Nobody Rants on a Saturday
I have been really out of it since last Monday, it seems I caught the usual “flu” of the season, and I can tell you the exact moment…I was coming out of the bathroom at my local Wal-Mart, the one that I HATE to shop at but have to due to “lack of competition.” They are the only place that sells certain items…anyway, I had washed my hands, put on anti-bacterial hand lotion, stepped out into the store, and then I heard it: the deadly cough…from a kid. Right there in front of me.
“Oh boy, I’m doomed.” I thought, and sure enough —while going out to pick up the mail in minus 3 below zero a few days later, it didn’t take long for the sore throat to start. And what they are saying is right: the new bugs are oblivious to everything: It didn’t matter what I took from my medicine cabinet, nothing worked. The only thing that worked was daily trips trapped in a steam filled bathroom, thanking god that I had hot water…
And speaking of hot water, I don’t think I ever remember a town’s water supply being contaminated so badly that 300,000 people are told not to touch it, do you? Can you imagine not being able to wash your face, your hair, your teeth, or cook as the poor people of West Virginia? And yet, have you noticed, whole towns can be wiped off the map by tornadoes or floods, or spilled chemical disasters, and what does the media repeat over and over and over?
The latest political scandal…whatever it is. As if, politics are the most important thing in the country. And last week it was Chris Christie’s email. It’s no secret that Chris Christie wants the Republican nomination. He showed that at the last Republican convention down in Florida, when he gave a big speech about himself instead of Mitt Romney. As I remember, he even looked very pissed at Romney that night, probably for not picking him to be his VP. And so everyone remembers Christie gawking over Obama right before the elections, and his obsequious behavior to Obama after that hurt Romney really bad. He knew it, and really didn’t care.
He is vindictive…no doubt about it. He’s as ruthless as they come. I don’t buy this “big heart” he puts on. Bill Clinton was good at that too.
Beware of puppy dog faces.
Nevertheless, Hillary is such a weak candidate, and Chris is about as big as a liberal as she is…they have to get rid of him early. Watch for some more nasty attacks on the big “bully”. Christie’s apology speech was much too long, and that was a stupid political move on his part, but so typical of egotistical politicians..
And speaking of egotistical politicians, since I was in bed last week, I even watched the Obama “promise Zones” speech, and I got something very different from everybody else. What I heard is that Obama is giving money to poor Hispanics and future democratic voters in economic zones (he left out Detroit…why?) where big corporations will be needing future workers, and he is going to make sure kids get government care from birth if necessary. The Promise Zone is early childhood state nanny help. That’s what I heard. Just more of the agenda that Hillary wanted on the plate since she stated it in “It Takes a Village.” Hillary stated in that book that she thinks the state can take care of the babies in the first year.
Don’t believe me? Read it.
Just his week in St. Louis, the last Macy’s North of St. Louis closed down. Eight thousand jobs were lost. The mall it was attached to died in 2009, so it’s a wonder it held on that long. For every ‘job’ created, five are lost.
By the way, did ANYBODY hear how great the retail sales were during Christmas?
I never did.
What kind of idiots base their GDP on how much people spend?
Anyway, the good news is, I did not cough ONCE while typing this! The old cantankerous woman is coming back!
If I seem a little scattered in the next few days, blame it on the Nyquil that isn’t working.
Any home remedies on “how to kick the flu in less than 3 days” would be really appreciated. (It’s now been 6 days, I’m ready.)
A few more thoughts on New Year’s Eve…basically, this is what’s coming to America.
And here’s more from Thomas Sowell….
What ObamaCare has done, thanks to Chief Justice Roberts’ Supreme Court decision, is reduce us all from free citizens to cowed subjects, whom the federal government can order around in our own personal lives, in defiance of the 10th Amendment and all the other protections of our freedom in the Constitution of the United States.
ObamaCare is more than a medical problem, though there are predictable medical problems — and even catastrophes — that will unfold in the course of 2014 and beyond. Our betters have now been empowered to run our lives, with whatever combination of arrogance and incompetence they may have, or however much they lie.
This means that Republicans have to decide whether their top priority is internal strife among the different wings of the party — another circular firing squad — or whether either wing puts the country first.
