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Awake… Arise… Or Be Forever Fallen!

So there I was, Minding my own Scotch… and I get a message from X.  In the most perfunctory way possible he made clear it was time for me to dig myself out from the secure comfort I’ve been enjoying and return to the fray.

Well… Fine!

Who am I to disagree?

I have to say right up front, it has been an exciting few months.  From the ANTIFA-Facists to the complete fabrication of accusations used to slime a man who is far better than I, the Theater of the Absurd never ends.

The timeliness of X’s prompt is exquisite.  It just so happened that I was struck by something so profoundly stupid that I was seriously considering putting my drink down.  So let’s go there first…

A Gentleman by the name of Ruchir Sharma said the following on what used to be a go to network for business news;

“We may or may not believe in [American exceptionalism], but the financial markets have never believed in it to such an extent,” added Sharma, head of emerging markets and chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.”

Please read that again real quick.

So…

I would ask Mr. Sharma what American Exceptionalism has to do with a booming economy?  If he is speaking to Property Rights and the influx of foreign investment which is recognizing the United States as a Safe Haven for their wealth, then okay… maybe… but I’m not sure he is.  I believe he is conflating the financial success of the current economic reforms, which are returning the United States to its position as the World Leading Economic Engine, with Freedom and Liberty of the Individual.  I would then remind Mr. Sharma that it is the latter which constitutes “American Exceptionalism”.

Why is this such a big deal?

It’s a big friggin’ deal because the Socialist Democrats have been diligently dumbing down our population for decades in the hopes ‘educated’ individuals like Mr. Sharma will intentionally or unintentionally continue to do their work for them.  Sadly, they have been very, very, successful.

However, in his defense let’s assume Mr. Sharma knows what American Exceptionalism is.  Now let’s take the beginning of his assertion… “We may or may not believe in [American Exceptionalism]…”.  I then have to ask who it is that does not believe in Freedom and Liberty of the Individual?  You speak as if you know or this opening qualification would not be necessary.

Yes, yes… I know these people are out there Hammering away at the Malleable Proletariat but I like to have them on the record so we all know who they are which is why I ask.  (One of the reasons I’ve been hiding out around the Barnes and Noble in Tyson’s Corner, aside from all the TOTALLY COMMON and super awesome Gang Rape Parties that EVERYONE has ALL THE TIME around the short hop to Bethesda, is watching how Trump’s mere existence is bringing these Socialist Democrat A-holes out into the open.)

So Who is it, Mr. Sharma, that does not believe in American Exceptionalism?  Who is it exactly that does not believe in the Freedom and Liberty of the Individual and the power inalienable rights has unleashed upon the World propelling the United States to the most powerful country on Earth in just a short few hundred years?  Who are these people who believe a person’s rights are bestowed upon them by Government made up of fallible, elitist, narcissistic beings and not God… or the Universe… or simply because they Exist?

Who?

Name names…

It’s okay, Mr. Sharma, I know you can’t do this for several of reasons.  1.)  You may be one of those people.  2.)  You like your paid gig and wish to keep it by specifically not offending those fallible, narcissistic elitists who employ you.  3.)  Both 1 and 2.

So allow me to say what I’m hoping you meant to say.

The Current Economic Boom occurring in The United States is substantially due to the removal of barriers upon the Engine of Capitalism which were erected by Socialist Scum as they believe it’s not ‘Fair’ that Free (er) Markets are so damned successful and restraining them is the only hope for their foolish Command and Control Economic Idiocy to catch up.

Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I’m sure that’s what you wanted to say…

You’re Welcome.

Now we wait for Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg to retire and the ensuing melt down.

The Left is the proverbial ‘drowning man’… it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Next!


Really, Really Not Going as Planned.

This morning two new polls were released.

Neither of which spoke well of President Obama’s effort to scare the American Public into not only Increasing Revenues (Democrat for Raising Taxes) but embracing the idea that not a single dollar can ever be cut from government spending.

One was a Pew Poll, the other was… a McClatchy-Marist poll.

