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  • White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Laden’s Corpse

    05/02/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT · 61 of 112
    Myynnxx to NoKoolAidforMe

    Those of you calling this a hoax: Please be aware you are not just accusing the POTUS, you are accusing the entire US MILITARY of fraud.

    Are you really willing to go there?

    I’m not.

  • Breaking News: Obama to Leave Campaign Trail for Two Days to Visit Sick Grandmother

    10/20/2008 11:37:26 PM PDT · 407 of 459
    Myynnxx to jmc813

    Sometimes a sick grandmother is just a sick grandmother. Just sayin’.

    I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more retarded FR thread than this one. A lot of people need to grow up.

    ________

    I have to agree. No wonder we’re losing. This thread sounds like the DU wackos from 2000 who were whining about Bush & Cheney both living in TX. They were looking for ANY reason to get them out of the race....

    Prayers for Gran and the family. Losing those closest to you is never easy. I lost both my parents in their 70’s and I could never visit longer than an hour, because they just couldn’t entertain longer than that - (Dad had AZ so Mom was a bit overburdened....)

    Those of you with grandparents who are still living, please realize what a gift you have. I only knew my paternal grandfather, (Mom’s parents died before I was born) and not very well, as he lived across the country, close to my grandmother who was in a home with AZ (long before they knew what it was, or how to care for the patients) - so it was more of an asylum than a “home for the aging.”

    Please, please, please.... do NOT take your grandparents or your parents for granted - or for that matter, ANYONE YOU LOVE. They can be gone in the blink of an eye.

    Sorry for the pathos, I’m close to the Red Tent I guess.

  • Live McCain press conference on ACORN voter fraud

    10/14/2008 1:59:42 PM PDT · 216 of 225
    Myynnxx to Scutter

    “Any group can negotiate a group rate.”

    This is not true in California. Only groups of 51 or more can “negotiate” a rate. Small groups of 2-50 cannot. Their rates are fixed, yet depend on their RAF (Risk Adjustment Factor - from .90 to 1.10 being the highest) - meaning how healthy the group is as a whole. The trade off is small group coverage is guaranteed issue - you cannot be declined, where a large group can be, although rarely are because the money they get for more people will balance out the RAF - and they can also “negotiate” a higher rate for a group if someone in the group has something that requires a lot of care such as MS or cancer.

    The problem I have with McCain’s $5k tax credit is very few plans here in CA are that cheap annually, and if they are, they’re horrid plans that offer virtually no coverage and are for 20-somethings who never leave the house.

    Individual plans here are even worse. You can be declined for even the smallest reason, but because it’s CA, you can apply for HIPPA coverage which is guaranteed issue - but the premiums are astronomical. (None of our HIPPA clients are under $1k a month - and the youngest is in their 20s.)

  • Obama Live on Fox Right Now "McCain Is Out of Time"

    10/11/2008 11:36:52 AM PDT · 130 of 173
    Myynnxx to businessprofessor
    The rats are responsible for much of the current mess. On energy and entitlements, they are almost 100% responsible. Energy, entitlement, labor, health care, trade, and tax meltdowns are coming. On the current mortgage mess, rats were the instigators. Bush also pushed the minority ownership madness. The financial sector piled on with the derivatives madness.

    I wish I could be optimistic. It looks like a rat blowout. I will of course vote for Republicans and urge others to vote Republican also. However, the rat tsunami is approaching. The long term prospects of energy, entitlement, labor, trade, and tax meltdowns have shaken my confidence in the country’s prospects. Stephen Moore is spot on with the “End of Prosperity.”

    Brilliant post. I wish more people understood this part:
    "Bush also pushed the minority ownership madness. The financial sector piled on with the derivatives madness."

    This is the iceberg the entire world has hit. Both McCain and Palin need to talk about this, and explain how they'll FIX IT. This is the main thing people care about, and will care about more and more with each passing day until the credit market recovers and the freeze is lifted, which may not happen until well after the election. If McCain/Palin could articulate a plan, the markets might BELIEVE them, and things might begin to recover sooner rather than later.

    The entire world is watching this election, and the markets reflect will reflect it.
  • Obama Live on Fox Right Now "McCain Is Out of Time"

    10/11/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · 97 of 173
    Myynnxx to Faith

    Thanks for the response - and you have a very good point!

  • Obama Live on Fox Right Now "McCain Is Out of Time"

    10/11/2008 11:18:53 AM PDT · 90 of 173
    Myynnxx to Texas4ever

    Thank you for your response, and I meant my “inference” to be a caution, not an insult. Glad you do not condone violence. Thank you.

    But you still didn’t answer what many people here have asked: What did you mean by what is going to happen next week?

