“We are therefore downgrading the US country rating from “AA” to “AA-,” Egan-Jones said in 2009. Since then Bernanke has been pumping billions into the economy every single month and the reason they gave for doing it—was the quantitative easing coming from the Federal Reserve. So when Fitch Ratings, the third largest rating agency, warned that they would downgrade the government AAA rating this year, I got confused. Fitch warned that “political brinksmanship and reduced financing flexibility” were elevating the risk of default. Exactly WHEN did we get upgraded again?
And speaking of being upgraded…
Nobody Knows when the Republican Party is going to upgrade to a new Republican strategist. Karl Rove was one of the reasons we lost the last election. And he is continuing his daily destruction of it…(with John McCain help.) Karl Rove this week, said that the GOP should quit while it’s not as far behind as it could be.
What? That makes as much sense as saying, ”Why don’t some people just shoot themselves in the head the day they are born.”
With Karl Rove on your side, you will always lose, which brings me to a rare statement by Obama that actually makes sense: Of course it’s hard to find, so I must point it out—
On the subject of John Boehner:
“It weakens him, so there have been repeated situations when we’ve had agreements, and he goes back — and it turns out that he can’t control his caucus. The challenge here is can you deliver on agreements that are made,” he continued. “Are you able to come up with sensible, bipartisan compromises and deliver on them? One thing that I’ve shown is that, if I say, ‘I am prepared to compromise on something,’ I can deliver votes and we can get it done,” Obama said.
Nobody Knows when Obama compromised on anything. Probably—-playing 18 holes instead of 36. But one thing is true: The democrats always stick together. They represent themselves, not the people. So…by this standard, the republicans should unit on principle and tell him, “You wanted us to deliver votes! We’re unanimous…you need to go!”
And speaking of going…Nobody Knows if Joe Biden is planning on running against Hillary for the Presidency. But..it seems Miss Hillary Merkel made it known at a private meeting that Joe Biden was against going after Bin Laden. So, we now know Hillary is going to take credit for killing Bin Laden when she runs for President.
Nobody Knows, but I’m pretty sure, that’s not going to go over in Omaha.
And speaking of Omaha….
Nobody Knows if the people buying groceries there are being recorded and studied at their grocery stores, but you can be pretty sure they don’t know about it if they are. Really…this gathering of information is going a wee bit overboard don’t you think? Do they really need to know what I feed myself?
YES THEY DO! Just think: Obamacare will tell you you’re fat, and so your premiums will go up, and you will insist you’re not eating much, and they will have you on video buying Oreo cookies. Forget it. You’re doomed.
Nobody Knows if that could happen, but Nobody is SURE Michelle Obama would love it.
And finally—Nobody Knows that I have a favorite quote from the week, from Donald Trump: .
“It’s very hard when you have a lot of people out there saying, let’s make any deal just to get this over with,” Trump said. “That’s not what it’s all about. It’s really about saving the country.”
EXACTLY, because nobody knows what will happen if we don’t try to save the country, but we’re pretty sure, Wal-Mart will become the new Macy’s.
Want to see something interesting? Here are excerpts from The State of the Union address of then President, Bill Clinton, given on February 17, 1993. I’ve taken some very interesting lines from it, just to show you..some surprising statements, and some not so surprising goals. In some places, you can close your eyes and hear Obama. I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did.
CLINTON: The conditions which brought us to this point are well known. Two decades of low productivity and stagnant wages: Persistent unemployment and under employment: years of huge government deficits and declining investment in our future: exploding health care coast, and lack of coverage: legions of poor children educational and job training opportunities inadequate to the demands of a high wage, high growth economy.
(So now—- we’re up to 8 decades, and it’s all getting worse.)
I well remember, 12 years ago Ronald Reagan stood at this podium and told the American people that if our debt were stacked in dollar bills, the stack would reach 67 miles into space. Today that stack would reach 267 miles.
The time for blame has come to an end. I came here to accept responsibility: I want you to accept responsibility for the future of this country.
( I love democrats, I’ll except it. No wait….YOU accept it. )
Our plan has four components: First: reverses our economic decline. Second: changes the rhetoric of the past: Third: It substantially reduces the Federal deficit. And finally, it earns the trusts of the American people by paying for these plans with cuts in Government spending—and by fairness for a change, in the way the burden is borne.
(As we have seen, government spending never stops. What happened there Bill? )
I call on Congress to enact an immediate jobs package of over $30 billion. We will put people to work right now and create half a million jobs, jobs that will rebuild our highways and airports, renovate housing, bring new life to our rural town and spread hope and opportunity to among our nations’ youth..
In order to accomplish public investment and deficit reduction Government spending is being cut and taxes are being increased.
