A Danger To The Republic: Part I

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” – Ronald Reagan

That was supposed to be a joke.  So is Sarah Palin.

Never before in my lifetime have I ever seen a more unfit and unqualified candidate for the office of The Vice President of the United States.  The frightening possibility is that she may very well become President due to the various health issues that have plagued Senator McCain in the past.  These, of course, are well documented.  It’s what is NOT documented that worries me.  John McCain has offered access to his medical records only ONCE, and they were released to the press in a room where no cameras, phones, or Internet devices were allowed.  They were only available for a few hours…THOUSANDS of pages; only for a few hours.  This is a frightening prospect because we have no idea about the complete medical picture of potentially the next President of The United States.  This video on You Tube offers some opinions by physicians and details of the data that was able to be accessed by the media:

When you enter that voting booth on November 4th, pretend that lever or button is the one connected to a frightening future of nuclear annihilation.  We are not just talking about John McCain here (I’ll get to him in another post), we are talking about the very real possibility that Sarah Palin could become the 45th President Of The United States due to her Boss’ current and/or future state of health.  It’s bad enough we are dealing with a man who most likely has Acute PTSD, a hair trigger temper and what looks like the onset of senility; we will be dealing with a woman who is clearly unprepared, unqualified, and unimaginable as President Of The United States.  She is not only a danger to this Republic, she is a danger to Humanity.

Consider her fast ascent in the Republican Party; which is now securely in the hands of the Right Wing Neocons and Evangelicals (READ: NUTCASES).  Why has she advanced so far in such a short amount of time?  Why is it that when there were so many other men and women (ESPECIALLY women) candidates who were eminently more qualified to be Vice President, McCain chose Palin?  If McCain was looking for a woman on the ticket, why not choose Kay Bailey Huchison or Olympia Snow; both of whom are very much in the Conservative camp, but are not Pro-Life?  Why indeed?

Palin’s rise seems too good to be true from the outside, but from within the Neocon Camp, it reads like the best script ever written.  Here we have everything the Neocons are looking for: Right Wing Right To Lifer (even MORE extreme than most Pro-Life candidates), NRA Credentials (lifelong member), tough image as a hunter and outdoors-type, mother of five.  She has slowly been groomed by the Alaskan Republicans to be in their inner circle while appearing to be outside of it; hence, her false image as a “Reformer and Maverick”.  She has been virtually unknown outside of Alaska…and THIS is the best part for the Neocons.

Anonymity.  Who needs Skull and Bones when we have Wolf and Antlers?  The PERFECT Vice Presidential Candidate to forward the Neocon Agenda even further and possibly ensureing McCain’s compliance as well.  The PERFECT Candidate to groom for her eventual succession to the Presidency either by death or election should McCain win in the fall.  The PERFECT Candidate with which to manipulate the public for two short months and get their attention while preparations are being made (just in case) to steal the election and ensure their continuation of power.  The PERFECT Candidate with which to deflect any attack or investigation into her short (and possibly corrupt) Political past by crying “sexism” at every available opportunity.  What a great tandem with the lies put forth on a daily basis by the McCain campaign in the hopes that if the public hear the lies enough times, it will become the Truth!  Just ask Joseph Goebbels.

What her Neocon mentors and trainers are not factoring into the Big Equation is one constant: ambition, as in Sarah Palin’s.  Throughout her life she has been ambitious, which by itself is certainly an admirable trait, but coupled with a thirst for power that is insatiable, is a dangerous recipe for ANYONE to deal with.  Perhaps even her current Mentors.  There may come a time where the Student becomes the Master, and the former Master the Servant.  This will make the Anakin Skywalker/Obi-Wan Kenobi relationship pale in comparison.

So after they have polished off their diamond in the rough and properly taught her the fanatical ways of their ilk, Sarah Palin will no longer be the so-called hockey Mom whose lack of foreign policy knowledge was severely brought to fore over the course of Charlie Gibson’s interviews.  She will no longer be the token woman on the Republican Ticket.  She will no longer even be the butt of jokes, even on Saturday Night Live.  She will simply be not only too big for her handlers to control, but for any of our Elected Representatives at ANY level of Government to control either.  She will have all the power she ever wanted, and a Nuclear Arsenal and Armed Forces to back her up.  She will have all the power she ever wanted to do “God’s Will”.  And after that, she will have achieved nearly all she set out to do.

