Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Can Chicago afford the Olympics? Maybe they will use some of the left over tarp and stimulus money.
I am not sure Chicago can offer the kind of security that will be needed for an international event, such as the Olympics. Chicago cannot maintain law and order within itself, let alone an infusion of millions of people who are likely to attend this event in 2016.
Seems to me, with his lack of experience and judgment, Obama does not do anything unless it benefits him and his agenda. He talks a good story, he articulates well so it always sounds good. But its not good, you have to ask yourself, are his motive truly genuine?
Jimmy Carter thinks racism is alive and well. I do not think people are directly racist when it comes to Obama. Many people do not like the President, and many do not like what he stands for. Its not his color, or his race, its him, the person, his mannerism, his arrogance, his distortions, lack of experience, these are the qualities that people do not like about him. There have been times with BO seems disingenuous. He has lost some credibility with the American people. They see him as a cheerleader, a rock star. Americans do not want this from the leader of the free world. They do not want a cheerleader. We want and need a leader.
It can be said, being President is a learning curve - because once elected as President, this is something you have never done before. There is no school or training program to be President. You may have done similar duties both in the political and diplomatic sense, but its not the same. The President of the United States is a truly unique position, some do well at it, some make the necessary adjustments, and some simply do not do well as President. So far Obama has not done well as President.
If Obama and his administration continue on their present path of mistakes, miscalculations, and misinformation, he will not have a respected legacy.
Maybe I expect too much. God only knows, we could use a higher standard in this country.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
They will get another pass. Because potential sanctions will be meaningless.
Why? Because the U.S.A., UK, France and Germany can do nothing about the will of Russia and China or North Korea. Maybe Iran will allow inspection of their nuclear facilities, maybe not.
For Iran to be the main power of the region, they must develop more weapons. The more powerful the weapons, the more power they will have. They will not stop, unless they are forced to stop. Sanctions will not help, they are nothing more than a hiccup.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The bad "children" in the area are Iran and the Palestinians. These two are professional troublemakers.
Iran will never be our friend.
Obama does not get it. He is anti Israel. He threw the Jews under the bus again. This is an error.
And the U.S will pay for this mistake. BO should leave foreign affair in the hands of Hillary Clinton.
Israel is our only friend in the region, and probably our only true friend in the world.
Liberals are so supportive with this President, they cannot see any of his flaws, distortions, and lies. They too are childish, because they think with their hearts, they do not think with their heads(minds). Yes liberals love their cheerleader. Too bad he not more of a leader.
Yesterdays speech at the UN was pathetic.
Obama was in good company.
Libya's Khadafy and Iran's Ahmadinejad. Disgraceful. Shameful. What a second class, phony act, so true of all Obama rhetoric.
America's apologist. Just words, lots of words, but with little or no meaning, what he has in luster, he lacks in being genuine.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
He is so overexposed, he appeared on five News shows, but not Fox, on Sunday, September 20,2009, this is ridiculous.
If you listen carefully, and those that support him unconditionally should do, you will begin to see some of the flaws, distortions, and misinformation he can peddle.
I see right through his rhetoric and its getting old. This is especially obvious when he enters into a rally. He runs out onto the stage, yells to his fans, "Helloooooooooooooo Minneapolis, or "Helloooooooooooooooo Cleveland " Then he starts, " Are you fired up ?" This is what a rock star does, this is what a cheerleader does. Its not what the President of the United States should do. Is there any wonder why many people do not respect this man. The poor voter, the voter who thought he was getting a President, and only to get a rock star with a big smile, and a Cheerleader.
We didn't elect a Cheerleader, we wanted a leader.
This will not change, because BO does not have the insight, and maturity to change. But for his own good he had better change something, or else he will have a failed term, and a second term will be out of the question and out of his reach.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Maybe banks take too much risk, if they do, and they fail, then they should fail. We have a system of bank regulators, where were they? - the same place the SEC was at when they were suppose to be watching the shenanigans of Bernie Madoff.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."The size of the world stock market was estimated at about $36.6 trillion US at the beginning of October 2008. The total world derivatives market has been estimated at about $791 trillion face or nominal value."
There is alot at stake here. If he over regulates, markets, banks and companies, and the risks become minimal, then returns on investments will become minimal. Investors that are willing to take on more risk ( in hopes of a greater return, they will have no choice but to invest in markets (foreign) that will potentially offer greater gains, for greater risk.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
BO and Rahm Emanuel are deeply involved with ACORN. These two men, and others seem to surround themselves with crooks, thieves, and liars. There is just no end to the shenanigans of this administration.
I think U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the 41 White House lawyers will be very busy in the near future.
Friday, September 11, 2009
The U.S. spends $800 billion a year on Medicare and Medicaid, $60 billion of which is estimated to be lost to fraud, notes the WSJ.
If this is true, then our government is letting us down. They are simply not doing their jobs.
Ask yourself, would you continue doing business with a bank that lost 10 percent of your money? Would you shop at a store that when you check out, charges you 10 percent more than you spent?
"We estimate that for every $1 we spend to stop fraud in the system, we save $1.55," said Kathleen Sebelius "The President`s budget lays out funding for anti-fraudObama and many other politicians have said that some of the short fall that occur when funding health care reforms will come from the stopping of Medicare fraud and abuses. Much money could be saved if the abuses were stopped.
efforts over five years that we estimate could save $2.7 billion by improving overall oversight and stopping fraud and abuse within the Medicare Advantage and
Medicare prescription drug programs."
This is nonsense, if you cannot stop the abuse before we have a signed bill, how can you stop the abuse once we have a signed bill? This is so typical of the government. They will tell something that they will do. But they do not know how they will do it, and when you ask them they cannot tell you how they will do it.
