But then along comes the bail-out, and Baa Baa suddenly, overwhelmingly objects. "Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, has received nearly 17,000 e-mail messages, nearly all opposed to the bailout...," according to the New York Times. "Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, said he had been getting 2,000 e-mail messages and telephone calls a day, roughly 95 percent opposed." And Republicans are hearing "much the same." Meanwhile, Baa Baa actually forsook his TV, staggered off his couch, and took to the streets, with 200 protests scheduled nationwide last Thursday.
You might suppose such intense opposition would send elected criminals scurrying back to their holes. Certainly politicians who live or die by the people’s will must abandon anything this vehemently, virulently vetoed. But no. Even as protestors demonstrated and phones in Congressional offices rang off the hooks, Our Masters conspired at the White House. They are utterly, shockingly oblivious to the serfs’ displeasure.
As is the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Christopher Dodge – sorry, Dodd (D-CT). "We’ve reached a fundamental agreement on a set of principles," he lied. Who you fooling, Dodge? You wouldn’t know a principle if it smacked you upside the head. Nevertheless, another of Our Masters swore to Dodge’s whopper. "I now expect we will indeed have a package that can pass the House, pass the Senate, and be signed by the president," fibbed Sen. Robert "Robber" Bennett (R-UT). Seems our fury didn’t so much as dent either cretin’s cranium. How could it? – $165,400 and $107,999 respectively in "campaign contributions" from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy impenetrable helmets. Meanwhile, Dodge, Robber, and their accomplices worked over the weekend lest any of us vassals retain a dime after bailing out Wall Street: they spent another $634 billion of our money when they passed a "sprawling spending bill...to keep the government operating beyond the current budget year."
Over in the House of Reprehensibles, Barney Frank (D-MA) disdains not only Baa Baa’s preferences but his intelligence, too: "I'm convinced that by Sunday we will have an agreement that people can understand on this bill." Yo, Frankie-poo: the problem isn’t that "people" don’t understand; it’s that we understand too well.
Then again, why wouldn’t this socialist dismiss us as fools, given that the Baa Baas of Massachusetts have returned him to office for almost three decades? And that despite his congress with a prostitute named Stephen Gobie. Leviathan brands such transactions criminal, and Frankie frankly admitted his guilt. Yet he was never charged or even arrested. Must be something in the Bay State’s water: kill a campaign worker or traffic in sex, and so long as you’re a politician rather than a taxpayer, you’ll wind up in DC instead of in prison.
Then there’s Frankie’s "committed relationship" with Herb Moses – so committed it lasted a whole ten years. Talk about your temporary-romp-propagandized-as-"till-death-do-us-part"! No doubt this was a match made in...well, for sure not Heaven. Herbie happened to be an executive at Fannie Mae while Frankie happened to sit on the House Banking Committee – which happened to oversee the unconstitutional Fannie and other "GSE’s" ("Government Sponsored Enterprises." Yep, there are so many of these scams they actually boast their own acronym). Guess who vehemently defended Leviathan’s mucking about in the mortgage market, denied time and again that his boyfriend’s company was troubled, and also pocketed $40,000 from the obliging Fannie for his pains? Sadly, the Congressman the Washington Post praised as "brilliant" may not be so astute after all: Herbie left Fannie Mae and then, no longer in need of a Committeeman, ditched Frankie a few months later. Perhaps Frankie still carries a torch since he’s blaming the free market instead of the GSE’s for the financial meltdown. Nor has the people’s rage against a bail-out swayed him.
We find the same imperious disregard for the electorate’s wishes on other issues as well. For example, term limits, which New York City’s residents have twice supported at the polling booth. But it’s been 12 years since we last voted to throw the bums out, so it’s time for another attempt at circumventing our will: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and much of the City Council will otherwise find themselves hunting honest work when their terms expire in 2010. Ah, but it’s not their own interests that concern them. No, sirree: as always, the tyrants have our good at heart. G. Oliver Koppell, a Democrat from the Bronx, told the New York Times that term limits "rob the public of a choice." He mused, "If one looks at members of the City Council,…some of the most creative served for 20 years." Creative, huh? I’d like to see a non-Council thief try that: "Ya honor, gimme a break, I was just bein’ creative."
Alas, Our Masters fear we silly citizens will spurn their benevolence yet again if we go to the polls. So this time they won’t entrust so vital a matter to us. Instead, they’ve resurrected an obscure precedent from 1961 that they claim allows them to void our previous votes. Nor are they alone: despots around the country are trying to topple term limits.
