Have you heard of the new happy hour cocktail in every Republican American State, called The Kick Ass Ratigan? Don’t worry you will.
It’s a case today of, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan wanting his mug all over the US media and calling for Timothy Geithner‘s head on a platter to resign.
In a blog post that The Huffington Post features, Dylan Ratigan starts his informative article with:
“A year ago it was revealed to the American people that our banking system is a legalized Ponzi scheme in which bank and insurance CEOs pay themselves billions of dollars in personal compensation to lend and insure assets with money they don’t have to customers who can’t pay back the loans.”
On Horiwood.Com we love us some Huff N Blow Beyotch, Ariana Huffington! She’s our guest commentator today as we take a look at Barack Obama heading up to the 100 Day Mark of his presidency. Ariana slams Tim Geithner as being Obama’s weakest link for putting any faith in banks in America. I have joked before that Huffington should hook up with Geitner, and resolve this little issue of tension that she has for Tim, so she can calm the heck down and focus on just doing a great blog site. See that post here: SHOULD ARIANA HUFFINGTON HAVE A LOVE CHILD WITH TIM GEITHNER?
Huff N Blow Beyotch also fancies herself as a bit of a super model today (but ever tastefully, with clothes on of course!) She’s also about to cast herself in the role of sexy model Denni Parkinson, when she sets out to interview billionaire airline mogul, Sir Richard Branson soon. See this post here: SEXING UP THE VIRGIN BRAND LIKE KANYE WEST – DENNI PARKINSON WITH RICHARD BRANSON That Huffington girl just cracks me up! in her mix of sex and politics that is The Huffington Post’s, winning formula. Here she is on Horiwood.Com today. We love her!!!
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: OBAMA’S FIRST 100 DAYS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE GEITHER
[source] Any list of the most impressive achievements of Obama’s first 100 days should start with the intangible qualities of transformational leadership — from the president’s personal equanimity (which Robert Reich described as “the serene center of the cyclone — exuding calm when most Americans are petrified”) to his masterful use of the bully pulpit. The biggest black mark on Obama’s first 100 days is his head-scratching reliance on the bank-centric beliefs of Larry Summers and Tim Geithner. In his appointments at almost every agency, Obama has demonstrated a desire to receive a wide range of opinion. But at Treasury, the range of opinion goes all the way from Goldman to Sachs.
Tomorrow, I’ll be interviewing Virgin Group founder and record-breaking adventurer Sir Richard Branson aboard Virgin’s inaugural flight from San Francisco to Orange County.
But Ariana, you still think the world is flat right? As flat as your computer screen, with only your commentary displayed on it? yeah, we know! Mirror Mirror on the wall…. I’m sorry Ms Huffington, but Obama’s team is the fairest of them all, because they need to be right now. Still, you raise some great views about whether a bank centric focus is the way to go, with the Obama Administration’s economic planning.
Banks are just the piggy banks to hold money. An emphasise should be on emerging markets and creating and/or capturing new ones I think. So with this goal in mind, I’ll run “Huff N Puff & Blow Obama’s New Administration House Down” Ariana’s commentary. Read it to give you perspective that we should all not have any faith in banks in these times. It’s a reality check! Hopefully one that won’t bounce and I think her view is very good! (more…)
Ever wondered how the political briefings really go down, away from media’s cameras? Then watch this.
*contains explicit language* Hilarious! Watch Supa Obama and team of Timothy Geithner, Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden, take on the AIG problems that threaten the American Economy. I love the take on “main street needs wall street” political hot potatoe, and the American people’s faith needs to be restored in government again. Word!
It’s all about Super Hero politicians as we rise above a recession! Brills animation!
Um… Sucks to be Timothy Geithner right now. While Celebrities in Hollywood just have to worry that their handwriting is legible to scrawl an autograph for a crazed fan or ink a new movie contract or endorsement deal, this is not so for US Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner. Bummer Tim!
He’s under intense scrutiny in his daunting job of fixing Cheney and W.Bush’s economic sins. Even Geithner’s shorthand handwriting is up for dispute and analysis! Poor Geithner. Here’s what one critic (Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins had to say about Geithner’s prep notes in Washington yesterday). Them HuffPost people’s egos need popping, if they think they’re going to be the stand in GOP watchdogs of Obama. Is Ariana Huffington, hankering for a political post next. Yeah, probably! Cos she’s being way to bulshy at the minute!
ON A HUFFINGTON POST BLOGGERS PLATTER.
