So much ignorance


There are those who will dismiss this as yet another Obama bashing rant, but unlike Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans he leads I really would like Obama to succeed.

I understand Rush.  I am hyper partisan.  I never accepted W as my president even during the smoking pile nobody could have anticipated bin laden determined to attack in the US bullhorn bullshit 95% of YOU! you willfully ignorant accessories to war crimes times you thought he was the bees knees.

I want to grind your nose in your tortures and murders, your common thefts and lies and pederasty and perversion that you accepted by your complicity.  Up against the wall motherfuckers.  Were I not fundamentally opposed to the death penalty you might hope to provoke me to a quicker relief from your shame and degradation than the lifetime in Spandau I think your pissy pants craven cowardice and oathbreaking deserve.

Obama has never been a liberal.  The DLC assumed he was one of theirs until he disavowed them.

The reason progressive Democrats deluded themselves is that Obama was consistently anti-Iraq.  For them the real game is whether we meet the 16 month deadline and the Odierno – Petraeus – McArthur axis are doing what they can to impede it.  No nukes in Korea.  Get the troops out or find another job.

Frankly if he satisfies that minimum requirement Obama need fear no challenge from the left, for the most part they will be co-opted.  Those of us who care about little things like the Geneva Convention and the Magna Carta and the US Constitution can hope they get carried along on the tide but…

We are the 5%ers and proud of it.

Still who knows?  The level of ignorance about simple dimple economics astounds me.

These Chicago School Free Market Fundamentalists, these Randian Hard On Libertarians, these Friedmanite (Milton and Thomas) Monitarist Morans refuse to recognize that we have efficiented ourselves out of business.  We don’t make anything except conmen who will sell you a lump of wood and call it nutmeg.


Keynesian denial seems to have permeated our discourse and people no longer understand that it’s possible to over supply demand.

Supply side economics is a lie.

It doesn’t matter how much you can produce if nobody is buying.  Prices fall into a deflationary spiral and you have an economy with excess capacity.  Cars rotting on lots, high inventory, job cutting, fall in demand.


You need to reduce inventory and create scarcity- plow under those debts and fuck the creditors.  You need to create demand and re-inflate.  This is basically spending, but if you were wise and responsible you’d spend it on stuff that was valuable and would last, still spending alone will do because of the multiplier effect.

If I pay you a dollar it doesn’t just go to you.  It goes to your Starbucks barrista and from them to their Chiropractor and Aroma Therapist (you stand on your fucking feet all day and it doesn’t fucking matter).  Eventually your dollar ends up in the pocket of someone who decides to invest it in something like a Credit Default Swap and with less stimulative effect than a bet on 24, odd, black when the ball comes up 00 the coupier rakes it in.  Sucks to be you.

In the mean time someone got coffee which made the coffee people happy and the barrista stands a little straighter.

Fuck you, you tightfisted greed heads.


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  1. Because I am anti-American.

    • Edger on February 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Fuck you, you tightfisted greed heads.

    • dkmich on February 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I didn’t trust Obama at all when he was running, and I trust him half as much now.   The people he has chosen are the same old Clinton insiders who created this mess.   Change my ass.  

    • Robyn on February 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    …I have been told we just have to wait, that everything will be okay…that there is love here.

    I’m beginning to feel the PTSD of an abused wife.  Really, all of the battering is because we are loved…and we will be the better for it…and it will prove how much he loves us.

  2. don’t want to know what’s going on or what went on.  Their lives were affected enough by W that they knew they wanted some sort of change, but didn’t really check out who they thought the change agent was going to be.  Hence, Obama and his right-center cabal.

  3. I seem to have read a rumor somewhere that Obama is related to Cheney. Actually related to him. Is that true?

    If it is, you all know what that means when it comes to actual prosecution for that scumbag’s war crimes.

    • brione on February 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I realized that a few years ago and tried to get up the gumption to blog about it.

    The more productive we got, the more jobs we lost.

    As you say, “[those who] refuse to recognize that we have efficiented ourselves out of business.”

    I couldn’t have said that any better. Thank you

    • Pluto on February 4, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Speaking of productivity:

    But this business about trusting Obama, is just weird.

    There’s nothing he can do, there was never anything he could do.

    There is no money. Who cares what his political orientation is? There is no money. There never was any money.

    I remember reading about somebody who wanted to wait until after the inauguration to get some medical tests done because she wasn’t insured. The American people are broken across the board. And more than a little bit insane.

    And regarding Iraq? This one I never understood. The orginal obscenity was Afghanistan. It remains the worst obscenity of the past 30 years. Iraq is merely collateral.

    And yet liberals support Afghanistan? And they have the nerve to think getting out of Iraq is meaningful? The disgrace of this point-of-view is monumental.

    Hey, but that’s just me.

  4. for my taste, definitely.  And I hate it that he’s surrounded himself with the Chicago School economists, rather than someone who presciently predicted this mess: Paul Krugman.  Joseph Stiglitz.  Hell, even Robert Reich!

    But it’s who we’ve got, and he’s way better than the alternative (remember him, & his sidekick the moose-lady?).

    So I think buhdy’s right: yell louder, and try a carrot & stick approach.

  5. We don’t make anything except conmen who will sell you a lump of wood and call it nutmeg.

    In the last month where statistics were available, April 2008, the US exported 155.5 billion in goods and services.  We make a few things.

    And, of course, Rand wasn’t a libertarian and disavowed libertarianism as often as possible.  But why combat ignorance in a post about it?

  6. you need ton have money and a job. Success is in the eye of the beholder but for the life of me I do not see how anyone from any political position can look at the economy and still think ‘free market’ is an option let alone something savable. When it’s this spectacular and obvious even the most ignorant can see the they are underpaid, jobless, broke and screwed. The economists who are putting together our recovery are the same idiots who deregulated, privatized and outsourced us down the voodoo river of trickle down and Ponzi schemes. The DLC is as discredited as Raegun economics it didn’t work. so lets let free market do what they claimed it would sort it out, on it’s own let it die, as it is just a zombie now anyway. Everybody knows that the walking dead are harder to kill, so why feed them? Let the real market kill them off.    

  7. my fav line-

    “Were I not fundamentally opposed to the death penalty you might hope to provoke me to a quicker relief from your shame and degradation than the lifetime in Spandau I think your pissy pants craven cowardice and oathbreaking deserve.”

  8. Thanks for this — it’s great and you got all those fabulous adjectives in, too!  😉

  9. you pounded that f’er with a sledge hammer. I feel exactly the same way….. Obama is a centrist..I just have to learn to accept that fact.

  10. Thanks.

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