According to the upcoming New York Times Magazine, during the time of the tough negotiations over executive compensation headed by pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, Wall Street had an ally - in both the Treasury Department and the New York Federal Reserve. No one fought harder, though, than CFO David Herzog, who threatened to leave the firm if he didn't get to keep his $1.5 million bonus. Time wrote, "No one at A.I.G. seemed to be embarrassed to argue that the chief financial officer of Wall Street's Titanic was irreplaceable." One interesting note - AIG's spent $3 million from taxpayers -- on two compensation consultants and two Wall Street firms to file their compensation proposal to Feinberg. These guys really are terrorists - they strap metaphorical explosives on themselves and threaten to blow up the economy if we don't give them what they want. They're terrorist bombers! And how they're saying "bend over and take it" to the Obama administration and Obama is asking them "How far?" And when your tax bill comes in April - about $700 for every man, woman, and child in America going to the banksters, they'll be asking us to bend over and smile.
In Strange News...Rush Limbaugh was rushed with chest pains to the very Honolulu Hospital that gave rise to the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy". Reports says he is resting comfortably and today informed his doctors he takes pain medication for back pain and would like some more - NOW! Quickly!!! Please????? And here you wondered why Rush was bouncing at CPAC and is constantly pulling his shirt away from his chest on his webcam. Just ask any junkie...
On September 9, 2001, I fell off a bridge while hiking in an early Colorado blizzard. A few days later, my tibia was screwed back together by an orthopedic doctor, and I was given a prescription for OxyContin to relieve the pain. After 5 days on this drug, I discovered why Rush is the way he is -- one of the side effects is severe constipation!
thom i remember you mention that you chanted nam myoho renge kyo back in your younger days. just want to let you know what a beautiful organization for peace the soka gakkai international has grown into . under the leadership of daisaku ikeda their are many people in a 192 countries and territories that practice nichren Buddhism. the great benefit I've gotten from chanting is the life condition of compassion and to fight injustice in society. there are a few websites you can look at for more information.www.sgi-usa.org www.sgiquarterly.org daisakuikeda.org ikedacenter.org
What a guy!
Thom is starting to use my language.
I call on all Progressives to 'unsubscribe' from Barack Obama email lists to send a strong message to the administration that we are paying attention to what is going on and do not agree with the healthcare bill being foisted on us from the senate. When you unsubscribe, you have the option to explain why you are unsubscribing. Be polite, respective and brief...... If enough of us take this action, we can send a chill through the spines (or what's left of it) within the administration....... Don't sit on the sidelines and complain... get active! :)