Twilight. Or is it later than that?
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people….To destroy this invisible government, to befoul this unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of statesmanship. — Theodore Roosevelt, the last great Republican president
The Times feels a need to publish a hagiography for Jamie Dimon. Least-hated banker? More like World’s Most Dangerous Banker. Truth here.
About the State Dept. WikiLeaks dump: a big piece of perspective.
Any one think Obomba’s actually going stand up for something or is there just going to be another Obombanation? Read this and decide for yourself!
Proof Our Leaders’ policies are working and the economy’s on track. (I, and the facts, kid!)
Current monetary policy has worked because it has helped lift stock prices which in turn have fueled the economic recovery, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Friday.
“There’s a real upward momentum here,” he said. “I think we are underestimating and continuing to underestimate how important asset prices, very specifically equity prices, are not only to shareholders but the economy as a whole.” (Link.)
So Paul Krugman’s prediction of zombie banks creating a drag on the economy has not come true. The reality is, in fact, much worse. Krugman foresaw zombie banks that didn’t lend due to capital concerns, preventing the recovery from getting off the ground. We’re seeing plenty of that, but we’re also seeing zombie banks actively prey on the economy through the foreclosure process in an effort to repair their balance sheets. The zombie banks aren’t just failing to boost the economy, they’re actively sabotaging it. (Link.)
Asshole: Chris Christie. Anyone who elects him deserves him.
Asshole: Alan Simpson, Great American leader:
BLITZER: Well, why — why didn’t you insist? You’ve been working on this for a year — and I’ll let Senator Simpson respond. Why didn’t you insist that you were going to work until you could get 14 members on board and have that in the — in the bag?
SIMPSON: Wolf, I guess you don’t understand. We didn’t care if we got two votes.
Retarded asshole: Juan Williams. Told you he was fired for being a terminal moron.
Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama told GOP leaders behind closed doors Tuesday that he had failed to reach across party lines enough during his first two years in office, a senior administration official told CNN. (Link.)
Vindicated! Big Finance no longer invests but speculates. There is a huge, significant difference.
Tom Hayden, wuss. We lose because we write polite letters to mental cases instead of kicking them in the balls the same way they kick us? Why not yell “Why do Americans have to be kept ignorant, why must inconsequential secrets be kept from us?” Make them say their supporters are stupid and apathetic.
Isn’t the inability to be funny proof the wingnuts are by and by stupid?
Subversion; worked for awhile…: