Guest Post: Stupid Politician Monkeys

Tyler Durden's picture

Your rating: None

- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:35 | 1661659 SwingForce
SwingForce's picture

Hey I resemble that remark...

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:20 | 1661770 gmrpeabody
gmrpeabody's picture

Thanks for the read...

I needed that, ROTFLMAO!

AND..., it's all true.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 20:13 | 1661872 Apeman
Apeman's picture

Hey I resemble that remark...

Those stupid politicians are making us look bad.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:03 | 1661983 Libertarians fo...
Libertarians for Prosperity's picture



This article is pure horseshit, a blatant attempt at racism hiding behind the thin veil of pseudo-philosophy and junior college anthropology 101.     

I get the feeling Mr Galland began with the phrase The Stupid Monkey In Chief, and set out to "construct" an article around it - like he heard the phrase on Limbaugh one morning and decided to write an article around it.  Reading this article at face value, this monkey shit is just a strange, out-of-place metaphor which totally distracts from his larger points.  As a reader, you're sort of left wondering why he spends so much time on monkeys, since the point of the article has nothing to do with evolution, sociology, zoology, anthropology, etc.

Why all the monkey talk? It seems very stretched.  

As one could expect from an article framed by an out-of-place metaphor, this article veers around aimlessly, first taking on an anthropological tone with stuff about opposing thumbs.  Then it veers into some painful philosophical tripe about mental constructs, without providing the slightest bit of science or psychology to back it up.  It's even got some gratuitious right-wing shit about environmental monkeys, as if that has anything to do with anything.    

He includes himself in this monkey business.... some bullshit about his golf game, or something.  Really, it's just a way to say, "hey, you can't call me a racist for calling Obama a monkey further down in the article, if I called myself one, too!"   It's very transparent.   

Then, randomly, he mentions the AT&T, T-Mobile merger, which certainly has nothing to do with opposing thumbs or "mental constructs."  If he's trying to make the point that government often interferes in the market place, well....that's not anything new.

No.  Actually what he's trying to do is loop another branch of our government into the "monkey" talk, so he can't be accused of racism when he turns toward Obama. 

He's just covering his bases. First, very light-heartedly, he calls himself a monkey.  And now that he's called the DoJ monkeys, he can finally get to the original point of this entire piece of shit journalism:  The Stupid Monkey in Chief

It's like writing an essay about some famous woman, but then framing it around a discussion about whores. Can't get mad at me if I call myself a whore, too, right? Lot's of loosely connected dots which attempt to outline a discussion about anthropology, philosophy, and mankind's penchant for self-delusion - but in the end, it's all just about the Stupid Monkey in Chief.....

Galland isn't a monkey with a bad golf game.  He's just another right wing super-pig.


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:05 | 1662052 Ms. Erable
Ms. Erable's picture

Fuck off, troll.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:08 | 1662063 JR
JR's picture

In your zeal, you are unfairly demonizing a guy who in an earlier article. “Save the Virgins,” confused the bankers in this predatory Darwinian game of survival of the fittest with virgins, while referring to his own  “upright” ancestors as apes.

At the time, Galland feared that heavy-handed attempts at regulating the use of our money might be “counterproductive” for these predators, creating “an exodus of the more intelligent members of the sector to banks operating in less restrictive regimes.” 


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 23:48 | 1662517 Whalley World
Whalley World's picture

For the sake of accuracy, I do believe that both Chimps and Ravens have been observed creating tools in the wild and laboratory.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 02:44 | 1662743 AnAnonymous
AnAnonymous's picture

At the time, Galland feared that heavy-handed attempts at regulating the use of our money might be “counterproductive” for these predators, creating “an exodus of the more intelligent members of the sector to banks operating in less restrictive regimes.”


This is stupid. On the contrary, intelligent members will see it as an opportunity to monetize their intelligence.

Intelligence, contrary to US propaganda, does not provide with options that do not exist.

Ben "True American" Bernanke is 160 IQ and he is applying solutions that people two standard deviations below would.

