters of Indiana and likely cheeses off both Kasich and Rubio.

All that said it has also opened the floodgates of speculation on who Trump might select. Some of it so absurd as to be laughable. Most notably FOX News correspondent Carl Cameron's statement last night that Trump has to pick a woman because his ego is two big, he's to much of an alpha male to share the political spotlight with with another male. These so called experts have been out flanked and made to look like fools by Trump since the day he announced. I don't see that pattern changing any time soon.

Trump has proven himself the consummate non-politician, politician. He doesn't tip his hand on anything until he is damn well ready to. He speech on foreign policy was a big thumb in the eye for the NWO, perpetual war, neocon elites. That includes the RNC, the DNC, the Clintons, the Council on Foreign Relations and the parasites of Wall Street and the United Nations. Behind closed doors a great many of them must be in apoplectic rage. Good, I think that was his intent, as angry people make bad/stupid decisions.

So what does this have to do with who he actually picks for VP? I'm not here to try and out guess Donald Trump. That's a fool's errand as has already been noted but I certainly don't think he is going to pick anyone who would be representative of positions strongly counter to his own.

In 2008 there was some talk that Obama would pick a "liberal" Republican as some sort of "national unity" ticket. I don't think that was ever seriously considered and the DNC probably dictated the orthodox and safe pick of Joe "the gaff machine" Biden.

As unpredictable as Trump is, he may play variation on that theme and pick a "conservative" Democrat. Jim Webb comes to mind. It would certainly out flank the establishment once again. What ever Trump decides to do you can bet it will leave the pundit class wiping egg off their collective faces yet again.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lord Please Can We Be Rid Us Of This Meddlesome Man?

Obama began his adminstration with a global apology tour, telling the whole world how profoundly corrupt and destructive America is. Now he is ending it with a global lecture tour telling everyone everywhere he goes how he knows what is best for them and their nations because he is Obama and he presumes that he singlehandly saved us all from a global depression.

Where is my Joseph errr Josephine?

There is no matter national or personal sovereignty that Obama and his parasitical wife are not above sticking their noses into, be it Britain leaving the EU or who we must share the privacy of the bathroom with. Well at least when they aren't to busy stuffing their faces with lobster tails and caviar while on another multi-million dollar vacation making an inconvenience of themselves for anyone who innocently finds themselves in their path.

Never mind that he has nearly doubled the National debt and every initiative he has created or persued, from Obamacare to the Arab Spring has been an unmitigated disaster.

The media puppets might refer to his last few months in office as "The long boodbye" but for the rest of the world it is "The long good riddance!" Please George Soros, buy these clowns an island somewhere where he can be Napoleon and Josephine for life and get him the hell away from the rest of civilization.

One can only wonder how long it will take and how much it will cost to rid the White House of their stench.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Obduate Ignorance On Arrogant Display.

If there is anything that Obama and his minions fear it is his fading into  a justly deserved political irrelevance. The effects of his moral incompetence will be with us for some time, fortunately he will not. Not satisfied to alienate or only real allegiance in the Middle East, he now undertakes to offend our oldest alliance in Europe.

Just as the leftist neocon joint policy of open borders for the US has had documentable deleterious economic effects here, the same open borders policy in Europe has brought the structures of the EU and European identity to a crisis point even more profound than our own. Little wonder that he would seek to have any vestiges of nationalism and cultural identity destroyed and have Europe layed prostrate to both a resurgent Russian Empire externally and an Islamic fifth column internally.

Once the global economic contraction that Obama peddles as a recovery is added into spreading political instability you get the ages old recipe for war that has proven to be a massive engine of death and destruction. The conflict will consume entire generations before the destruction of lives and nations can be brought to a halt. The only relevant question to emerge will be, willthe aftermath of the destruction see a new emergence of political freedom and national selfdirection or human subservience to a collectivist nightmare built on an inheriently unstable alliance between the corrupt political tyranny of a revanchist Russian Empire and an equally corrupt religious tyranny of a similarly revanchist Ottoman Empire. One need look no further than the carnage of the Crimean War and the horror of the genocide of the Armenians at the hands of the Turks for all the historical patterns being played out again.

As far as Obama and the left is concerned neither Britain nor any other nation should have the right to determine what is in their own best interest. They must subsume them to the left's vision of diversity which is nothing more than an instrument of collectivist tyranny.

Sadly few in this country or Europe will lay the blame for yet another massive slaughter at the feet of the man would bring it about: Barack Hussain Obama. All in the name of course of creating his "legacy".

Thursday, April 14, 2016

$15.00 An Hour Or Else!

$15.00 an hour or else! Such is the latest theme or should I say threat coming from the perpetually ignorant left. If one were to examine photographs from the protests you will see a crowd of predomanantly black faces with a few poorly educated alleged white college students mixed in.  It is almost guaranteed that they never took, nor could pass a basic class in economics.

As always, observation and consideration of unintended consequences is the furthest thing from their minds.  That's not to say that their aren't raftloads of spinless politicians who will either cater to their demands or buckle under the pressure. After all the city of Seattle and the state of California have already done so.

Numerous companies have already announced that they have computerized robotic systems ready to go that can cook and prepare fast food items quicker and more efficiently than any high school drop out. They have the added benefit of $0.00 per hour pay, zero benifits, they won't take the day off for Cinco de Mayo or Martin Luther King Jr. day and they won't spit in your food! If any of these dimwits think that some of these same companies aren't working on robotic janitors and hotel maids, well they're dimwits. I'd say maybe they could also work on robotic Street protesters but I think the NEA has about got that covered.

The concept of simple cost vs. benifits analysis is beyond these people. For many of them having their teachers tell them that they were doing to need to have math and science skills was just inconvenient background noise interfering with the latest batch of rap garbage frying their brains through their $50.00 earbuds plugged into their "free" Obama phone.

I'd say they should prepare for a life of poverty and starvation but the leftists won't let that happen either. So the rest of us should be prepared for even more drug warfare and gangs of feral animals roaming the street preying upon the innocent and productive. And they wonder why firearm sales just keep growing year after year.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Little Something For The Progressive Crowd.

