Archive for the ‘parasites’ Category

Daddy’s little girl is all growed up and ready to start illegal wars in countries that didn’t attack us.

The Washington Times reports that Liz Cheney, daughter and primary defender of former Vice President and lying scumbag Darth Dick Cheney, has been making noises about running for political office sometime in the future.  Read on:

“It’s something I very well may do,” said Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney, a lawyer and State Department appointee who has worked on two Republican presidential campaigns.

Ms. Cheney, 44, has emerged as one of the strongest defenders of the effectiveness and legality of Bush-Cheney policies on enhanced interrogation methods. More recently, she and her father have become two of the most outspoken critics of President Obama’s position on terrorism and other national security issues, which has led Republicans to consider her a strong candidate for national political office.

Ms. Cheney told The Washington Times’ “America’s Morning News” that recent new reports that her father ordered the CIA to hide information from Congress and that a government probe could follow appears like political cover for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who have accused agency Director Leon Panetta of lying.

“It gets more and more appalling every day,” she said. “I think they’re very worried about Speaker Pelosi.”

Oh, please.  This woman is even more detached from reality than her dickhead father is.  Anyone who thinks waterboarding isn’t torture and that the CIA tells the truth to Congress and the American people, is an idiot.

I hope she does run for office.  I hope she gets her ass handed to her.  I hope the weight of her father’s crimes and scandals comes crashing down on her head like a ton of shit.  I hope the entire Cheney family gets indicted for war crimes and sent to the gulag their supreme patriarch created.

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The results of a scientific study are in, and they tell us pretty much what we already know: that New York City’s parasitic relationship with the upstate regions and Delaware County in particular is killing the host. Read on:

DELHI _ The results of a $250,000 study to determine the effects of New York City’s land-acquisition program were presented at the Delaware County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday.

The analysis predicts job losses and negative economic and tax consequences in Delaware County, and it offered recommendations for county action. At least one of those _ greater partnership with the city _ brought disagreement from two supervisors, while another supervisor said the study’s suggestions should be implemented.

Downeast Group Development Consulting prepared the study. Its president, Greg Brown, said the report analyzed the economic profile of Delaware County and the impact of NYC’s proposed $300 million land-acquisition program.

Delaware County commissioned the analysis to prepare for the State Environmental Quality Review of the land program. The proposed purchases could leave the city in control of up to 50 percent of watershed land.

Brown said the study found the economic effects, if the program were undertaken, include the loss of natural-resource-based industries, an impact on future growth potential and an artificial increase in land values.

Also, he said, local wage owners would be priced out of the land market, and there would a higher probability of NYC tax assessment challenges, a shift of the tax burden to other landowners and a shift in community character.

The report projects a potential loss of about 460 jobs in agriculture, forestry and bluestone mining.

Downeast’s report concludes with recommendations, including strengthening the partnership with NYC and developing a Smart Growth Comprehensive Development Plan for the county.

Of course, the most appalling thing about this is that it took a $250,000 study to tell us the obvious.  You can drive all over Delaware County and see the negative impacts the City’s insatiable and selfish thirst for water and hunger for land have produced.  Poverty, despair and misery follow wherever New York City goes.  

I hate the City.  It despise its arrogance, its greed and its overweening ambition.  New York City was ground zero for the worst terrorist attack in history, and it’s now ground zero for the worst financial meltdown in history.  It either attracts hate or causes misery.  New York would be best off seceding from the city and leaving it to fend for itself.  

If we can’t do that, we should at least increase property taxes on so-called “second homes” so we can begin to reclaim some of what is rightfully ours.  We should charge the city a use fee for every gallon of water that NYC gets from the Watershed counties as a result of its land-grabbing.  NYC has gotten away with this parasitism for far too long, and it’s time to pay up.  Maybe if upstate counties band together and stand against NYC, it’ll think again about building a filtration and desalination plant.

Or maybe it won’t.  NYC has a long and sordid history of bullying and whiny-ass me-first-ism.  It’s the biggest and whiniest baby on the planet.