  • Obama Live on Fox Right Now "McCain Is Out of Time"

    10/11/2008 11:10:37 AM PDT · 69 of 173
    Myynnxx to snarkytart

    I’m a “troll” because as a Christian I do not condone inciting violence, I’m asking the same question as others are as to “what’s happening next week”, or because I actually think we CAN WIN ON THE ISSUES?????

    I for one, am not in fear of taking the high road. It shocks me that anyone who disagrees with this instantly labels me a troll.

    Very sad indeed.

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 4:30:14 PM PDT · 46 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoRedTape

    Maybe there’s hope after all:

    http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/10/mccain_denounces_pitchforkwave.html

    Indeed, [McCain] just snatched the microphone out the hands of a woman who began her question with, “I’m scared of Barack Obama... he’s an Arab terrorist...”
    “No, no ma’am,” he interrupted. “He’s a decent family man with whom I happen to have some disagreements.”

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 4:13:19 PM PDT · 45 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoRedTape

    You’re right. Not voting is worse. Then most likely, unless things stop being so ugly, my vote will go to Barr.

    As a Christian I can’t stomach the negativity. I thought McCain was better than that.

    (Not that my vote will matter here in CA.)

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 4:11:56 PM PDT · 44 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoRedTape

    You’re right. Not voting is worse. Then most likely, unless things stop being so ugly, my vote will go to Barr.

    As a Christian I can’t stomach the negativity. I thought McCain was better than that.

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 3:04:35 PM PDT · 42 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoRedTape

    “I don’t think I’m voting at this point.

    That’s the most ridiculous thing you said out of all of what you said, in my opinion. “

    Why? Would voting for a third party candidate be better do you think?

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 1:41:00 PM PDT · 29 of 47
    Myynnxx to pango

    Also.... stop with the BO is not a citizen. Again, it just makes us look pathetic.

    His birth certificate is here:

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn227/Polarik/BO_Birth_Certificate.jpg

  • Your suggestions for the McCain Campaign?

    10/10/2008 1:35:58 PM PDT · 28 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoRedTape

    Seriously?

    This is why IMHO we’re losing. NO ONE here is going to like what I have to say, but I am going to say it anyway. I probably won’t be welcome here anymore, but then I feel as if my party has abandon me, so I don’t know if it matters.

    I live in CA, (bluest of blue) but I work in the financial/insurance industry around a LOT of very smart CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS who ALL think the GOP & the McCain campaign as a whole have gone over a cliff. These were once die-hard Republicans, and they’re all mad as hell. We feel as though we’re members of a once honorable party that has become filled with hate and racist rage, that despises education and intelligence, and have embraced the term “Joe Sixpack” as if it’s a compliment, and that honestly, none of us recognize anymore.

    Most of the actions of the McCain campaign look pathetically desperate at this point, and it grows worse every day. I am sickened by their behavior. I never thought I’d say that.

    1. McCain DOES need to talk about the issues - like HOW to fix the economy, or we’re going to lose by even more. People are SICK of negative campaigning and are no longer listening to it. (I don’t think people would care if there was tape of BO biting the heads off live animals, they want the ECONOMY FIXED.)

    2. As some of you know, I was a HUGE Sarah fan, but now I’m out. I am beyond disappointed. She’s not the smart gal I thought she was, and she’s become an albatross around McCain’s neck. He needs to dump her now, and pick Romney, the sooner the better. (And someone tell her to stop wearing the porn boots and put her hair back up. The “new look” has only made her appear more shallow - if that was possible.) Yes, I’m a WOMAN, appearance is important, and she is NOT the role model I once thought she was.

    3. Sarah is becoming more of a liability every day. First with the Troopergate scandal and now (according to the MSM) whipping up the stupid people to shouting out KILL HIM at her rallies, people calling BO a terrorist, etc... If anything actually happens to him, the party will be DONE. (I’m almost sure it already is.) When you get predominate members of the GOP saying the same thing, maybe it’s time we listened.

    4. The Ayres thing is ridiculous on it’s face. There’s NOTHING THERE. Obama was 8 when Ayers was a 60’s radical, and now he’s an award winning Educator (I know people who actually had him as a professor.) This looks especially bad because Todd Palin was a member of the AIP, & McCain was in the Keating 5. This tactic smacks of pathetic desperation.

    5. If McCain knows how to get Bin Laden - then he had better DO IT NOW. If he has all this knowledge, then the best thing he could do is share his intelligence, do it, and get the job done. That would be putting country first, and he’d probably win the election. Talking about it in the debates makes him look like a first class a-hole because he’s using it as a bribe to get elected. That is not Country First.

    9. That ACORN is actually getting press (finally) is a good thing, but just because it’s about voter fraud (which ALL voter fraud across the board, on both sides needs to be brought to light - and there’s plenty - and stopped), however, it’s not going to stick either, because it looks again, like a desperate move. It doesn’t matter that BO’s firm represented ACORN 1995. NO ONE CARES. They care that they’re going to lose their jobs because the credit market is frozen. Some of our biggest clients (including HUGE MONEY law firms) cannot make payroll because the credit market is frozen. (If you think lawsuits take forever, it’s even longer for the money to come thru...)

