Stories in the Sept 16, Tribune:
Front page headline (McClatchy Newspapers) “Tea party could derail GOP’s bid for Senate.” Then, inside a couple of pages, “Poll: Climate for GOP keeps getting better.” (Associated Press). Uh, O.K. sure.
What Am I Bid?
Headline, “Whitman smashes spending record” and notes that Meg Whitman, who’s bidding like she’s gone on EBay to try to buy the CA governorship, has just upped the ante – another $15 million – which cranks her bid up to $119 so far. The EBay bidding closes Nov 2nd, so stay tuned.
“Warren will mold finance watchdog”
Elizabeth Warren, one of the smartest women in the room, will be appointed to “launch the government’s powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” At this point, because Republicans will block anybody who might possibly actually set up an effective consumer-protection bureau (incompetent Heck-of-a-job, Brownies would be o.k.), President Obama didn’t appoint her as official director, since that would require Congressional confirmation. And Republicans certainly wouldn’t confirm her!
But, that’s o.k. for now since what’s critical about a new consumer-protection bureau is that it must be set up correctly – you know, so it actually protects consumers, not simply acts as window dressing. Says Rep Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), “The American people are tired of being ripped off by large banks and financial institutions and, in professor Warren, they finally will have someone in a position of power who can protect their interests.”
Naturally, Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala) opposes the appointment because he feels she’s “not objective on consumer issues.” He's right, she’s not objective because she actually opposes consumers getting ripped off is what Mr. Shelby really means.
I agree. I don’t want a wholly-owned corporate/wallstreet shill heading up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I want a very un-objective person in there who actually objects to American citizens being used as suckers so they can legally be robbed. I actually want a totally un-objective Woman With A Gun standing at the door when the thieves in Congress start – once again – to manipulate the laws so their big-money handlers can return to their thievery.
So, good on President Obama and to Liz Warren – you go, girl!
Tea Party Saves The Day!
Tea Partyite, Christine O’Donnell, will be the Republican candidate for Delaware’s senate seat. Let’s pray she wins and soon converts the entire Congress to her strongly held beliefs that there should be no sex before or outside marriage and that masturbation is the equivalent to adultery and should be stopped! Then Congress could stamp out all this self-canoodling by making it against the law and to enforce the new Anti- Onan Recovery Act, Congress will then votefor a new Anti-Self-Stimulus Fund that will be used to hire everyone now out of work and employ them to hunt down and arrest all self-abusers, including themselves, if necessary.
Voi la! Unemployment problem SOLVED! Good job, Christine! And who says Tea Baggers are a bunch of batshit crazies?