Obama Presidency Could Dramatically Influence Courts, Vanderbilt Prof Says

January 16, 2009

  • January 16, 2009 at 9:44 am
    nobody important says:
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    Oh brother, I thought that this old poster, Mary B. gave up her rants. They must have closed the bar or asylum. There are no isms other than the hateism you practice. This is an opinion area. Don’t like the opinions, go back under your rock.

  • January 16, 2009 at 9:53 am
    nobody important says:
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    Why do these sites just bring out the loons? Somebody important is too stupid to make up their own name and yet feels that they are an expert on our industry. You aren’t an expert. Whatever your beef with our industry there is no reason to nationalize it. There is no evidence of actual thought in any post you make. Are you over the age of 12? You certainly don’t sound like it.

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Fatima says:
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    My Hadji and I welcome the day of the Obama presidency. Our agency will close the day for celebration. Allah Akbar!

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Ray says:
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    Just what we need – a supreme court that is even farther to the left than it is now!

    Watch our civil rights get really eroded under the new socialist regime being imposed on us next week.

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Dirty Work says:
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    God help us all. Shut down your business. Seems like a great way to start the Obama-clause presidency. In fact, he should give everyone who doesn’t work that day a stimulus check. Afterall, they are entitled to it right? We, paying citizens, we work hard so you don’t have to.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:10 am
    Little Frog says:
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    When you say “for all of us” you must be planning for me and the ‘rest of you’ to be in some Gulag re-education camp.
    Funny thing about any market; economic, free thought,… They always correct an imbalance themselves, and the longer the imbalance, the harder the correction

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:10 am
    G says:
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    Let’s not judge Obama before he even enters office. You nor I have any idea what will happen in the next 4 years only assumptions. We all know what happens when one assumes.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:14 am
    ER says:
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    Geez, that’s what’s wrong with America today. You can’t allow yourselves or your hardworking employees to take a break to celebrate a momentous day like the first black president being sworn in? No one’s asking for a 3-month summer break here (like they do in Europe). If it were up to people like you there would be no minimum wage, no 10 minute break for every 4 hours worked, and maybe just Sundays off if you’re lucky. Hell, why don’t we bring the slave trade back while we’re at it? There’s a lot more to life than working like a dog, and I am sorry for anyone who hasn’t figured that out yet!

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:18 am
    G says:
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    Amen, ER!!!!!

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:26 am
    P Diddy says:
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    WE DO KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO! He is a full blown socialist. What hole have you been living in. He has already told us what he is going to do. Tax and spend us into oblivion.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:48 am
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    I hope you realize that Mr. Obama will not be everything you want. He can’t be. Nobody could be all that these worshipers expect. Too many people expect him to solve every problem and right every wrong, but only in the way they believe. I can only hope for him to restore the confidence of this country. The phrase, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” has never been more true. I am pretty sick of the commercialization. Even my liberal daughter is sick of his image on everything. He isn’t the greatest President ever since he isn’t the President yet. I wish him success since he is going to be our President. He is who was chosen and we need to work through him to get things right again. Stop the idol worship.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:53 am
    P's Daddy says:
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    P.Diddy, have you picked up a newspaper or watched the news recently? What specific proposed tax increases are you talking about? Plenty has been written in recent weeks about Obama’s intent to propose a middle class tax CUT. Maybe you think there is some left-wing socialist conspiracy around the corner. If imagining what might happen (based on unconfirmed and unfounded delusions) gives you comfort, then have fun with that. Don’t blame the guy for what he has not even done yet.

    PS Right on ER!!

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:53 am
    TAR says:
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    Wow, 5 days before inauguration a Vanderbilt professor wakes up and realizes that Hussein Obama could pick more liberal judges. Is this guy sharp or what! Wow, where the heck were these questions back in June or November? No the media is complicit in hiding the fact that Hussein being the most liberal Senator will choose leftist Supreme Court Nominees. Heck he’s already trampled on our Constitution with his refusal to provide a valid birth certificate and violating Article II of the U.S. Constitution. So, why should we now care if he chooses more revisionist judges? Tuesday, January 20, 2009 a historically sad day in American history!

