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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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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 this...in 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 right..now 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.

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