Tue, October 30 2012 » calabash, Christian Fundies, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, disgusting whores, doofus media, economic enslavement, economic terrorism, environment, ethnic prejudice, financial oligarchs, job creators, Mitt Romney, Obama, Paul Ryan, political shibai, politics, Raw Money, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, Romney, stupidity, Teabaggers, white collar terrorism » No Comments
And finally, New Rule: Since President Obama seems to be having so much trouble defending his record on the economy, the next debate must be held in a mall. Any mall. It doesn’t matter. They’re all packed. There’s one not 100 yards from this studio, with dancing waters and a choo-choo train, and a shirtless gay kid out in front of Abercrombie & Fitch. The parking garage is always full, the Cheesecake Factory is working overtime, and Lady Gaga’s new perfume — with its delightful scent of blood and semen — is flying off the shelves at Nordstrom’s.
What I’m saying is, I know it’s campaign season, but can we all stop acting like the American economy is in complete shambles, where no one has a job or a place to live, and we’re all doing our laundry in the river? (wild audience applause)
Thank you. I mean, folks, I travel this country constantly, all four corners of it. And everywhere I go, I’m always standing in line for 20 minutes to buy hair gel, or batteries, or nipple moisturizer. Traffic is a bitch everywhere. Yes, there are people sleeping on the sidewalk, but that’s to buy an iPhone just like the one they already have! (audience applause)
It just doesn’t feel like Obama has ruined America. Republicans, you know, they used to talk a lot about this thing called the stock market, and how it helped not just the rich, but middle class folks, whose pensions and 401(k)’s depended on it. Well, now they never seem to mention the stock market. Perhaps, because under President Blackenstein, the Dow has doubled. Or as Republicans call it, “devastating economic news”. (audience applause)
Now, there certainly still is poverty in our country, but it’s obviously among the underclass that you don’t see — the very people that today’s Republicans couldn’t give a shit about! So I don’t understand why they’re all so upset about the economy. Except, of course, it’s their big issue. So they have to pretend that America is a rotting compost heap where people are eating cat food and wiping their ass with the pennysaver. (audience applause)
And weirdly, Obama kinda has to pretend that too. Because if he doesn’t, then he’s “out of touch”. So we all wind up living with this fictional picture of America that actually would be more appropriate for the year before Obama took office. Remember 2008? (audience applause) Yeah, I do.
That’s when Lehman Brothers collapsed, and the markets froze, and they were measuring GM for a pumpkin lot. And when you opened your bank statement, you saw the drowned Japanese girl from The Ring, and then you died.
And yes, I am saying we can keep blaming Bush for that. It’s the same as blaming rats for the Black Plague. Just because you’re sick of hearing historians say it, doesn’t mean it stopped being true. (wild audience applause)
George Bush left a flaming pile of dog shit on the White House steps, and now it’s gone, and Mitt Romney has a hell of a nerve running on the idea that “I’m going to fix the economy by restoring the policies of the party that destroyed it”.
12 million jobs. That’s what Mitt Romney promises. 12 million. A number that’s just… waaaaay up there. (reaches into ass to pull it out) Oh, there it is, wow! There it is, 12 million! (wild audience applause) Way up there! Hoo, boy, I feel better.
And about 45% of American voters hear that and say, “I like. Me want good now.”
People are disappointed in the economy? Sorry. I was disappointed in Prometheus. You don’t like the way the stewardess landed the plane after werewolves ate the flight crew? Stop electing werewolves.
That’s our show!
Sat, October 6 2012 » 2012 elections, business, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, crime, disgusting whores, doofus media, Faux News, free elections, George W. Bush, Hawaii, Hawaii Business, Hawaii Elections, Hawaii Real Estate, Historical perspective, job creators, laughter is the best medicine, medicare, medicine, Mitt Romney, oil oligarchy, outsourcing, Paul Ryan, political cartoon, political protest, Raw Money, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, Romney, Teabaggers, tell it like it is, white collar terrorism » No Comments
Dave Weigel, Slate.com:
“incredible string of false or misleading statements”
Joan Walsh, Salon.com:
“His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty”
Jonathan Cohn, the New Republic:
The Most Dishonest Convention Speech … Ever?
Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech
Michael Tomasky, the Daily Beast:
“Paul Ryan pushed American politics into new territory with his convention speech, effectively daring Democrats and the media to call him out on his string of blatant falsehoods”
Jonathan Bernstein, the Washington Post:
Paul Ryan fails — the truth
FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality
Dan Amira, NY Magazine:
Paul Ryan Bets on the Ignorance of America
Fox News contributor, Sally Kohn:
“Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/…
Steve Benen, Maddowblog:
Paul Ryan stands on a foundation of lies
PAUL TALES: RYAN MISLEADS, AGAIN AND AGAIN
5 Biggest lies in Romney’s speech:
Paul Ryan’s Speech: Lies, Lies and More Lies
Washington Post Editorial Board:
Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
“Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention contained several false claims and misleading statements.”
Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast:
The lies and lies of Paul Ryan
Ryan Lizza, the New Yorker:
The Paul Ryan Speech: Five Hypocrisies
Jonathan Chait, NY magazine:
Paul Ryan’s large lies and one big truth
James Downie, Washington Post:
Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech
James Fallow, Atlantic
Paul Ryan and the post truth convention
Robert Schlesinger, US News
Rick Santorum repeats inaccurate welfare attack on Obama
Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan Lies
Paul Ryan’s speech: a round-up of his most audacious untruths
Charles Pierce, Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied
Busted! Ryan’s speech fools no one
David Firestone, NYT
Beyond Factual Dishonesty
Josh Barro, Bloomberg
Paul Ryan’s Hypocritical Attack on Barack Obama
Thu, August 30 2012 » Announcements, behavior, disgusting whores, education, ethnic prejudice, financial oligarchs, job creators, media, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, religious intolerance, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, stupidity, Teabaggers, tell it like it is, white collar terrorism » No Comments
Mon, August 20 2012 » Announcements, Christian Fundies, complicit media, corporate criminality, crime, disgusting whores, doofus media, ethnic prejudice, fundamentalist Christians, job creators, misogynist, political cartoon, public health and welfare, religion, religious intolerance, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, science, stupidity, Teabaggers, video, white collar terrorism » No Comments
Romney outsourcing stories hit main stream media: Is Romney guilty of a federal felony’ by claiming 1999 departure?
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Boston Globe story that confirms Romney left Bain in 2002–not 1999 as he so often lies. This is important because it confirms that he:
1. Bankrupted even more companies
2. Sent jobs to China
3. Harvested fetuses for profit
Politico however has taken a very serious fourth approach that is quiet shocking. FactCheck.org: Romney ‘would be guilty of a federal felony’ by claiming 1999 departure
Thu, July 12 2012 » Announcements, Banking Oligarchy, crime, disgusting whores, financial oligarchs, outsourcing, political shibai, politics, Republican Oligarchs, rich vs poor, Teabaggers, tell it like it is, white collar terrorism » No Comments
List of the 17 Democrats who voted to hold Holder in contempt
Jason ALTMIRE (D-PA)
John BARROW (D-GA)
Dan BOREN (D-OK)
Leonard BOSWELL (D-IA)
Ben CHANDLER (D-KY)
Mark CRITZ (D-PA)
Joe DONNELLY (D-IN)
Kathy HOCHUL (D-NY)
Ron KIND (D-WI)
Larry KISSELL (D-NC)
Jim MATHESON (D-UT)
Mike McINTYRE (D-NC)
Bill OWENS (D-NY)
Collin PETERSON (D-MN)
Nick RAHALL (D-WV)
Mike ROSS (D-AR)
Tim WALZ (D-MN)
Here are the two Republicans who voted no:
Steven LATOURETTE (R-OH)
Scott RIGELL (R-VA)
Long silent and now contradictory, President Obama needs to deliver a clarifying speech about our financial markets and the rule of law. Speaking in Kansas on December 6, he said, “Too often, we’ve seen Wall Street firms violating major anti-fraud laws because the penalties are too weak and there’s no price for being a repeat offender.” Just five days later on 60 Minutes, he said, “Some of the least ethical behavior on Wall Street wasn’t illegal.” Which is it? Have there been no prosecutions because Wall Street acted legally (albeit unethically)? Or did Wall Street repeatedly violate major anti-fraud laws (and should thus find itself in the dock)?
