McConnell’s bid to block reform falls short

With the Senate opening debate any minute now on Wall Street financial reform, the effort by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to halt that reform has officially failed.

You can read more about that failure here, from Jamie Dupree.

Or, if you’d prefer, we’ve got a short video depiction of McConnell’s flying leap, complete with empty-handed outcome.

156 comments Add your comment

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
12:29 pm

Thank gawd, a new thread.

(The entire BP cluster____ is starting to bring me down. I can’t even imagine the horrific pictures coming soon.)

McConnell is a relic. As are most of his compadres in DC…

FrankLeeDarling

April 29th, 2010
12:33 pm

fleece the crooks before they fleece you

TaxPayer

April 29th, 2010
12:36 pm

If Mitch took a flying leap off a cliff and took his party remnants with him, the world would just be a better place.

Normal

April 29th, 2010
12:36 pm

McConnel suxs so much, he should be down there helping get up the slick…

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:38 pm

“If Mitch took a flying leap off a cliff and took his party remnants with him, the world would just be a better place.”

Except they would leave taxpayer’s the bill for cleanup.

Peadawg

April 29th, 2010
12:39 pm

“If Mitch took a flying leap off a cliff and took his party remnants with him, the world would just be a better place.”

Atleast take Pelosi!!!!!

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:40 pm

Elizabeth Warren nails it, as usual:

“Everyone in Washington claims to be on the side of families and to support reform. But the test is who votes to paper over problems with another regulatory system designed to fail and who votes for real Wall Street accountability even if it means that some donors will be disappointed.

I’m tired of hearing politicians claim to support families and, at the same time, vote with the big banks on the most important financial reform package in generations. I’m deep-down tired of it.”

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
12:42 pm

Kentucky’s two abysmal joke for senators are on par with ours.

Why do the southern states have such losers in the US Congress?

Oh yeah…

Scout

April 29th, 2010
12:43 pm

Since when does the word “reform” automatically mean good? The Communists used “re-education” camps to “reform” wayward citizens.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:44 pm

“Asked if she thought Republicans such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Richard Shelby of Alabama are trying to protect families from predatory lenders, Warren let loose.

“It isn’t possible to protect families and at the same time to paper over the sorts of problems that led to the crisis with just another system that is designed to fail,” she said of the duo leading the GOP effort against the consumer agency. “The time has come for choosing.”

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:44 pm

“Everyone in Washington claims to be on the side of families and to support reform. But the test is who votes to paper over problems with another regulatory system designed to fail and who votes for real Wall Street accountability even if it means that some donors will be disappointed.”

mmmm hmmm….like she is gonan do anything about it.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:47 pm

In a followup story after launching her PMS rant on the collegues. Ms Warren broke down in tears and while flittering thru her purse was heard to say “OH DAMNIT, I ve forgot to bring my light days oval pads. Those republicans are gonna pay”.

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
12:47 pm

OMG! That was the funniest video eveh! Where do you people find these things?

That dragon fly is looking down thinking, “Yeah, suck on this. Heh!”

Anywho….jewcowboy left you message downstairs – some story.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:47 pm

Outhouse GoKart,

“mmmm hmmm….like she is gonan do anything about it.”

Perhaps…

http://www.newsweek.com/id/237049

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

Scout…isnt that what they do in POW camps? Re-educate, reform…

Paul

April 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

Now we finally get to see if Republicans really do have proposals to make things tougher on Wall Street.

Also read the rank and file were getting fed up with the leadership. ’bout time.

AmVet

parting comment for you downstairs – courtesy MAD.

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

That frog was so sure he was gonna get that dragonfly that he even stuffed his empty hands in his mouth. I’ll remember that forever.

