Teetering on the Precipice

I suspect more than a few within the Obama campaign and inner circle are in the midst of an Oh, crap moment. I’d have to think they were hoping to get to November 6th without any significant Arab Spring fallout or monetary crisis events. Turns out they have both, only 53 days out from the election.

With the Middle East on fire and both the Fed and the European Central Bank setting in motion virtually unlimited monetizing of the massive debt that Progressive policies have created, Obama’s chances of getting re-elected are growing slimmer by the day.

The premise of the lead article at MarketWatch this morning is that if Spain can just be bailed out, the world is home free.  Happy days are just around the corner.

I don’t know if the first commenter to the MarketWatch article realizes how prescient his comment is:

Fred is taking a tractor-trailer driving test. They come to the crest of a big hill and as they head down the instructer askes Fred “now what would you do if your brakes gave out right here?” “Why I’d call my friend Willie.” “And why would you call your friend Willie?”  “Caws he ain’t never seen a wreck like this one’s gonna be!”

Mark Hulbert’s column pretty much nails it:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — It’s somehow fitting that the stock market would celebrate the fourth anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy by staging a huge rally in the wake of the Fed announcing more quantitative easing.

That’s because both the events of mid-September 2008, as well as those on Thursday, underline just how inscrutable — and, therefore, ultimately unpredictable — the markets can be.

Just take the rationale given for the market’s huge rally on Thursday. In essence, we’re told, the market rallied because the Federal Reserve concluded that the economy is in such horrible shape that it must be put on even more remedial life support.

Got that?

Far from seeing any irony in any of this, however, many investors have evidently decided that happy days are here again.

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.20%  now a couple of thousand points higher than where it stood when Lehman Brothers went belly-up, many investors are commemorating the fourth anniversary of that bankruptcy by telling themselves that any Lehman-like danger has passed.

If only.

Go read the whole thing.  The comments he posts from supposedly astute market analysts in September, 2008 are interesting.

UPDATE, by Mark Noonan:

Instapundit has an excellent run-down on reaction to the “questioning on a probation matter” of the maker of the film the Administration absurdly blames for the riots.  Here’s what gets me:

Reader Jack Moss writes: “Probation is not a law enforcement function, it’s under the court. If his probation officer wanted to question him about the use of a computer, that broke his probation fine. But that wouldn’t include questions about making an anti-Islamic movie. It’s irrelevant. That means that the FBI showed up outside their jurisdiction for a reason given by their superiors. The question then is who ordered them there.”

Suppose this guy was in violation of his probation – ok, fine:  how often do probation violators get an after-midnight knock at the door?  Especially violations of a probation on a non-violent crime?  With a huge string of MSMers there to film every second of it?  The whole thing stinks – partially of intimidation but mostly of appeasement…Obama and Co are convinced (or at least are trying to convince us) that the film caused the riots.  In defense of his twaddle they have now swung the law enforcement power of the United States against the man who made the offending film and it appears that they are doing it to show the Muslim world that they’ll crack down on “blasphemy”.  All this will do is convince the radicals that we can, indeed, ban “blasphemy”…and that if they murder Americans, we’ll go ahead an do it.  So, guess what?  We’ll shortly get more murdered Americans…

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115 thoughts on “Teetering on the Precipice

  1. Cluster September 14, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    QE3 is simply an artificial stimulus and a “quick fix” to keep economic “balls” in the air for the election. Sadly, it resolves nothing, and only results in inflation and higher gas prices, energy prices, grocery prices, etc. which directly hurt the middle and lower class – people of which the President says he cares so much about.

  2. Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    which directly hurt the middle and lower class – people of which the President says he cares so much about.

    Hopefully all this will not be lost on a few million of those folks when they pull the curtain closed on the polling both on November 6th.

    • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 2:35 pm

      I think the Dems are counting on the middle class believing the lie about Romney wanting to raise their taxes while “giving” the rich all sorts of goodies, and the oh-so-scary specter of millions of women being shadowed day and night by the minions of their employers to DENY THEM ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

      (Because if Romney is elected, every employer will want to do this. And know how,)

  3. Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    BTW, Bernanke says politics did not enter into the QE3 decision. Given that he’s proved himself to be a serial liar, does anyone believe him?

    • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 2:33 pm

      I see two political considerations in political whore Bernanke’s decision. One is to prop up the economy till the election, including dumping money into the stock market so the numbers can go up, lulling the ignorant into an illusion of economic recovery. The other is keeping interest rates low, because if they rise even half of one percent the hit the nation will take on its debt service will be devastating.

    • Mark Edward Noonan September 14, 2012 / 11:59 pm

      Works out to a $170 billion campaign contribution to Obama…but, it won’t work for the economy and it won’t work for Obama, either. But know this – “money” wants Obama re-elected. He is the ruling class’ candidate through and through.

  4. Cluster September 14, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Romney better articulate this in the coming debates, as well as putting voice to the fact that the current uprising in the ME is a DIRECT result of Obama’s misguided ME policies.

