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Open (not Newt/Romney/Cain)

Trying my best to break the headlock Newt, Romney and Cain have placed on this blog.

The rest of the world is falling apart:

What else?

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DINORightMarie | November 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Chu is taking the fall for Solyndra and the Green Loan cronyism;

Van Jones is promising 2000 “99%” candidates being recruited for elections (assume it’s for 2012….);

The supposed “attempted assassination” of Obama – where did that AK-47 come from? Fast & Furious (just me wondering….);

Net Neutrality to kick in on Nov. 20th – what will it mean?

Why the Ronettes? 😉

    DINORightMarie in reply to DINORightMarie. | November 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Some links:

    For the Chu story: Michelle Malkin.

    For the Van Jones story: The Blaze.

    On the alleged “assassin”: The Blaze (again).

    And for Net Neutrality: The LAT.

      Secretary Chu isn’t going anywhere. Obama would rather put up with Solyndra hearings until the election than to fire Sec. Chu and have to try to put another candidate into the Secretary of Energy position, who would then ALSO have to defend what the Energy Department did, as well as justifying his own existence (because Obama CAN’T nominate a good candidate for it; doing so would SEVERELY undermine his standing with the “greens”).

        steveadams in reply to Chuck Skinner. | November 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

        He better not go anywhere – it’s going to take him a lot of hours of work to earn back the 500+ million of our money he blew.

        Fiduciary responsibly has no meaning in this administration.

    My first thought when I heard that the shooting suspect was charged with attempted assassination was “hey, here’s another place where Obama, when he sees fit, can compare himself with Reagan”

    Since the guy thinks Obama is the anti-Christ I figure it is only a matter of time before the media characterizes him as a right-wing fundamentalist.

    Perp came from the Occupy DC and San Diego OWS had a ‘moment of silence”. His name was Hernandez or something and he’s from Idaho. I and others watching for the MSM “Wight Wing” nut routine.

    Here’s the Horowitz Discover-the-networks link On OWS “Occupy Wall Street”
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7694

Been waiting for an open mic – wanted to share something interesting.

I was recently transferred from Nigeria (a great example of kleptocracry!) to Singapore.

17.9% increase in GDP, 2.8% inflation, and only 2.2% unemployment. 1 out of 7 households has more than 1-million US in assets.

From Wikipedia:
“Its innovative yet steadfast form of economics that combines ECONOMIC PLANNING with FREE MARKET has given it the nickname of ‘the Singapore Model’.

Just going to give three examples of what I’ve already learned while living here.

1) There are four major ethnicity (English, Malay, Indian, Chinees) – people are allowed to choose the school they go to based on “Mother Language”, but English will be the primary langauge taught. Why? Because English is the international business language.

2) The new building code will require all buildings to include space be set aside …(yes..govt mandate)…not for the three-spotted speckled blue-horn butterfly nesting area…but for cell-phone technology. Why – As the Minister said “The cellphone has become an integral part of the businessman’s day – loss of signal is an impidement”. (I paraphrased, but it was an interesting conference to attend).

3) One of the pre-requisites to run for President…get this…he must have been the CEO or sat on the Board of Directors of a firm with Gross Sale of 500-Million. (Gee, I wonder why they would WANT a businessman running the company and not a community-organizer?)

DocWahala
And the Fortune Cookie says:
“Capatilism – Can’t be free without it”

    William A. Jacobson in reply to DocWahala. | November 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    “I was recently transferred from Nigeria” where I met a tribal King who has $30 million in trust that he needs help transferring abroad … ?

      *chuckle*

      No…not a spammer. Just someone who works in the Oil/Gas industry.

      As for tribal kings with 30-million dollars… sad to say, there’s a few like that. But they don’t need any help transferring the money.

      DocWahala
      Fortune Cookie from Nigeria:
      “Whatchu hab foh me? Dash me so I can chop”

    steveadams in reply to DocWahala. | November 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Wow – I thought there was no way that those GDP and millionaire numbers could be right. They show no growth from 2007 to 2009 but I didn’t see anywhere that they had a ‘stimulus’ package to help them recover from 2008. I wonder if China drives that growth or is it independent of that?

      DocWahala in reply to steveadams. | November 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      From what I’ve seen of the island, there are four major industries: 1) international shipping, 2) major shipyard (both construction and refurbishment), 3) International banking, 4) construction

      The apartment sales here is the opposite of the housing bubble seen in the US – the government controls to number of occupancy certificates issued, so the demand for new units is always higher than supply. I’m frequently reading articles about the COV for the new apartments (Cash Over Value).

      One thing I know for sure, when I pull into a parking garage, I’ve got to be careful opening my car door – the car I’m going to park next to may be one I still couldn’t afford even with my whole year’s salary.

        MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to DocWahala. | November 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        Lee Kuan Yew has been iterviewed by Charlie Rose a couple of times over the past 3-4 years. Fascinating man. You can watch the interviews at the Charlie Rose website if you haven’t seem them before and you are interested.

Regarding the Mayhem Link:

After seeing similar tactics elsewhere, does anybody else think that the picture that the New York Post is running at the top that says “A bloody protester is arrested and taken from Zuccotti Park” is a make-up job?

We’ve seen this tactic before, where the protesters use fake blood and makeup to appear severely injured, then act to get themselves arrested in order to pose for the cameras, and allow the media to make the false “police brutality” claim.

Also regarding the Mayhem link:

I actually laughed out loud when I read that the protesters, deciding to “storm city hall” and meaning to protest Mayor Bloomberg, accidentally ran into the Department of Education building and started their chanting, before “one of the clueless demonstrators realized the mistake and told the others: ‘This isn’t City Hall?’”

It’s nice to know that these morons can’t even organize their own PROTEST correctly.

I saw this first thing today.
Italy’s crashing money supply (Department of Yikes)
We should all worry at least a bit.

1. Hugh Hewitt is beside himself, and rightly so. Two Republican members of the Supercommittee want to slash the home mortgage and charitable deductions without, afaik, grandfathering in current mortgagors.

Thereby putting the Democrats in perfect position for the next election.

(Huntsman apparently likes the idea.)

2. Unbelievable. Why bother voting for these people? Maybe it really is time for a new party.

    princepsCO in reply to gs. | November 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Actually, there already is a new party that believes in free markets and following the rule of law….however, it’s been denigrated by the media, Dems, and Repubs to the point that everyone laughs.

    But when you’re serious about no longer supporting the thieves in DC, start voting Libertarian.

Perry supporters, unite! *I kid, I kid!*

OWS didn’t get to wreck evening commute as was expected.

Following developing story in Wisconsin.

Taking a break from scraping the barrel of candidates.

Scott Walker must run for Prez in 2016. Anyone who can stare down teamsters + navigate the most recalcitrant Dem legislature in the country + implement tax reform… has more guts + qualifications + tea party street creds than Cain, Newt and Romney combined.

Perry for President 2012.

In other news, Detroit Pistons forward Bill Laimbeer played a Sleestak in Land of the Lost.

On the completely off topic I’m reading through Legal Insurrection and up comes an ad for Alan Grayson.

Either the turd has so much money he’s buying ad space where he can make people physically ill just by seeing that smug mug of his, or he’s as clueless as he is dishonest.

I’ll byte – Ann Barnhardts letter to ZEROHEDGE on the MF Global theft by BHO buddy and prominent (D) Jon Corzine
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/entire-system-has-been-utterly-destroyed-mf-global-collapse-presenting-first-mf-global-casualty

Which brought to mind her own Pink http://www.zerohedge.com/news/entire-system-has-been-utterly-destroyed-mf-global-collapse-presenting-first-mf-global-casualty

Her BCM barnhardt.biz has frequently had something ….provacative

As explained in a previous post, this is a random Google ad, but by all, means click it. a commenter explained that Goggle charges for the ‘click thrus’ – thus Alan Grayson’s campaign funds will be used to pay Professor Jacobson for each click.

Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin

How Congress Occupied Wall Street
Politicians who arrive in Washington as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires. Why?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204323904577040373463191222.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

StephenMonteith | November 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

So, you say you don’t want to talk about Romney, and then you post a link to an (unsurprisingly unflattering) article about RomneyCare. Way to go.

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | November 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

Sorry Mr. Jacobson, but I have to make a synopsis about the 2 leading GOP candidates, of whom 1 of them, will most likely be the next US President.

First of all, there is no perfect candidate, let alone another Patriotic Constitutional Conservative Ronald Reagan, in the current field of candidates.. So, with that being said, Newt, with his warts and all, has all of his 38 years of political career baggage, and or laundry, all out there in the open, for all to see.. His accomplishments, and his mistakes and flaws.. So, the people can decide whether or not, they want and like Newt, over the other candidates, at America’s helm, as the next US President. Especially with major economic, political, social, and international world affair issues at stake, and on the table, the next President will have his or her hands full.. which Newt is more than qualified to handle..

But, the same cannot be said of Romney, which in fact, the opposite is true. Romney is almost like Obama in may respects, as he hides everything controversial and negative, and them lies about them when asked.. He is so much like Obama is many regards, character and political tactics, it’s often hard to tell the difference.. and the MSM, refuses to vett Romney, like they refused with Obama.. why, because if there is one thing the liberals like more than a Democrat in power, it’s 2 Democrats in power.. In other words, when the candidate on either side of the political race, is of the same stripes, and agenda, then it’s a win win situation either way for the liberal agenda.. That’s why they hate Constitutional Conservatives, like Ronald Reagan, who could not be bought or corrupted.

