"" Running Rabbit: January 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Geopolitical Monopoly?

Now Japan is showing signs of economic distress, which brings the list of countries in troubled to what, half the planet? At what point does it happen that all countries are in trouble and thus everyone owes everyone so nobody owes anybody? Or, will it rather become like a game of Monopoly where only one player wins?

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It Prompted Me To Visit Taco Bell

Taco Bell has been a late-night staple for me over the past decade, rarely do I visit it early in the day. But, this attack on their product's reputation caused me to eat there for dinner one evening this week.

Now, clever people that they are, the people at TC are using the attack as advertising. They had me before, it only took word of the attack for me to offer my five dollars of support, and here's betting that this ad campaign boosts their business above where it was before the attack.

WTF Is Obama Fooling

What The Frick? Now the O and his minions like America? Now they admire my country’s strengths and wish to provide support to KEEP her on top? Where The Frick was that attitude over the previous two years of the O’s Presidency and the lead up to the election which put him in office? Who The Frick is going to believe him now? Who else, those who believed him when he said the USA was crap, that’s who. 2012 can’t can soon enough for me.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What Ron Jr. Does Not Understand

Ron Reagan Jr., (or the lesser as we think of him), is peddling the idea (as a way of peddling his new book) that his father had Alzheimer's disease during his Presidency, if only his was there when Dutch was in control.....

Btw, this Alzheimer during his Presidency idea is not a new one, I first heard it from a partisan friend when Bill Clinton, the disgraced former President, was running for his first term. I didn't believe it then either.

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Where Is The Assange of The Kennedy Myth

A mini series called The Kennedys has been suppressed, supposedly by members of the Kennedy family though the real culprits have made no public claim for the attack.

The significance of this event, the suppression is in the liberal left's continuing rewriting of history. President Kennedy was a fiscal conservative, solid on national defense, an opponent of communism/socialism, and a serial womanizer. The last quality being a family trait he shared with his father and brothers. And, it is the one trait I attribute to him which the Kennedy myth generators do mind being known. It is the rest they fear the public knowing, and emulating. After his brother's death Bobby Kennedy took a turn wide left, a fact not often discussed and poorly known by those who did not live through those times. In many ways JFK was an aberration among Kennedy's, but then he was in a position of ultimate responsibility and could not afford the political frivolity and public policy errors manifest in the resumes of his family members. JFK's father tried to negotiate submarine bases for the Nazis in Ireland, and FDR fired him for that blunder. Bobby got sentimental after his brother died and lost perspective as he pushed for the US to become Jimmy Carter weak a decade and a half before Carter opened the window for Islamic extremism to take a foothold in Iran, and now have a wider influence. Ted Kennedy spent his career contrasting JFK's sensible taxation policies by spending, spending spending; an unsustainable economic strategy whose inevitable financial failure remains lost on today's left. RFK Jr. is nuts on the environment, leaving the practical in the dust bin as he pushes for currently expensive, large, and non-workable solutions to marginal problems. And so on with one Kennedy after another. The one exception seemed to be JFK Jr. who entered into the world of entrepreneurship with his magazine George, spoke with the caution of a thinking man, and died too soon to be fully realized as public figure.

No, I believe that the real embarrassment for the Kennedy's is not the salacious sexual material which could come out, it is that when a Kennedy did achieve old Joe Kennedy's dream of having one of his progeny residing in the White House that kid acted responsibly. JFK did not get everything right, but he understood his position and acted like a grown up as he tried his best to do the best for the country. And that is a lesson our current President is grudgingly learning. It is no mistake that Obama has had to abandon one after another of his campaign positions and has in fact kept so many of the policies of his predecessor; he has done so because his pie-in-the-sky ideas don't work in the real world, and the things for which he criticized George W. Bush do work, or at least are the best options for now. And, such is the state of affairs when the curtain is pulled back and the wizard exposed, bluster and obfuscation hide the failure of poorly crafted idealism only so long, there comes a time for the great and powerful to actually do something and the Kennedy myth factory is not ready to allow the showing The Kennedys because then they would have to admit that JFK was not really one of them.

Now, since they still have enough influence to prevent the History Channel et al from showing what they fear us knowing; where is the Julian Assange type who will steal the movie/mini-series and publish it on the net for all to see?

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