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Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:23 | 948208 DirtySouth
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I Am Jack's Medulla Oblongata

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 02:12 | 948267 slewie the pi-rat
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i yam jill's corpus colostomy.

i sure hope folks don't start talking about how hot  dylan ratigan is, and go off-topic for life, again.  speaking of which, i ran out of money.  or green stamps, i should say, again, so, i've been a bit behind the curb. {intentional}.  i just finished a 3-bowler on the shoe theme, which is now on p. 2, prob.  so, in the interests of staying gonzo-centered in the hunter s/ thompson time zone, here:

unnecessary background:  someone was raving almost coherently about something---young?  with phones?  canadians?  wesson oil.  it all made sense, early in another lifetime.

YouTube - Neil Young & Pearl Jam!


neil's gettin so old, he may soom BEcum the great grandaddy of grunge.  hey!  so am i!  getting old, i mean.  so are you.  i hope he's still got his '59 caddy.  in the picture i have of him sitting on it, it looks pretty dirty.  so maybe we have that in common, too:  wash the car every six months whether it needs it, or not.    "got fuel to burn. got roads to drive." 

if there's a point to this shoe, it is that the slaves of the nation are divided.  polls show it.  oh, shit!  what if THAT isn't true, either?  if we get lies about all the facts, the opinions are probably still ok, right?  hmmm... i mean,  here we are, all waiting for some shoefly or shoedrop, while we keep getting told what our opinions are and it must be true, b/c it's scientificthat's reassuring, eh? 

we do have different interests, but are we really as diametrically opposed to each other as the goobermint keeps saying?  the old want to eat, sleep, shit, and fuk.  the young people i know don't have a problem with that.  they understand those needs and desires, except the last one, if i recall, correctly.  and don't we all want about the same things from the goobermint, in general?  fairness. justice. peace.  don't all the different races want to put food on the table for their kids and get them educated and the hell outa the house?  jeeez!  maybe postmodernism works!  maybe all we hafta do is sit tight and watch this giant pyramid of lies and hoohah collapse, so we can all...ok.  i'm flexible.  let's wait a while longer.  how about two more days? 

people knew judi barry b4 she "got sick".  people were IN seattle.  toronto. in DC,  when the hasidic jew head bangers showed up and gave a great curly-haired middle finger to zionism, netanyahu AND obama in july. one of my FBI moles was there, keeping his eye on the ever-dangerous cindy sheehan for us, who was also there, awaiting trial for throwing a shoe or nine.  he said that when these hasidic men in black came up outa the subway and started screaming,  telling netdayahoo that he was a fascist cunt and they would like for him to pretty please stick his zionism up his OWN ass,  it was the BEST part of the whole hot stinkin waste of time day. common citizens.  all over the place. even canada. freaking hosers!

hey!  i just thought of something else neil young and i have in common:  when we do the housekeeping, we use a large rake.

ok, zeroheads:  it's SHOETIME!!!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 07:20 | 948791 blindfaith
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Hey Slewie, it might help your cause if you took a course in English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Can't tell if your periods are commas, can't tell where your sentences start and end.  Can't read you again.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 10:53 | 949148 Commander Cody
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Too many chemicals.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:26 | 948212 Gully Foyle
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What the fuck is Harry Blackstone doing on the front page?



For those who understand the loss Earle Montaigue died Wednesday 26th January 2011. No one posted it nor claimed his death was part of the same conspiracy which took Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee and Count Dante.

Probably tied to banksters in some way.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:35 | 948384 Buck Johnson
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DIM Mak the touch of death lololololo.



Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:32 | 948216 Cursive
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Tasmanian Devil?  Grayson with the goutee soooo looks like the evil Spock from the alternate universe in "Mirror, Mirror".  As a previous ZH commentator said years ago, he's a crazy mofo, but he's our crazy mofo.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:40 | 948603 chumbawamba
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He reminds me of Evil Cartman from the South Park parody of the same.

