A Long Time Ago…Again!


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    • waverly says:

      I enjoy the satire in these cartoons. Trump however is no laughing matter. He is a danger to the rest of us who have to live in the hate filled world he is creating.

      • MSolomon2 says:

        his “party” created it over the last decades, I don’t give him credit for that, he’s just reaping what they’ve spent so much time and effort sowing over decades.

        • waverly says:

          I give him all the credit for getting on the public stage to speak this hate filled message.

          • MSolomon2 says:

            I actually think of him as a good thing, he’s finally forcing the masses to see what those “people”, the hard-right, are really all about. All he’s doing as saying out loud what they whisper. All the HATE and BIGOTRY is all right there and undeniable. Let the crows (and other birds) come home to roost!

      • 8E says:

        Neither is Cruz the Dominionist….8-)

    • Lizard says:

      😆 It is way too easy to lampoon these loons!

    • Darth says:

      worst foodie ever.

  1. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Donald Trump … “Diversity is a source of strength, not weakness.”

    http://www.attn.com/stories/4793/justin-trudeau-responds-to-donald-trump?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=internal

  2. Donald Trump supporter arrested for building bombs to kill Muslims.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2015/12/white-trump-supporter-arrested-making

  3. bebe says:

    Sing along Jar Jar Jack !!!!!

  4. MSolomon2 says:

    Big Pharma bro pleads not guilty, loses a fortune overnight, forced out as CEO of pharma company
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/18/1461525/-Big-Pharma-bro-pleads-not-guilty-loses-a-fortune-overnight?detail=email
    I desperately need these little bits of warmth and joy at this the most-miserable-time-of-the-year.

  5. 8E says:

    I just ran across this:

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/two-big-political-mistakes-obamas-presidency

    I see now..they were “misteaks”….8-)

    • waverly says:

      Hiya E,

      So Obama could have done like FDR and broken up the banks. But he DIDN’T.

      Quoting Alternet article:
      “In 1933 in his first inaugural address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt identified the cause of the economic collapse and declared war on Wall Street. “Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men,” he declared. They only know the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish … the money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit.”

      • waverly says:

        from the article –
        “Public opinion polls at the time consistently show that Americans wanted to break up the banks.”

        Don’t people still want to break up the banks? I know I do.

      • 8E says:

        The VERY FIRST person O wanted to nominate was Larry Summers, Wavey..Larry effing Summers!….8-)

  6. 8E says:

    @ Darth, another guy I respect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Black ….8-)

    • waverly says:

      Hey E, this goes with your post above about one of O’s mistakes was that he didn’t break up the banks. Like Black says – this would have meant that Obama would have to explain how bad the banking situation really was. BAD

      from wiki –
      “On April 3, 2009 Black appeared on Bill Moyers Journal on PBS and provided critical commentary on the U.S. banking crisis.[6] In the interview with Bill Moyers,[7] Black asserted that the banking crisis in the United States that started in late 2008 is essentially a big Ponzi scheme; that the “liar loans” and other financial tricks were essentially illegal frauds; and that the triple-A ratings given to these loans was part of a criminal cover-up. He said that the “Prompt Corrective Action Law” passed after the Savings and loan crisis mandated that ailing banks should be put into receivership. Black also stated that trying to hide how bad the situation is will simply prolong the problem, as happened in Japan and resulted in Japan’s lost decade. Black stated that Timothy Geithner was engaged in a cover-up, and that the administration did not want people to understand what went wrong or how bad the banking situation was.”

    • Darth says:

      That guy is brilliant.

      “Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation last week reminds us of an infuriating fact: No banking executives have been criminally prosecuted for their role in causing the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression.

      “I blame Holder. I blame Timothy Geithner,” veteran bank regulator William K. Black tells Bill this week. “But they are fulfilling administration policies. The problem definitely comes from the top. And remember, Obama wouldn’t have been president but for the financial contribution of bankers.”
      http://billmoyers.com/episode/too-big-to-jail/

  7. MSolomon2 says:

    Congress: Oppose Push to Legitimize Israeli Settlements
    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-oppose-push?source=c.url&r_by=1135580

  8. MSolomon2 says:

    The 2015 Right Wing Watch War On Christmas Gift Guide
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/2015-right-wing-watch-war-christmas-gift-guide
    Ohh! a new x-mas “tradition” everyone can watch kirk cameron’s “video”, undoubtedly a true holliday “joy” to warm the heart…

  9. MSolomon2 says:

    The 2015 Equine Posterior Award: Vote For Your Favorite Right-Wing Extremist
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/2015-equine-posterior-award-vote-your-favorite-right-wing-extremist
    there’s just too many fine choices, I just can’t pick 1!

  10. fi says:

    Evening dear friends.