After reading these polls I glanced up at the news and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) was doing an interview on FOX. Well, it wasn’t so much an interview as a nervous breakdown. There were about three different times I thought he was going to cry… he was already stamping his feet. Then I put it together.  They get these polls before anyone else.  And it’s not good.
President Obama’s only play left in the playbook is “going to the public”.  And he has lost “the public” according to the sources of opinion the Democrats trust.
Not only that, the “Republican Base” is not cooperating. They seem to be casting aside the like-minded Liberals like McCain, et al. and climbing on the Rand Wagon. This is not good for Democrats.
In the past the Republicans were simply Socialist Light… in more Democrat Speak “They were Reasonable.”
But times are a changin’.
And just to add to this approaching storm, the Liberals are running out of time.  Instead of ringing they must have “ticking” in their ears.
No, they’re not going to give up but time is tick, tick, ticking away until the Mid-Term elections and the campaigning season is about to start.

Effectively the Progressives have only 3-4 more months to over-reach and pass everything they can before they have to run to the center and sound like conservatives in order to get re-elected. Keep in mind, it is very difficult to sound like a conservative when you’re being forced by your party leadership to support Gun Control, Higher Taxes, A Failing National Health Care Scheme and a President with Approval ratings in the low 40’s who is desperately trying to convince your voters that a 3% cut to the growth of spending is “Draconian”. (A word the majority of those voters have no idea the meaning of… they just know the people they vote for want them think it’s bad.)

The fact that the Democrat Base doesn’t think “Sequester” is the Apocalypse is such a disaster that genuine fear is bubbling up from the likes of Van Hollen. The public is not buying the sales pitch that “Sequester” is a bad thing and that jerk Paul Ryan is daring the House and Senate Dem’s to come up with a budget proposal by presenting his own… directly to the people!  The indigestion on the Left is palpable.  The Liberals are fully aware the Debt Ceiling debate is days away.
While this is no victory, it is momentum.

What is remaining?

The Establishment Republicans must be voted out.  (Hey Arizona!  I love your state!  But why do you keep sending us McCain?  Do you Hate the rest of the country that much?  You’re cutting your nose off to spite your face.  Anyway…)

Keep Boehner contained.  If so, we might get a defunding of Obama Care.

Deny everything on Obama’s wish list of new legislation, leaving him with nothing but the EPA to destroy America.

Do not mistake this for excitement.  The Republicans have the uncanny ability to help the Democrats get what they want more often than not.

But the tantrum Van Hollen threw this morning seems indicative of the state of mind on the Left.

When you lose the Country, you lose the race.  Unless Obama can single-handedly save Europe… The Mid-terms could be very interesting.

Cheers.


Print, Print, Print.

Determined to reproduce the economic successes of Weimar Germany and Zimbabwe the Federal Reserve has decided to fire up the presses once again.
Excitement ran through Wall Street today as the news of this brilliant new shot in the arm of “quantitative easing” was announced.
Well… not excitement… more like a panicked rush to buy ownership interest (stock) in companies most of us think will be around even if the economy melts down completely. You see, owning a percentage of a company cannot be devalued like the dollar. Companies can’t just print more stock thus devaluing your shares.  In fact, each time the Fed turns on the presses they tax you without you knowing/understanding it.  Stay with me here… if you have a dollar that has the buying power of “a dollar” then I decide to print another dollar and give it to you because I think you’re cool then you have two dollars… with the total value of “a dollar”.  You just got taxed 50%!  How do you feel about that?  If you listen to the media, you reportedly feel pretty good.  Ignorance is truly bliss…
The market going up has very little to do with a healthy U.S. but more to do with a serious concern over its illness.
Keynes, like Marx, was really smart… just really wrong.  Neither individuals ideas have worked out well anywhere in the world.  (If you think about it there are a great many individuals who fit this description.)
But don’t let the fact that Keynes ideas are horrible and produce long-term economic chaos discourage you!

It doesn’t discourage the Fed!
If you haven’t already, might I recommend buying some chickens? Your neighbors will love you…

I bought a still.  My neighbors actually do love me.