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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Don't blame the Plumber, he just found the turd.
[UK Daily Mail]'Joe the Turd Way Maker Plumber', the everyman used by John McCain in the 2008 presidential campaign, has sparked outrage with an online comment piece claiming 'America needs a non-Rhino white, Republican president'.
"Outrage" among some possibly.
In an article posted to his website on Thursday, Joe Wurzelbacher assured readers that wanting a 'white Republican president doesn't make you a racist, it just makes you American.'
The operative word his is not white, it is actually 'president' and leader as opposed to dictator.
The controversial post contended that '[i]n the pre-black president era, criticizing the president was simply the American thing to do. An exercise of one's First Amendment right. Criticism had nothing to do with color, because there had never been a black president.'

The lid eyebrow-raising opinion piece questioned why nobody accused black people of racism 'when blacks had sanity and disagreed with the policies of racist white Democrat presidents.'

The conservative activist also brought Mexicans into his argument, saying 'many deranged Mexicans' who fight for immigration rights 'are not called racist.'

The scathing post has triggered a social media flushing backlash, with users accusing Republican party member Wurzelbacher of racism.
The race card? Not again !
However Wurzelbacher has hit back, saying he did not author the piece but merely copied an article written Kevin Jackson and posted to theblacksphere.net on October 9.

According to his profile, Jackson 'believes that empowerment comes when you know who you are and what you stand for. On Saturday night, Wurzelbacher, 39, wrote on his Facebook page: 'Let no chance to find a boogey man in a non-racist's closet go by without first taking time to blame a white guy for repeating something a black guy said...about a black guy.'
Wurzelbacher, Wurzelbacher, Wurzelbacher....sounds Confederate to me.
Joe the Plumber gained national prominence when he asked then presidential candidate, Barack Obama, a question about his tax plan in 2008.

Obama's response included the statement, 'when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.'
The revealing ten word communist manifesto to which apparently many paid little attention.
Obama's response was seized upon by conservative media, as well as by Obama's rival, Republican nominee Senator John McCain, as an indication that Obama was interested in the redistribution of wealth, and had a socialist view of the economy.
He [the Champ] said it, right there on teevee.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2013 09:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course he is being accused of racism with a headline like that. Whatever point he had is flushed when you bring race into it in a way that if not racist is so easily construed as so.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2013 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Let me summarize: affirmative action and constitutional democracy don't mix.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2013 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  IF we survive this schmuck he's going to be recognized as setting back race relations by about fifty years in this country.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/16/2013 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Headline is funny.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2013 10:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Tavis Smiley has already said Obama has set back the blacks by five years...so if a screaming lib like Smiley (who is Black) says that, we can add an exponential value to the set back...I'm thinking we are on the verge of 1953 again.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 10/16/2013 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  ACtually, I see his point, and he was being deliberately provocative.

Nobody is perfect, so everyone can be improved by criticism. However, if you are a reverse racist/feminist, then any criticism is regarded as invalid if it is directed at a black/mexican/woman. The point of playing the race card is to divert attention away from the validity of the criticism. Given this, the only person who people can feel safe to constructively criticize, and thus actually improve the situation, would be to elect a white male as president.

The problem. The REAL problem, is that ALL FORMS OF RACISM, forward AND reverse, are evil. Like everything else they undertake, Leftist liberals and leftist democrats believe themselves above natural and moral law, and thus believe that they can "do evil that good may come."
Posted by: Ptah || 10/16/2013 11:58 Comments || Top||

#7  I was listening to NPR, they stated that EVERY measure Obama has pushed has 'HURT' blacks.

I hope they're listening.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/16/2013 19:19 Comments || Top||

#8  NPR said that. Wow! Tavis Smiley also said this. Bob Gibbs said Obamacare rollout has been a failure. For some reason, there are too many people who are vested in keeping "O" in power for whatever reason. He is clearly incompetent but has gotten a pass on everything that he has screwed up. Had this been a white Republican Prez, there would have been a loud cry for impeachment long ago. This is clearly a failed Presidency but there is no momentum for impeachment--maybe liberal white guilt and fear of a black backlash?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2013 20:10 Comments || Top||

#9  "NPR . . . stated that EVERY measure Obama has pushed has 'HURT' blacks.

I hope they're listening."

