I'm not going to tell you I told you so.. although you know I could. And, I don't want to sound like Jude Law in the germ-disaster movie, Contagion, but the government is not telling us the whole truth about the Ebolas. Yes, Ebolas - plural.
- The first thing they're not telling us is that there are, possibly, three (3) types of Ebola. Maybe more.
- The second thing is that there may be, that's MAY BE, a 4 to 6 hour window in which the Ebola carrier IS infectious right before he exhibits any symptoms. To be fair, not all scientists agree, but this outbreak has everyone scratching their collective head.
- The third thing is that one of the Ebola virus types may be airborne - real scientists are working hard to find the answer to this.
- The fourth is that ALL viruses mutate. ALL. The answer we have today may not be the answer we need tomorrow.
- The fifth is that Ebola has the ability to combine with the Enterrovirus that's already here. Not that it WILL, but that it CAN.
Ebolas - plural.
What is so frustrating about all of these viruses we call Ebola is that we really only know very little about them, yet spokespeople for the government are making pronouncements that are far too confident - far too certain. In the national announcement, Dr. Tom Frieden of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said, "The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely throughout this country..." And, "the Titanic can never sink," too.
Look, if this were anybody else's CDC but Obama's - a non-political CDC - I'd believe everything they said. But they are, and I don't.
It may be entirely possible that, in the end, it won't be as bad as it could be. That would be wonderful. But this whole scene reminds me of a bad science fiction thriller. A bad science fiction thriller with a sad, cheesy ending.
WHAT REALLY MATTERS
As I said, when we heard him say it, it doesn't matter whether Eric Holder or Mickey Mouse is the head of the Obama Justice Department; whoever it is is going to be just as dedicated to screwing with the Constitution as Holder was. Obama hates the Constitution unless it says exactly what HE wants it to. If it doesn't, he'll ignore it. If it does, he'll make a speech full of Bovine Sedimentary platitudes.
And every Democrat and Independent Senator will bow to the majesty of Harry Reid and protect the new corrupter at DOJ and his puppeteer POTUS. That is, unless America rejects these frauds on November 4th. Is it possible that we should all agree, just this once, to ignore the divisive tactics of the Democrats which are causing Republican supporters to divide their loyalties. In most instances, most negative things you're hearing were, at least, dug up by Democrats.
I promise you, if we don't vote Republicans for Statewide offices - Senators, Congress, Governors - we will not get another chance. Democrats are dedicated to its headlong dive into fascism. And finally communism. If the Democrats hold the Senate at any time, over the next ten years, free markets, small business, and capitalism that made us great is finished. The old Russian KGB knew. They knew that what the Democrats are doing right now is what the Soviets hoped would happen.
Democrats aren't evil, not in the Gothic sense, even with Eric Holder as an example. But, Democrats don't have to be evil, just obedient and shortsighted. And boy, are they both.
WHITHER OR WHETHER THE WEATHER?
Something fascinating happened last week, something which almost nobody noticed. All but one of the TV and Radio weather prognosticators in our beloved state got it wrong for four consecutive days. Each day, they called for partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures (mid to upper 70's in Upstate to low 80's in the Lowcountry).
And what did we have? Cloudy - almost murky - and much cooler than predicted. Every day.
Of course you know why, but I just have to say it again. Most of our state weather people depend on something called the "GFS" long term forecast (up to 240 hours ahead.) The GFS is a computer program which is almost always wrong because it incorporates the paradigm of global warming. And while no paradigm works in any computer model ALL the time, the European, Japanese, and Chilean models are the most accurate, most of the time.
Weather and Climate forecasting is, indeed, an entertaining comedy, punctuated with
seriousness and hubris as a substitution for scientific information.
It's also true that the variables that happen in nature are too diverse that to get an absolutely accurate forecast at ANY time. I always get a tickle from those silly forecasters who say at such-and-such a time, it will be X-degrees.. as if we can tell what the sun or winds or evaporation or any of the thousands of variables will do, EXACTLY. Not gonna happen.
