Sunday, October 31, 2010


You really want to scare the neighbors' kids, wear your John McCaint costume.


Few things are as terrifying as Arizona hicks

more on the lies of John McCaint

Saturday, October 30, 2010

sabado Gigante

a Ezra POUND--
¡Cumpleaños feliz!

Con Usura

Con usura no tiene el hombre casa de buena piedra
Con bien cortados bloques y dispuestos
de modo que el diseño lo cobije,
con usura no hay paraíso pintado para el hombre en los muros de su iglesia
harpes et lutz (arpas y laúdes)
o lugar donde la virgen reciba el mensaje
y su halo se proyecte por la grieta,
con usura
no se ve el hombre Gonzaga,
ni a su gente ni a sus concubinas
no se pinta un cuadro para que perdure ni para tenerlo en casa
sino para venderlo y pronto
con usura,
pecado contra la naturaleza,
es tu pan para siempre harapiento,
seco como papel, sin trigo de montaña,
sin la fuerte harina. ....

Friday, October 29, 2010

UCSB physicist resigns over global warming

Hal Lewis/Resignation from the American Physical Society:

""When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence---it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d'être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford's book organizes the facts very well.) I don't believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.""  

Wow.  Res ipsa  loquitur. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Soros donates 1 mil. to Yes on 19

LA Times:

"""California's marijuana legalization campaign, which has struggled to raise money despite the intense nationwide focus on the issue, was jolted Tuesday when (George Soros) a multibillionaire investor with a long interest in loosening drug laws endorsed Proposition 19 and donated $1 million.

The contribution triples the amount of money that legalization advocates have to spend in the final week before the Nov. 2 election and dwarfs the $317,500 that the California Chamber of Commerce has spent on radio ads in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego against the initiative.

"Better late than never," said Dale Sky Jones, a spokeswoman for the Yes on 19 committee, saying the campaign still has time to reach undecided voters. "It will be a nail-biter to the end."""

Yes on 19.
more on 19

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

J-Edgar Holder

via the Davis Vanguard:

""US Attorney General Eric Holder and Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), have inserted themselves into the debate on Prop 19, arguing that they would not only enforce marijuana laws in California but that the Department of Justice would sue to overturn Proposition 19 should it be approved next month by California voters.

It was a move inspired by the possibility that the measure would pass, although recent polls now show it modestly behind as the election next week rapidly approaches.

In response to implied threats, the ACLU has written a letter arguing that there would be no legal basis for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to sue to overturn Proposition 19 should it be approved next month by California voters, and urging the Justice Department not to change its current law enforcement focus on major criminal activity in favor of new enforcement activities against California marijuana users.

"Proposition 19 will let Californians decide whether to change the failed policy of using scarce state law enforcement resources to prohibit, under state law, the adult consumption and possession of small amounts of marijuana," the letter says.""
Prop 19 would also bring in much needed tax-revenues to the post-Ahhnuld CA economy. Prop. 19 also would allow citizens to grow small amounts of marijuana for personal use, instead of being forced to buy it from  the Democratic party mobsters or cartels. 19's a good idea, but maybe a bit dicey, like most authentic freedom is--and freedom tends to scare the F. out of the usual professional politician (which is to say, there's no sound reason that the Feds shouldn't recognize the CA Law--though  it probably offends the Black Robe gang (aka Supreme Court), for some reason or another--or perhaps it offends their priests, rabbis, and/or imams) .   Yes on 19. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Death Mountain

""LA Times/Reporting from Whitney Portal, Calif. — Dicey.

""That's the word Doug Thompson used to describe the strenuous 11-mile hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney in October, a month of unpredictable weather that can make the first step up the trailhead near Thompson's rustic convenience store the start of a death trap.

About 25,000 people ascend the 14,494-foot mountain each year, and "while a lot of them are physically strong, they don't always have much experience or the proper gear," he said. "A year ago this very week, we had a fatal accident up here."