If you mean you hope blacks are listening to NPR, I doubt it, RJ. Except the black upper middle class "elites" who listen (NPR is the soporofic of choice for the upper middle class "elites" - who aren't hurting - of any color).

I doubt regular black people spend a lot of time listening to NPR, any more than regular white people do. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 10/16/2013 22:06 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Obama Still Clueless On Egypt
[Ynet] Op-ed: Rather than suspend aid, US should support army fighting to prevent Egypt from becoming Islamic state

The United States is in the process of losing its longtime ally Egypt and the one to blame is still clueless. President B.O.'s recent action of cutting hundreds of millions in military aid to Egypt reminded the Egyptians again that he is not a loyal and reliable ally.

Amid the renewed violence in Egypt, Obama must rethink his decision to turn against a long term ally. Instead of trying so hard to appease Iran, he must spend time trying to reverse the growing anti-US sentiments in Egypt and rebuild the bridges with the Egyptian army and General al-Sisi before it is too late.

Otherwise, the Russians will be welcomed back to Egypt after being expelled in 1972 by Sadat. With the help of Obama and Kerry, Putin was able to reinforce his image as a loyal ally by standing by his long term murderous client Assad and creating an agreement to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons to assure his survival. Russia by example could be seen as an attractive alternative to a country that still feels betrayed by Obama.

Maybe Obama has forgotten that the US obtained its hegemony over the Middle East only after Egypt switched to the US side in the Cold War after the 1973 war with Israel. Until then the US and Russia were on equal footing in their influence and consequently an intense arms race and many wars broke out between the Russia's clients and Israel. Only when the US got Egypt as an ally did Israel get its peace agreements with Jordan and Egypt.

Empowering Russia to be a deal maker in the Middle East is not good for the US, Israel, or the Middle East.

Putin is trying to be the patron and sponsor of the anti -Western Shiite axis including Iran, Syria's Assad regime and Leb's Hezbollah. By saving Assad through diplomatic means from an imminent US military attack for using weapons of mass destruction, Putin is auditioning for a similar role and outcome with Iran, the head of the axis. Putin needs the axis to challenge the pro-American Sunni Arab Middle East which consists of moderate Arab states like the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt, who are terrified of a nuclear Iran.

Bringing Egypt to the axis of evil will be Russia and Iran's greatest win and Israel and the US's greatest loss.

Since being elected, Obama has made several monumental strategic mistakes concerning Egypt. After abandoning President Mubarak and calling for him to leave, and encouraging a quick election which guaranteed the Islamic parties' win since they were by far the most organized, Obama has been perceived to favor the Brotherhood. Moreover, Obama was silent when Morsi and the Brotherhood gradually expanded their power by imposing Islamic law on the population, suppressed the media and, allowed incitements against non-Sunni Mohammedans and Coptic Christians.

In the aftermath of President Morsi's removal by the army, Obama ignored the Brotherhood's violence and only condemned the army's violent crackdown while suspending a planned joint military exercise with the army and the delivery of F-16 fighter jets.

Since then, there are escalating anti-US and more specifically anti-Obama public attacks in Egypt, including declarations by senior Egyptian government officials, articles in the newspapers identified with the regime and the army, and political and popular campaigns in social media and the street. The Egyptian pro-army press notably published articles vilifying President B.O. himself, insulting his mother, and calling him mentally deficient. His administration was even called "the Adolf Obama Reich."

Many articles argued that Egypt was better off without the US aid and contended that Obama supported terror by virtue of his support of the Brotherhood. Furthermore, many articles dealt with the decline of American influence in the Middle East and in Egypt in Russia's favor. They called for inviting President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
to Cairo, with a lavish reception to be held in his honor.

Now, the US move of cutting aid to Egypt in response to the recent violence crackdown and the July 3 ouster of Morsi will only exacerbate the perception in Egypt that Obama has been siding with the Brotherhood.

US State Department officials stated the aid is suspended temporarily with the hope that the Egyptian military will take steps toward restoring democracy.

It seems that President B.O. still does not realize that his efforts in trying to save the illusion of democracy in Egypt are going nowhere. Egypt will never be a true democracy. The army will never let the Moslem Brüderbund win an election again and will prevent it by any means possible. It is now in the final steps of the process of decapitating the Islamists' political power. The army has been fighting for a secular Egypt and to prevent it from being transformed into an Islamic state similar to Iran.