Whacks Eloquent

April 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

Could it be that Harry Reid secretly hoped they would keep up the filibusters? I mean, it’s not an issue that looks really good to conservative or liberal voters, if the GOP gets painted as supporting Wall Street carte blanche. Some of them may want to, personally I think some regulation is needed. But then again I am not GOP. But the hopes of liberals railing on this subject come election time just got deflated a lot since the GOP has backed down. Conservatives would fare much better shifting the focus immigration, the current hot topic, and of course general disgruntlement over massive government expansion and intrusion.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:49 pm

The only thing thats gonna happen is the champions of finance reform will be lining their pockets. Much like Al Goron attempted to do when he invented the internet, global climate change and carbon credits…LOL.

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

Paul,

“Now we finally get to see if Republicans really do have proposals to make things tougher on Wall Street.”

Or if, again, they are blowing smoke out their ass. If they do have a proposal, do you think it’ll all be in pictures? I hope so, and I hope it includes Mr. Frog ^^^^.

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

“I’m tired of hearing politicians claim to support families and, at the same time, vote with the big banks on the most important financial reform package in generations. I’m deep-down tired of it.”

Think of the big corporations as “your family” that will help it go down… After all the politicians think of the corporations and lobbiests as thier family, incestuous and so rife with inter-family marriages and inbreeding we now have obvious defects, but family nonetheless…

Does that make you feel better?

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

“…who votes for real Wall Street accountability…”

OGK, I don’t believe ONE of our 50 US Senators has the moral courage or intellectual insight to advocate for the necessary changes.

Not one…

Another aspirin for the Wall Street cancer is all we are going to see…

Jackie

April 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

Communism allows a speaker to say anything without being held accountable. Democracy gets a chance to vote to demand the speaker be held accountable for their words.

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
12:51 pm

But what about Social Security?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

April 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

Well, I’m sick and tired of Bookman dragging down a fine man like Sen. McConnell. Here’s a guy with big handicaps that went far. He’s got no chin and was born with a frog’s eyes. But he went all the way to the top of the Senate Republicans. They played dirty, the librul Democrats did. When they brought out the cots and said they were going to be up all night, he didn’t have a choice but to knuckle under. People with eyes that big need their sleep just to rest them.

Anyhow, now the Dems are going to mess with Trickle Down. By the time they’re finished, Wall Street won’t hardly make any money at all. And sooner or later that’s going to Trickle Down to the point that people won’t buy as much beer and my 401k stocks will loose money.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

“Communism allows a speaker to say anything without being held accountable. ”

Product of the GA school systems?

Communism most certainly does not allow a speaker to say anything they want…

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:53 pm

Agreed Amvet…they are all crooks. Except for the once Proud Prez Richard Millhouse Nixon. He even stood up and said it “I am not a crook”.

At least he was willing to tell us so and admit he wasnt a crook!! ;)

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
12:54 pm

OGK and other Gore haters.

So I presume you’d agree that Cap & Trade needs to be replaced with a revenue neutral Carbon Tax?

No hold on there a minute AmVet!!!

We’re not serious about addressing this problem! Hell we want you to believe it’s not even a problem!

We just wanna sound like we are and get away with doing as little as possible. Ideally nothing…

Jackie

April 29th, 2010
12:55 pm

@Rightwing Troll

You should learn to read with comprehension.

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

Who could have guessed that in comparison to his successors Tricky Dick would actually look good as a Republican president!

(But the REAL shocker is how DickHead made Spiro look like the best GOP VP evah!)

Whacks Eloquent

April 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

AmVet,
But what about the other 50? :-)
I hear what you are saying – I don’t believe in politicians either! But their affair with Wall Street has been long and torrid…

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

Rightwing Troll,

“Does that make you feel better?”

No…it reminds me of the X-files episode from Season 4 called “Home.”

Creepy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-p83MR9TK0

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

Cap and trade is just a scam to soak the industrialzed nations and funnel cash to the third world. Its a UN tax.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
12:58 pm

Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it) ,

“Here’s a guy with big handicaps that went far. He’s got no chin and was born with a frog’s eyes.”

Thanks for the giggle…that was very funny. :)

TM

April 29th, 2010
12:58 pm

No one expected McConnell to continue through the weekend, he has to go back home and attend the Derby on Saturday!!

