PDA

View Full Version : Danny Glover, a well known liberal...



BrianW
12-24-2009, 04:28 PM
...had this to say about Obama. :D


“I think the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don’t see anything different,” the activist movie actor said of Obama’s policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. “On the domestic side, look here: What’s so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property. Look at the bailout of Wall Street. Why not the bailout of Main Street?”

“He may be just a different face, and that face may happen to be black—and if it were Hillary Clinton, it would happen to be a woman,” says Danny Glover...

I still think he's a crackpot, but he nailed this one. ;)

LeeG
12-24-2009, 06:23 PM
"Brian W, a well known Alaskan..."

Memphis Mike
12-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Does this mean that Danny doesn't approve of us? God forbid!

BrianW
12-24-2009, 06:57 PM
Does this mean that Danny doesn't approve of us? God forbid!

Just you. He has nothing but good things to say about the rest of us.

isla
12-24-2009, 07:01 PM
Seems to me that if Obama is doing everything the way Bush did the right have got nothing to complain about :confused:

BrianW
12-24-2009, 07:10 PM
Seems to me that if Obama is doing everything the way Bush did the right have got nothing to complain about :confused:

Well there's that trip to Hawaii.

perldog007
12-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Seems to me that if Obama is doing everything the way Bush did the right have got nothing to complain about :confused:

I'ts an American thing, you wouldn't understand

pefjr
12-24-2009, 07:23 PM
I am beginning to think that it makes no difference who is in the WH or Congress, it's the US Military-Industrial Complex that is controlling the world.

Memphis Mike
12-24-2009, 08:32 PM
I am beginning to think that it makes no difference who is in the WH or Congress, it's the US Military-Industrial Complex that is controlling the world.

Brought to you by who? Bill Clinton......? Jimmy Carter......? No!>>>>>>couldn't be.......

pefjr
12-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Brought to you by who? Bill Clinton......? Jimmy Carter......? No!>>>>>>couldn't be.......
Eisenhower wrote the book and coin the phrase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY

pefjr
12-24-2009, 10:54 PM
MIC 21 century
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13zCc9JW_wI&feature=related

Virgin Gal
12-24-2009, 11:09 PM
I met him at the Dulles Airport way back in the early 90's...he was a cool good harted person, that had a bad head cold and wanted to be left alone....which we were able to accomodate.....i guess times have changed....

JimD
12-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Well there's that trip to Hawaii.

Bush said he would have gone to Hawaii too, only he doesn't like to travel abroad.

Bob Adams
12-25-2009, 12:33 PM
You think if a Dem had been in the WH we would have attacked Iraq? Really? think if a reep were in we'd have healthe care reform. Really? Wise up. There is and has always been a difference. The Right wants the dim whitted independents to think they can vote the man and not a party. Really? Uncle Ted voted for No child left behind and pissed off the teachers who supported him. But not one reep in either house voted for health care reform. How many dems voted for Bushes constitution bustin patriot act? Not one Reep voted to cover the uninsured in his or her state. Olympia snow the tool of the insurance industry. Maine wise up.

Any wonder why I dispise partisan politics?

perldog007
12-25-2009, 02:19 PM
Bush said he would have gone to Hawaii too, only he doesn't like to travel abroad.

Yeah, sumthin wrong with 'murican food?? :D

bobbys
12-25-2009, 02:28 PM
Well there's that trip to Hawaii..

I hope they take pics again of BO running through the surf with sweat shining off his well formed pecs sending shivers up the spines of liberal men everywhere!

Captain Blight
12-25-2009, 04:22 PM
I am beginning to think that it makes no difference who is in the WH or Congress, it's the US Military-Industrial Complex that is controlling the world.Welcome to the real America. What took you so long?

Captain Blight
12-25-2009, 04:23 PM
.

I hope they take pics again of BO running through the surf with sweat shining off his well formed pecs sending shivers up the spines of liberal men everywhere!
Wow. I bet you have a stance as wide as Larry Craig's.

JBreeze
12-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Another pair of strange bedfellows: Jane Hamsher and Grover Norquist team up to call for an investigation of Rahm Emanuel.


