Here Is Your Consensus ‘Good YouTube Clip’ From The Goldman Hearing

by Jim Newell

Have you been watching the important Goldman Sachs hearing in John McCain’s Senate all day? Oh shutup, you clearly do not have a job. Here’s the “most bloggable” clip thus far, of Carl Levin, who is old and great, maybe.

One should never expect much productive dialogue from these theatrical hearings, so Levin’s strategy seems best: just say “shitty deal” over and over and over until the evil money company gets branded with it, permanently, leading to… marginally lower profit forecasts for one day in the future.

STUPID BANKS! If only we owned one. We’d never lend to anyone and just keep it all ha ha ha.


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chascates April 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

The business of America is business.

And low taxes.

I_KILL_ZOMBIES_ALSO April 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Carl Levin for supreme overlord of everything, ever!

Aurelio April 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Carl’s staff did a magnificent job. I haven’t had so much sadistic pleasure since I remodeled my dungeon.

Ruhe April 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Of course, on black-span cubed it’s ok to say “shitty”.

Egregious April 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm

That was fairly awesome.

Larry Fine April 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm

For lunch, the Senate called out for Chinese food from Shitty Wok.

Buttery1000 April 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Big ups to Ben Franklin.

Buzz Feedback April 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

What’s a dog and pony show without shit?

OzoneTom April 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

[re=565206]Larry Fine[/re]: Do they make sh*t sandwiches?

Poochie April 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Oh noes, he used the S-word. On the teevee. Get the smelling salts.

That was pretty shitty, if you ask me.

SayItWithWookies April 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

That Big Swinging Dick ™ looks a lot smaller in the light of day, doesn’t it? Good luck with the sales tomorrow.

Libbygirl April 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Goldman Sachs of shit(ty).

meyotch April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Come on baby, eat the rich,
Put the bite on the son of a bitch,
Don’t mess up, don’t you give me no switch…
C’mon baby and eat the rich,
C’mon baby and eat the rich…

Zadig April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Close, but if Levin really wants to pick up Populist Mega-Pointz, he should curbstomp a Goldman exec, for laffs.

Limeylizzie April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Best Jews ever Carl and his brother Sandor .

ph7 April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Fox and Drudge love this clip, but for different reasons: the liberal jew uses profane language that offends god fearing folk’s sensibilities.

Kodos April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I see Drudge is helping out with the branding. Good ol’ Matt. Such a useful tool.

MsNicky April 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I adore Carl Levin and his mighty sexy comb-over. [deep sigh] He’s just dreamy!

Jaco Gregorius April 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

From now on it’s Hot Carl Levin to you.

norbizness April 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Bang bang shittyshitty bang bang.. we love you.

JMP April 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Good to see that fuckin’ Biden opened the door to our big shit politicians talking like regular-ass folks.

OzoneTom April 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Funny, Tom Montag struck me as the kind of guy who wouldn’t say “sh*t” if he had a mouth full of it.

Kudos to Levin for giving GS the “Rolling Brownout” — but isn’t Sen. Vitter the one who likes scatplay?

Extemporanus April 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm

What’s Levin saying?

He’s saying shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty…


PortlandSmartAss April 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Not to be a lawyer, but Levin completely ignores the fact that Sparks says that the “shitty” refers to Sparks’ poor performance on the deal, not to the quality of the investment.

On the lighter side, has the word “shitty” or “shit” ever been uttered so many times in a Senate hearing? If the email had said “fucked up” deal, the Senate hearing would have turned into Scarface.

facehead April 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

You see, it is all about context Senator Levin. We young business types use the word “shit” to refer to things that we like, y’know, as in “that shit tastes good” and “derivatives are the shit.”

Seen in the right context Senator Levin, I’m Jesus and your the boy-raping Pope.

Extemporanus April 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

[re=565229]norbizness[/re]: [re=565234]Extemporanus[/re]: DAMN YOU shitty shitty tube tube!

