Happy New Year!

Well, here we are. 1 January 2013. The day the US government muppets and their stooges in the Mainstream Media have decided America goes over a ‘Fiscal Cliff’. In the real world, the US went over the fiscal cliff days, weeks, months, even years ago. The US owes more money than theoretically exists in the world. It can – literally – never be repaid. The two choices are inflating the debt away or defaulting, and neither are pretty.

What the muppets and stooges really mean is the America People are about to get a lesson in Newton’s Third Law of Physics: every action has an equal, and opposite, reaction. i.e. elections have consequences. If you vote on the basis of receiving a slice of someone else’s cake, someone else is going to vote on the basis of receiving a slice of yours. And guess what? Today is collection day.

6 November 2012 was the day Americans (or a substantial number of them) proved (a) they really are just as stupid as the rest of us, and (b) mathematics is not a core curriculum subject during a public school education (not much time for math when there are tribute songs to King Barry to compose, practice and perform!)

Nothing is going to happen today that wasn’t already needed. Taxes *must* rise on ALL Americans to pay off the orgy of spending the past two Presidents have indulged in. Government spending *must* reduce – and drastically – if the US is to survive economically. It is utterly ridiculous – but entirely predictable – that Washington DC is now the wealthiest part of the country. The issue is that spending is not being cut in the right places – military funds are sequestered while the leeches grow fatter.

So will the world end today? Nope. Obama and Harry The Red and Nancy Pelosi-Galore will continue to blame Republican intransigence in the House for not letting them bring about their Marxist utopia. Boehner will continue to apologise for the Tea Party caucus not letting him cave in to Obama (in reality there are enough Dems and RINOs in the House who would allow the Senate bill – despite it being unconstitutional – to go through. If that happened, Boehner would almost certainly lose his position as Speaker and *that’s* what he’s worried about). And the unwashed will continue with their bread and circuses.

So, aside from the Fiscal Cliff, I thought I’d compile a little list of 2012′s Unfinished Business. The big TBC’s as I see them, and a couple of questions for 2013.

AMERICA

  1. Benghazi: will Hillary Clinton testify before Congress on what happened to whom, and who made the decisions? Or is that blood clot set to erase her memory of the entire event (while strangely enough leaving her with sufficient mental capacity to run in 2016)?
  2. Benghazi: who gave the order to Stand Down? Was it King Barry himself?
  3. Benghazi: why the hell was the US running guns through Libya to al Qaeda in Syria in the first place?
  4. Fast & Furious: where the hell has *that* gone? Does Holder get a passsimply because Republicans lost and even if he is charged King Barry will pardon him? It’s all gone very quiet there recently.
  5. Sherrif Arpaio: Where is his Cold Case Posse investigation at? A couple of sources suggest the investigation is proceeding, but I’ve not heard much for some time.
  6. Congress: Boehner’s purge of Conservatives from committees as a desperate attempt to minimise the influence of the Tea Party Caucus *must* result in a challenge to his position. He’s soft, wet, weak and liberal, and too desperate to ‘reach across the aisle’ and deal with Democrats, sacrificing his own base (and the America People) in the process.

AUSTRALIA
This one’s too easy. By law, there *must* be a federal election in 2013. The question is, will the Obama tactic be as successful in Australia as it was in America? Will a poisonous ideologue, a union stooge, an abject failure of a leader be able to use her media lapdogs to turn a thoroughly competent, completely genuine, hard-working, charity-minded man of character into the devil, and thereby steal another term? Can Australia survive a third term of Gillard’s particular brand of Labor politics?

NEW ZEALAND
There’s a fair bit on here, too. The big one, of course, is will the country be irreparably damaged? Forever lost? Will the Maorification of this once-great little nation be complete, and a Constitution produced which entrenches apartheid as the national position? There are plenty of other clouds on the horizon, of course. Will the far left win their latest battle in the war against the traditional family (and the Church)? Will they get away with redefining marriage to include all manner of obscene and unnatural constructs?

