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Updated on December 19, 2011

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I'm known, at times anyway, to be a bit outspoken and some people just call me blunt. The subject here is Nancy Pelosi. Yes, I know I'm talking about the Congresswoman of the district who run Hub pages, but that sure won't ever influence me in writing about an elected official who shouldn't be representing anyone. She likes to see herself as the champion of "little people" but I happen to disagree her self-assessment.

This obviously hasn't been a good year for San Fran Nan. First, she had to hand over her coveted gavel to those despicable Republicans in the House. I'm sure that brought bile up into her mouth. She had almost guaranteed that the Democrats were going to retain the majority in those hallowed halls despite what was quite evident going into 2010 election. She has this thing evidently about having to give up her crown and go back to being a back seater. Now I've been tracking the insider information debacle that surfaced concerning Pelosi and the credit card reform bill that she rammed through when she was Speaker of the House. Something smelled a little fishy about it but I remained quiet.

Pelosi has a husband you know. A lot of her "investments" are funneled through that conduit rather than herself. I recall the "Starkist minimum wage" affair where there were investments made by her husband in the industry in Samoa Now her ardent supporters will cry foul claiming Snopes calls it a fabrication which isn't true at all. Starkist workers in Samoa were exempted from having to be the new minimum wage that was enacted at the time of the incident if you have a memory for such things. That makes no sense at all to me except from a strictly insider economic view of the situation. You can read about it on Snopes if you care to. The hand was in the cookie jar but the extent of the investment involved was obscured so the truth was a bit fuzzy.

Then along comes the revelation that again, her husband somehow mysteriously knew to invest their cash in an IPO that was linked to the credit card bill. Now isn't that convenient. I bet you that "the little people" weren't given that knowledge. Now this is just be an illusion you see according to Pelosi. But how was it that the couple made an investment of 5,000 VISA shares at the very same time her democratically controlled House was considering the issue of credit card regulations. Just a coincidence? How was it that they made a killing when, after the bill was passed, they more than doubled their initial investment in the IPO? Just a coincidence? Watch the video to see her reaction when she was publicly questioned about the incident. She never bothered to really answer the question and still hasn't to this day.

Tap Dancing At Its Finest

So what exactly wasn't true? They did invest in the IPO while she was the Speaker and was ramrodding that bill through. False premise? Hilarious! So I continued to follow along and I'll be if the next thing hasn't sailed over the horizon. The "Untouchable Nancy" rides again only in a different arena.

Most people know who T. Boone Pickens is. If you don't, he is a renowned name in the natural gas industry and not so famous a name in the wind industry which hasn't been exactly a success. There is a bill presently in the House called the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011. That bill has to be passed by December 28th and is stuffed with $9 billion of natural gas subsidies that Pickens would like to pick clean. T. Boone just happens to be the major investor in a company called Clean Energy Fuels and also, according to the SEC anyway, owns options to buy another 15 million shares at 10 bucks a whack. Those options have an expiration date of December 28th so he has some skin in the lobbying game to get the NATGAS Act passed before that time as it would make those shares sail through the investment roof.

So let me establish the link for you. Who also happens to own shares in Clean Energy Fuels? Well it's Pelosi, imagine that. Just another coincidence I suppose. It seems that the former Speaker bought somewhere in the 50 - 100K range of stock in Clean Energy Fuels on the very day the IPO was unveiled on the market. Just check her financial declaration to see how much Pelosi profited back in 2007. That financial disclosure form has listed: "assets and 'unearned income' of between $100,001-$250,000 from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. -- Public Common Stock."

So who profits, besides T. Boone, if the $9 billion in subsidies is somehow smoke and mirrored through the House? Just another coincidence I suppose. In the meantime she is now masquerading around being the champion of banning insider Congressional trading. Maybe when the jig was up she changed her tune. Remember her and Downer Debbie Wasserman Schultz riding to the supposed rescue of Anthony Weiner during Weinergate? Or maybe you can recall Oregon Representative David Wu, another pervert, who was shielded by Pelosi until public opinion caused her to call for an investigation by the ethics committee. Then there is Maxine Waters and the stalled trial by that same panel. Congress and ethics is an oxymoron. Or the penalty that Charlie Rangel was handed for being a tax cheat under her watch.