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:00 pm

Perhaps Obama and Co will enact the VAT. Revenue increase are a must now that the deficit has been blown thru the ceiling via ObamaCare.

Obama is like the rogue firechief…always setting fires then expecting everyone to assist him in extinguishing.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:01 pm

Sunday is Mint Julip Sunday?

AmVet

April 29th, 2010
1:01 pm

Jeez, whacks! That must have been my version of the 57 states!!! (Either that or subconsciously I’m thinking that maybe we should change the US Constitution to have just 50 screw ups in that chamber instead of 100!)

OK, guys.

Gotta go and be a good little capitalist and help pay for the Gulf clean up…

See y’all later.

Soothsayer

April 29th, 2010
1:03 pm

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:07 pm

“[GA]Senate passes measure to allow drivers to keep road kill”

Is that what is in the Transportation bill? ;)

Mick

April 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

**Communism allows a speaker to say anything without being held accountable**

Doe’s that include republicans?

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:11 pm

“There were others that thought they could get away with voting for the overall reform package while doing everything they could behind the scenes to hold water for the big banks and earn all those campaign contributions. We’re about to find out if any senators want to play those games.” ~ Elizabeth Warren

Bingo!

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
1:11 pm

Yah, up until now all GA Deer had microchips implanted in thier genital areas so if they got hit and killed on a GA road they could be tracked to the home of anybody who threw the carcass in the trunk and went home for some venison stew, and Obama could levy the appropriate cap n trade tax… It’s been a HUGE problem here in GA for decades, and sadly Sonny’s GO FISH program didn’t go far enough to address this serious issue…

jefferson

April 29th, 2010
1:13 pm

Some claim Hawaii is not a state. Why not just make Mexico a state ?

Normal

April 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

jefferson

April 29th, 2010
1:13 pm

Only if they legalize drugs…

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

“Since when does the word “reform” automatically mean good? ”

Since when does the word “reform” automatically mean bad?

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

Paul,

A fedora from Harrods? Impressive. I remember the one and only time I was in Harrods – many years ago – looking around thinking – “this is the coolest place I’ve ever been – even Disney World”

Jackie

April 29th, 2010
1:26 pm

@Mick

The Repub voters enable this fraud to be perpetuated on the citizens. The politicians know they can get away with outrageous behavior because they will be voted back into office by those that do not comprehend the problem(s).

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:31 pm

Hope and Change.

I hope by sitting on the couch and doing nothing except crying, that someone will bring me a cheese sandwich cuz that would be a change.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

My portfolio has skyrocketed. Everything is A-OK with me. Dump your broker and fly solo.

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

More like, I hope nothing else in the world will change, because I like it here in 1955…

Whacks Eloquent

April 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

Jackie,

The Republican voters are just as much citizens as you are. And both parties get enabling from mindless sycophants. The 30% that always vote GOP and the 30% that always vote Democrat do not think, they just show up and vote. It is the remaining 40% that determines the direction of the vote each time, and that’s why so many politicians pander to the center. But every once in a while you have to placate the base so they don’t get complacent and stay home. That is what happened to the GOP in 2006 and 2008, they were so irresponsible and did not make any efforts to appease their base, so the voters stayed home and let them get voted out.

In 2010 those bench-warmers are riled up and ready to vote again. It all hinges on how many of the Democrat benchers the President can get to come out and vote to balance it. Even then there may not be a chance, as independents at this point certainly seem to be leaning more to the right (or anti-incumbent), though Dems may make some gains in GOP strongholds like Georgia.

Gale

April 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

Outhouse GoKart
April 29th, 2010
12:47 pm
I was going to complain about your sexist comment, but I decided Redneck evened out the score with his frog eyes comment. But your comment was still uncalled for and sexist. Ok, I couldn’t stop myself from a complaint/

Kamchak

April 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

More like, I hope nothing else in the world will change, because I like it here in 1955…

JUNE: Ward, there’s something wrong with the Beaver.

