We rationalize what our leaders do, for they are our leaders.
Up, Up And Away: After years and years of the nations of the world committing to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, in 2011 emissions increased 3% to an all-time high of 34 billion metric tons. Slow motion suicide. And who's the villain? The United States and China, as nations. The UK, Germany and US on a 'per-person' basis. But not me, I recycle.
Wrong Question: Those who understand the total dependence of the American economy on the continuing expansion of the debt loads carried by ordinary people ask, “How can Bernanke get the Banks Lending Again”. They really should be asking, “Are the people stupid enough to borrow even more?”
Over There: The French are abolishing tax breaks for the rich and increasing their taxes as the government prepares to spend money to give a boost to the economy. Ooolala.
American Taliban: In Lincoln, Nebraska, three paid-up members of the Our-Way-Or-Die wing of the We’re-Not-Crazy coalition invaded a woman's home, stripped her, tied her up, carved various slurs on her arms and stomach, set fire to her house and fled into the night chanting “Mathew Shepard was a fag!” Her crime – they thought she was a lesbian and they felt their gonads were in danger. Why weren't they down at the theater, slaughtering children?
Shorty: Spain and Italy, in an act of abject desperation, banned short selling, as they try to stem at least a part of the systemic collapse of the European economy. Finding a workable solution would have been difficult, but given the level of denial and delusion among Europe's leaders, there is little hope left that the rabbit can be snatched from the hat.
Whack A Mole: The American government, having failed in its efforts in Central and South America, is taking its War on Drugs to Africa. There will be lots of neat military equipment shipped to tin-pot dictatorships, lots of training for “elite counter-narcotics police” plus the usual training in interrogation techniques. Just what the Pentagon, DEA and private thugs-for-hire companies need, a 'new frontier' to invade and destroy, and lots of new people to kill in the name of progress and democracy.
Slim And None: Here's another Rose Colored Glasses bit of pabulum about how we can still avoid paying for our ecological crimes. It starts with us “standing up to Dirty Energy” and voluntarily reverting to 16th Century technologies...
The Rich Are Different: The Mitten is poster-boy for the rich, vis-à-vis taxes. They do not want us to know how they evade/avoid taxes nor how much it is they are not paying. "They are rich. They don’t pay taxes. They run the world. They really don’t want us to see how they do it." They have accumulated $32 trillion in hidden financial assets in various tax havens (and this does not include the value of real estate, private jets, yachts, artwork and jet skis).
Record Setting: Over the weekend The Mitten's main theme has been the repetition of a complete fabrication, which the MSM seems to be passively swallowing. There are not two sides to this issue.
Poor Babies: BofA, Wells Fargo and their ilk are being forced to "buy back' more and more crappy mortgages they palmed off on gullible investors, and say that it will harm their profits, perhaps for years. So?
Porn O'Graph: Going Dutch.
The Parting Shot:
“What are you staring at?”