So, this also why there is a split in the Republican party, the standard bearing Republican Party establishment of Bush, Rove, Romney, Christie, etc.. and the Tea party Constitutional Conservatives like Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann, Paul Ryan, etc.. This is where the line has been drawn in these 2 factions of the Republican Party. But the Tea Party represents the faction, that represents the Will of the People, not the Will of the crony politicians, which is main the difference.. and that is why the far right crony capitalists like Romney and Christie, are backed by the establishment Republican Party.. But the question is, is Newt part of the Republican Party establishment, or the Constitutional Conservative Tea Party faction.. It would seem he is now Part of the Tea Party, that represents the people, which is why he is now, the frontrunner, compared to Romney, who is backed by the liberal establishment, and is why Romney is not being vetted, and is why Newt is being attacked and vetted, and the target of the Democratic attack machinery, as well as the Republican Right attack machinery, ie; both sides.

This is the truth, as the people have been the targeted enemy since Obama’s election as US President, then reinforced by Pelosi and Reid of the 111th Congress, then made even more evident after the 2010 mid-term elections, from both sides of the political aisle. So, it is no surprise that they, the Obama left and the RINO right, have teamed up to coordinated a media attack against Newt..

    Nice analysis of Gingrich and Romney. But you did not directly address the most important question: electability. Which is more likely to beat Obama? Contrary to your implication, I think Romney would be a much more conservative President than Obama. Better in other respects too. That said, I think I would prefer Newt (not 100% sure yet).

    Your analysis of the two candidates’ histories addresses their electability somewhat, but what about other attributes? The thing I like about Newt in this regard is that he really can crystallize issues, put them in an understandable framework, then directly address them. This applies to personal issues as well as political ones. For example, I saw a headline this morning where Newt commented that strategic consulting (for Freddie Mac) is different from lobbying. I don’t know what he actually did, but this statement really puts this issue in a more favorable (for him) light. And, he seems to be able to do this for almost all issues. Even with the stupid appearance with Pelosi on global warming, he simply said that it was stupid, one of the dumbest things he ever did.

    Seems to me both Newt and Romney would have a pretty good chance against Obama. But, which one is best? We have a little time left to figure that out.

    “First of all, there is no perfect candidate, let alone another Patriotic Constitutional Conservative Ronald Reagan…”

    Right off the bat, you start poorly….though “there is no perfect candidate” is right on the money, you missed sorely by saying “let alone another Patriotic Constitutional Conservative” (I’ll leave linking that phrase to Reagan, as only the word ‘conservative’ applies, for another time).

    The only candidate that can lay claim to that phrase is Dr. Ron Paul: retired Air Force officer, 25+ year record of voting conservative AND constitutionally in the House of Representatives, and a fiscal giant in DC. He has been warning Americans about the Federal Reserve’s destruction of monetary value, out-of-control spending by both political parties, and the defense/entitlement spending crisis since he was endorsed by Ronald Reagan in the 80’s.

    So yes, you can listen to the media (both web and broadcast) and hear all the denigration and abuse heaped on Dr. Paul, if they even deign to acknowledge his presence in the race (see the last debate where sitting members of the House Armed Forces committee [Dr. Paul & Rep. Bachmann] were ignored) as he truly frightens the MSM and elites. But, be aware that he’s got the best organization in IA and NV, looks to take second in NH and gets the most donations from both active and retired military when compared to the other candidates.

    In my book, Tea Party supporters should be flocking to Dr. Paul’s campaign, as he’s the intellectual ‘godfather’ of the movement toward a constitutional republic that lives within its means and away from today’s bastardization of the concept…..

      princepsCO in reply to princepsCO. | November 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      ….knew it’d happen….substitute the word ‘patriotic’ for the word ‘conservative’ in this phrase:

      (I’ll leave linking that phrase to Reagan, as only the word ‘conservative’ applies, for another time)

You left out the CPF retirement system (Central Providence Fund). A mandated personal retirement and medical savings account. Singaporeans do not contribute into a collectivist pool like Social Security.

Singaporeans also have the option to invest a safe percentage of their CPF in government stocks and bonds.

Government employees and civil servants get a one time service gratuity on retirement to augment their CPF savings. None of the lavish nonsense and unfunded entitlements that US public sector unions demand.

BTW I trust Michele with a nuke….even more than Panetta or BHO, and thats with the rumor that it was Panetta who issued the ‘go’ order for Seal Team.

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