    • J. R. Babcock September 14, 2012 / 2:49 pm

      as well as putting voice to the fact that the current uprising in the ME is a DIRECT result of Obama’s misguided ME policies.

      In another time that would have been the media’s job. Now they can’t get their collective heads out of Obama’s a$$ long enough to report the truth.

  5. GMB September 14, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    Rasmussen now has Mitt up by three points over barky. Wonder what Casper thinks about this?

    • Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 2:59 pm

      Wonder what Casper thinks

      Casper think? When?

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 3:05 pm

        catspuke think? an oxy Moron

    • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 3:05 pm

      GMB

      he will declare the poll to be a fake.

      • GMB September 14, 2012 / 3:08 pm

        He can’t do that. When barky was ahead the polls were “accurate” Oh my, how can that change?

        😛

    • 6206j September 14, 2012 / 3:35 pm

      I think you are cherry picking one poll. The RCP poll of polls of which Ras is one has Barry up 3.1. Still a close election and maybe this ME mess will help Mittens but I think you are a cherry picker not sure what Casper thinks.

      • GMB September 14, 2012 / 4:51 pm

        You obviously have mistaken me for someone who cares what you think.

        Why?

        😛

    • casper September 14, 2012 / 6:40 pm

      I think Rasmussen has gone back being Rasmussen.
      I also think Obama’s chances of winning have gone down. According to 538, he only has a 78.6% chance of winning. Down from 81% yesterday.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 6:48 pm

        casper, your reading skills are abysmal.

        The thread title is TEETERING on the precipice, not TITTERING on the precipice. But I can see how you might have made the mistake, being a snickerer and a tee-hee-hee kinda guy. I’ll bet you tittered about your post till you peed down your leg.

        Yet somehow you managed to not address a single one of the serious comments made on this thread.

        Classic casper…………..

      • casper September 14, 2012 / 6:53 pm

        amazona,
        I was answering GMB’s question while also providing evidence that Obama’s chance of being reelected is still pretty good. Try to pay attention.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 8:22 pm

        meow…

        And you didn’t address a single point of relevance.

      • GMB September 15, 2012 / 1:01 am

        Ah, I see now that barky is behind, Rasmussen is no longer accurate.
        Casper, you are so transparent.

  6. Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Our resident Lefties are conspicuously absent. The DNC talking point email blast must be overwhelmed by events and running behind.

      • 6206j September 14, 2012 / 3:37 pm

        Did you see that map,if you are going to give Michigan and Oregon to Mittens as this moron does you might as well give him California & NY.

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 4:57 pm

        We don’t give anything to Romney; unlike your guy Romney earns what he gets!

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 14, 2012 / 5:14 pm

        Well, that is the “if everything goes well for Romney” analysis – which may end up being correct. I don’t go that far – it will be a thumping win for Romney but not of epic, landslide proportions…at least, not yet. We’ll have a better idea by October.

      • Majordomo Pain September 14, 2012 / 8:58 pm

        The methodology used here is flawed.

        “The map above is an alternative analysis of the electoral vote standing for this presidential race done for QstarNews.com by the author of this article. The methodology for this particular map is quite simple. For each state, the polling data listed for that state at Real Clear Politics is viewed, and when obviously skewed media polls are removed, the remaining credible polls are averaged. If that average shows Obama at 50.1 percent or better, that state is shaded blue for Obama. Any result below that for Obama, and the state is shaded red for Romney. This reflects just about all the undecided vote going to Romney by the time voters cast their ballots in the actual election.”

        Romney in this scenario would win in Oregon, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida and that is impossible

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 10:17 pm

        If I was faced with dealing with an imploding Middle East enraged by the Left’s gloating over the killing of OBL, gas at $4.00 a gallon, Fast and Furious blowing up into a full-fledged conflagration with the message that Obama found brown-skinned people acceptable sacrifices on the altar of his political agenda, the Fed dumping a few more billion onto our debt and proving once and for all that it is a political tool, the President equating campaign workers with the murdered embassy people in Libya, the downgrading of our credit rating, unemployment up, jobs down, and nothing to run ON, I might be trying to talk about polls, too.

        It sure is nice to have a moral, admirable, candidate with no skeletons in his closet, no closet to come out of, no drugs or commies in his past, a fully vetted background with no secrets, a strong business background, and a history of being a really cool as well as successful guy. We get to run on facts, records and history, while all you guys can do is bleat about how you read polls.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 10:31 pm

        “Romney in this scenario would win in Oregon, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida and that is impossible”

        Yep. And it was impossible for Reagan, too.

  7. Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    The humorous thing about the events that are unfolding is that those in the Muslim world seem to be driven much more by Obama’s spiking the ball on the killing of Bin Laden than by some movie that no one’s seen. So much for the “Bin Laden’s dead and GM is alive” meme. Now if GM goes bankrupt — AGAIN — before the election, well, that would be one for the history books.

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 3:51 pm

        LOLX1000

        Kansas Weighs Taking Obama Off [2012 Presidential] Ballot
        Fox News

        The paths of President Barack Obama and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are crossing once again.

        But this time, it is not over immigration.

        It is over the enduring assertion that Obama is not eligible to be president because they doubt he was born in Hawaii.

  8. Amazona September 14, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    http://www.examiner.com/article/oig-report-on-fast-and-furious-10-times-worse-than-expected?CID=obinsite

    ”The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a draft of his report on the Fast and Furious scandal, which is now being poured (sic) over by DOJ officials who have 30 days to provide feedback.

    One source who has seen the report told National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea today that the report is “10 times worse” than expected.”

    Hmmmm. 30 days to “provide feedback” and 53 days till the election? Bad timing, Barry.

    I still haven’t seen the Complicit Agenda Media discussing the fact that the gunwalking was not just about your average garden variety weapon but included 50 cal. sniper rifles.

    Now if only the nation had a journalist willing to write about how Mexican drug lords are holding United States property hostage, with gunmen perched in surveillance positions in a US National Park along the border, preventing people from entering. This, by the way, is a perfect use for a 50 cal. sniper rifle……………..

    • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 3:57 pm

      Shhhhhhhhhh

      Holiday Weekend News Dump: Case Against Sheriff Joe Dropped

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 4:00 pm

        Double Shhhhh …

        Justice Dept Quietly Drops Challenge To Florida Voting Law

  9. Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Meanwhile, on Drudge

    FLASH: US credit rating downgraded again… Developing…

    • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 3:59 pm

      BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      FBI Warns of Violence in America Over Anti-Islamic Movie
      Friday, September 14, 2012 2:28:33 PM ·

      A U.S. intelligence bulletin warned today that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies spawned by a movie mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to “exploit anger.”

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 4:01 pm

        Breaking: Libyan Official Confirms Benghazi Assault a Pre-Planned Militant Attack Timed for 9-11

        movie my donkey!!!

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 4:18 pm

        Well gee, neo, it’s not as if they can admit that it is really rage over killing Bin Laden!

        BTW, didn’t we warn them a long time ago that killing Bin Laden would result in reprisals and be used to foment even more hatred against the US? I know I commented that he was probably less of a problem to us isolated and hiding out than being used as a rallying point for anti-American sentiment.

        But NOOOOOOOOOO, this is the centerpiece of Obama’s presidency, the thing the Left trots out to admire every chance they get.

        Uh-oh.

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 4:20 pm

        and the band played on……and on…..and on

        Mad Muslims Target the Pope (Where’s the outrage from the liberal press?)

        The pope will be lucky to get out of Lebanon unharmed. Mobs of mad Muslims have taken to the streets of Tripoli condemning Pope Benedict XVI. One person is already dead.

        So why haven’t we heard anything from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about this religious intolerance? Is it because she is too busy telling us what a “great religion” Islam is? and how bad a silly movie is?

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 4:22 pm

        Those not in agriculture might not know this, but people who raise goats for meat know that in the week or so prior to 9/11, goat sales skyrocket, as Muslims in the US get ready to celebrate the anniversary of 9/11.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 4:25 pm

        Mad Muslims Target the Pope

        FBI Warns of Violence in America Over Anti-Islamic Movie

        What it boils down to is, any excuse for a riot. Savages need to indulge their savagery, and when they burn a flag or kill a Westerner you can expect the Monkey Dance of Joy to follow.

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 4:25 pm

        By marrying off their daughters?

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 4:26 pm

        DAMMIT!

        That was a response to the “goat” comment.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 4:31 pm

        LOL

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 4:36 pm

        count

        STOP!!!!!
        diet coke on keyboard…..

      • casper September 14, 2012 / 6:55 pm

        “BTW, didn’t we warn them a long time ago that killing Bin Laden would result in reprisals and be used to foment even more hatred against the US? I know I commented that he was probably less of a problem to us isolated and hiding out than being used as a rallying point for anti-American sentiment.”

        Do you feel that the world would be better off if Bin Laden were still alive?

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 7:07 pm

        Do you feel that the world would be better off if Bin Laden Saddam Hussein were still alive?

        There, fixed it.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 8:30 pm

        “Do you feel that the world would be better off if Bin Laden were still alive?”

        Of course not. He was one of many who could only improve the world by leaving it.

        However, WE would be better off if we had merely disposed of him quietly, and left his compatriots to wonder what happened, than first having howling-at-the-moon Lefties baying that he was the most important person in the universe and that nothing in the world was more important than killing him, and then holding his death up as the ultimate victory and rubbing A-Q’s nose in it.

        The Left has bungled this from the get-go, first with your insane determination to use OBL’s ongoing existence, or possible existence, as a focal point for BDS, then by elevating him to mythic status, and then by using his death as political football.

