Weekly Address 07-23-16

 Posted by at 05:12  Politics
Jul 232016

“Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we’ve come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations. In addition to making the financial system safer and more resilient, these reforms also established the first-ever Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which holds banks, credit card companies, mortgage lenders, and others accountable, and protects consumers from abuses and deceptive practices. This past Thursday, July 21, marked six years since the President signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law and the five year anniversary of the creation of the CFPB. Thanks to these reforms, the President reiterated the economy is stronger and more durable today than it was before the crisis. That’s why President Obama is going to keep fighting to protect the progress we’ve made reforming Wall Street from attacks, because hard-working Americans who play by the rules should expect Wall Street to play by the rules, too.

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Jul 212016

Are you watching Trump’s speech to the RNC? I see his mouth moving and all I hear coming out are lies, lies and more lies. But you have to admit, his speechwriter (whoever it was) talks a big game. For somebody who swore he would never use a teleprompter, The Donald is doing a pretty good job of reading his speech. That much I will give him, and nothing more.

Please, let it end already. Can November get here quickly enough?

P.S. He’s sweating badly. Remember when Richard Nixon sweated on television? Donald J. Trump will never be president of the United States. I just wish he’s shut up already.

Addendum: It’s over. That was the darkest, most pessimistic political speech I think I have ever heard. And I’ve heard a bunch.

Jul 202016

Once again I have been watching bits and pieces of night three of the RNC. I watched as much as I could. Admittedly, it wasn’t a lot. But it was enough to wonder what country these people are living in. It certainly is not the country I live in. I love my country. They don’t seem to care much for theirs. Seems all they can do is bitch, bitch and then bitch some more. It’s downright tiring.

It’s kind of entertaining, though, to watch all these millionaires and billionaires stand on that stage and complain about how bad they have it. No wonder they love The Donald.

Jul 192016

Well, they did it. I honestly thought the people with some sense would somehow prevail at the end. They didn’t. The Republican party officially nominated Donald Trump today.

I have tried my best to watch bits and pieces of the RNC this week. It hasn’t been easy. I have never heard so much nonsense from so many hypocrites in my entire life. Plus, if our television sees much more of my middle finger I honestly think it may develop a complex.

Please, next week, hurry up and get here!

Jul 172016

Did you happen to catch the Donald Trump Show on 60 Minutes this evening? Wasn’t it nice of him to bring his hand puppet Mike Pence?

Seriously, Trump hardly let Pence get a word in edgewise. When he did try to speak or answer a question, Trump would interrupt and finish his thoughts for him.

Don’t get me wrong. I dislike Mike Pence as much as I dislike Donald Trump. Neither of them believe in the things I believe in. Things like equal rights, a living wage, billionaires paying their share of taxes, separation of church and state… You know, things like that.

Plus, have you had a chance to peruse the Republican party platform yet? If not, you should look it up and give it a once over. It reads like they want to revive Communism. Don’t laugh. It does. Read it.

I keep hearing the yakking heads on TV saying that tRump has a chance of winning this election. Huh-uh. No way. Americans at times are not as intelligent as they probably should be, but they are not stupid enough to elect Donald Trump. So these next four days in Cleveland will be a complete waste of time. On second thought, they will be good for a laugh or two. Enjoy.

Officers killed in Baton Rouge

 Posted by at 17:13  General
Jul 172016

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is President Obama’s statement…

I am at a loss for words here. I do not understand nor do I know how to respond to this level of hatred. I’m glad we have the leadership of a great man like Barack Obama to lean on at times like this. I wish more people would listen to what he has to say.

Weekly Address 07-16-16

 Posted by at 09:40  Politics
Jul 162016

“Coming Together to Find Solutions”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama acknowledged that the aftermath of tragedies like we’ve seen in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, can leave us struggling to make sense of these events. However, the President reiterated that the country is not as divided as it may seem. He said he saw it this week when he met with law enforcement on the challenges they face; when he traveled to Dallas for the memorial service of the five brave police officers who died while protecting protesters with whom they may have disagreed; when he convened a more than four-hour long meeting with police chiefs, Black Lives Matter activists, and state and local leaders; and when he participated in a town hall where he said there is no contradiction between honoring police and recognizing racial disparities exist within the criminal justice system. The President said that although these conversations can be challenging, we have to be able to talk about our differences. We have to be open and honest – not just within our own circles, but also with those who offer different perspectives. Because that’s what America is about – finding solutions not only through policy, but also by forging consensus and finding the political will to make change.

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