Grayson, for all his anti-banker antics, is still a statist douche.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 04:16 | 948710 atomicwasted
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Evil Spock +1.

But the enemy of my enemy is my friend, at least on an issue by issue basis.  Grayson at least appears to have some integrity and intelligence, and while we may disagree on a number of things, I will always admire that he had the balls to stand up with Paul and challenge the Fed.  That's more courage than a lot of congresssheep had.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 09:15 | 948885 tarsubil
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He stood up to the Fed because they didn't want to let a certifiable maniac in on the action. So now he's following through on his attempts at extortion (can you extort thieves?) while at the same time trying to get some notoriety to sell.

Or... they hired a certifiable maniac as a way to discredit the anti-Fed movement.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:30 | 948223 hedgeless_horseman
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It turns out that if you steal a large amount of money that leads to the collapse of your institutions, there’s jobs for you somewhere else.

Also, it turns out that if you accept a large amount of money to legislate spending that leads to higher taxes and less liberty for your constituency, there’s jobs for you somewhere on Wall Street.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:33 | 948234 New_Meat
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dang, and I wonder what the world's most perfect university has wrought.


Early life and education

Grayson was born in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and worked his way through Harvard University as a janitor and nightwatchman,[2] graduating summa cum laude in three years. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He returned to Harvard for graduate studies. Within four years, he earned a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, a master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and completed the course work and passed the general exams for a Ph.D. in government.[2][3]

Camelot High, zone of Our Dear Leader's tenure as the head dude of the Law Revue ...

How did he come across his millions?

- Ned

find Carol Pratt Liebow, Our Dear President's successor at the perfect Law Review.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:20 | 948328 slewie the pi-rat
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How did he come across his millions? - Ned

being a janitor at harvard, he took coffee breaks with the custodians from MIT.  when the MIT blackjack team guy was so tired after getting back from Caesar's or wherever, and forgot the bag of money in the classroom, grayson, looking for a donut, or a torus as they're called at MIT, found it.  he grabbed about half the cash and that was how he got his start.

i think grayson is a third rate rate janitor, at best.  cab calloway, pouring drinks in the basement of the orphanage has to be #1.  jake and elwood, after all, not to mention princess leia in the tunnel.  she was so heavily armed that if jake hadn't been on a mission from god, he never woulda dropped her in the slime and mud.  as rodney might say:  #2?   well, i'll give to the, uh, princetonian janitor, julian jaynes, for "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind." 

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:23 | 948356 New_Meat
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thx for the background

u a tech tool?  Just wonderin' (and no offence with the question, just shorthand, got a handfull of good friends who call themselves that).

- Ned


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 04:17 | 948655 slewie the pi-rat
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luddite.  you?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 04:20 | 948641 slewie the pi-rat
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lol.  if i'd said judy and cindy studied this book with me, i coulda got junked for not including the right, er, proper, peeps in my example. 

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:37 | 948239 gwar5
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Not a fan of Grayson, but I was a fan when he spoke out about the Fed and supported auditing them. After that he was demonized by the left and was toast.

He got in real trouble when he said something about their head female lobbyist -- The Fed has their own lobbyists! If that doesn't prove to doubters the Fed is a private corporate special interest with unlimited deep pockets nothing will.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:36 | 948240 apberusdisvet
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Grayson used to be clean shaven.  Did Banzai photoshop Erin Burnett's snatch on his face?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 08:22 | 948824 williambanzai7
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I tried, but I couldn't get Erin to take the beer of the top of her head.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 10:14 | 949044 hedgeless_horseman
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Don't you touch my beer, William!

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:43 | 948255 flacorps
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So no Pecora. I'm sure there's a Robespierre waiting in the wings. Scot-free only for the moment.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:44 | 948257 Boilermaker
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No kidding?  There's a old-boy's network of fucking crooks cornholing the rest of us and getting away scot-free?  Really?

Hey, futures are up!