So far this year, five people have died on Mt. Whitney, and an untold number of hikers have suffered minor injuries, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Earlier this week, more than 75 searchers combed the mountain area for separate groups of climbers marooned for several days after day trips under clear blue skies turned into howling, snowy ordeals.

Three of those climbers — Phillip Michael Abraham, 34; Stevan James Filips, 43; and Dale Clymens, 45; all of Omaha — were plucked off the mountain by helicopter Thursday. The group had taken refuge in a rock hut for three days. Only one of them carried a sleeping bag, according to hikers who crossed their paths during the week.

Two others — Sina Sadeghi Baghsorkhin, 27, and his father, Abdolreza Sadeghi, 56 — walked out of the wilderness area uninjured about 1 a.m. Friday, about 50 miles away from their planned exit point.

"Both of those trips were ill-conceived and put rescuers in jeopardy," said K. C. Wylie, director of the Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitor Center in Lone Pine. "We had weather forecasts indicating that there were storms moving in. On Tuesday, the forecast for the Mt. Whitney summit called for a high of 25 degrees and a low of 15 degrees.""

Yo Doug, you're a celebrity!  The usual flatlander melodrama, eh--worse, most of the S&R pissfords can't read a topo map, or know a belay from their butt. Cheeseburger, Coors, and....somethin' somethin. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

wit 'n wisdom of "Billy Bob" Broden

WASHINGTON – ""Republican congressional candidate Stephen "Billy Bob" Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.

In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas pastor, said a violent uprising "ain't the first option," but it is "on the mutha-f-ing table, along with plenty of other stuff." That drew a denunciation from the head of the Turnipseed County GOP, who called the remarks "not very nice."

In the interview, Brad Watson, political reporter for WTFA-TV asked Broden about a Tea party event last year in Turnipseed County in which he described the nation's government as a pack of liberal tyrants.

"We have a constitutional remedy," Broden said then. "And the Framers say if that don't work, a big can of whupass will, also known as Revolution."

In a prolonged back-and-forth, Broden at first declined to explicitly address insurrection, saying the first way to deal with a repressive government is to "alter it or abolish it."

"If the government has become misdestructive, as Miss Palin would say, to the ends of our sacred liberties, or ain't turning a profit, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary," Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain's King George III.

Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.

"The option is on the table. Yes it is. I don't think that we should remove nothin' from the table as it relates to our liberties and our God-given freedoms," Broden said, without elaborating. "And speaking of the table, I'm about to head over to the IHOP for some cakes and sausage--that's my right to breakfast, a right which the liberal-collectivist swine have not as of yet eliminated."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Endorsements, East-Bay style

""Governor: As much as it pains us to say it, we endorse Jerry Brown. He wasn't much of a mayor, and he wasn't much of a governor the first time around either. But he's better than Meg Whitman, who didn't even start voting until recently. The only reason she's gotten this far is because of her obscene wealth. So hold your nose and vote Brown.

Senate: Barbara Boxer is the clear choice. Yes, she could be more effective in the US Senate, but her work on climate-change legislation and her stalwart stances on progressive issues have been noteworthy. Carly Fiorina, by contrast, is a failed ex-CEO and Tea Party wannabe, who would attempt to roll back President Obama's achievements, including health-care and Wall Street reform.

Attorney General: Unfortunately, Democrats have fielded a weak candidate this year. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has been a mediocre DA. By contrast, her opponent, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, a moderate Republican, is very impressive. His office has set the gold standard in California for prosecuting corrupt public officials — both Republicans and Democrats — and for aggressively targeting police misconduct. Our only concerns about him involved gay marriage and marijuana legalization. But his campaign assured us that he has no plans to intervene in the Proposition 8 federal case if he's elected, nor has he decided whether he will defend Prop 19 in court if it wins — which essentially mirrors Harris' position. As a result, we're endorsing Cooley, because he's clearly the better prosecutor.


Proposition 19: Hell Yes. Details next week.""

