Archive for November 29, 2010

Looking Forward to Wall Street’s “Shared Sacrifice”

Insofar as President Obama proposed freezing the wages of Federal workers today (people who had nothing to do with the financial crisis the world is in), I’m looking to Wall Street executives pitching in and rolling back their Christmas bonuses and freezing their employees’ pay.

You know, it’s a “shared sacrifice” kinda thing.

Stay tuned here for BREAKING NEWS, as soon as it happens.

November 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM Leave a comment

Julian Assange: Fear for Your Life

Apropos of my post below, here’s Greg Mitchell:

November 29, 2010 at 10:23 PM Leave a comment

WikiLeaks Founder Says His Next Target is a Big U.S. Bank

WikiLeaks is going after the banks.  Can’t wait!

This is part of the transcript of a conversation between Andy Greenberg of Forbes magazine and Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks:

Megaleaks?

Megaleaks. That’s good. These megaleaks…They’re an important phenomenon, and they’re only going to increase. When there’s a tremendous dataset, covering a whole period of history or affecting a whole group of people, that’s worth specializing on and doing a unique production for each one, which is what we’ve done.

We’re totally source dependent. We get what we get. As our profile rises in a certain area, we get more in a particular area. People say, why don’t you release more leaks form the Taliban. So I say hey, help us, tell more Taliban dissidents about us.

These megaleaks, as you call them that, we haven’t seen any of those from the private sector.

No, not at the same scale for the military.

Will we?

Yes. We have one related to a bank coming up, that’s a megaleak. It’s not as big a scale as the Iraq material, but it’s either tens or hundreds of thousands of documents depending on how you define it.

Is it a U.S. bank?

Yes, it’s a U.S. bank.

One that still exists?
Yes, a big U.S. bank.

The biggest U.S. bank?

No comment.

When will it happen?

Early next year. I won’t say more.

Take care Julian.

I think his life is probably in more danger now, with this talk of exposing a big bank — hey, “they own the place” — than it was when he began dropping the cables his week.

November 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM Leave a comment

So, Obama’s Having a Good Week So Far

See posts below.

Can you hear me (screaming) now?

November 29, 2010 at 8:37 PM Leave a comment

OH, PLEASE!

White House Sees John Boehner as Possible Partner Ahead of Obama’s Meeting with Republican Leaders:

In the first test of Washington’s new political alignment, President Barack Obama will meet with Republican leaders Tuesday with the nation’s tax rates and a nuclear arms treaty in doubt.

[...]

“My hope is that tomorrow’s meeting will mark a first step toward a new and productive working relationship,” Obama said Monday, “because we now have a shared responsibility to deliver for the American people on the issues that define not only these times but our future.”

I know psychologists and psychiatrists aren’t supposed to offer an opinion as to a person’s mental state without actually sitting down with them but do any of you know of any profiles of Obama out there?

The guy has some real problems and I’d love to read a professional’s take on him.

I mean, what kind of mental illness is it when you can’t see what’s in front of you and see that it’s the same thing — or worse — than what’s been in front of you FOR TWO YEARS!?

Aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

November 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM Leave a comment

Democrats Think They’re Losers

It’s pretty hard to get behind the Democrats when folks like Greg Sargent, the Washington Post’s D.C. political blogger (first sentence) and Jake Trapper of ABC News send out tweets like this:

These guys hang around the political class all day long.  I surmised Democrats thought they were losers but these guys KNOW they think they are.

What a tragedy.  I can imagine the title of books written three, five years from now:  How Democrats Abandoned Their Responsibility to the United States.  Or, What Would Have Been Different Had the United States Had Two Strong Political Parties in the Early 21st Century?  Or, How Republicans Destroyed the United States — With Nary a Whimper from Democrats.

Geez.  So depressing.

November 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM Leave a comment

A Big Reason Why the “Liberal Media” Hates WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks Shows Up Our Media for Their Docility at the Feet of Authority.

November 29, 2010 at 5:40 PM Leave a comment

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