And last but certainly not least…thoughts from the past, still relevant today…
Some people just put their foot in their mouths every other day. And some people actually THINK before they speak. I’ve done more of the former than the latter. For instance, once after I had played and sang at a funeral for a friend who had lost his mother… Jesse (that actually was his name) went out of his way to thank me sincerely for making the day so special: And I said in my most sincerest voice—”I’d be happy to sing at any future family funerals Jesse.”
What I MEANT was: Anytime you need me, to do it again, just call, but whoa…he took it to mean, I couldn’t wait for his whole family to drop dead. Not what I was trying to say that…but to this day, I don’t trust myself when I speak…my brain goes faster than my mouth, and I’m totally bored with whatever I was thinking, on to the next thought I go, and my mind is usually on another subject by the time I get to the second word. Which means, I’m not paying a bit of attention to what I’m saying.
(Anybody else have that problem?) We’ve all been there. And THIS year, the media has published the most famous quotes of the year, many of us would like to forget, including the people who said them. Listed below are the “not so perfect” and then a few gems. My Nobody’s Perfect column fits perfectly with the last day of the year. Imperfection is at least one thing that we truly do, all have in common.
The Not So Perfect Quotes of 2013.
“My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.”— Alaska Republican congressman Don Young
I missed that one. I think it would be a good name for a football team. Wetbacks. Maybe the Indians would feel better about the Redskins.
Nobody bothered to ask Rob how MANY drunken stupors Bob has had. But then again, it’s Canada, where everybody is drunk most of the time because the beer tastes better there. He’s perfect for them.
I can give assurances to the public’s in Europe and around the world that we’re not going around snooping at people’s emails or listening to their phone calls.”— President Barack Obama
B.S. —Before Snowden
“Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Joe Biden
“There is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation. If the hood fits, wear it.”— U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (D-Florida)
I have a hood?
“I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”— New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The most intelligent thing ever uttered by a New York Mayor.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”— President Barack Obama
He didn’t really say that. What his mind was thinking is: You can’t keep your plan, I am getting rid of it, it’s just that my mouth wasn’t listening to my thoughts…
“embrace the suck.”
Nancy Pelosi telling the world, that we are going to be sucked dry of everything. And she sucks. Good to know.
“I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line.”- President Barack Obama
And then, it crossed it again and again, amazingly not disturbing the many flights of Air Force One. Maybe he got confused. Obama has crossed too many red lines to count. In fact, I think he could be color blind, and everything is black and white. There IS no red.
“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me”- President Barack Obama
No he’s not.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”- Hillary Clinton
The difference it makes, is you want to be President.
“Not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier, but everyone is entitled to a chance” Leon Panetta
Hey, I’m a woman….can I try out for the New York Yankees? I understand I won’t even have to warm up!
I get calls from the government all the time: I’m worried.
“The era of the lawn in the West is over.” Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. at the University of Wisconsin.
Congress is exempt from this one too. All Congressmen and women’s lawns WILL be watered. Daily.
“Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages supersize.!” NY city fast food workers.
“I was Hannah Montana’s mother…Where did I go wrong?” Brooke Shields
Where every mother goes wrong: It’s all about the hair. Did you tell her the cut was all wrong for her?
The Perfect Quotes:
“I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.” —-Edward Snowden.
“Twenty years from now, if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.”— Ted Cruz.
And thanks to you, I WILL remain the King of the Trivia Pursuit in my family: Green eggs and ham.
“Some of us feel like we are in a circular firing squad.”—– GOF P Virginia, Shelley Moore Capitol
The shutdown insanity….where local people survived but GOP representatives. Got shot with Obama bullets of blame for something he caused. Welcome to our world Ms. Moore.
“It does give you a perspective on humanity…they just came in, they helped, and they left.” —Boulder resident Kim Schuler after the epic flooding in Colorado.
Boulder resident find out white (probably republicans) humans are actually kind and good, and are great to have around in a crisis. Who knew?
“Obamacare is really the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. It is slavery, in a way.”— Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will,’” wrote comedian Patton Oswalt on Facebook after the Boston bombing.
Taken without political correctness…one of the best quotes of the year.