Its seems clear, either the government/Medicare are totally incompetent and do not know how to stop the Medicare fraud or they do not care. Either way we are not getting what we paid for.
The government needs to stop Medicare abuses, or at least do a better job. We have the Obama czars, an Attorney General,dozen and dozens of White House lawyers, and other resources. People are breaking laws when they commit fraud and corruption. This is reason enough to stop Medicare abuses and fraud.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
(1). Governor Mark Sanford, Republican governor of South Carolina announces his infidelity. June 24, 2009.
(2). New York Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP. This ultimately led him to announce his resignation as governor on March 12, effective March 17. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In October 2007.
(4). Bernie Madoff, a former chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, has been arrested and charged with running a multi-billion dollar hedge fund swindle (Ponzi Scheme) in New York. Dec 2008.(5). Feb. 17, 2009 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. regulators accused R. Allen Stanford of running a “massive, ongoing fraud” through his Houston-based Stanford Group Co. while selling about $8 billion in certificates issued by an affiliated bank in Antigua.
(6). The SEC charged Countrywide Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo with securities fraud. He is accused of "selling his Countrywide stock for nearly $140 million in profits while knowing that Countrywide's business model was deteriorating." June 4, 2009.
(7). On March 16, 2009, a Philadelphia Federal jury convicted Fumo on 137 counts of corruption, conspiracy, fraud.
Former Sen. Vincent Fumo who prosecutors said became "drunk with power" in his many years in the state senate was sentenced Tuesday to 55 months in prison for corruption.
Monday, September 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 2009 — SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro today issued an open letter to remind broker-dealer chief executive officers of their supervisory responsibilities following reports that special recruitment programs at some firms are premised on enhanced compensation arrangements.
The letter to broker-dealer CEOs states that some enhanced compensation arrangements could induce brokers to engage in conduct that is not in investors' best interest and reminds CEOs that they have an obligation to police for such conflicts. In addition, the letter reminds CEOs that, as their firms grow, their supervisory and compliance infrastructures should retain sufficient size and capacity.
The letter is available at http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2009/
Friday, September 4, 2009
Who wrote, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."?
Gerald Ford (14 July 1913 – 26 December 2006) , the 38th President of the United States.
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Presidential address to a joint session of Congress (12 August 1974)
Ford has also been quoted as having made a similar statement many years earlier, as a representative to the US
"If Elected, I Promise…" : Stories and Gems of Wisdom by and About Politicians (1960) p. 193"
Obama speech to students: Not all parents want their kids to see it
Some Utah parents have already made up their minds about a speech President Barack Obama plans to give to students about the importance of education: They don't want their children watching it.
In the speech, which will be broadcast live online at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Obama will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals and take responsibility for their learning, according to the U.S. Department of Education, which has urged schools to join in the "historic" event, even providing age-appropriate classroom activities.
But in Utah and nationwide, conservative voices are saying they don't want their kids "forced" to watch the speech, fearing it will eat up precious class time with political or policy messages.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009The text is available at: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text
What a waste of time, money, and energy. Its a 1000 page bill, wow. Its complex, confusing, and has most Americans feeling somewhat betrayed.
They didn't get it right. They wanted it finished before their summer break.
Now because it was done wrong, it will have to be done again, more time, money and energy.
What a wasteful government we have, all senators and congress persons should be ashamed of themselves. You cannot blame most Americans for the anger they have displayed at town meetings. Elected politicians, recently have a very low approval rating. Many of these politicians, will soon run for reelection. A lot of you will not be elected, so your days in Washington are numbered.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Pfizer to pay record $2.3B penalty for drug promos
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer Inc. with a record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines Wednesday and called the world's largest drugmaker a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages, and resort junkets.
The nation’s largest labor union and some allied Democrats are pushing a new tax that would hit big investment firms such as Goldman Sachs reaping billions of dollars in profits while the rest of the economy sputters.
The AFL-CIO, one of the Democratic Party’s most powerful allies, would like to assess a small tax — about a tenth of a percent — on every stock transaction.
The President is a smart guy. But he still has a lot to learn. My fear is that he does not want what has worked for this country, just his own agenda. Power has gone to his head, he spends money for the sake of his programs, he hires czars with no congressional over site and these czars work in the shadows, its a clandestine government.
The President won't commit about tort reform. Now ask yourself why. Do you know how many lawyers are in the White House Counsel's office?
"Mr. Craig has built a White House counsel's office of formidable size, with 41 lawyers, according to the administration's most recent filings. Mr. Bush left office with about 30 lawyers in his counsel's office."
This is outrageous.
Does the President think this is his money, or just our money for him to use anyway he sees fit.
He complains about wall street and corporate greed and executive bonuses,
Seems he spends and hires people everyday, flies off in Air Force One every chance he gets.
One thing he does not have is wisdom.
A lot of people do not trust him, or his administration. I see troubled days ahead for him, unfortunately these will be troubled days for all of us also.
Here are a few mads.
Mad about your boss, work, banks, bonuses, no bonus, sports, Obama, the economy, your wife, neighbors, girlfriend, your car, auto workers, unions, professional sports, college sports, relatives,
mother in laws, white house czars, lawyers, tort reform, health care reforms, insurance companies, medicare, brand name and generic drugs, your lipids, cheating and greed, wall street, the UK, France, Israel, Islam, Catholics, Protestants, Hollywood, McDonald's, fast food, restaurant tipping.
Anything that makes you mad and upset, makes you fume - write and get it off your chest.