Great Effin' Rant of the Week So Far: "If they can take the money from Cyprus, they can do it anywhere - do you get that in your nut?"

I'm not so sure this gent and I are simpatico. Conservatives are usually not so sulfurous

Posted by pandelume at March 18, 2013 9:36 PM

I don't know what you people are smiling about. Not only can it happened here. It has happened here.

In 1933, Saint Roosevelt confiscated gold coins and bullion of American citizens. In return they were given $20.33 of paper money for each ounce of gold.

If they wanted to buy gold after that (which was illegal) they would have to pay $35 for each ounce of gold. Nice markup huh?

Holders of billions of dollars of US bonds that promised 49.19 oz of pure gold per $1000 of face value received paper money instead. Which somebody (foreign banks) could use 35 of to buy an ounce of gold. So the bonds were transmuted from the right to receive gold coins to a possibility of buying 28.6 oz of gold, if you were a foreigner. A 40% haircut.

10% seems downright civilized by way of contrast.

Surely, you say, the American people would not put up with such a theft. And certainly, the
Supreme Court would find it it unconstitutional. Think again, white man. The people were as meek as little lambs. And Scotus swallowed it and said is there any thing else I can do for you sir?

Of course the Democrat peg boys who teach our children claim that this outrage was a an act of far sighted statesmanship.

No it wasn't. It was theft pure and simple, and that crime is the corrupt foundation of the Peoples Democratic Republic of the United States.

Posted by Fat Man at March 18, 2013 9:53 PM

Mother Effingby is pleased. Except for that last one. The music is ever so suckworthy.

Posted by Jewel at March 18, 2013 10:01 PM

As Katy Shaidle said on her blog after another rant: "I'm half-Scots, this is what it sounds like in my head 24/7." To that I say "preach it!"

Posted by Scott M at March 19, 2013 12:39 AM

I had trouble with drooling accent, but I think he blamed Capitalism. That’s a laugh. Capitalism in the EUSSR in a state (Cyprus) most often described as the most nearly Communist state in Europe.

Posted by ErisGuy at March 19, 2013 5:00 AM

Eris, that's because the statists have been busy for a long time confounding a free market with the corporatist/socialist/fascist unholy amalgam that has been thrust upon Europe and the U.S.

Free market capitalism would fix everything that's wrong with the economies of the world, from health care costs to selvedge denim.

You want to bring health care costs down? Shut down Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payers and get rid of that stupid EMTALA that requires treatment in any and every emergency room.

Are the hospitals going to be razed? Are doctors all going to become plumbers? Are they going to cut up MRI machines to make wind chimes? No, supply will suddenly exceed demand by significant amounts. Doctors' salaries might drop, but the herd of administrators will be thinned out. Unnecessary tests won't be run. I'd guess that the mortality rate will be a wash since the additional number who might die from not getting genuinely needed emergency care (as opposed to the bums who clog ERs over head colds) will be offset by the number of people killed by adverse effects from unnecessarily prescribed drugs. In any case, I'm more than willing to risk it.

Posted by Browncoat at March 19, 2013 6:30 AM

The distinguished gentleman in the video said "Do you get that in your nut" while pointing to his head, Gerard .. not "In your nuts" I believe "nut" is East Ender slang for "skull" implying the primitive part of your brain

Posted by Callmelennie at March 19, 2013 7:30 AM

Why the Federal Reserve was and remains the banking industry's Sheriff of Nottingham plan to rob from the poor and give to the rich:

In return for the new money, the U.S. government gives the Federal Reserve some U.S. Treasury bonds. In essence, U.S. Treasury bonds are promises to pay back money. But the U.S. government always agrees to pay back more money than it receives. So a larger amount of debt is created than the amount of new money that is created. When the Federal Reserve receives those U.S. Treasury bonds, most of the time they take them and auction them off to interested buyers. This is how they get into the hands of the ultra-wealthy and the international bankers.

Posted by Donald Sensing at March 19, 2013 8:11 AM

Right you are Lennie. Fixing.

Posted by vanderleun at March 19, 2013 8:43 AM

It's the politicians along with the F'ing EU bureaucrats that stole that money.
I'm sure that the responsible leaders in other countries are cursing the idiots that pulled that Cyprus caper. Even our brain-dead "citizens" can recognize a bank robbery when they see it, why didn't they steal the money the safe way by devaluing it?

Posted by John the River at March 19, 2013 9:15 AM

Next time the US Senate needs a filibuster spokesperson, the guy in the red shorts with an axe and a CRT monitor would be interesting.

Posted by Terry at March 19, 2013 9:34 AM

So, that's what our friend Fletcher looks and sounds like!

Posted by Don Rodrigo at March 19, 2013 10:49 AM

The east ender I think is what fascism in Europe will look like after the fags in Brussels ruin the continent. It might look like the French Revolution all over again on steroids. Ugly and bloody.
The hillbilly in the second video was a much more sympathetic character.

Posted by bill at March 19, 2013 2:09 PM

Not at all, Jones. After all, I set the obscenity and stupidity limits, and I believe in the maxim, "If you can't be just be arbitrary,"

Posted by vanderleun at March 20, 2013 6:47 PM

Actually that next plan is from Argentina in 2008.

Posted by vanderleun at March 20, 2013 6:49 PM

I think I'm in love...

Posted by Fausta at March 21, 2013 8:41 AM