“The Fed manages what has become the biggest transfer program to the rich, channeling cheap credit to the government and big business. It comes at the expense of small businesses where most fit entry-level jobs are created. The fed has gained colossal new discretionary powers to micromanage the whole financial system. The Fed gives it whatever money it wants. It comes under no congressional control.. This is all blatantly unconstitutional but that matters less and less these days.” —Steve Forbes
Nobody Notes: I really hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year’s celebration!
My advice: Don’t drink and talk. You might end up here next year.
UPDATE: WAIT…let’s add one more favorite quote:
“Just remember, the harder they squeeze, the more we’ll slip through their fingers.” snopercod
Here’s three events in the news that have got this Nobody….wondering.
He is old news…but the fraud interpreter at Mandela’s funeral was standing there for four hours before any security detail checked him out. What does THAT tell you? Do you really think with all those world dignitaries on the stage that SOMEBODY’s service detail would have not know that this guy was an imposter? He is pretty buff, and he has a brand new apple computer, but hey—he’s sorry.
Nobody Wonders if he wasn’t hired (Come on, what schizophrenic do you know that has biceps bursting through their jacket?) to stand close by to take a bullet just in case anyone from the crowd took a shot at one of the speakers. Never mind the American Presidential FBI being so lame, how did all the other security guards miss it?
Have you heard any alarms from any country besides South Africa?
And, he saw angels. Right. I see dead people. Next time find a body guard who can actually sign.
And then there was the “ho hum” news about Loretta Fuddy. Poor Loretta, she was the only fatality in a plane crash….what are the odds that all the other people survived? You have to ask the question: Can the government have people who hold secrets they don’t want revealed killed, and make it look like an accident?
Did Ron Brown NOT have a bullet hole in his head?
Loretta was the women, who produced Obama’s birth certificate, after it was announced that it didn’t exist.
Obama asked for copies of the document, and under Fuddy, the state instantly waived a long-claimed ban on reproducing long-form birth certificates. On Fuddy’s instructions, copies were produced and delivered to Judith Corley, a private attorney for Obama.
Fuddy had written to Obama: “We hope that issuing you these copies of your original Certificate of Live Birth will end the numerous inquiries received by the Hawaii Department of Health to produce this document.”
Immediately after the delivered copy was posted on the White House website, however, numerous computer graphics and software experts declared it fraudulent.
Poor Loretta…made the last page of the last article of the conservative blogs, a patriot helping her President only to be taken out by a freak accident…because anyone who would dare to suggest that Loretta was maybe regarded as a National Security risk would be considered a nutcase. Nobody Wonders if there was an deaf interpreter on that plane.
And to save the best for last, Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, had this to say about gays:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Will Obama finally come out of the closet?
OR—-John “Benedict Arnold Boehner”: It’s All About the Principles, Stupid.
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate and tireless minority keen on setting brushfiires of freedom in the minds of men. ” —Sam Adams.
The Republican Party is at war. A few very brave men have been fighting for America and its people, against a very old, entrenched, powerful old boys club. The NSA reports must be overwhelmed with angry conservatives, because John Boehner, (old, entrenched man) GOP Speaker of the House, just couldn’t take it anymore.
Last week the Congress actually passed a budget…with the help of Paul Ryan. Except once again, the democrats win.
Tell me, why do they always win?
Paul Ryan and John Boehner want you to think they can never win. They have already given up. All that really matters to them, is they get to stay in that wonderful seat of power for more years of their lives.
I quite liked Paul Ryan when he came out last year. Like Sarah Palin, he was brought onto the ticket by the progressives in power, to get the majority of American conservatives to the polls. Mitt Romney had implemented Obamacare in Massachusetts, and the people didn’t like that one bit. He really needed help. They showed off Paul, everyone fell in love with him, and then they hid him. But, unlike Sarah Palin, who refused to go to Washington and bow to the big dogs, Paul has fallen in line with them.
John Boehner blamed the tea party for shutting down the government last week—he was attacking them viciously as if he had NOTHING to do with it,
No,no…John was just a puppet in the whole thing.
A principled man would not have done something against his own nature, John…but hey, what do you know about principles?
Here’s their argument and they are all sticking to it: We are powerless, so, just vote us in again next time, and we’ll fix it.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Here’s the deal John: We don’t believe you anymore.
Paul was so excited, about the fact that there was going to BE no shutdown he said this:
To really do what we think needs to be done, we are going to have to win some elections.”