Also scorning our screaming is that über-bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of its pet schemes is a national ID card. Coincidentally, that’s the only totalitarian totem that Americans adamantly reject. Whatever else they tolerate from Big Brother – public schools, checkpoints, wiretapping, cops running rampant, torture – they consistently oppose a national ID. And have for decades.
That doesn’t faze the DHS. Brandishing the REAL ID Act, it’s spent the last 3 years coercing the states to reformulate their driver’s licenses according to its whims. Among other horrors, those whims include linking the states' databases to a federal one as well as RFID chips to track our movements. (N.B. DHS currently denies plans to incorporate RFID; it also employs the biggest collection of liars ever assembled outside Congress.) This has sparked the most widespread rebellion since 1861, with 27 states passing resolutions or even laws against REAL ID.
Again, we might expect bureaucrats in an alleged democracy to bow to the will of the people. And again, we are disillusioned. Indeed, the fiercer the opposition, the harder DHS rams REAL ID down Baa Baa’s throat. Michael Chertoff, the agency’s head honcho, not only pits citizens from defiant states against their governments, he threatens them with sexual assault: "Chertoff said… [they’ll] have to use a passport or certain types of federal border-crossing cards if they want to avoid a vigorous secondary screening at airport security. ‘The last thing I want to do is punish citizens of a state who would love to have a REAL ID license but can't get one,’ Chertoff said." But his regret didn’t keep him from gloating about the chance to play God: REAL ID "is a great teaching moment on the challenges of really reconfiguring a society…"
Admit it, Baa Baa: your democracy is a dictatorship. And the wolves are circling.
September 30, 2008
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1 Oct 2008 @ 07:55 by : A bit more...
Second follow-up question: Will the fact that, according to a New York Times editorial http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/opinion/10mon1.html , "one in nine black men, ages 20 to 34, are serving time" (often for drug-related offenses) be substantially and directly addressed by any elected official, including any black elected official, ever?
Answer: Never in a million years. (Frankly, the black politician is probably just glad it's not him in prison.)
Providing a bit of almost terminal irony, Paul Armentano http://www.lewrockwell.com/armentano-p/armentano-p37.html notes an interesting fact about one of the contenders for this year's I-run-the-world sweepstakes:
[D]uring the mid-1980s, [vice presidential candidate] Biden was the chief senate architect of the federal anti-drug laws that re-established mandatory minimum sanctions for various drug possession crimes, and established the racially based 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crimes involving the possession of crack versus powder cocaine. Many academics have credited Biden's law as one of the primary reasons why America now possesses the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world, and why approximately one out of every nine young African-American males are now in prison. (Emphasis added.)
2 Oct 2008 @ 01:10 by : Thanks
Thanks for the articles by Becky Akers and Wilton Alston.
kinda fun in a way watchin' the snowball beginning to roll.
2 Oct 2008 @ 20:01 by ashanti : Africom
Seems it is not going too well: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2008-06-07-us-military-hq-in-africa-put-on-the-back-burner
4 Oct 2008 @ 15:24 by : Heya...
You mean their genocide program? ;) Haven't visited the link yet, will do that now though. But the genocide program is going far too well and AFRICOM is just a ... front.
There are some good men and women in the Army, though, and that is a regret but there ya go. Attraction, Focused intent, Allowance, Balance and Harmony.
4 Oct 2008 @ 15:26 by : :)
The problem became evident when General William Ward, the head of Africom, toured the region after assuming his post in October and found that Africans were convinced the United States wanted to establish bases and send troops to the region.
The Pentagon insists it has no plans for either permanent bases or garrison troops in Africa, only a more focused effort to help train and
equip African militaries.
"But the image that was portrayed was it was an intervention force onto the continent and that's what had to be repelled. No matter how often we tried to explain, it didn't seem to matter," said the official.
Duh! Gee I just can't imagine why that is! Can you ashanti san? Mwuhahahahaha!
5 Oct 2008 @ 12:05 by : Crown colonies...
This workshop tells the story of America's corporate beginnings and explores "Jamestown as a business operation. Using primary source documents, you can examine the Virginia Company's settlement in Jamestown as a case study in colonial economics and social dynamics, and debate why it failed and whether failure was avoidable."
The agenda all along, on the part of the good Kingus, was just that 'failure.' The 'Crown, or City of London (Not the same as the Royal family)' still owns the private corporation called the United States!
All the Virginia Company of London did was change it's name. Note that in our times the same failing measures have been adopted such as lotteries, stocks and bonds, etc., for instance.
America is still a 'Crown (City of London) colony!' Joke's on you!!! Note their recent folly 'the Bailout!' Bwuhahahahaha!