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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit much of his 2016 salary -- including his bonus and $41MM

million as company launches probe.

To which I say-
Thank Dog they have a crack staff of employees courageously investigating the executive wing.
I'm certain they'll get to the bottom of it, just like when they absolved themselves of wrongdoing after they doubled my mortgage payment after mistakenly paying my taxes and insurance for a year. I wonder if I'm an anomoly, or a data point in a larger scandal.


The fallout from the controversy has also resulted in its first major executive departure. Carrie Tolstedt, who headed the division that created the fake accounts, has left the company ahead of her scheduled retirement at year end.

Wells Fargo, under pressure from lawmakers and shareholders to take action, said Tolstedt will not receive a bonus or severance, and that she'll forfeit all of her $19 million worth of unvested stock awards. Wells Fargo also said Tolstedt has agreed not to exercise some $34 million in stock options, the bank's independent directors announced Tuesday.

Dismembered Nate Silver Found In Dumpster Behind Gallup Headquarters


WASHINGTON—Calling the grisly crime scene “deeply disturbing,” Metropolitan Police confirmed Wednesday that the dismembered body of political statistician Nate Silver had been found in a dumpster behind the Gallup organization’s headquarters. “At approximately 4:26 a.m., a member of the building’s cleaning staff discovered the torso and severed limbs of a man in his mid-to-late 30s mixed in with hundreds of pages of blood- and viscera-soaked polling data,” said MPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Davies, who added that Silver’s decapitated head—identified by his signature black rectangular glasses—had also been found in a bowling bag discarded near the research institution. “The extensive bruising along the mutilated body parts also indicates that he had been beaten prior to his death, possibly by more than one person. If anyone has any leads as to who might have targeted Silver, the founder of FiveThirtyEight and a leading expert on political and economic trends, please contact us immediately.” Police officials told reporters they were still looking into the outline of a bell curve on his chest formed by what appeared to be cigarette burns.

Trigger warning - grisly crime scene photo below~~~~~

Look, Dad - a Skittle.

Kinda cuts through all the B.S., eh?

Roads are crumbling, yet Wisconsin Taxpayers Just Got Stuck Paying $1.6 Million for Abortion Fight.

Priorities out of whack under republiclown Gov. Scott Walker.

Wisconsin Taxpayers Just Got Stuck Paying $1.6 Million for the State's Abortion Fight.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice agreed Thursday to pay $1.6 million in attorney fees and other legal costs to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and several other plaintiffs who successfully challenged one of the state's abortion laws.

The case challenged the requirement that abortion providers in Wisconsin have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. In March 2015, a district court judge ruled that the law was unconstitutional. The state of Wisconsin twice appealed the case, driving up legal costs for the plaintiffs. In both appeals, the state lost: The circuit court agreed with the initial court's decision, as did the US Supreme Court this June, rejecting the case the day after it overturned a similar admitting-privileges provision in Texas. Now Wisconsin taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the legal costs from the appeals.

"This settlement should send a message to politicians that laws that are designed to obstruct a woman's access to an abortion are not only unconstitutional, but they are a misuse of taxpayer resources," said Jennifer Dalven, director of the reproductive freedom project at the ACLU, in an emailed statement to Mother Jones.

While roads crumble and infrastructure fails-

What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? You can't argue our universities have improved. You certainly can't argue our roads have either, yet both are critical to our state. Both are suffering great harm. On top of it, a new report says jobs numbers are still lagging the nation.

Now comes word that Gov. Scott Walker's transportation secretary thinks the consequence of his boss' policies is the "continued deterioration" of 90 percent of our state's roads. That's a rather stunning statement. Let me repeat it.

The governor's own transportation secretary thinks 90 percent of our roads will "continue" to deteriorate – this despite the excessive borrowing in the budget for roads the last time. The Wisconsin State Journal broke the story, with the lede, "Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said his forthcoming budget request to Gov. Scott Walker will not propose major tax or fee increases – a move Gottlieb acknowledged would delay road expansion work and upkeep of all but the state's most-traveled highways."
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 07:55 PM (6 replies)

Hammered Dulcimer "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" >>Must See<<

Just some dude in his back yard showing off his mad skills.

Woman Charged With Child Abuse Uses Indiana Religious Freedom Law As Defense

In typical conservative fashion, Pandora's box is gleefully thown open without considering the consequences.

Summary-she beat both kids to please her invisible sky-wizard.

An Indiana woman charged with child abuse is citing the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in her defense, arguing that her religious beliefs allow her to discipline her child as she sees fit, free from government interference.


Kin Park Thaing, 30, is facing felony abuse and neglect charges for beating her 7-year-old son with a coat hanger on Feb. 3, according to documents filed by Thaing’s lawyer in late July and reported by the Indianapolis Star on Wednesday. Doctors found 36 bruises on the boy’s back, thigh and left arm, and a bruise on his cheek in the shape of a hanger hook.

Thaing said she needed to stop her son from engaging in dangerous behavior that would have harmed his 3-year-old sister. She allegedly hit both children and told them to pray for forgiveness.

“I was worried for my son’s salvation with God after he dies,” Thaing said, according to court documents. “I decided to punish my son to prevent him from hurting my daughter and to help him learn how to behave as God would want him to.”

Posted by Snarkoleptic | Thu Sep 1, 2016, 07:48 AM (4 replies)

Hitler Finds Out Trump Supports Amnesty

Most of these "Hitler Finds Out" videos are weak, but this brutally mocks the racist-swine "alt-right" and Der Drumpenfuhrer.

Trump Hires Breitbart Chief For Top Post, Diminishes Manafort Role In Shakeup


Donald Trump is shaking up his senior campaign staff yet again in the wake of several weeks of sinking poll numbers and critical press coverage of his gaffes from the trail.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will “temporarily step down from his role with Breitbart News” to join the team as the campaign CEO, while Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway will be promoted to campaign manager.

The Wall Street Journal first broke the news about the staff changes on Tuesday, which the Trump campaign confirmed in a statement sent out in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

“I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years,” Trump said in the statement. “They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win.”

Coming This Fall: The Sublime Revenge Of Barack Obama


...In the wake of the slaughter in Orlando, Trump shamed himself by spewing self-congratulations combined with demagoguery, lies, and practical and moral idiocy — scapegoating Syrian refugees and every Muslim abroad; suggesting that American Muslims at large were complicit in terror; labeling Obama’s careful effort to distinguish between Terrace and all Muslims as weak; and, perhaps most loathsome, questioning the president’s loyalty.

With palpable contempt, Obama eviscerated all this. He then reminded us that “we don’t have religious tests here” and that “we’ve seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens, and that has been a shameful part of our history.” And, by doing so, he reminded us of the ways in which Donald Trump would not only undermine our security, but our values.

But that response was the grim duty of a president faced with tragedy. At the Democratic convention, we got a glimpse of how Obama will eviscerate Trump — for the emptiness of the man, and the stunted prism through which he views America. And after Trump demeaned the Khan family, Obama used the moral authority of his office to challenge Trump’s fitness to hold it.

Come the fall, Barack Obama will be free to mount an argument in his own time and way, giving everything he has to make sure that the next president embraces, not destroys, the values he has brought to the office. And, by doing this, he will exact his well-earned reprisal on Donald Trump, dispatching him from public life with the back of his hand.
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