It’s been a while…

Waylon’s Revolution has been dormant for a while – since October of 2013, in fact.  I’ve taken a hiatus from politics and conspiracy theories, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t paid attention to the news.  If the news isn’t always depressing, it certainly makes for good entertainment.  Don’t get used to this, though.  I’m not sure when I’ll be back.  With that being said, I would like to give just a few of my opinions of recent events.  Note: Opinions are not always fact based.

Gov. Chris Christie
A lot of people like this guy, I don’t.  And not because he worked with President Obama after Super Storm Sandy to rebuild, but for a far more fundamental reason: he’s a belligerent blabbermouth.  Just take for example when he told a heckler to “sit down and shut up”.

Again, some people like this guy.  They look at his obstinacy and think that he would make a good president.  “He’ll get the job done!”  If the last six years have been a do-nothing Congress and White House, what makes anyone think that a president telling members of Congress to “sit down and shut up” will get anything done?

Hillary Clinton
The media is already a buzz over the possibility of another Bush-Clinton standoff in ’16 (which I’ll get to Jeb in a minute).  Not only do I abhor Hillary for her politics: same-sex marriage, abortion, etc., I just don’t like her as a person.  Have you ever had a jar of pennies and silver and they’re all shiny and clean, but you dig down and you find one that is corroded and nasty; a coin that not even a change cashing machine would take – that’s the Clintons.

How is it that in the last twenty-six years of this nation’s history, two families have been able to inhabit the White House?  My father lost his job at General Electric due to the NAFTA agreement.  So, one day, I decided to do some research.  And I found that not only did George Sr. support the bill – he tried to fast-track it, but sadly, ran out of time when the “American people spoke”.  Bill Clinton supported it, too.  In fact, while signing the bill on January 1, 1994, Clinton said,   “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement.”

People back then – like my father – would’ve believed that Clinton was meaning that the American people would be a glutton on jobs like Santa Claus on Christmas, but look at the aftermath; jobs were lost, families and livelihoods ruined.  It isn’t any wonder that a year before my father died, Congress sent him a letter stating that since he lost his job due to NAFTA, they were willing to send him back to school.  Bill Clinton, Hillary and the entire Clinton administration knew what that egregious bill would do, and it is my belief that is what Bill was referring to.

You may be wondering what NAFTA has to do with who runs for the Oval Office.  Well, like in the case of the 1992 election, where the top candidates shared the same view, where did the American people have a choice?  Likewise, if two prominent political families constantly run for office, where does that open the door to fresh candidates and new ideas?  In the final analysis of Hillary Clinton, she should ride off into the sunset.  Let the people have a new ray of hope.

Jeb Bush
 As I stated in the case of Hillary Clinton, the same can be said for Jeb.  But, hell, the American people have become so used to seeing the same thing over and over again, it’s like a bad movie; meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

The Political Arena
I liken politics today to this: let’s say that a door-to-door salesman comes to your door and he is peddling a new shoe that has come out onto the market.  You listen to his pitch and decide to try it.  But once you get the shoe on, you find that the shoe doesn’t quite fit right, so you send him away.  A little while later, a new salesman comes to the door, peddling the same crappy shoe; but where the shoe lacks in quality, the salesman is an expert orator.  You buy the shoe, but after the peddler is gone, you regret spending your hard-earned money on a shoddy piece of work.

Only an astounding 36% of Americans went to the polls this year.  That is the lowest numbers since WWI or WWII?  And people look down on those who don’t vote ever, or wait for the Presidential election.  But where is their incentive to vote when someone has lasted in politics for decades and a new comer is shrouded in obscurity and a pall of inexperience looms over their heads like yesterday’s hangover?  (By the way, before you ask, I am a voter.)

Should Hillary not heed my advice, and decide to run, she will face a plethora of questions and scrutiny regarding prior knowledge of Benghazi.  Not that I don’t think that concerns should be probed, but where were the concerns of prior knowledge to 9/11?  Like the Warren Commission, the spurious and over lauded 9/11 Commission failed to delve deep into the Bush administration’s actions before and after the most tragic event in U.S. history since Pearl Harbor.  With a Bush insider at its helm in Philip Zelikow, the Commission’s investigation was skewed into waters that were more tolerable.

Does this mean that Clinton and President Obama should get off Scott free?  No.  But it’s a simple illustration of the circus that has become Washington D.C.

And, of course, I cannot leave you without an address from Ron Paul.


It seems that Mitt Romney isn’t the only flip-flopper!

Days after the GOP is licking its wounds from a devastating loss, pundits like Sean Hannity are flip-flopping like a fish out of water.  I saw this on Yahoo and could not pass it up.  I guess that it is difficult to defeat a President whom was labeled as a liar by the GOP, who in turn, have a candidate with a conflicting political past – especially on immigration.  Hannity had this to say:

We’ve gotta get rid of the immigration issue altogether. It’s simple for me to fix it. I think you control the border first, you create a pathway for those people that are here, you don’t say you gotta go home. And that is a position that I’ve evolved on. Because you know what—it just—it’s gotta be resolved. The majority of people here—if some people have criminal records you can send ’em home—but if people are here, law-abiding, participating, four years, their kids are born here … first secure the border, pathway to citizenship … then it’s done. But you can’t let the problem continue. It’s gotta stop.

