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While we largely enjoy Dallas Fed's Dick Fisher hawkish, non-conformist thinking at the FOMC, and his willingness to come up with amusing cartoon names to explain the Fed's monetary policy (we are currently on Toy Story, and specifically Buzz "To Infinity and Beyond" Lighyear), we certainly do not miss when even said faux Fed bad cops telegraph hypocrisy so gruesome it shows demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt just how fake the facade of the Fed's "contrarians" truly is. To wit:


Riddle us this, Dick: just who is it that enables the US Lawmakers to fund trillion dollar deficits year after year at less than prohibitive terms, and more importantly, who is it that since 2009 has monetized virtually all 10 Year and longer gross issuance, thereby allow Congress to be a parasitic wastrel. Would you call that someone a "Wastrel enabler"?

Do you know who that someone is, Dick? Or is the question too complicated for a mere PhD mortal to answer?


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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:00 | 2985306 hedgeless_horseman
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Codependency, bitchezzz!!!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:01 | 2985307 fightthepower
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Fuck you Fisher!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04 | 2985330 nope-1004
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Fisher is another fiat pimp.  What he says means nothing.


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04 | 2985333 no taste
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Adolf Hitler declines Karl Rove's Friend Request.  "He is a total loser," Hitler is thought to have said to secretary.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:19 | 2985361 TruthInSunshine
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Moar Kabuki Theater. Anyone thinking anything is "unscripted" on Panem et Circensus Vision is still on Blue Pills.

Dick Fisher should mount his bayonet and lead the mutiny or have a slice of STFUcake.

Just bring in Yellen & let it ALL implode more quickly. Bernanke is certifiably insane and/or corrupt, but Yellen, if taken at her opinions' face value, is to monetary policy theory what Gary Busey is to classical philosophy.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:20 | 2985409 pods
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I think that Monsters, Inc. would be more fitting.
They get their power from the muppets' screams.


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:29 | 2985463 Manthong
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Oh, he’s just a nattering nabob of negativism.. today.

Tomorrow he’ll return to being an effete snob.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:11 | 2985636 PhattyBuoy
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xXx (Triple X) - X Steals Dick's Corvette

"Oh, come on, Dick. It's only education we got. Dick, you're a bad man. You know what we do to bad men. We punish them. Dick, you've just entered The Xander Zone."

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:48 | 2985997 AldousHuxley
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People with name Dick turns out to be one.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:19 | 2986912 rocker
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He prefers Richard ..............

One of Zero's Top Ten Post.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04 | 2985331 Zer0head
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well his name is dickfisher

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:06 | 2985345 Dr. Richard Head
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Fishing for dicks indeed.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:28 | 2985428 Kitler
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Pissing off the transom of your (or preferably someone else's) yacht whilst under sail used to be called 'trolling for queers'.

So in retrospect I guess we were all 'Dick Fishers' back then.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:03 | 2985324 Stoploss
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Pot callin the kettle..

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:11 | 2985366 Bay of Pigs
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I thought he was the good cop?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:32 | 2985477 Go Tribe
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It's the most hellish marriage imaginable.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:03 | 2985312 Deathrips
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I know you are ..but what am I?

If they are going to act like kids, they should talk like them. Silver away way......up!


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:05 | 2985341 Deathrips
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Whoever smelt it dealt it. C'mon man.

Time for the adults to put them on timeout.



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:23 | 2985680 wisefool
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He started on this about 2 months ago. Interview on bloombergTV. called them children.

The fed, the executive/treasury, and the legislature are the 3 stooges. In every episode:

  1. they start with good intentions. They try to work together. 
  2. Then they do really retarded, selfish stuff. 
  3. at first the damage is inward. 
  4. But then they are shown in isolation/seprately to be rational, good actors.  
  5. Then they regroup, destroying everything around them. 
  6. Each episode ends with them avoiding blame and escaping in some humorous way. Together.
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:52 | 2985781 hedgeless_horseman
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The above comment is one of the best I have read here for a very long time.


flag as awesome (1)

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:02 | 2985828 wisefool
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I learned from the best. yourself included :) With that out of the way, back to fight club.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:07 | 2986377 ElvisDog
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The Fed could end the recklessness of Congress immediately in two easy steps.

1) End QE3

2) Raise interest rates.

Boom. Two things the Fed can do all on their own, right now. So, until you do that, Dick, shut your fucking mouth.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:02 | 2985317 FuzzyDunlop21
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Dick Fisher...what a dick fisher

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:27 | 2985444 kralizec
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Seems to be dick day's like a sausage convention!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:02 | 2985319 Bicycles and Beer
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confucious say: "Best cure for hangover is to stay drunk".



