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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:04 AM

Pic Of The Moment: "Too Big To Fail Has Become Too Big For Trial"



Elizabeth Warren Puts Bank Regulators to Shame in First Senate Hearing

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: "Too Big To Fail Has Become Too Big For Trial" (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2013 OP
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #1
gateley Feb 2013 #2
caledesi Feb 2013 #42
October Feb 2013 #3
geardaddy Feb 2013 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #5
onehandle Feb 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #17
Brigid Feb 2013 #26
renate Feb 2013 #45
blaze Feb 2013 #49
tclambert Feb 2013 #51
tavalon Feb 2013 #65
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #67
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #7
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #8
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #9
lark Feb 2013 #22
proverbialwisdom Feb 2013 #10
adigal Feb 2013 #11
EarlG Feb 2013 #40
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #12
Larry Ogg Feb 2013 #13
tavalon Feb 2013 #66
BrotherIvan Feb 2013 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #15
rocktivity Feb 2013 #16
NorthCarolina Feb 2013 #19
RC Feb 2013 #18
TopHatCat Feb 2013 #20
malthaussen Feb 2013 #21
Brigid Feb 2013 #23
krispos42 Feb 2013 #24
limpyhobbler Feb 2013 #25
Berlum Feb 2013 #27
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #28
GiveMeFreedom Feb 2013 #34
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #37
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #29
yourout Feb 2013 #55
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #56
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #30
bvar22 Feb 2013 #31
ReRe Feb 2013 #32
beachgirl2365 Feb 2013 #46
City Lights Feb 2013 #33
calimary Feb 2013 #35
Rider3 Feb 2013 #36
mother earth Feb 2013 #38
another_liberal Feb 2013 #39
Hotler Feb 2013 #41
Bill USA Feb 2013 #43
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #44
Oakenshield Feb 2013 #48
WillyT Feb 2013 #47
Cha Feb 2013 #50
tclambert Feb 2013 #52
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #53
Babel_17 Feb 2013 #54
lexw Feb 2013 #57
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #58
lupinella Feb 2013 #59
KG Feb 2013 #60
ejbr Feb 2013 #61
drynberg Feb 2013 #62
joshcryer Feb 2013 #63
tavalon Feb 2013 #64

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:05 AM

1. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:06 AM

2. Thank you, EarlG! Thank you, Elizabeth Warren! Thank you, Massachusetts!

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:35 PM

42. Ditto! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. Love her!



Clinton/Warren 2016 - my dream ticket

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:11 AM

4. K and R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:16 AM

5. WooHooo!!! I love this woman.

She put those whiny regulators on the hotseat. Heh.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:16 AM

6. Who does she think she is!?

Oh, right...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. That. Was. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too good! Pitch perfect!


"I promise to replace the pair of pants he shit when he found out he had to run against me. *snort*"

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:38 PM

26. Hysterical!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:15 PM

45. awesome! I don't usually find internet videos worth the time it takes to watch them

But this was fantastic! Thank you!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:58 PM

49. OMG!!! Loved this!!!

LOLing here..... thanks so much

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:40 PM

51. Awesome video!

"I am running for senate to f@%k some sh!t up."

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:08 PM

65. That is so priceless

The things the real candidate can't say but so wants to. Man, that was cathartic. I hope she watches that every night!

Senator Warren, please, fuck some shit up!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:41 PM

67. "You don't have to be a dick about it." Lol! Hilarious.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:17 AM

7. this statment will be world famous

Because they are rightly true. Senator you are a dream come true. Make the banks and wall street elites Honest.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:19 AM

8. kick

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:20 AM

9. Thanks for the post. If you want more progressives like Sen Warren

support organizations like moveon, PCCC, PDA, etc. They did a lot for progressive candidates like Sen Warren.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:34 PM

22. Totally agree

Those groups are the ones that got my donations this cycle, along with several deserving individuals like Warren, Franken, Grayson, etc. DSCC didn't get one dime, not supporting those neo-libs.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:21 AM

10. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:34 AM

11. Shouldn't this be 2013? I love her!! Brave and smart woman!

She needs to stay off small planes.

