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Gruber Government

From the anals of Washington Elitist Government comes the latest in ‘How to get things done when the American Public is just too Stupid to understand‘.

This is why Cynicism is the Only, Constant and Always method to view those we elect… especially those we vote for.

Republican Leftist Paul Ryan has joined Democrat Leftist Progressive Nancy Pelosi in the Jonathan Gruber School of Governing with his latest demand that you will only be allowed to see what’s in the Obamatrade Act after your representatives Pass it.

I don’t believe you need to be reminded what a debacle Obamacare is… and getting worse. So I won’t.

Now we’re told that we are again too stupid to be allowed to see what’s in a sweeping, certainly not limited to what we would think is “trade”, Trade Act before we are all subject to it.

From what small snippets have been leaked, and adding together soundbites from the three people who have at least gone down to the Capital Dungeon to ‘read’ it, there is enough for everyone to hate. The Washington Elites would tell you “That’s how the sausage is made, and it represents a ‘Good Compromise‘.” I would offer it is also how fecal matter is made and represents the very same… just like Obamacare.

So we are told by a supposed “Conservative” that we must pass it to see what’s in it.

Clearly the Democrats who oppose it are not interested in ‘passing it to see what’s in it’… primarily because they are not at all sure they will hold the Presidency in the next term, and are not interested in the profound power which will be moved from the Legislative Branch to the Executive Branch.

And the few “Constitutional Originalists” we have left in the Conservative Movement (read ‘non-leftist’) who are still acting that way, oppose it because it will amount to several anti-capitalist results.

First, there can be little doubt that our allies in Europe have prolonged the Doom of Greece, and the Drowning of the EU, in the hopes that something in the deal Bails out their Socialist Union Scheme which many of us said would fail. We knew this back in the Nineties because people and nations lie… and always will… nothing is new under the sun. (Note: Jeb Bush is meeting with European leaders who are looking for reassurance should he become president that he would not interfere with this new, expected to be shoved down the throats of the American People, EU Bail Out/Trade Act.)

We must begin asking ourselves why American Tax Dollars should continue to go to bailing out Failed Socialist Schemes and the long-dead Socialist ideology those schemes are built upon. Reinforcing Oppression, Death and Destruction should not be a committment made by The United States of America. The Western Socialist Democracies need to be allowed Fail on their own so they will modify their behavior. They have survived at the teat of American Free-Market Capitalism (in what feeble form it exists) for well over 100-years. The time is Now to Stop Enabling Elitist Control and Class Stasis of Fascist/Socialist A-Holes.  But it starts at home…

Second, there is little doubt that this ‘Trade’ bill will magically include Immigration Powers not before held by the Executive Branch. Just as the Commerce Clause has over time been perverted to mean just about anything, and everything, depending on what some person in power wanted it to mean…
Now it will be ‘Trade’. We have mechanisms in place to deal with immigration, but the survival of the Leftist Socialist-Fascist movement in this country depends on new government dependants. Whether these dependants are from other countries, or home-grown, doesn’t matter to the Socialists. As long as they get to vote… and vote for their redistributed ‘paycheck’, Liberalism survives.

Third, this Act will certainly create the very same type of Socialist Symbiosis represented by the European Union and carry with it the very same ‘certain to fail’ model. Just like Obamacare destroying the finest Medical system on the planet, why do we do this to ourselves? The answer is simple. The Socialists believe that it’s not the failure of their ideas. Rather, it’s that their ideas have never been allowed to catch up to the wild success of Self Determination and Free-Market Capitalism (in what feeble form it exists). They continue to fully subscribe to centralized control while anointing themselves Philosopher Kings. It truly is a Fatal Conceit.

Sure… if you’re Leftist Progressive you might think this is super cool. But once you think past the Trees and see the Forest (Something most Liberals are intentionally never taught to do) you clearly see that these powers are assigned to the Executive Branch, not just Liberal leftist Socialist progressives when they hold the Executive Branch.  Thus the push back from the Leftists… and frankly, a main reason the Leftist Light Republicans support it.

The United States is now run by those who seek to protect Government from us, not protect us from Government.

