NeW HaMPSHiRe 2012: BaNZai7 IN DePTH CoVeRaGe

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:54 | 2053822 Element
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WB that is without doubt the funniest shit I've seen from you.

Absolutely awesome!


Something a little more brooding in return:


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 05:25 | 2053716 hidingfromhelis
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Mitt Zombie with the family dog on top of the family truckster...Classic!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:34 | 2053520 ActiveIngredient
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This added at least a few months to my life....maybe your best ever WB7, and that's saying something.  Just awesome.   That NH license plate, the Mitt Mobile!!!   

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:16 | 2053492 Yen Cross
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 Thank God for " NUKES"!!!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:13 | 2053471 williambanzai7
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That chart with this image and the "No Hope Diagram" is the "don't say we didn't warn you" combo.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:00 | 2053448 Yen Cross
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:51 | 2053424 honestann
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Great way to present Ron Paul.  Funny and right on.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:38 | 2053392 Agent P
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Is that a Metallic Pea Wagon Queen Family Truckster?  I always figured Mitt for the Arctic Blue Sports Wagon.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:31 | 2053372 williambanzai7
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:55 | 2053434 honestann
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Yup, and even these tables don't tell the full story.  The huge donations from the banksters came in as huge individual donations from the executives who control those corporations and pay lobbyists to bribe and control government.  The donations to Ron Paul are tiny little donations from masses of "regular folks" who work at the companies listed, but do not control them (or pay lobbyists).

Mitt is definitely a flat-out bankster.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:02 | 2053453 Hephasteus
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Congress spends half it's day trying to get money to run for the next election. By making it nearly impossible for the good guys to go to the little guys for money because it requires too much effort to get too little money.

Paul can't even visit many states to campaign and he still get's enormous numbers. And the money goes to travel expenses and doesn't end up getting so pumped into the mainstream media. Which is why the mainstream media treats him like dirt. He's not buying big flashy adds and lining their pockets.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:52 | 2053222 847328_3527
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Top CEO Salaries from MSNMoney:


"The CEOs who made my final cut pull down vast amounts of money -- from $60 million to $145 million in a single year -- so you may find the size of the pay gaps astonishing.

The top CEOs on my list were making $33,000 to $48,000 per hour, compared with $18 to $30 an hour for their workers. That means the CEOs earned as much in 75 minutes as a typical employee made in an entire year. (And that's giving CEOs a break, assuming a 60-hour workweek with two weeks of vacation a year, compared with workers' 40-hour weeks.)

Put another way, the ratios of CEO pay to worker pay ran as high as 2,500-to-1, compared with 180-to-1 on average at S&P 500 companies. The latter number itself has climbed from around 40 on average in the 1980s."

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:35 | 2053148 williambanzai7
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Our next task is to simplify the Private Equity model of American democracy...

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:42 | 2053172 Yen Cross
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 You have Graduated "  Young Grasshopper "!     A { TRUE THESPIAN}  You Shall Be>     

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:45 | 2053185 williambanzai7
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It was foretold in my High School Yearbook

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:33 | 2053139 Glasgow Gary
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Banzai getting scary good, these days. You're upping your game, William. This is like Magritte meets Warhol, but with a shot of American darkness as the chaser. Damn.


Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:36 | 2053153 williambanzai7
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I think everyone of us need to up our game given the shit going on now.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:29 | 2053121 williambanzai7
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"I sort of have to chuckle when they describe you and me as being dangerous,'' a jubilant Paul told supporters here. "That's the one thing they are telling the truth. We are dangerous to the status quo of this country."

Ron Paul

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:23 | 2053099 Cheyenne
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That ass, the 7th pic down, looks familiar. Is that from Two Mules for Sister Sara?

Wherever, your stuff is incredible, WB7, and keeps getting better. Thanks.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:27 | 2053108 williambanzai7
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Beyond the Thunderdome. There's two asses in the image;-)

And Two Mules for Sister Sarah was a hot movie in it's day.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:57 | 2053245 Cheyenne
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Yup. And Ennio in his prime sealed it hot for the ages...


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:11 | 2053282 williambanzai7
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There is a certain artistic depth that is lost as the technology gets more advanced.

The use of music in film drama is one example. It used to be more than a musical sound track. It was an integral part of the drama. Now all they do is try to sell more music. 

Yesterday I watched 2001 a Space Odyssey on HBO. It is truly amazing how that film stands the test of time. You just don't get that kind of quality anymore.

All the old Clint movies had superb musical scores.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:26 | 2053350 Cheyenne
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A great mystery, that, what stands the test of time.

2001 SO certainly has. My #1 in that category is Blade Runner, if only because 30 year old graphics hold up--miraculously IMO.

As for music driving a film, yeah, that era seems gone for good, which is sad. Can you imagine someone today writing and producing a film around music like Leone did around Morricone's already-finished soundtrack for Once Upon a Time in the West?

Eastwood is sui generis; he got a crazy combo of things all right at the same time in a great many films.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:28 | 2053364 williambanzai7
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Blade Runner is another one. My favorite SF film of all time.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:54 | 2053436 Cheyenne
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BRDC is my favorite love story of all time.

Hey, WB7, I'm wrapping up a year's work on a movie of my own. It's called "Bailout," a doc about the financial crisis that gets down to the brass tacks of what's killing us all, which is unchecked criminal fraud. I wrote about it here...

We're at the point where we need to hit it with some graphics overlays, and I'd like to commision some out-of-the-norm talent to put us over the top. Is this something you'd be amenable to at least taking a look at? I understand if not, but I rank you real high so I have to ask.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:58 | 2053442 williambanzai7
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Yes, very definitely. Click any one of the images and contact me through Flickr.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:17 | 2053493 Cheyenne
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I tried that a couple times, and it didn't work for me. Which is pathetic because I'm a patent lawyer. My social media skills are 0.