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Response to adigal (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:48 PM

40. Thanks -- fixed it (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:35 AM

12. Best $50 that I've Ever Donated

No offense to DU and EarlG.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:47 AM

13. No shit! I had to go to trial for dog at large, and I don't even own a dog.

When I first saw the judge, and the prosecutor who likes going trial, they said they didn't care that I didn't own a dog, and advised me to pay the $450.00 fine, and get a class 2 misdemeanor on my record.

It was the case of the magic dog. I was read my rights, and my travel was restricted until I could prove myself innocent.

I had to go all the way to trial before they threw it out.

That's our criminal justice system at its best

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Response to Larry Ogg (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:09 PM

66. Hope your imagninary dog was a nice doggy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:47 AM

14. It was a thing of beauty.

Imagine if every Democrat acted this way. We could have the country for which we are fighting. I'll keep her in my thoughts as I worry about her safety.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:54 AM

15. wow, she gets better all the time.

Warren, Franken 2016!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:57 AM

16. I'm ready




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

19. I'd vote for that

and wouldn't have to hold my nose to do it. That would be nice for a change.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:01 PM

18. How about Grayson/Warren or Warren/Grayson?

 

Haven't we had enough with the 3rd Way yet?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:14 PM

20. Love Elizebeth Warren

She's my super-secret girlfriend.....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:28 PM

21. I'm thinking Warren/Kane, myself:

I just loves me the people who tell the looters to go stuff themselves.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pa-lottery-contract-illegal-kane-20130214,0,205807.story

-- Mal

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:36 PM

23. I have a girl-crush on Elizabeth Warren!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:37 PM

24. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:38 PM

25. k/r !

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:39 PM

27. k and r

nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:52 PM

28. Her questions are now on YouTube.

Just downloaded a copy for funnsies.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:31 PM

34. Thank you

Thanks dixiegrrrl for the vid. One thing I noticed about this vid is when Senator Warren is asking the first person a question, there is a guy running a camera behind the respondent. Watch his face as this guy starts to answer the question. He is covering up his mouth with his hand and it looks like he's laughing or about to. Love it!

on edit: it starts at about 1:58 on the timeline.

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Response to GiveMeFreedom (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:58 PM

37. Good catch...will watch it again.

Now that caffeine is aboard.

Love your sig line!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:53 PM

29. The ANSWER she got was what exposed the fraud....

"We don't have to bring people to trial to achieve our supervisory goal."

And the other answer which was the claim that they wanted to make them pay more in settlements.

The reaction by these regulators was the very notion of jailing them was completely off their radar.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

55. Sending a couple of them to jail would have a farther reaching longer lasting impact....

than asking them to buy one less house or take one less trip to europe.

Some time in the crowbar hotel would make them think before pulling the same stunt again. Coughing up a few benjamins will deter them from doing nothing.

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Response to yourout (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:20 AM

56. They just laughed as the ones who were supposed to jail them gave them a bailout.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:07 PM

30. Elizabeth Warren for President 2016

She's absolutely the best we could hope for.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:11 PM

31. Beautiful to behold!

The only sad part is that something like this is so notable and unusual that it makes the Front Page at DU.
This should be the NORM for Democrats,
not the exception.
I would love to see this and say, "Ho-Hum. Just another Democrat doing their job."


Be Careful, Elizabeth.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:19 PM

32. What is it about a scent justice...

...that makes one cry tears of joy? We need more Congress and Senate members who can look through the haze and see true reality and tell the rest of us what they see. Senator Warren and Congressman Grayson have the ability to do this. Maybe there are more, but those two are the best at it. Thanks, EarlG. Change that year, though.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:02 PM

46. I know what you mean!!!

 

I got a little misty eyed when I first read this story...........I guess when the SEC and Wall Street have been ABUSING all of us little guys for so long that it has become the norm,........... you lose hope that some actually gives a sh.!!t. Especially when you see Obama's latest appointments of the likes of Mary Jo White (Big bank's little darling) and Penny Pritzker (Corporation's Union busting ho)............... But at least with Warren and Grayson I have a little bit of hope again........ That good will eventually triumph over evil,...... as naive as that may be in today's world..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

33. I love her!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM

35. My hero!!!!!

She's going straight to the crux of the problem. The - cough - wheeze - ahem - "regulators" are just sitting there taking up space and marking time - til they can move over to the private sector and cash in. With the very fiends and felons they're supposed to be watch-dogging. Instead, they're fawning and lap-dogging and looking the other way, trying to maneuver themselves into nice cushy jobs with these same bastards. They're finding their position in line - hoping to become those bastards.

