Tag Archives: Extortion

Can Chris Christie pretend he doesn’t know MOTIVE for extorting Fort Lee?

Commenting on televised politics is as meaningless as speculating about developments on reality TV. Since the Christie bridge debacle purports to effect which presidential candidate gets voted off the island, it might be worth at least delving where the talking heads are not. Of course Chris Christie’s office engineered plausible deniability for their boss with the bridge blocking scheme, but Christie would certainly know WHY pressure was being brought to bear on Fort Lee. Christie’s lack of curiosity on the matter betrays an untruth. If his mea-non-culpa had digressed to speculate about a motive, he would have exposed himself to being caught lying.
 
Was the Washington Bridge closure in retribution for the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, Mark Sokolich, not giving his endorsement? Was it retribution for a Democratic senator obstructing the state legislature? Retribution does seem petty. I think there’s a stronger likelihood this was not retribution, but extortion, about a yet unmentioned political goal. Especially as Sokolich professes not to know why the governor’s office acted why it did. What would be the point of retaliating if your mark didn’t know why? A second clue is that now the mayor has accepted governor Christie’s apology, still without asking why. When Christie’s chief of staff emailed “It’s time” to disrupt the traffic in Fort Lee, it’s unlikely any of the players were in the dark about what that time was.

The NYE Fiscal Cliff is a Buffalo Jump. Is your herd going to fall for it?

Fiscal Cliff is a Buffalo Jump
DENVER, COLORADO- The DC Kabuki Divas are amping up their New Years cliffhanger, the so-called Fiscal Cliff, to inaugurate domestic austerity measures meant to cement the widening income gap between the rich and everybody else. If it’s a cliff, it’s a buffalo jump off which the easily panicked are stampeded to their death. Fiscal Cliff even shares the same initials with the last economic extortion ploy, the Financial Crisis which intro’d President Obama’s preceding term.

Hey, let’s go? Are you frigging kidding me Mr. President?

I got the strangest email from President Obama over the weekend… Maybe it impressed you too. Its subject was “Hey“. Probably his ghostwriter phoned it in. It began: “Eric — I need you with me on this one.” Okay, what’s the issue? Oh, money. Can you say I need you with me about money? If you’re saying ante up I suppose, but poker’s not a team sport. “Tonight’s deadline is our biggest yet, and I need everyone pitching in. Give $3 or whatever you can: [www.etc]“. Why? –is the question that springs to my mind. As a sign of good faith it would help if our president was pitching in, doing whatever he can. He finished “Let’s go,” signed “Barack“. LET’S GO?! Even being told APRIL FOOLS wouldn’t wipe that exhortation of its implied extortion.

Buy our elephant repellent, write us a blank check…

There’s an old joke about an “Elephant Repellent” that’s guaranteed to keep elephants away from you.
When it’s noted that there’s not an elephant for hundreds of miles around, the punch line, from the person who has already taken the money, “See how well it works?”
So, this weekend the Homeland Insecurity Thieves conned many Americans, bigger than shit. Told us there was “credible evidence” Friday morning of three recent travellers from the Middle East who were supposed to make car bombs and make them go BOOM and kill up a whole buncha people and we have to be diligent and keep looking for these guys even though there’s no picture, no names, just “beware of Arabic looking fellows” and other racist crap. We’re supposed to profile every dark skinned individual, look at every dark person as a potential murderer. What are we supposed to do, dial 9 1 1 every time a Negro enters the general area?
I mean, it sure sounds like that’s the general “non-racist” intent, right?
But anybody who notices that the threatened by unknown, un-named anonymous Terrorists and tipped off by an anonymous snitch… man, that’s mighty convenient ain’t it? And the threat never was carried out, my what a surprise… but the High Paid Liars at Homeland Security get to say “See? we prevented a terror attack and did it so well that you don’t have to know any of the details, not even how much we got paid to skin you gullible bastards outta your bread errr ‘protect you’, yeah, that’s the ticket”.
It’s called “selling a Hog”, people. It’s one of the oldest confidence games there is.
The government is taxing us to build super-secret Magic Invisible Shields to keep out the giant fire-breathing mutant flying earthworms.
You say you’ve never seen any of those giant fire breathing mutant flying earthworms? See how well it worked… now pay up….