Hit ‘Em Again Senator! Harder!

via TPM, this glorious evisceration of CNBC hacks by none other than my senior senator,* the Hon. Elizabeth Warren, (Fighting Democrat-MA)


Moah of this, please.

*True fact that may amuse no one but me.  John Kerry served in the US Senate from 1985 to 2013. Until August 25, 2009 — more than 24 years — he was the junior senator to Teddy Kennedy.  Elizabeth Warren began her term as Massachusetts’ junior US Senator on January 3, 2013.  On February 1, she became senior senator.

43 replies
  1. 1
    Betty Cracker says:

    I wish she’d run for president. I’d work my ass off for her.

  2. 2
    Betty Cracker (iE) says:

    PS: I thought JSF was kidding in an earlier thread, but I did get a malware warning on Chrome when attempting to reply to this thread. Works okay in IE.

  3. 3
    Tom Levenson says:

    @Betty Cracker: She might yet, but I don’t think for a minute she would in 2016. So if she does run, it likely means the apocalypse has happened and a Republican wins in the next dust-up.

  4. 4
    Anne Laurie says:

    @Betty Cracker: I’d love to see President Warren, but she can do so much good right where she is, fighting the banksters and the Koch-suckers, that I don’t want her to take the risk… just yet.

  5. 5
    gogol's wife says:

    My supposedly Independent husband just walked through the room and heard a little of that video and said, “Why don’t they nominate HER?”

  6. 6
    Tom Levenson says:

    @Betty Cracker (iE): Me too for Firefox. Working in Safari.

  7. 7
    Comrade Mary says:

    @Tom Levenson: I got the malware warning in Firefox, but when I clicked for details, it was all “Clean as a whistle, chief!” I had to back out and come in a few times before the warning went away. (I chose not to click the ignore button: I was really stubborn about why it was warning when the details re attacks were non-existent.)

  8. 8
    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    I got it on firefox a few minutes ago, but it seems to have gone away.

  9. 9
    gogol's wife says:

    I’m using an ancient form of Firefox. No problem.

  10. 10
    AnotherBruce says:

    I saw this on TPM. I like how she handles that CNBC hack who accuses her of wasting her time on something that’s politically impossible. You can sense the desperation in that argument. They’re afraid of her.

  11. 11
    jnfr says:

    I’m in Firefox and not having problems, but I run NoScript.

    Adore Warren and will support her in anything.

  12. 12
    IowaOldLady says:

    She’s so impressive because she’s calm and makes it clear she knows exactly what she’s talking about while they blow smoke. None of that rising voice and increasingly rapid speech. She’s so sure.

  13. 13
    gene108 says:

    @Tom Levenson:

    She might yet, but I don’t think for a minute she would in 2016.

    Warren ain’t getting any younger, she’d by 70+ in 2020.

    She can’t sit around wait out more than one election cycle, if she wants to run.

  14. 14
    Arm The Homeless says:

    “I have looked at the history!”

    What a tool. Kick ’em in the teeth Sen. Warren. The amazing part is she does her nut-cutting with a calm, cool demeanor and the shills can only babble around her trying to avoid the fact they have very little ground to stand on.

    I would love to work for her presidential campaign some day in the not too distant future.

  15. 15
    Betty Cracker says:

    @Comrade Mary: Same here — details came back clean, but I still get the warning. Only when clicking to view comments, though — not the front page. Weird.

  16. 16
    Shakezula says:

    @IowaOldLady: So she is uppity rather than shrill.

    Wait, can white women be uppity? I need wingnut flashcards.

  17. 17
    The Pale Scot says:

    Hurrah Elizabeth! Unfortunately the banks lobbyists are and will strangle any productive reform quietly.

    I have been enamored with Barry Ritholtz’s idea of just retracting FDIC deposit insurance from any “firm that engages in derivative trading, underwriting scurities or engages in Investment banking.”

    It’s put forth as a letter from the FDIC to banking CEOs from the future.

    This action should delight many of you. In the recent speeches of several bank CEOs, many of you have longed for a return to the days of less regulation and a truer free market. Once you no longer qualify for our insurance due to your other businesses, you will be freed up from all of the onerous bank reviews and regulations that are part and parcel of FDIC insurance.

    As a bonus, without the intervention of government guarantees, those of you who continue to have depositors will finally be able to compete in a free and open market. Without FDIC insurance, your depositors will be making their decisions based on your reputation, and their assessment of the safety and security of your operations — and not Uncle Sam’s willingness to continually bail you out.

    You have the FDIC’s best wishes for success in the future — just not our insurance.

    The whole thing is great read. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting it up as a proposal petition on the White House site. But not sure how to get a campaign going, it would never pass, but a public discussion would be interesting.

  18. 18
    kindness says:

    Why is it that every single Business Channel on the box is filled with morans as talking heads?