Gee…you’re getting off to a fine start, both of you. Big help there. Attack freedom loving, life loving, patriotic Americans. Talk just like Obama. Ignore the Marxist in your White House. Blame the people for everything. You’re just there to slap us all down when we act up, right?
Obama blames the republicans, and the republicans blame…the people.
What genius thought up that strategy?
So what did Paul get for his “I’m as helpless as a milkweed in a windstorm” attitude?
Spending has been increased by $63 billion, deficits will increase over the next 3 years, but fraudulent money won’t be going to prisoners anymore. (We’ll just send it to the illegal’s who will then send it to their friends in jail.) The federal government spends $3.8 trillion a year, and just like Iran, nobody can stop that.
Sixty-two House Republicans voted against the Boehner-backed budget deal Thursday, requiring dozens of Democratic votes to pass it. So, I suppose Bonehead thinks that all the independent democrats are going to vote Republican. He doesn’t need those radical conservatives anymore.
What happens if they have an election and we all stay home?
Here’s the good news: The leader of the Republican Party was so mad I wanted to send him a Uncle Sid Duck Dynasty Chia Doll for Christmas. John Boehner is tired of having to “Like’ those radical people in House., and he basically told the America conservative people last week to— “$&% Off!”
“They’re misleading their followers,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters at the Capitol. “I just think that they’ve lost all credibility.”
John, we’re not misled. And the only one who has lost credibility is you. But then again, I don’t think you ever had any. What Nobody Wonders is why would he do such a stupid thing? Knock his own party so viscously?
Any man or woman of principle would have a hard time being friends with liars, cheaters, and egomanicas. But the GOP progressives Rino’s always turn the other cheek.
We don’t want them to turn the other cheek, we want them to fight for us. Fight! Fight!
In the end, Bongino (x Presidential body guard) had the best comeback to John Boehner’s angry rant:
“America’s best days are ahead, and you and your fellow insiders and cronyists and ‘party before country’ loyalists, on both sides of the aisle, can bathe in your titles and power now, but understand that I, and many others, have dedicated our lives to draining the dirty water from the bathtub. Consider yourself served,”.
So, dear John: Take a good hard look, at the principled man. The man who thinks giving in to tyrants in order to keep yourself comfy, is treasonous.
The man who puts his country before himself.
Better get your golf clubs out, because he is not going away.
NOBODY NOTES on Templates: This one is called Timeline: And I promise, once I settle on one, I will get a picture up.
Cocaine. The rich get a little money, and they just can’t seem to help themselves—- They love to do cocaine. Obama did so much cocaine throughout his life, his sweat is being collected by his buddy Mr. Love and being sold on e-bay for over a $1000 dollars a drop. (Just kidding, his poll numbers are going down. His sweat has dropped in value.)
And last week, we had Rob Ford, who had so much coke flowing through his blood, he was knocking over old ladies.
So this week, on our Nobody’s Perfect list of losers, we have a somebody (a politician) vs. a nobody. (not sure what this guy does) The world is filling up with somebody’s and nobody’s and comparing the two is always educational, don’t you think?
Let’s start with the politician first: Rep. Trey Radel, simply because he’s from a city that is close to my old home town of Naples, Florida:
(Newser) – A freshman Republican in the House now has much bigger worries than a re-election campaign. Rep. Trey Radel, who represents Florida’s Fort Myers area, has been charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession in DC, reports Politico. The Miami Herald describes Radel as a “libertarian-leaning” Republican in line with the Tea Party and says the 37-year-old might have caught a break by getting busted in Washington: He would have faced felony charges in Florida. His maximum penalty in DC would be 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
Right! He got busted in D.C., where, as far as we know, half the city is on crack! They sure act like it. He has a wife and a son, and I’m sure two very proud parents somewhere in Ft. Myers wondering how this could have happened.
And then there’s the nobody: Jermaine Lloyd, who was busted because he was running around naked with a turban on his head.
Deputies had to use force Sunday to subdue a naked man wearing only high heels and a turban after spotting him hiding behind a tree trying to put on pink women’s panties and pantyhose.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week? Aha! My first tendency is to give the award to Jerome, because Trey was just cokin…not running around naked with a Turban on his head.
