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Darrell Issa Goes After Rahm Emanuel, Hilarity Ensues And Epic Fail For The Chief Of Staff

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Darrell Issa tells the Chief Of Staff, to, basically fuck off. Zero Hedge tries hard to find fault with the Congressman's logic and fails miserably.



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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 14:54 | 24405 Anonymous
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sssssssssssss. NICE response to the fuckhead. VERY NICE.

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 06:56 | 25483 Anonymous
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Issa voted against the bailouts, at least.

He is allright. he's seemingly stood up against the banksters as well as anyone up there in washington.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 14:58 | 24416 deadhead
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What a fantastic letter!  It is more than "well worth the read".

I've said all along that Obama made a huge mistake selecting Rahm as his COS as the guy is simply a dick and a prick.  He is also an asshole.

I note that Drudge and others reported the other day that Rahm called the powers that be at the big 3 networks (and Fox, I believe) looking for more time for prime time press conferences for the Prez, the last being the health care matter that gave birth to the "beer summit" matter.  For my ZH friends, please note that as far as NBC goes, Rahm's call was directly to J. Immelt of GE "oops, we had a little accounting oversight" Corporation.

Rahm is a little napoleonic wienie and I suggest to Mr. Obama that he is much better off without him. 

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:23 | 24493 Anonymous
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Israel runs the states. They put him there, not Obama. Don't think he's leaving or the policy he is pushing is going anywhere anytime soon.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:37 | 24532 Anonymous
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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:16 | 24628 Project Mayhem
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"I'm sorry, but you have just touched the third rail of Washington DC politics.  Please take the orange line to National Airport to fly home  -- your career here has been terminated."

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:41 | 24807 ReamUs
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Reserve all attacks for Ivy League grads. Spoiled, rich, arrogant, ignorant assholes are all the same - regardless of race, creed, religion, etc.

While you can always get suckered into playing a rigged game, you're much better off inventing your own :) 

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:58 | 24952 Anonymous
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Indeed. I confess that I enjoyed such an eloquent copulative suggestion.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:03 | 24743 ToNYC
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Should we care he served in the Israeli Army and holds an Israeli passport? How many dual national types in Executive branch? I thought fighting for a foreign army was not a good thing, or am I just old-fashioned?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:44 | 24932 Anonymous
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And his parents were terrorists. You're just old-fashioned.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:06 | 24861 Anonymous
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Odd (but not surprising)comment considering TD's accent from his radio interviews is very clearly Arab.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:22 | 24895 Anonymous
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If you want more info look into George Soros and his role in getting Obama elected. Obama is nothing more than a puppet (some say fall guy) for a behind the scenes scheme being played out on the American people.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 23:08 | 25265 Anonymous
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Rahm is a coward and a turncoat. that's how all Israelis view him. He never served his time in the army, and now he tells Israelis what to do and how to live? Chutzpah! Rahm is less than nothing - just another bully.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:57 | 24586 Anonymous
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If he is a dick and an asshole he really has all the means he needs to keep himself busy 24/7. No?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:09 | 24753 Anonymous
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I'd say your analysis is faulty. His choice and what he does is a reflaction on the person Obama really is. That'swhy what happened is insightful.

They are now in cover up and punish mode just like the bush white house. they don't want their failures noted.

TARP ovesight board is a good place to send info regarding how the firms are using tarp money with the fed to manipulate markets. they appear to actually want to do something

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:09 | 24969 Anonymous
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No wonder that this country is going to dump when so many people root against their own elected president, based on political bias only.

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 06:54 | 25482 Anonymous
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im still waitin' for russia to grow some bals and start getting in our face.

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 09:49 | 25595 Anonymous
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Russian subs are patrolling off the east coast of the US.

