Monday, January 31, 2011

Goldman Sachs...Money For Nothing....

They rake it in when things are good. They rake it in when things are bad. They rake it in when things are so bad they need to get bailed out by the government.

Must be nice to work there.

"All 470 of Goldman's partners will get higher salaries"

"The top five officers will also get $12.6 million each in bonuses"

"At Goldman, profit tumbled 38% from a year ago in 2010, on a 13% revenue decline.

Not a problem for Goldman. Start handing out the suitcases full of money.....

Mutant Alfalafa....

Obama continuing where George W Bush left off. Deregulate everything you see. It will all turn out just fine. Trust them.

"tennis ball-sized cocaine"‏

You know it is bad when the porn stars are appalled.

Friday, January 28, 2011

15,000 Teachers....

There are those who choose to serve the greater good as teachers. They go to work outside of the corporate grind. Not having to worry about corporate politics. Have to worry about corporate layoffs.

Or at least so they thought.

When IBM (as an example) laid off thousands of NY workers that had a direct affect on your life too. These events effect everyone and the consequences are dire.

So NY Kids sorry about that. Your class size is about to double. No more one on one time with the teacher. No more money for your extra curricular activities.

IBM wanted to save money by hiring people in India. So now your educational future is going to pay the price for that decision. Don't worry too much about your diminished education. If it makes you feel any better there are no jobs when you get out anyway. Enjoy.

Republicans and Bankruptcy‏

In 2005 the Republican Congress (House and Senate) and the Republican President passed Bankruptcy Reform. The new law made it harder for individuals to file for bankruptcy protection. People could no longer get out of their debts. Debts would remain and people have to pay no matter what. Credit Card companies were thrilled. Sticking it to people is what they do best. Keep people in debt forever. What could be better. That is the Corporate American way.,0,4958969.story

2011 All the states are in trouble. Massive Debt everywhere. Now Republican Newt Gingrich and Republican Jeb Bush write the above story in favor of States being able to file for Bankruptcy. How Ironic.

If states could file bankrupts they can dump all their state employee contracts. They can dump all of their pension obligations. Republicans hate workers and pensions. If they have an opportunity to screw the workers they jump on it.

6 years earlier when it was individuals looking to get out of their debt Republicans said No Way. Now when it is states looking to get out of debt Bankrupts is suddenly a great option.

It must be the employees fault that the states raided (or under funded) the pensions. It must be the workers fault that the states allowed all the corporations to lay off everyone and send the jobs overseas. Killing the tax base.

When Wall Street is in trouble it is fine for Republicans and Democrats to bail them out. Nobody makes them pay for their debt. No way. Sure they all pretend they hate the bailouts (wink wink).

But when it is state employees it is time to dump all the promises.

Why The US Bombed The Chinese Embassy In 1999‏

In 1999 the United States (Under NATO) bombed Belgrade to stop Slobodan Milosevic from carrying out Genocide.

NATO bombed bridges, roads, power grids, and trains. All infrastructure was destroyed forcing hardship on the Serbian people and pressure on Milosevic to go. Eventually it worked.

During the bombing the US "accidentally" bombed the Chinese Embassy (Oops). At the time the US insisted it was an accident. The US said the CIA was using "old maps". That was the equivalent of says the dog ate my homework.

China was furious. President Clinton apologized over and over but the Chinese would never accept. China staged demonstrations outside the US embassies creating damage and fear.

Eventually everyone moved on.

At the time It made no sense how the US could accidentally bomb anything. This bombing was carried out by the B2 Stealth Bomber. The most sophisticated bomber in the US inventory. It used the most sophisticated JDAM bombs which are satellite guided and use GPS technology.

While NATO oversaw all other bombing runs this particular run was carried out by the CIA. The only bombing run in the campaign carried out by the CIA. The bomber even left directly out of Whiteman AFB in Missouri. All the other bombers flew out of Europe. Supposedly it was going to blow up a warehouse full of weapons but it used 5 bombs. (kinda excessive)

At the time none of it made sense. Today it makes perfect sense.

Two months before the bombing of the Chinese embassy the first US F117 stealth fighter was shot down.

It was a big deal.

The US was using the same flying lanes in and out of Serbia. That predictability made it an easier target for the Serbs. Because the Stealth fighter is black it could be seen flying against clouds at night. With some luck the Serbs managed to knock it down.