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:44 | 948259 buzzsaw99
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That's it, Grayson is off turbo timmy's xmas card list.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:47 | 948270 f16hoser
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Perhaps Grayson would still be in Congress had he not taken Bernanke to "Happy Hour" after the financial hearing. You know, the one where he was very polite to the FED chairman. Just another politician full of hot-air.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:50 | 948275 Payable on Death
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To quote Grayson is to lose credibility.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:20 | 948342 DaveyJones
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absent a few, you could say that about any congressman

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:56 | 948289 slewie the pi-rat
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i thought blue sky laws were where you couldn't buy beer on Sunday.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:00 | 948301 Piranhanoia
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could be first indie candidate to get the job at the casablanca?

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:18 | 948340 essence
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Making the Internet, info rounds this morning, I was surprised, shocked even to see Bill Bonner actually coming out and stating the U.S. gov is controlled by banksters and that control of the Fed and bribing politicians is their method to power (actually he did it in a smooth way as is his talent, but make no mistake, this was huge).

Not that I didn't know this, but... one by one, name figures are coming out calling a spade a spade. Our government has been hijacked, the terriorist are in fact..in Washington & New York and wearing suits. If you oppose them they label you a 'terriorist' and sick home(father)land  goons on you.

We don't have a financial crisis here in the U.S. to the degree we have a politicial crisis. As more than one standing Senator has stated in public when speaking about the big banks and Washington DC  ... "Frankly, they own the place".


P.S.   also came across the discovery that Obamas wife has a staff of 22 people.

It was amazing... like there's an assistant to the assistant of the media director and that sort of thing. And a '1st hair stylist'. 
22 people! Damn ... that's probably more than the queen of England.

That's "change you can believe in".




Thu, 02/10/2011 - 04:19 | 948419 slewie the pi-rat
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well he's back in baltimore, too.  i'd give him the benefit of the doubt and just say he didn't know where he was.  again.  he talked about slave societies, too:  "Some of the most remarkable and successful societies have been ruled by slaves."  The Golden Jackass, jim willie, himself, teed off this morning on goldseek with: Mythology & Official Nonsenseall these guys are great.  but, for me, nobody hangs outa their picture frames like zeroheads.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:19 | 948571 slewie the pi-rat
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22?  she won't pass cleopatra till the third year of the second term.  i like michelle, tho.  and, i hear she's related to thom. jefferson. too! 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 02:03 | 948628 essence
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"related to thom. jefferson"

ha ... that's good.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:21 | 948346 tallystick
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I still like a Paul-Grayson ticket for the WIN!  I believe Paul can reign in the aspects of Grayson that I find troubling, and Grayson will inject energy and youth into the ticket.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:15 | 948455 Seymour Butt
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It will never happen. Sheeple are too stupid to vote and choose correctly. Don't underestimate the power of stupidity.

By the end of this decade, we'll remember with fondness the golden years of 2010-2011. And, don't fool yourselves - it will get much worse.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:38 | 948599 MilleniumJane
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I'd vote for them!

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:27 | 948366 jmc8888
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Of course it was his responsibility.  Which is why I was smashing him then.  The writing was on the wall once the list of cabinent members was 'leaked'.  You knew then, we got another whore in office.

Sadly Grayson didn't go far enough and smash Nero early.

Since then we've seen almost a complete transformation into a Keyneisan/Austrian.  Start cutting obama (like LIHEAP...1 year of heating for the poor = 1/2  of ONE POMO day...I so see the need to cut it then)...Then medicare/ss/space program and wow you're there.