They're doing it already.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:23 | 24988 Anonymous
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We're all better off without the two of them ...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:01 | 24421 Anonymous
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why do they call anybody in DC with the title "The Honarable" ? These are not honorable men and women. These are dishonorable creatures.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:07 | 24442 Anonymous
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That is meant to be ironic...

at least that's what I've always assumed

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:04 | 24426 Anonymous
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C'mon, Darrell Issa is the world's tallest douche-nozzle. I have no love for Rahm, but seriously... isn't there something better to plug than Darrell Issa. You guys are dropping the quality exponentially here.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:14 | 24461 Anonymous
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Hey dipshit did you ever hear of Chrysler, GM, Ford, unions, banks, special interest groups, acorn...fucking pick one........get your head outta your ass....this is the same bullshit that they play and this is why WE THE PEOPLE no longer have a voice because they are worried about what the WHITE HOUSE will do ...not what the people want dumbass...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:55 | 24576 Anonymous
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go back to freep and rage there thanks

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:54 | 24728 Anonymous
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He might be a douche but the message still rings true.
However, Rahmbo will simply IGNORE this letter
without consequence.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 21:52 | 25161 Anonymous
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Its way douchier of GOP politicians to slam the stimulus and then turn around and take credit for bringing the money to their states. One or the other imo.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:21 | 24480 deadhead
deadhead's picture seems the letter is more about Rahm than the congressperson.  I can't recall a WH Chief of Staff being eviscerated like this.  I imagine that it may have happened, but this is pretty strong stuff.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:27 | 24501 Anonymous
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Ah, see 25561 above to understand what I mean by "You guys are dropping the quality exponentially here." Are these the intellectual giants you want to cater to at ZH?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:49 | 24560 Anonymous
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Anyone who voted against the stimulus get a few minutes of my time. I have been an asshole most of my adult life, doesn't mean I haven't accomplished any public good.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:19 | 24632 Project Mayhem
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oh nm i got confused between Issa and Inouye

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 21:16 | 25122 MinnesotaNice
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Well right now I will take any "douche-nozzle" no matter how tall they are to put a stop to the wasteful spending of these stimulus dollars... in Minnesota the stimulus dollars are being used to tear up perfectly good roads and put down another identical road; and to create unneeded police turn-around lanes between divided highways... it makes me sick to see such waste. 

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 23:51 | 25302 ToNYC
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That sounds like M$oft's business model in going to Vista.

Hasta, Bueno.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:04 | 24430 Anonymous
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Since Israel resides within the bowels of the U.S. government getting rid of Rahm will simply be an act of musical chairs.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 23:37 | 25292 PD Quig
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Am I actually reading this absolute idiocy on ZH? The Zerobama administration is the most anti-Israel administration in history and you nitwits believe that Barry's COS is pulling strings for them? Pull your heads out of your asses and follow current events a bit closer. Good Christ.

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 02:50 | 25451 Counterparty (not verified)
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Agreed. I've never seen that "Israel controls the US Govt" argument from anyone who wasn't a transparent nutter.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:04 | 24431 Anonymous
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Didn't Rahm work for Goldman?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:08 | 24445 Anonymous
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I don't know, but he absolutely has BLOWN every guy there.


Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:11 | 24454 Anonymous
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Freddie Mac.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:20 | 24476 Anonymous
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He worked for Wasserstein Perella

Rahm Emanuel, Former Investment Banker

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:30 | 24669 Anonymous
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Made some nice coin in the short time he worked there too.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:56 | 24730 Anonymous
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He was on the Freddie board for the ride up.

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 01:53 | 25414 lookma
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An interesting early chapter in the Goldman-Emanuel relationship took place in the setting of Bill Clinton’s campaign for the White House in 1992. Clinton hired Emanuel as his chief fundraiser.

At the same time, however, Emanuel was on the payroll of Goldman Sachs, receiving $3,000 per month from the firm to “introduce us to people,” in the words of one Goldman partner at the time. This is certainly a noteworthy relationship, but it’s one that has almost entirely escaped scrutiny.

Corporations and partnerships are and were at the time prohibited by law from contributing to federal candidates out of the corporate coffers. So, while Rahm tapped Goldman employees personally for six figures in gifts to Clinton’s candidacy—more than any other firm—Goldman, as a company, was helping keep Clinton’s top fundraiser well-fed.