Now, we love our local weather pezzonovantes. And we do trust them to do the best they can. It's only when we hear one or two of them declare that Manmade Global Warming is real, that we have to say something. So, please, you weather dudes and dudettes don't do that anymore. OK? (If you are John Cessarich, please ignore this editorial, as it does not apply to you.)
ZERO HEDGE: GOLDMAN SACHS CONTROLS THE NEW YORK
FED: "THE SECRET TAPES"
ZERO HEDGE: You sort of knew that the regulators were more or less controlled by the banks. Now you know. The only reason you know is that one woman, Carmen Segarra, has been brave enough to fight the system. She has paid a great price to inform us all of the obvious. She has lost her job, undermined her career, and will no doubt also endure a lifetime of lawsuits and slander.
ZERO HEDGE: So what are you going to do about it? At this moment the Fed is probably telling itself that, like the financial crisis, this, too, will blow over. It shouldn't.
WHY ARE INVESTMENT INSTITUTIONS DESPERATE FOR THE
RETAIL (LITTLE GUY) INVESTOR TO COME BACK?
The long version is here, at zerohedge.com,
thanks to Tyler Durden.
Market's fixed. You want to be a pawn?
The short version is this: The big guys need chumps to sell their horribly
over-priced stocks to.
ANOTHER GEDANKEN- EXPERIMENT.
You may be asking yourself, "Why does Dick and other 'Conservatarians' think that
'No Boots On The Ground' is a bad idea?" Here's why:
Imagine you are a soldier. You have lots of time, money, and military material. You also
have a wonderful set of holes in the ground, in which you can hide with impunity. Your
enemy refuses to put troops into the fight and only bombs you. Every time he bombs,
you hide. And, he doesn't really take the time or people to find out where you really are or
how many of you there really are.
Even if he were able to take every single toy you have away from you, you are still there and
control the people and the territory where you are. How does the sheriff arrest the bad guy
if he can't put the cuffs on him? The answer is, HE DOESN'T.
Would that it were not illegal to slap the President in the face with a pig bladder! Barack
Obama is no Sheriff Bart. He's not even Gov. William J. Lepetomane.
Sheriff Bart and The Gov. The guy in the middle is Hedley Lamarr.. that's
Hedley. Clown administrations are really funny on the screen, but
never in reality. (Which is another reason why theatre and film can never be real).
Granted, this is a simplification, but taken in the larger life, this is
exactly the problem with this kind of war from the air. Unless Obama wants to nuke or
gas everybody in the Middle East, a sole air war never, never works. In the movie
Things to Come (1932), Wings Over the World didn't work until they sent in the troops.
Aha, then WE bomb and the troops in Syria - provided by Iran, by
the way - go in! We use our determined enemy to win our war? How disastrous does
this moronic idea get? It's already ridiculous. We're going to depend on Iran? IRAN?
But wait! There's more.. No country, in the history of the world,
has ever shown friendship or even mercy in the face of the enemy's weakness, except
these who have the gift of Free Will of the Christ of God as their ultimate source of
authority. Not Germany, not France, certainly not Spain or Italy, but our United States
of America a couple of Nordic States and the British Commonwealth. Why, in the name
of the Almighty, do we expect anyone to copy us?
There is no mercy in Islam except the mercy of slavery or profit.
Whatever peacefulness it ever exhibited in the past, it has none now. And no matter
how much we wish that it WERE so, being nice to Muslim countries is a waste of time.
The non-aggressive Muslim States are peopled by businessmen and want to grow rich
from us. The aggressive Muslim States just want us dead. Both understand strength,
Of course we should never have left Iraq. Of course Bush was right
(by that point). But do you think anyone in Syria or Iran or the whole of the Lavant gives
a tinker's dam? The only question they are wont to ask is, should we kill them or trade
with them? To them, everything else is irrelevant.
Is it any wonder that Americans are so furious with this clown
STUPID MILITARY IDEA SUPPORTERS.
Did you see Obama making his tiny speech on Thursday, dropping a firecracker? It was hardly a bomb. He said the U.S. that he will train the "Free Syrian" Militia. No boots on the ground, just strafing and bombing. No, he really did, once again telegraphing his plan of attack. He really should just shut up.
