Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Bill Press rejoices.

Greenman: Hurricane Sandy’s double whammy:

Obama thanks his campaign volunteers.

Thom: Corporate personhood lost big on election day.

Mark Fiore: Perpetual campaign.

Thom with The Good, the Bad and the Very, Very Ugly.

Key & Peele: Luther & Obama’s Victory Speech.

Stephen on Obama’s re-election.

Tweety and Bill Maher: facts and reality.

Stephen does Rachel Maddow.

Young Turks: Election night highlights.

White House: West Wing Week.

Jon does Nate Silver.

Fallon: Romney concession phone call.

Andy Cobb: Voter suppression in Ohio.

Thom: What Karl Rove promised, but couldn’t deliver on.

Stephen: Romney uses Colbert SuperPAC slogan.

Why Nate Silver got drunk.

Lewis Black on Totally Biased.

Maddow: The aftermath.

Jon: McCaskill ‘legitimately raped’ Akin.

Ann Telnaes: Women kick Romney to the curb.

Ed and Pap: Extremist GOP no longer relevant in politics.

Bad Lip Reading: 2012 Debates Highlights.

Young Turks: GOP and the Latino vote.

Jonathan Mann: Karl Rove Goes Nuts:

Jon: Media coverage of marijuana legalization.

SlateTV: The GOP mad rush to embrace immigration reform.

Sam Seder: FAUX News in state of shock on election night.

Maddow: Some things that happened on Tuesday (via Slog).

Jon: Avalanche on Bullshit Mountain!

Ann Telnaes: The G.O.P.s not so happy hour.

Stephen on platonic friends.

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.

Comments

  1. 2

    spews:

    ‘People like me don’t hate Obama because he’s going to raise our taxes, although we hate that plenty.  We hate him because his views about the importance and primacy of the middle class diminish our status.  The threat he represents isn’t economic; it’s existential.  It’s not just our pocket books that are threatened, but, more importantly, our prestige and our influence on this country.  Our manhood is at stake.’

    ‘We plutocrats have a long and proud history of controlling human societies, and the belief systems that we create about how the world works enable us to do that.  “Earth is the center of the solar system” was a useful one for us in the past.  “Lowering taxes on the rich produces growth” is one of our current favorites.  You show me an orthodox belief, and I’ll show you plutocrats who benefit from it.’

    We understand human nature well enough to know that people believe and accept ideas for all sorts of reasons, but rarely because of facts or evidence. Mostly, people believe what suits them, what makes them feel good.  And what makes us feel good is a set of beliefs that reinforce our status, privileges and power.’

    ‘When Jack or Mitt or I call ourselves “Job Creators”, it isn’t because it’s true or that there is any evidence for it. It’s because being a job creator puts us right at the center of the economic universe – where we deserve to be. This belief system isn’t just convenient to us, although it is. It’s essential in order to justify our status and power.’

    ‘We used to call this divine right. Today we call it “economics”.’…

    ‘So what’s puzzling you about why we hate Obama? He’s in our way. And that’s a much bigger threat to us than higher tax rates. Our incredible sway over politics, the economy and culture is being challenged.’

    Repeat after me. You sir, are a job creator and the richer you get, the better off my family will be. Regulation is bad, and the less of it we have, the better off my family will be. Never forget these things. And never forget that the rising inequality you see all around isn’t a sign of decay. It’s a sign of prosperity. Get with the program. Now. Or we will fire you.

  2. 6

    spews:

    We never did see those tax returns. We never did learn the numbers that might validate the Romney-Ryan budget. Given that Romney had about as much of a human touch with voters as an ATM, it sometimes seemed as if a hologram were running for president. Yet some 57 million Americans took him seriously enough to drag themselves to the polls and vote for a duplicitous cipher. Not all of this can be attributed to the unhinged Obama hatred typified by Mary Matalin’s post-election characterization of the president as “a political narcissistic sociopath.”

    http://nymag.com/news/frank-ri.....l-2012-11/

    Maybe not “all of it” Frank.. But ALL of our most unhinged trolls here at HA were in the grip of extreme brain damaging Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    And all of us on the sane side witnessed how well THAT worked out for the troll brigade.

  3. 8

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Oh Happy Days!

    A thought crossed my mind this morning. WA’s vote by mail is kind of like the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, every day there’s another gift!

    Washingtonians should feel very proud this weekend.

    Unlike some states in our nation (and those states just happen to be led by Republicans) Washington had tremendous voter participation and no voter problems. Vote by mail IS the answer, and WA is leading the way.

    In Washington we said “No!” to going back to the days of discriminating against people based upon who they love and said “YES!” to marriage equality.

    Washingtonians looked at the decades old policy of classifying marijuana and those who use it as criminal and understood that works for nothing and no one, and we changed it.

    And in the political realm Washingtonians looked at the Republican party with its disdain for the common person, its bigotry towards Women, Latinos, Gays, the economically disadvantaged and disdain for the concerns of the middle class and we rejected them across the board.