When you look at the explanations Goldman and Emanuel gave for Emanuel’s employment—he was advising on “local political races” or “introduc[ing] us to people”—it’s easy to suspect that Goldman was using firm money to fund the Clinton campaign by paying the campaign’s top fundraiser for nebulous “consulting” work—all while the campaign was in debt and delaying paychecks to campaign staff.


In his four terms in Congress, Emanuel has raised $74,750 from Goldman, making the firm his number four source of funds.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:05 | 24432 Anonymous
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So much for "Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism", eh?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:06 | 24437 Anonymous
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Nice job Darrel! Darrel Issa is one of the wealthiest people in congress - I think worth a couple hundred million. He has enough money to tell people to fuck off - including that little shrimp(Emanuel) who runs Obama.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:06 | 24438 Anonymous
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Rahm should have just stuck with tried and true methods:

a few anthrax letters work better than an hour of f-bombs.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:08 | 24441 Jim_Rockford
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Gosh it sure was darn nice of Mr. Issa to provide a list of definitions to Mr. Immanuel.  Such consideration and accomodation between the prostitutes legislative and thieves executive is a rare commodity these days.  Good on you Mr. Issa.  Perhaps you should have included what the definition of "is" is.

[grrrrrr strikeout function still not functioning .... frustrating]

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:22 | 24486 deadhead
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i can't get mine to work either.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:10 | 24444 Chumly
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Going after Kyl via Brewer in Barry's state, as in BARRY GOLDWATER.  Hey Rahm, you dumb jackass have you ever heard of the Barry Goldwater Range?  AZ is a cowboy state that has ZERO tolerance for Chicago-style politics (unless your name is Jerry Colangelo).  You just screwed yourself and Barry-O big time - BIG TIME!

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:09 | 24446 Anonymous
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a whole new respect given to issa. rahm should go back to freddie mac since he did such an excellent job there.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:20 | 24643 Project Mayhem
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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:10 | 24448 Silver Bullet
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I actually have no problem with Rahm's tactics in this case. Kyl bluffed, Rahm called, and he got egg on himself. Kyl was grandstanding. He got what he deserved. Period.

As for the stimulus itself, well that is another story.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:20 | 24478 kote
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There's a difference between saying "let's all give up our stimulus checks" and saying "I'll give up my check, but you guys go ahead and keep the checks I'm forced to subsidize."

Clearly no one is going to give up their state's money without an agreement between states.  Rahm's argument is ridiculous and is absolutely an attempt to bully.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:27 | 24502 D.O.D.
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absolutely Kote, it's like my Cali unemployment that is now in it's second round of delays due once more to "EDD Clerical Error".  It's like EDD telling me to shut up if I don't like their service, or I won't get my Unemployment, as if they are doing me a favor providing me with the insurance that I have paid for... This is the crux of the entrie problem...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:51 | 24944 Anonymous
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In that spirit, I consider the letter in question to be a swift and uplifting kick to the groin of Middleman Nation.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:10 | 24449 Anonymous
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An oxymoron for the ages:

"Honorable Rahm Emanuel"

Come on!

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:10 | 24451 buzzsaw99
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One maggot dressing down another for the camera. Nice.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:43 | 24452 crzyhun
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The thuggery and manipulations of Dearest Leader's drones is not a new event. They have learned well in the academes of Chi-town politics and its inquisitions are legion.

For all the Dearest Leader's True Believers here is a bit of humor.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:11 | 24453 OrganicGeorge
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If you throw you lot in with Dareesl Issa then you are headed towards the cliff.

He's from the looney right wing and was responsible for the recall of CA governor

Gray Davis which left Ca with the stupidantor.

ZH just got a big voctory on Flash Tranding, if the news reports are correct that it has been banned.  Why ruin it with spport for this loon?



Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:14 | 24462 Anonymous
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Amen brutha. People like Issa are the reason why California is so FUBAR. Throwin in with his ilk will only lead to madness, and genital sores.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:20 | 24475 Anonymous
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Oh like "Red" Davis was any better. Stupid left wingers are as dumb as loony right wingers. At least right wingers are good at being evil and not total n00bs at it like lefties. People are beginning to learn again that silent shadowy evil like Dick Cheney is much more efficient than in your face stupid evil like Rahm Emmanuel.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:33 | 24522 Anonymous
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24475 - please go back to whatever Redstate forum you crawled out of. I do not come here to read this moronic crap. Why would I give a d**n about these two dirt bags having a pissing contest?

This is a dumb posting for ZH. TD we want your financial intellect, not your political one. One is intelligent and fresh. The other is immature and mainstream. If you want this site to grow, you'll stay away from the later.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:43 | 24542 Anonymous
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wut? You just read it. Sorry, I was trying to be funny as I don't like either side. Good lord you people are so touchy. Have momma kiss your boo-boo for you.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:09 | 24614 Anonymous
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Quit your incessant whining, irritant.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:08 | 24865 Anonymous
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140+ comments and everyone voted 5 out of 5 stars. looks like you and your overly sensitive blue state ideology is outnumbered. go to krugman's blog and cry to him about red states. this site goes after ANY politician from ANY party - keep up the great work zerohedge.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 20:48 | 25071 Anonymous
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Yes, just keep crying to yourself, saying "its alright Sahah Palin will get elected someday." Meanwhile, please leave the adults in charge of the government.

Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:23 | 28655 Anonymous
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no. politicians do not solve problems (republican or democrat).... only people such as yourself who wear their political beliefs on their arm believe politicians solve go put another politically charged bumper sticker on your car about the "adults in charge of government"..... the same people who use you for your vote. sheep.


Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:04 | 24601 Miles Kendig
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Of all the words I have heard describe Cheney, efficient has never been one until today.  Cheney is an ultimate bureaucracy twister.  That is a rare enough skill and he is among the best ever at it.   However, there is nothing efficient about a bureaucracy or those that can manipulate them.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:46 | 24713 Anonymous
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Oh Paul. That's just because you really don't know what he's done. You don't create shadow governments for transparency don't cha know!

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:37 | 24529 Will Profit
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             What do we do then? Wait for bitch face, and I mean that literally, Pelosi to challenge Rahm? Well hell, if she ever gets bored with f****** America to death, maybe... 

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:02 | 24741 Anonymous
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Good Knowledge cuz Rahmbo certainly wanted that job
but he couldn't deal with fruitcake blago.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:01 | 24594 Anonymous
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Gray Davis, another voice of reason and sanity that was thrown under the bus. But hey! it's California! What do you expect? At least they stopped the rolling blackouts (caused by greedy pigs facilitated by Enron)

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:05 | 24603 Miles Kendig
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Davis stopped the blackouts by stealing his neighboring states electricity through federal kleptocratic conduct.  Arnold just steals from the counties and cities in his own state.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:15 | 24877 texpat
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Is that entirely true?

Didn't they gradually ratchet up the penalties for buying in additional leccy until Enron sorted their lies out?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:13 | 24458 max2205
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next challenge


GMAC Inc., the lender battered by persistent weakness in the housing and auto markets, reported Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened to $3.9 billion and acknowledged it's in discussions with the Federal Reserve on $5.6 billion in new capital it needs.

The results, compared with a $2.48 billion loss a year ago, were driven primarily by a charge related to the lender's incorporation and continued red ink stemming from souring mortgage loans. GMAC squirreled away more funds to reserve against future losses, while knocking down the value of its commercial insurance unit as it readies it for a potential sale.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:36 | 24528 ghostfaceinvestah
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Why is GMAC still originating mortgages?  Is that why we bailed them out?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:55 | 24579 Anonymous
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So...does this mean it is too late to call Ditech?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:23 | 24650 Project Mayhem
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I miss Ditech commercials.  Maybe I need to buy a television and start watching at liek 3am and the world will seem more like 1999 and less like 2012

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:03 | 24599 Anonymous
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Can they even borrow funds for less that 5%? Sadly, I guess so.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:07 | 24606 Miles Kendig
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Just run the funds through Cerberus Capital Management.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:16 | 24468 D.O.D.
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Ok, I've officially decided to find a lawyer that will help me sue either Goldman or the SEC, depends on what the SEC's investigation turns up, but there's only 2 shells left, and there's a nut under one of 'em... 

