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CIA Releases Tape Under Pressure

"Don't be afraid to see what you see."

Ronald Reagan

After immense pressure from the Hudson Sanitation Department and Mayor Jack, the CIA has released a secret video it compiled while investigating the OTBL bloggers. The tape takes you into the dark, mysterious world inhabited by the lackeys of Mr. Peanut and Dr. Bill The Boring.

The story of the tape was exposed by Dugout Doug, the highly acclaimed investigative journalist for the Borderline Star-Observer, who said he say the tape and, at first thought it was useless crap. Then he noticed lots pieces of peanuts embedded in the crap and made the tie to the OTBL blog.

The rest is -- as they -- statist extortion perpetrated by communists bent on enslaving the rich to make them clean the bedpans of the socialists government workers who sleep till noon take an hour for lunch and take the rest of the day off so they can polish their spouse's Cadillac benefits plan. Did I mention the word "criminal?"

If Elected, Mitt Romney To Have Tattoos Remove

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone..."

"...Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin."

Mitt Romney
Explaining how the Mormon Church is not the USFL of Christian churches

While preparing for his speech, Romney took time to show off his tattoos of the Mormon prophets.


The Ol' Commander Guy

"The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear -- I'm a Commander Guy."

President Bush
Washington, D.C.,
May 2, 2007

Village (of North Hudson) People Speak Out


What's The Price Of Snake Oil?

"In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States, and you're not. Love it or leave it."

Hunter S. Thompson
on George W. Bush


Nitwitastan Secedes From Union - Unveils New Logo

, ( a newly formed anarchistic individistate, that recently declared it's independence from the United States of America) has a new logo.
The Omnipotent Most High and Mighty Emperor and Infallible Leader of Nitwitastan, Dr. Dan "Flash" Billiamson unveiled the new logo today at his press conference on the shores of the Namakogan River. No mainstream media were in attendance, however ontheborderline.nut crack reporter N. Onimous and Dr. (of Liberty) Mark Bubonic (Co-Author of the vanity press worst seller "The Price of Spin") were in virtual attendance via the internet to report on this historic event to the borderline faithful.

Wanted: Farmer to Front for the Nation's Elite

The Institute for the Preservation of Dynastic Wealth is seeking an active or former family farmer to serve as our new spokesperson.

The search coincides with the hearings on the Estate Tax being held by the Senate Finance Committee on November 14th. We expect Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) will be using this well-worn but never-proven talking point, so we thought we'd help by finally making the search public.

The need for an actual farmer reached a new urgency last May when presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani was forced to cancel a press conference with an Iowa farm family. At the last minute his campaign aides realized that with a mere 80 acres, the family was not actually rich enough to be affected by the tax.

Qualified candidates must be an heir of a family farm that had to be sold to pay the Estate Tax.

Find out more..

Read the Press Release.

It's A "Free Market" Not A "Fair Market"

A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday hauled credit card companies onto the mat for their practice of using credit scores to increase the interest rates cardholders must pay.

"If a customer's risk profile increases, we may increase their annual percentage rate. This is largely due to the nature of a credit card compared to other loan products -- every credit card transaction can be regarded as a new loan, and we are financially responsible for every loan that is not repaid."

Roger Hochschild, president and chief operating officer, Discover Financial Services.

"Credit card companies go too far when they hike the interest rates of consumers who are faithfully paying their credit card bills, just to squeeze more finance charges from them. Some credit card companies are foisting interest rates as high as 25 percent or 30 percent on responsible consumers, claiming they have become greater credit risks even when those same consumers haven't missed paying a bill in years."

Senator Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Investigations Subcommittee.



Can They Drug Test This Guy?

The New Road to Serfdom: The Shock Doctrine

"In the early ’80s, as Margaret Thatcher attempted to hack away at England’s substantial public sector, she found a frustrating degree of public resistance. The closer she got to the bone, the more the patient wriggled and withdrew. Thatcher doggedly persisted, yet her pace wasn’t fast enough for right-wing Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek, her idol and ideological mentor. You see, in 1981, Hayek had traveled to Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s Chile, where, under the barbed restraints of dictatorship and with the guidance of University of Chicago-trained economists, Pinochet had gouged out nearly every vestige of the public sector, privatizing everything from utilities to the Chilean state pension program. Hayek returned gushing, and wrote Thatcher, urging her to follow Chile’s aggressive model more faithfully.