The Contingencies staff agrees, tentatively, with reservations, and respirator in hand.

from East Bay Express

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remembrance of some things past...

from Top Ten Myths of Popular Psychology:

""Today, there’s broad consensus among psychologists that memory isn’t reproductive — it doesn’t duplicate precisely what we’ve experienced — but reconstructive. What we recall is often a blurry mixture of accurate and inaccurate recollections, along with what jells with our beliefs and hunches. Indeed, researchers have created memories of events that never happened. In the “shopping mall study,” Elizabeth Loftus created a false memory in Chris, a 14-year-old boy. Loftus instructed Chris’s older brother to present Chris with a false story of being lost in a shopping mall at age 5, and she instructed Chris to write down everything he remembered. Initially, Chris reported very little about the false event, but over a two week period, he constructed a detailed memory of it. A flood of similar studies followed, showing that in 18-37% of participants, researchers can implant false memories of such events as serious animal attacks, knocking over a punchbowl at a wedding, getting one’s fingers caught in a mousetrap as a child, witnessing a demonic possession, and riding in a hot air balloon with one’s family.""

Monday, October 18, 2010

Beyond Brown vs Whitman


""""During the last debate Meg Whitman showed how "populist" she was by bragging she'd campaigned "out there" three or four times a week and had spoken to a truck driver. Presumably this was more often than Jerry Brown. Jerry did nothing for months --relying on name recognition and old standby contributors--teachers and public employee unions. Meg relied on the vast pile of money she'd siphoned off her E-bay fencing operation and fat cat peers who expect to benefit with tax breaks. The moment the debate ended TV viewers were assaulted by strident ads making precisely these points--Meg portrayed with piles of cash and laid off employees, Jerry the professional politician beholden to public worker unions. Not the slightest indication of any "real" support for either: no student groups, no community organizations, no grass roots whatsoever. How different this election would have been if Jerry Brown had built his campaign around a voter registration drive.

"Remaking California" wants to ask "cui bono"---who benefits from the present stalemate? One way to answer this question is to ask who spent most of the $1 billion dollars lobbied into Sacramento in the past decade? 50 per centof this money came from teachers and public employee unions, pharmaceutical industries, and Indian casinos--and these are all booming businesses. For Jeff Lustig , the answer is corporate interests, the wealthy, the exploiters of the public realm. At book meetings discussing Lustig’s collection people want to add "public employees" and their unions --an answer that Jeff is reluctant to hear. (He says he objected to panelists blaming public employee unions alone, exclusively, as the beneficiaries of the deadlock; as if public employee unions were the authors of this long-running disaster, without any thought to the benefits reaped by, say, oil interests contesting a royalty tax, development interests, commercial property (contesting market-based valuations for property tax evaluations) etc.""""

Jodl or Zhukov: whose side you on, ese

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sarah hits the Southland


“There is no way in heck I’m not going to love a state that when you enter its borders and you look up at the state flag and you see emblazoned on that a Mama Grizzly,” Palin said to cheers in Anaheim.

“Now is when we kick it in to high gear, peoples. Now is when we have to dig deep, like bears in the woods, hunting for food for their families” Palin said, appearing on a stage with other California GOP candidates.
G*d willin' n the creek don't rise

Saturday, October 16, 2010

sabado Gigante

una favorita perpetua...La Muerte!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Wrong side of capitalism, cont.


One often hears that the true message of the Eurozone crisis is that not only the Euro, but the project of the united Europe itself is dead. But before endorsing this general statement, one should add a Leninist twist to it: Europe is dead—ok, but which Europe? The answer is: the post-political Europe of accommodation to the world market, the Europe which was repeatedly rejected at referendums, the Brussels technocratic-expert Europe. The Europe that presents itself as standing for cold European reason against Greek passion and corruption, for mathematics against pathetics. But, utopian as it may appear, the space is still open for another Europe: a re-politicized Europe, founded on a shared emancipatory project; the Europe that gave birth to ancient Greek democracy, to the French and October Revolutions. This is why one should avoid the temptation to react to the ongoing financial crisis with a retreat to fully sovereign nation-states, easy prey for free-floating international capital, which can play one state against the other. More than ever, the reply to every crisis should be more internationalist and universalist than the universality of global capital......."