    We elected a Democratic Governor who understands climate science and who voted for ObamaCare, did not elect a man who fought against our state’s best interests as Attorney General and then tried to hide his positions.

    In the two new and open Congressional seats we elected middle of the road Democrats with business experience and a dedication for using government to help and support the common Washingtonian.

    And so much more.

    Washingtonians should hold their heads up high. Washington Democrats should be beaming from ear to ear. Together we discussed and debated the issues and we made choices; the right choices.

    Oh, and we overwhelmingly chose the most accomplished POTUS in a generation, our first (re-elected) African American POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama.

    Yes, WE did Washington.

    Oh, happy days!

  4. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 Did you notice Obama won every swing state that CNN rated as a “tossup”? CNN noticed.

  5. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Lockheed’s CEO-designate Christopher Kubasik was sacked this week for having an affair with a subordinate. According to Barron’s magazine he’ll a $3.5 million “separation payment.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Does anyone have that gal’s phone number?

  6. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I wonder what Petreaus will get? Probably just his Army pension. No “separation payment.” You have to work in private enterprise to get paid $3.5M for fucking the help.

  7. 16

    expatchad spews:

    hebephrenia a common occurence in your family?

    (Psychiatry) a form of pubertal schizophrenia, characterized by hallucinations, delusions, foolish behaviour, and senseless laughter

  8. 17

    Puddybud spews:

    Applebee’s NY sez it may implement a hiring freeze due to ObummerCare… so what do the leftist loons propose…? A BOYCOTT… Yes, let’s punish those who work at Applebee’s with a work slowdown so more of them can lose their jobs. Let’s have more people on the dole like ylbuttspigot. You just can’t make this up.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Elections have consequences. That’s what you people wanted so the people have spoken. Enjoy it.

  9. 18

    Puddybud spews:

    Free speech only counts if you are a libtard speaking at libtard universities… Fordham University president Joseph McShane had a COW over Ann Coulter being invited to speak.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Elections have consequences. That’s what you people wanted so the people have spoken. Enjoy it.

  10. 19

    Puddybud spews:

    Applebee’s NY franchisee Tankel mentioned he would be paying annual Obamacare penalties of $80,000 to $100,000 per restaurant. He has 40 restaurants. You do the math libtards.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Elections have consequences. That’s what you people wanted so the people have spoken. Enjoy it.

  11. 20

    K spews:

    Hey, Pud, tell me again how dumb Patty Murray is. Let’s look at how she did leading the Dem’s senate campaign v. the Reps.

  12. 21

    Puddybud spews:

    So will Inslee implement a carbon tax? I read the ICLEI Carbon Tax Initiative and it seems it’s right up his alley being a green dork tree hugging libtard. So libtards how much ya gonna pay if he decides to implement it? His own words last October…

    As governor, I will make Washington a leader in the clean energy industry, and I will promote policies to electrify our transportation system and allow people to bike, walk or use transit. Puddy Emphasis

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Elections have consequences. That’s what you people wanted so the people have spoken. Enjoy it.

    That’s okay Jay. Puddy will continue to drive my gas guzzling SUV so I can be high above libtards and their Prius’.

  13. 22

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey, Pud, tell me again how dumb Patty Murray is.

    Hey K, ask ylbuttspigot when’s the last time Puddy talked about Patty Murray. That woman hasn’t been in Puddy’s vernacular for a long time. Go ahead… FlubScout asked and ylbuttspigot jumped. Maybe he’ll do da same for ya!

    BTW since you mentioned it, she’s still dumb. You think she actually coordinated all that activity? You have got to be kidding. Keep da faith though!

  14. 23

    expatchad spews:

    That’s okay Jay. Puddy will continue to drive my gas guzzling SUV so I can be high above libtards and their Prius’.

    Hmmm…hebephrenic contagion within cloa==sely related groups…..????

  15. 24

    Puddybud spews:

    Andrew Sullivan on Real Time with Bill the Misogynist asked why didn’t more people attack Romney on his Moromnism. Wasn’t this the same Andrew Sullivan who cried a big COW when people brought up Obummer’s association with Jeremiah Wright?

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  16. 25

    Puddybud spews:

    Hmmm…hebephrenic contagion within cloa==sely related groups…..????

    No facts just ad hominem attacks…

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  17. 26

    Puddybud spews:

    For da dunceman…

    The judge turned down Allen West recount request because the election results are not official. Good try dunceman. Of course you would slant the facts.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  18. 27

    Puddybud spews:

    Papa John’s said ObummerCare would add 10-14 cents per pizza. He also mentioned since ObummerCare is the law of the land everyone will have health care even if he doesn’t provide it.

    “The good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance. We’re all going to pay for it,” he said, estimating the new law would cost the business $5 million to $8 million annually.

    Under the Affordable Care Act, full-time employees — those working 30 hours or more per week — would have to be provided with insurance at companies with more than 50 workers. Schnatter said it was likely that some franchise owners would reduce employees’ hours in order to avoid having to cover them. “That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said. “It’s common sense. That’s what I call lose-lose.”

