Friday, January 21, 2011

Ah, come on, who is going to do "Oddball" now. I loved "Oddball." It was the one real smile I could count on in a day.

This is like more than a bad hair day.  This is no fun.  Someone at Comcast have a relative that needs a job or something? 

Its No Coincidence Keith Olbermann Departs MSNBC On The Day Comcast Takes Over (click title to entry - thank you)

"Obama Care" Repeal is opposed by the majority of Americans. The Tea Baggers were elected to work on the deficit, not healthcare.

If repeal actually was achieved it would be Anti-American while returning 'death rates' to people without healh care and unable to purchase health care through pre-existing conditions.  Legislating death to Americans is not a legitimate function of the USA government.  It is a coupe in favor of Plutocracy.

The House Majority is NOT offering a viable alternative.  What else does anyone call it?

The 'Debt' has been addressed by the President.  He has recommendations of changes from a panel of experts, yet, the elected Tea Baggers are not even seeking to adapt any of the recommedations.

ObamaCare Repeal Passes Its First Test  (click title to entry - thank you) - This website is inflammatory and the use of  'ammunition' IN THIS CONTEXT can only mean one thing - guns and violence.
Don’t listen to the liberal prophets of doom; victory is possible

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/21/2011
By Greg Sargent
As you regulars know, I've been arguing here for days that overly simplistic polling has been exaggerating the support for blowing up the Affordable Care Act. When pollsters drill down with fine-grained questions, support for full repeal plummets.
The internals of today's New York Times/CBS poll dramatize this in perhaps the clearest terms yet.
The poll first asked people a straight-up question -- should we do away with the law completely, or let it stand -- and found that 40 percent favor repeal, versus 48 percent who want to leave it as is. That near-split mirrors virtually all other polls that asked the question this way -- they all find some solid support for repeal....

The Right Wing Media is 'lying' over and over and over again to maintain this issue as a political football and wedge in the electorate.  When is the FCC going to demand they stop lying to the electorate?

Michelle Bachman 'came out' to announce for President of the USA in 2012 as Palin's popularity wanes.

The Republicans DO NOT have a solid majority in the House and I have said this before.  There are THREE parties in the House of Representatives, the Democrats (which is the true majority), the  Republicans come in second followed by the Tea Baggers.

Palin has been quoted as stating, "If the RNC desolves than so be it."  That is not a Party member; it is an opposition member.

There is SINCERE and measurable division in the 'political party system' in the House and it needs to be reviewed for ethics and procedural integrity to validate a true majority.

...Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., won't be the only Republican giving a rebuttal to the president's State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
A Tea Party website points to an alternate rebuttal offered by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
"Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama's State Of The Union address this Tuesday," a post on the website said. "You'll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website"...

Bachmann came forward the moment Palin was cited for a hostile website.  Both Bachmann and Rove know that the Republicans cannot deliver the new Tea Part y in 2012.  Bachmann is not a viable 'alternative' to an established Republican candidate and she knows it.  However, she can carry the Tea Party up to the Republican Convention and then pledge her support after the nomination is made.  This is NOT one party and Bachmann's alternative rebuttal is proof of it.

The Tea Part are very angry people.  They know they were elected into office because of the 'hated based' freedom of speech.  These people demand THEIR freedom of speech in order to 'whip up' their 'extremist' supports, but, they demand to deny it to others.

TEA Party to protest their local law enforcement leader, Sheriff Dupnik  (click title to entry - thank you)

by Three Sonorans on Jan. 20, 2011, under Three Sonorans

The TEA Party is now joining Latino activists in protesting the local Sheriff

In Maricopa County people protest Sheriff Arpaio because his prisons have been found unconstitutional by the courts, his constant harassment of the immigrant and minority community, and his formation of an armed “posse” to go a-hunting them Mexicans.

In Pima County, the TEA Party protests Sheriff Dupnik not because...