Somehow the sheen should be wearing thin surrounding the Queen. This is the same woman who claimed she was going to drain the Congressional swamp of all those alligators. Instead of looking out for "the little people" she seems to be intent on running to the bank and depositing those tax payer dollars that she is profiting from. Just a coincidence? It truly has been a hard year on Nancy but apparently not on the Pelosi fortunes.

I'm just sayin...

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      What a way to ruin my morning coffee, FrogMan.

      Pelosi, as always, gives me a bad case of indigestion ...

      Great hub! Way to shout it out and shed some light!

      femme

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      vrajavala 5 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      For a nanosecond, I thought you were talking about Michelle "jimping jacks" Obama.

      Pelosi has a botoxed brain.

      Premanently frozen in a fantasy world.

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      the frog princess 5 years ago

      Frog you have done it again on this sunny Saturday morning. Now let me go brush my teeth because my first cup of the warm stuff just left a bad taste( and I am only reading Pelosi)... the year end of congress should be a good one as each of our loyal reps hang up the keys to the vault.

      Playing with America...this should be a game show but then only congress would win because they have all the rulebooks in their hip pockets.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Frog,

      Wow, my coffee is going down a little shaky as well, especially after the YouTube of evasion...and the startling 'caricature'...Voted UP & UI, mar.

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      Hound Cat 5 years ago from Los Angeles area of Southern California USA

      Pelosi is not the only "Champion of the Poor" working the system. Senator Barbara Boxer is doing rather well with her husband making a good living in the Workers Compensation field. These people just do not have their heads on straight. Servants of the people making a good living serving themselves at our expense.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Guys I'll take the heat on this one as the truth always draws fire. There are few "public servants" up there right now, very few. What we seem to be witnessing is self-serving politicans who wouldn't know a statesman if they met one.

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      Partisan Patriot 5 years ago

      Great job exposing the under belly of the beast; if Pelosi were a Republican the scandal would never have made it past the Sorry Charlie stage. But our pals on the left are too busy shrouding the antics of the left to ever venture out in dangerous waters and actually engage in investigative journalism. If you could amass this plethora of offenses just think what the entire media could uncover if the desire was there.

      Sorry Nancy Americans don’t want Sleaze bags; even Samoans agree!!!!!

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      FP - It is a mystery how a hub score can go down even before it is published. A mystery none of us will most likely ever understand.

      This was another outstanding hub, with the exception the mere mention of Pelosi seems to ruin my day. It is amazing how some simple changes or additions to laws can make a fortune for some, and completely destroy others. I truly admire those with enough brains to invest in today's markets and actually make money on their investments. I seem to always buy high, and sell low myself. Having knowledge of the new laws or changes to laws before implementation would certainly increase one's odds of making some good money from the market. There ought to be a law against this. Oh wait, there is a law, it just doesn't apply to our elected leaders. Had any of us been found guilty of the same thing Pelosi pulled off, we would be facing some serious jail time. But not Princess Pelosi. There was supposed to be some sort of investigation into this issue, but I have heard no updates. Even if there were to be an investigation it would be a trial by "crook." They all know so much about the dirt in each others closets they have to be extremely careful when it comes to finger pointing. Put this investigation in the hands of some "little people" and I'm positive the outcome would be different.

      I did give this hub a solid UP and all across. It will be very interesting to see what the hub score ends up to be.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      Pelosi subscribes to the same philosphy as Eric Holder...if you didn't intend to mislead the American people then no act of a criminal nature occurred. This one suffers from Marin County Syndrome and Botox poisoning I am sure. When she speaks of the "little people", she's not sympathetic, she is looking down her nose while at the same time attempting to be quite clear that she is above belonging to such a rag-tag bunch. Insider trading is simply a benefit of her high position in the mystical kingdom she has conjured up in her mind. Without checking her bio, I would guess that she is probably a law school graduate...or possibly she just bought the diploma in American Somoa from a street vendor. This woman is a perfect example of a strong mix of ignorance and political intention. She has little respect for the Constitution which tells you how much she really cares about the "little people". If any single person on the conservative side of the aisle went about publicly speaking of the "little people", they would be fried in the oils of despicable human disrespect. Pelosi needs to go home and pedal her "snake oil" on the streets of Old Shaky. WB

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      NQX 5 years ago from Melbourne, FL

      Shame on Hubpages for obviously "prerating" a Hub...just goes to show that the LSM has penetrated nearly every media outlet.