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:05 am
    Bean Counter says:
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    Any one who really believes that Mr Obama will cut takes forget what they learned in basic math. Just look at where the economy is & he is giving more money for more incentive that the Bush Admin. Who do you think he going to pay for that?

    The only answer is a TAX INCREASE. But if he ws totally honest before November he woudl still be a senator. No one gets elected saying that taxes must be increased to sustain our coountry.

    Wake up, do the math and geet ready to bite the bullet

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:05 am
    Donna says:
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    Actually I did hear Pres-Elect Obama himself, on Nat’l TV, say that there WILL be a payday, that we will eventually have to pay for all the spending and tax cuts our Govt. has been implementing to get our economy back on track. Once it is, there will have to be tax increases to try and pay down what will amount to our trillion dollar debt. If you think about it logically – you KNOW it has to happen -the money being spent has to be paid back somehow and the Govt doesn’t generate revenue like a regular business, it gets its money from the taxpayers. So eventually we, our children and our children;’s children ad infinitum, will all have to suck it up and pay, and pay and pay.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:06 am
    P Diddy says:
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    Dude you are the one who evidently is not informed. Lets see one trillion in new spending. Oh thats a tax cut. You give people a one time $1,000 check and that is a tax cut. You repeal the Bush tax cuts on the higher income people who are already paying all the taxes and that is a tax cut. He is already backtracking on everything he has promised. Oh I forgot all he did when he was a state senator. Sorry. This mans job all his life has been “running for office” and that is what is doing now.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:08 am
    Your conscience is calling says:
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    Look at those righty IJ comments–racist, anti-Arab, out of touch with reality, at variance with the facts. Excellent Rove-, Cheney- and Bush-bots.

    Y’all will be willing fodder for Say-rah, leader of the willfully ignorant and intolerant, and her confederate flag wavin’, lynch-mob forming yahoos in 2010 and 2012.

    Oh, if only we could have some more of that Republican fiscal conservatism (spend and borrow, wrecked economy, 10 trillion dollar deficit at a time when the Democratic budget successes would have eliminated our national debt) and compassion (wrecked Iraq and 35,000 wrecked US families, what with those wounded and all). Way to go Bush-Cheney, way to go! Way to go Bush-Cheney, way to go! Way to go Bush-Cheney, way to go!

    How crazy can you idiots be? And stop the offensive racist and anti-Arab crap now! Pigs! IJ should take down the racist and anti-Arab comments NOW or you are complicit. Are you listening?

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:08 am
    martin lebson says:
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    Sounds like you guys are happy about the past 8 years. Bush has left us a worse mess than any other president I can remember, lots of it due to his ineptitude and misguided policies. I think we need to give Obama a chance. If he does well, it will be good for all of us, and the Supreme Court will not go even further to the right, which will be an improvement.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:12 am
    Dirty Work says:
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    I just think it’s sad that the first black president is Barack Obama. I would have much rather seen that historic honor go to a man more fitting the position. Perhaps, a man who has the integrity to vote for issues rather than just vote present – which is what Mr. Obama has done for his short while in Washington. I have no issue with the wage laws of present – I have issues with wage laws that Obama supports which will force unions on shops that are better served without such. I happen to be one of the many who would “benefit” from the middle class tax cut. Unfortunately, study of economics shows that that “cut” isn’t assisting me in the longrun. How about reduction of social services that are abused daily? I would much rather have that money back. I do believe we have a duty to care for those who cannot care for themselves, but I am sick and tired of caring for people who choose not to care for themselves.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:15 am
    P Diddy says:
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    Typical Left Wing Rant. When you cannot back up your argument with facts revert to name calling. YCIC you need to see a therapist. Such rage. Hey, your people won so why the rage?