    10. Talking about Obama’s NAME is the most pathetic of all. Seriously. It makes the party look especially stupid, as if your NAME had anything to do with your ACTIONS. Cassius Clay changed his name to Mohammad Ali - and became a Muslim. Do you actually think anyone thought LESS of HIM when he did that??? And the endless videos on youtube of stupid white people at the McCain/Palin rallies saying Obama’s NAME=terrorist makes us look like a party full of uneducated IDIOTS - and if that’s what we’ve become, then I’M DONE. I was once in the SMART, EDUCATED GOP - WTF happened????

    Bottom line, if the party doesn’t GROW UP, and start acting honorable again, then it’s OVER. The more negative we get, the dumber we look, and the bigger we’re going to lose.

    Of course, that is MY OPINION. But I’d like to see a little class, grace, and intelligence from our side, and that has been severely lacking, and I am sickened by it.

    IF WE CAN’T WIN ON THE ISSUES, THEN WE DON’T DESERVE TO WIN.

    I don’t think I’m voting at this point.

  • U.S. Army troops to serve as U.S. policemen?

    10/09/2008 4:31:29 PM PDT · 36 of 39
    Myynnxx to fishhound

    This is some scary stuff people!! Especially after several members of the House or REP stated they had been threatened with martial law if they did not pass the bail out bill.

    And Posse Comitatus has been suspended by Bush - just google it and you’ll find plenty of proof.
    http://www.soldiersperspective.us/2008/10/05/posse-comitatus-loophole-to-rule-by-decree/

    Where they hell is Cheney lately? I seriously think we’re not going to have any election. They don’t want McCain OR Obama - they’re not going to give up any power, I’m convinced. That’s why Bush tried to ram thru that first bill with no oversight.

    Bank holiday? With the markets falling daily??

    This seriously scares me, and most people aren’t paying attention.

  • Hugh Hewitt Interviews Sarah Palin

    09/30/2008 5:05:49 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    Myynnxx to Red_Devil 232
    I sincerely hope she doesn't stoop to that kind of cheap bullying behavior. I really expect a lot more from her. (Granted, those doofuses who were making jokes at a serious question deserved what they got.) It might work in AK for a gubernatorial debate, but on the national stage it's never going to fly for a VP candidate whose running during some of the worst times in our nations history.

    While it would be funny to watch the left get their collective panties in a bunch, it's the undecideds and independent voters she needs to win over, and if she's not seriously all over the issues, knowing her stuff inside and out, she's only going to look as if she's pontificating, or trying to avoid the question because she doesn't understand it.

    Personally, I think you're going to see a lot of class from her on Thursday!
  • Video:McCain and Palin Together Confront Couric on "Gotcha" Journalism

    09/30/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    Myynnxx to Non-Sequitur
    You don't fight back by saying, "Stop picking on my vice president!" If Palin is going to succeed at this level then she's going to have to recognize questions like this for what they are and deal with them effectively on the fly.

    I agree 100%.
  • Video:McCain and Palin Together Confront Couric on "Gotcha" Journalism

    09/30/2008 12:17:20 PM PDT · 37 of 43
    Myynnxx to dollmaker
    It looked like she brought her dad there to help out. I was appalled.

    At our mommy group this morning we agreed, she can either hold her own or she can’t- but this made her look weak to us. You never bring someone else with you on an interview! Does the McCain campaign not trust her? What are they thinking? Why do they try to hide her and control her every move? The only way she will get better at these interviews is if they let her have them- by herself. Let her go!


    YEESSSS!!!! OMG!!! And McCain wouldn't even let her SPEAK!!! The are so OVERHANDLING her, and it's making her (and in turn, the entire ticket) look worse every single day!

    I thought it was especially stupid to cry "gotcha-journalism" as if Sarah can't handle a question from someone. It also makes them look too good to answer a question. Hey McCain! You work for US, and we vote for you. That's also not how to put the MSM in their place. Just LET HER SPEAK. She can handle a question from ANYONE! LET HER DO IT. And if she can't, then McCain's an idiot, and I'd like to know now.

    I am dumbfounded about how they're acting lately. They're acting like the dems for fraksake! They're the ones that always whine, "Don't ask hard questions, you play too rough!! waaaaaaaaah!!!" WTF??? What's happened to all the FIGHT? A weak term like "gotcha-journalism"???? Really? THAT'S THE BEST YOU GOT???

    It was ridiculous for them to even try to make this into an issue. OMG! She answered a question!!! THE SKY IS FALLING! I thought she did fine. Her answer was, "we'll do what's necessary to handle the terrorists." I'm sorry, but that was a good answer. What was wrong with it???

