Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I need some time at the range

Just generally, haven't been in a while. Son's off catching up with friends, so don't know when he'll drop in. So this morning, browsing through the news, I find
Obama & Co. want to start a government bank:
Alert readers will recognize that this sounds alarmingly similar to the predicament of the federally sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when their earnings failed to cover debt costs, thereby necessitating a taxpayer bailout that now totals $126 billion.[1] Oddly, such apparent parallels were acknowledged by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D–CT), sponsor of current infrastructure bank legislation, when she noted that her bank would be “an innovative public-private partnership like Fannie Mae.”
Yeah that's a real recommendation.

Sen. Schumer just can't stop trying to control everything possible:
So these countries enact policies to benefit themselves yet here we have this meddling twerp telling them how to do business. Our economy is in shambles, his party is facing massive losses in November due to their economic ineptitude and this idiot is out there whining about coffee prices.

The President is trying to buy people into going in the hole for him:
President Obama, in one of his most dramatic gestures to business, will propose that companies be allowed to write off 100 percent of their new investment in plant and equipment through 2011, a plan that White House economists say would cut business taxes by nearly $200 billion over two years.
So, as a temporary repair to all the damage his tax increases and regulation increases have done he wants to give a tax break- for a little over a year- to business. And expects them, apparently to just jump for joy and go to it. They're STILL finding new little taxes and regulations in that idiot Obamacare bill the Congress passed without reading, the Bush tax cuts are still to end, Obama wants ANOTHER $50 BILLION in 'stimulus' spending, and this temporary break is supposed to make it all right?

Al Sharpton's group is as corrupt as he is:
An accounting firm hired by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network found the civil-rights group in such financial disarray that it flunked its record-keeping — and may not even survive, The Post has learned.

The scathing critique was spelled out in a hard-hitting internal audit of NAN’s books, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.
In 2008, federal prosecutors decided to drop a criminal probe into the finances of Sharpton and NAN. But Sharpton — who also has a lucrative syndicated radio show and a speech-making and consulting business — agreed to pay back more than $2 million in overdue personal and NAN taxes.

The audit said NAN still owed $1.348 million in delinquent city, state and federal taxes and penalties at the end of 2008. The IRS has filed dozens of liens against NAN over the past decade, including one as recently as April of this year.

Last year, the Federal Elections Commission slapped Sharpton with $285,000 fine, in part for illegally using NAN funds to cover the costs of his 2004 presidential campaign

Naw, no possible crookedness there, huh?
Former IAEA Director General Mohamed El-Baradei called Israel the “number one threat to the Middle East” because of its nuclear capabilities, during a meeting with Iran President Ahmadinejad in October 2009. (Right Perspective)

Egyptian news reported this week that the Iranian regime donated $7 million to Mohamed El-Baradei’s presidential campaign

People who put together malware scams like this need to be dragged out and shot. Horsewhipped at the least.

President Obama broke from the teleprompter to throw out 'They talk about me like a dog!' Well, your little friends and ass-kissers spent eight years calling Bush a monkey and a nazi; so- assuming there's a word of truth in your statement- cowboy up and act like a man, you little socialist bastard.

From Time: Those Jews, as long as they're making money everything is GREAT!

Back in the 1980's there was a huge spike in 'child abuse' prosecutions, a lot of it involving 'repressed memories' being brought out; a lot of innocent people had their lives destroyed and a lot went to prison over this bullshit. It was pointed out at the time that a therapist or interviewer could- especially with kids- cause the 'victim' to believe crap that never happened. There's more research now pointing to 'repressed memories' being garbage.

I'd heard some about a film called Machete; looks like the unease the promos caused me were on the target.

Few more earthquakes here in Oklahoma.

And from Californicated:
At $578 million—or about $140,000 per student—the 24-acre Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools complex in mid-Wilshire is the most expensive school ever constructed in U.S. history. To put the price in context, this city's Staples sports and entertainment center cost $375 million. To put it in a more important context, the school district is currently running a $640 million deficit and has had to lay off 3,000 teachers in the last two years. It also has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country and some of the worst test scores.

The K-12 complex isn't merely an overwrought paean to the nation's most celebrated liberal political family. It's a jarring reminder that money doesn't guarantee success—though it certainly beautifies failure.

And with that, I'm off.


martywd said...

'Sen. Schumer just can't stop...'
I guess to most, NOT in NY, it's pretty obvious by now?   When Schmuck Schumer is not creating bad law, he's showboating.

Anonymous said...

In regards to that business tax-break, the thieves/thugs running dc have already admitted that they plan to pay for those breaks by dropping other in-place business tax breaks.

Mattexian said...

You weren't the only one with discomfort about Machete when it was in the early trailer stage. They've certainly toned it down a lot in their current TV ads, tho reading the article, they've still left the junk in there