Bailout Bill to Nowhere: Why we’re still not out of the woods

The $700+ billion bailout bill has passed through Congress and been signed by the President. The debate, the stock market volatility, and the lack of cogent reporting of events has left many of us wondering what in the world we have just witnessed.

MM calls it “Crap Sandwich 2.0.” In fact, she live-blogged the House debate.

While our government pats itself on the back for avoiding financial Armageddon, I wonder if they realize that the drama of the past few weeks is only the first layer to be peeled from this onion.

The next layer will begin to be pulled away next Monday, as settlement of credit derivative trades involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unwound.

On Friday, the Lehman auction is scheduled.  WaMu follows one week later.  That is, if anyone is left standing.

How many billions will have to come off the balance sheets at settlement? As interesting and unsettling as the past few weeks have been, we haven’t seen anything yet.

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MSM scandal of the day

Trying to keep up with the on-going character assassination attempt by the MSM has been tough.
Have I left any out?

1) Trig not Palin’s son – LIE
2) SP was hiding Bristol’s pregnancy – LIE
3) SP endorsed Pat Buchanan – LIE
4) SP hates Jews – LIE
5) SP was never discussed as a possible veep candidate – LIE
6) SP was a member of an Alaskan secessionist party – LIE
7) SP was not vetted by the McCain campaign – LIE
8. SP said the Iraq was was a mission from God – LIE
9) SP lied about opposing Bridge to Nowhere – LIE
and most recently debunked by the Smoking Gun
10) SP had an affair with her husband’s business partner – LIE
11) SP is a book burner – LIE

Sarah has been on the scene for a week now.

The behavior of the media is disgusting.

Here is the latest attempted smear, brought to you courtesy of the AP…
12) SP’s church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer. ((( Prayer? …… G A S P !!! )))

And of course, the M.O.A.S., The October Surprise, the so-called Troopergate scandal. Pshaww.

Not to mention the illegal release of her social security number, the rumors, innuendo, and the untold number of truly mean-spirited references to her sex, her small town background, her Christian beliefs, etc., etc., etc. Nothing is out of bounds to these sleezey vermin.

The hell with them.

Update: Howie Carr is keeping a list of Sarah’s so-called “sins”

Update 2: Fox News is also keeping score

Update 3: Michelle Malkin has the latest scandal. “Palin called Obama a “sambo”

Update 4: Ed Morrisey takes on the latest nutroots meme – The Palin Bubble

Update 5: Charles Martin has the Mother Of All Sarah Palin Rumor Lists.

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Does J. Wright Remember the Zebra Killings?

Rev J. Wright has been all over the news for the past few days, and the following was just one of many very revealing comments. His defense of the Nation of Islam, and Louis Farrakhan, at the National Press Club was vintage left-wing “victim politics”…. (HotAir has the clip)

“Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains, he did not put me in slavery …”

Chains? Slavery? No, Farrakhan is not guilty of these crimes. Nor is anyone else, for that matter.

But, just in case anyone needs a reminder of some of the things which do qualify Farrakhan and the NOI as an enemy of liberty, here is something which is much more dangerous than Louis’ notorious hate-speech.

Remembering the Zebra Killings

The Zebra Killings occurred in the San Francisco bay area between 1972 and 1974 and left 71 people dead. They were dubbed the Zebra Killings because of the radio channel used by the police investigating the case (channel Z). The name would take on a more sinister meaning as it became apparent that a group of blacks was systematically stalking and killing whites simply because of the color of their skin….

The majority of the attacks were carried out by five members of a group within Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam called the “Death Angels.” Jesse Lee Cooks, J.C. Simon, Larry Green, Manuel Moore and Anthony Harris were part of this group which believed that whites were created 3,000 years ago by a black mad scientist named Yacub who wanted a race of inferiors to rule over. Death Angels believed they could earn “points” towards going to heaven when they died if they killed whites. For them, whites were not human beings but “grafted snakes,” “blue-eyed devils” and “white motherf—–s.”

Is there political strategery by the Obama campaign involved in Wright’s looney-tunes rant?

