Headed to Florida beaches

I’m headed to Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., for a wedding weekend. Congratulations, Kathleen and Josh!
While I’m away, please behave yourselves, and remember: No running with scissors!

Editor’s note: Enough with the name-calling. Comments are now closed for this entry.

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Granny Godzilla

June 24th, 2010
6:12 pm

Wedding Weekend?

Did ya’ get a great dress? Best wishes to the happy families.

jconservative

June 24th, 2010
6:59 pm

Please identify the hall monitor my name!

Gator Joe

June 24th, 2010
7:48 pm

Cynthia,
Enjoy, and rest by all means, you deserve it! Have a safe trip, be well.

Sam (The Cool 1 )

June 24th, 2010
9:32 pm

The Cisco Kid and Pancho will be waiting your safe return.

Orange10

June 24th, 2010
10:19 pm

Have a great time. Hope a cool sea breeze comes your way. The sun is brutal this time of year there so take care with that!!!

Ponder

June 24th, 2010
10:23 pm

Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse….

The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials.

Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

Expected

June 24th, 2010
10:31 pm

Let me add to the above warm and fuzzy best wishes, love, kisses and smooches…remember we’re all in good hands so sleep well. Yeah, right….

T-Town

June 24th, 2010
10:53 pm

Here’s hoping the only oil you encounter is what you brought to block the sun.

susan

June 25th, 2010
1:34 am

while I rarely agree with you…I do wish you a very pleasant stay in Florida..enjoy, have fun and hopefully you won’t see any tarballs!

cuom

June 25th, 2010
5:56 am

How are you getting to Florida? Hopefully you are walking or riding a bike. Surely there is NO WAY you will be riding on an evil, environment-killing plane, or even worse, a fuel guzzling car, right Cynthia?

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
6:54 am

Sometime in the last few days a poster wondered where the 17,500 National Guard Troops President Obama approved for Gulf Coast aid were.

I found them!!!!

kayaker 71

June 25th, 2010
7:28 am

CT,

You can run but you can’t hide.

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
7:35 am

Hide?

In a great new dress?

I think not.

Cynthia is Sexy!!

June 25th, 2010
7:51 am

Be sure to send us the pics of the wedding! And some of you frolicing and scampering about!

Ahnold

June 25th, 2010
7:52 am

Cynthia…hasta la vista baby…safe travels

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

June 25th, 2010
8:13 am

ctucker, Safe travels!

Granny, smoke another! :)

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
8:25 am

Bob

“Granny Smoke another” Great Idea.

I have the turkey breast and the hickory….we can slice off it all weekend and keep the kitchen cool.

Sometimes you are of use.

Union

June 25th, 2010
8:30 am

safe travels.. saw you were referenced in USA Today this morning :)

david wayne osedach

June 25th, 2010
8:56 am

Enjoy those beaches as much as you possibly can. Next year they may be unusable!

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
9:02 am

How about the FinReg Bill!

That’s a BFD!

PearlJam

June 25th, 2010
9:25 am

Have fun, stay save, hope you come back a conservative.

PearlJam

June 25th, 2010
9:25 am

Stay save should have been stay safe.

WILLIAM H.

June 25th, 2010
10:20 am

With your smarts I wish you were a conservative like Janice Rogers Brown. You are both well spoken Sisters from Alabama.

Vinny

June 25th, 2010
10:22 am

Weeeeeeaaaaaan us Barack, Wean us from oil, Cynthia cries out.
She thinks government’s role is control every aspect of our lives.

Auburn Fan

June 25th, 2010
11:22 am

Lets hope there is diversity in the wedding party. Nothing worse than going to a wedding with no diversity.

obama's fault

June 25th, 2010
11:23 am

granny, Yeah…How about that new regulation. How come the drafters of these regulations do not know what is in it until after they are approved….

Pelosi on healthcare reform: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…” And after its passed, we find out that it cost well over the $1 trillion price tag and that it did not provide the benefits that congress promised it would until a few years after its passage. The uninformed lib voters, outraged at this delay started whining, and guess what? Now they are fastforwarding the benefits to start now….making the cost to American even greater.

Dodd on the financial reform bill….”No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” WHAT!!!!! You write a bill that nobody knows how it will work until it is in place? Is this anything like the TARP bill pushed by Dodd where he conveniently inserted language to benefit his Wall Street cronies? I wonder what great deal he ended up getting for himself out the whole thing. I bet he will get a house for free. I just cannot believe that libs are happy that this corrupt loser can draft legislation and not know what it will do. How ignorant do you have to be? It could say “Everybody in the nation will give 50% of their income to the government,” and you idiots would be thrilled about it because the Dems say that the legislation will fight back at Wall Street. What a freaking joke.