        He should have been treated as Bush treated him, when Bush dismissed him as not that big a deal, and QUIETLY been tracked down and disposed of, leaving his ongoing existence an unsolved mystery and his reputation dissolving.

        But no, you had to make him a martyr, you had to elevate him to superhuman status and then wallow in his death. And you were warned of the repercussions of this kind of hot-dogging and you ignored it all because it was more important to you to finally have something Barry could brag about, and this is what happens when the inmates get to run the asylum.

        People die.

      • Canadian Observer September 15, 2012 / 6:46 am

        “I know I commented that he was probably less of a problem to us isolated and hiding out than being used as a rallying point for anti-American sentiment.”…Amazona
        —————————————————————————–

        Mitt Romney was asked what he and the president agree on:
        “We agree upon him taking out Osama bin Laden. I’m sure he glad he did that.”

        From an interview on ABC’s “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” to air on Tuesday.

      • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 8:14 am

        CO, obAMATEUR did not have to “spike the football” the way he did. He did so to counter his other failures. We could have disposed of him quietly, but no someone needed to pat himself on the back.

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 10:00 am

        CO, your post is immediately after mine, but clearly you didn’t read it.

        Getting rid of Bin Laden, yes.

        Constantly doing the WE KILLED BIN LADEN victory dance, no.

        You guys are just so bone-deep stupid when it comes to understanding the mentality of these people, you just keep goading them and then you are all bewildered, like Hillary, when they respond.

        I’m thinking you are all so stupid you might not even UNDERSTAND the concept of quietly getting rid of a problem without calling attention to what you are doing.

        Yesterday Rush talked about interviewing people who have been in the forefront of history and asking them how they felt at the time, and he said that every one of them had replied that they never thought about it, they were just doing their job.

        He went on to say that he thinks Obama, and the Clintons, are very much aware every moment of the impact of what they are doing, and this is why they do it.

        This reminded me of John F’n Kerry taking a movie camera to Viet Nam with him, and having his buddies help him re-create things that happened so he could get them on film.

        To people like you, the reality is in the perception of others, not in the act itself. The act of getting rid of Bin Laden was good, but it was also the whole idea—not the self-aggrandizement that followed, the victory dances, the strutting and posturing, the gloating, the bragging, the vying for the spotlight as The One Who Killed Bin Laden.

        It was embarrassing to watch, and now it is horrifying to watch the inevitable outcome.

        I’m just waiting for Barry to backtrack on this—-“No, no, it wasn’t ME, you can see I’m just huddled in the corner looking pissed off that the raid is going on. It’s obvious that this was the Hillary and Panetta show—look, they’re the ones in charge!!! Ask Valerie!!! She’ll tell you how often we said not to do it!!!”

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 4:57 pm

        Hip-hop president squees over Beyoncé and Jay-Z as embassies burn

      • neocon1 September 14, 2012 / 5:08 pm

        Riots by Muslims that began on September 11, 2012, have reached Jerusalem, where demonstrations were held after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City.

        The protests began peacefully with several hundred people demonstrating on the plaza that holds both the Al-Aqsa and Dome of the Rock mosques, chanting, “With our blood and our soul, we will sacrifice for you our Prophet.” But clashes broke out between a part of the crowd and Israeli police

  10. doug September 14, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    What did you think the stock market would do? Let’s think about this…the feds decide to print up countless tens of billions of dollars to give money to institutional investors who hold govt. bonds. Those institutional investors need to do something with their money, I really doubt they are going to go and spend those billions on TV’s and refrigerators or cars in order to stimulate the economy, chances are they are going to purchase stocks or bonds, hence the stock market must rise. Commodoties must rise as well since they also play with those.

    The problem is that the increase in money supply brought about by Obama and Bernanke over the years has been a far greater increase than the rise in the stock market. Yet your average american looks at their stock portfolio and thinks it went up…….While going to the gas station having to pay 3 times for gas what they did before.

    • Retired Spook September 14, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      The problem is that the increase in money supply brought about by Obama and Bernanke over the years has been a far greater increase than the rise in the stock market.

      Bingo, Doug! And it’s reflected in the value of the dollar.

    • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      Exactly, doug—but too many are too dumb to realize that inflation is like a tax. Their W-2 might not look different, but what they can buy with their money is dramatically different

      That’s why the Left is so focused on the smoke and mirrors of trying to focus everyone on how much money THE RICH make—it’s all one diversionary tactic after another.

      But the sand castle is crashing down. Inflation is hurting the middle class a lot more than taxation is, especially since the Bush tax RATE cuts benefited them so much, the gun-running to Mexico to gain political power while sacrificing the lives of many hundreds of expendable Latinos is starting to become better known, the support for the Muslim Brotherhood is coming back to bite Obama on the donkey, the ballyhooed OBAMA KILLED BIN LADEN meme has riots, embassies and American flags burning, diplomats sodomized and butchered, and Obama hanged in effigy as results while we are not only no safer, we are in more danger, the Fed is now officially a political tool, the Complicit Agenda Media have made laughingstocks of themselves, and the Left can’t run ON anything they will admit to so are stuck with running AGAINST an invented Romney.

