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July 12, 2009

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Mike Myers

Surround yourself with doggy appointments--and you're going to wind up with fleas on your agenda. Message control in the Obama administration is "outsourced" to whoever feels like it. With Biden, Obama and his minions have to go about "clarifying what Joe meant". Holder is stronger and more articulate (and more crazed) and he may simply tell the Anointed One to take a flying ---k. They can't pay their taxes, and they won't necessarily toe the party line. Obama is a weak executive at best.

RichatUF

Mike Myers-

they won't necessarily toe the party line

Show trials for Cheney and anyone not loyal to the Obama agenda in the bureaucracy is the party line. Obama already has "civil servants" drawing up lists of names of those who cooperated with the Bush Administration or supported Bush's agenda.

PDinDetroit

I have waiting and watching for the Dems to blow it worse than usual. There are far too many "I" instead of "WE" players in the ranks, which will cause chaos sooner than later without a really strong leader (which Ibama is definitely not). Complete power corrupts completely...

Ibama is barely even a Beta-Dog and has no idea what being an "Alpha Male" even looks like.

Lies, lies, I can't believe UR tellin' me lies.

It's about time for the CIA to start lying to Congress again.

bio mom

Wow, They are really misreading the zeitgeist. Average American joes do NOT care about this stuff anymore!! Only the liberal crazies are so deranged. I agree. Bring it on guys. Waste time and capital on this so we don't get passed all of the country-destroying legislation in the works right now.

PDinDetroit

It's about time for the CIA to start lying to Congress again.

Distractions, distractions, it's all distractions. The smoke and mirrors govt now in power likes to keep the "masses" engaged in watching what is not important.

Gmax

Gosh you would think we could just bomb an aspirin factory or fly some smart missiles into an abandoned training camp. If all else fails, start a war. Any distraction will do.

Putting someone on trial would be the very very dumbest thing Holder and his democrat party could possibly do, right now. It would turn the country into a liberal versus everyone else battle royal, and lots of elected democrats would not walk that plank.

I think this will happen in about 48 business hours BTW.( as in not our lifetime or just before the seas rise and flood Manhattan.

Pofarmer

I agree with Rich. This isn't about putting the administration on trial, this is about putting the few remaining conservatves on notice.

just before the seas rise and flood Manhattan.

We could be so lucky.

JM Hanes

I don't think rallying the base means what Holder thinks it means.

I'd say bring it on myself, except alas, per PD, it will take the spotlight off Obama. The Prez, of course, will say that he personally prefers to move forward, but that he refuses to politicize the DoJ by interfering with his Attorney General and the career professionals who make these decisions.

matt

Reichsprosekutor Holder ist only following orders, of course. Reichskommisar Emmanuel hast geplanned this carefully mit his bait und svitch programm.

Die rote stadt terroristen mussen in der pokey be put und Das BlaueVolk muss be helt unaccountable. Der evil Cheney muss be gestopped und gegrundet wie pfeffer into kleine little pieces. Heil Soros!

matt

naw, much more fun would be for the CIA to get even with the Dems.

Gmax

The Atty Gen serves at the pleasure of the President and the President also has the constitutional power of pardon, even prior to any charges being brought. No way the American people will let Obama off on this, it will stick to him like stink on poo.

Appalled

If unemployment continues to go up, the stock market continues to sink, and Obama/Holder are busiy ginning up torture trials for the past administration, the American people will not be amused. Not because they love Cheney, but because the administration will be seen as wasting time sttling scores instead of focusing on the economy.

Oh, Obama. If you are listening: "It's the economy, stupid."

And, truly, Holder does not get to make this call without input from the White House. This is a policy decision. He may recommend to Obama to his heart's content. He obviously feels the need to start leaking. But he does not get to instigate a Constitutional crisis at his pay grade.

jean

Cheny has not answered any of these charges.I imagine he is at home with Lynn & Liz plotting even as we write.I hope he comes out both guns blazing in his own understated way

PeterUK

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There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
That's noted for fresh air and fun,
And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom
Went there with young Albert, their son.

