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(The Hill)   Days after the CFPB abruptly closed an investigation into a payday lender, its CEO wrote a letter to Nick Mulvaney, using his private email account, and asked to be put in charge of the CFPB, because ...we are in the darkest timeline that's why   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2018-03-07 02:09:12 AM  
ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.
 
2018-03-07 02:16:03 AM  
Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.
 
2018-03-07 02:19:45 AM  

Wretschko: They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.


if we're lucky, its going to catch up to them and earn some of them serious jail time.  if we are unlucky, its going to end bloody.
 
2018-03-07 02:37:12 AM  
"I know all about crime, from arson to murder to jaywalking. For this reason I would like to apply for Chief of Police"

The only shocker here is that they didn't give the position to her.
 
2018-03-07 02:51:42 AM  
Thanks, Obama.
 
2018-03-07 03:08:51 AM  

Weaver95: ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.


And that is who you end up with cake, grief counseling, and Bastielle Day.
 
2018-03-07 03:13:18 AM  

harleyquinnical: Weaver95: ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.

And that is who you end up with cake, grief counseling, and Bastielle Day.


lets just say that the standard issue Republican answer of 'more guns solves every problem' is likely contra indicated in this particular scenario.  while lots of guns would indeed tend to bring a level of balance back to a society largely ruled by greedy, incompetent, brutal robber barons it would also make for one hell of a mess to clean up afterwards.
 
2018-03-07 03:30:23 AM  

Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.


Not quite. This is business as usual. Trump's administration is just shockingly terrible at hiding their turn at the center of it.
 
2018-03-07 03:59:35 AM  

BlazeTrailer: Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.

Not quite. This is business as usual. Trump's administration is just shockingly terrible at hiding their turn at the center of it.


Provide any proof that the Obama administration allowed such behavior on a wide-scale.
 
2018-03-07 06:48:33 AM  

Wretschko: BlazeTrailer: Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.

Not quite. This is business as usual. Trump's administration is just shockingly terrible at hiding their turn at the center of it.

Provide any proof that the Obama administration allowed such behavior on a wide-scale.


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2018-03-07 07:46:14 AM  
This egregious move by Nick Mulvaney will surely topple Ronald Trump once and for all.
 
2018-03-07 07:47:51 AM  

Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.


Some people never get theirs.
 
2018-03-07 07:49:08 AM  
Forwarded the email to his official govt account for tracking and record purposes.

Is not considering her for any post.

Did not reply.

Investigation was closed by a career CFPB staffer.

So basically, headline is "Former CEO writes retarded email, is retarded".
 
2018-03-07 07:50:31 AM  
Some people want to board a sinking ship. I say let em
 
2018-03-07 07:53:34 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This egregious move by Nick Mulvaney will surely topple Ronald Trump once and for all.


Really! Is this Nick Mulvaney Mick's evil brother or what?
 
2018-03-07 07:56:15 AM  
This whole administration reminds me of this scene.

Vampire in Brooklyn Preacher Scene
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2018-03-07 07:56:17 AM  
Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.
 
2018-03-07 07:56:21 AM  

Weaver95: ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.


I never really get over how hostile the US government is to it's own people.

Consumer protection? Fark you, you're on your own buddy!
 
2018-03-07 07:58:43 AM  

priapic_abandon2: Rapmaster2000: This egregious move by Nick Mulvaney will surely topple Ronald Trump once and for all.

Really! Is this Nick Mulvaney Mick's evil brother or what?


Yes.  You can tell by the goatee.
 
2018-03-07 08:01:16 AM  

Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.


People wanted the country ran like a business.  Well, that's exactly what they're getting.  This is how business operates, at every level.  Rotten to the core.
 
2018-03-07 08:01:39 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.


Stop giving them ideas!
 
2018-03-07 08:01:52 AM  

BlazeTrailer: Wretschko: Good lord. This endless stream of corrupt behavior is going to take a LONG time to clean up.

It's like every dirty CEO, political player, or con-man is looking at Trump's train-wreck administration, seeing all of these high-ranking appointees abusing their positions for personal profit and power and they say to themselves, "Hmm, I want a piece of that action."

They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.

Not quite. This is business as usual. Trump's administration is just shockingly terrible at hiding their turn at the center of it.


Concern is noted.

You know what does not work in real life?   "But mom Billy did the same thing and his mom did not care."  That shiat ain't gonna flow here, and Trump's admin is the most criminal admin this nation has seen.
 
2018-03-07 08:02:42 AM  

Wretschko: They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.


They've gotten away with it before. I'm not sure why you think they won't continue to.
 