      Interesting times…………..

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 6:17 pm

        And I almost forgot, our credit rating got slashed again.

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 7:07 pm

        I read that somewhere.

      • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 8:35 pm

        Yeah, me too. Some Left Coast smarty-pants mentioned it.

        BTW, loving Ruby though in bright daylight she really might be called Rusty. But as I only drive her when the sun goes down she shines as red. Redheads and sunlight not such a good combo, but after dusk it’s a hoot to cruise and she is quite a zippy little short.

      • Count d'Haricots September 14, 2012 / 10:07 pm

        ’round here she’s a “chort”.

        My wife (a ginger as well) slathers on SPF 600 before a topless Bonnie-day. Bonnie topless that is.

  11. Amazona September 14, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    The President of the United States dissed Catholics—not some anonymous internet poster but the leader of the free world—yet not a single Catholic rioted, burned anything, or killed anyone. The religion was told it is not entitled to the Constitutional protection of our 1st Amendment and the reaction, while strong, was civilized.

    Cricifixes in jars of urine, elephant dung on portraits of the Blessed Mother, various hateful and blasphemous insults to all of Christianity, have been FUNDED by our government, yet there have been no mobs howling in the streets, no government officials sodomized and butchered, no heads sawed off.

    This does not mean that Christians lack faith or the determination and discipline to defend their faith. It merely points out the vast gulf of civilized behavior between Islam and Christianity.

  12. J. R. Babcock September 14, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Well, the good news is that there were no Marine guards guarding the Libyan Consulate with unloaded guns. The bad news is, there weren’t any Marines guarding the Consulate period. Given the volatility of the region, that’s just inexcusable. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may just as well have murdered those 4 people.

    • Amazona September 14, 2012 / 8:56 pm

      Just think—if big Sis Napolitano was calling the shots at embassies, we might have had guards with guns loaded with bean bags, like our border patrol agents do.

      Hell, they might as well have those pistols that shoot out a flag that says “BANG!”

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 9:35 am

        HUH??????? WTF???

        Violence over anti-Islam film: Al-Qaida urges Muslims to kill US diplomats

        Hillary Clinton Holds Belated End Of Ramadan Cel At State Department With Libyan Ambassador

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 9:42 am

        catspuke and reek-o

        what say you??

        Socialist revolutionaries, Che Guevara part of Chicago teachers strike
        Examiner ^ | 9/11/12 | Joe Newby

        Socialist revolutionaries, Che Guevara part of Chicago teachers strike

        On Monday, teachers in Chicago went on strike, but a post at EAG News says the strike looks more like a rally for socialist revolution complete with Che Guevara t-shirts and anarchist flags as “a supportive collection of political radicals” joined the teachers on the picket lines.

        **SNIP**

        According to one flag-bearing protester, the banner represented “revolutionary unionism,” which, according to a post at the International Workers Association, “aims to unite all workers in combative economic organizations, that fight to free themselves from the double yoke of capital and the State.”

        “Its goal is the reorganization of social life on the basis of Libertarian Communism via the revolutionary action of the working class,” the IAW explained.

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 9:49 am

        “Libertarian Communism” !!!!!!

        These people are too funny. Even the flag-carrying mob doesn’t understand the system it is supporting. Now they’ve created a new oxymoron.

        And they want to be free of both capital and the State!? The Left trades one for the other.

        And the Left is reduced to fools like these for its cannon fodder. The scope and range of their idiocy is vast.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 9:51 am

        YUP

      • Retired Spook September 15, 2012 / 9:54 am

        “Its goal is the reorganization of social life on the basis of Libertarian Communism

        “Libertarian Communism”? Now there’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. That would seem to dovetail with the inability of our resident Libs to explain what they believe and why they believe it. If you describe yourself as a Libertarian Communist, you’re either seriously deluded or grossly ignorant.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 9:54 am

        ROTFLMAO…….

        Che Guevara in Chicago
        Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Humberto Fontova

        You just knew Che Guevara would show up as an icon of the union demonstrators in Chicago. Why? Well, let’s consider the factors in this demonstration by union-educators who were mostly educated by other union-educators.

        *Che Guevara outlawed trade unions. Then– at Soviet gun-point– he herded all recalcitrant Cuban union-members into forced-labor camps and sent their rebellious union-leaders to the firing squad.

        seems these “teachers” were never taught history……..LOL

      • Retired Spook September 15, 2012 / 9:55 am

        Whoa, Amazona — great minds think alike — and at the same time.

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 10:08 am

        Well, Spook, those of us who study and understand political systems and the history of the Left and the Right could see the inherent contradictions in the silly statements made by these morons.

