The poster behind DONT TREAD ON ME

1) it rhymes with TREAD
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2) it also rhymes with phred
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I highly doubt DTOM is a sock puppet: he may not be the brightest tool in the shed, but he seems to be an original tool (pun unintended). His writing style is unlike any other regular poster, and it is clear from his earliest posts that he was wholly unfamiliar with the site (he and I debated about the merits/problems associated with a single poster who floods the site with up to five post-level entries a day).

You, on the other hand, have been a member of SB for a total of18 hours, and already you are an expert on the intricacies of the personalities of the members of the motley crew that is the SB community. I smell a sock puppet on this thread, and it ain't DTOM.

Flagging this for Chris to decide on any sock puppetry.

Mike how can I be an original tool if my writing style is unlike a regular poster? Where did I fall short in your eyes as to not being the brightest tool in the shed? Did I misrepresent some individual thinking fact or truth? Thanks for recognizing the sock puppet accusation. because I don't use my actual name I'm fooling educated people. I stand by the label DTOM and what it stands for, and it is real.
As for Zeit, he comes across as an elitist in my book, he mentioned something about you hiding behind your political label, I wonder about his remarks, i.e. Libtard remarks.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I mixed metaphors previously , DTOM: I am saying that I highly doubt you are a sock puppet, and that it is clear to me you are a legitimate SB member. Sorry also for the semi-caustic tone, and post away, brother. The person who created this thread seems to have a Fred fascination, and I didn't want the accusation that you are a sock puppet to go without commentary.

Question this financial bill that just passed but has to go to the Sen. Do you know if it is true that Republicans could of stopped it? I think they are on the take as well if they didn't, they get big bucks from banks also.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I have been busy the last two weeks getting ready to teach a pair of new summer courses, and I only vaguely followed the finance reform strangeness. From my cursory glance there is some unnecessary over-regulation (like the proposed Consumer Protection Agency that may or may not be in the compromise bill), there are areas in which the bill is laughingly inadequate (especially on derivatives oversight), and taxpayers will still be on the hook for past and future bailouts.

As far as Republicans, Dems, and campaign cash: I suspect that there are no House reps or Senators who have avoided the fast and loose buffet of lobbyist cash being tossed around on this bill. Interesting was how auto dealers managed to get themselves exempted from the consumer protection oversight, as some of the highest consumer interest rates are being charged by dealers (new and used) cashing in on consumers with lousy credit buying autos.

Could the GOP have killed this? Maybe. Four senators voted with the Dems on this (59-39 on May 20), which implies to me that this was not enough of a 2010 campaign issue for the DC Republicans to crack the partisan whip and make sure they were all on board for a filibuster. Or that enough Republicans got bought off, or enough horses were traded for future votes, or any of a million scenarios. But the bottom line is that the GOP did not want to go into November with the albatross of "they obstructed finance reform," as many millions of Americans are still reeling from losses to retirement and house equity from the financial fallout of 2008-2009.

The problem as I see it is that the so-called Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 is a hodge-podge of half-measures and regulation and that no one seems to know just how this will play out. The markets did not tank yet, so I suppose this is slightly reassuring, but there are enough question marks to give me ulcers if I think about this long enough.

Bottom line: this is primarily a way for Obama to go to the voters in November and claim his administration has been a success: "We fixed health care, we fixed banking....blah blah." Unfortunately for him, the guy had a 100-day window of opportunity at the beginning of 2009 when he could have passed anything, and instead he sat back and let Congress waste time and allow his high support levels to erode to low, low levels.

Mike are you saying that Benny is Wolfman with this?

MikeyA

The new Benny the Wolfman Jet

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Heh

All I'm saying is that BennyandtheJets seems to be fascinated with Fred, and that it seems odd that a new poster would all of a sudden be so well versed in the intricacies of the SB community.

There could other anti-Fred people out there, right? Of course, they would have to be lurking a long time to be so insightful.

.............."Flagging this for Chris to decide on any sock puppetry.......and then I'll be heading over to the donut shop for a cuppa coffee and some donuts. It's where all the internet cops hang out. Over and out."

Guess who ?

I saw over on that other thread where historymike is accused of being an internet cop and I had to laugh my ass off when he posted this.

Officer Brooks, the self-described geek.

Get a life.

I believe this because I've consorted with Fred many times on this site.

In the last two days DTOM accused me of being a liberal and didn't seem to know who I was. Mainly because due to my time away from the US and being in training I have not been as active poster as I would like to be.

I don't think Fred would accuse me of being a liberal.

MikeyA

are sock puppets, I know about it and so do the people who do it :)

Am I a sock puppet? You now have me worried.

MikeyA

I think he watched to much WWA when I forget his name use to pull out his scok and attack the other guy with it

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}