Sunday, September 2, 2012

RANDOM SHOTS! I'm Sick Of Obama and Democrats Blaming Bush, Obama Angry With America, ICE Chief Resigns, and More!


FIRST SHOT!

I'm Sick And Tired Of Obama and Democrats Blaming Bush!

Yes, I'm sick and tired of the Obama lie about who is really responsible for the housing crisis in 2008 which brought many economic problems.  

Like others, I'm sick and tired of the excuses and outright lies!

President Obama opened up a new line of attack Saturday against Mitt Romney, accusing his Republican presidential rival of retreating to policies from the "last century" and "sticking it" to the middle class.

It seems that Obama is just so full of himself. The joke is that he thinks people still believe him. He really thinks that we the American people are stupid and that we can't see that he is the one that has been "screwing" the entire country.

He really believes that people don't know what he's done. All the money spent or given to friends, campaign donors, political allies, the liberal media, and on a political agenda contrary to what our country needs.

He says things like Republicans are out of touch or sticking it to the middle class, yet he's one to talk.

It was the Democrat control of the last Congress and the present Senate, along with Obama who are responsible for the mess we are in today.

That seems to be a huge fact they seem to waltz around and duck whenever questioned about who has really screwed the economy during the last 4 years.

Note to President Obama, George W. Bush hasn't made a decision in the White House as president since January 20th, 2009.

Some folks seem to conveniently forget that Obama assumed power, though not responsibility, in January of 2009. Fact is that the Democrats assumed power of the entire Congress, both halves - the Senate and the House, 2 years before George W. Bush left office.

They seem to forget that they were the chairmen of the Senate and House Committees that oversee our nation's financial institutions. They also seem to forget statements like:

Barney Frank (D-MA) stated, “I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and can withstand some of the disastrous scenarios. And even if there were a problem, the federal government doesn’t bail them out.”

Maxine Waters (D-CA): “nearly a dozen hearings where, frankly, we were trying to fix something that wasn’t broke… In fact, the GSEs (Fannie, Freddie) have exceeded their housing goals. What we need to do today is to focus on the regulator, and this must be done in a manner so as not to impede their affordable housing mission – a mission that has seen innovation flourish, from desktop underwriting (no formal analysis) to 100% loans (no collateral).”

Former President Bill Clinton (D-AR), September 25, 2008, said, “I think that the responsibility that the Democrats had may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress, or by me when I was President, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

Artur Davis (D-AL) stated "Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable home ownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.” (September 30, 2008)

So who does Freddie and Fannie come under? They come under the GSE.

The GSE (Government-Sponsored Enterprise) is a government institution in charge of regulating privately held corporations with public purposes that were created by the U.S. Congress for the purpose of reducing the cost of capital for certain borrowing sectors of the economy. Members of these sectors include students, farmers and homeowners.

Congress chartered Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) to improve the workings of credit markets.
What exactly is a Government-Sponsored Enterprise?

A number of organizations fall between the categories of private sector and governmental entities. One type of quasi-governmental organization is the "Government-Sponsored Enterprise" (GSE).

For the purpose of budgetary treatment, Congress has defined the term “government-sponsored enterprise” in the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990 to refer to a corporate entity created by a law of the United States.

17 times, that the number of times that President Bush called on Congress to regulate GSEs.

On September 11, 2003, President Bush sent Congress a sweeping GSE regulation proposal. That was the first of what U.S. News & World Report counted was 17 times President Bush would call on Congress to regulate GSEs.

Bush's proposed regulations would have averted the worst national crisis since 9/11 - that is, if they had been enacted.

Let’s let The New York Times tell the story, as it reported the day of the White House proposal:

"The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry. The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios. The plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — which together have issued more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt — is broken."

So where does the blame really fall? Well, here is an example of who is to blame.

Does anyone remember Harry Reid's (D-NV) statement pertaining to Bush's constant push to fix things? Reid stated, this Congress will not do anything to help make the Bush administration a success!

As I see it, Reid's statement was a perfect example of what was going on. Because of their hatred for Bush, Democrats refused to take action. They let the nation suffer the effects of their animosity toward Bush.

So yes, it is convenient to say it is Bush's fault - even when they know damn well that it wasn't.

The fact is that the Democrats were in charge of the purse and the committees they chaired from January of 2007 to 2010 when the Republicans took control of half of Congress - the House.