(What did Clinton cut? Monica’s thong? )
Our plan invests in our roads, bridges, transit facilities, in high- speed railways and high tech information systems; and in the most ambitious environmental clean- up of our time.
(And his name was Al. —-What is it with these liberals? It’s like they get Daddy’s credit card and want to go to Neiman’s and just buy the whole damn department store…..)
But all of our efforts to strengthen the economy will fail unless we take bold steps to reform our heath care system. American’s businesses will never be strong, American’s families will never be secure: and America’s government will never be solvent until we tackle our health care crisis.
(Right. Obamacare is going to make America solvent. And that is why, Obama will never give in. Look how long the elites have wanted this. I say elites, because RINO’s are in on this.)
He goes on to talk about NAFTA (which he passed and destroyed us further: Head Start, which is the state getting your baby early while the single mother is working, and a National Service program. I guess that’s next on Obama’s list.)
But to revolutionize government we have to insure that it lives within its means.
(Can you believe he said this?)
And that starts at the top with the White House staff by twenty five percent, saving ten million dollars. It’s time for our government to be as frugal as any household in America.
(This one kills me. Of course, these guys want to clear people out of the White House so that they can walk around it more freely and treat it as their own personal mansion. Obama has finally done that. The money they save, is made up by all the world trips both the Clintons and the Obama’s have made on Air Force One. They are Kings, but want you to think that they are suffering….the less people at the White House, the more they can invite their friends over to party. By the way…where IS Buddy Love?)
But we can go further. Tonight I call for an across the board freeze in federal government salaries for one year.
(Wow…then the next day after the year is up, they get a raise. Can you believe this spin?)
We are cutting the deficit so that your family can afford a college education for your children. We are cutting the deficit so that someday your children will be able to afford a home of their own.
(Oh…we’re really &$^$ now.)
I ask you to raise federal income taxes from 31 percent to 36 percent. For businesses with taxable income over ten million dollars we will raise the corporate tax rate to 36 percent.
(By the way, it was Clinton that took our Social Security so that he could claim he balanced the budget…)
Unless we have the courage to start building our future and stop borrowing from it, we are condemning ourselves to years of stagnation, interrupted only by recession: to slow growth in jobs, no growth in incomes, and more debt and disappointment.
(Uh…can somebody please send this to Harry Reid and Obama tomorrow?)
Worse yet, unless we change, unless we reduce the deficit increase investment and raise productivity so we can generate jobs we will condemn our children and our children’s children to a lesser life and a diminished destiny.
Okay…if I was a House republican right now, I’d put this quote up, and say…HEY…Bill CLINTON SAID THAT, Obama. Our diminished destiny is here NOW!
What…do I have to dig this stuff up for these guys?
I watched this video last night, and wondered, why we have never heard about some of these events? It’s being reported that not only are our children inferior compared to the rest of the word in math, so are our adults. Nobody Wonders if this absence of math and financial education in our schools is by mandate. The bankers that run the world, do not want the general public to be too smart in these things—–This keeps the rich at the very top, in continuing their greedy interests in secret.
We’ve all heard Ron Paul talk about the Federal Reserve: This video takes you through the banking history of the United States, and explains why the Federal Reserve it at the core of our problems.
While I believe there is more to the wars in the world than just simply greed, after I watched this film, I have to admit, that the first stimulus money…given out by then President George W. Bush in his last days in office—- went to the overseas banking cartels. So by that measure, I take this video seriously.
Having said that, you will be surprised to learn, just how simple it would be to put the United States back on track….
If you can find the time…this is a very interesting, and I’d love to hear from anyone who can point out other ideas from it.
This video was posted on the 15th of January, 2011. Peter predicted EXACTLY why, my bacon costs $9.00 a slab now, and he was right in every prediction. He nails it. (Unfortunately for us.)
He also explains in plain English what has happened, and will happen again.
Peter Schiff gets my Nobody’ Fool Award for the week, because I’m tired of going to Nostradamus.
Congratulations Peter! Keep up the good work.
How Obama gets by with so much stuff: He has a spending limit, and Congress always gives him all the money he wants…but the date where the U.S. runs out of money is coming due again. So what do you do if you go beyond your limit of spending when your administration is run by Barack Obama?
(CNSNews.com) – According to the Daily Treasury Statement for July 26, which the Treasury released this afternoon, the federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 70 straight days. – Thus, the value of U.S. Treasury debt instruments circulating in the public has increased $53.267 billion since May 17–even though the Treasury says the debt has remained exactly at $16,699,396,000,000.00 during that time.