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:16 am
    Conscience too says:
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    Support the troops!
    Support the commander in chief!
    Support the president!
    Support the US!
    Be patriotic!

    Racist filth has no place here!

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:19 am
    insurance geek says:
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    hey, “consience” – guess what, the banking deregulation that got us into this mess was hatched and approved during the Clinton administration – funny how the media doesnt want to point that out (although there was a recent article in Newsweek confirming it). But, some shame for the Bush administration for not clamping the regulations down on the idiots trading in credit default swaps. Not to mention the folks who bought houses to keep up with the Joneses’ with 0% down, ridiculous terms on ARM mortgages, etc. Just like gas prices – we were warned way back in 1974 with the first oil crisis, most of us Americans dont do anything until an issue reaches crisis proportions. We got ourselves in this mess as a nation, and we have to get ourselves out of it.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:21 am
    john says:
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    I have not seen any racist remarks. I guess if you disgree with the liberals you are racist.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:26 am
    TAR says:
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    YCIC – great job! When you disagree and don’t like people expressing their First Amendment right of free speech, just call them a racist. This is the kind of garbage we will be subject to for some time to come. When you want to stifle someone just play the race card. Well moron call me all the names you want, but I’m tired of the entire political make up. Bush did this, Bush did that, Nobama said this, Nobama said that. Who cares that Hussein is black, it’s about time this country elected a black. It’s unfortunate that a neophyte and ethically challenged individual like Hussein was elected. His race is not the issue. His political upbring and belief is in question! And what’s more troubling is his henchmen specifically Pelosi and Reid, are two of the most inept leaders this country has ever seen. they are just as complicit in this economic situation and bailout as Bush is. We have a leadership defiency in this country. The deals and decisions Pelosi and REid have made these past 4 years have also led to the problems we feel today, Congress authorizes spending and democrats love when taxpayers feel pain because it futher empowers them in Washington DC. Clowns like Barney Frank, Rangel,and Chris Dodd should be gone out of Congress, like Ted Stevens. But the people spoke and it is what it is.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:28 am
    john says:
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    You go TAR! Well said.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:36 am
    Ray C. Margeson says:
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    What ever do you mean – “racist” comments. I did not see a single comment that even came close to racism until you opened YCIC brought it up.

    As someone else said, if you don’t like what they said, attach them, not the comments.

    This is called an “ad hominen” argument – attack the person, not the content and this what happens when one has no good and honest response to the argument.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:51 am
    Dispassionate Observer says:
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    you are completely blind. Fatima, Hussein, etc. You’re not fooling anyone.

    You are just embarassing us all further. And you are damaging what little case you have after the most catastrophic presidency in history.

    What about those words you all used against everyone–see Conscience Too: Support the Troops! Support the Commander in Chief! Support the President! Coulter’s infamously calling people traitors. Republican candidates and shills talking about right-thinking Americans, the real America, etc.

    “Y’all” need to step up your game and do it without racism and the other nonsense you have been relying on for years. And when you try–there’s nothing there because there never was. The last eight years have all been about a small number of rich people stealing from everyone else–nothing more. What a mess people like you have made of things. You didn’t even know how sorely you were being used.

    Learn to express youselves without racism–I know it will be hard after 25 years of the Republican Southern Strategy which was based on racism and “ideas” like cutting taxes so they wouldn’t go to those (black) welfare queens, etc. ad nauseam. It sure worked for a good long while.

    And now that is all the Republic(an) party is–a bizarre little Southern-based party with mentally ill purveyors on AM radio ranting 24 7.

    The world is passing you guys by. Good riddance to bad rubbish, as Tony Blair might say. Heck, once he saw how he had screwed things up so bad, he had to go religious and attempt to atone. Good luck to him! Follow his example!

