Sarah Palin – will she walk into the White House?


Who says Sarah Palin would be a disaster?

Steve Schmidt is the highest ranking former member of McCain’s inner circle to openly criticize Palin. He has largely remained silent since the election, being one of the few McCain staff members privy to the entire vice presidential selection process.

Partisan political allies have blamed Schmidt for unflattering leaks — including the famous, unattributed quote that Palin had “gone rogue” in the final weeks of the campaign. Schmidt has denied being the source of the leaks, though he has acknowledged tensions with Palin during the campaign.

I’d like to know your views.  In the poll in the sidebar, the question is asked whether you see her as a GOP asset, liability or would incur indifference in 2012.

Late evening listening – feeling sunny


This evening, Dearieme presents Noel Coward’s advice to Mrs. Worthington:

Unfortunately for Dearieme, Jean Goldkette’s Sunny Disposhish’ has youtube’s insanely annoying “embedding disabled” but it’s at the end of this link and well worth a listen.

As some sort of compensation, perhaps Going to Meet my Sweetie might suffice for now:

Finally, this evening – my little contribution:

Don’t miss tomorrow evening when The Economic Voice meets Elvis.

Samantha Geimer – the story continues

The Geimer/Polanski story has gone through some twists.  The line this blog took in the first post was to wonder why her filing of a request not to pursue him over the matter was ignored, particularly as she was clearly stressed by the eternal lack of closure on the matter.

It seemed to your humble correspondent that it was more a matter of closure for her rather than a result for him.  Thus, if he’d returned and faced the music, it would have had the same result as if the charges had been dropped.

This blog felt, at that time, that there were two main issues:

1.  The attitude amongst the vehement that the man is a sleaze who needs to be brought to justice, no matter what it takes and whatever laws are bent to achieve that end;

2.  The resentment among European nations of the Americans trying to push their agendas onto the rest of the world and the tendency for European nations to try to block anything the American’s want, irrespective of how worthy it is.

Now there are two quite strong contentions being made:

1.  As Kristine said: “He pleaded guilty!” Yes, he did, largely to spare the victim a trial, which would have been traumatic but in retrospect is nothing compared to the pain that she says the courts have caused her. People plead guilty for all sorts of reasons.

2.  As Lord T said: If he’s extradited, the Americans have reinforced the precedent that anyone can be airlifted from anywhere in the world to American soil.  Planes can be forced to land on American-friendly territory and the person taken.

If the person is a foreign national, e.g. French, then there has to be a case made against him/her.  This can take years and what to do with the person meantime?  He/she can’t be released onto American soil as an alleged criminal, he/she can’t be flown back because that person will either be tortured/killed or else will scarper.

Therefore, as in Gunatanemo, the only option is to keep the person there at the American taxpayer’s expense and without recourse to intervention from his/her home country.

Of these two contentions, the first one has puzzled a few people.  One would expect, in the normal run of things, that women, by and large, would be gunning for Polanski, even as far as calling for the death penalty – raping a 13 year old, after all.  Instead, many women are saying, as Allie has pointed out, about the LA Times:

Some of the industry’s most prominent women said they believe Polanski, who faces a sentence as low as probation and as high as 16 months in prison for pleading guilty to having sex with a minor, should be freed.

“My personal thoughts are let the guy go,” said Peg Yorkin, founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation. “It’s bad a person was raped. But that was so many years ago. The guy has been through so much in his life. It’s crazy to arrest him now. Let it go. The government could spend its money on other things.”

The feminists are seemingly saying that there should be some sort of compromise.  How bizarre is that?  Similarly, the men, whom you’d expect to soft-pedal on this, are the most vehement for due process and I had to actually block one comment by Lord Nazh, getting stuck into one of the women.

So, everything seems to be on its head and traditional gender roles seem to have been reversed.  I’m transferring current comments from my old site to here and closing off the thread over there.

Taoiseach blackmail

_46466243__46311480_005727104-1-1This is appalling – just look at the language:

And for Taoiseach Brian Cowen, it’s a case of, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”

Or this:

Last June unemployment was less than 6%; now it is nearly 13%. The budget deficit was less than 3%; now it’s nearly 11% and the European Central Bank is helping keep the Republic’s economy afloat.

