100,000 PROTESTORS IN NYC. IT AIN'T THE WAR THEY'RE PISSED ABOUT
A Temper Tantrum by the Government Handout Addicts
The rage you see is that of an addict who is threatened with a permanent loss of drugs. Dependency can be that bad. When we were young and in college we were on handouts. Either our parents picked up the tab or the government paid us. Very few of us worked. Some of us used student loans and have been left with varying resentments about it. Another way of saying that young people in these marches will be on some sort of entitlement, usually from the government.
The older ones are also on the dole. Either Social Security (and Medicare, etc.), teachers working for the public schools, the entire academic establishment, government workers, various grant recipients, welfare recipients, and farmers. All require support from taxes. Any expenditure of tax money for something other than their personal dole threatens them. They all want more. They see money going to the military as their money. They want their chocolate. Or else they will urinate on the streets, deficate in your living room, or tear a town apart.
In short, the War lessens their entitlement money. They don't care about anybody but themselves. No proof of weapons, torture, 9/11 or anything else will mean one thing to them. How angry does a person get when "Daddy takes the T-Bird Away?" Look no further than that jerk who drove his tractor into Washington D.C. and blocked traffic for two days. He was in a tizzy fit because the government cut his tobacco subsidy. He felt ENTITLED to it. Without the handout he can't "earn" a living. He doesn't realize he's never EARNED a living.
So when you look at this mass tantrum know that they are on the needle of government handouts. Free money is a habit forming drug, every bit as necessary to the recipient as heroin is to an addict. These handout addicts will follow any terrorist, communist, foreign dictator, or charlatan who will tell them they will not only get their fix, but that they will get even more.
That's what you are seeing in NYC. The War has little to do with it.
100,000 PROTESTORS IN NYC. IT AIN'T THE WAR THEY'RE PISSED ABOUT
TURKEY AIN'T OUR FRIEND-----Duuuuuhhhh
The only blunder of the war could be very serious indeed
The unreadiness of our military for this Turkish "betrayal" is inexcusable. The current leader of Turkey, Necmettin Erbakan, is well known as a Muslim firebrand. When he was last leading the country he did the following: signed agreements with terrorist Lybia and Iran, established a religious school system to turn out Islamic radicals, had plans to build mosques with public monies, infiltrated the government with hard line Muslim Fundamentalists, allowed the Iranian ambassador to Turkey to call on Turkish young people to take up arms against the United States; and other less odious practices.
He and his party are no friends of the United States and could well be moving Turkey from a secular state to an Islamic state. Turkey has been flexing its muscles throughout the middle east for years and was once the seat of The Ottoman Empire.
They fear the Kurds who have migrated in great numbers into many cities and are a majority in the Southern area. It can never be forgotten that the Kurds were the instruments of the Turks in the genocidal slaughter of one million Armenians in the early 20's. They don't like each other and if the Kurds ever "ratted the Turks out about the Armenian genocide" Turkey would be liable for billions in reparations.
This may go down as a major blunder in this otherwise well planned war. And it is inexcuseable.
Posted by Howard at 3/22/2003 10:35:00 AM
Notes on my restroom wall
KIM CHON-IL, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, BABY.....
1. Don't Think our Pals in NoKo didn't watch the near neuro-surgical bombing of Baghdad. The runt Kim Chon-il shit his pants when we went after the palaces. And everyone else had a sudden attack of the runs when they realized we hit whatever in Baghdad we wanted to hit---AND NOTHING ELSE!
Everybody will get the picture....
EXCEPT????? Except the stupid Democrats who will keep whining the question: "why aren't we paying any attention to Kim Runt-yuk"? The right question is "why is Kim Runt-yuk paying so much attention to Baghdad"?.
2. MSNBC is smoking FOX, CNN, and everybody else with war coverage. Fast, facts, and right on top of everything. Lean and mean---MSNBC???? Watch!
3. Everybody notice the chickenshit actors are afraid, AFRAID, of going to their narcissistic Awards Show? Pathetic Draft Doging Left Wing assholes
4. Most of the Congressional Black Caucus refused to support our troops. This is getting worse and worse as it looks like "Black America" has removed itself from the United States in every way other than receiving entitlements. Their stances are becoming increasingly separatist. They don't like their country.
