Thursday, September 25, 2008

So, let's help the rich be rich and the poor be even MORE poor. Shall we?

This bailout business is going to do exactly that. WTF guys? If anything in life as far as money is concerned wasn't fair enough, then this takes the entire cake! So we are supposed to help this causes when they are the ones that get themselves into this mess to begin with. I see. So that is how it is supposed to be now, eh? I can hear it now. "It's the right thing to do. God would want it this way. We are supposed to come to the aide of bigwig companies when they screw up, even though we don't know if we will even EAT the next week. Our kids too." GMAFB. Excerpts from Time Magazine: 7 Questions About the $700 Million Dollar Bailout
1. Will it really cost $700 billion? The dollar estimate of this bailout is just that — an estimate...Think of it as that bubble that slides up or down inside a level: it keeps moving, and where it ends up depends on who's talking...By seeking $700 billion — roughly akin to the cost of the Iraq war (so far)... 2. How long will the money last? The Bush Administration is proposing that the government's mortgage purchases be spread out over two years... 3. Is this kind of bailout unprecedented? The current financial Hail Mary is much different from Washington's late 1980s rescue of the nation's savings and loans institutions. This time, the Federal Government wants only to carve out and buy poorly performing mortgages and securities, not the institutions that issued them, which had already gone under (or were on their way) when the Resolution Trust Corporation took them over... 4. How will the Federal Government know what price to pay for the mortgages it buys? It won't. Even on Wall Street, no one knows how much the mortgage securities are worth. The government will hire experts to determine their value, but because so many are "sliced and diced" concoctions — made up of pieces of literally thousands of mortgages created and peddled and pushed together by Wall Street... 5. What happens if the cost tops $700 billion? If more money is required, additional legislation would have to be approved. The odds of that happening depend on whether or not the bailout stabilizes the housing market — the better the U.S. economy, the smaller the bailout will cost taxpayers... 6. Will all of the federal wheeling and dealing come with transparency and oversight? Maybe. The bailout is being undertaken by the U.S. Treasury, which means it can't be hidden away or done "off the books" in an effort to minimize its apparent scope... 7. Do the Wall Street executives get to keep their bonuses? The Bush Administration says it needs to encourage executives to get their cooperation, and that clamping down on their pay would only hurt their willingness to get on board...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Please, help find Paige! She is the niece of one of my friends. Read!

Please, help find Paige! Go to this blog for her photo and description as well. Stina

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

McCain "knew" what he was doing.

He knew what he was doing by choosing Palin to be his running mate. He knew there would be those neoconservative women out there that will run and vote for her only because it will "mark history" since ALL women are the same and all. He knew that her lies, distortions, manipulations, appeals, yadda yadda and so on would greatly affect the women of this country. Since ALL women are the same. He knew that by choosing Palin, it would "erase" all of the past. The past being his stereotypical behavior towards women. Applauding (he AND Palin) the lobbyists in the capitalist economy. That said economy being abused by charlatans and greedy corporations full of epic fail. HOWEVER. By choosing this random woman off the buffet platter, that makes all women run to his "side" a.k.a. the Bushian policy side, since ALL women are the same and all. He knew that his fictitious tough guy talk would grab at the heartstrings of some women. His ONCE again (pattern here people) Bushian policy siding. Since ALL women are the same and fall for the same stupid bullshittery.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Immigration updates.

The immigration proceedings have continued with us. We received a letter for Luis to report back to Mexico (Ciudad Juarez, US Consulate) to have a VISA interview. They set the date for September 29th, at 9:45 am. We won't be going to this appointment. We are in the processing of TRYING (let me stress that, because they are not easy to get a hold of) to change the interview date and time. We also have to file an expensive waiver called the I-601. The waiver is to prove that our family will suffer without Luis here; him being the sole provider of the family and all. In the meantime, we have to travel to Atlanta to the Mexican Consulate to obtain an up-to-date passport, which will be another expensive fee (depending on the time frame we apply for). Please, keep us in your thoughts as we attempt to get through this stressful time.

