Daily Archives: April 26, 2010

Ain’t Karma A Bitch? Financial Regulation Vote Fails!

Via FoxNews:

Republican lawmakers stuck together Monday in preventing a massive financial regulatory bill from proceeding in the Senate, despite efforts by Democrats to portray the GOP as supporters of Wall Street — not Main Street.

In a key test vote Monday evening on the financial regulatory bill, all Republican senators — and one Democrat — voted to block debate on the legislation.

And the lone Democrat preventing the advancement of the bill?  Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska.  How’s that for a Cornhusker Kickback, Mr. Obama?

-LTB

Obama’s “More Transparent, More Ethical” Administration

Here it come folks!  The Creme d’ la Creme of Mr. Obama’s “More Transparent, More Ethical” administration.  Get ready for Obamagate!

You all know how I feel about Andy Stern.  One word – scumbag.  But he has been blindly loved by most of the SEIU rank and file – because they see him as a demagogue.  His recent resignation shook SEIU ranks to their roots.  More is coming out today which explains some of what’s happened under his leadership. And more importantly, what MAY have happened which could shake the entire country.

Despite the external view of SEIU of prosperous and finiancially strong, Stern in fact leave SEIU is in horrible shape financially – far worse than when he arrived.

As noted here and here; Stern and Anna Berger (presumed new President of SEIU) have left SEIU a financial mess. It is being inferred that Stern’s departure from SEIU has been prompted by a few things:

  • Failing fiduciary responsibility;
  • Waning effectiveness of his internal leadership;
  • Drawing unwanted scrutiny of the inner workings of the Union; and/or
  • Rote jealousy by AFL-CIO leaders over Stern’s “rock star” status.

SEIU has seen its liabilities skyrocket during the past decade. The union’s liabilities totaled $7,625,832 in 2000. By 2009, they had increased almost by a factor of 16, to $120,893,259. Meanwhile, SEIU’s assets barely tripled, growing from $66,632,631 in 2000 to $187,664,763 in 2009. A significant portion of SEIU’s current assets are from IOUs from hard-up locals.

SEIU is $85 million in debt, down from its 2008 high of $102 million, and has been forced to lay off employees. Mr. Stern has led protests against Bank of America, calling for the firing of Chief Executive Ken Lewis. Yet the union owes $80 million to Bank of America and $5 million to Amalgamated Bank, which is owned by the rival union Unite-Here.

SEIU’s pensions are in even worse shape. Both of SEIU’s two national pension plans, the SEIU National Industry Pension Fund and the Pension Plan for Employees of the SEIU, issued critical-status letters last year. The Pension Protection Act requires any pension fund that is funded below 65 percent of what it needs to pay its obligations to inform its beneficiaries of the deficit.

All good points.  But I’d like to float another theory:

Andy Stern is leaving SEIU in an attempt to protect the Union and it’s activities in anticipation of a Federal indictment in these election activities in Illinois.

In my recent post here, I eluded to the possibility of federal election laws being broken in the political orgy surrounding, and eventually destroying, Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois.  Due to a SNAFU in posting recent court documents, supposedly redacted information clearly shows the fingerprints of not just Blago, but of Obama, his staff and an unnamed “Labor Union President” in a clearly orchestrated plot to buy Mr. Obama’s old Congressional seat.

Gov. Blagojevich’s defense team basically alleges that Obama told a “certain labor union official” that he (Obama) would support Valerie Jarrett’s candidacy for the Senate seat. Jarrett, referred to as “Senate Candidate B”, is now a senior advisor to the president. Later stating that Mr. Obama would trade “fundraising” for Blago for his preferred appointment, Valerie Jarrett (again identified as “Senate Candidate B”.  From the court documents below, which can be seen without redaction here:

Redacted portion: Yet, despite President Obama stating that no representatives of his had any part of any deals, labor union president told the FBI and the United States Attorneys that he spoke to labor union official on November 3, 2008 who received a phone message from Obama that evening. After labor union official listened to the message labor union official told labor union president “I’m the one”. Labor union president took that to mean that labor union official was to be the one to deliver the message on behalf of Obama that Senate Candidate B was his pick. (Labor union president 302, February 2, 2009, p. 7).

