An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Is it fair? I’ve got $480 million, I don’t give a D@#$.

Fuld Folds

(AP) Lehman sought millions for execs while seeking aid
(Reuters) Lehman’s Fuld falls on sword as Congress bares teeth

Richard Fuld, CEO of the bankrupted Lehman Brothers, disputed the figure that Henry Waxman came up with. It wasn’t $480,000,000 that he received over the last 7 years at Lehman Bros. It was really closer to $310 million. WTF? What in God’s name is anybody going to do with over 300 million dollars? Buy a palace? Does anyone remember waaaaaaaayyyy back when a million dollars was a LOT of money? Back in the 50s I think. Probably until the price of gold floated. Now it’s chicken feed. If you don’t have a million in the bank, you’d better not retire. Making a million a year? Upper middle class. And at the same time people are making these ungodly obscene amounts of money–for driving a respected firm into bankruptcy–there are entire families in these United States that are trying to make do with under $15,000 a year. That’s thousands. A million times LESS than the billions that are now the marker of wealth.

And do you want to know what this asshole Fuld was doing? As the Titanic was sinking? He was making sure that the executives got their full multi-million dollar salaries before bankruptcy was to be declared.

Hey, I Spent Five and a Half Years at the Hanoi Hilton Without Cheese…


Suspend the debates so you can fly back to Washington and help with the economic crisis when you’ve already admitted economics is not your strong suit? In the meantime, blowing off Dave Letterman so you can show up on news shows? How Presidential!

Here are the lyrics (to the tune of the Mighty Mouse theme song):

Banking crises never hang around, when they hear this mighty sound:
“Here I come to save the day,” that means Mighty Mack is on the way.
Bama-Rama has to sit and wait, there will be no great debate
Dave will get no sucking up, “I’m in DC, f…… MUCKing up!”

Though we know we have big problems, we never have fear,
We know long after they’re solved, he’ll appear!
We’re not worrying at all, unless we hear that mighty call:
“Here I come to save the day!” Goddammit, Mighty Mack is ON THE WAY!