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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:36 PM
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SNL mocking Tim Geithner
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:37 PM by jenmito
Making him look incompetent-saying his plan is that the person with the best idea for the banking crisis will get $420 Billion...if 2 people have the same idea, divide by 2, etc., and now he's taking calls and listening to callers' advice. Look for it to be played endlessly in the media.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:37 PM
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1. SNL missed a big opportunity for laughs.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:39 PM by Connie_Corleone
The whole Limbaugh-Steele story was pure comedy gold, and SNL blew it by not going that route.

Not much laughs for the Geithner bit.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:39 PM
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2. I'm sure they'll cover it in the News segment, but you're right. THAT should've been the opening
scene.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:40 PM
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3. Geithner has been a disapointment
They need to send Rahm down to Treasury to kick his ass.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:42 PM
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4. It would've been funnier to copy Rush.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:44 PM
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5. Geithner is more relevant for satire right now
Because he's in a high position of power and he's giving the impression he doesn't have a clue.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:49 PM
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7. You wouldn't know it by watching the news all week.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:50 PM by jenmito
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:54 PM
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9. You wouldn't know anything that is relevant
if you counted on the cable news or nightly news to tell you.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:56 PM
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10. You'd think Rush and "the octomom" were the big stories...
and the stock market fall being Obama's fault.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:03 PM
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11. Our reporters are dumber than they were 30 years ago
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:04 PM by AllentownJake
and yet are oddly paid more. It's what happens when you pick pretty faces over substance.

The corporate owned media trying to distract the country on what's really going on right now doesn't hurt either.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:48 PM
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6. Geithner Is A Republican
Although he claims to have switched to being a Democrat, he's not - he's actually a DLCer, which is a different thing entirely. He needs to be shown the exit.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:52 AM
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17. Has Geithner ever expanded upon his partisan political leanings,
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 01:52 AM by tritsofme
or was that entire rant just out of thin air?
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:49 AM
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18. He Was A Registered Republican
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 07:50 AM by MannyGoldstein
Who rose to high position in the Clinton White House.

e.g., http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=c85b418b-5237...

He's now engaging in giving enormous amounts of cash to bankers with no strings attached.

How else can one functionally characterize Geithner, other than a crypto-Republican DLCer?
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:51 PM
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8. Now they're doing a skit with Rahm telling Obama to get angry
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:52 PM by jenmito
at the Senators who came in to discuss the spending bill and he's turning into the Incredible Hulk ("The Rock Obama"). He threw Hutchinson, McCain, and someone else out of the window. Turned out it was just a dream of Rahm's.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:19 PM
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12. Ooh! This is good! "Michael Steele" has a shocking device attached to the back of his head
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:20 PM by jenmito
and every time he says something "out of line" he gets zapped. Rush installed it. Seth Myers was just interviewing him on Weekend Update. :rofl:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:25 PM
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13. "Who once got busy in a Burger King Bathroom..."
THAT'S IT!!!!

I KNEW he reminded me of someone!!!!

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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:27 PM
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14. He's Doin' the Humpty Hump!
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:28 PM by jenmito
Yeah-he DOES look like that Digital Underground guy!!!
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Flora Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:29 PM
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15. I love watching "fantasy news"
I know, I know... I don't have near enough post count to even think of contributing to the thought process here. :-( (this post is just upping us the last one)

But one day, when I "earn" enough, y'all will listen to what I have to say.

I HATE politics. Especially from those who are supposed to be above the game.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:32 PM
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16. I'm listening, but I don't understand what you're trying to say.
:shrug:
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