“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Press is saying:

…that they and the Democrats are pleased with the choice of Ryan. Of course the media doesn’t quite put it that way but we get the message. In a perverse way that pleases me because it means the Democratic/Media duopoly are not quite so sure and have moved to seize the narrative. If Romney gets tough fast, he has a shot.


  1. Will Rogers (I think:) "Horses are smarter than people; you never saw a horse bet on a man."

    This might be the greatest pick since the Cowboys took Staubach.

    Then again, maybe not.

    I'll tell you all about it in November.

  2. 10,000 people are pleased with the new ticket in North Carolina - which Romney/Ryan is going to win -

  3. But, what about Florida's 29 Electoral Votes?

    Ryan will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit the state fair on Monday, while Romney will continue his swing state bus tour with a stop in Florida.

    Romney adviser Kevin Madden denied that the campaign was keeping Ryan out of Florida because of his proposal to privatize Medicare for people under 55; tinkering with the program for the elderly has long been toxic in Florida politics.

    1. Yeah, that is a NECESSITY
      (To all but thase who STILL BELIEVE Socialist Utopias are possible, despite all evidence to the contrary)
      that might better be unmentioned.

  4. Nobody will believe me, since I did not take the time to cast Pearls on the Swine (no name, since no false negative comments yet) but I guessed Ryan two days before the announcement.

    I like the Newsbyte that picking him ensures that the campaign will remain on serious topics.

    (at least on OUR side, not to include you know who)

  5. The Layers of Heaven

    Those other countries had reason to be worried. All the USS Lake Erie had to do to turn their missile loadout into an satellite killer was load a new software module, which one might add, must have been written already and fire an SM-3 at the dying recon satellite.

    Result: direct hit.

    While framed as a public safety measure, some observers expressed skepticism that this risk was the real or entire motivation for the exercise. The interception, at an altitude of 240 kilometers (km), vividly demonstrated the ASAT capability of the U.S. Aegis seabased missile defense system. The intercept required only modification of the system software, and could have been done from any of the 5 cruisers or 16 destroyers equipped with the Aegis system at the time (two destroyers were slated to be backups to the USS Lake Erie).

    Burnt Frost was a demonstration of a deployed capability, the 21st century equivalent of loading a 5 inch proximity shell from the ordinary magazine into a gun and shooting down a maneuvering target drone for the benefit of VIP observers. Even more alarmingly, the potent Block IAs are being replaced by airframes of much greater reach. The soon to be deployed Block IIAs are said to be able to reach satellites out to 2,350 km in altitude and once manufactured can be deployed to existing US and Japanese destroyers. This gives the USN, according to some observers, the option of knocking every significant LEO asset out orbital space at once, to achieve as it were, a extraterrestrial Pearl Harbor.

    Aegis warships are capable of carrying large numbers of interceptors—cruisers have 122 launch tubes and destroyers have 90 or 96 each. This would support a large scaling up. Block II interceptors are designed to fit in all launch tubes …

    Another important point is that the PAA system is highly mobile. The 43 planned Aegis ships could be positioned optimally to stage a “sweep” attack on a set of satellites nearly at once, rather than a… sequential set of attack satellites moved into range of fixed interceptor sites. This positioning flexibility also means that the SM-3 missiles would not have to expend much of their thrust going crossrang e and could retain the ability to reach the highest LEO satellites. (The more powerful GMD interceptors also could use some of their fuel to reach out laterally over thousands of kilometers, allowing them to hit satellites in orbits that do not pass directly over the GMD missile fields in Alaska and California.)

    Without targeting information the DF-21s would have the utility of a giant firecracker sitting on its pointless launcher, as blind as Cyclops in his cave. But as others analysts have observed, there are other ways to target a carrier. The loss of the RQ-170 Sentinel (the Beast of Kandahar) stealth reconnaissance drone to Iran, which then turned it over for examination to China, might give Beijing a backup method for finding US fleets at sea. The drone crashed in Iran after it’s operators lost control of the aircraft.

    Using a stealth drone to shadow an American fleet just outside detection range may be a less convenient way of targeting carriers, but then the carriers themselves exist for the purpose of dominating the lower skies. Like everything else, the skies have layers.

  6. The crowds at Romney rallies swelled to the thousands and grew more raucous in the wake of his vice presidential pick—and the running mates' Midwestern roots became a major theme.

    The weekend's appearances offered the first glimpse of what Mitt Romney's presidential campaign now looks like, after adding Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to the ticket. Mr. Romney spent Saturday and Sunday basking in the bump from his new No. 2, as the duo drew crowds of thousands—not previously a regular occurrence for Mr. Romney—and were greeted with raucous applause.

  7. I hear on the tellie that Romney/Ryan have ceded PA. No ad buys there.
    Perhaps Duece can confirm.

    The Dems seem to be happy that the election is no longer going to be about Obama's performance, but about the Romney/Ryan Plan. Tax cuts for the wealthy and entitlement cuts for the middle class to save US.

    Full bore on military spending.
    Interesting to watch the Chickenhawks use the USS Wisconsin as their backdrop.

    As for ObamaCare, Romney still wants to remove and replace, with individual mandates and forced compliance, ala his success with RomneyCare.

    Federal assault weapons ban, guaranteed by 2014.
    As per his past performance in Mass.

    On FOX News, Romney explained his position as follows:

    "I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal."

    Read more:

  8. The toll from Saturday's twin earthquakes in Iran has been raised to more than 250 dead and at least 2,000 injured.


    TV also showed many people evacuated by rescue teams on stretchers to hospitals and clinics. Other images showed the injured in hospital beds.

  9. Rasmussen had Obama +3 in Wisconsin.
    But that was 2 weeks ago.

    Lose Florida but a possible gain in Wisconsin.

    -29 to +10

  10. As the Games of the 30th Olympiad draw toward their close, there's been a lot of history, hype, and heartbreak, just as there is in every Summer Olympics.


    Here's the five worst mascots of the Summer Games.

    Next: Meet a Toothless Beaver Symbolizing Municipal Bankruptcy

    5. Amik the Beaver, the mascot of the 1976 Games in Montreal.

    Some 20 African nations boycotted that Olympics due to the inclusion of New Zealand athletes after Kiwi rugby teams had toured apartheid South Africa, which was forbidden from participating in the Games. That rugby wasn't an Olympic sport makes the African nations' argument hard to follow, but it was the '70s and everyone (especially Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau) was doing lots of drugs, so who can say what did or didn't make sense?

    Next: Who Wants to Wrestle "The Sperm in Sneakers"?

    4. Izzy, the mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Games.

    Bomb attacks couldn't stop the 1996 Atlanta Games. Neither could the competition's sad-sack mascot "Izzy," technically known as "Whatizit" and colloquially known as "Whatthefuckizit" and "The Sperm in Sneakers."

