Archive for March, 2011

Not Over In A Week

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

As the international community promised it would be!!!

The betting here is we’ll be stuck there for months…

Whenever anyone from the Pentagon says they’ve wiped out 20-25% of some force, which remains “10 times as strong” as the one you’re backing, you know it’s all garbage!

We also have no idea, having a lousy intelligence community, what’s happening on the ground, but you can bet that the civilians who aren’t already refugess are certainly being killed by both sides!!!

Gorilla says: “As usual, and for the third time in 10 years, we never learn that there’s no military solution!”

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A Broken Record

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

25 million unemployed Americans joined this week by nearly 400K new claimants!

It’s an absolute disaster for the country…

Our leaders aren’t leading, they’re wasting time and resources on idiotic austerity and pointless wars!

The President’s chief “jobs czar” is the former CEO of a company that paid zero federal taxes last year.

Gorilla says: “Same old song of cowardice and contempt!!!”

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Time To Leave

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Ireland’s banking system results will come in today, and they’re not expected to be good.

The truth is that the only feasible solution for the Irish is to leave the Eurozone, devalue the currency, and give large haircuts to the bondholders (aka German, French, British, Spanish and Dutch banks).

In a country with nearly 15% unemployment, coupled with ludicrous fiscal austerity, it’s just not possible to grow your way back to prosperity.

Gorilla says: “The Blarney Stone’s needs to move out of Frankfurt!”

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Good Luck With That

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Ban Ki Moon’s unhappy with Israel, the settlements are bad for the peace process!!!

Of course, the assumption behind such criticism is that the Israelis and Palestinians are serious about peace: they’re not!

The time to stop the politically and morally bankrupt settlement policy was 30 years ago, when it began. At this point, no Israeli government is going to uproot their settlers, so trading other land for peace is the only way forward.

Equally, the Palestinians need a referendum, voted on by all their factions, to decide once and for all that they want a two state solution. Leaders like Abbas haven’t done so, because they just might lose.

And the US is, as usual, sitting on the sidelines.

As stupid a decision as the bombing of Libya was, our President knows there’s zero support in the US Congress for anything like pressure on the Israelis, and not enough Palestinians living in the US to offset AIPAC et. al. in 2012.

What will get the two sides to the table for serious negotiations? Only demographics.

So long as the Palestinians keep reproducing at a greater rate, Israelis may find themselves a minority in their own country.

But that won’t happen in earnest for at least another decade.

Gorilla says: “Like Libyan no fly zones, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Middle East peace at present is a pointless waste of time, treasure, and blood!”

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The State Of Hate

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Why stop at racism and bigotry when you can give misogyny a go as well?

And that’s precisely what’s being done in Arizona by a new law that bans abortions based on racial or gender selection.

The hatred Know Nothings feel for everyone in America who isn’t rich, white, male, and old is breathtaking.

Gorilla says: “Stay away from Arizona, it’s an evil, despicable place!”

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Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

President Obama: “Among all the people who (are) opposed (to) Qaddafi, there might not be elements that are unfriendly to the United States and our interests. … And that’s why I think it’s important for us not to — jump in with both feet”.

Gorilla translates: “And how can we jump in when they’re both stuck in our mouth?”

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Aren’t You Really A Good Corporate Discriminator Against Women?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Yep, here’s what Reuters says about the Chief Justice’s questioning at today’s Wal-Mart hearing before the Supremes:

“Chief Justice John Roberts cited Wal-Mart’s policy against discrimination and asked whether its pay disparity between men and women was less than the U.S. average.”

Gorilla says: “When neanderthal misogynists make the law, nobody is safe!”

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Shorter US Libyan Policy

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

“Regime change you can’t believe in!”

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Top 5 State Murderers

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Via Amnesty International:

1) China
2) Iran
3) North Korea
4) Yemen
5) USA

Gorilla says: “We say we’re protecting civilians in Libya, at home, not so much!”

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Angela’s Ashes

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Chancellor Merkel gets a drubbing!

What’s interesting is that this local defeat was more about nuclear power. Germans have clearly had enough of it.

It will be more interesting to see how Germans will react when they finally figure out their Chancellor has been lying to them: the EU bailouts are not about profligate Southern Europeans, they’re mainly about profligate German banks.

Gorilla says: “Denial is not a winner, in politics or anything else!”

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