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Truth-seeker

Private equity is in business to make a profit for investors and not to create jobs. They profit from eliminating jobs and outsourcing.

Puget Sound blathers

actually, they profit from the most efficient use of capital.

next lesson: what does return on capital mean...LMAO

Tommy008

Michael Savage does not work for Clear Channel.


Walt

Michael Savage has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Ethnomedicine from the University of California at Berkeley. Why isn't he out doing something productive with that degree instead of bloviating on a radio show?

EvergreenRailfan

One defense of Clear Channel, is that they do have Randi Rhodes.

As for some of these private equity/vulture capital funds, saw an interesting editorial on RailwayAge from an Editor looking into one fund trying to takeover Canadian Pacific Railway(which has big holdings in the US, by the way, they own remnants of the Milwaukee Road(Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas(both of them)) and the Delaware and Hudson(New York area)). He's witholding judgement, because unlike another fund's attempt to takeover CSX, they have a good idea of what they want. With CP, they have a CEO waiting in the wings, the former head of CP's Canadian Rival, which he had turned around, and CN cut his Golden Parachute. Other than BNSF and CP, the editor said that he did not truest hedge funds as far as he could throw them.

KS blathers

Parts of this post seem to be sponsored by the Obama campaign ? However, the last cartoon is actually spot on - kudos.

In reality, this administration doesn't want a free market system. They prefer a command-control economy powered by the Federal Government - a statist's delight and a boon to small businesses and a job killer to its citizens. BTW- USA Today called the so-called Obama Truth team for fibbing on several occasions.

You report, we decide...

Puget Sound blathers

Michael Savage has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Ethnomedicine from the University of California at Berkeley. Why isn't he out doing something productive with that degree instead of bloviating on a radio show?

Posted by: Walt | June 02, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Walt, I dislike Savage on the radio. But he found that he can make tens of millions on the air as opposed to his old career in nutrition.

Why people listen to Savage is beyond me.

Puget Sound blathers

again, the BlatherWatch Crew is playing very selective on what it erases and what it allows.

why the mystery? just be an honest broker.

playing fast and loose with the rules ain't right, and you know it.

Walt

I think their rules are pretty clear PS. Not a mystery to me, speaking as someone who has had several posts removed myself. Like the BW crew says, play nice in the sandbox. I for one dont miss the pages and pages of fighting, baiting and name calling. I get enough of that from my wife. ROFLMAO!

KS blathers

I understand the BW rules and didn't especially care for what BW was like one year ago and since then guidelines have been established by Bla"M. I have noticed that there seems like there may be an inherent bias against PS's posts which is a bit baffling to me. If his posts are deleted, then those of Truthseeker should have been erased as often as he baited others at least as often as PS did, but in reality his comments have been deleted less often.

There is a tactful way to express disagreements by challenging the other to address the truth. The truth seems to be a difficult thing for some to handle though. The BW crew like any other blog, like any other blog has their biases.

Bla'M used to throw in his two-cents worth and move on and usually that move the discussion but not always. That feature is no longer available - at least for right now. Walt - why doesn't your wife post on BW ? She could liven the discussion which can use a boost at times.

KS blathers

Clarification -
The BW crew like any other blog, has their biases.

John Kerry

Erosion has begun and Obama will lose this election. The climate is almost the same as 2008 with the economy sliding and everyone looking for a fresh start. Obama has no hope to generate the buzz that he sold in 2008. In fact there's a tremendous amount of resentment and buyer's remorse out there. The curtain truly has been pulled back.

KS blathers

Your namesake (Sen. Kerry) would repudiate you for writing what you did - he would call it blasphemy. However, some of us here salute you for expressing the bitter truth.

Puget Sound blathers

I think their rules are pretty clear PS. Not a mystery to me, speaking as someone who has had several posts removed myself. Like the BW crew says, play nice in the sandbox. I for one dont miss the pages and pages of fighting, baiting and name calling. I get enough of that from my wife. ROFLMAO!

Posted by: Walt | June 03, 2012 at 10:39 AM

fair enough, walt. fair enough.

Mike D

I'm so tired of rightwingers bitching unendingly about trivial matters.

Gunner

Trivial Matters:

No Jobs !
No Jobs !
No Jobs !
No Stock Market Gains
No Real Estate Security
No Education System
No Military Respect

KS blathers

I'm so tired of rightwingers bitching unendingly about trivial matters.

Posted by: Mike D | June 03, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Trivial matters ? Huh ? I guess you prefer burying your head in the sand then. The chickens are coming home to roost.

mw

Yes, we'll see them in Tampa

Tommy008

What was" The Beaver"'s big announcement at 12 noon today? i turned into Monson too late to find out and their was nothing on the website..........back from Cannes

Tommy008

the Beav misled listeners about that Travel and Leisure article (cities wiht the ugliest people) Seattle came in as so-so......not pretty pretty people like the fairly "not smart" city San Diego, but not real ugly either. middling along in the middle, which is where i would put it too. Seattle took the top spot in "brains"- i'll take brains over auperficial looks anyday.