A grand little lad was young Albert,
All dressed in his best; quite a swell
With a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle,
The finest that Woolworth's could sell.

They didn't think much of the Ocean:
The waves, they were fiddlin' and small,
There was no wrecks and nobody drownded,
Fact, nothing to laugh at at all.

So, seeking for further amusement,
They paid and went into the Zoo,
Where they'd Lions and Tigers and Camels,
And old ale and sandwiches too.

There were one great big Lion called Wallace;
His nose were all covered with scars -
He lay in a somnolent posture,
With the side of his face on the bars.

Now Albert had heard about Lions,
How they was ferocious and wild -
To see Wallace lying so peaceful,
Well, it didn't seem right to the child.

So straightway the brave little feller,
Not showing a morsel of fear,
Took his stick with its 'orse's 'ead 'andle
And pushed it in Wallace's ear.

You could see that the Lion didn't like it,
For giving a kind of a roll,
He pulled Albert inside the cage with 'im,
And swallowed the little lad 'ole.

Then Pa, who had seen the occurrence,
And didn't know what to do next,
Said 'Mother! Yon Lion's 'et Albert',
And Mother said 'Well, I am vexed!'

Then Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom -
Quite rightly, when all's said and done -
Complained to the Animal Keeper,
That the Lion had eaten their son.

The keeper was quite nice about it;
He said 'What a nasty mishap.
Are you sure that it's your boy he's eaten?'
Pa said "Am I sure? There's his cap!'

The manager had to be sent for.
He came and he said 'What's to do?'
Pa said 'Yon Lion's 'et Albert,
'And 'im in his Sunday clothes, too.'

Then Mother said, 'Right's right, young feller;
I think it's a shame and a sin,
For a lion to go and eat Albert,
And after we've paid to come in.'

The manager wanted no trouble,
He took out his purse right away,
Saying 'How much to settle the matter?'
And Pa said "What do you usually pay?'

But Mother had turned a bit awkward
When she thought where her Albert had gone.
She said 'No! someone's got to be summonsed' -
So that was decided upon.

Then off they went to the P'lice Station,
In front of the Magistrate chap;
They told 'im what happened to Albert,
And proved it by showing his cap.

The Magistrate gave his opinion
That no one was really to blame
And he said that he hoped the Ramsbottoms
Would have further sons to their name.

At that Mother got proper blazing,
'And thank you, sir, kindly,' said she.
'What waste all our lives raising children
To feed ruddy Lions? Not me!'

Marriott Edgar

Substitute Holder for Albert.

Rick Ballard

"If unemployment continues to go up"

"As unemployment continues to go up" looks to be more accurate. The only sectors of the economy showing any signs of life whatsoever are public administration and a portion of health care. One might think that robotics and automation would be picking up due to anticipated unjustified increases in wages but it appears that "wait and see" continues to be the watchword for all types of investment.

That makes sense - the auto industry is seeing their vaunted replacement models destroyed and banks have just begun the credit curtailment process which will strangle any growth in the crib so employers can better spend their time determining which of their employees most deserve the heave ho rather than contemplating how to avoid hiring.

I actually hope that the contemptible scum make a stab at show trials. It will set a precedent which can be followed in '12.

PeterUK

Mr Ballard,
"One might think that robotics and automation would be picking up due to anticipated unjustified increases in wages but it appears that "wait and see" continues to be the watchword for all types of investment."

They are wondering where the energy will come from. Not good to elect a power vacuum.

RichatUF

Rick-

Over in the FT, Summers is letting everyone know that "the worst is yet to come". Yikes, an unusual charm offensive.

“The president made two things clear to us early on,” recalls Summers, who answers my questions in full, idea-packed paragraphs, rocking gently back and forth in his seat as he gets into the flow of an argument. “He would do what he had to to fix the banking system, to get the economy out of the rut in which he was inheriting it. But he had run for president to do long-run, fundamental things, like fixing healthcare, like having real energy policy, like reforming education. And we weren’t going to be distracted from those things.”

