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It’s Everything, Stupid!

James Carville famously stated “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

He was Hailed at the time by the Press for his Simple Brilliance.  Simple Indeed… like his much ignored by the Anti-War on Women Soldiers “That’s what you get if you drag a $100 bill through a Trailer Park!”

Anyway… that was Clinton and this is Now.  (Well… Clinton is still dragging $100 bills through trailer parks… but I digress.)

Now is the Age of Obama and the Liberal Progressive Renaissance.

With the Awakening of the Socialist Left, it has ceased to be just about the Economy…

It’s now About:

Ebola Killing

NSA Spying

IRS Targeting

DHS Militarizing

EPA Regulating

NEA Dumbing

CDC Stumping

TSA Groping

FBI Sleeping

VA Wait Listing

Lobbyist Working

Bank Bailing

Money Printing

Debt Monetizing

Market Distorting

Secret Service Whoring

Illegals Voting

The Middle East Burning

War Losing

Black Water Flourishing

Soviet Expanding

Anti-Capitalist Loving

GM Nationalizing

Small Business Ruining

Children Coughing

Insurance Company Destroying

Park Occupying

Health Care Socializing

Inflation Ignoring

Unemployment Fantasizing

Economy Failing

Government Controlling

Above the Law Posturing

WMD Surprising

Diplomat Abandoning

Drug Cartel Arming

Race Rioting

Golf Playing

Party Having

Climate Distracting

Science Fabricating

Consensus Prevailing

Poll Taking

Official Prevaricating…

Stupid!


Uh-Oh…

Could it be that the CIA was involved in investigating journalists who said mean things about the current Administration?

The official response of “outrageous and baseless” leads me to believe… yes.

But why would I believe such a thing?

On what would I Base my assertion on?

Because we know it would be Outrageous if:

The IRS used its authority to intimidate groups the Administration disagrees with.

The DEA was using information gleaned from Domestic Spying on Innocent American’s.

The NSA was conducting the Domestic Spying program collecting information on Innocent Americans to be kept forever.

The CIA was selling Missiles to the Syrians and running them through Benghazi only to lose track of them.

The DOJ investigated Journalists.

The BATFE was up-arming Mexican Drug Cartels who then killed hundreds of innocent Mexican’s and American Law Enforcement Officers.

The Executive Branch was illegally writing Law and then furthering the illegality by providing immunity from those Laws to Unions and Government Employees.

The Federal Reserve was printing money faster than history has ever witnessed and then using it to buy Bonds.

The Very Senator and Congressman who caused the Real Estate Collapse escaped Imprisonment and, astonishingly, wrote legislation to “solve” the problem they created.

The Defense Department was being run by a Civilian Presidential Advisor whose decisions have thus far lead to the death of an Ambassador.

The TSA started showing up at Sporting Events to grope spectators when taking a break from Stealing Stuff out of your suitcase.

The DHS was advertising how to gain access to the United States without being a Citizen then allowing those who came to roam freely.

The Local Police were being Militarized with Federal Assistance.

The Democrat Party suddenly found Sexual Harassment to be offensive.

The list goes on, but my fingers are tired…

I Agree, it would be Outrageous.

However, Baseless?

We’ll see.

There’s guaranteed to be more yet to come, all brought to you by a group of people who find a 5% reduction in the Growth of Spending “Draconian”, Socialized Medicine “A Right”, the Constitution “Limiting” and the Second Amendment “Outdated”.

It’s becoming difficult to find anything NOT to believe anymore.

It’s time for bourbon surrounded by glass.


Why are the Markets Closed?

Anyone?

I was under the impression that September 11, 2001 taught us a number of lessons. One of them was the dangers associated with centralization.
The Terrorists hit the World Trade center exactly because of what it represented and the damage it would cause the Domestic and World Financial markets. I don’t think I need to rehash this…

So now we get a storm. Yes… a Big Storm.  But, a storm similar to many across the U.S. over the recent years. In other words, as much as many in the press would like you to believe this is not “unprecedented” nor was it “impossible to predict”. Katrina was not impossible to predict.  Charlotte, Andrew, Charlie, Jeanne, Opal, Camille, etc. were not impossible to predict.  Tornado’s in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri are not impossible to predict.  Forest Fires in New Mexico, California, Colorado are not impossible to predict.  Earthquakes in California are not impossible to predict.  Clearly the specifics are uncertain… but the events are inevitable.

Just because it is hitting the “Hub of Journalism” does not mean it has never happened before.  (Well… it does to Journalists.)

And, while the damage is heavy, it is not on the level of 9/11.  Yes, we have flooding… but what most “journalists” are omitting is that the tunnels in and out of New york were designed to flood.  Yes we have fires, but most of the time fires associated with flooding is due to community gas lines not being shut down in time combined with electrical service also not being shut down in time.  Do I need to explain what you get with natural gas and sparks?  None of this is unpredictable.  We, in this country, have a vast amount of knowledge and practise when it comes to recovering from natural disasters.  You wouldn’t know this as of this typing.

So this brings me back to my original question…

Why are the Markets closed?

We were told that redundancy was built into the system so an event like 9/11 could never happen again.

What happened?  Nothing?  It is plain that there is no redundancy built into the system.  Do you think the same Terrorist A-holes might be paying attention?

If the answer is that certain Brokerages could not get employees to work… then why are the rest of us paying for their failure to learn the lesson of 9/11?  Should they consider relocation?  Multiple trading desks in various cities?

Did the World Markets shut down?  No… they did not.  The “Best and the Brightest” were supposed to be on this…

I simply don’t understand.

Either certain banks still have far too much influence, or we have failed to learn our lesson in earnest and will be doomed to experiencing the opportunity to learn it again.  Could be both.