Thursday, October 9, 2008


Like a lot of people, I'm absolutely furious about greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington. If we were living 100 years ago, I bet that several CEOs--especially those at AIG--would be lynched by an outraged public. Joining them would likely be Treasury Secretary Paulson (he's one of them in case you didn't know), the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a host of others that have profited mightily leading up to the current debacle.

In the case of greedy Wall Street CEOs, a lynch mob would impose at least some accountability. As it is, there is absolutely no accountability. They do what they want, pocket millions, and the rest of us watch our portfolios plummet. We probably pay more taxes than they do, too. For that we can thank greedy politicians who happily pocket political contributions from these slimy bastards while pretending to care for us taxpayers.

I'm not advocating a return to lynch mobs. The current gatherings for McCain are probably the closest thing we have to them today. The kind of rhetoric coming from the crowds is more than a little scary. I hope that Obama has good security because the farther McCain falls in the polls, the more likely some whacko rightwing fanatic is to take matters into his own hands. Keeping that option open is the raison d'etre for the NRA. If Democrats thought that way, Bush and Cheney both would have been shot seven and a half years ago.

While I'm on the subject of rage, have you heard that DeLay is likely to get off on a technicality? Turns out that the Texas law only applies to cash transactions. DeLay got a check. I guess that's what you'd call Republican justice, and another reason I'm very much...

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