Sunday, December 14, 2008

Profiles in Discourage

In 1955, the Pulitizer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage, written by John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, with the help of his speechwriter Theodore Sorenson, was released.

The book profiled eight U.S. Senators from the early 1800s to the early fifties who, at one time or another, were ostracized for making unpopular political decisions, which later proved to be in the best interest of the country.

I think someone ought of write a book titled Profiles of Discourage - a who’s who of liars, cheaters, swindlers, extortionists, and other assorted scam artists that have been outted since our economic meltdown.

This one could be a multi-volume set. There’s no shortage of candidates for inclusion in this series.

Just yesterday, the Sunday New York Times profiled four more.

There's Senator Charles E. Schumer, who’d never refuse selling out Main Street to Wall Street for a substantial donation.

How about Mark S. Dreier, the attorney who issued made-up promissory notes from his employer, Solow Reality, causing $38 million investor dollars to disappear?
That's nothing compared to Bernie Madoff whose Ponzi scheme cost worldwide investors an estimated $50 billion.
Then there’s Rod “Do I look like Joe Pesci in this outfit?” Blagojevich, the Illinois governor, who went from shakedown to takedown to breakdown when his questionable auctioneering skills were caught on tape by the Feds.

Note to Gov. B. You're just a wannabe. A Pesci character would've gotten wise to a wire.

Does any of this really surprise you?

It shouldn’t.

I’m of the belief that half the world wakes up every morning with the intent of cheating the other half out of everything they own.

And in every dream home there’s heartache.


Anonymous said...

Politics is a headache. You have men in prison and the guards are not better. What's the difference? They didn't get caught.

Let's see. Last Monday's PM Press Conference warning the electoral votes (of whom some have been found to be dead people) shall not vote in Obama without committing treason.

And we hear nothing anywhere about this. Where is it? Cause I saw the press conference papers on my desk!

Anonymous said...

Don't leave out Sam Zell and Randy Michaels who screwed former employees including those that took the Tribune buyout out of the money owed to them.

Anonymous said...

"Lawmakers order FCC to stand down; put actions on hold"

"Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) today called on FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to put the agency's actions on hold unless they are urgent or required by law. Rockefeller's and Waxman's committees both have jurisdiction over the FCC... If the FCC indeed must stand down (an FCC spokesperson said they are reviewing the order right now), then the WCS-SDARS issue - and even the HD Radio mandate - would likely be put on hold until the new administration moves in."

Sweet - Obama rocks!

Anonymous said...

Please add the Mays family and John Hogan to the list, too.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget Far-GREED Suleman and his crumbling Citadel.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Big Lew Dickie. Voted by insecure Harvard grads everywhere.

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