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Saturday, August 06, 2011

To My Tea Party Buddies:

You're wasting your time:

You'd do us all a favor and skip that soon-to-be-waste-of-time and concentrate on that which will make a real difference. Change the super-super-committee(s) on election day, 2012. The Senate and the presidency.

Watch how quickly the debt/spending problem gets solved then.

Why jerk around, holding out hope, like always, that Orrin Hatch and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe and John McCain and Lindsey Graham are going to change their stripes?

Ah, Youth

I'm guessing this gal is too young to remember the days of Ronald Reagan:

Joan Walsh should get to know the name Sam Donaldson before she opens her mouth and lets ignorance fall out.

As I Reread My Constitution ...

... I read about another liberal politician who talks of the news media as belonging to his kind alone.

As you read the quote, remember, this asshole came dangerously close to being our president:
Sen. Kerry Asks Media to Stop Giving 'Equal Time or Equal Balance' to 'Absurd' Tea Party Ideas
By Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters

Last week, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said conservative views about the debt ceiling should be censored from news reports.

On Friday's "Morning Joe," Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) took this a step further calling on media to stop giving "equal time or equal balance" to Tea Party ideas that people like him consider "absurd" and "not factual":

SENATOR JOHN KERRY (D-MASSACHUSETTS): "The bottom line is that what we need to do, and I, I, I am, I feel very strongly about this, you know, we’ve got to step up and start dealing with facts and with reality. And too many people in Congress are making up their own facts, and too many people are avoiding this reality and pretending that the only thing you need to deal with is the debt and deficit.

"The real truth is America faces a long-term structural debt.

"And what we had was a group of people who are completely unaware or didn’t care about the consequences of their actions. They were actually arguing for a default which would have been even more catastrophic with respect to what’s happening in Europe and what’s happening here at home now. So we have to break that, and I have to tell you, I say this to you politely: the media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual, it doesn't deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of, of what's real, of who's accountable, of who is not accountable, of who's real, who isn't, who's serious, who isn't?" [link] [emphasis mine]
So John Kerry believes that the media have an obligation to deny a voice on the airwaves and in their papers to those Americans who disagree with him.

Sadly, disturbingly, many members of the media agree (example) with him.

And they wonder why Fox News has thrived.

Want to make media bias institutional, you nitwit?  Watch the fragmentation of the news business become even more pronounced.

Until you follow up your snit with the United States military.

This is breathtaking in its implications.

Well, They Did It Anyway

It's just as I've been telling you in recent weeks - it's not about the debt ceiling, it's about the debt.  Standard & Poors, despite the agreement hammered out by Congress, has acted against the looming government fiscal crisis:
S&P Downgrade May Cloud Obama Re-Election Bid Even as It Damages Congress
By Margaret Talev and Brian Faler, Bloomberg

The downgrade of the U.S.’s AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor’s darkens President Barack Obama’s re-election chances while also damaging members of Congress from both parties as they prepare for the 2012 campaign, political analysts said.

With Obama’s job-approval rating at 48 percent and an all- time high of 82 percent of Americans giving Congress negative marks in a New York Times/CBS News Poll taken this week, the downgrade will hurt the president and lawmakers by fueling economic uncertainty, possibly raising interest rates and wounding national pride, analysts said.

“America’s creditworthiness just became the latest casualty” in Obama’s “failed record of leadership on the economy,” Romney said in a statement. The downgrade is “a deeply troubling indicator of our country’s decline under” the president, he said. [link]
It didn't have to happen.

Or maybe it did.

I get the feeling at times that Washington is incapable of preventing the collapse of the dollar and, with it, the destruction of the U.S. Treasury.

Hang on.  It's going to be a long - and painful - ride.


Leave it to a beer company to come up with a breathtakingly original TV commercial.  This is as close to 3D as you'll ever come on your 2D TV or monitor:


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