    Libtards attacked and said BOYCOTT. Yes, let’s punish those who work at Papa John’s with a work slowdown so more of them can lose their jobs. Let’s have more people on the dole like ylbuttspigot. You just can’t make this up.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Elections have consequences. That’s what you people wanted so the people have spoken. Enjoy it.

  19. 28

    Puddybud spews:

    Oh no… A real Chicago political criminal # 2012-277739938-JJR

    The tentative deal includes:

    –Jackson resigning for health reasons.

    –His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.

    –The congressman’s repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.

    At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and spouse of Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson.

    You just can’t make this up. And he won with 63% of the vote. Apparently the Chicago media forgot to tell his constituents he was being criminally investigated. What will Operation Push daddy do now?

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  20. 29

    K spews:

    I’ll pay 10-14 cents per pizza for the workers to have healthcare. Hell, I’ll pay a quarter. Then I don’t have to pay for the emergency room costs for what would have been treatable cheaper, earlier.

  21. 31

    Puddybud spews:

    Now this is interesting Port St Lucie County voter registration facts for dunceman and why Allen West knows some shenanigans happened behind closed doors when Florida law says recounts are supposed to be open and transparent. Well only if the DUMMOCRAPT is losing the election.

    From their site… BTW Gertrude Walker DUMMOCRAPT runs the show… this is the FL county where mysterious ballots appeared dunceman.

    Registered Voters as of 10/1/2012; | Total 173,304 | Dem 74,281 | Rep 55,755 Yet here are the vote totals

    Totals:
    175554 – Registered Voters
    247713 Voter Cards Cast
    141.10% – Turnout

    Vote early vote often; that’s the DUMMOCRAPT way. Nuthin wrong here move along…

    You know these DUMMOCRATS are morons when Roseanne Barr gets 145 votes for president!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  22. 34

    Puddybud spews:

    And on JJ jr, if we knew out here he was being investigated, didn’t the media cover it?

    Got link? This isn’t about the Blagojevich. This was about something else “K”. Now you can’t go back and search Google for a link “K”. You have to demonstrate some libtard posted JJ Jr was being investigated on HA. That’s how libtards communicate around here. Puddy posted it but did any libtard?

    Go ahead search HA.

    So post the HA link “K”. I’ll wait.

  23. 35

    spews:

    Right wing is a brain damage disorder..

    ? A BOYCOTT…

    Swing!!! Goes the reality bat! Hell yes… Applebee workers can apply at the more humane employer and the greedhead owners of Applebees can close their miserable doors.

    Elections have consequences.

    HELL YES! SMASH! Goes the empty heads of morons who were “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  24. 36

    spews:

    Fordham University president Joseph McShane had a rational objection to Ann Coulter being invited to speak.

    LMAO!!! You mean the grifter who told Willard Romney that he “owed” her???

    Look where he is now! He’s going to get to finish his car elevator! Lucky man!

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  25. 37

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Pud, you lost!

    Of course with 141% voting, Allen West would lose “so far”. But with 141% voting he loses by 4,400 votes? Yes it’s fishy.

    If was a DUMMOCRAPT there would be news stories on the nightly news, the NY Slimes and WaPo would have front page stories about “voter fraud”. Of course the media is silent on this cuz West isn’t on the reservation. So bray all you want.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! – Not foolishness just facts alumni dude!

    BTW did you go to your last reunion?

  26. 38

    Puddybud spews:

    Applebee workers can apply at the more humane employer

    So all can see the unemployed moron of HA, ylbuttspigot wants more people to be in his position in life; on the dole with a hand out for dat guvmint cash!!!!!

    Very telling…

  27. 39

    Puddybud spews:

    Mitt Romney loses and ylbuttspigot rejoices.

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

  28. 40

    spews:

    Papa John’s said doing something about health insurance over doing jack squat would add 10-14 cents per pizza.

    Oh my aching pocketbook!

    10 cents more for a personal cheese!

    12 cents more for a medium pepperoni

    14 cents more for a large supreme..

    Never been to PJ’s. Probably crap pizza!

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  29. 41

    spews:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire,

    LOL!!! I bet that skinflint didn’t spend a DIME of his own to run..

    He grifted it ALL from his clueless benefactors in the throes of OBAMA DERANGEMENT SYNDROME!

    It’d be sweet justice if they sued!

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  30. 42

    K spews:

    Link yourself Puddles. We knew about JJ’s problems here. It was in the media. I won’t do your work for you.

    Gee, where did I hear that?

  31. 43

    Puddybud spews:

    Actually ylbuttspigot Papa Johns is pretty good pizza. Better Ingredients Better Pizza. Much better than that libtard offering who runs Dominos. That’s cardboard!

  32. 44

    K spews:

    And whine all you want about West. Tell me about the Senate, you know where Senator Murray led the D effort. Tell me about the President.

    You lost. Get used to it.

    Find your own links

  33. 45

    Puddybud spews:

    Link yourself Puddles

    K just lost the argument. Can’t post no links. Sad sack of a leftist.

