Unchecked, unbalanced. Unconscionable.

And unsurprising.

I knew about Obama’s non-recess appointment.  And of necessity this Cordray had to be a statist S.O.B.  What I didn’t know was the filthy details about the CFPB, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Jonah shares:

The CFPB is a constitutional affront…the power to regulate any practices it deems “unfair”…it has blank-check power to write the rules it wants to enforce. Worse, it cannot be reined in by Congress, because Dodd-Frank gave it a self-funding mechanism. It can simply take up to 12 percent of the Federal Reserve’s operating expenses to do whatever it wants.

Wow.  And,

They also insulated the rogue agency from the courts, requiring that judges defer to the CFPB’s legal theories.

He’s saying Congress created an executive bureaucracy specifically designed to bypass legislative and judicial restraint. 

Do teachers even mention “checks and balances” anymore?  If they do, I hope those Dept. of Education hacks choke on their words.  A wistful and forlorn hope, admittedly.

Congress doesn’t worry about creating a monster because the Legislative/Executive/ Judicial divide no longer exists.  The Ruling Class doesn’t “check and balance”, it expands and absorbs.

As you may know, I claim the greatest analogy in human history.  If everyone understood it, it would definitely do the most good for secular existence.   Indulge me in a quote from that post:

Parasites thrive as the host weakens.  Killing the host dooms them in the end, but the period of downfall is the parasites’ days of glory.

Look again at Jonah’s description of our latest government agency and tell me:  symbiote or parasite?  These are the glory days of our Ruling Class.  Behold their arrogance and sanctimony and self-worship!  They know their rule is righteous, because they keep getting away with it.  

But they don’t understand why.  America is dead.  Obama and Cordray lord it over a corpse.  Traces of America’s spirit do linger (in the Tea Partys), whose resistance so outrages the parasites. 

I now know what convinced me that America is dead.  Until now I couldn’t have told you, exactly.  But I now realize that America has made its choice between the Tea Partys and the Ruling Class. 

Bad choice.   

I wrote America off when my subconscious understood this.  The Ruling Class killed America when it convinced the U.S. that the cure was actually a disease. 

The U.S. is such a gargantuan corpse that news of its death will take a while to get around.  Signs of life will abound, but locally, only locally.  The overarching story is in the hundreds and thousands of items like this:   the feasts of parasites.

Well, being such creatures is its own punishment.   We don’t have to let them ruin things for us personally.  So it’s back to Skyrim for me.  For you, here are gift-links from my madwoman co-worker .  One is well-known, but you probably haven’t seen this picture from a Cracker Barrel restroom:

The other is the classic feel-good movie, Dog Day Afternoon:

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6 Responses to Unchecked, unbalanced. Unconscionable.

  1. Xpat says:

    Like I said, the posts on hell have been much less depressing than this stuff. And I’m not really kidding.

    But I love that dog video!

    Here’s a great Carlsberg beer stunt that has been making the rounds:

  2. Edohiguma says:


    What did I miss?

    • Xpat says:

      おかえりなさい 江戸羆。

      It was hell while you were gone. Just hell.

      Well, not just hell. But definitely hell.

  3. Xpat says:

    This one’s making the rounds now, too:

    Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
    * his last battle
    Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
    * at the bottom of the page

    Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
    * liquid

    Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
    * marriage

    Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
    * exams

    Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
    * Lunch & dinner

    Q7. What looks like half an apple?
    * The other half

    Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what will it become?
    * It will simply become wet

    Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
    * No problem, he sleeps at night.

    Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
    * You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

    Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
    * Very large hands

    Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
    * No time at all, the wall is already built.

    Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
    *Any way you want, con crete floors are very hard to crack.

  4. Xpat says:

    Since this has become an all purpose “funnies” thread . . . I loved this post by Tim Blair (via Blogfather):

    Commie tubster Kim Jung-kg gets the full Riefenstahl treatment

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