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that clunker is a trojan horse

August7

You need to read this recent article titled: Clunker sales nearing quarter-million; what now? – just for perspective, to have any hope of appreciating this posting.

You should also pay attention to that creepy feeling if the hair is rising on the back of your neck; and, that ugly dread seated in the pit of your belly. A fete accompli, if you will, in the hope of survival.

Look…  I freely admit I can come across as paranoid from time-to-time. Certainly righteous, and all indignant like.  But, when David Sugarman (my Jewish Mentor) taught me (it only took for him to say it once, with that look in his eyes, to get my attention) that it’s what you don’t see that can kill you, I made the absolutely conscious decision to search for and shed light-and-truth on things that bug me and upset my sensibilities – honed carefully around Jeffersonian Principles.

But, I also trust and appreciate my instincts. And, I know I have an uncanny ability to read between the lines in terms of media, of any, and all, kinds.

Last week, Glenn Beck exposed a privacy agreement on the “Cash for Clunkers” website that in part reads:

“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government.”

What this means is by entering this site you are, essentially, agreeing (wether you actually mean to comply or not) to turn your computer and the contents of your harddrive over to the prying eyes of the government.

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Earlier this week, Glenn Beck updated this info by reporting that the Obama Administration contacted his show telling them that they have taken the web page down and are changing the wording.

So… Obamacrats… What’s the point of changing the wording if the web page was taken down?

This blatant attack on privacy might give the idea that they are testing the waters for future intrusions. Probing if you will. It’s sinister. It’s like you gotta watch these people every minute of each day (Never mind that’s supposed to be the role, in part, played by the House and Senate).

Is this the same sneaky bunch you might have to trust with your private health care records?

If you don’t use encryption, now might be a good time to start.

It won’t actually do you much good,mind you. But, at least you are now on your guard.

Past president Richard M. Nixon would be so proud.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

obama and the List

July16

We’ve seen President Barack Obama in action for a bit more than six months.

Now you see what I meant by “Obamacracy”.

What we can say with confidence, now that we have the evidence of his actions, is that had he based his campaign platform on the following actions that summarize his administration to day, Obama would not only have lost the election, he would have received fewer votes than the hapless Thomas Dewey in the 1948 General Election.

Obama Administration Highlights – First Six Months:

(a) transforming the U.S. economy by massive federal government intervention;

(b) taking an owner’s stake in the automobile industry;

(c) transforming the rules of America’s energy economy; and,

(d) instituting a (socialized) national health-care system.

Never mind the, now waning, financial crisis debacle meltdown because that was not initiated on his watch.

It doesn’t matter that Dewey was so far ahead of Truman that George Gallop stopped polling people in October. Dewey just quit campaigning while Truman ran the finest campaign in American history. Obama would still have lost.

Just for fun I will point out that had Obama played his hand early on, we might have ended up with McCain and Palin. But, McCain would probably have died within the first half his first term and we would have then been stuck with Sarah Palin – and, she is just a quitter.

I keep looking at Al Gore. He has enough business acumen to earn compensated Board seats for mighty corporations. And, he was part of a prior administration that handled foreign policy and economic balance with a kind of flair. And, that team had a notion of what a real Healthcare policy should look like.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

sarah palin and a Quickie

July7

A quick note here as I ponder the future of the Republican party in this country.

Sarah Palin has something of a role in-and-amongst all of this.

Her recent press conference recently at her home in Wasilla, Alaska, after her abrupt announcement she will be leaving the Governors office fifteen months early has shed no light on too many questions whatsoever. In fact, Americans now know less than before. Her “speech” has been called (okay – it will, ultimately, be referred to as) one of the worst in recent political history.

Worse, she is now a quitter. Even if she has some muddy idea this means she will have time to prepare to run for the Presidency in 2012 (coincidentally about the time the world is going to end).

palin-resignation-coverageIn any event, instead of explaining herself, she presented a chain of mangled and dangling non-sequitur metaphors and empty platitudes. She might just as well have recited a poem or sung a song; the impact would have been the very same. Given current events, she could have kept silent and simply performed a moonwalk à la Michael Jackson – ironically and sadly, this would have been more effective than her actual speech (and, it might make her seem hip because everyone is currently on the MJ bandwagon).

This isn’t looking very good for the Republicans. It’s downright grim.

If I were a Democrat, I might be pleased. But, no, I am only a patriot that is generally concerned. We might actually be facing a prolonged tour of duty with the “Obamacrats”.

More later. This might even be important, in the general scheme of things.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

is al Franken our vice president?

July2

So…

How many of you can actually say you have heard something about our Vice President lately?

At this point, can you quickly come up with his name?

We can be fairly certain the guy was not a gal – and, is a Democrat.

It’s not Al Gore. But, he is a Democrat.

al frankenMaybe Al Franken is our Vice President. He won something recently. That would be funny. But then, that has usually been his job… Being funny. However, he is a sort of Democrat – but, with a twist. He is affiliated with the  Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (seriously). So, that may not really count anywhere except in Minnesota. But, maybe that’s good.

Supposedly Barack Obama (who is the President) is a Democrat (but, I suspect he is really an “Obamacrat”).

Ha! I bet that takes off!

Since I doubt he (the missing Vice President) has been in Argentina, is it even worthwhile asking where he is; what is he doing; and, should we be concerned about any of that?

By the way… Did you know that it is rumored that every Democratic nominee that expects to have a shot at the White House is supposed to have dinner at Sam Kaplan’s house in Minneapolis (that’s in Minnesota). That does not have to be funny. But, what happens if Al Franken shows up? I’ve met Sam a few times. Al would be treated fairly.

Let’s test our knowledge around this with a poll.

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UPDATE:

07-02-2009

Not to be caught flat-footed, and clearly in response to this post, The White House has announced that Vice President Joe Biden is currently in Iraq. This, then, answers at least three of the critical questions addressed in this Blog posting.

You can follow these global affecting events by reading more about this update here: apparently joe Biden is our vice president.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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