Sheriff Dupnik could not be more correct about the hostile poltical environment in the USA.  Yet, of course, no one should point it out according to Bachmann's Tea Baggers.  The Sheriff has been re-elected and has been popular with most of the citizens.  The Hispanic community is up in arms with his tactics to prevent illegal immigration and their illegal 'hiring.'  I would think the Tea Baggers would support him rather than join the opposition to the 'tough enforcement' by the good Sheriff.  This just goes to prove the Tea Baggers aren't sincere about any position they take; they are only interested in PRESERVING their power at any cost.  The Tea Part has all the 'symptoms' of a coupe.

I'll cover the hideous use of political language over the weekend.

Have a better day.

I like Jeff Immelt. GE has been a good employer and innovator. It has been a US company for a long time.

GE is leading the way in innovation into the 'energy future.'  I can't think of a better Chairperson for the Advisory Board.  His promotion to Chair now leaves another opening to fill his seat and will there is sufficient representation for the entrepreneur on the board; I would like to see someone with SBA experience and insight as a new member.  At link to entry is the Amazon link to his book.

GE posts banner profits, upbeat outlook  (click here) 
01:44 AEST Sat Jan 22 2011                                          AAP  
US conglomerate General Electric has posted better than expected fourth quarter and 2010 profits, and says it's upbeat about the outlook for this year and the next.
GE said on Friday that 2010 profit jumped to $US12.6 billion ($A12.77 billion), up 15.6 per cent from $US10.9 billion ($A11.05 billion) in 2009.
Earnings per share of $US1.15 beat analyst expectations of $US1.12.
Full-year revenue fell 4.19 per cent to $US150.2 billion ($A152.27 billion), but that was still above the average analyst estimate of $US150.0 billion ($A152.07 billion).
For the fourth quarter, GE posted earnings of $US3.9 billion ($A3.95 billion), and earnings per share of 36 cents, up 33 per cent from the same period in 2009. Most analysts had anticipated earnings per share of 32 cents.
Revenues rose to $US41.4 billion ($A41.97 billion) in the October-December period, the first positive growth in nine quarters, the company said....

Barnes and Noble link for book (click here)

George W. Bush renamed the Justice Building after Robert F. Kennedy.

Not before or since has organized crime been so throughtly investigated and dealt with. 

Attorney Geneal Holder keeps excellant company in the tradition of dedicated purpose to the Department of Justice. 

Thank you.

This is the second major organized crime sweep for Attorney Geneal Holder.  The first was "La Familia."

More than 120 members of organized crime families are arrested in massive sweep  (click here)

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 9:45 PM    
Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 10:01 PM
By Star-Ledger Staff

It was a mob hit like no other.

More than 120 alleged members and associates of seven organized crime families were arrested today in a series of simultaneous, early morning raids spanning from Brooklyn to New Jersey, on charges ranging from murder to loansharking — some involving crimes dating back 20 years or more.

The arrests marked the largest federal mob takedown in history.

Justice Department officials said those charged were connected to all five New York-based crime families: the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese families, along with the New Jersey-based Decavalcante family and New England’s Patriarca crime family....

Edward Aulisi, 51, right, of Flemington, leaves Federal Court in Newark Thursday Jan, 20, 2011. He was charged with extortion conspiracy.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger

Would seem as though Meg has to 'recup' some of her losses while finding a new 'governance' as HP.

HP had to 'can' four of their board in order for Whitman to say, "Yes?" 


Alls well that ends well.

4 Hewlett-Packard board members to step down (click title to entry (thank you)

The board members are being replaced by five newcomers including Meg Whitman, the former EBay Inc. chief executive.

January 21, 2011

Five months after the controversial ouster of its chief executive, Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Thursday that four members of its board of directors were stepping down.
They are being replaced by five newcomers including Meg Whitman, the former EBay Inc. chief executive who was defeated in her bid to be elected California governor last November.
The board of HP, which is the world's largest computer maker, drew widespread criticism last August for its handling of a scandal involving Mark Hurd, its once highly respected CEO....