No forks for you

I know I have been on a current events kick but seriously there is so much going on, its hard not to comment about it. Anyway it seems ole Bernie Madoff had some help with his elaborate scheme (duh…of course he did) and the latest word is that his accountant is being indicted. Oh well, Mister Accountant had to know that was coming.

It also seems there might end up being some form of justice with regards to Mrs Madoff too, it seems the powers to be are looking at taking everything ole Ruthie owns and that includes $65,000 in silverware…damn, I wonder if bacon and eggs taste better when you eat it on expensive silverware. Of course by the time the federal-es are done with the Madoff family, they ought to be happy if they are not walking around in orange jumpsuits, much less eating off expensive silverware.

No, Ruth the gubments wants your forks, knives and I hear they also want your expensive piano. Like I said a few posts back, a woman with a degree in nutrition does not earn enough on her own to afford million dollar homes unless she is some sort of Paula Deen or Martha Stewart. Ruth, the gig is up….you know you and the kids were all in on Papa’s get rich quick scheme.

No, it seems in America as many of us face unprecedented economic challenges, folks are not in the mood and we want to see folks pay for their wrong doing. Hence all the pressure on the folks at AIG about the bonuses, fuck contracts, use common sense.

Anyway while going after crooks won’t put any money in our pockets, there is a sort of perverse pleasure to be derived from seeing crooked bastards pay for their deeds. In fact it goes a long way in restoring a sense that maybe there is justice and its not just us who get fucked over.

A symbol…

So it seems we will be spared a drawn out trial when it comes to Bernie Madoff, yesterday he decided to plead guilty to all counts and was immediately taken into custody. (um….I know this man didn’t think he would get to walk around free as a jaybird in his million dollar penthouse after pleading guilty) He will be sentenced sometime in June if I read correctly.

Now it seems Mrs. Bernie Madoff is getting nervous that she may lose her wealth, Ruth and Bernie have been married 50 years, from what I have been reading, Ruth is extremely close to her husband and worked with him. Now I don’t care what folks try to say but its not even in the realm of believable that one’s spouse could be bilking people on the level that Bernie was without the little Missus not having any idea. Sorry, I have only been married 11 years but I am not buying that story at all.

Anyway expect lots of legal wrangling as Ruth’s folks try to keep her 69 million dollars that she is reported to have, that’s a lot of scratch for a woman with a masters degree in nutrition and from what I have found did not come from independently wealthy parents. No, Ruth…you know most of that money belongs to the folks your low life ass husband robbed. Yes, he robbed them, just like a common criminal with a gun and a ski mask except that your husband decided to trade on his ethnic and religious roots and robbed the Jewish community.

So Ruth, I am sorry but no you do not deserve to keep the homes in France, Florida, Long Island and Manhattan. One ole broad does not need 4 homes, nor do you need a private jet….fly Southwest from now on.

I gotta admit I am very surprised that it looks like justice will be served with ole Bernie, then again Bernie is a symbol of the unchecked greed that existed that now threatens to destroy the financial fabric of this nation, so I expect to see many Bernie’s going away to the big house soon.

On the other hand maybe Ruth Madoff should be allowed to keep her homes, only on the condition that she provide housing to the homeless….turn her ritzy digs into shelters. Yep, turn the homes into shelters and give her money to the poor and unfortunate and maybe she can keep a few shekels for herself, say to the tune of $30,000 a year. Plenty old retired folks wish they had that type of income so she would still be ahead of the game.

Anyway, happy Friday and here’s hoping Bernie is enjoying his new and not palatial digs.