    See ya K. Another waste of time having a discussion with you!

  34. 46

    Puddybud spews:

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

  35. 47

    K spews:

    Why in the world would I play your game. You are the loser. Look at the election results.

    Saying it don’t make it so.

  36. 48

    spews:

    Papa Johns is pretty good pizza.

    Considering the source of this information and the asshole who runs the outfit itself..

    I’ll stick with Zeke’s and Pagliacci…

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  37. 49

    Puddybud spews:

    Actually ylbuttspigot is as his original name Clueless as ever… Rating Very Good!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

  38. 50

    Puddybud spews:

    You are the loser.

    No, our ideas lost “K”. Puddy not a loser. Puddy still has a beautiful wife. Puddy still has a great job. Puddy still making money. Puddy travels. Puddy enjoying life.

    Sucks to be you stuck in WA State!

  39. 51

    spews:

    our ideas lost “K”. Puddy not a loser.

    LOL! Guffaaaaw!..

    What “winner” called President Obama “the messiah” how many times???

    tctmgr search -pv -ord count numdesc .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘the messiah’ | cut -f1,4,5
    the messiah count 413

    413 times! How’d that “idea” work out for the “winner”??

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  40. 53

    Puddybud spews:

    What “winner” called President Obama “the messiah” how many times???

    Oh my ylbuttspigot forgets who FIRST called Obummer the messiah. It wasn’t Puddy you blooming smelly diarrhea stain! Of course ol clueless forgets facts when ylbuttspigot can’t use them correctly.

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world. Did you reapply for unemployment checks ylbuttspigot? It’s a new year a coming.

    BTW ylbuttspigot, when did you take your wife to Europe being unemployed playing the class warfare game from your laptop? How about Africa? How about Australia? Maybe Asia?

    Yeah, didn’t think so!

    Or did you drive to Wenatchee? Maybe North Pasadena so you could look down your nose at those black folks living there? Hmmm…?

    Stay at home keeping tally of what Puddy posts while Puddy will continue to post from round da world!

    Sucks to be you ylbuttspigot!

  41. 54

    spews:

    Oh my ylb hero forgets who FIRST called Obummer the messiah.

    Does it matter? It’s documented the moron who repeated it 413 times.. Great idea huh?

    And whose idea was it to call President Obama “odumba” how many times?

    tctmgr search -pv -ord count numdesc .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘odumba’ | cut -f1,4,5
    odumba count 720

    Wow! Just increase the stupid! How’d that work out????

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  42. 55

    K spews:

    Yawn, puddles.

    Glad your personal life is fine.

    Glad your “ideas” lost.

    Let me know when you want to talk about Patty.

    In the meantime, my personal life awaits.

  43. 56

    Puddybud spews:

    More of the same from ylbuttspigot above… Nothing else in his putrid life so he obsesses over Puddy. Proves to all Puddy PWNS this moron!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    So where you taking Mrs buttspigot this year ylbuttspigot… Hmmm… Puddy needs to rephrase that… Where is Mrs buttspigot taking YOU this year ylbuttspigot?

    Stay at home keeping tally of what Puddy posts while Puddy will continue to post from round da world!

    Sucks to be you ylbuttspigot!

  44. 59

    Puddybud spews:

    Did ya notice how fast ylbuttspigot drop the Papa Johns attack when FACTS appeared to discredith is normal factless smelly diarrhea screeds?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

  45. 60

    spews:

    Dear person calling himself Puddybud,

    The real story in St. Lucie County is that “cards cast” means “ballot pages scanned”. There were so many issues and amendments on the ballot that it required two opscan pages to include all of the items. A PDF of the St. Lucie County sample ballot is here. Somewhere along the line, they forgot to program that particular counter to be aware that each ballot had two pages.

    If you look at the county’s most recent Election Summary Report (PDF), you’ll see that it shows 249095 cards cast and 124606 turnout. Dividing cards by turnout, you get 1.999 (apparently, 117 voters forgot to fill out the second page of the ballot).

    So quit the drooling about this non-issue.

    Yours truly,
    Reality

  46. 61

    spews:

    Man of “ideas”

    How many times did he call President Obama “Obummer”???

    tctmgr search -pv -ord count numdesc .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘obummer’ | cut -f1,4,5
    obummer count 1309

    Just dial up the stupid even MORE!!! How’d that work for ideaman???

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  47. 62

    Puddybud spews:

    Let me know when you want to talk about Patty.

    Patty?

    Akin and Mourdock lost cuz of their ineptitude and callous commentary. They deserved to lose. Other candidates took a beating because of their comments and stupidity. Read the exit polls “K”. Both had big leads and blew them. She had nuthin to do with it. Romney won Indiana, Mourdock’s mouth lost his candidacy. Romney won Misouri, Akin’s mouth lost his candidacy. She can gloat all she wants but she didn’t offer anything. If she did it would have been a clean sweep of those state. Now back in 2002, she had everything to do with it.

  48. 63

    Puddybud spews:

    To #60 N,

    That’s why they are having an emergency meeting tomorrow morning to perform a partial recount.