On the other hand, Trey is being paid to represent the good people of Ft. Meyers. As a tax-paying citizen of Lee Country, I’m offended that my representative is hanging out with the people in Washington.
Unlike the motto of Las Vagas: What happens in Washington, doesn’t stay in Washington. In fact, it usually ruins the whole country. He should know that.
So, Congratulations Trey! You win, the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week, for basically not knowing that Obama is out to get anyone who is associated with the Tea Party. Everyone else is allowed to do cocaine…just not you. Trey is already being audited as we speak.
First, we see this apology from last week, made by the very entertaining Mayor of Toronto, Bob Ford. Before this very typical politician apology–you know, where they say “we need to move forward, for the good of the taxpayers” when caught being scumbags, the Mayor had been caught smoking crack, when drunk, and ranting madly in a video talking about killing somebody. But HEY! He does this on his own time, he says, therefore, he’s not really guilty!
So, the city council voted to strip him of his powers (after finding out more stuff…like talking nasty, hanging out with prostitutes and pushing down old ladies…etc…) NOW…he’s mad, so he is getting his own reality TV show, called….Welcome to New Jersey! No…sorry…that’s not the name of it. I get him mixed up with another fat loudmouth politician. It happens.
Second: We have the “Sarah Palin should just be forced to eat shit, like the old slaves were made to do.” man of the primetime MSNBC news hour: Martin Bashir. His apology seems so much more sincere, which makes you wonder if he even wrote it.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
The man who got on SNL, of course.
I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at this. Okay. I’m laughing. Dave Wilson didn’t really lie about not being black, he just did the same thing that Obama does and did to get himself elected. Vote for me…because I’m black like you! That’s all you need to know!
Nobody Wins when black Americans are so uneducated that they will vote for anybody, not for what they stand for, but because they like his skin color.
Nevertheless: Pretty funny Dave! (even though it’s kind of sad)
The right of a nation to kill a tryant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.—John Adams
I am a BIG fan of Thomas Sowell, and I don’t think that I have ever read a piece by him that I could disagree with: But this week, Thomas sided with the progressive Republicans in saying that Ted Cruz did damage to the party by trying to defund Obamacare. Nobody has a different opinion on that matter, so Mr. Thomas, forgive me, but I must protest. (Read his article here.)
Thomas: The tea party’s principles were clear. But their tactics can only be judged by the consequences.
Nobody: Tell me Thomas, you are basically saying that the only time to fight for your principles is when you are sure to win that fight…right? I don’t think there were many men that signed the Declaration of Independence that thought America had much of a chance of winning that fight…and yet, they stood together on principle. You don’t win a fight with just one battle. Instead of attacking the one lone man who did, we SHOULD be attacking the rest of the men that didn’t stand, and that was most of our Congress.
Thomas: Since the tea party sees itself as the conservative wing of the Republican Party, its supporters might want to consider what was said by an iconic conservative figure of the past, Edmund Burke: “Preserving my principles unshaken, I reserve my activity for rational endeavors.”
Nobody: You reason here that because the democrats are in the majority, they can pass Obamacare and therefore fighting to defund it was “irrational.”
Irrational? If you know something is going to destroy America, do you stand aside because you don’t have the legislative power? That’s irrational. Your rationality depends on honest and fair elections, something that NO one has the power to verify since elections results are now done in Spain, in secret, and reported to an elite few. Where have you been Mr. Sowell? Vacationing? The whole process of our elections have been changed with technology. This is not the America you remember. Not to mention, the power of the Feds and the corporate lobbying. The ‘people’s voice is very little right now. We are being boiled like frogs.
Thomas: Most people outside the tea party recognized that defunding Obamacare was also beyond their power — and events confirmed that.
Nobody: Right…we knew we would lose, so don’t fight. We also knew that Obmacare had other nasty goodies in it—like establishing civil armies in our cities, and that it would doom us to poverty, and in many cases death, but hey, it will die of its own accord, right Mr. Sowell? With only a handful of men opposing it, why should we feel confident about that? We can’t. Ted Cruz looks like a hero right now with all the people losing their insurance. John Adams would have been right up there with him..