A stable, secular, military ruled Egypt should be more important to the US than a false, temporarily democratic Egypt controlled by Islamic Death Eaters, who eventually would transform the country into an Islamic dictatorship.

The US must embrace the Egyptian army without setting any preconditions, because keeping Egypt in the pro-Western bloc is in the best national interests of the US and Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Obama isn't clueless, it is strategery.

We'll defeat terrorism by giving in to the non-terroristic islamofascists' demands. Then they will disown the terrorists because they just don't need them anymore. Voila, the war on 'terror' is won!

This is the Western political classes' consensus approach. Obama is executing consensus policy as McCain would have done.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 10/16/2013 3:10 Comments || Top||

#2  This Dr. Kieth Ablow piece ran this morning on Fox. Undoubtedly one of the most accurate analysis I've seen.

'Normal or Nuts'..... you decide.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2013 9:37 Comments || Top||

#3  The doctor made a good argument for nuts. I'd say the "O" is just clueless in general. He has been in way over his head since the beginning.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2013 10:38 Comments || Top||

#4  What do you expect?

The Dems put Slow Joe at VP because he was supposed to be the foreign policy expert to counterbalance Obumble's inexperience...geez louise, BIDEN for goodness sake!!!

We should have known this from the beginning. All of those fawning crowds should have realized that Biden on the ticket was an ADMISSION by the Dems that Obambi, the empty suit hiding under his desk in the Oval office when he is not playing golf and going on elaborate vacations, was in over his head.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 10/16/2013 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  The real president is aValJar. Obumbles is just window dressing.
Posted by: S.A.M. New Delhi Field Office || 10/16/2013 11:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Egypt has been doing a bang up job cleaning house. I'm happy with them. I believe he is doing damage control because of his ties to the Moslem Brotherhood. He’s been trying very hard to grant Morsi, Al Haddad & Al Shater release. Apparently they plan to spill the beans during the trials in the next few weeks.

Interesting times.
Posted by: newc || 10/16/2013 12:43 Comments || Top||

Hamas Merely Changed Terror Method
[Ynet] Analysis: Uncovering of huge tunnel leading from Gazoo to Israel proves to int'l community that Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, has not abandoned its terrorist ways

Terror tunnels are not a new invention in the field of combat. In the 1960s the North Koreans dug nearly 20 huge tunnels leading to South Korea. Entire divisions could pass through some of these tunnels in less than half a day.

Hamas resorted to this method of terror after realizing that it had pretty much exhausted the possibilities of rocket, mortar and even missile attacks. Hamas discovered the potential of these tunnels as a means of carrying out terror attacks during the second intifada, when the IDF still held positions in Gazoo. Such tunnels were used to carry out the underground attack on an army position in the Kerem Shalom area and on at least one other IDF post in the area.

But the most successful tunnel attack took place in 2006, when Death Eaters managed to kidnap IDF soldier Gilad Shalit into Gazoo. Since then, the Paleostinian factions have been digging large tunnels through which fighters can pass without even having to crouch. The purpose of these tunnels is not only to infiltrate Israeli territory in order to kidnap, but also to plant bombs, gather intelligence and relocate members to the West Bank.

In order to disrupt the construction of these tunnels, Israel prevented the transfer of building material into Gazoo, but due to international pressure it was forced to lift the ban and allow aid organizations to transfer building material into the Hamas-ruled territory. The material was supposed to be used in various welfare projects benefiting the community. Israel initially demanded that the aid groups make certain that the material is used solely for these projects, but lately, in order to ease some of the economic pressure on Gazoo, Israel decided to allow the transfer of construction materials for use by private builders in Gazoo.

As expected, Hamas used these materials for fortification and the construction of tunnels running from Gazoo into Israeli territory. The terror tunnel that was exposed to the public on Sunday was filled with building material that originated in Israel and Egypt. The army revealed the discovery of the tunnel in order to show the international community, including Turkey's Erdogan, that Hamas is taking advantage of Israel's decision to ease restrictions on Gazoo in order to build terror tunnels.

This may also have diplomatic repercussions. Hamas is in desperate need of donations from the international community now that it is no longer receiving monetary aid from Iran, which financed a large part of the Hamas regime's activities and contributed to its survival. Now that this connection has been severed, and in light of the developments in Syria, Hamas needs civilian aid from the international community more than ever before. This is one of the reasons why Hamas is working to prevent rocket fire on Israel. The uncovering of the terror tunnel indicates that Hamas has not stopped its violent terrorist activity; it has merely replaced one method with another.

