• Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.
  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

Video Of The Day: Regulators Squirm When Asked About "Too Big to Jail"

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Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

This video has been going around for a few days, but wow.  Very powerful and could be effective in knocking some sense into more sheeple if it gets spread widely enough.  It’s an absolute joke that these people being questioned by Senator Elizabeth Warren are supposed hold the banks to task.  I mean this Tom Curry character.  I could probably go up to him, take his glasses off his face and walk away and he wouldn’t even notice.  Furthermore, those little placards in front of them that state “honorable.”  These people have zero honor.  The joke’s on us.

She also makes the key point how ordinary citizens are constantly harassed by the “authorities” for what are in many cases petty and victimless crimes, while the bankers who have unleashed more destruction than anyone else, get slaps on the wrist.  Every single American should watch this short clip.

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:37 | 3254895 tsx500
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<<<<<< END THE FED !

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:44 | 3254930 your neighbor
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How the hell are all those Honorables suppose to behave when they are interviewing every single day?

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254941 greased up deaf guy
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talk is cheap... even after being adjusted for inflation.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:13 | 3255020 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Warren can get on it as a Sen, but when she was a regulator, she did nothing.  It is funny seeing how hypocratic everyone can be, and how dumb some posts on ZH are.

Good job Krieger.

[pats him on his head]

Run along now and play swords with Max Keiser.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:16 | 3255037 The Shootist
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She's actually the worst US senator. Perhaps ever.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:35 | 3255101 Big Slick
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Dem from Mass = Wealth Redistributionist

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. ... You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." - Elizabeth Warren

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255183 flacon
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> "But part of the underlying social contract is"

 

Oh dear... I seem to have lost my copy of the social contract; you know, the part that has my signature on it. Ms Warren, would you please fax me a copy for my records? Thanks.

 

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:32 | 3255237 Xibalba
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What is a "Regulators"? 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:58 | 3255280 Popo
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Historically speaking, they are the aides to the King and they too will go to the guillotine.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:06 | 3255298 Deo vindice
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Maybe my eyesight is getting bad, but I watched this really closely - all the way through - and for the life of me I couldn't see the dog and pony, even though I just know they must be in there somewhere.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:39 | 3255354 DJ Happy Ending
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It is a figurative dog and pony.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 07:44 | 3255530 GetZeeGold
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Punked by a pseudo Native American amateur.......that's just damn embarrassing there.

 

"We'll just go in and answer a few questions.....what could possibly go wrong?"

 

Just another reason I'm a conservative and I hate those damn Republicans.

When a progressive has to pick up the slack....you know it's bad.

A couple of grownups in the room would have had those cats feeling the fire of hell licking at their feet.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:22 | 3256067 Buzz Fuzzel
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Panem et circenses

99% of the people in the room have no understanding of the basic concept of justice.  We are doomed.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 04:24 | 3255445 Richardk888
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They are located next to the elephant in the room.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:26 | 3255591 DangerClams
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It's the name of the band of good guy criminals (led by Emilio Estevez) in "Young Guns".  And "Young Guns 2: Electric Boogaloo".

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:48 | 3255412 Voluntary Exchange
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@flacon:

 

Ya, the so called "social contract" is just obfuscation for the truth: "I/We are allowed to rob you!!!".

 

See:

Larken Rose: "I'm allowed to Rob you!" -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngpsJKQR_ZE 

 

A "special" group of people asserting they have special rights, is what it has always been, a lie to wit, the FOUNDATIONAL example:

"Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes..." - Us Constitution Article 1, sec 8.

Oh really when did I or anyone else agree?  I agree since I pay taxes? Well if I don't pay that theft to the Gov they  cage me where I can be sodomized or murdered and if  I resist Gov stealing my stuff, they will do what ever they have to overpower me, including killing. 

Since the American system is founded on theft and the initiation of force to sustain that theft, can we be surprised that we are the source of death and misery for millions of people on this planet, and that this criminal conspiracy has grown into the largest tyranny the world has ever seen?  Yep good little people pay all yer taxes now!!!

 

More links:

 

http://mises.org

 

"Democracy- The Joke's on You!" - By Larken Rose

http://www.garryarcher.com/?p=271

 

"Let's Make a Deal" - By Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXm0YHq85Yc

 

 

 

"A Stupid Idea" - By Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pYF2vDJGxc

 

"George Ought to Help"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PGMQZEIXBMs

 

 

 

"Comfortably Numb" - By Jim Quinn

http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=25234

 

"The Rejection of Liberty" by Rick Flame:

http://tolfa.us/arts/roj.htm

 

 

 

"How an Economy Grows and Why it Doesn't" by Irwin A. Schiff:

http://freedom-school.com/money/how-an-economy-grows.pdf

http://www.takelifeback.com/hegawid/

 

 

 

 

"Hoppe on the Impracticality of One_World Government ..."

