Obama: More Gray than Black or White


by Antenna Wilde

Ever since Obama’s speech on 3/18/08, one segment keeps ringing in my brain:

“I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents.”

Wow… even Eskimo? This guy is good; he’s genetically associated himself with every person on the planet—in just one sentence. I’m sure that nailed down the Siamese-twin and hermaphrodite vote as well. All he has to do is get those aliens from Area 54 registered, and he’s a shoe-in. I’d like to suggest the perfect running mate: Tiger Woods.

I’m kind of jealous, that’s all. I mean, I’m only English, Dutch, French and Scot (my Dad claims we’re Swedish too, but I think he just had a great vacation there). Maybe with the help of genetic engineering, I could infuse the rest of the races into my biological code—and throw in a dolphin, leopard and chimpanzee for posterity.

Obama, Clinton and McCain’s genealogies are here. Pretty weird, though interestingly enough, Obama has the most links to former presidents.

Now, if only we can get him to speak dolphin…

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Bear Stearns: Take the $ and Run


by Antenna Wilde

That 30 billion dollar bailout we taxpayers just gave to Bear Stearns? Bye-bye.

Ah yes, the Savings and Loan scandal is ringing in my ears, though the coming storm should put it to shame. 30 billion is just a spoonful of Nyquil, and the blame falls directly on the banking industry. This is no surprise, as the only way banks can make money is by either: a) collecting interest on loans. And/or b) making loans to people who default, and then taking the collateral—in this case the real estate, plus any already made payments.

Now the banks would like us to believe that, they too have suffered some loss from this subprime crisis. In reality, they created it by pushing legislation in the eighties, like the Alternative Mortgage Transactions Parity Act of 1982. (with help from the Democrats, I should add) It’s nothing new, and sadly, this article may remain relevant 20 years hence. The real winner here is JP Morgan, but I can assure you that Citigroup and BOA are quite excited about the upcoming foreclosures.

When banks report “profit losses” they are talking about interest they aren’t getting from people who went broke. Don’t worry, they have the real estate now, which is the only thing of value anyway. And it’s true that, normally, this might strain their coffers, but the the central bank is filling them back up. Free money! That’s right, the banks make lousy loans, foreclose on the homes, then cry to the Fed, “We’ve been duped!” Then Big Brother skips to the rescue—with money from the real bank; our bank… the only one that has any “real” money.

So that’s one way the bankers get richer, because they’re certainly not interested in the “money” they loan out: it doesn’t exist. If you find this too long a video, skip to the last 20 minutes:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9050474362583451279

Sherry Cooper—a chief economist at BMO Capital Markets, said, “What is different this time is that the dominoes are falling in so many different sectors, markets, industries and countries … all at the same time and there is yet no end in sight.”

Great, thanks Bush Senior for deregulation, and Clinton for signing the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Dubya’s helping too! Just like the days of Daddy Bush and the S&L scandal, bankers create a moral hazard by manipulating the system to sell people on bullshit like Option ARM (adjustable rate mortgages) and make huge foreclosure profits at ZERO risk. Yeah, the boys at the top are making a killing—hooray for assholes!

And if you were dumb enough to believe that the subprime rate wasn’t set to double after they hooked you… sorry Charlie, no bailout for you. SOMEBODY has to pay the price. Although the Federal Reserve is partially owned by the banks in question (that’s right, private) it was not created to steal from the poor and give to the rich, but that’s essentially what’s happening—and hang on to your soon-to-be-liquidated seats—cause it will happen again.

Solution: 1) Education. 2) Election Reform. 3) Monetary Reform. That’s it. But in the meantime, if we could just pass ONE bill that says, if we DO bail out the CEOs, Trustees and Lendors for intentional predatory lending, they have to go to a federal, pound-me-in-the-ass prison for 20 years without parole. Any takers?

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Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton Suffer Under “Black Advantage”


Obama Has FDR Charm

by Antenna Wilde

Geraldine Ferraro said, “If Barack Obama were a white man, would we be talking about this as a potential real problem for Hillary? If he were a woman of any color, would he be in this position that he’s in? Absolutely not!”

Perhaps she’s right; maybe a woman couldn’t possibly be running for president without some special, privileged assistance. And perhaps Ferraro isn’t a racist, just a realist. She was the first one to point out, remember, that she would never have been the 1984 VP nominee if she weren’t female. Because Ferraro knew; being a female VP nominee was a big advantage in 1984, just as being a black man running for president was in 1988, when she was quoted in the Washington Post, “If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race.”

As it was true Jackson had the “black advantage,” we must remember that Obama is only half black, so there’s still hope for the Clinton camp. I mean, it would be much worse if he were, say… half black with three nipples and a club foot. Then even Cynthia McKinney would have to worry.