It seems all the progressive world has their knickers in a twist over North Carolina's state legislature reaffirming it's authority over the limits of power as relates to local city councils. Never mind that Mayor Roberts was told before the fact that it was beyond the legal authority of the city council to require private businesses to convert their bathrooms and locker rooms to a gender neutral format, and that if she persued passage of the ordinance it would be overturned by the Legislature, even if it required the calling of a special session.

In spite of this she and the Democrats controlling the city council decided to stick their collective finger into the eye of the Republican controlled legislature. That this is a clear demonstration that their real intent was to create a political issue where none had existed and not for any altruistic or "civil rights" concern for what might generously be considered .03% of the population. Neither of course did they have even the least bit of concern for the huge undue financial and architectural space burdens that the ordinance would place upon hundreds if not thousands of small business.

As I and others have pointed out before the law of unintended consequences, not to mention some of the immutable aspects of human nature, are completely lost upon the limited reasoning capacity of the leftist mind. In that light I bring you the following piece from the Ace of Spades blog. Keep in mind before reading it that the left frequently tells us how much more "enlightened and forward thinking" our neighbors to the North are. Enjoy.

How Deep The Desperation Chapter 3

I am not a regular listener to Rush Limbaugh. Today however I was working in my greenhouse and I turned on the radio just in time to hear this so-called independent conservative launch into a disingenuous defense of the Colorado Republican Party. After less than ten minutes of his bull crap I had had enough and had to turn it off. That does not mean I will let it slide without some deconstruction of his propaganda piece.

His basic contention seems to be that the Republican party is a private entity and that party insiders are perfectly justified in removing voters from the delegate selection process and that these insiders own the party structure and they are not going to let anyone, least of all rank and file registered Republican voters take it away from them.

Pure hypocrisy at its highest form. For decades we have heard nothing but from the RNC and it various mouthpieces that they wanted to make the party "more inclusive, broader based" that they were going to create "outreach programs" to accomplish that. But then what happens?

Firstly these same insiders give us a fundamentally flawed candidate in John McCain and then Mr. Wishy Washy Mitt Romney. On a national basis the choices made by the party elites do not appeal to anyone but themselves and those voters willing to hold their noses when they step into the voting booth. As numerous studies have shown there were sizable portions of otherwise Republican voters who either literally stayed home or simply skipped the Presidential vote on their ballots.

Yet when it comes to Congressional districts where candidates are closer to and more responsive to the voters. Republican control of the House has been solid and growing since the 2010 midterm election.

Enter stage center Donald Trump who declares his candidacy for President. A man who these same insiders have been hectoring for money and support for decades. A man who up to this point has demonstrated that he can and does pull in votes from the none traditionally Republican segments of the electoate. These same elites then do their best to slam the door in his face for doing exactly what they said they wanted to do.

The problem of course is he is not willing to do it the way they want it done, which is to say, leave the party insiders holding all the levers of power. These are the same type of insiders who loathed and dispised Ronald Reagan, maneuvered to deny him the nomination in 1976 and did their best to do it again in 1980. These same people today speak with nothing but effusive praise of and for Ronald Reagan.

From the very beginning of the campaign Trump has told anyone who would listen, that a great deal was going to depend on how fairly he is treated by the party establishment. As long as they thought that Trump was just playing at being a candidate and or that he would sabotage himself or the voters wouldn't take him seriously they seemed all well and prepared to "play fair" with Donald Trump. Some even praised him for bringing attention to the crowded Republican field even before the first vote was cast, including the aforementioned Rush Limbaugh.

But then, as the old saying goes, "a funny thing happened on the way to the forum", Trump wasn't just drawing huge crowds to his appearances, he started winning elections and rather handily. Almost before anyone could blink, Jeb, the anointed one, was out of the race. He was followed quickly by virtually all the rest. So now any semblance of "fair play" or "outreach" has gone under the proverbial bus. The early whispering about a brokered convention has reached a high decible shout. These same insiders now openly declare "We choose the candidate, not the voters."

The voters of both parties have pretty clearly demonstrated that they have had it up to their necks with top town party and governmental control. But beyond empty lip service the insiders are going to have nothing of it. They own the party, they own the government and they own the country, and if the great unwashed don't want to do as they are told, well then to hell with them, to hell with they party and to hell with the republic. Better they all decend into chaos than they loose their grip on power.

That Rush Limbaugh spouts on about Constitutional limited democracy as some weak ass excuse for insider manipulation that couldn't pass the smell test in a Chicago stockyard, just goes to show that he has become the quintessential Republican insider himself. He is no more an "independent conservative" than Hillary Clinton is a "candidate of the people".

As for the average American who just hopes he can retire someday or pay for their kids education or even more fundamentally, survive to their next pay check, I have a message for them: You may want to leave politics alone, but rest assured politics will not leave you alone.  I am not saying Donald Trump can or will save the republic, but you can bet that any candidate selected by the insiders will only pay you lip service at best and that their first job will be to make sure that the scams and corruption that feeds the 1/10 of 1% at the top first, last and only, continues unabated. The entire world can collapse into depression and war but their only concern is that the high walls around their gated compounds will make sure that they will be spared from seeing the degradation that their greed and corruption have visited upon you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

How Deep The Desperation. Chapter 2

Yesterday we looked at the venality, desperation and corruption displayed by the Boston Globe in their deliberately phony Anti-Trump propaganda edition. Today we got both news of further desperation and corruption in the Republican party along with some highly probable speculation of deeply troubling and pernicious corruption within the Obama administration and the DNC.

The revelation that the Colorado Republican party has decided that enraging the registered voters of the state and revealing their shamelessness, by depriving them of their opportunity to voice their preferences in this year's primary process, was worth the opportunity to prevent Donald Trump from accumulating any pledged delegates from the state.

Apparently there is no sewer to deep which these vermin of  will not crawl into. You can rest assured that this display of depravity by the Colorado State Republican Committee came at the behest of the Republican National Committee. The registered voters of Colorado be damned.

