Treasury

Jump, Geithner, Jump!

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There's just one potentate left to cross off in what I like to think of as the Obama Brain Trust Advent Calendar: 

Just one more unemployment statistic and the recovery can get underway.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has all but said it's over. On the one hand, "considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the national debt limit" sounds pretty much like I quit

On the other, "after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the national debt limit" sounds a lot like once the Arab-Israeli conflict is over

Don't keep us waiting Geithner, you tease. Give in to the shame! Feel the ignominy coursing through your veins. Accept your destiny. Quit, in the full blaze of your failure, quit. 

This, of course, is presuming the three loose-lipped "people familiar with the matter" Bloomberg's Hans Nichols refers to are correctly informed, and Geithner has not already been fired. Long weekend coming up. Should I give him the X now? Vote in the comments. 

Update: Was it all just a beautiful dream or a sweeps-week ratings stunt for Bill Clinton's Global Initiative? Geithner tells the former Prez, "I live for this work. It's the only thing I've ever done. I believe in it. We have a lot of challenges as a country. I'm going to be doing it for the foreseeable future."  [Note that no part of the future is foreseeable.] 

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  1. Be careful what you wish for. Do we have any particular reason to think that whatever new facial photo you’ll then be pasting over Geithner’s Xd head will improve matters any? (I know, can’t be worse, blah-blah.)

    1. Oh, I think it could be worse. These are the folks that Democrats allow out in polite society. Any replacements will likely have an Obamaesque grasp of economics. That is to say, an non-existant grasp of economics.

    2. We already have an economic idiot for a president, what does it matter who his mouthpiece is?

  2. It will make my holiday weekend if Turbo Tax Tim resigns/is fired by Friday. X him out, X him out!

  3. Putting Xs over people’s faces?

    ELIMINATIONIST. RHETORIC.

    With that said, X the bastard.

    1. Tim is telling us to kill these people.

      1. Burn a cross in his forehead first

        1. His massive forehead.

          Seriously, shave his head and he would look a lot like the Dilbert CEO.

          1. The Eddie Haskell of money and finance.

  4. This, of course, is presuming the three loose-lipped “people familiar with the matter” Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols refers to are correctly informed, and Geithner has not already been fired. Long weekend coming up.

    Fired on the 4th of July?

    Wow that has got to hurt.

    1. Always drop embarrassing news on Friday to minimize the media buzz. Holiday weekend even better.
      Machiavelli Clinton

    1. So scary it’s nit even funny.

      1. I have more fear for the melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet.

        In other words it would not happen in a 1000 years and when it does happen it really will not matter anymore because the world of human kind will be so alien that the fact of it will be irrelevant.

      2. I laughed from terror.

    2. ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING.

  5. JOHNNY:
    Guess it’s over, call it a day
    Sorry that it had to end this way
    No reason to pretend
    We knew it had to end some day, this way

    DENIECE:
    Yes, it’s over, the kicks are gone
    What’s the use of tryin’ to hang on?
    Somewhere we lost the key
    So little left for you and me and it’s clear to see

    BOTH: Too much, too little, too late to lie again with you
    Too much, too little, too late to try again with you
    We’re in the middle of ending something that we knew

    JOHNNY: Was over
    DENIECE: Oh, it was over

    BOTH: Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
    Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friends
    Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end

    DENIECE: And, it’s over
    JOHNNY: It’s over

    DENIECE:Yes, it’s over, the chips are down (whoa)
    Pity all our bridges tumbled down
    JOHNNY:
    Whatever chance we try, let’s face it why deny It’s over
    DENIECE: (It’s over)
    JOHNNY: It’s over

    BOTH: Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
    Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friends
    Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end

    JOHNNY: And it’s over
    DENIECE: And it’s over
    JOHNNY: It’s over
    Deniece: And it’s over
    Fade
    BOTH: Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
    Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friends

    1. For the records, all original lyrics. They needed no enhancement.

      1. What’s the tune?

        1. Johnny Mathis: “Too Much Too Little Too Late.”

          1. “It Aint Me Babe” might work almost as well

            1. i say “lola”

    2. Original Song Title: “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”
      Original Performer: Aerosmith

      Parody Song Title: “Krugman (Must Be Crazy)”
      Parody Written by: Immoral Liberal

      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!