(like) Roll Tide



Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:29 | 948368 lunaticfringe
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There can be no restorative justice, no healing, until this is dealt with. If it is not, or if these largesse sucking lefties give him a second term- I expatriate. It's that simple. Because at that point in time, we have lost any rule of law here- the elite rule has begun. Make no mistake about what happened in 2008. The class war is over. The elite won. Check mate.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:17 | 948569 jomama
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apparently this news to you, the elite aren't lefties, they play both sides of the aisle.  

go right on and keep lying to yourself, however.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 02:53 | 948661 slewie the pi-rat
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jomama,  he might be very threatened if folks started to transcend their differences and wake up to their commonality.  fight club is great on free speech;  i couldn't resist, myself.  this is better than making films!  people who have online business and websites and subscribers and clients, and bills to pay and others who depend on them to keep a business plan working are here, wearing masks.  i'm not the only idiot w/ big ears, it seems.  some things take time, like understanding.  now, i'm gonna go light up some other asshole, myself!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 10:18 | 949051 hedgeless_horseman
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Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try

The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We're takin' over
Come on!


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 06:16 | 948765 Lord Koos
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You think this started in 2008?  Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:32 | 948379 monopoly
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Just continues to make me sick that these scum go free with their hundreds of millions.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:42 | 948403 Zero Govt
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you mean our hundreds of millions

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:45 | 948410 living on the edge
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Grayson will be back but in a different capacity. You can take that to the bank. Just not the Federal Reserve variety. Good night!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 07:44 | 948797 blindfaith
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I have wasted time, I have wasted money, and I have wasted two votes...one on Obama and one on Grayson.  But, wasted for different reasons, and it won't happen again.

Obama, the great promise of change and a new beginning.  What a con.  Give me back Bush, at least I knew not to trust him.

Grayson, loud and clear on real problems.  Lost his credibility on that stupid campaign ad manipulating his opponent's religious beliefs.  Man, you don't even bring up religion in Florida unless you have God standing beside you.  I won't even mention that stupid hair of his chin as if he is some twenty something...goes over big with the North & Central Florida conservatives family types.

Obama has terminally wounded Democtatic Party.  And, both parties have very likely terminally wounded America.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:06 | 948434 MaximumPig
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At one point we demonstrated that they had – lent so much money to the Central Bank in New Zealand that it corresponds to $4,000 for every single person in New Zealand. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Feds can extend that kind of credit to Americans?


I love Alan Grayson but, really, isn't the Fed the biggest creditor of the US right now?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:30 | 948489 chindit13
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Interesting to look back at the linked article from 2009 and read the comments.

NOTHING has changed.  After today's Bernanke kid gloves treatment on the Hill, it is clear nothing is ever going to change.  No investigations, much less prosecutions for wrongdoing anywhere in the financial industry. FCIC report ignored.  Everything the TARP watchdog writes ignored.  Dylan Ratigan talking to himself.  Zerohedge preaching to the choir.

All the TBTF's are still TBTF, and can take "risk" accordingly.  Small banks---the ones who used to be responsible for most of the small business loans in the country---lose two ways:  nobody is ever going to save them, and depositors who know the bank can fail will move money to the Chosen Few.  Small banks who fail find their assets are worth less than 50 cents on the dollar, though miraculously TBTF banks assets are within 3% of par. Deficit is monetized plus, where plus is the slippage involved in lifting yesterday's Treasury issuance off the ask from the PD's.  Commodity position limits exist for you and I, but not for TBTF.  The people cannot even audit the Fed's lobbyists, much less the Fed.  Indefinite ZIRP for the sole reason of handing the TBTF's even more free money.

I'm all out of swears.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:48 | 948526 Rick64
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 That about sums it up.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 04:22 | 948676 slewie the pi-rat
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c'mon chindit, don't lose yer chinstrap over today, ok?  they control the msm and will keep feeding us news that is 2-3 years old, so we don't notice what is happening, today.  your analysis is spot on, old chap!  so what?  the sun is gonna shine tomorrow.  'they' can't stop it anymore than 'we' can.  i find some hope in that.  the pendulum of our pretty moon will still drive the clock of earth's living surface and we shall come to terms, one way or another. 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:33 | 948497 Windemup
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O Gawd. He's got to lose the beard.

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