He's got the talking points down but more government in healthcare is going to restrict access and make it more expensive. An "energy policy" which is indistingusible than anything produced by the Club of Rome will make energy more expensive and politically allocated. And good grief, the government has had programs to "reform" education since the 60's, built an army of educators and shoveled in ever greater amounts of money into it, and we still have sorry schools. Yep, good to know though that they inheirted an economic crisis.

clarice

I wonder if this wasn't dropped in Newsweek's lap to mollify the left with no intention of doing anything this tupid.

It's not as though the mag could complain afterward that it had been used. It's been used by Ibama and crowd forever.

In any event, the report on the warrantless surveillance program buried by the press *and analyzed by Andy McCarthy shows that the Congresional Dems have to be the most cowardly, lying bastards in the history of this Nation.

Well, the NYT had Risen and Lichtblau who destroyed the worth of this fantastic rpogram write it up---leaving out utterly their role in diminishing it by publishing leaked classified info and the pp 31=36 of the report which spoke of its high value.

Ranger

I actually hope that the contemptible scum make a stab at show trials. It will set a precedent which can be followed in '12.

Posted by: Rick Ballard | July 12, 2009 at 02:47 PM

Yes, my thoughts exactly. One can just imagine the spectical of the members of Obama's automobile task force facing the grand jury, or the fun of an independent prosecutor appointed to investigate the firings of Inspectors General.

MayBee

Maybe it's the administration's subtle way of threatening certain Democratic Congressmen.

Vote the way we want you to, or we'll have to open the "torture" program time line/communication up to the public.

RichatUF

Also Summers admits that he is presiding over a weak dollar policy:

This new American economy, Summers hopes, will be “more export-oriented” and “less consumption-oriented”; “more environmentally oriented” and “less energy-production-oriented”; “more bio- and software- and civil-engineering-oriented and less financial-engineering-oriented”; and, finally, “more middle-class-oriented” and “less oriented to income growth that is disproportionate towards a very small share of the population”.

I don't see how he can achieve his goal of exporting biotech products when the administration is going to nationalize healthcare, where new technology will be the first things to get cut, and with the ROW also having nationalizing healthcare, there won't be a big enough global market for the risks new biotech companies are taking. Nice to know that the Obama Administration wants us all poorer though.

MayBee

RichUF-
From the updates Tapper gave this week, Obama also hopes to export clean energy technology to India and China.
It seems they believe India and China want to be greener, so if we can get them to agree to limit their emissions, we will be able to sell them our new green technology.

RichatUF

clarice-

When I read the Newsweek article last night, I was thinking it might be some red meat or weather ballooning the idea. But, the more I think about the more I come down on the side that the Obama Administration wants to have show trials and they want to punish Bush Administration officials. Obama and his progressive allies need to make sure the American people never again elect people like Bush and Cheney and purging supporters of their policies is the easiest place to start.

Ignatz

--I don't see how he can achieve his goal of exporting biotech products when the administration is going to nationalize healthcare, where new technology will be the first things to get cut, and with the ROW also having nationalizing healthcare, there won't be a big enough global market for the risks new biotech companies are taking.--

Rich,
I don't think you read that close enough. When he says orient he means ORIENT.
Clearly the plan is to export our private economy to the orient, leaving us only with a public one, and it won't be by occident.

PeterUK

"“more bio- and software- and civil-engineering-oriented and less financial-engineering-oriented”;

The man is talking out of his nether orifice,civil engineering ain't clean and green.

Pofarmer

Oh, Obama. If you are listening: "It's the economy, stupid."

To Obama, that doesn't mean what you think it means.

Sue

Originally, I thought it was Holder's way of explaining how he wanted to prosecute but Obama didn't have the will power to allow it. Now, I'm not so sure. Stephanopolous is making the claim that he thinks Holder is going to prosecute. That reeks of Rhambo, who is a feature in the Holder article.

matt

Here in California they are killing the natural resources, ag, manufacturing and RE industries. Even in high end areas, forclosure rates are rising rapidly. It is hitting almost all swathes of the spectrum. On California, LUN.