But Ferraro also knows that, although being a woman was a big advantage in 1984, in 2008 things are quite the contrary. On Super Tuesday she went into the polling booth in tears, speaking of Hillary, “It was tears [because] this woman has put herself out, and it is painful to watch how she’s being beaten up. And it’s only because she’s a woman. It was just a whole sense of the history, of her campaign, of my campaign. I’m not going to be around to see another woman run. I’m really not.”

Things were so much better in 1984. And that is why there is only one conclusion to draw from this whole “Obama ahead of Hillary” thing, which is that black men have more advantages than white women. How else would Obama have made it into the Senate while Ferraro herself failed to… twice? You see it’s not only because of sexism, but sexism AND racism. As Ferraro stated, “Racism works in two different directions. I really think they’re attacking me because I’m white. How’s that?”

How’s that? Well, that’s stupid. Racism doesn’t work in directions, it works like this; “Ferraro, you’re a racist.” Direction works like this, “Ferraro, go home and bury your head in a pillow.” Notice the difference? In any case, Clinton supporters need to look at the bright side—I mean, things could be worse. Obama may be black, and his middle name may be Hussein, and his parents may have come from a poor village in Kenya, but at least he’s not in a wheelchair. That would REALLY put Hillary at a disadvantage. Just look at FDR: when he ran for the presidency in 1932, his handicap was his greatest asset. Voters weren’t overly concerned with issues—same as today—but were more interested in electing someone with a disability.

Incumbent President Herbert Hoover failed to alert the public to this fact during the 1932 race and, unfortunately for the GOP, FDR won by a landslide 472 to 59. And it was indeed the handicap which enabled him to become our only President to serve more than two terms (four total). People may claim he did great things; creating the New Deal, the SEC FDIC and Social Security system to name a few, but these achievements were more likely the result of having a handicap.

And even though FDR led the country and the Allies to ultimate victory against Nazi Germany, and the economy at home reached full employment (which included providing new opportunities to women and African Americans) his success would not have been possible without the wheelchair. In fact, I would argue that the REAL reason Obama is in the position he is today, is BECAUSE of that blasted wheelchair.

Yes, Ferraro was right, and that is why we must fight vehemently against the “black man” including all ethnic, racial and religious minorities, the poor, the mentally AND physically handicapped, the lost, confused, estranged and any other “advantaged” people who pose a threat to the REAL dejected and prejudged faction of our society: rich, white, former First Ladies.

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Obama: REAL Change?


As the race for the White House heats up, I write another cliche opener.

As these jaded fingers tap away at my weary keyboard, I wonder if Obama’s really got a chance at this thing. Look at what’s at stake; a mighty chunk of control over the most powerful corporation in the world—the U.S. government. And now that he’s a real threat, Billary has joined forces with the GOP to knife this guy into oblivion. Obama offers hope and change, or, a hope FOR change. Because that’s what we’re really doing, hoping things will change.

Now you may say, “But people are out there in the streets, fighting the good fight… fighting for change and not just hoping.” This is true, but look at Ron Paul. By all accounts, he had what it took to be a leading candidate (Yes, he’s a bit goofy, but barring that…) he raised the most $ of any Republican candidate; had a grass roots following based on populist views like nationalism, ending the war and cutting government into bite-sized morsels, and he supported the Constitution. Shocking. The media ignored him—of course—because it was in Daddy Warbuck’s best interest.

But then why does Obama get the coverage? He’s a well spoken figure of change with an interesting life story? Sure, there’s a story, but would he have been given the CHANCE to be a story if he wasn’t willing to play ball in the first place? What I like about him IS his inexperience. Because he’s that less likely to have turned to the Dark Side already. I know we all want something to believe in, but I don’t think Pfizer, Johnson& Johnson or General Electric are too worried. Or are they?

There’s two possibilities I see here, 1: Obama is full of it, nothing of real significance will change. 2: He’s serious about change, which means a) Diebold, Skull and Bones and the powers that be will “fix” election day and put McCain in there (if he’s still walking by then). b) he’ll be assassinated before he has a chance. c) he’ll be assassinated after he gets into office. d) Big Brother is monitoring this blog.

Let’s be honest, we can’t REALLY have change, that would be revolution… real revolution with mayhem in the streets: a full-blown police state (not just the regular wiretapping and email monitoring for insider profits). No friends, I mean “release the hounds” kind of police state, because if you think the military industrial complex is going to forget about 630 billion dollars a year, or that Disney won’t mind paying a fair tax rate on 31 billion dollars a year, or Goldman Sachs on their 90 billion a year; just take a vacation and don’t come back.

I’m for profit, but when a Washington insider like Goldman Sachs has a net income increase of 84% in a single quarter, (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20050921/ai_n15361131) I’m reminded of what my Grandpa used to say, “Don’t piss on my head and tell me it’s raining.” And yeah, Goldman Sachs gives $ to Obama, Clinton and McCain. Somebody tell me it’s different… please?

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