Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thus speaks the Canada Free Press
“Commodity traders are already moving to companies like BP where they can make as much money as they used to,” said another banker at a US firm.
Bankers at Deutsche Bank said it could benefit from the proposed legislation by poaching its US rivals’ most talented employees.
Yeah, until we get our 'global' solution and everyone's screwed equally.
Friday, March 20, 2009
This is probably the worst of them thus far (a whole 60 days into his Presidency):
3. Gordon Brown presents the new President with: a pen holder carved from the timbers of HMS Gannett, a sister ship of HMS Resolute; the commissioning certificate of HMS Resolute; and a seven-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In return, the Prime minister gets 25 DVDS, which don't work in Britain:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Releasing terrorists picked up on the battlefield directly into the US, eh? Quite a novel way to defend America. It must be part of that 'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer' thing'... What could possibly go wrong?
Perhaps they'll move in with Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
"Mr Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the "teleprompt president" over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech."
President Teleprompter indeed.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."
In 2006, 51 percent of Democrats wanted Bush to fail, according to a FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll.
...Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail. The press devoted wall-to-wall coverage to the remark, suggesting that Limbaugh and, by extension, conservative Republicans, were unpatriotic.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Was 'Lady Macbeth' behind Barack Obama's snub of Gordon Brown?
"This was not the act of a global statesman, but of a hormonal teenager dismissing her bestest of best BFs for no other reason than that she felt like it and she can, so there."
Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President.
Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet’s sister ship, HMS Resolute.
Another treasure given to the U.S. President was the framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to symbolise Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria.
Finally, Mr Brown gave a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert
The remark provoked much headshaking in the parliament of a bloc that likes to trace back its democratic tradition thousands of years to the days of classical Greece.
One working lunch later with EU leaders, Clinton raised more eyebrows when she referred to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who stood beside her, as "High Representative Solano."
She also dubbed European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner as "Benito."
Funny how none of this really gets reported... If Condi had done any of this, she would have been excoriated. Of course, she also knows how to speak Russian...
“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said, to Clinton’s clear surprise. Instead of "reset," he said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”
I said failure, but more likely its yet another insult to a foreign country.
It's funny how the Reuter's article completely skipped the gaffe in their story though... Perhaps they didn't actually see the video of the event.
Now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience Friday "never waste a good crisis,"
Sunday, March 01, 2009
“I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises.”
“I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!”
Hmmm... Who's words might those be? Ever heard of Henry Morgenthau Jr. - who spoke these words in 1939 while testifying to the House Ways and Means Committee. And just who is this Henry Morgenthau Jr.?
He's been described as a close friend, lunch companion and - oh - Treasury Secretary to "Progressive (modern Liberal)" FDR himself from 1934 until the end of FDR's presidencies.
As much as I might like the fact that he saw the delusion of Keynesian economics for what it was, he also was a leading participant in the establishment of The Bretton Woods System, the International Monetary Fund and what would become the "World Bank". These are all systems enabling the "government" - in whatever form - to meddle in the free market in order to make sure we never had any more wild economic swings. Throw the Federal Reserve System (The Fed) in there as well which was created by America's first "Progressive" president Woodrow Wilson in 1913 and judge for yourself how well they've done.
No economic bubbles or recessions since 1913. Your government has everything under control.