Here’s another one. He remains wildly popular, which if nothing else shows the political gene pool in New Zealand has all the depth of a carpark puddle. But, if John Key is to step down before the next general election, he will need to do so in 2013, to give the new leader time and space to build his team. He’s always said he has no ambition to either (a) lead the Opposition, or (b) become New Zealand’s longest-serving Prime Minister, which means if it looks likely National will lose then he will go. The questions I have are:

  1. is the National Party wagon firmly hitched to the John Key ass? It would appear so – National is polling in the mid- to upper-mediocre range even with Key. Without him, they look like what they are – a pack of losers.
  2. will he want to complete the apartheid Constitution and the destruction of marriage before he goes?
  3. if not Key then who? English? The ‘man’ who ‘led’ National to the worst arse-kicking it’s ever received, with 22% of the vote. It can’t be him. I suspect Key will hang around a while longer, but if the polls head south he’ll jump. He’s crossed “Be Prime Minister” off his bucket list now, and even though he will leave New Zealand almost irretrievably worse than he found it, he will be satisfied with that.

Well, that’s my take on the Big Ticket. If you’re interested, 2012 was for me 75% complete and utter shite, and 25% frickin’ AWESOME! I’m just glad the 25% came at the end, and I am now looking forward to moving into 2013 with an eye to the future.

As usual, Bill Whittle has a much more erudite message of things to come. Personally, I think he’s being a little optimistic with his “big government can’t survive because it is no longer appropriate for today’s world” message, but that said he’s a lot smarter than me and I’ve found he has a compelling message even if sometimes I disagree on the detail…

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32 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Robertvdl says:

    Feliç 2014 – 1 From Catalonia a country where the PEOPLE want change.

    • KG says:

      And may they get it, Robert. :smile:
      I hope 2013 is the year the EUSSR begins to break up in earnest and nationalism resurges.

  2. Redbaiter says:

    Seen the National Party cheer squad blogs?

    Completely over-run by queers and progressives.

    Is NZ really that far gone?

    Happy new year to all.

    • The Gantt Guy says:

      I really can’t be bothered with them any more, Redbaiter. Farrar’s is nothing more than a progressive troll farm. Slater’s place has become an outpost of GayNZ, as well as a place for his fanboys to fellate him. I made the mistake of clicking through to his “best political blog” post the other day; it was disgusting. The cheer squad refuse to even consider their boy-king can do any wrong, and I just don’t have time to waste on pretenders.

      Yes. New Zealand really *is* that far gone. The only positive thing that I might find to say about it is that it isn’t in the death-grip of far-left Marxists like Australia and the US.

      Happy New Year. Best of 2013 to you and yours. Keep up the fight; we are destined to win!

  3. KG says:

    Happy New Year, people. Thanks Gantt for a fine post. :smile:
    America: Is stuffed. I see this morning that Obama has been America’s most popular male for the past four years, H. Clinton the most popular woman for the past eleven years. (Gallup poll) Says it all.
    Australia: No different. The lemmings and the braindead will probably re-elect the poisonous Welsh commie. We’ll get what we deserve. There will be little real reform regardless of who wins in 2013
    New Zealand: Obsessed with trivia and parish-pump politics, heading down the gurgler at a fair clip and people will continue to mistake “progressive” policies with progress. These are no longer serious people and the the best two examples of that are Kiwiblog and Whale (ugh!) Oil and most of their commenters.

    On the national level, 2013 will not be a good year.

  4. Bill’s take is truly encouraging-
    SO_ _
    there is ‘hope’ and I am ready for the ‘change’— back to the future – of less government!

    Happy New Year!!!
    Carol-CS

  5. mawm says:

    A happy and prosperous New Year to you GG and your family, and, of course to KG and Gecko and all those who visit Crusader Rabbit.

    The “modern” Western politician has destroyed the virtue of capitalism through his/her delusions of grandeur and their constant need to feed the beast of forever being able to offer greater largesse to the dimwitted voter so as to ensure their electon/re-election rather than offering genuine ability and ideas that actually improve the country and its citizens.

    Series of goverments have spent more than the tax take without considering a point where this situation has to be reversed and have lead us down the dead end street of devalueing the currency and feeding inflation in a half-hearted attempt to be seen to be doing something. The net effect being the reduction in the value of any accumulated wealth and generation after generation of retiree find that their comfortable nest egg is suddenly insufficient to live out their senior years.

    The ‘entitlement generations’, having been promised cheap university degrees, are finding that the lowered bar for entry has produced scores of incompetent graduates all competeing for an ever dwindling number of jobs as go-ahead employers are shunning these useless drones and hunting out the brightest and most industrious as they leave school and training them on the job.