In her reply, Thatcher explained tersely that “in Britain, with our democratic institutions and the need for a higher degree of consent, some of the measures adopted in Chile are quite unacceptable. Our reform must be in line with our traditions and our Constitution. At times, the process may seem painfully slow.”

The Hayek/Thatcher exchange is one of many revealing historical nuggets unearthed in The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein’s ambitious history of neoliberalism. Hayek isn’t the star of The Shock Doctrine—that dubious honor goes to his protegĂ© and fellow Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman. But Klein’s totemic, capacious and brilliant alternate history of the last three decades of global political economy can best be understood as a latter-day response to Hayek’s classic right-wing manifesto, The Road to Serfdom."

Read more of Christopher Hayes review on Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism at In These Times.

Watch Klein's short movie The Shock Doctrine.

The Road to "Free Market"

Chile, 1973
50,000 tortured
80,000 imprisoned
Public spending cut by 50%
Incomes for the rich up 83%
45% of population in poverty

Invasions – Iraq, 2003
The most privatized war in modern history
US decrees 200 state companies will be privatized
Hundreds of thousands killed
4 million displaced

"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear -- fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer."

Hunter S. Thompson

Summing Up The GOP Candidates

"The two of them (John McCain and Mike Huckabee) seem often to be operating on a different - and higher - plane than the quarrelsome Giuliani and Romney, whose mutual contempt is as palpable as it is persuasive...Fred Thompson appears perpetually grumpy - a presence hard to imagine inhabiting the Oval Office. The three House members - Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter - are exercising their lungs but running for exercise, happy to be part of the proceedings but with no hope of being nominated."

David Broder

Read more @ St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Red State Rhetoric

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.
George W. Bush

Well we can try to measure democracy, just as you measure temperature with a thermometer, or pressure with a barometer.
Hugo Chavez

Ron Paul Knows Who The Corporate Rapers Are

As an avowed environmentalist, it is good to see a true conservative like Ron Paul real gets it. When it comes to who is responsible for polluting our environment, he knows that the "free market" means accepting a total responsibility that has long been shunned by the greed heads of corporate America. He understands that corporations must pay for the full cost of production and can no longer get away with ignoring the externalities of their production processes and must be regulated into paying for the full cost of production. Read on...

"Imagine that everyone living in one suburb, rather than using regular trash service, were taking their household trash to the next town over and simply tossing it in the yards of those living in the nearby town. Is there any question that legal mechanisms are in place to remedy this action? In principle, your concerns are no different, except that, for a good number of years, legislatures and courts have failed to enforce the property rights of those being dumped on with respect to certain forms of pollution. This form of government failure has persisted since the industrial revolution when, in the name of so-called progress, certain forms of pollution were legally tolerated or ignored to benefit some popular regional employer or politically popular entity.

When all forms of physical trespass, be that smoke, particulate matter, etc., are legally recognized for what they are -- a physical trespass upon the property and rights of another -- concerns about difficulty in suing the offending party will be largely diminished. When any such cases are known to be slam-dunk wins for the person whose property is being polluted, those doing the polluting will no longer persist in doing so. Against a backdrop of property rights actually enforced, contingency and class-action cases are additional legal mechanisms that resolve this concern...To the extent property rights are strictly enforced against those who would pollute the land or air of another, the costs of any environmental harm associated with an energy source would be imposed upon the producer of that energy source, and, in so doing, the cheap sources that pollute are not so cheap anymore."

Ron Paul
Republican Presidential Candidate

Read more @ Reason online.

Rev. Jimmy Swaggart Endorses Rudy!


Rove Is Back: Enough Time With His Family

Part II:Hey Don't Touch the Suit