Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Staff Director and Chief Economist
William H. Donaldson, Chairman, SEC (2003-2005) Why have this man serving on the recovery board? He and his staff allowed the largest ponzi scheme ($50 Billion dollars) to occur right under their noses while he and his staff looked the other way! As we saw in the Congressional Hearings, if this man had no clue that the $50 Billion dollar scam was taking place, he lived under a rock, and thus has no right to be sitting in a chair on this committee.
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO, TIAA-CREF Is Mr. Obama aware of the lousy job TIAA-CREF does in protecting the assets of their investors...they don't even provide advice to their clients, leave our nations teachers and professors to fend for themselves, then claim innocense when their various offerings turn out to be lemons.
Robert Wolf, Chairman & CEO, UBS Group Americas Curious here...didn't UBS get some bailout assistance curtesy of the American Tax Payer?
David F. Swensen, CIO, Yale University
Mark T. Gallogly, Founder & Managing Partner, Centerbridge Partners L.P. Corporate Raiders specializing in predatory take overs of trouble properties and companies...talk about letting the foxes guard the hen house.
Penny Pritzker, Chairman & Founder, Pritzker Realty Group Talk about croonism and repaying favors...tell me Obama, what part did this woman play in your Presidential Campaign? Is this your idea of bringing CHANGE TO WASHINGTON...how many other favors are you going to repay with PLUM ASSIGNMENTS?
Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO, GE
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Talk about INSIDER TRADING and questionable use of information...on the board of this company are such notables as both Al Gore and Colin Powell...tell us Mr. Obama, is it such a wise idea to give this speculative investor the inside track to sensitive economic recovery information, thus giving them even greater ability to use inside information to get even richer? Is this a round about way to repay the Clinton/Gore team for giving you such incredible access to their former staff in buidling your current one?
Jim Owens, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
Monica C. Lozano, Publisher & Chief Executive Officer, La Opinion How convenient you chose such little known association for Ms. Lozano...lets define a bit better her incredible WEB of connections as one of your hard hitters Mr. Obama...again, you show an incredible ability to play politics as usual, rewarding those who have gotten you where you are at, rather than putting people on this committee that could really help restore our economy to where it needs to be, people who can really understand the plight of the middleclass who are paying for the greed of people like these on your committee that actually CRASHED OUR ECONOMY!
California Health Care Foundation - director
ImpreMedia, LLC - SVP
La Opinion - publisher & CEO
Los Angeles World Affairs Council - director
SunAmerica Asset Management Corporation - trustee
University of California - regent
University of Southern California - trustee
Walt Disney Company - director
Weingart Foundation - director
Charles E. Phillips, Jr., President, Oracle Corporation All we need to say is H1 Visa and cheap scab labor...LOSER!
Anna Burger, Chair, Change to Win
You get the idea...Obama is not bringing change to Washington, DC but instead is doing business as usual, bringing in the UBER RICH To run rough shod over the masses, giving them the keys to the palace, letting them deside what crumbs from their own feasting table will be shared with us the huddled and broken masses.
(CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a special appeal to President Obama Friday, asking him to keep her state in mind when he travels to Canada in two weeks.
In a letter to the president, the former vice presidential candidate urges Obama to discuss the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline when he sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“Alaskans have appreciated your strong support for the construction of such a pipeline," Palin wrote. "This project is now moving forward, and I believe that a discussion between you and Prime Minister Harper would greatly facilitate the process now under way.”
The pipeline, currently in planning stages, could reportedly generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue for the state. Obama expressed support for the project during the campaign.
Between my wife's surgical issues, her recovery, and my own attempts to give up cigarettes, was simply not up to keeping up with my various and assorted blogs for the past couple of months while I went through transition. Some quick personal updates:
1. Wife's surgery went well (she had all her female parts removed) and her recovery though long has gone well and she returned to work this past Monday.
2. On a related track, we got her six month post breast cancer surgery and radiation treatment report in December, and am pleased to announce she is cancer free.
3. In three short days (February 9th) both my wife and I will have been smoke free for FOUR MONTHS! Not out of the woods yet, but feeling pretty good here, and almost ready to say I am no longer a smoker...yes, still afraid of a relapse here.
Some quick remarks on the news...
Seems that the Great Pork Barrel Stimulus package is going to make it through the Senate...who cares, it will DO NOTHING for those of us in the middle class.
Americans on Main Street have lost 3.6 million jobs since the start of the recession we are in right now...to put that in perspective, there are still over eight million illegal aliens unlawfully holding down jobs in our truobled economy...meanwhile, Obama was to grant these criminals AMNESTY!
Sarah WAH-WAH Palin has gone on record as hating bloggers...do we really give a flying rats ass what Sarah thinks about us?
Anyway, its good to be back, and look for a more rapid upload of my views on the news that matters in the coming days as weeks.