Meanwhile on the Democrat side of the political sewer of dirty tricks, there was some highly plausible media speculation that because of Attorney General Lynch's long history of association with the Clintons and their attornies, should it appear that FBI director is going to recommend that Mrs. Clinton be indicted on charges related to the handling of classified material on her unsecured email server, Lynch would both dodge the bullet of conflict of interest and pass the buck by reccomending that the President appoint a Special Prosecutor to take over the case. Obama will then announce that such a reccomemdation will require carefull (and time consuming) consideration and consultation before any action can be taken.

This of course is simply a cynical delaying tactic to push any point of reckoning out beyond November's general election, at which point Obama will issue a full pardon, dismissing any charges, regardless of the election's outcome. Hillary is right about one thing, she will not be going to jail. Congruently the Special Prosecutor, if one is even appointed, will be dismissed before they could possibly become familiar with all the evidence, and his job will be declared finished and unnecessary.

So then, as the Republicans openly conspire to deny the citizens of their rights of free expression in the voting booths of Colorado and beyond, the Democrats will openly conspire to deny them any semblance of justice.

The message to the citizenry is clear. It is not simply that there is no depth of corruption that the political elites will not sink to preserve their power. It is not just that they regard the political parties, the election process and indeed the nation itself as they personal playground and property and the likes of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the Americam voters are not invited to play. It is that our long respected Constitutional systems of representation and jurisprudence are corrupted and seriously broken and have become so by the deliberate actions of those who call themselves our leaders. There is no way that any of our Founding Fathers would confuse any of these creatures with what they would define as a statesman. Arron Burr on steroids perhaps but certainly not any form of statesman.

What we are witnessing in this most remarkable of elections, is not the same sort of intra-party, or inter-party name calling, infighting or competition we expect and have indeed become accustomed to. What we are watching is a struggle within both parties for the maintenance of power and the naked disregard for our system, our wants and our rights.

The question becomes one of if the RNC gets their manipulated convention and manufactured candidate (rest assured it won't be Ted Cruz and whoever it is will all but ignore or at best ineffectively use the stench of corruption eminating from Hillary and the Obama Department of Justice), and the Democrats manipulte the justice system and with their stacks of Super Delegates assure Hillary Clinton's nomination, when or indeed will, the American people stand up on their hind legs and declare that enough is enough?

Right now I shudder to think what kind of machinations are at play by both parties in New York State in order to get the results they want. Namely a Clinton victory over Sanders and a narrow at best win for Trump. Make no mistake, Kasich has remained in this race precisely to make that possibility seem plausible.

What kind of further chaos will ensue going into the conventions or coming out of them I dare not say, but you can rest assured the the RNC and the DNC both think they have this year's rebellion of the rank and file under control. If they are proven wrong and Mr.Trump does secure the nomination and Mr. Sanders prevails against the most corrupt political machine in recent history, their might just be some slim hope for the Republic, otherwise should they not and we are saddled with a second Clinton Presidency, it is not just the party system that will be destroyed but I fear we will might sink into either a long and dark defacto dictatorship or an increasingly open rebellion against the usurpors.

Voltaire's admonition the "I may disagree with what you say sir, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it." Is being trampled into the dust right before our eyes, making his lesser known admonition all the more prescient; "It is dangerous to be right when government is wrong."

Pray America, pray. His guidrnce might be all we have left for our nation as our fathers gave it to us and we have thought we had known it.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

How Deep The Desperation.

The Boston Globe, allegedly a "newspaper", has informed their readers that Sundays edition will be filled with false, made up stories that they purport will reflect what will be the American reality in the first weeks and months of a Donald Trump Presidency. The stories as publish are combination of what typical leftist mouthpieces would consider horrific, the stupidly fanciful and outright wishful thinking.

It could certainly be expected or even anticipated that a parody publication like "The Onion" would produce such a work. That a supposedly "respectable", long established newspaper would stoop to such a level clearly reflects not just blatant bias on the part of the Globe (and its owners, the New York Times) but the palpable desperation of the political establishment, and their media mouthpieces, both left and right.

Up to this point, much to their frustration, little or nothing of what they have thrown at Donald Trump has effectively stuck or slowed his campaign's momentum. I would venture to guess, that having looked at their own internal polling, they fear that their much vaunted dreams of a brokered convention will be wrenched from their grasp by an overwhelming Trump victory in New York's April 19th primary, followed by strong showings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

On this account, I for one hope that for once they are correct. Clearly Mr. Trump has not just gotten under the establishment's skin but is winning the game of three dimensional chess that this political season has become. I further suspect that this will backfire in short order and become fodder for Mr. Trump's stump speech. I kind of look forward to his reaction and his ridiculing it for the childishness it is.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Summing It All Up.

I would greatly encourage my readers to follow the link below and pass it on both to those who might agree but also to those they know who still don't grasp either the political phenomena that is Donald Trump or why this is becoming a season of truely revolutionary proportions. For those not aware the "Ace" the author refers to is the widely red Ace of Spades blog.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Europe Again Fails To Face Reality.

Slaughter in London, murder on Madrid, carnage in Paris and now barbarity in Brussels. Still many Europeans seem more concerned with accommodating the flood of invaders than facing the reality that Islam is at war with Western Civilization.

The denial of reality does not change it. Yes ISIS is the instrument but Islam is the root cause of the scourge of the 21st century. The methods of modern Islamic aggression are no different than those of the 7th century. Islam is now and has always been far more a political ideology bent on world conquest than a religious philosophy dedicated to personal enlightenment. It is the antithesis of everything that Western culture has arrived to accomplish in spite of its own failures for 2000 years.

Islam has chosen to wage war against the rest of the world. The have openly stated numerous times since the 7rh century that "We love death more than you love life." Unless or until the Western powers begin to meet out violence against these merchants of death with a steadfast dedication and focus to not just defeat the instrument of ISIS but to destroy the sick and twisted philosophy that breeds the Jihadists.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Megyn Kelly Or Who Is Obsessed With Who?