DontWorryBeHappy

Just as I predicted, a new co-host (sort of), an expert in social media who will enhance Dori's twitter and facebook accounts so that it too becomes tops in Seattle radio. Her name is Amy.

Puget Sound Blathers

Looks like the Scott Walker Recall will fall short.

Interesting story from Huffpo

"MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin recall elections are being called an "epic battle," a "civil war" and even an "un-civil war."

While no one is firing upon each other with muskets and cannons, neighbors are being pit against neighbors and relationships between family members are becoming strained over competing visions for the future of the state.

In May, a man jumped in front of his wife's car to prevent her from voting against Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the state's Republican primary. He injured his head, neck and back.

And while most incidents aren't quite that extreme, it seems like almost everyone has a story about how their personal lives have been affected by the recalls.

"I have a sister who is a Tea Party member and a staunch supporter [of Walker], and that has definitely strained our relationship. In fact, we're pretty much estranged at this moment, because of the recall and politics," said Diane Flanagan, a lifelong Wisconsinite from Waukesha County. Flanagan is backing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in the gubernatorial recall election on Tuesday and turned out last week to hear President Bill Clinton rally Democrats in downtown Milwaukee.

"I've never seen a state torn apart in such a short time," said Pat Nolan-Burger, another lifelong Badger State resident who attended the Clinton event. "This happened within months of Gov. Walker taking office."

The divisive atmosphere is a central theme of Barrett's campaign. He consistently brings it up in his speeches, promising to restore a spirit of cooperation to Wisconsin if elected.

Barrett told The Huffington Post that he sees "people's heads go up and down" when he talks about how Walker has torn the state asunder.

"Probably one [story] that is most memorable to me is a woman came up to me and said, 'Don't forget wedding receptions. I was at three wedding receptions last year, and every one of them resulted in an argument,'" said Barrett.

The disagreements have even carried over into the workplace. Milwaukee resident and lifelong Wisconsinite Bob Peterson is a teacher. And while teachers have been some Barrett's strongest supporters, due to Walker's cuts to education funding and his restriction of public employees' collective bargaining rights, Peterson said that a few of his colleagues nevertheless support the governor.

"It is true though that amongst our colleagues -- even amongst some teachers -- there's a small percentage who support Scott Walker, and it's really damaged the people's ability to work together in schools, because there's such a divisive attitude and atmosphere in this state. It's made it very difficult," Peterson said."

just an excerpt.

No matter what side you fall on this, to lose a good friend or have problems with a family member over politics is very sad.

very sad.

cheesehead

While it would be nice to oust him, it wont matter as long as the Republican assemblymen are recalled, giving the majority to the Dems. Walker won't be able to do any more damage until he can be replaced in a general election.

Puget Sound Blathers

if you can't beat him in a recall, what makes you think you can in the general election?

moreover, we'll see how many folks or either party will be recalled in the assembly.

KS blathers

The public sector union bosses are a bunch or repugnant thugs and normal people (you know who you are) should be angered by the rhetoric that they spew daily and the way they are plunging states into debt with their absorbitent pensions.

They would be happy with a totalitarian government and a welfare state. The left will continue to try and recall any GOP governor that doesn't cowtow to the unions. Chris Christie, John Kasich - it's probably coming at you even if Walker wins. The public sector unions will not go down without trying bring everyone else down with them. Ugly but true...

Puget Sound Blathers

should be interesting to watch big ed on this election. he was pretty ginned up on the hot talk.

Walt

I have always wondered why Republicans never try to take down the unions for professional sports, or police or firefighters?

Puget Sound Blathers

maybe it is akin to why the anti war protests are more active when republicans are president and fairly silent when a democrat is president.

the questions that haunt us...

Walt

haunted?

Walker had a 2.3 GPA when he was asked to leave Marquette University for cheating.

KS blathers

Source please ?

Whatever

Yes, Walt, please source your comment. Your quote above is actually from a blog commenter-- not an actual news story. The issue was campaign violations when Walker was running for ASB president. The Marquette Tribune withdrew their endorsement of him, but I can't find anything about him being expelled or "asked to leave." And, of course, it was more than 20 years ago...my, my, but the democrats are sounding more and more desperate, aren't they?

Puget Sound Blathers

haunted?

Walker had a 2.3 GPA when he was asked to leave Marquette University for cheating.

Posted by: Walt | June 04, 2012 at 06:58 PM


reminds one of ted kennedy who got expelled from harvard for cheating on a test.

of course, daddy's money did get him back but it cost him a nice new admin building...

Walt

Whatever, do you believe that examining the integrity of the sitting governor is only the purview of the far left? That’s what your comment suggests.There’s no question that Scott Walker’s integrity leaves a lot to be desired. How many governors do you know who use funds from their campaign to establish a "defense fund?" I suppose that his immediate family can rely on him, and the road construction industry can rely on him to expand highway construction and kill other mass transit (that $500,000+ in contributions was worth it). In fact, big-time funders of Walker’s campaigns have been able to rely on his “integrity.” But the people in the state who need a governor who considers the needs of the entire state do not have a governor on whom they can rely.