Bernanke is facing in this US world order a situation his intelligence does not matter. Millions of people are able to come up with the exactly same solutions as his.

As the US world order is building up on problems too complex for human intelligence to solve, intelligent people will welcome any opportunity to valorize their intelligence and finding loop holes in human made regulations is one of those opportunities.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:10 | 1662073 Bullionaire
Bullionaire's picture

I think you're overthinking this one, LibFoPro.  And yet, while I usually mostly agree with Galland, it seems that today he overdosed on his rich white guy supplements.  Perhaps he should stick to "gold, bichez."



Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:25 | 1662114 fxrxexexdxoxmx
fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

Only bigots cry racism when simply asked for details.

How many cabinet members are African American in Ear Leaders regime?

Racism is as racism does..

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 22:09 | 1662236 I did it by Occident
I did it by Occident's picture

yeah, definitely an "reductio ad hitlerum" logical fallacy. 

Would it make a difference if clowns was subbed in for monkeys?  no, they are all monkeys and clowns,etc. 

Sheesh, the libtards are seeing racism behind every rock and tree.  Maybe people don't like the SMIC not because of his race, but because he is a tool. 

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 02:37 | 1662738 AnAnonymous
AnAnonymous's picture

Would it make a difference if clowns was subbed in for monkeys? no, they are all monkeys and clowns,etc.


The US citizen nature is eternal. Here, just down an article complaining about (some) humans prefering fantasy over reality, a comment is posted to defend the article's article, prefering fantasy over facts.

fantasy: he could have used clowns (while he did not)

reality: he used monkeys.

The injection of the monkey notion is extremelly feeble. It starts with capabilities that are not shared by all monkeys to jump to a capability that is very far from being widespred in monkeys: cultural ignorance of reality.

So why use monkeys and indeed not clowns? The question is valid. So is probably the answer as racism is an important component of US citizenism.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:59 | 1663930 I did it by Occident
I did it by Occident's picture

Ok, so he could have used "Morons" or "Idiots",

Why use metaphorical characterization and cut to the chase.  Reality is more entertaining anyways.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 02:51 | 1662751 AnAnonymous
AnAnonymous's picture

How many cabinet members are African American in Ear Leaders regime?

Racism is as racism does..

Indeed but the reading is wrong.

Obama is by all measures the US president with the least personal power. While he can abuse institutional power just like any other president, his personal power slice is near zero.

The very fact that he was unable to stuff his administration with negroes is a validation that the US is institutionally racist, that a negro, while reaching the highly position in power in the US country, can not perform actions a common US citizen can.

It is another validation that racism is white only so far. A negro when in charge of the US, is compelled the racist agenda.

There is nothing like negro racism, nothing like asian racism. Only white racism. Therefore it is useless to try to distinguish white racism from versions that do not exist.

Racism is white by default in this US world order.

Of course, the most delighful in this story is the comment sections it is written in.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:09 | 1663973 I did it by Occident
I did it by Occident's picture

Wouldn't the use of the term "negro" in your commentary be considered racist? 

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 21:34 | 1662140 forexskin
forexskin's picture

would you like some cheeeeezzzeee with that whiiiiiiinnnnnneeeee?

apologies to actual apes as the brunt of the comparison, especially the bonobos - problem? fix it with sex.

mmmmm, good plan.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 01:17 | 1662659 RJ
RJ's picture

The monkey rhetoric below kind of proves your point.

What was the point of this article and what did it have to do with AT&T and the POTUS?

And if you think the connections were clear, well, OK--Gold Bitchez! I just flung some kitty kibble to make you happy.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:39 | 1661673 Logans_Run
Logans_Run's picture

Now that Obama is being asked to "change" he has no interest in doing so!

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 20:01 | 1661852 TwelfthVulture
TwelfthVulture's picture

I HOPE he CHANGES his job.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:40 | 1661674 Cheesy Bastard
Cheesy Bastard's picture

Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:42 | 1661681 unclebill
unclebill's picture


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:45 | 1661690 caerus
caerus's picture


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 01:27 | 1662679 bluebare
bluebare's picture

Oh no, they did it.  They really, really did it.  GOD DAMN YOU!

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:42 | 1661682 Flakmeister
Flakmeister's picture

I always saw the excess reserves as dead money.....

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:09 | 1661742 Kayman
Kayman's picture

Excess reserves on one side and matched against make believe paper on the other.

"Hey Captain, it sure is wet out tonite"

"Yes sir, matey, it's always a little damp when the boat is sunk"

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:19 | 1661768 Flakmeister
Flakmeister's picture


"Yes sir, matey, it's always a little damp when the boat is sunk"

Classic... LOL

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 01:14 | 1662654 bid the soldier...
bid the soldiers shoot's picture

Don't you like found money better than dead money?

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:43 | 1661684 Cheyenne
Cheyenne's picture

"A more widespread delusion is a tendency to believe in the status quo."


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:02 | 1661728 B9K9
B9K9's picture

Bingo? I thought we (being ZH and commenters) had finally dispelled of the notion that anyone, anywhere, at any time, actually believed in the efficacy of any of the numerous interventions & stimulus programs, fiscal, monetary and otherwise.

The only widespread delusion is the tendency to believe the status quo didn't know exactly what was occurring. I mean, the hubris is remarkable; how is it that a small minority knows what's goin' down, yet the very engineers, all of them Ivy league grads, who designed, implemented and manage(d) the Ponzi, did not? LOL

There is no way out. We need an annual 2-3% increase in oil production to drive the global economy - one that correlates perfectly @ 1:1 with oil consumption/utilization. Flat production, not even peak oil, dooms the Ponzi. How can anyone with an IQ above, say, 120+, not understand that all these fuckers know perfectly well what is happening?

The name of the game is survival. Right now, they are in charge of the far-ranging legal apparatus, including command of the military, treasury and all police functions, to ensure that they have a leg up over you & me.

Bingo my ass.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:09 | 1661743 Cheyenne
Cheyenne's picture

"There is no way out."

Oh, there's a way out. Ain't gonna be comfortable, and won't involve the status quo, to be sure. But there is most definitely a way out.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:27 | 1661785 Shell Game
Shell Game's picture

My version of a way out involves a gun held to government's head and pulling the trigger.  May mean we have to make our own shoes and ride horses again.  But it fucking beats an oligarchy-serving MIC and corporate & social parasites.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:36 | 1661806 Cheyenne
Cheyenne's picture

Indeed it does. Indeed it does.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:58 | 1661847 X.inf.capt
X.inf.capt's picture

you know, guys, the matrix is starting to get unmanagible to the PTB. or so it looks.......

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 22:23 | 1662269 OldPhart
OldPhart's picture

Don't worry, they're on it!

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 22:26 | 1662281 OldPhart
OldPhart's picture

Don't worry, they're on it!

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 20:19 | 1661889 trav7777
trav7777's picture

flat production IS peak oil...the cantarell-esque backside of the production curve is the apocalypse.  Gonna be some real four horsemen shit outta that.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 00:28 | 1662565 bid the soldier...
bid the soldiers shoot's picture

Very true.

Then there's Ghawar. This one field was 6% of world production. They say it's dying.

Them 4 horsemen don't bother me. I got a ticket to ride.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:01 | 1661729 B9K9
B9K9's picture


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 20:04 | 1661855 Al Gorerhythm
Al Gorerhythm's picture

"A more widespread delusion is a tendency to believe in the status quo."

if no one believed there was a god, would there be one? A more widespread delusion ...............

It all boils down to the depths of delusion one is prepared to believe in. Fiat money, solvent banks, celebate priests, productive government.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 23:55 | 1662536 Whalley World
Whalley World's picture

You can believe in change, spare change

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:47 | 1661696 Gubbmint Cheese
Gubbmint Cheese's picture

Humans and apes aren't related at all.. they aren't even cousins.

so says the teaparty.