In the words of the immortal Ed McMahon, I did not know that.

Mo' Zizek!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

e-Bay chicken ranch

"""In a blistering final debate, Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown apologized to his Republican counterpart Meg Whitman on Tuesday for a slur directed at her by an associate, an apology that Whitman did not explicitly accept as she cast his campaign as insulting to all Californians.

                      "Kitty Whitman"

"""Brown continued to insist that Whitman was seeking office to enrich wealthy Californians such as herself, while she derided Brown as a "same old same old" politician who helped lead California into its present straits and said she represented a fresh start for the beleaguered state.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

specs sheet

We here at Contingencies sort of respect Mr. Obama for representin' on his bicycle, in the city streets no less (instead of Dubya's little CIA protected forest rides).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bukowski at the Huntington

Contingencies Kultur kontinues!
"" The Bukowski exhibit, which is organized roughly chronologically, includes photos, letters, drafts and redrafts of his writing, first editions, original artwork, foreign translations, movie memorabilia and other ephemera, including a racing form.

" was his sanctuary, and this was mine," Linda Lee Bukowski, his widow, said of the Huntington. When Bukowski was gambling at the track in nearby Arcadia, she visited the library and gardens.

She arranged for his papers to come to the institution and saw the exhibit for the first time Friday.

"It's surrealistic," she said. In the foyer, in a class case, sit Bukowski's typewriter, wine glass, pens and boom box, a little dingy, arranged just as they were in his office. Linda Lee Bukowski explained that she's left his office just as it was, going in twice a year to dust. "It's like home," she said, looking at the case. "I'm walking into this room at the Huntington, and it's like home."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CA Demopublicans on Prop 19

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman both oppose Prop. 19. Senator DiDi Feinstein, California's own Margaret Thatcher, also opposes 19, and recently joined hands with LA Sheriff-Jefe Baca and other CA crimefighters to   once again proclaim how much Prop. 19 pisses her off. Nearly all the leading Democrats oppose Prop. 19, as does the GOP--whether Yacht-club, or Evinrude club.

"Ignorance is Strength"

Admittedly, Proposition 19 may have some problems. For one, the primary backers tend to be entrepreneurial types--head-shop owners, in brief-- who stand to make a buck selling paraphernalia, marijuana "education", so forth were Prop. 19 to pass--f*ck them. Furthermore, local governments could still regulate pot use to such an extent as to make it nearly impossible to grow or use (imagine cops stopping by every few days to inspect your small crop).

Proposition 19 would, however, allow some home cultivation and use of cannabis. In effect 19 would eliminate the dealers, large growers, and...mobsters from the pot trade (there are rumors that pot growers and possibly mafiosi actually have ordered Democrats to oppose the law). Prop. 19  would also raise some needed tax funds to help rebuild the post-Ahhnuld CA infrastructure.   Additionally, citizens found in possession of small amounts of pot would not be subject to criminal charges.

Maybe those citizens who favor Prop. 19--and who object to nanny state tactics, regardless of which political party enforces them-- should simply not vote for any candidate who opposes 19, Demo or GOP, instead resorting to the tried and true political tactic of DFV (Don't F*cking Vote).

LA Times/marijuana/

Saturday, October 09, 2010

sabado gigante

Cal Tjader......Shoshana

++++++++++  ++++++++++

Nobel prize/Mario-Vargas-Llosa
"""""The amazing thing about "The War of the End of the World" is that it looks at religious cults and end-of-the-world figures in such an insightful way that the reader comes from the novel feeling as though the last word has been said about this subject. Perhaps the greatest pleasure of the novel is that men and women of all types -- soldiers, criminals, landowners, housewives, beggars, intellectuals, priests, believers -- and all social classes are viewed with compassion and interest. No character is dismissed or overlooked, and the result is a tragic celebration of a very human thing, the sweep of an avid belief through a society, and the change and damage it leaves behind. Is the Savior figure in this novel meant to represent Jesus? Or Jim Jones? Vargas Llosa isn't saying, and that makes it all the better."""""

