Political Observations

Not a political blog. Never will be, though I believe that the following will have drastic impact on FREFOR/OPFOR going forward.

A few predictions and opinions:

  • Romney will emerge as the clear Republican lead and get the nomination. This is based on my suspicion that he already has it sown up and this debate cycle with the rest of the crowd is merely theater to show the populace that they do indeed have some kind of say in big party politics.
  • Obama will win in 2012. Not by the same margin as before, but will eek out a victory and spin it as a crystal clear mandate that he is indeed the chosen one who will in the soon to be immortal words of Chris Rock, “Get his real gangster shit on…”.
  • #gunwalker, while horrible and infecting dotgov across the board, will fizzle and be replaced by something just as bad that will also be ignored by 99% of the Fourth Branch of Government.
  • To distract from the #depression, dotgov will launch some kind of offensive on Iran. This will happen in the next 12 months. Whether it will be initiated by the Israelis is of no consequence. The engagement will eventually become a US operation.

Merely opinions. YMMV.

What Did You Expect to Happen?

Americans using credit for basic necessities.

The Matson household is not a big proponent of credit. We tend to save, buy used, and whenever possible, save the difference. We are not however, militantly opposed to credit. Sometimes it can be an asset, though like a loaded firearm or chainsaw, you need to be wary, careful, and suspect of it at all times.

Keeping outstanding consumer debt is kinda stupid, but again, sometimes positive cash flow winds out over a giant lump sum purchase on depreciating assets. This is my opinion won long and hard by the school of hard knocks and life’s little lessons – I seriously do not welcome yours. YMMV…

The info in the above article does not surprise me in the slightest. The crack addict will do anything to maintain his supply despite not having resources to get it. There is always a way.

The new poor in America have DVD/Bluray, big screens, notebooks, and various other accoutrements that even western Europeans find excessive in their upper classes. Like and “Democracy” we are decadent beyond any reasonable scope and are about to wake up to a reality that is harsh by the past two generations standards.