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2010 January 20 — Why Now?
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And The Survey Says:

The progressives of Massachusetts channeled Howard Beale with their own version of “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – they didn’t vote.

Paul Lukasiak looked at the numbers at Corrente, comparing the Obama/McCain results to the Coakley/Brown numbers and the reason for the results is obvious: Brown actually received 105% of McCain’s votes, but Coakley only pulled 56% of Obama’s numbers. The key was Democratic turn out, which wasn’t there.

Numerian at the Agonist looked at the numbers from Coakly’s pollster, and they show that normally Democratic-voting independents, favored Brown as the agent of “change”, seeing Obama as maintaining the status quo and in thrall to the banks.

After a year without any visible change, and many people in worse shape, no one believes the White House propaganda. The Democrats control the White House and Congress, but the only people making out are the big banks. The so-called “health care reform” will be a major benefit to insurance companies and Pharma, not people. If they don’t get off their butts after removing their heads, the Democrats are going to lose to a lot Republicans using old Obama “hope and change” posters.

January 20, 2010   Comments Off on And The Survey Says:

More Aftershocks

After about two days of good behavior, the fault near Port au Prince reminded everyone that it still isn’t settled with a 5.9 tremor at about 5AM CST this morning, which caused panic and resulted in more deaths and destruction among the already damaged structures in the city.

This is very much like a war when it comes to search and rescue, with the possibility of aftershocks similar to unexploded ordnance buried in the rubble ready to bring everything down on your head.

The supply operations has been ramping up smoothly, and quickly, unless you are waiting for food and water. Even in the US, the local emergency officials say that you need supplies for a week, before you can expect help after a hurricane. Frankly, hurricanes are better than earthquakes in a couple of important ways: you get warning so you can stock up or leave; and when it’s over, it’s over, as very few come back. You get no warning with earthquakes, and the aftershocks can continue for weeks.

January 20, 2010   Comments Off on More Aftershocks