THANK YOU, MASSACHUSETTS!!!! You may just have redeemed yourselves for foisting wrongney and scott brown on the rest of us! We need at least 59 more like her. I'd love to see her as Senate Majority Leader someday - or even higher and with more clout.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM

36. We actually have someone on OUR side!

Someone who wants to really help us! Wow!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:04 PM

38. K & R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:39 PM

39. "Too big to fail" is incompatible . . .

"Too big to fail" is incompatible with a free society which prides itself on equality and fairness, but "too big for trial" means the mega-banks are now above the law and constitute an authority actually superior to our national government. If that becomes the accepted norm for these Wall Street Billionaires, we have lost our democracy in exchange for a few dollars which might (or might not) be added to our retirement portfolios.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:05 PM

41. Now is not the time to point fingers.....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:44 PM

43. great post. My new refrain: "I lost my heart to Elizabeth Warren"(to I lost my heart in SanFrancisco


recommended!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:08 PM

44. I love her.

 

She's the real thing.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #44)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

48. Absolutely right!

Can't praise her enough, she's a real democrat.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:19 PM

47. K & R !!!




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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:02 PM

50. Good on Elizabeth!

Thanks EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:49 PM

52. "And a follow-up: When was the last time you took a Wall Street banker's dick and smashed it

with a really big hammer?"

"And another follow-up: Why did some of you put your hands up when I said 'took a Wall Street banker's dick' and then quickly put them down when I said 'smashed it with a really big hammer?' What else would you take a Wall Street banker's dick for? Oh, wait. Oh, you filthy whores!"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:49 PM

53. Too Big To Jail, eh?

They got plenty of cash to "make it so."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:02 PM

54. K&R and thank you, Senator Warren! (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:27 AM

57. The way that one lady tried to brush it under the carpet and say I'll back to you, was disgusting!

They looked like a bunch of kids caught playing with matches—fumbling around for excuses.
Scary.
Be safe, Sen. Warren: you've made some big-money very unhappy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:49 AM

58. I remember when Kieth O. said that this scandal would be known as:

THE REASON WHY DADDY WENT TO JAIL.

How pathetic IS IT that we haven't moved one inch in that direction.

No punishment means there is nothing to deter these swine
from committing similar crimes in the future. They are above the law.

"It shows what a great country this is, because in any other country
they would have just lined them up and shot them.": Steve Colbert

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:19 AM

59. K&R n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:38 AM

60. mighty fine speachifying, but the Obama administration has shown less than zero interest in

bring any wall st fraudster to justice. so it's just the latest episode of the dog-and-pony show

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:35 AM

61. k and fuckin' r!! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:23 PM

62. An Excellent Start, however...

We now need some friggin' action to get these Banksters in court, perp walkin' and hearing the big house door clang shut. I'm just sayin'...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:43 PM

63. The real reason they don't go to trial is they have protections.

And the trials would last a decade or more. Lawyers will die and some will get their degree over the course of the trial. And all the loopholes, all the protections, will see the light of day.

And the banks (and corporations) cannot have that. Because the people will finally see what sort of bullshit protections corporations have and how every little bit of legislation is designed solely to protect them.

Warren alludes to this idea in her talk when she says she understands why settlements are better, but she doesn't get to the nitty gritty as to why settlements are preferred. Settlements maintain the status quo and keep the protections that these companies had out of the public light.

If they did go to trial every few months the news would say "Trial with X bank had Y development." 5 years later the people will be like, "What the fuck? That trial is still going on? I had a kid and he's already going to school in that time period!" It's not really about saving the government money for going to trial. When they do calculations about X trial costed so and so much, it's just a basic formulation based upon salaries of the involved parties, the government lawyers are going to get paid regardless, so the real cost is to the corporations, the government, in theory, can run a trial, with government lawyers, for free. Not going to trial is purely to keep corporate protections under wraps. Full stop.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:05 PM

64. And this is why we sent her there

Now we need to clone 95 more of her.

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