WHo YoU CaLLiN' MoRoNS, DouCHe!

williambanzai7's picture



The Trillion Dollar Coin idea is this farce flavor of the week. Everyone knows it. 

If mainstream comedians like Stephen Colbert are now on the case, no further need for a fringe lunatic such as myself me to "recan the Tuna".

This, however, is not a post about tunas and platnum. It is a post about a Class A douche.

This morning my cat Spreadsheets, who BTW loves the Trillion Dollar Tuna idea, noticed this particular douche on the Banzai7 Lab Douche Radar.

Mike Norman, who had the following to say on his Blog, "Mike Norman Economics, The Number One Moron on the Web":

"Moron Metaphor Alert: Platinum Coin is a "Tuna"

"Right on schedule comes the false metaphor, in response to the truth.

From the anarcho-libertarian, metal-loving, government authority despisers over at the Brad Pitt fetishist ZeroHedge blog:

The premise of the idea is this: "Although the Treasury, with the assistance of the Federal Reserve Bank, already just creates money out of thin air to pay its bills, there is a technicality in the law that says the Treasury has special discretion to can tunas of any denomination, and the thinking is that Tim Geithner could catch a record breaking giant tuna like the million dollar tuna caught just this past week, attach a price tag of one trillion dollars and walk it over to the Federal Reserve and deposit it in the Gold vault next to the Venezuelan bananas and German bratwursts."

The post is literally psychotic with all sorts of false metaphor and disturbing imagery. (apologies MNE readers if you looked.... sorry!)

Anyway, we can again see a recurring pattern in the language. Morons are confronted with the truth, in this case some very simple and specific legal interpretation of our civil law concerning US Treasury authority to mint platinum coins, and instead of engaging in the legal analysis, they look for the dispensation of a false metaphor.

In this case ZH obliges with "the coin is a tuna", and many morons can remain so."

[Link intentionally omitted to discourage blog pimping]

[Link to the Banzai7 Trillion Dollar Tuna Idea]

Listen up all you anarcho-libertarian, metal loving, Brad Pitt fetishist morons, this monetary douche mole is begging to be whacked!


Spreadsheets the Banzai Cat



This morning's cat-versation with Spreadsheets:

WB7: Who is Mike Norman, Spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets: Meow [Translation: A douche weasel and a moron]

WB7: That's not nice, what makes you say that?

Spreadsheets: Meow, meow! [Translation: First he publicly humiliated himself trying to out Peter Schiff's call on the subprime housing bubble before the crash."]

WB7: Oh, what else?

Spreadsheets: Meow, meow, meow [Translation: Now he has restyled himself as an MMT Clown who regularly advocates Dick Cheney's brilliant idea that "Deficits don't matter" particularly when you have a printer, plenty of ink and blank toilet paper."

WB7: What else?

Spreadsheets: Meeeoooooooow! [Translation: He continues to make a public spectacle of himself by arguing like a halfwitted print geezer with people like Karl Denninger on Lauren Lyster' show.]

Spreadsheets: Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow! [Translation: He called Ron Paul an idiot for suggesting the Fed should be audited!]

WB7: He did?

Spreadsheets: Meeeeeeeeeeooow! [Douche Litter!]

WB7: Here, have some tuna!

Here is my handy definition of a douche bag: A douche bag is someone who lets you know who and what he is without any further need of explanation.

Think of all the douche bags you know or have known. Then watch the following video. 


As I have said on other occasions, "I know I'm a fool." The question is does this douche bag know what he is?

I'll tell you this, I dont mind being classified as a moron if it is along side people such as Karl Denninger, Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff, Peter Schiff, Ron Paul and Zero Hedge.

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THE DORK OF CORK's picture

The Norman guy is a complete asshole but..................


If I remember from that video Karl did not really address the issue of banks issuing credit in the governments unit of account.

You must therefore change the ENTIRE  monetary system before you can be hard money guy.

If the banks are allowed to do that then the government not printing to pay their debt is crazy.

The banks will simply steal your physical assets - see Europe.


