Mike Pence Says His Role Model Vice President is Dick Cheney

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence discusses his VP role model and his debate prep on “This Week.”

Let’s stop pretending what he ( Pence) is talking about. Cheney was the “grownup” in the relationship and Bush was the “spoiled kid”.

We can see from where Mike Pence is coming from. He will have to run the country and become the commander-in-chief, because, like Bush, Trump isn’t up to it. He is not completely ignorant, but stupid.

Bush, in a stupor, had to have his Chief of Staff run the war in Iraq, because he, Bush, thought it was about another Crusades.

My guess is that Pence will continue the war against Islam, while ignoring Nixon’s connection to Globalization, while Trump moves America towards authoritarianism. #fail

Source: Mike Pence Says His Role Model Vice President is Dick Cheney


The Republican held House has a decision to make. It can say that Obamacare is not as bad as House Republicans now claim, pay to have it fixed as they have done in the past, or take some of the wealth of a future generation and pay for Obamacare.

Of course there is always the option of revolution. Like the Tea Party of old, the new Tea Party knows revolutions.

You take the junk out of the holds of the ships and throw it into the sea.

Of course those “holds” are now in the ships of past honor residing in the House, the fear now in Republicans who don’t want to pay for it, and the interest in the wealth that future generations hold.

The domains of war, which let’s face it that is what a revolution really needs, are honor, fear and interest.

What I am trying to say, that is just something to be “highlighted”   🙂

Business as Usual?

Investment Summit, Day 2

So, I lost all my cable channels last night except one. That one program was on the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (CSPAN).

Hmmm…, my cable company was making me watch a show put on by the cable company. Bizarre to say the least.

The program came on just around the time my wife and I take our dog for a walk, so I couldn’t watch much.

What I did watch, after referencing Big Brother and how “they” want me to watch this program, I found that there were interesting comments made.

I think the most interesting of those comments came at 35:50 in the above video. The comment was made by Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO.

“We are not an accident, as a country.” and “When we have a problem we expel the problem.”

I am sure the “problem” he was talking about in the past was slavery and I am pretty sure the “problem” he was talking about in the future was the Tea Party, as a form of insurgency.

In defence of my argument, the panel didn’t really talk about the debt, big government and taxes. What they did talk about was the advantages our country is experiencing, and how our government works in the business environment to support those advantages.

Those advantages were cheaper energy and cheaper power than most of the world, ready to enact immigration laws that would be the envy of other nations, our education system that out performs all others in critical thinking, and our financial markets that are more resilient than any in history

All brought to you by the size and scope of our present government, thankyou!

Most of the advantages named were programs that are under attack by the leadership of the Republican Party, and the Tea Party specifically. But I think all would agree, the advantages exist within a government of size and scope that the Tea Party wants to see end.

It might be time for either the Dixiecrats of the Old South, who support the Tea Party, to once again change sides and go back to being Democrats; or for American Business, once the party of Lincoln, to join the Democrats in their efforts to expel the Tea Party from Congress.

Either way the lines dividing the insurgency and incumbent powers within our political system are forming, and it doesn’t look to me like anyone is going to be left in the middle.

Get over it Tea Party.

While it is my opinion, as a blogger of war, that the South lost the Civil War by trying to fight it like a big army instead of an insurgency, the US government has learned, in the last few years, how to fight an insurgency.

To fight an insurgency, the first thing you need is business on your side.


Opinion: Are Democrats more extreme than GOP?

Let us count the reasons: Barack Obama has taken the Democratic Party left of Clinton. He left blue-dog, centrist Democrats to be punished for his sins and they were wiped out in the GOP\’s 2010 Congressional landslide. All the while, the Internet has empowered and organized the party\’s remaining and most extreme elements. The Democratic Party can\’t go left. It is left, in entirety. They already occupy America\’s left fringe.

I think “occupy” is a key word.

Bill Maher wondered, on his show once, why the Tea Party was so much better at organizing, than the Occupy Wall street group.

The answer is that they are not. It turns out, as this show-down underlines, Occupy Wall Street are the “better” insurgency than the Tea Party.

While the Mainstream Media doesn’t “see” Occupy Wall Streeter’s (they are out of the range of Observation), the Occupy Wall streeter’s are still there.

The Occupy Wall Streeters are simply outside the system instead of inside, where the Tea Party occupies politics from a position of disadvantage.

The Tea Party has no advantage inside the structure of the Republican Party, because they are occupying the same structure that they are trying to destroy.

What the Tea Party didn’t understand, in the Boydian process called the OODA loop, structure needs to change, in the destruction and construction movement, as culture changes.