Probably. The more Wright speaks, the more he makes it all about himself, and his ego. His speaking tour puts everything in the present tense, quite possibly making it easier for Obama to distance himself from him.

The interesting part of all of this is seeing how many on the left, and in the media, actually agree with, or are sympathetic to Wright’s lunatic ravings.

See also: MM–Wright’s security provided by NOI

Solidarity

UPDATE: It’s 3:00 PM CDT, and as the major market indices close on a very bullish beginning to the 2nd Quarter – up 3%!! – it is time to return to our normal blog format. Hopefully, this completely meaningless gesture has raised awareness of meaningless awareness raising gestures, ribbons, etc., etc., etc. AND, lest anyone forget, here is a screenshot of “NG: in the Dark”.

Furthermore, if Michelle Malkin decides to add NG to her blogroll as a result of our Solidarity, then we will, of course, be happy to reciprocate…

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Today, Michelle Malkin goes dark, and we here at NG stand in solidarity with her.

Tomorrow, we will return to the normal blog format, but for today, we will “go dark” with Michelle.

Embrace the dark side, Muwahaha

We’ve turned out the lights at MichelleMalkin.com. Why? To raise awareness of empty awareness-raising gestures by Gulfstream liberals, Google energy hogs, and Gore-worshiping cultists whose DAISNAID (Do as I say, not as I do) environmental alarmist policies would send us back to the Stone Ages.

I urge you to help Raise Awareness of all forms of enviro-nitwit-ism, too, by:

*Cranking up your thermostats.

*Returning your CFLs.

*Protesting PETA’s animal cruelty and animal rights/environmental terrorism.

*Purchasing a carbon debit package.

*Informing your local public school teacher of Al Gore’s electric bill before he/she attempts to cram “An Inconvenient Truth” down your kid’s throat.

*Reproducing!

*Sending your favorite SUV-basher to visit The Concourse of Hypocrisy.

*And using as much toilet paper as you damned well please, guilt-free, while humming Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do:”

WooHoo! I love it.

What’s past is prologue

So, what does John F. Kerry (who served in Viet Nam) have in common with the current crop of winter soldiers? From Obiter Dictum

In May 2006 an IVAW member named Jesse MacBeth appeared in a video widely circulated on the Internet. MacBeth claimed to have been a Ranger in Iraq who had committed horrific atrocities with his unit, including the execution of hundreds of men, women and children. However, MacBeth was exposed as a fraud who had been dismissed from the Army before completing Basic Training. Source: Seattle Times

In 2005, IVAW co-founder Jimmy Massy, a Marine veteran of Iraq, was found to have fabricated stories published in the Modesto Bee, the Sacramento Bee and the Associated Press. Ron Harris of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and four other embedded reports and other Marines in Massey’s unit refuted the claims. The news organizations published retractions. Sources: Jewish World Review / Michelle Malkin

In an interview in March 2005, IVAW leader Camilo Mejia was asked if he had ever abused or tortured detainees in Iraq and replied in the negative. During his court martial for desertion Mejia again made no claims to have done or been ordered to do so, which claim if made might have strengthened his defense. However, in an interview the next August with Dahr Jamail, author of “Beyond the Green Zone”, Mejia’s story changed to “I tortured guys.” Sources: PBS / Dahr Jamail’s Mideast Dispatches / Point of Clarity News
In the same interview with Dahr Jamail in Aug 2005, Jamail wrote of what several IVAW members were telling him “I type furiously for three hours, trying to keep up with the stories each of the men shared….about the atrocities of what they saw, and committed, while in Iraq.” IVAW member Harvey Tharp was quoted by Jamail saying “Most of what we’re talking about is war crimes…war crimes because they are directed by our government for power projection.”Mideast Dispatches / Yemen Times

However, in an interview with the Yemen Times published on Feb 25, 2008, Tharp admitted to never having witnessed an atrocity in Iraq. Sources: Dahr Jamail’s

Grab the Popcorn as you watch John Kerry try to run away from his past.

Jason Mattera’s video interview of Kerry needs to go viral, doncha know. Cha-ching!

h/t Michelle Malkin

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