  • January 16, 2009 at 3:11 am
    TAR says:
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    DP you also are spewing the left wing mantra. Only Republicans are rich? The woes we suffer today are not just GOP causes, your wealthy breathren in House and Senate who proclaim to look after poor and “middle class” did a number on Americans and did it with KY jelly making the entry smooth and painless only to feel it good when they pulled out. Then stepped aside and let Bush take the blame, and he did yet again without pointing fingers. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank two individuals, Wealthy Democrats, bamboozled the American people without providing any oversight as committee Chairmen in their respective houses. And in doing so were two of the top three recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae (Hussein the third) while Fannie and Freddie were going down in flames. Then all three wealthy democrats parachuted from the burning plane as it went down, walked away from the failure of the two federally funded mortgage programs unscathed and Bush took the blame. So don’t give us the garbage that only Republicans are to blame and only Republicans are wealthy. All the Republicans combined in U.S. House and Senate wealth does not come close to the wealth of just the democratic U.S. Senators wealth. You want to go one step further – Hillary Clinton and her spouse took in the vicinity of $25million from the Saudi’s, right before she loaned her campaign $9million, no questions. And she is going to be Secretary of State. No, no conflict of interest there. Say goodbye Israel.
    Democratic Party slogan – Do as I say, not as I do and blame the Republicans!

  • January 16, 2009 at 3:11 am
    Ray says:
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    How can you call yourself a dispassionate thinker when your own rhetoric exposes your biases:

    “Learn to express youselves without racism–I know it will be hard after 25 years of the Republican Southern Strategy which was based on racism and “ideas” like cutting taxes so they wouldn’t go to those (black) welfare queens, etc. ad nauseam. It sure worked for a good long while.

    And now that is all the Republic(an) party is–a bizarre little Southern-based party with mentally ill purveyors on AM radio ranting 24 7.”

    Your liberal statements belie your tue feelings – so deal with your own preconceptions before you paint others with your brush.

  • January 16, 2009 at 3:34 am
    JT says:
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    Wow, a slacker who believes in handouts for easy or no work, sounds like an Obama supporter. Pelosi and Reid would be proud of you…..Loser.

    BTW, its almost 4:30, shouldn’t you be packing up your stuff and heading home now?

  • January 16, 2009 at 3:43 am
    Vlad says:
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    Just a few quotes from Dispassionate Observer:
    1) “Learn to express youselves without racism–I know it will be hard after 25 years of the Republican Southern Strategy which was based on racism and “ideas” like cutting taxes so they wouldn’t go to those (black) welfare queens, etc. ad nauseam. It sure worked for a good long while.” So I am to assume you think only black women are on welfare, interesting.
    2) “And now that is all the Republic(an) party is–a bizarre little Southern-based party with mentally ill purveyors on AM radio ranting 24 7”. So I am to assume all Southerners are not quite right with you, interesting.
    3) “The last eight years have all been about a small number of rich people stealing from everyone else–nothing more.” You must be referring to the heads of Freddie and Fannie. You know Jamie Gorelick, Franklin Raines, Leland Brendsel et al. And the two things they have in common? Ten million plus salaries and Democrats.

  • January 16, 2009 at 3:43 am
    JT says:
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    Tar has it right, Bush did what he felt he had to do and protected his people, something Bill Clinton was incapable of. Bush unfortunately was not hawking Barney Fwank (Intentional) or Chris Dodd, as they are the root of all of our subprime woes. At some point you Starbucks drinking Libs will realize that Bush actually wasn’t so bad, unfortunately that might only happen when your hands are tied behind your back and 4 masked men are screaming “Allah Akbar” behind you while making a video in your living room.

  • January 16, 2009 at 4:14 am
    TAR says:
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    JT, it seems by your last comment you get the islamic threat to America. It’s encouraging that people are understanding the stealth islamic movement in the U.S. to undermine the Constitution and our Republic. Keep up the great work. Found a great site – http://www.uacradiojihad.com – the guys are funny but right on the money regarding the islamic movement in U.S.
    “Islamphobia is not a phobia when they are trying to kill you”.