    The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number of early ballots is estimated by officials to be roughly 37,000

    Yeah, that’s so final N.

  49. 64

    Puddybud spews:

    Still on that Puddy said this meme eh ylbuttspigot?

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world. Did you reapply for unemployment checks ylbuttspigot? It’s a new year a coming.

    Stay at home keeping tally of what Puddy posts while Puddy will continue to post from round da world! Obummer, Odumba, the messiah… Puddy PWNS this creep fiend stalker ylbuttspigot.

    Sucks to be you ylbuttspigot!

  50. 65

    spews:

    Hey “ideaman”..

    How’d this right wing “wisdom” work out?

    • Dick Morris: “Prediction: Romney 325, Obama 213″

    Glenn Beck: “321-217 victory for Romney in the electoral college.”

    • Rush Limbaugh: “Everything — Except the Polls — Points to a Romney Landslide”

    • Michael Barone: “Romney Beats Obama, Handily”

    • George Will: Romney 321, Obama 217

    • Newsmax: “Expect a Mitt Romney Landslide”

    • Larry Kudlow: “I am now predicting a 330 vote electoral landslide.”

    Fools didn’t know what him ‘em! You didn’t know what hit you!

    Buying guns and farmland yet? LOL!

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of a moron who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the conservative entertainment complex..

  51. 67

    Michael spews:

    I talked to a lot of “average citizens” in the run up to this election and if I had a dollar for every one of them that told me some version of “of course I’m voting for the Democrats, the Republicans have gone insane” I’d probably be a 1%er.

  52. 68

    Puddybud spews:

    Oh noes… now Obummer was reerected and Dodd-Frank stays more small banks to close? CNN libtards.

    But all this comes at a cost. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has spent tens of billions saving mostly small banks over the past few years. Is it worth it? In the mortgage market there appears to be somewhat of an answer. Home loans are dominated by a few large banks, Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan, mostly. Small banks have largely been pushed out. The result: Mortgage rates are about one percentage point higher than they would be if we had more competition. Apply that to all mortgages, and that higher interest rate costs consumers about $100 billion a year in extra interest. Not to mention all those who can’t actually get refinanced. I’d say that’s pretty good evidence that we should figure out a way to keep small banks around.

    Hmmm… guess we’ll see.

  53. 69

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey @65 ylbuttspigot,

    Lost another argument so you change the topic again… So sad little man… in so many big ways!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  54. 70

    spews:

    @63:

    Who said anything about “final”? It was simply the most recent report. I was trying to circumvent potential idiocy about the fact that the counts of cards and votes were higher than in the report you linked to.

    Why an emergency meeting of the canvassing board? Maybe it’s because Florida has such a short time span between election and certification (and Monday is a holiday, so they won’t be able to do it then). Maybe it’s because of technical issues about the format of the early-voting ballots; those are the ones they’re considering on Sunday. Could be a lot of reasons.

  55. 75

    Puddybud spews:

    Yes Massachusetts got what they wanted a dolt for a senator…

    After being asked her first question — how she’d protect defense spending — Warren was silent as she turned to Patrick.

    “Defense spending is you,” Patrick prodded Warren.

    “Oh, that’s mine,” Warren replied.

    Then proceeded to say nothing worthwhile… Meanwhile dunceman will make a pithy comment.

    Elections have consequences… can you say deer in the headlights look? Good luck with that Massachusetts!

  56. 76

    spews:

    Then proceeded to say nothing worthwhile…

    Nope. She’s not a right wing tool repeating crap fed to her from the right wing entertainment complex.. She replaced a hustling former nude model right wing tool in the U.S. Senate..

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of A FOOL who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the right wing entertainment complex..

    What a freak show!

  57. 77

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Uncle Puddy!

    Not only is Slick Willard still a multimillionaire, many of his staff have moved into that category by skimming “consultant fees” from his LOSING campaign.

    Did you get any of the delicious grift gravy? Or did you donate to Gekko/Galt and get grifted?

  58. 78

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    I think y’all will appreciate this as testament to the effectiveness and determination of the Obama campaign.


    A press-pool report from the day after the election quotes an Obama campaign official talking about the get-out-the-vote effort:

    In describing the ground game, the official told of a conversation he had with a top field director on Monday. The GOP had tweeted that they had knocked on 75,000 doors in Ohio the day prior. Not to worry, the director said, ‘we knocked on 376,000.

    “Then the president came in, and this aide said, ‘Tell him the door thing.’ So he did. And the president responded, ‘That’s my team.’”

    Anecdotal, the staging area I worked in Denver averaged 200 doors an hour on Monday the 5th, and 343/hour on Tuesday.

  59. 79

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @78
    Yup…the community organizer beat the plutocrat by, you know, organizing communities.

  60. 80

    spews:

    How many times did he call Goldy “voice of chalk scratching”???

    tctmgr search -pv -ord count numdesc .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘voice of chalk scratching’ | cut -f1,4,5
    voice of chalk scratching count 158

    How’d that work out? bin Laden is dead! GM is alive! Barack Obama has 4 more years!!! and..