Thomas: With the chances of making a dent in Obamacare by trying to defund it being virtually zero, and the Republican Party’s chances of gaining power in either the 2014 or 2016 elections being reduced by the public’s backlash against that futile attempt, there was virtually nothing to gain politically and much to lose.
Nobody: Okay, what you are saying that since our principles are just, we should compromise them, in order for the progressive members of the party to remain in power. Right now, there is no public backlash against Ted Cruz. The public backlash is against Obama and his lies. You, dear sir, are still on page one.
Thomas: However difficult it might be to repeal Obamacare after it gets up and running, the odds against repeal, after the 2014 and 2016 elections, are certainly no worse than the odds against defunding it in 2013. Winning those elections would improve the odds.
Nobody: We have lost the last two Presidential elections with your kind of thinking. The power of the President trumps all of Congress at the moment. And the tea party will not vote for another loser, especially if they believe in Obamacare as Mitt Romney did. The Democrats will successfully smear all republicans because they are just better at it, and their people have been brainwashed by years of liberal education, and they are being supported by the government. This is all by design.
In the meantime, Mr. Sowell, people will die waiting for the RIGHT time to defund Obamacare. Tell me, if I have cancer, and lost my doctor, do I have to wait until 2016 to get my treatment? I could very well be dead. Does that matter to you? Or does the success of the ‘party’ matter more?
Thomas: If the tea party made a tactical mistake, that is not necessarily fatal in politics. People can even learn from their mistakes — but only if they admit to themselves that they were mistaken. Whether the tea party can do that may determine not only its fate but the fate of an America that still needs the principles that brought tea party members together in the first place.
Nobody: It’s just your opinion that the tea party made a mistake. From our side of the isle, because Ted Cruz was honest, and right to oppose this horrible death sentence to America, we are proud to follow his example. You’re the one making the mistake by siding with the progressive Republicans, who are run by the corporations and banks, and you have given in, probably to keep yourself employed. Don’t worry, Peggy Noonan did the same thing.
When Hitler was in power, would you have told the Jews to just wait to the next elections to protest?
Nobody Wonders what happened to Thomas Sowell great thinking cap, and if he will ever admit HIS mistake in taking political expediency to principle. Our founders didn’t wait, and one of the reasons our country has gotten to this horrible point, is because more good men did not stick up for principle. No, they WAITED until the NEXT election. They sold out their principles every single time.
You might want to live in a country like that Thomas, but I don’t.
You admit the tea party is right on principle, but wrong on ‘tactics.” I disagree, and probably because I have much more to lose than you.
Only time will prove which one of us is right.
Media bias. According to this video, the reason the conservatives are losing the battle is due to the fact that there are more democrats reporting the news than conservatives. If the conservatives could get more of their message across, there would be a shift.
The liberal media is good at one thing that the conservatives are not: They know how to use the internet to create a fake firestorm
From the book by Ryan Holiday: Trust Me, I’m Lying. He explains how it’s done…
“I designed the advertisements, which I bought and placed around the country, (on billboards) and then promptly called and left anonymous complaints about them (and leaked copies of my complaints to blogs for support.) I alerted college LGBT and women’s rights groups to screenings in their area and baited them to protest our offensive movie at the theater., knowing that the nightly news would cover it. I started a boycott group on FACEbook. I orchestrated fake tweets and posted fake comments to articles online. I even won a contest for being the first one to send in a picture of a defaced ad in Chicago. (thanks for the free T-shirt, Chicago Redeye. Oh, also, that photo was from New York.) I manufactured preposterous stories about Tuckers’ (fake name) behavior on and off the movie set and reported them to gossip websites, which gleefully repeated them. I paid for anti-woman ads on feminist websites and anti-religion ads on Christian websites, knowing each would write about it. Sometimes I just Photoshopped ads onto screenshots of websites and got coverage for controversial ads that never actually ran. The loop became final when, for the first time in history, I put out a press released to answer my own manufactured criticism: TUCKER MAX RESPONDS TO CTA DECISION:” BLOW ME.” the headline read.
I pulled this off with no connections, no money, and no footsteps to follow. But because of the way that blogging is structured—from the way bloggers are paid by the page view to the way blog posts must be written to catch eh readers’ attention—this was all very easy to do. So as the manufactured storm I created played itself out in the press, real people started believing it, and it became true.
