Comments: Memory Lane

No, thank god some dimwit such as yourself has zero influence over anything, except your dozen or so dozey bint readers : )

Posted by mln at March 24, 2009 03:31 PM

Speaking of dozey bints, I clicked on the "350 challenge" link. Man, what a dumb cunt JS must be - they buy 350 POUNDS of emmissions for putting their link on his website. Do you know what that is worth? under a ubck. Yep, less than one fucking dollar. In return, what does "Brighter Planet" get? A link to their scammy credit card site. It loathe people who whore out their websites, like Josh Marshall plugging degree mills t his idiot readers, but he at least egts something in return, a few hundred bucks or so. Whoring yourself for a buck, while pposing as a noble environmental warior, now *that's* fucking apthetic.

Posted by mln at March 24, 2009 03:37 PM

The story so far: Rosamund's father has become ensnared by Mr. Shabby's extraordinary personal magnetism.

Posted by wer at March 24, 2009 04:16 PM

Senator Sanders Blocking Key Obama Nomination
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/03/hbc-90004606

I cannot support his nomination. Mr. [Gary] Gensler [CFTC nominee] worked with Sen. Phil Gramm and Alan Greenspan to exempt credit default swaps from regulation...supported Gramm-Leach-Bliley...worked to deregulate electronic energy trading...At this moment in our history, we need an independent leader who will help create a new culture in the financial marketplace and move us away from the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior which has caused so much harm to our economy.

Mr. Gensler, coincidently, was formerly of Goldman Sachs.

Posted by Pvt. Keepout at March 24, 2009 04:23 PM

I'm fucking Apathetic. Anybody want sloppy seconds?

Posted by Duncan at March 24, 2009 04:34 PM

After five years, they give me a brush!

Posted by NomadUK at March 24, 2009 04:42 PM

REGULATE 2BIG2FAIL DOWN2 2LITTLE2CARE, call Pelosi @1-202-225-0100, BANKruptcy Courts are for BANKruptcies.

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 24, 2009 05:16 PM

This is tongue in cheek, right? Lawrence Summers is Director of Obama's National Economic Council. Forgive me if I just pointed out the obvious.

Posted by texas_reader at March 24, 2009 05:51 PM

This is tongue in cheek, right? Lawrence Summers is Director of Obama's National Economic Council. Forgive me if I just pointed out the obvious.

Yep, yer right. But there are some--"mln" foremost among them--who will appreciate the hints.

"mln": please swallow a bolus and expire...

Posted by Woody at March 24, 2009 06:03 PM

A black blind governor, a rich white mayor
Man, this whole city ain't got a prayer

And Eraserhead is the Secretary of the Treasury.

Posted by tim at March 24, 2009 06:12 PM

Anybody check whether the New York Times has mentioned Glass Steagall since 1999?

No, not much.

Posted by SteveB at March 24, 2009 06:54 PM

Hey! I didn't know I was a dozey bint. Why doesn't anybody ever tell me anything!

Posted by empty at March 24, 2009 08:53 PM

Buried within the 1999 NY Times article:

''I think we will look back in 10 years' time and say we should not have done this but we did because we forgot the lessons of the past, and that that which is true in the 1930's is true in 2010,'' said Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota.

Posted by Brian Koller at March 24, 2009 09:06 PM

Buried within the 1999 NY Times article:

''I think we will look back in 10 years' time and say we should not have done this but we did because we forgot the lessons of the past, and that that which is true in the 1930's is true in 2010,'' said Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota.

Posted by Brian Koller at March 24, 2009 09:06 PM

eerie. who knew senators learn anything other than bankers' and lobbyists' talking points?

Posted by almostinfamous at March 24, 2009 11:38 PM

Yeah. Is this senator Dorgan still in office?

Posted by Cloud at March 25, 2009 11:21 AM

Yes, Sen. Dorgan still represents North Dakota, and is a damned sight better than the other ND Senator, Kent Conrad.

Dorgan is more anti-corporate than most Senators, in a prairie populist way. He was a lot more vocal than most about the war profiteering by contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For a straightforward account of how the repeal of Glass-Steagall is connected with the recent financial collapse, as predicted by Sen. Dorgan, see Matt Taibbi's recent article in Rolling Stone.

Posted by Nell at March 25, 2009 02:47 PM

I followed a link from FreeSpeechZone to this blog, and the number of actually hostile comments on this thread apparently isn't as large as it first appeared to be.

"Eraserhead is the Secretary of the Treasury."

Harharharhar!!!

Posted by Jacob Freeze at March 25, 2009 03:07 PM

Breaking the corporate media rule that those who got things right before it was fashionable must never be given an opportunity talk about it, Rachel Maddow had Sen. Dorgan on yesterday. He mentioned among other things a cover article he'd written for the Washington Monthly in 1994 on the dangers involved in unregulated trade in derivatives (via Steve Benen).

Maybe this kind of thing will catch on, and for the seventh anniversary of the Iraq war, the NY Times will have at least one one column by someone who opposed it publicly before it began.


...Naah, never gonna happen.

Posted by Nell at March 26, 2009 11:37 AM

Holy shit, this is awesome. I am propagating this.

Posted by saurabh at March 26, 2009 02:17 PM