Re: What Happened to Change We Can Believe In?

October 24, 2010

Re: (Frank Rich’s) What Happened to Change We Can Believe In?

Aside from midterm talking points/apologetic slants which obscure warranted levels of intense criticism (leading to actual “change”):

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . telling us to “look forward, not backward” – after instilling the “forward” as what would be on election day, instead of the opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . blocking the  release of a second set of torture photos – after promising the opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . human rights, as he continues the same abuses of his predecessor, with excuses of “possible future threats” (based on Minority Reports?), and information gleaned through torture – after inspiring a hopeful opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . bailing out Wall Street, without prompting a restoration of the Glass–Steagall Act, or providing relative relief to all the commoners who were purposely plundered – after portraying himself as a special interest opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . making secret deals with corporate executives, selling out the Public option, then signing a Mandate – after campaigning on the opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . “the dark cloud cast by” his willingness to defend extensions of unemployment checks, but not a National Jobs Program with teeth (i.e., one that is not $50 billion compared to $700 billion and loaded with even more Cheneyish tax cuts) – after attacking Bush II as his opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . failing to get his (supposed) party to use the slightest of backbones in letting the Bush II tax cuts expire for the wealthy – after guaranteeing the opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . appointing a Deficit Commission, dead-set on gutting Social Security as “austerity”/”self-sacrificing” measures (put off until December to guard the midterm results) – after championing privatization’s opposite.

“President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for” . . . refusing to implement a moratorium on foreclosures – after reams of documents and fifty state attorneys general make it certain that those Institutional denials of conspiratorial Fraud actually seal the opposite.

So, yes, within this “relentless drag on a chief executive who promised change we can believe in,” there is a “fatalistic sense that the stacked economic order that gave us the Great Recession remains not just in place but more entrenched and powerful than ever.”  And, within this environment, who gets “punished” “for bad behavior”?  The “Professional Left.”   But, “Should those [Other] forces prevail, an America that still hasn’t remotely recovered from the worst hard times in 70 years will end up handing over even more power to those who greased the skids.”  True, “[President Obama] sometimes looks as if he’s fronting for the industry.”  Yet, “Voters [somehow] are . . . failing to give the White House credit for its . . . successes,” and “finding it guilty of transgressions . . .” (since the “White House is hardly innocent”).  As a result, how could there be an Enthusiasm Gap?

Re: FBI Raids on Anti-War Activists

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Foreclosure Fraud? Obama Looks Forward

October 23, 2010

FDIC Called On to Put Bank of America Into Receivership

KEY: “The banks that are foreclosing on fraudulently originated mortgages frequently cannot produce legitimate documents. . . .   Now, only fraud will let them take the homes.  Many of the required documents do not exist, and those that do exist would provide proof of the fraud that was involved in loan origination, securitization, and marketing.”

It’s the ENRON Dominoes: They need to repossess – in order to cover the Total Fraud – and to keep the Fraudulent Cycle/Accounting going.

Foreclose on the Foreclosure Frauds?
(No Chance with President Obama.)

“HUD reviewed the ‘paperwork’ problem to see whether it threatened the banks – not the homeowners who were the victims of foreclosure fraud.”  “[T]he Justice Department has not convicted a single senior officer of the large nonprime lenders who directed, committed, and profited enormously from the frauds.”  “Note the language: ‘mistakes,’ ‘errors,’ ‘processes’ (following the initial use of ‘paperwork’).  No mention of ‘fraud,’ ‘felony,’ ‘criminal investigations,’ or ‘prosecutions’ for the tens of thousands of felonies that representatives of the entities foreclosing on homes have admitted that they committed.”

In short/general: What about War Crimes, torture, and worldwide fraud as perpetuated from the Oval Office?  [T]he administration is focused on ensuring future compliance, rather than on looking back.”

But, aside from particular invasions, the torture (like the other War Crimes) was purposely directed and authorized under manipulated veils – documented memos written after-the-fact, for example – as a means to achieve political goals.  Remember the Nuremberg Principles?  “[W]e have not found any evidence at this point of systemic issues in the underlying legal or other documents that have been reviewed.”

There is a volume of undeniable proof!  How could you be so acquiescent?  Don’t you understand that these repercussions will reverberate throughout history – that others will take the abuses as a model?  “When the word ‘systematic’ or ‘systemic’ is used in this context, [we are] not saying that there couldn’t be significant real problems that affect real people in a very, very real way.”

Aside from the utter lunacy and hypocrisy of those responses (which, again, undoubtedly leave us open to escalating future ramifications), will you at least do something to counter the resulting fascist state of our economy?  “This is not a problem for [us] to fix.  This is a problem for the banks and servicers to fix.  They can fix it as fast as they feel like it.”

Too Pig to Jail? Exactly.

Update (2012):And instead of really, at the heart of this, being about accountability and punishment it seems like frankly a political whitewash during an election year.  So it makes the Department of Justice look good.  It makes the attorneys general look good.  The banks are happy because they are going to get all the credit for this settlement while receiving money from the taxpayers.  Really the only big losers are the taxpayers and, of course, the homeowners.”

(“It wasn’t just one individual or two or three individuals, it was branches of individuals, it was regions of individuals.”)

Individual Mandates Bootstrap the Homeless

Obama Put Social Security On The Table

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Cranick Fire Fund Bedevils Glenn Beck

October 8, 2010

The “Tennessee fire department stood by and allowed the Cranick house to burn to the ground, destroying everything and killing the family’s dogs and cats.  All because the Cranicks failed to pay a $75 fee.”

For Glenn Beck, that’s prime-time joking material, as well as a door to rigid teaching (note the AFA, etc.) through relentless Belittlement – since God and Jesus would not have us tolerate the common riffraff’s panhandling cries.

Re: Glenn Beck Mocks Fire Victims

Who would consciously take part in spreading (worldwide) the most vile and vicious Lies – because they were essential to a soulless corporate and political agenda?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”  Who would reap a billion dollars within a deal to portray himself as a Seer – while serving the most corrupted spirit, and trashing the Beatitudes?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”  Who would make fools of millions of Followers – by exploiting their lacking intellect to a degree not seen since the 1930s?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”  Who would purposely take the former lessons of the basest Societal Manipulation – and, under a guise of updated enlightenment, twist them into propaganda campaigns which lead manipulated sheep toward the same destruction?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”  Who would be willing to Sell Anything – regardless of the level of losses for the masses in the forthcoming chapters, or even his Judgement in the Hereafter?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”  Who would be Laughing – while “mocking fire victims,” because he sees himself as above the lower (classes of) flames?  “Certainly not a . . . man of God.”

Cranick Fire Fund:
Donate @ PayPal.com: CranickFireFund@Yahoo.com
Regular mail: Gene or Mildred Paulette Cranick
Special Account c/o Heritage Bank
P.O. Box 1410   Fulton, KY 42041

The Cranick Fire – How You Can Help

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One Love (Song Around the World)

October 1, 2010

One Love | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Playing For Change

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix

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