Normally the US would go in and bomb the wreckage to ensure secret technology didn't fall into the wrong hands. Knocking down the F117 was such a big deal all the local towns people came out to dance on it. It was broadcast on TV around the world making it impossible for the US to drop bombs. Killing innocent villagers would have been a PR nightmare.
What wasn't clear at the time was Chinese agents ran in to collect all the parts. They paid villagers to hand over what they collected. Those parts most likely ended up at the Chinese embassy. That is why the Chinese Embassy was bombed two months later in the middle of the night.

They were probably trying to destroy the F117 parts. They failed.

12 years later that technology has found it's way into the new Chinese Stealth Fighter.

$150,000 Olive Pit‏

Congress is going to tell you that you can't have frivolous lawsuits. They are unacceptable. That is, they are unacceptable for you. They are fantastic for them.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Freedom and liberty as long as you believe what they believe.‏

Republicans are always talking about defending liberty. .... Defending Freedom. ..... The rights of the individual..... Free Will....... That is unless you are Gay. If you are Gay they don't want anything to do with you. You do not have the freedom to be Gay. You are not at Liberty to be Gay. Republicans will take their ball and go home if you are Gay and try to take part in any of their warped meetings. Freedom and liberty have their limits in the Republican Party.

Cut, Cut, Cut, Cut.....

If the problem is there are no jobs then the solution must be to get rid of even more jobs. Maybe that will make things better.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Medical Malpractice Reform...

2005 President Bush talks about Medical Malpractice reform.

2011 President Obama talks about Medical Malpractice Reform.

The way it is suppose to work is if you have an issue (someone has harmed you) then you go to court and the court decides whether there is a case or not. That is why courts exist. They exist to hear cases and make judgements.

The politicians want to take that away from you. You won’t get your day in court. It will be pre decided that you can go f*ck yourself. If you are harmed that is too f*cken bad. Good luck.
But what is this really about??? How many truly frivolous lawsuits are there? Really this has nothing to do with your family doctor. This has to do with Big Corporate Business (as always).
Corporate America wants to be able to harm you and then walk away Scott free. They have been harming you for years anyway (See below) but many times it costs them. Now they want to be able to harm you with no repercussions at all. The politicians (Republicans and Democrats) are ready to do what they do best. Protect Big business.

Johnson and Johnson Hip Recall

Avandia Lawsuit

Darvon Lawsuit

Meridia Lawsuit

Prempro Lawsuit

Vioxx Lawsuit

Celebrex Lawsuit

Bextra Lawsuit

Airbus Also Learning The Hard Way....

2007 Airbus announces half their production is going to be outsourced. Genius!

So in 2011 there should be no surprise when their brand new refueling plane has it's refueling boom arm fall off the plane and into the Atlantic Ocean.


It would only be a surprise if this kind of incompetence didn't happen.

"Airbus executives said the cause of the accident, which occurred Wednesday off the coast of Portugal, was not yet clear."

Um.... yeah it is clear. You outsourced to cheap incompetent labor and your plane fell apart in mid air. Makes perfect sense. Your friends at Boeing are learning the same lesson.

Outsourcing = Disaster. This math has been proven over and over and over.

Double Dip....,0,4931371.story

"unemployment has remained stubbornly high (The jobs are in China) and millions of Americans are still at risk of foreclosure."

To celebrate the good news Obama was busy (last week) toasting the leader of Communist Red China. Lets celebrate the partnership that is destroying our country. Yayyyyyy....

The Hole Gets Bigger...

No Jobs + Tax Cuts for the Rich (who got rid of the jobs) = 1.5 Trillion Dollar Hole.

The solution will be to cut services to people who did nothing to create the problem.

These are the kinds of things that happen when there are no jobs and no taxes and a big hole.

Let the suffering begin.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hard Times For The NFL....

More proof of hard times for the NFL. The players are going to have to give back. Times are tough. The NFL is suffering and the players need to suffer too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jeffrey Immelt....

Jeffrey Immelt must spend more time at the White House then Mrs. Obama. He must have his own key to the place. Every presidential event from State Dinners, to overseas trips, to job summits have Jeffrey Immelt front and center.

When Obama goes to sleep at night he must roll over to his left to kiss Michele and then roll over to his right to kiss Jeffrey. They are two peas in a pod.

Yes having Obama as your BFF has been very profitable for GE as their profits up 51%

That is because when Obama is handing out taxpayer Stimulus Money GE is always right out in front.

Yes life at GE is good unless you work at this plant in MA which is closing.

Or this plant that closed last year and the work moved overseas.

Yes ask the guy who is destroying US jobs what should be done to create them. Makes perfect sense.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Donald Trump Agrees With Me....

Trump saying what I say everyday. The only difference is people listen to him.

