Watch Former Fed Governor Fred "Napoleon Dynamite" Mishkin In Dire Need Of A Diaper Change

Tyler Durden's picture

Some time ago we penned a post, titled"Mishkin On Iceland: "Nothing Is F*#&ed Here Dude" which discussed the former Fed director's March 2006 analysis "Financial (IN)Stability In Iceland." Those interested in our original observations of Mishkin's horrendous analysis (of what proved to be the first bankrupt European country of the new century, but certainly not last) can find them at the original link. Yet continuing with the Duderino references, today, new shit has come to light, which once again confirms that not only is the Fed populated by the most intellectually incapable and corrupt people, but that anything coming out of Columbia University (and the Ivy League in general) is not worth the paper it is printed on. Watch the attached clip to see a former Fed director go from comfortable, to fidgety, to stuttering, to thoroughly discredited, to in dire need of diaper change, in under 2 minutes. Last but not least, here is the soundbite of the year: "You have faith in the central bank." No further comment necessary.


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FEDbuster's picture

Or skills that attract hot girls?  Bowstaff skills, money printing skills, gold manipulation skills, hari kari skills?

Herne the Hunter's picture

I was hunting wolverines in Alaska with Cheney and Palin, sheesh, idiots!

zaknick's picture

F@cking little corrupt bitch.

Village Idiot's picture

Get that man a glass of water.  Also notice his use of the word "you." you, you, you.

desgust's picture

I would like to see all of them in this dire need. And then get the pitchforks in every damned country!!!

lizzy36's picture

For whom no shame tolls.

Tyler, who is behind this piece, and what is the larger context of this clip?

One believes that the only people that have faith in any central bank are the Kleptocrats, for whose purposes said institution serves.

cnbcsucks's picture

That was embarrassing to watch.  What's even funnier is that cnbc regularly has him on and gives him the God-like treatment, because he used to be a fed governor.  Talk about corrupt...he was basically paid $124k to say that everything was ok...useless piece of shit.


mikla's picture

Talk about corrupt...he was basically paid $124k to say that everything was ok...useless piece of shit.

Yeah!  I would have done it for half that!

dan10400's picture

and then you could maybe buy lunch as all the shit starts unwinding.....

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

There were two authors...So if you give Mishkin only half of the credit for the writing, then we'd be talking somewhere in the vicinity of $9/word.  Nice work if you can stand yourself afterwards...

go on, suck it, it's just your integrity and your soul

-Bill Hicks

Atomizer's picture

Dear Central Bankers of the World. Please bring on another war so our civilisation can turn you into a walking Zombie. It won't be hard to find the cunts who stage chaos.

The Cranberries - Zombie

Dismal Scientist's picture

Love the Napoleon Dynamite comparison. Spot on.

MsCreant's picture

Disagree. Napoleon is a good kid. There is no comparison.

defender's picture

I think that he was talking about the slack jawed look of pure stupidity.  I bet he tapped out of the interview to get some chapstick.

MsCreant's picture



I'd be fired if they discovered that shit on my vita. This is jaw dropping stuff. Anyone of us following any rules at all with these people are fools. They laugh at us in private how they have us trained to take the raping. 

lizzy36's picture

Motherfucker, it is good to see/read you again.

RockyRacoon's picture

Well, lookie here!  A little gaggle of old-timers.  Hello, ladies!  ...and Rusty, of course.

MsCreant's picture

Lizzy got junked. Awesome!

Hulk's picture

The language around here is just appalling, appalling I say!

In fact, I am both shocked and appalled!

MsCreant's picture

Made my night seeing you and lizzy reply to the same post. Did you two kids know you are the same "ZH age?" 1 year, 7 weeks. Lizzy and Rusty in da Howse!!!

Hansel's picture

We are the same age too.  :P

Rusty_Shackleford's picture

Natch.  Likewise.


The ZH Committee of Vigilance can still muster when the bell tolls.



What happened to all the old posters at ZH?

"Toll the bell, sir, and you shall see."

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Cheeky?  Marla?

(it couldn't hurt)

knukles's picture

It whaddahya I mean, I nope disn't know, huh waddya twaffhing ggizzmufftlup, urb (Thought balloon; God, I'd like to kill this mother fucker, note to self, jab pencils in eyes of that sunovabitch who arranged this interview.) Agggh, musta been a typo? (Thought balloon; Hope I didn't look too guilty.  Is the perspiration on my brow ...did they see that drop of sweat run down into my eye.  Blink Blink.).  My sexratarie.  Ugh, no I mean, (Thought balloon;  OMG I haven't pissed my pants like this in ages.  Jesus I've forgotten how warm it is.)  I musta been.... (Thought balloon; O' fuck me, trust the central bank, trust me, fabrication, career over.  Caught red handed.  I knew this shit'd come back to haunt me.) 

(Mishkin to self; Make sure that I'm nice to folks at CNBS, only place'll be seen with me anymore.)

Primal Scream. 


