November 03, 2008

HousingPANIC Quote of the Day

"There is no more money left to loan or borrow the big lies or to sell them. No more money left to pay off the debt, the wreckage in the wake. The orgy of excess has drained every bottle, smashed the furniture and left the cupboards bare. All that's left is derivative debts -- bets between liars and lies. Trillions of dollars. Turned capitalism into a Ponzi scheme for trading worthless paper. No real value anywhere. No matter how much money Ben Bernanke prints."

- John Cusack, October 2008

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

John gets it. BOHICA

Now, censure Bush and Cheney to prevent the pardon power for these scumbags and let the indictments fly.

Speedy trials and speedier sentencing for The GUILTY.

There are never enough seats on the last train out of the station...

All Aboard!

bickerer said...

That's like, the most poignant thing I've ever read in my life. Wow!

>The orgy of excess has drained every bottle, smashed the furniture and left the cupboards bare.

Raz said...

The statement “Consumer lead economy” contradicts itself. 72% consumption and 0% saving is not really an economy – it is a pyramid game. And the game is over.

It is like trying to invent perpetuum mobile - a machine producing more energy then it consumes. Economists should learn physics.

Anonymous said...

The only thing he got wrong was the slight against Capitalism. This is government-banker whoring gone wrong. Capitalism is not to be blamed in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh! Even actors understand what's going on. Must be time for a revolution!!!

wings said...

There's nothing left!

No thing.

All that remains are the bitter dreams and dying vestiges of leftover pizza and beer cans galore, and some used condoms.

You've pillaged Zillions of dollars.

You've raped our treasury in an orgiastic cornucopia of masturbatorial nightmarish, garish economic profligacy.

The torment of your smoke shall rise eternally as you burn for your multitudinous and whorous transgressions against God, family, country and apple pie.

Die you accursed mortgage devils!

Die, damn it die!

Take your place next to Satan and the great Lucifer who is the fallen Son of the Dawn.

Ye accursed beasts from Hell!


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Anonymous said...

Wow, a liberal that gets it.
That's a first.

investorinpa said...

wow, this is the same john cusack from Con Air? Gotta admit, he brought it stronger than any Hollywood celebrity ever has

Paul E. Math said...

I agree with Anon 11:51. This was not a failure of capitalism - this was the hijacking of capitalism for political and ideological purposes.

Capitalism is an airplane, a miracle of modern technology, capable of transporting us all to a better life. However, with a full tank of fuel and the wrong people in the cockpit, Capitalism is a weapon whose destructive power can demolish the very edifice of civilized society.

We need to 'Volckerize' the Fed. We need to change it's mandate to focus exclusively on minimizing inflation and supplying only enough money to support a growing economy.

Monetary policy should not be used to maintain growth or employment levels. Monetary policy should not be an instrument of social policy.

Anonymous said...

damn. we're quoting actors now? is beyonce next?

Anonymous said...

Double True

Anonymous said...

MORE LIKE LOBBYIST WHORING GONE WILD.

Anonymous said...

THE AMERICAN SHEEPLE WERE BITCHSLAPPED AND GAMED BY THE NEOCONS AND THEIR WALLSTREET MASTERS. LIKE AN ABUSED WOMAN THEY RUN INTO THE ARMS OF THE NEXT MAN AKA THE LEFT WING SOCIALISTS AND THEIR WALLSTREET MASTERS ONLY TO BE BENT OVER F*CKED AGAIN AND ROBBED OF EVERYTHING THEY HAVE LEFT AND THEN FINALLY THROWN IN THE DITCH. REMEMBER THIS. WHEN OBAMA AND HIS HENCHMEN ARE DONE AMERICA WILL BE COMPLETELY BROKEN, NAKED AND DEFENCELESS. HATE THE POLITICAL CLASS ONE AND ALL, ANYTHING LESS AND YOU ARE A FOOL.

I WAS BORN FREE AND I WILL DIE FREE. LETS SEE HOW THIS STORY ENDS.
MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL DECENT AMERICANS. OUT.

chslaxcoach said...

I have seen Cusack interviewed before. He understands that we don't have a free market in this country. That is a big, big step for Hollywood types.

He's not just the knee-jerk liberal like most of 'em. He's smarter than the average bear. And the average bear is smarter than the average movie star.

fast actin tinactin said...

Wow, and I mean WOW!

A Celebrity who isn't a Celebtard. The most recent HP hero, and in its waning days. Kinda makes you think there must be a God with such a miracle.

DANM said...

You pro-free market capitalists will never get it will you?

In theoretic capitalism, everyone's rational, maximizing their utility and free to do what they think is most profitable.

In reality based capitalism, a number of individuals are looking to use other people's energy to advance themselves and another few don't care about profits, they care about power¯and are opportunistically leveraging freedom and everyone's cluelessness to take over the world.

The reason why no system works is because some people don't want it to work, others don't care if it works and many just look for loopholes to advance themselves. No system will work foverever. As long as there is mankind, there will be cycles.

Anonymous said...

"Better Off Dead" is one of the great movies of all time.

Banana Republicrat said...

"I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed."

bickerer said...

>Now, censure Bush and Cheney to prevent the pardon power for these scumbags.

Please with this shit. I won two bets with a well meaning lib regarding the convictions of Ebbers and Lay. He got out of paying on the Lay deal because I mistakenly phrased the bet as 'he will go to jail', and of course he had the temerity to die beforehand.

Bush ain't gonna pardon any of these theives. End of discussion.

Anonymous said...

"bickerer said...
I mistakenly phrased the bet as 'he will go to jail', and of course he had the temerity to die beforehand.

Bush ain't gonna pardon any of these theives. End of discussion"

WRONG. Not so fast sport. We can only hope for another early death and just because you are a sucker and loser bettor doesn't mean the end of anything. I like your superior demanding attitude though. You would have been an asset to loser warmoger senile John Herbert Hoover McCain who will be buried in a landslide of epic nature today by 4pm PST when Virginia reports.

Now, please eat some more fried dough and go vote for McCain. Bush is the most amoral man ever born and will pardon evryone in sight unless he is stopped by censure.

bickerer said...

>WRONG.
>>Time will tell.


>Not so fast sport.
>>Cool. Havent heard that for a while.


>We can only hope for another early death.
>>We seem to be agreeing so far.


>and just because you are a sucker and loser bettor doesn't mean the end of anything.
>>I told you I won the bets, and was actually a little surprised the guy seized on a small technicality. Ok, from Ken's viewpoint it really wasn't such a small technicality, but still.


>I like your superior demanding attitude though.
>>I didn't mean to sound superior or demanding. At times I do mean to, but this wasn't one of them.


>You would have been an asset to loser warmoger senile John Herbert Hoover McCain who will be buried in a landslide of epic nature today by 4pm PST when Virginia reports.
>>I think I was an asset by donating heavily to his campaign. I think you're wrong on the rest of it.


>Now, please eat some more fried dough and go vote for McCain.
>>What do you mean? You want me to eat a doughnut or a bear claw or something.


>Bush is the most amoral man ever born and will pardon evryone in sight unless he is stopped by censure.
>>Too dramatic, but I hope you're wrong about the second point.



Dude, I think you need to chill. Neither of us want to see any of these fuckers walk, ok. I know on a lot of sites there's only I hate you and you hate me. Here the goal is to have a reasonable discussion with some witticisms thrown around loosely.

thinks2much said...

Hell Yeah, Anon 1:38 ---

"I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

"I want my two dollars!"

Heh.