- One day after a "shellacking" in the congressional election, President Obama acknowledged Wednesday that he needs to improve his relations with business.
"As I reflect on what's happened over the last two years, it's one of the things that I think has not been managed by me as well as it needed to be," Obama said at a news conference following the Republican victory that put the House in GOP hands.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Screw this compromise BS that he is talking about since from the time he was elected to November 2nd, he has been arrogant enough to ignore the opposition and the public against his liberal agenda. Put the screws to him.
If the GOP wants to start off with something big, Freddie and Fannie are both good choices.
Government-controlled mortgage buyer Freddie Mac managed a narrower loss of $4.1 billion for the third quarter and asked for an additional $100 million in federal aid -- far less than the $1.8 billion it sought in the second quarter.
But while the slimmer loss, and recent glimmerings such as a slowing rate of new soured loans coming onto Freddie's books, may be positive signs, they don't mean the end of the company's travails, experts say.
"The fact that losses are better is good. But it's not necessarily a forecast for future earnings growth," said Anthony Sanders, a professor of real estate finance at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. "The problem still remains that we are faced with a deteriorating housing market."
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Just asking or the better question would be if these two would grace the CBC with their membership.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Since he is on the left he will not get any heat for it.
And when I say Westerner, I mean someone who believes in the values that Western people believe in that a lot of the Muslim world does not. Like separation of church and state. Like equality of the sexes. Like respect for minorities, free elections, free speech, freedom to gather. These things are not just different from cultures that don’t have them. … It’s better. … I would like to keep those values here.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Nick Cohen of the Observer discredits liberal blogs like TPM who have been saying Cat Stevens was "misunderstood."Brian Beutler of TPM actually ran a defense of Stevens that bordered on delusion.
PS Just had this message from Rushdie: "I've always liked Stewart and Colbert but what on earth was Cat Yusuf Stevens Islam doing on that stage? If he's a "good Muslim" like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar then I'm the Great Pumpkin. Happy Halloween."
PPS: Just had this from my marvellous Observer colleague Andrew Anthony: "He told me in 1997, eight years after saying on TV that Rushdie should be lynched, that he was in favour of stoning women to death for adultery. He also reconfirmed his position on Rushdie. He set up the Islamia school in Brent, which is currently undergoing council-backed expansion. Its mission statement three years ago explicitly stated that its aim was to bring about the submission of the individual, the community and the world at large to Islam. For this aim it now receives state funding. Its an incubator of the most bonkers religious extremism and segregation, and is particularly strong on the public erasure of women. Why do people go to such lengths to ignore these aspects of Yusuf Islam's character and philosophy?