    The HA comment threads continues its mission. To proclaim one simple overriding TRUTH:

    RIGHT WINGERS SUCK!

  61. 81

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey @80 ylbuttspigot,

    Lost another argument so you change the topic again… So sad little man… in so many big ways!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    What’s it like to be jobless for so long? Now all can see the fiendish stalking you do every day. Puddy PWNS you diarrhea breath!

    Suck a sad existence you lead.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  62. 82

    spews:

    81 – zzzzzZZZZzzzzzzz…..

    What’s it like to be “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the RIGHT WING BULLSHIT COMPLEX???

    You read that CBS story right??? I know you read it because all of sudden you’re fantasizing that I did harm to a young woman in Wenatchee.

    The wives are crying and the idiot bullshit artist vulture capitalist and his Randroid sidekick ARE SHOCKED.. SHOCKED..

    How could this be??? They’re “CONSERVATIVES”???? Even for a “CONSERVATIVE” losing is hard??? HAHAHAHA… Now you’re all limp like Limbaugh without his viagra.. Right Bob of Enzyte???

    Where’s Bob dumbass?

    Where’s Jerry the clown fool??

    NONE OF THEM HAD a FREAKING CLUE WHAT HIT THEM..

    All that’s left is

    Little maxee, wanking himself with “free stuff”, “free stuff” a meme started by a washed up rocker gun nut who’d said he be DEAD or IN JAIL if this came to pass.

    And YOU…

    Doin’ the same old, same old expecting different results…

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of AN INSANE FOOL who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the right BULLSHIT complex..

    Stayin’ an idiot forever since April 2005.

  63. 84

    Puddybud spews:

    You read that CBS story right??? I know you read it because all of sudden you’re fantasizing that I did harm to a young woman in Wenatchee.

    What are your writing about diarrhea stain? Puddy’s Wenatchee quip was about your unemployed status and knowing your wife will never see Europe, Australia, Asia or Africa with your life attitude. So Puddy gave you the benefit of doubt and wrote you could afford spending some of her gas money and drive her to Wenatchee to get some apples you moron! You know where Puddy is right now you idiot. You checked like always. Puddy PWNs you ylbuttspigot. Puddy didn’t read any CBS article. PERIOD. Puddy has no clue what ylbuttspigot is babbling about, just ylbuttspigot leaving another smelly diarrhea stain in a thread.

    Since you brought it up you must have a guilty conscience. Such a loser ylbuttspigot, HA’s diarrhea stain is.

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    What’s it like to be jobless for so long? Now all can see the fiendish stalking you do every day. Puddy PWNS you diarrhea breath!

    Such a sad existence you lead. Looking for some Free Stuff diarrhea breath?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  64. 85

    Puddybud spews:

    BTW ylbuttspigot, Puddy was once a libtard like you. Except Puddy left the reservation after seeing the heartless devastation DUMMOCRAPTS did to my people in Philly for their continual vote, blaming the other party. Funny Jesse Hi-Jackson made some stupid comment Obummer owes the black inner city for his second term. Well Jesse, what makes you think Obummer going to act any different?

  65. 86

    spews:

    84 – zzzzZZZZzzzzzzz. You looked at the CBS article my current handle points to. On the sidebar is a link to an hour long video about a young girl that was murdered in Wenatchee and a young man who went to jail for 14 years in a plea deal. Another miscarriage of justice by the notorious evidence planters of that miserable burgh.

    I think you’re lying.. Wenatchee?? What fucking reason would I waste gas going way out there when there’s apple orchards that are much closer? You’ve lied your ass off before.. Darryl called you a pathological liar. His judgement about data and people it seems to me is

    damn accurate…

    What else?? Know where you are?? No I don’t at the moment. Nor do I care..

    What else?? Oh more repetitious wankery trying to avoid AGAIN accountability for the lies, name-calling and RIGHT WING BULLSHIT you put so much faith in.

    How’d it work out for you last Tuesday?

    85 – zzzZZzzzzzzzz.. Don’t care about what you were. I see what you are NOW..

    Here’s your lifetime achievement in the threads:

    >> cs ‘-t puddymoron -c’
    +——-+
    | count |
    +——-+
    | 37145 |
    +——-+
    1 row in set

    How’d all that bullshit work out for you? Those countless hours of reading worthless right wing bullshit and pasting it here so sure it amount to more than

    JACK SHIT???

    You felt smug and satisfied about Bush stealing another election in 2004 until Christine Gregoire put a boil under the collective right wing ass in this State. We celebrated her victory here and you’ve resented our “progress” against right wing bullshit EVER SINCE..

    Now with the economy here in this State as sucky as it’s been, Jay Inslee is taking over for her? The “orange revolution” days of the mad pied piper of Greenlake are long forgotten. The fool Crapkansky hasn’t posted shit in weeks it seems.

    Look at the trolls that have come and gone in these threads and it’s only dipshit little maxee (who said he voted for Obama) and YOU left.

