Archive for August 5th, 2010

Update:  Pentagon demands WikiLeaks returns documents.

Return?  Screw that, it’s a waste of time.  Damage is done – even if they are “unpublished” they are out there and they will turn up.  NYT has them, remember?  The only thing NYT doesn’t publish is what makes their causes look bad.  Any claim they have ever made about loyalty, patriotism, and “doing the right thing” is suspect.

No, what you do is target the heads of WikiLeaks and NYT as if they were terrorists and stalk them using Predator drones.  Or if you want to be boring, snatch/grab/extradite/try/hang them.

Make no bones – WikiLeaks and by association also the co-conspirators at NYT are terrorists – they actively conspire to aid and abet terrorists – you need no clearer definition than that to identify those who are clearly anti-US and clear threats.


NY Daily:

Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme in President Obama’s inaugural address to the nation, and he’s referenced it numerous times when lecturing the country on how to get back on its feet.

But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing  summer sojourns – or forgoing them altogether – the Obamas don’t seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her “closest friends.” According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.  – Andrea Tantaros

Thank you, Ms. Tantaros.

I am so ****ing glad we’re all in this together, Mr. President.


And now Obama is mulling over a mortgage-relief plan?

Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help. The actual vehicle for the bailout could be the Bush-era Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, a sister program to Obama’s loan modification effort. HARP was just extended through June 30, 2011.

The move, if it happens, would be a stunning political and economic bombshell less than 100 days before a midterm election in which Democrats are currently expected to suffer massive, if not historic losses. The key date to watch is August 17 when the Treasury Department holds a much-hyped meeting on the future of Fannie and Freddie.

I’m now officially boiling-over pissed-off MAD.

Because of life-circumstances we aren’t doing so well on cash flow ourselves – yet we pay our bills to the best of our ability – and our mortgage – and I’m not asking for any damn relief from the gov’t.  Yes, times are hard but I’m tired of my present-and-future taxes bailing everyone else out when I could use that money rather sorely, too.

No one performed heroics when I nearly lost everything after being out of work for 8 months.  Nor should they have.

If Obama were to really push this, it would be the political equivalent of pissing in a breaker-box.  Have at – give it a try – see how many people who pay the bills will take kindly to this kind of move.

I’m weary of the death by a thousand paper-cuts.

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