    There are increasing cries of anguish and blame from these selfish youths that the Boomer generation has forced the price of housing out of their reach while they play with their latest cutting edge gadget, drive around in powerful cars and covert prime real estate that their parents worked through years of penury as they struggled up the property ladder – all the while providing their beloved offspring with every opportunity available.

    Increasingly their expectation of an easy life devoid of personal responsibility, committment and hard work is being shattered as they find their vote for the person promising them the most is translating into the least.

    Hard times lie ahead as our ‘elected’ officials punish the wealth producers with more punitive taxes and the spongers see the golden promises turning into a life of demoralising dependency and increasing poverty. But never fear, our liberal politicians are going to spend their way out of this morass of their own creating. :roll:

  6. Redbaiter says:

    Re Hillary Clinton’s blood clot on the brain, reminded me of a post a did a year or so ago:

    http://truebluenz.com/2011/04/20/bill-clinton-new-tell-all-book/bill-clinton-book-2/

    • mawm says:

      I must say that the B/S flying around re Miss Piggy’s blood clot is amusing. One simply does not treat a chronic subdural haematoma, or any other traumatic brain bleeding, with anti coagulants. http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

  7. Redbaiter says:

    Picture of Barack Obama with a collection of average middle class Americans (according to the Guardian)

    See if you can notice the missing demographic.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/31/obama-fiscal-cliff-within-sight

  8. KG says:

    For sure. It reached the point some time ago that were this poisonous asshole to suffer SOLP ™ (sudden onset lead poisoning) I’d crack open a bottle of bubbly.

  9. john says:

    Considering that all stiffs vote 100% Democrat, I’m surprised they didn’t dig one up and trundle it along for the photo-op. I mean, it couldn’t be any more braindead than Obama’s living followers.

  10. mistress mara says:

    I have no idea what is wrong with Clinton’s health. It may be as doctors say, but as a gambler, would you put your house on that? Time will eventually tell; it usually does.

  11. H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!!
    FROM THIS CALIFORNIAN!!!
    c-cs

  12. KG says:

    Daniel Greenfield:
    ‘..As the year sweeps across the earth, let us remember that history is more than the worst of its events, that all times bear the burden of their uncertainties, but also carry within them the seeds of greatness. Looking back on this time, it may be that it is not the defeats that we will recall, but how they readied us for the fight ahead. 2012 may be as forgotten as 1912, but 2016 and 2022 may endure in history.

    America has not fallen, no more than it did when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1912. Though it may not seem likely now, there are many great things ahead, and though the challenges at times seem insurmountable and the defeats many, another year and another century await us.’

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/december-31-1912.html

  13. The Gantt Guy says:

    So, Harry The Red’s Senate has passed a bill that gives $1 in spending cuts* for every $41 in tax increases. It looks like Boehner is going to try and ram the bill through the House.

    It’s Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football all over again.

    It also looks like the Tea Party movement needs to finish the work it started in 2010, with some serious Primary challenges in the 2014 mid-terms! Oh, and of course, Boehner has simply GOT TO GO!

    *Cuts that have not been defined, or articulated as yet, and are thus imaginary

    • mawm says:

      The dems have done this before – promise the cuts at a later date ……. and of course not keep their promise. As sure as night follows day hyperinflation is on its way. http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_negative.gif

      • The Gantt Guy says:

        Tip O’Neill scammed Reagan.

        Both the House and Senate Dems pulled the same trick on George HW Bush.

        And now they’re doing the same to Boner and McConn-man.

        And yes, hyperinflation is on the way. It can arrive sooner than we think, and will hurt much, much more than we believe. Best to stock up on tinned food, bottled water and ammunition (or, if you’re a Kiwi, learn how to make bathtub gin for when the prohibitionists take over)!

        • mawm says:

          I’ d love to have a few bars of gold or ingots of silver buried in the back garden, or a Picasso on the wall or even a Penny Black. The problem would be finding someone with enough money at a later date to redeem their value. http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_unsure.gif

          • The Gantt Guy says:

            Precious metals in small denominations that can be exchanged for goods or services. Gold bars, unless melted down and broken up, will be un-redeemable, because there won’t be any good or service you need that will be worth that kind of exchange.

            Of course the problem, whether large or small size, will be hiding it from the government and marauding ferals (apologies for the tautology).

  14. KG says:

    I reckon a tanker full of diesel fuel, buried in a paddock somewhere would be a handy source of barter/income.

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