Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Raving Christianist" and Others "Cleaned Up As Market Crashed"

All secrets revealed here. Especially the secret about why the Democrats are voting like Rethuglicans on almost everything that affects (and will affect much, much more in the future) you negatively (but them positively) financially. And if you think these thugs were smart enough to play the market so precisely on their own, I've got several bridges in Brooklyn to sell you cheap. This essay also reminds me of the transaction transferring ownership of the WTC in the July preceding that fateful September to a Mr. Larry Silverstein. Do you wish you had friends this lucky? (How many more coincidences can we stand?) Mark Crispin Martin reports that (emphasis marks added - Ed.):

Members of the House Financial Services Committee, who are supposed to oversee the banking industry, each seem to have made a bundle as the market tanked, by snapping up, or dumping, bank stocks.

One of them, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, is a raving Christianist whose “re-election” in 2006 was evidently stolen (from John Russell), like that year’s “wins” by other Florida Republicans, including Tom Feeney (who “beat” Clint Curtis) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (who “beat” Frank Gonzalez).

Those outcomes were contested by the “losers,” who canvassed their respective districts, and thereby found that the official vote counts were completely off, by margins large enough to have “elected” their Republican opponents.

(Curtis led that effort, knowing, as he did, that the Republicans in Florida were routinely rigging vote-counts electronically – as he knew all too well, since Feeney had, two years before, asked him to help develop a computer program for that very purpose. For more, please click here; and for a terrifying documentary about it all, see Patty Sharaf’s Murder, Spies and Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story.)

So what did those three “losers” do with their statistical proof of Bushevik election fraud? They took it to the House Administration Committee, now in Democratic hands – and that committee unanimously voted not to look at the evidence. And that was that.

Why do I (re)tell this story here? Because both parties are corrupt – as the article below makes clear. For it wasn’t only the extremist Brown-Waite who made a bundle off of bank stocks while the market crashed. As the blog below informs us, that surreptitious rip-off was a perfectly bipartisan affair.

So how can we expect the Democrats (or most of them) to give a s**t about the dire state of our voting system, when it served to put them in their very lucrative positions?

Members of U.S. House Financial

Services Committee snapped up or dumped bank stocks as bottom fell out of market

A representative for Rep. Charlie Wilson said the congressman leaves day-to-day investment decisions to a money manager.

Members of Congress were chasing profits while making policy

WASHINGTON — As financial markets tumbled and the government worked to stave off panic by pumping billions of dollars into banks last fall, several members of Congress who oversee the banking industry were grabbing up or dumping bank stocks.

Anticipating bargains or profits or just trying to unload before the bottom fell out, these members of the House Financial Services Committee or brokers on their behalf were buying and selling stocks including Bank of America and Citigroup — some of the very corporations their committee would later rap for greed, a Plain Dealer examination of congressional stock market transactions shows.

Financial disclosure records show that some of these Financial Services Committee members, including Ohio Rep. Charlie Wilson, made bank stock trades on the same day the banks were getting a government bailout from a program Congress approved. The transactions may not have been illegal or against congressional rules, but securities attorneys and congressional watchdog groups say they raise flags about the appearance of conflicts of interest. Read more.

Please. Suzan _____________

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