ARE YOU SHITTING ME? (again?) Paulson and Bernanke deserve 20 to life.

This one’s short, not very sweet, and based on a cold rage that Pastor Ag has seldom felt before.

DATELINE Washington DC: Last week, Hank Paulsonuvabitch appears in a double secret probationary meeting before select Congress-critters, and claims that the entire financial system of the USA will collapse unless he gets emergency powers, unfettered, unsupervised, and without accountability to the courts, congress, or the American taxpayer . . . oh yeah, and a $700,000,000,000 loan. AND he gets to play with the money for 4 months without oversight until he retires. Whereupon he probably joins one of the recipients of his princely financial gifts and dole-outs. Congress was left speechless. Which may be the only good thing in this whole mess.

(HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL NOTE: For the past 2 yrs, Paulsonuvabitch, The Loan Stranger, and his sidekick “Tonto” Bernanke have repeatedly assured Congress-critters that no new regulation was needed and that the economy was robust, strong, and stable.)

DATELINE White House: Today, the assistant press corpse handler for the President admitted that, despite their denials of trouble for the past several months, in reality the White House, Treasury, and the Fed, were aware of this growing financial abyss, lied to congress, lied to the American public, and had worked out this solution during those months.

(HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL NOTE: Bite me in the ass once, shame on you; Bite me in the ass twice, thrice, etc., with the Patriot Act, IraqNam, AND FISA, and I should be really ashamed of mself; Bite me in the ass with this Mother of all Bailouts, and the only possible honorable reaction from Congress can be to commit group Hari Kiri, unless and until our Congress-critters can find their missing spines and stand up to this illegal, immoral, cheating, unconstitutional collection of political thugs and thieves. You know them as the Bush Administration.)

We now know that that the economy’s not “robust”, but a bust. The only way it is “strong” is when you compare it to the lovely aroma given off by a mega-farm that concentrates its pig offal directly upwind of you. Stable? only if you compare it to a mountain of jello during an Category 7 earthquake as measured on Sir Richter’s magnitude scale.

I don’t know which is worse, the fact that today’s US economy would look at 1929-1930 with envy, or that our Administration leaders repeatedly, constantly, and deliberately lied to Congress and the American people about the state of the state, or lastly, that I have absolutely zero confidence in our Congress, either party, to stand up, be brave, investigate the hell out of this quagmire, and rationally work to fix ALL problems, not just the liquidity problems of Tonto’s and the Loan Stranger’s best friends.

The only funny part of this whole mess is that Bernanke and Paulsonuvabitch worry that limiting some of the investment officers’ and directors’ bonuses and income might prevent them from signing on to this contemptible mess of a bailout. The irony is so rich, that it would set off metal detectors in your local airport.


  1. Klaus Hergeschimmer

    Nancy Pelosi has stated that she won’t hand George Bush a
    blank check for the bailout -HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!!!

    Fancy Pants ‘No Blank Checks For Bush’s Iraq War’ Pelosi is at it again with ‘No Blank Checks For The Bailout’ -HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!!!

    I have nothing but contempt for the D-Crappers! Those Spineless D-Sheep let it happen.


    I do not suscribe to the ‘voting for the lesser evil’ theory as to why I should vote for D-Crappers.

    I will not be voting for Sir Obama of Camelot.


  2. Stratocaster

    The 10,000 protesters in Washington was bad info. The link was from Sep 23, 2005 not 2008. But there is something going on, and I will provide a link as soon as I find it.

  3. KayInMaine

    The sell off was probably faked too, meaning, the Big Boys started selling off and it panicked everyone, and they’ll come back after the bailout and buy it all back! Or something like that.

    There have been no accidents over the past 8 years. It’s all been staged by the fascist Pigs in the White House. I hate them!

  4. Malibu

    Interesting theory Kay. The FBI owes the American people after their ignoring many pre-9/11 threats. Did they try hard enough to warn the White House? This all comes back to an extremely weak White House and Congress.

    This mess may actually turn America around and head us off again in a better form of government. We should not cover the debts of the troubled loan machines/banks. We Americans should demand that the government do what we all would do in our own financial world. Stop spending money in an illegal war and clean up the waste and abuse from the government spending programs. We need to put D.C. on a very strict budget and throw the Congress out.

    Is America strong enough to demand the changes that caused this mess be removed and convicted of fraud? Mr. Kezelis is right on the target.