At least the structure of the House Republican party does, as the new culture (represented by the Tea Party, repositions itself into the old structure, but at a new advantage. The advantage of no taxes, small government, and the continuation of entitlement programs, except of course, the law, Obamacare.

In other words, the disadvantage the Tea Party has is that its occupies  a position of little wealth, little strategy, and, except to try and kill anything that Obama tries to do, little process.

The Tea Party is trying to “be”, without “doing” anything but destroy what is in the system.

Which it is hard to destroy the system when you “occupy” it 🙂

The Occupy Wall Streeters never actually “occupied” Wall Street. At least they only “occupied” it as an area of little advantage in the non-virtual world.

As this experience with the Tea Party Republicans suggests, not actually occupying something has its advantages. Not the least of which  is not being Oriented (like the Tea Party is towards the Republican Party that gave us both Iraq and the Wall Street bailout) towards what you want to destroy.

The Democrats are not more extreme, they simply believe change doesn’t have to mean suicide, and the House Republicans would rather die in the process of changing than change, as long as they get re-elected.

via Opinion: Are Democrats more extreme than GOP? – CNN.com.

Obama and Democrats, united by shutdown, looking for gains beyond it

The Democratsstrategy has been made easier by the fact that the GOP went into the shutdown with no prospect of succeeding in its demand to gut the Affordable Care Act and with no fallback plan.

There is winning and losing strategy, but, because of its nature, all strategy has a flaw.

The flaw in the GOP’s strategy was in the means it actually had in re-opening the government. It turned out, when it came to doing something instead of being something (a Congressman in the House of Representatives) the GOP had nothing to “do”.

The GOP had wanted to open only those parts of the government that was needed, but ended up wanting to open all parts of the government.

You may ask, why did they want to open all parts of the government? Because, like faith-based domestic programs, they need all parts of the government to make it work.

I grant you it is a minor flaw, but devastating if you are a member of the House Republicans.

There is another Wingnut, waiting to take your seat, even nuttier than you, and you just gave him/her your seat.


Signed, The People

via Obama and Democrats, united by shutdown, looking for gains beyond it – The Washington Post.

GOP aides: Boehner tells colleagues he will avoid a default on federal debt – The Washington Post

House Speaker John A. Boehner, apparently sharing Obama administration alarm about a possible debt default, has told colleagues he will act to raise the federal debt limit even if he has to rely on the votes of House Democrats, GOP aides said Thursday.

I always thought Boehner was one of those weepy-eyed end-timers, who has decided to stand, wringing their hands, waiting for the world to end.

Climate-change and something unimportant to them such as not paying the world back for the money they lent us, means nothing to these people.

Apparently I was wrong about Boehner.

via GOP aides: Boehner tells colleagues he will avoid a default on federal debt – The Washington Post.

Senate rejects latest House proposal as federal government grinds to a halt

President Obama, declaring that his signature health-care law is “here to stay,” urged House Republicans on Tuesday to stop trying to derail it and instead “reopen the government” following a shutdown that took effect at midnight.

If the shutting-down of the U.S. government was a game, then Obama and the Democratic Party wins. It comes down to whose “cheap trick” was the best in the strategy of the game.

The House Republican’s “cheap trick” was to defund Obamacare, or they would shut-down the government. Their plan was to start with defunding the whole program, and if that didn’t work, at least get some little token for their effort.

I am sure the Republicans knew how fragile Obamacare is, and defunding any part of Obamacare would pretty much assure a failure down the line.

And there is no doubt that Obamacare is fragile, at least as it is being implemented. Obama has had to get help from business in ways that would only make any good Republican giggle. The problem with the Republican strategy: they had no concept of their strategy failing.

Without the concept of failure (the Government would actually shutdown), they had no backup plan for keeping the government actually running, like the House Democrats did when the Democratic majority in the House last shut the government down.

It was different seventeen years ago when the government was last shut down. There was no animosity towards the POTUS, nor against the Senate, because the economy was running pretty good, and the Republicans could relate to the POTUS, if they actually didn’t like him.

Today, House Republicans don’t relate to this POTUS, nor do most actually like him or even know him. You really need to be able to relate to someone before you know someone.

So now the government is  shutting down, and the Republicans in the House past about 3 bills (which the President and Democrats voted for or signed) that will help keep things moving if the government actually shuts down.

I think the House Strategy, if this was a game, failed because those who have control of the Republican Party actually wanted to shut the government down, in the worst way possible, and they did.

I guess the Democrats will just have to see if their strategy gives them enough power to “win”, as the government shuts down.

via Senate rejects latest House proposal as federal government grinds to a halt – The Washington Post.