The printing of unlimited dollars and stunning growth in debt are undermining the currency, and we have not only been warned, but now our enemies and creditors are actively pursuing alternatives to the dollar as evidenced at the G8.

Cap & Trade is nothing but a Ponzi scheme for the same scum who caused the current crisis, except they are positioning themselves to tap the Euro and Asian currencies now.This scenario is beyond Keynes or Friedman or Hayek.

There is an agenda. There is malice aforethought with these people. There is far too much convergence of circumstance now. It's like a Clancey novel.

MayBee

Obama was elected because of anti-Bush feelings, and there is the chance he sees that as his only path to reelection. Or perhaps he sees it as the only way to keep Dems controlling Congress.

It isn't like Obama actually knows how to run a country, fix the economy, or fix healthcare. He knows how to run against the other guy, though.

Pofarmer

will be “more export-oriented” and “less consumption-oriented”; “more environmentally oriented” and “less energy-production-oriented”; “more bio- and software- and civil-engineering-oriented and less financial-engineering-oriented”;

Once again, it's Sesame Street time. The guy is talking gibberish. You cannot have an export-oriented, civil engineering-oriented(which I assume means huge public works programs worthy of the pharoahs) and have a "green" energy program which targets only conservation, because it won't allow production. The whole thing can't do anything but collapse. You can't grow a country without energy.

And, speaking of green energy, backwards counties like India and China are already ahead of us on that score. They use things like mini-hydro and windmills because they have to. As soon as they can, they'll get rid of them.

clarice

Well, if they are serious about this, I hope Holder doesn't realize until too late that Cheney's not Gonzales.

MayBee

Here's my question-
Obama people are in charge of every agency now. They certainly have access to CIA documents, DOJ documents, and any career people. What would a criminal investigation find that the Obama people can't just look in their files and see?

Rob Crawford

So, if Holder "decides" to prosecute, what is the proper course?

Do we hope the show trials are fair? Keep in mind the Obama administration believes it has the right to try someone and still keep them imprisoned if they're acquitted, and that the dream of Cheney behind bars is all that lets some of the nuttier lefties sleep at night.

Do we hope the Kafkaesque nature of the trials is fairly reported? Does anyone think the press that unhesitatingly reported the "flushed Koran" lie, that buys into the claims that every US airstrike lands on a wedding party, that gave Obama an hour of prime time TV with their news personalities as pitchmen, will show the least skepticism? That they'll question the propriety of turning policy disagreements into criminal proceedings?

What will WE do? What can we do?

Sue

If they do bring charges, the first thing I'd do if I was the attorney is bring charges against the AG's office for tainting any potential jury pool with his emotionals Newsweak article. In fact, I'd go so far as to find out who the friend is that Holder discussed the case with. I'd go on a witch hunt to find everyone of the "sources" for the story. It smacks of the Duke case, IMO. The AG admitted he wanted, hell needed, public opinion to sway in his favor.

MayBee

Wasn't Holder in the Clinton administration when extraordinary rendition was going on?

Old Lurker

From the Obama WaPo: "...as well as energy legislation that will make clean energy the profitable kind of energy..."

Not much doubt what that means. Even on the stump he talked about killing coal (and others) by taxing it into bankruptcy. That takes the profitable ones out of the picture. Shovel enough tax dollars to the green ones, and even they become profitable. Of course as others have said, we won't need much more than fire when we are back in the caves.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

Summers is a very well credentialed complete moron who has the same nuanced grasp of economics exhibited by every lemming indoctrinated in the same manner. The piece by VDH explains the very probable outcome from these statist buffoon's tinkering.

Why would any business owner or manager assume that "things will get better"? If I were the electrical contractor described by VDH, I'd be shaving overhead so thin that you'd be able to see through it.