However the play starts, the end is the same: The economics of the Internet are exploited to change public perception, and sell product. “
So…how much of the news that bloggers are repeating actually fake stories? It’s pretty easy to plant the story and watch it go up the latter…from the bloggers, to the radio hosts, to the magazines, then to the national news.
I talked to my brother today, and he said, “They just ought to let Obamacare fail.” And right after he said it, I thought to myself, “He is just repeating the very same thing the Rino’s are saying. He must have heard it on TV.” And because everyone’s life is so busy, we have all trusted what we heard in the past.
Those days…..are gone.
We all know that Obama has thousands of fake followers on his tweets. Who knows how many people they have on staff to manipulate the news? According to Ryan, they know exactly how to manipulate the media, and they pay people big money to do it.
Nobody Wins when the media will plant staged events to get power, but at least some people are starting to know, like Ryan Holiday, that as clever as he was in doing this stuff, he is destroying lives.
And now, for more of a good laugh, see how many times Obama used this staged fainting stunt, and WHO he learned it from. Don’t miss the end, Hillary is pretty funny. Talk about “fake.” I’m starting to think we should rename Washington, “Silicone Valley.”
Here’s the good news:
Ted Cruz, and the tea party representatives in the House made an attack on the Washington establishment of Wall Street globalists, and it was a smashingly HUGE success. How do I know? It’s not just because Rush Limbaugh has given his full support to the ’cause’—- the internet, and the Cable programs are filled with hate—-no, they are worse…they are overloaded with hate articles and quotes:
“Jim DeMint and Heritage have been completely discredited among Republicans, among conservative Republicans” –NBC Andrea Mitchell
“I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over. “—-Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne.
“Right now, tea party extremism contaminates the whole Republican brand.”–former Speechwriter for George W. Bush.—-David Frum
Tom Hartmann blamed Reagan for this whole Tea Party trend of “anti-American crazies who hate our government,”
Rep Steve Cohen called Tea Party congressmen: —”domestic enemies” that he took an oath to defend the country against.
“MichiJayJay” opined that for the GOP, losing wasn’t punishment enough: “[N]ow that the teabaggers are down, we have to kick them, and kick them, and kick them and kick them. Into the goddamn dirt. Don’t let anybody forget for a second what they wanted (and still want) to do.”
Jeb Bush urged Cruz, a freshman senator from Texas, to “have a little bit of self-restraint.”
Lindsey Graham said…”The political marketplace will determine Ted Cruz’s future. We helped President Obama when he needed our help the most. After this debacle called the shutdown, our party’s been hurt, our brand name is at the lowest ever, Obamacare actually got a bump in polling, and we got in the way of a disastrous rollout,” Graham said. So from my point of view, this was a tactical choice that hurt us, but the good news for the Republican Party is the debacle is over if we don’t do it again, and Obamacare is a continuing debacle,” Graham said.
And it goes on and on and on–which means that we are witnessing the final plot to completely control the American Patriot, and put a stop to their ideas of freedom. We now see clearly who wants to fight for the American people, and who are there representing the corporations, and their own Wall Street wallets. We now know who the ‘progressives’ are. It’s good to know your enemies.
The Bad News:
Obama is still President and has given himself dictatorial powers, beyond anybodies Constitutional imagination. The damage he is doing will be hard to reverse. Congress so far, is packed in his favor. If the Tea Party gets stronger, ( and it will) he might contrive to do something much more harmful to the last Americans standing, besides close down their memorials. His next action will border on insanity.
We need to support Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and all those that fight for freedom.
It’s..that simple. “Stay the course.”
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.
A black woman, named Miriam, Carey went crazy in the Capitol today—-due to a problem in her mental capacity. It seems she used her car to ram into, quite a few heavy objects. The team DEMS (Democrats Emoting Monster Shit) who are fighting for Obamacare got right into the REAL message today, and a man who also suffers from a severe mental and moral capacity was the first to release his thoughts on it.
Charlie Rangel said this:
“Listen, people are so frustrated and angry with members of Congress, particularly Republicans,” Mr. Rangel told Politicker today. “My first thought was that frustration ignited somebody already imbalanced and caused this type of thing.”
