Now More Than Ever

2011 March 3
by drdog09

The Dept of Education needs to be disbanded —

Today Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent letters to the Director of Enforcement for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to share records CREW obtained through its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Education. These documents show high-level Education officials colluded with Wall Street short-sellers, improperly leaking the contents of highly controversial gainful employment regulations in advance of their publication. Click here to read the letters.

“These new documents, combined with others previously uncovered by CREW raise troubling questions about the actions of high-level Education officials, the fairness of the agency’s regulatory process, and investors’ efforts to manipulate Education regulations for their own personal gain,” said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. “It is incumbent on the SEC to fully investigate this matter.”



The newly released documents include an email from noted short-seller Steven Eisman sent days before controversial regulations governing the for-profit education industry were to be released. Mr. Eisman advised Education officials that stocks in the for-profit sector “are running because people are hearing DOE is backing down on gainful employment,” and also noted “I know you cannot respond.”

Two days later Education officials put together a plan to give advance notice of the regulations to a select group, which included individuals and entities in contact with Mr. Eisman as well as others acting on his behalf. This would have allayed Mr. Eisman’s concerns that Education might be backing away from aggressively regulating the for-profit education industry.

So here we have the Wall Street crowd attempting to game the system yet again.

Hey I am a capitalist dog. But this kind of crony capitalism has to stop. There is even a suggestion that the Washington Post is being pressured by the Administration by these regulations as WaPo owns Kaplan a for profit educational institution. Kaplan just happens to be their most profitable holding.

Transparency Died, Obama Lied.

41 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 March 3 5:39 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Seen it?

  2. 2011 March 3 5:42 am

    Wow nice catch, this is exactly the kinda of crap we feared is going on. Imagine what investigations in other agencies could turn up.

  3. 2011 March 3 5:44 am

    1. Nope. funny though thx.

  4. 2011 March 3 5:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    The more important reason for disbanding the Department of Education is that it is destroying our children’s chances at a good education. The U.S. spends more per capita on education than any country in the world except Switzerland, yet students from countries like Ireland and Poland (which spend mush less) score better on standardized tests (particularly in the areas of math and science).

  5. 2011 March 3 5:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2011 March 3 6:03 am

    “Yesterday, Michael Moore said that the money of wealthy Americans “isn’t theres, it’s ours,” and is a “national resource.””

    Yeah of course no word yet on when he’ll be offering up his own national resources for appropriation by others. What a jackass.

  7. 2011 March 3 6:03 am
    justrand permalink

    The DOE needs to be disbanded for THIS reason alone:

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    only nowadays we give them K-12

  8. 2011 March 3 6:05 am

    Imam Anjem Choudary, aims to gather Muslims and non-Muslims outside the White House Thursday afternoon to “let the tyrant Barack Obama and the American people know that a new constitution beckons the U.S. called the Shariah, and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented inshaa’allah (God willing) very, very soon,” according to the rally’s website.

    Read more:

    Fun Fun Fun!
    HT: artist

  9. 2011 March 3 6:10 am

    So many targets, so little time.

  10. 2011 March 3 6:11 am

    re:8 – Hey at least a few American mussies and other groups will be speaking out against it (counter protests), suppose that’s progress of sorts.

  11. 2011 March 3 6:12 am

    9 – Feels that way this morning.

  12. 2011 March 3 6:14 am

    Largest unions pay leaders well, give extensively to Democrats


    “The reports show that assets of the various labor unions run into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and payrolls rival midsize companies. Among the Top 10 unions, dozens of top officials have salary-and-benefit packages that rank them among the top percentage of income-earners in the country.

    “What’s very clear to union leaders is the huge threat this poses for the organizations they have built,” said John C. McAdams, political science professor at Marquette University in Wisconsin.”

  13. 2011 March 3 6:16 am
    justrand permalink

    KH & IP, well after the “Religion of I’ll Blow You All to Pieces” struck again yesterday, I would have to say the day of some kind of reckoning is definately approaching.

    We need Patrick Henry more than ever.

  14. 2011 March 3 6:17 am
    justrand permalink

    utterly O/T (except it speaks to state of education in this country)

    and oldie but a goodie!

    1975…and the SAME morons who are screeching about “Global Warming” had a different screech! 👿

  15. 2011 March 3 6:21 am

    JR did you see that Germany announced after ‘investigating’ they believe Islam may have played a role in the attack?

  16. 2011 March 3 6:22 am

    14 – never gets old

  17. 2011 March 3 6:26 am

    Same useful idiots, different issue.

  18. 2011 March 3 6:39 am
    justrand permalink

    KH, ya…gotta love the fact that a Muslim shouts “Allah Akbar” as he murders people, then proclaims afterwards he “did it all for Allah”…and leads the Germans to “suspect” that religion MAY have been involved, and thus launch an “investigation”.

    At least they’re “investigating” the possibility! 🙂

    19 Muslims scream “Allah Akbar” as they murder 3,000 Americans and Rosie O’Donnell (and van Jones, et al) blame GEORGE BUSH!!