The exposure of the tunnel was also meant to show the Israeli public that after years of failed efforts, the IDF has finally developed a system that allows it to unearth these tunnels and neutralize the threats they entail.

Let's not get carried away. The new system is actually a combination of old methods and means which, together with intelligence information, increases the chances that such tunnels will be discovered. This is good news, but it does not indicate that the army has found all of the terror tunnels. This system must be perfected; otherwise, one day we may see dozens of armed Death Eaters carrying bombs infiltrating one of the Israeli communities near Gazoo. This is the greatest threat. All they need is one tunnel that will not be uncovered by the IDF.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Risk of American failure
[Dawn] THE idea of bringing the government of the United States of America to its knees has a certain appeal in various parts of the world.

Broadly speaking, though, the reasons for this are very different from the motivations that guide the hardcore conservatives who bear primary responsibility for driving the dysfunctionality that has been evident in Washington over the past couple of weeks.

And it could get much worse unless tomorrow's deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling is met. Negotiations were under way at the time of writing, and it seemed probable that some sort of agreement would be worked out to forestall a crunch that threatened not only to halt the US economic recovery but to undermine the intricately interconnected international financial system.

Theoretically, that wouldn't necessarily be an undesirable outcome. It is not particularly difficult, after all, to picture global capitalism as an insatiable beast that invariably preys on the weak. But is there a short-term alternative other than complete chaos -- which, in many cases, would enhance the pain of the most vulnerable sections of society?

In the American domestic context, the most disturbing implications of a default would be a potential inability to issue social security cheques or pay medicare bills. Somewhat perversely, that goes to the heart of the issues at stake in the congressional negotiations over the shutdown and the borrowing ceiling.

An irrationally conservative core in the Republican caucus is determined to somehow kill the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, notwithstanding its approval by both houses of Congress and, just last year, its endorsement by the Supreme Court.

Even in its initial form, the proposed law fell short of the universal healthcare provisions that have been the norm in most Western democracies for decades. Then it was further watered down, disqualifying the government from competing as a health insurer on an equal footing with private entities.

The aim was to reduce the proportion of Americans who find themselves unable to pay their medical bills. The act also entailed the expansion of Medicaid, which offers health coverage of those too poor to afford insurance.

But it seems two-thirds of those who would have been covered by this extension will be left out, as they happen to live in Republican-controlled states that have refused to participate in the programme -- despite the fact that it would be completely covered by the federal government for the first three years, and to the extent of at least 90pc thereafter.

This sort of bloody-mindedness is one of the aspects of American exceptionalism that foreigners find hard to grasp. The naysayers cite the principle of individual liberty. But in most cases their understanding of the concept is convoluted.

It encompasses the right to bear arms, never mind that the ubiquity of gun ownership leads to the periodic massacre of innocents. But it does not extend to the right to medical care for everyone who needs it.

It could, of course, be argued that the US sustains similar hypocrisies on a worldwide scale, ostensibly supporting democratic trends but quietly slipping into bed with dictatorships wherever and whenever it suits its purposes to do so.

It is also hard to ignore the fact that the opponents of big government in the US tend to shut their eyes to Washington's more egregious transgressions on this score.

The revelations facilitated by Edward Snowden, for instance, about the scale of the National Security Agency's domestic spying operations have not prompted any Tea Party protests.

Some commentators attribute the current impasse to the increasing degree of political polarisation in the US, which is a valid point. On any conventional scale, though, the divide is not between left and right so much as between the centre-right and the far right, between a degree of reason and complete irrationality, with the banner for the latter tendency being held up by fanatics such as Texan Republican senator Ted Cruz.

It is not entirely surprising that Cruz and others of his ilk are being referred to as Banana Republicans or being compared with jacket wallahs. What's scary, though, is the degree to which Tea Party stalwarts are able to intimidate the Republicans as a whole.

It is widely presumed that were the House of Representatives speaker John It is not pronounced 'Boner!' Boehner
... the occasionally weepy leader of House Republicans...
to introduce a resolution lifting the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown, it would readily pass, notwithstanding the House's Republican majority -- based more on the gerrymandering of congressional districts than on the popular vote -- because many Republicans are wary of the Tea Party's extremism.