“ADRIANA HUFFFINGTON: TAKE THE STEERING WHEEL OUT OF GEITHNER’S HANDS”
Tim Geithner’s actions throughout his career, including his time as Treasury Secretary, are proof that the toxic thinking that got us into this mess is part of his DNA. That’s why every proposal he comes up with is déjà vu all over again — a remixed variation on the same tried-and-failed let-the-bankers-work-it-out approach championed by his predecessor, Hank Paulson. Geithner’s Masters of the Universe, the people he still thinks are the ones we should turn to to save the day, are the same people who brought us here. And that is why Geithner either needs to go or keep his job but have his authority stripped and transferred to someone who does not share his Wall Street Weltenschauung. Use any window dressing you want, just take the steering wheel out of Geithner’s hands.”
ISN’T SHE BEING A BIT HARSH? IN A BLOG, WHOEVER WE THROW STONES AT, IS A LOT LIKE OURSELVES, WHICH IS WHY BLOGGING IS SO IRONIC, SURREAL AND ENTERTAINING.
FOR EXAMPLE, ARIANA HUFFINGTON’S SCHTICK IS “SO WALL STREET WELTENSCHAAUNG” WITH A DOLLOP OF ENTERTAINMENT SMEARED LIKE ICING ALL OVER IT AS A SWEETNER! SO YEAH, THAT WAS HARSH!
Baby Barack, knows how to stay up late! lol! I kid, those 10 inaugural balls in a row, were proof that he’s a night owl. Anway, President Obama is the first ever president to do a late night talk show. Nice work, as Obama reaches out to the 20-40 demographics of the Leno Show.
On the DC Life: “Washington is like American Idol, but most people are like Simon Cowell.” Wow! That sounds harsh.
On Tim Geithner: ”Ultimately, the economy is my responsibility” Word!
On Sashia & Malia flying Air Force 1: Not as impressed as their dad is.
A Nice Interview by Mr Jay Leno. You can’t beat an old dog like Jay! Great stuff!
According to the New York Daily News website, American Idol is totally rigged this year. A staffer insider on the production team,supposedly blabbed her mouth off, to the NYDN and said just that.
The four final contestants under this apparent American Idol scam, are: Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert, Alexis Grace. Danny and Alexis, are supposed to be the two favs of this years AmIdol producers as TV Guide picked also, cos they have great stories that are marketable. Yes, success in the music indsutry is sometimes more about PR past a certain point of “having a set of golden pipes.” it’s rarely about the merits of talent alone. American Idol is a brand, after all that exists for Fox Network to make them advertisers dollars through ratings. It’s not all that much about singing. if interested, Ameican Idol fans, pop the hood, to see the issues this raises, if the case is true…
It ‘s been a strange week. First we saw Bernie Madoff, a man with a personal fortune of US$823 million, who still wasn’t happy and his wanna-be-a-billionaire complex, led him to defraud $US64.4 billion from investors. This earned Madoff a 150 year prison sentence. Comedian Jon Stuart, described the duration of Madoff’s sentence as a “tortoise pete” moment this week.
Now, there are the reports that AIG (American International Group), who will receive a handout by the US tax-payer to the tune of $175 billion to stay afloat, are giving their CEO’s golden handshake pay-outs to total $170 million. It’s shocked and angered Americans. The $175 billion is the largest ever pay out to a single company by the US government in history.
AMERICA NO LONGER HAS THE BIG BROTHER TITLE IN THE WORLD? WE ARE ALL BROTHERS IN THE SAME BOAT. GEITHNER APPEALS TO WORLD FINANCIAL LEADERS
US Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner was sent to pimp it out for America this week, to a meeting of world financial leaders and the world bank… here’s what he said:
‘the global economy is in a “challenging period” and that the crisis is “still evolving”… ‘economic recovery in the United States depends on its companies’ access to “open and growing economies” globally. Geithner said the U.S. recovery “will be stronger if the world is stronger.”
Word! Now let’s show more respect to other nations outside of American shores, if we are appealing to them for their money, to then access… to help save America as well as their corners of the world. That’s a good start, perhaps. In this round of press, Geithner admits that America is no longer ‘big brother’ but is in the same economic boat in order to survive the financial crises of the global recession, like any other developed nation. Nice persuasive skills Tim! All nations must pony up. Word!
Obama hollars to other nations of the world, to not just observe his stimulus plan as a test model of try or fail, but to grow some balls, and lead the world with a stimulus plan for and from their countries too for the global economy.
Love it! This man can lead. Not only in America, but the world!!! A new world leader has arisen and is doing what he’s made to do. For a full report on how all countries economies are interrelated with each others, and America needs other nations help to succeed… (more…)
Robert Kuttner: (Co-Founder and Co-Editor of The American Prospect) says that all of Obama’s good work will count for nothing if his team doesn’t get the banking system functioning again. He singles out Geithner for not getting it on the right track, so far. Interesting!