People have $s mostly because credit banks created it.......

Why is it sacred ?

VelvetHog's picture

Well there we have it.  Problem solved.  Get the ass clowns at the Fed to print up, say, $60 quadrillion.  GDP soars.  The private sector is wealthy beyond belief.  Economy fixed!  PRAISE THE LARD!!!!!!!!!

Douche indeed.

doggings's picture

mental cases belong in mental homes not on the tv.  if he'd fucking shut up instead of having his breakdowns on Youtube for 4 years i'd have more sympathy.  

THE DOCTOR's picture

Give it a fucken break you fucken school yard bullys.. Don't you see he is right on the edge?  So what if he is wrong..You want to kill him for his fucked up ideas? Fuck all you tourch and pitch fork fuckers.

doggings's picture

heh, looks like someone else is on it too..  :)


doggings's picture

I'll tell you this, I dont mind being classified as a moron if it is along side people such as Karl Denninger, Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff, Peter Schiff, Ron Paul and Zero Hedge.

Word WB7 - respect.

jmcadg's picture

Oh my god, I've just checked Miss Expectations link, it's that fuckwit along with 'Beast' who laughed at Schiff.

It all makes sense now. He's no ordinary douchebag. Thanks Miss Expectations.

doggings's picture

he is a proper fucking halfwit, and has been getting cunted for a considerable period of time here




http://doggings.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/mike-norman-vs-peter-schiff-on-... - this one was a video debate on gold, videos gone now but they said:

Peter was saying, Buy Gold – it has a long way to go yet..”  Mikey-boy was saying he sold out at $650 an Oz and that “it is a "lousy investment" 




jmcadg's picture

This guy made Schiff look polite!

I like Schiff nonetheless.

Lumberjack's picture

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jmcadg's picture

Amazing a douchebag, that wants to look like Angelo Mozillo. I thought such a douch was just a bad joke in my mind, clearly not.

Hilarious that he's the chief economist at a firm call John Thomas Financial - Fuckin' prick.

Zola's picture

Wow and this guy is a chief economist at a financial institution WOW! Total utterly clueless moron.

Debeachesand Jerseyshores's picture

This the year of the CockRoach DoucheBag.

Fubared's picture

My  applause (standing up) for this post.



Miss Expectations's picture

Mike Norman was taken down on a regular basis by the housing Blogs (Housing Panic & Housing Bubble)...

Here's a post from 2007 where Norman makes it into the Housing Bubble Hall of Shame:



kwality's picture

I miss HP!!  

Thank goodness there is ZH..  

Kastorsky's picture

no shit, I remember that idiot 

NoTTD's picture

It's like this Norman guy is reading my mind ("anarcho-libertarian".  Is that supposed to be an insult?)

Several years ago I tried to start the Anarcho-Libertarian Party (LAP Motto:  "Anarachy for the USA, it's coming someday, maybe.").  Five guys showed up for the first meeting but in minutes another 50 crashed in, tore up our literature,  and set fire to the B.F. Skinner Room at the Motel 6.  Thus it ever was.


NoTTD's picture

Proudly waving the douche bag moron flag.


BTW, Spreadsheets should only say "meow" each time, followed by an elaborate translation.  It would funnier.

israhole's picture

John Thomas Financial?  LMAO!!!

Nice mugs on their blog, and check out the "useful external links"!


Cycle's picture

Perhaps the moniker "Self-revealing bozo" may be better understood by those who might have to look up  feminine hygiene contraptions and their 'common' names. 

dogbreath's picture

Mike Norman is delusional

Arrowflinger's picture

Government spending is in GDP.

Circle Jerk into a douche bag.


Henry Chinaski's picture

Call me a moron, but I kinda got lost in the whole blog quote sequence of who exactly said what and why anyone would care what some dochebag thinks about ZH.

Cute cat, though.

It just occurred to me that cats and a douchebags have something in common:  Both are part snake and not to be trusted.

Henry Chinaski's picture


Snake eyes.  Snake fangs. Snake tail. Natural born predators. I rest my case.