        And of course we have years of experience here on this blog, watching Lefties posture about their disdain for the Right without the slightest clue of what the Left and Right even ARE.

        But this latest mob is too funny for words. They revere Che, and want to be free of the State, when Che was the attack dog of the State. They pursue Libertarian Communism without the slightest clue of the total anti-Libertarian nature of Communism—its very NAME is the antithesis of liberty or libertarianism. They don’t even know the definition of the TERM, much less its political form.

        Clearly these are the last people who should be in charge of teaching anything to anyone, and I think these mobs should be used as proof of why Chicago needs to dump its existing teachers and find some who actually KNOW something.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 10:29 am

        Im SHOCKED….SHOCKED….who would have thought ???

        Australians shocked by Muslim men and kids’ signs: ‘BEHEAD ALL THOSE WHO INSULT THE PROPHET’

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 10:31 am

        And keep in mind, all this hysteria is not about insulting GOD, but just one of His prophets!

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 10:38 am

        And keep in mind, all this hysteria is not about insulting GOD, but just one of His prophets!

        I didnt realize Satan had prophets, live n learn….. 🙂

      • MickeyMack September 15, 2012 / 1:26 pm

        Neocon1 you seem to like to look stupid at least you are good at it. Islam has the same god we do but men have invented a perverted religion that says it is the best way to worship him. They blaspheme by following the words of false prophets and holding them above the word of god but they do not worship satan they just prefer the words of men that lie to them about god.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 3:03 pm

        mickey mouse

        BS

        next?

  13. Amazona September 15, 2012 / 10:29 am

    In the latest installment of “We don’t need no steenking legislature” a Liberal activist judge has overturned most of the law passed in Wisconsin, limiting collective bargaining for public workers.

    Just as Barry finally came right out and admitted that he would just use his position as King to enact laws Congress won’t, the Wisconsin judiciary is taking care of business there.

    • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 11:11 am

      Muslim Brotherhood website demands that West criminalize ‘assaults’ on Islam

      Alleged ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker taken in for interviewing by deputies

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 15, 2012 / 12:11 pm

        And just imagine if it has been a leftist film maker taken in for questioning during a Republican administration…our liberals would blow three gaskets. But, they don’t care – because our liberals don’t like freedom. Fascists one and all and from first to last…

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 1:40 pm

        good bumper sticker

      • casper September 15, 2012 / 1:40 pm

        Mark,
        “LOS ANGELES — One of the men behind the anti-Muslim film trailer on YouTube that has sparked violent protests at Western embassies across the Middle East, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning by federal probation officers early Saturday morning, law enforcement officials said.
        Mr. Nakoula, 55, was questioned at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Cerritos, where he lives. He was not placed under arrested.

        “This was a voluntary interview he did with federal probation officers,” said Kim Manatt, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. ”

        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/world/middleeast/man-linked-to-film-in-protests-is-questioned.html

        The article goes onto explain that Nakoula is on probation for a check kiting scheme.

        And yes, Liberals do like freedom. Especially freedom of speech.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 1:59 pm

        catspuke

        like THIS?

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 2:01 pm

        caspurrrrrrrr

        “This was a voluntary interview he did with federal probation officers,” said Kim Manatt, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. ”

        Riiiiight Pee Wee
        I have this property………..

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 2:14 pm

        catspuke

        And yes, Liberals do like freedom. Especially freedom of speech.

        like la raza?
        and this?

        http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

        Fascists one and all and from first to last… YUPPER!!

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 2:58 pm

        One of the men behind the anti-Muslim film trailer on YouTube that has sparked violent protests at Western embassies across the Middle East

        that has been proven to be a LIE!!
        this was a staged attack on 9-11

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 15, 2012 / 3:07 pm

        Neocon,

        See, there’s the reason to not respond to liberals – they don’t pay the least attention to what you’re saying. The point is that if this were 2007 and a liberal film maker had made, say, an anti-Catholic film and was then brought in for questioning, our liberals would go nuts without any regard to the particular facts of the case. And this is because liberals don’t like freedom – and while they despise freedom of religion more than anything else, it is likely that freedom of speech – when exercised by any non-liberal – is the thing they hate second of all.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 3:12 pm

        Mark

        you have got that right….

      • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 3:23 pm

        cappy: “Liberals do like freedom. Especially freedom of speech.”

        Which liberals there cappy? The CLASSIC LIBERAL (now known as conservatives) or the MODERN LIBERAL (now known as PROGRESSIVES)???

        Oh, yeah, right – the MODERN LIBERAL likes free speech as long as they get to define WHO has that freedom and WHAT that “speech” is.

        WHO: Corporations (a collection of individuals just like UNIONS) has the right to free speech, but MODERN liberals object to that speech – as we have seen when the Supreme Court ruled against them. Non-muslim and non-Modern Liberal religious organizations are especially frowned upon. They have to watch what they say or risk losing their non-profit status. Meanwhile, MODERN liberals can politicize from the pulpit in MODERN Liberal churches without risk or penalty.

