God Bless. 57. Variety should have it up soon
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Update 7:30 EST: Here is Senator Johanns speaking on the Amendment before the vote:
Courtesy of SenJohanns:
Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduces an amendment on September 14, 2009, that would block money from the transportation and housing appropriations bill from directly or indirectly funding ACORN.
Breaking update from Ed Morrisey! HotAir (go read the whole thing for how the vote shifted on the floor):
Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced an amendment to the HUD and Transportation appropriation bill to strip ACORN of all federal funding. A week ago, Johanns wouldn’t have gotten the amendment to the floor. Today, however, after three straight days of BigGovernment.com’s video exposés of ACORN offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore offering assistance to pimping, tax evasion, and trafficking in underage Salvadorean girls, Johanns not only got his vote — but he got an impressive bipartisan showing. The Senate passed the Johanns amendment 83-7…
A shout out to our peeps in Bed-Sty and Red Hook!
Courtesy of BigGovernment, Part 3 in the Ongoing Saga of ACORN, Pimps, Prostitutes, underage sex trade and housing loans
Another reason to love P!NK. Kanye is a tool, and his entrance on the red carpet while swigging Hennessy was awful, my kids don’t watch the VMA awards and this just reminds me why…The IRONY is P!NK’s song she performed at the awards was ‘SOBER’!!
…The rapper grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift to complain that she had triumphed in the Best Female Video Prize category over Beyonce. West, who has since apologised, was booed by large sections of the crowd, while Beyonce looked visibility shocked by the rapper’s reaction.
In a message on Twitter, Pink, who was in the audience, wrote: “Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me.” She added later: “My heart goes out to Taylor Swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her.”
Katy Perry, who was also at the ceremony in New York, wrote on her Twitter page: “F*CK U KANYE. IT’S LIKE U STEPPED ON A KITTEN.”…
P!NK was actually escorted away by security, she was ready to kick Kanye’s axx! Righteous!
(…)But his verbal attack against Swift had a more vicious tone. According to a tweet from Jay-Z’s DJ, Neil Armstrong, Swift and her mother were seen backstage crying afterward; Beyoncé brought Swift onstage for another chance at her acceptance speech later in the show. Various celebs have lashed out against West on Twitter, including Pink, who had to be escorted away from the rapper by security.
Here is P!NK’s performance last night, for sound scroll down- Viacom keeps taking it down, lol
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Update: Anyone? Bueller? Market Mover Monday: Smoot-Hawley rises from the grave and TOTUS to ‘admonish’ and ‘push’ for his regulatory scheme today…
Update 2: BWAAAHAA!!! Bob Pisani of CNBC says the traders have been passing around the Ben Stein Smoot Hawley Tariff scene from Ferris Bueller on the floor this morning!! lol..
Update: OMG in his opening remarks TOTUS recognizes Barney Frank D-MA as the man who will be instrumental in leading our financial policies and regulatory reforms. OH NOES! The guy who gave FAN FRED a pass?
He mentions Paul Volcker (who seems to serve primarily as TOTUS’ figurative crucifix against the vampires of reality who note TOTUS is fumbling the economy and implementing disastrous policies) Why does Volcker let himself be used this way? Sad. TOTUS is touting him as the CHIEF of his council of something or other, and we all KNOW Volcker is being ignored..Our previous posts on Volcker here. And here is one of interest concerning his speech in February wherein he said ‘MOST aspects of capitalism will survive’.
Apparently no one ever told TOTUS you don’t start a land war with Asia and you don’t start a trade war with your banker..
TOTUS’ decision to put a tariff on Chinese Tire imports is well..untimely…to say the least. Timmeh Geithner just got back from another round of promising China we would restrain our deficit (AS IF!) and now here is TOTUS starting a trade war. At whose behest?? LABOR OF COURSE!!! Good grief! Our previous post on Smoot Hawley here
…China indicated Sunday it would restrict U.S. imports of chicken and auto products after Washington’s move to slap punitive sanctions on Chinese tire imports, raising tensions in a trade dispute ahead of two planned meetings between the countries’ leaders.
Citing a jump in Chinese imports, the Obama administration said Friday it would impose stiff tariffs on Chinese-made tires for the next three years, invoking a section of trade law that China agreed to as a condition for its joining the World Trade Organization in 2001. The move essentially would cut off the source of nearly 17% of all tires sold in the U.S. last year and hit cost-conscious consumers particularly hard, as retailers will have to find alternative sources for the lower-end tires that make up much of what China sends to the U.S….
And just to follow up, TOTUS will come on down to Wall St to give another lecture and remind everyone that they are bad bad people. Despite Sheila Bair’s resistance, TOTUS is leaning HARD on FDIC and SEC to give Treasury and the Fed expanded powers..
President Barack Obama, speaking on Wall Street Monday on the first anniversary of the crescendo of the financial crisis, will discuss the administration’s plans “to wind down government involvement in the financial sector,” will push for “immediate action” on regulatory changes need to prevent future crises and admonish Wall Street to avoid the practices that led to the crisis, an administration official said. The president’s remarks, follow similar comments from the Treasury and Federal Reserve aimed at blunting criticism that they lack an “exit strategy” for withdrawing their support for the financial system with speeches and documents timed for the first anniversary of the worst moments of the crisis.
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