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It is ALWAYS the economy, stupid. March 18, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Links, Photography, Politics, Videos, Zoos.
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angryThe people are angry. The storming of the barricades has begun. The same populace that created a celebrity out of a numb nuts like Donald Trump, just because he owned some real estate, are now up in arms over the thugs, bullies and thieves that encompass the billionaires club.  We are the culture that boosted ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?” as its top show for months on end. Now that no one has any money and the curtain is being pulled on the racket of the billionaires club the people are mad. They are very mad and they are not going to take it anymore. They want ‘perp walks instead of bonuses’. Stephen Colbert hysterically leads the pack with pitchforks.
Maureen Dowd chimes in with her thoughts on the subject.  She says ‘ The president needs to brush back the arrogant, greedy creeps who kneecapped capitalism, rather than cosseting Wall Street for fear of looking like an avatar of socialism.’

Here are just a few of the details of the AIG bonuses for you.
* Bonuses were predicated on being equal to 100% of the 2007 bonuses. This was decided in the spring of 2008 when AIG knew the annual numbers would be dismal.
* The top recipient received more than $6.4 million;
* The top seven bonus recipients received more than $4 million each;
* The top ten bonus recipients received a combined $42 million;
* 22 individuals received bonuses of $2 million or more, and combined they received more than $72 million;
* 73 individuals received bonuses of $1 million or more; and
* Eleven of the individuals who received “retention” bonuses of $1 million or more are no longer working at AIG, including one who received $4.6 million

I am mad too.  But I am just not surprised like so many others. What bothers me more than the greedy thugs and bastards who have taken part in the ruination of our economy are the thugs and bullies that raped and tortured our Constitution and Congress and this new administration are still pussy footing around about what to do about them. I can tell them what to do. Prosecute now, prosecute often.

–  Here is Keith Olbermann speaking with Jonathan Turley about what can do done about these AIG bonuses. ‘It is hard to make this cat walk backwards.’ Another fine interchange. Go Jonathan.

–  March 17, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds

–  Rachel, Kent Jones and author and Master Mixologist, Dale Degroff, make real Irish Coffee in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.

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1. notedscholar - March 19, 2009

All fine and good, but what does this have to do with zoos?

NS


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