Mark Haines Has Passed Away

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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:56 | 1308693 Manzilla
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A shame. Best one on CNBC hands down. RIP.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:09 | 1308771 bonddude
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Ditto. The Barney Frank walk off was the stuff of dreams. RIP.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:51 | 1309253 IdioTsincracY
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He would have no problems going after Republicans and GW, even on CNBC

Too bad!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:18 | 1309358 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ IdioT

RIP indeed Mark Haines.  I just wrote a small piece about him at my new blog. Because I use my *real name* at my blog, I do not post the link here. Want to see it?  Send me an email (gmail), prove who you are and that you will decent and discrete.  15 ZH-ers have passed the test.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:10 | 1309544 Votewithabullet
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A rolling bearing salesman has a blog where he uses his real name but you want to keep it secret? So you have this litmus and you found 15 zh-ers that actually give a fuck. I wonder how many of those are federal agents.   I promise to be "decent" so is your address dumbass

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:29 | 1309613 DoChenRollingBearing
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I regret that I have to decline to send you the link.  You are the first.

I DO like your stuff here at ZH, and your cool name and avatar.

My blog is not the Fight Club.  It is open to everyone on my email Joke List and everyone at my Facebook account.

The 15 ZH-ers who have contacted me have all been very polite and in almost cases rather kind.  I am not worried about federal agents because I have not done anything illegal, well, not much!

I do not sell bearings.  I help my in-laws (in Peru) buy them.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 15:04 | 1309927 gmrpeabody
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"I regret that I have to decline to send you the link.  You are the first."

+1, DoChen

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 15:20 | 1309990 Votewithabullet
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Hung pung what happened to your "sense Of humor? I should play coy cause I think your musings in blog form might be the FUCKING MOST USELESS INFO available but I'm sure it would provide non-stop comedy. Six months ago you told me " I am just a 57 year old rolling bearing salesman" I guess, I guess, I guess I didnt know. Either way please reconsider I promise to be "decent". Off topic can your peruvian inlaws hook a nigger up with a "speed bump"? ask me for my e-mail

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:27 | 1309616 TheTmfreak
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I needed a good laugh today.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:35 | 1309424 FreedomGuy
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But the arrogant little bastard got reelected. There is a body of thought that says we DO get the government we deserve.

Mark Haines handled himself with class and the proper balance of courtesy and toughness.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:25 | 1308859 ElvisDog
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Totally agree. Barney Frank says "Do you want to lose me" and Mark Haines say "Bye".

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:42 | 1308941 gmrpeabody
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That was CLASSIC.....

There is not much left to CNBC, after today, to tune-in for.

I don't see anyone filling his shoes any time soon.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:57 | 1309000 illyia
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Neither do I... whiff of "end of era" in the air?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1309070 chumbawamba
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Um, why do people still watch CNBC?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1309079 chumbawamba
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I mean, even if it was just to watch Mark Haines (whom I've never heard of before today) smacking down jack-asses?  Plenty of jack-ass smacking (and better financial news) on YouTube and thereabouts.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:23 | 1309112 bonddude
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If you never heard of him WHY are you commenting?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:31 | 1309145 chumbawamba
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Because fuck him, that's why.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:43 | 1309205 High Plains Drifter
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i love you chumba and always will. you are a very nice man.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:49 | 1309234 ceilidh_trail
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Chumba you are a classless jerk who will not be missed...

My sympathy goes to Mark's family. Mark did his job well and his passing is sad. May God welcome him into heaven.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:58 | 1309271 Votewithabullet
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"welcome him to heaven" fuckingLMAOFOTfuckingF.. fucking heaven LOL. Keep clicking  your heels together MF.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:31 | 1309414 Gold Man-Sacks
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Hey chumbawannabee, does us all a favor and please shut the fuck up, okay?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:13 | 1309559 Votewithabullet
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He's funnier and more relevant than your wining ass so do us All a favor and shut the fuct up, Okay pussy?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 16:06 | 1310191 chumbawamba
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Wow, quite the hate for the contrarian opinion.  Mr. Haines is probably grateful that he no longer has to spend his days being surrounded by absolute idiots spewing nothing but insane rantings that make syphillitic chimps seem rational.