US Trade all Smoke and Mirrors.

Yesterday it was unbounded excitement over the $54 Billion dollar (smoke and mirrors) trade deal with Communist Red China. Of which 19 Billion was going to Boeing.

"China approved $19 billion contract with Boeing to provide 200 planes for Chinese airlines, which will support an estimated 100,000 jobs over the next three years."

The reality is the 200 jets were sold 3 years ago. There is nothing new in this deal.

Today to celebrate the fictitious good news Boeing laid off 1000 more US workers.

"The company has been consistently cutting jobs in Long Beach. It had 20,000 there in 1990 and now only has 7,000"

GM Investing In Mexico

US (Unemployed) Taxpayers bailed out GM.

GM says thank you by investing in Mexico.

The Case Against Lance Armstrong

"because government sponsorship is involved, if evidence suggests that Armstrong was directing illegal doping activity, the inquiry could result in charges against him of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, drug trafficking and defrauding the U.S. government."

"If a court finds that Armstrong won his titles while taking performance-enhancing drugs, his entourage may come to be known as the domestiques of the saddest deception in sports history."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Virtual Fence Scrapped‏

The Virtual fence on the mexican border is being scrapped.

Another high profile failure for Boeing. 1 Billion Dollars wasted. 1 mile of terrain protected for 15 million dollars.

They could have just built a real fence for a fraction of the money and actually had it inhibit illegal's from entering the country.

In 2006 when this project was announced it was said "a previous effort to install cameras along the border failed when the equipment didn't work well. "Hopefully, we learned some lessons,"

Now we know the answer is NO they didn't learn their lesson. Just keep making the same mistakes over and over.

Johnson and Johnson‏

How are our friends at Johnson and Johnson doing these days?

Are you ready to trust them again?

"J.& J.’s troubles with some of its consumer products began in earnest last January "

That is WRONG. The recalls began in August 2009. The NY Times might have started paying attention last January but I was writing about this issue long before that.

"What is most perplexing is the seeming inability of executives to solve — and satisfactorily explain — the manufacturing issues that dog the company." It is not manufacturing problems..... it is substandard ingredients from China. It is not perplexing at all.

In answer to the question I began with "Are you ready to trust them again?"

The answer is NO F*CKIN WAY.

More recalls today.

They can never be trusted. A year and half and nothing has changed. If you have a headache you are better to keep the headache.

Solar Panels Off To China‏

Jan 2010 Obama says Green jobs are the future.

"It's clear why such an effort is so important. Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced," Obama said at the White House.

Jan 2011 US made solar panels off to China panels&st=cse&scp=2

Mr. El-Hillow said in the statement, they have been able to push prices down sharply because they receive considerable help from the Chinese government and state-owned banks, and because manufacturing costs are generally lower in China.

Other solar panel manufacturers are also struggling in the United States. Solyndra, a Silicon Valley business, received a visit from President Obama in May and a $535 million federal loan guarantee, only to say in November that it was shutting one of its two American plants and would delay expansion of the other.

First Solar, an American company, is one of the world’s largest solar power vendors. But most of its products are made overseas.

China just passed the United States as the world’s largest builder and installer of wind turbines.

Obama is a fool.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Good News....

The rich had a nice holiday. That should be trickling down to the rest of us any day now.

NFL Ratings

NFL on Fox breaking records.

NBC ratings through the roof with Jets Colts.

Fox ratings through the roof with Packers Eagles.

The NFL is more popular then ever before. Ratings are in the stratosphere and yet in two months the owners may lock out the players because there is not enough money to go around.

Monday, January 10, 2011


We need a lot more of these stories. Politicians sitting in jail cells. It is a beautiful thing.

"DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives."

They called him "The Hammer" for his ability to persuade (force) people to vote his way. I am sure in jail that name will have a whole other meaning.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Arizona Shooting

I don’t think this shooting had anything to do with the political rhetoric of the day.

This shooting was carried out by a crazy person. Crazy people shooting innocent people is not a new phenomenon. Political figures being targeted is not new either. Lincoln was shot. JFK was shot. RFK was shot. MLK was shot. Governor Wallace was shot. President Reagan was shot. Pope John Paul was shot. John Lennon was shot.

The common denominator is guns and this craziness has been going on for a long time.
There was the Capital Hill Police Shooting. The White House shooting. The Pentagon Shooting. Columbine shooting. Virginia Tech Shooting. FT Hood Shooting. Hartford Distributors shooting. DC Snipers. The list goes on and on.

Arizona lax gun laws have been highlighted as a problem.