The latest headline in the Trump wars is that Donald Trump has a "sick" obsession with FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Megyn Kelly? Bleck!
Ms. Kelly may have been a competent attorney and prosecutor but as a news person she is the one suffering from obsession, a self obsession that I can only phrase as "look at me aren't I so cute!" Her coverage during the March 15th primary races vote tallying was very unprofessional and childish at best.
I'm so cute! Why would
anyone call me a bimbo?

Her 11PM show was little more than a parade of personalities brought on to bash Trump from every conceivable angle. Tonight's (Friday) program was more of the same, concentrating on lamentations about how much free publicity Trump has gotten from the various media. At one point bragging the she has "the second highest rated cable news program, and I've haven't had him on once."

Her coverage of this political season has become so far from anything that could be considered "fair and balanced" that Mr. Trump has called for a boycott of her show on his Twitter feed.

Given FOX's reaction I guess either they have forgotten or they expect us to forget what has been Trump's Modus Operandi from the very beginning. Come after him, he comes right back at you even harder. It has been a constant. Ask "low energy" Jeb, ask "little" Marco how well frontal assaults on Trump have worked out for them.

For years now FOX News has portrayed itself as immune to the virus of political partisanship that has long infected the rest of the alphabet networks and they have ridden that horse to both ratings and financial success. Trump's ascendency has exposed that FOX is as deep in the pockets of the Republican establishment as the likes of NBC and the rest are in the pockets of the Democrat establishment. That they all are of a like mind in attacking Trump further exposes that there really isn't a dimes worth of difference between them.

Their problem, as mouthpieces for the establishment, is that Trump doesn't kiss their ass and he refuses to be bought. They have consistently, all of them, sought to perpetuate the lie that being an outspoken nationalist makes Trump a defacto fascist fanatic, the oldest and sleazyst political tactic around. Never mind that fascism has always advertised itself as "anti-capitalist". If Trump could be accused of anything it would not be of being anything but an unrepentant capitalist.

So FOX News and the rest need to be asked: Who is obsessed with who?

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Pundit Class's New Talent

It must uncomfortable to be political pundit this year. Given all their "respectability" and self-contradictory acumen it must be very uncomfortable. After all if anyone had been listening 10 months ago the primary contests would be wrapped up by now and we would already be eyeball deep in a Bush vs. Clinton slug fest. Funny thing about that.  The voters have a different idea. Sanders just keeps nipping at Hillary's heals like a rabid little dog and Trump just keeps getting stronger with each new attack that gets thrown at him.

Even as these self-appointed experts get proven wrong at every turn that will not stop the from coming up with a new prognostications that, according to them, will set the political universe back on the desired path. The latest being that Trump still doesn't have a chance to wrap up the nomination and that a brokered or broken convention is all but certain. That some how the Lone Ranger will appear to save the day and the neo-con's fat from the fire.

So let's look at the numbers shall we.

2473 = total number of delegate.
1237 = Delegates needed to secure the nomination.
1440 = number of Delegates already awarded in the primary and cacaus races.
695 = number of Trump Delegates already won.
424 = number of Cruz Delegates already won.
166 = number of Rubio Delegates already won.
144 = number of Kasick Delegates alread yu won.
12 = number of Delegates awarded to other candidates who have dropped out.
542 = Delegates Trump needs = 52% as  remaining available Delegates.
873 = Delegates Cruz needs = 79% of remaining available Delegates.
1093 = Delegates Kasich needs = 106% of remaining available Delegates.

Clearly Kasich remains on the race as a spoiler with vain hopes of being selected as some sort of Cinderella nominee in a brokered convention.

Cruz's chance that he can hold Trump below 52% or even 22% of the remaining Delegates seems pretty thin at this point.

Hence my conclusion that the pundit class has developed a new talent, whistling past the graveyard.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Threatening The (New) World Order.

It is obvious to anyone with eyes and ears set the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president of the United States it is obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that prospect of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States has a lot of people feeling threatened. So far the New World Order Elites within the United States have been unsuccessful trying to derail his Run for the presidency. Having failed to do this they are now recruiting the international membership of the new world order to condemn Donald Trump.

The latest headlines on The Drudge Report is "Theatening the world order." Just who do they think they are kidding. What world order? Do they mean the world order in the Middle East, where there is more chaos and death than ever before? Do they mean the world order in Europe where they seem all but impotent to deal with an immigration crisis and a currency crisis? Or do they mean the order in the western Pacific where China is going through an economic contraction the threatens both their economy and political system? Or do they mean the world order in Japan where they are facing both an ongoing economic crisis but a nuclear diaster that is threatening vast segments of the Pacific including our own West coast.

If all this is what the global elites call "world order" perhaps we do indeed someone who is going upset the way they have been managing order for the last several decades, because what they have managing thing just isn't what I or anyone with common sense wold call "order".

One might conclude it is precisely because Trump is not a water carrying lacky of the establishment order that they have determined that his candidacy must be destroyed, that it is precisely because he seeks to bring to an end the deleterious effects of decades of globalist trade deals and virtually unrestricted immigration across our southern border that is sucking the life's blood out of the American economy and laying waste to the America middle class that they have determined that his candidacy must be destroyed.

That this establishment order feels that they need to not only organize the likes of an Occupy Wall Street gang of thugs but also recruit foreign leaders to join in their crucade, not just to destroy Trumps campaign but to preserve their position and instruments of power and gain.

It is precisely because of his opposition to this disastrous status quo that so many Americans have thronged to his campaign. They are not just voting for Donald Trump, they are voting against what they see as a failed establishment order that care not a whit about them but only for their own status and power.

To paraphrase from the movie "Network", " They are as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" These establishment hacks who would seek to circumvent what has grown into a national movement need to also recall a quotation from the late John F. Kennedy, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Driving Another Nail Into The Coffin Lid Of Hillary's Career.

