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(ABC)   Who caused the economic meltdown? You guessed it: Hippies   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 134
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2010-02-27 10:02:55 AM
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2010-02-27 10:12:21 AM
So who, in fact, is to blame for the economic meltdown?


You guessed it:

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Frank Stallone
 
2010-02-27 10:16:40 AM
Har har. We all know it was Barney Frank. By himself. Bc he opposed the GOP when they wanted to put responsible limits on businesses.
 
2010-02-27 10:26:29 AM
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I'm going with the old guy in the six flags commercials as the leader of the pack.

Add to that Bernanke,Geithner,and all the Wall st executives.

Then those in congress who voted to repeal Glass Stegal.

Then those in congress who voted for the Bush tax cuts.

Then those in congress who voted for the Iraq War.

And every president since Eisenhower.
 
2010-02-27 10:46:18 AM
I Said: Har har. We all know it was Barney Frank. By himself. Bc he opposed the GOP when they wanted to put responsible limits on businesses.

Not quite. But his rank hypocrisy is notable, as is Chris Dodd's... hammering bank executives and Bush administration officials, trying to pin blame squarely on them when Dodd and Frank had been involved with the housing bubble inflation long before Bush was even president.

Bush deserves blame, too. He made the "ownership society" a big part of his focus domestically. then TARP, which he bullied through Obama-style, but was actually designed by Geithner on Paulsen's behalf.
 
2010-02-27 10:50:55 AM
Hobodeluxe: And every president since Eisenhower.

BS we all know this is TAFT'S FAULT.
 
2010-02-27 11:06:42 AM
the greedy bastards on wall street that has raped this country were not limited by age.
 
2010-02-27 11:27:52 AM
"C'mon, people, now... smile on your financial adviser, everybody consolidate your investments, try to assess one another right now."
 
2010-02-27 11:39:15 AM
Gosh, that fits nicely into typical conservative narrative. I wonder if it was made by....

(FTFA) Citizens United, Bossie's company, is no stranger to controversial topics that take aim at liberals or their causes.

The company was at the center of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving "Hillary: The Movie," a documentary it produced that showed then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an unfavorable light.

The high court overturned a provision of the McCain-Feingold law that barred the use of political advertisements created or paid for by independent parties.
 
2010-02-27 11:39:44 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: "C'mon, people, now... smile on your financial adviser, everybody consolidate your investments, try to assess one another right now."

All we are saaaying....is go refinance?
 
2010-02-27 11:54:02 AM
This is journalism? Does the MSM have the same internet we all do?
 
2010-02-27 11:54:04 AM
hurdboy: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: "C'mon, people, now... smile on your financial adviser, everybody consolidate your investments, try to assess one another right now."

All we are saaaying....is go refinance?



Hah! Nice!


NASDAQ stocks are down...

(NAS... DAQ... STOCKS... ARE DOWN)


... and it's time to traaaaaaaaaaaaaade...

(and it's time to traaaaaaaaaaaaaaade...)


... I don't wanna talk...

(I... DON'T... WANNA... TAAAAAAAAAAAALK...)


... 'BOUT MY 401K!

('Bout my 401k!)
 
2010-02-27 11:55:00 AM
hurdboy: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: "C'mon, people, now... smile on your financial adviser, everybody consolidate your investments, try to assess one another right now."

All we are saaaying....is go refinance?


It ain't me....it ain't me....I ain't no fiduciary son.
 
2010-02-27 11:57:42 AM
TFA:A new film is gaining traction among tea-party followers...

That's as far as I had to read
 
2010-02-27 11:59:51 AM
www.mojoimage.com
 
2010-02-27 12:08:28 PM
Hippies are, of course, an easy target for any sort of blame. Mostly because they deserve it, and also because they all need to die...
 
2010-02-27 12:08:35 PM
www.thoseshirts.com

/hot
//probably will give a "don't hotlink me, bro" message.
 
2010-02-27 12:09:05 PM
UNC_Samurai: It ain't me....it ain't me....I ain't no fiduciary son.

The Dow J's... all in my brain!
 
2010-02-27 12:39:02 PM
Bossie says generational narcissism, as represented by the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is responsible for the excessive spending, mortgage crisis, and recklessness on Wall Street

don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.
 
2010-02-27 12:49:18 PM
in no particular order:

• goldman sachs
• clinton's economic four horsemen: alan greenspan, bob rubin, tim geithner and larry summers
• republicans phil gramm, jim leach and tom bliley
• the douchenozzles at AIG who invented the CDS
• the douchenozzles who bought giant mcmansions on mcdonald's salaries
 
2010-02-27 01:12:11 PM
a more inclusive, equal, and free society

Truly the antithesis of the conservative movement.
 
2010-02-27 01:14:37 PM
Weaver95: don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.

Not all of them. I know one who kept the hair and is a rabid environmentalist. He also ran a department at a university until he got tired of the paperwork and stepped down.
 
2010-02-27 01:36:23 PM
Johnny's in the basement
Cooking up the hedge fund
I'm on the television
Calling for less regulation
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he got burned by Madoff
Wants to get himself paid off
 
2010-02-27 02:06:35 PM
Do you know who else thought his country's problems would go away if he found an unpopular group to blame them on?
 
2010-02-27 02:07:54 PM
I blame Obama for Bush.
 
2010-02-27 02:08:52 PM
Weaver95: Bossie says generational narcissism, as represented by the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is responsible for the excessive spending, mortgage crisis, and recklessness on Wall Street

don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.


I heard that Sarah Palin doesn't shave her armpits.
 