Should be a total exercise in futility, but hell what else am I goin' a do?


cheers, and thanks for the inspiration...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:23 | 24494 Anonymous
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You don't understand. The FED is the guy moving the nutshells, and the bankers are the ringer that the crowd sees win big. Everyone buys in, not realizing that - in fact - there is no longer a nut under any of the shells.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:37 | 24530 ghostfaceinvestah
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Agreed, someone needs to sue the Fed.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:42 | 24541 D.O.D.
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Who watches the Watchmen. Sue the SEC if they continue to come up empty handed and clueless and empty handed!!! 

At the very least I can write a book about it when I'm done...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:17 | 24469 Anonymous
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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:57 | 24587 Anonymous
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dude im not a criminal wtf mate

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:16 | 24880 texpat
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And fuck you especially Daley for closing Meigs. MF!

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:17 | 24470 Anonymous
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Since we are talking Executive Privilege, I expect Mr. Issa will in turn be told to fuck-off himself. By the way, where does Mr. Issa think this money is going since we have seen that his and Shrub's Any Rand policies of the previous 8 years created the biggest economic slump since Herbert Hoover.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:23 | 24492 Anonymous
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Waaa! And the South is still in shambles from Sherman's march. Get your mouth of Obama's balls and go hire somebody you whiner.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:09 | 24615 Miles Kendig
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You MUST be one of those General Howard kind of republicans by family told me about here in Tennessee..

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:31 | 24671 Anonymous
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No. The past is in the past is all.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:32 | 24520 Cheeky Bastard
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it is, oh , so nice you finally joined the discussion mister Rahm .. now go suck some Kenyan cock and fuck off ..

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:34 | 24683 Anonymous
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:19 | 24471 Sancho Ponzi
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Hmmpf, Issa's website is down.

What a great couple of days. First Geithner gets snippy, and now this. Priceless.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:21 | 24479 rD2.0
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Can't believe Obama is using same tactics as Bush & Cheney

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:33 | 24521 Cheeky Bastard
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me to, I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED i tell you 

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:12 | 24622 Miles Kendig
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43 & 44, just like 42 tend to forget where the power comes from until they are reminded that they have water to carry and if they fail they will lose the juice.  In the final analysis the politicians all do what they are told.  There is not a leader to be found in WDC.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:25 | 24657 Project Mayhem
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Yes me too.  With twelve Trilateral members in major posts, Larry Summers, Robert Rubin, Paul Volker in advisory posts,  and Henry Kissinger as US State Dept Special Envoy,  I really thought this was change my dog could roll in.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 23:20 | 25275 Sqworl
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The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:17 | 24883 Anonymous
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OMG, yes very shocking that he is more of a hypocrite than anyone before him, LOL.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:21 | 24482 Anonymous
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Come on TD - Issa claiming that 2.6 million jobs have been lost since Obama took office, like he caused that to happen somehow, is not only dishonest, it is patiently retarded. It think we all know that those losses were well on the way when Obama took office thanks to the Bush administration and the sterling Executive Branch work with all of the regulatory agencies.

I really dig this site, but getting in the weeds of this stupid political BS really, and plugging a liar and crook like Issa hurts your credibility.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:25 | 24499 Anonymous
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I agree. This makes me believe ZH has simply sold out/been threatened. So it's going to turn into a politioeconomic TMZ Cafe site. What's next, memba _________?

The problem is, TD is an intellectual weakling. Outside his little gnomeworld, he is ignorant, naive, easily subjected to pressure and manipulation.

ANYONE who lives in California knows what a complete piece of garbage Issa is. He himself should be in jail. He's just a dog.

