Obama Calls for Moratorium on Trash Pick Up

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings (Heavy sarcasm warning… ) 8)

A dangerous fire broke out at New York City’s sanitation pier lifting smoke and other contaminates into the city’s atmosphere. Three fire fighters were injured and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

“The Manhattan pier and trash-filled trailers began burning Saturday afternoon. The Fire Department of New York says firefighters were still working to control the blaze more than three hours later.”

“Fire officials are checking the stability of the pier after wooden parts of it went up in flames.”

This is day one of what is now being called “Big Apple’s Sanitation Situation,” the 23rd national crisis to hamper America’s economic recovery this year. Until the hazardous situation is resolved, the Obama administration reportedly has expressed concerns that other sanitation areas across the eastern seaboard might spontaneously burst into flames; hence it is expected they will ask for a 6 month moratorium on all trash pick up from Delaware to Maine.

President Obama addressed the nation regarding this latest crisis standing behind two immense Teleprompters; the New York City Skyline as a backdrop. Obama’s speech writers were unavailable, reportedly on their 7th vacation this year, so portions of President Obama’s BP Oil Spill address to the nation given in June were used. A majority of the public has stopped listening to much of anything Obama says, so he figured nobody would notice.

“I assembled a team of our nation’s best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge…yada yada yada…”


“First, the cleanup. From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our nation’s history…yada yada…”


“As the clean up continues, we will offer whatever additional resources and assistance our coastal states may need. Now, a mobilization of this speed and magnitude will never be perfect, and new challenges will always arise. I saw and heard evidence of that during this trip. So if something isn’t working, we want to hear about it. If there are problems in the operation, we will fix them…yada yada yada…”

Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency were on hand; but were reluctant to talk to reporters as they had not as yet been briefed on the nature of the contaminants which were released by the blaze. One thing was certain; the type of smoke being released likely was the result of New Yorker’s penchant for plastic shopping bags rather than reusable fabric shopping containers offered by the Sierra Club and other environmentally friendly organizations.

Waste management companies responsible have been told they need to come up with ten billion dollars, paid under the table, to cover damages and complaints regarding mountains of trash which will eventually fill every street and alley in the Big Apple. Tourism is expected to take a major hit as will the porn industry which relies heavily on having back alleys available for their customers. The Obama administration reportedly is considering the appointment of a special czar to establish payments to those hurt most by this crisis; but was quick to point out that the pier in question was last inspected during the Bush administration.

“The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. The Department of Sanitation hasn’t returned a telephone call seeking comment.”

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


Once Upon A Time In Mexico…

Hat Tip: Larwyn

By: Daryl Cagle – iOwnTheWorld

This cartoon of the Mexican flag with the eagle shot down is spot on and funny…

You have to go to iOwnTheWorld and read: Everyone Is Offended. One of the best blogs out there and dare I say, the funniest… 8)

And before anyone calls me a racist or insensitive, do I need to point out the very large fact that there is a drug/militant/gangland war happening in Mexico? Yep and it is spilling into America. If this cartoon doesn’t depict that stunning fact, I don’t know what does…


Financial News Update – 09/05/10

From: iOwnTheWorld

Keith Olbermann and Nate Silver at 538.com get faced by former Car Czar Steve Rattner — Chrysler closings were politically motivated (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Consumer Metrics Institute: Economy Is Like Michael Moore Bungee-Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge Without the Bungee Cord Part (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Hussman: Fed setting the stage for a dollar collapse (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Incredible: after weeks of careful analysis, using stuff like charts and graphs, I just spotted evidence of the Summer o’ Recovery™! (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Cook County’s Democrook Party: $7M in mystery checks issued, CFO gets herself a $54K raise, county budget deficit set to top $500M (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Zero Hedge: Pelosi, Obama and Reid have helped erase or destroy… 11.2 million jobs since the recession began (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Afghanistan Opening First Shariah-Based Banks – Is The Taliban Setting Itself Up To Control All Banking And Zakat In Afghanistan? (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Guest Post: Inflationary Policy Is WMD on Babyboomers (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Biden Predicts 500,000 Jobs Created a Month Soon (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Another federal judge slaps down Obama/Salazar energy lease decision (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Paralysis By Taxation (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Recovery Autumn? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s economy boost – just don’t call it stimulus (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