    If they keep overreacting like this, then we're in deep trouble folks.
  • Barclays boss beaten to death while breaking up fight at taxi rank

    09/29/2008 6:30:11 PM PDT · 6 of 95
    Myynnxx to ExpatGator

    So sad. Trying to do the right thing, and he gets killed. Very sad.

  • HOUSE DEFEATS BAILOUT BILL

    09/29/2008 3:48:26 PM PDT · 327 of 387
    Myynnxx to Myynnxx

    adding on.......

    If you are a responsible Congressperson, and your constituents INSIST on setting themselves on fire because they really don’t understand the physics of combustion, and that the fire will kill them, etc... do you let them have their way because that is the WILL OF THE PEOPLE, or do you do what’s best for them since they just don’t have all the information??

  • HOUSE DEFEATS BAILOUT BILL

    09/29/2008 3:31:21 PM PDT · 325 of 387
    Myynnxx to WOSG
    "“Could it be because of the ‘mark to market’ aspect and by ending that accounting method the failing assets could be held in limbo long enought to recover market capitalization and grow the economy?”

    THIS BILL HAD MARK TO MARKET SUSPENSION IN IT! Section 132.

    It’s sad when we say “do X instead of this bill” and it turns out to be in the bill already.

    I fear that too many freepers JUST DONT GET IT. The political ramifications anyway. They think the political vote is ‘no’ since the bill is not popular. Well, guess what, medicine never is, but if you are hired to be a doctor and you let the patient die instead of giving him medecine, you’d be fired and worse. That is what the Dems will tag on the Republicans. If the economic crisis worsens or dominates the news until the election, it will be a GOP wipeout that will make 2006 look like a picnic. It’s the ultimate folly and the Democrats and MSM will make today’s GOP out to be Hoover II whether fair or not.

    This is JMHO. The markets are clearly in shock on"


    Very well said indeed.

    If you have money, buy GOLD or Euros.

    I only wish it was as simple as "letting these banks/businesses/stupid borrowers/ fail, and they'll learn their lesson." That's tuff talk, but we're waaaaaaaaaay past that point unfortunately.

    Sure, I wish these a-hole CEOs, derivative brokers, and crooked mortgage brokers would all be arrested for financial/bank/securities fraud and embezzlement etc.... we could pay for this "bail out/shoreup/whatever the frak you want to call it" with their money/assets. (Did you know that most people who qualified for an ARM loan also qualified for a nice, traditional, fixed 30-yr mortgage as well, but were not TOLD because the brokers made WAY MORE MONEY on the ARM loans???) But my little dream of those fraks sitting in prison is never going to happen because Washington is largely full of cowards, most of whom know very little about global economics, or he fact Wall Street has been turned into a giant Casino/Ponsi-scheme.

    However, SOMETHING MUST be done. So you had better know exactly WHAT you're cheering for, i.e. exact wording of the bill that was voted on, what is plan B, is there a plan B? C? D? Because doing NOTHING will be the worst thing EVER I'm afraid.

    The problem is we can't wait much longer to figure it out because it's not just the US economy that's involved. If the dollar is devalued and China, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and most of the rest of the universe all decide to switch to trading in the petro Euro instead of the Petro USD - then we'll be worse than Argentina was when everyone woke up and there money was worthless in their own country.

    The good news is: China owns most of our debt, and it's in USDs not Euros - at least for now. However, since China is the largest "shareholder" in proverbial USA "stock" (debt) they could, like Steve Jobs, as the largest shareholder of Disney, could waltz in and say "As the largest shareholder of the company, I am going to run things now..." not that they ever would... or how they would do that I have to idea, so I'm just talking out of my own proverbial a$$ because this is such a clu$terFRAK.
  • HOUSE DEFEATS BAILOUT BILL

    09/29/2008 2:38:26 PM PDT · 319 of 387
    Myynnxx to conservativeinferno
    "It has been several weeks since Ike. The last time oil was around 98 a barrel, gas was around 2.20 a gallon. In my town it is 3.65. Explain that."

    SERIOUSLY???? You need an explanation when Exxon-Mobil has made the biggest PROFIT in the history of EVER???? Free market baby!!! If you'll pay it, they'll charge it.
  • Bette Midler Quits Touring to Help Save the Planet

    09/28/2008 8:10:30 PM PDT · 19 of 48
    Myynnxx to melt

    How is this news? She’s been playing Vegas since Feb of this year. She took over for Celine.

  • S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse (Ya THINK???)

