Saturday, October 31, 2009
Worse than simply being a lawyer, is being a self serving and greedy lawyer. (although some would make an argument (pun intended) that there is no other kind) This Ms. fits all that. I might never have heard her name but I dug it out.
Another one of those privileged kids. Hey Harvard! Is this the best that you can do? A blurb about this criminal who was a Deputy AG and who of course while cooking the books, was never prosecuted.
Next up is Jamie S. Gorelick, whose official résumé describes her as "one of the longest serving Deputy Attorneys General of the United States," a position she held during the Clinton administration. Although Gorelick had no background in finance, she joined Fannie Mae in 1997 as vice chair and departed in 2003. For her trouble, Gorelick collected a staggering $26.4 million in total compensation, including bonuses. Federal investigators (PDF) would later say that "Fannie Mae's management directed employees to manipulate accounting and earnings to trigger maximum bonuses for senior executives from 1998 to 2003." The New York Times would call the manipulations an "$11 billion accounting scandal." Gorelick, it should be noted, has never been charged with any wrongdoing.
Reading about this woman is like guzzling Syrup of Ipecac. For those tougher than me...linkeration...
Friday, October 30, 2009
|Small signs of a rebound||31%|
|No recovery here||64%|
Really. I mean how do they screen for that? If you cross the Rio Grande and sneak into the USA, or catch the midnight express do the "coyotes" require a mouth swab before getting your fake ID?
Many, many times, I have stated that the only real purpose of any government is the health and safety of it's citizens. So just where does this fit in? As I ask that question, I suppose some knucklehead will tell me that not allowing HIV infected people into the country is discriminatory and unfair. Un-progressive.
Interesting. President Progressive while taking over private banks and auto makers, dictating salaries with a pay czar, now sees fit to lift this travel ban- Frankenstein never lets me down.
That GDP number, 3.4 yesterday, included the one time aberration of "cash for clunkers." That was 1.7 or half the total. Not to mention all of those people rushing out to buy shacks and claim that "free" 8k tax credit. Real GDP, not this manufactured variety, was probably much closer to 1%.
Here at Frankenstein Government, my analysis of the effectiveness of Obama is that he has lost over 4 million jobs and that is simply the number that they will confess to. God knows how many jobs have been lost and frozen as employers wait to see what their new tax rates are going to be and just who is going to pick up the tab for socialized government run health care.
I snipped this quote from a CNN Biz New article. Hey dude! You want a job writing here?
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I stumbled into this blurb while scanning my usual informational sources.
Mental health: What's normal, what's not
Mental health vs. mental illness — Find out how mental illnesses are diagnosed and defined.
What's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is pretty clear. People who hear voices in their heads may have schizophrenia, for instance. And those with such grandiose ideas as becoming the secretary-general of the United Nations without any experience may be having a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder.
I focused on the last line. Clearly, as I seek work, I realize now that I suffer from polar disorder.
You see, I don't have any delusions about becoming the secretary general of anything. In fact, I have reduced my expectations to something just a shade over minimum wage. And while 'm not sure exactly what a secretary general of the United Nations accomplishes, I'd settle for helping a drunk guy get sober, or an angry kid being a little less angry. For about 10 bucks an hr. That's how much I made in 1980. Give or take a buck.
That's how it is for those of us in this economy with Polar Disorder. We've reduced our expectations to just a shade over minimum wage. But then again, maybe I should not fear some manic episode that leads to my applying for some lofty U.N. or government gig or cabinet position. The results of my job seeking, lofty or lowly-however you view it- are just about the same.
It is the word outcumbent. With the exception of Ron Paul in Texas, and just a small smattering of straight shooters, we can slow Frankenstein down a bit in 2010. In fact, it has become so mission critical at this point-that literally our country is at stake. To give these morons more power, R's and D's alike, is like turning Fort Knox over to a security company owned by Bernie Madoff and asking him to keep an eye on it.
NO WAY. They have a raise and better benefits. Why care about you? You never did anything about it in the past. You obviously were too stupid or didn't care.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
No more for me .....
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After clicking on the link and reading about Pelosi, all I see is another superficial self serving elitist. Personally I am not surprised. Ms Pelosi, may you find the warm confines of hell to your liking. The heating bills are cheap and waterboarding is like a day at the spa. Afterwards you may serve up a dish of tuna fish casserole, well done of course, to all of your warm and loving friends.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Do you really think a cop is going to stand by-waiting for 20 minutes while an illegal alien arranges a pick up? It takes me more than 20 minutes to get over the bridge. A wink and a nod, adios muchacho. That's how that stuff is gonna get settled. Trust me, I've been there done that.
Sweet. Frankenstein government, San Francisco style...excerpted...
But as The Chronicle's Phil Matier and Andrew Ross reported Monday, San Francisco has a new policy starting on Nov. 1 that prevents city cops from automatically impounding cars driven by giving never-licensed drivers 20 minutes to find someone with a valid license to drive their car. Only if an unlicensed driver is caught again within six months, is there an automatic 30-day impound, which can cost around $2,500.
So otherwise law-abiding residents now refers to people who only violate federal immigration law and the state law that requires that drivers have valid licenses. (And auto insurance.)
Consider it a sop to the pro-illegal immigrant lobby, which has been angered by the Newsom decision to allow SFPD to notify federal immigration officials when illegal immigrant juveniles are arrested on felony charges. After all, Newsom is running for governor.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety updated its study of fatal accidents last year and found that from 2001 through 2005, 20 percent of fatal car crashes involved one or more unlicensed or improperly licensed drivers. In California, 29 percent of fatal crashes involved an unlicensed or invalidly licensed driver. Now, 1,964 those drivers had their licenses suspended or revoked, but 1,802 were simply unlicensed, while 1,200 were unknown - which often means they fled the scene. Those folks should not have been behind the wheel.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Oh yea, I forgot. The ability for corporate CEO's to manipulate a company's stock price by underestimating revenue when queried by analysts and over reporting when reporting day comes.
Is this type of reporting truthful? Absolutely not. But there are always those people out there that will enable this practice to continue. Rationalize and justify the reasons why corporate CEO's must do this. John Wesley Hardin once killed a guy in his sleep for snoring, I suppose John like our current elitist CEO's-both achieved their purpose.
Like I said the first time around, I am absolutely aching to short this ridiculous rally. Just wait until companies must report next year, it makes you wonder what they are going to do for an encore when they won't have the benefit of slashing workforces and expenses.
Here's a link that describes the current foolishness best;