      Schmoozing at the ancient gray whore;
      His picture looks like slime on the floor.
      Some morons gave the Nobel Prize
      To this false prophet hack for his failures and lies! (All lies!)

      (Gaga! Gaga!)
      (Gaga! Gaga!)

      Witch hunt for some nutjob’s crime;
      Blames others for no civility.
      Without irony, in three months’ time,
      Says civility’s for the scoundrel refugee!

      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!

      Should have known this doofus would be trouble
      When he called for a new housing bubble.
      So open your eyes; this guy’s just telling lies.
      When he went frothing at the mouth, it should have come as no surprise!

      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!

      (Economy’s turning straight down…)
      Man, we’ve got a freak here!
      (Who the hell is paying this clown?)
      Screwy, screwy Krugy’s lost his head!
      (Krugy should be run out of town…)
      We’re up Krugy Creek here!
      (Filled up with the stream of his brown…)
      Pukey dooky loogie Krugy!

      Dude, Krugman must be crazy!
      Oh, crikey, crikey, crikey, crikey!
      Dude, he’s freakin’ crazy!

      Meow! Woof woof woof woof!

      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Krugman must be crazy!

      Dude! Dude! Dude! Krugman must be crazy!
      Dude! Dude! Dude! Krugman must be crazy!
      Dude! Dude! Dude! Krugman must be crazy!
      Dude! Dude! Dude! Krugman must be crazy!
      (Gaga! Gaga!) Ya ya ya yya ya yya ya chit chit yaow!
      (Gaga! Gaga!)
      (Gaga! Gaga!)
      (Gaga! Gaga!)
      (Gaga! Gaga!)
      (Gaga! Gaga!)

  6. Wait until its official before giving him the X. But in the meantime, draw a mustache on him along with a giant cock going into his mouth!

  7. Yes, please God, YES. Give him the Omen-style X now!

  8. Hmmmmmmm? What are the chances of a Thomas Hoenig or a Charles Plosser?

    Less than zero?

  9. Me. Put me there.

  10. If Geithner is gone where does he go? Back to the Fed? The IMF? World Bank? Goldman Sachs? If he goes I don’t see it as anywhere but UP! This is the man who saved the world from a total civilizational meltdown with TARP.

    1. DSK is free.

  11. I’d always wondered what was keeping that rat from jumping ship sooner. I mean, couldn’t he tell it was foundering?

    1. He’s keeping the holes plugged.

    2. I mean, couldn’t he tell it was foundering?

      Lets just say that the rumors of his vast intelligent were exaggerated.

  12. You’ve left out the most important one, Valerie Jarret.

  13. I don’t think a red X will do it. Garlic, a stake in the heart, and a silver cross would be the minimum.

    Then maybe we can put a TARP over him…

  14. There’s just one potentate left to cross off in what I like to think of as the Obama Brain Trust Advent Calendar

    Pshaw, if that were a proper advent calendar you’d get a chocolate behind each one.

    1. Er, isn’t there?

      (The Debbil made me do it.)

  15. I wanted Turbo Timmy to have a little more time to prepare his taxes.

  16. I would use a different letter, but X will do if that is my only choice.

  17. I’d only X him once it is complete. However it is not complete and therefore cannot count chickens unhatched.

    However since its part way there you could throw a transparent ‘X’ on there. Crank the transparency down as Geithner’s end-game plays out. Might be solid by Tuesday this week or Tuesday next month etc. But the transparency would be good ‘progress bar’ of the new feature downloading.

    Hey…what about a spinning hour-glass ‘X’? The nerd-herd humor possible with illegal operation analogies and what-not could go on for days.

  18. Give him a squiggly cock and balls. LOL

    Jess
    http://www.anon4real.com

  19. “…in what I like to think of as the Obama Brain Trust …”

    Ha!

    Brainless trust is more like it.

    1. Brain trust? If you ask me, they’re short on BOTH counts.

  20. One more and I can yell YAHTZEE!

  21. So I guess this means Valerie Jarrett is bored and looking for a new position? Because what Valeria wants, Valerie GETS.

  22. But Shrike said the S&P is up over 90% (if you start counting from the bottom of the trough).

    1. Suck it, Christ-fags.

      1. Good morning Shrike! Good to see your smiling face this bright morning!

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