Tag: Frank

Potpourri Saturday

What does my title today mean? It means I’m tired of thinking for now and just want to throw a few cartoons at you. They are on a variety of subjects, but all pretty effective, I believe. Let’s get started. How about the reluctance of Republican primary voters to fall in love with Mitt Romney’s candidacy? While we’re on the subject of politicians, here’s another one on Barney Frank’s announced retirement that captures the true spirit of the man: We… Read more »

A Beneficial Retirement

Holidays are respites from problems, but those problems don’t go away. While I love Thanksgiving because of its Christian origins, simply celebrating Thanksgiving doesn’t solve what ails us, particularly when so many in the country don’t want to recognize the Giver of all good things. Now with Thanksgiving behind us, there remain many unresolved issues: One really good thing has happened, though: Congressman Barney Frank has announced his retirement. That, by itself, is a step toward recovery. Frank was one… Read more »

They Deserve to Lose

Today, I would like to single out those running for office who are so unacceptable that they truly deserve to lose their races. Of course, if I tried to list everyone I thought should be included in that category, this would be an exceptionally long posting, so I’ve decided to concentrate only on those who have a chance to lose. Consequently, you won’t find individuals such as Nancy Pelosi in this list; she is a mirror image of her district…. Read more »

More Financial Chicanery

The Dodd-Frank Bill, which supposedly will bring significant financial reform to banks and Wall Street, has passed Congress and is on its way to the White House for Obama’s signature. Wait a minute, what was the name of that bill again? Dodd? Frank? Sound familiar? Sen. Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank were the architects of the government mismanagement of the economy that led to the current recession. They were the ones who opened the floodgates for Fannie and Freddie to… Read more »

Losing Touch with Reality

I was watching  a news program last evening in which the economist made a rather bold pronouncement: President Obama has lost touch with reality when it comes to economics, he said. The president has no understanding at all of how the economy works. I’ve believed that all along, but it was rather refreshing to hear someone say it out loud to a few million viewers. What sparked that comment was the recently ended G8/G20 Summit of industrialized nations. As all… Read more »