But Boehner has been reluctant to do so for fear of igniting the wrath of his party's Taliban tendency.

The latter, meanwhile, has been so adamant about defunding or postponing the Affordable Care Act because it realises that once it is implemented, it would become much harder to oppose.

As this week began, both sides were reportedly anticipating a negative market reaction, in the hope that it would make their adversaries more amenable to a compromise. Yet the markets remained steady in the expectation of an imminent deal.

Although there are better than ever chances of some sort of accommodation being hammered out at the eleventh hour, it is likely to be a time-constrained modus vivendi. If so, the prospect of a US default will rear its head once more a few weeks hence, and the shutdown may only be temporarily suspended.

Voters, who polls suggest are more inclined to blame the current impasse on the Republicans, will have the opportunity to offer a verdict in the November 2014 midterm elections. Should the status quo indefinitely persist, though, the international perception of the US as a potentially failed state can only grow.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Stupid Party has more than earned its nickname during this clusterfarg. Better for the House to have passed a "clean CR" - with spending remaining set at sequester levels - and then sit down, pop some popcorn, crack open a couple of brewskis and watch the Obamacare rollout disaster unfold. Even the MSM couldn't have kept that covered up for too long. But noooo...the Trunks had to pretend that they could draw lines in the sand, with their principled stands finally getting honest media coverage and swinging public opinion their way. Got news for you, guys - the Low Information Voters haven't discovered a Tocquevillesque passion for public affairs in the past eleven months. They're still mostly ignorant and mostly spoonfed their political opinions via the corrupt news/entertainment media.

And now the Trunks are getting their testicles handed to them by a relentless shitstorm of negative media coverage and disastrous polling (yeah, I know the polls are rigged and front-loaded with Quislingrats and government employees. Like knowing that made a difference for our side last November??), they're going to have to swallow a CR deal that allows the 'Rats to throw away the sequester cuts and go wild with the credit card yet again, and they're setting up a damn strong likelihood of the 'Rats retaking the House next year.
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 10/16/2013 1:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Basically, the Permanent Party Propaganda Machine is forcing a return to the choice of King or Parliament. Too many want a King with the facade of a 'republic'. Go ahead and panic. IIRC at this time out from the last election the PPPM was reporting that the one was ahead by double digits by their polls and the election in 12 or 13 months was just a formality. Who was panicking those last couple of months?

BTW - hardcore conservatives who bear primary responsibility for driving the dysfunctionality that has been evident in Washington over the past couple of weeks.

As opposed to your Imans in the Taliban territories who push death and intolerance in your little region? The actual body count seems rather higher over there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2013 8:35 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm still optimistic. It is better to fight something that you know is wrong and then later when it fails say 'we tried but they villified!' than to let everything fall to pot and say 'we knew but felt you had to suffer before we'd do anything.'.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2013 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  THE idea of bringing the government of the United States of America to its knees

Isn't it what happened in 2008?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2013 10:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Anybody doubt that if not funded soon, Obama will make the Shutdown look like a party. The NPS will close all parks, everywhere, no checks will go out to anyone, while the gubbamint continues to rake in the coin, while they decide what is the correct priority for paying the bills.

Lessee - Air Force One and the golf course would come first...
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 11:56 Comments || Top||

#6  We fought a Revolutionary War with the Brits over taxation without representation which is basically what we have now. Our government has been a clusterf&*$ for some time now; an elitist mutual admiration society consisting of basically one party--the liberal (or radical) democrats and the rhino republicans being in charge. Neither of these groups work to the benefit of the American people. They seem to care only about creating a cushy job for themselves and re-election. We really need term limits to break-up this structure. I don't know how these limits should be created--maybe on the basis of total time at the trough.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2013 20:00 Comments || Top||

#7  The can has been kicked down the road once again. Only this time the next fight in congress will be even tougher and the stakes even higher.

