Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Let me get this straight, its not the fault of the people who came up with the toxic assets backed by fraudulent mortgage loans. Nor is it the fault of the ones who wrote the fraudulent mortgage loans. It isn't at all the fault of the ones who lied on their mortgage applications in order to obtain fraudulent mortgage loans. It isn't the fault of the credit ratings agencies who knew (or ought to have known) that these instruments were unsafe and backed up by a series of fraudulent loans, and thus rated them low-risk.
BUT it IS the fault of the dirty foreign investors who were looking for a safe place to put their American dollars. SHAME on those investors who by simply believing in the American system caused this mess. Can't you see that it was your insatiable hunger for American assets that caused us to lie and cheat and steal? What choice did we have
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Obama to Campaign in Massachusetts on Sunday
Mr. Obama's decision to fully inject himself into the campaign and appear alongside Ms. Coakley is fraught with political peril – particularly if she loses the seat – but his advisers concluded that Mr. Obama's fortunes were already tied to the outcome of the race, so there was no reason to keep him away from Massachusetts
Friday, January 15, 2010
Brown's amendment would have added to rape victims' trauma and made a mockery of the emergency contraception law. [....] Here's what members of his own party said about his amendment back then, before voting to defeat it.
"I can't believe what we're doing to this bill,'' said then-minority leader Brian Lees, who called it, "a poison pill amendment. . . . I can't believe that you're going to say [this] to your constituents who've been through a traumatic experience.''
Senator Richard Tisei said: "I can't recall another instance where we've basically said, 'This is the law, and it's OK not to follow it.' . . . It doesn't make any sense.''
Now, you'd think a state senator would remember being publicly reamed by members of his own party, right? Or recall his own shaky defense of his proposal, which he said he put forward "just for conversation.''
Nope. On Tuesday night, When Janet Wu of WCVB-TV asked him if he'd sponsored the amendment, Brown said: "I have to check. I don't know. It was so long ago.''
Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don't want to do that.
Martha Coakley: No we have a seperation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.
Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.
Martha Coakley: (……uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn't work in the emergency room.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Coakley-Catholics-shouldnt-work-in-emergency-rooms-81711532.html#ixzz0cjnNA5wQ
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
always said the passion I have shows in the work I do, not in pounding
my chest in front of a TV camera or screaming at somebody."
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Denver floor. Bill Clinton is campaigning for Martha in her race for
Senator from Massachusetts (formerly Ted Kennedy's seat). The election
is Jan 19.
Martha is strongly pro-choice and pro-gay. Her GOP opponent is just
Here is her donation page: https://coakley.zissousecure.com/contribute
And her website: http://www.marthacoakley.com/
(I'll be back with more info)
however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp - a lack of
public outrage that seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once
known as the Clinton political machine and underlines a fact that
onetime Clinton loyalists acknowledge: The book's primary sources
about the former candidate and current secretary of state are her own
former staffers and intimates.
As a result, there is no campaign of veteran Clintonites spinning the
press corps and trying to pre-emptively discredit the book's scathing
depiction of Hillary Clinton as a rudderless candidate and a
cheerleader for vicious tactics against eventual winner Barack Obama.
There is no team of Clinton proxies going on cable television to
denounce authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann as scurrilous and
unworthy of belief.
This time, Bill and Hillary Clinton are virtually alone.
(Thanks for the tip, SK!)