We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Right on the money, Phil G.Soros is an evil man with evil intentions toward America. He must be neutralized. If the average American could only be educated to understand that this man has bet against America every step of the way, i.e., he is a short seller and speculator who benefits when America suffers, the angry mob would turn away from AIG and turn on Soros with a vengeance. His effigy should replace George III's at the Tea Party events upcoming and then set afire and dumped in the Harbor along with the chests of tea. Maybe that will garner some coverage in the MSM?
Today I will keep calm. But, I am excited. Last night I met for the first time our Poet Laureate--Kay Ryan. She was interviewed on PBS (Yes, Comcast finally came and replaced their equipment!) The interview is here and it includes a wonderful short poem:
Here is another link to this year's poet laureate, if you scroll down you will find two of her poems. You can also link to a website with more info. Enjoy!
The question is what charity (501 c3) will he give it to? Will they turn around and hire him for some sort of position with that charity, or another, then the money will get passed through a few gates and he will end up with about 50% as income for the next year or two. Just my intuition mind you!
Six WA state Democratic legislators have put forward a bill that would prohibit Boeing lobbyists from threatening legislators with "loss of jobs". In other words if you are a lobbyist for Boeing, you cannot go and tell the state legislators how their pending decision will effect jobs in the state of WA. Read it and weep!
As for me I am gonna stay calm--doing a little retail therapy today!
The anti-Soros rhetoric is funny. You might as well be anti-capitalist. There is nothing wrong with identifying an unsustainable market and betting against it. While I despise what he does with his money, I don't begrudge anyone for making a profit by realizing the western economy has been in a bubble for 25 years (the housing bubble is just the tip of the iceberg).
I agree with that. We just don't care for Soros' proprietorship of the Dem Party.
Capt Obivousness- That was the "obvious" point- what Soros does with the gains realized by betting against America. We don't like it one bit and I take it you don't either. His objective for America, promoted through the fronts MoveOn.org and Democrat Party, is so-called Democratic Socialism. While Soros wants to play at the capitalist game and use it for his gain, and the most cynical larger ends, he wants to deny the rest of us the free market advantages of capitalism. That is what infuriates me and is the reason why he has a big fat bulls eye on his back. Pretty obvious I think.
Further in re Soros- from Ann Coulter's column today:
"People are more likely to believe something if they think they came to it themselves. Hearing a liberal muse on TV that it was an aberration for Chuck Schumer to intervene to protect hedge fund managers -- risking the wrath of other Democrats -- the average person thinks: So Democrats must be the party of the people. I always thought George Soros was a Democrat, but he must be a Republican.
Democrats take care of the financial industry -- and the financial industry takes care of Democrats. After honing his financial skills as the bagman for Bill Clinton's White House, Rahm Emanuel was hired by the investment bank Wasserstein Perella, where he worked for 2 1/2 years.
For that, Emanuel was paid more than $18 million. (Maybe Rahm Emanuel was the Democrat livid at Schumer for preserving a sweet tax deal for hedge fund managers!)
Democrats have a beautiful system: They're showered with Wall Street money, but they also get to pillory Republicans for being the party of "Wall Street." The bankers don't care if Democrats attack them. They still get their bailout money."