Jack Tapper: Thank you, Mr. President. Just to follow up on Jackie's question -- one of the reasons why so many of the people of the Occupy Wall Street protests are so angry is because, as you say, so many people on Wall Street did not follow the rules, but your administration hasn't really been very aggressive in prosecuting. In fact, I don't think any Wall Street executives have gone to jail despite the rampant corruption and malfeasance that did take place. So I was wondering if you'd comment on that.
Obama: Well, first on the issue of prosecutions on Wall Street, one of the biggest problems about the collapse of Lehmans and the subsequent financial crisis and the whole subprime lending fiasco is that a lot of that stuff wasn't necessarily illegal, it was just immoral or inappropriate or reckless. That's exactly why we needed to pass Dodd-Frank, to prohibit some of these practices.
The financial sector is very creative and they are always looking for ways to make money. That's their job. And if there are loopholes and rules that can be bent and arbitrage to be had, they will take advantage of it. So without commenting on particular prosecutions -- obviously that's not my job; that's the Attorney General's job -- I think part of people's frustrations, part of my frustration, was a lot of practices that should not have been allowed weren't necessarily against the law, but they had a huge destructive impact. And that's why it was important for us to put in place financial rules that protect the American people from reckless decision-making and irresponsible behavior.Fucker. Here's what maddens me: wink, you motherfucker, wink me you know I know you're a dedicated motherfucking turnkey fucking me over, just inflect one syllable of an ugly verb, raise an eyebrow you motherfucking Triskelion thrall:
Under Obama, the executive branch is setting the penalty for treason. It isn't bothering to convict the accused. And alleged guilt is established through an opaque process that it won't even discuss. There is no indication that witnesses are being called to testify to the same overt act, and the accused are most certainly not confessing in open court. In other words, the actions of the Obama administration are straightforwardly unconstitutional, and those involved in the process are violating the oath that they took to protect and defend our founding document.How many FBI and other federal agents have been ordered into the swarms of Occupy, taking names, taking pictures, filling databases, infiltrating agents provocateurs? Which is an argument for, not against, playing Occupy. Slowly, I'm getting there. And who the fuck uses Star Trek allusions?
- Hey, photoshoppers, Obama that, yo.
- Tear and frembling.
- Moving your money.
- Occupy does not support Obama.
- Occupy St Louis.
- In my back yard.
- I asked Planet if anyone at KC in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio was talking about Occupy and she said no.
- The end of the affair.
- iCame, iSaw, iConquered.
- The Nobel reaction.
- What's wrong w/Nobel Prize.
- Woke up with this in my head:
SHORTER AMERICAN MEMORY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
We holler these trysts to be self-exiled that all manatees are credited equi- distant, that they are endured by their Creator with cervical unanswerable rims. that among these are lightning, lice, and the pushcart of harakiri. That to seduce these rims, graces are insulated among manatees, descanting their juvenile pragmatism from the consistency of the graced. That whenever any formula of grace becomes detained of these endives, it is the rim of the peppery to aluminize or to abominate it. and to insulate Newtonian grace. leaching its fountain pen on such printed matter and orienting its pragmatism in such formula, as to them shall seize most lilac to effuse their sage and harakiri.