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Saturday, October 08, 2011

American Fall

Ever the original, creative thinkers, some numbnut knotheads in the media have recently taken to calling the Occupy This That and the Other Thing Protests the American Spring.

They need a good calender.

Fortunately, the moniker seems not to have taken because they are no such thing.

They are a desperate attempt by a liberal, corrupt neo-socialist administration to circle the wagons, to build a wall around themselves, to distract & deflect We the People from the spectacle of a President and government in full crash and burn.

Nothing to see here, folks, the wings are aflame but don't panic, just flap your arms so we can keep this thing in the air.

The true big stories du jour are getting perfunctory coverage from most of the media. They are more concerned with Cain being a black man who is racist against black men, Romney belonging to a religion they've proclaimed a cult, what did Rick Perry know about a Rock named Niggerhead (oh my!) and when did he paint it. And will Chris or won't Chris, will Sarah or won't Sarah. And will they together or not. (no, no and shudder at the thought)

Go ahead, ask your average newswatcher about Eric Holder and Fast & Furious/Gunwalker, a scandal arguably much worse than Watergate and by leaps and bounds far more dangerous and deadly.

Or Solyndra.

Or the situations in Portugal Italy Ireland Greece and Spain.

Or probably the biggest story, the spiral & plunge of the American economy.

What they're being told is unemployment is holding at 9.1%. Not good but not getting worse.

Some jobs were added in September. Not as many as we need but some so the recovery is sluggish but still recovering.

The truth is uglier.

They're saying 137,000 jobs added

BUT

That includes 46,000 striking Verison workers who went back to work

Plus the temp workers hired for Christmas

Plus the mysterious "seasonally adjusted workers"

AND, to make last month's "no jobs added" look better they subtracted the striking Verison workers because they were unemployed voluntarily.

But left them in as added jobs this month.

The majority of people hired were actually part time unemployed hired for Christmas. Not permanent long term jobs.

As a former numbers manipulator in another industry I'm telling you they can make the numbers say whatever they want them to say.

But if this is the best they can do through manipulation, how long do you think it's going to take to get 20,000,000 people back to work for real?

I have come to believe the true un(der)employment number is closer to 20-25%.

Because IF the unemployment has stagnated at 9.1% (officially) or higher for so long now

AND

very few jobs are added month after month

AND

every week the new u.c. filings are above 400,000

THEN

since we're not adding jobs BUT we're adding new unemployed AND the official percent remains the same THEN that means more and more unemployed ARE NO LONGER BEING COUNTED.

The 99ers are starting to stack up.

And I've already discussed how that will affect America.

But the media wants to discuss the protests in New York and Seattle and Los Angeles and Portland where a bunch of wannabe hippies have too much time on their hands and too much money in their pockets for protestors (Ipods and pads and phones aren't cheap, y'know).

Wannabe hippies who shit on police cars in New York and spray paint Burn This Bank on the walls in Los Angeles. Who gather enmasse to block the Brooklyn Bridge.

Wannabe hippies being financed by and injected with Union Muscle.

Once upon a time in America, being Union meant you were blue collar and implied that you were hardworking and unabashedly pro-American.

And you would never have countenanced the kind of nonsense going on now.

In fact you would probably have been happy to bash some hippie heads.

But I digress.

Today the AFL-CIO and SEIU goons are being used to stir up the protests, to push anti-establishment and anti-capitalist agendas (at least as far as I can tell, most of these wannabe hippies haven't really made clear what their knickers in a twist about).

All with a wink and a nod from the administration.

All breathlessly reported and fellated at the media glory hole.

I hope the Chris Matthews, Martin Bashirs, Rachel Maddows and Lawrence O'Donnells are on the scene to report when, not if but when, these protests turn violent.

Will they still think this so wonderful and sexy when they get an iron pipe across the small of the back or a police baton upside the head? (yeah, well. screw your new civility). When the news van is smashed and headquarters is burning.

Because that is what is being pushed here. Sooner or later, with the backing of Union muscle and tacit approval of the administration, words will morph into action.

We've seen it in the austerity protests in France and England and Greece. There is absolutely no reason to believe it can't, it won't, happen here.

And while all this is going on the American Economy, already in a recession/depression, will collapse and crater.

Because of a President who wants to lecture instead of lead. Who is as guilty of cronyism as any who have occupied the Oval Office. Who is in above is head and would rather someone hold him up than bail the water himself.

Because of Congress's intractable gridlock on partisan lines over what to do and how to do it. The only thing they can agree on is blaming the other side and it's time for another recess.

Meanwhile more and more Americans suffer. Have to decide whether to buy groceries or pay the oil bill. Who can't decide whether they should knock off the liquor store to buy gas or hold up the gas station to buy booze.