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/wile13.1.html

 

"People Of The Lie: The Psychopathology Of The “Public Servant” And The Sociopathology Of The State"

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-people-lie-psychopathology-%...

 

"Positively Wrong: Positivism, That Is"

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-positively-wrong-positivism

 

"The Governance Of A Free Society"

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-governance-free-society

 

"On the Other Hand... TAke Me To Your Owner" by Jim Davies:

http://tolfa.us/arts/otoh153.htm

 

"Non-Aggression Principle"

http://agorism.info/non-aggression_principle

 

"What is Anarchy?"

http://managainstthestate.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-is-anarchy_8895.html

 

"The Science of Anarhism" By David S. D'Amato

http://c4ss.org/content/8610

 

"Law without Government"

Pt 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khRkBEdSDDo

pt 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPyrq6SEL0

 

"Patri Friedman: AGORA I/O Seasteading & Agorism"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG74Gmfd-9c

 

"Agorism"

http://agorism.info/

 

"Charles "Rad Geek" Johnson chats it up with MHD about Agorism"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO9AtSwjV1s

 

"Brad Spangler ... Agorism"  "The Makers can live without the Takers!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ob2f5arcUI

 

"Our Enemy the State" - by Albert Jay Nock

http://mises.org/etexts/ourenemy.pdf

 

"What is the Austrian School of Economics? How does it differ from Marxist, 

Keynesian and Chicago Schools of Economics?"

http://managainstthestate.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-is-austrian-school-o...

 

http://c4ss.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/C4SS-Desktop-Manufacturing.pdf

 

“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:A LIBERTARIAN CRITIQUE"

http://c4ss.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/intellectual-property-a-liber...

 

"The Philosophy of Liberty" -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTQqvDtPzY0&NR=1

 

"Statism, Cages and the Murder of Concience"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATR-eHXwceU&feature=channel_video_title

 

"Sunset of the State" 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCEXtpTNYU 

 

"On the Edge W M Keiser, Voluntarism" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKyutB3u2bM 

 

"The Law" - by Frederic Bastiat

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

 

"The Myth of the Rule of Law" - 

http://faculty.msb.edu/hasnasj/GTWebSite/MythWeb.htm

 

"But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t7fJCtv90Pc

http://mises.org/daily/1855

 

"Statism is Dead - The Matrix" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P772Eb63qIY&feature=channel 

 

"Statism is Dead - Free Range Humans" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02rvMwSlAu0&feature=channel 

 

"Statism is Dead -Terrorism" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRbwpc2XV4&feature=channel 

 

"The Story of Your Enslavement" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A 

 

Gnostic Media Podcast #136 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.1 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtIp7c1FmP8

 

Gnostic Media Podcast #137 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.2 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGcve8VgpBQ

 

Gnostic Media Podcast #138 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.3 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMk5iLYk5N8

 

"State or Private Law Society" - 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/hoppe/hoppe26.1.html

 

“Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy“ - 

http://mises.org/books/chaostheory.pdf

 

"No Treason, No. 1"

http://lysanderspooner.org/node/44

 

http://pixel420.com/pixel420/stateless/

 

"Disproving the State" - 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux4.html 

 

"A Virus of the Mind" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suNzxthcTJs 

 

http://www.libertarianstandard.com/articles/david-j-heinrich/justice-for...

 

"The Story of Our Unenslavement" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzyogKiXhEA 

 

 

 

"The Handbook of Human Ownership - A Manual for New Tax Farmers"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67_imEHTPE 

 

For those who can tollerate the vulgar metaphores:

"The American Dream" - By George Carlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

 

 

Spontaneous Order:

 

"Institutional Bases of the Spontaneous Order: Surety and Assurance" by Albert Loan

http://mason.gmu.edu/~ihs/w91essay.html

 

Ireland early history:

 

Obliterating Statist Myths Episode One: Anarchic vs. Statist Law and Justice (3 parts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0TBE-pcEi0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiiPQU0ku-o&feature=relmfu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ULmwn0YUc&feature=relmfu

 

Ireland's Success with the Free Market and Anarchism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZi45Mf6jYY&feature=related

 

"Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law"

http://mises.org/journals/jls/1_2/1_2_1.pdf

 