John Boehner had this to say:

“This issue has been around far too long,” Boehner said. “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

How convenient?  In my opinion, the GOP alienated themselves from the White House, their Democratic counterparts, and the American people when they became the “party of NO”!  Here’s the video to Hannity’s comments if you have time to spare.

Whiner of the Week: Sarah Palin

Those of us who are not enamored with the likes of Sarah (I Quit) Palin will see her as what she is – a political oppurtunist. Those who plan to vote for her in 2012 will write any criticism off as an attack from the liberal left.

I am not down with her folksy slang, constant creation of dubious words, nor her biased complaints of the chief executive of the United States.

Ms. Palin has created a new word: lamestream media. Now, by “lamestream” she’s including Fixed News in that category, right? Her basis of calling other outlets “lamestream” is because MSNBC’s Brian Williams didn’t ask President Obama hard enough questions.

In response to accusations of his birth right to be President, Obama said, “I can’t spend all my time with my birth certficate plastered on my forehead.” To which Palin asked “what was he meaning by that” and Obama is insinuating that there is another “right-wing conspiracy”. It wasn’t Fox Nation that put Obama in a a Muslim get-up and questioned his authenticity. No. They wouldn’t do that.

But this is classic Palin – political pandering. This is the same Palin that when she speaks her audiences are selective along with questions, and news media is, by and large stifled. This is the same Palin that resorts to juvenile outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

I’ll tell you one group of people who are not in the Sarah Palin’s hip pocket anymore (she accuses the liberal media of being in Obama’s hip pocket), and that is the people of Noblesville in my home state of Indiana. These people waited for hours in the cold and rain for her sign an autograph in her new book Going Rogue, all for Sarah Palin to be a no show. They stood outside her bus and yelled at her.

When fans went to Facebook she finally replied “it came to my attention” that her fans were standing in the cold and she was “sorry.”

Fox News has no right to say Obama has the left in his left pocket. After all, once Bush took office Fox News began to parrot everything the Bush White House had to say.

Palin also began to kiss ass to Hannity that Obama wouldn’t face any tough questions unless interviewed bt Hannity himself.

Folks, we’ve seen about all we’re going to see when it comes to Obama’s birth certificate, just about all we’re gonna see of the Pentagon 9/11 videos. Continue reading “Whiner of the Week: Sarah Palin”

Wall Street’s secrecy and lies

The former President of the New York branch of the Federal Reserve told the Today Show this:

It’s “deeply unfair” that some financial institutions that got taxpayer-paid bailouts are emerging in better shape from the recession than millions of ordinary Americans.

Geithner also argued that President Barack Obama had no choice when confronted with a financial crisis.

“As the president has said, we had to do some very unpopular things,” Geithner said. “People looked at what had happened.”

“It’s not fair. It’s deeply unfair,” he said. “He (Obama) had to decide whether he was going to act to fix it or stand back … and that would have been calamitous for the American economy.”

But lets take a look at a bigger picture.  Through the bailouts the government has not succeeded in fixing the Wall Street problem.  The last time I checked Ron Paul’s bill H.R. 1207 to audit the Federal Reserve has gone nowhere.  So how has the problem been fixed?

With secrecy on their side, the Federal Reserve is able to loan money to anyone, and those who are caught out of the loop are on a need to know basis.  The following link explains why the “too big to fail” theory just doesn’t happen.

Simon Johnson and James Kwak write:

[There was a] point at which the government had to decide if it would defend the financial oligarchy from populist outrage, or whether it would reform the financial system that brought us the financial crisis and severe recession. We do not think it was an easy choice. But ultimately Obama and his advisers chose to bet on the bankers they knew. The result has been even larger banks and an even more concentrated financial sector.

Geithner finished the interview with this statement:

“What happened in our country should never happen again,” he said. “People were paid for taking enormous risks. It was a crazy way to run a financial system.” Geithner said, “It’s the government’s job … to do a better job of restraining that kind of risk-taking.”

Its a shame that the risky and wreckless economic tactics still persist.  William Black points out:

Mr. Geithner, as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since October 2003, was one of those senior regulators who failed to take any effective regulatory action to prevent the crisis, but instead covered up its depth.

As the Huffington Post points out, the Federal Reserve bailed out Bear Stearns with tens of billions of dollars, ultimately putting the American taxpayer’s wallets on the line.  And all this came months before the $700 billion banker bailout.  You know that guy who looks something like a troll, Tim Geithner, he was in the middle of it.

