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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Barack vs Hillary: CNN Presidential Debate Gives The People What They Want -- A DEBATE!

2/01/08 7PM UPDATE: Why did the U.S. dollar get stronger today (driving gold down), after a massive 1.25% Fed funds rate cut, which is supposed to drive it down.?
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Tonight the people get what they want out of the Democratic Presidential debate: Just Hillary and Barack with the other deadwood candidates out of the way.

And CNN, Wolf Blitzer, the Democratic Party and both candidates did a great job in the first hour, delivering the proper tone (real debate, not attacks) and actually discussed issues, with answers that actually provided insight as to each candidate's position -- highlighting the differences between each other's policy, not personality.

And for the first time, I am learning a lot more about each candidate's policy and direction on at least health care and a little bit of immigration. (The two topics covered in the first hour.)

And after watching the two candidates articulate their positions, I think it is so clearly obvious who came off as the winner, I don't even feel the need to mention who.

Is there anyone out there reading this who doesn't feel there was an obvious "leader" emerge between the two? Do I even have to say who? I think it's that obvious.

CLINTON ON HEALTH CARE: O.K., did you hear Clinton describe her health care policy? Not only does she want to force/mandate people sign up for health care, but she wants to mandate that health care providers cannot reject applicants, no matter what their health condition -- and if they cannot afford it -- the providers must provide a discount. Then she better open up a government health care provider, because that sound like flat-out libertarian socialism to me. How about if people can't afford a new car, and have their credit application rejected, Shillary mandates that all car companies must approve all applicants who want a new car, and if they cannot afford the price, the dealer must offer extra discounts. If you are an enemy of the United States, and would like to see America go bankrupt -- VOTE FOR SHILLARY. (Or is it Schillary?)

And if you had a business that was in trouble, and you needed to help jump start it; who would you turn to for help?:

a) Low income citizens (and non-citizens) who cannot grow an industry/business and therefore hire a lot of people in the community.

b) Big industry businesses who are responsible for actual growth/stimulus and does all the hiring in the community?

You've heard the expression about teaching someone to fish and they can feed themselves for life...well Schillary must hate that example and must feel it is better to just hand out a one time piece of fish to people and that will solve the problem.)

With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian "The Glamourous Life - Nucklehead" Nunez (aka: "Mr. Glamorous Life") as Hillary Clinton's Campaign Co-Chairs, I hope there are people watching the polls. And if you see some big buses pull up to the polls -- or see a Sojourners car caravan pull up...that might be a tip off!


[NOTE: Hello and thanks to everyone who I have spoken with, and received emails from, this past week, or so, regarding all the fraud, waste and abuse at the grubby, corrupt hands of our shady mayor, who for some reason is only able to speak in three word sentences, these days, for some (unknown?) reason -- Antonio "I'm still really hot for that fashion designing planning deputy who I took to Asia" Villar-Viagra-osa.
I have a lot of catching up to do on the bloggging. Hope Prop 215 will be able to help me catch up! bzd]



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clinton/Obama ticket
with Edwards getting Attorney General,
Bill Richardson as Sec of State.
Dream Ticket!

January 31, 2008 9:14 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


January 31, 2008 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah - you have to say who. Not obviousl

January 31, 2008 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Take a guess. It rhymes with Lalama.

January 31, 2008 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Slimes can find out about how much it cost LAPD spent to get Brittney to the hospital but not how much Vilaraigosa's trips campaigning all over the country have cost taxpayers.

February 01, 2008 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee look what the Daily News found. Billary has been criticizing Obama for taking money years ago and now its been donated to charity. Doesn't look good when the national chairman of Billary campaign looks dirty.

.....Villaraigosa received funds from Rezko...Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has received $10,500 from indicted Chicago entrepreneur Antoin Rezko and his relatives or affiliates in previous council and mayoral campaigns. Rezko was indicted in 2006 on federal charges of business fraud.Among Rezko contributions to Villaraigosa are a $1,000 payment in Villaraigosa's failed mayoral bid against former Mayor James Hahn in 2001. 8 other donations to Villaraigosa from Rezko and associates - most of whom identified themselves as associated with Rezko Enterprises, Rezko Concession or related companies in Chicago - were also made in 2001. Rezko also contributed $500 to Villaraigosa's council campaign on March 1, 2003, while Rezko Concession Inc. and Rezko Enterprises each gave $500 in February and March of 2003 to that campaign. Eight contributions totaling $8,000 to Villaigosa's 2001 mayoral campaign were made on May 31, 2001, each for $1,000.