    09/28/2008 10:22:42 AM PDT · 21 of 22
    Myynnxx to woofie
    "In 1999, the lawmakers adopted the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which broke down the Depression-era restrictions between investment banks and commercial banks. As part of a political compromise, the law gave the commission the authority to regulate the securities and brokerage operations of the investment banks, but not their holding companies. Anyone want to explain this to me? Was this the beginning of the SEC failure?Why was it passed? "

    http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html
    The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act will give information on the GLB. It's mostly about PRIVACY, so they can't share your personal information to predatory lending companies. However, the regulation was voluntary.

    But that is only a tiny piece of this giant puzzle, and not the main cause of anything. Along with the securities, there are also the derivatives and the entire ponzi scheme is so convoluted that most of the bank executives that bought into this didn't understand it themselves. Their crime was believing what they were told by the greedy bastards who were making the millions selling this crap. But these executives paid these creeps to advise them, because they're too busy running their businesses to do the research, and why shouldn't they have believed these guys? They hired them because they trusted them! (Kind of like how doctors believe the pharmaceutical reps that peddle their drugs and tell the doctors the benefits of the drugs but not the restrictions (do not give this drug to pre-menopausal women it might kill them...) or side effects.. and the docs are too busy seeing their patients to read all the literature on each new Rx that comes out. Besides, why shouldn't the doctors not believe the Pharma reps? "Ambien is not addictive!"

    The big problems began in the 80's when everyone really believed that deregulation was the way to go for everything in the marketplace. In a perfect, honorable world, where everyone has everyone's best interests as JOB ONE, it might work. But that is not the real world, as we've all come to know. Add one seed of greed into the mix, and that good ideal is poisoned. I guess no one really took into account that humans are weak, and are capable of sin.

    Greed is a very corrupting virus. A lot of people think that if everyone was so stupid to think this would work, then they deserve to fail. Unfortunately, the people who SHOULD fail, are the very people who made the billions and most likely aren't going to be punished. It's YOUR bank that holds YOUR money, and in the long run, YOUR money will disappear if there is no rescue of somekind. Right now the credit market is frozen, and banks aren't even lending each other money, let alone you and me. This is dangerous because companies, even little ones, and Mom & Pop stores need to borrow money on occasion to expand their business, and hire more people to make more money, pay their employees more, which in turn will put more money into the economy.

    Another bad thing is huge corporations in this country have exported their manufacturing to other countries because of cheaper labor. Right now, the US is not manufacturing much of anything other than DEBT. That needs to change. Jobs need to come back here. Large corporations need to pay their share of taxes not have their money in off shore accounts. [SIDEBAR] I was very disappointed in McCain for bringing up Ireland and their business taxes... it was very misleading. They have national health care, and their citizens pay almost 40% in taxes, but the companies also don't have all kinds of IRS rules to get write-offs either... sorry, I just deal with this sort of thing so I know a thing or two... and that was a silly comment for him to make.[/SIDEBAR]

    China owns most of our debt. The biggest concern right now is the US DOLLAR and it's worth. I can't stress HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS. We can't allow the dollar to devalue any more. If the rest of the world decides to trade in petro EUROS instead of US DOLLARS we're going to wake up and be Argentina.

    Sorry - it's early here, and I've gone off about a ton of different things... it's all related, so I hope I haven't made it more complicated....

    This website: http://www.ftc.gov has a lot of great info.... take a look.... you might be surprised.
  • S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse (Ya THINK???)

    09/28/2008 1:16:41 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    Myynnxx to pawdoggie

    The “bad investments” by and large were the packaging and selling of ARM loans (mortgages) (as debt) that were repackaged as securities (which they’re not.) The financial “geniuses” who did this (making BILLIONS in commissions along the way) all knew those ARM loans were going to blow up on the people who took them (mostly because it was the only way they could purchase a home.) The people who took these loans were told because the market was so strong they’d be able to turn around and sell the house before the loan rate “adjusted”, and they bought into that thinking.

    So when the housing market bubble burst, since it was so bloated, they couldn’t sell nor refinance because their home was now worth less than what they still owed on it. Then suddenly their ARM adjusted into a monster they couldn’t pay. The securities became worthless pieces of paper, and those who orchestrated all of this have their billions in offshore accounts and have, as of yet, absolutely zero responsibility for it. In fact MOST CEOs of these financial companies who failed because of buying these securities have all received big fat severance checks for taking their companies into the gutter. Instead they all should be in prison, with their assets forfeit and being used as the money for the “bailout”/”shoreup” or whatever the SEC wants to call it this week, not our tax dollars from the treasury.

    Basically, because of “voluntary regulation” which was completely ignored, they turned the finance industry into a casino with a giant ponzi scheme at it’s heart.

    The regulation of the financial markets we used to have would never have allowed A) these ARMs being given to under-qualified home buyers, and B) NEVER EVER allowed debt to be sold as securities. It’s not like whoever owned the security would get the house if the person defaulted on the loan since the bank who issued the ARM in the first place is who now owns the house.

  • S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse (Ya THINK???)

