Posts Tagged ‘JPMorgan Chase’

The Private Sector

Perhaps one of the most loathsome disasters left to us by Dick Cheney (and there are a lot of them) is the elevation of the criminally incompetent Halliburton he once led to the cash-soaked tippy-top of the Military Industrial Complex.   Flush with no-bid contracts even before the bonanza of the Iraq War Cheney so coveted, [...]

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 [...]

The Fix Is In

In about the least surprising development one could possibly imagine, cardboard cutout Mitt Romney “won” Florida, or more accurately, “bought” Florida.  Turns out that fetid swampland is more expensive than you’d think; Romney’s completely unrelated and totally coincidental Super PAC ponied up the cash for 13,000 television ads to battle Newt’s, uh, 200.  96% percent [...]

Yachts, And the Rising Tide that Lifts Them

I read this piece in the Chicago Tribune today (h/t RMP’s Blast…), and I couldn’t help but notice how drastically it missed the point, which is the simple  fact that it seems like all of these people who not only cause the world’s catastrophes, but the pancaked ninnies who tell us about them, have yachts, so [...]

Equal Justice Under the Law

UPDATED BELOW: That’s the inscription on the front of the Supreme Court building.  No, seriously.  The part right beneath it where it says “But Some Are More Equal Than Others” may as well be chiseled in now, under a no-bid contract  by Halliburton.  The court, whose rampantly corporatist wing wouldn’t even exist without its heretofore [...]