  5. psyopswatcher

    Meanwhile back at Rancho Reality, Americans await breathlessly the 29 seconds of “Sarah at the UN Show”, which the media isn’t allowed to cover except for photo ops. Yea, let’s talk about Sar-rah and the media. CNN taking one for the gypper.

    Convenient diversion to Senate coverage on CSpan3, eh? (it’s on again today)

  6. Rob Kezelis

    If anyone honestly believes that the FBI will do a yeoman’s job of this investigation, and target the biggest donors of McCain and Bush in the process, I have land in Florida, a bridge in Brooklyn and a oil well in Texas that I can offer you at a greatly reduced price.

    They are there simply to distract us. In the meantime, Bush/Bernanke/Paulson are fighting tooth and nail to maintain the multi-million dollar bonuses that those companies’ execs will get.

  7. Stratocaster

    I’m still trying to understand how anyone could believe the problem could be solved by printing more money. If that was the case, all of our problems would be over. Health Care, Social Security, Unemployment, Security, hey, all we have to do is print more money, and when the dollar has the buying power of a nickle, we can all sit around and wonder what and the hell kind of Bannana Republic we are living in.

  8. JerZGirl

    Every time I read anything about this administration, an old Beatles’ song runs through my head, over and over and over….

    You say you want a revolution
    Well you know
    we all want to change the world
    You tell me that it’s evolution
    Well you know
    We all want to change the world
    But when you talk about destruction
    Don’t you know that you can count me out
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
    Alright Alright

    You say you got a real solution
    Well you know
    we’d all love to see the plan
    You ask me for a contribution
    Well you know
    We’re all doing what we can
    But when you want money for
    people with minds that hate
    All I can tell you is
    brother you have to wait
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
    Alright Alright

    You say you’ll change the constitution
    Well you know
    we all want to change your head
    You tell me it’s the institution
    Well you know
    You better free your mind instead
    But if you go carrying
    pictures of Chairman Mao
    You ain’t going to make it
    with anyone anyhow
    Don’t you know know it’s gonna be alright
    Alright Alright

    Scary, ain’t it?
    “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

  9. Ardie

    Why was Eliot Spitzer was busted? It is plausible that he was getting too close to the Bush con game. On Thursday, February 14, 2008, this article was published by Eliot Spitzer. I have edited it for a quick read with the URL included.

    “Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders.

    Even though predatory lending was becoming a national problem, the Bush administration looked the other way and did nothing to protect American homeowners. In fact, the government chose instead to align itself with the banks that were victimizing consumers.

    Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.

    The administration accomplished this feat through an obscure federal agency called the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). For 140 years, the OCC examined the books of national banks to make sure they were balanced, an important but uncontroversial function. But a few years ago, for the first time in its history, the OCC was used as a tool against consumers.

    In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative.”


  10. acf

    I don’t have a problem with the idea of a bailout, per se, just one designed and controlled by administration members that are creatures of the very companies deep in the heart of the scandal. Talk about foxes wanting to guard the hen house. I want oversight, big time. I want consequences, again big time. I want benefits for homeowners damaged by these practices. I want these admin members (eg Paulson) far away from any control of this process. I want those designing any bailout not to have a special interest in minimizing their business contacts from suffering too much from it. They are going to try and protect their interests, and protect their ability to conduct profitable business in the future, as always.

  11. frank verismo

    Excellent work posting this Spitzer article. Evidence is piling on top of evidence that this was not only foreseen but deliberate. Not that I ever considered otherwise as the bankers must have their North American Union (as they have repeatedly bleated for decades).

    Destroy the economy – provide the pre-prepared ‘solution’.

    Virtualy no high-level player in the cesspool game of politics is clean. You simply aren’t allowed to advance if there isn’t some kind of dirt that can be used against you, should you go off-script. Clearly, this was the case with Spitzer.

    Now that we know – what do we do?

  12. AustinRanter

    Our situation can’t possibly be so shocking to all. Come on…please…that’s an insult to anybody who has even the slightest of critcial thinking skills.

    Will Americans step up to the highest calling of their duties as “We the People”? I doubt it.

    America’s level of silence in this exraordinary political swindle will be the defining benchmark as to the overall intelligence of the average citizen, but more importantly America’s electorates.

    At this point-in-time, I’m not sure that Washington, as a whole, deserves Civil Disobedience action by the citizens.

    America can’t seem to stand together in a single voice and say, “Enough is enough!” What measure of corruption in Washington will it take to get a genuine rise out of the citizens?