  11. 8E says:

    din-din….8-)

  12. Darth says:

    Waverly, about breaking up the banks, there is another theory. In his book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President”, Ron Suskind alleges that Obama actually did want to break up Citigroup but was undermined by his own advisers and his own inexperience. Namely, Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers. The administration has denied this, so have Geithner and Summers. Naturally they would, admitting to it would be to admit to insubordination on the part of Geithner & Summers, and incompetence on the part of Obama. True or not, it’s a compelling narrative and hard to ignore as Suskind is no random hack. He was granted a lot of access to interview these people, even the President himself. He wrote another book called the One Percent Doctrine about neocons in the the Bush admin you may have heard of, and quite a few others.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Suskind#Books

    “The portrait of the Obama White House that the veteran journalist Ron Suskind draws in his searing new book, “Confidence Men,” is that of a young, inexperienced president lacking the leadership and managerial skills to deal effectively with the cascading economic problems he inherited; a brainy but detached executive with a tendency to frame policy matters intellectually “like a journalist, or narrator, or skilled observer”; an oddly passive C.E.O. whose directive on restructuring the banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis was, the author says, ignored or slow-walked by his own economic team.”

    “The most withering assessments of Mr. Obama in this volume come from bickering former members of his economic team, a team that Richard Wolffe, the author of two books about Mr. Obama, has described as “the most dysfunctional group of the president’s advisers.” Mr. Suskind quotes a former chairman of the National Economic Council under Mr. Obama, Lawrence H. Summers — who is himself characterized by colleagues in these pages as a bullying know-it-all who acted as a kind of gatekeeper to the Oval Office on things economic — as saying to the budget director, Peter Orszag: “We’re home alone. There’s no adult in charge.”

    “Also quoted in “Confidence Men” is Paul A. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who headed the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, who describes the president as both “too self-confident” and too reliant on Mr. Summers”

    “Mr. Obama emerges in this volume as an oddly passive chief executive whose modus operandi was to sketch out overarching principles, “wait until others had painted in those outlines with hard proposals” and then “step down from his above-the-fray perch to close the deal.” In “Confidence Men” Mr. Suskind suggests that this approach ceded oversight of the hard details of policy to others (Congress in the case of health care; the Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, and his deputies in the case of fiscal reform), leading to a loss of control and momentum.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/books/ron-suskinds-confidence-men-focuses-on-obama-review.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_Men

    • Darth says:

      Wapo had a good review too:

      “Suskind uses what he characterizes as the quarreling, dysfunctional group of larger-than-life personalities that Obama chose as his advisers to show how critical policies such as health care and financial services reform turned out to be less than transformative. “Stripped to the bone” is how he characterizes the final health-care bill.

      This is wonkish stuff, but the you-are-there, personality-driven nature of Suskind’s writing is compelling. He quotes Obama as saying that he had “connected our current predicaments with the broader arc of American history” — and that’s precisely what Suskind himself tries to do here, with much success. He pairs the rise of debt in the United States with the flattening of middle-class incomes and the flow of great wealth to the top. He repeatedly invokes Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoting from his famous first inaugural speech about the bankers of his time: “Faced by failure of credit, they have proposed only the lending of more money. . . . They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.”

      Of the Obama presidency, Suskind writes: “Presidents are among the few mortals who are sometimes graced with chances to change a culture. Throughout a windswept March, the country had been working to dislodge some of the era’s prevailing certainties about markets being efficient, about people — economically, at least — getting what they deserve,” but “with the eyes of the country on him, Barack Obama ended the month by shielding Wall Street executives against these winds of cultural change.”
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/confidence-men-wall-street-washington-and-the-education-of-a-president-by-ron-suskind/2011/09/23/gIQAHV80qK_story.html

      • 8E says:

        Thanks, Darth..I was aware of Suskind’s book, but I totally agree with the comment, “Suskind is a grand writer but sometimes stumbles into stretches of poor clarity. This is especially true at the end of the book, when his prose turns rambling.”..which I found true..Doesn’t take away from the subject, tho….8-)

        • Darth says:

          Yes, he does go off on a tangent at times. Who knows what the truth is, but if it didn’t happen this way then it means he acted in concert with them to make too big to fail even bigger. They’re about 65% of GDP now. Either option is unacceptable.

          • 8E says:

            Sometimes the truth is perceptions–agree, Darth..But actions are truth..Paulsen actually gave me the creeps….8-)

    • waverly says:

      Thanks Darth, all these links reaffirm my belief that O was way too passive and could have done so much more to rein in the banks but didn’t.

    • waverly says:

      Opens in theaters tomorrow Tuesday Dec 22nd

      • I very much want to see this and Concussion. And the Hateful Eight.

      • 8E says:

        I’m waiting ’til after the crowds, Wavey….8-)

        • waverly says:

          Wish I could find an early showing

        • waverly says:

          Have you seen the book on which the movie was based?

          from Wiki –
          “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis about the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s. The book was released on March 15, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. It spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.”

          • 8E says:

            I was aware of his book, Wavey, but didn’t read it–I mean it was all pretty much over by then and the dust was settling..and I had been paying attention throughout–I was more interested in what was (not) being done about it….8-)

            • waverly says:

              Nothing is being done. In Brad Pitt’s movie premiere interview he alludes to the book describing how to prevent this from happening again. And how it’s important precisely because nothing has changed.

  13. The cutest part of Star Wars was going to a 9 a.m. showing there were a bunch of little kids there, some of them still in their jammies and carrying their teddy bears. It was so cute.

  14. Lizard says:

    Zombie nativity scene.

  15. waverly says:

    And as quickly as Jack Scrooge appeared – he is gone – like the wind

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