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Alan Grayson Comedic Stand Up Special On The Bankrupt Red Roof Inn Chain And Its Proud Owner, The Federal Reserve

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When we disclosed that the Fed was getting crammed down last week on Red Roof Inn foreclosures, little did we know that Alan Grayson was going to take the material and make pure comedic poetry out of it. One more reason to applaud the brilliance of our corrupt and moronic Senators for preventing the much needed and long-overdue audit of the Fed. Enjoy.


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Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:18 | 337029 BlackBeard
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He's fuckin' awesome.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:12 | 337099 Enkidu
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Plus Plus Plus

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:36 | 337132 Whizbang
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I donno, he interupted that other guy. What if the other guy was going to offer everyone free tacos. Wouldn't you like a free taco to go along with your stake in red roof inn?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:49 | 337280 johngaltfla
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He's an F'in Marxist. Perhaps you should live in Florida for a while and listen to some of his other lunacy. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:16 | 337336 A Nanny Moose
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Yes, I heard and read his populist vote buying. I back him Sanders, & Dr. Paul 110% on the original language.

Now go contact your representative if it's not Grayson.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:13 | 337403 johngaltfla
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Just great. ZH has been infiltrated by Socialist loons. Why don't you head to Greece and go burn a bank.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:49 | 337451 amorallybankrupt
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Just great, ZH has also been infiltrated by Glen Beck listeners as well. 

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 04:07 | 337780 i.knoknot
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i like Glen Beck

grayson, only on this issue - so far.

issues folks, not lapel pins.

audit the fed.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 06:35 | 337799 johngaltfla
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Glenn Beck doesn't write the laws.

Glenn Beck doesn't create new taxes.

Glenn Beck doesn't go on the floor of the House and accuse another political party of wanting to kill the elderly.

Your perceptions of his ability to influence anything of importance is somewhat blinded by your political desire to turn America into a socialist shithole like the Euros enjoy.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 21:43 | 337553 35Pete
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Please. I'm so sick of the bullshit false Left-Right paradigm. Would you please just STFU? 

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 22:41 | 337599 Nathan Muir
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Exactly Pete, the important paradigm has anarchy on one side and tyranny on the other. 

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 09:24 | 337845 Rick64
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Sat, 05/08/2010 - 10:10 | 337417 Henry Chinaski
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He is my rep, but don't represent me and I don't like him.  He may be right on this one issue, but he is wrong on everything else.  He will be replaced by Todd Long in Nov.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 23:45 | 337657 bigkahuna
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I agree with Galt. Greyson has it right on audit the fed--but I have seen him be a real fool on several occasions. All in all--I am better off without this guy having political power anywhere.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 11:47 | 337900 DirtySouth
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About Citi’s Global Special Situations Group
The Global Special Situations Group of Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc. is a principal investment group that
invests Citi’s capital in event-driven and special situation strategies globally.  
About Westbridge Hospitality Fund II, L.P.
Westbridge is a partnership between Westmont Hospitality Group and a number of Canadian pension fund
managers, including Cadim Inc., a division of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Régime de rentes du
Mouvement Desjardins. Westmont is one of the largest private owner/operator of hotels in the world.


Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:19 | 337030 Gubbmint Cheese
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I like him.. but find the cocked eyebrow distracting...

ps - audit the fed.



Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:31 | 337039 nope-1004
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Then toss 'em in jail.



Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:40 | 337053 faustian bargain
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don't forget geithner

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:31 | 337121 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Acupuncture would help that eye.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:48 | 337279 velobabe
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do you think acupuncture would help me?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:26 | 337353 A Nanny Moose
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Get a room you two

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:37 | 337427 Jendrzejczyk
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Only if it was a very large needle in just the right spot.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:22 | 337033 Dark Helmet
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The fed also owns a shopping mega-mall in Oklahoma.

I'm guessing there's quite a bit of OMGWTF and Do Not Want in the fed's portfolio.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:22 | 337034 MilleniumJane
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Grayson for President 2012!!!

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:53 | 337068 WaterWings
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I know that's a happy thought, but if Mako where around he would surely point out the tanks that will be rolling over your body by then.

