Obama chooses party political points scoring when Presidential gravitas is called for.

Barack Obama did something bizarre even by his oddball standards on New Year’s Eve. With the so called Fiscal Cliff deadline only hours away, while Republican and Democratic Senate leaders were locked in delicate negotiations to prevent a tsunami of tax increases and spending cuts kicking in as the world’s most powerful basket case nation joined Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy in the bankruptcy club, the President held a press conference at the White House. From any other President or world leader we might have expected a bipartisan call for compromise on taxes and spending. Instead, he gave a campaign speech, praising himself and ridiculing his opponents for their greedy, tax evading capitalist ways.

So it looks like business as usual in 2013 with President Obama casting himself in messianic role while equating anyone who criticizes him with Beelzebub, the Banshee and Iggy the bare bum fire bobby and anybody who has a bit of money saved as a filthy, greedy capitalist who is personally responsible for murdering a thousand African children every day.

Easy to attack the political opposition of course but peeversely Obama had no criticisms for those ‘Liberal’ and ‘progressive’ ( crypto – fascist)billionaires and celebs who gave shitloads on money to his campaign to get elected and spent most of the last four years sticking their tongues ever further up his arse.

Google. The left-wing Internet giant provided Silicon Valley’s biggest campaign-finance boost to Obama, with individual-employee donations supporting the tax-hiking candidate by a ratio of more than 31-to-1. Google rank-and-file workers pitched in some $800,000 to Obama. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, co-founder Sergey Brin, chief legal officer and senior vice president David Drummond, and vice president and chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf are all vocal Obama supporters and top donors.

In December, Google’s Netherlands subsidiary disclosed in a tax filing that it had shifted nearly $10 billion in revenues to a Bermuda shell company. That’s “almost double the total from three years before,” according to Bloomberg News. In response to criticism, Google defended the scheme as a legal response to government incentives. “It’s called capitalism,” Schmidt snarked defiantly.

Wonder what all of Obama’s operatives and media lapdogs who bashed evil, selfish Republican offshore tax havens have to say about that? The anticipated response features a whining wind blowing tumbleweed along the main street of a deserted town as a distant church bell peals a funereal beat.

The Washington Post. On the subject of media lapdogs, the newspaper that gave you Watergate but completely ignored Fast and Furious (the Obama administration’s supplying weapons to Mexican drug cartels to destabilze the Mexican government) sanctimoniously supported Obama for president and singled out his support for “revenue [tax] increases.” Its endorsement editorial castigated Mitt Romney for embracing an America “in which an ever-greater share of the nation’s wealth resides with the nation’s wealthy, at a time when inequality already is growing.”

The privileged wealthy barons at the Washington Post, however, increased that inequality at the end of the year when they joined a growing number of companies that gave 2013 dividends in 2012 to protect investors from paying higher Obama taxes on dividend income. It’s “proof positive,” blogger Doug Powers noted, “that no matter what happens in the fiscal cliff negotiations, the country is definitely going off the irony cliff.”

Costco. The mega-retailer’s co-founder, Jim Sinegal, is a lifelong Democrat and top Obama fundraiser. He crusaded aggressively for Obamacare and sent out a campaign dispatch defending his candidate from criticism over his “you didn’t build that” remarks. But while Sinegal purported to speak for beleaguered small-business owners, his company was availing itself of rarefied tax-avoidance strategies. Like the Washington Post, the Costco board of directors voted to pay special year-end dividends, in this case amounting to $7 per share, to avoid higher taxes.

Facebook. The social-networking giant’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, told Obama in 2011 at a town-hall forum that he was “cool” with paying higher taxes. But neither Zuckerberg nor his many Facebook execs are actually down with following through. Co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his American citizenship in a blindingly obvious bid to evade nearly $70 million in taxes. In addition, Zuckerberg and a half-dozen Facebook insiders are all skirting hefty estate and gift taxes on their family Facebook shares held in annuity trusts.

