Sunday, September 28, 2008

Clear Message My Eye

Obfuscation is a high art in the disgraceful realm of political machinations.  The ongoing financial shenanigans are not an exception.

Here is a slight excerpt from a piece purporting to report on an alleged “deal,” conceived by the country’s professional jobholders, which will supposedly miraculously solve the financial difficulties currently afflicting financial markets.

Top U.S. policymakers emerged from hours of tense negotiations with a clear message just after midnight on Sunday morning:...

And what is this “clear message?”

A deal to bail out U.S. financial markets has been agreed on and all that remains to be done is to commit the legislation to paper.

This is not a clear mesage in any way, shape or form.  Until such a “deal” has been put down on paper, with i’s dotted and t’s crossed, it remains simply verbal spewings meant to soothe, and is hearsay.

Lawmakers Reach Tentative Bailout Deal

Posted by John Venlet on 09/28 at 11:22 AM
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Nuanced View, I Guess

Though I consider both sex offenders, as defined by the law, and sheep sodimizers as equally reprehensible, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a sheep sodimizer is not a sex offender.

A Calhoun County man who sodomized a sheep will not have to register as a sex offender because the sheep cannot be considered a victim of sexual assault under Michigan law, a court ruled this week.

The sheep sodimizer, one Jeffrey Scott Haynes, I presume, is grateful not to be labeled as a sex offender and to be free of the onerous registration requirements of a sex offender.  Presumably, Mr. Haynes does not feel encumbered by being labeled as a sheep sodimizer.

Go figure.

Judges: Sheep sex doesn’t make man a sex offender

Posted by John Venlet on 09/28 at 09:39 AM
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Who Wants Candy?  I Do!  I Do!

As the nationalization of the financial services industry heedlessly stampedes onward, crushing not only the living but also those yet unborn, courtesy of years of foolishness when subprime lending was peddled as sound investment strategy, certain activities, in this case short selling of financial stocks, are deemed by the state as counterproductive to the nationalization effort.

Unfortunately, the state, in its all knowing strangling benevolence, has not curtailed the short selling of all financial stocks and now the rest of the children want in to.

Amex, GE and others may seek to be on short-seller ban list

Who wants candy?  I do!  I do!

Posted by John Venlet on 09/19 at 04:51 PM
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The American Devolution

America, led by professional jobholders such as Joe Biden et al, has turned its back on its historic roots of independence.

When individuals such as Biden have the audacity to stand up and proclaim

“...that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans…,”

and more voices applaud such a statement, rather than condemn it, total subugation of “we the people” is not too distant in the future.

Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act

Posted by John Venlet on 09/19 at 08:44 AM
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