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How Bizarre!

Through the years, we have heard over and over the liberal shibboleth of what anti-Semitic bigots us gun-loving, bible thumping stupid rednecks (and proud of it!) we are.

And one day, like today, you realize that we are the only ones that really care about the Jews in Israel. 

http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/06/17/the-lesson-of-a-jewish-cemetery/print/

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

Thanks to a tip from

http://www.barcepundit-english.blogspot.com/

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The US dollar has been stable (more or less) ever since Roosevelt’s war.  Because of that stability, it has become the “reserve currency” of the world.  It is the de-facto medium of exchange around the world.  All oil purchases and other transactions are done in US$.  Around the world, from places like Argentina, to Russia, and Zimbabwe, people trust the dollar and save it because they can no longer trust their own government to be responsible. 

Those billions of US$ floating around out there are like a giant interest free loan.  We have purchased “stuff” with those dollars and now they are being used for other things.  If people ever lose faith in the US$, all of that will come home.  And people around the world will no longer buy dollar denominated securities-like “T” bills.   That would be a crippling blow as some 40% of our government spending is borrowed.

Unfortunately, the current regime is proving to be as irresponsible as any third world banana republic.  I have mentioned in the past how our major creditor, Communist China, is becoming very nervous.  Here is a story about how the Russians are trying to end the dominance of the US$.  In the meantime, “He Whose Middle Name Cannot be Spoken” is floundering in a sea of oil with no clue as to what is going on.  His and the Democrats profligacy are heading this country for a catastrophe.    

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-18/medvedev-pushes-ruble-reserve-currency-to-cut-dollar-dominance.html

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/81a03be0-7ac0-11df-8549-00144feabdc0.html

http://preview.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aeFVNYQpByU4 

Pray for our country.

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1979648

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7148555.ece

I hate to beat a dead horse, but in the first article above, they reference a subject in a previous post.  A report was leaked to the press in 2007.  It said that Iran had discontinued its nuclear bomb program.  The Democrats and their witless lap dogs in the media used it to flog poor GW.  They said that it proved that GW was lying and that his lies were just an excuse to attack Iran.  We now know who the liars are; see below for an excerpt.

One of the key judgments of the report stated:

“We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program; we also assess with moderate-to-high confidence that Tehran at a minimum is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons.”

But the senior foreign counterproliferation official who spoke with WTOP says, “We really have not seen any change in Iranian procurement efforts over the last 5 years.”

It used to be that the world community could expect the United States to play the role of policemen.  Much like a good teacher on the playground, the “children” could threaten each other with:  “If only Ms BigStick weren’t here I’d kick your ass”. 

But no more. 

While “I AM the ONE we have been waiting for” flounders in a sea of oil, the rest of the world decides that they will have to take care of themselves.  And THAT’S unpredictable.

Pray for peace.  The gross incompetence of “He who’s Middle Name cannot be spoken” makes war all that much more probable.  I will take no joy in saying: “I told you so”.

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

See previous posts:

https://precinct201.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/the-enemy/

https://precinct201.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/if-you-dont-remember/

https://precinct201.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/summer-of-2010/

https://precinct201.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/if-it-were-on-snl-youd-laugh-but-its-real-life/

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The Ship of Fools flounders on, three sheets to the wind!

 (That’s sailor talk describing the current regime.)

Were this regime only a Saturday Night Live skit!

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/06/01/the-chasm-between-apollo-and-the-gulf/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/anti_israel_sharks_sniff_weakness_n5AbqK6bk6NHcy6qEWK5jJ#ixzz0phPKSy8o

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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The good people of Arizona are just asking the Mexicans who are there in violation of the law to GO HOME.  What part of home is so horrible?  After all, Mexico IS home to them; Arizona is not.  It’s not like they were being sent someplace truly horrible like New Jersey!  (That’s a joke! Sort of.)

Oh, the delicious irony of a Mexican news paper warning about the flood of Mexicans crossing the border!  A Mexican news paper that finds Mexicans undesirable.  Imagine.

Thanks to a tip from Martin S

Below is a translation of an editorial from a Mexican news paper as noted.  (Emphasis added.)

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El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 5/29/10

Sonora foresees Mexican invasion

[Column by  Victor Mendoza Lambert ]  

It’s a fact, the SB 1070 law will be a true nightmare for Sonora.  To the Sonoran immigrants who will return for obvious reasons, we must add the thousands and thousands of Mexicans who  will cross the border daily to enter our country to avoid being jailed.  I hope that the Federation and the State foresee this, because cities like Nogales are already suffering.

The problem is not that they cross for a few days; the problem is that they stay; the problem is the unemployment that we have and that we see mounting in that area; the problem is the violence and the risk that many of those unemployed and desperate Mexicans will join the ranks of organized crime which, as we well know, has taken a liking to Nogales.  From this arises the urgency of a true strategy in which the Federation might contemplate helping all those people so that they return to their places of origin and avoid this nightmare in the border areas of Sonora.

The Arizona authorities in the past few days have toughened their campaign to find and deport undocumenteds.  In Nogales, there are days when up to 1,200 men and women are deported and the disputed law has not yet even been applied.  Can one imagine when that happens?  This means it is urgent that the concerns become actions and for the implementation of a regulated plan.

Then, how it appears, neither the “lovely” speeches by Felipe Calderon nor the good intentions of Barack Obama will be able to counteract this enormous problem.  Unemployment is the darkest shadow our country will have in the coming months and Sonora will suffer before the others.  Because of this, Guillermo Padres [Governor of Sonora] will have much work to do in Mexico City; he has to knock on many doors to avoid our border from becoming an uninhabitable zone.  There is not the slightest doubt that Sonora will be one of the most vulnerable states.  If living in Nogales is a risk now, just imagine what it will be with thousands of Mexicans who, day after day, return …   It goes without saying, our state finds itself between a rock and a hard place, or better said, between a rock and the border.

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Just imagine….the denunciation as racist and bigoted that a news paper here in the US would receive for printing the above editorial!

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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Miss me yet?

It seems like only yesterday the all the Most Learned and Respected Talking Heads in the so-called “main stream media” were telling us that we had to vote for “He whose Middle Name Cannot be Spoken”.  As an Arab-American (with a little Negro ancestry) who had been taken to Indonesia to learn to be a Moslem, he was to bring a new point of view so that we could find Peace and Harmony with the misunderstood Muslim Nations.  (9-11 was only an anguished cry for Help!)  He has done his best by apologizing for the United States every chance he got and by bowing to every petty despot he has met (except to the leaders of our closest allies, who he insulted). 

And exactly what change did we get??? 

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/05/26/terrorism.document/?hpt=T2 

Miss me yet?

 

Regards, 

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin) 

Thanks to a tip from: 

http://www.barcepundit-english.blogspot.com/

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Thanks to a tip from Johnny S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JDo36xPYgE

Finally, a politician that has the courage to speak truth to power!

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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