  • January 16, 2009 at 4:14 am
    Anonymous says:
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    Investigation: Investigation: Investigation: Investigation: Investigation: THAT WILL BE THE WAY TO CLEAN THINGS UP.

  • January 16, 2009 at 4:24 am
    JQ Public says:
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    Let the games begin… Oh by the way… that video they’ll be making in your living room won’t happen until Barack HUSSAIN Obama puts a few tidbits on the table…

    If you can’t beat em one way, you can screw them another

    I have no doubt that Obama will raise taxes – Just one example of what’s been talked about (behind the scenes) that no one seems to care about (besides except those who “get the whole picture”)

    Let’s do the math under what many already believe will be Obama’s first tactic – a 500% ammo tax:

    Federal Premium Vital-Shok 165gr .308 ammo (20 to a box)
    Price: $39.97
    Obama’s 500% tax increase on ammo: (39.97 X (.11 x 5 (500% of the current Fed Tax)) $21.95
    Total cost: $39.97 + $21.95 = $61.92

    Who says our constitutional rights aren’t already under “fire” … sorry for the pun

  • January 16, 2009 at 4:45 am
    nancy says:
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    Wow just reading the first three posts makes me want to puke. What a bunch of sickening racists (fatima, ray and D.W.). You all have serious mental health issues and need help quickly. You all are very sad and I feel very sorry for you and your bitter life/existence.

  • January 16, 2009 at 5:23 am
    Mary B. says:
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    If you can’t see the racists comments here maybe you should take off your white hood. You neoKKKons are all the same. I wonder if you saw some guy named Adolph if you would start calling him a neo-nazi and a jew hater.

  • January 16, 2009 at 6:12 am
    somebody important says:
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    When Barack Obama becomes president, not only will the political landscape shift in this country . But for the frist time in a long time just maybe the insurance fair conduct will be upheld.

  • January 17, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Lazyme says:
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    Where is your birth cert.,B.H.O.?

  • January 18, 2009 at 9:30 am
    fair conduct will be upheld says:
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    When Barack Obama becomes president, not only will the political landscape shift in this country . But for the frist time in a long time just maybe the insurance fair conduct will be upheld.

  • January 18, 2009 at 10:31 am
    like someone hit rewind? says:
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    Uh-oh. It’s Enron all over again
    Everything was supposed to be different in the post-Enron era. So why, asks Fortune’s Bethany McLean, does it feel like someone hit rewind?

    Enron was the symbol of another era of scandal — one that, like today, involved questionable accounting.

    Madoff’s mother tangled with the feds

    Madoff does Minneapolis

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    (Fortune Magazine) — Start with the headlines about off-balance-sheet entities known as structured investment vehicles, or SIVs (or sieves, as some wags are calling them). As Gertrude Stein never said, an off-balance-sheet vehicle is an off-balance-sheet vehicle is an off-balance-sheet vehicle.

    Just as Enron’s off-balance-sheet vehicles were propping up its stock price by camouflaging the company’s real financial results, so SIVs were inflating the credit market by providing demand for the complex securities created out of mortgages and loans used to finance buyouts.

    Like Enron’s off-balance-sheet vehicles, SIVs were invisible to those on the outside — and to many on the inside — until they weren’t. When times were good, these creations made money for their sponsors, but when times changed, they became a problem for the rest of us.

    It’s a little bit like “heads I win, tails you lose,” which is pretty much how a former Enron executive described that company’s off-balance-sheet vehicles.

    In both cases, part of the problem was that the rating agencies, which are supposed to serve as watchdogs, were blindly optimistic, either through sheer incompetence or because of conflicts of interest. Just as Enron’s investment-grade rating — which it kept until four days before its bankruptcy — turned out to be an illusion, so did the investment-grade ratings on many mortgage-backed securities.