So tell me, do you disagree that Walker should be judged on his integrity? Why or why not? And how do you define integrity in the context of this governor who won election with the vote of 26% of registered voters?

Puget Sound Blathers

Walt,
only about 31 percent of eligible or registered voters voted for Pres Obama.

from wiki
In the 2008 US Presidential Election, the votes were as follows:
OBAMA received:
52% of the Total Popular Vote (1)
31% of the Total Eligible Vote (2)
Three out of ten US citizens voted for Obama (approx.) (3)
1/3 of US citizens voted for Obama (approx.) (3)
2/3 of US citizens did not vote for Obama (approx.) (3)
MCCAIN received:

46% of the Total Popular Vote (1)
27% of the Total Eligible Votes (2)
Three out of ten US citizens voted for McCain (approx.) (3)
1/4 of US citizens voted for McCain (aprox.) (3)
3/4 of US citizens did not vote for McCain (aprox.) (3)
NOTES:
(1) The Total Popular Vote is comprised of all votes cast by eligible citizens. For this election, 125,225,901 US citizens voted. (See, http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/ for more details).
(2) The Total Eligible Vote is comprised of all possible eligible US citizens who are eligible to vote. For this election, 213,005,467 US citizens were eligible to vote. (See, http://elections.gmu.edu/Turnout_2008G.html for more details.)
(3) US citizens that were eligible to vote.


Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_votes_did_Barack_Obama_and_John_McCain_each_have#ixzz1wsuq7d8C

Walt

And what about integrity?

Puget Sound Blathers

ahh, ya got me on that...


i guess the good people of wisconsin will make the call on the integrity of scott walker. he'll stand or fall on his ability to keep the faith of the voters.


Walt

In a perfect world maybe. He has some pretty deep pockets behind him.

KS blathers

hat tip to whatever for flushing out the rest of the story - turned urban legend about Scott Walker. I can see that Walker's integrity is questioned by Democrats who cower behind the union thugs.

However, Americans who look at what he has done to restore the financial health to Wisconsin would trust a politician like him much more than one like Owebama who favors crony capitalism. From what I have read and heard, I'd put his integrity up against most any Democrat governor (including WA's) any day of the week.

Walt

The race for Lt. Gov. may turn out to be the most important race if Walker ends up being indicted and cant serve.

Puget Sound Blathers

fascinating, can you expand a bit on the facts of Walker's pending indictment?

Tommy008

done deal...CNN calling out the Dems as losers....big, big losers.......go home dems nothign to see here...hahahahahahahahah ..Walker wins!!! ...Walker wins!!
( in the voice of NYYANKESS radio announcer)

Puget Sound Blathers

looks like the good folks of WI got tired of that multi billion dollar deficit and like this 150 million surplus they now have. plus unemployment is down under the national average.

so you have a state that is solvent with decent employment.

Tommy008

CNN calls the LT. GOV. race for Repubs.....Repubs 2 for 2 in big labors self-described "test run for
November.......Truthseeker?...by all means.....

Tommy008

CNN calling Wisconsin a "tossup" now for November...citing Obama's blundering by not showing uo for the recall rally as one of the main reason hes changing it to a tossup.....Paul Begala agreeing Obama blundered in Wisconsin.....labor wil sit on its hands...boy are they pissed...

KS blathers

Yep, Walker and the Lt. Gov. have both been declared winners. Overreach by the left sealed their opponent's doom. WI must be doing something correctly, with unemployment down and the deficit all but erased. Leftwing violence will be coming later - get ready.

Owebama was a coward when it came to campaigning there because he avoided it. He thinks he's so smart and his s**t don't stink - but he's the bubble president - detached from reality.

Puget Sound Blathers

KS, not sure how Walker won this election. Big Ed Shultz guaranteed victory in this recall effort.


wait for it, wait for it, ....'ELECTION FRAUD!'

now who would have thought the Dems would be yelling Election Fraud.

Cal

Walt it doesn’t matter to Ps or KS because they think the end justifies the means. They don’t care about his character. He would have been removed a long time ago in my state. And apparently elections can now be bought by the highest bidder. But look at it this way, we wont have to worry about terrorism much longer. Rich Saudis can just write a check for a few billion and buy up every last election. Then the cons here will be satisfied.

Tommy008

moron protestors, sore losers, now milling behind Ted Rowlands and drowning out The CNN reporter, trying to talk live from Madison....they're wearing robber eye masks and holding bags of money........KS?

Puget Sound Blathers

cal,
why do you think so little of the people of WI?

what crimes will scott walker be indicted on?

flesh it out a bit, will ya?

Puget Sound Blathers

maybe you can tell us why, Cal, that Pres Obama didn't go over to help the Dems win this recall. He was less than 20 miles from the state line just a week ago.

yet, Pres Obama chose to stay away...unless you count that tweet he sent. 'go Barret!'

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