It is convenient to spread the lie that it's all Bush's fault when the Democrats have been in control of the Senate since 2007 - yes, almost 7 years come January.

It is purely amazing that after almost 4 years, Obama still hasn't assumed responsibility for what the president does. Proof is that after almost 4 years, he is still saying it is Bush's fault even when it's just a lie and he knows it.

Obama's attitude is the truth be damned! But of course, I wouldn't expect anything different from a lawyer, a liberal, and a man who has never worked a day in the private sector.

SECOND SHOT!

Obama Accuses Romney & Republican Party Of Offering Outdated Ideas

When I first read the title of this story, I automatically figured the outdated ideas that Obama is against are "freedom, liberty, and independence."

And yes, I wasn't too far off.

Obama addressed a crowd at a campaign event Saturday afternoon in Iowa, and said of Romney, ""Despite all the challenges that we face in this new century, what they offered over those three days was, more often than not, an agenda that was better suited for the last century. It was a rerun. We'd seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV."

That's when I realized what he was talking about. That's when I realized what he calls "outdated."
I believe Obama is upset over Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Clint Eastwood, and the rest of the nation wanting to return America to the basic American ideals and values that made us a great nation.

American ideals and values bother Obama, but I say tough shit!

Americans should take pride in that fact that we still believe in American values such as "Freedom, Individual Liberty, Independence, Opportunity, Rights, Democracy, and Equality."

These are American ideals that we Conservatives and Republicans are not willing to let die. they are at the core of our beliefs as a nation. And like it or not, Obama cannot destroy them. He may try, but he is not strong enough.

We the people are right not fighting to preserve these ideals, and we will not settle on losing any one of them!

THIRD SHOT!

Yahoo News Fires Its Reporter & Apologizes To Romney Over "Black People Drowning" Remark

If you haven't heard, on August 29th, Yahoo News' Washington Bureau Chief was fired last Wednesday after he was caught on a hot mic joking that Republicans are "happy to have a party while black people drown."

No kidding, that's right, caught in the act! Liberal bias in the media caught first hand and unedited.

The comment was made by David Chalian during live coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and was an apparent reference to the convention getting underway while a tropical storm-turned-hurricane was headed toward the Gulf Coast.

"They are happy to have a party with black people drowning," said a voice off-camera, later identified as David Chalian , as video of the Romneys played on screen. Other people could be heard laughing at the comment.

A Yahoo spokesperson confirmed that David Chalian was let go, and said the company has apologized to Romney and his staff.

"David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Chalian posted his own apology later Wednesday on Twitter: "I am profoundly sorry for making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke."

Chalian used to work for ABC before moving on to serve as the political director at "PBS NewsHour" and eventually work for Yahoo News.

He appeared to still be employed by the company as of Wednesday morning, having posted on his Facebook page about a "great conversation" he had with Romney's "campaign brass" in Tampa.

Who knows, we may find him working along side Chris Matthews who is so far left that even the Communist Party thinks he's a radical. If Chalian really thinks that all he said was "an inappropriate and thoughtless joke" then he certainly qualifies to work at MSNBC with all of the other Conservative haters.

FOURTH SHOT!

ICE Chief Of Staff Suzanne Barr Resigns After Lewd Conduct

A top official at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has resigned following allegations by several subordinates of lewd behavior. Yes, lewd behavior. And yes, she is a women.

ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr submitted her resignation in a letter to ICE Director John Morton. She rejected the allegations against her as "unfounded" but said she didn't want to distract from the agency's mission.

"In recent weeks, I have been the focus of unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation, but of greater concern however, is the threat these allegations represent to the reputation of this agency and the men and women who proudly serve their country by advancing ICE's mission," Barr wrote.

"As such, I feel it is incumbent upon me to take every step necessary to prevent further harm to the agency and to prevent this from further distracting from our critical work. Therefore, it is with great regret that I submit my resignation as Chief of Staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement."

The resignation comes nearly three weeks after Barr went on leave over the allegations. The questions about Barr's conduct were first raised in a lawsuit filed by an ICE official against Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano -- the lawsuit, which alleged discrimination and retaliation, listed among the complaints that Barr cultivated a "frat-house"-style work environment.

That accusation was supplemented by two affidavits recounting incidents allegedly involving Barr in 2009.

In the affidavits, one of the ICE employees claimed that in October 2009, while in a discussion about Halloween plans, the individual witnessed Barr turn to a senior ICE employee and say: "You a sexy" (expletive deleted).