    Wow what a run you’ve had dumbass!

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of AN INSANE FOOL who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the right wing BULLSHIT complex..

  66. 87

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Uncle Puddy!

    Hey, I want to congratulate you. You did an excellent job in this election in WA. What did your side win again? Oh yeah, 1 statewide elected office and 0 for 3 of the 3 open CDs.

    Keep up the good work driving the thinking crowd to Team Blue.

    Who knows, at this rate we may go one hundred years before we see a Republican governor again.

  67. 89

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    You know, puddl is the entire Republican experience, writ small.

    Living in his own Private Idaho, babbling about things he feels are terribly important, that no one else actually cares about. Forming a world view based on myth and ‘faith’ while rejecting objective science. Preening self-congratulation in place of honest self reflection.

    Sad.

  68. 91

    Puddybud spews:

    You looked at the CBS article my current handle points to. On the sidebar is a link to an hour long video about a young girl that was murdered in Wenatchee and a young man who went to jail for 14 years in a plea deal.

    Oh Puddy did ylbuttspigot? Got proof?

    Silly useless piece of fiendish stalking crap!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    What’s it like to be jobless for so long? Now all can see the fiendish stalking you do every day. Puddy PWNS you diarrhea breath!

    Such a sad existence you lead. Looking for some Free Stuff diarrhea breath?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Try again moronic pendejo idioto!

  69. 92

    Puddybud spews:

    babbling about things he feels are terribly important, that no one else actually cares about.

    ObummerCare layoffs – of course dunceman doesn’t care about his fellow man. That’s not progressive… I got mine figure how to get yours from the guvmint.

    ObummerCare tax – of course dunceman don’t care about his fellow man. That’s not progressive. SCOTUS siad ObummerCare is a tax. ~$2500 per person. Yeah that’s the ticket!

    Tomorrow a new round of layoffs coming… dunceman could care less.

    The mind of a progressive… a sewer that needs cleaning. Clorox cleaning!

  70. 93

    Puddybud spews:

    So now we saw Obummer winning 8 of the 10 wealthiest anvil counties… When will the tax hammer fall?

    Looks like the real Gekkos (anvils) voted for Obummer eh MikeBoyScout? So Obummer gonna be da hammer eh?

  71. 94

    spews:

    When will the tax hammer fall?

    LMAO!!! Where’s this idiot been? It’s been Obama and Reid’s position forever that any future “grand compromise” will hinge on tax increases on the wealthy..

    To what they were under Clinton.. OH MY! We all remember what an “economy killer” that was. Had to be worse than what this country suffered under Ike!

    The morons on the right in the Congress have been the party of NO since the start.

    SWING! Goes the reality bat! SMASH! Goes the empty head of AN INSANE FOOL who was “fleeced”, “exploited” and “lied to” by the right wing BULLSHIT complex..

  72. 97

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @62 “Akin and Mourdock lost cuz of their ineptitude and callous commentary. They deserved to lose.”

    You could say the same of almost any Republican candidate. Akin and Mourdock aren’t different from the rest of their flock. They simply were caught being themselves (as was Mittster in his “47 percent” remark).

  73. 98

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @77 “Not only is Slick Willard still a multimillionaire, many of his staff have moved into that category by skimming “consultant fees” from his LOSING campaign.”

    Meanwhile, the lowly campaign workers had to walk home because The Grifter canceled their expense credit cards before they could hail cabs … they just found out what it’s like to work for a Republican!

  74. 100

    spews:

    It’s fascinating to browse a lexicon of puddyidiot trash in these threads, starting with with words and phrases that he FIRST used starting in 2009 – Obama’s term to date in office.. If you arrange the trash by descending frequency here’s a sampling:

    obummer count 1564
    libtardo count 1198
    libtardos count 1011
    odumba count 724
    ha libtardos count 447
    kook aid count 338
    democratics count 216
    ha libtardo count 210
    obamaa+ count 207
    porkulus count 169
    epic fail count 165
    daily kooks count 155
    sadministration count 152
    fayle count 140
    crazed databaze count 140
    libtardo msm count 139
    tea party count 130
    left wrong count 120
    ha swineflu count 119
    whitey house count 119
    ya moron count 111
    cass sunstein count 101
    ha databaze count 95
    epic fayle count 91
    tctmgr count 90
    the dummocrapts count 90
    dumbocrats count 79
    van jones count 78
    obummercare count 77
    the whitey house count 74
    porkulus bill count 72
    the libtardo msm count 71
    swineflu weasels count 70
    prosecution rests your honor count 66
    puddymissives count 56
    odormann count 54
    barack hussein obama mmm count 53
    herman cain count 50
    benghazi count 49
    obummer sadministration count 49
    sotomayor count 48
    czars count 42
    debazed count 42
    the crazed databaze count 41
    the preznit count 40
    fwank count 37
    grayson count 37
    scott brown count 37
    where did puddy say count 37
    cenk count 36
    wasserman count 36
    dragger count 35
    cantor count 35
    holdren count 35
    mcchrystal count 35
    friday night funnies count 35
    tiller count 34
    immelt count 33
    eunuchbomber count 33
    puddy provided count 33
    allen west count 33
    tarp1 count 32
    trigg count 32
    baggers count 32
    obamacare count 32
    goldman sucks count 32

    Fascinating insight into a whackjob’s “mind” in the grip of ODS..