We can only hope! I don't know how many more fake terrorists attacks we'll have until then. Anybody see any surveillance footage of our patsy in Times Square? I wish that supposed teabagger taking his shirt off would just turn himself in - oh, wait, he had nothing to do with it. Eh, freaking Feds almost let the real terrorist (again, no surveillance footage from FREAKING TIMES SQUARE!) with expert bomb training get away to DUBAI! He was on the motherloving tarmac! We're lucky he didn't set his crotch on fire too! WTF! What they hell are we paying these guys for? I call the whole thing bullshit!

Grayson is pretty rad. If only we could get Lady Gaga remix it. Backup dancers and all. Right there on the senate floor. I'm sure the old bastards there wouldn't object.

Die DJIA, freaking die already!!! Sorry. I'm done ranting. I need a chianti.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:01 | 337083 Tipo anónimo
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C'mon - channeling Mako?  :D

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:20 | 337115 WaterWings
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Yeah, I'm overshadowed by many around here. Even with HairyWank and his doppelgangers this place is prime.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:39 | 337431 Henry Chinaski
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I am feeling the sarcasm.  Right?

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 16:19 | 338276 dnarby
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Gawd I hope so.

He's dead on with this issue - But otherwise Grayson is a great example for limited powers of central gov't. 

His other views might be fine for his district, but that's as far as it should go.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:23 | 337037 derp
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best part is the last 10 seconds where the other guy is trying to make sense of what he just heard.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:44 | 337062 Calculated_Risk
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LOL, yeah... "that was not part of the progressive..." < crash burn > ...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:28 | 337354 A Nanny Moose
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you could see that hamster wheel turning

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:31 | 337040 truont
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"Uhh...I thought this was about financial reform..."

Gads we is stupid.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:10 | 337095 Big Red
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Who was that idiot?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:44 | 337443 skippy
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previously employed as yard schlock, and after the drop in cannon-fodder reserves, he was all that was left.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:32 | 337041 RowdyRoddyPiper
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Now open with over 345 locations nation-wide to screw taxpayers...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:35 | 337044 Thunder44
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That was special.He should have showed monopoly money with the monopoly hotels.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:34 | 337045 jkruffin
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The FED has clearly overstepped is authority and needs to be reigned in.  Bernanke and Giethner need to be put on circuit breakers permanently.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:36 | 337047 AR15AU
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Somebody's fat fingering their terminal again...


Yahoo finance quoting DOW : -173, -195, -208

Meanwhile, CNN quoting looking like Atari 2600 : -153, -173,  -135, -173


I now need to have like 5 different financial websites open so that I can use the best 3 out of 5 quotes to determine the actual price moves taking place...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:36 | 337048 BlackBeard
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Interesting essay on how Keynes fucked us.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:52 | 337069 Segestan
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Anyone who would ware a tie like that must be a jerk.... Oh thats I  understand him, why the Great speaker... Statesman.... Sen Grayson chose it. He's a political hack and jerk.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:54 | 337074 faustian bargain
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They all are. He just happens to be better at it than most.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:06 | 337090 earnyermoney
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He's not in the Senate. He's a member of the House of Representatives.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:41 | 337435 Henry Chinaski
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Grayson is leftist radical who cut off his ponytail.  Yee haaw!

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:53 | 337460 amorallybankrupt
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". . . is a leftist radical who cut off his ponytail"

I didn't know that Rush Limbaugh has his own series of Mad Libs?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:53 | 337071 faustian bargain
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"Everything's notional. It's all notional. That's all there is."

LOL, that dude he swapped time for, got played.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:59 | 337081 PaperWillBurn
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Looks like you beat me to it

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:30 | 337240 faustian bargain
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Great minds

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:58 | 337078 PaperWillBurn
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"It's all notional..That's all there is"




Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:12 | 337079 M.B. Drapier
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Feh, only 340 bankrupt hotels? That's scarcely more than one hotel per million people. Ireland is getting up to 200 hotels - one for every 20,000 people. You'll have to work hard to catch up.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 15:59 | 337082 -273
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Hilarious, brilliant and slightly disturbing!