Are we going to allow Jonathan Gruber to be correct when he says “The American People are too Stupid to know what’s going on.”?

We proved him right not long ago with Obamacare…

So…

Probably.


Panic, Apprehension or Just not Taking it Seriously

Okay Folks…

Apparently it’s time to have a conversation about our current predicament.

I’m seeing you falling into three categories.

You’re either Panicking, you’re Apprehensive or you’re Failing to Take this Seriously.

Allow me to explain why Ebola is such a big deal… Shep…

Ebola has the ability to outrun our capability to treat those infected with it at an exponential rate. That means it can go from 1 person to 1000 people to 100000 people to 10000000 people so quickly as to boggle the mind. It is also why the CDC has adopted the Kevin Bacon role from Animal House and is running around screaming “Stay Calm! All is Well!” when clearly it is not.

That being said…

There is No downside to Panic.

However, using all of that Duct Tape and Rolled Plastic Sheeting, we were advised by our Government to have readily available after 9/11, to wrap your entire house is a bit of an overreaction… at this point.  Same with wearing trash bags to the grocery store, wrapping your self in cellophane (unless you’re into that), etc.

There is Genuine Value in Apprehension.

Staying informed but not Freaking Out is the best way to handle All of the information we receive everyday.  Pay Attention.  Just like you should be doing All the Time.  I know you’re Doing that, right?  Of course you are.

Now let’s get to Not Taking this Seriously…

Let me just address this point with what Not to Do.

If you know you’ve been exposed to an infected persons Feces, Blood, Vomit, Saliva, Sweat, Tears, Clothing, Furniture, etc… even using the CDC’s brilliant, failsafe, ‘protocols’…

You Should Not:

Fly in a Cramped Airplane back and Forth across the Country.  Repeatedly.

Go on a Cruise.

Have a Family Reunion in a Sweat Lodge.

Ride the Subway.

Take a Cab around town.

Squeeze all the Fruit in the Produce Aisle.

Compete in a Drink-till-you-Vomit Contest.

Give Blood.

Get a Massage.

Give a Massage.

Wrestle.

French Kiss your Friends.

French Kiss your Neighbors.

Try on Underwear at the Department Store.

For that matter, Try on Underwear that is not yours… anywhere.

Frequent Locker Rooms.

Frequent Public Toilets.

Frequent the Gym.

Do ANY of the Above Naked.

This list can be expanded by applying Common Sense.  Not sure what this is?  Link Here.

 

Speaking of Common Sense…

What you Folks in Government should Not do:

Don’t Scream that we should all Be Calm.

Don’t appoint an Ebola Czar who has No Medical Training and Whose Major Accomplishment was to Fund Solyndra with Taxpayer Dollars.

Don’t Continue to simultaneously state diametrically opposed positions regarding the dangers of Ebola just to make sure nobody can accuse you of not telling the Truth.  If you feel you must do this then assign it to Bill Clinton as he is, Historically, the only person on Earth who can get away with it.

Don’t tell us to ‘Trust the Protocols’ when they are failing before our very eyes.

And, Don’t continue to address the American Public as if they are composed Primarily of Pre-Adolescent Children.  And no, Pre-Adolescent has not yet been reclassified as under 26-years of Age.  Yet… I’m sure you’re working on that.  If you can just get a Consensus…

 

 

 


Manufacturing a Market Crash

…just isn’t as easy as it used to be.

It wasn’t long ago you could just make a call to Lehman Brothers or Goldman Sachs and have them sell off large amounts of specific equity positions. The Market would take the cue and a wide sell-off would materialize.  Everybody would Freak Out.  The Party who had the most friends in the right place on Wall Street would win whatever argument they wanted to win.  It was great!

But it appears tough times for the Obama Administration as the Fed has installed “circuit breakers” in order to control swift and sudden drops in the market.

So we have watched the market drop gently.  Very gently.  Sleepily even.

It’s a lot like a Drunk Driver coming towards you at a blazing 1 mph.  It just doesn’t have the same effect.

Those of us who participate actively in the market are simply “stepping out-of-the-way”.

There is no panic to be found.

Barack just can’t get a break.