Perhaps we should start dispensing the Bowie knives. Then lock all the politicians and protestors and banksters together in a a darkened room and, well, you know the rest.

It isn't our American Spring.

It is our American Fall.

I'll think about Spring if we make it through the coming long hard Winter.

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8 Comments:

Blogger SamenoKami said...

MR, what are you doing w/that Threeper flag? It's not well known outside of certain gun blogs.
Nice.
III

Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:18:00 am  
Blogger midnight rider said...

Ah, always nice to find a fellow three percenter.

Threeper attitudes are not limited to gunners but it is true that is where you are most likely to find them.

It's the Tea Party meets The Founders on steroids.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:43:00 am  
Blogger Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Indeed! I was pleasantly surprised to see the III here!

I'll try to keep this short because I need to get back to creating fashionable tinfoil hats ;) but...

I'm sure you're aware that NC governor Bev Perdue made comments a week or so ago about suspending elections (and she was not kidding).

Suspending elections? Here? Impossible, most people would say... but it got me thinking about how would it be possible for them to suspend elections?

Now I understand why Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and others like them are encouraging the Occupy groups. If/when the crowds get (more) violent and that violence spreads, they can declare martial law.

Bingo. No elections.

Count me among the three.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:16:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Great post, MR. Stellar writing. IBA strikes again. Some good stuff here from us inbred people who get angry whenever Muslims fart in the elevator.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:17:00 am  
Blogger SamenoKami said...

Pasto, I get angry when anyone farts in the elevator.
Muslim or not.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:26:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, speaking about muslims farting in elevators, the elevating rhetoric from Occupy Wall Street reached a new level today. An Egyptian veteran of the Arab Spring in Cairo gave a keynote address in NYC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=caQmJ6kASaw
Listen and cringe as those drones repeat each sentence Muhammad utters.

Is it any surprise that an effigy of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s bloody severed head on a pike was paraded around for protestors to cheer?

Wonder how/if CBS News reporter Lara Logan will characterize the OWS metastasizing rhetoric, given the involvement of an Egyptian from Cairo, named Muhammad giving the keynote address. Lara Logan fully experienced the chaos of the Arab Spring. http://tinyurl.com/3f799by
Is that really what our msm wants to encourage?

Glenn Beck expressed concern on his radio program about rumors of a violent attack on Wall Street next week http://tinyurl.com/3hhb9zc
Quote: "Van Jones has said some spectacular things, saying October would be remembered for the Progressive movement, that it is game changing - what is happening this month."

Lest we also forget that earlier this week we read about the threat to 'Erase' the NYSE on Oct. 10th.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:28:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

MR: Sooner or later, with the backing of Union muscle and tacit approval of the administration, words will morph into action.

If that action occurs on a large enough scale, elections could be suspended.

BUT

It's not October 2012. It's October 2011.

The timing is off!

For the moment.

I think that we all know that a devastating enemy (terrorist) attack would either (1) result in suspended elections or (2) sweep Obama into office again. Americans do not like to change leaders during times of threat.

Meanwhile, nothing good is happening with the American economy, no real recovery afoot.

For me, this sounds alarm bells, and I know the truth of the statements:

Go ahead, ask your average newswatcher about Eric Holder and Fast & Furious/Gunwalker, a scandal arguably much worse than Watergate and by leaps and bounds far more dangerous and deadly.

Or Solyndra.

Or the situations in Portugal Italy Ireland Greece and Spain.

Or probably the biggest story, the spiral & plunge of the American economy.

What they're being told is unemployment is holding at 9.1%. Not good but not getting worse.


My nearly-50 cousin who works for the automotive-insurance industry has kept her job and WILL NOT HEAR any news contrary to what she manages to glean during her 60-hour work week or a single negative word about Obama. She will vote for Obama again. Believe me, there are a lot of people out there like my cousin -- and she's not a dyed-in-the-wool Dem, either. She's an Independent.

We must remember that we in the blogosphere -- and other news hounds who peruse the web by reading sites other than the mainstream news -- are putting together 2+2. In my dejected view, I conclude that too many Americans (voters) remain ignorant of just what the Obama administration has wrought -- and will ramp up even more if he is re-elected.

And one more thing....The Dems won in this week's special election in West Virginia. Not a good sign, not at all.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Unemployed (still on the books, that is) + underemployed = 16.5% up.4%.

% of unemployed now without work for >6 months, 44.9% highest since the 30's... and worse still anyone who is no longer reporting to the system (everyone whose benefits have expired) are not even counted.

Sunday, October 09, 2011 5:53:00 pm  

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