2010-02-27 02:09:11 PM
Yeah, forget about sending all of our money to the Middle East, that had nothing to do with it at all.
 
2010-02-27 02:09:38 PM
I'm going to blame witches. They did it with their black magic and unwise investment strategies.
 
2010-02-27 02:09:56 PM
Actually, the premise is half right: because the best, the brightest, the creative and the educated dropped out and became hippies that left the field wide open for complete idiots who normally would not have ever been allowed to mess with 'the big kids' toys' like a business, the economy, the presidency, the army, etc., etc.
 
2010-02-27 02:10:41 PM
urger: TFA:A new film is gaining traction among tea-party followers...

That's as far as I had to read


No kidding, I literally stopped after the word 'bagger'.

Tea Baggers. They make everyone look sane.
 
2010-02-27 02:11:16 PM
puffy999: So who, in fact, is to blame for the economic meltdown?


You guessed it:


Frank Stallone


That guy was my bartender at Branigan's Tavern in Englewood, New Jersey
 
2010-02-27 02:12:04 PM
You can blame the hippies for a lot of things but the economic meltdown isn't one of them.
 
2010-02-27 02:12:17 PM
Damn dirty hippies
 
2010-02-27 02:13:47 PM
The hippies need to take a bath with the rest of us.
/just not with me
 
2010-02-27 02:14:11 PM
Boomers are responsible for almost everything currently bad in this country.

They should've all died before they got old.
 
2010-02-27 02:15:50 PM
FlashHarry: • the douchenozzles who bought giant mcmansions on mcdonald's salaries

Hey now, that sounds like you're blaming the common man for living the American Dream (TM)! We can't have any of that, can we??
 
2010-02-27 02:17:54 PM
LordZorch: Hippies are, of course, an easy target for any sort of blame. Mostly because they deserve it, and also because they all need to die...

still won't get the stink out...
 
2010-02-27 02:18:28 PM
Weaver95: don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.

As a young liberal male who hasn't gotten a hair cut in over 10 years, prefers to only wear wingtipped Oxfords and dress shirts, and works for The Man, I find it sad that these people can't admit that they lost the 60's and move on with their lives.

/hates "hippies" who are nothing like hippies
//my hair is rather curly, so when dry it's only most of the way down my back
///also, sideburns that almost meet in the middle
 
2010-02-27 02:18:35 PM
The manufacturing and agricultural sectors have become too efficient to produce jobs anymore. Our situation is structural and worldwide.
 
2010-02-27 02:20:12 PM
AbbeySomeone: Weaver95: Bossie says generational narcissism, as represented by the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is responsible for the excessive spending, mortgage crisis, and recklessness on Wall Street

don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.

I heard that Sarah Palin doesn't shave her armpits.


I wonder if the most recent former first lady shaves her Bush, or if W shaves himself every morning?
 
2010-02-27 02:20:30 PM
When do we start rounding up the boomers, confiscating their assest and sending them off to the FEMA camps?
 
2010-02-27 02:22:06 PM
Duhhhhwhahhh?

Ok well...As a 30something child of bead wearing acid taking hippies from the 60's, of all my parents friends and all my friends, it seems that mostly they just got normal jobs, probably in the lower paying range. I've sure never met anyone who owns a Jaguar. Except maybe landlords and doctors. Never met many lawyers.

As a child of hippies, my first career was as a carpenter, then I went back to school and tried a bunch of other jobs, then the economy collapsed and now I'm working part time. Parents still work but they'd like to retire. Neither of them have as much money now due to the collapse or moneygrab, whatever it was.

Most of my friends have better jobs than me but nobody is above lower middle-class, nobody I know, maybe a few people in my parents generation.

So now I'm thinking about going to back to school.

Well, sorry about causing that economic meltdown though. Somehow.
 
2010-02-27 02:22:24 PM
It's the "Obama Recession". Get back on the talking points.
 
2010-02-27 02:22:28 PM
Clete Orris: AbbeySomeone: Weaver95: Bossie says generational narcissism, as represented by the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is responsible for the excessive spending, mortgage crisis, and recklessness on Wall Street

don't forget - most of those ancient hippies grew up, got hair cuts and now vote Republican.

I heard that Sarah Palin doesn't shave her armpits.

I wonder if the most recent former first lady shaves her Bush, or if W shaves himself every morning?


clever

/sugar wax, preferably warm
 
2010-02-27 02:22:43 PM
Wait a second, I thought hippies were dirty, smelly, unemployed, poor, and lazy good for nothings? They're telling me that the path to financial success can be had through free love and lots of drugs instead of through living a life of hard work and sobriety?

DAMNIT! I've been treading the wrong path all along!
 
2010-02-27 02:22:46 PM
While politicians and wall street blue-bloods deserve a great deal of blame let us not forget the mass fascination with flipping houses for fun and profit, accepting every credit card offer and thinking somehow the reality of over obligation only applies to the other guy (or other country for matter).

Also need to throw in the regulators and enforcement agencies who sat on their collective ass for the past 15 years.
 
2010-02-27 02:23:11 PM
the_chief: I blame Obama for Bush.

I really didn't need to think about Michelle Obama's Bush
 
2010-02-27 02:23:23 PM
Came here looking for the Eric Cartman reference. Leaving very satisfied.
 
2010-02-27 02:23:33 PM
*reads TFA*

Huh. Teabaggers living in a fantasy world.

Whodathunkit.
 
2010-02-27 02:28:20 PM
Maybe it's the fault of the brokers that turned the securities market into a casino.
www.sentences.org
 
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