    “Structured finance,” as the Street calls the black art of making one thing look like something else, couldn’t transform Enron from a money-losing company into a moneymaking one, and it couldn’t make subprime mortgages into investment-grade debt.

    Now the rating agencies are scrambling to explain why it isn’t a problem that they are paid by the very people they’re supposed to rate, and Congress is holding hearings. That’s exactly what happened six years ago.

    After Prince, more problems for Citi
    Just as with Enron, the messy truth here is that some of the victims are also the villains. Buyers of these complex mortgage-backed securities didn’t understand what they were getting, just as buyers of Enron’s stock didn’t understand its accounting.

    But no one wants to remember two simple rules — some things are too good to be true, and be wary of Wall Streeters bearing gifts — when everyone seems to be making so much money. And the collateral damage always hits the true innocents, such as gas pipeline workers and homeowners.

    While Marx may be right that history repeats itself, it rarely does so exactly. One of the biggest enablers of the Enron mess was the accounting firm Arthur Andersen. Today it appears that the accountants have gotten some backbone. In early October the Center for Audit Quality — which has the backing of the Final Four accounting firms — issued a paper saying that firms could not employ wishful thinking in valuing the complex securities on their books. And that just might explain the mammoth losses that firms are suddenly declaring.

    Citigroup: ‘Gimme Shelter’
    Wall Street’s money machine breaks down

  • January 18, 2009 at 2:32 am
    Ray says:
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    The full text of my first post (that Nancy and Mary B. both accused of being racist) is:

    “Just what we need – a supreme court that is even farther to the left than it is now!

    Watch our civil rights get really eroded under the new socialist regime being imposed on us next week.”

    I talk about a court being to the left (political term” and “socialist regime”. I guess I don’t understand your fancy buzz words for racism – because political ideologies like “leftist” and “socialist” are terrible racial-neutral.

    This appears to be a couple of leftists calling the kettle black because they don’t like what I am saying. Attack me – not what I have to say.

    Have you ever considered something? Can’t a Black man be a conservative?

  • January 19, 2009 at 8:15 am
    Stat Guy says:
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    Yeah, don’t you just love it! No more old boys, pro-business, anti-women, anti-civil rights, anti-gay/lesbian, anti-environment club for a couple of years; this is what used to be called ‘progressive populism” and that’s what happens when all the little folks vote. Can you say repudiation? I knew you could LOL!

  • January 19, 2009 at 8:27 am
    TAR says:
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    Ray, no need to explain. In this current Kum-by-ya society, anytime a lefty disagrees with someone making a valid point and there’s no rational response, you play the race card. You make the so-called racist go on the defense and back down. However that fear is over and it’s time for people to call out ignorance. It will be a Historically Sad day tomorrow, historic that a black man is finally elected president. Sad that he (the person) is so far left, with a radically controlled democratic Congress, we may not recognize America within the next four years and our Constitution will certainly be under assault!

  • January 19, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Ray says:
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    TAR – Thanks. I absolutely know that there was no racist content to my post and it just distrubs me that nancy and Mary B try to use the race card. His politics have nothing to do with his race and it is his politics (alas, I am a Republican and a military retiree) that disturb me.

  • January 19, 2009 at 9:53 am
    fair conduct will be upheld. says:
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    But for the frist time in a long time just maybe the insurance fair conduct will be upheld.

  • January 19, 2009 at 11:01 am
    Sully says:
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    The silent majority stayed silent to long and now it is what it is. I wish President Obama the best and hope he doesn’t get to tough on business, as it flows downhill to my employees, many of whom are his constituents.

  • January 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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    Ray and TAR – I just worked through the postings to this article. It would be an understatement to say your comments have been unfairly categorized.

    Unfortunately, I think we will have to get used to personal attacks over the next several years as we take logical and informed positions in opposition to Obama.