    09/28/2008 12:18:59 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    Myynnxx to JLS

    I work in finance & insurance. It’s a good article with a lot of good, true information, mostly coming from the chairman on the SEC. I thought everyone could use the info.

    Knowledge is not a bad thing.

  • S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse (Ya THINK???)

    09/28/2008 12:04:56 AM PDT · 1 of 22
    Myynnxx
    This is a really good article on why we are in this mess. Lots of information and details and will give you a good overview.
  • The First Debate: A Win for Obama (Whoda thunk it?)

    09/27/2008 8:38:10 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    Myynnxx to markomalley

    I have to be honest, I don’t think McCain did as well as he should have.

    McCain’s big mistake: He never looked at Obama once. That’s going to be HUGE. Whether or not you disagree with a colleague or not and they are colleagues), in a debate (which it finally was a real one - we haven’t seen that in AGES - very refreshing) you talk TO the person you’re debating, not thru the moderator. It was like a small child refusing to speak to someone while they’re in the same room: “Tell Senator Obama about my POW record Jim.” That was bad, and I know McCain has more class than that.

  • Charlie Gibson Interviews John McCain on Bailout

    09/25/2008 6:32:03 PM PDT · 39 of 41
    Myynnxx to DRey

    What happens if the Banking Committee comes up with something completely different that is truly bipartisan, and McCain nor Obama have nothing to do with it, since neither are allowed into those meetings?

    Who wins then?

  • Charlie Gibson Interviews John McCain on Bailout

    09/25/2008 6:26:32 PM PDT · 38 of 41
    Myynnxx to Lady Heron

    “I am sorry, but from what I am hearing the stuff that was tacked on to this bill was the killer of it. Some of it was just crazy and republicans should just list them when talking why they would not go for the dem bill, it was disgusting.”

    AGREED! Just TELL US. We’re not all as stupid as you think we are.

  • Charlie Gibson Interviews John McCain on Bailout

    09/25/2008 5:39:25 PM PDT · 34 of 41
    Myynnxx to Myynnxx

    excuse me..... THAT were leant.... it’s been a looooooong ugly day.

  • Charlie Gibson Interviews John McCain on Bailout

    09/25/2008 5:37:12 PM PDT · 33 of 41
    Myynnxx to 1035rep

    “Maybe you need some smarter friends.”

    I’m in CA. Most of my friends and family are lefties - we just agree to disagree and don’t talk about it. Keeps the peace.

    The conservatives I refer to are my financial investor co-workers. They’re ÜberSmart and VERY GOOD with VERY LARGE sums of money. They’ve seen this coming FOREVER: You do NOT sell variable mortgages who were leant to low-income families as guaranteed pay-out securities. That would be considered fraud for you and me, and we’d be in prison.

  • Charlie Gibson Interviews John McCain on Bailout

    09/25/2008 5:04:23 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    Myynnxx to GOPinCa

    What’s the holdup????

    To be honest, I’m not so sure McCain was so smart doing this interview, putting his campaign on hold, and trying to postpone both debates.

    Sure it will play to the stupid people who don’t ever pay attention, or have zero clue how Washington/Congress works, however, MANY MANY people ARE paying attention now that everyone’s job, bank & retirement accounts are disappearing while the CEOs who have been the orchestrators of this meltdown are getting multimillion dollar severance packages. THEY’RE PISSED. They’re paying CLOSE attention, and learning exactly HOW it all works.

    McCain is not on the Banking/Finance Committee. The meetings on the “bailout” are done behind closed doors - doors that McCain cannot get past. Period. To those that KNOW how it all works (a large part of the GOP base that are losing their portfolios), this doesn’t play well and looks very political.

    What is looking worse, is that many republicans in Congress have figured out that people ARE paying attention, a few republicans on the B&FC who reached an agreement this morning, have now suddenly said, “wait! We do NOT agree!” Why are they doing this? To make it seem like McCain actually had something to do with it?

    Maybe it’s a smart move. Maybe there are more stupid people than I know. And I hope this gamble will work.

    But NONE of the conservatives I know are happy about this. (I work in the finance/insurance industry and we deal with A LOT OF $$$.) They just think he looks like a coward, and they’re enraged! THEY pay attention, and know EXACTLY how things on the Banking & Finance Committee works.

    My boss this afternoon: “This is nothing more than a political move, and it’s embarrassing! What is McCain trying to do, bury the GOP once and for all?” He then went on to mumble something about how he should never have trusted McCain since he was the only republican to be a part of the Keating Five. (He wanted Jeb to run, so he’s been cranky for a while...)