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:02 | 337085 Cow
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Alan Grayson reminds me of Ron Paul.  A lot of what he says I like and then he'll come out with some weird statements.

Audit the Fed!



Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:16 | 337108 WaterWings
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Hey! I liked the video (interesting), but don't throw something out about RP and then just walk away...RP is all class, all the time.

Examples. Please.

Have a good weekend all!

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 23:45 | 337658 Dr o love
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Agree on Ron Paul.  He'll utter a few very intelligent words and then, suddenly, he has a cerebral palsy attack/seizure and sounds like Steve Martin in the Jerk.  He would come across as more credible if it wasn't for those brain farts.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 04:07 | 337781 i.knoknot
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i like Ron Paul

if he is a mistake, he'd be a much better mistake to make than the loons we have now.

audit the fed

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:11 | 337098 What_Me_Worry
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The other guy was nervous at the end and had to make sure to state that Grayson's presentation no way reflected the views of his banking overlords.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:14 | 337102 RichardENixon
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So since I'm an owner, can I get a free night's stay at a Red Roof Inn?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:37 | 337258 Hulk
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I already answered that for Jim Cramer yesterday.

Not only can you get a free nights stay, but that free nights stay is tax deductible...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 22:47 | 337602 Hephasteus
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Since all of america are rich decendants of hotel owners. Everybody has to start partying, spending 26 thousand dollars at one store on garbage and making sex tapes. It's United States of Paris Hilton.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 11:09 | 337916 Hulk
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It really is the US of Paris Hilton. If you had a chance to see a few episodes of "the simple life" with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, back in 2003, you can really understand why things are so fucked up over here....

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:19 | 337113 Psquared
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Why is it that these guys are always speaking to an empty hall? What are we paying them for if they don't go to work?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:19 | 337114 Crab Cake
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Audit the Fed?


Incarcerate the criminals.  Incinerate the institution.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:33 | 337124 RockyRacoon
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Grayson puts it so the regular guy gets it.  Sure, it's oversimplified, but the subject is complex.  I noted only 1 other person in the peanut gallery.  Where was everybody?  J6P won't see this, but if he does he'll be interested.  That's the point.  A bunch of graphs and charts will get the channel changed pronto!  Grayson is a bit like Dr. Paul, only more articulate.   Give the guy credit for putting the info out there.  It might not be to the sophisticated standards at ZH but I'm all for it.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:55 | 337289 Joe Sixpack
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I posted it on my forum this morning.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:35 | 337130 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So...Alan, way to go bud.  Bring the Fed to its knees.

However, the Health Care Bill was stupid, and Global Warming is, well, let me say this...CAP AND TRADE IS FOOLISH!  So right now bud, you are even.  I will not stand for cap and trade, no matter how poignant and true your remarks concerning the Fed are.


Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:55 | 337179 Jim B
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+1 Even an A** is right occasionally

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:38 | 337135 Rick64
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 The reason Grayson got away with saying all this was because nobody was there, therefore nobody except the guy that yielded his time could object. I loved what he said, but I would like to see him say it to the fucking corrupt politicos faces.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 16:49 | 337163 citizen2084
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How about ignoramus at the end.  Looking surprised, he starts to correct the record that, "the gentlemans presentation (grayson) was not part of the progressive hours, I thought he was going to talk about financial reform.."

That is par for the district of criminals, no? Of course auditing the fed is not related to financial reform!!  Pathetic freaking pathetic, cannot see fraud in front of the their face.

F(ederal) R(eserve) A(ccounting) U(nit) D(ollar)


Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:17 | 337217 Dicite justitiam
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I thought he was going to talk about financial reform.."

That was disturbing.  Who was that turd?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:43 | 337244 THE DORK OF CORK
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Grayson has some class - exempt for that tie , maybe it was for some extra comic effect.

He reminds me of Tommy Copper - much more articulate of course but if he could do some magic tricks and wear a fez it would be perfection.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:56 | 337292 gratefultraveller
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You shoulda looked closer - that's monopoly money on that tie! LOL

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:06 | 337310 THE DORK OF CORK
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This guy should have addressed congress before he died - the absurdity of the system may have registered in the minds of your representatives , then again maybe not. 


