Washington Becomes Rome

    Chuck Schumer wants the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to tell states they have no choice in the use of porkulus funds.Below the fold is the entire letter. It’s is amazing in its reach. In effect, states will have zero discretion in how they spend the money and which parts they take.This stems from Gov. Bobby Jindal and others saying they would not | Read More »

    Chuck Schumer: Liar, Propagandist, Anti-American, Killer of Free Speech

    Usually I don’t go for the hard-edged treatment of politicians as my headline here does. I don’t often call individuals “liars” and the like, though I’ve been known to do so on occasion. Generally, I prefer to assume that those that oppose my views are truthfully advocating for deep held beliefs and not using lies and obfuscation to get there — some exceptions to that, | Read More »

    Permit me to correct the Senior Senator for NY.

    Who is, by the way, up for re-election next year: If there is a time where the American people “really don’t care” about pork and corruption, it’s when times are good. Times are not good. Moe Lane PS: Not that he’d know. I don’t think this guy has actually worked for a living in decades. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    What I Have in Common With Chuck Schumer

    Veteran NBC political commetator Chuck Todd recently revealed a secret about how Senate Democrats view Al Franken: I have had multiple very high level Democrats on the Hill sit there with their fingers crossed. They are scared of Franken winning. More importantly they fear that if Franken wins then every liberal Hollywood type is going to say ‘hey I can run for office too…’It’s my | Read More »

    In Which Things Get Interesting . . .

    And Chuck Schumer may need to get some consultants stat:California’s attorney general is reviewing a request by former employees of IndyMac Bancorp Inc to investigate whether a New York senator triggered the bank’s collapse by releasing confidential information.At issue is a much-publicized letter that Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, sent in June to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) questioning | Read More »

    Schumer wants Obama to fight back. Barry’s surrogates do it for him.

    Chuck Schumer wants Barack Obama to fight back hard against the McCain campaign’s attacks:”I thought the Britney Spears commercial was powerful,” Schumer said, referring to McCain’s television ad casting Obama as a vapid “celebrity.””They’re trying to say, ‘He’s not one of us,'” Schumer said.”I would answer back hard. What do you mean he’s not one of us? It’s John McCain who wears $500 shoes, has | Read More »

    Heckuva Job, Chucky

    You would think that a U.S. Senator would know enough to carefully calibrate statements when it comes to dealing with extremely sensitive and important issues–not to mention, knowing enough to refrain from leaking statements that might unnecessarily cause panic as people try to grapple with those extremely sensitive and important issues.But when it comes to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, you would be wrong.I wonder | Read More »

    BREAKING: Bank Collapses. Feds cite Sen. Chuck Schumer as “immediate cause” of collapse

    Federal regulators just seized and shut down IndyMac, a major mortgage specialist.The Pasadena, Calif., thrift was one of the largest savings and loans in the country with about $32 billion in assets. It now joins an infamous list of collapsed banks, topped by Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co., which failed in 1984 with $40 billion of assets.IndyMac specialized in Alt-A loans, a type | Read More »


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