The Justice Dept. has just announced that they are granting immunity to the individual who installed and maintained Hillary's unsecured email server. This usually a pretty good indication that in previous conversations he has lawyers up and taken the 5th when asked about what he knows in regards to eat was on and what was deleted from the server. This is the FBI's way of compelling him to testify. With a grant of such transactional immunity also comes a warning, if they catch him lying about anything he attest to the immunity grant disappears and he faces perjury charges and serious jail time. They wouldn't be putting him in this position if they (1) didn't have serious dirt on him and (2) they weren't very convinced that he has very damning evidence on Hillary and others on her staff.

I'd bet that Hillary's Dr. has her doubling up on her blood pressure meds and that she is also doubling up on her standing delivery of Depends®. Trump or whoever is going to start with the most pertinent of questions very soon. "Do we really want to consider a candidate for President who could well soon face a criminal indictment? Or at the very least have a Damoclesian sword hanging over her head?" "Do we want to subject the nation to another Nixon?" "If an indictment seems imminent will Obama pardon her to save her from jail and at the same time doom her candidacy?"

Trump isn't the only one make this the most unprecedented election season since the Jefferson vs. Burr vs. Adams.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nothing Coincidental About It. Rev.1

In Rev.1 I have added some additional commentary near the end just above my list of questions to ask yourself.   JWM Jr.

This is going to be a longer piece than what I usually post. I hope that you dear readers will take the time to consider it worth of your attention. Thanks as always for stopping by Joe Martin's Ghost.

Over the last few weeks several national central banks, including two of the largest, the Bank of Japan  and the European Central Bank, have openly moved to negative interest rates. This combined with the US Federal Reserve having recently raised its rates by 25 basis points, has led to a virtual flood of cash assets moving into US based bank accounts, Treasury Bills, notes, bonds and other Dollar based instruments.

This has had the effect of making the Dollar stronger. Making imports cheaper and US exports more expensive. The all to predictable result being companies like Carrier Corp. announcing the moving of their manufacturing and distribution operations to Mexico and Donald Trump further cementing his place in the polls.

Now the financial press has dropped the other shoe and it landed with a resounding thud. No I'm not talking specifically about the growing pressure on FED Chairman Yellen to reverse the recent rate hike or even the speculation over whether the Fed has the authority to to impose negative rates. No, that loud heavy shoe is the growing chorus to eliminate both the €500 and $100 bills.

Never mind the absolute insanity of negative interest rates and charging depositors for storing their money (calling them savings accounts would be absurd on its face). Any sane individual will immediately look to find another means of storing/protecting their accumulated wealth. Even stuffing your mattress would be preferable to the slow "death by a thousand cuts" of negative interest rates.

And here in lies the vicious cruelty of this non-coincidence. Make no mistake about it, these near simultaneous moves in the financial arena are nothing more than naked manifestations of greed and growing centralized control over how individuals conduct their lives. In short the destruction of our God given personal liberties. Bailing out the banks in 2008 solved nothing. They are just as if not even more insolvent now than the were then.

Even deeper behind these two moves lay other stories and editorials calling for the elimination of cash transactions entirely! The governments of Norway and Denmark are already laying the groundwork for exactly such systems. The cover story for all this, the big Goebbels like lie, is that these moves are necessary in order to fight organized crime, money laundering and public corruption. All of those things exist of course. There even exists people naïve and or stupid enough to not only believe such absurd lies but would also publicly or editorially defend them.

To properly understand just how perniciously evil this plot is, you first have to understand that of the $1.4 trillion in US currency in circulation, a full $1.1 trillion of it, nearly 80%, is in $100 bills! The percentage for the Euro is even larger once you include the €200 and €100 bills.

Not if, but when the depositors start lining up and demanding their money in cash, to try and prevent their hard earned savings and their children's futures from being destroyed by the slashing jaws of inflation and negative interest rates, they will find themselves turned away by both currency controls limiting how much of their own money they are allowed to have, or by the simple, physical fact that their will not be enough $50s, $20s or $10s to go around.

If the fascist coalition of banks and corrupt government succeed in this deconstructipn of our libertirs, not only will the average working family be trapped in those jaws but they will also be caught, bound up in a system that can virtually track every move you make and every dollar you spend with a few keystrokes on a computer. The likes of Hitler and Stalin could only dream of such power.

The first and foremost lesson here is that just as with Greece, just as with Cyprus, the survival of the corrupt banking system that is choking to death on its own debt creation must come before you, your liberty or even your right to be able to feed your family with the wealth you have created. As far as they are concerned you are nothing more than a cypher, a string of ones and zeros to be used for their benefit and their's alone. As the crisis deepens and the banks illiquidity grows more apparent they will be back with their bloodstains hands out again. This time it won't be money supplied by the printing presses at the FED. This time, with depositors locked in to accounts they can't close or fully access the Treasury will "authorize" the banks to steal DIRECTLY from your accounts. 5%, 20%, 20%, there won't be any limit to what they can and will take. There won't be any legislation "authorizing" it. They will simply steal your money and tell you it was "necessary" to save the system. I.e. keep the deck chairs on the Titanic in proper order.

When this very thing happened in Greece and Cyprus, these very same forces all told us "these are small countries and far away, nothing like this could ever happen here." Well we better open our eyes because they are getting ready to shove it down our throats. They might even say that because of "criminal activity" it is necessary to issue all new currency. Any old currency must be exchanged by a set date or it will be declared void and worthless. Of course when you attempt to redeam your old bills you will be told their are limits to how much you are allowed to exchange and anything over that amount will be seized. You will also be subject to being treated as a criminal and investigated for simply saving your money outside the direct control of government systems. Again make no mistake, the big banks are part and parcel of government and they are both desperate to get their hands on your cash, IRAs, money markets, mutual funds or any fungible asset you have.

Already today, even before this corrupt engine is fully in place, if you go into your local bank and try to make a large cash withdrawal you will be told that they "don't have that amount on hand" or if they do, giving you your own money would "interfere with their ability to conduct their daily operations." Nope these banks aren't illiquid not one bit. If your local bank branch is threatened by a $10,000.00 withdrawal they have some serious problems that go a lot deeper than your little $10,000.00.

