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Stephen Colbert Threatens to Reveal Goldman Sachs Credit Card Info, Gets in Trouble With Their Lawyers (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 15th 2010 6:51AM
Stephen Colbert Threatens to Reveal Goldman Sachs Credit Card Info, Gets in Trouble With Their LawyersStephen Colbert could be facing some legal trouble. On Monday's 'Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), Stephen revealed that a staff member found a credit card belonging to a Goldman Sachs employee. Goldman Sachs is a major banking firm -- their selling of "ultra-risky" junk mortgages led to the Wall Street collapse ... which led to the current recession.

During the Wall Street bailout, Goldman Sachs got $10 billion from the government. But after receiving the handout, the company made the highly questionable decision to give out $4.82 billion in bonuses. Goldman Sachs gave 1,556 employees bonuses of one million dollars or more. So after his writer found a Goldman Sachs credit card, Colbert decided to have some revenge.

Colbert said that Americans are facing 10 percent unemployment following the bailout. Then, he said this to Goldman Sachs: "Come on my show and talk about Wall Street bonuses. ... Each night that you don't, I will reveal one digit of your credit card number." And tonight, he got a cease-and-desist email from their lawyers.

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George W. Bush on Starting the Wall Street 'Bailout': 'We Had to Do Something Big' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 9th 2010 12:35AM
George W. Bush on Starting the Wall Street 'Bailout': 'We Had to Do Something Big'George W. Bush has been lying low for the past two years. The former president served two terms in office, leaving with the lowest approval ratings in modern history. But now, Mr. Bush is talking about the crises he faced -- including the 9/11 attack, two wars, Hurricane Katrina and the Wall Street financial collapse.

On 'Decision Points: A Conversation With George W. Bush' (Mon., 8PM ET on NBC), Matt Lauer spoke with Mr. Bush. The former president was candid in his replies, and the man who called himself "the Decider" stood by his past choices -- including his decision to spend nearly $400 billion of taxpayers' money on the Wall Street "bailout."

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That's why I recognize Brick from The Middle!

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 21st 2009 2:09PM
atticus_shaffer_brickYou know how sometimes you see an actor or actress and they look so familiar, but you can't remember where you saw him or her, or what the TV show was? That's how I've been with the little boy who plays Brick on The Middle. His name is Atticus Shaffer, and since the ABC sitcom began this fall, I've been scratching my head over him. Where did I see him before?

Turns out that it was on a commercial for AIG. Yes, AIG, that huge insurance company that was a big part of the economic collapse. The company that was too big for America to let fail.

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Lex Luthor asks for a bailout - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 11th 2009 3:03PM
HammI'm beginning to think that Jon Hamm is one of the funniest people on television. Maybe it's the serious, moody demeanor he displays on Mad Men that makes his comedy really stand out when he does it, but he's a funny guy. His episode of Saturday Night Live was one of the best in years, and he had a funny scene on 30 Rock. The Funny or Die video after the jump shows more of his humorous side.

That's Hamm as super villain Lex Luthor, asking the government for a bailout. Seems that Luthor and his corporation have lost billions of dollars trying to do various things to take over the country and/or get rid of Superman. The video isn't laugh-out-loud funny, but it's clever, and you can see bits of Don Draper in Hamm's portrayal of the bald bad guy. Oh, about that: it's an obvious wig that makes him look a little bit like Max Headroom in close-ups, but it's actually funnier this way.

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CNBC's Cramer speaks out, then apologizes

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 22nd 2008 11:00AM
Jim CramerCNBC analyst and Mad Money host Jim Cramer has been in a few controversies lately, from comments he made about what we should do with our stocks to picks that he has made. Now Cramer has said this:

"We should hound them in the supermarket, we should hound them in the ball park, we should hound them everywhere they are. We should make fun of them and we should point fingers at them and we should tell them that you have no shame."


I know, you probably think that Cramer is talking about reality show contestants, but he's not.

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McCain gets his priorities straight: Letterman first, then the economy

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 13th 2008 3:09PM
Mcain LettermanNow that Senator John McCain is doing the most important thing in his campaign to become the 44th president of the United States, agreeing to appear The Late Show with David Letterman, I think we can say that the Straight Talk Express is on the way to being back on track.

It was inevitable, and really, really necessary, for McCain to fix this problem with Dave. McCain was the butt of the joke for nearly three weeks and it hasn't helped his campaign. Appearing Thursday should do a lot to ameliorate his image and in every way it can only be a win-win for McCain and Letterman.

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