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

End of Summers.....

""""Consider: As a rising economist at Harvard and at the World Bank, Summers argued for privatization and deregulation in many domains, including finance. Later, as deputy secretary of the treasury and then treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, he implemented those policies. Summers oversaw passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed Glass-Steagall, permitted the previously illegal merger that created Citigroup, and allowed further consolidation in the financial sector. He also successfully fought attempts by Brooksley Born, chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the Clinton administration, to regulate the financial derivatives that would cause so much damage in the housing bubble and the 2008 economic crisis. He then oversaw passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which banned all regulation of derivatives, including exempting them from state antigambling laws.

Over the past decade, Summers continued to advocate financial deregulation, both as president of Harvard and as a University Professor after being forced out of the presidency. During this time, Summers became wealthy through consulting and speaking engagements with financial firms. Between 2001 and his entry into the Obama administration, he made more than $20-million from the financial-services industry. (His 2009 federal financial-disclosure form listed his net worth as $17-million to $39-million.)

Summers remained close to Rubin and to Alan Greenspan, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve. When other economists began warning of abuses and systemic risk in the financial system deriving from the environment that Summers, Greenspan, and Rubin had created, Summers mocked and dismissed those warnings. In 2005, at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyo., conference of the world's leading central bankers, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Raghuram Rajan, presented a brilliant paper that constituted the first prominent warning of the coming crisis. Rajan pointed out that the structure of financial-sector compensation, in combination with complex financial products, gave bankers huge cash incentives to take risks with other people's money, while imposing no penalties for any subsequent losses. Rajan warned that this bonus culture rewarded bankers for actions that could destroy their own institutions, or even the entire system, and that this could generate a "full-blown financial crisis" and a "catastrophic meltdown.""""

Summers appears to be headed back to Harvard though a few reasonable humans have suggested Sing Sing or Leavenworth as alternative destinations.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Don't let the door hit ya.....

AlexCockburn--Emanuel's exit

""""By the time Obama hired him, Emanuel already had a proven record of toadyism to corporate America and the neocon lobby. Emanuel was a relict of all that was sleazy in the Clinton White House. Among the body blows that have brought the Democrats to their present ebb, the passage of NAFTA in 1993, with consequent destruction of the American industrial economy, must count as among the most lethal. Key to that passage was Emanuel, who directed the Clinton White House operation to get the treaty passed by any means necessary.

Following his departure from the White House in 1998, Emanuel headed to a well upholstered post in a Chicago banking firm before he won election to Dan Rostenkowski's old Chicago seat. By 2005 he headed the Democratic National Campaign Committee. As such, he decided which candidates for the House should get money and other support from the national party. As Andrew Cockburn and later John Walsh described on this site at that time, Emanuel did his best to recruit candidates, preferably rich ones, guaranteed to eschew vocal opposition to the Iraq war, which Emanuel, a veteran of the Israeli army strongly favored. """"

Sunday, October 03, 2010

"Legado latino en conquista del espacio"

Desde La Opinion:

""" El legado de los hispanos va más allá de la exploración de nuevas tierras en Estados Unidos desde hace casi cinco siglos y hoy en día también forma parte de la historia de la conquista del espacio.
Además de recorrer territorios inhóspitos y dar nombres a ríos, montañas o ciudades, los hispanos han vencido también todo tipo de obstáculos hasta graduarse de carreras como ciencias, matemáticas o ingeniería que les han abierto la puertas para conquistar sueños ambiciosos como llegar al espacio.