February 01, 2008 7:33 AM  

Anonymous One who buys when ZD says "sell" said:

Hey,A.D.D. Zuma:

How about your great prediction of the market? Haven't your friends yuo told to dump their stocks on the Asian scare been thanking you?

The market is headed straight back up and wil see 15,000 well before it will ever see 10,000. Probably never again.

But what does a homeless expert care? You have nothing to lose, right?

February 01, 2008 7:39 AM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

Obama may have worn the debate, but Hillary Clinton will be the nominee of the party.

And, there will be no "dream ticket". oBama is way too smart for that.

He saw what happened to JOhn Edwards - Edwards is damaged goods.

Obama will live to be the niminee next time around, he's young and can wait.

Hillary cannot beat mcCain and he knows it.

it will be Hillary and Richardson, or, someone who can help her in Ohio, Michigan, Florida or Pennsylvania. Maybe Rendell.

Obama won't be on the ticket, at all.

February 01, 2008 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Ace, Parke Truijllo. Keep praying that Obama loses. Gallup poll has him closing in on HIllary.

February 01, 2008 8:03 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:39 am,

To clarify for people reading, when I pulled the fire alarm to sell all stocks, the next day, the market tanked so big, the Fed stepped in an made an emergency .75 rate cut. And then when I said, that isn't gonna save things...the market sank the next day to alarming levels (over bond insurers), and Bush came out and said they were talking about a bail-out package (which turned out to be B.S.)

So excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse meeeeeeee!
(you forgot to tell people that part.)

You have a different investment strategy, than mine. This market is extremely volatile. And I know you are a professional investor, so you'll be fine. Do you see what has been happening to stocks like Google and others? And, did you read when I said this week was a good time to buy certain stocks. Meanwhile...you continue to suffer from the same problem...

you think every time the closing bell rings, it's the final closing bell of all time.

my main investment strategy is for the smaller investor, who cannot afford to take an 11% hit in one month. Wasn't January just the worst month in market history?

Has the market closed forever? Have the bond insurers been bailed out yet? (That's my main concern, and that shoe is yet to drop.)

When you see the market trade up and down 400 points in a day...be careful of what lies ahead.


People who "buy and hold" and don't pay attention because they are used to certain cyclical trends...and ZD has been saying since October, Nov, and late december...that we are going to see a down january of HISTORIC PROPORTIONS.

Welp, we saw a January of historic proportions. So again, small investors who don't want high risk, right now...should be paying very close attention. (No time for hold and hope.) Meanwhile, if I had cash, I would be buying like a mutherphugher...BUT THE WINNERS IN '07, ARE NOT THE SAME WINNERS IN '08.

Meanwhile, ZD says PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM are better than gold!

BUT SERIOUSLY, if you are actually smart, as opposed to being a smart ass...I seriously would like to know why you think the US dollar is getting stronger today, after these massive rate cuts.

What's your take?

February 01, 2008 11:43 AM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

There are market forces that are way beyond your educational background's ability to understand. Above your pay grade, as it were.

The speed and supply of money are crucial to the econmy, but are not easily understood.

The unemplyment rates continue at an all time low; the consumer spending is slightly off, but not drastic for January, the strength of the dollar is variable, but in the long run, because of the economy, it remains the currency of choice in volitile times.

This is despite the efforts of the Fed to keep it low to create a strong export marketplace.

The weakness of the dollar causes other currency holders to come to America and invest huge amounts in fixed assets, mostly land and buildings. That is why the real estate market in Los Angeles will remain stable despite the media who knows only what they are told.

This is similar to Dave Elliott who fancies himself some sort of an expert but who has only the scantist of base knowledge of economics, macro or not.

Dave, go get a job and go back to school and get an education if you really want to know this stuff. There is no easy way way here. Your ship will not float in by itself.

February 02, 2008 7:04 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"Go back to school and get an education if you really want to know this stuff."

Really? They teach that stuff in school. No wonder it sounded like jibber-jabber.

But I agree the more they cut the dollar, the more money from around the world that will be buying into the U.S. And yeah, all the low valued property in L.A. will be bought up. Overseas money are long-term investors.

Don't be too full of yourself though. You come off like an arrogant, pompous City Council staffer.

Do you think I get the info I am posting from a wannabe like you? L-M-F-A-O!!! And you think YOU know the inside 4-1-1 on how things work? Keep reading, then call me when you wanna know before I post it. Or maybe I'll just stop posting, and leave you in the dark, loser.

Keep posting predictions, more specific ones -- not just things like, "people will invest in L.A.", and we shall see, my friend, loser.

February 02, 2008 7:50 PM  

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