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The Liberals Finally Have Their King: Here’s Hoping He Never Becomes Our King

May 4, 2009


Michael Ignatieff was finally coronated leader of the Federal Liberal Party this weekend. Let’s hope that Mr. Ignatieff, and the backroom boys that orchestrated his coronation, never end up running the Federal Government. I say this because all indications are that Mr. Ignatieff is an intellectual yes-man, especially for the guys with the guns.   To illustrate this point, […]

Happy April Fool’s Day: The Real Joke Happens The Rest Of The Year

April 1, 2009


So, this is April Fool’s Day. And what have you done? Another year over. A new one just begun.  As far as I can tell, there is no genuine consensus on the origin of April’s annual day of pranks. Even so, there is a dominant theme that runs through many of the educated guesses I’ve […]

The Bigger They Are The Harder They Should Fall: Let AIG Die and Let’s Get on With Renewal

March 21, 2009


Just when you think AIG couldn’t look worse, the crack team of greed-parasites (formally known as “the management team”) one up themselves. This just in: after causing a huge furor by admitting they were contractually obliged to pay about $165-million in retention pay “bonuses” to the “we destroyed the company / financial system unit” (formally […]

How Do You Spell Blood-Sucking-Greed-Machine-Parasite In Canadian? NORTEL, eh.

March 21, 2009


Wow. Double wow. Look directly at camera, shrug shoulders, and roll eyes. Triple wow. This just in from the world of corporate executive greed — Canadian stylz. This time the player is Nortel Networks Corp. Another retention plan. More executive “bonuses.” For the very same crazy cats that helped “manage” the company to bankruptcy protection. […]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right: US Government Moves To Tax AIG “Bonuses”

March 19, 2009


It seems the Democratic-led House is moving quickly to capitalize on wide spread outrage at AIG “bonuses”. They are passing a special law to tax the money right back. For Globe coverage, see here. If you want to know why “bonuses” is in quotes, check out Rostockrose’s comment, here. My view, as expressed in a previous post, […]

How Do You Spell Blood-Sucking-Greed-Machine-Parasite? AIG

March 16, 2009


This just in: American International Group [good ol’ AIG ] is doling out tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses to some of its executives, after receiving more than $US 170-billion in aid from American taxpayers. But, wait! It gets better! No, seriously. Wait for it. Wait for it. The lion’s share of the payments […]

Let My People Go, Part Deux: I Will Let You Help Me But On One Condition: Bend Over Please.

March 13, 2009


The demands of the auto industry continue to escalate. It really should come as no surprise but the audacity of it all continues to delight and disgust me in a curious way. Auto industry executives who, through their own mismanagement, have killed the viability of their very own industry are now using that outcome as […]