TD is beginning to bark, too. Sad.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:30 | 24512 Tyler Durden
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Hey John, glad to see you are back.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:08 | 24751 Anonymous
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Kinda funny to hear someone critical of you on a day
like today. I mean with ZH driving policy and all.
Good on ya TD !

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:59 | 24850 Anonymous
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Good job TD. To those lost on the path, Issa is not the point here. The point is Rahm - and though a cerebral epithet may offer more class, it is more suiting to just say rahm is a fucking fuckhead.

When Goldman is dis-botted, can we get there bots to help with the Captchas.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:50 | 24562 Apocalypse Now
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Rahm is this you? This is clearly a post from a rabid individual, you can tell when the post has no logic, just desperate emotional invective and dedicated to one side of the political aisle.  As if calling someone childish names would convince anyone, you have very poor influencing skills - try liar, liar, pants on fire - it's all the rage on school yards.

We fight with our minds not our emotions at fight club.  But then you couldn't fight your way out of a paper bag judging by your picture.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:03 | 24597 Cheeky Bastard
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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:20 | 24980 MsCreant
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Apocalypse Here, Apocalypse Now!

Spot on. You don't have to like everyone at Fight Club. Darrell Issa can fight at Fight Club.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:27 | 24903 Anonymous
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24499- its not difficult to tell that you are a liberal democrat who reads regularly and now you are crying because the republicans aren't the ones being criticized. I would not mind except I AM a liberal democrat. Only a fool believes that the same party or ideology is ALWAYS the one to blame.

And since your are such an intellectual heavyweight, maybe you should create your own blog instead of reading this one. Let us know what the link is when up and running so we can see your intellect at work. - uberhedge

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:39 | 24534 Will Profit
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Hey retard, it's "patently retarded" Spelling you can believe in.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:57 | 24583 Anonymous
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Heh, at least I know where the capitals go - wanker.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:26 | 24658 Anonymous
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wanker? wannabe limey douche perhaps?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:39 | 24535 ghostfaceinvestah
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"Issa claiming that 2.6 million jobs have been lost since Obama took office, like he caused that to happen somehow"

I don't think that was the point at all - the point is, the rational for the stimulus was that it would cap unemployment.  That was the argument for spending all that money.

It was a failure, and Issa is saying, let's acknowledge it was a failure, and not waste the rest of the money.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:22 | 24484 Anonymous
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How trivial this all is. Emanuel is a central component of the Rezk-Auchi-General Med crew. He's not going anywhere. Neither is the Rezko flunkey Obama. At least, not if Flatfoot Fitz blows the Rezko case like he did pre-9/11 (see Triple Cross).

Query: is Patrick Fitzgerald also a criminal? I mean, is he also working for General Med?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:26 | 24500 Anonymous
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How on EARTH did you discover that? Dude, you are dangerous!

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:08 | 24611 Anonymous
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Because its all over the internet?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:11 | 24755 Anonymous
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You bring up depressing info and where is that birth
cert... oh never mind.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:06 | 24860 Anonymous
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Ooooo, please list the sites. I wanna know because my info comes from people in Chicago who have lived there forever and follow politics. These are people who spotted Alsammarae on the streets when he should have been picked up. So more please about Fitzgerald.

Nor do I believe that Rezko is saying "nada, zilch" about Obama's involvement. Now THAT is all over the internet. Everyone knows he committed "honest services" felonies in connection with the 2003 Hospital Planning Board legislation.

Who can give any info on what Rezko is telling Fitzy. After all, that little Gen Med rodentoid has been talking now for EIGHT MONTHS. Can he really have that much to say, and yet not a word about Obama, who, like Blago, was simply one of his lieutenants (just as Rezko was Auchi's lieutenants).

I know Fitzy is going after Daley, but come on, lift your nose out of the gutter, Fitzy, to see that although Daley is wrecking Chicago, Obama is wrecking the whole country.