RichatUF

Maybee-

The "export" of "green technology" has been one of the Fenton talking points for a while. Once China and India achieve a certain level of wealth they probably will buy some from the US and produce their own (and nevermind that cleaning up waste sites are more of a civil or industrial engineering problem than a needed new technology problem), but it won't make a dent in our current export numbers or the trade deficit. We exported about 1.4 Trillion in merchandise last year.

Ignatz, very clever:)

Sue

MayBee,

Yes. He is also behind the Marc Rich pardon.

Original MikeS

What clean energy technology does the U.S. have to export? Almost all photovoltaic panels are made in Asia. Ethanol isn't green. Nukes are green, but I don't think U.S. companies have the market cornered there. We have built a lot of windmills but there is no excess capacity that I've heard about.
Clean coal?

MayBee

How can he be so heartbroken about what was done in the name of America if he was ok with extraordinary rendition?
How can he be horrified by black site prisons?

MayBee

Or are Holder/Obama/Rahm happy to take the Clintons down in this investigation, too?

bio mom

Organizing to defeat healthcare reform and Cap and Tax are what is important. They want to distract us from that. Just flooding the zone. Let's focus on the former and not fall for their ruse.

narciso

Because one is not accountable for the former as it is to the latter. You send someone to the Mukharabat, and generally
they "dissapear"

Sue

MayBee,

Holder better hope his name isn't on any opinions regarding rendition.

MayBee

Because one is not accountable for the former as it is to the latter. You send someone to the Mukharabat, and generally
they "dissapear"

I guess it depends if you are looking at it from a standpoint of "this torture should never happen to anybody anywhere" or if you are looking at it like, "the US is immoral to put itself in a position where it can be blamed directly for doing this".

PeterUK

"Clean coal?"

Exactly. From the great coal decorbonising facility where hundreds of thousands of Republicans will toil from dawn to dusk for the Pharaoh Obama.

Incidentally,the turn round for the Chinese to produce a knock off of a new product is about six months. So China will buy one each of your green products,then will be selling them back to you for a fraction of the price.

Frau  Skepsis

IMO Holder does not have a history of independent initiative. He is the ultimate servant and proved it with Clinton. Whatever he does is the result of orders. That includes letting Reno cry on his shoulder.

Obama's base of bitter impeachment lovers are clinging to their demands for war crimes trials. They remember that there were no Fitzmas presents with noisy frog marching. They are Obama's Greek chorus, and they want their political sop.

narciso - just for fun: I cannot get to six degrees of separation here: Ken Elton > Pete Rouse > Tom Daschel > James Abourezk > Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers.

Captain Hate

What will WE do? What can we do?

Lamp posts, rope, quislings; some assembly required.

clarice

Ah, Frau--the last three on that list are on my mind, together, too.

Jack is Back!

We have the most efficient and load-tested clean coal technology in the world (especially coal gasification combined cycle and gas to gasoline as well as FGD technology for retrofitting existing coal fired plants). And if you are sitting on a stockpile of natural gas and are not too concerned about using it to its max potential (chemicals and polys) then no one has more efficient and productive combined cycle gas turbines in the world (do not believe what Siemens tells you).

Now back to Holder: go ahead make my day, Dude! I want tickets to this one. Lets call in Cheney now and waterboard him. But the reality is this will take months if not years and will displace space in the MSM on Obama's weakness with the economy and healthcare and crap and trade so they can squeak them by. What Cheney and the Repubs need to do is except the inevitable and start a preemptive attack now. Lets get Rockefeller and Pelosi and Harman and all the other amnesiacs sputtering. Also, could this possibly open up some kind of investigation of our friend Lichtbau and the NYT??? Like who is his pigeon?

Charlie (Colorado)

But he does not get to instigate a Constitutional crisis at his pay grade.

You know, I had a look at the Constitution quickly, and didn't see anything in there about who is permitted to start a Constitutional crisis. Are you sure about this?

Rick Ballard

Cap'n,

I would think that refusal to convict anyone accused of tax evasion would be more effective. That was a definite precursor to the first revolution - followed by tar, feathers and rail rides for magistrates dumb enough to get involved with trying to collect British taxes.

