Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8-21-10

image Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is expected to fuel-up a nuclear reactor at Bushehr. No matter what anyone says, Iran is now a nuclear power. This will not end well.


Code Pink Tells Gold Star Mom: Your Son Deserved to Die: Yet Jodie Evans and her Code Pink degenerates taunted me and made light of my son’s sacrifice telling me, “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”  It took every ounce of reserve in my body to not level these idiots to the ground. These same people who call terrorists “freedom fighters” says that my son, who gave up his life for their freedoms, deserved death.


Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.~ Henry A. Kissinger


WOW! Even Barney Frank Comes Home to Facts about Fannie and Freddie:
  For years, Frank was a staunch supporter of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant government housing agencies that played such an enormous role in the financial meltdown that thrust the economy into the Great Recession. But in a recent CNBC interview, Frank told me that he was ready to say goodbye to Fannie and Freddie.
  “I hope by next year we’ll have abolished Fannie and Freddie,” he said. Remarkable. And he went on to say that “it was a great mistake to push lower-income people into housing they couldn’t afford and couldn’t really handle once they had it.” He then added, “I had been too sanguine about Fannie and Freddie.”


From Opinion in The WSJ: Actually, Democrats would be better off without the filibuster next year even if the Republicans take a Senate majority. Let's say the GOP picks up 10 Senate seats for a 51-49 majority and also takes control of the House. Without the filibuster, they could pass legislation with a majority vote in both houses--but it wouldn't become law without President Obama's signature or enough Democratic support to override his veto. Without the filibuster, though, the 49 Democrats would be able to pass legislation if they could win the support of one Republican.


America's Insurgent Pollster: "Americans don't want to be governed from the left or the right," Scott Rasmussen tells the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conference of 1,500 conservative and moderate legislators. "They want, like the Founding Fathers, to largely govern themselves with Washington in a supporting—but not dominant—role. The tea party movement is today's updated expression of that sentiment."


This is sheer genius: In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explained, "passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it."