God better move over; because she’s coming for Him next.

“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” -James Madison

TOMORROW: A Danger To The Republic: Part II


One Storm Over, Another One Brewing

One thing I noticed about all the coverage of Ike today was the lack of any comparison with Katrina.  Based on what I was seeing, it looked as bad at the very least.  Houston however, posed a completely different set of problems than New Orleans did with the amount of skyscrapers there.  My former employer (JP Morgan Chase) had their building lose many windows; the glass littering the streets below.  (They have the tallest skyscraper at 75 stories).  One news report stated that there were folders strewn on the streets noted “Highly Confidential” on them.  Not a good thing for a large corporation trying to keep its edge and reputation intact in a very questionable industry these days.

Outside of Houston, the flooding looked intense; and Galveston was completely devastated.  4 million customers (that’s HOMES not people…so multiply that by at least two and you’ll get the number of people affected) are without power and 100,000 homes are believed destroyed.  I think after all is said and done, Ike may be more costly than Katrina.  Not in terms of human life (only 2 dead so far; but many missing who decided to ride Ike out) or property…but the economy.  The oil refineries that process 20% of American oil have stopped production for a number of days, and there is no word on when they will begin starting up production again.  While both campaigns put out sympathetic statements today, John McCain noted that there may be tough times at the gas pump and he was concerned.

OK Mac…thanks for the note of sympathy as we’ll hit $5 a gallon soon and heating oil prices will skyrocket.  Thanks for the sympathy as you head off the long-range attack strategy of the Dems who will most assuredly use that to bolster their case against 8 years of hell under this Administration.  Thanks for the sympathy as you’ll have no problem paying the bills on all of your homes and SUV’s because you married into money.  To quote your running mate: “Thanks, but no thanks”.

Speaking of Governor Moosellini, she had a “Welcome Home, Sarah” pep rally in Alaska that drew 2,000 (according to the campaign, but was in the “hundreds” according to a local TV station…in Anchorage, no less.)  650,000 had the chance to see her in a ballroom that had only “hundreds” out of a 5,000 person capacity.  You think that the next Joan of Arc would have managed to muster a hell of a lot more than that.  Maybe she didn’t say her prayers last weekend while she was cramming for Charlie Gibson’s interview (which, I thought was very well done on Charlie Gibson’s part).  Then again, she probably missed a day of foreign policy cramming as Joe Lieberman takes Saturdays off and had to make it up somewhere.  How else would she have not known what the Bush Doctrine was?  She did manage to know that Alaska was next to Russia…who she would have no hesitation in starting a war with.

While Joan (who will be having a lovely stake and bonfire prepared for her shortly…see below) was returning to the Lower 48, a group of brave souls attended the “Alaska Women Reject Palin” rally, which was better attended than the Palin rally!  Some great pictures and all the details from our intrepid friend AK Muckraker on Mudflats.  AKM has been doing an incredible job of bringing out the truth about Sister Sarah since her anointment two weeks ago.  Mudflats is the place to go to get the inside information of what’s really going on behind the scenes in “the only State in our Union above the Arctic Circle” (Geography lesson courtesy of Saint Sarah of Wasilla).

The storm that is arriving has been brewing over the past few weeks with the various outright lies that the McCain campaign has been pushing as truth.  It’s been churning with the various allegations about Governor Bullwinkle (apologies to Wassamatta U) and her various hiring and firing practices.  Her lack of any knowledge outside of Alaska.  Her complete and utter lack of a discernible brain pattern that doesn’t involve fashion and perhaps “American Idol” (apologies to Clay Aiken).  From the front page of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?hp

This should capture the rest of the Mainstream Media’s attention and get to the core of this incompetent power mad individual.  John McCain better get a food taster if he’s elected; I have a feeling 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton would be preferable to having 4 years of a modern day Marie Di Medici looking over his shoulder.  Because the only cross McCain will be looking at on the ground might very well be his own.

TOMORROW: How I really feel about Sarah Palin in that post I promised you the other day, complete with the latest in scandal and spin.

“You win every time you say ‘No I won’t’ one more time than They say ‘Yes, you will'” -Captain John Sheridan (Babylon 5)