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04 | 2985327 jayman21
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Going long Texas XXX and short FRNs.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04 | 2985328 fonzannoon
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get lost 1350 S&P

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:05 | 2985338 tickhound
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No honor among thieves.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:05 | 2985339 pdizzle
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+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 tyler.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:07 | 2985346 slackrabbit
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Hes the biatch in the S/M relationship....and regardless of how many salami slaps against his face, he wont say the safe word...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:07 | 2985347 Ineverslice
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aapl a double dippa...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:10 | 2985365 ziggy59
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Apple, the Newly discovered Constellation...The Bigger Dipper

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:09 | 2985354 fonzannoon
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CNBS casually discussing QE4......QE4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:10 | 2985360 slackrabbit
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Of course, cos its like Star Wars 7

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:24 | 2985431 TruthInSunshine
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QE4 is to current monetary policy what Bernanke's bathtub is to the Pacific Ocean, and anyone who acts upon mention of CNBC's mention of QE4 could undoubtably find a way to drown in a bathtub.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:29 | 2985458 fonzannoon
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it's fascinating to watch well groomed people in suits and ties engage in complete delusional discourse so casually.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:46 | 2985528 ParkAveFlasher
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Was Dr. Robert Stadler on the panel? 


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:47 | 2985529 NotApplicable
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Ties will do that to a guy. As for the ladies...

well, if I knew that, I'd be a rich man.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:17 | 2985399 HD
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Stocks are moving down - so what else can they do but hope that IQ's have dropped sharply since QE3 failed and that muppets will BTFD.

Where the hell is Kevin when you need him?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:09 | 2985357 ziggy59
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Fisher, you have 3 fingers pointing at ya, same goes to your boss, when you point your index at others, Including The Bird..

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:10 | 2985362 Zer0head
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May I respectfully suggest that Hannity and Limbaugh also receive that award

both are talking up Ron Paul's farewell speech

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:12 | 2985376 slackrabbit
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When Hannity talks up Ron Paul is cos the whore has been paid to.

Please RP supporters..please come back....your our only hope!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:15 | 2985390 fourchan
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two fucks that couldnt hold up rons jock strap.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:18 | 2985407 HD
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Hold it no...but no doubt they'd be sniffing it.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:12 | 2985372 Rathmullan
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Dick Fish then falls back on "balancing full employment with price stability".

Goddamnit Kevin! You'd better keep the dji above 12,500 or you'll be working for jeffries next week.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:50 | 2985540 NotApplicable
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Looks like Kevin's busy playing on Facebook. When do those shares unlock, again?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:13 | 2985377 HD
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Hello Pot? This is Kettle. You're not going to believe what I just heard about Obama...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:13 | 2985378 ziggy59
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From Crap,Nothing But Crap..

Apple Stock Hit by Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'

More like inferno...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:29 | 2985939 slackrabbit
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Disco Inferno

I know Tyler has one of these suits in his closet!!!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:14 | 2985388 eclectic syncretist
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Banks are parasites.  We need to move beyond them.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:15 | 2985389 ziggy59
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When the glove, uh, name fits...DICK!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:16 | 2985393 semperfi
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"Would you call that someone a "Wastrel enabler"? "

I think simply just a big "DICK" would do.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:16 | 2985395 economessed
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Way to demonstrate your command of 19th century slang, Dick.  Wastrel, jeesh, the last time I heard that, Andrew Jackson was dressing-down the Whigs....

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:28 | 2985453 AlaricBalth
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You owe me a Ferragamo tie. Just chuckled my martini on this one.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:16 | 2985397 centerline
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Right on script.  Poke the politicians.  Make them do something drastic so they can be held to blame for what happens next.  Or demonstrate that inaction causes the same thing.  Checkmate. Plenty of blame to go around.  Right?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:18 | 2985403 catacl1sm
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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:20 | 2985413 Nobody For President
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Parasitic Wastrel Enabler is a bit awkward, let us just call them The Fed.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:08 | 2985455 SillySalesmanQu...
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Dickfisher....kind of says it all. With little or no comment....

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:29 | 2985462 Urban Redneck
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That's definitely hypocritical.

But it's also extremely undiplomatic, even by Washington DC standards.

Perhaps Massa Banksta is getting bit antsy because of the uppity Congress Critters failure to "get to work".

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:38 | 2985469 Duke of Con Dao
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Bar-B-Que in 13 Seconds:

YouTube - Hamas Bar-B-Que - Israeli Style: Actual Footage of Drone Strike on Gaza 'Tough Guy' Ahmed Jabril

crispy or extra crispy? 