But, if his only claim to fame is being the guy that asked the hard questions then, really, fuck him.  He was still part of an organization that serves no other purpose than to cover for the crimes of the banking oligopoly.  He's complicit.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:22 | 1311303 RockyRacoon
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He was an avid grower of tomatoes and had many different varieties that he cross-pollinated.  Can't fault a fella for that I suppose.   I will not, however, miss his atrocious comb-over.

Here is one of his more typical moments:

and this:

He did not see the Twin Towers collapsing as "accidental"!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:27 | 1309141 NotApplicable
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I watched it at times because it is an excellent source of spin that creates the facade of a functional market.

Or... attempts to.

Between Liesman and Pisani, I'm informed of exactly what flavor of BS TPTB are selling that day. Add in a little Hilsenrath, and it's like a NY Fed puppet suddenly come to life.

It's best watched on a DVR though, that way you can avoid their dueling stock-pumper segments.

RIP, Mark.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:14 | 1309085 Bay of Pigs
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Hardly. Telling Frank he was a totally corrupt useless piece of shit would have been a "classic" and much closer to the truth.

Nothing against Haines personally, but CNBC is  fucking joke.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:57 | 1308998 Innocent Bystander
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Will miss you Mark..

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:30 | 1308891 BigJim
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Only the good die young.


Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:33 | 1309157 LudwigVon
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Disagree, Santelli

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:56 | 1309273 rcintc
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Was he sick? 

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:54 | 1308700 Ruffcut
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Holy shit, One guy on cnbs I actually liked. Could always tell he didn't like the bullshit.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:58 | 1308706 Manzilla
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That was the beauty of the guy. Never took BS from anyone.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:08 | 1308780 Cognitive Dissonance
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His training as a lawyer was often on display when he questioned guests. He didn't take kindly to contradictory statements or circular thinking. I'll never forget when he told someone on the air that he (Mark) didn't suffer fools well.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:16 | 1308823 FEDbuster
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One of the good guys. RIP, you will be missed.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:23 | 1308849 I think I need ...
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i'm very sad

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:13 | 1308797 aint no fortuna...
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Rest in Peace Mark... you were a classic and I always knew where you stood, right or wrong.

In related news, I suppose this will be worth 20 SPX points to the upside.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:58 | 1308705 the not so migh...
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good bye

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:59 | 1308708 bigking12345
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Seened like the best guy they had, very sad. Now they will replace him with another gay brit or dumb fake titted bitch.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:57 | 1308719 Gimp
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Or a gay Brit with fake tits!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:16 | 1308811 Pegasus Muse
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Done.  They already hired Simon Hobbs.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:22 | 1308846 FEDbuster
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Trump was on a couple of weeks ago by phone, and in classic Trump asked "who is this Simmon guy?" (after Simmon asked a stupid question)  Then proceeded to rip Simmon a new one on his lack of knowledge of the real estate market.  It was great.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:31 | 1308895 BigJim
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Probably could have taught him a thing or two about bankruptcy law, too.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 18:51 | 1310758 FEDbuster
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and how to turn a three inch square patch of two foot long hairs into a full head of hair.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:22 | 1309369 High Plains Drifter
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is hobbs a flamer? 

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:56 | 1308709 The Axe
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Rest in Peace..

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:56 | 1308711 Franken_Stein
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Mark Haines gets indignant on politics


Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:59 | 1308712 Gimp
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No idea he was 65. RIP Mark, you were one of a few worth watching on CNBC. 

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:03 | 1308713 tallen
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First Erin, now Mark?

Why the hell would I want to watch CNBC now?

He had a heart attack according to Wikipedia.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:44 | 1308953 Dolar in a vortex
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LOL. I thought she was dead when I read your comment.

Too bad about Haines. It must have pained him to be silent on GE.

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