This just a new twist or FDR's seizing everyone gold back in the thirties. Yeah they gave you $26 or $27 an ounce for it then after they ha DC their grubby little hands on it they turned around and reset the value to $32 an oz. Bingo! They stole 20% from the holders of gold with the stroke of a pen. What makes you think they won't do the same thing with your hard earned savings again? Do you think the government or the banks are possessed of any morals or conscience?

If you have any doubts about the veracity of of any of this, ask yourself; Why are banks required to report any patterns of cash deposits or withdrawals to the enforcement arm of the Treasury Department, the IRS? Ask yourself; Why is it any of the governments business what you do with your own money on a day by day basis? Ask yourself; Why are local governmentd going to such absurd measures as requiring your 8 year old daughter or grand daughter purchase a $500 vending permit to sell a 50¢ glass of lemonade in front of your own house on a hot summer afternoon? Ask yourself; Why did the police in Staten Island NYC feel it was justified in violently confronting and killing no less, a man who was committing the heinous crime of selling single cigarettes? Do the state and city of New York not collect enough taxes on them already?

What's going to be next? Are they going to send the cops out on patrol and make sure your 13 year old son is not mowing your neighbor's lawn for $15 without getting a business license?  Never mind that working at the Quick Mart after 10:00PM can turn into a death sentence in 3 seconds flat over $50 in the cash drawer and a carton of Kool cigarettes, little Julie and her neighbor Johnny might have $30 in untaxed income! Oh wait does Julie have a crush on Johnny and gave him a free glass of lemonade when he finished mowing the grass? Did he declare that as income on his 1040? Did Julie give him a 1099? Or did Julie's daddy include that 50¢ as added compensation on the 1099 he gave Johnny?

I know that for the vast majority of Americans, Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike, this is not the kind of world we want to live in and it sure isn't the kind of state we want to leave to our children and grandchildren. So what are we going to do about it? Are we just going to let these dropped shoes turn into boots on ours and our children's throats? Are we all just going to change are names to Winston Smith and wonder home much of our private conversations our "smart TV" and our I phones are listening to and reporting to gof only knows what government agency? Do we even still possess enough collective spine to even resist?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Justice Scalia's Untimely Death, Advantage Trump.

I think Scalia's untimely death will help Trump. All those "anybody but Trump" Republicans (RINOs) will now be all but forced to the polls, hold their nose and vote for Trump. Forced there by the now certainty that a Clinton or Sanders presidency will scrap all that remains of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution itself.
The Donald needs to respectfully wait until the memorial and funeral services are complete and then come out and boldly declare that he will indeed have a "litmus test" for any Supreme Court nominees and that it is the absolute sanctity of the 2nd Amendment.

No respectful person likes playing another person's tragic death for political advantage. That's why the Democrats do it all the time. But politics is indeed a dirty game and sadly this is no time for niceties.

Monday, February 15, 2016

And So It Begins, Part Two. The Propaganda Front.

In spite of the admitted evidence of Turkish shelling of Aleppo and Turkish ground forces inside Syria, the lead story on CBS News was an accusation that Russian aircraft were responsible for strikes on "schools and hospitals" in Aleppo.  Attacks on "schools and hospitals" has become the favored vehicle for the Obama administration's false flag propaganda.

Toss in that Sec. of State Lurch, err Kerry, admitting that the flood of immigrants now represented an "existential threat" to Europe. So then the 100,000 or so that the DoS have admitted into the US don't? Yeah right.

These people are so incompetent that they could stumble the entire globe into World War III in order to convince themselves that they aren't the biggest fools since 1914.

I'd ask God to spare us from such political fool's but I fear it may already be too late.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

And So It Begins...

Turkish troops moving across the border into Syria. Saudi planes arrive in Turkey.

Playing Politics In The Face Of Disaster.

Saturday night's debate was, as advertised, ugly. Not just sharp elbows ugly but viciously and personally ugly. Sadly throughout all the personal vilifications and name calling there was scant mention of the twin impending disasters in Syria and the global financial markets.

With the military situation deteriorating for anti Assad forces in and around Allepo, Syria's second largest citevents Turks have started shelling Shia forces laying siege to the city. Saudi Arabia has moved air craft to Incilk air base in Turkey and has stated they are prepared to move in ground forces at any moment. If there developed a confrontation between Turkish/Saudi air or ground forces and Russian military forces things could well spin out of control. Add in the Obama administration's proven fecklessness and incompetence and we could be faced with either the trigger for a much wider conflict or Obama's capitulation to a Shia hegemony stretching from Iran, across northern Iraq and into Syria and Lebenon.

On the financial front instability and volatility have been the hallmark of day to day events not just on Wall Street but across the globe. As I mentioned in a previous post, Monday may well prove to be a pivitol day. Not just for financial markets but for the Middle East political situation as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Handing The Election To Donald Trump.

It's long been said that corporations have no moral accountability. After yesterday it appears they have little common sense either. Or do they.

I don't know the exact circumstances at Carrier Corp. that led to their announcement that they are closing their Indiana facility and moving manufacturing operations to Mexico. Neither do I know the political perspectives or leanings of the majority of the Board of directors that voted to make this move. From a purely political perspective it is either a purely bottom line calculation or it's an act of political genius.

Only the completely oblivious would think that the timing and substance of this announcement is not going to become political fodder. With Donald Trump campaigning strongly on how just such actions are destroying the American middle class, this hands him a glaring example of just what he has been saying, not to mention how many thousands of more votes it will put in his column going forward.

When Indiana holds its primary was just made irrelevant. You can bet the farm that Trump will wave this like a bloodied flag at the next debate. You can also bet that he has staff working overtime to ascertain just exactly who Carrier Corp. and it's board members have been sending contributions to.

Bottomline being, either Carrier's board are heartless or they fully intended this move to accelerate Trumps campaign and the reform of trade policy he is focusing on. Either way that is what they have achieved.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why The Democrats Are Destined To Lose This Election.

There can be no doubt that this election cycle is one unlike anyone has seen in living memory.

The Republican field was all set to be a staged pseudo contest designed to anoint Jeb Bush. Same thing for the Democrats who were all set to coronate Hillary Clinton.

