Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"The Most-Corrupt Administration Ever?"

I no longer write political commentary for this blog. Can't keep the pace -- one posting isn't dry on the page before a new, improved scandal clamors for attention. 

Furthermore I want to live out my remaining lifespan in something vaguely resembling domestic tranquility during which I can indulge in spiritual meditation and contemplation of the arts. "Tea Party"-like observations in this reign of Buraq H. Obama could work against my aim. I do not want my sleep disturbed by middle-of-the-night callers from our federal protective services; it could make me grumpy. I do not want the IRS demanding an account of the who, what, when, where, how and why of my every day for the last seven years.

Therefore I quote without comment a posting from Karl Denninger in The Market Ticker. I do not say I agree with it. You should compare it with an objective news source run by professional journalists with their code of ethics -- say, the New York Times or the Washington Post. I'm channeling Denninger to show how far these blogger types will go. You have been warned. 

He asks -- mark you, he's only asking -- "The Most-Corrupt Administration Ever?" (I object to the hyphen between "Most" and "Corrupt" on stylistic grounds, which in itself goes far toward undercutting the blogger's argument.) Denninger says:
Let's see how I do with the list.
  • Fast And Furious (guns for drug lords, resulting in murder of Americans and Mexicans

  • Robosigning (over 100,000 perjured affidavits filed in court cases)
  • IRS Tea Party and other group and individual abuse in direct violation of the law (politically-based harassment and now apparently-perjured testimony before Congress 

  • Money Laundering for terrorists and drug lords (by multiple large banks) 

  • Intentional and unlawful destruction of property rights (GM bondholders screwed for political cronies in the UAW

  • Intentional and unlawful destruction of your saved wealth (QE, QE2, QE3, QEinfinity, $1 trillion+ deficits, etc; Treasury and Federal Reserve actions 

  • Benghazi (apparent illegal arming of terrorists, then an attempt to reverse that leading to the attack on our CIA outpost and what appears to be intentional indifference and orders to stand down during the attack that had to come from the White House despite ability to respond; this amounts to conspiracy with the terrorists to kill Chris Stevens and the others who died.)
  • Swindles by the billions in countless schemes during the 2000s related to securitizations and other hinky deals (where despite black letter legal requirements for actual endorsement and delivery of documents banks simply did not comply and now argue there should be no penalty for not having done so, and that these defects are "mere procedural errors" despite intent to not comply.)  The result is that our land title system no longer has any resemblance of integrity. 

  • Intentional destruction of anything approaching a "free market" for health care going back 30+ years and now compounded through active conspiracy by Obama and all of the political parties to grant, protect and enforce through government monopolies and cost-shifting resulting in cost escalations of 500-1,000% or even more against market prices and now, with Obamacare, abuse of the IRS tax power to force another 100% or more increase in those expenses down your throat for the express purpose of enrichment of those in the medical industry.
I'm sure I've missed a bunch, but this is a good start.
Denninger follows with a number of wicked thoughts, including this:
... Your right to life only exists so long as you are willing and able to defend it. 
The same bottom line exists for liberty and the offense against it that is delineated in most of the above list; you have such a right only so long as you are willing to defend it.  The minute you cede that right you have consented to what you are experiencing and you lose the right to bitch about it until and unless you stand and take back that which God gave you.
Remember that Reflecting Light is now above the battle when it comes to politics. I am merely quoting. I'm sure even Denninger, when he calms down, will regret his intemperate language, such as "stand and take back that which God gave you."

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