Southern Comfort

April 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

One man’s Grand Stand can be another’s Grand Fall. If there is to be this great sweep by the GOP, they can’t be perceived by the general population as siding with the very banks who are being accused of causing the financial problems we’re all suffering through.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

Whacks Eloquent,

“The 30% that always vote GOP and the 30% that always vote Democrat do not think, they just show up and vote. ”

Or they do think, but THINK the other side is wrong… ;)

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Gale,

“But your comment was still uncalled for and sexist”

“that someone will bring me a cheese sandwich cuz that would be a change.”

Outhouse GoKart didn’t write a woman…he wrote someone..I would like someone to bring me a cheese sandwich too, I am I sexist?

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

my 1.44,

Sheesh, first I agree with Scalia, and now I come to the defense of Outhouse GoKart.

I think I see the second horseman…

Whacks Eloquent

April 29th, 2010
1:46 pm

Southern Comfort

April 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

jcb

Gale was referring to OGK’s comment at 12:47 about Elizabeth Warren.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Southern Comfort,

“Gale was referring to OGK’s comment at 12:47 about Elizabeth Warren.”

Weird…I don’t see anything @ 12.47…just comment by Bosch and me. What else am I missing?

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Sexist comment…LOL. Uncalled for…LOLOL!

Was it the light days oval pads thing? Perhaps feminine hygiene products is better?

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

“I think I see the second horseman…”

LOL…two worlds collide…

Southern Comfort

April 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

jcb

His post shows up before Bosch’s.

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
1:59 pm

Uh oh JC,
You know what this means…. Jay is planting messages in peoples brains and laptops again, because you know he can watch you while you type your messages on his blog… that and microchips in your genital area…

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

If she’d been at home cooking eggs and submitting to her man, she wouldn’t have been out there making public comments to be misconstrued… obviously she wanted it…

NowReally

April 29th, 2010
2:02 pm

Listening to Richard Shelby of Alabama is making me tone deaf. This guy is 100% against consumer protection in the financial reform bill. Why are the republicans always against anyting that will protect the consumers?

Normal

April 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

NowReally

April 29th, 2010
2:02 pm

Consumer protection won’t line his pockets…

Mick

April 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

OGK

See I told you obama’s got this, my 401 has skyrocketed also. Now if it can only keep on keepin on..

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Southern Comfort,

“His post shows up before Bosch’s.”

Still not there…this site is so wonky. Though I do see Outhouse GoKart ’s post at 1.54, and if it has anything to do with that, a retraction of my 1.44 and 1.45 are probably in order.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

Good point Troll. This Warren lady has caused quite a stir here today on the Bookman blog. My guess is Ms Warren could be quite the happy homemaker should she stay where she belongs.

IC Atlanta

April 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

You do realize that it will almost be impossible for any startup to raise cash from angel investors – kiss the economy and innovation goodbye. Most of the tech and bio companies that started in the past 25 years started with angel investors that would not fit under the new profile of a qualified investor.

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

Rightwing Troll,

“Jay is planting messages in peoples brains and laptops again, because you know he can watch you while you type your messages on his blog… ”

But I can’t see what other people type :(

“that and microchips in your genital area…”

Eekkks!

getalife

April 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

Blanche is selling it now.

BS.

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
2:09 pm

Lets hope so Mick! Dont care the reason cuz Im in it for one thing and thats MO MONEY MO MONEY MO MONEY…sorry for the outburst, its just the capitalist in me. :(

Mick

April 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

IC Atlanta

These guys should then be looking for the devil investors – they can make products out of nothing and sell for a profit.

Normal

April 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

getalife

April 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

They put Chambliss in charge of regulating.

Ha!

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Perhaps Ms Warren might call to order a Congressional Prayer breakfast of sorts? Her and Ms Boxer, Ms Waters and a few of the other Congressional womens cauka-teers could dawn their aprons, break out the frying pans and waffle irons and whip up a nice meal for the CongressMEN.