Labor union official told the FBI and the United States Attorneys “Obama expressed his belief that [Senate Candidate B] would be a good Senator for the people of Illinois and would be a candidate who could win re-election. [Labor union official] advised Obama that [labor union official] would reach out to Governor Blagojevich and advocate for [Senate Candidate B].. . . [Labor union official] called [labor union president] and told [labor union president] that Obama was aware that [labor union official] would be reaching out to Blagojevich.” (Labor union official 302, February 3, 2009 p. 3).

13. A supporter of Presidential Candidate Obama suggested that she talk to the wife of Governor Blagojevich about Senate Candidate B for Senator. (Valerie Jarrett 302, December 19, 2008). Supporter of Presidential Candidate Obama is mentioned in a phone call on November 3, 2008, having offered “fundraising” in exchange for Senate Candidate B for senator (Blagojevich Home Phone Call #149).

“Senate Candidate B” may not have the staying power of Nixon’s “Deep Throat” in Pop culture, but no matter. Things are about to get hairy (no, not Harry, I’ve had enough of him) folks.  Sit back and watch the show – we could be seeing the beginning of the largest scandal involving a sitting President in 30+ years.

-LTB

A Christian sect in America that is un-American

They are mostly down in Texas, parts of Arkansas, a few are in Utah and the hills and hollers of Tennessee.  They despise the modern “womens’ rights movement.”  They believe that womens’ place is in the home.  They believe in polygamy.  They believe in killing women who have sex out-of-wedlock.  In fact, they see it as their duty. It is the sacred honor of her relatives to kill any woman who disgraces her family and her religion.

These backwards people do not believe that their members can convert to another religion.  In fact, those that do are considered worthy of death, and if other members of the sect are able they are duty bound to kill converts to other religions.

This cult believes that women should have their clitoris and other naughty bits cut off.  Whether the women like it or not.  I’m guessing most don’t like it. 

These asinine people believe that America is the “Great Satan” and is worthy only to be destroyed, and her people subject to their own interpretation of the law.  These people are willing to die for their religion in order to force their views upon the rest of us.  And idiots such as George W. Bush call them “the religion of peace.”  Now, President Obama will not allow us to call them terrorists.  And if anybody calls them out for their un-American actions, those persons will be not allowed to pray at government sanctioned events

Okay, you got me. I was not talking about a Christian cult. They don’t really live the places I mentioned, they prefer scum filled cities such as Detroit and NYC.  You know damn well that they would have gotten the “Waco Treatment” if they were Christians.  Nope. I’m talking about Muslims.  Those backwards people who still live in the eleventh century. They are special. We can’t say anything negative about them. We can’t insult them, or hurt their feelings.

BY JOHN DOE!!! NOTE TO PUSSY ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. MY TRUE IDENTITY IS NOT HARD TO FIND.  WHEN IN DOUBT, DROP ME A LINE. I’LL TELL YOU WHO I AM. Continue reading

I’ll Trade You A Green Card For A Dem Vote…

“…For a hamburger today, I will gladly pay you next Tuesday…” – Whimpy

Well folks, here it comes – the next drop in the bucket;  the next shoe to hit the ground.  Fiberals have decided to table Cap & Trade legislation in favor of Immigration reform.  And Graham is pissed.  As a result, Lindsey Graham has walked away from his support of the Cap & Trade legislation.

Lindsey had taken a big step of faith – being the only Republican in the country to support the Graham-Schumer bill for Cap & Trade.  He also (foolishly) took Mr. Obama at his word that climate legislation would be pushed this year.  Now, as so many others have learned,  Mr. Obama’s promises – whether written or oral – are not worthy of lining the bottom of a bird cage. Graham is out on a limb that’s breaking.  He is up “Chit Creek” without a paddle.  He’s out there alone in the political wilderness.  And Graham has no one to blame but himself.

