Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Afternoon Roundup - the Obama Economy and the Mumbai Massacre

It's been a long two weeks, and while outside the Obama worship continues unabated with the Obama memorabilia industry succeeding, while all else seemingly founders.

Or Barack Obama mugs, T-shirts, stationery, posters, postcards, notecards, aprons, coasters, dog jerseys, throw pillows and mouse pads. With so many segments of the economy in the fetal position, the Obama memorabilia business is one of the very few that is actually thriving.

While the Washington Post crows enthusiastically about the United States economy being on a par with that of North Korea or the USSR, in which the only productive sector was the one selling images of the Beloved Leader, the rest of the country might want to think about what the future would be like in which the productive industries have been bankrupted, seized or taxed out of business, while everyone is told to go buy more Barack Hussein Oven Mitts and Doormats and of course copies of his books.

The Washington Post of course needn't worry, nor the rest of the press, as long as they keep bringing out lots of issues with big photos of Obama with a halo behind his head, and as long as the idiots who worship Obama as lord and savior keep spending their taxpayer paid civil service salaries, teacher and nurse's union pay and welfare money to buy them.

After all why not adopt the thriving Communist model of nationalizing everything and dedicating all our efforts to worshiping a con man from Chicago. Don't we want to be more like North Korea? (Hint, hint: Fairness Doctrine)

Of course you've got to bankrupt a country before you nationalize it, and with the people responsible for the economic crisis rising to the top, including Robert Rubin, whom even the New York Times credits with bringing down Citibank

The bank’s downfall was years in the making and involved many in its hierarchy, particularly Mr. Prince and Robert E. Rubin, an influential director and senior adviser.

Citigroup insiders and analysts say that Mr. Prince and Mr. Rubin played pivotal roles in the bank’s current woes, by drafting and blessing a strategy that involved taking greater trading risks to expand its business and reap higher profits. Mr. Prince and Mr. Rubin both declined to comment for this article.

When he was Treasury secretary during the Clinton administration, Mr. Rubin helped loosen Depression-era banking regulations that made the creation of Citigroup possible by allowing banks to expand far beyond their traditional role as lenders and permitting them to profit from a variety of financial activities. During the same period he helped beat back tighter oversight of exotic financial products, a development he had previously said he was helpless to prevent.

And since joining Citigroup in 1999 as a trusted adviser to the bank’s senior executives, Mr. Rubin, who is an economic adviser on the transition team of President-elect Barack Obama, has sat atop a bank that has been roiled by one financial miscue after another.

Of course naturally the Wall Street Money is all over the Obama admin, with Rahm Emanuel, the new Godfatheresque Chief of Staff, topping out as the top recepient of Wall Street Money

A day after being elected president and acknowledging "the worst financial crisis in a century," Barack Obama asked one of the biggest recipients of Wall Street campaign contributions to be his chief of staff. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois congressman who was an aide in the Clinton White House, was the top House recipient in the 2008 election cycle of contributions from hedge funds, private equity firms and the larger securities/investment industry--not the most popular of industries in the current economy. Since being elected to Congress in 2002, after working as an investment banker, Emanuel has received more money from individuals and PACs in the securities and investment business than any other industry.

You get what you pay for, and if you think there's going to be any serious regulation, you can forget about it. But meanwhile the Obama drones will keep shouting that it's Republican deregulation and the free market at fault here, even as the Obama administration toploads itself with the very people responsible and in hock to those who caused the financial crisis.

But luckily we won't hear about that for long. Not just because the press has the integrity of a whore on a bad Tuesday, but the new Attorney General Eric Holder, who pushed to release FALN terrorists, does support internet censorship

The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at. - May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition

And if anyone remembers, it's the Clinton Administration with Holder and Reno, who tried twice to censor the internet. Round three coming up now.

And once Holder gets his slimy ass in the chair, he might want to get to work on censoring things like this video of him weaseling his way at a Congressional hearing on Pardongate and Holder's work to free the FALN terrorists.

In Mumbai meanwhile the terrorists are down and everyone in the Jewish center is dead. Hopefully the Indian authorities will not be responsive when Eric Holder gets sent over there by the Office of the Kenyan Con Artist Select, asking for them to be freed back into the wild. Perhaps Obama can follow the model of his brother Assad in Syria and award the murderers of the Chabad Rabbi there with an award, right after he issues a phony statement of condolence of course.

At NeoCon Express, more information on the murdered . Elya Katz rounds up more.

In the wild wooly blogsphere meanwhile, Obama's pals at Google may be sandboxing critical articles on Obama, as has happened to Atlas of Atlas Shrugs

The beauty of this kind of censorship of course is that you don't have to delete the information, when you can simply make it inaccessible. Why take out the blogs, when you own the road that leads to them, and can divert it somewhere else.

Of course this is once again why people should avoid using Google services. Yahoo Mail has more storage capacity than Google's Gmail. has more intelligent search capability than Google. Picsearch works faster than Google Image Search and filters out the trash that fills even the filtered Google Image Searches. Go alternative and stay independent is the watchword of the day and the decade.

Speaking of videos, LGstarr meanwhile brings in two Obamagate videos

But I Am a Liberal looks at the future of Iraq with the SOFA pact in

Steven Plaut meanwhile has the devastatingly satirical letter from Peres to the Indian PM in the wake of Mumbai

Moreover, if you strike at the perpetrators of the Mumbai protests and
their supporters, you will simply expand and enlarge the cycle of
violence. Your retaliation bombs will no doubt injure some innocent
children and civilians alongside any terrorist activists you strike. That
will enrage the rest of the world and make the victims seek revenge. Your
violence against these militants and activists will cause them to hate the
Hindus and it will drive the separatists to embrace terrorism. Moreover,
if you refuse to negotiate with the Moslem separatists, then their leaders
will be toppled and a really violent extremist group will take charge. In
that case, you will have lost the window of opportunity to make peace.

Begin by declaring a unilateral ceasefire! Mister Prime Minister, blessed
is the peacemaker. Remember Mahatma Gandhi (but not Rehavam "Gandhi"
Zeevi). The entire world will support you and congratulate you if you
respond to these horrific attacks by disarming India and opening serious
dialogue with the terror activists.

All we are saying is give peace a chance. Yitzhak Rabin would have
approved. Yes, chaver, what you need is shalom, salaam, peace. You will be
awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition. Do not allow yourself to be
drawn down into the gutter of retaliation. Violence never achieves
anything. History has no lessons. History is the dead past.

Follow my example! Provide the Bombay bombers with anti-aircraft and
anti-tank missiles so that they can battle against the true radicals and
extremists. And they will do so with no ACLU or Supreme Court to restrain

The week is over. Thanksgiving is over. Let's hope the new week and the winter brings us things to be thankful for.


Keli Ata said...

Amen to your last sentence.

And please keep R. Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka in your prayers. They were both killed in the Mumbai massacre. Their son Moishe is celebrating his 2nd birthday on Saturday with his grandparents.

Anonymous said...

I'm very much afraid for bloggs like yours, because in the future when the new pres. will sit firmly with complete control on both houses he will close the mouths of every person in US who dares contradict him, you know, like he did with some tv anchors or radio stations who said unpleasant words (nothing special that has not been said about McCain and much much more on Palin), about him and Biden.

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