Oops, Hillary Clinton sold some stock recently that could cause her problems during the campaign if she had continued to hold those shares. Wow, only in America is it a crime to own a particular stock when you are running for President but not to own that stock when you have merely declared your intentions to run for the nomination. Lets see what she owned in part:
NewsCorp (Fox News) Satan Himself
Biogen Big Pharmaceutical
Johnson & Johnson Big Pharmaceutical
Amgen Big Pharmaceutical
Pfizer Big Pharmaceutical
Glaxo Smith Kline Big Pharmaceutical
Wall Mart The Anti-Christ with Employee Abuses
These are creating millions in Capital Gains that will carry substantial Capital Gains Taxes that she has been able to avoid by not selling them previous to this [which is a complaint of many on the left which feel that “unrealized gains” (those only on paper not cash) should be taxes]. One thing from this is that now she will learn what the cost of Capital Gains Taxes are to her portfolio and hence their small share of contribution to economic growth in the country. Too bad she didn’t own some “Big Oil” since she has complained about them as much as she did in the 1990’s about the immoral profits of Big Pharmaceutical (just before she tapped into those profits after Bill left office).
At least she didn’t own any Halliburton. But if Cheney is still guilty because he previously owned Halliburton shares (which he sold to avoid similar conflict of interest charges) isn’t it equally fair to charge that she is still guilty of illicit Pharmaceutical gains ……. even up till just recently when she just sold her “conflict of interest” shares? You won’t hear as much about this from the “drive by media” and the left as you did about Cheney because it is a different ox being Gored. Maybe we should demand that she contribute those ill begotten gains on Big Pharmaceutical to children’s relief. STORY HERE
Published June 8, 2007
Fiscal Policy , Politics , The Left
The Club for growth news is reporting that the Democratic Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee David Obey (D-Wis.) is going to keep all earmarks (pork spending) out of the spending bills so the conservatives won’t have the opportunity orchestrate a grass roots effort to squelch them (so much for Democratic government). This is to frustrate the likes of Jeff Flake’s (R-Arizona) effort last year to stand against earmarks embarrassing Democrats.
But don’t worry he will be re-inserting this pork spending into the conference report that will be immune from amendment and deliver all the pork he cares to order up. I hope the President has his veto pen nearby. And just think, this all while we were promised “the most honest, ethical, and open Congress in history” by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Isn’t this special……..?
Published May 13, 2007
The DNC (Democratic National Committee) has issued a threat to the FreeRepublic website from their Lawyers because one indicated “freeper” who goes by the user name of “Coffee 260” published a report with the information taken from an XM Satellite Radio Show titled “Quinn & Rose” show. On that show it was stated (with reliable sources according to the commentator) that the morning after the Tornado in Kansas that Howard Dean called the Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius to discuss “talking points” about the tornado and how they could use it to make Bush look bad and blame it on him. Well everyone knows that she didn’t waste much time blaming the war in Iraq for the lack of equipment to respond to the emergency. [But you see the equipment has been in Iraq for the past few years and it is the states responsibility to prepare for their own disasters.]
But it seem the law firm of Sandle, Reiff and Young are trying to lean on the FreeRepublic for simply quoting a published report. So in the end they have no case against the FreeRepublic, but they probably believe it will be easier to intimidate Jim Robinson over at the Free Republic than XM Satellite Radio. What ever they think, it is not working. The boys on this thread seem to find it quite hilarious. The big beef of the DNC is that no one at the FreeRepublic called the DNC to confirm the report before going forward.
So lets see, you call the DNC and the telephone receptionists answers the phone and you ask, we heard that Howard Dean called Kathleen Sabelius after the tornado to plan “politicizing” the tornado and blaming Bush……..Is that true? Yeah, like they would be a reliable source and admit it if they had. For my money I’ll just go with the statement made on the Quinn & Rose show that they have impeccable sources on this (just like you hear on ABC, NBC and CBS) since the follow through by Sebelius was right on cue with the alleged Dean program.
MORE: Learning Straight Up and HERE
Published May 1, 2007
Politics , War on Terror
It’s About Time (2nd time to be exact). Especially today (May 1st) since those Socialists and Communists in Congress are emotionally taking the day off.