Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just sayin'...

If the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind...
And, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...
Then, doesn't that imply we can find the answer?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

GOP rejects fiscal discipline for Wall Street

Is the public financing of elections proving to be irrelevant?

I was thinking this morning, after Republican senators covered themselves in partisan shame, that Olympia Snowe from Maine could easily have voted for Wall Street regulation.

Why do I say this?

She is from a blue state, moreover Americans support fiscal reform by a 2-to-1 margin.

If the GOP wants to punish her, she has the option to get public financing for her next campaign.

If she were pushed too hard, any party that could have Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman as members would easily welcome her. In that case, her influence would go up rather than down as she would now represent the majority party.

Michael Steele is widely perceived as incompetent within his own ranks, therefore one could imagine being forgiven for rejecting his advice.

Her main priority is supposedly bolstering small businesses, but Wall Street is destroying their access to finance.

Isn't it obvious that the lure of public financing is not pulling Senator Snowe into orbit?

When not even someone like Senator Snowe will do what is sensible, when what is sensible is also popular, then what does that say about the GOP?

The party of Main Street? It is to laugh!

The party of Fiscal Discipline? I jeer in your direction!

The party of Personal Responsibility? What an unsophisticated delusion!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Insane in the membrane

Accepting the idea that our major CEOs are morally insane, or psychopathic personalities, gets easier every day with exploration. The title of this article by Steven Pearlstein is another brick in the wall:

Wall Street's know-it-alls can't tell right from wrong

All I'm saying is that it is very likely the obvious is True. Wall Street CEOs are not immoral, they are amoral, or literally incapable of weighing moral decisions. They have desires that they satisfy and there is nothing else.

In this context, what finance regulations do is protect profit for the investor from the management.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Penny wise and pound foolish?

The US Chamber of Commerce is an organization that normally concerns itself with Main Street businesses, which is to say small businesses. Lately, however, it is helping Wall Street by backing Justice Roberts Citizens United decision and fighting balance sheet transparency (regulation and oversight).

Isn't the playing field gamed enough in Wall Mart's favor?

I find this behavior as illogical as a Sarah Palin paragraph.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea Party

I have read the Tea Party plans to be demonstrative today. In their honor I present my watercolor interpretation of the tea party:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Steeling themselves...

I think that the best argument the GOP can make against government is to get their candidates elected.

How can a party that spends donor money at bondage clubs promote fiscal responsibility?

How can a party led by a finger-pointing, race-card playing, unqualified leader promote personal responsibility?

The GOP has more than a personnel problem with Michael Steele, they have a messaging problem.

Perhaps that is why the calls for his removal are growing louder by the day.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen - Glenn Greenwald -

When there are treason laws already on the books why would president Obama target U.S. Citizens for assassination?

Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen - Glenn Greenwald -

The Constitution is clear on what Treason is and what branch of government has the authority to address the threat.

Where is the Supreme Court and where is Congress?

For that matter, where is the Tea Party on this very real threat to freedom?


In this segment Keith Olbermann reports on the issue and asks, where are the liberals and progressives:

Part one:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Part two:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Quick hit

"Of $15 billion in income taxes last year, Exxon paid none of it to Uncle Sam, and has tens of billions in earnings permanently reinvested overseas."


Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin