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04-21-2010, 12:42 PM   #16
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fun read .... top 10 worst governors:
I. Haley Barbour (R-MS)3
II. Donald L. Carcieri (R-RI)6
III. Jim Gibbons (R-NV).9
IV. Bobby Jindal (R-LA).13
V. David A. Paterson (D-NY).16
VI. Sonny Perdue (R-GA)..18
VII. Rick Perry (R-TX).21
VIII. Bill Richardson (D-NM)25
IX. Mike Rounds (R-SD).28
X. Mark Sanford (R-SC)30
XI. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)33
http://media.lvrj.com/documents/worst_governors.pdf
Gibbons named on list of worst governors - News - ReviewJournal.com
This list is wrong.

Charlie Crist isn't in the #1 spot. He has to be the worst.

04-21-2010, 10:07 PM   #17
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This list is wrong.

Charlie Crist isn't in the #1 spot. He has to be the worst.
Did your Tea Bagger buddies make you post that George? If you keep this up,.... being ridiculous, there is a chance that you can win that contest where you get to smell inside Sarah's shoes and be thrilled beyond your wildest dreams. Doesn't being a little Lap Doggie ever get you upset George? Is thinking for yourself all that hard...or is it just altogether impossible for you?
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Did your Tea Bagger buddies make you post that George? If you keep this up,.... being ridiculous, there is a chance that you can win that contest where you get to smell inside Sarah's shoes and be thrilled beyond your wildest dreams. Doesn't being a little Lap Doggie ever get you upset George? Is thinking for yourself all that hard...or is it just altogether impossible for you?
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No Rupert thinking for myself comes easy. Unlike you liberal Kool-Aide teat suckers.

And Rupert, I've never been to a Tea Party. Never paid much attention to it either. So again, as usual, you're wrong.
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[B] Republicans will hold a nine-seat majority in the 435-member House, and there will be either a 50-50 tie in the Senate or a 51-49 Republican majority. That means that the next Congress will either be mired in gridlock or herald a new era of bipartisan cooperation.
B]
Hopefully its the latter. When Clinton had a Republican majority congress, America flourished.

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No Rupert thinking for myself comes easy. Unlike you liberal Kool-Aide teat suckers.

And Rupert, I've never been to a Tea Party. Never paid much attention to it either. So again, as usual, you're wrong.
You two crack me up.

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My favorite.. slightly worn, quote for today:
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“We probably generally agree on 90 percent,” said the agriculture committee’s ranking minority member, Saxby (“I golf, therefore I am”) Chambliss. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, took credit for forcing bipartisan negotiations with his innovative threat-of-a-filibuster tactic. Chris Dodd, the chairman of the banking committee who has been negotiating with the Republicans for months, said it was like a rooster taking credit for the sunrise.
Actually there are a few......
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Except for Charles Grassley, a Republican of Iowa, who sided with Lincoln. Truly, this was a day for the record books. Somebody finally got a Republican to vote for something...............................Nobody is going to scare voters by predicting that if the Democratic bill passes, they may not be able to keep seeing the same hedge fund manager.
Op-Ed Columnist - Dance of the Derivatives - NYTimes.com
ADDENDUM:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/04/23/2010-04-23_no_love_on_wa...the_drama.html
polarity................
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Wall Street worker Steven Cohen didn't waste his time listening to Obama's speech to the financial industry Thursday.
He knew exactly what message the President was going to deliver, and thinks it's all wrong.
"Why would I watch his speech?" the 54-year-old real estate professional said.
"The man is hurting the job creation engine that makes New York City run.
"I have better things to do with my time."
Reactions to Obama's call for greater transparency, stronger consumer protections and limits on the kind of risks banking institutions can take had many who make
their living in the Financial District reeling.....................................
......................................................................
"We've seen what happens when Wall Street is left in charge of regulating Wall Street, and it almost tanked our economy. I almost lost my job," the 26-year-old bank loan manager said, a hand-held radio at her side.
"I liked the President's speech, but I don't think he went far enough.
"I wanted him to really clamp down on these guys.
"Enough of Mr. Nice Guy - it's time to bring out the hammer."

Future reference:


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The impetus for Wall Street reform may be escalating.

A Senate investigative panel Saturday released e-mails showing that Goldman Sachs executives discussed profiting from the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007.

“Sounds like we will make some serious money,” one manager e-mailed. “Yes we are well positioned,” his colleague responded, referring to the fact that the investment firm had bet against the mortgage market.

Such revelations are red meat to those on Capitol Hill pushing financial reform.

“Investment banks such as Goldman Sachs were not simply market-makers, they were self-interested promoters of risky and complicated financial schemes that helped trigger the crisis,” said Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, in a statement.

“They bundled toxic mortgages into complex financial instruments, got the credit rating agencies to label them as AAA securities, and sold them to investors, magnifying and spreading risk throughout the financial system, and all too often betting against the instruments they sold and profiting at the expense of their clients,” said Sen. Levin.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0424/Goldman-Sachs-on-mortgage-cr...ney-to-be-made

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The transaction at the center of the S.E.C.’s case against Goldman also came up at the hearings on Friday, when Mr. Levin discussed it with Eric Kolchinsky, a former managing director at Moody’s ratings agency. The mortgage-related security was known as Abacus 2007-AC1, and while it was created by Goldman, the S.E.C. contends that the firm misled investors by not disclosing that it had allowed a hedge fund manager, John A. Paulson, to select mortgage bonds for the portfolio that would be most likely to fail. That charge is at the core of regulators’ civil suit against Goldman.

Moody’s was hired by Goldman to rate the Abacus security. Mr. Levin asked Mr. Kolchinsky, who for most of 2007 oversaw the ratings of collateralized debt obligations backed by subprime mortgages, if he had known of Mr. Paulson’s involvement in the Abacus deal.

“I did not know, and I suspect — I’m fairly sure that my staff did not know either,” Mr. Kolchinsky said.

Mr. Levin asked whether details of Mr. Paulson’s involvement were “facts that you or your staff would have wanted to know before rating Abacus.” Mr. Kolchinsky replied: “Yes, that’s something that I would have personally wanted to know.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/business/25goldman.html?pagewanted=2

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These include the email in which Tourre describes himself as “the fabulous Fab”. That message, to his French partner, provides an echo of Blankfein’s now-infamous “God’s work” comment to The Sunday Times several months ago.

“Not feeling too guilty about this, the real purpose of my job is to make capital markets more efficient and ultimately provide the US consumer with more efficient ways to leverage and finance himself, so there is a humble, noble, ethical reason for my job amazing how good I am in convincing myself!!!”

In another email sent by Tourre, he wrote that having just arrived in Belgium, he “managed to sell a few abacus bonds to widows and orphans that I ran into at the airport, apparently these Belgians adore synthetic abs cdo2 [the structured mortgage products that he specialised in creating and selling to investors]”.And in a further email sent by Tourre in January 2007, he wrote: “When I think that I had some input into the creation of this product (which by the way is a product of pure intellectual masturbation, the type of thing which you invent telling yourself: “Well, what if we created a “thing”, which has no purpose, which is absolutely conceptual and highly theoretical and which nobody knows how to price?” it sickens the heart to see it shot down in mid-flight…It’s a little like Frankenstein turning against his own inventor”.
http://blogs.news.sky.com/kleinman/Post:732fb7d3-56b4-4cfb-ab40-fc1c50b5c79e

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