Isn’t it amazing how the figures plummeted in the past year; isn’t it amazing how the Irish economy is propped up by the ECB and a No vote would see that support disappear?  Is the word “blackmail” too strong to use for those pushing the Yes vote?

I want the names of the actual people who caused this second referendum to occur.  These people require removal, one way or another.

Tsunamis and earthquakes [2]


This worries me:

President Gloria Arroyo placed the Philippines under a “state of calamity” on Friday and terrified people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon threatened to unleash more carnage following deadly floods.

The emotive language and extreme reaction of the PTB at what should surely be a normally recurring danger in those zones, with people already drilled in or at least aware of the possibilities of earthquakes and tsunamis, smacks of hysteria and putting fear in the population.

Just as people were drilled in the air raid precautions in WWII.

“Terrified people”: I’d like to be there to gauge just how terrified they are or whether they are taking normal precautions and just getting out of there, as with the California and Sydney fires.

There seems to be, in the MSM, a thread running through all this which is over and above the usual sensationalist journalism.  There seems to be a desire to create this apocalyptic vision of people running every which way and not knowing what to do.

Back to first principles

There is a market system in place worldwide, which is not free in the least but which enables:

1.  Certain major players to have a free hand to profiteer, turning them into financial elites, not a new phenomenon by any means but simply more blatant these days;

2.  Governments, hand-in-glove with these FEs, abrogating the people’s right to control the source of credit, bowing to the financial advice of “the experts”, i.e. the CBs;

3.  Said governments constricting the money supply for all other players in the markets and imposing huge company and clandestine taxes on the lesser players, leading to a situation of near hardship [but not quite because real hardship, penury would have people in the streets, not just grumbling about it – at the moment, it is largely fear only];

4.  Major players linked in groups across the globe – CFR, TLC, BIS, Bilderberger, Round Table groups, C300, IMF, Clubs of Paris, Rome etc., such groups “advising” governments to the extent where the leaders of countries meet on the say-so of these groups, e.g. the SPPNA.

This much is demonstrable and has been documented across the net – it needs no further comment.  Trolls who come in and say they’re not convinced have obviously either not read the material e.g. here or here or here or they have a reason to turn a blind eye to it.

The Sherman and other Anti-Trust Acts were an attempt to appear to be doing something about a situation which which was perceived by the public as requiring action – Sir Humphrey Appleby could have written the technique.  There is nothing new in the major players acting as they do, so why the surprise and the “oh I can’t believe they’d do that”?

Who is fuelling it all?  The main European money in key centres, through CBs as the fronts.  The BIS is the prime example of the setting of the new global groundrules.

The goals as they always were

1.  Create a bloc, and finally global, system of finance, supply controlled by the CBs, transcending national boundaries;

2.  Breakdown nationalism, the family and adherence to a deity, particularly the most dangerously subversive Christianity, which still grips people outside the godless Anglo-Saxon west, e.g. in South America or Italy;

3.  Replace these with the goals and rhetoric of international statism, with its concomitant command and control;

4.  Mop up the insurgents through FEMA and like organizations – remember Fahrenheit 451’s “firemen”?

The means of achieving these goals

Neo-Hegelian syllogism:

1.  Create the possibilities of crisis in the medium and long term, using social tools, e.g. the economic depression we’re now in;

2.  Suggest a solution which mentions nothing of the unpalatable agenda;

3.  Mock and marginalize resistance and outcry to these measures;

4.  Induce more crises and frighten the people so that they’ll demand the government “do something”, whilst the government is made to look corrupt and greedy, thereby occasioning disgust with the institution of elected representation and making people more prone to accept drastic solutions;

5.  Provoke a 911 or whatever;

6.  Sweep in with the new measures without even asking the people about it, e.g. the Patriot Act and somehow, biometric passports and ID cards sweep in with the new measures.

The people need to be rudderless, having thrown off and become antagonistic towards the Judaeo-Christian system and ethic, which was the best bulwark democracy ever had, despite its hijacking by the elites.  Very important in this process is that the so-called church leaders appear impotent, necessitating some other sort of other Messiah to appear from relative obscurity.

Those are the eyes through which I view the President of the Philippines’ draconian measures.