In the final analysis, the Fed’s secret back alley deals will only persist.  Despite H.R. 1207, and the knowledge that a multitude of Americans have of the true actions and origins of the Federal Reserve, the secrecy and corruption will only continue.  It seems that the bankers are the ones that are “too big to fail”.

Fox News says that President Obama should be assassinated!

For those of you who watch Fox News everyday and can’t wait to watch Sean Hannity because you cannot seem to have a political thought without him, I have three words to say to you – Get A Life!  Remember when President Bush was in office and those of us were called un-American for opposing his foreign policy or torture, or even questioning the whole 9/11 investigation, and all Fox News could say was, “all you see is bad in his presidency.  Go to hell, you pinko commie liberal!” 

Okay, I made the last part up…no wait a minute…according to Ann Coulter all liberals are Godless, and will go to hell.  When Glenn Beck was on CNN he likened Ron Paul and his supporters to, what was it, oh yes, domestic terrorists.  But if you read the article below, you will see that it is Faux News that is spreading all the anger and hatred.  Not us.

Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Mass murder promoting Fox News, the network that was instrumental in pushing lies about weapons of mass destruction that resulted in the deaths of over a million innocent people, is so concerned about violent comments on the Internet that it employs teams of people to trawl through anti-establishment websites like looking for reasons to report Alex Jones to the authorities.

 However, Fox seems less bothered about comments on its own website that call for violent bloody revolution and the assassination of President Obama. Perhaps Fox should direct more of its resources towards moderating violet comments on their own website rather than trawling through attempting to pick up on anything incendiary so they can shop Alex Jones to the feds.

 As News Corpse reported earlier this month, Fox Nation comment moderators didn’t see fit to remove thinly veiled assassination threats made against President Obama.

 After Fox erroneously reported an Obama quote out context about him being killed by his rising cholesterol, “The result was a rush of comments by Fox Nationalists who were only too happy to see the President dead.”

 Indeed, it was all a big laugh, and not a matter for the authorities, when Fox News’ own Liz Trotta joked that both Obama and Osama Bin Laden should be killed.

  In response to another Fox Nation article, respondents called for Marines to start killing people as part of a bloody revolution.

 “Bring in the Marines and lock and load, then fire at will. Remember Kent State,” wrote one commenter, referring to the 1970 massacre when members of the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed students, killing four and injuring nine others.

 Fox News was similarly unperturbed when neo-con talk show host and Fox News contributor Michael Reagan urged his listeners to kill author Mark Dice for sending 9/11 truth DVD’s to soldiers in Iraq.

 “Excuse me folks, I’m going to say this,” Reagan said during his June 10th 2008 show. “We ought to find the people who are doing this, take them out and shoot them. Really. You take them out, they are traitors to this country, and shoot them. You have a problem with that? Deal with it. You shoot them. You call them traitors, that’s what they are, and you shoot them dead. I’ll pay for the bullets.”

 In none of these cases did Fox News show any concern about violent comments, so their efforts to pay people to trawl through Alex Jones’ websites in an effort to implicate Jones as an instigator of violence are manifestly hytpocritical.

  While its own hosts abuse free speech to make violent threats, Fox News has a history of grassing people up to the authorities for exercising their free speech. Remember when Bill O’Reilly threatened to have Fox security “pay a little visit” to a caller’s home merely for mentioning Keith Olbermann’s name on air during his syndicated radio show?

 The caller began by telling O’Reilly, “I like to listen to you during the day.” Continuing, the caller stated, “I think Keith Olbermann’s show,” at which point O’Reilly disconnected the call, proclaiming: “Mike is — he’s a gone guy. You know, we have his — we have your phone numbers, by the way. So, if you’re listening, Mike, we have your phone number, and we’re going to turn it over to Fox security, and you’ll be getting a little visit.”

 Co-host E.D. Hill — who also co-hosts Fox News’ Fox & Friends — chimed in: “Maybe Mike is from the mothership.” O’Reilly responded that the caller was “going to get into big trouble, because we’re not going to play around.” Warning his listeners, O’Reilly continued: “When you call us, ladies and gentleman, just so you know, we do have your phone number, and if you say anything untoward, obscene, or anything like that, Fox security will then contact your local authorities, and you will be held accountable. Fair?”

At first, the stunt seemed like a gimmick, but two callers did indeed receive threatening calls from Fox security on the back of O’Reilly’s promise.

 In another example, a woman who had called into O’Reilly’s show and disagreed also received a call from Fox Security while in her car with her daughter. The woman burst into tears and was frightened by the intimidation tactic.

 Perhaps Fox News should concern itself with the violent and aggressive behavior of its own hosts, contributors, and website respondents rather than hiring snoops to grass up Alex Jones because a handful of the millions of comments and forum posts made by other people on his websites hint at violence.

Note:  If you like to call yourself Christian and you support jerks like this, you are not Christian.  If you are one of the narrow-minded, redneck, hilljack morons that posted comments, or even thought that President Obama should assassinated, you ARE NOT CHRISTIAN!  Read your Bible!