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Saturday, June 27, 2009
The one bright shining spot during the whole fiasco was a mini, hour long filibuster by Rep. John Boehner from Ohio. As it was, I just happened to be sitting in my office watching CSPAN shortly before and then during most of his time. If you missed it, it's too bad, it was definitely worth seeing. He made a lot of great points about not only the bill itself , but in particular about the 300 page amendment and how no one had read any of that.
A few minutes of it here:
Thank you Representative Boehner. You should have a class for the other Republicans you work with, about supporting the party platform and protecting the people they are there to represent.
I love how he talked about all of the things that were in the bill that have nothing to do with energy. Special training for real estate appraisers? New rules for "community organizations"?(read: ACORN) Even mention of building codes and inspections. Frankly, after he read all that stuff that had NOTHING to do with energy and climate change, I couldn't believe anyone who claims to be a representative of the American people could vote for that thing. We have been strapped with debt, over debt, over debt-thanks to Bush and his Democratic Congress, then Obama and the out-of-control Pelosi/Reid making it better......by quadrupling it. We, and in particular our children, will be crushed with this debt. There really will be no way back once we fall over the precipice.
No matter what your stance on climate change, no matter what your thoughts on how we could be better stewards of the earth, THIS monstrosity is a farce. It is nothing but a derivatives market and a money maker for people who already have money. Speculating, the buying and selling of thin air and betting the farm on intangibles. We saw how that kind of "investing" works out over the last 8 months, didn't we? All of the other stuff is just a bribe to special interest and government to feed off of the American people's blood and soul and to make the powerful more powerful.
Real scientists should be the ones debating this stuff, not a bunch of nut-jobs with visions of complete control dancing in their heads.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
In a strange twist of events-I am giving out big hugs and kisses to this guy. I don't know anything about him, but for his one excruciatingly spectacular act of bitch slapping that idiot Perez Hilton......today he gets my appreciation. 10 hugs and kisses
"The Obama White House cannot explain more than half of today's announced $80 billion in prescription drug savings.The more things change.........the worse they get.
A senior official said the White House estimates $30 billion in savings will be achieved through drug companies reducing by at least 50 percent the cost of brand-name prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries who fall into the so-called coverage "donut hole."
The other $50 billion in savings will come from unspecified and unknown changes to drug costs linked to Medicare and Medicaid."
Friday, June 12, 2009
It might be the case that his brain finally fell out through the gap in his teeth. I stopped watching when he stopped being funny......so about 15 years ago. David Letterman is less relevant than an umbrella in a swimming pool. 6 punches
Yes Shep, that's right, they're coming for you, you tiny, tiny little man. Cover your vagina sweet Shep. Oh, and just so you are actually informed to the truth, let me do your job for you, asswipe-THAT GUY WAS A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT AND HATED FOX NEWS AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Therefore, I now lay that tragedy at your feet. 10 punches
OMG-your time is done. PLEASE go away. The whining, crying, fit throwing and unbelievably selfish behavior have run their course-and I'm not talking about the kids. 5 punches
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Rep. Barney Frank says excessive compensation packages for top corporate executives played a key role in the country's financial crisis, and he wants to reign in that pay.
"I believe that the structure of compensation has been flawed," the Massachusetts Democrat said while chairing a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Thursday.
Frank wants to develop guidelines for compensation practices, and not just for companies receiving government bailout dollars. Frank argues the problems is much wider.
"We have had a system of compensation for top decision makers in which they are very well rewarded if they take a risk that pays off, but suffer no penalty if they take a risk that costs the company money," he said.
What has happened that our government thinks they have to the power to regulate the pay at ANY private company; let alone one that has taken no public funds what-so-ever? Where is this power granted to them in the Constitution? How does it even make sense that something like this is talked about? This is America. It used to be anyway......
Barney Franks' complete and total ignorance of how the real world works is staggering.
First off, to suggest that those executives who make the huge bonuses, plus compensation, pay no penalty for poor performance is ridiculous. When individuals have risen to that level in the working stiff food chain the penalty for poor performance is BEING FIRED, you tool. The companies that made all the money and decided to spend it on a big time executive BECAUSE IT WAS THEIRS TO SPEND, will fire that guy (or gal) if they can't make the grade. It happens EVERYDAY in America.
