So, I did not get any posting done.
Time for another look at the past to see same old same old is real.
Yep, some review to emphasize that stale BAU is still at work:
Today Barak Obama convinced me completely!
He made a pronouncement that drilling for oil in the waters near the coast of the Atlantic and other places is the right thing to do.
In effect, Sarah Palin and the oil barons are right he said, reversing yet another campaign talking point made not long ago.
Offshore drilling has been banned in those areas for decades, but is coming to an end, even though he said he would not do that when he asked for our votes.
Obama made this announcement in front of a jet fighter at a military base that "is going green".
That is, the military will begin to run on biofuel, yes, half of MOMCOM's super weapons will have gone green within ten years Obama said.
Then he praised the military for its leadership in environmental foresight.
That absolutely convinced me that he has absolutely no clue, yet he is one of the smarter people in government, in terms of academic achievement.
What can one say about the institutionalization of abject dementia?
All I can say at the moment is that I feel very sad for him, and for all of us, if that is the best we can do as a society.
One movie calls it The Age of Stupid, another calls it The Criminally Insane Epoch, while other scientists call it inevitable:
"I see it with everybody. People just want to go on doing what they're doing. They want business as usual. They say, 'Oh yes, there's going to be a problem up ahead,' but they don't want to change anything."(Enjoy Life While You Can). What government official can "enjoy life" when it is death, not life, that official's policy is bringing; when there is little to no doubt that we have entered the last age or epoch of the governments of the human species?
Lovelock believes global warming is now irreversible, and that nothing can prevent large parts of the planet becoming too hot to inhabit, or sinking underwater, resulting in mass migration, famine and epidemics.
While they exclaim that their number one mission is the security of the populace, they bring us ever closer to the brink, ever closer to the midnight of human existence.
And they do it thinking they are wise, yes, they fancy themselves as being wise for seeing human extinction approaching, but doing nothing about it.
It was a vague term that was not fully understood until his son became president and the economy collapsed.
The Bush II belief was that holy wars started by the High Priest In Chief were cost free.
They were not made part of budget numbers so that the Bush II regime could play deceit games with the public, telling them all is well with the economy.
If fact, their presidential candidate running to replace Bush II, McCain, infamously said "the economy is fundamentally sound" up until the time it crashed around him, along with his presidential aspirations.
Where is the U.S. economy that was once here when the Bush II regime took over, yes, where has it gone, where did the Bush II regime ship it off to?
The answer is that it has been shipped to Afghanistan, Iraq, and a couple hundred other countries where we dump trillions on military bases designed during a past epoch that has faded into historical insignificance.
The wars are not free, in fact they are the most costly imaginable voodoo economical and political disaster:
The article added about Karzai: “ ‘He has developed a complete theory of American power,’ said an Afghan who attended the lunch and who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. ‘He believes that America is trying to dominate the region, and that he is the only one who can stand up to them.’ ”(NY Times). The wars have taken out jobs, homes, health care coverage, and sent many Americans to the bankruptcy courts.
That is what we’re getting for risking thousands of U.S. soldiers and having spent $200 billion already. This news is a flashing red light, warning that the Obama team is violating at least three cardinal rules of Middle East diplomacy.
These wars are not done with us yet, because now about half of our commercial real estate mortgages are going down this year:
By the end of 2010, about half of all commercial real estate mortgages will be underwater, said Elizabeth Warren, chairperson of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, in a wide-ranging interview on Monday.(CNBC). The wars won't be done with us until we are done with them.
Bring the economy back home, then watch the soldiers, the plunder barons, and the contractors hurriedly follow.