BlueStateLiberal April 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Goldman Shitty Shitty Deal Sachs has a nice ring to it.

Smoke Filled Roommate April 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Shitty and Sweet!

Baldar T Flagass April 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I really enjoyed the South Park episode where they said “shit.” About 175 times or something like that. Obviously a trailblazing moment in the history of television.

ManchuCandidate April 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

So that’s what a figurative Hot Carl looks like.

GoinGreen April 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

As a libearl – I see this as a win/win sicheashun!! Win (1) Everyone hates the lying, cheating fucktards GS and don’t buy from them, hurting their bottom line dramatically, or win (2) teabaggers come to the aid of the big, bad wolf and invest all their hard inherited money – then lose it on “shitty deal”, part deux!

nappyduggs April 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I haven’t heard that much scat since Mel Torme…

Oh Chairman Senator Levin, you conde-scend me!

gjdodger April 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm

It’s Carl-line in the Shitty.

ella April 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I heart Carl Levin something fierce now.

Limeylizzie April 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm

The Guardian has a snarkalicious live blog commentary on the hearings…


Zadig April 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm

[re=565223]Limeylizzie[/re]: I had not thought to contextualize the Senate hearing in this way, but now I can’t unsee it as a faceoff of Good Jew VS Bad Jew.

El Pinche April 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

[re=565231]JMP[/re]: Levin said “shitty?” Big fuckin deal!

FMA April 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Levin’s next question: Just answer the fucking question, you slimy ass motherfucker.

Extemporanus April 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

[re=565245]Baldar T Flagass[/re]: Same here — it was called “It Hits the Fan”, and the final tally was
162 (about once every 8 seconds!)

Here’s the entire episode boiled down to one minute and forty-three seconds of pure, unadulterated “shit”.

Anyone know how to give Hot Carl the Cartman treatment as well?

Terry April 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm


Carl is from Deee-troit City. The man has seen worse that this punk from Goldman Sachs.

Gorillionaire April 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm

A high school English teacher that I highly respected told us that cussing was a poor choice of words used by a lazy intellect, but it was ok to quote somebody when they used it. So A+ Senator Levin!

Limeylizzie April 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm

[re=565264]Zadig[/re]: Sorry, how about Mid-Western Jew vs. NYC Jew?

WadISay April 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Tonight, Mr. Sparks will be rowed back to NYC in his trimerene and carried to Darien CT in his sedan chair in deep disgrace.

Sussemilch April 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

lol, rofl, and lmao. As if the Senate would be shocked by a “shitty deal.” It’s what Congress specializes in.

TGY April 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Today, we are all shitty comb-overs.

weejee April 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

So many piles of poo on Wall Street. Who knew?

rmontcal April 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

OMG you guys just give me a second this binder has so many papers in it! What page was that again? Let me take my sweet f-ing time turning to the appropriate section.

Zadig April 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

[re=565278]Limeylizzie[/re]: Woah, hold on, I don’t want to conflate NYC Jew with Bad Jew! Some NYC Jews are Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, and Jon Rosenberg.

rmontcal April 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

That GS exec really took it in the Timberwolf!

Limeylizzie April 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

[re=565289]Zadig[/re]: Bernie Madoff also. But, I digress, let’s just go with adorable , semi-bald Detroit Jew vs. Huge Assholes of every religion who fucked over the country?

Baldar T Flagass April 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

[re=565277]Gorillionaire[/re]: Obscenity is the linguistic crutch of the illiterate, motherfucker.

GOPCrusher April 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

It would have been better if Senator Levin came over the bench and started beating that guy with a crowbar.

jetjaguar April 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I’m a little verklempt right now!

Mr Blifil April 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Today we are all page-flipping weasel boys desperately searching the shelter of context.

Suds McKenzie April 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Good thing I Shorted Shit yesterday.

mustardman April 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Boy, how are the networks gonna run that clip on the six o’clock news?

smitallica April 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

[re=565219]meyotch[/re]: Mötörhead quote FTW!

