01 March 2011

Meatless Friday Tuesday,Charlie Sheen Edition: Sometimes, You Just Can't Look Away

I never thought that I would see Alex Jones on The View. For the record, so I can keep my man card, I didn't see it live. But, wow, look at this:

It seems that Jones out-Viewed the ladies of The View. But, just when you think that crazy is crazy,
this story appears today in the Washington Times:

Financial terrorism suspected in 2008 economic crash

Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash by covertly using vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system.


Suspects include financial enemies in Middle Eastern states, Islamic terrorists, hostile members of the Chinese military, or government and organized crime groups in Russia, Venezuela or Iran. Chinese military officials publicly have suggested using economic warfare against the U.S.

Now back to our regular program.


Anonymous said...

Well, they've got to blame somebody! Republicans were running the country for 8 years, the markets went from 12,500 to 7,500 under Bush, unemployment skyrocketed, we suffered a huge financial meltdown, and the tax-cuts helped redistribute America's wealth to the uber wealthy while the middle class shrunk and the poor got poorer.

So obviously, it can't be the fault of the 8 years of that administration - it had to be some outside evil forces.

Good ol' paranoia - keeps us feeling sane while knowing the rest of the world is evil!

dulac90 said...

...or the "(name of the opposing political party) Party", or the "(those whom I think succeed because of unfair twists of fate) elites", or "(people I don't understand)"!!!

Paranoia indeed, Anonymous.

Jane Chantal said...

How refreshing to see Jones' absurd "blame it on Bush" refrain fail to impress the audience at "The View". What a surprise for him, when he was expecting a round of applause and a shift of focus away from his weasily utterances. Poor baby :-)

Anonymous said...

Jane, with all due respect, are you serious? The last president, like the current one, was a monster. He spent us into oblivion, ushered in the biggest step forward in our becoming a police state, and started a couple unjust wars to boot. So he had some pro-life rhetoric and appointed some decent justices - so what? Not a good president at all.

Jane Chantal said...

Yes, Anonymous, I am serious. And I was long ago sick of cheap-shot meisters using President Bush as an all-purpose rhetorical punching bag to divert attention from their moral vacuity. Mr. Jones' performance on "The View" was such an egregious case in point that even the panel wasn't having it, which I must say, was a pleasant surprise :-)

Anonymous said...


Thank you for not addressing the substance of my criticisms of Mr. Bush. We are still reaping the benefit's of his leadership (and B.O.'s continuity of the same):


Drago said...


When you agree with the panel on the View, you may want to rethink your position.

Jane Chantal said...

You're welcome, Anonymous :-)

Drago, I'm sorry you have difficulty processing my approval of the "View" panel's refreshingly rational response to Alex Jones' obfuscations.

Hail to King B.O. said...

Dear Anonymous,

It is time to stop blaming Bush on the failure of the "king" Obama. The unemployment was under 7% with Bush and has gone to 10% with Obama, and our deficit is in the Trillions now. Obama keeps spending and dictating what he wants like a king. Just like he decided that the justice department would not prosecute black on white intimidation at the voting booth, or that the department would not defend the defense of marriage act because he thinks gays should be allowed to marry. And he is suing Arizona for their immigration laws. Heck with what the states have for their laws. Hail Obama!

P.S. Cutting taxes on everybody is the only answer to getting us out of the recession and creating jobs as well as getting rid of the deficit with increased revenue. Just as Pick-up a book on economics, you just might learn something!

Dan said...

It is truly heart-breaking to me to see good-intentioned people still trying to defend George W Bush. One would think with the obvious stench of the police state closing in on us, a police state not begun by Bush put pushed forward by him and being continued by the Obamunists now in power, we would wake up and smell the coffee.

Under the most charitable outlook possible, Obama and Bush are war criminals who have started and continued unjust wars of aggression on innocent populations. Innocents are killed daily ("Sorry 'bout that", intones the execrable Petraeus) and the world seethes in anger over such horrors. But we Americans who are so in love with our fifth grade US History textbooks simply refuse to face facts.

To those who would like to read a Catholic response to the war crimes of people like Mr Bush, et al, you could do no better than to read the two books put out by IHS Press, "Neo-Conned" and "Neo-Conned Again".

Or, if your stomach can take it, watch the "Collateral Damage" video on youtube. A country that can do that which is depicted in that video is a country that has taken leave of its senses.

By all means be patriotic; but be sensible, too. And don't defend the indefensible. "My country, right or wrong" is not an idea that Thomas Aquinas would have approved. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity might approve, but I think Aquinas carries a bit more moral weight than they.