2018-03-07 08:02:56 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.


Exactly, this is the silliest timeline; if Reality wasn't slacking off, these assholes would be up to their nipples in lawsuits and investigations.
 
2018-03-07 08:02:58 AM  

Weaver95: ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.


And then the murders begin?
 
2018-03-07 08:03:23 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.


Oooh, well la-dee-frickin-da!  Look who gets maggots in his dark, festering cell.  Some of us have to subsist on bedbugs.
 
2018-03-07 08:03:48 AM  
Sooooooooooooooo much swamp draining...
 
2018-03-07 08:06:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This egregious move by Nick Mulvaney will surely topple Ronald Trump once and for all.


I will settle for Mulvaney having to answer why a payday lender has his private email address, much less one under investigation. And maybe an inquiry into how that case got dropped . FWIW the last time he claimed a decision was made by "career staff" ( dropping a suit against a payday lender trying to claim sovereign immunity because they operated on a tribal reservation), he was forced to admit he was lying about that in less than a week
 
2018-03-07 08:06:47 AM  
The last time the payday loan industry helped Trump.

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2018-03-07 08:07:16 AM  

Weaver95: Wretschko: They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.

if we're lucky, its going to catch up to them and earn some of them serious jail time.  if we are unlucky, its going to end bloody.


I'll go with bloody as I think we are just too far gone at this point and the polarization too great.  The corruption and greed has gone far beyond the Coolidge or Grant eras with a solid base of neo-feudalistic confederate assholes hollering in joy.

Will you witness me brother?!
 
2018-03-07 08:10:20 AM  

Magorn: Rapmaster2000: This egregious move by Nick Mulvaney will surely topple Ronald Trump once and for all.

I will settle for Mulvaney having to answer why a payday lender has his private email address, much less one under investigation. And maybe an inquiry into how that case got dropped . FWIW the last time he claimed a decision was made by "career staff" ( dropping a suit against a payday lender trying to claim sovereign immunity because they operated on a tribal reservation), he was forced to admit he was lying about that in less than a week


Do you think this could also bring down Stephan Mnuchin, Shelly Ann Conway, and perhaps even Ronald's wife Mallorca?
 
2018-03-07 08:14:05 AM  

starsrift: Wretschko: They simply fail to realize that this shiat IS going to catch up to them sooner or later and it likely involves jail time.

They've gotten away with it before. I'm not sure why you think they won't continue to.


Because the people who got away with it before had a concept of optics. The made sure they had good deeds in public and dirty deeds out of the public eye. And they kept the dirty deeds down to what would stay out of the public eye.

The current crop are too incompetent. They are like the nephew of the connected guy who decides to try to throw his weight around with a beat cop from a different city. Over a parking ticket. And then expose the ticket rigging scheme that had apparently been working for years.
 
2018-03-07 08:15:46 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.

Oooh, well la-dee-frickin-da!  Look who gets maggots in his dark, festering cell.  Some of us have to subsist on bedbugs.


How many scoops of maggots  will we get?
 
2018-03-07 08:16:10 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.


You know who else said the same thing? The entire nation of Germany in the 30s. It's been 70+ years and the world still considers them in a timeout.

The term timeline implies trajectory, current one is taking USA directly over a cliff and likely everyone else with it. But hey, exceptional nations always do things like USA nowadays. Manifest destiny of you will.

/can you guys in usa figure it out soon
//because the rest of us are mortified for you
///and seriously considering a timeout to help you get there
 
2018-03-07 08:16:43 AM  
Meh, not feeling the outrage here. You lose your job and you use your network to try to "fail upwards" to a new role somewhere else. It's the American way. This isn't corruption any more than someone at an IT consultancy trying to get a job with their client after getting laid off or a lawyer Taking a job as a county prosecutor as a career move. In this case, the ex-CEO didn't even get the job, they just reached out with a feeler e-mail. Embarrassing, sure, but hardly unethical.
 
2018-03-07 08:19:40 AM  

outtatowner: Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.

You know who else said the same thing? The entire nation of Germany in the 30s. It's been 70+ years and the world still considers them in a timeout.

The term timeline implies trajectory, current one is taking USA directly over a cliff and likely everyone else with it. But hey, exceptional nations always do things like USA nowadays. Manifest destiny of you will.

/can you guys in usa figure it out soon
//because the rest of us are mortified for you
///and seriously considering a timeout to help you get there


Timeout, what? The German Chancellor is considered the "leader of the free world" and they are the de facto voice of the EU, one of the largest trade blocs in the world by both population and GDP. If that's "timeout" I'm not sure what total freedom would look like.
 
