Can We Talk?

Convince me

As Joan Rivers used to say, “Can we talk?” Because the corporate media coverage of the presidential race is barely mentioning the issues that affect you and me.

Lately all over cable TV they are vociferously debating whether Donald Trump is paying enough respect to the family of a U.S. Army captain who died heroically 12 years ago during Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq (that Hillary voted for as a senator), after the father of said fallen warrior aimed a gratuitous insult at the notoriously thin-skinned Trump in a partisan DNC speech.

Most likely, this is a picture of the 2016 presidential campaign for the next 100 days. Hillary using surrogates to get Trump to say something that dominates the news cycle, or trying to get Trump to lose his temper during a debate. Anything Trump says is automatically news. Hillary has not held a press conference since last year.

What could the candidates talk about? Well, here is one suggestion. There is another recession coming, sooner rather than later. How will Hillary and Trump deal with the consequences?

Get out your wallets, America: It might not be long before we’re bailing out “too big to fail” banks again

Instead of ending the world of banks that are “too big to fail” and preventing banks from operating in ways that could again sink the economy, we have guaranteed them that the taxpayers are ready and waiting when they make another catastrophic mistake.

The Dodd-Frank regulations are not completely written yet, and probably won’t be in effect when the Wall Street billionaires crash our financial sector again. Is the American middle class about to take another big hit? Can somebody offer a plan to help us? We haven’t even recovered from the last time.

Hillary is going to have to offer much more than her current “OMG Trump!” campaign.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2016 - 8:36 pm

    I saw “The Big Short” on Netflix a couple of days ago.

    Just one more example of politicians putting people in offices that are supposed to protect us, and are doing the opposite.

    Bernie Sanders has been fighting this crap for decades. That’s why he’s “off the table” for president.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on August 1, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    Ryan Gosling is one of my favorite actors. Watch this clip and tell me you aren’t afraid.

    Wall Street financiers are still playing these games, betting on the next recession. Which is already overdue.

    In 2008 the value of my house dropped 40 percent overnight, even though I did everything right and didn’t take any unnecessary financial risks. The billionaires make their money by privatizing profits and socializing the losses.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on August 1, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    That scene that was introduced in the film as being actually true was unlike anything I’ve seen. If it hadn’t been tagged as true, nobody would have believed it. Alan Greenspan is scheduled to speak and has to slither out of the room, because “Bear Stearns” goes defunct DURING the meeting.


  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on August 2, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Meet the Press Grills WikiLeaks on Source, Ignores Substance of DNC Emails

    As Assange pointed out to Todd, even the US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, America’s top spy, thought the media was getting ahead of itself with what he called “hyperventilation” over Russia’s potential hacking of the DNC.

    …Although it was clear Assange wouldn’t answer Todd’s question about WikiLeaks’ source—”We don’t give any material away as to who our sources are,” he repeatedly pointed out—Todd persisted again and again. Which would have been fine if he had followed up with the questions about the DNC leak itself and what other leaks Assange might have in store—but instead it was 100 percent Russia, 100 percent Cold War plot, 100 percent anything other than the substance of the leaks themselves.

  5. #5 by Mainly farce.. on August 10, 2016 - 1:43 pm


    • #6 by Richard Warnick on August 10, 2016 - 3:22 pm

      Could be an emerging story here…

      Wikileaks’ Assange Hints Murdered DNC Staffer Was Email-Leaker, Offers $20k Reward For Info

      The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Democratic-staffer Seth Rich (shot multiple times, and not robbed, at 4:20 am near his home in Washington D.C., where no homicides have been reported within 1500 feet) have stirred Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. But it is Assange’s comments during a Dutch TV interview that are most disturbing as he hinted that Rich – who was in charge of DNC voter expansion data – was the email-leaker and his death was a politically-motivated assassination.

  6. #14 by Larry Bergan on August 11, 2016 - 9:31 am

    I realize this is totally off topic, but I don’t give a crap.

    Salt Lake City.

  7. #15 by John Talcott on August 11, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    Will I be accepted there? Perhaps, but in Provo not so much if you have a different race, religion, or sexual orientation.

  8. #16 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2016 - 1:02 pm

    I love that song.

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