    Perhaps the lack of solidarity to squash crooked politicians and hiding in the dark bueaurcats can be attributed to a long standing apathy and ignorance that’s consumed our nation’s people over the past several generations.

    Americans citizens don’t want to admit their role in this mess either. Washington is a major player in bankrupting our country…but the citizens have a very healthy role in so many ways.

    If Paulson and all of his butt wipers…along with all of the other Washington fat cats who hold a very serious link to our current economic and market situations went to jail…Washington would be an empty city.

    We might as well elect Palin as the All Ruling Dictator and get it over with.

  13. Lillibet

    McCain and Gramm broke the Glass Steagel. We pay the bill at the China shop.

    Whining? The very regulation hating people are the ones whining about the mess they want every man, woman and child to pay for, all while they get off without a whiff of penalty. And without complaint from those paying the bills. And without Court or Agency oversight. It is fascism, socialism and nationalization that will ruin the Republic, as much or moreso than did the Patriot Acts shred the Constitution.

  14. JudyB

    I say do away with 100% of the executives compensations, put restrictions/regulations back in place, enforce them and have multi levels of over seers. I don’t give a damn if the feds think these wonderkins know so much they’re needed in the world of finance…they can and should work from the confines of federal prisons. These are the financial wizards that allowed this fiasco to be what it is..and if their companies are in bad shape that they need a bail out, they should not even be allowed to work unless its within a prisons walls! There are thousands of brilliant people who can take the places of any one of these greedy theives. I’ll bet if these crooks & liars were each faced with prison sentences instead of a multi million compensation checks from the feds, they would come up with some way of solving this mess rapidly, something other than the no-chance-for profit fed bail out they are expecting.

    Evidently, I’m not alone in my thoughts, I understand
    there have been millions of calls and e-mails to members of congress demanding NO bail out that includes any sort of compensations, or without strict regulations with a diligent oversight committee,and a fighting chance for the government to profit eventually…in other words NO BLANK CHECK FOR PAUlSEN & FRIENDS….NO FREE RIDE!!! I do actually believe that this time “We The People” have had ENUFF!

    Now, lets just see what happens…we’ve been fed up for ages and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere and finally, we are up to our necks that deep shit we knew we would be mired in.

  15. almandine


    tired of that “We the People” crap. Get a grip, get a life, get a dog, get a beer… they’re ain’t no WE in PEOPLE!!! It’s ALL about advantage, gamesmanship, power, perks, prestige… D’s against R’s against L’s against G’s against C’s… God, it’s so inane.

    if you’ve got an opinion speak it. just don’t think you’re speaking for anyone esle. vitriol speaks for itself… as does the mess we’re in.

  16. barak

    If it is such a weak White House and Congress, why do they keep returning term after term.

    Enough! Throw them all out, and get some rights to recall the government in less than 4 years if they aren’t doing a good job.

    A real change would be the ability to change if these elected employees are not doing a good job. Let’s get some real reforms here and take back our rights that the Bush bums stole from us.

  17. Lillibet

    Truth does hurt. To be fair, when NAFTA came in, and the Glass-Steagel fracture was enacted, I also said that it would destroy the economy of the US, and possibly the world economy.

    There is no difference between the thieves of one party or the other. They are a difference without distinction. There is no “public” in public service, as they are all out for “service to self”. Why else would Paulson seek a bill that gives him authority equal to King George? Perhaps he is seeking the joint appellation of King Henry?

    It is a travesty, requiring this and the next five generations, pay the debts of this one. Housing, health care, safe food, access to food, ability to feed oneself, all are negotiable.

    And there remains that “non-negotiable, damnably clean table in a certain Congressperson’s office. Lillibet

  18. Carl Nemo

    Wow, wow, wowser is all I can say Rob Kezelis…!

    This magnum opus is the finest give’em hell rant I’ve ever read anywhere ever, regardless of the crisis! 😀

    I whole-heartedly concur with you sir!

    I’ve contacted both my Dem Senators and rep’s office yesterday along with blistering emails to all three of them, but based on my discussions with their aides I get the impression these, spineless, traitorous “republicrats” are going to rollover for the Bushista’s like they’ve done on everything else during the past 7.5 plus years.

    The aides said they’ve received “billions” of calls! Due to the shear volume, I’m sure folks weren’t calling in to encourage the handout. The aides confirmed to me they were not, but since my Congressman supported the war in spite of the same volume of opposition, I’m going to use contrarian analysis and assume that my Congressman will giv’em the money!

