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(CBS News)   Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he's ready to fire more CEOs as needed, whether they run car companies, banks, or snarky news aggregator blogs   (cbsnews.com) divider line 198
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2009-04-02 10:37:22 AM  
FARK TARP?
 
2009-04-02 10:40:25 AM  
or snarky news aggregator blogs

I'm sorry, but $5 per month doesn't mean you own the place. Some of us had to find that out the hard way ;)
 
2009-04-02 10:48:09 AM  
Curtis Shrugged?
 
2009-04-02 10:59:22 AM  
damn - did drew get some bailout dough?
 
2009-04-02 11:12:14 AM  
Treasury: Mr. Curtis, would you like to participate in our super-spiffy TARP program?

Drew: Tarp? Nah... I woke up under one of those after a party... face-planted in the bushes, guess someone tried to cover me from the rain. It sucked, took a week to get the mildew smell out of my hair. But man, that was some party.
 
2009-04-02 11:18:27 AM  
Accountability?

No!!!

Somebody must be held accountable for this accountability!

/GOP mode = 0
 
2009-04-02 11:18:33 AM  
I'd like to see him dry. We may not rise up in protest over massive wallstreet fraud, but dammit don't fark with our fark.

/I was promissed a bonus, BTW.
 
2009-04-02 11:18:55 AM  
socialism is a piece of shiat.
 
2009-04-02 11:19:13 AM  
I'd also like to see him try. Dry is good too.
 
2009-04-02 11:19:34 AM  
trapped-in-CH: I'd like to see him dry. We may not rise up in protest over massive wallstreet fraud, but dammit don't fark with our fark.

/I was promissed a bonus, BTW.


I agree. I would not like to see Mr. Geithner in any sort of wet t-shirt situation
 
2009-04-02 11:20:09 AM  
Wait, but is he ready to fire the non-paying users of snarky news aggregator blogs?

THE END IS HERE!!!!!!
 
2009-04-02 11:21:09 AM  
And so it begins...

EVERYBODY PANIC
 
2009-04-02 11:21:18 AM  
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We have always been at war with capitalism.
 
2009-04-02 11:21:22 AM  
soakitincider: socialism is a piece of shiat.

When you suck from the government tit, expect consequences. This is, IMHO, no different than the government expecting welfare queens to look for a job in exchange for their government cheese.
 
2009-04-02 11:22:02 AM  
soakitincider: socialism is a piece of shiat.

Damn straight. Goddamn government coming in to ruin all of these awesome companies that are just fine.

"Hey company, you guys are sucking balls. We've given you a whole bunch of money and if you want anymore you're going to have to fire the people responsible for getting everyone into this mess. "

This is totally irresponsible!
 
2009-04-02 11:23:26 AM  
Socialism!!!!

but AIG Bonuses, bad!

Don't punish the successful!!!

But don't punish the unsuccessful either!!!

Socialism!!!!

If Bush would've done this...!!!!

Socialism!!!!

I love the smell of fark GOP wharrgarble, it smells like irrelevance.
 
2009-04-02 11:24:32 AM  
Drew was offered a bailout from Dr. Pepper. He refused.
 
2009-04-02 11:24:38 AM  
If my tax dollars are bailing out Fark, I'm taking it to the streets.
 
2009-04-02 11:26:11 AM  
DarnoKonrad: If my tax dollars are bailing out Fark, I'm taking it to the streets.

I bundled enough donations to Obama that I was promised Fark if Obama was elected.

I'm coming for you Drew!
 
2009-04-02 11:26:14 AM  
Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.
 
2009-04-02 11:26:16 AM  
DarnoKonrad: If my tax dollars are bailing out Fark, I'm taking it to the streets.

no you're not! you're going to stay in the basement just like the rest of us. and you'll like it!
 
2009-04-02 11:26:22 AM  
So. Let me understand. If a bank fails and the FDIC takes it over the right wing wants to keep the bank president on the dole?
 
2009-04-02 11:26:32 AM  
It's all a trap to have their friends' lucrative severance packages kick in early.
 
2009-04-02 11:27:34 AM  
soakitincider: socialism is a piece of shiat.

Really? I can't wait for your class on "How Socialism is a Piece of Crap: 101". Should I bring my Fox News textbook? Or will we be getting handouts? Oh, wait, that would just be a form of Socialism. Nevermind. Wow, I'm really looking forward to our special guests Glen and Rush you have on the syllabus!

See you in class!
 
2009-04-02 11:28:07 AM  
Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

man, I'm sorry I left that off my list. Yes, the unions are the problem.

Unions!

teleprompter!!!!
 
2009-04-02 11:29:17 AM  
You know, all the idiots biatching about socialism are going to find that the more they do it, the more people are going to get so sick and tired of them that they'll think "well, if a jackass like you thinks socialism is bad, maybe it isn't such a terrible idea".

Of course, these idiots live in a weird cultural bubble that only encompasses the American South and the Plains states, so they don't realize the vast majority of Americans think they're abnormal.