    Olympic Mascots

  11. Replies
    1. Electoral count
      237 Obama

      190 Romney

      110 toss up

    2. It was 247, but they put Wisconsin back in the toss-up category.

      At 237 Obama only needs Florida, and New Hampshire.

      Or Ohio, and Nevada.

    3. Oops, Ohio, Nevada, and one more.

    4. Either Colorado, or Virginia.

      Easier to just win Florida.

  12. So this was not a safe or conventional pick — not a pick motivated by winning a state (as Portman would have partly been regarding Ohio or Marco Rubio would have partly been regarding Florida). This was a pick about ideas, about policies, about core convictions. But it was also a pick driven by political weakness.

    All along, Team Romney’s bedrock strategy has been to make the 2012 election a clean referendum on Obama’s economic management and leadership, an election about unemployment, growth, and wages. In elevating Ryan, what Team Romney has done is execute a sharp U-turn, embracing the theory that 2012 will not be a pure referendum but a choice election, and one in which the two sides’ contrasting approaches to the deficit, debt, entitlements, and taxes will take center stage. And while this is surely not a Hail Mary pass on the order of John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin, it is almost as much, as some Romneyites admit, an attempt to (pardon the expression) change the game.

    All of which helps explain why the Obamans are grinning madly. It’s not simply that they, too, see the pick as an admission by Team Romney that its strategy was failing. Or that Ryan doesn’t clearly pass the test of being (and, crucially, looking) ready to be president. Or that his utter lack of private-sector bona fides undercuts, however mildly, Romney’s attacks on Obama for lacking same. It’s that Chicago and the White House perceive this as a broader capitulation regarding the core dynamic of the race: an acceptance of the “choice election” framing, which is exactly the frame that the incumbent and his people have embraced and attempted to propagate from the start.

    And just why have they done that? Because they knew full well that if the race were purely a referendum on Obama, they would likely lose — but if bright lines could be drawn on values and visions regarding fiscal choices, that was the kind of election they could win. This was why Chicago was planning to hang the Ryan budget around Romney’s neck regardless of whether the congressman was on the ticket or not. Obama’s data jockeys have been polling and focus-grouping on this for months, and they are over the moon about what they have found

  13. President Obama’s lead against Romney more than doubles when the election is framed as a choice between the two candidates’ positions on the Ryan budget– particularly its impact on the most vulnerable. The President makes significant gains among key groups, including independents and voters in the Rising American Electorate (the unmarried women, youth, and minority voters who drove Obama to victory in 2008). This is an important new finding; highlighting the Ryan budget’s impact on the most vulnerable seriously weakens Romney.

    Key Findings:

    • The Ryan budget is a big target. Even described using Ryan’s own words, support for the budget barely gets majority support.

    • Mitt Romney’s embrace of the Ryan budget erodes his support in a close race. Romney’s full-fledged support of the Ryan budget opens him up to attacks on big, decisive issues.

    • Voters respond equally to three big critiques of the Ryan budget.+Voters reject Ryan’s plan to allow the refundable child tax credit to expire, which would push the families of 2 million children back into poverty.
    Second, voters are deeply concerned about Ryan’s plan for Medicare and health care spending for seniors.
    Finally, voters strongly disapprove of cuts to education spending. These three facts about the Ryan budget are the most concerning to voters, especially unmarried women and Hispanic voters.

    • Concern for the most vulnerable has a ballot box impact. After hearing balanced facts about the Ryan budget and messages on both sides, we asked voters to weigh the two Presidential candidates based on their positions on the Ryan budget and its impact on the most vulnerable.

    Not only does focusing on the most vulnerable not hurt the President, it helps him – Obama’s margin widens to 9 points, with his vote climbing above 50 percent.

    • Obama’s base consolidates against the Ryan budget. The Rising American Electorate (youth, minorities and unmarried women) who swept Obama into office move sharply against Romney in this survey, especially unmarried women, who shift a net 10 points.

    • Hispanics value education above all. While the expiration of the child tax credit is unnerving to this key bloc, Hispanic voters are most concerned by the budget’s proposal to cut funding for education.

    • Voters take a moral approach to evaluating the proposed cuts in the Ryan budget. The most compelling arguments in both focus groups and on this survey were those framed by moral concerns for the most vulnerable. This poses a real opportunity for Democrats to expose the Ryan budget in a way that is compelling for independents and undecided voters.

    • The upcoming debate about whether to extend the refundable child tax credit is an opportunity for those who support it. This memo outlines the strongest attacks against allowing the benefit to expire and the strongest messages to support it.

    1. Where's that from, 'Rat?

      Rubio woulda made a lot more sense than bringing all that stuff up.


      ""I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal."

      Read more:"

      even Obama/Biden's too smart to bring that up..

    2. From 2004 when he signed an assault weapons ban in Mass.

      He has a history, you know,

      Or you should.

    3. Just 8 years ago, doug.

      Times may change, but people do not.

    4. Naw, I was asking about the other article.

    5. The Ryan Budget Article...

  14. “I grew up in those woods; I grew up in the house that backs up to mine now,” Ryan told reporters Saturday afternoon. “So I know those woods like the back of my hand; so it wasn’t too hard.


    The family was wheels up toward Elizabeth City, N.C., by 5 p.m. — the same time a charter flight carrying Romney, his staff and press left Boston headed to Norfolk.


    On Saturday morning, two cars were loaded with staff and the Ryan family and a single Secret Service agent escorted them to Norfolk, where he and Romney began their three-month odyssey.

  15. I'm getting old. I got out of bed and had chest pains. I looked down and realized I was standing on my nipples.

  16. I think this pick hurts Romney in Florida, a state in which he was very close.

    And, if Romney loses Fl, he literally has to "run the table."

  17. A woman walking through the narrow cobblestone streets of Aleppo's old city, where rebels are manning a cordon around the eastern half of the city's citadel, a medieval castle at the heart of the city manned by regime fighters, said she was withholding judgment.

    "I think I'm glad the rebels came, but I'm not happy about all the bloodshed," she said. "We are with the side of right.

    The regime is not right. We're waiting to see if the rebels are right."

  18. Romney seeks distance from Ryan's budget plans

    Otherwise it's Ryan's details vs Obama's nothing.

    Nothing would win hands down!

  19. Democrat politicians fanned out across the airwaves yesterday to dub Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, the most extreme Republican on a presidential ticket for generations.


    Forget the political drama of Paul Ryan's pick as Mitt Romney's running-mate; the lead-up to the announcement had all the elements of a crime drama. To keep the decision secret from the press, Mr Ryan was at one point told to sneak through woods behind his house to a car and attend a meeting with Romney aides.

    Earlier in the week, he wore sunglasses and a baseball cap to drive from Wisconsin to a Chicago airport to catch a flight to meet Mr Romney in New England, where he was offered the job.

