Most know Ben Stein as an entertainer, comedian, pitchman, and political and economic commentator. And in another lifetime Mr. Stein was a speechwriter for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
But today on CBS Sunday Morning Ben Stein threw his support to President Barack Obama and the reform package the administration wants for Wall Street reform. And Ben has some choice words for the Wall Street crowd...trust me, it ain't pretty.
There's one thing a wise man will never do....mess with Ben Stein's money (da-dum).
And I thought the following would be of interest as well. On Face The Nation Bob Schieffer was joined by author Michael Lewis (THE BIG SHORT) and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. They talked about the Wall Street reform package....and bemoan that so little has changed since the collapse. Also, Friedman takes the President to task for not pushing (and putting on a back burner) the proposed climate change bill, which did have some bipartisan support. Sadly, it may all about political posturing.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".