Tag Archives: Matt Taibbi

Ryan dons apron to dish out big lie


Matt Taibbi made a good point regarding Joe Biden’s demeanor in his debate with Paul Ryan — laughter is entirely appropriate when your opponent’s lies are so big and so numerous that you can’t keep up with correcting them. From … Continue reading

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Vampire squid strikes back


Yes, it was fun to read that column by Goldman Sachs apostate Greg Smith, even though most of what he had to say about his former employer had already been reported in one form or another by Matt Taibbi, who … Continue reading

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Bloomberg backs off plan to sweep away OWS


Weary looking Russell Simmons, answering a reporter’s question about Occupy Wall Street after the movement survived a threat by NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg to “clean up” its camp in Zuccotti Park: The message is coming out. It’s pretty simple. We … Continue reading

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A bankster prerequisite: Scamming 101


Matt Taibbi explains what triggered Wall Street protests Actually, this long quotation from a February interview of Taibbi explains why it’s accurate to think of crooked investment bankers — banksters — as scam artists as well as degenerate gamblers of … Continue reading

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Banking on degenerate gamblers


Confirmation that a “rogue” trader somehow lost $2 billion making “unauthorized” trades at UBS “will test the faith of investors, clients and regulators,” says Wall Street Journal. It should also test the credulity of anyone who would still argue that … Continue reading

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Pesky lawyer still on banksters’ case


When it comes to describing the complacency of the Wall Street banksters, their unabashed disregard for the millions of people they defrauded, and the ease with which they continue to push the right buttons in Washington in order to avoid … Continue reading

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You can’t tell the cops (SEC) from the robbers


As you probably know, e-mailed information often ends up in databases that can be used against us by government agents, corporate spies or even acquaintances out to avenge real or imagined injuries. (I spent two years unsuccessfully trying to salvage … Continue reading

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A new corporate tax holiday would shock even cynics


Remember the disastrous “tax holiday” Congress granted mega-corporations such as Apple and GE in 2004? The idea was to allow corporations to bring home huge profits they’d stashed overseas, in the hope they might use the money to create jobs. … Continue reading

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Obama is mum on Wall St. & oil prices


… Barack Obama‘s number one private campaign contributor was Goldman Sachs, which is one of the two major companies that is engaged in commodity index speculation. Morgan Stanley, which is another major contributor of his, was the other. You know, … Continue reading

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Boehner is so loathsome, he could cry


Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel… – James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son Speaker of the House John Boehner looks and talks like one of those Hollywood … Continue reading

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