The President is confusing “legal” with “difficult to prosecute successfully.” The Justice Department’s repeated decisions not to risk losing at trial against Wall Street executives don’t make these person’s actions legal. (If a district attorney can’t prove the actual thief stole your wallet, that doesn’t make stealing legal. It simply means that, regrettably, a malefactor goes unpunished.) As Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami said in Senate testimony in 2009, Wall Street perpetrators “are smart people who understand that they are crossing the line” and “are plotting their defense at the same time they’re committing their crime.”
Moreover, the President is misleading us when he says that Wall Street firms violate anti-fraud law because the penalties are too weak. Repeat financial fraudsters don’t pay relatively paltry — and therefore painless — penalties because of statutory caps on such penalties. Rather, regulatory officials, appointed by Obama, negotiated these comparatively trifling fines. This week, the F.D.I.C. settled a suit against Washington Mutual officials for just $64 million, an amount that will be covered mostly by insurance policies WaMu took out on behalf of executives, who themselves will pay just $400,000. And recently a federal judge rejected the S.E.C.’s latest settlement with Citigroup, an action even the Wall Street Journal called “a rebuke of the cozy relationship between regulators and the regulated that too often leaves justice as an orphan.”
For the full story go here:Obama and the Rule of Law
The President’s action and Congress’s inaction in this matter show that the partisan shadow-boxing that goes on in Washington is just so much kabuki for the cameras. There certainly is no “deep partisan divide” about serving the interests of elites like bankers and the military industrial complex. This matter amply demonstrates the utter failure of our election system to deliver a government that provides real checks and balances to represent the interests of the war-weary and economically damaged American public.
Go here to read the full story: Obama continues Bush’s “State of National Emergency,” Congress Abdicates Legal Responsibilities+
Tue, December 13 2011 » complicit politicians, corporate criminality, Democratic Party, disgusting whores, economic enslavement, economy, military industrial complex, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor » No Comments
Go here for the full well documented and sad sad sad story!Krugman: “It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression.”
As I’ve noted in numerous, heavily-annotated posts, the truth of the matter is, today, Wall Street is receiving an EASY $200 billion per year in stealthy/obfuscated taxpayer subsidies.
As Morgenson notes in her closing comments from Sunday, Wall Street fatcats “…are being paid for taking risks that generate lush bonuses when things go well but that require taxpayer bailouts when the tide turns. Main Street understands that this is wrong and that allowing it to continue is dangerous. It’s past time that Washington did something about it.”
As Krugman reminds us, today, our near-term and future well-being relies upon responsible government action, both here and abroad, coming to pass—not just in words but in actions–NOW.
I cannot help but get a sense that we are witnessing a massive historical failure of government, not just nationally, but globally. At then end of the day, compared to the suffering it will bring, it won’t matter who’s to blame.
We are all in this together. It may be the greatest bipartisan sentiment of all. Dare I say it…even a lot of Republicans, and perhaps a few bankers, will understand that.
Mon, December 12 2011 » Announcements, business, business news, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, crime, Democratic Party, disgusting whores, economic enslavement, economy, financial oligarchs, fiscal crisis, Obama, Obama Cave, public health and welfare, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, SCOTUS, stupidity, Teabaggers, The Great Rescession, unatural disaster, war as economic policy, white collar terrorism » No Comments