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 20:12 | 1661870 CH1
CH1's picture

Give it a rest. The "Tea Party" is millions of individuals, with opinions all over the map.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 03:00 | 1662759 AnAnonymous
AnAnonymous's picture


Individuality does not exist in this US world order.

What is undivided in this US world order is the group.

The group is all.

The Tea Party as a group represents one opinion and one only on this topic.

People not sharing this opinion are in the wrong group.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:52 | 1661703 Hot Piece of Bass
Hot Piece of Bass's picture

"I would add a tendency to form all manner of mental constructs and to then act in accordance with those constructs, even when those constructs have little or no connection to reality."

Was that meant to be ironic?

I agree with much of what the writer posted, but frankly, most of what he said is based entirely on mental constructs and the self-aggrandizing opinions of some elitist sounding jerk.

Ever notice how the stupid masses are always... "Them?"  Does anyone ever stop and wonder... "Holy Crap!  Maybe I'm the idiot here?"

Just a thought...


Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:04 | 1661736 Snidley Whipsnae
Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"Ever notice how the stupid masses are always... "Them?" Does anyone ever stop and wonder... "Holy Crap! Maybe I'm the idiot here?"

Well, the answer to your question is 'sometimes'... Sometimes the most intelligent, clever, cunning (add any adjectives you wish) make mistakes.

...and the more that markets are warped by central bank interference the more mistakes we are likely to make...

Does anyone really believe that a bunch of guys in a central bank know more about what interest rates should be than Mr Market? Central bankers have turned everything upside down... They are trying to kill Mr Market.

One comforting thought ... Mr Market always wins in the end.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 23:45 | 1662504 forexskin
forexskin's picture

Ever notice how the stupid masses are always... "Them?"  Does anyone ever stop and wonder... "Holy Crap!  Maybe I'm the idiot here?"

LOL - that got me

now i know why i'm confused. its good that i'm confused... somehow...

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 18:53 | 1661706 rocker
rocker's picture

Nothing beats the credibility of the Monkey From FT who put out the bogus report on China buying Italy's Bonds. It was mostly old news reported before.

This puts the FT on the shit list with CNBC, who interviewed the asshole.  I actually thought the FT was a worthy paper. Not Anymore.

We all know that the markets are rigged. I did not put shorts on Today. But that was the reason they put this bogus rumor mill in the works.

The HFTs burnt the shorts. CNBC has done this type of work before. This time CNBC, FOX and Bloomberg joined the disease called journalism.

We do not have honest journalism, governments, media, and markets.

Thank God we still have Zero Hedge.    

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:14 | 1661753 Snidley Whipsnae
Snidley Whipsnae's picture

+1 Rocker... Few places let to go... ZH is a keeper.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:34 | 1661800 disabledvet
disabledvet's picture

Actually i want to give a shout out to CNBC...and Tom Keene who did the courageous thing today and didn't come to work. We all know the story...and we all know it's big courtesy of me, some guy named Reggie and of course Zero Hedge. For over a year now Bloomberg has taken our European baton and run one great story aftet another. Like a Mozart Opera this epic has played out both beautifully, hilariously and now ultimately tragically. Now here we are...CNBC is all in...they smell the big-ness in it. And Bloomberg shuts Bloomberg down. I'm living proof that money will buy the lie long after the galactically significant truth has been put down. The whole world is watching this. And where is CNN? Where is Fox and MSNBC? Forcing their people to spend quality time with a truck driver. It really goes to the heart of the simply non-serious nature of people who's job it is to show us the exact opposite. We here discuss the financial collapse of perhaps two Continents...and what i'm listening is a story about penguins. On CNN. I've never had a doubt about the rightness of you people here. What i don't understand is how those who are actually paid to do this can't see how they are seen for only their wrong-ness.

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:42 | 1661818 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

FT should be shut down immediately, and charges against them such that they would spill the beans against whoever told them to pull that crap right when markets were caving in like a sandcastle at high tide.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!