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With Friends Like These, the Rerun

While I’m dealing with an uncooperative hand that doesn’t lend itself to Photoshopping, I thought I’d post some stuff that I originally posted at American Street.   I read a story about Chimpy and Captain Underpants today, and I thought of this entry, which I posted back on May 7, 2008.  Scroll down, and read the story that I read today.

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With Friends Like These….

Hey, kids, you know that old saying about how you are known by the company you keep? Well, it seems that Captain Underpants John McCain has been trying to distance himself from Chimpy George W. Bush, but I have uncovered evidence that they go way back and probably will always stick together. Let me show you the evidence.

The McBush McCain and the Chimpy Bush families have known each other for many, many years. In fact, I bet they go back to the time when dinosaurs and men walked the earth together!

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Who should go to jail? Fill in the Blank(fein).

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc was charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its marketing of a subprime mortgage product, igniting a battle between Wall Street’s most powerful bank and the nation’s top securities regulator.


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Good Riddance

Noon tomorrow, kids. The Chimpy Preznitzy officially ends at noon tomorrow. Can you believe it’s almost over?

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‘Tis the Season….


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Who Ya Gonna Call?

(CNN) — Senate Democrats and the White House failed to find 60 votes to end debate on a $14 billion auto bailout bill and bring it to a vote Thursday night, killing the measure for the year.

The 52-35 vote followed the collapse of negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans seeking a compromise.


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We don’t know where the buck stops, but that’s okay, because there are no bucks left!

From Paul Krugman at The New York Times:

Everyone’s talking about a new New Deal, for obvious reasons. In 2008, as in 1932, a long era of Republican political dominance came to an end in the face of an economic and financial crisis that, in voters’ minds, both discredited the G.O.P.’s free-market ideology and undermined its claims of competence. And for those on the progressive side of the political spectrum, these are hopeful times.

There is, however, another and more disturbing parallel between 2008 and 1932 — namely, the emergence of a power vacuum at the height of the crisis. The interregnum of 1932-1933, the long stretch between the election and the actual transfer of power, was disastrous for the U.S. economy, at least in part because the outgoing administration had no credibility, the incoming administration had no authority and the ideological chasm between the two sides was too great to allow concerted action. And the same thing is happening now.


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Hey, the Banks Have a New Xmas Club, and They’re All Members!

There will be no worries about regifting in the financial sector this year! Just in time for Christmas, Santa Paulson has presents for banks, no matter if they have been naughty or nice! From The Washington Post:

The financial world was fixated on Capitol Hill as Congress battled over the Bush administration’s request for a $700 billion bailout of the banking industry. In the midst of this late-September drama, the Treasury Department issued a five-sentence notice that attracted almost no public attention.

But corporate tax lawyers quickly realized the enormous implications of the document: Administration officials had just given American banks a windfall of as much as $140 billion.

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The story of the obscure provision underscores what critics in Congress, academia and the legal profession warn are the dangers of the broad authority being exercised by Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. in addressing the financial crisis. Lawmakers are now looking at whether the new notice was introduced to benefit specific banks, as well as whether it inappropriately accelerated bank takeovers.


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