2018-03-07 08:20:31 AM  
So how's that protest vote working out for ya'll?
 
2018-03-07 08:20:41 AM  
I just wanna roll up this article, and use it to repeatedly bap my Trump-supporting family, who're were all about 'draining the swamp' and 'ending corruption', on the nose while shouting, "no! Bad! You made a bad decision!"
 
2018-03-07 08:24:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.

Oooh, well la-dee-frickin-da!  Look who gets maggots in his dark, festering cell.  Some of us have to subsist on bedbugs.


Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!
 
2018-03-07 08:28:42 AM  
Okay, you can have the job, but you'll have to repay the job by creating two more jobs a week until you retire.  If you leave the job early because you can't do the job, you will still owe us two jobs per week.  Any week that you don't add two jobs, any missed jobs will be added to the following week.  Addidtion jobs may be added to the total due as penalty (see fine print).  If you reach a point where you have failed to create 20 jobs, then your job will be seized for non-payment plus any additional jobs will have to be fulfilled in order to be considered for further employment (see fine fine print).
 
2018-03-07 08:30:08 AM  
 
2018-03-07 08:30:25 AM  
FTFA: "I would love to apply for the position of director of the CFPB. Who better than me understand the need to treat consumers respectfully and honestly, and the equal need to offer credit to lower income consumers in order to help them manage their daily lives?"

Literally anybody else.
 
2018-03-07 08:31:25 AM  

Boo_Guy: Weaver95: ya know, once people start to really understand that the courts and economy really ARE rigged against 'em, the rule of law will become considerably more difficult to enforce.

I never really get over how hostile the US government is to it's own people.

Consumer protection? Fark you, you're on your own buddy!


While simultaneously handing out all the corporate welfare possible. Corporations/CEOs/wealthy cannot stuff their pockets fast enough with taxpayer cash, while republicans scream about the single mom who works 50 hours and gets food stamps because those corporations don't pay a living wage.
 
2018-03-07 08:31:53 AM  

Shaggy_C: Meh, not feeling the outrage here. You lose your job and you use your network to try to "fail upwards" to a new role somewhere else. It's the American way. This isn't corruption any more than someone at an IT consultancy trying to get a job with their client after getting laid off or a lawyer Taking a job as a county prosecutor as a career move. In this case, the ex-CEO didn't even get the job, they just reached out with a feeler e-mail. Embarrassing, sure, but hardly unethical.


I don't think an adverse prosecutorial authority is really part of a corrupt business person's network. Even if that adverse prosecutorial authority has been compromised. This is more like a criminal making a payoff to shut down an investigation and then applying to be the chief of police.
 
2018-03-07 08:33:57 AM  
How's that Swampy Drainy thing workin' out for ya?
 
2018-03-07 08:34:51 AM  

EyeballKid: The last time the payday loan industry helped Trump.

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who is that?
 
2018-03-07 08:47:14 AM  

MattytheMouse: I just wanna roll up this article, and use it to repeatedly bap my Trump-supporting family, who're were all about 'draining the swamp' and 'ending corruption', on the nose while shouting, "no! Bad! You made a bad decision!"


 It's cute that you feel it will make a difference. Remember, a questionable lobster receipt for Michelle Obama = bad. Untold sun's of money on separate SS detail for Melania and golf carts at Mar-a-Lago, totes OK. Embassy deaths under Obama = bad; deaths under anyone else OK. Obama = the end of morality as we know it; Pussy-grabbing is just locker room talk and all Real Christians cheat on their multiple wives amirite?
 
2018-03-07 08:47:53 AM  

El_Dan: I don't think an adverse prosecutorial authority is really part of a corrupt business person's network. Even if that adverse prosecutorial authority has been compromised. This is more like a criminal making a payoff to shut down an investigation and then applying to be the chief of police.


I think of them like an auditor; they're im your offices during their investigation, you're having high-level "top to top" meetings to make sure they have the right access, you help them with any irregularities or roadblocks and serve as the "face" for your company throughout the proceedings. There is far more of an argument for there to be a networking opportunity here than in a criminal case, particularly as they were found to be free of wrongdoing.
 
2018-03-07 08:52:02 AM  
oblig DAMMIT BARRY
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2018-03-07 08:56:46 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Enough with this "darkest timeline" bullsh*t.
You know how I know we're not in the "darkest timeline"?  Because we're sitting on our asses posting on Fark instead of getting tortured in labor camps and eating maggots for the protein.


Troy only lost his voice and Jeff only lost an arm, but it was still the darkest timeline.
 
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