        WHAT: MODERN liberals support burning the flag, desecration of holy symbols (as long as it is not Muslim) also know as “art”, and criticism of all non-MODERN liberal politicians during peace time or war. However, they do not support criticism of their politicians and pResident in any form – all criticism is racist or “uncivil”.

        You are so off base cappy, it is not funny.

      • Casper September 15, 2012 / 3:47 pm

        Mark,
        ” The point is that if this were 2007 and a liberal film maker had made, say, an anti-Catholic film and was then brought in for questioning, our liberals would go nuts without any regard to the particular facts of the case.”

        First we don’t know the facts of this case. We don’t even know if the guy being questioned is the one who made the film or if there is any kind of case.

        Second, if someone had made an anti-Catholic film you would be the one screaming for his head.

        And this is because liberals don’t like freedom – and while they despise freedom of religion more than anything else, it is likely that freedom of speech – when exercised by any non-liberal – is the thing they hate second of all.

        Again, I’m all for freedom of religion and freedom of speech. I’d also bet that the ACLU would be the first to defend the maker of this film, if he is arrested for making it.

      • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 5:15 pm

        The point is Romney stood up for Freedom of Speech and American constitutional rights. The pResident did not and his Praetorian media attacked Romney for it. The pResident scolded the producer for making the film and being insensitive to the religious beliefs of Muslims.

        Of course, he did not see the irony and hypocritical nature of his statement after offending millions of Catholics by forcing them to provide coverage and services of which offend their religion.

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 6:25 pm

        casper, you really should quit lying, or at least stop quoting those voices in your head. They are doing you no favors.

        Catholics have been under attack yet not one has screamed for anyone’s “head”.

        Not one.

        Not when the Pope has been reviled, not when the United States funded “art” that included a crucifix in a beaker of urine and a portrait of the Blessed Mother smeared with elephant dung. Not even when Dear Leader decreed that Catholics have no actual freedom of religion but must bow to his edicts and fund contraception and abortificants.

        No mobs, no braying in the streets for anyone’s “head”. You know this and yet you lie. You really are a slimy little weasel.

        Even now, when this Presidential Edict is being referenced a little indirectly in TV spots which Obama assures us he approves, in which we are told that under Romney “employers will deny access to health care for women”.

        Aside from the utter stupidity of the comment, and its dishonesty, and the genital-centric conviction that all health care for women is about what is between their legs and what they do with it, it is also a reference to the belief stated by both Romney and Ryan that freedom of religion IS guaranteed by our Constitution—the opposite of the Left’s determination to ride roughshod over that freedom and impose its own rules.

    • Casper September 15, 2012 / 2:13 pm

      One would think an “expert” on the Constitution would know that what judge did was within his powers. I don’t like the Citizens United decision by the 5 conservative activist judges on the Supreme Court, buy I accept it as part of our system of government.

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 2:15 pm

        Fascists one and all and from first to last…

      • neocon1 September 15, 2012 / 2:16 pm

        catspuke

        conservative ****activist**** judges
        what a tard.

      • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 3:31 pm

        cappy: “One would think an “expert” on the Constitution would know that what judge did was within his powers.”

        What expert? obAMATEUR? You’re kidding right? obAMATEUR is as about “expert” in the Constitution as you are. Oh, and don’t regurgitate the talking point of “he was a constitutional law professor”. He was not a professor – but of course, he embellished his resume.

        If his actions as pResident is any indication of his Constitutional knowledge, then his expertise of the Constitution is very, very lacking.

        Again, wipe the kool-aid from your chin.

  14. Amazona September 15, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    The Left seems to assume that because conservatives do not rush to the streets in howling mobs, threatening all who offend them, we do not get offended.

    Oh, we get offended, all right. We are offended by the lies of the Left, by the attacks on our Constitution, by the stunning stupidity of its mindless minions who spout the most toxic nonsense with such glee, by the gloating over every imagined victory over a system they don’t even understand, by the damage done to our country by the stupid and the ideologically motivated.

    It’s just that there is a civilized way to deal with offensiveness, and there is the Left’s way, and we have made a choice.

    We leave the mobs to the Thugocrats. That is, the types we see in Chicago, the limp-wristed supporters of them like casper, and the more violent Muslims. They are much the same in their hatred and intolerance, it’s just a matter of degree.

    • 6206j September 15, 2012 / 7:42 pm

      Girl you are priceless.

    • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      Ama, the left needs to blame the videos! They cannot place blame where it lays. The pResident’s foreign policy is one of weakness, appeasement, and arrogance. He is arrogant in his attitude that he would “heal” the world and will be able to improve foreign relations with muslims just because he lived in Indonesia (his words during the campaign 08).

      Weakness – deep spending cuts that will hinder our ability to protect ourselves and restraining our troops in the field where every action is micro-managed by the White House.