If you get around to it, email me at titus [at] lawyer [dot] com, and I'll hook you up with the info on my end.

Thanks. You won't be bored.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:22 | 2053098 Melin
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I'd be surprised if Mad Ron doesn't become an iconic image.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:31 | 2053124 williambanzai7
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I'm gonna put Romney's dog Seamus in there ;-)

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:34 | 2053142 Yen Cross
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 Don't forget " Right turn Clyde" !  The ( Orangutan )...

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:31 | 2053119 Yen Cross
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In a " postumous" John Lennon way?   He is a " Fossil full of Flint".    Or is that Clint, with a ( MEAN ) {SQUINT}?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:06 | 2053270 Melin
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No dead Banzai intended.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:18 | 2053083 Golden monkey
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I see you (funny Americans) rejected Ron Paul tonight in NH.

Hope you're ready to fill up for bankruptcy, then.


Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:24 | 2053102 Melin
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Jokes on you!  We're already bankrupt.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:28 | 2053116 williambanzai7
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When you say we, I think you mean we Earthlings. ;-)

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:18 | 2053079 buyingsterling
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I bookmarked this, amazing stuff.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:08 | 2053041 shinola
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I've got the CNN feed going in the backround & I'm scrolling thru this thread.


I thought it was ironic/humorous at first.


Now I don't feel so good.



Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:12 | 2053053 williambanzai7
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Try viewing it upside down ;-)

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:53 | 2053227 shinola
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Now I don't feel so good.


I thought it was ironic/humorous at first.


I've got the CNN feed in the backround & I'm scrolling thru this thread.




Don't feel much better.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:03 | 2053016 Taint Boil
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Will B 7: If we were in prison I would protect you in the shower.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:48 | 2052938 IQ 101
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Mr Banzai, i am in awe of your talent.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:47 | 2052933 Yen Cross
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 It's pronounced " Ram-Nee " .

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:32 | 2052875 disabledvet
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listened to Ron Paul's "fanatical resistence" speech--totally awesome. He will take this all the way to the Convention. I'm not sure he can win any States...but i firmly believe he's gonna make a lot of noise in Florida.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:48 | 2052696 sgt_doom
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Thanks, Buckaroo, and the insanity we exist in today with regard to Mitt the Twit.

At a previous time, the nation's populace would not be so dumbed down, or living in the Dark Ages, to allow Romney to show his face in public, let alone actually run for the presidency.

Bain Capital, a private equity (private bank) leveraged buyout firm, creating tremendous debt and destroying jobs to enrich the plutocratic thieves, like Romney, whose wealth solely derives from increasing debt and destroying jobs (asset stripping, dividend recaps, LBO pump and dumps, etc.).

Irrefutably, Romney's wealth can be directly connected with the increase in national debt --- he is one of the perpetrators who should be held accountable.

Far less attention is focused on the flops and on buyout funds’ sometimes central role in same, albeit subsequent lawsuits have begun to surface. In one get-rich-quick scheme, a dividend recap let Bain Capital turn an $18 million stake in faltering KB Toys into $85 million in cash--but left KB itself in much weaker shape.

Bain put up $18 million and took on $237 million in debt to buy the company in December 2000. In April 2002 KB raised $66 million more in bank debt and used cash on hand to pay out $121 million in special dividends--$85 million for Bain and $36 million for senior executives who signed off on the recap. But KB went on to lose $109 million in less than two years, creditors say, filing for Chapter 11 protection in January 2004.


Since then it has shut half of its 1,200 stores and laid off more than half of its 16,000 employees. Big Lots, the discount retailer that had sold KB Toys to Bain, was owed $45 million but lost most of it in the bankruptcy filing. It has sued Bain for fraud in Delaware state court. Bain, anticipating further opposition from creditors, preemptively sued Big Lots to get a Delaware state court to explicitly endorse the recap; that case is pending. KB Toys was bought out of bankruptcy for $20 million by another buyout firm, Prentice Capital. Unsecured creditors, who were owed $218 million, got only 8 cents on the dollar. In January they also sued Bain, in state court in Massachusetts, charging it ginned up bogus fairness opinions in imposing the recap. Bain blames KB Toys’ troubles on competition from Wal-Mart.


Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:15 | 2052808 williambanzai7
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The idea that a buyout pimp is a job creator Is ludicrous beyond belief. This is all a Wall Street setup, better tell all your friends and neighbors before the NDAA men arrive.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:24 | 2053103 Gully Foyle
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A lot of those cxould be Trailer Park Boys pics.

Sadly Ron Paul has a more than passing resemblance to Mr.Lahey.

But goddamn Newt as Phil Collins would be priceless.

Romney could be Cyrus, but Sam hits closer to my heart.

[while delivering his speech drunk, to become trailer park supervisor]
Mr. Lahey: Who is this park, or even in the whole world, doesn't have problems? Who doesn't have a drink too many times once in a while and maybe even winds up passed out in their own driveway, pissing themselves? Who doesn't drink too much sometimes or who doesn't have a puff from time to time? And who doesn't have problems with the people they love? This is our home. This is our community. I am Jim Lahey, and *I am your trailer park supervisor!*

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:22 | 2052840 disabledvet
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Take a look outside your Park Avenue apartment window Buckaroo. Open it up and shout..."FAILURE" while you're at it.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:11 | 2053049 williambanzai7
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No Park Avenues in HK. But you can have Pork Avenue for dinner in Yau Ma Tei. 

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:26 | 2053107 Gully Foyle
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Any good Andy Lau flicks on the horizon?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:02 | 2053266 williambanzai7
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I'm at the point now where I watch all those movies in Cantonese. Even though I don't speak Cantonese ;-)

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