The White House has now issued orders to federal departments and agencies asking them to take immediate steps to ensure that no more leaks like this happen again. It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future. But why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?
The answer is obvious and she knows it, which is why she posed the question-to club those “bitter clingers” over at the “reality-based community” over the head with their statues of their clay footed, tin plated false god.
From the NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED section- The Wages of Treason in a Touchy-Feely Age of “Do Nothing” and I Probably Should Translate this Fascist Crap Back Into the Original German Don’t click on these if you get “The Vapors” easily. You have been warned….
President Obama said that if he can’t get this bill passed in the final 2010 sessions he will turn it into an Executive Order and pass it anyway. You know, like he does most things.
And now the capital feels the bite: Overnight snowfall to engulf London as chaos continues for rest of UK and
Snow closes roads and schools from Cornwall to Scotland See yesterday’s post for the links to the traffic cameras and road reports.
Cancun Climate Summit Scientists Call for **Rationing in the Developed World (**Exceptions: Climate Change Summits & Al Gore) 5th century agrarian existence for thee but not for me….
The concert no warmist would applaud Of course the “warmists” will applaud Bono. With these people it is always “Do as I say, not as I do.”. Speaking off… Eco-Hypocrite of the Day: Carbon Warrior Sheryl “One Square” Crow Selling Her 10,000 Sq Ft, 6 Car Garage, 7 1/2 Bathroom Mansion…
Yep, the union dumping children is the SEIU — the union that made Barack Obama.
It blames Obamacare.
From the “They don’t call it the ‘reality-based community’ for nothing” dept.- NYT’s Tom Friedman: Tea Party is Wrong – Americans Don’t Care About $14 Trillion Deficit, They Want Higher Taxes and More Spending…
But most presidents don’t arrive at the White House so bored with the quotidian details of the American people. Reagan lived out the American dream of being a self-made man in first broadcasting, then show business, then the governor of one of the nation’s largest states. Ike brought freedom to western Europe. Teddy Roosevelt was the consummate outdoorsman. As Machiavellian as Richard Nixon could seem, he could at least outwardly sympathize with, rather than be bored by, the Silent Majority. Even men born into wealth and privilege such as JFK and FDR appeared much more connected with the American people than our current president.
The fact is that all the vital components of the modern monetary system, the one Mr Conway says has failed, are listed as sacrosanct. According to the arguments from politicians and the mainstream financial media, certain components must be retained in any “viable” monetary system. Governments must be able to create money out of thin air by borrowing what they do not dare confiscate. (My note-The congress has had four hearings over the last two years about confiscating everyone’s 401k’s and dumping that money into Social Security). The commercial banks must be able to create money out of thin air by lending out a multiple of the money entrusted to them by depositors. Central banks must be able to create money out of thin air by manipulating interest rates so that existing borrowers can service their debts and new borrowers can be induced to go into debt. Whatever new system emerges must retain all the essential features of the present system.
As long as that “argument” lasts, the situation will get worse and the bogeymen will proliferate. This will go on as long as the rest of the world continues to cling to the US as the “heart” of the existing system. How long is that? That’s what we have to watch for.
Millions cashless in bank glitch Always try to keep some cash on hand….
If the Chinese can not sell their government bonds with an explicit guarantee that they can and will be repaid in full, what happens when some municipalities in the U.S., distressed states, or circus tent central banks in Europe attempt to do the same?
The government beast in your home country feeds on debt and taxes, and the best way to win is for bright, productive people to move away with their ideas, labor, and assets. This effectively starves the beast and accelerates its collapse. Then, when the smoke clears, you can move back and help rebuild a free society.
People are already doing this on a small scale. They are leaving states like California, New York, Michigan, Illinois and Massachusetts in droves for the greener pastures of Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Alabama and even the Dakotas. Those who can afford to (or have specialized skills that will get them residency visas) are leaving the country for places like Singapore, Australia and even China.
Seeking cash, Chavez looks to sell Citgo Looks like Obama’s buddy and Sean Penn’s hero Hugo has run out of private property and businesses to confiscate….
My puzzlement with Hispanic community elites’ constant demand for “comprehensive immigration reform” (a.k.a., some sort of blanket amnesty) is that I fear the urge is in part tribal. Let me explain. If there were 5 million Greeks in California fleeing the Athenian meltdown, all residing illegally here in California, would the Hispanic community object, and, if so, on what particular grounds (e.g., legality, practicality, fiscal reality, morality?)
On a somewhat related note comes this quote from an old article over at City Journal The Rainbow Coalition Evaporates
This battle over quotas for public-sector jobs is a glaring example of how immigration is turning the race-based policies of the last 40 years, originally designed to help blacks, against them. For African-American leaders like Claud Anderson, head of the Harvest Institute, the turnabout represents a betrayal of the civil rights movement: only blacks deserve quotas. “When did our government ever exclude immigrants or deny them their constitutional rights, as they did African-Americans?” he asks. But for other blacks, the demands of Latinos and Asians that government set-aside programs include them are further evidence that racial preferences were misguided in the first place. “Blacks who support skin color privileges now will be singing a different tune later once government starts discriminating against them once again, this time in favor of Hispanics,” writes columnist and blogger La Shawn Barber.
Read the whole thing and if you do not stop by City Journal on your drive down The Information Highway(TM) you should.
Example #465514345879 of why the Leftists/Liberals/”Progressives” need to be kicked out of our education system. Florida School Bans Christmas… And Christmas Colors The school doesn’t want to “offend anyone”. Well, I am offended by their behavior as I would imagine most of the parents of the children going to that school are.
Comedy Legend Leslie Nielsen Dead at 84 My favorite role that he played was Sgt. Buck Frobisher on “Due South“-if you have never seen the show go get a copy. A little known fact is that his dad was a real life prototype for Fraser’s dad in that show-a Mountie patrolling the vast landscape of the NWT.
A vacation tip for all the scuba divers out there- This hotel’s a bit of a dive: Abandoned rig that has been converted into scuba paradise