Yes, this Middle East mess is his fault. But the Democrats who put him there are at
fault.. and they're afraid you remember.
This time, though, I'm not going to blame him. Instead, I'm going to blame the complete ignoramuses who call themselves "progressives" and "Liberals" who support this embarrassment. Dudes! Dudettes! Why do you insist on perpetuating a cliché? People already know that Democrats haven't known how to fight a war since 1965. The best you people can point to, since then, is hurling missiles into empty tents on sand dunes. Kosovo? There are still troops there. STILL! And trust me, it's not the Generals or the men.. it's the Presidents who made the mistakes.
Democrats, who used to be intellectual and noble and brave are now liars and thieves and cowards. Shame on you. SHAME. ON. YOU.
BTW, it's GYRO [YIH-roe], not EURO.. sandwich, that is. One is a Greek sandwich, the other is a
dubious monetary unit. Somebody tell Arby's..
STUPID MILITARY IDEA # 6.
I'm going to write more about this, soon, but, for the record, I want to register my protest.
What President Obama is creating by sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa is the possibility
of 3,000 Ebola carriers. Armies kill people and break things. Armies do not play doctor or policemen
to bad medical policy.
Health officials are not telling the whole story abut Ebola, its consequences and its
abilities in spreading itself.
We have no idea what Ebola is actually capable of, especially, now that a form of
it has become airborne, and current research cannot verify that after "healing," patients may still
be carriers. And in any case, does ANYONE actually believe this President when he says ANYTHING?
NOT LIKE IRAQ.. OR NOT.. OR..
As Obama sits at his desk as Lyndon Johnson did, picking bombing sites like a six year old with his toy plastic soldiers, his people went on television saying "Yes, it IS a war with ISIL (ISIS, IS), but it's not going to be like Iraq."
JFK tries to get LBJ's attention while Johnson is flipping off someone at the 1960 Democrat Convention.
One has to laugh to keep from crying. The war with ISIS will not be like Iraq? Really? You mean we win, and have a feckless president snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Or, we'll lose from the outset? Sweet Jesus! How worthless are these chickenfurters?!
I can't help thinking of the late South Carolina native, Bill Westmoreland, General of the Army, whom I got to know fairly well in the mid '80s. We often spoke abut the fighting in Vietnam, being hamstrung by two worthless Presidents, and then being blamed for the failures CAUSED by both socialists. Still, he almost won the Vietnam war, and might have, had it not been for the misguided foreign policy of Johnson and Nixon, and the monolithic fabrications of Dan Rather and his fellow travelers at ABC and NBC.
NOV. 5th IS YOUR CHANCE
In a month and a half, you're going to have a choice: Sit on your butt,
and let somebody else decide that you should continue suffering under the most destructive law since
slavery, or vote for someone who will end Obamacare.
There is NO, repeat NO Democrat who will free us from this wickedness.
Democrats think evil is good and that vice is versa. South Carolina Democrats still
can't figure out why our citizens don't want to be socialists, much less fascists. Fortunately, for the
Democrat Senate candidate, I don't even know its name. (I say, "its" because Democrats don't
distinguish between genders.)
Think about it - The Obama administration allows "rescue" signs to be put up on our SOUTHERN border
in English, Spanish, and CHINESE! Now, why would they do that?...... Whyever, indeed.
Now, Lindsey Graham has been in Congress, House and Senate, so long that he
has peeved everyone in the state, at least once. But no-one - NO. ONE. - can say he does not
have our military in mind and its importance to America's defense, and recent events have again proven
that America's defense is the most important issue. Always.
Independent Thomas Ravenel was thrown to the dogs by Elite State Republicans
and envious Democrats after he shared cocaine with his friends. They could not find anybody in the state to
do their dirty work, but Obama's dirty workers were just giddy with the knowledge that they could
hang one on a powerful Republican. So, fine, they chased a good man out of the State GOP. And
T-Rav, as he is known by his younger supporters, IS a good man.
And that's the problem.