/Stuck there, grr
 
2009-04-02 11:29:42 AM  
Funny how Obama isn't "outraged" over the Union bosses, the AmTrak bonuses or the Freddie/Fannie exec bonuses.

Funny.
 
2009-04-02 11:29:42 AM  
Why does this photo:
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Remind me of this?

www.apfn.net
 
2009-04-02 11:31:13 AM  
Anti_illuminati: soakitincider: socialism is a piece of shiat.

Really? I can't wait for your class on "How Socialism is a Piece of Crap: 101".


So, principles of basic economics 1?

//I know, excessively harsh, but you started it.
 
2009-04-02 11:31:30 AM  
Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired.

Nemo's Brother: Funny how Obama isn't "outraged" over the Union bosses

Ah, I see the new talking points have been delivered.
 
2009-04-02 11:32:07 AM  
Considering his own inability to fill key posts at Treasury, I seriously doubt Geithner will fire/hire anybody before the end of time.
 
2009-04-02 11:32:23 AM  
Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Not so much. Unions members pay dues, and the (elected) bosses get their salary from these dues. Unless, of course, you can reference a union that has received TARP money? While I understand what you are saying about unions and their contracts, your apples to salamander comparison makes you look foolish.
 
2009-04-02 11:33:14 AM  
wrightb71: DarnoKonrad: If my tax dollars are bailing out Fark, I'm taking it to the streets.

no you're not! you're going to stay in the basement just like the rest of us. and you'll like it!


img171.imageshack.us
 
2009-04-02 11:33:34 AM  
Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

I don't think Geithner wants to end up buried under the 50 yard line of some football stadium in New Jersey.
 
2009-04-02 11:34:58 AM  
Edsel: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired.

Nemo's Brother: Funny how Obama isn't "outraged" over the Union bosses

Ah, I see the new talking points have been delivered.


Always remember, mate:

1. Admit nothing
2. Deny everything
3. Make counter-accusations

#3 above works best when utilizing a bit of the shuck and jive.
 
2009-04-02 11:35:34 AM  
Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.
 
2009-04-02 11:35:51 AM  
Wake me when he starts firing University presidents.


/they take federal money, you know
 
2009-04-02 11:36:24 AM  
FTAWhen asked if he would leave open the option to pressure a bank CEO to resign, Geithner replied: "Of course."

And people are fine with this? The Federal government pressuring a private company with regards to personnel decisions and you think anyone complaining is a GOP Whargarbll?! It's not socialism, it's form of soft Fascism and it began under Bush but has really started to steam roll now.

"I fired the CEO, I'm backing up the Warranties and I'm gonna tell you what type of cars to build, but I aint interested in running your company."

And people applauded that!
 
2009-04-02 11:36:37 AM  
Ex Parte Gilligan: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Not so much. Unions members pay dues, and the (elected) bosses get their salary from these dues. Unless, of course, you can reference a union that has received TARP money? While I understand what you are saying about unions and their contracts, your apples to salamander comparison makes you look foolish.


Not to him it doesn't. That's the best part of being an idiot. You always feel brilliant.
 
2009-04-02 11:36:50 AM  
BobXXL: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.


Line their pockets at their members' expense?
 
2009-04-02 11:37:20 AM  
ScottMpls: BobXXL: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.

Line their pockets at their members' expense?


[citation needed]
 
2009-04-02 11:37:39 AM  
BobXXL: Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.

BWahahahahahahahahahaha

Damn you're funny.
 
2009-04-02 11:38:02 AM  
madmann: Curtis Shrugged?

Wow...that's got win all over it.
 
2009-04-02 11:38:11 AM  
BobXXL: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.


Make their workers vulnerable by overleveraging their bargaining power?
 
2009-04-02 11:39:06 AM  
Subby: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he's ready to fire more CEOs as needed

Well, duh. How else will Geithner be able to pay them their ginormous severance packages?
 
2009-04-02 11:39:10 AM  
www.banklawyersblog.com
 
2009-04-02 11:39:11 AM  
PowerSlacker: Wake me when he starts firing University presidents.


/they take federal money, you know


This. I'm outraged at what those University presidents have been doing. The list of outrageous behavior is endless. I could go on all day with all of the shenanigans they've been up to. It goes on and on. I don't even know where to start. I'll just say that something needs to be done about the litany of abuses.
 
2009-04-02 11:39:14 AM  
BobXXL: Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.

I'll have to admit you're right there. The union bosses did an excellent job buying themselves a president and a Congress, and are doing splendidly making sure they stay bought.
 
2009-04-02 11:39:56 AM  
ScottMpls: Line their pockets at their members' expense?

Yeah. It's terrible that they are being paid a salary by union members after being voted in by union members.

I'm outraged!
 
2009-04-02 11:39:59 AM  
ScottMpls: BobXXL: Gulper Eel: Strange how there's no union bosses getting fired. Most curious.

Unlike CEO's they did the job they were hired to do.

Line their pockets at their members' stockholder's expense?


See how that works.
 
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