"She then looked at his crotch and asked, 'How long is it anyway?'" according to the affidavit.

"Several employees laughed nervously," the affidavit said. The names of the workers making the claims were redacted.

The other account recalled a trip to Colombia in late 2009, attended by Morton, Barr and Ray Parmer, who is ICE special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

The account said Parmer and Barr were "drinking heavily" at the house of the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy there. It said Parmer took the BlackBerry of another employee, Peter Vincent, and sent "lewd messages" to Barr.

The affidavit went on to say: "During this party, Suzanne Barr approached me and offered to" perform oral sex.

In her letter to Morton, Barr defended herself and said the accusations are not true.

"With time I am confident that the truth will prevail. The allegations against me are unfounded and without any merit, and I am confident that my reputation will be restored," she wrote. "I am equally confident that the agency will continue to flourish and grow. The men and women who risk their lives will continue to enjoy great success and I hope that my resignation will allow them to again focus on that which is most important."

Morris Fischer, the attorney representing the ICE official who is suing DHS, said to Fox News, "We are obviously very pleased with the agency's first step in rectifying this situation by accepting Ms. Barr's resignation. Now is the time for the agency to move forward and make restitution to the individuals harmed."

Before joining ICE in January 2009, Barr worked under Napolitano while she was governor of Arizona, serving as director of legislative affairs.

This sort of behavior is pure bullshit. It  should not be taking place - period, not if ands or buts. Chief or woman or what, it doesn't matter, its not supposed to take place in the private sector - and it sure as hell shouldn't be taking place in our government agencies.

This attitude that that are government employees and subsequently think they are above being fired has to stop! There are a lot of people out of work who would love to have a good paying job. I think layoff in ICE as well as other government agencies like the party crowd at the GSA should take place.

Republican lawmakers have taken a keen interest in the case, questioning what it says about the culture at ICE and DHS.
"The resignation of Suzanne Barr raises the most serious questions about management practices and personnel policies at the Department of Homeland Security," House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., said in a statement.

He said his committee would "intensify" its review of the case and "DHS personnel practices across the board."

LAST SHOT!

What Are Good Work Ethics?

To answer an e-mail that I received. It asked me what are good work ethics?

Well, I believe my parents and grandparents set a good example for me to follow. They were all hard working, honest, dedicated to what they did for a living. Over the years, I've tried to follow that example.

During good economic times, when jobs are plentiful, there are more choices and people have a tendency to become complacent with their jobs - almost of if thinking that their performance doesn't matter because they can always find another job.

Complacency is not a good thing at any time. It shows a lack of pride in one's work and one's self.

I found that in hard times, I had to take some jobs that I really didn't want. But nevertheless, I was happy because it was work.

During those times, I gave it 100% of myself in the very same way that I would if it were any other job.

I also found that there are jobs that you might not have a real passion for. In those cases I found myself sinking myself into the work projects even more so, until surprisingly it became my passion.

Hard times have less options and call for one to sometimes lower their expectation to be able to find work. Until I gained the skills needed to market myself better, I found that I took a lot of jobs simply to put food on the table.

My grandfather taught me to be flexible that way - understanding that taking what you need might not mean taking what you want - but you and your family won't go hungry.

The short version of good work ethics is be on time and give 100%!

But honestly, good work ethics includes a little more than that these days. For example, one should:
  • be on time for work, nothing ruins a reputation than being late or missing days;
  • have a positive attitude with what co-workers and your job or projects;
  • go the extra mile to get things done even when its one of those days and you don't feel up to par,
  • be a team player and excel by creating a work environment where great teamwork can flourish,
  • have the capacity to support and encourage others;
  • maintain the best performance standards - take pride in your work;
  • be prepared to do your job to the best of your ability;
  • and of course, be an example by using skill, knowledge, professionalism, and resolve.
Remember that good work ethics are very catchy, they spread to others. Those who like and respect you will tend to follow your lead. And yes, even those who might not always have a great day - they too might be inspired to gain a work ethic that they just might be lacking.

My father used to say, when you've given your employer a good day's work - you can look them right in the eye on payday and not have to justify to anyone why your being paid. Give your all, and you will reap the rewards.

In my time, I've been kept on while others were laid off. And yes, I really believe it had everything to do with good work ethics that I learned at home.

Story by Tom Correa

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