    It’s not a good day here...... :-(

  • Zogby: McCain Takes The Lead (Polling Conducted After McCain Announced He Would Suspend His Campaign

    09/25/2008 4:32:32 PM PDT · 18 of 56
    Myynnxx to Laissez-faire capitalist

    FOXnews.com has Obama up 45% to McCain at 39%.

    http://www.foxnews.com/polls/index.html

  • Speculation McCain Will Debate

    09/25/2008 12:24:34 PM PDT · 29 of 30
    Myynnxx to Anitius Severinus Boethius

    “No, what McCain should do is just debate as planned.”

    Yes absolutely. No question. Or even move it to DC. It’s not like it’s an electrical black hole with no satellite uplinks.

    “The message of “I was willing to postpone the debate to fix the economy while my opponent was not” is already starting to impact.”

    Also true, but I am not seeing the impact in our favor since McCain is not on the Banking Committee and those talks were behind closed doors without him. The only ones who are buying that line are those that do not know how congress works. Unfortunately, people are really paying close attention now, and LEARNING exactly how it all works because NO ONE WANTS THIS BAILOUT WITH NO OVERSIGHT.

    This whole thing about postponing debates, and suspending the campaign is very disheartening to me. Especially when he has Sarah - she’s a Governor, with absolutely no say on the “bailout” or work that is done in Congress. She could be out there tearing it up while everyone else is back in DC doing their “jobs.”

    I just don’t get it unless she’s not the whipsmart woman I think she is. Perhaps I’m in denial, but I don’t believe that either.

  • Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight

    09/25/2008 12:11:00 PM PDT · 137 of 144
    Myynnxx to kristinn

    Larry King also met with him - It was a very interesting interview.

  • McCain camp to propose postponing VP debate

    09/24/2008 7:10:38 PM PDT · 1 of 132
    Myynnxx
    I feel like I've fallen down the rabbit hole.
  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 7:01:53 PM PDT · 303 of 396
    Myynnxx to Rutles4Ever

    Very well said!

  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 6:52:43 PM PDT · 287 of 396
    Myynnxx to supercat

    Exactly!!!

  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 6:31:14 PM PDT · 229 of 396
    Myynnxx to supercat

    Well said!! Exactly.

    And “space aliens” just cracked me up. I needed to laugh, THANK YOU!!!

  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 6:21:24 PM PDT · 186 of 396
    Myynnxx to HAL9000

    This is from a friend of mine, I thought he said it well, so I’m sharing:

    “I absolutely oppose a taxpayer-supported bailout of the of the corporations who have brought the world economy to the brink of collapse.

    The problem seems to be that too much greed led too many companies to turn a blind eye to too many agents selling too many real estate loans to too many people who couldn’t afford them, then re-packaging these sure-to-fail debts as sure-pay secured liabilities and selling them to other masters-of-the-universe who didn’t bother to confirm their value. All the while, all of them were collecting high salaries, undeserved commissions and outrageous bonuses.

    I have no problem with a government program which keeps innocent people in the houses the bankers knew they couldn’t afford, but I have a huge problem with any schemes which supports those commissions, salaries and bonuses.

    Too big to fail? Why? Why weren’t the people exploited by the lenders too important to fail? Why should the corporations be given better treatment than the millions of people they were willing to put out of their homes Put the greedmeisters out of their companies. Nationalize the companies which cannot save themselves and work with the borrowers. Keep the bonus- and commission-earners on staff only if they’re willing to give back the extra money they earned off the naive consumers they’ve exploited.

    If the problem is non-performing loans, rescue the non-payers whom the loan-makers knew were bad risks, but made the loans anyway.

    As for allowing giant banks to become mega-banks, have we forgotten who caused this problem before we’re even through it? We don’t need larger banks, but we do need to again regulate the ones which survive this shakeout.

    I say “No to corporate welfare.” “

  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 6:16:56 PM PDT · 160 of 396
    Myynnxx to HAL9000

    WTF??? We’ll HOLD these securities until the market returns to NORMAL???? DID HE REALLY SAY THAT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE???? SERIOUSLY???

    The market is waaaaaaaaaaay out of whack and overblown, it’s NOT going to return to the false bloating that caused this FAILURE!!!! And WE (TAXPAYERS) WILL BE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG, while the fatcat CEOS keep their bonuses for destroying their companies, and taking the market with them!!!

    Party?? Everyone should be enraged by this.

    All those people who SOLD the securities they KNEW were worthless should give back all the money they made.

    This sickens me!!!

  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 6:10:57 PM PDT · 119 of 396
    Myynnxx to HAL9000

    Make those greedy CEOs give BACK all those golden parachutes!!!!

  • Sarah Palin and the Liberal RAPE KIT LIE

    09/23/2008 8:19:41 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    Myynnxx to forYourChildrenVote4Bush

    I like Sarah. This story is not going to make me not vote for her.