The Tina Fey Sarah Palin Chronicle. SNL !

Good stuff. I am dying! Thanks Sharon!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Twilight, my new obsession.

I already had a "thing" for vampires. Boy, did this make it more unhealthy! Of course my mom worried for me and my morbid sense of book choices; however, are they really THAT morbid? The Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice, the movies, and so on. Now, Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. Hey, gets my mind off the current political situation. Also, keeps my blood from boiling (no pun there). I want to thank Sharon for resurrecting my old past-time obsession. No pun intended there as well.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stay classy, 'pubs.

Thanks to my DEAR FRIEND MEGAN for sharing this article she found on Feministing, called Stay Classy , Republicans. Goes to show that I am, indeed bonafide and liberal. First. Please make sure you are sitting down. Second. Make sure there are no sharp objects or human beings, animals, anything alive that can be harmed. Read. Lose your house, lose your vote.
Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

State election rules allow parties to assign “election challengers” to polls to monitor the election. In addition to observing the poll workers, these volunteers can challenge the eligibility of any voter provided they “have a good reason to believe” that the person is not eligible to vote. One allowable reason is that the person is not a “true resident of the city or township.”

The Michigan Republicans’ planned use of foreclosure lists is apparently an attempt to challenge ineligible voters as not being “true residents.”

One expert questioned the legality of the tactic.

“You can’t challenge people without a factual basis for doing so,” said J. Gerald Hebert, a former voting rights litigator for the U.S. Justice Department who now runs the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington D.C.-based public-interest law firm. “I don’t think a foreclosure notice is sufficient basis for a challenge, because people often remain in their homes after foreclosure begins and sometimes are able to negotiate and refinance.”

As for the practice of challenging the right to vote of foreclosed property owners, Hebert called it, “mean-spirited.”

If you want to read anymore of this bullshittery, there is more on the link above.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Plug it up Elisabeth, just plug it up.

Plug it up while you are ahead my dear. Because you know nothing of what you speak. You want to take a cheap jab at Michelle Obama eh? You want to spill secrets from BEHIND the scenes at The View ? I hope Barbara Walters reamed your ass. Oh Lis, you completely forgot to take your cheap shots at Cindy McCain as well. You forgot to talk about her past drug... Nevermind. A partisan double standard in the making.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Samantha Bee on Palin. Proud Vagina American!

I was reading Bitch Magazine and came across this blog that has won in epic proportions! It is: Samantha Bee -- Proud Vagina American There is a video there as well that you should check out. Make sure at two minutes to listen to the "oh so I iz so clever" Faux news commentator on Palin and foreign relations! Good stuff!

Friday, September 5, 2008

So, who is this Palin?

I still can't figure out who this person is. As I was listening to her speech, I was trying to figure out the phenomena. Who is she? Why her? She spent more time comparing herself to Obama. She spent some time being a comedian. Hence the "pitbull/hockey mom/lipstick" humor. Of course there were the family shots and what-not. I am sure that looked pleasant to the Republicans. Yes, she gives as in presents a great speech. No, it wasn't anything new, issue wise. Just average run of the mill. I prefer to hear about the concerns our nation has. Any of them would have been nice.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

No need to involve the kid, yo.

I agree with Obama. Even though I am a staunch liberal, just leave Bristol out of it FFS. Even if the said pregnancy was a fake (Momma Palin and that stuff) just leave the kid out of this. I can't believe that every where I click I see: TEENAGE DAUGHTER OF VP NOMINEE SARAH PALIN -- PREGNANT!!!!! or TEEN AND PREGNANT : BRISTOL PALIN STFU already!! Sheesh. My friends and I on Cynical Gabber were JUST discussing all of the different views on this subject. Some of us pointed out the Obama news flash on leaving the kids out of it. Amen to that.