UPDATE: Bob from BePo has posted the layoff list of city employees the city released today. See his post below. Thanks Bob. (You’re right. It sucks to lose your job.) I’m off to Captain’s Cove. Join us.
So, John “I’m for regulation when it’s convenient” McCain wants to suspend the campaign in the interest of the free world from a financial crisis he wants to grab by the neck and choke until it falls limp in his hands.
Here’s an idea: do a Noah’s Ark. Suspend your campaign for 40 more days and take your 9 houses, 13 cars and disingenuous crap with you. Take the Snow Queen with you too. Well, maybe leave the houses and cars for us. And the $15K each month campaign manager Rick Davis was pocketing from Freddie Mac. (And they put me in the joint for 10 months!)
Yes, in a matter of 10 days McCain went from “the fundamentals of the economy are strong” to “get me out of here.” Yes, the storm clouds are ready to drench McCain’s campaign. And the only reason we haven’t heard more about all the stupid stuff Joe Biden’s spewing on the stump is because of McCain’s gaffes. Will someone please stick a rag in Biden’s mouth! Maybe my girl Sarah won’t do so bad against Jammin’ Joe in the debate after all.
Biden: “It was huge for us when we purchased that land from the Russian Empire and made it a state in 1941.”
Sarah: “Joe, Alaska became a state in 1959.”
Biden: “How do you know. You were only five.”
Sarah: “I wasn’t born yet, Joe.”
Speaking of debates, I’m waiting for an update from the campaigns of Christopher Shays and opponent Jim Himes about their first battle royal. Also waiting for something on the State Senate race between Republican Rob Russo and Democrat Anthony Musto in what has emerged as the battle of doctors’ sons. Instead of getting the candidates together maybe we can get Doc Russo and Doc Musto together for a debate on the health care crisis.
Hope to see you all tonight at the OIB party, 5:30 at Captain’s Cove. Most of the Dems will be at Don Mario’s Democratic Town Committee picnic on the East Side. That’s okay, more for us. Make sure all of your back taxes are paid up. Wouldn’t want your car to get booted at the Cove by that new Nazi police VioAlert.
News release from Shays
In Case You Missed It:
Shays Praised for Bipartisan Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Oversight Effort
Washington , D.C. – Congressman Christopher Shays, (CT-4), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, was credited in 2002 for his bipartisan work with Congressman Ed Markey (MA-7) calling for oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Shays and Markey introduced H.R. 4071, the Uniformed Securities Disclosure Act, in the 107th Congress. The bill, which would have brought Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s registration and reporting requirements in line with all other publicly-traded companies, was praised in 2002 press reports. It would have increased transparency of the companies, thereby reducing systemic risk and enhancing investor protection — without compromising the housing mission of these two GSEs.
“Christopher Shays (R., Conn.) and Ed Markey (D., Mass.), for example, have introduced a bill to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities subject to SEC registration and disclosure. And at a recent House hearing, SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt argued that Fan and Fred ought to be subject to the same disclosure rules as other publicly traded companies. No doubt these folks will join us in monitoring what exactly Fannie does disclose down the road before we all jump for joy.” (Wall Street Journal, 4/2/2002)