Then have one of the CongressMEN, Men,cuz we know women cant be ministers as its unGodly and blasphemous, give a sermon, have a word of prayer then have the women do the dishes while the men-folk get on with business.

TM

April 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

People are worried about Arizona arresting people for no reason what about the feds:

“A federal judge challenged prosecutors Wednesday to show that nine members of a Michigan militia accused of plotting war against the government had done more than just talk and should remain locked up. . . . Roberts pressed that point more than once as Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet argued in favor of keeping the nine in jail. The judge suggested she didn’t hear or read in the transcripts any indication that violence was imminent. ‘Mere presence where a crime may be planned is not a crime. … How does this add up to seditious conspiracy?’ Roberts said.”

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

Gale,

I owe you an apology…I can see the post at 12.47 on my blackberry browser. I should have known Outhouse GoKart can’t be trusted.

NowReally

April 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

If it’s a good product or service, you will always find someone or a group of people who are willing to invest. I’m not rich, but I would love to get in on a really good investment opportunity.

It use to be that way, when people like myself could get in on the ground level of a new opportunity. Now, it’s only the already Millionaire crowd.

HDB

April 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

IC Atlanta

April 29th, 2010
2:08 pm
You do realize that it will almost be impossible for any startup to raise cash from angel investors – kiss the economy and innovation goodbye. Most of the tech and bio companies that started in the past 25 years started with angel investors that would not fit under the new profile of a qualified investor.

Pessimistic, aren’t you!!?? A good idea will ALWAYS find the money….and sometimes, the money finds it!!

NowReally

April 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

TM – the feds had a reason for arresting these people. They had taped conversations and an inside man, what more do you want? Should they have waited until they killed a few policemen?

The feds didn’t arrest them because they looked like a Hutaree.

TaxPayer

April 29th, 2010
2:36 pm

I was kinda sorta hopin’ that Jay was gonna show up late today, due to his hangover from tryin’ to tune out Ralston, and tell us all a true story about how Ralston pulled the wool over on everyone by makin’ them think that he’s different from his fellow Republicans. That he’s got real fambly values. Then again, I just weren’t meant to have that good laugh today, was I. Anyway, I had to settle for makin’ my own funnies today although thomas was good for one when he proclaimed that he had to educate me because I was bein’ a “smart @ss”. I just didn’t have the heart to tell him that his line would have been more convincin’ ifin he’d done gone and said that it was ’cause I was bein’ a “dumb @ss”. Oh well. It’s not like I have ever declared myself to be a card carrying member of any political persuasion so it’s a mute point.

By the way, how did Mitch get transformed into a frog. I thought he was a TURTLE!

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
2:40 pm

No you’re getting confused, it’s W that was the post turtle…look it up

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

April 29th, 2010
2:47 pm

Well, I still don’t see nothing that Outhouse said that’s out of line. Anyhow, if it’ll make the women feel better, I’ll take back my frog eye comment. They’re more like goggles, to tell the truth. It’s sort of like a man wearing glasses and then putting on another pair of glasses.

Carry on, everybody. And be nice.

theyeshaveit

April 29th, 2010
2:51 pm

AmVet said, “Who could have guessed that in comparison to his successors Tricky Dick would actually look good as a Republican president!”

I am somehow reminded of a graffiti message that I saw during my college days at a certain public university. There, right above the urinal, was the message, “Why change Dicks in the middle of a good f**k?”

Outhouse GoKart

April 29th, 2010
2:52 pm

“It use to be that way, when people like myself could get in on the ground level of a new opportunity. Now, it’s only the already Millionaire crowd”

Wow…thats one of the best excuses I yet to hear. Ever think of creating the ground floor opportunity?

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
2:54 pm

Well, Congress has done something positive:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126371905&sc=fb&cc=fp

As someone who used to fly quite a bit for work, and has sat on a plane for 4 hours in ground stop, I would rather the airline cancel my flight before I boarded the plane rather than keep me prisoner for 4 hours, and then cancel my flight.

