Goldman Sachs salesperson offers new investment opportunity
-Headline of the day-
"Levin's language hits the fan."
At a hearing on the Goldman Sachs fraud case, Sen. Carl Levin quotes an internal Goldman Sachs email calling a spade a spade -- repeatedly:
This went out on CSPAN live. "It is extremely unusual for senators to use obscenities from the dais, let alone during remarks carried live on cable television networks," Politico reports. "Levin used it again and again."
Expect the rightwing blogosphere to get squirrelier than normal over this, while completely ignoring the fact that Levin was referencing a GS document. Saying "shitty deal" on the national teevee is the worst thing ever. Using a shitty deal to screw consumers and help bring down the economy is just good ol' 'murriken capitalism in action.
Shame on Sen. Levin. Yay for Goldman Sachs! (Politico)
-Best opening paragraph to a news story in a good long time-
"Breasts were big on Facebook on Monday as a female blogger called on women to prove wrong an Iranian cleric who preached that cleavage causes earthquakes."
Story? Who needs a story?
OK, a story. Turns out that some crazy-assed cleric in Iran said that boobs cause earthquakes. Specifically, the boobs of immodest ladies. "Many women who do not dress modestly... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a senior Iranian cleric, said, "which increases earthquakes."
Some noted that Las Vegas, New Orleans, any place known for hosting Spring Break celebrations, and the dick who makes those "Girls Gone Wild" videos aren't famous for their earthquakes, while Iran is. But stating the obvious isn't science, you've got to prove something. So this nice young lady...
...put together a super-scientific experiment to see if boobs could destroy the world. Jennifer McCreight started a Facebook campaign to measure the power of women's WMDs. She enlisted "more than 20,000 women promising to show as much cleavage as possible on Monday, April 26."
"On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own," McCreight said. "Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that's your preferred form of immodesty... With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake."
Mission accomplished. There was a 6.5 in Taiwan yesterday.
I never thought I'd say this, but point those things someplace else, will ya ladies? You're making me nervous. (Raw Story, FOX)
"Glenn Beck to Deliver Commencement Address At Liberty University."
Glenn Beck + the Jerry Falwell-founded wingnut hothouse = guaranteed lunacy. Let me sum up what Beck is expected to say; "Liberal progressives social justice socialism communism fascism Obama race war Nazi born in Kenya Stalin taking over our country global plot one-world government Muslim extremists internment camps for the love of Jesus crap your pants!" (Right Wing Watch)