Posted by aogTuesday, 29 September 2009 at 13:33
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Sarah Palin has a book coming out in the near future. Apparently it was scheduled for spring but the manuscript was done early so the release date was moved up. The one worrisome bit is this
Meanwhile, Politico claims that “©opy-editing and fact-checking are now underway in a race to meet the crash publishing schedule,” a detail bound to intoxicate liberals eager to find, flag, catalogue and crow about every last typo.
Yes, even the slightest mistake will be claimed as a massive failure / lie / delusion. I would hope that Palin’s team is going over everything in a very thorough manner. Of course, if there’s no actual mistakes or errors, the anti-Palinites will simply make stuff up, as they did so often in the past.
I agree with the prediction that the conventional wisdom will be the book was ghost written if it good, and Palin written if it is bad.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 at 13:13|
erp, I get emails from this guy Calente all the time. I think his reasoning is nuts but he and RtO called most of the steps in the crash before they happened. His latest:
KINGSTON, NY – 20 October 2009 — What 80 percent of economists call “Recovery” is a “Cover up”. Trillions in losses papered over with trillions of phantom dollars printed out of thin air and backed by nothing produce nothing … except the mirage of recovery. The dollar’s dive and gold’s historic high is no mirage. Gold doesn’t lie.
Our trend forecasting track record is the best on record – light years ahead of Ben Bernanke’s (click here) and all those economists who didn’t see the recession coming but who now talk recovery.
In the Autumn Trends Journal® we dispel the recovery as fantasy and show how and why America and much of the world will plunge into the Greatest Depression. The global equity market surge and bankers’ bonuses do absolutely nothing for the man on the street. Foreclosures are at an all time high, businesses are going bankrupt, jobs continue to disappear.
While Wall Street cheers, Main Street seethes. The 2nd American Revolution has already begun, and it’s much more than a right wing, militia driven movement. Who’s behind it, will it be velvet or violent, waged with guns or won by minds?
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Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 03:31|
It’s unlikely our assets will be confiscated…
That’s right, it is unlikely that your assets will be confiscated; they will remain your property. But what good will that do you if your safe deposit box is sealed, and you aren’t allowed to remove your property during your time of need?
We in the US weren’t all slavers. There were people in the south who bought African slaves captured by other Africans (Obama’s people) who sold them to Arabs who sold them to slavers in Europe who brought them to the new world.
Are you saying that:
- A) Southerners aren’t real Americans; or maybe that they didn’t and haven’t contributed anything to American culture, and so therefore there was no “stain of slavery” in real American heritage; or
- B) Americans aren’t responsible for the African slave trade in America, because few Americans directly captured people for use as slaves - they just paid other people to capture and kidnap Africans on America’s behalf? Similarly, illegal-drug users in the U.S. today bear no responsibility whatsoever for the illegal drug industry and its negative effects in Central and South America, right? Or
Then in an upheaval that nearly destroyed us, we fought a bitter war to end slavery. You may have heard of it, it’s called the Civil War in the north and the War Between the States in the south. The north won.
And then there was a Golden Era of racial harmony, when all people lived as kin, and nobody cared whether another person was black, brown, red, yellow or pink…
Oh wait, that never happened. You elide about 100 years of lynchings, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, denial of opportunity and similar wicked behavior, as though WITHIN YOUR LIFETIME blacks weren’t being denied the right to vote, hold many jobs, marry whom they wished or even just associate in a casual way with whites. You may have heard about it, they were referred to colloquially as Jim Crow laws.
THAT behavior is the basis for the “stain of slavery” - the continuation of oppression based solely on race. If blacks had been fully accepted as equal members of society once emancipated, then yes, the Civil War would have sufficed. But that’s not what actually happened.
Whatever kind of life most blacks experienced growing up the in 70’s, didn’t happen to Obama. He was a pampered child in Hawaii.
To paraphrase a line that you yourself wrote, “I surrender to your supernatural ability to read Obama’s mind.” It’s good to know that a smart young black person would remain completely unaffected by the racial turmoil that filled the headlines while he was a youth, and that he would experience no racially-charged events while living in the late 70s and early 80s in those bastions of racial harmony-and-good-will: Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago.
I heard Bush’s TARP funds have been paid back.
Sure they have - mostly. Neither that, nor the bank executives’ bonuses for “a job well-done”, mean that America’s banking system has recovered to become solid or dependable.
For instance, we know for a fact that the nation’s four largest banks, (Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) are ALL INSOLVENT - and so are the nation’s largest mortgage lenders: Fannie, Freddie and the FHA.
“Repayment” of TARP is PR only, for the benefit of both the banks and politicians.