"Brehon Law: a Pragmatic System Based on Property Rights" 

http://irishlibertyforum.org/researched-articles/82-brehon-law.html

 

"Stateless Societies: Ancient Ireland"

http://mises.org/journals/lf/1971/1971_04.pdf (pg. 3)

 

"Irish History - Brehon Law - Part 1 of 11"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN52LnC020g&feature=player_embedded

 

Medieval Iceland:

 

http://www3.hi.is/~bthru/iep.htm

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/long1.html

http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Iceland/Iceland.html

http://osf1.gmu.edu/~ihs/w91issues.html

 

Other Stateless Societies:

 

http://osf1.gmu.edu/~ihs/w91issues.html

http://mises.org/story/2542#1

http://mises.org/journals/scholar/stringham3.pdf

 

Anarchic Insurance Agencies

http://mises.org/rothbard/newlibertywhole.asp#p215

 

 

Reputation

http://mises.org/journals/jls/1_2/1_2_1.pdf

 

Other sutff:

 

"Thrive Documentary"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lEV5AFFcZ-s

 

"The Love Police"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDh0Cvsw9Jk&feature=related

 

 

Somalia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtGkTRnocZI&playnext=1&list=PL522B9A4D503...

http://www.peterleeson.com/Better_Off_Stateless.pdf

 

More on free markets

 

 

"Free Market Myths Debunked!" - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOBD6v8g1F4 

 

Crony Capitalism:

 

"Interview - John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part I"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbdnNgqfs8

 

"Interview - John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part II"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29GhXsx7-Rs

 

"John Perkins - The Secret History of the American Empire"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z43f0F97HDM

 

 

 

End the FED!  (all of it, not just the criminal fiat system).

 

Reboot with free market defense and adjudication services, good bye to "Limited Liability" (we're special don't ya know!). 

 

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 07:26 | 3255549 Rusty Shorts
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Civilization! - *Some Restrictions Apply

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wiRhVzsXFM

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:19 | 3256533 escargot
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Hey can you recommend any more videos?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:17 | 3256945 Nostradumbass
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A link to all those links would suffice.

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255186 Rusty Shorts
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...that's the biggest load of shit I've ever heard.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:43 | 3255360 krispkritter
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Geronimo-money! 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:32 | 3255238 smartstrike
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Sounds like a lady with a functioning brain that understands how the economy works.

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:21 | 3255582 CaptainObvious
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Reads like a dipshit without a functioning brain who doesn't understand how the Congress works.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:35 | 3255609 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I hate to say it but she is not entirely wrong. "you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." That is just a long winded way of saying invest in the future. How you invest we can disagree on but if you have children you most certainly invest in them to suceed in the now and in the future. And if you don't, you still invest in a system you agree with in some form or another to make sure the system doesn't fail and will suceed after you are gone. Let me ask a rhetorical question what have all you people who believe in libertarianism done to invest in the system that promotes libertarianism besides investing in yourselves.

 

She may wind up being no more than the good cop in the good cop/bad cop routine or being self serving here. Doesn't matter enjoy the show. She genuinely had them squirming and that is worth the price of admission to watch.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:27 | 3255687 Stanley Lord
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You sound like Danica Patrick. " I trust the US Government to make the right decisions"

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:08 | 3255696 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Only when you hold them accountable to do so (that is a big part of the problem in general).......... When you invest in an individual that same principle holds. And where did I say anything about trusting government? Trust has to be earned not automatically given. Investment is the same as hedging, gold bugs are investing in gold as an investment (hedge) against dollar collapse. There is nothing anti-libertarian about investing. Please don't use sophist methods like deflection and changing the topic to stir up the me too types by implicating false assumptions. Be intellectually honest (right or wrong doesn't matter) or stick a sock in it.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:00 | 3256907 thisandthat
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You realize she actually couldn't be more right on this, do you (actually, should be in the whole world) - or can you point out each particular where she's wrong?

Btw, profit, in itself, is also a form of wealth redistribution - you need someone to pay you more than you give them, in order for you to become rich(er).

Also, anything public is socialist by definition (laws, government, courts, police, military, etc.): the collective deciding what's better for the community as a whole, rather than each individual deciding what's better for themselves.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:20 | 3255219 El Oregonian
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You mean the worst American Indian senator ever don't you?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:13 | 3255305 Number 156
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They are all bad.

First, they create the problem, then they pretend to be trying to fix it. 

Dont be sucked in.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:24 | 3255682 11b40
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And you, my friend, sound like an ignoramus.