  20. Filed in the Federal District Court, Detroit, Michigan -

    Synopsis of Case, from Legal Affairs

    Plainfiff - SoulsRUs, a Michigan corporation with offices and officers in the State of Idaho

    Defendant - One Quirk Q Quirk, aka 3Q, former owner and CEO of above referenced Michigan Corporation, address vacant lot, Detroit, Michigan, and bus shelter nearby.


    1) False statements to Law Enforcement
    2) Attempted bribery of local District Court, State of Michigan
    3) Libel against current owner
    4) Filing false documents with District Court, State of Michigan
    5) Internet threats
    6) Phone harassment
    7) Interference with the daily business of SoulsRUs, including, but not limited to banking fraud and attempted theft
    9) Conversion of assets of SoulsRUs to personal use by defendant, to wit, one 100' by 300' vacant weedy lot in Detroit, Michigan with false storefront facade held up by 2x4s, and one small advertising sign.
    10) Trespassing and occupancy of said property.
    11) Growing vegetables on said property and sanitary damages to said property
    12) Jury trial demanded for: general damages, for punitive damages, for personal physical and psychological suffering of plaintiff, for lost business income of plaintiff, and general and sundry, and in an amount in excess of $32,000,000.

    Signed, dated, and delivered, 8/12/2012

    Steelhead and Steelhead, lawyers for Plaintiff, Eagle, Idaho

    Admitted to practice in Michigan

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. Quirk, Sir, from here on out you will be communicating to me only through my lawyers, Summer Run and Winter Run Steelhead, and on your dime too, if only you had one. Have you a baseball cap? An old tin can? Cardboard for a sign?

      Yours very truly, B, owner and sole proprietor of SoulsRUs, a Michigan Corporation with offices and officers in Idaho


    This REALLY pisses me off.

    Mittens, degenerate and base art thou, afraid she will bring the house down, and ye will be upstaged.

    Mittens, I will most humbly take my leave of you. You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will not more willingly part withal.

  22. Rufus takes a break from blogging, in the lazy Mississippi River--

  23. Replies
    1. Mark it down too, BubblePlumbPolling has this election as a blowout for the Republicans. A slaughter of the Chicago choom gang.

  24. Perhaps most damning is that households deep in debt mean downward pressure on entrepreneurial expansion. Many small businesses are family run, or are financed from household balance sheets.


    Rather than public policy seeking to make borrowing cheaper, American leaders need to allow for household balance sheets to deleverage. That will mean short-term economic pain in exchange for a more robust economic growth period on the other side.

    And since the economy is in stall mode currently, the directly-associated pain will be muted anyway. Both President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney are kidding themselves if they think they can inspire a recovery in the next several years without consumer credit levels falling and household debt levels coming down.

  25. 'Jesus loves you.'

    A nice gesture in church.

    A horrific thing to hear in a Mexican prison.

  26. At an Irish wedding reception someone yelled...

    'Would all the married men, please stand next to the one person who had made your life worth living.'

    The bartender was almost crushed to death.

  27. Fat ass Christie makes a useful islamoid fool out of himself -

    Never did like that guy. Comes over to me as a lard brain.

    1. hristie’s Embrace of Islamo-Fascists

      Posted by Robert Spencer Bio ↓ on Aug 13th, 2012 Comments ↓
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      New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor’s Mansion in late July. He took the opportunity to declare himself a foursquare tool of jihadists and Islamic supremacists, and even adopted their language in deriding those who have pointed out how he has allowed himself to be compromised by them.

      Christie complained about a “gaze of intolerance that’s going around our country that is disturbing,” and referred dismissively to concerns that he has gotten too close to Islamic supremacists: “These are the kind of red herrings that people put up who are bigots, who want to judge people based upon their religious beliefs, want to judge people with a broad brush.”

      Attending the dinner was the prominent New Jersey Imam Mohammad Qatanani, and Christie was glad to see him, telling him before the audience: “I’m glad to have you here.” Qatanani, he said, was his “friend,” and someone who has “attempted to be a force for good in his community.”

      Christie did not mention several salient details about his “friend.” Investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield reports that “despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both al-Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.”

      Christie also referred to another friend of his, Sohail Mohammed, whom he appointed to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. Mohammed was Qaranani’s lawyer when he pled guilty to membership in Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Christie has defended Mohammed before, and last year even went out of his way to slam opposition to Sharia in the U.S. as “crap.”

      What is actually “crap” is the idea that anyone would consider Chris Christie fit to be President of the United States. “Ignorance is behind the criticism of Sohail Mohammed,” Christie declared, without bothering to explain how “ignorance” provoked Qatanani’s guilty plea, or involvement in Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, or Mohammed’s other ties to Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas-linked individuals and groups.

    2. But Christie’s most egregious statements at that time came after a followup question about the spread of Islamic law, Sharia, in the United States. “Sharia law has nothing to do with this at all. It’s crazy!” Christie sputtered. “The guy”—Sohail Mohammed—“is an American citizen!” He declared that “this Sharia law business is just crap … and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies.”

      Listening to all that from Christie, you’d get the idea that Sohail Mohammed is being unjustly maligned out of “hatred,” “bigotry” and “Islamophobia”—and that any concern about Sharia in the U.S. is just another manifestation of the same thing. Never mind that courts in 23 states have already used Sharia as a factor in their deliberations, despite its contradictions of American law on the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, equality of rights for women, and more.

    3. Never mind that the Muslim Brotherhood, with which Sohail Mohammed’s client Mohammed Qatanani was involved, is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house … so that Allah’s religion is victorious over other religions.”

      A manifesto for sedition and subversion? Sure. But only if you’re one of the “crazies” who fall for that “crap.” Christie knows better—or at least he knows something. Christie knows, according to terrorism expert Steve Emerson, all about Mohammed Qatanani’s unsavory ties: “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI special agent in charge had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Yet even as he knew this, Christie called Qatanani “a man of great good will” and “a constructive force”—and defended Qatanani from Department of Homeland Security attempts to deport him. Emerson rightly called this “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption.”

      It is hard to fathom the moral calculus of a politician like Christie as he affects high moral dudgeon over the venomous Islamophobes who dare to criticize his friends Mohammed Qatanani and Sohail Mohammed and to take issue with Sharia law’s rejection of fundamental American principles. But not all that hard. New Jersey has one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States, and Christie knows which side of his bread is buttered. Nonetheless, he cannot be excused on this basis. This shameless pandering for votes, as hallowed a practice as it is in American politics, comes at far too high a price in this instance.

      If that is not immediately clear, imagine if Christie had appointed as a judge someone who was an attorney for the Ku Klux Klan, or the Aryan Nations. The analogy is not hyperbole: Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood says of itself that it is dedicated to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” If Christie had done this, the mainstream media would never have let him get away with the moral indignation he affected at his Iftar dinner. But instead, the media found in Christie just the kind of conservative they like: one who panders to the Leftist agenda while adopting a posture of taking the moral high ground against the benighted right-wingers who are actually standing for freedom and human rights.

