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Hold on to your hats, gentlemen, and clutch your pearls, ladies, because House and Senate negotiators have come up with a … wait for it… COMPROMISE! After you pick you jaws up from the floor, we shall dig through all the nooks and crannies of this funding agreement, forged deep in the depths of Mt. […]

So what is up with giant bloviating bag of gas Rush Limbaugh lately? Oh, just some painfully easy-to-mock made-up economic history wherein Clinton did bad things, Bamz caused bad things to happen BACKWARDS IN TIME just by being black, and George W. Bush was a white knight that tried to fix it all with regulators, […]

We wish that we could have a video like this one EVERY MORNING, that is how much it pleases us to watch Elizabeth Warren embarrass bank regulators in front of a live audience. She should take this show on the road because we are INTO IT! Of course, we use the term “regulators” figuratively, given […]

Oh goody, another day, another set of government officials involved in a sex scandal. Rolling Stone brings us the ewww tale of SEC Inspector General David Kotz (ALLEGEDLY) boning every lawyer (like this pretty lady) with business before the agency, as well as his successor, Noelle Maloney, who then refused to meet with said lawyers because […]

The Boston Globe has a fantastic story today about Mitt Romney, the local candidate. Romney has long claimed that he left Bain Capital in 1999, shortly before the firm unleashed a particularly sharp, blood-soaked assault on American jobs, to take up his new job as an Olympics Saver. And yet documents that Bain later filed […]

Were you all bummed out because the Goldman Sachs investigation was just this wimpy little civil suit from a bunch of bureaucrat nobodies at the SEC, whose only enforcement power is imposing tiny fines on impossibly rich people? Fear not! Now federal prosecutors are sniffing around this slimy cadre of villains. Soon there will be […]

The funniest scandal of the Great Depression 2008-201? was this SEC guy fapping furiously to a transvestite porn site at work while the Wall Street/America/Earth money scam was collapsing, in August 2008. In one three-week stretch, this unnamed Securities and Exchange Commission guy employed to police the nation’s financial system went to porno sites 1,880 […]

Orrin Hatch, much like the single richest member of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, is concerned about this so-called “legal law suit of law” against the great company Goldman Sachs. Isn’t it HMM SUSPICIOUS that the SEC filed this suit against a financial company’s terrible business practices just as the Senate is considering major legislation about […]

OUR FLOURISHING ECONOMY  11:09 am April 16, 2010

by Jim Newell

MASSIVE COMMUNISM: “Goldman Sachs, which emerged relatively unscathed from the financial crisis, was accused of securities fraud in a civil suit filed Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which claims the bank created and sold a mortgage investment that was secretly devised to fail.” Silly SEC, you’re not allowed to do that. You all […]

Let’s scroll down the Google Reader for more post ideas… Alec Baldwin HuffPo thing… 100 more HuffPo things… government official/tranny porn something something… that real estate economics blog we never ended up reading… WAIT SCROLL BACK UP, the government/tranny thing, let’s post that! (Yes, your editor does indeed read his running monologue aloud while looking […]

The teevee shows Mad Men and 30 Rock LITERALLY WON the Emmy Awards last night. [New York Times] President Obama will visit the UN for the first time next week, as will, presumably, some very excited sixth graders from North Jersey. Both will be avoiding Ahmadinejad and Gaddafi. [Times Online] The jealous gossips of the […]

Of course, PROBE avoidance was the only way for Chairman COX to escape Madoff’s TAINT. GET IT????? Thank you loquaciousmusic for the screenshot! [AP]

John McCain pissed off about a million Republican businessmen (and especially George Will) when he angrily pretended to fire Securities & Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox. Then the maverick idiot announced he wanted New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo — a famous Democrat who was even married to a Kennedy, once — to take over […]