Or are you just carrying out Gen Med orders, Fitzy? Sad.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:28 | 24664 Project Mayhem
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Anonymous #24484 please return to your sleep pod, you are violating section 394.A5093 4  of the Federal Thoughtcrime Prevention Act

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:23 | 24487 zeropointfield (not verified)
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tsk, tsk. with all the trillions being doled out to wall st. this guy is still fretting about the 737 bln stimulus - the only thing that really benefits the American people in this clusterfuck?

He should be writing these kinds of letters to Bernanke as well.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:24 | 24497 Anonymous
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What up with you all?

Darrell Issa is a joke. And if the stimulus hasn't been active in 09Q2, what do you think the reported GDP would have been? -8%? You like that better?

Sure everybody likes a snark but don't waste your time going after Rahm Emanuel and boosting Issa.

And Israel runs the White House?

ZH often has good stuff but there seems to be a lot of name-calling ignorami among its readers.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:41 | 24538 Anonymous
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Riiiiiight. Because if we wallpaper over bad numbers with government voodoo, then the bad numbers really didn't happen. Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:30 | 24667 Project Mayhem
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hahah yes i also have at least 6 months of crazy down in my basement incase we run out here on the board.   so we're good.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:41 | 24539 Sancho Ponzi
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I'm afraid you're missing the point. Watching a hatchet man getting verbally pummeled is good stuff regardless of the purity of the pummeler. I've seen Washington from inside the beltway, and let me tell you something, it's an uglier picture than even Tyler paints.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:04 | 24602 Cheeky Bastard
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please tell more ....

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:26 | 24661 Sancho Ponzi
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Not at work, I'll fill you in later in the evening

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:36 | 24685 Cheeky Bastard
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WOHOOOOOO ... can hardly wait ...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:00 | 24955 Sancho Ponzi
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Okay, Cheeky, it's like this...

I have a 'relative' who was bright and ambitious and thus entered the shadow world of politics. Although he never ran for political office, he was active helping others get elected. He watched as the machine descended on the poor polling stations on Election Day to warn that the other side would end Social Security, knowing full well this was crap. He helped elect representatives that entered office virtually penniless and retired millionaires. In the end he grew weary of the debauchery and decay, and the sheer scale of corruption. He got out.

When you think about it, all elected officials have their own DeLorean. They know where the new airport will be located. Suddenly farmland that was selling for $5000/acre is worth ten times that.  It's all about inside information, and there's no shortage of that in D.C.

And because virtually all politicians are narcissists, they have no interest in those that cannot help them personally (outside your vote, of course.) They spend their years in Washington growing fat (literally and/or figuratively) and throwing the occasional bone to their constituency, and thus have a warped perception of virtually everything that lies outside the Beltway.

Do you know what I look for in a person? I look for someone who is more conscientious spending someone else's money than he/she is with his/her own. Good luck finding that kind of character in D.C.



Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:52 | 25011 cougar_w
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+1. Also been close to politics -- personally -- and I've yet to meet a politician I couldn't eventually loath. Doesn't matter the party or orientation... they just suck the oxygen out of the room. The sociopaths playing on Wall Street are infants compared to elected officials. It must have something to do with all that adulation, all that "vote for me! I'm the best!" going instantly to their heads. Probably democracy is the best we have, but our system of voting and the influence peddling it encourages has managed to twist democracy into a scabrous prostitute sucking corporate gizz.

Pisses me off. Does not bode well for getting ourselves clear of our current set of calamities.


Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:38 | 24677 Project Mayhem
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Cheeky I've lived in DC all my life, and basically the entire Congress are corrupt.  It's a show for the cameras, the politicians are actors, just like in the twilight of the Roman Empire.


They are all bribed or blackmailed, so when it really comes down to it they do whatever they are supposed to.  The thing with Issa vs. Emmanual is simply a case of balls vs balls -- just a Machivellian power play.  In my opinion it is minimally to nothing based on principle, but I am glad to see it set in motion. We need these idiots at each other's throats so they can't screw things up more than they already have.  The Executive Branch that has already seized two massive car companies and an insurance company, is using intimidation to silence it's political opponents etc -- is very similar to Italy early 1930s -- so gridlock and exposure of corruption is our best friend right now.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 17:15 | 24761 Anonymous
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In 1930's Italy at least the trans ran on time.
Chris Matthews- "HAAAAAAA !"