Let's take a poll.  Does anybody think that this kind-o'-shit helps or hinders confidence in the global recovery?

In the good old days, fuckers like this were crucified along the Appian Way.

MsCreant's picture

knuckles, I loved the performance. The talent is blinding. Thing is, with a sociopath, I don't think he ever worried that this shit would come back to haunt him. So I will give this an A versus the A+ that it otherwise merits. Of course if I were a rating agency and you were a too big to flail...oh, never mind.

nmewn's picture

+ infinity for the visual ;-)

Hephasteus's picture

The ultimate goal of the psycopath is to create a willing compliant victim. The other night I look out my window and I see 14 cops arresting a guy. The guy is calm compliant sitting on the ground next to his car.

The police are going through the guys trunk. It's a normal arrest scene. I look out the window again look around it seems pretty normal. I notice a federal marshal and an ATF agent. The cops are not suited. They are wearing plain clothes tactical gear and body armor.

I look again a few minutes later and they are done searching done acting professional and simply standing around shooting the shit with each other. The person they arrested is still compliant sitting next to a car but starting to slump towards the ground.

I'm getting really pissed off at this point. This has turned into theatrics. I put out my feellers into the group and get pretty much what I expect. My police department is borderline sucking. They are sitting on the fence between being bad guys and good guys, they have racial problems and tend to treat every citizen with dog psychology by being very aggressive with them.  The best of them would be a shithead at a dallas or fort worth police station.

So I start picking up the psycopath in the group. It's the ATF agent. I figured it would be both the ATF and the marshall. But no it's the ATF agent. He's pumping out more hidden passive aggressive energy than 5 marines just returned from war wondering how people are going to treat them. I start threatening him with thought and energy patterns. Plotting shots into his neck and head and legs. He's got a trauma plate and I don't think my stuff will go through it. They start picking up the aggressive energy. They automatically reach down and touch their guns wanting to know they have them wanting to know they are ready. Mind you I'm not armed. I'm just doing this with energy. Their "helpers" start flooding me with fear. They are in horrible fucking tactical position. Clustered into groups of 2s and 3s making a gang of 14 nothing more than a couple of target acquiring and clearing shots.

I'm in self imposed isolation. Nothing wrong with an arrest, but they fucked up with the "show". They were done and they had to try to stand around for 45 minutes shooting the shit while this guy is on the ground being fucked to near catatonic state by the sick fucks who are supposedly "protecting" law enforcement. Trying to get a good result from semi legitimate, semi necessary correction and protection conflicts. But the line has been crossed. It no longer has anything to do with socialization and making things better. It's turned into the psychopaths dreams of making victims who won't fight back. So overpowering them with nothing more than a thugery idealization of "we're" the only legitimate source of life threatening force.

We're dealing with people who are seriously fucked in the head. Doing everything possible to hide the true nature of the world. Pretending to follow rules but the only rule they follow is what can we get away with. Flooding people with I need you energy hoping they confuse it for their own.

This is what we are dealing with.

Mitchman's picture

From The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce: Police: An armed force for protection and partcipation.

breezer1's picture

his 2nd major was,' snakes in suits'. after enron.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture
From The New Yorker article on psychopathy. "Indeed, as Cleckley also argued, the individualistic, winner-take-all aspect of American culture nurtures psychopathy."

snowball777's picture

Rationalize fascist implements with pap about their necessity and you'll soon find all sorts of power-trippers eager to sign-up and create their own necessities (the delta between say Sgt Koon and a brownshirt is well-nigh invisible).

As for Harlow, consider the implications of his experiment on the development of several million latch-key kids who now have access to long rifles (yeah, you thought the ones collecting in groups after school, smoking weed were the problem).

MsCreant's picture

Old School ZH. Man, wish I'd seen you sooner! Glad to know you are still around!!!


QQQBall's picture

typo? Stability becomes Instability... CLASSIC - thanks for posting that

Gimp's picture

Mishkin is a total douche-bag whose credibility is somewhere below smegma. I hope those of you who are thinking of wasting hard earned money to send your kids off to one of these Ivy League conditioning camps rethink after watching this unapologetic fool. How many pensioners did he ultimately hurt? Who knows. I lik ethe way he conveniently 1) changes the title of his paper 2) forgets to mention he was paid a six-figure sum for his work of fiction.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

2) forgets to mention he was paid a six-figure sum for his work of fiction.

That's 'cuz he couldn't quite remember his fee -- "Uhhh, uhh that's public information..."

zen0's picture

 Gerard Celente calls them the "white shoe boys", and sez that if they had italian names, they would be called mafia.


Seems appropriate.

snowball777's picture

The Mafia has much more honor.

VeloSpade's picture

One of my favorite quotes from Gerald Celente:

"I call them the red carpet crowd.  The white shoe boys.  Everywhere they go (i.e. politicians, bankers) they go with these jumbo jets big enough to hold a city. Every time they arrive somewhere they have to roll out the red carpet... and strike up the band!  I don't want to pay for it anymore!"