Remember what I was talking about?

I am referring to the conversation I had in the comment section of one or more of our OWS posts here about who we really need to be angry at and blame for our current disastrous situation. When I pointed out that these OWS people where barking at the wrong people and that they and most Americans needed to understand who the real culprits and enablers in this mess are, because they where basically asking the culprits, motivated by the power & money they got making the system dependant on them for favors, I was talking about this. In fact, I specifically mentioned this asshole as one of the biggest perps.

Rep. Barney Frank might sympathize with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but he’s still got friends in the financial world. The Massachusetts Democrat is heading to New York hoping to raise tens of thousands of dollars Thursday at a fundraiser at the home of Charles Myers, a senior investment banking advisor at Evercore Partners.

Myers is one of several Wall Street execs listed on the invite soliciting up to $2,500 from attendees for Frank’s reelection committee, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO. Frank, the co-author of the sweeping financial regulatory reform bill signed into law last year, said in a recent interview with POLITICO that he didn’t see any conflict between supporting the protests and taking financial services money.

So there you have it. I am against evil Wall Street but I am there raking in their cash! Barney’s Defense?

“If you take money from them, but you don’t vote [for] the things they want, how does that put you in conflict?” Frank questioned.

Fuck, he thinks we are stupid! WTF do you think the Dodd-Frank bill did, huh? And remember that Barney was a huge supporter & enabler of the TARP bank bailouts. Maybe Barney misspoke when he said that he doesn’t vote for the things they want and really meant that even when he gives them the things they want, they end up doing bad. Seriously, does he really want us to believe that these Wall Street execs are too stupid to figure out, after decades of paying big money for Barney’s time, that they are getting nothing, and that they just keep doing it out of desperation or some other motive? And this is the guy you think will fix things for ya? Hah!

Want another laugher?

Frank said he supports the movement “to the extent that they obey the law” and that he wishes “that kind of energy was around two years ago when we were voting on the financial reform bill. We’d have a tougher bill.”

Hah! Obey the law? That’s one huge understatement. I know the LSM has done a bang up job of not reporting how much trouble the various authorities have had with practically every one of the hippy infested OWS groups. Maybe what Barney really means is that he wants to co-opt the energy of these astroturffed events to hold on to that seat that allows him to bend so many people over.

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  1. Hal_10000

    Unsurprising. I posted the other day that Obama has gotten more money from WS than any other politician. And the Dodd-Frank bill might as well have been written by the big banks.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    And the Dodd-Frank bill might as well have been written by the big banks.

    Then please ecplain to me Hal how so many people now thing going back to government to redress this unholy relationship somehow will not yield more of the same? I simply can not understand that. I am being honest as hell here. I do not get it. Are people this misinformed or simply so caught up in ideology that they don’t get it? I would not expect or want republicans to deal with this either. Thats why I constantly say the only answer is for a much leaner government entity with far fewer hooks they can use to screw us over with.

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  3. CzarChasm

    Then please ecplain to me Hal how so many people now thing going back to government to redress this unholy relationship somehow will not yield more of the same? I simply can not understand that. I am being honest as hell here. I do not get it. Are people this misinformed or simply so caught up in ideology that they don’t get it?

    I’m going with people being this misinformed over being caught up in ideology. I honestly believe that most voters are even misinformed about the ideology they claim to practice. This tangentially relates to rich’s thread about MLK, where certain posters have said that those of us who believe the Democratic Party doesn’t represent the interests of the black people who consistently vote for them in the 90+ percent range are basically calling those 90% stupid. Of course, the implication is that conservatives who think such a thing are necessarily racists, but here’s the deal. MOST voters from EVERY demographic are as stupid as a bag of rocks, or at least misinformed about how well or poorly the people or party they’re voting for are representing their interests. That’s across the board, not just limited to race or other identity or specific issue politics.

    I started taking some classes at a local community college recently. Yesterday I’m sitting there in a classroom reading some study material and there’s a handful of students in the room and two teachers. The two teachers are talking together and one of the younger guys is reading something, and suddenly says, “Ms. Blankenship, what is the 2nd Amendment?” Naturally, my attention was grabbed, so I look up at Ms. Blankenship just as she says to Ms. Patton, “What is the 2nd Amendment?” Ms. Patton says, “Heck, I don’t know….I know the 1st Amendment is about freedom of speech….” So I look around the classroom to see who’s going to answer the question for the kid. No one, ‘cept me of course, so I said, “The 2nd Amendment protects our right to keep and bear arms.” Ms. Blankenship says, “Oh, that’s right, so no one will come take your guns” with that snide, sarcastic, dismissive tone as if people should not be allowed to have guns in the first place. So I corrected her. I said, “No, it’s so the government can’t take your guns.”

    Anyway, two college-level teachers didn’t know what the 2nd Amendment was about, and one of ‘em thinks that the 1st is only about freedom of speech. Extrapolate that out to general society, and you got a bunch of dumb-asses walkin’ around like they know what this country is all about when they just barely know the first thing about it. And their vote counts every bit as much as yours or mine. They are stupid. Ignorant at the very least.

    There’s not much to “get” here Alex. We, as a country, have allowed the federal government to take over educating our society, and the two teachers cited above are the direct result of that error. Here’s a video taken on election day 2008 that proves how stupid voters are, and proves also that it cuts across racial and gender lines. It also proves to my satisfaction that this country is toast.

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  4. CzarChasm

    Right college, wrong campus, and definitely the wrong Mrs. Blankenship:

    Arrest made in connection with Calhoun terrorist threat

    Investigators arrested 43 year old Penelope Blankenship, of Decatur and charged her with making a terrorist threat.

    The arrest followed an investigation into threat allegations made earlier this week that were received at Calhoun Community College.

    She was subsequently released on a $5,000.00 bond.

    Ms. Blankenship is employed as a professor at Calhoun Community College, and was believed to have been the target of an alleged threat made against her on her voice mail at Calhoun earlier this week.

    Another call was also received by Campus Police in connection with the same incident.

    The caller was initially identified as a former student of Ms. Blankenship.

    However, the results of the investigation indicate that the calls were conducted by Ms. Blankenship through the Calhoun switchboard to Security, and to her own voicemail.

    She has made a statement to investigators admitting her involvement.

    Actually, I did a double-take when I saw the picture at the link. She does kinda favor my prof., but it’s not her.

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