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:07 | 24607 Bolweevil
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Give us some insight from an insider's POV.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:48 | 24557 Anonymous
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At least -8% would be a better reflection of reality. When can I get one of dem der stimulatin jobs?

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:08 | 24866 Anonymous
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The best thing Israel ever did was to make peace with the Syrian mafia.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:30 | 24511 Anonymous
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Darrell Issa's major accomplishments are:

Patriot Act.
Election of Arnold in California.
Being the #1 puppet for Blackwater.

If Darrell Issa is you champion, you already lost the battle.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:39 | 24536 alpha charle
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and voting against the stimulus

(which in my book buys you a shite load of penance)


Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:06 | 24605 Cheeky Bastard
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yeah, but Blackwater and Patriot Act make him a fascist supporting prick in my book ...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:16 | 24629 Miles Kendig
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As a graduate of the SERE course I am sure Issa would never willingly subject himself to the course or its methods..  Too big of a paper bag hag.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:32 | 24518 Alexander Supertramp
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You freakin' rock, TD. Thanks for bringing another smile to my face.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:35 | 24524 Apocalypse Now
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I think we are all surprised that there is a "committee on oversight and government reform".  Perhaps they could focus on the people's business once they quell the Chicago mobsters intimidation campaign,  and Issa has won some political points. 

My short list would include 1. the use of the executive orders and czars to circumvent the balance of power between branches and the constitution.  2. campaign finance reform that eliminates the efficacy of corporate lobbying outnumbering representatives 5 to 1.  3. investigate the banker take over of this country both by campaign contributions (#1 sector), bailouts that benefit campaign contributors, bailouts that benefit large banks associated with the Fed, selective bailouts that eliminated the competitors to Fed connected banks, the selected starving out of small businesses by removing liquidity, the use of tax payer money to pay huge bonuses to connected banks, the use of taxpayer money to send overseas to Fed connected foreign central banks, the use of AIG as a fraudulent conduit to make large payments to connected banks (claw back payments), the apparent interest in destroying the US dollar and its buying power, an audit of the Fed, and repeal of the federal reserve act of 1913.

The rotunda can not contain the smell, clean up your garbage.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:17 | 24630 Miles Kendig
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Ask Issa.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:40 | 24700 Project Mayhem
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You can actually smell the rot from clear across the Potomac imo

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:37 | 24533 Anonymous
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:43 | 24543 Anonymous
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An interesting early chapter in the Goldman-Emanuel relationship took place in the setting of Bill Clinton’s campaign for the White House in 1992. Clinton hired Emanuel as his chief fundraiser.

At the same time, however, Emanuel was on the payroll of Goldman Sachs, receiving $3,000 per month from the firm to “introduce us to people,” in the words of one Goldman partner at the time. This is certainly a noteworthy relationship, but it’s one that has almost entirely escaped scrutiny.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:17 | 24631 Bob
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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:40 | 24702 Project Mayhem
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nice find, sir

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:10 | 24867 Anonymous
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Listen, Rahm and Hillary were lovers. They'd wear each other's clothes, prance about the room, speak in each other's voices...

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:38 | 24919 texpat
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Shit, it even guesses the destination of bailout monies.


Tue, 08/04/2009 - 19:45 | 25005 Anonymous
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$3,000 per month? Those cheap bastards.

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:46 | 24548 D.O.D.
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Damn TD, you stirred up a beezz nest now...smells like mayhem....

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:51 | 24567 Chumly
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And, Rahm has really screwed himself politically if it brings McCain to start saying "my friend Jon Kyl" and "my friend Jan Brewer." 

Wrong state Rahm, wrong state - stupid infantile little Rahm.  AZ hated Washington before this happened.


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