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Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM By: TigerRefuge

September 22, 2012

A "Good" Crisis?

Yesterday, I was perusing my Twitter feed when I noticed a tweet referencing President Obama's former Chief of Staff and now Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and in the same breath, it mentioned my favorite band, Nickelback. I suppose the article was stating that if Rahm Emanuel liked Nickelback, the deliverer of such a statement would have hurled a sufficient insult! I believe that same article suggested that there were other signs meant to disparage the Mayor as well. I laughed, just as I know the guys from the band would have done, but then I recalled one of Emanuel's famous quotes while wtill with Obama. I began to wonder just how many people remembered that quote, or if they suspect its implications.

I'm not a sharp political analyst by any stretch of the imagination, but somehow, when someone says that the current economic crisis allows us (that is, the powers that be) to do things they could never do before, I have to ask precisely what those are of which he speaks. Many believe that it means more control over us, the people. So maybe I'll use the opportunity of Mayor Emanuel's "crisis"--the crisis of the attempted mudslinging--which in my opinion is a miserable attempt, and I'm going to let some clips do the talking. I hope these links work; I have a hard time getting the cursor on my screen reader to select properly. But if not, they're all in YouTube, and a few key words will get you to each one. Oh, and when you awake from what may have been a long slumber, don't be alarmed! The Lord is right there for those of us who call on His name to save us, no matter how scary the times grow.

Rahm Emanuel on the Opportunities of Crisis

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"Confidence Men" written by Ron Suskind-Epilogue-03-05-2012

House Session 2011-09-14 (16:22:25-17:04:35)

House Session 2011-01-20 (12:18:53-13:41:16)


What a coincidence! The government similarities behind mass shootings with Wayne Madsen

WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is asked about what "never letting a crisis go to waste" means...

The Real Story - Crisis Manipulation - 1

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Lou on Obama's Rules


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