  19. 19
    piratedan says:

    @Betty Cracker (iE): had it happen to me in FF just a few moments ago as well

  20. 20
    Comrade Mary says:


  21. 21
    piratedan says:

    @kindness: because it costs money to hire people that know wtf they’re talking about

  22. 22
    RaflW says:

    Two words: Liz Cheney.

  23. 23
    NickT says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Javascript Cthulhu is upon us!

  24. 24
    KG says:

    I see McCain has become all mavericky again and has apparently decided that it’s more fun to piss off other Republicans than it is to piss off Democrats – first the filibuster reform deal, now this?

    I really still think he was the right guy for the job in 2000 (that does not mean he was the right guy in 2008), so it’s good to see him being the guy I liked when I was in my early 20s.

  25. 25
    PeakVT says:

    @kindness: The biz nooze channels are a big con job. They’re not there to provide viewers with good information. They’re there to trick people who shouldn’t be actively trading into the market.

  26. 26
    RaflW says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    Have some trolls reported the site as malware? ‘Cause teh googlechrome sez it has tested the site and found 0 malware, yet it persists in warning us.
    Seems like it’s the blogsite equivalent of nuisance Twitter-reporting.

  27. 27
    RaflW says:

    Bah! Gramps was just doing the caucus’ bidding – throw the Dems off the filibuster reform game so that Dems keep behaving themselves. The second the Turtle has control (eep, hopefully the 12h of never), filibuster is radioactive anyway, nicy-nice from Dems notwithstanding.

  28. 28
    Gravenstone says:

    @Betty Cracker: Given the fact the issues seem to come and go across various browsers, I suspect one or more rotating ads is compromised. The fact people using ad block aren’t encountering any problems reinforces this suspicion.

  29. 29
    raven says:

    Wait! Please don’t visit that site right now!

    Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google’s blacklist to warn you about “Reported attack sites.” We understand that you may know and trust this site, but it’s possible for good sites to be infected with badware without the site owners’ knowledge or permission.

  30. 30
    eemom says:


    I’m getting that too.

  31. 31
    daverave says:


    Not only that but they can’t seem to fill out their lineup of morans without grabbing one from across the pond. That accent really annoys me whenever I hear it on American TV, unless it’s in a fictional setting, daggumit. USA! USA! USA!!!1! Hire American morans first!

  32. 32
    geg6 says:


    This. This. Mother fucking this.

    Oh, how do I love her? Let me count the ways…

  33. 33
    Mandalay says:


    Not only that but they can’t seem to fill out their lineup of morans without grabbing one from across the pond.

    You mean across the Pacific. Since her accent is Australian she is from Straya.

    But you are absolutely right about her being a moran.

  34. 34
    Mandalay says:


    The fact people using ad block aren’t encountering any problems reinforces this suspicion.

    Not so. I run Ad Muncher and still intermittently get the problem in Opera.

    Luckily, AVG steps in and does what Warren did to those CNBC hacks – evisceration.

  35. 35
    Comrade Jake says:

    In many ways CNBC is just as bad, if not worse, than Fox News. They’re not as personal, but they attack progressive ideas on an hourly basis.

  36. 36
    Violet says:

    Love her! She’s so calm, so assured. They have nothing.

    I do NOT want her to run for President. She’s awesome where she is. She can be a great Senator and work on the issues where she’s strongest–the economic stuff. She’s so awesome doing what she’s doing. Let’s train up some younger Democrats in her model and run them for President instead.

  37. 37
    Yatsuno says:

    @Mandalay: To be fair, the Pacific is a pond. I’ve done that teasing Kiwi and Korean friends.

  38. 38
    EthylEster says:

    @jnfr: I’m in firefox also and run noscript. But i got a warning on sunday and a much more aggressive one now when i try to access comments.

  39. 39
    The Other Chuck says:

    @RaflW: It’s not based on user reports, it’s about pages serving up known malware threats. Of course there are false positives possible, but it’ll take the site owner using the google tools to determine that.

  40. 40
    Gertiegreen says:

    @Violet: While I agree she can probably accomplish more where she is, I don’t think we should pass on her because of her age… I’ll bet a 70+ year old Warren would be twice as sharp as most people half her age!@EthylEster:

  41. 41
    300baud says:

    Wow, I would work for her campaign as well. Fantastic. Even if she didn’t make it through the primaries, I think it would be great to have her in the debates.

  42. 42
    AxelFoley says:

    @Comrade Mary:


    Sabotage from one of the trolls? Where’s Ted & Hellen?

  43. 43
    AxelFoley says:

    @Comrade Jake:

    In many ways CNBC is just as bad, if not worse, than Fox News. They’re not as personal, but they attack progressive ideas on an hourly basis.

    It was one of them fucking morons on CNBC that called for a Tea Party–and voila!–we got one.

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