Archive for the ‘Douchebaggery’ Category
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Watch as news anchors get the giggles after interviewing the hydrologically talented, but obviously vacuous, Ryan Lochte.
Begins with a commercial you can cancel out of after a few seconds. Worth the wait.
I’m relatively new to the blogging thing, so there’s a phenomenon taking place I don’t fully understand and I haven’t cared enough about to research (yet).
There is on this blog an abundance suddenly of young-ish attractive followers (and people who simply repeatedly “like” posts on this blog) whose profiles are all variations on this theme: “I’ve left behind the 9-5 cubicle grind to make lots of money blogging and have a full, happy rewarding life where I have all the money I need! You can join me in this amazing life of swimming in no-worry blogging money piles!”
Clearly it’s all a scam of some sort. You go to these people’s blogs and they’re full of more sales tactic bullshit and “comments” from followers such as this one I found just now:
Hi [Blogger Person X], looks like you made the big change that I’m just about to make! Great blog and congratulations on being a cubicle survivor.
Pretty much all the comments on these blogs are like this — glowing praise of leaving a life of bosses and time clocks to luxuriate in the blogging lifestyle. I’ve seen infomercials that were more believable. There’s not a lot of actual blogging going on, at least not how I understand it to be, so clearly these sales pitch blogs lack long-term followers and readers. It all has the feel of some sort of weird pyramid scheme I cannot yet figure out.
So my question is: How do these people get their suckers to pay for this scam?
The Republicans and Wall Street banks thought they could get rid of her by blocking her appointment to the regulatory agency she designed. Instead, the good voters of my beloved home state sent her to Washington as our newest U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren is doing exactly what we expected her to do: fight against business-as-usual between the government and Wall Street. And this is only one simple question: When was the last time any of you milquetoast regulatory types actually did your goddamn jobs?
Bank regulators got a sense Thursday of how their lives will be slightly different now that Elizabeth Warren sits on a Senate committee overseeing their agencies.
At her first Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, Warren questioned top regulators from the alphabet soup that is the nation’s financial regulatory structure: the FDIC, SEC, OCC, CFPB, CFTC, Fed and Treasury.
The Democratic senator from Massachusetts had a straightforward question for them: When was the last time you took a Wall Street bank to trial? It was a harder question than it seemed.
“We do not have to bring people to trial,” Thomas Curry, head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, assured Warren, declaring that his agency had secured a large number of “consent orders,” or settlements.
“I appreciate that you say you don’t have to bring them to trial. My question is, when did you bring them to trial?” she responded.
“We have not had to do it as a practical matter to achieve our supervisory goals,” Curry offered.
Warren turned to Elisse Walter, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, who said that the agency weighs how much it can extract from a bank without taking it to court against the cost of going to trial.
“I appreciate that. That’s what everybody does,” said Warren, a former Harvard law professor. “Can you identify the last time when you took the Wall Street banks to trial?”
“I will have to get back to you with specific information,” Walter said as the audience tittered.
Good for you, Sen. Warren. I hope your career in politics is a long one.
Remember folks, elections have consequences.