Sharkey April 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Holy shit, Batman! -Robin

Chernobyl Soup April 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

[re=565259]Limeylizzie[/re]: Thank you for sharing that blog. It’s a hoot. Best description of my state’s senator ever:

“1:00pm Three hours in… Who’s next? Mark Pryor, Democratic senator from Arkansas, who pokes Sparks again… But compared with Levin’s bite, this is like being savaged by a dead sheep. In this case, a not very bright dead sheep.”

proudgrampa April 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Shit. That was shitty.

donner_froh April 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Shelby and Coburn should have it really easy to keep 41 votes against reforming Wall Street after these hearings.

As a person who has lived in Michigan for years and dabbled in Democratic politics I must say that while not surprised at Carl Levin’s delightful performance today it sure was fun to watch. His brother Sandor, member of the House, is also cool for an old Jewish liberal Democrat.

karen April 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I was listening in the car on the ride home, it was just wonderful to hear Levin rip them new assholes 8 miles wide.

BobTheBuilder April 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I wish the Goldman Sachs memo had said it was “a motherfucking, taint-licking, rectum-rimming, smelly-jizz-swallowing, super-shitty deal.” THAT would have been REAL entertainment.

cheeto_jeebus April 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I’m thinking the good Senator could also give the Goldman execs one by one a ‘Kensington Mouthwash’. I think it would be good for the national psyche.

meyotch April 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

smitallica: Thanks for the win-points. I’m actually kind of shitty myself since I was laying a trap for Aerosmith fans. There are days when all I want to do is deliver a good scolding to cultural illiterates.

Instead I get to feel like part of a secret smug club. This is almost as good.



Barbra Sinister April 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Cool! Can I get a transcript of that from Merde-le Press?

An Outhouse April 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Senator sir, it used to be called a shitty deal, then we renamed it ‘Timber Wolf’!!! Awesome name, huh?

Beowoof April 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

That was the best thing I have ever seen on C-Span. Maybe next we can have the guy who punched Dick Fuld in the face on the Lehman Brothers Treadmill do a live reenactment.

AngryAtheist April 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Think about it…The “top priority” of any republican is to sell “a shitty deal.”

I love my Senior Senator from Michigan!

Too bad he can’t line them up in front of a firing squad after the hearing.

ah well…

FlipOffResearch April 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm

There is nothing better than watching a bad guy getting publicly shamed for his misdeeds. It brings to mind Roves book signing in LA.

crumpet April 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

“Which one? OH THAT ONE, the Timberwolf shitty deal.”

Falcon331 April 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm

This old clown has been hanging out with Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel too much!! Barack will say he “spoke stupidly” and Joe will say “it’s no big f***king deal”

lulzmonger April 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

“There is nothing better than watching a bad guy getting publicly shamed for his misdeeds.”

I’d say watching a bad guy getting sentneced to some fucking serious hard time beats the shame thing by a country mile. The presumption that these sociopathic scum can feel shame is both touching & dangerous – because they’re often quite adept at making contrite noises while wearing the appropriate expression, but they’re just using it in hopes you’ll let your guard down so they can go for some Sloppy Seconds.

Smells like a few middle-management goons will be censured while the big boys giggle all the way to the yacht-club … think Abu Ghraib, but more investmenty.

MORAL: Shit splatters & money matters.

FlipOffResearch April 28, 2010 at 1:05 am

[re=565762]lulzmonger[/re]: OK the one thing better would be to watch these fucks get sentenced. The camera unwaveringly on their faces as you watch them melt from the smug confidence of the well lawyered man ready to skate to the shocked convict looking at 30 to life.

vladster April 28, 2010 at 8:00 am

Hey! I’m selling shit sandwiches short. Come and get ‘em!

Tim April 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

God’s Work is a shitty deal, evidently.

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