Mr. S., the main thing that I feel you got wrong was feeling the need to converse with someone whose best attributes appear to be egotism and incompetence. He (she?/it? ) appears to go downhill rapidly from there!
More congratulations on the not smoking than on the call. The stock price will inevitably get there sometime. But taking care of your health does not always go the way you want or expect. The results may not be what you want or you expect. But it's a step in the right direction. And, it also might give you a little money to expand on the BIHIAFAI program!
I'd expect Illinois to become more like New Jersey and Chicago more like Newark. And if they're lucky, they can have a RINO governor like Christie.
In addition to being completely and ineptly clueless as well as a bit brainwashed, it appears that you can't read either. What part of, "They bribed the politicians in more or less equal numbers. But, the dollars were about 2 to 1 in favor of the Democrats." did you fail to understand? The number of Republican and Democrats receiving those 'Campaign contributions' were roughly equal. In aggregate ( sorry to use such big words. If you have trouble following this, ask me to connect the dots! ), the Democrats got roughly twice as much money. Additionally, the DNC had the rotational deal with F & F. The Republicans didn't. And, there is no Republican comparable to Franklin Raines at F & F. He is the self-proclaimed political godfather to one Barack Hussein Obama who was distanced from BHO once the RE bubble popped.
By the definition of Robert Heinlein, an honest politician is one who stays bribed ( in Stranger in a Strange Land and I believe in Double Star ). You can determine for yourself which politicians are honest using that definition!
You are completely and ineptly clueless as well as a bit brainwashed when you say the private sector failed! The basic problem was that regulation of F & F failed. F & F were quasi-public corporations like the post office. Only they were treated better because they had a secret plan. They 'legally' bribed politicians with campaign donations and they had a rotational deal with the DNC. Rotate out of the DNC and into a board position, consultant or lobbyist for one of F & F. After a few years rotate back to the DNC and remember who paid you! They bribed the politicians in more or less equal numbers. But, the dollars were about 2 to 1 in favor of the Democrats. That effectively exempted F& F from regulation unlike the banks. That in turn allowed behavior like the Franklin Raines quote, "Buy it. Buy it all. I don't care about quality. I need quantity to hit my max bonus!" Once it was clear that F & F could buy whatever they wanted without fear of audit or regulation, sell it as whatever they said it was and let poor, deprived Franklin and his counterparts at the other F, their predecessors and successors make their max bonus, people were going to sell whatever they could write. So so it went until the bubble popped. It was a failure of regulation by the government. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
I saw on the Forbes web site that WFC is in the bottom tier of the top 29 banks in the world. They only need to have 1% additional capital. US Banks in the list:
Top populated tier ( 4th tier out of 5 & 2.5 % ) is JP Morgan Chase,
Tier 3 ( 2% ) is C
Tier 2 ( 1.5% ) BAC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
Tier 1 ( 1% ) WFC, STT, BK,
Dude, I agree that it's serious. And, I don't doubt that he has committed impeachable offenses. But we will not see proof in your lifetime, my lifetime or probably his.
And, when it comes to those weapons of mass destruction, the previous administration believed they existed, the majority on both sides of both houses of Congress believed in them even if one side had to publicly speak against them and I don't believe that the final word on them is in.
All I can say to both topics is the old Scottish jury verdict, "Not proven!"
P.S. I do believe that the 'adventure' was ill-advised and ill-timed.
And the Democrook ideas and policies are designed to turn this country into the personal property of a few hundred Democrook politicians
You got that last clause wrong. It should read
"They came for the mentally incompetent
and, I said, 'Take me, jjjinglehimersmith, cause that sure fits me!"
I bet the 4 of them don't make enough to buy a value meal between them. Penny stock spammers - work for a french fry per day!
Where's BG been? I haven't had time to post much. But, I haven't seen her at all.
Yeah. The signs start with bull. But, it's a 4 letter word following, not a three letter word. And the second word is one letter farther down the alphabet. And, your third clue is the second word rhymes with pit!
Think of the typical Democrat politician as a Roman Senator. Senators need lots of clients. Lots and lots of clients. And, if Owebamacare is what it takes to get more clients then so be it. And, if that crushes the equites, then that's just the price of power. After all, one can not have an omelet without breaking eggs! And, they are just business people. How can one compare that to the glory of being a Democratic politician.