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Monday's White House meeting/public relations spectacle with the recalcitrant greedheads and other assorted banking miscreants was a mockery. As the orgy of American capitalist excess that is Christmas nears and millions of children won't be visited by Santa Clause unless of course he is bearing a foreclosure notice on Daddy and Mommie's overpriced, underwater shitbox the banksters are back in business big time thanks to Obama and Raht Emanuel. At some point last year when the financial services parasites were holding a gun to our collective heads and loudly threatening to 'blow the roof' like in Die Hard unless their bad bets were covered by taxpayer dough the overly cunning new administration, already funded by Wall Street looters made a calculated political decision to crucify the schmucks on a cross of Goldman Sachs. Hell, it's no surprise, that is the way that it always works in an oligarchy and any O-Bots who are out there still defending this lying sack of shit administration are as clueless and morally challenged as those who swore on a stack of bibles that George W. Bush was the second coming of Jesus Fucking Christ and anyone who dared to question him was a terrorist sympathizer or traitor.
So the Pope of Hope's vaunted White House meet with the destroyers of the country may have been good for the rubes and childish fools still drinking the Kool Aid of the Obamessiah to those of us that have been on to the big con can had our bullshit detectors going off full blast just as they have been doing often as the grifter in chief continues every fucking vile policy of the Bush junta only with a less ostentatious manner. Escalation of the war in Afghanistan to protect the energy and drug routes that are the lifeblood of the American ruling class, the continuation of torture as policy (although under Obama Jack Bauer is no longer the official spokesman), the ongoing Stasi style surveillance of law abiding citizens, shitting on gay rights, failing to pull the U.S. out of disastrous trade pacts and retaining Bush pigs like Robert Gates and Helicopter Ben Bernanke build a pretty damning case against Obama. Hell, after that speech last week in front of the Noble Prize Committee where the bastard actually had the chutzpah to get up and use the forum as a justification for neverending war it's really only a matter of time until the neocons are back in the DemocRAT party where they came from. Oh, and about that health care reform? Face it suckers, you have just been buttfucked by the quisling Congress, the Israeli mole Joe Lieberman and the collective might of the insurance industry who are now about to strip out the only goddamned good thing - moving the Medicare age up to 55. Welcome to chumpland fools, thanks to the Obama administration and mobbed up Harry Reid the state is about to be empowered to force an impoverished citizenry to pay protection to the insurance gangsters or face the full fury of the law.
Were it not for legions of buffoons and Judas goat assclowns like Markos Moulitsas Zuniga on the so-called 'left' who provide cover for the gross criminality of the sitting government the Obama administration would be one and done but the cult of personality will be good enough to reelect the rotten bastard, especially since the only choice is Sarah Palin, Lou Dobbs or Glenn Beck any of whom are starting to look like better options than the Big O because shit, let's face it, how much power would any of them be able to wield anyway? This lemming colony is owned lock stock and barrel by the Military Industrial Complex, the Wall Street cloud dwellers and Big Oil Nazis like the Koch Family and the Texas Mafia, always has been and always will be, the Prez is just a frontman and Mr. Obama is the most successful product since Ronald Reagan, another colossal phony whose acting ability was a cherished trait as he bamboozled our way into what is now the coming national bankruptcy.
So Monday's sit down with the banking criminal elite, just like the rest of Obama's putrid first year was just more stagecraft, especially considering that Lloyd 'doing God's work' Blankfein and Shitibank's top vulture Vikram 'the bandit' Pandit didn't even bother to show up. That the entire bailout is now going up like a rancid flaming bag of dogshit parked on the front doorstep of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as the banksters aren't lending but rather hoarding the money to fund more gambling and of course pay out those wonderful holiday bonuses is merely an ugly and slightly embarassing matter and only because the Republicans are suddenly screaming like stuck pigs about populism to rile up the rabble in the hope that they can return to running the spoils system - fat fucking chance. After Christmas has past and the teflon coated shit salesman that is Barack Hussein Obama and his fealty to Wall Street is forgotten by flea brained Americans it will be back to the business of finishing the job of implementing the new feudalism. Matt Taibbi who has been on Wall Street like a starving pitbull recently wrote about Obama's Big Sellout and I would strongly recommend it to all.