    It is important, though, not to fall prey to the goal of these mindless attacks by starting to feel guilty and then apologizing for standing in opposition. The bottom line is liberals thrive on misinformation and making others feel guilty. We have to stay the course and never apologize for our views, which are not and never have been anything other than inclusionary, uplifting and a celebration of the true American culture. Our unique culture consists of very important traits such as self-reliance, personal responsiblity, fierce loyalty to and pride in our country and an unapologetic commitment to liberty and freedom. Unfortunately, these traits are contrary to and threaten the liberal agenda.

    Ironically, these personal attacks will come from none other than those who took nothing more than hateful and uninformed positions in lashing out at George Bush. They called this guy everything from Hitler to Lucifer and they can’t even handle a little reasoned opposition to their guy? It is pathetic indeed, but the mindset and political environment we as an electorate have allowed to materialize.

  • January 19, 2009 at 1:15 am
    TAR says:
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    Well put Buckeye!
    You are absolutely right we should no longer apologize for voicing our opinions. Certainly we will be scrutinized by the left when we disagree with President Hussein and of course immediately called a racist. I for one am sick of that label cavalierly thrown out under this multi-cultural society but no longer take offense to it anylonger. You feel for guys like Ray, retired military and fought to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today, including freedom of speech.
    So screw the pansies who have nothing concrete to say and really cannot debate the issues!

  • January 19, 2009 at 1:21 am
    Sully says:
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    Amen brothers. I am so sick of the “poor me” victim mentality in this country. The media and legal beagles feed off of it. Europeans are amazed that we have as many lawyers as we do and at some of the ridiculous suits that are allowed, or even entertained, in our court systems. No more backing down fellas, stand up and be heard and no longer will we be the silent majority. I’m a 5’8″ overweight, balding Irish Catholic male. Talk about ripe for derision. Toughen up America!

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:32 am
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    I think calling him Hussain is a little odd. Its just his middle name. And its a great name, but why do you use it instead of his first name. Seems a little odd. Dont get me wrong its not Bill, or Bob, or Doug, and I know you dont have any friends named Hussain so it might be kind of scary for you.

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:37 am
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    This is the REAL TAR this time. Im not a racist. Do I like black people? Maybe not, but I know I have to live with them, so I just wish we could have had a better one in the WHITE HOUSE.

    Maybe a former athlete or something!!

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:40 am
    Buckeye says:
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    Right on TAR baby, you tell em! Yes Ive had enough of the liberals running this country!

    They will have to fumigate the WHITE HOUSE after he leaves because of the smell!

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:43 am
    Ray says:
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    Wow! Down with the libs! Seriously though, I could see how some of what you said might be racist.

    As far as cleaning the WHITE house after he leaves, thats not funny. Some black and muslim folks like Husain really do smell kind of funny even after washing, and a good cleaning might be in order.

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:48 am
    Ray (Really) says:
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    I guess it is time for me to get out of this discussion. The last posting listed from “Ray” is not the same “Ray” that was posting earlier. Probably the same one that spoofed being Tar.

    I suppose it is one of those liberals who will stoop to any depth to make a conservative look bad since they can’t win a valid argument.

    This was OK until the last couple of posts. So – guten tag meine Americanishe freunden

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:51 am
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    Come on now, people. If you are going to make inane posts, at least use your own name. Pathetic doesn’t even begin to describe you despicable individuals posting under someone else’s name, especially when posting garbage in attempt to disparage the individual.

    This is the real Buckeye, by the way.

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:53 am
    Buckeye says:
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    Amen, Ray (the real one, that is). I am also taking the high road (intellectual and ethical) by exiting this discussion thread.

  • January 19, 2009 at 2:54 am
    Buckeye says:
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    And one more thing, so what if I was a racist? Whats it got to do with the discussion? Everything is I said is still true, whether its racist or not is immaterial

    This is the real Buckeye, by the way.

  • January 20, 2009 at 1:52 am
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    OK, I must be confused. Fatima actually is a Muslim, who has posted on this site before.

    The other posts had nothing even remotely racist in them.



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