Ben Carson, Martin O'Malley and Carly Fiorina were supposed to be window dressing outsiders intended to do little more than make it appear interesting but not to be taken terribly seriously. Such is how it has panned out for them.

On the Democrat side Joe Biden was put forth as a possible alternative to Hillary but chickened out after contemplating the Clintons ability to be the dirt slingers they have always been. Weighing that against the pile of graft he has accumulated he decided that the cash and retirement looked a whole lot better.

But then entered Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. No one in either the political class or the corporate 4th estate took them seriously. The airwaves and newspapers were filled with little but predictions of their immanent demise. According to the pundits and self anointed "experts" neither needed to be taken seriously and were to be regarded as having little more than "entertainment value".

But if there has been a single common thread this election season its been that the talking heads have completely misread the public's contempt for the political establishment and their corporate media mouthpieces, both left and right.

The more Trump talked, dismissed the establishment, the news media, political correctness and directly addressed those issues people were seriously concerned with, the more they listened and the higher his poll numbers went. It was like someone threw open the windows to a breath of cold fresh air that cleared the room of the stagnant, fettid stench of politics as usual. The rank and file raised a proud and defiant middle finger to the Republican establishment and the media. Almost as if saying in unison "Yeah Trump might be an egotistical jerk, but he's not one of you!"

Over on the Democrat side the Revolution of '16 is being driven by superficially similar factors but completely different ones as well. There is an underlying dissatisfaction with the party establishment but it seems more focused on the Clintons in particular and Hillary's fundamental untrustworthiness and personal unlikability.

Add to this the legions of poorly educated youth who have never learned to either define communism or recognise a communist parasite when the see one. With Sanders the only other available candidate his seemingly endless Marxist tirades have an hypnotic appeal to the dull witted. Throw in the anybody but Hillary crowd and you get the virtual tie in Iowa and the 22% "schlonging" Hillary got in New Hampshire.

So what happens from here? On the Republican side the also rans continue to bash each other for second or third place finishes while Trump continues to carry 30-40% in the polls and vote tally. Trump won't make the mistake of not having a ground game going forward like he did in Iowa. He learns from his mistakes and quickly.

On the Democrat side a lot is riding, for both Hillary and Sanders, on the outcome in South Carolina. So far the "conventional wisdom" is that the Clintons have the minority vote all but locked up and that a resounding double digit victory there will signal the end of Sanders moving forward. I'm not so sure. If Sanders is adept at anything, it is promising the gimmedats more stuff that they haven't earned. If there is anything that has broad appeal to the welfare class it is promises of more free stuff. If Hillary finishes in South Carolina with only a narrow margin she could be in for a serious uphill battle going forward.

So how does any of this guarantee a Republican victory in November? Nothing is as simple as it may seem. If Hillary's campaign stumbles badly and she staggers into the convention bloodied and wounded but victorious via "Super Delegates" it could get complicated.

The Sanders voters could well feel that "we was robbed" and stay home or worse flock to a Bloomberg candidacy. Doom for the Democrats. Biden could again be put forward at the convention as a "unifying" candidate. The party would then go into November in total disarray and division. Votes for Bloomberg, doom for the Democrats.

If Sanders does somehow secure the Democrat's nomination his full blown Marxist rhetoric, both past and present, will be exposed. His relations with numerous failed communist experiments in South and Central America will be exposed. The picture of the empty supermarket shelves in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba will fill the TV screens with the words that "This is what a vote for Sanders will get you." And "He can promise you anything, but there will be nothing to deliver." Doom for the Democrats.

Hillary could indeed get the needed wide margin victory in South Carolina and come out of the convention nominated by acclimation. But even that does not discount the increasing heavy baggage of both "Servergate" and the débâcle in Libya. Trump or any other Republican for that matter will paint her problems as Nixonian in proportion and rightfully say that the legal entanglement will interfere with needed concentration of energy on foreign relations and the continuing deterioration of the economy and we could end up with another Clinton impeachment scandal. The Photoshop artists no doubt have their comparitive storyboards in the works. Doom for the Democrats.

All these possibilities are out there and could come true and in any one of numerous scenarios. Looming large over all of this is the aforementioned economic deterioration. So far Trump is the only candidate who has dared say "I hope it isn't true but the markets are looking like they are in a huge bubble." Truth is that they are. This time it's not just mortgage derivatives that are imploding but global sovereign debt derivatives that have all but wiped out market and bank liquidity.

The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have both entered into negative interest rate programs. Openly punishing those who dare try to save for their futures or their children's future. Deutche Bank is so illiquid that not only are they calling for even deeper negative interest rates and punishing fees to be levied against cash withdrawals but banning cash all together! How dare you conduct private commerce in a way that the banks and government can't take a piece of the action!

With this kind of insanity on full display and global equity markets and international trade in contraction we will be lucky to get to the conventions never mind the general election before we fall into a massive deflation. Doom for the Democrats because eight years of the "It's George Bush's fault" mantra won't fly anymore.

Mark my words carefully. Chinese markets are closed all this week for New Year's Celebrations. If, when they reopen next Monday and continue their sharp decline, and I don't see how they can avoid it but momentarily, another blackest of "Black Mondays" is on the cards and all the negative interest rates and quantitative easing in the world will not stop it.

Enjoy the cheap gas while you can because all the storage facilities are 98% full and there is no place to put any more and the price will soon hit a point where its not worth pumping out of the ground. When panic comes it's not because of broken markets or risk factors, it comes because there sets in a loss of confidence in governments and regulations. In such situations voters always, always, always vote out the incumbent party resident in the White House. Doom for the Democrats.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Emperess Hillary.

Whatever my problems with NR's hit pieces on Donald Trump this piece on our would be emperess is spot on.

Mrs. Clinton's Ode To Serfdom.

by Kevin D. Williamson (first published in the National Review)

Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn’t know what the United States of America are. Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire: “Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country.” 

There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf. Serfdom is a form of bondage. Americans are not serfs. We are not sharecroppers on Herself’s farm or in vassalage to that smear of thieving nincompoopery in Washington that purports to rule us. We don’t owe you any damned rent. 

