March 31, 2009

It's Not AIG. It's the GOV...Drinking With Bob Tells It...

It's Not AIG. It's the GOV...Drinking With Bob Tells It...

A nice little video from one of my favorite YouTube personalities, Bob Thompson (a.k.a. Drinking With Bob). In his rants, he always tells it like it is - and never holds a thing back. No subtlety here folks, he just lets loose...

"You know who signed that stimulus bill? Barack Obama! Then he has the audacity to come out on TV the other day and be outraged. 'I can't believe these people are getting bonuses...' You signed a piece of paper making it possible for these people to get bonuses, YOU SCHMUCK!!!

Would you people WAKE UP! The government is playing a game with you, and no matter what freakin' number they roll, YOU FREAKIN' LOSE!!! You're worried about AIG? I'd be more worried about the GOV than AIG! Would you wake up! The only way we're going to stop this is to freakin' all grab a freakin' musket, and charge the freakin' White House! We're finished people! We're freakin' finished!!!"

If our dipshit politicians had half the balls, and a quarter of the common sense this guys has, we wouldn't be in the economic mess we're in now!

Note: I do not condone the idea of grabbing a musket and charging the White House. :P

It's not AIG. It's the GOV...

Partial video transtript:

"What's next? I'll tell you what's next...

AIG! AIG! Everybody's going nuts. I can't believe they're getting bonuses! I can't believe they're getting bonuses! Would you people wake up! AIG is a freakin' smoke screen to take your attention away from the real criminals in this country...the freakin' government!

The government is to blame for this problem. The government sits up on Capitol Hill, vilifying wall street like they're the problem. The government has been in bed with Wall Street from day one in this freaking economic disaster.

You know what one surefire way to keep AIG from getting bonuses was? NOT giving them a bailout to begin with! The American people knew this. The average citizen knew this. We said no bailouts - for anyone - on day freaking one. Did the government listen? No!

Bush, Bernanke, Paulson, Obama...they're all to blame. They were handing out money like it was going out of style and not paying attention to where it was going. This is like giving a kid a hundred dollars to buy school clothes and then getting mad when he comes home with video games and jelly beans. Are you kidding me?!!!..."

For more Drinking With Bob videos, check out the Drinking With Bob YouTube channel here. Oh, and be sure that your speaker volume isn't turned up all the way. :P

March 17, 2009

YouTube Goes Green For St. Patrick's Day!

YouTube Goes Green For St. Patrick's Day

Just a quick thing I noticed this early morning...YouTube pulled the old switcheroo for St. Patrick's Day. Yep, in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, YouTube is now sporting a green logo, instead of its usual red one (see amazing graphic below). Pretty cool, eh?

Not much more to say about that, really, so I'll just say this...

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!
And remember...The Hoff still loves you! :P

David Hasselhoff - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 15, 2009

AIG Paying $165 Million In Bonuses = Outrageous!

A.I.G. Planning Huge Bonuses After $170 Billion Bailout

WASHINGTON — The American International Group (AIG), which has received more than $170 billion in taxpayer bailout money from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, plans to pay about $165 million in bonuses by Sunday to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.

Word of the bonuses last week stirred such deep consternation inside the Obama administration that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told the firm they were unacceptable and demanded they be renegotiated, a senior administration official said. But the bonuses will go forward because lawyers said the firm was contractually obligated to pay them.

The payments to A.I.G.’s financial products unit are in addition to $121 million in previously scheduled bonuses for the company’s senior executives and 6,400 employees across the sprawling corporation. Mr. Geithner last week pressured A.I.G. to cut the $9.6 million going to the top 50 executives in half and tie the rest to performance. Continue to article