The current Chief Magistrate's open contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law should be reciprocated as a means of protection of that Constitution and law. Right now we have "rule of men" (being charitable in describing (D)irty Fascists as men).

I could never vote to convict a tax cheat with Turbo at Treasury and Rangel in the House. I see no reason whatsoever to refrain from urging others to exercise their prerogative to deny the state revenue by any means they deem fit.

Frau  Skepsis

A second to bio mom.

What can we do?
Create our own chaos? Overwhelm the system? Spread rumors *before? Demand new nuclear plants NOW? Increase target practice?

Frau  Skepsis

(Arghhh!)
Spread rumors *before* czar Cass Sunstein opens his WH Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and begins to control the internet.

Pofarmer

Once China and India achieve a certain level of wealth they probably will buy some from the US

We're already importing windmill components from India.

clarice

Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri,the most senior Shiite cleric in Iran , yesterday issued a fatwah against the regime, essentially declaring it illegitimate.

Danube of Thought

Hard to believe they would do anything this destructive. It really has the potential to be catastrophic, and it's entirely unnecessary. If Obama and Holder do not have the judgment to recognize this, the implications are frightening.

What's the Statute of Limitations?

Aloha.

clarice

If anyone here wants a seat at the Sotomayor hearings from which to blog them contact me immediately at clarice.feldmanat gmail.com

PeterUK

"If anyone here wants a seat at the Sotomayor hearings from which to blog them contact me immediately at clarice.feldmanat gmail.com"

Knitting or non-knitting?

Parking Lot

((What can we do? ))

pray, pray and PRAY some more for a conservative leader to emerge who can outmaneuver them

Parking Lot

((Knitting or non-knitting?))

I think their sort is the tricotiste sort

Parking Lot

**tricoteuse**

Rick Ballard

While you're praying - consider Texas Municipal Bonds as a means of denying revenue to the fascists. The returns aren't bad at all and I'm sure that the Republic of Texas will honor its debts after secession.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Did anyone catch Laura Ingraham filling in for O'Reilly on Friday? She debated someone from the Justice Department who was advocating the "rights" of the Gitmo prisoners to be protected by the same constitutional protections as citizens of the USA.

Her question, unanswered by the JD rep, was when in the history of warfare had any country given the protections of its domestic law be extended in wartime to foreign prisoners it captures on the battlefield?

Apparently the Holder JD believes (or wants us to believe) that is the law. That anyone who disagrees with that view will be excoriated and may be prosecuted is a travesty.

PeterUK

"The "rights" of the Gitmo prisoners to be protected by the same constitutional protections as citizens of the USA."

Even when those "rights" are the law of man and ,as such,against Sharia law? Even when those prisoners wish to destroy those "rights"?
Even when those prisoners desire to kill those who extend those "rights to them?

Clarice,Time for a fatwa on the Obama Regime.

Extraneus

I also agree that they should bring it on. It'd be a good opportunity for some nice middle-class, light-weight, laughing-stock from Alaska to make their heads explode with statements like "Look what they're doing! They're persecuting the people who kept us safe after 9/11!"

I wonder if they could survive an attack like that. Makes me think it's all just boob bait for the Kos crowd.

PeterUK

This administration has a death wish. Do they not realise that Cheney will have some files? Open,worms,can.

PeterUK

The obvious answer is,"The anti terrorist operation was kept secret because the Committee was leaking like a sieve,lives were at stake".

Dorothy Jane

Cheney's silence today is deafening. I love it. They probably figured he would be out there first thing and yet - crickets - chirping... he is sharpening his wits and they don't stand a chance against his wits not to mention his daughter's wits...

clarice

PUK, I've tried voodoo spells and fatwas to no avail.

Extraneus

Hey, PD, nice arsenal! Are you carrying those last two in the summer?