FORWARD to the Detroitification of America!
Posted by: Airandee || 10/16/2013 21:05 Comments || Top||

Obamacare Needs a Drop-Dead Date
by Megan McArdle

Follow-up thoughts on 14. October, two weeks after the rollout.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obamacare DOA (Dead On Arrival) It crashed and burned and will continue to burn until declared unconstitutional or the law is recinded.
Posted by: Woozle Thuque1118 || 10/16/2013 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, the PLAN was for Obamacare to give us drop dead dates. But like all things Obama, it's a failure.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Oil Rig Insanity Division || 10/16/2013 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  It will continue until we all accept the government as our lord and savior or we all drop dead.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/16/2013 4:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Baraq Saves
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/16/2013 9:22 Comments || Top||

#5  What an idiotic piece! Fixing the website should be the least of anyone's concerns. Even when ObamaCare is chugging along at 100% IT IS STILL BROKEN.

Delays won't help. Fixing the website won't help. Just end the damn thing. Pass a budget which defunds it, pass a 1 year debt ceiling increase and GO HOME.

Also, thought the comment yesterday that the website will suddenly start working fine the second O-Care is funded was pretty cynical, and not at all unlikely. Dems hiding the true costs until it's too late to fix? Nah, those guys would never do anything like that...
Posted by: Iblis || 10/16/2013 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  I have a more fundamental issue: putting a set of business rules into a form that will be slavishly followed without fail by a computer reveals contradictions and inconsistencies. The rule set for Obamacare are now eight times the size of the Bible, and were designed by people whose main mental goal was not logical consistency but the implementation of a fantasy that is logically unattainable. Let me go further: the fact that the law was written by Liberals and proving difficult to implement in a program, is proof of the mental inability of Liberals and the realistic impossibility of attaining the ends they desire.

The plans of a Liberal never succeed in real life, but the Liberal himself can prosper by way of the the "float" between proposal and recognized failure: In real life, the money runs out eventually, but that "eventually" takes many decades, enough time for people to forget, for the scoundrels to cover their tracks, and for the media to doctor and airbrush the past.

That doesn't happen in a computer program, where the internal logic (or illogic), of a scheme that would last decades in real life before crashing, runs to a crash or failure in a matter of minutes. In the real world, the scheme's life-time is extended by corruption: deliberate violation of the rules to satisfy or placate or "work around" a perceived violation of the desired end. The numerous exemptions Given by the White House to placate those who would otherwise crash the system is the only way to keep it going. In a computer program, there will have to be overrides numerous IF statements, each of which, by their very existence, say "this individual is more privileged than another, not equal."

In short, Liberalism is a "program" that can only run on a flawed cpu that cannot produce consistent results, and would crash on one that requires consistency.
Posted by: Ptah || 10/16/2013 12:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh, another thing: I pointed out in the earlier comment that it is possible for a set of business rules to be contradictory, and since it is desired to deliver the graft/loot/bribes reliably, the contradiction must be resolved one way or another by adding another business rule or modifying one or both of the rules that are contradicting each other.

Here's the kicker: There are business rules in Obamacare that are there for political, not logical, reasons. I cannot emphasize this enough: You cannot logically determine how to reconcile any pair of rules without consulting the customer. The customer is a government toady charged by politicians to ensure reliable delivery of the graft/loot/bribes. Before the "customer" can resolve the contradiction, he has to determine which ones are political or logical, determine who the political players are that are benefitting from the rules being in there in the first place, determine the power relationship between conflicting political players if BOTH rules are there for political reasons, and create a new business rule that specifies which rule takes precedence. The bureaucrat "customer" has to do this, aware that hell will come down on him when someone promised graft/loot/bribes don't get their cut and scream at the politician who inserted the business rule into the law in the first place.

Oh, and what keeps the bugs alive, flourishing, and multiplying, are the cases where a political rule contradicts a logical one: it takes no brains to realize how a leftist bureaucrat would decide THAT one. The negation of the logical one creates a latent bug/contradiction that keeps the program buggy.

Posted by: Ptah || 10/16/2013 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Darn... forgot to mention: The Bureaucrat "customer" sure as heck ain't gonna make a snap decision until he figures all that stuff out and talks to a superior. An insider programmer at CGI suggested the site would be ready in between 2 weeks to two months.

Heck, I am sure resolving ONE contradiction would take a bureaucrat a week...
Posted by: Ptah || 10/16/2013 12:33 Comments || Top||

The Shut Down and the National Park Service Police
[The Weekly Standard]
An interesting look at the National Park Service.
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#1  Short-term reopenings due to contributions here.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/16/2013 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Fire them all
Posted by: Raj || 10/16/2013 1:12 Comments || Top||

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