      Appeasement – apology after apology, blame the US for everything. Don’t to anything to upset them. Promise them to close GITMO (when?).

      His appeasement did not last too long when he “spike the football” in bragging “I got bin Laden”, since he has no other successes during his term. Yes he got bin Laden, thanks to Bush’s policies on interrogation. He just happened to be sitting in the chair when it happened.

      • Amazona September 15, 2012 / 8:14 pm

        ” He just happened to be sitting in the chair when it happened.” ….in his golf jacket, dragged in for the photo op, and fretting about the spanking he was going to get from Valerie when she got hold of him—she TOLD him not to do it, over and over again, and you can tell he knows he is in for it now.

        And right up front are Hillary and Panetta, the masterminds of the whole op, who forced his hand and made him go along with it because they were doing it anyway.

        Now it looks like he should have let them take the credit, and not hot-dogged it like he did, strutting and bragging and having old Slow Joe out there repeating “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive”.

  15. Retired Spook September 15, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Anyone remember this golden oldie from waaaaaaay back in 2007?

    I’m guessing Barack Obama is wishing we didn’t. If I were Romney, I’d be making this into a TV ad.

    • tiredoflibbs September 15, 2012 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks spook.

      That was the clip I could not find for my “arrogant” point about obAMATEUR’s ridiculous foreign policy.

      • Retired Spook September 16, 2012 / 9:22 am

        Tired, you’re welcome. I am here to serve. As Cluster says, that’s why I get the big bucks, heh.

      • neocon1 September 16, 2012 / 10:00 am

        U.S. WARNED 3 DAYS BEFORE LIBYA ATTACK

        REPORT: State Dept. Deletes Pre-Sept. 11th Memo…

        ————————————————————————————

        I wonder if Ochimpy will sleep through THIS too?

        Armada Massing As ‘Israel Prepares Iran Strike’…

      • neocon1 September 16, 2012 / 10:17 am

        Iran Offers Chilling New Warning: ‘Nothing Will Remain of Israel’ if They Attack Us

  16. Retired Spook September 16, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Neo,

    Do you have links to either of the items in your 10AM comment? The first one, especially, is pretty damning.

    • Amazona September 16, 2012 / 11:57 am

      OMG !!!!

      Pat Buchanan is an isolationist!!!

      Stop the presses!!!—or whatever it is we do these days to indicate an amazing breaking story!!!

      There are not enough !!!!!!! for this!!!!!!!

      The only thing more astounding than learning this is baggy’s excitement at finding out about it!!!!!!!!!!

      More on this when my next shipment of !!!!!!!! comes in !!!!!!!!

    • Retired Spook September 16, 2012 / 12:11 pm

      Bagni,

      The article you linked to is actually one of the more insightful things you’ve ever posted here. An interesting clip:

      Support of Israel is the declared position of both parties. And, though Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rightly called the crude amateur film “Innocence of Muslims,” which caused the latest anti-American rioting, both disgusting and reprehensible, we are not going to repeal the First Amendment, which protects provocateurs and pornographers.

      Yet, worldwide, there are hundreds of millions of Muslims for whom their faith is their most priceless possession. They live it. They will die for it. And not a few will kill for it. Others will seize upon real or imagined insults to that faith to excite the crowds to expel us from their world.

      I would add that not a few live to die for it. It’s a culture that is predicated on hate, intolerance, violence and death, contrasted to Christianity that is predicated on love, tolerance and life.

      I don’t even disagree with the premise that we should pack up and come home. I’d take a page out of the PGA playbook, where the Tournament Players Club actually owns courses across the country on which they play many of their regular tournaments. I’d love to see our government bring home the majority of our troops stationed in Germany, Japan, and S. Korea and consolidate our actual foreign bases on either ships or soil that we actually own. The next generation of aircraft technology is likely to allow us to do that; whether or not we have the will is another story.

      Unlike most of the Conservatives here, I’m not a big Israel fan. I lost too many fellow spooks when Israel shot up the U.S.S. Liberty during the 6-Day War in June, 1967. That was not the act of an ally, and I’ve never quite forgiven them for that. A good friend from my active duty days, if he’s still living, undoubtedly sets off airport metal detectors with shrapnel in his leg from that incident. Besides, American Jews, for the most part, couldn’t care less about Israel. Why should we?

      And Bagni, I’d also like to add that, if you believe what your linked article says, you pretty much have to vote for Romney/Ryan, because, of the two options, they are by far the most likely to work toward and promote U.S. energy independence, which is an absolute must if we’re to exit the M.E. and leave them to fight among themselves.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 16, 2012 / 9:45 pm

        People don’t realize that Islam was a Christian heresy which came from outside of Christendom – and thus was uncivilized from the get-go. It cannot coexist with any change – it managed to survive when all other heresies died out because it forbade any change. They are savages who are determined to keep things as they are – and the more threatened they feel by change the more savage they will become.

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