She is their worst nightmare, and the irony is, they could have shuffled her on over the Consumer Protection Agency and pulled her teeth.....but nooo.  We don't want no stinkin' Consumer Protection, and we especially don't want that bitch.  She might cause a lot of trouble.  Hahahahahaha.  Now, she is in their clubhouse with all the same priveleges they enjoy....and she has axes to grind.

You go girl!  This could be fun.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:19 | 3255050 swani
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Exactly. When she was a regulator she did nothing. No one does anything in a Banana Republic, they just grandstand so the sheeple think someone else is doing it for them and they can go back to the Kardashians.  

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:44 | 3255128 McMolotov
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But she has high cheekbones. That's worth something.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:46 | 3255367 Motorhead
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She can make you talk Indian talk.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:29 | 3255396 NidStyles
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I keep hearing people call this a banana republic, but I will damned if I can find a single banana grown here....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:29 | 3255078 Cabreado
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I think we argued about this a couple days ago.

We're running out of opportunities for truth, and to shut down any semblance of it is not the way to go.

Your "pats on the head" crap only makes you look self-serving and confused, and that would be the best case...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:46 | 3255134 Anusocracy
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You are right.

Expose them, ridicule them, laugh at them, shame them.

Undermine their authority.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:46 | 3255135 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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First off, fuck you.  Second, Congress has no authority to do anything anymore.  They voted down the bailouts, they were threatened by the banks.  Then they passed the bailouts even though the vast majority of people did not want them.

She had a shot as a regulator to make waves.  She was Bart Chilten in a dress - she did nothing.  Now she gets to wave and yell and for what?  Nothing will happen and she knows it.

As far as what I want to say to other people who aren't you, fuck off.  Two to a fight.

Don't you know the rules?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:04 | 3255185 Cabreado
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"Congress has no authority to do anything anymore."

You spew bullshit.
You are dangerous.
Get off your high horse.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:31 | 3255397 NidStyles
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What did they do about Libya? The extensive use of EO's?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:58 | 3256643 jmc8888
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Simple, it WAS an impeachable offense, thus what they did, and what they should and have the right to do are very different courses of action.

Glass-Steagall

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255187 Teamtc321
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+1000

 

Warren pop's a loaded question she know's the suit's can't respond favorably to. Then bates them with waving pen to close within the 2 minute voting clip being produced for film, all for the voting sheep in her corral.

Golf Clap for dear Beth....

 

Fish on!!!!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:37 | 3255244 Godspeed You-Se...
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Everyone plays the game. You know it's all almost over when the wolfs begin feasting upon one another to stay alive. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:31 | 3255699 11b40
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This was the first hole in a long tournement.  Wise men might reserve judgment.  

If there is to be any action from Congress, someone has to start leading the charge and getting the public involved.  This was her very first shot, and her aim looks pretty damn good to me.

what is a 'bate', by the way?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:57 | 3255996 Teamtc321
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I think we have all seen enough Golf played in the last 4 year's by those who double speak on how they are working on real change.

You may be correct in that wise men might reserve judgement but then again, why fish the same stretch of water with the same bait, when day after day the fish getter fatter and the so called wise fisherman get's thinner and weaker hoping for change?

If Mrs. Warren was a regulator at one point, wouldn't that be similar in double speak to actually fishing in a barrel? Meaning like fishing into a 55 gallon barrel with fish in it so to say? If she couldn't pull the trigger at that range then why should we believe she is actually fishing now?

Na, she might just be sucker fishing..........It's what's for dinner!

Fish On!!!

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:17 | 3256288 11b40
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Seems to me we have only one stream to fish in, so we best do all we can to clean it up.  I will take all the help I can get, whereever it may come from.

Yes, she was a regulator, but she was not independent, and she caused waves then, too.  Now, she is independent, with only her voters to answer to.  Her supporters are ecstatic about her first performance.

I go back to my original position of reserving judgement.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:35 | 3255399 Al Gorerhythm
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You meant to say: "She's Bart Chilton in a suit.", didn't you?; Bart being just a skirt-wearing wall flower.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:09 | 3256042 Cortez the Killer
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go back to turdville, asshole

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:03 | 3255184 expres12
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Did you ever have a boss that wouldn't let you do your job?  She more than likely did.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:37 | 3255401 Al Gorerhythm
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She has a boss who won't let her do her job and she likes it that way.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:34 | 3255705 11b40
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Not anymore.  The position of U.S. Senator only answers to voters once every 6 years and is one of the best offices to hold in the world.  She does not HAVE to do anything she does not want to.

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