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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  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. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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.


  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.