Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bottomline: Financial Meltdown Democrats Fault

You won't see it on the mainstream news. No, they would rather talk about lipstick and the expense of GOP women's clothes. But the history of this meltdown has all of its roots with the Democratic Party as seen here.

Meanwhile you won't hear much about how Obama has taken money from Fannie and Freddie and has had his VP candidate search managed by the head of Fannie Mae - a guy who has already been disgraced by acknowleding he got favorable loan conditions.

It is all rather shameful by the press - the MSN has gotten this all out of whack. The only guy to really get it right is Rick Barnes of Fox who correctly stated this is not an economic problem but a financial markets problem.

By the way - did you see how a former Hillary supporter, and a elite at that, has come out for McCain and actively dissed MSNBC's Cambell Brown in the process? It's here and it's sublime. She said the party left her not the other way around.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Can anyone on TV add 2+2?

I am very worried for this country. And it is not because of the potential financial meltdown now apparently looming. Or because an inexperienced hack might be elected President. It's because nobody on the TV news knows anything about anything. Watching the talking heads even try to ask a knowledgeable question about the current capital markets situation is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Excruciating.

They can't even begin to come up with a proper question. Actually the only question they have is what would Obama or McCain do? They ask that all night long. What would the candidates that we have been castigating daily do? Not like they are journalists that may have followed the subprime mortgage issue to its conclusion. What they should have been asking is why they haven't been following this "other story" (you know, the one about collapsing financial institutions) while they were exhausting airwave hours on pigs and lipstick. In fact, they should ask Obama about it.

Much of the real story can be found here and here. And the real guilty party is cheap unwarranted mortgage lending - overextending lending principles to people who just can't pay it back. And then all financial institutions invested in bundled or securitized mortgage packages - which in large part with the subprime loans, are failing. Thus the rush to shore up several entities (AIG) that hold or are influenced by these securities. In fact, McCain had warned about lax lending a long time ago. And even more importantly, Bush wanted to enforce stronger controls on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac almost five years ago (as discussed here) but was rebuffed by the Democrats.

"Why didn't somebody do something about this?" - the scream will go up. The problem is the ying and the yang. Can you see a Republican politician saying that they shouldn't loan money to lower-income families in order to protect the future of the financial markets? "For shame" the liberals would cry. Give everything to everybody - they would say - and then promptly would have parades in the street. Late night pundits would say that Republicans don't care for the common man. Kanye West would say "George Bush hates black people". Sort of like entering into an unpopular war just to protect the future of America. No one really knows what might have happened over the past five years if we weren't bringing up the fight over there.

And this doesn't just stop at hysterical outlets like MSBNC. Fox's Bill O'Reilly was arguing with Neil Cavuto that he wants a President to warn him about this "stuff" and do something about it. Neil said "you really want more regulation Bill?" and Bill said yes.

Oh, the horror. That's what got us here in the first place - as described in this article from six months ago!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wow - finally a light in that barren desert

Please read this. Camille Paglia, the queen of feminism, actually likes what she sees in Sarah Palin - and is woman enough to talk about it. This has to be one of the most well balanced, thought out pieces of journalism I have read in the last 20 years. Salute, Camile.
Hard Place, indeed.
And here's a good response for you apathetic readers about your boy Barry, pigs and his natural horse sense - especially when it comes to lip service. And, again, written by a woman (man where do these people come from?)
And this article really wraps it up in a bow. Panic city, baby. It's not so much of what he said, she said - it's how he reacts. And that is not well.


Shame on you Barack - where is the new type of politics? Where is the "change"? Calling a woman rival (Sarah) a pig? (see here)(and the VP rival as well). Wow.

And this is the man you think could stand up to the terrorists? Ha. He is so rattled by the former PTA mom.

And here is a great article from a Democratic commentator (and a woman) who show how Obama's campaign (and the left's reaction to her nomination) look petty and thoroughly discombobulated in throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this steadfast woman.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Rock Star

Well you have all seen the speech and read the news - oh, boy. She's a true rock star who has shook and stunned the media elite and the Obama campaign - she almost drew more viewers than Obama's speech last week and she was actually on four fewer networks (she wasn't on the majors). She was poised, strong and tough. And she zinged the community organizer all over the place - and three days later he's still stumbling over his frequent "uh, ah, uh's" that populate his non-teleprompter driven speeches on the campaign trail. And during her big speech she really didn't have a functioning teleprompter. Take that Barry. (And does anyone remember a line from that speech? We all remember a number of her lines.)