There is also the desirable (for DNC) extra benefit of Fiberals being able to crow “Republicans don’t want clean water!  Republican’s don’t want clean air!  Republican’s don’t want us to love Mother Earth!  Good job Lindsey…

And why has this come to pass?  Well kind reader, if you were not aware, Fiberals are being drawn and quartered in the polls.  Democrats are (if you believe said polls) in considerable danger of losing majorities on both houses of Congress, and being flailed in regional elections where Independent votes are walking, no running, away from the DNC is hoards.

To coin a phrase: “It’s all about the votes, stupid!”

Specifically, it’s about saving Obama’s job in 2012.  Some would have you believe it’s about Harry Reid, since Reid has such a large percentage of Hispanic voters in Nevada.  But honesty, I am not so sure.  Mr. Obama has routinely demonstrated his agility while throwing once-useful politicians under his bus. And while I cannot get close enough to read Harry’s expiration date, Reid’s loss (if politically advantageous in the long run) is a price Mr. Obama would gladly pay.  It would also allow him to use Reid’s carcass to deflect some of the healthcare vitriol.  Just saying…

So, here we have two things happening in unison this Monday – Mr. Obama has a video speech circulating pushing young activists to engage first time voters – ostensibly young voters.  At the same time, Mr. Obama’s taking sides in the recent Arizona legislation AND announcing the Obama Regime’s push for an amnesty provision.  Coincidence?  I think not…

So who are the REAL first-time voters Mr. Obama is trying to coddle?  Why, the Hispanic vote of course.  Now one might remember that Mr. Obama had the Hispanic vote in 2008.  And he had the young vote.  And he had the Black vote.  And the female vote.  And so on….

But the prize Mr. Obama is most wanting is…. The Independent vote.

Mr. Obama is trying in desperation to win back the non-affiliated who are running away in droves.  And Mr. Obama doesn’t believe Cap & Trade will get them back.  He believes Immigration Reform and Amnesty will.  By the way, did we mention that a disproportionate number of Hispanics is certain pockets of the country list themselves as “Independents”? So, the plan will be to vilify Arizona for their Immigration legislation (which would have been unnecessary if the Federal Government was controlling our borders as mandated by the Constitution) at the first opportunity.  Then Mr. Obama will swoop in and “save the people”.  He will propose to prevent any more “racist” laws by offering a free ride to millions via amnesty for illegal aliens.  Of course this will become part of his already bloated “Pussification Of America” doctrine.  Which will also cause unemployment, welfare and healthcare costs to spiral upward as said millions are absorbed into the government roles.  BAM!  Instant, permanent dependent underclass.

I have long been on record as supporting a process by which those eligible for legal immigration can become legal resident aliens and citizens faster – through streamlining the process.  But I am also on record as saying that flaws in the Immigration code cannot me mitigated by illegal immigration.  Illegal is illegal, period.  And illegal should be dealt with by law enforcement and the court system.  Not with faux sympathy from politicians in an election cycle.

This is a political stunt, plain and freakin’ simple.  There is no way in Hell Immigration legislation can be done by November.  But the bill is not what will count. Fiberal rhetoric from now to November will make oft mention of impending amnesty legislation.  Fiberal candidates and pundits will trumpet it with one side of their forked tongues, knowing full well that no legislation will be delivered until Mr. Obama can get political traction from it – and long after November 2010 has passed.

What if there is a GOP landslide in November?  Amnesty talks gone.  Until mid 2011.

Campaigning to mid-term elections, all the rhetoric you will hear regarding amnesty will be empty promises.  And why not, Mr. Obama excels with empty promises.  Don’t believe me?  Call Lindsey Graham and ask him…

-LTB