Today, Grover Norquist and I are calling for an investigation into Rahm Emanuel’s activities at Freddie Mac, and the White House’s blocking of an Inspector General who would look into it. The letter follows:

December 23, 2009

Attorney General of the United States of America
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which establishes that the actions of the White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potential malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out.

The purpose of this letter is to connect the dots to establish both the conduct of Mr. Emanuel and those working with him to thwart inquiry, and to support your acting speedily so that the statute of limitations does not run out before the Justice Department is able to empanel a grand jury.

The New York Times reports that the administration is negotiating to double the commitments to Fannie and Freddie for a total of $800 billion by December 31, in order to avoid the congressional approval that would be needed after that date. But there currently is no Inspector General exercising independent oversight of these entities. Acting Inspector General Ed Kelly was stripped of his authority earlier this year by the Justice Department, relying on a loophole in a bill Mr. Emanuel cosponsored and pushed through Congress shortly before he left for the White House. This effectively ended Mr. Kelly’s investigation into what happened at Fannie and Freddie.

Since that time, despite multiple warnings by Congress that having no independent Inspector General for a federal agency that oversees $6 trillion in mortgages is a serious oversight, the White House has not appointed one.

We recognize that these are extremely serious accusations, but the stonewalling by Mr. Emanuel and the White House has left us with no other redress. A 2003 report by Freddie Mac’s regulator indicated that Freddie Mac executives had informed the board of their intention to misstate the earnings to insure their own bonuses during the time Mr. Emanuel was a director. But the White House refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from the Chicago Tribune for those board minutes on the grounds that Freddie Mac was a “commercial” entity, even though it was wholly owned by the government at the time the request was made.

If the Treasury approves the $800 billion commitment to Fannie and Freddie by the end of the year, it will mean that under the influence of Rahm Emanuel, the White House is moving a trillion-dollar slush fund into corruption-riddled companies with no oversight in place. This will allow Fannie and Freddie to continue to purchase more toxic assets from banks, acting as a back-door increase of the TARP without congressional approval.

Before the White House commits any more money to Fannie and Freddie, we call on the Public Integrity Section in the Justice Department to begin an investigation into the cause of Fannie and Freddie’s conservatorship, into Rahm Emanuel’s activities on the board of Freddie Mac (including any violations of his fiduciary duties to shareholders), into the decision-making behind the continued vacancy of Fannie and Freddie’s Inspector General post, and into potential public corruption by Rahm Emanuel in connection with his time in Congress, in the White House, and on the board of Freddie Mac.

We also call for the immediate appointment of an Inspector General with a complete remit to go after this information.

We both come from differing political ideologies. One of us is the conservative head of a transparency foundation, and the other is the publisher of a liberal political blog. But we make common cause today out of grave concern for the future of our country in the wake of corruption-riddled bailouts. These bailouts continue to rob Main Street to benefit Wall Street, and, because of that, we together demand the resignation of Mr. Emanuel, a man who has steadfastly worked to obstruct both oversight and inquiry into the matter. Rahm Emanuel’s conflicts of interest render him far too compromised to serve as gatekeeper to the President of the United States.

We will lay out the details further below, and are available at your earliest convenience to meet with you directly.

Sincerely,
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/janegrover1.jpg

Sign our petition to AG Holder: investigate Rahm Emanuel.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2009/12/jane-hamsher-grover-norquist-call-for-rahm-emanuel’s-resignation.html

PS Teasury uncapped their credit lines after the markets closed on Christmas Eve, the same day the heads of Fannie and Freddie were approved for compensation of up to $6 million each for 2009.

coelacanth2
12-26-2009, 12:01 AM
Smelly, and all too predictable. Wonder how deep into it Mass. Rep Bawny Fwank is? He ran a lot of interference for one of his "buddies" there in the 90's, IIRC.

coelacanth2
12-26-2009, 12:02 AM
Bobbys, I thought it was a "thrill up his leg".

Paul Girouard
12-26-2009, 12:21 AM
Bobbys, I thought it was a "thrill up his leg".



Now theres fair and balanced reporter:rolleyes:

bobbys
12-26-2009, 02:09 AM
Bobbys, I thought it was a "thrill up his leg"..

I stand corrected{no pun indented}