Archive for November 13th, 2008

Money has been handed out and no oversight panel and no report.

Now… congress is normally all over something like this, especially when it was birthed by the Bush administration and administered by the Fed.

Why are they (congress) not speaking?

Because people who live in glass houses don’t throw stones.

There is a huge amount of money that is being spent in Stealth Mode – to the tune of trillions of money that is not well publicized.

Who would remain quiet?  People who are culpable – the Banking and Finance Committees – people who have everything to gain.  To be sure, that Fed lending was not approved by congress, but neither has it been fought tooth and nail.

Take it with a grain or two of salt… Nat’l Expositor.

This whole bailout thing is the equivalent of realizing that you and your party of survivors will all have to eat portions of yourselves to survive – and pigging out.

Tired, lack of sleep (again), and crankier than a snake with shingles.   Take my gripes less than wholly seriously.

UPDATE: Obviously THIS is much more important than mere oversight.  Bush must be brought down.


UK Sperm Bank May Need Bailout.

What?  With a massive infusion of gallons and gallons of gov’t sperm?  EW!


Kids today are arrogant.

The study’s co-author told HealthDay news that the findings point to a “self-esteem” movement that may have gone too far.

“These kids didn’t raise themselves, they got these ideas from somewhere,” said Jean Twenge, an associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University.

Because modern day parents hand out endless praise, kids readily believe they are somehow superior, she said.

Yep!  Because little Johnny and Suzie now know that there are no losers, that everyone is equally important, that endless do-overs are the answer, and that self-esteem is far more important than competence.

Far better to just *know* you are a superior specimen, like I do.   Erm.

Arrogance has to be earned.  Tell me what you did to earn yours.  – House




And nobody stopped this lady and said “You’re making yourself look hideous”???


Really… how stupid do you think I am?

Jon Campbell, regional banking president for Wells Fargo & Co., told the committee his company doesn’t need the government’s investment to pay for bonuses or compensation and will not use it for that.

Ok, so they were going to pay bonuses from somewhere, right?  And if they had a cash shortage where they could not scrape it up they’d have to decide to pay bonuses or not, right?  The money all comes from the same pot.

A) Owe X amount of money (or need it)

B) I have Y amount of money which is insufficient

C) I either pay my execs an obscene amount of pay or use that money for the needs in (A)

D) Now, if I both don’t pay my execs an obscene amount of money AND I don’t take gov’t money, THEN I can claim what Campbell is claiming.  Otherwise, the money I have in my hands to pay the execs should have gone to (A).

It doesn’t matter whether you use Fed money or your own money, the execs should not be paid – you should meet your financial obligations on your own and only take such money as is required to fulfill those if you are short.  (Assuming we want to live in a Marxist state)  Exec pay should be the very least of your concerns.

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