Sat, 05/08/2010 - 09:32 | 337850 Henry Chinaski
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Grayson has struggled with coming up with the right look since putting away the Che Guevara t-shirt. 

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:49 | 337281 Reese Bobby
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First prize is a free night stay at the Red Roof Inn.  Second prize is a free two night stay at the Red Roof Inn...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 17:53 | 337287 Joe Sixpack
Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:01 | 337298 A Nanny Moose
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OK - These guys really need to get down with the PowerPoint. No wonder we are in the mess we are in.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:14 | 337329 A Nanny Moose
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"I thought we were going to talk about Financial Reform"


Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:15 | 337334 AMo
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Has congress ever hear of PPT?


What's the budget for all these printouts amount to?

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 18:32 | 337361 dcb
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the shame is that the audience is empty. what do we pay those people for if they aren't there to hear the debates. sounds to me like the vote is a forgone conclusion and the "debate" is just for show.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:55 | 337466 Henry Chinaski
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The "honorable" Representative Grayson will be far from that podium by Fall.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:59 | 337467 tip e. canoe
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help give big Al a buddy in the big house...Jimmy T's runnin again...

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:59 | 337468 fuu
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I liked his tie.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 22:19 | 337579 PunkSgt
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Give the guy some credit for calling BullS*^t on the whole system.

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 22:23 | 337583 Frank Owen
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If someone could digitally add a baton into one of his hands, a small orchestra to the bottom foreground, playing appropriate music we would have a massive hit.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 00:50 | 337707 Hitman
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Love Grayson.  He's the only Congressmanto whom I've ever given a campaign contribution. 

Whatever his flaws, he's all we got (plus three or four others).  Not that it really matters, as it's game over.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 01:24 | 337716 Tart
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Loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 03:10 | 337748 Grand Supercycle
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Posted May 1st - a week before the crash.

 '11,250 / 300 is an area of significant resistance and if this level can’t be breached it should signal the end of the March 2009 bear market rally - the weekly DOW chart shows an expanding wedge indicating a significant move is probable - this remains an overbought bear market rally and the uptrend could falter at any time - the VIX index continues to give bullish warnings which is bearish for equities - long term charts of key equity indexes continue to give bearish warnings and the March 2009 lows will be breached in my opinion - USD Index bullish warnings since 2009 on the weekly and monthly chart have not changed and further USD strength and thus EURO weakness is still expected '

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 03:33 | 337764 faustian bargain
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Ever get the feeling nobody's paying attention to you? Good.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 04:10 | 337783 i.knoknot
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can't we/they get rid of him?

maybe he donates a lot.

at least he waits until the end of the thread to spam...

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 10:58 | 337907 magellon
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The “Federal” Reserve is not actually federal. It is a private
corporation owned by a consortium of very large multinational
banks. - Web of Debt by Ellen Brown

So in essence, are the American people really the owners of the Red roof inn?

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 12:39 | 337998 Mercury
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Maiden Lane is in need of a porno-spoof at this point.

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 17:51 | 338337 M.B. Drapier
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Not the rumoured Bernanke sex tape!

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 15:27 | 338236 Schwantz
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There are only two political parties now:  Bankster Party and Peoples Party

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 17:20 | 338318 mogul rider
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Alan fuckun Grayson for fuckuin president. At least he tells the fuckun truth instead of some fuckun dumb ass from chicago who lied through his fuckun teeth to get elected and then gave wall street blowjobs by the dozens.

Why waste a great blowjob I say.

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 22:42 | 368198 rando
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cmon folks...rule #1.  while mr. grayson is well intended and a honed public speaker in soft spoken manner he is still and shall forever be a paid spokesperson for the USA* CORPORATION.  ron paul in same category and we can certainly use more well intended men on task.  the reality is best quoted from a hollywood movie.  "you can't handle the truth"! the fed is great at deception....greatest ongoing magic show since 1913. lotsa luck with any audit.

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