You Asked

June 25th, 2010
11:23 am

Enjoy your time at the beach. Camp was hot last week- It was kind of like a weight loss clinic for middle aged Scout Leaders.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the AJC headline that the Union was protesting the one time bonus for city workers instead of a raise. Do these folks know what’s going on with State government employees and teachers around Georgia and the nation? They should be grateful they aren’t partaking in multiple furloughs, frozen salaries and job loss like everyone else (except the feds).

You Asked

June 25th, 2010
11:25 am

@ Auburn Fan

“Nothing worse than going to a wedding with no diversity.”

I like chocolate and vanilla cake. Sometimes strawberry too.

You Asked

June 25th, 2010
11:32 am

“No running with scissors…”

Darn big government liberals always telling us what to do… trip… poke… ouch!

;-D

Oxymoron

June 25th, 2010
11:49 am

Have fun! No need to write to us….ever again! Really, we don’t mind if you never copy and paste, er, I mean blog again! And could you take Granny with you? She needs a change of scenery – LaLa Land is becoming to predictable.

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
11:56 am

Poster @ 11:23

We didn’t know how desegrating the Army would work until it happened.

I didn’t know how well my Oreck would work till I put it to the task.

We didn’t know that shrinking thing would work for the coyote until he caught the roadrunner.

You are just way too susceptible to sound bite pantie waddage.

Let’s take a peek shall we:

A 10-member Financial Services Oversight Council made up of the treasury secretary, Federal Reserve chairman, a presidential appointee with insurance expertise, heads of regulatory agencies and a new consumer protection bureau would monitor financial markets and watch for threats. The council would have wide powers to determine which financial institutions must meet tougher regulations and would have a say in some new consumer financial protection regulations. It also would have the power to break up large financial firms if they pose a grave threat.

Do you oppose oversight of the financial system?

A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau within the Federal Reserve would police lending, taking powers now exercised by various bank regulators. Auto dealers would be exempt from the bureau’s rules. Regulators could appeal bureau regulations to the oversight council if they believe they would threaten the banking system. The council could veto the regulations with a two-thirds vote. Federal regulators could override state consumer laws on a case-by-case basis. Currently states have a more difficult time applying their laws to national banks.

Do you oppose protections for consumers?

The Federal Reserve would retain supervision over bank-holding companies and state-charted banks. It also would police large, interconnected nonbank institutions that the oversight council determines could pose a threat to the economy. With council approval, the Fed could break up large, complex companies that pose a grave threat to the financial system. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ investigative arm, would be able to audit the Fed’s emergency lending to financial institutions in the months surrounding the 2008 financial crisis. It also could audit low-cost loans the Fed provides to banks, and the purchase and sale of securities that the Fed undertakes to set monetary policy.

Do you oppose protecting the American economy?

Banks with more than $250 billion in assets would have to have reserves to protect against losses that are at least as strict as those that apply to smaller banks. Certain hybrid securities would no longer be considered as Tier 1 capital, the top standard for gauging a bank’s strength. Banks under $15 billion in assets would be able to retain those trust preferred securities that they already have in their reserves. Larger banks would have to phase those securities out in five years.

Bank holding companies that have commercial banking operations would not be permitted to trade in speculative investments. However, bank holding companies will be allowed to invest up to 3 percent of their capital in private equity and hedge funds.

Do you oppose safe banks?

With few exceptions, trade in derivatives, the complicated financial instruments used to hedge against market fluctuations, would have to occur on regulated exchanges. Banks can still trade derivatives related to interest rates, foreign exchanges, gold and silver, a lucrative business for them. But bank holding companies would have use subsidiaries utilizing their own, non-bank source of funds to trade in riskier derivatives, including mortgage credit default swaps blamed for accelerating the financial crisis of two years ago. Any federal assistance to banks to prevent losses that result from derivatives trading would be prohibited.

Do you oppose regulation of derivatives?

Shareholders would have the right to cast nonbinding votes on executive pay packages. The Fed would set standards on excessive compensation that would be deemed an unsafe and unsound practice for the bank.

Do you oppose shareholders rights?

Ratings agencies would have to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission and would face increased liability standards. The Securities and Exchange Commission would have to conduct a study to determine whether to change the long-standing practice where banks select and pay ratings agencies to rate their new offerings. The SEC would have to consider whether an independent board should select ratings agencies to assess the risks of new financial products.

Do you oppose regulating ratings agencies?

Lenders would be required to obtain proof from borrowers that they can pay for their mortgages. They would have to provide evidence of their income, either though tax returns, payroll receipts or bank documents. That provision seeks to eliminate so-called stated-income loans where borrowers offered no proof of their ability to make mortgage payments. Lenders would have to disclose the maximum amount that borrowers could pay on adjustable-rate mortgages. Mortgage lenders are barred from receiving incentives to push people into high-priced loans.

Do you oppose safe sensible mortgages?

From The Washington Post

obama's fault

June 25th, 2010
12:20 pm

Granny, that is exactly the problem. You believe everything THEY tell you. They also said that kids were going to immediately receive healthcare benefits until they were through college. Uh…not exactly…not until a fix was put into the bill that Pelosi said we had to read to find out all of the great things that were in it. Now, because omissions like that one were made on other things during the design of the bill, we are faced with a bill that costs far more than the promised $1Trillion pricetag.

I think it is funny that you go onto the Washington Post for your source. Just wondering though…..how exactly does a writer for the Washington know how the legislation will work when the very creator doesn’t even know how it will work? Like the Coyote, you are being duped. Actually, it is more like Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny where we are all going to be the ones that find the gun pointed in our faces somehow. This isn’t about listening to radiobites….I don’t do that. No….unlike yourself who blindly follows and agrees to everything a democrat tells you, I have a brain and can think for myself. It is about the creator saying that he did not know how it will work. If the Subject Matter Expert doesn’t know how it will work, then why should ANY congressman vote in favor of it?

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
12:26 pm

Poster @ 12:20

So after that ranty insult you posted above, can you calmly tell me if you oppose or support those things listed?

sam

June 25th, 2010
1:25 pm

dont drink the water

sam

June 25th, 2010
1:26 pm

oh and while you’re there, dont forget Obama is the anti-christ. have fun y’all!

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
1:56 pm

poster @ 1:54

you lost me at moron.

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:08 pm

poster @ 2:06

Bless your heart.

Have a great weekend.

tquex

June 25th, 2010
2:09 pm

Have fun flying first class with all the other oil guzzling snobs!!! Hypocrite!!!

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:10 pm

Oh and poster @ 2:06

I not only have a Clue, I happen to know it was Miss Scarlet in the Library with the candlestick.

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:23 pm

idiot?

moron?

You expect a response?

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:28 pm

bless your heart

Tom Middleton

June 25th, 2010
2:29 pm

Sam@1:26 pm: “Oh and while you’re there, dont forget Obama is the anti-christ. have fun y’all!”

So who do you think is the Christ, Sam? Rush Limbaugh? Mitch McConnell? John Boehner? Michelle Bachman? Sarah Palin? BP? YOU? Oh puleeze… Will you people ever learn?

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:34 pm

yes, dear.

bless your heart

You Asked

June 25th, 2010
2:36 pm

Granny- I’m sure those pet names were meant affectionately. ;-)

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:39 pm

Mother taught me you fight fire…..with water.

Granny Godzilla

June 25th, 2010
2:42 pm

obama's fault

June 25th, 2010
2:44 pm

Mother taught me fight fire with water. Oh so she is the one that taught you how to not think for yourself. I guess we have her to blame. great job mom!!!

Tom Middleton

June 25th, 2010
2:45 pm

You’re great, Granny! :)

obama's fault

June 25th, 2010
2:51 pm

Tom, “So who do you think is the Christ, Sam? Rush Limbaugh? Mitch McConnell? John Boehner? Michelle Bachman? Sarah Palin? BP? YOU? Oh puleeze… Will you people ever learn?”

Any of those name sure trump Obama. I know its not saying much, but its the truth. It just shows the sad state that America is in. We have idiots on both sides of the aisle. We have a President that was elected because of his skin color(Face it…if the guy was white, he would have been bounced out in the Iowa Dem. Primary) and we have people on the right that equally as bad. To show how bad this country has gotten politically, look at the names of the people we have gotten to vote for in the general elections since Bush 1…..Clinton, Dole, GWB, Kerry, Gore, Obama, McCain. Not a single one of them was a good option. And now, what do we have? The other clinton who is probably more dangerous than the 1st one, Palin who is probably more retarded than Granny, and Obama again. I wish Christie from NJ would run. I like his style and his no-nonsense BS.

obama's fault

June 25th, 2010
2:52 pm

Yeah Granny, you are great. I great big pile of …………….