About the Antigovernment Extremist: I'm a recent graduate of Ohio University where I majored in Political Science with a minor in Economics. My emphasis in university was on constitutional law and American government. This blog is my outlet for political ramblings and where I post current events with a bit of personal commentary. Below you can find similar blogs that I would recommend as well as a series of tags that I've used to allow for better navigation of the topics I post about.
Here’s the now infamous Meet The Press interview between David Gregory and Glenn Greenwald wherein Gregory asks why Greenwald shouldn’t be prosecuted for “aiding and abetting” Edward Snowden. In other words, Gregory accuses Greenwald of committing a crime for the act of journalism. This aired on June 23rd, 2013.
It’s like they always think that the Fed has defeated the business cycle for good and that asset prices (be it housing or stocks) will never ever come down. How can there NOT be a bubble right now!?
People need to realize that the recession is necessary for economic growth. The economy has to restructure and get rid of all the malinvestments spurred on by cheap money policies from the Fed. Schiff says this here and the interviewer says “But you’re not telling me what the Fed should do.” He just did! The recession is going to suck for some time but the more we kick it down the road the more things are going to suck. By ignoring the correcting process that is the recession we only compound our problems.
The problem is not the recession it’s the boom. The boom is where the bad decisions are made as a result of faulty signals in the form of artificially low interest rates and moral hazard brought on by Congress and its bailouts. This is not how a functioning free market would operate. This is a distorted Frankenstein economy engineered to boost the bottom lines of the upperclass who have all their wealth tied up in the stock market. Meanwhile the cost of living rises while real wages remain stagnant for the rest of us.
Michael Scheuer: Mrs. Clinton has blood on her hands everywhere
"This [Benghazi] has everything to do with what our government does and it should be clear to Americans. Americans aren’t hated in the Muslim world as people, but their government under either party, is detested."
I figured it out. My favorite thing about Mike Scheuer is his ability to say things that literally baffle the people he’s speaking with. His views are so radical (in the sense of being so far outside the mainstream) that it is almost as if he is speaking literally a different language than many of the people he speaks with. Listen to the audience and watch Bill Maher’s reactions to these two statements:
"I hope Israel flourishes I just don’t think it’s worth an American life or an American dollar."
[When Maher says “But Israel is a democracy in a part of the world that has none”]: “Well, so what? It doesn’t matter to Americans if anyone ever votes again.”
In both cases the audience is shocked (and apparently waiting for Bill to see what they are supposed to think) and in both cases, most especially the comment about democracy, Maher is literally speechless. He’s clearly given this so little thought he doesn’t even understand that “muh democracy” isn’t a justification for pledging undying support for the state of Israel.