Sunday, June 07, 2015

Susan from LA, to Dick Fuld

Here's an everywoman some seven years after the fall of 2008. Amidst the NYT's Neil Irwin proclaiming just today, that the Jobs Recovery is Going Strong, the real world continues to sputter. With all eyes on Greece and the looniness of the Tsipras rebuff of the latest EU deal as "absurd" -- what's more absurd than Greece calling a creditor deal "absurd"...? -- a most deadly game of chicken is now in play. Anyone remember Cleavon Little in Mel Brooks' classic Blazing Saddles, where Little puts a gun to his own head and threatens to shoot if his opponents don't let him escape?

Then there's Dick Fuld. The reprobate just can't take a page from the von Bulow playbook, can he? No, he's gotta shoot his putrid pie hole off about ... well, who gives a flyin' fuck what he shits, anyway? Evidently, the New York Times does. Why? Well, again, who gives a ... OH NEVERMIND. Here's Susan from LA who wrote a comment.

SusanLos Angeles
My family lost a considerable amount of money when Lehman Brothers went under in 2008. As mere stockholders, not only were we at the back of the line, we were so far back, there wasn't even a line to be seen.

To see this guy, prancing around without a care in the world, speaking as if all the water (and blame) means nothing to him and he's carrying on as before, is infuriating.

Why isn't he in prison? Why hasn't he (and others) been required to divest himself (a la the Madoffs) of all his ill-gotten gains to compensate the small investors who lost their savings to this massive fraud?

I don't care that his mother loves him. I find him reprehensible (and I'm someone's mother).