This latest crazy guy had multiple arrests. He was suspending from school. He was denied into the military. Yet he was still allowed to buy a gun. Something is very wrong with that system.

Starbucks Logo

Starbucks is changing their logo. Clearly they don’t learn from other company’s who made the same mistake. These corporations spend years building up their brands then think nothing of destroying them.

The problem is the decision makers at the top are over paid and bored. Plus they are dumb. So you take bored and add dumb and you end up with a mess.

Tropicana changed their logo. Obviously Starbucks wasn’t paying attention. They got rid of the Orange with the straw and the result was customers walked by and left Tropicana on the shelf. The backlash was so pronounced they returned the orange with the straw.

The Gap changed their logo too. Again the backlash was so loud they had no choice but to return the old logo. Starbucks wasn’t paying attention to them either.

Sometimes re branding is needed. Usually when there is public embarrassment. For example when Value Jet plunged into the everglades people associated “Value” with “death”. So Value Jet changed their name to AirTran and hoped nobody noticed.

When Anderson Consulting was the audit firm for Enron and oversaw the largest corporate bankrupsy in history (at the time) the embarrassment was so great they changed their name to Accenture.,0,7490166.story

Starbucks has no such reason to change their branding. It is just a stupid decision.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

William Daley - New Chief Of Staff‏

A titan of Corporate America. A multi Million dollar player who now runs the White House staff. The exact wrong person if your goal is change. If your goal is to perpetuate the status quo then this guy is perfect. JP Morgan, Boeing, and Abbott. Can't ask for better then that.

Corporate America is going to be very pleased with this hack.

Obama... packaged as a regular guy but surrounded by corporate elites. He is hoping you don't see past his gleaming smile.


So the Pentagon has the F-22 fully developed and in production. But the costs are too high.

The reason the costs are too high is because they built pieces of the plane all over the country. The thinking was more congressmen would support the project if it was creating jobs in their district.

In the end it backfired because everyone making their piece wanted to make a profit too. So costs skyrocketed leading to the entire projects demise.

But who cares because they don't need the F-22. Ignore what China is doing over there. I am sure it is nothing we need to be concerned about. China is our good buddy. Plus the F-22 isn't used in Iraq or Afghanistan and we have the marvelous F-35 right around the corner. The plane that can do everything.

Except before you throw a parade the F-35 it is still being developed. It too is way over budget and way behind schedule. It is years away from being in service and some versions might be scrapped altogether because they don't work.

So in the end the Pentagon says f*ck it all we will just buy more F-18's.


Surprising Weaker sales.....‏

It is because of the snowstorm.
It is because of November sales.
It is because they don't know what they are talking about........

The only ones surprised are the "experts". The rest of us get it.

Read the comments at the bottom.

Apple, Yes...No....Maybe.. It is exciting just to guess.‏

Iphone coming to Verizon?????

Everyone getting excited????? Rumors...Guessing.... It is always a mystery.

At Apple there is always something going on.....

Let the frenzy begin.

Meanwhile what is going on over at Microsoft?

Nothing.....Just like always.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chinese Stealth Fighter....

July 2009 Obama kills the F-22 because they are "not needed" I said at the time (and many times since) that was an idiotic decision.

January 2011 - Hey look the Chinese developed their own version of the F-22. Now the US is saying Oh sh*t maybe our calculations were all wrong. (Exactly what I said).

Obama is Naive.

Republicans assault on Regulation begin‏s,0,6282239.story

According to the Republicans regulations are the problem. We need to get rid of regulations as fast as possible.

After all it was too many regulations that brought us

Tainted Peanut Butter.
Tainted Eggs.
Tainted Tylenol.
Tainted Benadryl
Tainted Toothpaste.
Tainted Lipator.
Tainted Spinich.
Contaminated Sheet Rock.
Lead Covered Toys.
Tainted Dog Food
recalled Cribs.
recalled Stroller.
Contaminated baby formula.

It was clearly too much regulation that led to the Housing collapse. The banking collapse. The end of Bear Sterns. The end of Lehman Brothers. The end of Enron. The end of WorldCom. The end of Countrywide. The collapse of Fannie and Freddie. The collapse of AIG. The collapse of Merrill Lynch. The collapse of GM. The collapse of Chrysler.

It was obviously too many regulations that put millions of gallons of crude oil in the Gulf Of Mexico.

Republican say regulations have cost us "Thousands" of Jobs.

The truth is the lack of regulations have cost us MILLIONS of jobs.

Regulations are not the problem. They are the answer. Republicans are stupid.