George Lucas. The billionaire Star Wars director called Obama a “hero” and parroted his candidate’s capitalism-bashing rhetoric in a January 2012 interview with PBS dinosaur Charlie Rose. “I do not believe that the rich should be able to buy the government,” Lucas lectured. He does, however, believe in shirking higher taxes the one-percenter way. In October, Lucas sold his film company to Disney for a whopping $4 billion taking payment mostly in stocks to evade capital-gains-tax.

Andre “Dr. Dre” Young. Forbes magazine named this California gangsta-rapper-turned-music-industry-mogul the highest-paid musician in the world in 2012. He raked in an estimated $100 million, mostly from sales by his Beats headphone company, along with concert revenue. Dre’s music-electronics company was co-founded with Jimmy Iovine, who also founded Dre’s parent record label, Interscope Records and is one of the nation’s biggest Democratic-party donors.

Dre boosted the careers of prominent Obama hip-hop cheerleaders Eminem and 50 Cent. But overseas, he’s rolling like a Romney supporter. The rap mogul and his business associate Iovine now use a County Cork, Ireland, tax haven to protect his business empire’s subsidiaries and avoid high U.S. corporate tax rates.

To paraphrase Dre and another Obama-endorsing multi – millionaire rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg: Ain’t nuthin’ but an E thang.

It certainly is. Elitism. Exemptions. Evasion. There’s no hypocrite as hypocritical as a leftie hypocrite.

Blair 2 – Tony, The Papal Emmissary.

What have we learned recently about Tony Blair? Well, that he’s a c ….; yes but we’ve always known he’s one of those, I was going to say that he’s a Catholic. A very recent recruit to the Catholic Church in fact. So as most Catholics are still practising after half a lifetime we have a right to expect Tone would have spent a bit more time learning the ropes before he starts lecturing more experienced Catholics on how to be good members of their religion.

Ah but Tony Blair is no ordinary mortal, he is a one man insurgency, an agent of the Dark Lords of globalisation whose job is to work insidiously to subjugate our free will, inhibit our ability to think and act of our own volition and to control our thought processes.

Since he somewhat fell from grace in the wake of the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan the festering gobshite has been working to convince us he is really one of the good guys and is on our side and not the kind of two faced, self adoring scum – sucker who would betray his people and his nation for a smidgin of personal glory. His latest ruse in furtherance of that aim is to blether on ad nauseum about his love affair with The Vatican.

“Catholics,” he told an audience of Catholics, “should not allow aggressive secularism to gain traction in the west but should stand up for justice and solidarity.”

This may sound a bit hypocritical coming from a man whose government created a debt fuelled boom by encouraging people to get in over their heads so they could enjoy cheap facsimiles of the lifestyles Blair’s billionaire buddies habitually enjoy. But if anybody was feeling a tad embarrassed there was more on the way.

“The role of faith,” continued Tone, “is to represent God’s truth, not limited by human frailty.”

Well he should know about human frailty having himself been addicted to wealth, fame and power.

The former Prime Minister also reminded his congregation on the poor Mediterranean island of Sardinia where he had a stopover while holidaying on the five decked luxury yacht of software billionaire and Bilderberger Larry Ellison, that their religion requires of them humility (sic), compassion, charity and a rejection of wealth and materialism.

If people can comply with these requirements, Blair said, they will be granted knowledge that passes all understanding.

Blair has certainly been granted arrogance and vanity that passes all understanding but does he really think people are too stupid to work our what he is really saying, that people should forego the benefits of living in an advanced society and give up all their money because his billionaire buddies need much much more. It costs plenty to keep a five decked luxury yacht on the ocean you know and the super rich elite deserve every penny they can steal from you.

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Here’s an interesting post Obama’s Meaningless War As you read it, bear in mind the commenters on this blog who are singing Tony Blair’s praises for the good work he is doing in Afghanistan. These people either have PhDs in Stupid or are very very young because they seem oblivious to the fact that if the traitor and war criminal Blair had not agreed to support Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan, Bush would have hardly dared go in alone and the whole bloody (literally) mess would not have started. So rather than talking about what a wonderful dude Blair is for saying how we should all join hands and sing Kum-fucking-bya, thousands of Afghan men, women and children would not have died had that self serving piece of shit had shown the slightest trace of moral fibre.

People who come to this blog and post insuting comments should expect no mercy.

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