Nobody Knows why the clock ticker of the American Treasury got stuck, but Nobody is pretty sure it has something to do with Obama’s spending habits. The US Treasury gets to lie about its spending.. and the little nobody guy doesn’t. If he goes over his credit limit, the bank shuts him down. But not Obama…he has so much more money to spend, so….he is just going to say, he isn’t spending it. And where is he going to get more money after Congress tells him: NO MORE?
Why…he’s going to give big companies a tax break, and then INSIST they spend the savings on helping the middle class!
Oh..that makes sense.
The New York Times reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 percent for manufacturers). Obama’s push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent comes less than a year after he raised the top individual income tax rate, paid by many small businesses, to 39.6 percent.
Nobody Knows, and Nobody can figure out, the economic policies of Barack Obama, but she does have a few words to describe it: Fascism. Communism. Collectivism. Stupidism.
Early in his first term, he pushed through more than $4 trillion in deficit spending on stimulus, broader Medicaid benefits, alternative energy projects and other industrial policies. Sequestration will remove about 1 million jobs, while higher taxes and the trade deficit will cost Americans more than 10 times as many. Wall Street’s big banks have exploited Dodd-Frank to scarf up smaller banks that cannot cope with the avalanche of new regulations, and thereby monopolized the CD market in many cities. Even as mortgage rates have risen, the elderly are not being offered decent returns that once helped finance their retirements. Increasingly, they work in grocery stores and wait on tables, competing down the wages of the younger working poor.
But Nobody Knows..why Congress keeps giving the biggest spender in American history money?
When somebody figures that out…let me know.
While EVERYONE was gushing today about how X-President George H.W. Bush shaved his head bald to honor a small child of one of his secret service members who had Leukemia— I was astounded to see all those guys standing behind him. No, ……I was—amazed and shocked that he needed all those guys in this picture to protect him. I always thought they got one or two for the rest of their lives, not 100. I tried in vain to find out just how many secret service are guarding our X- Presidents and kept coming up with the same answer: Most X Presidents have a total of 56 agents, but George Bush Jr. has 103.
Come on. If you believe THIS, we are paying $2 trillion a month for these guys to live in grand style with no fear? One hundred agents a piece?
Is it any WONDER we are going broke?
They get 2 trillion a month and get assigned 100 secret service people each. They also get their kids to go to president schools like Adams family did and Bush.
No wonder they spend billions to get into the White House. Please…somebody tell me this is NOT true. Awfully nice of King George to show compassion, but maybe the taxpayers should be asking…why don’t you show a little compassion to the taxpayers? Do you really need an army?
Here’s an ad sent to me by the Capitol Gold Group. While we are all bombarded with the racist America, our politicians are paying our debt with money printed out of thin air. NOBODY in Washington is talking about spending anymore.
The conundrum here is, most people cannot afford to buy gold, and I certainly have always wondered, if the government could pull another FDR and confiscate it all, like it did once before. If I did buy it, would I want it kept in some other place besides my own safe? Can you hide gold? Can you hide guns? Remember, they have complete surveillance over the world, they will find you.
They didn’t know where bin Laden was, you say, how can they find me? Give them time. Now, they can find out anything.
Nobody Wins when the dollar is devalued just to keep the rulers in money and power, while the citizens lose their life savings, to further the dream of globalization and mass markets uniting the whole world into some kind of utopian dream, where great companies and rulers merge to do what’s BEST for the people. What’s important, is to keep the big government boat afloat, and make it even bigger.
It’s the progressives that are smashing our dollar we are being told, but we must remember, the head of the Republican Party, the Bush family, was all for this.
I don’t know much about this stuff but what I’ve read, but I do know this: Inflation is only going to get worse…and because it’s creeping, we don’t think much about it.
My favorite video of the week so far…
Don’t miss it.
Last Friday night, I was cooking dinner and watching Sheppard Smith on FOX NEWS talking to a storm chaser in Oklahoma. The TV screen looked…green. The whole Oklahoma skyline looked… green. I was wondering if some technician somewhere added some “green” just to make it look even scarier.
I would have added the wicked Witch of the West zooming through the clouds on her broom for the kids, but that’s why I don’t work for a TV station.
No detail is too small when it comes to the entertainment of the masses. And THIS tornado had become the most exciting thing that had happened since the LAST tornado that ‘President’ Obama has already forgot. He no doubt thought this happened in Madison.
They had great camera shots of it. This was Hollywood stuff. This was Oscar worthy. This was news titillation in its finest hour.
The storm chaser talking to Sheppard Smith was screaming and talking so fast, Sheppard had to tell him to slow down…
“A FARM just went over my head!” the storm chaser yelled.
“What…are you okay..did you say you see some farm equipment?”
Money. What some people will do for it.
I was flipping over the bacon, when I turned on the local news: St. Louis was also on a tornado watch.
