Thursday, October 13, 2011

Six things "Occupy Wall Street" needs to be considered a legitimate movement

1. Pointier Hats

2. Misspelled Signage

3. A smattering of Racism

4. A few Threats of Insurrection

5. The occasional Deadly Weapon

6. A sense of Historical Perspective

If you have all these, then by God, you represent Democracy in Action. You are what's best about America! If you are peacefully assembled to make realistic demand, you're a bunch of drug-addled hippie bums. Everyone knows that.

Weirdest Headline Ever

Casting About: Don Johnson Is Going From Porn to Slavery


I don't know what the actual story is about, nor do I care. I'd rather make up my own story to fit under that headline.

Amateur Hour

‘Scott Brown’ plagiarizes from ‘Elizabeth Dole’

A section of the Senate website for Scott Brown, the Republican senator from Massachusetts, was apparently copied word-for-word from a speech given by Elizabeth Dole

The passage, which appeared under a section called "A Message from Scott," used the same language, nearly verbatim, from a speech given by Dole, a former Republican senator from North Carolina, that was also printed in her book "Elizabeth Dole: Speaking From the Heart."

Brown's camp blamed the similarity on a "technical error" because his staff used Dole's website as a template, according to the Boston Globe.

one down. . .

Hedge founder gets 11 years in insider trade probe 

NEW YORK (AP) — A former billionaire described by the government as "the modern face of illegal insider trading" was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison, the longest insider trading sentence ever but far short of the two decades sought by prosecutors.


Why this one wall Street scumbag? What is it about him that makes it impossible for him to avoid justice while other Wall Street robber barons continue to be above the law?

  • Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
    Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court

    Ooooohhhhhh. Got it.