Glenn Beck's on the air talking about the sky falling due to the market mess(again). Which, among other things, makes me wonder if the price for hempen rope is rising or falling. Also affecting that question is this:
Never let it be said that there's a crisis too big for Chuck Schumer to try to exploit.
New York's senior senator released a letter Wednesday that he and two Democratic colleagues sent to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson regarding the $700 billion economic rescue plan.
Their point: Direct capital injection into troubled financial institutions will be ineffective unless those banks are forced to put that money straight into the lending market - complete with "goals based on previous lending activity."
Uh-oh - here we go again: Last time Schumer publicly released a "warning" letter, it triggered hysteria in California: an 11-day, $1.3 billion run by frantic depositors at IndyMac, ending in the third-biggest bank failure in US history.
Schumer insisted back then that he was just a "bad-news messenger." But as The Wall Street Journal rightly noted, what he did was "more like shouting 'fire' in a crowded bank than calling 911."
Sen. Schumer is a miserable little bastard who deserves an especially hot load of tar before the feathers are dumped.
Let's see, up in Canada the 'Human Rights Commission' seems determined to earn a dose of petroleum and bird products:
In Saskatchewan, the CHRC is prosecuting a former Member of Parliament for politically incorrect mail that he sent to constituents five years ago.
Jim Pankiw, an MP who served from 1997 to 2004, is on trial for sending out flyers criticizing Indian crime in Saskatchewan. If convicted, Pankiw can face massive fines. He could also face other orders, ranging from a forced apology to a lifetime ban on commenting about aboriginal issues. If Pankiw refuses to comply with such an order, he could serve time in jail. Bold mine.
Calling these clowns a kangaroo court is insulting to common corrupt courts. These people are flat disgusting.
From Mark Steyn:
The reason the press are going to such shameless lengths to drag Obama across the finish line is because he's their last best hope at restoring the old media environment, including a new Unfairness Doctrine for radio, and regulation of the Internet. The Obama's-already-won-give-it-up-you-GOP-losers stories are intended only to demoralize turnout. Bear in mind, that round about 5pm Eastern on Election Day, they'll be doing those stories at industrial strength, in order to clobber any Republican voters still dumb enough to think it's worth making the trip to the polls.
Virginia tossing some military ballots:
Fairfax general registrar Rokey Suleman said Thursday that he has had to reject some of the ballots because of a Virginia law passed in 2002. That law -- then called Senate Bill 113, sponsored by then state Sen. Bill Bolling -- requires that when an overseas citizen wants to request an absentee ballot and cast a vote with the same paperwork, it requires not only a witness signature but also the current address of the witness.
The McCain campaign said there's not even a space for the witness to list an address. Suleman agreed; he said the federal document was changed in recent years and the space for the witness address was removed. But the Virginia law hasn't changed.
And isn't that just so convenient for some people? Who suck like a Hoover with a turbo.
Well, it seems Rep. Barney Frank(Corrupt Socialist Slimeball-MA) not only intends to push big tax increases, he wants to trash the military as much as possible:
In a meeting with the editorial board of The Standard-Times, Rep. Frank, D-Mass., also called for a 25 percent cut in military spending, saying the Pentagon has to start choosing from its many weapons programs, and that upper-income taxpayers are going to see an increase in what they are asked to pay.
And what's a 'side-benefit' of this for the defeatists?
The military cuts also mean getting out of Iraq sooner, he said.
And isn't that just a big surprise from this dirtbag.
“The people of Iraq want us out, and we want to stay over their objection,” he said. “It’s extraordinary.” The Maliki government in Iraq “can’t sell (the withdrawal deal with the U.S.) because it sounds like we’re going to stay too long.”
“I was teasing (U.S. Rep.) Jack Murtha (a key supporter of military budgets) and I said to him, ‘For the first time, somebody else has got a bill that’s almost as big as yours.’ We don’t need all these fancy new weapons. I think there needs to be additional review.”
Oh, of course we don't need any 'fancy new weapons', especially since this bastard and his associates would like to see the military flat chopped up no matter what.
This crap is enough to screw the mediocre attitude I woke up with all the way to 'Bleep'. I need to repeat my serenity mantra:
Lamppost, rope, politician... lamppost, rope, politician...