Pages

10 comments

Jump to bottom
1 Skip Intro  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 5:14:06pm

A story like this makes me regret that we never adopted the guillotine as a form of public entertainment like the French did.

2 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 6:23:59pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

A story like this makes me regret that we never adopted the guillotine as a form of public entertainment like the French did.

I don’t want it to come to a violent revolution, since sensible people are always the first to die. However, these jackass master of the universe types are really pushing it.

Do they not teach history at their fancy boarding schools?

3 Skip Intro  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:01:23pm

re: #2 EPR-radar

Seriously, the guillotine is just a fantasy, but really, who could object? These people are beneath scum.

Then, in January 2009, the company did it again. After all those years letting Cassano run wild, and after already getting caught paying out insane bonuses while on the public till, AIG decided to pay out another $450 million in bonuses. And to whom? To the 400 or so employees in Cassano’s old unit, AIGFP, which is due to go out of business shortly! Yes, that’s right, an average of $1.1 million in taxpayer-backed money apiece, to the very people who spent the past decade or so punching a hole in the fabric of the universe! “We, uh, needed to keep these highly expert people in their seats,” AIG spokeswoman Christina Pretto says to me in early February. “But didn’t these ‘highly expert people’ basically destroy your company?” I ask.

And now they’re going to sue us?

4 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:08:34pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

I’d like to see the expression “filthy rich” come back into the language for cases like this. The implication that fortunes are often won by foul means has been known to give wealth idolators the vapors, which is useful.

5 Skip Intro  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:12:28pm

And remember, these are the “job creators” the GOP was fighting tooth and nail to give tax breaks to, and would have given even larger ones to had RMoney won the election.

6 Interesting Times  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:16:17pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

And remember, these are the “job creators” the GOP was fighting tooth and nail give tax breaks to, and would have given even larger ones to had RMoney won the election.

No kidding. At least one politician is on our side:

From the linked article:

“Beginning in 2008, the federal government poured billions of dollars into AIG to save it from bankruptcy. AIG’s reckless bets nearly crashed our entire economy. Taxpayers across this country saved AIG from ruin, and it would be outrageous for this company to turn around and sue the federal government because they think the deal wasn’t generous enough,” said Warren in a statement. “Even today, the government provides an ongoing, stealth bailout, propping up AIG with special tax breaks — tax breaks that Congress should stop. AIG should thank American taxpayers for their help, not bite the hand that fed them for helping them out in a crisis.”

7 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:16:24pm

A Tale of Two Bailouts

Bailout #1 The Banking Industry
No jobs were created

Bailout #2 GM
A whole bunch of jobs were created

8 Skip Intro  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:25:28pm

re: #7 Vicious Babushka

A Tale of Two Bailouts

Bailout #1 The Banking Industry
No jobs were created

Bailout #2 GM
A whole bunch of jobs were created

And which one do the wingnuts bitch about every single day?

9 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 7:30:52pm

re: #6 Interesting Times

Of course, Warren was originally supposed to be the head of a new finance regulatory agency created by Dodd-Frank. 100% Republican opposition killed that idea, and then she ran for Senate and won. MA is a blue enough state that she’s likely to be in office as long as she wants.

It looks like she is going to be on a Senate banking/finance committee in the new Congress. Enjoy the fruits of your obstruction, GOP.

10 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 4:13:54am

re: #3 Skip Intro

“We, uh, needed to keep these highly expert people in their seats,” AIG spokeswoman Christina Pretto says to me in early February. “But didn’t these ‘highly expert people’ basically destroy your company?” I ask.

Where they gonna go? Do they think some other country will pay them more than they make here?

Guess again.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
Take advantage of our yearly subscription, and save 50% off the normal subscription price! One-year ad-free subscriptions are just $59.95. Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing now and save!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-02-13 1:58 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Shiplord Kirel
Buzz Aldrin: Leonard Nimoy, My Fellow Space Traveler
"Fellow space traveler" High praise indeed coming from Buzz. I was saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a fellow space traveler because he helped make the journey into the final frontier accessible to us all. Nimoy's Mr. ...

1 minute ago
Views: 1 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Fred72
Sheriff Mack, the ACA, and decency
From Conservative Reason, on the anti-Obamacare sheriff's GoFundMe page to cover his own medical expenses: It's being called ironic, and proof that the ACA is a necessary evil. But in fact, it's the exact opposite. Sheriff Mack took advantage of ...

1 hour, 24 minutes ago
Views: 46 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
John Vreeland
GOP Senator Imagines a Fantasy World in Which GOP Actually Governs.
Sen. Mark Kirk made a plea to his Republican colleagues on on Friday after the Senate passed a yearlong funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. "Hopefully we're gonna end the attaching of bullshit to essential items of ...

1 hour, 50 minutes ago
Views: 62 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Thanos
U.S. Congress Pursues Stopgap Funding to Avert Security Agency Shutdown
The U.S. Congress on Friday appeared to be headed toward approving a three-week-long stopgap funding bill for the domestic security agency that postpones the threat of a partial shutdown, but moves lawmakers no closer to a permanent solution. With ...

11 hours, 30 minutes ago
Views: 122 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
ಠ_ಠ
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras doing a Reddit AMA
Earlier today interested Redditors posed questions to Poitras and Greenwald in Los Angeles, while Snowden posted from Moscow. A rare opportunity for average people to directly communicate with the (in)famous leaker.See the entire discussion HERE Redditor masondog13 asks: What's the ...

4 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 484 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
Rocky-in-Connecticut
Muslims Join Hands At Oslo’s Largest Synagogue
Wait a minute... watching Fox News and the Republican talking heads I learned that all Muslims are bad bad bad and in no way can Islam be interpreted as any sort of peaceful religion. news.yahoo.com OSLO (Reuters) - More than ...

6 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 745 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 7 • Rating: 5
BadExampleMan
Help Tel Aviv Roller Derby move forward!
For the last three years it's been my privilege to help coach a dedicated group of young women who have founded the first Women's Flat-Track Roller Derby league in Israel. They've learned, trained, fought, and worked unbelievably hard to bring ...

1 week ago
Views: 592 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
FemNaziBitch
link-#Domestic Violence, Mass Shootings, and Violent Crime
A recent study found that more than half of the 110 mass shootings in the United States between January 2009 and July 2014 included the murder of a current or former spouse, an intimate partner or a family member. ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 716 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
Great White Snark
Federal Judge Rules Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales Unconstitutional
Added bold is all mine. this was an awkward way to go about gun control anyway. It clearly impacts the law abiding far more than felons, and is by that definition inefficient and intrusive at best. Gonna have to do ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago
Views: 1,297 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
Lumberhead
No Escape From History
It has been enlightening to watch this entire spectacle play out over the past week. It has indeed. Remarkably, comments that acknowledge verifiable history are treated as controversial. Meanwhile the complete denial of this history, both recent and long ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,209 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
 Frank says:

Mr Zappa, I am astounded at the courtesy and soft voiced nature of the comments of my friend, the Senator from Tennessee. I can only say that I find your statement to be boorish, incredibly and insensitively insulting to the people who were here previously, that you could manage to give the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States a bad name, if I felt you had the slightest understanding of it, which I do not. -- - Senator Slade Gorton