News Roundup

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure tired of Larry Summers. He decided, along with Alan Greenspan and Robert Ruben, that we did not need to regulate derivatives. As a matter fact, he went so far as to make sure that Congress passed a law which would prohibit the regulation of derivatives. Derivatives were the exact weapons of mass destruction that killed the world economy in 2007/2008. Nope, we don’t need any more of Larry Summers. I have no idea who should be Fed Chair, but it can’t be and shouldn’t be Larry Summers. President Obama, just say NO!!!

In the history of the United States, there are very few companies that change because it’s the right thing to do. Looking back over the last century or so, we find that companies begin to pay workers more because they are pressured into it. I like the fact that fast food workers are trying to pressure their employers to pay them more money. They’re not making a living wage.

SNAP benefits are going to be cut. This is not good.

 

EW Jackson is someone only Allen West could truly love. Some of the things that come out of this man’s mouth are simply sad.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner should resign. He is a moron. What he did was wrong. We don’t need sexual-harassment training. That’s why we have mothers. We’ve been taught how to treat women, how to approach women, how to socialize with women. If you missed that course, you shouldn’t get to be the mayor. Oh, and no, the city of San Diego should not have to pay his legal bills.

As long as I’m talking about reprehensible people, we cannot forget Ariel Castro. As I recall, Mr. Castro is the heinous creature that kept three women in sexual servitude for over a decade. He is now claiming that he is not “a monster.” I guess that depends on your definition of a monster. Very seldom do we ever get what we deserve. Mr. Castro deserves life in prison. Mr. Castro has been sentenced to life in prison. Justice.

Finally, after all these years, somebody has been found guilty of defrauding investors around the time of the financial collapse. Sure, this is some low-level dude over at Goldman Sachs, but at least it’s a start.

Go Texas Rangers!!!