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Hillary Clinton Literally Barking Mad

You know that dumb stereotype about how Hillary Clinton doesn't know how to have fun and be silly? We would simply like to point out that it's cacadoody. Yes, yes, sometimes she falls into the "cautious-n-controlled" stereotype, especially when...

Republicans Agree Big Banks Are Growned Up Enough To Take Care Of Themselves

Here is a fun thing we learned at Tuesday's Republican debate! Do you know how all the too-big-to-fail banks got so big they damn near killed the entire global economy? The real reason will amaze you! Turns out the real reason is because Big...
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Watch Your President Barry Bamz Obama Mock Whiny-Ass Republicans To Their Face

President Doesn't Give A Fuck is out there again, Not Giving A Fuck. He spoke Tuesday night at a DNC event, and what do you think was on his mind? Oh, just the Republicans and how they are hilariously...

Let’s Applaud Elizabeth Warren And John McCain For Their Bank Bill Before Lobbyists Murder It To Death

In a valiant effort to undo one of the regulatory fuckups that led to the 2007-08 financial crisis, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would reinstate some of the provisions of the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall...

Bank of America Whistleblowers Reveal Shocking Bank Wrongdoings, Surprise Surprise

Did you spend the past couple days so suspicious of the NSA that you had forgotten to set aside just a little bit of your suspicion for the banks? Don't worry, we can fix that pretty quickly! Turns out...

Bernie Sanders Will Pogrom Capitalism By Not Letting Banks Regulate Themselves

Hey remember when you lost your job and all your assets, or maybe took on tens of thousands dollars in school loans so you could pay for an education that would help you get a part-time job in retail?...

A Wonkette Interview With ‘Bailout’ Author Neil Barofsky, Part I

Welcome to your Monday Wonkette Interview Post! We were fortunate enough to speak with former Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP!) Neil Barofsky over the telephone, whose new memoir Bailout, recounting his stint in Washington from late 2008 until...

Breaking: Goldman Sachs Did Not Break Any of Those Laws It Wrote

Good news, bankers! Our long national nightmare of no accountability and massive golden parachutes is behind us so let there be champagne, caviar, and get out of jail free cards for all because the entire financial crisis is forgiven...

Who Will Rescue the Banks From these Anti-American Assaults on Their Freedom?

Remember a long, long time ago, WAY back, when the economy was ruined, possibly forever, along with life as we know it? Remember how this was all caused by a handful of banks but then this somehow got turned around...

Ken Lewis Thrown Halfway Under Bus

For many months now, people have been asking why Ken Lewis still had his job as chairman and CEO of Bank of America, and for many months the answer has been "Because," but now we have a new answer:...

Wives Of Wealthy Execs ‘Sacrifice’ By Recycling And Talking To Telemarketers

You look at this little article by an anonymous TARP wife about how she has had to scale back on "important gifts and other necessities," and comparing the modern banking class's plight to intellectuals in Maoist China, and you...

Liveblogging Obama’s Latest Economy-Bummer Speech

Whoops you must keep an eye on this frisky new Preznet of ours, because every time you turn your back on him he's sneaking off to deliver another speech on the economy. So we come to this one in...

LOOK AMERICA, WE GAVE CITIBANK A PROFIT! It's sexytime on Wall Street today, and around the world! That's right, a Global Stock Rally. Citigroup jumped a whole 30 percent and is now worth 1.3 shits. You know why? Because...

Plebes Storm Castles Of Mortgage Fat Cats

Oh hey it's that mob rule and class warfare we've been told so much about! A SEETHING MOB of, uh, peaceful protesters who were not arrested by police visited the homes of two "financial predators" over the weekend. Financial...

Iceland, The Country, Basically Gives Up

We last heard of "Iceland" in the fall during those first exciting weeks of the Global Great Depression, when our proudly "interconnected" global economy did what it ultimately was designed to do: self-implode all at once. Since most/all of...

Liveblogging Barack Obama’s Big Unveiling Of Money Peoples

Barack Obama will have so many advisors telling him how to spend the nation's billions! Let's see, we've got this Geithner guy who financial types seem to like, and also the communist Larry Summers ... who else? To answer...