      During his speech at the Iftar dinner, Christie said proudly: “You’ll all be fascinated to learn that in many publications around the country, I’m called an Islamist.” No one ever actually called him an Islamist, and I am not doing so now. What he is actually is the Islamists’ Useful Idiot.

    4. .

      Christie should be banned merely based on the fact that he wears Ban Lon shirts. Tucked in, no less.


  28. Man, the moon and Venus are just right. The moon, like a bow drawn, pointing at Venus, so bright, both.

    The moon, waning now, later to wax, to harvest moon, symbolic of becoming, celestial sign of ever recurring life, aiming an unseen arrow at Venus, symbolic of being, never waxing, never waning, symbolic of our common goal.

    Quit the show!

    Meteor shower seems to have died down now.

  29. Christie's pals --MBs

    Muslim Brotherhood seizes control of Egyptian military
    Monday, August 13, 2012 | Ryan Jones

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    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday stunned the region and caused grave concern in Israel when he dismissed all of Egypt's top generals and installed commanders loyal and subservient to his Muslim Brotherhood.
    Following the ouster of former dictator Hosni Mubarak, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces headed by former Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi had held de facto power, and had placed certain limitations on the presidency when it became clear the Muslim Brotherhood would the election.
    For instance, the Tantawi-led council had introduced a constitutional amendment that forbade the president from declaring war without the council's approval.
    In addition to firing Tantawi, the Egyptian chief-of-staff, and the heads of the navy and air force, Morsi also rescinded all of the council's constitutional amendments, effectively granting his office outright control of military matters.
    So long as Tantawi and the other older generals were largely in control of military matters, Israeli leaders were more or less certain that Egypt's revolution would not lead to armed conflict with the Jewish state. But with the Muslim Brotherhood seizing control of the armed forces, previous assessments are now void.
    Israeli commentators said they do not expect a sudden "call to arms" in Egypt, but are concerned that the Muslim Brotherhood-appointed generals will not cooperate with Israel like the old generals did. That will ultimately result in a situation similar to Lebanon, where Israel is forced to act on its own in foreign territory to stop terrorist threats.
    And the Egyptian Sinai is fast becoming a regional hotspot of terrorist activity, making it all but inevitable that Israel would have to launch military incursions should Morsi's forces stop preventing attacks on the Jewish state.
    On the other hand, only last week, Israel approved a temporary amendment to the Camp David Accords to allow Egypt to deploy more forces to Sinai to root out local terrorist gangs. There is now concern that Morsi will not pull those forces back once their mission is complete.
    As a demonstration of why Israel is so concerned by the Muslim Brotherhood's power-hungry moves, last week Arab television stations around the region broadcast a recent interview with Egyptian-born cleric Salah Sultan, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the interview, Sultan stated that people he has met all over Egypt and the Middle East "thirst for the blood of the Jews."
    Sultan operates an Islamic teaching center in the American state of Ohio.
    Speaking of America, the Washington Post reported that the Obama Administration is not at all concerned by Morsi seizing control of the military, and that it has "confidence" in the newly installed generals.

    Israel Today

  30. Listening to Byron York, following the campaign, and callers to Bill Bennett's show:

    Ryan ignites the crap out of GOP Base AND T-Party types that were going to (reluctantly) vote for Romney, but now are going to donate and work for The Team.

  31. Hey!
    Reply button to Bob's post didn't work even after a reload.

    Anyway, who the Hell is "Christie"???

    Them Brothers are BHO's pals!

  32. Some caller was upset because 60 minutes left off comment by Romney that his mother was on Medicare in Florida, and he was not going to screw with current recipients...

    Both Dems and Pubs say things like that:

    WHY THE HELL don't ALL those A-Holes pay for their own PARENTS Insurance??? this case Quirk is right:

    They're ALL Dicks.

  33. Tommy G. Thompson (center) can do 50 push-ups!

    With less than a week until the primary in the Wisconsin Senate race, former Gov. Tommy Thompson remains atop the GOP field, according to a poll released Wednesday by Marquette University Law School.

  34. Posted on Wretch's piece on his wife's take on Paul Ryan/Romney Ticket:

    Two Real Lookers:
    Mike Gallegher gets to meet Mel Brooks

  35. I've been paying into Medicare my whole life - now you want to change it on me?

    If Mitt Romney's mother has paid into Medicare all these years why shouldn't she be allowed to draw on her benefits? What kind of thinking is that?

    1. Obama is already raiding Medicare more than Ryan would, dufus.

    2. He said he would not change it for you, dufass.

      I just think MultiMultiMillionaire Polifuckinticians should pay for real insurance for THEIR folks!

      ...fer christ sakes, or john smith, or whoevever that polygamist was.

  36. So, if I'm a 54 yr old, Median Earner I can look forward to Ryan/Romney raising my taxes, and cutting my Social Security/Medicare that I've been paying into for 30+ years. Is that about it?

    1. While they're drinking $400.00/bottle wine, and Lowering Taxes on the Truly Wealthy with Cayman Island investment accounts? Am I missing anything?

  37. It helps to read up on the "meme" you're spouting.

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found last month that the Medicare provisions in the health care law would save $700 billion over a decade and extend the life of Medicare.

    The cuts don’t target beneficiaries — they come largely in the form of reduced payments to hospitals, discounts on Medicaid prescription drugs, and pay cuts to private insurers under Medicare Advantage. The hospital and drug industries endorsed the law despite the cuts.

    The Ryan plan, by contrast, would transform Medicare into a structure that rolls back the coverage guarantee for the elderly. In 10 years, the program would be replaced with a subsidy that beneficiaries can use to purchase insurance from a menu of private plans and a government option. CBO projects that in some cases, the subsidy won’t be sufficient to cover seniors’ medical expenses.

    Also, the Ryan Plan Retains the same cuts.

    I don't see how R&R can keep that lie going for 3 Months. Maybe they can, but I wouldn't want to bet the rent money on it.

  38. .

    Filed in the Federal District Court, Detroit, Michigan -

    Synopsis of Case, from Legal Affairs

    Plainfiff - SoulsRUs, a Michigan corporation with offices and officers in the State of Idaho

    Defendant - One Quirk Q Quirk, aka 3Q, former owner and CEO of above referenced Michigan Corporation, address vacant lot, Detroit, Michigan, and bus shelter nearby.

    From the Detroit News Online

    August 13, 2012

    Byline: Jimmy Frick

    Homeless hick dubbed “Sideshow Bob” in rebuke by federal judge escapes riot at courthouse and is now on the lam

    The preliminary review in a federal case involving ownership of Souls-R-Us a privately owned mega-corporation with operations scattered throughout the world, quickly degenerated into farce and a carnival of the absurd today after dismissal of the case by federal district judge, Isaac C. Parker, III.

    The case was brought by an indigent ex-employee of Souls-R-Us known only as ‘Bob’ or ‘nut number 1’ in court documents, hailed as ‘Glimmer Man’ by his fellow homeless, but referred to only as “Sideshow Bob’ by Judge Parker.