Brooks

Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

I live in Spokane in Eastern Washington State. People here are not happy about what's going on. But there's one thing that frightens me. Every summer, Black gang members migrate here to look after their drugs business--mostly meth. A friend of mine who supports Obama noted that in the summer Spokane has as many Blacks in the local population as are in local government unions.

Ouch!

PDinDetroit

Hey, PD, nice arsenal! Are you carrying those last two in the summer?

I am Open Carrying (OC'ing) the S&W M&P 9 with a Fobus Evolution Paddle Holster around the house and in the neighborhood only right now. I will be CC'ing once I get my CPL (Concealed Pistol License), just waiting on the mail now. I will not be able to OC/CC to/from work as my employer does not allow firearms on property, even in your own car.

I found out that OC is legal in MI and the LUN has quite a bit of info about it here and every state in the US.

Increase target practice?

I have been doing exactly that, with all of my "options". I prepare for situations I hope will never occur. I firmly believe that we will see civil unrest and/or riots in Major US City before the summer is out. Too many things have been promised and not delivered. The stage has been set, the fuel is "loaded", and all that is needed is a spark...

RichatUF

I smell the foul stench of a moby.

matt

Drudge reports that unemployment for blacks in NYC is 4X that of whites. I guess the unemployed Wall Streeters are in the Hamptons or the islands spending part of their bonuses. the other half are in DC helping Ogabe rig the system permanently for their benefit.

This is an insidious recession. Parts of it are invisible as normal families are hiding the fact they are in foreclosure or behind badly. Give it a couple of months and a focal point and I think its going to flare up into tea parties on steroids.

Reconstitute the Sons of Liberty!

Pagar

Spread rumors *before* czar Cass Sunstein opens his WH Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and begins to control the internet.

Rep Kingston is trying to do something about these czars. The numbers seem to climb daily. There is apparently no control over these people.

http://kingston.house.gov/czar/

Here's the link for the info Rep Kingston has found on the 34 known czars (as of today, more czars may appear at any moment) and the salaries they are drawing.

http://kingston.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Better_Know_a_Czar.pdf

IMO, every person in Washington politics, who call them selves Republicans, should be demanding an answer to why we have Cabinet members if czars are running the show? Why would a cabinet member need Senate approval but not a czar? How did we get in this mess?

RichatUF

Pager-

A "czar" wouldn't need approval because he/she is in the Executive Office of the President. This allows the Obama Administration to conduct policy in secret, and if it goes badly, he has a limited FOIA shield (some offices of the Executive Office are partly covered by FOIA, but since these are all new creations the issue would be litigated), and failing that, an Executive Privilege shield.

Much like post-modernism has broken humanities disciplines to build a "cultural studies" field with medieval methods and theory, the Obama Administration would like to break the federal bureaucracy and mold it into an Obama Bureaucracy loyal not to the Constitution, but to him.

I'll be back later to fix the comment, it didn't write it exactly how I wanted it.

matt

Rich, sure, we understand what you're saying. Sort of like what Adolph Hitler did in 1934. A parallel government loyal only to him.

Old Lurker

A parallel we have noted for several months now, Matt. Started as a joke. Now...not so funny.

Pagar

RichatUF, that is exactly what Rep Kingston is trying to say. Obama has no authority to appoint these people as czars without Senate approval. from the 1st link in my above post.

"
# Amendment to Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill


* I offered this amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill to bring more transparency to the process of presidentially-appoitned czars. It would withhold funding from any czar unless they are confirmed by the U.S. Senate."


Carol Browner is already on record as trying to avoid any records of her actions.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Put-nothing-in-writing-Browner-told-auto-execs-on-secret-White-House-CAFE-talks-50260677.html

What I believe is the Republicans need to support his efforts because we simply cannot afford to pay two and three people to do the same job. Especially when they are drawing $172,000 salaries to do what the Cabinet Sec (who draws even more) is supposed to do.

Pagar

A made my day post.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sarah-palin-is-smarter-than-the-media-think?siteid=yhoof
Rick Ballard

If one of the (D)irty Fascist Comiszars would like to try and give me orders, I have my replies ready. Eleven of them. Twenty-two if I can reload quickly.