    Of course this is just a sampling. I left out all the namecalling he does to other commenters here. That’s BY FAR the bulk of his swill here.

  75. 102

    Puddybud spews:

    Wow ylbuttspigot, you are OBSESSED with Puddy. Puddy guesses your life sucks so bad you need to check into mine. Well you know where Puddy is right now. Been here how many times this year ylbuttspigot? You seriously need help with your PuddyObsession!

    You realize you will never be as successful! Silly useless piece of fiendish stalking crap!

    Repeat:

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    What’s it like to be jobless for so long? Now all can see the fiendish stalking you do every day. Puddy PWNS you diarrhea breath!

    Such a sad existence you lead. Looking for some Free Stuff diarrhea breath?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Try again moronic pendejo idioto!

    obummer 1564
    libtardo 1198
    libtardos 1011
    odumba 724
    ha libtardos 447
    kook aid 338
    democratics 216
    ha libtardo 210
    obamaa+ 207
    porkulus 169
    epic fail 165
    daily kooks 155
    sadministration 152
    fayle 140
    crazed databaze 140
    libtardo msm 139
    tea party 130
    left wrong 120
    ha swineflu 119
    whitey house 119
    ya moron 111
    cass sunstein 101
    ha databaze 95
    epic fayle 91
    tctmgr 90
    the dummocrapts 90
    dumbocrats 79
    van jones 78
    obummercare 77
    the whitey house 74
    porkulus bill 72
    the libtardo msm 71
    swineflu weasels 70
    prosecution rests your honor 66
    puddymissives 56
    odormann 54
    barack hussein obama mmm 53
    herman cain 50
    benghazi 49
    obummer sadministration 49
    sotomayor 48
    czars 42
    debazed 42
    the crazed databaze 41
    the preznit 40
    fwank 37
    grayson 37
    scott brown 37
    where did puddy say 37
    cenk 36
    wasserman 36
    dragger 35
    cantor 35
    holdren 35
    mcchrystal 35
    friday night funnies 35
    tiller 34
    immelt 33
    eunuchbomber 33
    puddy provided 33
    allen west 33
    tarp1 32
    trigg 32
    baggers 32
    obamacare 32
    goldman sucks 32

    Now you can up them by 1 sucka!

    You forgot PuddyEmphasis and pendejo, you true last name! ylb pendejo!

  76. 104

    spews:

    102 – It’s a laugh a minute writing some simple code to analyze your moronic behavior here.

    I told you we’d be having a laugh at your expense.

    And you didn’t have to write all that shit. But you did because you can’t help yourself. How’d it all work out for you Nov 6?

    Where’s Jerry? Where’s all the rest of the trolls? How’d did work out for them?

    It’s just you and little dipshit maxee.

    You’re a fool! You can’t stop!

  77. 106

    spews:

    You forgot PuddyEmphasis and pendejo

    LOL!

    tctmgr search -pv .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘puddyemphasis’ | cut -f1,5-7
    puddyemphasis 58 first_seen 2009-08-13T18:03:00+00:00

    Meets the criteria, just didn’t find it interesting at the time – like all your miserable name-calling which I left out. Btw, I’m going to put all of that on a blog post. Everyone can then see what a miserable cretin you are!

    and??

    3010 % tctmgr search -pv .ha/data/lexicon/puddymoron.tct ” streq ‘pendejo’ | cut -f1,5-7
    pendejo 27 first_seen 2006-05-21T07:44:00+00:00

    Nope, first used in 2006. Doesn’t meet the criteria cabron!

  78. 109

    Puddybud spews:

    Eh Obummer puta maricon ylbuttspigot, koro king…

    Stalker… Puddy PWNS you.

    Mitt Romney is still legally a multi-millionaire, and ylbuttspigot is still unemployed.

    Maybe there is some justice in the world.

    What’s it like to be jobless for so long? Now all can see the fiendish stalking you do every day. Puddy PWNS you diarrhea breath!

    Such a sad existence you lead. Looking for some Free Stuff diarrhea breath?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Such a sad life on this national holiday.

  79. 110

    Puddybud spews:

    Meanwhile Tavis Smiley and Cornel West saw through the bullcrap of Obummer… but they still voted for him anyway.

    “Rockefeller Republican in blackface”

    Ain’t that racist? Wait… West is a libtardo black man… libtards can say anything they want…

    Of course none of this discourse comes out before the election.

  80. 111

    Puddybud spews:

    Wow!!!!! Knuckledragging Dead Sgt Schultzie could lose his PMSNBC show to The Journolist? Remember this NY Times leftist said PMSNBC is more libtard than Fox is conservative.

    Puddy would accept The Journolist over the Knuckledraggger!