Friday, May 20, 2016


The Beaverton - entire NDP caucus murdered by Justin Trudeau.

Tempest in a teapot here in Canada recently, as the horrible Justin Trudeau (gasp) got fed up with the opposition holding up a fucking vote in the House, so he got up and held someone by the arm and walked him to his seat while elbowing a smart-mouth from the pink party, telling her to "get the fuck out of my way" because she was the fuck in his way.

Here's the video of the whole shocking affair!

My god!

Oh, you miss it?

It's good to see that the fucktards in Parliament are still acting like a bunch of idiotic six year olds from fucking Lord of the Flies - I guess you can do that when you spend your whole fucking life sucking on the public teat or getting paid to write propaganda for think-tanks. And they prove their childishness later by trying to score points on Trudeau for the horrible crime of elbowing someone in his fucking way.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was accused of "manhandling" Opposition whip Gord Brown and elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the House of Commons as MPs gathered for a vote on the government's assisted-dying bill Wednesday afternoon.

"I was trying to start the vote, the prime minister grabbed my arm. I immediately told the prime minister to let go of me — now," Brown said in a statement released later.
"Oh no! The bad man touched me! Mommy! Tell the bad man to let me go!"

You weren't trying to start the fucking vote, Brown, you were stalling. Nowhere in the above video do I see you pulling your fucking thumb out of your Nazi ass.

Even more stupidity:
NDP MP Tracey Ramsey said the prime minister swore as he approached Brown and the opposition benches. "He said 'Get the bleep out of the way,'" she said, adding Trudeau "violently" grabbed Brown.
"Violently"? See, this is why we don't vote NDP anymore in my hometown: you're a bunch of fucking whiny sissies. If you're acting like a smartass and getting in someone's way where I come from, you get a slug to the head so hard it could sever your spine.

There was no "violence" in the above video.

Um, except later, where red-faced whiner Mulcair starts yelling at Trudeau like he's about to break down and cry. My god, Mulcair, you should be ashamed of yourself. You look like such a pussy.

Now back to the Fascist party for more stupidity:
Conservative MP Peter Van Loan said it was an "extraordinary example of physical intimidation."

"I witnessed as [Trudeau] strode across the floor with an anger fierce, in his face and eyes, towards a group of individuals. What took place was the prime minister physically grabbing people, elbowing people, hauling them down the way," he said.
"An anger fierce"? Wow, is that so, Pete? Was it also "a fury unrestrained" and "a wrath immeasurable"?

Who are you trying to impersonate, Yoda? Or one of those homo poets who your government defunded ten years ago?

And how many people did he "physically grab" and "elbow"? One of each, maybe?

My god, that's far worse than (say) ordering one's government to refuse to provide consular services for Canadian citizens being illegally detained in communist dictatorships, or threatening to suspend the constitution to go after "activist judges", or firing civil servants who speak publicly, or defunding researchers whose studies contradict government propaganda, or illegally proroguing parliament to avoid a no confidence vote, you fucking Nazi pig.

And we'll punt it back to the NDP to show the world what a BA in Global Political Economy can do for a little silver-spoon bourgeois girl born to the hereditary political class who likes to pretend she cares:
Her NDP MP colleague Niki Ashton said she was deeply troubled by Trudeau's actions.

"I am ashamed to be a witness to the person who holds the highest position in our country do such an act. I want to say that for all of us who witnessed this, this was deeply traumatic. What I will say, if we apply a gendered lens, it is very important that young women in this space feel safe to come here and work here," she said.
Um, Niki, you priveleged little bourgeois poseur: if I apply a gendered lens, what I end up with is the dumb bitch was in his fucking way.

If the little fucking snowflake wants to feel safe to come and work in the House of Commons, then maybe she should grow the fuck up, act like a fucking adult with responsibility, do her fucking job and fucking vote on bills once in a while, instead of getting in people's way like a smart-ass fucking brat on a school playground.

Friday videos: Psychedelic Furs

You gotta admit it's got a fantastic chorus:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Krugman is ever the font of hopefulness: the news

Some news:

New Deal Demoncrat - good news and bad news in this morning's data. I doubt the Fed is going to raise rates just because of an increase in owner-equivalent rent, considering that's just a made-up number with no connection to reality anyway.

The Krugginator - the GOP is not America. He thinks that Trump will face a markedly different and more difficult battle when he squares off against Hitlary. Quote:
Think about Trump’s obvious weaknesses, why Republicans couldn’t exploit them, but why Democrats can.

First, he’s running a campaign fundamentally based on racism. But Republicans couldn’t call him on that, because more or less veiled appeals to racial resentment have been key to their party’s success for decades. Clinton, on the other hand, won the nomination thanks to overwhelming nonwhite support, and will have no trouble hitting hard on this issue.

Second, Trump is proposing wildly irresponsible policies that benefit the rich. But so were all the other Republicans, so they couldn’t attack him for that. Clinton can.

Third, Trump’s personal record as a businessman is both antisocial and just plain dubious. Republicans, with their cult of the entrepreneur, couldn’t say anything about that. Again, Clinton can.

The G.O.P. paralysis on these issues explains why, again and again, Republicans turned to a proven line of attack — that is, proven not to work: insisting that Trump isn’t a true conservative, which matters to voters not at all. Obviously Democrats will be able to go after different and, I imagine, a lot more salient issues.

And there’s one last thing, which I suspect may make the biggest difference of all: Clinton’s campaign can go after Trump’s fundamental buffoonery.
All fine and dandy, except the assumption underlying this is that Democrats vote with common sense while Republicans vote with their droolbibs. Also, it assumes that Hitlary will be able to attack Trump with the tenacity of, say, Joe Biden; but female politicians can't do that. The minute she pipes up and goes on the attack, the press will label her as "strident" and "a harpy", and she'll start losing support. She can't even raise her voice.

Joe Stiglitz - how economists ignore monopolies, and how economists ignore power. Because economics seems to be a fucking joke pseudoscience outside of, say, Berkeley.

Monday, May 16, 2016

NDD weekly indicators

New Deal Demoncrat - weekly indicators basically green across the screen. I agree that M1/M2, tax withholding and real estate look great, and those basically are the US economy.

Then again...

New Deal Demoncrat, later that same day - hey look, the yield curve is threatening to invert. Kinda shows you the limit of Fed policy: any more raises this year and they invert the year curve and cause a recession. At zero inflation, that's bad.

Hey, maybe the Fed should realize that the paradigm is radically different this time?