    The MSM is spinning some more lies by saying if the congresscritters don’t pass this legislation they’ll be blamed by their constituents for not handing over the money thus preventing their engineered “scare depression”, when in reality it’s the other way around. I’ve polled all my friends even people in my local Starbucks and Safeway and everyone has a let’s get a rope and hang’em high attitude! I haven’t run across a single citizen that’s whined to me that our Congressmen should go along with this criminally inspired shakedown of the U.S. taxpayer.

    Again, great stuff and you’ve made my day with your smokin’, spot-on rant!

    Carl Nemo **==

  19. sherry

    Carl, you hit the nail on the head. So what if we elect democrats? Its not as if they have a spine. They have done zip since they took the majority 2 years ago.
    If we don’t hold their feet to the fire, this wacky bill will pass.
    Now that people are screaming they are starting to argue for review powers. Had we not, it would have been juat like the Patriot Act, FISA and telecom immunity.
    Maybe, just maybe they will listen.

  20. bryan mcclellan

    They are attempting to drive us to revolt.
    What better would serve their purpose than to be able to round up the dissenters, force them into labor camps, confiscate their assets, and have them all declared enemy combatants?

    One by one or a wholesale roundup, the laws are in place (patriot act) and we now have troops at the ready in our streets to quash any uprising, not to mention smirkies private Gestapo Blackwater.

    As I write this five brave Veterans have scaled the side of the National Archive Building in D.C. and with bullhorn in hand are demanding the arrest of Herr Dich and his hand puppet, our own Connecticut cowboy Smirkie the war criminal.

    Looks like it’s on folks, Heed Mr Nemo’s Blog advice or be swept away.

    We’re all pissed Rob, thanks for laying it down.

  21. bryan mcclellan

    These Vets represent Veterans for peace so don’t be fooled when the MSM attack dogs call them a bunch of kooks.
    They are highly organized and are a peaceful group who like the rest of us have finally been pushed too far.
    Check their web site and you will see what I mean.


  22. Stratocaster

    There are about 10,000 protesters raising hell in Washington right now, and I can’t find a bit of media coverage on it other than a brief mention by the BBC. Hey, add some music and some publicity and we could have anouther Woodstock.

  23. Rob Kezelis

    and the US military, for the first time even in our nation’s history, will be basing an active unit in America, solely to prevent “mass disruptions and protests”

    Now we know why.

  24. griff

    Combat-ready brigades on American streets, fresh from training in the meat grinder called Iraq. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  25. keith

    Clearly, there should no longer be ANY doubt in Anyone’s mind that President G.W. Bush and his “total war, free market” cabal in Congress have now handed our our nation the absolute WORST fiscal crisis in history. In fact, I often wonder where Bush and his Cabal have since hidden the “mission accomplished” banner.

    But, then again, I suppose we shouldn’t expect much more from an arrogantly ignorant frat boy and Air National Guard deserter who earned little more than a generous “C” average in college.

    However, while Mr. Bush deserves a good share of the blame for the fix we are now in, I firmly believe the ultimate blame for this mess needs to be placed squarely at the feet of the US Congress.

    These are the same clowns who were apparently so busy out raising untold millions for their seemingly perpetual re-election campaigns that they failed to keep tabs on the money changers.

    Specifically, our esteemed Members of the US Congress have stood idly by while the President and his minions have allowed the entire mortgage industry in this country to degenerate into a giant, trillion dollar Ponzi scheme of so-called “Ninja” loans where persons with no income, no job and no assets could easily qualify for a mortgage.

    And now, after the “horse” is gone, they are all trying desperately to close the gate…and all at taxpayer’s expense, of course.

    I remain absolutely flabbergasted that these clowns still have the mitigated arrogance to believe that those of us out here in the weeds will now blindly go along with yet more of their fiscal chicanery.

    No, my friends, the root cause of this mess is regulatory oversight..or, more specifically, the LACK of it on the part of the President and the US Congress.

    It is often said that we get the government we deserve. I say, we get the government we allow. Clearly, it’s now LONG past the time that we send ALL of these idiots (both Democrat and Republican) packing come election day.

  26. frank verismo

    Unpleasant answers:

    “No, my friends, the root cause of this mess is regulatory oversight..or, more specifically, the LACK of it on the part of the President and the US Congress.”

    It cannot possibly be claimed that the removal of the regulations that would have prevented this was anything other than deliberate. Nor can it be argued that the ultimate effects of the previously unparalleled levels of risk encouraged in the markets was in any way unforeseen.

