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Archive for March 5th, 2009

Wall Street Watch on the Financial Crisis

Posted by Charles II on March 5, 2009

Read how $5B was spent for the opportunity to vaporize $2.6T in assets!

Find out whether the better class of investment banks bought Barack Obama or John McCain!

Two hundred thirty one scintillating pages of wonkistry on the financial crisis!

(Wall Street Watch via Deb Cupples of BuckNakedPolitics)

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Jon Stewart deals death to CNBC

Posted by Charles II on March 5, 2009

As you may know, Rick Santelli has become a populist hero among the Marie Antoinette crowd for excoriating Barack Obama over $75B in relief for homeowners (even as $700B has gone to shadow banks like AIG).

Jon Stewart called “bulls–t.” (via Ritholtz)

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Thursday Morning News Roundup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 5, 2009


— If the Gang of Fourteen Plus Lieberman really hates earmarks as much as they say they do, then how come the effort to strip some from the budget bill just failed?

— Contrast this silly posturing with President Obama’s putting the war profiteers on notice.

— I love Margaret and Helen.

— Oh, and somebody must have threatened to use force of arms to get Turdblossom to show up and testify before Congress.

— Meanwhile, Sasha and Malia can now play on a new swing set while their daddy watches them from his home office.

Posted in 111th Congress, Ben "Lieberman" Nelson, Blackwater, Blue Dogs, Congress, Constitution, Constitutional crisis, corruption, hypocrites, Karl Rove, President Obama, priorities | 1 Comment »

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