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I am no longer shocked by the shinola that comes out of Nancy’s mouth, but this does fall under the Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award category. I think Nancy and Bambi are neck in neck for the amount of AYFKM? awards.
It may well be possible that she is making this statement right now because much of what has happened over the last year has been behind closed and locked doors. What does she know that we don’t? Don’t answer that; I just ate.
Pelosi Says She’s Running ‘Most Ethical’ Congress Ever, But Won’t Ask Rangel to Resign Chairmanship—For Now
(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted on Friday that she is running the most ethical and honest Congress in history. At the same time, however, she indicated she will not ask House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.) to resign his chairmanship—at least for now.
Rangel was admonished this week by the ethics committee for taking corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean.
Pelosi noted that the ethics committee is looking into other issues involving Rangel, and made it clear that she was interested in seeing the outcome of these investigations soon.
The committee, for example, is looking at Rangel’s failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets that should have been listed on his congressional financial disclosure reports.
“Obviously, they have other issues to deal with,” Pelosi said at her Friday press briefing. “But I thank them for taking this action. I hope that they will have other action soon. But they did not take action against him. They just said he did not willfully break the rules. But we’ll just see what happens next, what comes out of the committee next.”
When a reporter prefaced a question about Rangel by noting that Pelosi had promised to run the “most ethical and honest Congress in history” she interrupted him to say: “And we are.”
If you really need to see the tape of Nancy running her mouth about Charlie, hit the link. Yeah, thought so.
Shock! Dismay! Not really. How long have we been listening to them beat the drum for a new reserve currency to replace the dollar? That will only happen if the elitists running this country decide it is in their best interest to do so, and I don’t think we are there just yet.
IMF’s Strauss-Kahn suggests IMF may one day provide global reserve asset
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.
“That day has not yet come, but I think it is intellectually healthy to explore these kinds of ideas now,” he said in a speech on the future mandate of the 186-nation Washington-based lending organization.
Strauss-Kahn said such an asset could be similar to but distinctly different from the IMF’s special drawing rights, or SDRs, the accounting unit that countries use to hold funds within the IMF. It is based on a basket of major currencies.
He said having other alternatives to the dollar “would limit the extent to which the international monetary system as a whole depends on the policies and conditions of a single, albeit dominant, country.”
Strauss-Kahn, a former finance minister of France, said that during the recent global financial crisis, the dollar “played its role as a safe haven” asset, and the current international monetary system demonstrated resilience.
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Glenn Beck gave a quiz today to help individual Americans understand which political persuasion they are. The categories are: Liberal, Libertarian, Conservative, and Progressive. You may be surprised to find out what you actually believe.
Damn, another event for the pResident to apologize to the world for; Americans standing up and leading. British MEP Daniel Hannan is being interviewed today by Neil Cavuto on ‘Your World’ about the beginning of the British Tea Party. (I am hoping one of the our go-to patriot YTers catch and post the video. If it happens, I will update this post.)
British Tea Party Movement to launch on Saturday
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. He is the winner of the Bastiat Award for online journalism.
By Daniel Hannan
The inaugural British Tea Party will take place on Saturday in my home town of Brighton, and I’ll be speaking. Do try to come: here are the details.
Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6 per cent of GDP (Greece’s is 12.7 per cent). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year.
If you happen to be coming to the Conservative Spring Conference, do please pop in: the Tea Party is five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. It is, however, outside the security zone, and anyone is welcome to come. Oh, and this being England, we’ll be serving actual, you know, tea. I hope to see some of this blog’s readers there.