    At 9:20 am this morning, Sideshow Bob entered the courtroom accompanied by two notorious ambulance chasers out of Eagle, Idaho, Jimmy “The Tick” and older brother Spade Steelhead. Bob was wearing soiled and torn khaki’s, a wrinkled T-shirt with faded lettering from some casino, and a battered fishing hat with a trout fly attached which Bob kept referring to as a ‘Royal Coachman’ but which any child could see was actually a ‘Royal Humpy’.

    At the defense table sat noted jurists Clark Billington and James Harkness, II along with an army of specialty lawyers, jury evaluators, and clerks. Mr. Billington, former Appeals Court Judge for the 4th District and author of the recently released best seller The Second Amendment for Dummies is a close personal friend of the defendant, Quirk, a man so well-known and admired he, like Bono or Sting, merely requires a single name. Mr. Billington is reportedly taking this case pro-bono. Next to Mr. Billington sat James Harkness II, friend and counselor to the last three presidents, recent Dean of the Harvard Law School, oft-mentioned potential nominee for the next opening on the Supreme Court, and close friend of Mr. Quirk.

    1. .

      (continued from Page 1)

      Mr. Quirk was unable to attend the preliminary hearing but sent a personal note of regrets to Judge Parker all his fans in Detroit. A personal assistant handed out autographed photos of Quirk to all in attendance. Sideshow Bob grabbed a handful.

      Mr. Quirk has been on an extended vacation following his attendance at this year’s Bilderberg Conference held in Chantilly, Va. He was forced to cut his vacation short in order to fly to the UK just prior to the 2012 Olympics to receive a knighthood in the Order of the Garter. This rare honor was only made possible by granting Quirk dual-citizenship. He was granted this order of chivalry in honor of his many philanthropic ventures worldwide.

      After the ceremony, Quirk stayed on for the Olympics as the special guest of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton. However, this morning he left for New York at the request of the P5 + 1 to offer suggestions on what to do next regarding the Syrian crisis.

      (continued on page 4)


    2. .

      (continued from Page 2)

      At 9:30 precisely, Judge Parker entered the courtroom. The bailiff ordered all to rise. Upon taking his seat, the judge said, “Don’t bother to sit down, this won’t take long.”

      “I have reviewed all the pertinent documents in this case. It didn’t take long, actually, less than a minute. And I am now prepared to rule.

      "In my 30 years on the court, I have never seen such a ludicrous, slipshod, attempt at legal blackmail in my life. This case is a travesty. A cynical attempt at what I can only see as continued harassment and extortion of the defendant. The plaintiffs have offered absolutely no evidence to support the charges in this case, as such, all charges brought against the defendant, Mr. Quirk, are dismissed. The only jury Sideshow Bob will be seeing is a panel of doctors who will be asked to judge his competency to stand trial.


      1. The plaintiff in this case will be responsible for all court costs, as well as, any lawyer fees or other costs incurred by Mr. Quirk. If plaintiff is unable to pay those fees, he will be confined until such time as they are paid.
      2. I am holding both the plaintiff and his lawyers, Messrs. Steelhead and Steelhead in contempt for bringing such a frivolous suit into my court. The clerk will set a court date on these charges.
      3. I am also asking that a detailed probe be initiated to see if there are further criminal charges that need to be brought against Sideshow Bob and his lawyers.
      4. I will be recommending to the Disciplinary Review Boards in both Michigan and Idaho that the actions of Messrs. Steelhead and Steelhead in this case be reviewed for appropriate action up to and including revocation of license.
      5. With regard to you, Sideshow Bob, I am appalled that you would come into this court with the amount of outstanding warrants you have against you both here and in Idaho. The list is too long to go into now but I am especially outraged by your part in the infamous Pancake House Affair. I am instructing the federal marshals to hold you until priorities are determined on which jurisdiction gets first shot at you.”

      (continued on Page 32)


    3. .

      (continued from Page 32)

      At this point, Judge Parker said, “Unless anyone has anything else to say, this court is dismissed.”

      It was at this point that Sideshow Bob’s daughter rose from her seat and with a tear in her eye and a tremor in her voice signaled to the judge, “May I speak, your honor.”

      “Of course you may, my dear.”

      “I know daddy looks like a ninny, your honor, but he's really a good man, just a little sick recently.” At that point, she made a circling motion at her head with her right index figure.

      The judge gave a wry smile and an understanding nod.

      “He hurt his hip recently and the physical therapy combined with his treatments of Percodan, Paxil, and mimosas has him a little tipsy. Then with this latest crazy diet of H20 and alfalfa, well…

      "We usually keep him locked in a double wide horse trailer out back but somehow he escaped and got in touch with the Steelheads. Lord knows how they convinced him to embark on this crazy adventure. But now, I am only asking to be allowed to take him back home to his horse trailer so that he can play with his squirrels, feed his T-shirt fetish, and compose nonsense verse all day long. Please your honor, mercy for a poor addled old fool.”

      The court went silent, everyone was moved by the daughter’s piteous pleas and were awaiting the judge’s decision.

      It was then that the first shoe hit.

      The courtroom was packed. Soul’s-R-Us management at the main outlet in Detroit had declared it “Fun Day” in commemoration of Quirk’s knighthood and many of the employees had decided to attend the trial. In addition, many employees of the Dearborn Pancake House were in attendance because of the nationwide coverage of the now infamous Pancake House Affair. It was one of these that threw the first shoe at Sideshow Bob and his lawyers. After that, a storm of shoes followed.

      The judge, the daughter, the security officers, all ducked for cover; Sideshow Bob and his lawyers ducked under the Plaintiff’s table while the defense team headed for a side exit. The Souls-R-Us employees scrambled towards the main exit.

      It was at this point that bounty hunter, Ash Brick, star of the reality bounty hunting show Bag’em and Tag’em entered the courtroom carrying a hog leg in each hand. Behind him followed his crew, Mary ‘Big Mama’ Brick and their three sons, Lug, Tug, and Anthony Richard.

      Ash yelled, “I’m here for Sideshow Bob. Don’t no one get in my way.”

      At this, the enraged Deabornites began throwing shoes at the Brick clan and shouting “Allahu akbar”.

      In the general hubbub that followed, Sideshow Bob slipped out of the courtroom unnoticed. Surveillance cameras at the courthouse show him slinking out of one of the side entrances and melting in with a group of homeless people who were protesting for bigger screen TV’s at the local warming center. When someone recognized Bob, a shout of ”Glimmer Man. Glimmer Man” rose from the crowd.

      A nationwide manhunt for Sideshow Bob is now under way.


  39. Rufass is going to personally pay off the ten trillion plus debt a two term socialist would run off for those 54 and under.

    Whata Guy.

    I'll tell them so they can thank you.


  40. Actually more than ten trillion, just like post office and every other GD Govt Run Over-run.

  41. As we've seen

    Here - 3rd chart

    Obama has, actually, Cut Spending.