  19. 2011 March 3 6:43 am

    Not a surprise but..
    WASHINGTON – Fox News announced yesterday that it’s suspending the contracts of political contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum because both have demonstrated that they are seriously considering running for president.

  20. 2011 March 3 6:44 am

    20 – No they did investigate, and have said they now believe islam was his motivation for the attack. Doubt you will see that repeated in US MSM stories, if they even bother to cover it any more at all.

  21. 2011 March 3 6:45 am

    it was da jooos da joos I tell you!

  22. 2011 March 3 6:47 am

    Texas Mulls Arizona-Style Illegal Immigration Law
    “Unlike Arizona’s new immigration law, parts of which are being challenged in court, the legislation known as House Bill 12 does not require police officers to inquire about immigration status or enforce federal laws when people are detained. But the bill would not allow any law enforcement agency from adopting policies that prohibit them from doing so. Solomons said his proposal would establish a “uniform consistent policy” across the state.”

  23. 2011 March 3 6:55 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Well JR mentioned that 70’s cooling article. Well here’s a red meat teaser from HA —

  24. 2011 March 3 7:05 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH, ya…gotta love the fact that a Muslim shouts “Allah Akbar” as he murders people, then proclaims afterwards he “did it all for Allah”…and leads the Germans to “suspect” that religion MAY have been involved, and thus launch an “investigation”.

    At least they’re “investigating” the possibility!

    JR –

    I’m sure the President doesn’t want us jumping to conclusions. After all, these are peace-loving Muslims, not Sarah Palin.

  25. 2011 March 3 7:06 am
    justrand permalink

    sorry KH, I had only seen the “wire service” account that said:
    “as investigators probed what they considered a possible act of Islamic terrorism

    good for the Germans to quickly conclude: “Yup!…a Jihadi killed infidels in the name of Allen”

  26. 2011 March 3 7:16 am

    Star must identify anonymous posters to website, judge rules
    A Marion County judge has ruled, for the first time in Indiana, that news media outlets can be ordered by the court to reveal identifying information about posters to their online forums.

    In rulings this week and last week, Marion Superior Court Judge S.K. Reid became the first judge in Indiana to rule on whether the state journalism shield law protects media outlets from being forced to disclose names of anonymous posters on their websites or other identifying information about those posters, said Kevin Betz, an attorney for Jeffrey Miller, former chief executive of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.

    The rulings came in a defamation lawsuit Miller filed last year. He is seeking to broaden the list of defendants in his case to include people who criticized him anonymously last year on websites run by The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Business Journal and WRTV (Channel 6).|topnews|text|

  27. 2011 March 3 7:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    Remember Fred Grandy (Gopher from Love Boat)? After the series was canceled he returned to his home in Iowa and was elected to congress. He served a number of terms as a conservative Republican and now has (or perhaps I should say had) a radio show in DC.

    It appears that CAIR didn’t like his expose of Islam and got the show canceled.

  28. 2011 March 3 7:24 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Betcha you jumped to conclusions about those fun-loving guys that rammed the jets into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania … and the guy in Buffalo who beheaded his wife … and the lovable cabbie in Texas who shot his two daughters .., and the caring father in Arizona who ran over his daughter with a Jeep and ….

  29. 2011 March 3 7:50 am

    Why are we firing bean bags at foreign invaders who are refusing to drop weapons?

    “”You go up against a bandit crew that is carrying AKs, and you walk out there with guns loaded with beanbags – I don’t get it,” Terry said in a phone interview from Michigan. “It’s like going to the Iraqi war with one knife. It boggles my mind. … These guys (Border Patrol agents) are professionals; they should be able to use their judgment call on their own.”

  30. 2011 March 3 7:53 am
    [33] latest video about the douches protesting today for sharia in the US.

    Meanwhile, Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to consider strict legislation that would make it a felony for Muslims to practice some parts of Islamic Sharia law.

  31. 2011 March 3 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    KnightHawk –

    Why are we firing bean bags at foreign invaders who are refusing to drop weapons?

    For the same reasons our leaders refer to Islam as the “Religion of Peace,” that we don’t prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for intimidating voters, that we don’t deport illegals ….

  32. 2011 March 3 9:08 am
    JustMary permalink

    #23 Well, duh. It is always teh joooooooooooos! And Bush.

  33. 2011 March 3 9:54 am


  34. 2011 March 3 10:00 am
    JustMary permalink

    #37 Gotta make ourselves as wussified as possible……I know… about stitched in apologies? Bean bags that read, “Sorry for being America, and also, I hope your bruise doesn’t last long, but let me know if you need some aspirin. Hugs and kisses, Obama”.

  35. 2011 March 3 10:04 am
    TLS permalink

    #35 good point, it’s a miracle we let them fire back at all. *sigh*

  36. 2011 March 3 10:23 am

    38, maybe we could include a nutrition bar hidden in side the bag too, we wouldn’t want anyone who get away to go hungry.

  37. 2011 March 3 10:59 am
    JustMary permalink

    #40 That’s the spirit!

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