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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Is Dismissed.

36 Comments:

Blogger FJ said...

This guy makes a stump look brilliant in comparison.

12:29 PM  
Blogger John said...

Liberal insanity is reaching a crescendo with their diva. I just hope they don't bring the whole opera house down when they hit the high note.

12:34 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

More calls for his resignation...

I think I can hear the bus now...

8:34 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

That's not the bus, Farmer, that's a freight train barreling down the tracks.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Titus said...

$10 trillion dollars down a financial rathole... look on that face? Priceless!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

That look on Geithner's face looks a bit "devilish" to me, Titus.

11:15 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

I hear he's got a new plan...

5:58 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Chugga-Chugga-Chugga... Woo-Woo!

Geithner, at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the U.S. is "open" to a headline-grabbing proposal by the governor of the China's central bank, which was widely reported as being a call for a new global currency to replace the dollar, but which Geithner described as more modest and "evolutionary."

"I haven’t read the governor’s proposal. He’s a very thoughtful, very careful distinguished central banker. I generally find him sensible on every issue," Geithner said, saying that however his interpretation of the proposal was to increase the use of International Monetary Fund's special drawing rights -- shares in the body held by its members -- not creating a new currency in the literal sense.

"We’re actually quite open to that suggestion – you should see it as rather evolutionary rather building on the current architecture rather than moving us to global monetary union," he said.

"The only thing concrete I saw was expanding the use of the [special drawing rights]," Geithner said. "Anything he’s thinking about deserves some consideration."

The continued use of the dollar as a reserve currency, he added, "depends..on how effective we are in the United States...at getting our fiscal system back to the point where people judge it as sustainable over time."

President Obama flatly rejected the notion of a new global currency at last night's press conference.

UPDATE: Evidently sensing a gaffe, moderator Roger Altman told Geithner that it would be "useful" to return to the question, and asked if he foresaw a change in the dollar's centrality.

"I do not," Geithner said, adding several forceful promises, including, "We will do what's necessary to say we're sustaining confidence in our financial markets."

10:31 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

here's a guy i believe you'll like, john - sorry to be o.t.!

hannity did a great "liberal translation" on thimmy last night.

hey alice - you're everywhere lately!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Have I? Just spreading Chimpy's word, doin' my civic duty!

4:10 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

John,

Tell me you're working on a new magnum opus... please?

10:12 AM  
Blogger John said...

Kind of.

2:29 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Woo-hoo!

8:17 AM  
Blogger berty said...

All right, John!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

FJ and berty...there was one time it took him 6 months to come up with his next post. Of course, we think he was off playing spy or something.


BTW, John...it sure smells good around here :)

11:36 PM  
Blogger John said...

Well, I'm much better at playing defense for a POTUS than going on offense against him. Unfortunately, much of what Obama has been doing is indefensible.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

There are a lot of people out there who see Obama for what he is. All over the internet I am seeing more and more anti Obama stuff. It is becoming more prevelant.

We cannot just sit by and let him do this. We have to stick together and become a united voice for reason. There are a LOT of us.

9:30 AM  
Blogger John said...

Not enough for last November.

2:46 PM  
Blogger John said...

He's heading to be a one-termer, though.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

"The truth is that no nation is safe. Tyrants seldom come openly, their hands dripping with blood, their eyes blazing with hate. More often they come as friends of the people, tireless workers for the public good, heroes who will save the nation; who will cut the Gordian knot of parliamentary babble; who will carry out the people’s will.

They come with promises. If we will disarm ourselves, they will provide professionals to protect us. If we give over our property they will assure us jobs. Crime will be abolished. Poverty will vanish. Together we will build a nation worthy of the future.

The temptation is large, because we all, at one time or another, have longed to have an end to striving; to create the future and have done with it. Can we not, by one supreme act, solve all human problems? The way will be hard, but after heroic effort the straggle will be over. War on poverty; war on ignorance; war on illness; war on cancer, mental illness; one supreme act of war, and then eternal triumph. The strife will cease . . .

We know better, of course. We all know the price of liberty; eternal vigilance. Jefferson said it well: 'the tree of liberty is a delicate plant. It must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.'
"

From “Day of the Tyrant” THERE WILL BE WAR VOLUME IV Copyright 1985

I hope to God that he is only in this for one term. His distruction is quick and sure.

10:06 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

................~(&:>

4:32 PM  
Blogger John said...

What does that represent, fj?

5:32 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

A mouse running through. Here come a tumbleweed:

.......................*

7:17 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

V
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a dustbunny?

7:19 AM  
Blogger John said...

Cool. :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Happy Easter, John!

6:11 PM  
Blogger John said...

You too, Alice. Happy Easter all.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Happy Easter John! Orthodox Easter is next week, right?

5:23 PM  
Blogger John said...

Right. It's Palm Sunday for me.

Sometimes the dates coincide.

5:37 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Indeed. Then welcome to Jerusalem.

8:07 AM  
Blogger John said...

You got it, fj. It was Palm Sunday in the church today.

The East-West divide of the Roman Empire contributed to the different dates of Easter (Roman Catholicism in the West, Greek Orthodox in the East).

And the Western Pope Gregory's restructuring of the Julian calandar into today's Gregorian one, while the Eastern Patriarch preserved the traditional, Julian reckoning, also contributed.

Sorry about the inactivity. Thanks for keeping the place warm.

7:07 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

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2:37 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

My pleasure, John... and it would appear that many of the ladies did their part as well.

5:08 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yes. Everyone.

11:23 PM  
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