Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jon Stewart's Finest Hour (VIDEO)

This was possibly, the most amazing thing Jon Stewart has ever done.

I mean, Stewart kicked the @#$% out of him.

Not that he gave Jim Cramer much of a chance to answer for himself, that really wasn't the point. What Jon did here was give voice to the public's anger, rage and frustration. He finally got one of the b@#%ds in his cross-hairs, and didn't let up on him.

Of course the truly, truly sad part is...after a week of this controversy, after the very public dressing down a comedian gave to one of their own, the chances that Wall Street is going to listen and change their ways is damn close to zero.

That means the President is going to have to change their ways for them.

The Intro

Part 1 (Unedited)

Part 2 (Unedited)

Part 3 (Unedited)

President Obama's Speech before the Business Roundtable (VIDEO)

This is the President's complete speech before top executives of the Business Roundtable.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chicken Littles...

Ahhh, Krugman back to his normal self...

What he warns of is a possibility, but I would like to at least get to 2009 before the panic sets in.

"Your Bank has failed"... (VIDEO) what do you do?

It's time to highlight the importance of regulation; the effort to keep markets healthy and the financial system working. This was an effort largely abandoned by the previous Administration, due to a slavish devotion to an ideology based on unrestricted markets, and laissez faire capitalism.

We see where this has gotten us.

In the coming months, there is a possibility that your bank, whereever you may live, no matter how big or strong you think it may be, may fail. What do you do then?

If it's FDIC do nothing.  You don't have to.  If you have under $250,000 in deposits, your money is safe.

Here's last night's 60 Minutes piece to show you why.

Watch CBS Videos Online

The Fireside chat for March 7, 2009

The first time using the White House's new Video system.  Sorry I'm late, and fingers crossed.

UPDATE (March 9, 2009.  7:50pm, Pacific): Because of my own (and Dad's) complaints about the speed of the video feed, we are goin' back to YouTube, privacy issues be damned.  It's all about the speed, baby.