Sen. Warren vs. Bank Regulators

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I understand Wall Street is pissed. Heh.

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  1. Chief  •  Feb 16, 2013 @12:33 pm

    I must be living in a dream world.

    Here is an adult acting like an adult.

  2. Lynne  •  Feb 16, 2013 @12:37 pm

    I love this woman.

  3. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 16, 2013 @12:45 pm


    You’d think the rich bastards would be smart enough to know that holding a few of their feet to the fire might prevent the whole lot of them from having their heads seperated from their necks by a larger version of their cigar cutters, or their necks from being quickly snapped at the ends of ropes and nooses hung from the nearest lamp-posts – all to the cheers of the crowds of the riff-raff they ripped-off!

    Yes, our darling DA’s love to go after everyday citizens – but they don’t have the cojones to go after the bankers!
    Well, I guess I can see why. Who’ll pay for their runs for higher office?

    Poor Bernie Madoff!
    If only he had stuck to ripping-off “the poors” and the middle class, like our bankers – he’d still be living out his champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
    But the greedy dimwit decided to go after his own class. MISTAKE!!!
    Cardinal Rule of Grifting: Never grift a fellow grifter. Those sociopaths not only will want to get even – they know how and they will, or can pay someone to do it for them.
    In reality, Bernie is lucky he’s in a Federal Pen, or else he’d have been 6 feet under for a long, long time now. Eating prison chow beats being worm-chow.

  4. joanr16  •  Feb 16, 2013 @1:10 pm

    The one and only campaign-contribution check I could afford to write in 2012. Feeling pretty good about that choice.

    Man, that was a lot of bottled water on the table. Are we learning this week that bull**** really dries out the mouth?

  5. Stephen Stralka  •  Feb 16, 2013 @2:51 pm

    I can’t help thinking of her as Senator Professor Warren. She has this amazing ability to make complicated issues seem simple and obvious. Plus her tone is not unlike that of a professor asking a student if he’s ever going to turn in his paper.

  6. Bill Bush  •  Feb 16, 2013 @5:25 pm

    Remember Leona Helmsly saying that only the little people paid taxes? Evidently only the little people get prosecuted, too. I was so hopeful when Lloyd Blankfein said he was doing God’s work, but then I found out it wasn’t the crucifixion part. Talk about your letdown!

  7. Bill Bush  •  Feb 16, 2013 @5:25 pm

    Was that too mean?
    If so, remove.

  8. paradoctor  •  Feb 16, 2013 @6:23 pm

    cund: sure they know the risks, but they’re risk-takers, and it’s a collective risk.

    Dr. Johnson said that men don’t need teaching as much as they need reminding. What Wall Street resents is not that she reminded them, but that she reminded us.

  9. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 16, 2013 @7:00 pm

    Bill Bush,
    IMO – NO!
    Not too mean at all! Are you kidding?

    Methings you be right!
    Like the Catholic Church doesn’t really mind that its Priest’s fecked little kids for what may be centuries, Wall Street hates having the public reminded that they fecked the rest of US over royally!!!

  10. Paraquat  •  Feb 16, 2013 @8:20 pm

    I can’t help but think that this woman should be the next president. Of course, pigs will fly before she gets $1 of donations from Wall Street, which will gladly spend billions to elect such bright bulbs as Michelle Bachmann, Rand Paul or Joe-The-Plumber.

  11. Doug  •  Feb 16, 2013 @11:05 pm

    OT, but not really – This is a link to a HuffPo article with imbedded video of Kerry’s farewell speech to the Senate. What he said is of critical importance. Warren was aggravating the same folks Kerry is talking about – and the manner they threaten democracy.

  12. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 17, 2013 @8:50 am

    Thanks for that great link!

    Senator Kerry has been a great, great Senator, and would have been a terrific President.

    I can’t think of any state in our nations history that was as lucky as MA has been, to have had both him and the late Edward M. Kennedy as Senators for as long as they had them.

    Also, a note to Senator Rubio – that, THAT, is how you drink some water in the middle of your address or speech!

  13. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 17, 2013 @8:56 am

    If you want a laugh, read this quick little letter from Carl Hiaasen to Senator Gunga Din Rubio:

  14. Doug  •  Feb 17, 2013 @10:15 am

    There’s the example in ‘Braveheart’ of the Scottish Lords who would field an army against the English – and never fight. The strategy was to get the English to the battlefield to negotiate – which they would – rather than actually expend the army and incur those losses. It was a game, played by both sides, and none of the crumbs ever fell from the table to the soldiers who were pawns in the game.

    Such is the game between regulators and the banks. Freedom will never happen until ‘blood’ is shed.

  15. joanr16  •  Feb 17, 2013 @9:39 pm

    Carl Hiassen is hilarious! Just in general, I mean. Add Marco mockery, I really love it.