Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Only Sane Politician I Know

The Mistress of Disaster

I don't care much for lawyers as a whole. A few exceptions, the good ones. A few.

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...

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/09/jamie-gorelick-mistress-of-disaster.htmlh

Friday, October 30, 2009

This Is What 58,000 People Had To Say About the Great Recovery

They said bullshit.

1. How strong is any economic recovery in your area?
Very strong 5%
Small signs of a rebound 31%
No recovery here 64%
Total responses to this question: 58511

Got HIV? Welome!

I honestly didn't know that the U.S. had a travel ban on foreigners with HIV traveling here.

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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091030/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_aids

Obama Claiming He Created 650k Jobs

That's probably the number of bounty hunters the IRS is going to need to collect taxes this year.

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?

Facebook User5:30 am

What a complete and utter fraud. Government doesn't "create" jobs and it sure doesn't "save" jobs. This is the Obama administration making it up as they go along in an attempt to defend their massive spending and attempted takeover of every aspect of our country. Who would have thunk, just a year ago, we'd have government "firing" CEO's of private businesses, reducing salaries of private businesses, high level gov't officials calling Mao their favorite philosopher that they look to most, and a White House at war with private citizens who dare to disagree with them. Jefferson was correct when he said "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." I refuse to remain silent with our "government" is full of enemies of our way of life and are doing their best to both take our government away from us and silence it's enemies. Defend it if you will, but know that they'll come for the willing dupes after they first silence the opposition.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Last Pirate Finds Treasure



Page last updated at 05:50 GMT, Thursday, 29 October 2009

Somali man, '112', weds girl, 17

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Hundreds of people have attended a wedding in central Somalia between a man who says he is 112 years old, and his teenage wife.

Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who already has 18 children by five wives - said he would like to have more with his new wife, Safia Abdulleh, who is 17 years old.

"Today God helped me realise my dream," Mr Dore said, after the wedding in the region of Galguduud.

The bride's family said she was "happy with her new husband".

Mr Dore said he and his bride - who is young enough to be his great-great-grand-daughter - were from the same village in Somalia and that he had waited for her to grow up to propose.

"I didn't force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love; and then we agreed to marry," the groom said.

The BBC's Mohamed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says the marriage in the town of Guriceel is being described by Somalian historians as the first of its kind in the Horn of Africa nation for over a century.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Polar Disorder

For about ten months, I've been looking for some "meaningful" work. Meaningful as I use the term, means helping folks improve their lives. Cooking a piece of shoe leather for a hungry customer does not fit within my definition of "meaningful" although it certainly might be meaningful to a cook or a to a hungry customer.

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.

From MayoClinic.com

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.

OUT CUMBENTS

I'd like to introduce a word that has been circulating.

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.

Members of our U.S. House and Senate voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises for this year.
1. They voted AGAINST giving senior citizens a S.S. Cost of Living raise in 2010 AND 2011. 2. Medicare premiums will go up $285..60 for each of those two years and you will still not get the 3% COLA. That's a total loss of <$3,000> for a retired married couple. 3. Each member of our U.S. House & Senate will get an increase of $10,000 for the same two-year period. 4. You don't feel taxpayers were screwed, do you? If you are not a retiree then remember this will also affect you, not today but tomorrow. This affects ALL retirees.
5. Will our members of Congress have your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., increase?

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

The Bride of Frankenstein

Sorry Charley...

No more StarKist Tuna for me .....


SNOPES" VALIDATES THE FACTS BELOW :

http://www.snopes.com/politics/pelosi/americansamoa.asp


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

San Francisco's Version of Frankenstein Government Renders Existing Laws Useless

California passes a law that requires people to have a driver's license. Not unheard of. The law is already hard to enforce because you must speak Spanish to glean any useful information while enforcing it. Californians don't want to look politically incorrect while enforcing it on the single biggest group of offenders, illegal aliens. Who because they are illegal aliens, are not supposed to have drivers licenses-sort of. Now the City of San Francisco probably can't repeal state law. So instead, they pass a law of their own. This has the net effect of watering down existing state law to the extent that the state law becomes essentially un-enforceable. Rendered useless. Good deal for illegal aliens and a SF Mayor who want a sympathetic vote from legal aliens and naturalized citizens in the upcoming Governor's race. Bad deal for citizens who are getting injured and killed, paying cops to do a job twice, (first the ticket, then the failure to appear warrant) and spreading the already ridiculously high insurance freight onto the legal motorists of California.

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

The Stock Market Has A Promising Future Behind It, Dos and Adios

In my initial version of the stock market has a promising future behind it, I discussed some of the curiosities of the current bull market rally. A real head scratcher, revenues are down everywhere, no consumers in sight, and yet this rally is starting its eighth month.

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;

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Beating-the-Street-is-an-easy-apf-821044028.html?x=0