There Should be No Debate Over Extending the Bush Tax Cuts (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

White House to Deploy Broader Mortgage Aid (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

U.S. Commerce Department refuses to initiate investigation on China’s currency allegations (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Big Mother: FLOTUS Tells Doctors to Write Prescriptions for Your Fat Kids (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Mark Mix: FEC allows SEIU’s illegal political fund-raising scheme (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Patients’ choices may narrow as insurers adjust standards for doctors, hospitals (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Sen. Coburn: Democrats Intentionally Set Up ObamaCare to Fail (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Police, fire departments bill accident victims to offset cuts (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Summer of Recovery Ends: Epic Fail Fall Begins (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

“But, looky here. John Bolton Suggests He Could Consider 2012 Presidential Bid. He does foreign, Sarah does domestic. “…..Roger, teh Real King of France (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Great News – Gov’t To Lose Money On GM IPO (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

obamanomics (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

EPA to Issue New Climate Rules Without Congress

Russian Finance Minister Encourages More Smoking & Drinking

DNC Chairman: People Ought to Be Proud to Be Democrat Right Now

Bad Joke of the Day… Record Setting Dems Are Trying to Run as Fiscal Conservatives

Economic woes jeopardize prospects


Obama to Propose $100B R&D Tax Credit


Bernanke Out Of Bullets But Not Bombs: Federal Reserve’s ability to buy assets and spark inflation is unlimited.

Société Générale tells clients how to prepare for ‘global collapse’

A Termite-Riddled House: Treasury Bonds

Buried down in the fine print of the New York Times we read that the FDIC is $15.2 billion in the hole. But gee, who’s counting, and who cares, when Uncle Sugar can create unlimited money out of thin air?

Bank Run 2011?

Karzai urges Afghans not to panic as bank withdrawals accelerate

The US Economy is Not Getting “Better” — It’s Dying!

Gold Rallying to $1,500 as Soros’ Bubble Inflates

Stock Investors Brace for Another Ugly September

Cash-poor Local Governments Ditching Public Hospitals

FDIC’s At-Risk Bank List Grows

It’s Impossible to “Get By” in the US.

More about the inflation riots in Mozambique

How Hyperinflation Will Happen

The Federal Reserve reported that the M2 Money Supply expanded 5.3% in just three months from April 2010 to July 2010. And the M3? Who knows. They stopped compiling that data 2006, after it had become too embarrassing.

Meat price surge fuels fears of food inflation

Food prices push inflation up again

Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.6%.

Bernanke: Shut down banks if they threaten system

120 Days to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History.

Global Collapse of the Fiat Money System: Too-Big-To-Fail Global Banks Will Collapse Between Now and First Quarter 2011

Complete List of Bank Failures

Where The Banks are Failing

Investors Bracing for Dreaded “September Effect”

Inflation Watch

The Incredible Shrinking Package


Images of the Christchurch Quake

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Our family escaped completely unscathed, but much of Christchurch and surrounding areas was not so lucky.

Up to 20% of the homes in the city may be rendered uninhabitable. Damage is at least $2 billion in a city of 340,000 people.

The University is closed, as will be many schools.

Aftershocks are continuing, with one of 6.0 on the Richter Scale expected anytime.

The original quake was 7.1

We’re also expecting gale force winds later today. Sheeeeeesh.

Most of Christchurch looks normal, but some suburbs are flooded and the roads almost impassable. Hundreds of homes have been condemned and many central city businesses are closed.

Many personal landmarks were affected by the quake. A swingbridge I used to cross as a kid in Kaiapoi was wrecked, a place I used to work at in Merivale was demolished.

I used to visit friends in the flat to the right above.

I used to live in this bedroom back in the ’80s.

Amazingly, no one was killed.

The damage is huge, but people love this town and we’ll be back up and running pretty quickly.

There is a lot of pride in this city. We won’t stay down for long.