The American proposition is precisely the opposite of what Herself imagines: The U.S. government exists at our sufferance, not the other way around. We have governments because there are some things that we as individuals have a hard time doing through private enterprise, and we have a federal government because there are things that the several states cannot manage separately, such as national defense and border security. (And, bang-up job on the latter, Washington.) A president isn’t a prince, and a citizen isn’t a serf. Herself’s invocation of serfdom is the logical extension of “You Didn’t Build That”-ism, the backward philosophy under which the free citizen is obliged to justify his life and his prosperity to the state, in order to satisfy the economic self-interest, status-seeking, and power-lust of such lamentable specimens as Elizabeth Warren, a ridiculous little scold who has never done a single useful thing in her entire public life.

The American model is precisely the opposite: Government has to justify itself to us. The states created the federal government, not the other way around, and the citizens created the states, not the other way around. We don’t owe these jackasses any service. They owe us service: services they routinely fail to perform. We’ve got jihadis shooting up California while the government doesn’t even bother to track visa overstays or properly scan entrants from Pakistan by way of Saudi Arabia (because what could possibly go wrong in that scenario?) in spite of being legally obliged to do so. Instead, the powers that be in Washington are literally masturbating the day away when they aren’t busy poisoning veterans to death with dope.

These people—these people—are going to lecture us on citizenship? How about you skip the homilies and do your damned jobs? Of course Americans perform service: in our families, in our churches, in civic organizations, through charity. We serve because we believe in it, not because we have to justify our consumption of O2 to some despicable low-rent Lady Macbeth who is so keenly aware of her own profiteering and corruption that she violated a stack of federal statutes to keep her work correspondence away from proper oversight. 

We may be called to justify ourselves before God one day, but not before that. Herself imagines the United States of America to be a nation of serfs. Whom do you think she imagines as their overlord? And that is why any sane and self-respecting country would have kept this woman far away from any public office, much less let her flirt with the presidency.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bridge For Sale In Brooklyn...

President Obama commented today that the announced unemployment rate of 4.9% was "bad news" for Republicans. Really Mr. President? Except the only people who give any credibility to the BLS number are Democrats and hack journalists. But then that's a redundancy isn't it? Not a word out of his lying, shit filled mouth about the still horrendous labor participation rate. Not a word about the continuing contraction of global markets. Not a word about how the Baltic Dry Index is at is lowest level ever. Not a word about declining U.S. exports. Not a word about how the only growing job market is in bartenders and wait staff.

Tell us, you lying sack of shit, how any of those are indicators of a healthy economy? Where are all the manufacturing jobs you were going to create? Oh that's right they all went China and India. To bad that didn't work out because you have so devastated the domestic economy that fewer and fewer Americans have the necessary disposable income anymore even to buy the cheap crap from China or India. Maybe you should invest in a first grade elementary arithmetic text book. You might actually learn something you miserable piece of trash.

Instead of trying to erase Southern history there a millions of us who would very much like to erase you and what you have done to our country from or memory and history. Your lies and corruption make Boss Tweed and Richard Nixon look like a Boy Scouts. I look forward to teaching my grandchildren what an evil, contemptable, spawn of Satan himself you are. May you fry in hell.

A Message For Bernie Sanders.

With Hillary Clinton's continuing and growing problems with Servergate, her general lack of credibility, and young voters flocking to Sanders, the possibility of her getting the rug of inevitability jerked out from under her once again is becoming very real.

Not that I won't be among the legions who will shed not a single tear over the (hopefully) final demise of her political career but I won't be joining the crowds of witless morons cheering on Bernie Sanders and his delusional dreams of an American socialist utopia.

Before anyone thinks that Bernie has or may inherit any inevitability they had best cast a careful examining eye across the Caribbean Sea to that other socialist utopia of the Americas, namely Venezuela.  It has not been a great secret that Venezuela's economy was heading into the dumper long before the former President Chavez succumbed to his appropriately diagnosed asshole cancer.

Startling shortages of basic commodities such as toilet paper, coffee and butter have many on edge and angry. Mix in collapsing prices for domesticly produced commodities like oil and copper and the means of obtaining the hard currency needed to purchace the everyday suppies of any functioning economy become even more strained.

Last year alone Venezuela suffered some 275% inflation and for 2016 the painful number is projected to rise to something in excess of 720%.

Another event in recent, but little noted Venezuelan history was the repatriation of its national gold reserves from storage vaults in Germany. At the time there was speculation as to what the government was going to do with some 58 tons of gold bullion. Rather than create even limited amounts of gold backed currency, they apparently had it earmarked for something more nefarious. One has to wonder how much of it was squandered on the contracting of some thirty seven Boing 747 carco plane loads hired to bring in, quite literally, hundreds of tons of freshly printed Venezuelan bank notes.

History has frequently shown massive hyperinflation often leads to social unrest and political/military coups. Somehow I don't think Muduro and his communist cabal are going to sit around waiting for that to happen anytime soon.

With the Venezuelan military having already declared their political loyalty to the communist/socialist presidential regime rather than to the National Constitution and the duely elected opposition controlled legislature, a defacto military dictatorship has been created.

Somehow I don't see Muduro and company using any of this newly printed currency to alleviate the public's pain and suffering. I can much more easily envision them following the Zimbabwe model. Keep the military well fed, well paid and loyal to El Presidenti. That way he can protect his back and step up the demonization of his enemies and his demands for the nationalization of any and all successful private business for "the good of the people".

It won't work of course because those bank notes will grow increasing worthless for any foreign exchange and their won't be any gold left to buy any more worthless paper. When the army stops getting paid then the real fun begins.

It looks like the communists in Caracas are in a race to see how quickly they can convert a mineral and oil rich nation into just another failed and impoverished state that will measure right up there with Bolivia.

Don't expect any of the current poorly educated college students supporting their new idol to see any relevance to this. Well at least not until Sanders's promises turn to the tast of bitter ashes in their mouths. Maybe not even then.