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Friday, January 21, 2011

COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN ENDS

I have decided to boycott the following enties:  COMCAST, MSNBC, NBC AND GE.  I have enjoyed watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann for a long time now, and seeing Keith Olbermann  leave so abruptly is upsetting to say the least.  Keith Olbermann had 2 years left on his contract and from all indications that I can surmise, it sounds as though he got the news that this was his last show part way through this final taping.  I sincerely hope that he finds a new show, and can keep his style of reporting and commentary, that has made him so popular in the msnbc lineup.  To:   MSNBC, NBC, GE AND COMCAST  I'm serious when I say that  I will be shouting from the mountain tops,  to try and get others to boycott your businesses as well.  Also to those entities: How dare you decide to break a contract with Keith just because Comcast has bought MSNBC.  I have never liked Comcast before and this has certainly not led me to like them now.  So to Comcast I say GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NEW POLITICAL REALITY pro union

  NEW POLITICAL REALITY

New faces in politics,
purposeful in their resolve.
To get rid of the unions once and for all.
...Can they make them dissolve?

Politicians in America say:
Labor in america. shall have power, no more.
We will make the laws to outlaw strikes,
and to reduce the ability of workers to have rights.

Union members,
here is your chance,
to fight for your rights,
will you take that stance?

Unions in America say:
We shall fight for our rights with grand resolve.
We shall stand very tall!
Political office holders, we can remove and dissolve!

                       by    L   Meyer

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Obama has done it again!

    President Obama has decided to promote Gene Sperling to be his head economic advisor.  He is a former Clinton economic advisor with, in my opinion, too close of ties to wall street, and specifically to Goldman Sachs( he made over $887,000.00 from Goldman Sachs in 2008). This is the second advisor President Obama has named this week.  Both men are definately wall street insiders, which make both picks very troubling. Considering all the problems wall street has foisted on the public at large, it is mystifying, to say the least, on why Obama keeps insisting that the very people who got us into this mess, are somehow, going to get us out of this mess they created. 
    Wall street is still taking home huge profits and bonuses at the expense of the rest of us.  They are still
using dirivatives to make bets on real estate mortgages failing, and taking home huge profits on those bets.  The people who are harmed the most are the home owners.  It doesn't matter if you are one who is being foreclosed upon, or if your the one who is under water on your mortgage, the result is similiar.  Both are  being harmed. 
    There are many banks out there who are supposed to be helping home owners stay in their homes. However, the hard truth of the matter is, that they make more money betting on those same owners going into foreclosure, than they would make if they actually helped them. I have heard of some people who have found that their local banks have signed up to be loan modifiers, but the banks don't actually even try to do so, because of the profits to be made on those home owners.  There is a sickness in the business community here in the United states, and that sickness is called GREED!
    William Daley is Obama's pick for chief of staff, yet another wall street insider, his job is supposed to be
to smooth things over between Obama and wall street as well as other business interests.  To my way of thinking, he is nothing more that a highly paid lobbiest, who has the presidents ear, and who can make life miserable for those of us on the lower rungs of society.  I don't hold out any real hope for him making things better. He, after all, comes into Washington D.C. with a ready made conflict of interest.  He holds considerable amounts of stock in J.P.Morgan which is yet another wall street behemoth. Daley's other job is to make Obama the perfect candidate for  re-election in 2012.  I personnally am not buying what he is selling.  Make no mistake, I do think Obama is a smart guy, but he is surrounding himself with wall street hacks, whose character and influence is immediately suspect.  I don't believe that the interests of average Americans are being served fairly by such people.
The Wall street reform law that was passed last year didn't go nearly far enough in regulating wall street or the big banks. If the congress had actually wanted to do the right thing, they would have re-instated  the Glass-Steigall Act and broken up the wall street banks.
       Obama did a good thing in Tucson, however the reality of the day,  is still going to win out over that feel good speech he made.