Posted by Howard at 3/21/2003 07:33:00 PM
SABOTAGING THE PEACE, NEXT IN LINE FOR THE LEFT
They're Cheering for the Bad Guys in the Blue States
It's dangerous to conclude from the stupidity of the war protestors that all they have to offer is "vomit ins," idiotic signs, and psychobabble. All we actually see on the tube are comedic frat parties for the geriatric set of tired old Viet Nam draft dodgers and their offspring. Those dopes are not their leadership. Not their financial backing. Don't be fooled. The ones in charge, the suits that don't show up at the demos, are going to do their best to sabotage the peace. They will destroy Iraq "by any means necessary." There is no way they can do anything else. A successful Iraq is their nightmare scenario, it would mean that Bush (the moron), Blair (the liar), and Howard (the hick from Kangarooville) were right. This would make them wrong, and there is no way anybody on the Left can ever be made wrong.
You can already see it in the writing. The "Real Left", the writers, academics, media whores, and internationalist businessmen who only see "the bottom line" of profits in various countries, will dominate media, the Democratic Party, and hence the subjects of public dialogue. Their next attempt will be to declare some sort of special rights for the Sunnis and Shias within Iraq who in their view will require separate countries. The Kurds will once again be left with their "special rights", which is to exist under the heel of the Turks. Nor will the Left ever support the Iranian students and young people in their fight against oppression within Iran. They will do all they can to see that we have no troops on the border between Iraq and Iran. They will label it "provacative". The current pressure from the Left is an attempt to keep us from helping in Iran, or anyone who lives under the boot of a dictator. Their aim is not just to stop the spread of democracy at the Iraqi border, they want to stop it period. Democracy means America. And they actually hate America.
One of the main tools the Left has been using for the last fifty years or so is to convince everyone that each of us has "minority status." Hence you are never an American. You are Italian, English, Black, Hispanic, and so on. They do this to stop a majority forming on their right. They will do this within Iraq. When Iraq is "free" look for them to immediately set up local media there.
It's time to label them for what they are. Traitors. Andrew Sullivan calls them a Fifth Column and he has been roundly criticized for using the term since it is usually used to identify agents of a "foreign power". The Left IS a foreign power. They hate America. It's time we all recognized it. If you cannot imagine a party of people watching the war on TV who cheer the death of Americans in the helicopter crash yesterday and who openly hope "we lose", then you haven't been in my apartment building in Hollywood. Or anywhere else in the "blue states".
Their short term dream is the death of 100,000 Americans in Iraq. Their longer term dream is the destruction of America "by any means necessary".
Posted by Howard at 3/21/2003 03:55:00 AM
THE NEW YORK TIMES---ALL CUP AND NO LATTE
Another Welfare Recipient Takes the Paper in an Entitlement Direction
Sullivan again attacks the New York Times for their slanted stories. Fisking the Times has become a staple on the web. Everyone blames editor Howell Raines. They are wrong. The blame lies with the Trust Fund Baby publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
Sulzberger is a man without a drop of sweat equity in the Institution it took others more than a century to build. He has no sense of what it took to create one of the great institutions in the world. To him it is just a toy. A cute little puppy mixed in with all the other privileges, money, and whatever else it is these Trust Fund Babies are given without going through the agony of work; without risking anything. "Here sonny, here's The New York Times. Play with it for a few years." Why should He end up with the Times? Because He is Arthur Sulzberger Jr., that's why. He was entitled to it, just because. Another welfare recipient, only this one is on a higher, more spiritual plane.
And like all recipients of welfare, he's on a personal Left Wing crusade. He's no different than lots of Trust Fund Babies before him as well as all the recipients of welfare in general who are actually angry about having everything without working; wishing they had a real job, but who wants to toil at the bottom like some bum, waiting all those years for success and never knowing if you're going to get there or not? So little Arthur finds The Times under his tree one 4th of July. You just know how guilty he felt. It's going to be tough trying to expiate all that guilt, but little Arthur is going to try.
He's not actually going to GIVE his money away. But he'll do the next best thing. He gives the paper to a liberal ideologue. One who will make the paper THE voice of the Left. THE champion the entitlement classes; teacher unions, class action attorneys, welfare recipients, and the academic Left. All the muscle put into the institution by people before him withers. The paper quakes under an Atkins Political Diet drained of carbohydrate so all that's left are the fats and oils of their slippery writers with just enough tasty meat once in a while to keep the paper going.