“Great” I thought. “not again.”
Sure enough…my husband and I went downstairs as the tornado sirens were going off and then the lights went out, almost at exactly the same time that the tornado that hit my street on April 10 this year had: 8.30pm.
Cell phones weren’t working, so I was stuck with my old trusted radio, and very anxious to hear where the tornados touched down. Were they near us? Were they coming this way?
Do I have time to flip the bacon?
Oklahoma is used to tornadoes, but here in St. Louis people were calling up to the radio station, asking about damages, etc…..and the reporters would always say, “We’ll see what happened tomorrow.” As I laid in the dark and listened to the frightened voices on my radio, I thought the commentator was purposely being very nebulous and leaving everyone literally…in the dark. He knew what happened. He was just not going to say. His reputation was on the line.
In the meantime, people were calling up saying they had been in a Casino where the roof was ripped off, tractor trailers flipped, there were houses hit, schools torn apart, etc, and the radio host acted as if it was just a little storm.
First report came in: (You KNOW how I am about first reports.) Many casualties when a hotel was hit. Drivers reported 20 ambulances arriving at the scene, but the cops said, nobody was hurt.
It’s okay folks, only 100 houses have been flattened and over 200 damaged but that’s really nothing.
The next day, I was stuck without a car, and so I had the Cardinal baseball game on. They were playing the Giants. KMOX is our main radio station here. It’s the only one that reports the news. Around 10 a.m. The man in charge of our local electric company came on to say that the whole city had wires down everywhere, they had 800 men out, 300 men coming in from other states, and it was reported that about 100,000 people were without electric. The numbers went all over the map in every different report.
The electric man said that Governor Nixon had declared a disaster, and he would tell everyone at 2.30 pm that day, what was going on. He had to take the whole day reviewing everything.
So…he SAID he’d be back at 2.30 pm, and tell us what he found out.
I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.
Nobody knew just how long their electric would be out, so I’m sure I wasn’t the only fool who listened to the radio for hours in anticipation. I decided. I would listen to the game.
They had to cancel the game the night before due to weather, so they held a double- header downtown. They even added fireworks. No doubt, they were hoping all the people without electric would drive downtown for the game. What an opportunity! Get out of your miserable house and come on down!
Yes, whole neighborhoods left in the dark…good idea.
Not once, throughout that whole game was there any mention of what had happened in St. Louis. Jack Buck (RIP) would have said something. I would have devoted a whole ten minutes of gratitude to Tom Edison, and how really $%& up the world would be if he had not been born, but that’s why I’m not a sports broadcaster.
Sure, the 200,000 people who had electric saw the news on TV. but the other 100,000 were left out in the cold, and clueless.
At 2.30. nobody came on to tell the good people anything.
I HATE when that happens. I felt like I had been stood up. If you say you are going to do something, well then DO IT.
The game was a shutout: 8-0. Cardinals won with some rookie pitcher. I could have cared less. Couldn’t they have at least had a small news break about the electric situation…like around the seventh inning?
Sure they could have…I wondered: I know life goes on, but after all…come on.
It’s a little bit after 10pm on a Sunday night as I am writing this, and it’s being reported that three Storm Chasers lost their lives, killed by the tornado’s in Oklahoma trying to get a good shot for the big News channels.
How stupid is that? Are they that hard up for ratings? What do they tell these guys?
“If you can get IN the tornado and get a good shot, it’s an extra bonus for ya!”
And what about this business that they don’t really want to admit to a tornado until they have ‘professional’ come out and declare it such. Is that for insurance purposes?
Insurance agent: Uh…I know you lost the whole roof to your house sir, and your car is over two blocks in a tree, but nobody has really confirmed that there even WAS a tornado and so, I will have to list this as wind damage, and of course, we can’t be liable for any water damage caused by the storm, or your fence that is blown down. That’s was added to your policy last year.
I’m not sure what I got out of this: But it seems to me that there’s a real disconnect in the media, not only about the seriousness of our politician’s crimes, but the worsening natural disasters that are hitting the United States. Fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes…are good for business. Cars are destroyed, houses have to be rebuilt, food gets spoiled, this is all good for the bottom line.
In the meantime, we don’t have to be attacked by any country…the weather is doing a good job of destroying us.
And in two days…it happens all over again.
You know where I’ll be. I’m flipping my bacon at 5.
Because Obama is in the hot-seat right now with all the scandals, nobody is paying much attention to his pick for Labor Secretary. I can’t keep up with half the crimes being committed on a daily basis, but this one is going under the radar.
So, I’m passing it on. This guy looks like a real dweeb. Contact your conservative senators, because we all know the democratic ones follow the head of the snake…