Archive for September, 2013

Refusing To Govern

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Know Nothings will discover yet again that the country blames them, and only them, for both their extremism and for the possible meltdown of the US economy.

Gorilla says: “Fuck them! And never vote again for any Republican!”


What An Actual Surprise From The Fed Would Be Like

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Certainly not today’s “non-tapering” nonevent, it’s been clear to everyone but Wall Street that there will be no change in either interest rates or QE until and unless unemployment comes way down (not before 2015 at the earliest).

A surprise Fed announcement would sound like this:

“We intend to raise our inflation target to 5% until unemployment drops below 6%. Now start investing in something other than exotic derivatives and the other junk you’re foisted on America the past 25 years”.

Gorilla says: “We may one day be surprised!”


Fun Fact To Know and Tell

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Each year, more Americans are killed by guns than the combined Pentagonal effort to defeat fifth-rate terrorists in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan (given American casualties, among the other three maybe a year of American violence will match it!).

And nobody but nobody among our elites think this is a problem.

Gorilla says: “Hypocrisy at least starts with belief, but this here is a whole ‘nother thing!”


Shorter Navy Yard Shooting

Monday, September 16th, 2013

In the Navy, you can put your mind at ease,
In the Navy, or be shot when shooters please…


The Stupid Will Continue

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

In Syria, where we’ll be waiting a little longer for Vlad and his guy to throw themselves out of power, and our President continues his march down the Exceptional Bullshit Trail.

But especially in Euroland, where a teensy bit of growth is translated into Bruxellese: “The beatings will continue!”

Gorilla says: “And the rich have got more of our national income than they’ve had since the 1920s, plus ca change…”


Quelle Surprise!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians are going nowhere!!!

Is this John Kerry’s Munich moment, or should we just bomb both sides to smithereens?

The Israelis have used chemical weapons against the Palestinians, with impunity, continued to build illegal settlements, and are led by a Prime Minister who has never ever been serious about peace or the peace process.

The Palestinians are deeply divided, and it’s unclear that a referendum in favor of the peace process could command a majority.

The US isn’t willing to bring any pressure on the Israelis, and is therefore not an honest broker.

Gorilla says: “Deeply unserious nations will continue to kill each other and in the end nobody actually cares!”


Yet Another Pointless War

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We can’t find any money to help the millions of Americans who are unemployed, but we sure as hell can when it comes to launching yet another stupid, pointless war!

There is no US national security interest at stake in Syria. There is no willingness to commit to overthrowing the regime. There is clearly no intelligence as to where Assad is or who exactly makes up the “opposition”.

So, we get Lebanon writ large, where we will again kill civilians in order to…???

Oh, and Secretary of State Kerry: you’ve just forfeited a lifetime’s worth of credibility in order to show just how worthless and amoral a human being you actually are!

Gorilla says: “Farewell, Barack, we hardly knew ye!”