Were we in a pre-9/11 world, we could follow Thomas into isolation. As you
all know, I wanted simply to carpet-bomb the Afghanistan mountains with Bunkerbusters and
Daisycutters, and/or send in a Clancy-type Delta Group, kidnap and execute everybody
involved. But we're not. We ARE where we are, and we can't trust our legacy of victory in
the middle east to Democrats who are desperately trying to turn the Arabia and the Lavant
into another Vietnam. With a Republican Congress, Obama's political cowardice can be
counterbalanced by, at least, 80% .
If recent events have not convinced us, sheer logic should convince us that
we cannot afford to be isolationists. If Ravenel says that he would
support a strong military presence in the Middle East, he would have a better chance of winning,
But he won't. He doesn't believe in it. And now that Graham has been effectively shriven
from his amnesty position, a great many people who were uncomfortable with him, are now getting
Still, as long as we vote for either Thomas or Lindsey, a runoff would decide, and
we would get a conservative, either way. But more importantly, we must vote.
Vote for your future, if you want to have one.
THE WOOLY BULLY IS REALLY JUST A CHICKENFURTER
Do I really have to tell you what I think about the President's egg-sucking speech? OK,
it was an egg-sucking speech. Looked great on TV, but on radio, its stupidity and shallowness shone forth.
But anyone who was not there just to get a thrill up his (or her) leg, got irrefutable
evidence that Barack Hussein Obama is a bully.
I wrote, before, about how Obama was being perceived as a bully. Since then, I have
been very careful to read and investigate both sides in order to see if the growing perception had any basis
in truth. Wednesday night, we got the evidence that we were waiting for. Oh, not the phony almost-tear
in the eye nor the fully Clintonian catch in the throat. No, as Yogi Berra might say, "He got caught with his
argument's pants down."
By delivering a speech, Obama has definitively shown that he has only words with which to try
to bully our enemies. If you've read any of the scientific articles on boy bullies and bullying, you know that deep, beneath
the threatening faces and actions, lies the soul of a scared little boy who has been found out. Nobody, especially
not our dedicated enemies believes that Obama will deliver on any of his threats. All real war authorities
agree that you cannot win with just air power. Now, full battle tank battalions with infantry cleanup - THAT's
another thing. Those and air power can win pretty much anything.
A true bully is like the R&B/R&R song - "Wooly-Bully" - all promise, the same beat with no
change, and disappointing delivery.
We know the behaviors of a bully. Match them with those erratic foreign policy behaviors of
Obama. There is no doubt that Obama is a bully. Now he is revealing himself as a coward: He threatens and lets
other people do his fighting. What in God's name are we supposed to do when ISIS has had enough of our BS
foreign policy? Hell, the President won't even call it a war!
When a bully is shown up, the coward in him runs away or betrays the people who have been
fighting for him. The problem is that the world is no playground, and the playground bully cannot run away.
But what do you expect from a bully who has been exposed as a coward‽ Go into your closet,
close the door, and reason with the Lord of all Creation to remove whatever barrier which keeps the faith-keepers
ardent and faithful to the constitution.
"..THE GATES OF HELL, IF NEED BE..."
Not much to say, except that I'd realy like to sue the President for wasting my
time, this weekend and Wednesday night. However, I WOULD like to thank VP Biden for saying the funniest and truest thing I've
heard him say for months.
As he was speaking to a crowd the other day, he said that he and the President would
chase the terrorists to the Gates of Hell. I figured that would be fairly easy, seeing that those
"Gates" are the back doors of the White House.
Thank you Joe!
ONE MORE TIME, WITH FEELING
Let's pretend that someone has followed every idea that we've talked about,
when it comes to the economy, since 2004, when we first started this amazing experiment in "citizen
journalism" (well, that's what some people call it.) And let's pretend that this same person
has an amazing ability to stay focused, so that he avoids the distractions which every other American,
including the so-called economic geniuses, have fallen err to.
Assuming that there WAS such a person, he could draw a straight line
from the 2007 stupidity of Democrat Congress and Federal Reserve (the Fed), to the even more recent stupidity
of the Administration's increase in economic follies.