“There are people working for the government, not getting their paychecks, saying, ‘Why me?’” he added.
Oh…so THAT’S why she was trying to get into the White House. Here I thought she was blaming the President…maybe she got the White House and the Capitol mixed up.
In any case, they shot her dead. We will never know why she wanted to talk to the President, but I can’t wait to hear it. Were Dental Hygienists furloughed?
Charlie Rangel isn’t the only one who gets to guess at this one. MY first thought was…that was the action of a women that was really pissed off at the President.
I’m just saying.
One thing I did notice: At the beginning of the day, everyone was against Obama, and the momentum was in Ted Cruz’s favor. By the end of the day, ALL the news networks reported, including FOX:
Obama popularity was rising. The Polls say it’s so.
And in case you haven’t notice, Polls are used to brainwash you into giving up, and giving in.
Don’t believe any of them.
For a good Ho -Ho-Ho, the scare and fear Obama butt-boys are coming out in droves. You have to admit, the democrats stick together, stick to talking points, and love to use any kind of extortion to further their own sweet piece of the pie.
Take for instance, a piece in the New York Times this morning by Paul Krugman called “Rebels Without a Clue:
First of all, hitting the ceiling would force a huge, immediate spending cut, almost surely pushing America back into recession. Beyond that, failure to raise the ceiling would mean missed payments on existing U.S. government debt. And that might have terrifying consequences
Back into recession? BACK into recession? When did we come OUT of it? Bacon went from $3.50 to $9.00 in my neighborhood, and I’ve noticed that you pay the same for a bacon cheeseburger at McDonalds, so…I suppose the big companies and the Washington bullyboys are doing swell…since 2008. I want to know where THEY shop.
As for hitting the debt ceiling, we did that months ago…they just stopped counting. Did the world blow up? Did I miss that?
We have heard that Obama is collecting more in taxes than they ever have collected in history. If he can’t pay our debtors, the fault is his. Making us feel sorry about them having to lay off 180 people at the White House, really doesn’t make me feel too sorry about it. Let Michelle cook in the kitchen like the rest of us.
It’s not OUR house anymore anyway, we’ve been banned. By the way, why in the world would you need 180 people to take care of a house? Does Obama have a hidden brothel in the basement?
No sane political system would run this kind of risk. But we don’t have a sane political system; we have a system in which a substantial number of Republicans believe that they can force President Obama to cancel health reform by threatening a government shutdown, a debt default, or both, and in which Republican leaders who know better are afraid to level with the party’s delusional wing. For they are delusional, about both the economics and the politics.
Name calling works: We are delusional. We are terrorists. We are….child killers. We are…stupid if we don’t think that Paul Krugman spends his nights drinking at cocktail parties in Chevy Chase, and getting excited if Pelosi winks at him while sucking on a strawberry.
On the economics: Republican radicals generally reject the scientific consensus on climate change; many of them reject the theory of evolution, too. So why expect them to believe expert warnings about the dangers of default?
No…even IF it was true, (which it isn’t) we don’t feel that more money should go to Al Gore and the democrats who obviously are jealous that the republicans have more big ties to oil. If Al Gore gets his way, we’d all have to use the National Review as toilet paper. It’s all about money and power and …a lot of BS. But then, Paul hasn’t figured that out yet. Maybe we should remember his deficits of reasoning, is NOT his fault.
Meanwhile, on the politics, reasonable people know that Mr. Obama can’t and won’t let himself be blackmailed in this way, and not just because health reform is his key policy legacy. After all, once he starts making concessions to people who threaten to blow up the world economy unless they get what they want, he might as well tear up the Constitution. But what if even the plutocrats lack the power to rein in the radicals? In that case, Mr. Obama will either let default happen or find some way of defying the blackmailers, trading a financial crisis for a constitutional crisis.
Obama has already torn up the Constitution! And gee Mr. Krugcaveman, are you not a ‘plutocrat’ also?
All fun aside, I don’t like the ending of this: Will Obama come out and claim a “Constitutional Crisis” and therefore try to call a Constitutional Convention, in order to make the Presidency more like a Mao dictatorship?
Is THAT the final goal here? Jeffery Immelt would LOVE it.
And Paul just gave us the biggest clue, that he’s an idiot. All he has to do is—– keep writing.