The Fear Monger

Friday, September 26th, 2008

“Trust us.”  “We must act now.”  Or your whole world will get pretty much rocked.  Don’t know about you, but I’m sorta’ over trusting these people.

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12 Responses to “The Fear Monger”

  1. #1 |  ktc2 | 

    Sadly there’s no real resistance to socializing our entire financial system, only disputes over who gets what loot attached.

  2. #2 |  Z | 

    If I say no to giving Georgie boy and his five hundred wealthiest friends 700 billion dollars to play with, will the terrorists have won?

  3. #3 |  thomasblair | 

    The writers for The Daily Show and the Colbert Report never fail to amaze me.

    Neither though, does the temerity of the government. It seems that the size of their balls is directly proportionate to how much they’ve already fucked up.

  4. #4 |  HTownTejas | 

    If ‘we the people’ spoke up and demanded Constitutional Fidelity….. um…. I think we’d encounter the newly redeployed 3rd Infantry’s 1st Brigade Combat Team…..

  5. #5 |  Honeyko | 

    Moron: defined, someone who believes there is a partisan issue in this, when the President, the Fed, the Treasury, and congressional Democrats are all in on the swindle.

    (The remnant of the House Republican {nominally conservative} minority is the only political resistance. McCain, to his enormous credit, is at the forefront of it, and if it weren’t for him returning to Washington to insist upon the meetings in the first place, the bill would have already been rammed down our throats yesterday with it being signed this morning.)

    Kudus to Karl Denninger’s “Market Ticker” for going viral. (If the Great Swindle of 2008 gets shot down, he’ll be the pivotal factor in causing it to happen.)

    Paulson and Bernanke need a serious case of tarring and feathering and being rode out of town on a rail and set on fucking FIRE.

  6. #6 |  Honeyko | 

    (Dedicated to the person, whom I guessing believes that only taxpayer loot can ever solve Wall Street problems, who just downgraded my last post.)

    “If the world ever needed heroes, THAT TIME IS NOW!
    Desperate times call for desperate measures! And all-new thought-terminating clichés!
    (Price-tag: a mere $700B, non-refundable; all taxes and license fees apply.)

  7. #7 |  Lee | 

    The House Republicans while resisting the current plan have offered their own. Which is not any better than the first plan.

  8. #8 |  Honeyko | 

    [laugh] You were in the closed meetings, Lee? You read the evolving-by-the-second plans?

    Give us a break with the bullshit already.

  9. #9 |  Mojotron3000 | 

    Honeyko, the information that Lee refers to has been reported in multiple places so if you can’t look for it, don’t want to look for it, or don’t want to believe it I cannot help you.


  10. #10 |  Linda Morgan | 

    Even though it doesn’t yield the near point-to-point correspondence seen in the Daily Show comparision, I found myself thinking about this historic pleading when I listened to Bush’s speech the other night.

    Different time, different place, different circumstances. But the urgent necessity to act without hesitating, without thinking, without discussing the problem too much is just the same. Everything’s been worked out for us — give or take a tweak here or there — and all we’ve got to do is fall in line and “get it before it’s too late.”

  11. #11 |  Honeyko | 

    > information that Lee refers to has been reported in multiple places ….

    ….that are full of crap. The “plans” were evolving by the second, and still are.

    Essentially it boils down to this:

    * Bernanke is deliberately strangling the credit market to freeze liquidity and force financials into insolvency.

    * Paulson is the point-man on “selling” the panic.

    * Bush and most of Congress are politicians who know how to tax and spend and not much else. To them, Bernanke and Paulson are the “experts” who should be listened.

    * Congressional Democrats have enough votes to override the Republican minorities, and know Bush will sign — but won’t do it. Now normally they wouldn’t give a runny shit about the taxpayers, but the news is spreading that the bail-out won’t work, and the last thing Pelosi & Co. want is the House Republicans not on-board (and therefore equally in the blame).

    * 150 yesterday and now 200 today economists have signed the form opposed to the bail-out.

    * Karl Denninger is the real Obamessiah in 2008, and you should be kissing his toes if this travesty is shot down, because his gone-viral stuff is what touched off the ongoing 300-to-1 against telephone deluge to the Capitol Hill switchboard.


    One of two things is either going to happen: Denninger, 200 economists, and millions of screaming American citizens are enough to clue Congressional leaders and/or Bush in on the fact that this isn’t just business-as-usual legislation they’re dealing with, or Bernanke and Paulson get their swag (Bernanke will then lower top rates and free up liquidity in the “slosh”, attribute it to the marvelous legislation, then skip town with his laughing cronies in four months while J.P.Morgan buys up half the country. The freed liquidity will given them just enough time to skip before the continuing recession deepens as housing prices continue to fall and mortgage-defaults continue to mount, prompting round #2.)

    (One aspect the crooks appear to be overlooking is the possibility of a massive international dumping of US paper, which would cause instantaneous hyperinflation.)

  12. #12 |  Guido | 


    I approve this meesage.