Posted: 04 Oct 2008 01:00 PM CDT
In the 1990's, Barney Frank's efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae may have been a serious conflict of interest because his lover, Herb Moses, was an executive for Fannie Mae at the time Frank's was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie Mae.
Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s.
Read the whole thing. There needs to be some serious investigations on this matter.
No wonder Bill Clinton said "I think the responsibility that the Democrats have 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."
A little reminder of Bill O'Reilly blasting Barney Franks about his more recent incompetence.
Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:30 PM CDT
13 years to the day since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, O.J. has been found guilty of another crime which included armed robbery and kidnapping charges.
He will be sentenced on December 5, 2008 and could face life in prison. Simpson is 61 years old.
The case involved a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room confrontation over sports memorabilia. Simpson said the items had been stolen from him.
Defense attorney Yale Galanter says they will file for a new trial and appeal this decision.
More at CNN.
Posted: 04 Oct 2008 10:22 AM CDT
Sarah Palin released her tax records for the years of 2006 and 2007, showing her income, how much she paid in income taxes and she has given more to charity than Joe Biden's combined totals since 1998.
The Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin and her husband Todd, earned $166,080 in 2007 and paid out $24,738 in income taxes, which is in line with national averages at 14.9 percent of their income.
According to the Reuters report, the 14.9 percent paid as income tax is comparable to what "most Americans of their income level pay."
As reported by Associated Press, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden and his wife Jill, earned $319,853 in 2007 and paid $42,516 in federal taxes and another $10,912 in Delaware state taxes.
The article written by The Hill shows Palin donated $3,325 to charity in 2007 and $4,880 in 2006 when their combined income was $127,869.
Biden has donated a total of $3,690 to charities since 1998.
According to a USA Today report, the Bidens gave $995 in charitable donations last year, which was the highest amount donated for them in the last decade to which their average was $369 a year to charity, as per his tax records.
Over the decade, the Bidens reported a total of $3,690 in charitable donations, or 0.2% of their income.
The USA Today did receive an email from Biden spokesperson, David Wade, stating the Bidens "also contribute to their favorite causes with their time as well as their checkbooks."
Nationally, more than two-thirds of U.S. households reported giving to charity in 2004, with average contributions of $2,047 that year, according to a study released in January by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Those households who gave to charity averaged donations of about 3% of their income, says Patrick Rooney, the center's interim executive director.
The Obamas gave an average of 5.7 percent of their income in 2007.
John McCain gave over 24 percent of his income with his wife Cindy McCain, who files separately, giving 9.3 percent of her income to charity in 2006, her 2007 numbers have not been released.
Bottom line here is some talk the talk about giving and others actually walk the walk without the fanfare.
Posted: 04 Oct 2008 07:44 AM CDT
Real Clear Politics Poll 4 October 2008
Spread Obama +5.8
RCP National Average
Intrade Market Odds 65.6 33.7
RCP Electoral Count
No Toss Up States
Spread Obama +4.4
Despite Sarah Palin's stunning performance in the VP Debates, despite that fleeting sense of optimism and the re-energizing of the Republican base, the Obama train is barely delayed on its seemingly inevitable rush to the White House.
Despite these growing concerns of Barack Obama's dubious history:
Still More Questionable Obama Associations
From Susan Duclos' Wake Up America
Despite all of these damning revelations:
Why the Debates don't Matter
Despite all of the scandals: The Gwen Ifill Scandal and the Obama Democrats Contempt for America
Despite all of the accumulating danger signals: Obama's Endorsements From Our Enemies
Despite the incriminating disclosure of his secret attempts to manipulate our military in Iraq for his own personal political gain: Will the Most Damaging Obama Scandal of all be Buried Alive?
Despite his obvious contempt for justice: Obama's Gloves
And despite all of the logical projections of how an Obama presidency would almost certainly destroy America: Elect Obama, Destroy America the Obama train rolls on.
Don't you see? None of it matters. The jury has already made up its mind, they have already determined the verdict. They are burning with the hot flame of passionate righteousness. They are going to send a great message to the world. They are going to change the way this world sees us. They are going to embrace this new vision of America. An America no longer intolerant and racist, a less selfish America, more aware of the concerns of the world around us. An America contrite and humbled. This is their glowing vision of change. And nothing we can do or say will alter their fateful course. No arguments, no matter how convincing or logical, no accumulation of damaging evidence will sway them. America will, it seems, be inevitably diminished, and the world applauds. All of our impassioned entreaties have fallen on deaf ears.
Am I becoming a defeatist? I don't even know anymore. I am becoming numb and resigned to our fate, to our loss, to our demise. I am dumbfounded and I am angry.
Dammit America! What the hell are you doing to us?
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 05:55 PM CDT
Three separate parts of an interview between Sarah Palin and Carl Cameron of FOX News have been released, via YouTube.
Fox News also has an article discussing some of the content of the interview with Sarah Palin.
They discussed a mistake Palin says she made during the debate, they go over the fact that she had fun in last night's debate, annoyance with the media, her desire for the McCain campaign to not pull out of Michigan because she wants to go there and connect with Michigan voters, Supreme Court decisions, reading material, and more.
All in all, according to the Fox report, the Sarah from last night's debate was the Sarah they spoke to during the interview, referring to her as Sarah Barracuda.
Part one, YouTube URL here and video below.
Part Two, YouTube URL here and video below.
Part Three, YouTube URL here and video below.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:26 PM CDT
Rezko, Wright, Ayers, Meeks, Pfleger, ACORN....the lists go on and on and on and today reports show their is another person associated with Barack Obama who is now under investigation.
The FBI is investigating a former Illinois state senator who is a poker-playing buddy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
Exactly how connected is Barack Obama with Larry Walsh and Will County? Glad you asked!!!
Commentary has more information garnered from answer center, Barack Obama, under the header of "What earmarks has Senator Obama requested for fiscal years 2006 and 2007?"
And Barack Obama? Well he sure got a lot of earmarks in there for Will County, although we do not know whether these are the immediate concern of or related in any way to the investigation. In Obama's earmark disclosure you will find:
A little more history brought to you by Sun Times, South Town Star.
Exactly how many of these associations are going to be exposed, just to see the mainstream media deliberately try to ignore the amount of criminal and questionable characters that are friends and associates of Barack Obama?
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