Strip search USA

No nation that is willing to collectively submit to this behavior is one that deserves to survive. Only a nation of fat and worthless sheep who have wholly abandoned their inheritance of liberty would prefer to have its children strip-searched than give up air travel. On a potentially related note, not that you had any doubt, but the big banks are definitely going to need the expected TARP II soon. It turns out that many of the so-called mortgage-backed securities didn’t have any mortgages backing them.

Countrywide Routinely Failed to Send Key Docs to MBS Trustees, B of A Employee Says, by Kate Berry, American Banker: Countrywide, the mortgage giant that’s now part of Bank of America Corp., routinely didn’t bother to transfer essential documents for loans sold to investors, an employee testified…. it was customary for Countrywide to maintain possession of the original note and related loan documents.

Denninger explains the significance at the Market Ticker.

VPFL Week 10

89 RR Redbeards (4-5-1)
61 Moundsview Meerkats (2-7-1)

80 MS Swamp Spartans (5-4-1)
58 Blackmouth Banksters (6-4-0)

81 Greenfield Grizzlies (4-5-1)
69 Valders Quixotes (7-3-0)

71 Bane Sidhe (6-4-0)
57 Judean Rhyneauxs (5-5-0)

69 Meigs Marauders (5-5-0)
66 Winston Reverends (4-6-0)

I honestly thought I had a good chance at that game despite Aaron Rodgers being on the bye. And then Michael Vick scored 46 points! Going into week 11, my kicker has already been outscored by the Blackmouth kicker 13-0. My only goal left is to finish in the top three in points scored while remaining on the bottom of the league standings. In other news, watch out for a raging bear market; the Grizzlies appear to be making their move.

Dowd goes nuclear

Her column entitled Nuking the White House is subtitled: “Would Republicans make Indianapolis collateral damage in their eagerness to wipe out Obama?”

I can’t speak for Republicans, not being one, but I would say no, since Indianapolis never did anything to anyone except Baltimore and it would be unnecessary anyhow since Obama is politically wiping himself out about as fast as is humanly possible. However, I suspect a great many Americans would be quite willing to accept New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles as collateral damage.

However, there is an ominous warning to Republicans in her column. It does not bode well for them that the new House Majority Leader didn’t see fit to allow himself to be subjected to a gate rape last week. Keep this in mind if he comes out in support of the TSA and opposes Ron Paul’s new bill.

“The Times’s Jeff Zeleny was on the scene and reported that John Boehner did not wait in line or go through security: he “was escorted around the metal detectors and body scanners, and taken directly to the gate.”

It’s amazing how clueless politicians are when it comes to PR when one considers how much their careers depend upon it. If Boehner had any PR skills at all, he would have opted out of the scan, then shouted “don’t touch my junk” at the first TSA agent to approach him. The crowd would have roared and his approval rating would be in the 80s… among Democrats.