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The Stories They don’t want you to Care About…

Or, Why I Love the Holidays.

I enjoy the Holidays not just for the Overeating and Drinking too much, but for the News. I know… weird, right?

Well, actually the Holidays offer up the News no one wants you to know. If ‘They’ can’t dump the stories on Weekends when you are not paying attention then ‘They’ shoot for the closest Holiday. And no season offers the length and breadth of your ‘not paying attention’ than Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years. Yeah, the other Holidays are good… but the reigning King remains that time when the old year meets the beginning of the new one.

So if you really like to see what nobody is interested in you seeing, but ‘They’ want to be able to say “We ran That Story!”, scan the news feeds over the last 4-weeks.

You may be amazed.

And you might just join me in my hatred of ‘They’.


Where in the World is Bill Clinton?

If you haven’t yet viewed the interview of Bill Clinton on the Today Show… you must.

I’ll Wait…

Ready?

OK. First, Who was THAT Guy? It certainly wasn’t the Bill Clinton we all grew up to Know and Suspect.

Obviously this was some imposter brought in by The Clintons to throw us all off the track.

Between the appearance of a cadaver and all the bug eyed ‘Hems’ and ‘Haws’ there can be no doubt THIS was Not Bill Clinton.

So bad was this interview you might think it was the first time he had heard about the assertions emanating from the “Clinton Cash” book regarding his, and his wife’s, perpetually shady personal wealth accumulation. It even arrives at a moment when you could expect him to break into a loud “WHAAaaAAaAaaaaaaaaat?!”
This version of Bill Clinton was clearly unprepared for the very interview set up so He could knock it out of the park.

As much as I enjoy Bill stumbling around a bunch of softballs questions which were certainly pre-screened before the interview, it was genuinely painful to watch.

This is very different from the polished, prepared, statements we expect from the Clintons.
So what does this mean?
It means this book has them seriously concerned. More so than I would have expected. To understand what I’m saying you have to remember, these were the people who illegally accessed 400 FBI files on members of CongressThey were the people who purposely destroyed the lives and livelihoods of a number of women all because Bill had, or tried to have, sex with them… often without their approval.
These are the people who go to funerals and laugh their heads off until the moment they spy a camera and suddenly become sullen and consumed with grief.
These are the people who would debate on the meaning of “is” and the definition of “sex”.
They steal furniture from the White Housetheir staff ripped all the “W” keys off of the White House computer keyboards before the Bush staffers have to take over…  they rented out the Lincoln Bedroom.
These are the people whose friends praised them because they were such good liars.

I must say I’m surprised.

What I just sat through was far from the caliber of work I expect from a Clinton.

So now I’m fully anticipating a statement from the Clinton Camp that “Bill was body-snatched by aliens…” because that could be the only explanation for such a train wreck.

I hadn’t planned on reading Schweizer’s book as I already know these people are the worst of the worst… and I don’t need more examples or evidence.

But now I have to.

And here’s a question… Is ‘Tax Avoidance’ now Cool since Romney’s not running?

Hmmmmmm?

Are You Ready?


It’s Long and Hard…

…to Understand.

I am not a Conspiracy Theorist.  At least not the kind involving dark smoke-filled rooms, with big round tables, and a collection of old robed rich guys with heavy accents sitting around plotting the control of the World.

I believe this movie fodder is ridiculous for a couple of reasons.

First… it requires secrets, and a number of people keeping them.  The simple fact is every time you tell someone your secret it becomes exponentially less likely to remain so.

Second… The old robed rich guys with the heavy accents don’t need the dark rooms.  Secret Cabals just have no reason to exist.  They’ll do whatever they’re going to do right out in the street, in front of God and everybody.

The folks who rise to power have realized through experience that doing things to people who are not interested in having things done to them only requires complexity.  It requires many levels of separation between the person in charge and those who do the doing.  The only other factor needed is a shared ideology to mold the actions of all involved.  That’s it.  (It also helps to control the branch in charge of enforcing the law… but I digress.)

The reason this works is due to the short attention span of the public… and sadly, a Press with an equality short attention span seasoned with a lack of interest.

Let me demonstrate with one of the most fundamental issues that no one will touch… ever…

“Why are Unions interested in raising the Minimum Wage when no Union Member is subject to it?  And why do they expressly send out otherwise unemployable, dirty, non-union, hippies to get me to sign petitions to raise it?”

– Well, the Unions have a base wage which is negotiated in their contracts.  It is the least amount of money their members will work for and is correlated directly to the Minimum Wage through a formula… BLAH, Blah, blah, bla…

See?  I lost your attention.

It doesn’t take too many layers of separation, or complexity, to lose the interest of the typical voter.

This current crop of scandals is demonstrating this for all to see.

These are not conspiracies in the movie sense… but they are certainly conspiracies of the dictionary definition.

But beyond the legality or illegality found in these actions by government, it illustrates a behavior.  It shows us how it’s done.

And, once we understand how it’s done it leads us to a question this Administration really does not want asked.

First, however, let me ask you a question.  Isn’t there an aspect of the IRS scandal that is rattling around in the back of your head unresolved?  An inkling of something being not quite right?  Haven’t you asked yourself why ONLY 60% of Americans believe it to be a huge problem when Government uses it’s power to oppress segments of the population it disagrees with?  Do you wonder why 100% of us don’t see the danger when government changes hands on a regular basis?

It’s that last question I want you to focus on.

If you, like most of us, believe Government is transitory and the benefit of that is transparency albeit delayed at times, you’d only be half right.  And, a number of educated Socialists know this.

It is true, that within specified times, we get to voice our opinion of our representatives and attempt to fire them… but this dynamic does not apply to the bureaucrats.  It does not apply to the government employees… just like the ones who work at the IRS.  (It goes for every Department, but let’s stay focused.)

I am willing to bet that right now, as I pound this out, a primary topic of discussion at the White House is one Lois Lerner.

Why?  Because if someone doesn’t take the fall for the malfeasance at the IRS soon, in order to take the focus away from the scandal, Lois Lerner will become a topic of much discussion in regard to how she can refuse to leave/step down/retire/get lost in the woods/fall off a cannon in Fort Marcy Park.  Which then leads one to the question, “Who’s in charge?” and “Why can’t these people be fired?”.  Once you go there, you enter the world of Unions and Unelected Officials.

Finally, the epiphany occurs when you realize that the bureaucrats/government workers, the “Doers”, NEVER change.  And, if they are all of a specific political persuasion, or subscribe to a single governing ideology… then government is not transitory.  In this case, the bureaucrats/government workers, the “Doers” are Liberal Progressives… and they know they run things no matter who is in office.

This is an “Uh-Oh” moment.  A moment this Liberal Administration does not want occurring on its watch.  Better that this point arise during a Conservative Administration so it can be dismissed as… say it with me… a “Conspiracy Theory”.  Well Done!

I have touched on this previously, and more concisely, in Very Open and Very Public!

To reiterate, we already have term limits for politicians which are called elections.  What we really need is Term Limits for the Bureaucrats/Government Workers.

But alas, without the Press doing their job, to get people to understand this may be Long and Hard.  And, when we are faced with that, we most often get screwed.