Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations…
"They blame, with some justification, the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess, and they're dissatisfied with the policy response here in Washington. And at some level, I can’t blame them."
Ugh! Disgusting empathetic response to a popular movement. How gross!
Rick Perry should have had the state of Texas burn that guy at the stake when he had a chance.
Tags: Banks, Ben Bernanke, Occupy Wall Street, Protesters, Quote Unquote
So, Tony Bologna is the new face of the NYPD? It's always nice to see a child pop culture star blossom into a successful career in the real world. I wonder if he still keeps in touch with any of his old Garbage Pail Kid friends.
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Tags: Banks, Corporations, Jon Stewart, Michael Moore, New York City, Occupy Wall Street, Police, Protesters, The Daily Show, Video, Wall Street
References to meats: 2
References to vegetables: 1
Number of times Palin said she wants a divorce: 1 (From the federal government! Get back on the snow machine, Todd, you're okay for now.)
References to farm implements: 1
Number of things Palin said that Michele Bachmann might consider agreeing with: 1 (A proposal to end all corporate income taxes; notably, Sarah Palin would not have agreed with Sarah Palin on this just a few years ago, because that Sarah Palin was busy slamming oil companies with billions upon billions of dollars in taxes.)
Number of Latin phrases Palin has learned: 1 ("Status quo I think is Latin for 'more of the same mess that we're in.")
Number of declarative sentences that sounded like a lyric Bob Dylan was too embarrassed to finish: 1 ("My plan is a bona-fide pro-workin' man's plan.")
Number of Latin phrases Palin has learned, revised: 2
"Cronyism" or "crony capitalism," which is how Palin defines the stimulus plan and post-econopocalypse bailouts: 8
Number of times Palin defined "crony capitalism" as the purposeful weakening of Wall Street regulations by politicians: 0
Number of times Palin insisted we "rein in burdensome regulations that are a boot on our neck": 1
References to Ronald Reagan: 1
Actual declarations of candidacy for 2012: 0
Implied declarations of candidacy for 2012: Let's just say there were 4,867 words in the speech.
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Tags: Banks, Economy, Iowa, Primaries, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Tea Party
* America's largest banks are getting new custom suits, but not the pinstriped kind.
* Potential president Newt Gingrich suggests we sell Alaska to solve the national debt crisis. Relax, it's a joke! (The 'potential president Newt Gingrich' thing. Oh, the Alaska thing, too.)
* Mitt Romney's jobs plan will be "sweeping and specific." So… a 3,928-page .pdf that he explains in a single tweet?
* Don't forget, Sarah Palin's on-again, off-again appearance at tomorrow's Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa is on again. She will fill the time between "California-based recording artist Steve Vaus" and "Carrie and Stacie Stoetling, two sisters from Iowa."
* On Monday, as America gets drunk on cheap beer, Jim DeMint will be toiling away at the Palmetto Freedom Forum, asking GOP candidates tough (?) questions and begging people to call him a kingmaker. This is Rick Perry and Mitt Romney's first time going mano a mano in a debate, so it'll definitely be
excitinga thing that happens. We will livetweet the proceedings over at @TheInDecider, starting at 3pm EST, possibly while getting drunk on cheap beer. Join us!
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Tags: Alaska, Banks, Iowa, Jim DeMint, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Palmetto Freedom Forum, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin
On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed the fact that mortgage banks have been found to be mistakenly foreclosing on many homes out of sheer negligence. Meanwhile, Wyatt Cenac attempted to meet with the Mortgage Bankers Association after the group strategically defaulted on their multi-million-dollar headquarters while criticizing homeowners for the same practice. But it's not all evil and ineptness coming out of the mortgage industry. I heard one executive recently let his yacht staff gnaw on the gristle leftover from his unicorn steak.
More after the jump.
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Tags: Banks, Economy, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac