Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Public Debt and the Peril of Obamacare, Despite crappy economy Obama guaranteed winner in 2012, Obama: Maybe you should pay more attention, Romney Silent Over Debt Talks, What is this "planking" bullshit?

Public Debt and the Peril of Obamacare
Via Blog Rogue Operator

The political opposition to nationalized healthcare within Congress is conspicuous by its absence. Despite the presence of widespread and deep public opposition to “Obamacare,” many politicians are pretending like the upcoming election is not a referendum in some aspects on big government power-grabs like nationalized healthcare.

A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted on July 4th, 2011 found that “53% of Likely Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, while 39% at least somewhat oppose it. This includes 40% who Strongly Favor repeal and 29% who are Strongly Opposed.”
Despite this level of public opposition, politicians are tending not to run on the repeal of Obamacare. Part of the explanation for this disturbing state of affairs lay in Congress’ exemption of itself from inclusion in the healthcare system that it would legislatively impose on the citizenry at large. President Obama’s waivers for mandated healthcare coverage continues the trend of the political class issuing arbitrary exemptions from this law.

Obama Aide David Plouffe: Forget Economic Misery, Voters Will Follow Their Hearts
By Rachel Marsden
Well, America, you can relax now. The Obama administration would like you to know that unemployment won’t be a factor in your 2012 presidential voting decision—at least if you take the word of top Obama adviser David Plouffe, who’s making the big bucks specifically to be considered credible enough to speak on his boss’s behalf as “senior adviser.”

Plouffe told Bloomberg news: “The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP [gross domestic product] or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers. People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the President makes decisions based on me and my family?’ "

In other words, Plouffe is suggesting that despite employment rising back up to 9.2% after dropping below 9% in March, and consumer confidence crashing again this month after a recent uptick—perhaps when you start getting the credit card statements for your “consumer confidence uptick spree”—you’re not going to pay attention to any of it, because it won’t jibe with what’s in your heart. And in your heart will be Obama, who cares about you and your loved ones.

Obama: Maybe you should pay more attention
Via Greg Hengler, Barack Obama had a message for the 69% who oppose an increase in the debt ceiling: pay attention. In response to a question from CBS’ Chip Reid, Obama said that those Americans aren’t paying attention, and insinuated that pollsters may be bamboozling survey respondents by asking trick questions anyway.

Bill Maher Equates Republican Thinking To Casey Anthony Verdict
In what is probably the most ingenuous political metaphor ever said on national television, “Real Time” host Bill Maher equated Republican thinking to the Casey Anthony verdict.

“Yes, Republican base, you are just like that jury. It is pathetically clear who is killing the middle class, but you keep letting them get away with murder,” Maher lashed out.

“If you’re a working-class American who still votes Republican then you don’t get to bitch about that verdict.”

Bachmann: Who needs executive experience if it means more big government?
Bachmann said executive experience doesn’t matter if it comes with “more of the same big government as usual.”
“This election will be about quite simply, who can lead that restructuring effort,” Bachmann said, referring to turning around the economy and working to repeal the federal health care reform law.
“Executive experience in government is one thing, but not when it comes to a promise of more of the same big government as usual,” she continued.

Romney Silent Over Debt Talks
Republican presidential candidates have used the debate over raising the nation's borrowing limit to score points with conservative voters and insert their views into Washington's thorniest political dispute.

But Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, has taken a subtler tack, avoiding the issue of the debt ceiling as he presses a more general assault on President Barack Obama's economic record. That has attracted the attention of his GOP challengers, who have begun to accuse him of ducking the most vital issue of the campaign so far.

Xzibit Planking Racist

Baylor’s Griffin Furthers Planking Craze

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and More Criticized for Ignorance Over Planking

Does Planking Have Its Roots In Slavery?

Have you ever felt the urge to "plank" something?

While it started out as an Internet stunt -- "planking" has become this year's craze -- inspiring intrepid, amateur stunt men and women lying with their face down, usually in a public place and then posting the photos to the web (preferably Twitter).

And it's
not just something the kids are doing. It's been a worldwide meme that's been a viral phenomenon since at least this spring, with the widely publicized death of a 20-year-old who fell off a balcony trying to take a picture of himself planking.

But now, the concept of planking is becoming more and more visible in references made on Twitter by members of the hip-hop community.

Within the black community, some of the photos are arguably horrendous. One shows a woman with her head in a toilet bowl, hands to the side, feet against the wall. Others show people in sexual positions. Body outstretched on a stool.

The rules of planking require you to keep your body in a straight position with your hands to the side, face down. A humiliating pose to say the least.

Folks I swear I post often about how fucked up our society is and how this generation of young people are some of the most retarded fucks I have ever seen.

I understand how each generation embrace fads and various silly shit all in the name of fun. While scanning the net for socially and politically relevant stuff things that are of some importance I come across this “planking” shit.
As of roughly 2:00p CDT I had not heard of the term planking and after reading several article on this ridiculously retarded fad I almost wish I was still ignorant of the practice.

I swear to God folks after seeing this stupid shit I am more convinced than ever that society is going down the tubes faster than an arrowdynamic turd flowing down the drain.

I am stunned and amazed at how I bet some dude got high at a party and did this while brainless minions equally high joined in.

I’m sorry for repeating, but I will keep repeating until God almighty or some other creature or large rock from above slams down on this mentally decaying planet and ends this madness. We are fucked, we are so fucked it is not funny.
Here we are in the middle of a budget crisis, individual state budget crisis everywhere, runaway unemployment, wars, drug wars, niggas are dropping out of school faster that we can count them and fool ass young folks are sucking face with the ground, stairway or on the sides of building all in the name of trendy fun.

Folks I think I’m a pretty reasonable dude and modestly intelligent and I am hardly a prude, but I am worried for this country, for our society and for humanity.
The same mindset that makes someone like Casey Anthony kill her kid so she can party with her friends or some other clueless fuck leaving their kid in a hot car on a summer day we are witnessing devolution in the truest sense.

Technology has made us more dependent, helpless and society has lost the ability to process basic logic. We pay little or no attention to the world around us oblivious to the decaying infrastructure.

Some of you might think, c’mon Gaius get a grip is it really that bad… I sincerely believe it is that bad.

I swear I don’t want to have such a pessimistic tone regarding society but after millions of people voted for a man they knew little or nothing about all because he promised hope while others voted for him simply based on his skin shading we can’t place great value on society as a whole because it is clear we don’t value ourselves.

In recent weeks I have prayed more than I have ever prayed before in my life. I’m not even 100 percent sure who or what I am praying too, but I figure it can’t hurt.
Society and the world around us are in crisis mode and we all better do our part to stem the tide of societal decay.

At this moment my angst is this planking shit, tomorrow it might be bird licking, or feces massages.
I want to get back to feeling good about the world around me. I need it, hell we all need it.

I’ll pray on it and get back to you.

Peace, Gaius

1 comment:

Inspector Clouseau said...

During the last Presidential election, CSpan2 Book TV aired a program where the author discussed the results of his or her research, which suggested that something like 5-10% of Democrats , and 5-10% of Republicans, essentially debated and defined the ideological constructs of each party. The point was that the vast, vast, vast majority of the citizens of this country have their lives dictated by the most active and vocal members of society, who also happen to be more privileged .

I strongly suspect that the same thing is occurring with the debt ceiling debate. The debate is not really about the debt ceiling per se, but rather a very deep, long-standing debate about the role and size of government. It’s never been resolved, and never will be resolved in our representative democracy. However, in the mean time, the regular folks in our society run the risk of being irreparably damaged. The elites (the upper and upper middle socio-economic classes) on each side of the fence have theirs, their corporate contributions, decent jobs and income, and will fare just fine economically. It’s the ordinary citizens (lower middle socio-economic class) who will most likely get screwed, no matter which side ultimately prevails in the short term.