- † In the beginning: Democrats, who thought they were God, created the Federal reserve.
- • The FED borrows money from American Citizens, without their permission.
- • Americans must pay back the money through their taxes.
- • Currently, Americans owe more than 17 Trillion dollars to even up the FED's books.
- • The Fed gives this made-up money to THE BANKS who cover shorts THE BANKS
created by making bad loans.
- • The FED has not regulated THE BANKS to make sure they are making loans, since
the beginning of the Obama administration
- • THE BANKS, instead, buy stocks in the open market to make it seem as if the
economy is roaring. They do this with the full knowledge of the Obama administration.
- † Democrats, who thought they were economic geniuses, encouraged banks to take over 4 Trillion dollars in bad loans in 2007.
- • Bush could not get the Democrat Congress to do an audit of the FED who was supplying
- • The banks failed in 2008.
- • They're doing it again.
- † The Obama Administration changes the "economic success ratio" of America from the
Gross National Product to the Gross Domestic
- • The stock market is a large part of the GDP and not such a large part of the GNP
- • There are now 6 different levels of success ratios which creates great confusion.
Here's our old friend, Washington, going crazy over the economy. Again.
- † The Obama Administration changes the reported employment figures
- • This allows the Obama Administration to change the reporting the number of people
actually working with the ratio of full-time workers.
- • There are now 6 different levels of employment which creates great confusion.
- • A cursory look makes the economy look better than it really is.
- • This also hides the number of people on various welfare programs (non-Social
Security, non-Medicare), which, of course, are paid for by the taxpayers.
- † Increased Minimum Wage will increase all Union workers' pay, not just fast food
- • Takes money out of the economy by ending some jobs.
- • Increases prices - more inflation pressure.
- † The Obama Administration and a Democrat Congress pass the onerous, worthless,
and unfortunately named Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.
- • The average American now has to take money out of the economy to pay for
ridiculously expensive health insurance.
- † The Obama Administration cajoles the FED into the breathtaking procedure of
Quantitative Easing - just printing valueless money with practically no interest.
- • The price of Oil is completely linked to the price of Gasoline, both of which soar.
- • Futures on most commodities increase 20% average per year for 5 years.
- • Gold and silver surge 40% before banks are encouraged to sell their precious metals -
the price sinks to artificially low levels by 2014.
- † Requests to audit the FED are called "foolish."
- † Requests to see the gold in Fort Knox is universally refused.
- † Harry Reid refuses to pass any of 140 pieces of legislation passed by the House.
- † The volume on the stock market dwindles to historically low ratios.
- • All but a few stock purchases are by THE BANKS.
- • Small investors continue to stay away as the markets fluctuate radically,
driven by THE BANKS' computers.
- † Business taxes remain the highest among 1st world countries
∴ Increased taxes, the loss of jobs, people on fixed incomes becoming
poorer, and unrecognized inflation, added to increased regulation from the EPA, onerously expensive
health insurance, the increase of illegal aliens swelling the welfare rolls, the hostility of the Obama
Administration to any truth which paints it in a bad light (which is a lot) have caused money to
disappear from the American Economy in amounts not even equalled by the Great Depression and
a country-wide feeling of mistrust and hopelessness.
These errors in judgment are not the fault of ANY Republican, and
the economy is not going to hell, it IS in hell.
IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A COWARD?
Merriam Webster defines a coward as "..one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity; someone who
is too afraid to do what is right or expected — 'coward' adjective "
Is President Obama a coward? or does he just ACT like a coward?
Considering the cutting results of his foreign policy, what difference does it really make?
READY, SET, GO!
I love a parade! Don't you? Apparently, so does
almost every one running for a statewide public office. And the Annual Labor Day Parade
in Chapin has been the place to be, if it's an election year. Try to guess why Graham and
Haley didn't show up. My guess is that no incumbent likes to get booed.
Tom Ervin, Conservative Republican Independent candidate for Governor, whose popularity is growing,
hit the streets with the help of students from Spring Hill High.
Here's a look, courtesy of
The State Newspaper.