TM

April 29th, 2010
2:56 pm

NowReally:
According to the newpaper reporting, what the Fed said they had when they arrested them and what the transcripts the judge has reviewed appear to be two different things. If they had evidence that a violent act was about to happen I agree with their actions. But all nine have been locked up for over a month and the feds have not produced anything to convince the judge that violence was imminent. I not a supporter of what they think, but something just doesn’t smell right regarding the reporting we are reading.

theyeshaveit

April 29th, 2010
2:57 pm

TM said, “No one expected McConnell to continue through the weekend, he has to go back home and attend the Derby on Saturday!!”

Oh, is he running? ;-)

HDB

April 29th, 2010
3:05 pm

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
2:54 pm
As someone who used to fly quite a bit for work, and has sat on a plane for 4 hours in ground stop, I would rather the airline cancel my flight before I boarded the plane rather than keep me prisoner for 4 hours, and then cancel my flight.

Hey, JC…you should’ve heard Neil Boortz rail against this today….he was crying about how this would hurt the carriers…and the travelling public! Having worked for 3 carriers (UA/NW/DL) – I learned that passengers who know the system will find a way to get moving…and those that don’t will sit and wait!!

HDB

April 29th, 2010
3:05 pm

theyeshaveit

April 29th, 2010
2:57 pm
TM said, “No one expected McConnell to continue through the weekend, he has to go back home and attend the Derby on Saturday!!”

Oh, is he running?

…or was he just going home for dinner??? :)

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
3:12 pm

This is about the boringest thread evah!!

TaxPayer

April 29th, 2010
3:23 pm

This is about the boringest thread evah!!

You could start posting turtle pictures.

@@

April 29th, 2010
3:24 pm

Somebody over at Jamie Dupree’s put up this link. Long, but interesting.

A history of derivatives.

But that’s not really what caught my eye…toggling around, at that same link, there was this piece on The U.N. Approval Process for Carbon Offsets within which I found this:

A conflict of interest exists between DOEs and offset project developers similar to the conflict of interest that existed between the bankers and the credit ratings agencies when it came to credit derivatives during the recent Wall Street financial crisis.

The U.N. has certified twenty-six firms worldwide as Designated Operational Entities (DOEs) to “validate” the promises of emissions reducers and then to “verify,” often years later, that those reductions actually occurred. SGS is one of two companies that dominate the carbon-validation business.

Venturing out on my own, I run across these:

SGS and Halliburton Sign Joint Agreement to Provide Reservoir Fluid Analysis Solutions for the Energy Industry.

AND

The Clean Energy Revoluion: It’s Time to Deregulate the Energy Industry
Cameron Brooks, a vice president at Renewable Choice Energy, discusses why it’s time to deregulate the energy market.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to figure out what their mission is.

Just thought I’d make your heads’ spin.

Bosch

April 29th, 2010
3:24 pm

Taxpayer,

Funny. I never really thought about it – but there is some resemblance!!

Rightwing Troll

April 29th, 2010
3:26 pm

Couple things bout the Michigan Militia:

That judge is a damn activist judge appointed by none other than Slick Willie hisself… how bout that, a dem appointed judge standing up for constitutional rights, there’s some good activism for ya. Of course the wingnuts will never stand up and speak well of her because she’s a Clinton appointee…

And, have you seen pics of the Michigan 9? They need to stay behind bars based on thier looks alone… I mean if we can now stop and arrest folks in Arizona for looking different, then certainly these yahoos can be locked up indefinitelty for looking retarded and psycho…

jewcowboy

April 29th, 2010
3:27 pm

HDB,

“learned that passengers who know the system will find a way to get moving…and those that don’t will sit and wait!!”

That is true, with the exception of when you are already on the plane with doors closed. Then you are at the mercy of the airline. The only thing one can do then is hope you’ve booked business or first class. ;)