 Honk If You're About to be Taken Out by an Israeli Air to Surface Missile

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:33 | 2985480 WillyGroper
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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:35 | 2985490 Madcow
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Fisher, et al, continue to pretend that the fiat money system they created was not a fraud to begin with. i say call his bluff - go ahead and quit intervening in the markets, stop bailing out the banks, and just let the entire economy collapse as decades of debt cotracts are repudiated in bankrupcy court. 

with central banking you get - growth, growth, growth, growth, growth, total collapse. again and again. without exception.  to pretend otherwise is something between intellectual dishonesty and criminal deceit. 

the collpase is here and there is no way to avoid it.  things will continue to grow collapse-ier over the next 20-30 years. just look at japan. soon enough japan will implode in hyperinflation and we'll then know what out long-term hopes and dreams amount to.



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:35 | 2985494 Kokulakai
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I feel a disturbance in the force.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:35 | 2985495 ptoemmes
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So, I conclude Fisher is also a wastrel though I think he deserves a few descriptive adjectives to spiff it up a bit. 

I think he means the lawmakers fit definition 2 from Merriam-Wesbter:

He could clearly fit the first defintion if not also the second.

Yes - I had to look it up.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:36 | 2985497 M.B. Drapier
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With Dems back in control of the Senate and WH, time for Fisher to act up until 2016, or at least until he's replaced.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:37 | 2985503 ultraticum
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This is why I read ZH! You get it Tyler, thanks.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:39 | 2985509 EvlTheCat
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Yes, it's always the drug suppliers fault.  Never the junkie.  Congress is charged with regulating the money supply. Period.  Americans are charged with putting people in Congress who can do the job, not provide them with Utopia. This is what happens when you offshore your money supply, and allow jackboot thugs to disenfranchise your legal system.  Americans were asleep in prosperity, while it happened, and are now trying to point the finger at everyone else because the grease is drying up and they are starting to feel the pain of the rectal probe they have been getting all along.  Sorry, while I hate the Fed, they are not hypocrites they are parasites.  Americans not guarding the Constitution during the prosperous times, as well as, the dark days are the hypocrites.  And that includes me.  I use to blame my ignorance, and my parents, but then I grew up and started to educate myself on the matter.  I can guarantee you my kids will not be the same for it.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:51 | 2985541 EvlTheCat
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Thank you Dr. Paul!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:24 | 2985915 slackrabbit
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"Americans are charged with putting people in Congress who can do the job, not provide them with Utopia."


Hey, when did that happen? ;-)

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:11 | 2986073 EvlTheCat
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Well my grandmothers, grandfather, on his fathers sisters side, once said he heard from his barbers wifes, cousin that at one time right after the dinosaurs died out... wait the answer is 42...? right?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:43 | 2985518 Nothing To See Here
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<----- Fed mouthpiece blaming lawmakers for wanting deficit financing

<----- Lawmakers preaching fiscal responsibility while enabling the Fed's operations

Who is the worst hypocrite?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:44 | 2985521 Appleseed
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I thought they ment the fisher electric car company with all those federal subsidies :P

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:52 | 2985548 Darkness
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I am so hawkish on using the bathroom, its not even funny. 

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:53 | 2985552 Bunga Bunga
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I would be careful. Lawmakers can end it the same way they started it. It's just a simple majority vote.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:57 | 2985564 booboo
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First step in the process to eliminate the Congress. Watch the Exucutive Branch and the Fourth Estate (MSM) use this as a way to Fundamentally Transform" our government.

Put another way, who is the odd man out in this list:

The President

The Mainstream Press

The U.S. Congress

The Federal Reserve

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:58 | 2985579 Random_Robert
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Fisher is just posturing to become the Head of the new Sovereign Republic of Texas' central bank.



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:05 | 2985608 Shizzmoney
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Jeez, Richard Fisher has been going "rogue" the last few months ever since his holdings came out (agriculture, gold..which, generally, hedges against money printing and econ collapse) and Dylan Ratigan published in his book what he found about what Fisher said in FOMC minutes (he thought that the the US' problem wasn't that we imported too much crap from China, but that the US wasn't importing ENOUGH crap from China).

You know who are the real parasites of the system? The Federal Reserve, who has enabled Corporate Fraud, Malfeasance, and Plunder, at the expense of 70% of us, for the last 90 years.


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:34 | 2985736 Ignorance is bliss
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Here is a joke...


What do Obama, Bin Laden, and Benanke have in common?



They all want to destroy Amerika's freedoms.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:58 | 2986031 Vince Clortho
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Congress became parasitic wastrels many decades ago.  That was headline material in the 1920's.

Nearly a hundred years later, the Fed Dude in TX thinks he just discovered it.

Keystone Cops cheap theater.

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