Anyway, that's it for now
Just my two cents
ps: This wonderful little bit from a good buddy of mine was in my email when I got home from the corporate gulag today.
Public Announcement: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in conjunction with Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, held a joint press conference earlier today. In that joint press conference, they announced the names of their two respective political parties, the Democratic Party, and the Republican Party, were being changed. The name of the Republican Party will be changed to, "Corporate Bloodsuckers' Party Number One," and the name of the Democratic Party will be changed to "Corporate Bloodsuckers' Party Number Two."
Answering questions from reporters, Democratic Party Senate Majority leader Reid said, "We felt it more accurately and appropriately reflected the actual reality of the situation than what the current names of the two parties reflect and embody, and we finally decided to 'go with the flow' of trying to more accurately and appropriately reflect the reality of the situation than to veil and disguise it any further."
Asked by reporters what the opinion of Democratic President Barack Obama was pertaining to the name change, Democratic Majority leader Reid said, "Oh, he was fine with it. The president said to me, 'Hell, I threw Jeremiah Wright under the bus for Wright's factually accurate statement that this whole country was founded on racism, so why would I be uncomfortable with changing the name of the Democratic Party to 'Corporate Bloodsuckers' Party Number Two,' if doing so would more accurately and correctly and factually reflect reality?'"
Additionally, during the course of the joint press conference, Democratic Majority leader Reid and Republican Minority leader McConnell said the Democratic and Republican Parties in the U.S. Senate had reached a tentative agreement on the health care reform package to insure the ability to shoot on sight low-income people unable to afford to purchase what private health care corporations stipulate is the price for private insurance was not to be limited to federal police agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, and similar federal police agencies, but that the federal police agencies would also now negotiate agreements with the various individual state police departments and state law enforcement departments, and also local county and city and town police departments, so that they, too, will be able to have some level of parity and equity in the privilege of being able to shoot on sight low-income, poor, and working class people whose economic and financial position make it impossible for them to afford to purchase private health insurance from the private insurance industry.
"After all," Senator Reid said, "that's in reality how the police in this country at all levels have pretty much always operated. Under both Democratic president Johnson, and Republican president Nixon, the federal police agencies, state police agencies, and local police agencies all operated collaboratively in their joint campaign to kill leaders of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and early 1970s. So why do anything differently now? We favor efficient and competent administration of the ability of police of every level to be able to shoot on sight low-income, poor, and working class people unable to purchase health insurance from the private insurance companies."
On the related issue of setting up death camps for the poor to prevent their being seen by the eyes of the rich -- so as to prevent embarrassment by the rich -- the two U.S. Senators were also in agreement, and stipulated the president, too, was in agreement to rapidly move forward with a federal reform bill to insure this reform of the current situation of no death camps for the poor and low-income people would be corrected and rectified. There was some disagreement among diverse U.S. Senators over, however, whether to kill the poor outright by putting them in the camps and simply gassing them to death or, alternatively, to work them to death as slave laborers.
Senator Reid indicated he preferred the slave labor approach, for, as he accurately noted, this at least presented the accomplishment of being able to kill the poor as if it were "not really direct violence against the poor, but simply a form of imprisonment, incarceration and corrections of the poor for their being unable or unwilling to be sucked dry by the health insurance industry at the point of police guns." The Democratic Party has, Senator Reid noted, long had a tacit and de facto policy that economic terrorization of the working class, poor, and low-income people was "not real violence." Senator McConnell, however, favored a more direct approach of simply either gassing or shooting the poor outright. He said, "It strikes our party as a form of violation of national security not to follow through vigorously on this aspect of policy."
--In the spirit of the late indefatigable Hunter S. Thompson's own unique invention, gonzo journalism