And then this prompted McCain's speech last night to be even watched by more people than Obama's speech - and also made the Republican Convention the most widely watched US political convention of all time! Who needs a football field and styrofoam Greek columns? McCain is not a great speechmaker - he's much better in town hall settings - but he did what he had to do - would have been nice if it was shorter and not interrupted by crazed left wing loons.

Now the polls are tied - but many of them still have pre-Palin speech days in them so we won't know the full bounce til next week. And what is interesting is how much the Republican support for the ticket now has been fueled as support for the pure maniacal way the left press went after Palin's background right after her selection last weekend - a more ravenous feeding fest that broke every moral bounds of even modest decency has never been seen in such a short period of time. Now US magazine has seen over 10,000 cancelations of its horrendous and devious and outright wrong cover story of Governor Palin. In fact they still don't get it.

The anarchists over at MSNBC were clearly stunned in their reaction to her speech and had actually toned it down the next day for McCain's speech. But tonight on her new show, lesbian pit bull Rachael Maddow let loose a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and already debunked rumors about Palin on her show. Maddow's loonish left rants almost make Obermann look, well, just slightly left of left. And she is clearly jealous. I predict her show won't last two months. I don't know why MSNBC is trying to make themselves the cable station of people who just honestly hate America. Great job Dan.

There is some good news and capitulation finally going on - Sally Quinn wrote a very demeaning column about Palin right out of the box last week and she actually went on O'Reilly and said she was wrong.

And then finally we have Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart bitching about "Baracuda" being played for Sarah - saying they weren't asked for permission. Ann and Nancy - you know I'm big fans - but no one has to ask you for permission and you do get royalties (as John Mellencamp discussed in a recent Time magazine article). Get over it. Heartless.

Now they're playing "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The All Important Vetting Process

And now the tag line is that she wasn't vetted properly. It's now not appropriate to pile on about the daughter being pregnant, or that she skinned a moose, or how small this town is so they will now go to the "well McCain did not do this well" card. (By the way - the Governor of Virginia who Obama wanted was only in office three years and previously was mayor of a similarly sized town). But anyway.

So, the latest, is you can't be VP now if your daughter is pregnant. Katie Couric actually asked somebody yesterday - that's Monday - on why the campaign waited until "now" to let out the news that the daughter was pregnant. Well my answer would have been - hey you overpaid twit - she was just announced on Friday - it's frigging Day 3!!!!

Let's look at the other recent vetting processes of candidates, shall we?

  • John Edwards - runs for President for a year, but was having an affair since 2006 - vetted anyone? Katie Couric - why didn't you come forward with this information? Everyone knew it. But you - the press - sat on it for two friggin years. And he was even being talked about for VP and Attorney General and he still wasn't "vetted" for a full month after he was caught red-handed in the Beverly Hilton in LA this summer visiting his love baby.

  • Hillary Clinton - looks the other way while husband sleeps with every bimbo known to man. Gets Senate seat in New York principally on pity. And this is what liberal women say is the way to success - not getting it for yourself like Sarah. (And many bloggers decry contempt at even comparing the two - this is just hillarious). Sarah Palin certainly get any political coattails out of her husband. What a joke.

  • Teddy Kennedy - runs for President several times even though it was a major news story that he drove his car into the Chappaquidock River while squiring a 20-something girl, who was not his wife, and promptly killed her. Is a teenage pregnancy a little more minor than this - murder? Ok - I'll settle for manslaughter.

  • JFK - becomes President with Camelot-type promises and flair even though he's shtooping anything that comes along including the sex symobol of the times - Marilyn Monroe - who then kills herself. By the way - so was Bobby. And JFK got votes from the Mafia run Chicago political machine in a super close election with Nixon.

  • Barry Obama - do nothing skinny guy who gets a pass from the entire mainstream media because they hated Hillary alot more. He was complicitly involved with the Chicago political machine and did not challenge it (like Palin did in Alaska) and got a nice house out of it. Got elected to Senate by running against nobody! (Republicans had to fly in has-been Alan Keyes to run against him) . He took his young daughters and got them pregnant on negative anti-American diatribes from radical preacher Jeramiah Wright. And now he is less than one heartbeat from the Presidency.

Where's the vetting America? Press? MSNBC?

Wow - what a pile on

The latest bullshit buzz on CNN against Gov Palin is above the pale. Larry King - who has now shown his colors as the most liberal anti-progress man with braces (that's suspenders) is fairly obvious now. His show on Labor Day was all about Palin and how horrible she is. And before that his show about how great Obama was had overtones of mesianic delibrium.

And this is after terrible, unsubstantiated shit about her and her daughter from the Daily Kos - a left wing hatchet job website. How fucking dare they?