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Posts Made By: david elosser

April 7, 2009 05:52 PM Forum: Politics

The polar-partisan president.

Posted By david elosser

April 8, 2009 02:16 PM Forum: Politics


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(Story developing as I write this, if the link does not open try later.)

April 21, 2009 03:50 PM Forum: Politics

Tens of billions for GM, none for the poor blacks

Posted By david elosser

"You can't blame it on the Bush administration anymore," said John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association, which has organized the lawsuits. "I can't figure out for the life of me why the president wouldn't want to implement a bill that he fought for as a U.S. senator."

REALLY, Mr Boyd?!

David E

April 22, 2009 12:41 AM Forum: Politics

Re: Presidential Lie

Posted By david elosser

Character matters.

April 22, 2009 12:42 AM Forum: Politics

Re: Frugality

Posted By david elosser

Character matters. Especially in the president of the United States.

April 22, 2009 05:13 PM Forum: Politics

Obama administration quote of the week

Posted By david elosser

"The future is we have borders."

Janet Napolitano

David E

April 28, 2009 03:27 PM Forum: Politics

Re: The idiot and his teleprompter

Posted By david elosser

Now Jim, the man makes perfect sense without TOTUS:

Barack Obama: "I, I, would say that, er ... pause ... if you look at ... pause ... the, the sources of this crisis ... pause ... the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to . . . pause ... a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system ... pause. I think what is also true is that ... pause ... here in Great Britain ... pause ... here in continental Europe ... pause ... around the world. We were seeing the same mismatch between the regulatory regimes that were in place and er ... pause ... the highly integrated, er, global capital markets that have emerged ... pause. So at this point, I'm less interested in ... pause ... identifying blame than fixing the problem. I think we've taken some very aggressive steps in the United States to do so, not just responding to the immediate crisis, ensuring banks are adequately capitalised, er, dealing with the enormous, er ... pause ... drop-off in demand and contraction that has taken place. More importantly, for the long term, making sure that we've got a set of, er,... er, regulations that are up to the task, er, and that includes, er, a number that will be discussed at this summit. I think there's a lot of convergence between all the parties involved about the need, for example, to focus not on the legal form that a particular financial product takes or the institution it emerges from, but rather what's the risk involved, what's the function of this product and how do we regulate that adequately, much more effective coordination, er, between countries so we can, er, anticipate the risks that are involved there. Dealing with the, er, problem of derivatives markets, making sure we have set up systems, er, that can reduce some of the risks there. So, I actually think ... pause ... there's enormous consensus that has emerged in terms of what we need to do now and, er ... pause ... I'm a great believer in looking forwards than looking backwards.”

May 1, 2009 07:13 PM Forum: Politics

More racism in the Democrat party

Posted By david elosser

(quote)In the lawsuit, Maioriello claimed he was told by John McPadden, then (New York Governor's) Paterson's chief of staff, that he was being fired because a number of minority senators wanted to replace him with "a minority photographer, a black photographer."

He said he was also told, "You got to remember who Sen. Paterson is. Sen. Paterson is black."

This quote is really absurd:
"(Governor) Paterson, who is legally blind, claimed in a sworn deposition that he didn't see well enough to have fired Maioriello because of his race."

Well, my wife is leagally blind, totally blind, and I can tell you that's BS.


David E

May 8, 2009 05:45 PM Forum: Politics

GM to send jobs overseas

Posted By david elosser

While Obama is disclosing his plans to close "loopholes" for American companies, looks like GM is taking billions and billions of our tax dollars and sending American jobs to Korea, Mexico, and get this, China.

I love this quote: "Essentially in control of the company, [President Obama] faces an awkward choice: [He] can either require General Motors to keep more jobs at home, potentially raising labor costs at a company already beset with financial woes, or [he] can risk political fury by allowing the automaker to expand operations at lower-cost manufacturing locations."

Even more amusing is the quote from Robert B Reich: "It's an almost impossible dilemma," said former labor secretary Robert B. Reich, now a professor at the University of California-Berkeley. "GM is a global company... That means that bailing them out doesn't necessarily redound (sic) to the benefit of the U.S. or American workers." No kidding Sherlock! It was months ago that GM announced that it was sending one billion of bailout money to Brazil, to shore up their operations in that country. It's taken you this long to figure that out? Geeeze...

David E

May 14, 2009 10:06 PM Forum: Politics

Re: Obama Says U.S. Long-Term Debt Load ‘Unsustain

Posted By david elosser

Uhhh, Jim, let me get this straight: President Obama has, according to the last count I read recently, racked up 11 trillion dollars in long term debt, and he says I have a credit problem???

David E