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Journal: The Second Coming 3

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

  -- WB Yeats

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Journal: Cramer vs. White House - Round 2 8

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As you may know, Cramer is an exuberant talking head and host of Mad Money -- an investor advice program which mixes Cramer's monologues with viewer call-ins and responses. Recently, the White House called him out at a press conference and told him he didn't know what he was talking about when he criticized the Obama budget as the "biggest wealth destruction by a president". This is his response:

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/news/cramer-my-response-white-house

Seems the Obama Enemies List is accumulating some rather well-liked and respected members of the media, who have huge audiences in their sectors of interest. (First, and very publicly, Rush Limbaugh, and now, also very publicly, Jim Cramer.) They're making a practice of confronting every negative comment in the media by loudly attacking the speaker instead of the message. The joke is that they're doing this in front of a lot of intelligent, well-educated audience members. Face it, these guys aren't Jerry Springer, watched by the bobbleheads of society. They're the thinking classes, the monied classes, and the classes with something to lose if Obama messes up.

Sounds like maybe Mister Obama isn't as politically savvy as he thinks. I wonder where he'll get those huge campaign contributions when the rich Democrats in New York and Hollywood are selling off their mansions they can no longer pay for? The joke of all this is that the Democratic party now incorporates more wealthy members of society than does the Republican party. He thinks he's hurting Republicans by doing all this, but in reality, it's fellow Dems who will suffer, and by extension, his campaign in 4 years.

As much as they called Bush stupid, he never shot himself in the foot on so many occasions in so short a period.

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Journal: Socialism at its finest

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Sometimes asinine behavior is easier to see when it's at arm's length:

Exhibit A

When it starts happening here, don't say you haven't been warned. Here's this guy talking about how these companies want to "ride roughshod" over the people, and it's he who's riding roughshod over the producers, mandating that they sell at a loss. How that makes sense to anyone I don't know. Just wait until Big O tries to talk us into it. I wonder how many Screaming Ninnies will be backing him up. Can't wait to see how Stewart and Colbert skewer anyone who thinks this type of policy is a bad idea. Can't wait to see how much mister Thrill-Up-My-Leg Mathews and Scream-Til-It's-True Olberman drill this into their numbskull audiences until they drool their way to the polls to vote in favor of economic destruction.

But what I really can't wait to see is how they try to push off the blame to someone else. They talk about how conservative policy is a "failed policy" when it was socialism and greed that got us into this mess.

Push God out of your life then complain when people act unethically. Good, geniuses.

Tax the only people left who have a little money in their pockets until no one has enough to start or maintain a business, and then complain that the economy is in the shitter. Good, geniuses.

Well, the liberal machine has outdone itself. Now they're the ones in the driver's seat, and they'll only be able to blame Bush for so long before people start blaming them for not fixing it. Things are so unbalanced now that when they look for someone to blame, there will be no one except themselves.

Good, geniuses.

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson

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