    However, I think we need to stop talking about this one, and let it die. The more band width and “ink” we give it, the worse it is. The MSM has done enough damage on this. We look especially stupid if it looks like we’re denying it like denying the financial meltdown had nothing to do with the deregulation that Reagan began (and since has gotten completely out of hand...) or denying the holocaust. There’s a LOT of blame to go around for what’s happening in the financial markets and to say it’s “just the liberals” is denying us the chance to also clean our own house. If we don’t we’re worse than the libs are (who are in COMPLETE DENIAL), and it’s not going to solve the problem.

    Back on point: Unfortunately, it’s not just “liberal bloggers” who are reporting the rape kit story. Even Fox News has reported it, and you can find it on their website on the Hannity & Colmes archive:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,424103,00.html

    The thing that makes her look bad is that it happened during her tenure as mayor. Period. If she had no idea that was going on in such a small town with her police chief leading the cause to cut the budget with this point high on his list by fighting the state bill that would force towns to pay for the rape kits - that’s even worse.

    I’d like to think we don’t know the entire story. However, Alaska has the highest rape, murder of women, and violence against women per capita of any state. That is fact. And the more information we have on this point, the better we can fight it, and the less ignorant and in denial we look.

    The whole reason the age of consent in Alaska is 16 is because for every 50 men, there is 1 woman. This law has been on the books since the gold rush. (I personally, think it’s a shame that the law has never been changed. At least it’s not 14 like another state....)

  • CRA to Blame for Mortgage Mess? (How Government created the problem that they now must solve)

    09/21/2008 10:43:19 AM PDT · 43 of 47
    Myynnxx to M. Dodge Thomas

    Post #39 - Very well stated. Spot on.

  • CRA to Blame for Mortgage Mess? (How Government created the problem that they now must solve)

    09/21/2008 10:43:18 AM PDT · 42 of 47
    Myynnxx to NoLibZone

    “So we have blamed Clinton and are heading towards blaming Johnson.

    What did we do in the last 8 years to stop any of this from happening?”

    Nothing. We made it worse by deregulating more.

  • CRA to Blame for Mortgage Mess? (How Government created the problem that they now must solve)

    09/20/2008 9:06:57 AM PDT · 40 of 47
    Myynnxx to Batrachian

    Post #12 - “This is interesting, but it doesn’t explain $60 trillion in credit default swaps. That’s more than the entire world’s GDP! That doesn’t even include the value of the mortgage backed securities and other asset based derivatives ginned up by Wall Street. [DING DING DING DING!!!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!]
    They made a hell of a lot of money from what amounted to hot air and now that the entire card house has collapsed the taxpayers are left holding the bag.” PRECISELY.

    I apologize, I haven’t read the rest of the thread YET - and there’s a lot to say (and read) have a shoot to get to, but this is spot on!

    I’ll post more later.

  • Todd Palin will not appear before Troopergate committee

    09/19/2008 11:27:58 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    Myynnxx to Logical me

    wow. I got thank you’s on my explanation of the AIG mess, but because I think they could FIX this and make themselves look GOOD in the process, I get jumped on?

    Seriously? Well, I’m a new voter, and I guess I’ve got rose colored glasses on about them. Sorry if I believe they are in the right and could prove it.

    Does anyone here actually think they’re coming off looking good to the general public in this?

    So what’s the answer?

  • Todd Palin will not appear before Troopergate committee

    09/19/2008 7:18:19 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    Myynnxx to BlueMoose

    ok, I’ll say it. This is very disappointing to me. This whole thing should be NOTHING, and by stalling they’re not only drawing more attention to it, but making it more than it is. They’re allowing this to turn into a witch hunt.

    This started out as a “we have nothing to hide” and has turned into a lot of subterfuge and non-denial denials. By not responding to subpoenas they’re acting like Dick Cheney and that they’re above the law. It’s making them look really bad, and that they have something to hide - whether they do or not.

    They should all cooperate, as transparently as possible, get it over with, show the world how right they all were, and move on! That would give the MSM one less thing to hammer them with because there would be no story at that point. The longer they drag this on, the worse they look, and we can’t afford that right now.

    This should be done quickly and as transparently as possible so everyone will shut the hell up about it. They have the opportunity to show what heros they are by doing the right thing. I don’t get why they’re not taking it. They need to control the story, but their letting the story control them.

    If this is McCain or his campaign’s doing, I think it’s a huge mistake.

  • What's Safe Now ? ( Where to Put Your Money in These Uncertain Times )

    09/18/2008 5:50:55 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    Myynnxx to SeekAndFind

    Gold and Euros. Are there gold euros? ;-)

    Seriously.

  • Anxieties grow among Republicans

    09/18/2008 5:50:53 PM PDT · 91 of 93
    Myynnxx to Myynnxx

    oh, and not to mention CEOs getting multi-million dollar severance packages for running their companies into the ground. Michael Ovitz anyone??? “Thanks for being a frak-up, here’s $90 million for your nine months of employment.”

    sorry..... just wondering when this insanity ends.