Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Dimon’

Sore Winners

Back in the dark days of 2004, John Powers wrote an excellent book about the curious psychology of the American right called “Sore Winners.” His argument, in a nutshell, was that Republicans today are simply never happy.  No matter whether they have billions of dollars, control of the government, or, at worst, a cushy wingnut [...]

Really?

Before an embarrassingly admiring audience of US Senators, the mysteriously still-employed CEO of something called JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, summed up the pesky disappearance of a few billion in taxpayer-backed cash and ten times that in shareholder value thusly: “Importantly, our team has made real progress in aggressively analyzing, managing and reducing our risk going [...]

Almost?

JPMorgan’s toxically self-regarding CEO, Jamie Dimon, walked into David Gregory’s Petting Zoo, i.e. “Meet the Press,” bravely facing America’s toughest interviewer to talk about his $2 billion boo-boo last week.  You can pretty much imagine how that went.  He admitted, with trademark puppy dog eyes, that what he arrogantly dismisses last month as a “tempest [...]

Bum Fight

Until today, I was pretty depressed about the political season; now my mood has perked up considerably.  In the aftermath of Santorum being labeled, once again, “a solid #2,” and reading headlines like, “Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Face Awkward Moment After Emergence of Santorum,” heck, maybe this crummy election will be good for some laughs [...]

What Little Remains

In the aftermath of the of the rout of OccupyPortland yesterday afternoon, I decided to take a look at the oft-touted “damage” to the parks.  Peering through the hastily installed cyclone fences at a crew of city workers, who had doffed the ever-so-telegenic masks worn by the earlier invaders, all I saw was what any [...]

The Snake Pit

This postpartisan thing?  Count me out.  Throughout his campaign, but particularly after assuming office, Obama indulged in a fantasy few capable of fogging a mirror would entertain: that Republicans could be responsible partners in this experiment we call Democracy.  The guy went to Harvard, and he believes that?  I confess I hoped he was lying. [...]