    Put these two together and what do you have? An act of deliberate sabotage on the part of the private financiers/gangsters who actually run America (the government’s job has long amounted to little more than signing legislation they don’t read into law. You may have noticed).

    “It is often said that we get the government we deserve. I say, we get the government we allow. Clearly, it’s now LONG past the time that we send ALL of these idiots (both Democrat and Republican) packing come election day.”

    You still think you’ll get an election? I wouldn’t bet on it. After the American taxpayer and their grandchildren have been taken for all they have, the economic crisis will reach its zenith. Every piece of legislation to declare a national emergency & effective martial law has been carefully put into place these last few years. Does anyone here seriously imagine this was done for some rainy day?

    As for the two-party dictatorship that lingers like an irremovable stain in Congress, consider these fine words of Professor Carrol Quigley, mentor to Bill Clinton and CFR historian:

    “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”

    These words were written after a 20-year study of Anglo-American power. He’s telling us how the con works. Democracy exists only to provide the illusion of choice and thus prevent constant rebellion. Nothing more. The visible government is the shopfront – the Punch and Judy show for the children while the grown-ups (the unelected, parallel government) get on with the serious business of deciding the World’s fate behind closed doors.

    Coming next from the private banking families that brought you the deliberate collapse of the US dollar – the economic merger of Mexico, Canada and the US.

    Just a ‘conspiracy theory’ – right?

  27. Malibu

    Bravo Pastor Ag. That’s the old Ag that I remember from years ago. I can add nothing to your rant. Love it!


  28. gazelle1929

    And it just might be because it’s not happening. I called a friend in DC and she just laughed and laughed. I’d have posted this a bit sooner, but I stopped to chat with her.

    Overall this is perhaps the most irresponsible thread I have seen in the time I have been following this website. It’s the sort of stuff that both relies on and gives rise to the worst sort of conspiracy theory.

    The sky is not falling. The sky is not going to fall. We will not have military units policing the streets, stringing up dissidents or doing extraordinary renditions on us. You people need to get a bit more of a grip on reality. I’d hate to see this web site taken over by a bunch of alarmists who think nothing of posting absolutely ridiculous things like 10,000 protesters raising hell in DC.

    GET A LIFE!@!!!!!

  29. bryan mcclellan

    The alarmist remark is a shot at the man who said:

    Nobody’s Life,Liberty or Property is safe while Congress is in session or the White House is occupied.

    Emphasis on the assertion of occupation as apposed to service.

    Rob I apologize for going off subject.

  30. zuzumamu

    Bravo, Robert, Bravo! Your rant felt like a boil popping in my brain…Enough enough enough…what the HELL are we gonna DO? Roll with the punches? Yep.

  31. Revolutionary Democracy

    There’s no excuse for allowing the collapse of the U.S. economy to happen.

    No amnesty, no pardons.

    Pursue the Bush administration beyond January 20 until they are brought to justice.



  32. wheresthebeef

    attaboy….Mr. Kezelis….great verbs and adjectives and other parts of the English language that I can’t think of right now because…senility.

  33. woody188

    I blogged about this back in April.

    After I saw the lead market analyst from Jeffries spill the beans on the Amero on CNBC I knew it was no joke or theory.

    Sometimes it’s nice to be proven right. I take no pride in it in this instance. I wish I had been wrong…

    “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” proposed motto for the Great Seal of the United States by T. Jefferson and B. Franklin.

  34. frank verismo

    It was good to see your blog did at least elicit a handful of informed replies. For the past several years I’ve been making extremely limited headway with getting the information out. Resistance has been extreme due to people’s ill-founded faith in the MSM to tell them the truth. Here’s a thread on another forum I started in August ’06:

    From what source are people to be educated about the parallel government? At what point will they realize their ‘elected representatives’ have nothing like the autonomy the MSM encourages people to believe? Isn’t that obvious enough already?

    As you and others on your blog correctly pointed out – this IS fascism, according to the classical Benito Mussolini definition of the term:
    “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”

    Fascism didn’t originate with the Nazis. It’s origins lie with the bankers – the same families who have funded both sides in war, destroying the blood and treasure of multiple nations in the process. For more on this:

    As you state, watching this all unfold with tedious predictability brings no pleasure at all. At the same time, people are finally becoming receptive to these unpleasant, but vital truths.

    Keep it up, Woody.

  35. Lillibet

    As it was with the USA PATRIOT Act, so it was with the Iraq AUMF Resolution, and now this. Plans, carefully laid, patiently carried out…Mission Accomplished. Lillibet