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Satirical Fun from the Onion

4 Oct

Parents Of Obama Volunteer Couldn’t Be More Proud, Sick Of Son

OAK PARK, IL—Parents of Obama ’08 campaign volunteer Mark Lowe said their son’s selfless work for the Illinois senator has shown the 22-year-old to be mature, civic-minded, and absolutely unbearable to talk to. “I remember when I was going to vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary, and [Mark] spoke for 30 minutes about how Obama is the next Kennedy, the only candidate capable of bringing real change, and how Hillary embodies everything that’s wrong with Washington,” David Lowe, 58, said. “It’s incredible that he’s so passionate about our nation’s future, and now he really needs to shut the hell up.” Lowe, who spends up to 40 hours a week sending e-mails, making phone calls, and engaging complete strangers in drawn-out discussions about Obama’s message of hope as he canvasses door-to-door, is expected to cost the Democratic nominee some 15,000 votes.

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Saturday Cartoons

4 Oct

 

Barney Frank on O’Reilly

4 Oct

Bill O’Reilly takes Congressman Barney Frank to task over the bailout bill:

A Boston Globe article on Barney Frank and the financial issues that brought us to the brink of financial calamity sums up Barney Frank’s involvement nicely:

Frank’s fingerprints are all over the financial fiasco

Frank doesn’t. But his fingerprints are all over this fiasco. Time and time again, Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in good shape. Five years ago, for example, when the Bush administration proposed much tighter regulation of the two companies, Frank was adamant that “these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis.” When the White House warned of “systemic risk for our financial system” unless the mortgage giants were curbed, Frank complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing.

Now that the bubble has burst and the “systemic risk” is apparent to all, Frank blithely declares: “The private sector got us into this mess.” Well, give the congressman points for gall. Wall Street and private lenders have plenty to answer for, but it was Washington and the political class that derailed this train. If Frank is looking for a culprit to blame, he can find one suspect in the nearest mirror.