Archive for the ‘THE NOT NEWS’ Category

May
2012
23

Romney Praises Hewlett-Packard CEO as She Prepares to Eliminate 30,000 Jobs

Romney Praises Hewlett-Packard CEO as She Prepares to Eliminate 30,000 Jobs
Ahhh, the lengths one must go to receive praise from the Republican Party. Here’s GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney waxing nostalgic about last year’s California race for Governor: I wish Californians had elected Meg Whitman. She would have been more successful and explained to Californians the need to cut back on spending and…
May
2012
22

“Perhaps Overreach or Overlook would be a more fitting committee for Issa to chair.”

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is an identifiable example of the hostage-based politics that has marred Congress since the 2010 mid-term elections. As Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee, Issa holds an important role in keeping Congress accountable. Yet, despite the seriousness of his title, Issa has used much of his time to coordinate …
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May
2012
14

DEJA-EWW: Chase Bank VP Discovers Fraud, Blows Whistle, Gets Fired

DEJA-EWW: Chase Bank VP Discovers Fraud, Blows Whistle, Gets Fired
Laws protecting “whistleblowers” have been shot down more frequently than we’re comfortable with of late, so it is important to hear the stories of those who have done the whistleblowing and the neglect they experienced as result. The Huffington Post recently told the story of Linda Almonte, a former division Vice-President at…
May
2012
9

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”
Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Tea Party activist and founder of the conservative religious group, Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), has some ideas on where things went wrong with America and they seem to be centered around the 19th amendment. Yes, that 19th amendment. According to Rev. Peterson, the problem is that we let …
May
2012
8

Ann Romney Wins Ms. Out of Touch Pageant Wearing $1000 T-Shirt on CBS

Ann Romney Wins Ms. Out of Touch Pageant Wearing $1000 T-Shirt on CBS
One of the things about Michelle Obama’s style that made her a fashion icon in 2008 was that she wore affordable clothing well. She, like many women across the country, was looking good on a budget. Sure, once in office the top designers in the world came crawling out of the Italian woodwork to shower …
Apr
2012
30

88% of the Money Gov. Walker Raised in Q1 ’12 Came from Out of State Before Recall Donation Limits Kicked In

88% of the Money Gov. Walker Raised in Q1 '12 Came from Out of State Before Recall Donation Limits Kicked In
The time is now for Scott Walker to gather as much out-of-state money as possible. As a matter of fact, that’s the only kind of time Scott Walker keeps. The recall election is upon us and the John Doe Investigation into alleged abuses of power and illegal fundraising during Walker’s time as County Executive is …
Apr
2012
27

Romney Doing a Poor Job of Distancing Himself from the NLRB Scandal as It Inches Toward Him

Peter Schaumber, Mitt Romney’s recently relieved labor policy advisor, left the team in December just as he was being implicated in a federal ethics scandal involving NLRB member Terence Flynn. Now, the Inspector General of the NLRB is asking federal investigators to look more closely at Schaumber’s possible violations of the Hatch…
Apr
2012
23

VIDEO: Reich Explains Romney’s Fortunes

In a video called, “How Did Mitt Romney Get So Extremely Rich?,” Robert Reich explains how private equity partnerships like Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital work. It is a quick and easy primer on how loopholes in the tax system allow private equity partnership managers to use other people’s money to buy up companies with much …
Apr
2012
20

U.S. PIRG: Nearly $100 Billion In Tax Revenue Is Lost Annually to Offshore Tax Havens

U.S. PIRG: Nearly $100 Billion In Tax Revenue Is Lost Annually to Offshore Tax Havens
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, used Tax Day this week to release a new study showing the average American taxpayer will have to pay an extra $426, while small businesses will pay an extra $2,116, to make up for tax losses caused by corporations hiding money in offshore tax havens: …
Apr
2012
10

Judge Calls Wells Fargo’s Courtroom Behavior “Clandestine” and “Reprehensible”

Judge Calls Wells Fargo’s Courtroom Behavior “Clandestine” and “Reprehensible”
The always excellent bank watchdog blog, Naked Capitalism, recently looked into the systemic accounting abuses of Wells Fargo as court proceedings continue to reveal just how severely victims of the mortgage crisis have been affected. But Wells Fargo’s legal team has done quite a job of hindering the legal process. Common cases in which…
Apr
2012
6

NOT SHOCKED: Wisconsin GOP Running Fake Democrats in May 8 Primary to Prevent High Turnout from Dethroning Republicans

NOT SHOCKED: Wisconsin GOP Running Fake Democrats in May 8 Primary to Prevent High Turnout from Dethroning Republicans
It may not be precedented, but it sure is predictable. The Wisconsin GOP has lined up six fake Democrats to run in the May 8th Recall Election primaries to ensure that there will be Democratic primaries in each district so that no Republicans will have to face general election on that day. It is a …
Apr
2012
6

UTU/SMWIA: Conservative Cuts to Transportation Would Threaten 500,000 Jobs

In the event you haven’t already identified the potential harm that could be done to workers by Right-Wing legislation, the United Transportation Union (UT) and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) -– now combined into the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) — have arrived with an…