These thugs better produce some statutory authority for their usurpation pretty quickly or body armor will have to be issued in order to get any mileage out of them.

narciso

Well she does a sense of timing, which she gained from sports and the pageants as well as her short stint in journalism,shecouldn't
quite staunch the MJ coverage, but she did ameliorate it to a point. She does show the utter bankruptcy of the original field she had chosen a career in, To get 20-30% of the story right, seems to be a high achievement for the likes of Friedman, One wonders if the line from "Rush Hour" seems appropriate "Do you understand the ones that come out of my mouth" I mean you really can't be clearer about the reasons she did what she did. BTW in the LUN, an example of her impact outside of the Americas

hit and run

This one almost slipped in under the radar.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAYBEE AND MR. MAYBEE!!!

I hope you kids have had a great day. You deserve it, you're good people.

(and don't worry, I won't tell Tapper)

Manuel Transmission

Hey PD,

My son just picked up one of the S&W M&P 5.56s a couple of months ago. Mrs. M/T couldn't take that one-upsmanship so she picked out a nice M-4 that she can carry close to the chest like the boys over in the ME are wont to do.

Me, I just ordered a half-dozen more 30 round mags just so we won't have to stop and reload too often.

RichatUF

matt-

Thanks. I think I might have written another 10 paragraphs trying to get "parallel government" on the page. He is also doing the same thing with his "Organizing for America" and the DNC.

Pager-

Obama can appoint anyone he wants to the Executive Office without Senate approval. The problem is that the scope of the appointments are obviously interfering with the functioning of the Cabinet departments and moving the Executive Office from its advisory position to a policy making postion usually reserved for the SES and lower level political appointments in the Cabinet departments. It'll be interesting to see when his czars and his stary-eyed followers who are staffing them end up running into the DC empire builders.

Melinda Romanoff

Wow, Happy Anniversary to the Maybees!

(Hit, you need to back up that calendar with someone...)

Melinda Romanoff

PL-

Hog oiler (LUN), you might want to see a new (clean) one up close. Used ones, in the sun, can get a little "ripe", as I recall.

narciso

Of course, this might make Hitchens
reconsider his choice, last fall, yeah we really dodged a bullet there, his Chicago Reader piece gave no insight to what he really thought.

PDinDetroit

More allegations of BUSH wrong-doing and possible investigations, Film at 11. LUN.

I guess the negative ratings Ibama is now getting has to be deflected somehow...

Melinda Romanoff

PD-

Precisely, the Bushitler embers must be fanned to flames anew, if only to take the focus off of them again, and again, and again.

(Somebody push the tonearm through that skip please, I can't reach it from here. Thank you.)

narciso

Happy anniversary, Maybee, All right, hit you're keeping the calendar, is it on twitter, facebook, et al

Danube of Thought

Obama is now saying he wants to look into Bush's failure to investigate reports of atrocities committed by an Afghan warlord against the Taliban.

Can anyone imagine the Eisenhower administration looking into FDR's failure to investigate reports of atrocities committed by the Russians against the Nazis? The mind simply reels from all of this.

Melinda Romanoff

DoT-

Keep your eyes on the Red Queen...

Melinda Romanoff

DrJ-

You've got mail.

RichatUF

PDinDetroit-

Good grief. Physicians for Human Rights is a Soros front by the way. They'll probably doctor up some evidence and go around hounding the SF operators that were in country at the time (all of about 200 of them). Great way to boost morale and build a surge in a country that is difficult to operate in.

narciso

It makes sense Danube, only if one believes he wants us to lose, or the Taliban to win, hence the supposed negotiation with Mullah
Omar underway.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

Asia is doing a little more melting today. I wonder if the Regime has some inkling of a real sell off coming? The fascist, Holder's, actions seem a little much for just base feeding and they really will have no effect upon the change in perception of the emperor's wardrobe.

Has GS lost their ability to front run and manipulate along with their proprietary software?

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