While AIG has been roundly criticized, attacked and demonized for awarding bonuses [per contract] to some of its employees, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s outrageous bonuses haven’t gotten much play.
Posts Tagged ‘Liberal hypocrisy’
Posted by Liberty on March 18, 2009
Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
I’m experiencing that feeling of deja vu this morning. Yet another Obama appointee has tax issues! Wow! Let me predict what is going to be said about performance czarina Nancy Killefer’s tax problem. “It was an honest mistake.” Or perhaps, “She had a little glitch with her Turbo Tax.”
“Ms. Killefer, 55 years old, failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, the Associated Press reported. In 2005, the AP said, the District of Columbia filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay the unemployment compensation tax. The error was resolved five months later.”
Oh…the old employment taxes on the household help. Well, we’ve all had that problem, right? I couldn’t find the box on the 1040 for that one, either.
As it turns out, though, silly excuses probably won’t be necessary. Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy, saying that she doesn’t want her tax problems to be a distraction for the new administration. There goes the only Obama appointee [so far] who possessed an ounce of shame. Tom? Tim? What about you guys?
Oh, and one more thing. How badly would the MSM be savaging tax-challenged appointees to a Republican administration?
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias, Taxes | Tagged: Killefer, Liberal hypocrisy, Media bias, MSM, Obama, Tax cheats, Taxes | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
Remember hearing Obama bashing lobbyists out on the campaign trail? He used to say that he didn’t take their money and would not provide them with positions in his administration. He used to accuse lobbyists of being part of the problem with how business works in Washington D.C. He even went so far as to publicly make a rule against lobbyists in his administration.
And now, the bait and switch has been done all over again. Notice the use of the word “forced.” The A.P. headline writer has made a subtle effort to absolve Obama of responsibility. What I have to wonder is this: how will this play with the Hope-n-changer’s? Will they even notice that Obama is now governing against his own campaign rhetoric?
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Posted by Liberty on January 22, 2009
Have you had it up to here [you can’t see this but my hand is approximately two feet above the top of my head] with the fawning, ridiculous coverage of Obama’s inauguration? Sounds like you need a little factual information and tongue-in-cheek cynicism from Ann this morning.
“So maybe liberals can stop acting as if the entire nation could at last come together in a “unity of purpose” if only conservatives would stop fomenting “conflict and discord” — as Obama suggested in his inaugural address. We’re not the ones who booed a departing president.”
Well said. The way some of those “tolerant” and “open-minded” libs behaved towards President Bush this week was an absolute disgrace.
“Liberals always have to play the victim, acting as if they merely want to bring the nation together in hope and unity in the face of petulant, stick-in-the-mud conservatives. Meanwhile, they are the ones booing, heckling and publicly fantasizing about the assassination of those who disagree with them on policy matters.”
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Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009
On the way home from the grocery store this afternoon, I heard a quick blip on the indictment of Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon. Because the newscaster did not mention a political party in connection with Dixon, I deduced that she must be a Democrat and made a mental note to check it out when I got home. Of course, my supposition was correct. Sheila Dixon is a Democrat and she has been indicted on 12 counts resulting from a corruption investigation. The radio station I was listening to carries ABC news but they weren’t the only ones leaving the word “Democrat” out of the broadcast. According to Newsbusters, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips failed to identify Dixon as a Democrat…inadvertently, I’m sure.
Posted by Liberty on December 23, 2008
“To hear the city’s spin, Seattle’s road crews are making ‘great progress’ in clearing the ice-caked streets.
But it turns out ‘plowed streets’ in Seattle actually means ‘snow-packed,’ as in there’s snow and ice left on major arterials by design.
‘We’re trying to create a hard-packed surface,’ said Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation. ‘It doesn’t look like anything you’d find in Chicago or New York.'”
Seattle is fore-going the use of salt and de-icing chemicals over concerns of run-off. In a city of hills, they are deliberately transforming streets into ice rinks. Smart.
“The icy streets are the result of Seattle’s refusal to use salt, an effective ice-buster used by the state Department of Transportation and cities accustomed to dealing with heavy winter snows.
‘If we were using salt, you’d see patches of bare road because salt is very effective,’ Wiggins said. ‘We decided not to utilize salt because it’s not a healthy addition to Puget Sound.'”
Typical. Let’s risk human life instead.
“By ruling out salt and some of the chemicals routinely used by snowbound cities, Seattle has embraced a less-effective strategy for clearing roads, namely sand sprinkled on top of snowpack along major arterials, and a chemical de-icer that is effective when temperatures are below 32 degrees.
Seattle also equips its plows with rubber blades. That minimizes the damage to roads and manhole covers, but it doesn’t scrape off the ice, Wiggins said.”
Update 10:11 am:
In the article, the strategy is described as plowing “the roads enough for all-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles, or those with front-wheel drive cars as long as they are using chains.” Rush pointed out something ironic when he discussed this story. Liberals want to force us into tiny, gas-sipping, hybrid, alternative, green [insert politically correct buzzword here] vehicles. Where are the Smartcars and Prius’s today in Seattle?! Libs want to get rid of the popular, functional SUV’s and trucks [that Americans want and need] so that we may all comply with their environmental agenda . Meanwhile, Seattle, a bastion of liberal insanity, is paralyzed by snow and their own incompetence.
Posted by Liberty on December 9, 2008
First of all, just more evidence of how corrupt Chicago politics are. Eventually more of us are going to regret electing a president that comes from this kind of farm team. Also, if Blagojevich were a Republican, the headline would be “Details of Complaint Against Republican Blagojevich” and the words “Republican,” “GOP,” “Right-wing” and Conservative would be used copiously. Because he’s a Democrat and this story is bad news about him, the fact that he’s a Democrat is buried. In fact, just using Ctrl+F to search the text of this story, I didn’t find the word “Democrat” anywhere!
Posted by Liberty on November 13, 2008
The BIAW backed GOP candidate Dino Rossi in the past two governor’s races, therefore that makes them a target of free speech smothering liberals. My question today is, why is the BIAW smeared as an evil “special interest group” by the Democrat party while their candidates take massive contributions from unions, environmentalist groups and Indian tribes? Aren’t those “special interest groups” also? Do these same Democrats have a problem with union dues from SEIU and WEA being used for political purposes?
Washington Republicans, you had better start fighting back hard against these hypocrites or we are going to be stuck under the Dem’s thumbs forever. It’s called a press conference, you should try it.