    We have a Deficit because Bush, essentially, exempted the Rich from paying taxes. As evidenced by Romney's embarrasssment at releasing his tax returns.

    1. And, of course, because the Bushies allowed Wall St., and the Banksters to Crash the World's Economies.

    2. Stupid, Lying, Dumbass, Socialist Scumbag.

      Been there, done that.

      (Explained the lies of your Obama talking Points)

      Worthless fucking scum.

  42. ...or skyrocketing college costs and student debt,
    Thanks to govt intrusion, never fails.

    Govt loans for Cakes?

    Cake prices would skyrocket.

      First article

      which referenced the Dems surveys and study groups

    2. From that 2nd link:

      The most recent survey and focus groups by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps reveal deep opposition to the Ryan budget– and its potential to damage Mitt Romney’s candidacy if he embraces it in the coming campaign. [1] At the outset, the Ryan budget (described in Ryan’s actual language) barely garners majority support. And voters raise serious doubts when they hear about proposed cuts—particularly to Medicare, education, and children of the working poor.

      President Obama’s lead against Romney more than doubles when the election is framed as a choice between the two candidates’ positions on the Ryan budget
      – particularly its impact on the most vulnerable. The President makes significant gains among key groups, including independents and voters in the Rising American Electorate (the unmarried women, youth, and minority voters who drove Obama to victory in 2008). This is an important new finding; highlighting the Ryan budget’s impact on the most vulnerable seriously weakens Romney.

  43. Romney promised to "get back" to the ABC reporter, the one that interviewed him in Israel, about what the lowest tax rate he paid was, in those "out" years.

    He lied.

    Romney promised to release two years of tax returns to the public

    He's lied.

    John McCain, who saw seven years of ten years the tax returns mentioned by Harry Reid could have said that Harry lied, or was at least wong.
    He did not.

  44. Little mentioned, yet, the rescinding of the child tax credit by the Romney-Ryan Plan....

    That does not seem to be family friendly.

    1. This is looking more and more like some sort of "attempted political suicide."

  45. This one for the b ...

    The President will have some strong arguments — and large constituencies, which are very much more useful — on his side. Americans don’t by and large like budget deficits very much, but they are quite fond of entitlement programs.

    Think of the 19th century, when populist pressure led the government to reduce the price of federal lands until the Homestead Act allowed any American who wanted one to get a free farm. Bad for the budget deficit — especially after the Civil War when the national debt reached astronomical levels — but that had little impact on the voting habits of Americans who wanted free land.

    Free land for those that would use it.
    Now that's a welfare program we can all get behind!

    1. Except when it was proposed that Federal lands should be sold or granted to individuals ...

      The up roar was bombastic, especially from those whose estate is founded upon Free Land from the Federals.

  46. I hope you Romney/Ryan supporters enjoy

    This Video

    because you're going to spend the next 3 months watching a lot more just like it.

  47. Wholesale Unleaded: $2.99

    Wholesale Ethanol: $2.56


    Tell me again how 10% ethanol is raising the price of gasoline. :)

    1. We are reaching or have reached peak ethanol - where the price of ethanol is just too damn high!

  48. The fun fact is that the blenders are exceeding their "ethanol mandate" for the simple reason that ethanol is cheaper than gasoline. Even if Obama completely eliminated the "mandate" it would have No effect on the amount of ethanol blended.

    1. welll, the drought and other demands for corn are driving up the price...


    2. Of course, prices always go up during a drought. If they didn't all the farmers would go bankrupt.

    3. BTW, there might be more corn out there than is generally expected (by those watching CNBC, anyway.)

      A couple of guys down the road from me are harvesting some pretty good corn.

    4. No Shit, Senor!

      Yes we have no Tacos or Tamales.

      (Rufass will no repeat the type of corn argument for the thousandth time, as if farmers have been mandated and will grow whatever kind he says they should.
      ...regardless of markets, weather, God, etc)

    5. ...and his lies about overall costs and energy balance.


      The most Demonstrably STUPID idea he and rat proposed:
      Harvesting Freeway borders.
      Too fucking stupid to explain (again)

      Farmer Bob could contribute with a comment about time, energy and cost of such nonsense about gathering low-energy density "fuel."

    6. They'll grow whatever makes'em the most money. Sweet Corn (the type of corn used in tacos, burritos, etc) is a "specialty" crop, raised on small acreage, and is labor intensive. One year we had to spray that stuff almost every day to keep the worms from eating it all.

      A whole nother ball game from the massive "field corn" bizness. Farmed by different farmers, on different land. The businesses are NOT fungible.

    7. Why is "Unsubsidized" 114.5 Octane Ethanol selling for $0.43 Less than "Subsidized" 84 Octane Gasoline, dumbo?

      And, I guess you missed the posts about Ineos getting ready for cellulosic production, and Poet, Dupont, and others building away on their stover to ethano facilities.

  49. Also, China, our largest customer of field corn, is producing another record crop, and are cutting back on purchases, and, with the breaking of the La Nina, S. America (Brazil, and Argentina) are experiencing some very nice (rainy) weather, and are expected to plant Record Acreage into Corn.

    Don't go betting the ranch on $10.00 Corn; it prolly ain't gonna hoppen.

    1. .

      I've never seen anyone predict $10 corn before you raised the issue. Most high end estimates are closer to $8. Haven't heard about China but Brazil, being in the southern hemisphere always reacts to any shortages in the US by planting more corn. It's to be expected. However, the Brazilian yield will not affect overall corn prices since worldwide prices are established based on the US price.


    2. I'm just sayin', be careful with corn at these prices.

  50. .

    Vatican butler indicted. Says he plans to use the 'Holy Spirit' defense.

    “Seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the church, I finally reached a point of degeneration, a point of no return, and could no longer control myself,” he said. The former butler was said to believe that “a shock, perhaps through the media,” would provide a “healthy” way “to bring the Church back on the right track.” In some ways, he was said to have told investigators, he saw himself as an “infiltrator” acting on behalf of the Holy Spirit...

    THE BUTLER DID IT! But he had help.

    The indictment also said that a search of Mr. Gabriele’s apartment at the Vatican had found other purloined items there besides documents, including a check for 100,000 euros ($123,000) made out to the pope, a golden nugget, and a 16th century translation of Virgil’s Aeneid.

    The indictment said Mr. Gabriele told investigators that he might have removed those items from the pope’s offices in “the degeneration of my disorder.”



  51. .

    Closing arguments at Pussy Riot trial are completed.

    Free Pussy Riot


    1. "he plans to use the 'Holy Spirit' defense"

      What works for him might work for you
      Provide, Provide!

      Quirk, Sir!, my lawyers will be replying to you, I'm just too tired today to deal with you myself.

      But I would suggest you look into that 'Holy Spirit' defense. When you don't know the law from your ass, and are standing in shit, you take what you can get.

