September 2, 2009 archive

“One Bait and Switch after another”

Dennis Kucinich is still going strong, fortunately.  July 21st, during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, he questioned Neil M. Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), about interest payments made to banks that keep their TARP funds and other government (taxpayer) bailout money with the Federal Reserve, instead of making loans to struggling Americans (the original intent of the TARP). The Fed is making generous interest payments to these banks for putting their excess reserves within Fed control.  

Oh, that Federal Reserve.  We can’t audit it, we can’t know who the major investors are, and we sure as hell can’t get in the way of their decision making.  Timmy Geithner said as much recently, “Audting the Federal Reserve is a line we don’t want to cross”, says Timmy.  He goes on to say that “we need to keep politics out of monetary policy”, and “we need to preserve what the Federal Reserve does independent of politics”.  That layed the groundwork for the completely explanatory statement: “it would be problematic to the country if you let politicians come in to shape monetary policy for the country”.


I don’t know Timmy.  Seems to me the politicians represent us people.  And monetary policy seems pretty important, especially now, with the trillions given to banks and the jobs taken from the citizens.  You think it is problematic for we the people to know and be involved with what the fuck is going on with our monetary policy?  That just doesn’t make sense Timmy.  You’re better than that dude!  Maybe not though.  

So at least Dennis is still on the attack.  He explained how the purpose and application of the TARP funds has gone from “keeping people in their homes”, to “bailing out the banks to direct capital infusion”, to “the Fed paying banks not to use their excess capital to make loans”, i.e., the ole bait and switch.    

Ya, the Fed is up to something.  What monetary policy requires the tightening of credit?  It doesn’t seem to help small businesses and the average consumer.  It appears to be some kind of manipulation for the benefit of the few.  Are we headed for more deflation, inflation, or even stagflation?  Only the Federal Reserve knows for sure.  Because Timmy says it is best we don’t know.  


The Final Papers Came Today 20090901

The final draft of the papers came this evening.  I inspected them, then printed them to carry to the bank where I do business to get the notary seal on them.  Then I will go back to the house and scan my signed copy to keep a record of it.

Then off the the Post Office, to send my signed and notarized set back the the attorney.  I am told that in a week or two everything will be dissolved.

Revisiting the Obama Nazi.

I posted an essay a few weeks ago about the people & their table at my local market.

They were back last night with different morans.

The manager this time confronted them, as I did the last time. See here:

There was a bit of an aggressive interaction, by some of our local liberals.

The manager decided to park his personal vehicle inches away from their table to conceal the rude images these fools were displaying.

The morans called the police demanding that their rights to free speech be honored.

The police, (eventually three units), told the morans there was no parking violation on the part of the manger, & that he was as free to park as they were to spout their agenda.

It did get a little heated.

As for myself, I really don`t need any police looking into my “stuff”, so I didn`t interact anymore than get in the mix & shoot pix.

Here we go.  


I Hope You Don’t Like Eggs

American’s Unitary Executive, STILL a 4th Branch of Govt unto himself

Confirmed: Cheney’s Role in Approving Torture

Edward M. Gomez; SFGate, Dec 17 2008

“… Dick Cheney isn’t sorry about any of it.” In his ABC News interview he “betrayed no second thoughts – and certainly no remorse – about the policies pursued by the administration that he both served and, according to some, led.

Cheney’s dark side – and ours

Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe Columnist, Sep 1, 2009

But Cheney’s role is an old, if still developing story. After all, he warned us five days after Sept. 11 that our government would work on the “dark side.” He told the late Tim Russert, “We’ve got to spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. A lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly, without any discussion, using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies.” …

And Now for Something Completely Similar


Obama and Democrats lose Independents

Given that I have continually written about the importance of the independent vote, reading this poll is an early sign of bad tidings for Democrats and President Obama.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A majority of independent voters disapprove of how Barack Obama’s handling his job as president, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-three percent of independents questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday say they disapprove of how Obama’s handling his duties in the White House, with 43 percent in approval. That result marks the first time in a CNN poll that a majority of independents give the president’s performance a thumbs-down.

Obama’s overall approval rating of 53 percent is down 3 points from a month ago, and down 8 points from June. Forty-five percent of those questioned disapprove, up 5 points from a month ago and up 8 points from June.

Rachel interviews Tom Ridge 09/01/09

Rachel interviews Tom Ridge

I can’t believe they have the clips up this fast already. That was fast.

had to share, I know alot of you dharmadawgs dont “do” teevee. heh. edger, check out the one with Iraq in the topic title.

egads. on youtube too, embed below…

The Essential Truth

He’s an idiot.

And then there are the people who think he isn’t. Ahem.

Keith Olbermann Goes After FOX’s Glenn Beck – 08/31/09

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