Up for Debate: Senate confirms Lew

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:37am

What are your thoughts on the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary?

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Tagged: Up for Debate

94 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 12:11


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:19

Headline: No Hullabaloo over Lew

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 12:26


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:29

Lew and Lascivious Acts at Treasury.

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 12:31


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:33

LEWOL...as in AWOL?

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 12:34


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:35

Lew-hater: An anti-semite.

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:37

On the Erie Canal..."Lew bridge...everybody down....Lew bridge, we're goin' through a town."

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 12:39


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 12:54

Thank you for that link, Slack..great sax solos...I saw twin tenor saxophones and a baritone sax......no altos... very cool.

BTW, here's the rare bass sax in action...a pair of them:


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 1:00

A quartet of four bass saxophones.....doing Helter Skelter...awesome:


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 1:05

Contrabass saxophone:


Subcontrabass saxophone:


By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 1:07

Very nice Loner. Spielburg should have added a bass sax in: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 1:08

in addition to the Tuba

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 1:12

Bill Clinton on the tenor....and the politics of that:


By: dargent7 on 2/28/13 at 1:17

Kosh is correct. "Yogi" goes thru great lenghts to "prove" ..."Obama isn't eligible for office..."" He's an usurper".
No one here except "Bud Light" cares.
It's like if I said, "I always post naked with my underware around my ankles".
Same effect.
After 200 postings saying the same thing, everyone would tune me out.
"yogi" is on post #500. I don't care, "it's just that he's old".

By: gdiafante on 2/28/13 at 1:30

Helter Skelter...nice. Though my son's favorite song on that album is "Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey". Can't argue with that.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/28/13 at 1:36

LOL Loner. That is how I clear out my nasals

By: Captain Nemo on 2/28/13 at 1:38

Lew and behold?

By: dargent7 on 2/28/13 at 1:41

gD: As a jr. Beatles afficianado, John Lennon was quoted saying that that song was about Yoko Ono, "as my monkey". As in an organ grinder and his monkey".
re: Helter Skelter...4 bass saxaphones?
Never knew the Beatles used a sax on ANYTHING.
H.S. was all guitars and drums

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 1:46

I've always been a fan of music produced by instrumental choirs...that is, music produced by a choir of the same instruments and nothing more....or music produced by the same family of musical instruments and nothing more.

Using this functional definition, instrumental choir music could be three or more trumpets, for example, or 3 or more French horns and nothing more. Three or more trombones and nothing more etc. ad obscurum.

When it comes to a family of instruments, I include the violin, viola, cello and double bass in one family of instruments. The saxophones are also a large family of instruments. The clarinet family is limited today to the clarinet and the bass clarinet. There is a family of valved brass instruments known as saxhorns...Adolf Sax invented those too.

I'd like to host a radio show featuring such music...I might call it: "All by themselves".

By: Captain Nemo on 2/28/13 at 1:48

I should have stop reading before I read d7’s 1:17 post. Now it is toooooo late :-/

By: gdiafante on 2/28/13 at 1:57

They used saxes on "Savoy Truffle" too. Good song. It was about Eric Clapton's chocolate addiction. It's better than heroin. Or so I've heard.

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 2:12

I like stuff like this...Alpenhorn choir on location...


By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 2:52

''Well... Lew 'A' Mercy..

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 2:57

Jack Lew, Top Buckaroo.

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 2:59


By: Captain Nemo on 2/28/13 at 3:01

From the Crows Nest; Lew Ho!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/28/13 at 3:05

Lew Nuts

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 3:11

''Lewlaby of Broadway''

By: slacker on 2/28/13 at 3:25

For you Loner:


By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 3:27

US Treasury Annexed by Lewish State

By: Loner on 2/28/13 at 3:39

Very moving, Slack....that dude on tin whistle was extraordinary.... a mystical...ethereal sound.

By: yogiman on 2/28/13 at 3:49

A good "conference" between Reagan and Obama with a lot of the past presidents in it. Comical but practical.


By: bfra on 2/28/13 at 4:13

slack - Great linc on your 3:25 comment. Just been reading today & lately. I can only take so much of yogi, raspy & bud before I get totally sick. Definitelly not in to pity parties.

Anyway! Meet me in St. Lewy Lewy.

By: yogiman on 2/28/13 at 4:25

Just take a couple of ex-lax tablets and get all of that crap you call your intelligence out.

I'm still waiting on proof I'm wrong.

By: dargent7 on 2/28/13 at 4:54

The Rolling Stones exploited the sax 10x more than the Beatles ever did.

By: yogiman on 2/28/13 at 4:57

When you meet Lewy in St. Lewy, bfra, see if you can find out why Obama's lawyer said his birth certificate is a forgery. Was she lying, too? After all, she was only his lawyer.


By: pswindle on 2/28/13 at 6:48

Yogi forgets about Bush's house of crooks. President Obama has run a clean House of Cards.

By: yogiman on 2/28/13 at 7:26

BS, ps. Bush isn't the man in question. Bush and his father and brother are American citizens Constitutionally eligible to be president. Your buddy Barry isn't. How can he be with a British subject father? How can he be after becoming an Indonesian citizen.

I'll repeat my question on that issue: Has he ever repatriated his citizenship to American? That is, if he ever was an American citizen.

If he was born in Kenya as he advertised for 16 years, I'd say you have an Indonesian citizen in the White House.

And I'll also repeat: He hasn't done this by himself. Congress (especially the Senate) has let him pull it off.

By: yogiman on 2/28/13 at 8:01

Another little issue, bs: Your buddy Barry is making every effort to to take our guns using the 26 people killed in Newtown CT. Question: Why didn't he "jump" on that murder [bandwagon] when that Muslin officer killed 13 GIs and wounded 35?

Could it be because 20 children were killed on one issue but only 13 adults on the other? But then you must consider: only 6 adults were killed with the children but 35 GIs were wounded.

I guess there's a big difference, isn't it?

By: Loner on 3/1/13 at 6:18

Yogi...please...go drop dead...thanks.

By: Loner on 3/1/13 at 7:59

Parting shot:

From Haaretz, an Israeli site:

"Some Republicans voted against Lew because they were not satisfied with his answers about his previous employment with Citigroup, including a brief time when he was chief operating officer for an investment unit in 2008. The unit has been criticized for making risky investments that imploded during the financial crisis. And Lew received a bonus of nearly $1 million in early 2009, a time when Citi was being bailed out by taxpayers."



Hmmm...seems like that sleazy portion of Lew's resume was left out of most US press reports...Lew is a Jew, so the Helen Thomas effect might explain how he got away with stealing that million dollars from the taxpayers...a Muslim Wall Street insider would not get a pass on that in the US media....Jews, being historically oppressed, are granted special exemption from criticism in the USA today....the media fix is in.