      Also, you might try to get as many Pentecostals on your jury as possible.

      Just sayin'.....

    2. .

      I can see why you would be tired after that fracus in the courtroom today.

      It's my understanding Ash Brick was seriously injured by a steel-toed work boot thrown by one of the Pancake House employees but that he plans to continue his pursuit as soon as he is let out of emergancy.

      When you talk of your lawyers contacting me, I assume you mean lawyers other than Timmy 'The Tick' and Spade, the Steelhead brothers. The last I heard they were being led off by federal marshall's and last word was that the IRS was now also interested in them because of reported losses on some phony land deals.

      I realize you are running scared right now, but as a former friend, I would ask that you contact your daughter. She is scared to death about you and also needs to know if she can buy a new bridle for Risky.

      While I can not legally offer advice to a fugitive, let me say (wink, wink) that the area around Alleppo is nice this time of year. My current discussions with the P5 + 1, convince me that a man could easily get lost in the current chaos and confusion there.


    3. You, Sir, seem to have your 'facts' somewhat wrong. My lawyers did indeed speak with the Federal Marshall's Service today, but it was concerning your whereabouts; and they were in touch with the IRS concerning the same.

      My daughter has never asked my permission concerning any aspect of her equestrian life.

      I don't know any 'Ash Brick' but I heard on the radio you threw a hissy fit when the Judge dismissed your complaint this day.

      So, you must be in Alleppo, eh? How would you otherwise know what the weather and general conditions are there this time of year? I've had my 100' x 300' foot lot with the false storefront facade in Detroit staked out for days and you are a no show. They also checked on the bus stop shelter, to the same result.

      This mention of Alleppo is your way to taunt me, I understand that. I must say it is a creative way to avoid arrest, and I am sure you are making a considerable living there with your new line of '70 Virgins Burial Services: Performed Before Dusk, Ululations Included'

      This information on your new whereabouts is being transmitted to the proper authorities and the US Embassy as I type.

      I wish you g'day.


    4. And Quirk, and this does prove I wish you no mortal ill will, I advise you change the 'Ululations Included', which is a celebratory model in their culture (I believe) to the more humanly acceptable 'Wailing Women Provided At No Extra Cost'.

      I would, really, hate to see your head on a pike.


  52. The special relationship between financial authorities in the U.S. and U.K. is going through a rough patch.


    The allegations, which were denied by the bank, led the normally reserved Bank of England governor Mervyn King to chastise U.S. regulators. The U.S. Treasury Department outlined how it enforces international-payments sanctions following a "request" for clarification from the U.K. Treasury.

  53. "You need to prepare to die," Andy Goode was told in May 2010. And so that's what he did.


    Goode still has no conclusive diagnosis. "I am being treated for inflammation of the pancreas, otherwise known as pancreatitis, and it seems to work.

    That's all I know. I've given up the cigarettes and hardly drink, and I'm on a diet.

    Doctors Wrong

  54. The president can answer some of those questions, too: “America is not built from the top down,” he said a few days ago. Letting insurance companies “decide to drop your coverage when you need it most” is “not what built America.”

    And just in case anyone thought otherwise, the president wants to make the following perfectly clear: “America was not built by any single individual. We built it together.”


    As for the other questions, they will just have to wait until his second term, if there is one.

    Not Built On Dirt

  55. Dan Schnur, a longtime California operative and former aide to John McCain’s 2000 campaign, noted that while early polls may not matter much, we’ll know by October whether the Ryan gamble paid off.

    “Wait until the vice-presidential debate and see who talks about Medicare more often,” Schnur said. “If it’s Ryan, that means the Republicans are winning the argument about the economy and the deficit, and that Romney’s bet paid off.

    If it’s Biden, that means that the campaign isn’t about Obama and jobs anymore but about Romney and frightened senior citizens, which means the risk backfired in a big way.”

  56. A Woman slips naked in her bathroom does the splits & ends up suctioned to the floor by her f4nny. Her husband tries but can't budge her so calls his mate who says:" I'll go get a hammer, we can break tiles and lift her." The husband says: "Ok I’ll lick her ear & play with her t1ts while ur gone." Why? says his mate. The husband replies: "If I can get her wet enough maybe we can slide her to the kitchen where the tiles are fuck1ng cheaper"

  57. The term "dog days of summer" comes from the ancient Romans, and it refers to the heat, not vacationers on Martha's Vineyard. In the old days, this was the time of year when Sirius, the "dog star," rose in conjunction with the sun; the belief was that this brightest star in the sky added its heat to the sun's, which produced the hottest days of the year.

  58. Ruf would have an orgasm if he looked at drudge. Obama standing in front of a cornfield.

    1. Lord, what an image.

      I'm beginning to throw up.

  59. Vatican and Kennedy
    The purpose of the expose’ of the Twentieth Century is to prove the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, ordered by the Jesuit General and executed by

    Pope Paul VI, was carried out by “the American Pope”, Francis Cardinal Spellman. Spellman, being the Archbishop of New York, was “the American Military Vicar” and therefore used his most obedient soldiers – certain Knights of Malta, Shriner Freemasons, Knights of Columbus and Mafia Dons – in carrying out his orders from Rome.

    The single reason for the President’s assassination was his interference with the purpose of the Jesuits’ Fourteenth Amendment American Empire created in 1868. That purpose was to restore and maintain the worldwide Temporal (political) Power of that Jesuit Creation of 1870 – the “infallible” Pope. In resisting the Pope’s Temporal Power, he threatened the monopoly of the Jesuits’ Federal Reserve Bank by enacting Executive Order 11110 (4 June 1963) thereby injecting into the economy nearly five billion dollars (4.7) in interest-free “United States Notes”, only to be recalled the day after his burial.

    The President also attempted to break the foremost international intelligence arm of the Vatican’s Jesuits – the evil Central Intelligence Agency – “into a thousand pieces.” In 1963 the CIA was manned by many of Hitler’s old warriors – the Jesuit-controlled Nazi SS – turned “cold warriors”. According to the great Frenchman, Edmond Paris, in his The Secret History of the Jesuits, it was the Jesuit Bernhardt Staempfle who wrote Hitler’s Mein Kampf. This fact is further confirmed by one of the founders of the Nazi Party, Roman Catholic Otto Strasser, in his revealing book, Hitler and I. It was Roman Catholic Hitler who said of the Roman Catholic Himmler having modeled the SS after the Jesuit Order,

    “I can see Himmler as our Ignatius of Loyola.”


    1. And lastly, one of the main posts of the feared SD, the Central Security Service of the SS (after which the American CIA would be modeled with the help of the repatriated Nazi General, Reinhard Gehlen), was manned by a priest – a former teacher of the evil Council of Trent at the Court of Bavaria, one of the Jesuit General’s favorites, a superior officer of the SS and the uncle of Heinrich Himmler – the Jesuit Himmler, who controlled Hitler’s every move through Martin Bormann!