      Great Hub, O Verdant One, and spot on!

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      rip van winkle 5 years ago

      frog you are the Bill Oreilly of the hub pages , no spin here!

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      She makes me nuts everytime she opens her mouth. Talk about an alternate reality. UP and interesting.

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      Greg Phillips 5 years ago

      Anything BAD that is said about Nancy, has to be GOOD!

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      Stu 5 years ago

      Members of Congress are exempt from insider trading rules as it relates to pending legislation. It's not very fair, but it is the current law.

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      Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

      Well my friend you have done it again, exposing another rather unsavory character in our political playing field. I am offended by the remark " the little people" which in turn has a sting to it all too familiar to the regular joe american trying to make an honest living. That term would infur we are on a lower plain than her perhaps? Does the constitution not state we are all equal?

      Great Hub, voted up, awesome,useful! I have noticed the political slant in HubPages along with many other sites as well. Interesting effect! Thanks for being so bold in your writing. I love it!

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      NQX 5 years ago from Melbourne, FL

      LOL Naomi...Pelosi wouldn't recognize an honest living if it jumped up and bit her Armani covered posterior.

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      Yes Dear 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I love her. She's the only one with the cajones to stand up to the Republicans.

      And she tells it straight.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Pelosi, Frog, is a prime example of what is wrong with our system. We keep electing politicians as our Congressional representatives.

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      Anjegirl 5 years ago

      I thought they were Femme-Nazis and how did you leave Barbara Boxer out of this? I love how so many ppl get sick just thinking about or looking at these lying wenches!! I have the same problem with Bill Clinton and Obama----can't look at either of them---great blog

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      Nancy P. has been on my list of libelous libs for a very, very long time--I used to cuss her and Slick Willie in the same breath, anyway.

      And that was just on Second Amendment issues. Insider trading, at the time, I knew nothing about.

      Voted Up...and Up...and Up.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      lovemychris - Now here I was thinking you love chris. Get it straight or maybe you're kin to the subject here.

      The Frog

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      FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Honest Mom! I didn't know I had my hand in the cookie jar!

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      FitnessJim - It's all a misconception and a false premise I'm sure. Come on Mom, you can believe me. I'm Fancy Nancy.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      You always come through with the Right Stuff Frog Prince...Very Enlightening read my Friend...so can you turn Ms...Pelosi into a TOAD...or better yet, a Dragon Fly, and swallow her whole! Ooops, bye, bye, Nancy.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      b. malin - I wouldn't kiss Pelosi with your mouth thank you very much.

      The Frog

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Pelosi is an embarrassment. She talks without giving a fig about the accuracy of her statements. I can't believe that Dems aren't turned off by her.

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      Deidre Shelden 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Great information! Merry Christmas, Frog!

      One of our great examples of corrupt politicians whose talk is all show. She is one of a number of fakes who I cringe at when I hear her speak.

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      moonstruck4ever 5 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

      Great hub! Voted up and across the board!

      Pelosi makes me want to puke.

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      Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

      Frog Prince, how dare you be so irreverent toward Darth Pelosi. It is hubs like this that is driving away all the best admirals out of the Empire. Have you no shame, man?

      ;)

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      beth - Shame? What's that?

      The Frog

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      It's fascinating that our elected representatives are elected as 'normal' folks and many times leave office as multimillionaires.

      Here's another way they honor each other: http://blogs.knoxnews.com/humphrey/2011/03/portrai...

      We get to buy them portraits of themselves!

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      nicomp - More than a few of them already have their pictures on a can of "Raid."

      Have a Merry Christmas.

      The Frog

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