Quote of the day!

From Bloomberg here:

The U.S. public didn’t quite buy Clinton’s “the Russians did it” line last year, and she lost the election. By now, though, many Americans are sold on it. That may be an Iraq-sized mistake, leading to a dangerous failure to recognize that Donald Trump’s victory was an American phenomenon, not a Russian-made one. Authoritarian regimes such as Putin’s routinely use external enemies to gloss over domestic divisions and distract the public from problems at home. In a functioning democracy, such tactics should not succeed.

What I want would be to watch Steve Forbes’ house burn down

From CNBC here:

“That kind of populism Ronald Reagan would have choked on,” the Forbes Media chairman and CEO said on “Squawk Box.” “What people want is a vibrant economy. They don’t care if Bill Gates gets richer. They want to know: ‘Is my paycheck going up? Are my prospects improving?'”

Sen. Gillibrand has anti-BDS pullout!

From here:

WASHINGTON — In a rare move and after facing criticism at town hall meetings, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, withdrew her sponsorship of an anti-BDS bill.

Gillibrand ‘is concerned that its critics are concluding that the bill would impinge on civil liberties.’

She gets points off for the above statement but folks are concerned about their right to protest being curtailed by politicians because it’s true.

I’m a fucking American and if I want to support BDS I will fucking support BDS and any politician who says I don’t have that right can fuck themselves.

That’s you Chuckie Boy Schumer and all the rest of the in the pocket of AIPAC crowd.

Fuck off.

Fucking lying bank bitches!

From Bloomberg here:

Ten of the nation’s biggest lenders including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. together made $30 billion last quarter, just a few hundred million short of the record in the second quarter of 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The achievement comes just as the industry’s long campaign against post-crisis rules finds traction with the Trump administration.

Banks have been decrying regulations aimed at curbing risk, blaming them for hurting capital markets and discouraging lending to consumers and companies. President Donald Trump, echoing those complaints, has asked regulators to find ways to ease off. But in this year’s second quarter, banks saw their profits propped up by lending operations even after a surge in revenue from more volatile trading units subsided.

A rare dump on Teflon Obama!

From here:

Greenberg places much of the blame for the Dems’ failure on the shoulders of President Obama’s handling of the economy for “insistence on heralding economic progress and the bailout of the irresponsible elites, while ordinary people’s incomes crashed and they continued to struggle financially.”

Not only did he bail out assholes (for us — we gotta bail out Wall Street to bail out Main Street, man!) he fucking pretended like he had actually bailed out normal people when all statistics pointed to that idea as complete propaganda.

This clearly opened the door for Trump to swoop up all those economically suffering Americans and bullshit them into believing he was going to do something for them.

Obama made Trump and he will deny it till the day he dies.

Quit, get a better job, I don’t give a shit

From Digg:

Years of putting out fires 24/7, contending with volatile managers, partying hard and working harder have taken a toll on the mental health of the white-collar workers who built the Uber empire.

The truth is most of these poor beaten down Uber white collar workers started there in the hopes of hitting the jackpot and getting rich.

Of course, it hasn’t worked out because Trevor Kalanick exploded like the giant shit filled douchebag that he is.

I feel bad for the drivers, but the white collar folks, we know why you went to work there and it didn’t happen.