I love my cat, but don't trust it.  He bites people just for the hell of it, and kills songbirds, rodents, butterflies and beats up the other cats in the neighborhood.  He is fucking awesome.

Wakanda's picture

I trust my cats to catch rodents and choose unusual places to sleep.  They never disappoint.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Cats can be trusted, as long as your a cheese, and not a mouse.

israhole's picture

Another shameless Jew name-changer, Mike "Norman" is a joke that must get around 10 hits/month on any of his numerous unfinished projects. Fuckin' weasel is right, lying about being a big time floor trader on one of his other bullshit sites.  


booboo's picture

Damn, That was painful, That guy normen, (never heard of him) must be a highly paid shill for the Magic Money Theory crowd, and for gods sake Karl, fill them gaps with some fucking Chicklets or something. Presentation baby, presentation.

diogeneslaertius's picture

i dont think mike norman knows who he is fucking with

its actually kind of cute

mark mchugh's picture

I think a douchebag is somebody who knows they're wrong, but keeps on going....

diogeneslaertius's picture

on behalf of all anarcho-libertarian, metal-loving, government authority despisers:


(you are reading the following line in Sean Connery's voice)




*gives Spreadsheets some catnip from his private stash*

Stud Duck's picture

Great work, William, as always,

I ran across a comment on your last post referring to a Amber Lyon. Googled it and could not beleive what I was seeing on RT and on Wikipedia.

I thought that CNN was one of the most unbiased of all until I checked her story out.

Something "ya all" may want to add to your paranoia portfolio.

I am going to RT, Al Jazeera and Zero Hedge for all news info now, CNN, MSNBC and FAUX are nothing but modeled after Pravda.

diogeneslaertius's picture

CNN has guys from Langley literally sitting there writing scripts

williambanzai7's picture

The only time CNN is useful is when 24 hour disaster event coverage is needed. That has always been my opinion.

williambanzai7's picture

I was on a business trip on the day that War started. I was sitting in a hotel room watching CNN non-stop, since it was the only thing on, and I remember thinking that someone is rolling a loop.

Stud Duck's picture

William, I must agree with you, the Amber Lyon thing really opened my eyes. I mean, a CNN news crew under fire from Anehiem PD is a big deal and not a word on CNN.

I would suggest that she submit her resume to Al Jazeera or RT as the MSM being called out for their "News" being bought by dictatorships is quite a charge to CNN. Erin and Anderson now have some credibilty gaps to close at least with me!

Dr. Engali's picture

So who is Mike Norman and why should I care about the douche? I started to watch one of his videos and I thought he was getting ready to sell me something made by Ronco.

williambanzai7's picture

He in grand scheme of things he is just a cockroach with a blog. But that doesn't mean you don't step on him when he shows up. You know what happens when you let them run free.

asteroids's picture

I may not agree with Karl some of the time but God bless his soul. At least his math and logic is sound. Yeah, Norman came across as a douche bag on that interview. I will miss Lauren though.

diogeneslaertius's picture

thank you so much for putting in the link to that CapAcct segment, i had forgotten how hilariously absurd this muppet mobile was until I saw him flapping his lips in that interview again


hes in top form too, diffidently asserting the legitimacy of his idiocy

as Goethe said "none are so enslaved as those who Mistakenly think themselves free"


well this guy has lapped himself on the dbag circuit and is probably cold-bloodedly just pushing the agenda - i doubt even he really believes his own bs anymore

williambanzai7's picture

He doesn't seem to realize that his invitation is premised on the need for comic relief.

Dr. Engali's picture

I agree it was more of a rhetorical question,because when you look at his web site he obviously has an over inflated ego for such a lightweight douche.

A Lunatic's picture

I'd like to see Spreadsheets burying Bernanke in his litter box..........

Sancho Ponzi's picture

I like how he labels his site as 'The number one MMT site on the web!'. Of course that should read something like: 'The #1 MMT Site On The Web!', but hey, at least he isn't a proofreader. 


He should change his name to "Pompous Pompano".