Circulation within the 20 million population of metro New York is barely 100,000, meaning this one dollar newspaper is read by just 1/200th of the city which is home for The Times. Nobody in New York is being fooled. The only readers are those chattering classes and elites in "the blue states" who subscribe. The New York street guys know crap when they see it. Rancid garbage when they smell it. They watch FOX News, read the Post or Daily News, and get the rest of their info from Maxim or on the Web.
The paper is all hat and no cattle. All cup and no latte'. Too bad. But that's the way the Trust Fund Babies crumble.
Posted by Howard at 3/20/2003 03:13:00 AM
NCAA--MARCH MADNESS--THE BIG DANCE---65 teams, roughly 650 players. Can they read?
Karl Marx observed more than a hundred years ago that "Religion is the opiate of the masses". Were he observing America today on behalf of blacks he'd observe that basketball is the opiate of the black underclass. A near hopeless dream, reduced further by the fact that more and more white players make the cut, a hopeless dream that keeps nearly a million kids permanently stupid.
NCAA DIVISION I---roughly 1,200 players
When I am watching these young men during "March Madness" I wonder how many players can read. How many have computational skills?; or any skills beyond the ability to handle a basketball not quite well enough to get into the NBA/CBA/Europe? I wonder further about the twelve hundred, and where they will be in ten years. Will they again be a part of the semi-literate underclass. With a college degree?
While you are watching,
Lifting a few brewskies
Taking a few hits
Wondering if the war has started
and if you got your bets down,
The U.S. in six or will it be eight,
Posted by Howard at 3/17/2003 05:11:00 AM
I have more than 20 years trading futures and options for clients. Used technical analysis as well as a couple of proprietary systems. Traded Index futuresd and options, interest rates, and stuff.
STOCK MARKET: Trading Range between 7400 and 8500. Period. There are still the hustlers and quick buck artists "playing" it between highs and lows for quick profits. Become an investor. Play for the long haul with good companies. Don't look for the war to bail you out. The big money will not buy over valuation. Period. All the tipsters still tout the quick play.
We are now in a market where you have to learn your stuff. There is a fundamental conflict between any broker or firm being paid commissions only when buying and selling stocks for their "clients" (read suckers). When a firm refers to their "Top Man" they mean the guy who ripped the most commissions from his customers, not the guy who made clients the most money.
You have to learn an investing system and it ain't easy. I favor Bill O'Niel at Investors Business Daily but his system is hard to learn and takes work every day. I don't know of any honest method that doesn't.
MAJOR PROBLEM: Mutual Funds. You don't think a billion shares per day is mom and pop trading, do you? These fund managers and firms MUST turn a profit for themselves and the only way to do that is trade. And trade. And trade. Every stock bought or sold generates a commission, usually hidden from the public. This huge action means you have to have sophisticated charting service like DailyGraphs (expensive) to spot what is going on. All people who lose use the free stuff. Doesn't work. You always have to calculate if you are investing enough to justify the costs of your investing "business". You can't afford to be in a stock the Mutuals are dumping. Makes it very rough on everyone. But that is the game.
REAL ESTATE WARNING: All the "smart guys" are now buying up real estate. They are forming all kinds of dirty partnerships so they can buy up government foreclosures without disclosing who actually finances the purchases. This will continue to push housing prices. Another bubble being caused by the usual suspects doing crooked things. Be very careful "investing" in real estate. These bums created the stock market bubble and they are in the process of creating this one. Same results. Be very careful.
Posted by Howard at 3/14/2003 02:00:00 PM
NAZIS, JEWS, AND DEBATEThe current fad to tag everyone with whom we disagree as either anti-semitic, Nazi, or a Jewish agent is stupid and destructive. I find myself skimming writers I used to read carefully. I've been reading Andrew Sullivan since he had only 200 readers, but now I find him labeling even an ad he doesn't like as Nazi. The attacks on Jews is based on the fact that many view any and all religion as evil. They attack Bush and Ashcroft on the grounds that they believe in God and practice their religion. This kind of shit gets everybody nowhere. And even worse, it stops thinking cold.
Posted by Howard at 3/14/2003 04:36:00 AM