Friday Open Thread

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

–John Wooden

31 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowman says:

    Leoffler’s husband is Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange.  Do you really think the information stopped with she and her husband?  I have a hunch this insider information was the equivalent of financial COVID on Wall Street.

    Seeing reports that Feinstein  might well have been doing the same thing. If so, her fate should be the same as the others. INOKIYAD

    Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler dumped stocks after coronavirus meeting

    Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, whose husband is chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, began selling off more than a million dollars in stocks on the same day as the closed-door Senate meeting on Friday, Jan. 24, reports the Daily Beast.

    Over the next three weeks, through Feb. 14, Loeffler made 27 sales worth between $1,275,000 and $3,100,000, before the market nosedived and the values of her holdings tanked.



    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Whydaya’ think Kemp even selected her in the first place??? . . .

    • MADCO says:

      This is shocking.

      It makes so angry no one in Congress told me

    • JohnInDenver says:

      From several sources, Sen. Feinstein’s investments are in a blind trust, handled by financiers who are not directly contacted by her.  So the likelihood of inappropriate use of privileged information seems fairly remote.

      For all the others being named now and those not yet named? Investigations by a NONPARTISAN or bipartisan group are obviously needed.  The whole context needs to be known:

       * what did the politician learn of the threat, and when did they learn it?

       * what did the politician COMMUNICATE about the threat, and when did they spread the word to their donors, their partisan colleagues, their partisan supporters, and their constituency as a whole?

       * what did the politicians DO with their investments?  Were they directly in charge?  Was a family member or close friend in charge?  What was sold? what was bought? what was kept as liquid funds?

  2. Duke Cox says:

    Powerful Pear, Fluffy, Bright Bart…where are you guys?

    I would love to get a Maganswer to questions like…

    Is Coronavirus dangerous?

  3. itlduso says:

    My wife, who is retired, is an active quilter.  We saw reports that seamstresses in Evansville, IN are sewing hospital masks for use in their local hospital that has run out of their supply.  Zeke Emmanuel said this morning that an emergency room doctor in an unnamed Denver hospital is also running out of masks and gowns.  We have contacted Denver Children’s Hospital, where we volunteer, to see if they could use these home sewn masks and gowns.  Assuming they respond affirmatively, my wife will mobilize her large group of quilters to start making masks and gowns.

    So. in the span of three years, she has gone from knitting pussy hats to sewing surgical masks and gowns.  Welcome to Trump’s America today.

  4. itlduso says:

    We just learned my wife’s 68 year old sister who is a top cardiologist in NYC is beginning to exhibit Covid19 symptoms.  

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    Of course they do….

    Private jet industry — the transportation of choice for the wealthy — asks for bailout funding

    The private-jet industry is asking Congress for bailout money, even as many private jet companies say sales are strong as wealthy flyers avoid commercial flights.

    The National Business Aviation Association, or NBAA, which represents private-jet companies and corporate jets, sent a joint letter with other industry groups to congressional leaders saying the industry is facing “increasing financial uncertainty” and that private-jet companies should be included in any airline or aviation bailout.

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