And now.. The 'Red Skull' Nancy Pelosi
lectures us on 'accountability'...
H.T. To Wyatt for the image idea.
Your intention, Ms. Skull, was to turn the attention away from congressional Democrats and direct it towards Wall Street. Are the guys on W.S. a pack of greedy bastards? Of Course! But you guys knew that. That's why you took their booty. That is why they drooled at the opportunity to have the Federal Goverment guarantee their gambling with our tax dollars. You threw a juicy side of beef in front of an insatiable, ravenous animal and now you are bitching about its predictable voracious reaction.
Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. As we observe the passage of the very serious piece of legislation, we must do so with an eye to the future. We were faced with a situation that had terrible ramifications for everyone on Main Street, but all the attention was on Wall Street. We wanted to turn that attention and that was our intention in the legislation.
Under the leadership of our chairman, Barney Frank, as I called him on the floor, a maestro, we were able to make improvements, working in a bipartisan way, making improvements in the legislation, and then make more improvements in the legislation before it came back to the floor today.He really is a true maestro, isn't he Ms. Skull? When the Ministry of Truth is on your side, there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Barney is just another chairman in a long line of chairmen, just like Mao, who believe in leveraging the engine of wealth, fueled by the people, to be the prime mover of his own political ambitions. Barney believes in no Fannie left behind. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
The eye now is to the future. To shine the bright light of accountability on what is happening in our financial markets so that it doesn't happen again. That accountability will tell us how we got to this place and ferret out the abuses. That accountability will honor our trust to the American people.The eye is sure on the future, isn't it Ms. Skull? The future is a short few weeks of vigorous makeup foundation, slathered with a green room trowel, on the facade of this scandal. We need only wait until the anointed one can be installed. After that the filament in the bright light of accountability will be accidentally connected to 220v and burned out in a blaze of yawning dissmisal. The only honor and trust will be conferred on your media co-conspirators.
Mr. Frank will be holding hearings on where we go from here, because we are about the future. Mr. Waxman's hearings will be instructed as to how we got here -- that we know how to avoid this in the future. It will be about accountability, it will be about regulation, regulatory reform, which is essential. It will be about building an economy with a focus on the middle class, where many more Americans will participate in the economic security of our country.Do I have to resurrect the old fox and hen house cliche? What Waxman will be instructed to do, is construct a way to use the Federal record to pre-assemble blame for future indiscretions on conservatives, libertarians and free market Republicans. Why not? It seems to be working on the current bleating flock of public school Obots (no offense R.T.) Hell the Clintons tried to do it, by pulling the FBI data on their detractors. Why not make those useful government resources a functional and successful priority for the Obama administration?
,Again with the bright light, Ms. Skull. We know you threw a pillowcase over the light, during the emergence of this scandal. We know that the minute the pillowcase began to smoke and burn, accountability was the last thing you were concerned with. You just flipped the breaker and told us to wait for your electric company to show up and re-route the power, on the appointment schedule you created. O.K. everybody... hold your breath, pull the batteries out of the Smoke/CO detector and stand by.
And the high flyers on Wall Street will no longer be able to jeopardize that personal economic security of Americans, again, because of the bright light of scrutiny and accountability and the attention given under regulatory reform.
We are all believers in the free market -- it's part of our democracy. We know that the free markets create jobs, create capital, and create wealth -- that's very important. But recently, left unregulated and undisciplined and unsupervised, they create chaos. That was then; this is now. We're about the future, and that is the direction we want to take our policy. We want to take our economy in a New Direction for the middle class.Ms. Skull, I wish to congratulate you on this rare display of candor. I agree that you may believe in jobs, capital and wealth. That part of our democracy, you may believe in. The Chinese also believe in these few elements of our capitalism. It has pumped an enormous volume of our wealth into their hands, as they rake the autumn leaves of our technology, via internet espionage into their yard. In that yard, they have composted the results into a vigorously growing technological garden, at our expense.
Ms. Skull, You reject the concept of freedom. How do I know? Easy. You put regulation, discipline (your definition) and supervision ahead of our freedom. Freedom requires pain and dissappointment, when resources and unproductivity cannot be successfully mustered. It requires the right to suffer for failure. That makes us strong. It makes us American. Suffering is not a sin. It is a strength. It is a teacher. It is a blacksmith, striking a hammer on our soul, as we rest on the anvil of our civilization (link visit it later).
So many of our leadership was part of this legislation today. I dont say that we celebrated, because I don't think that. Frankly, we could have had a much better bill under different circumstances, but these are not the circumstances we were under. We were dealt a bad hand; we made the most of it. I think the American people will benefit from it. We decided, in the course of this week, that we needed to bring the bill up, that it was urgent that it pass and we had to depend on ourselves to get it passed.So you were dealt a bad bag of weed Ms. Skull? It looks like you were the drug dealer. The bad hand was dealt by you, as the dealer. The circumstances were your own creation. Everyone reading this should read Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Discourses" and the "Prince". The man would be a lauded blogger today. Back in Nicky's day, there were just as many ranting bloggers, suffering from insanity, ugly stupidity, crystal truth, lack of hygiene and anti-biotics.
They could have equally matched the chaos of the current internet, if only they had the massive capacity of instant gratification, introspection and instant fame of immediate political consensus and immediate political congruity that we now enjoy.
They just did not have our technology. They relied on contemporary believers to read and advocate their historical truths, in books and speeches. Now, it just takes a few moments of computer generated sophism and faux rationalization, to dictate our future. Our technology would be resprected, if it were not hindered by a brutally irresponsible level of civil apathy.
Fortunately, we had a strong bipartisan vote, but we knew we would be strong enough to pass the bill today, because of the work of Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn and Rahm Emanuel and our other members of the leadership. And now I am pleased to yield to the person who worked very hard on this with great leadership, Steny Hoyer.So, Ms. Skull, the work of one of your Democrat fund raisers passes for bipartisan aisle crossing.
He talks about America rising to its 'responsibility' and its 'duty' to cover its obligations, without talking about how those obligations became obligatory in the first place.
Your party does not talk about how socialist vote pandering became fiscal folly, on the grandest and ugliest of scales.
Your party does not talk about powerful Russian oligarchs, super-powerful Chinese oligarchs and Arab theocracies, adept at holding boot heels over the throats of their own people, dumping the wealth we have shuffled into their hands into our political process, so they can purchase a boot to grind into our throats.
Your party does not talk about the culture of selfishness and dissolution of family responsibility that imbues these hippy rejects who support your party, with the feeling that they have the right to insult those who pay their bills (read Miriam's testimony).
Your party does not talk about how our kids are being told to abandon personal responsibility, personal excellence and accountability and replace those virtues with the weakness of bleak ephemeral hedonism and intellectual fraud.
He did not talk about how our kids are being told that surrendering their country is as easy as surrendering their pride and moral obligations. They just need to accept the fact that their country is evil, they are evil and they can take a small step to correct it, by destroying their parents, their wealth and their Constitution.