The Obama Mob: Asset Stripping and Torching the USA

I had always pictured something more like this.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at January 11, 2010 10:23 AM

Denninger: "What's Up With "Effective Zero" Auctions?
Big Bansksters Buying Treasuries, a lot of Treasuries.

Posted by Mizz E at January 11, 2010 11:46 AM

Gerald, you're a really funny guy! :-)

Today's piece is an odd synchronicity indeed, since I spent the weekend watching episodes of the History Channel's Gangland. One constant theme with all the criminal subcultures examined, be they traditional mob families, inner-city street gangs, or outlaw bikers, is the Big Betrayal. That's the point where loyal members, when cornered, are either double-crossed and abandoned by the leaders they served so well, or rat them out in exchange for legal mercy and protection, and the myth of Outlaw Brotherhood becomes a sick joke.

We've seen plenty of the former -- how many onetime friends and even family members has the Big 0 discarded when they became no longer useful and/or liabilities? I wonder if we'll one day see an underling, facing a long Federal sentence, opt to squeal and then bring down an administration in a Watergate-style meltdown.

Posted by Aquila at January 11, 2010 11:50 AM

Well, after all, Obama's favorite movie is "The Godfather."

Posted by neo-neocon at January 11, 2010 12:04 PM

Well, if brand-extension blight is contagious, just let me point out that his effin' Chicago politician creds were my first and only criticism of him way back when he first was trotted out for auction to the highest bidder. . .

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at January 11, 2010 3:34 PM

I think Barak, (the Insect Overlord) is thinking, "This guy is so dumb we won't have to eat his brain".

Posted by Kerry at January 11, 2010 4:15 PM

Y'know, in re-reading my comment I can see that someone could take it in a completely different context than I had in mind.

You see, political contests have always been referred to as horse races and race horses sell at top dollar while still young and untested, and . . . wait a minute. Another thought, uh, can we no longer have a Dark Horse candidate?

Crap. I'm a racist no matter what metaphor I select.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at January 11, 2010 5:17 PM

If true, this is extremely frightening: SHOCKING REPORT: Rand Corp Tells US Army Its Time For a National Stability Police Force -- The LID

Obviously something that has to be verified, but....

Posted by ken ben at January 12, 2010 6:07 PM

Remember this scene in the movie Independence Day?

"They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet... their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on... and we're next. Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards."

Space aliens are liberals!

Posted by pst314 at January 12, 2010 9:32 PM