      Secreted out of Europe through the Vatican’s Ratlines, these murderers escaped their rightful punishment as war criminals who, during the Jesuit Crusade in Europe and Russia, killed millions of Russian Orthodox People and Jewish People pursuant to the Jesuits’ evil Council of Trent, which, after condemning freedom of conscience and freedom of the press, concluded with these words:

      “Accursed be all heretics. ACCURSED!! ACCURSED!!”

      Lastly, President Kennedy began to end the Vatican’s hoax known as “the Cold War“, the American CIA and Russian KGB having secretly worked together since World War II. He also began to end that Jesuit Inquisition in Vietnam, as its future highpoint would be “Operation Phoenix“, the CIA mass-murder of 60,000 Vietnamese “in cold blood” according to its Director, William E. Colby. The President interfering with Rome’s Holy Office of the Inquisition could not be tolerated! Millions of “heretic” Buddhists were to be exterminated, the international drug trade would explode, American patriotism and liberty would further be destroyed and Vietnam would be reunited under another communist military dictator loyal to the Pope – like Stalin, like Chairman Mao, like Castro, like George H. W. Bush and son -, Ho Chi Minh.

      Waged under the guise of “fighting godless communism”, Cardinal Spellman championed America’s most disastrous conflict known as “Spelly’s War” overseen by Spelly’s General, the Roman Catholic and CFR member, William C. Westmoreland. (Remember, according to Col. L. Fletcher Prouty in his JFK, the forced movement of over 600,000 Roman Catholics on U.S. Navy transport vessels from North Vietnam into South Vietnam was “one of the root causes of the Vietnam War.” The arch-Catholic Secretary of the Navy responsible for implementing that Jesuit-agitation was the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Francis P. Matthews. Knight Matthew’s Master was America’s “Military Vicar”, Francis Cardinal Spellman. Later, Spellman made several visits to the war-front calling the American troops “the soldiers of Christ”, fighting the Pope’s Crusade against “godless Jew Communism”!) The outcome was 58,000 dead, 80,000 post-war suicides and a 220 billion dollar debt to the Jesuits’ Federal Reserve Bank.


    2. All these acts of President Kennedy were proper assertions of national sovereignty and therefore infringed on the Pope’s Temporal Power. As the “infallible” Vicar of Christ and thus, “the Universal Monarch of the World“, the Pope, through the religious, political and financial power of the Jesuit Order, fully intended, then and now, to ultimately rule all nations through his loyal kings and dictators from Solomon’s rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem.
      For when the Pope is crowned during his coronation these words among others (having never been taught to us in the Public Schools) are spoken:

      “Take thou the tiara adorned with the triple crown,

      and know that thou art the father of princes and kings,

      and art the governor of the world.”

      Thomas Aquinas, Rome’s “Angelic Doctor” wrote in his Summa Theologica in 1272:

      “The Pope, by Divine Right,

      hath spiritual and Temporal Power,

      as supreme king of the World: …”

      Lucius Ferraris wrote in his Bibliothica Prompta (1763), which has been adopted as a standard of Roman Catholic law, as follows:

      On account of the excellence of his supreme dignity, he is called Bishop of Bishops, Ordinary of Ordinaries, universal Bishop of the Church, Bishop or Diocesan of the world, divine Monarch, supreme Emperor and King of Kings.

      Roman Catholic Priest and editor, David S. Phelan paraphrased those words when he wrote in the Western Watchman, June 27, 1912:

      “…Why, if the government of the United States were at war with the Church, we would say tomorrow, To Hell with the government of the United States; and if the church and all the governments of the world were at war, we would say: – To Hell with all the governments of the world… Why is it the Pope has such tremendous power? Why the Pope is the ruler of the World. All the emperors, all the kings, all the princes, all the presidents of the world are as these alter boys of mine: …”

      Therefore, for challenging the Pope’s Temporal Power, in attempting to thwart Rome’s grand design against the peoples of the world, John F. Kennedy, America’s first Roman Catholic President, was brutally murdered in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, by the soldiers of Francis Cardinal Spellman within the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service, Military Intelligence and the Mafia.

      from Mat

  60. The U.S.S. Porter (the one that managed to get run over by an oil tanker) - I knew I'd heard that name.

    The 5 Craziest Stories of WWII all happened on the same ship - yep, you guessed it, the U.S.S. William D. Porter.

    Do you ever get sick of hearing about "the greatest generation"? For over 60 years now, it's been all "they survived the Depression" this and "they defeated the Nazis" that and "they never looked stupid in hats." Well, not everything the heroes of the 20th century did was pitch perfect. For example, the WWII destroyer USS William D. Porter was easily the stupidest ship ever launched. If ships were people, this one would be the kid who ate paste off a stick. And then almost killed the president by accident.

    So when we say that this ship's service played out in exactly the way it would if it had been a hastily scripted Adam Sandler comedy, we're not exaggerating. We're talking about a ship that ...

    Read more: The 5 Craziest War Stories (All Happened on the Same Ship) |

    Funniest Damn Story I Ever Heard

    It ended up with the ship being kicked off the convoy, and sent to Bermuda where the ship was met by the Marines, and every living soul on board was arrested, so help me God.

  61. A Sample:

    Remember that this was a secret mission -- no one knew the president of the United States would be on the USS Iowa until he boarded it, and even then the whole deal was hush-hush. They were at war, after all. And all it would take to sabotage the trip would be one slip-up to the wrong person. Which was why the convoy was supposed to exercise radio silence.

    Now, there are occasions when you have to break radio silence, like if for instance something even worse than being discovered by the enemy will happen if you don't. You'd think that "just shot a torpedo at the president" would be one of those times when you have to break the rule for the greater good.

    "Hang on, is this the Roosevelt who wrestles torpedoes? No? Damn shame."

    Not according to the brainiacs on the Porter. They decided radio silence trumped the life of their commander in chief and everyone else on board the ship, so they used light signals to warn the Iowa a torpedo was coming. Light signals. Like it was 1775 and they were at the Old North Church waiting for Paul Revere.

    "Three if by torpedo (by sea)."

    But they couldn't even get that part right. The signalman quickly told the Iowa that a torpedo was in the water ... except he said that it was going in the opposite direction. Realizing his mistake, the signalman tried again. This time he completely botched it and accidentally signaled to the Iowa "We're going in reverse full speed." We wouldn't be surprised if the Iowa had a little party at that news.

    Finally, someone decided to break radio silence and ordered Iowa to turn right fast. After haggling over who was calling, the Iowa quickly obliged. Obviously the president was panicking, knowing that death could be on its way ... oh wait, no, Roosevelt asked to be rolled over to watch the torpedo action. His Secret Service agents then proceeded to pull their pistols to shoot the torpedo themselves if necessary . . . .

    Read more: The 5 Craziest War Stories (All Happened on the Same Ship) |

  62. Why would the Navy ever, ever, again, name a ship the U.S.S. Porter?