Sueños que en muchos casos empezaron ante el asombro de las imágenes del primer hombre en luna, o la curiosidad despertada por un logo entonces desconocido, como fue el caso del ingeniero Guillermo González, quien encabeza un grupo de ingenieros que trabaja en el diseño de sistemas de aborto de lanzamientos espaciales en el Centro de Investigaciones Langley, (LARC) de la NASA, ubicado en Virginia.

"Qué es eso, NASA", fue lo primero que preguntó a sus padres el ingeniero González, en su humilde vivienda en su ciudad natal de Ponce (Puerto Rico).

"Tenía once años y observé lo que luego supe era el logo de la NASA mientras veía la transmisión de las primera llegada del hombre a la luna y desde entonces quise dedicarme a las ciencias", explicó a Efe el ingeniero puertorriqueño.""""

Saturday, October 02, 2010

sabado Gigante (con convidado....JP Sartre!)

from "Existentialism is a Humanism"

""""First, [Existentialism] has been reproached as an invitation to people to dwell in quietism of despair. For if every way to a solution is barred, one would have to regard any action in this world as entirely ineffective, and one would arrive finally at a contemplative philosophy. Moreover, since contemplation is a luxury, this would be only another bourgeois philosophy. This is, especially, the reproach made by the Communists.""""


""From another quarter we are reproached for having underlined all that is ignominious in the human situation, for depicting what is mean, sordid or base to the neglect of certain things that possess charm and beauty and belong to the brighter side of human nature: for example, according to the Catholic critic, Mlle. Mercier, we forget how an infant smiles. Both from this side and from the other we are also reproached for leaving out of account the solidarity of mankind and considering man in isolation. And this, say the Communists, is because we base our doctrine upon pure subjectivity – upon the Cartesian “I think”: which is the moment in which solitary man attains to himself; a position from which it is impossible to regain solidarity with other men who exist outside of the self. The ego cannot reach them through the cogito""""

"Les feuilles mortes"

Friday, October 01, 2010

e-Meg, Mitt, Mormonics

the Angel Moroni opposes Big Government too....

"My friends, today I stand before you with Mitt Romney, governor of Massachusetts and candidate for the US President. Like Mitt, I am firmly opposed to liberal bureaucrats and to big government in all of its forms. We are also in agreement in regard to the perils of illegal immigration and are dedicated to fighting our enemy south of the Border, and across the globe if need be. Mitt and I have similar management styles too.  And like Mitt I also believe in the precious freedoms cherished by our American forefathers, and I believe in the NRA and the right of free enterprise, and in combating terrorism. Like Mitt I believe that honest hardworking Americans now face a moral crisis. Mitt and I might differ a little in some of our views, but like most Mormon people he's a hardworking American who cherishes the precious freedoms that our forefathers fought for."

"Mitt's been a very successful CEO and brought the Olympics to Salt Lake City. He knows what it takes to operate a successful business. He knows that like a business, the Government also needs to be held accountable to the shareholders, which is to say, held accountable to hardworking American property owners. We need to view govt. as an asset, rather than liability, and make it turn a profit, instead of costing us an arm and a leg."

"Mitt also understands the values of thrift and prosperity and the dangers of waste and decadence. Joseph Smith, the LDS church father also battled against what he perceived to be the moral ills of his day. Smith was an early supporter of family values. He envisioned a society dedicated to prosperity, to motherhood, and to moral goodness, and to strength. The Angel Moroni visited Smith, and brought him an American message of freedom and moral integrity, of family values, and the right of prosperity and property ownership. Moroni did not support the evils of Statism, that's for sure! "

"So today I ask you my friends to keep those moral messages of Moroni, and Mitt Romney, and our forefathers in mind. We face stiff opposition on all sides. The statists, the union bosses, the loony lefties and malcontents want us defeated. The powers of darkness want us to fail. But fail we shall not. We shall persevere, and our values, and our families, and our management styles shall prevail. Thank you and may God bless each and everyone of you here today."
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