Second, taking the stand that somehow large pay and bonus structures lead to the financial ruin of some of the largest companies in the world is a complete and total fabrication. I don't know one single person that was paid $787 billion dollars. The cause of the financial crisis was the government regulating and strong-arming private business into oblivion. The cause of the financial crisis was the greedy and sneaky getting greedier and sneakier, and then.......the government BAILED THEM OUT. I am here to tell you the cause of the the financial crisis HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW MUCH THE TOP EXECUTIVES WERE PAID.
....the administration does not want to impose caps on executive pay, but compensation must be better managed to prevent the sort of risk-taking that jeopardizes the economy.
Sperling laid out a list of guidelines calling on publicly-held companies to link compensation to long-term performance, not short-term gains.
The administration believes compensation practices "must be better aligned with long-term value and prudent risk management at all firms, and not just for the financial services industry," he said.
How is it possible we have gotten to a place in America where it is ok for the government to determine what is or is not appropriate for a company to pay? How can the government even begin to understand the nature of all business and then dictate what value an executive brings to said company? If I want to pay my top executives $1,000,000,000 per year to keep their hair dyed purple, that is my RIGHT as the OWNER of the company. If investors in my company determine this to be a foolish practice and they don't like it, they have the right to pull their money out and go elsewhere. I then have the right to go bankrupt and fail or find my own financing to keep it going. This administration has no business telling anyone how to "better align" their compensation packages.
Finally, does the irony of the worst ever run "business" bullying people who actually know what they're doing, occur to anyone but me? These people are out of control. Their power grabs and intrusions into our lives are no longer on a hidden agenda, but right out in the open for all the world to see. I just hope others will see it before it's too late. it would seem we are no longer fools in waiting, but just fools.
Seems one of the stories he will highlight at this ridiculous bullshit session in Green Bay, Wisconsin will be from a woman with metastatic breast cancer:
"Green Bay resident Laura Klitzka, a 35-year-old, married mother of two, was set to introduce Obama at a town hall-style meeting. Klitzka has metastatic breast cancer and carries about $12,000 in unpaid medical bills.
Before leaving Washington, the White House released a biography on Klitzka, saying "she doesn't want to lose their house over her illness and while she knows she won't be able to see her children grow up, she wants to be sure the time she has left with them is quality and not spent worrying about health care bills."
Don't get me wrong-that is terrible and I have absolutely NO ARGUMENT that changes must be made to the current system. I just can't help but feel the government is not the answer to her problems.
I wonder if it makes folks feel more secure to know under a government run health plan, in a case like this, it is way more likely you'll lose your life .
Maybe they don't know, with socialized medicine it's very important for you to know when it is your duty to die.
Finally, you don't necessarily need to be sick to be asked to realize your duty, you might just have dementia.
Not to worry though, they don't leave it up to you.........the government will decide when your time has come.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It would seem the Obama Administration has now appointed so many "Czars" they have forgotten this is America, NOT Russia. On the one hand, the Administration doesn't want to get involved in the pay structures at financial institutions, but on the other, they will, you know, 'cause there just isn't another choice. Just like we have been told so many times before……
Oh, and not to worry, they don't only want to influence pay structure at institutions which have received TARP funds, but at ALL financial institutions. From the poorest appointment to date-controlling America's finances-Tim Geithner:
"It also will appoint a "pay czar" to monitor the firms receiving the most government aid. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to push all firms -- not just those receiving funds from the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program -- to more closely tie incentive compensation to long-term performance by paying employees in restricted stock, rather than cash."
It's really not Geithner's business what compensation people receive at firms which haven't received any dirty money. Compensation of executives was never the cause of any of these institutions to be on the brink of failure. Plus, again I have to point out, if they are allowed to get away with regulating bonus structure or compensation in the financial sector, it is only a matter of time before they come after you. If you think differently, you're a fool in waiting.
Looks like we're not in America anymore, Toto.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Guy Cimbalo-(Again, sorry I was unable to verify any photos I was finding) So this week good 'ole Guy skyrocketed to fame by introducing the now famous "Playboy 's "Top 10 Conservative Women We Hate to Love" Listen, I don't know who this guy is, I don't really care who he wants to f*ck.....however I'm pretty sure rape is against the law. Hopefully, there are some dudes somewhere compiling their own "Playboy Bloggers Named Guy I'd like to Hate F*ck". Oh, I'm sorry did I go too far? 15 punches
Watch this video:
Brian, Brian, Brian...........sweetie you should have just given him a little kiss goodnight and offered to carry him upstairs so his golden feet wouldn't touch the ground. 8 punches