Jon Corzine and the missing $1.2 billion

Jon Corzine, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs and a former Democratic governor and senator from New Jersey, could be in very big trouble. And if reports such as these prove true, he damn well ought to be:

From Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The court-appointed trustee overseeing MF Global’s bankruptcy says up to $1.2 billion is missing from customer accounts, double what the firm had reported to regulators last month.

Regulators are investigating whether MF Global tapped money from clients’ accounts as its own financial condition worsened. That would be a violation of securities rules. The FBI is investigating whether New York-based MF Global violated any criminal laws.

Corzine recently resigned as head of MF Global.

It is illegal for a brokerage to use clients’ money as its own. If the facts are as alleged, the missing $1.26 billion — still a preliminary figure, the court trustee has stressed — was in effect stolen from MF Global customers in order to cover for the company’s bad investments. It’s hard to believe that a person of Corzine’s experience and position would engage in such a scheme, but at the moment, there may also be 1,200,000,000 reasons to think otherwise.

If true, it also feeds the narrative that corruption on Wall Street has become endemic.

– Jay Bookman

169 comments Add your comment

Atlanta mom

November 21st, 2011
2:16 pm

Once you start, it’s hard to stop

getalife

November 21st, 2011
2:19 pm

Busted.

cons will bow down for them.

That will not change.

Finn McCool

November 21st, 2011
2:23 pm

Get Corzine’s passport. Hurry!

Granny Godzilla

November 21st, 2011
2:26 pm

I’m with Finn.

Matti's amusement

November 21st, 2011
2:26 pm

They’re all on the SAME side: Their own. Forget occupying Wall Street; let’s burn it down! It’s not like I can ever retire anyway after what those b@stards have done with my retirement accounts! Buncha crooks.

Peadawg

November 21st, 2011
2:27 pm

” It’s hard to believe that a person of Corzine’s experience and position would engage in such a scheme”

Not really. He’s just another greedy politician/wall street CEO.

George P. Burdell

November 21st, 2011
2:27 pm

He should have stuck with politics where it is perfectly legal to do whatever you please with other people’s money.

Newtpewt

November 21st, 2011
2:29 pm

“Jon”….”Bernie”…………”Bernie”……”Jon.” And meet your new roomie, “Mongo.”

josef

November 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

JAY

How can you say this…

“And if reports such as these prove true, he damn well ought to be:”

when you just got through saying this…

“..former Democratic governor and senator from New Jersey, could be in very big trouble”

Don’t you EVER read your memos? He’s a Democrat, Dummy, you can only talk about the GOPs bad boys and girls…shhheeesh…

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

It’s Obamas fault!!!

josef

November 21st, 2011
2:36 pm

Butch

Him and Soros and their ilk…

(okay, K’chak, how many points for that?) :-)

Stonethrower

November 21st, 2011
2:36 pm

But he’s part of the 1% and we all know they are honest and hardworking, unlike the other 99% of us.

NASCAR Republican

November 21st, 2011
2:37 pm

You just borry from the grocery & title pawn money, til your luck changes, yee haw glory to the free market and baby jaysus, bunch o nanny-state libruls

getalife

November 21st, 2011
2:37 pm

Come on cons.

Make excuses for this theft and bow down like you usually do.

Where are you cons?

Wall Street needs your help.

Doggone/GA

November 21st, 2011
2:37 pm

“It’s Obamas fault!!!”

It’s all those regulations. If there was no regulation against it, it wouldn’t have been illegal…right?

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:38 pm

Maybe he just needed a little more capital to start creating jobs. No?

F. Sinkwich

November 21st, 2011
2:39 pm

What’s the problem?

All Corzine has to do is say all that money went clean energy investments like Solyndra. Then all the libs and their ilk will simply shrug it off.

Doggone/GA

November 21st, 2011
2:39 pm

“Maybe he just needed a little more capital to start creating jobs. No?”

Lower the taxes on his business NOW!

Normal

November 21st, 2011
2:40 pm

F. Sinkwich

November 21st, 2011
2:41 pm

Corzine just enhanced his resume for the Treasury Secretary job.

AmVet - A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

November 21st, 2011
2:42 pm

This is getting outrageous.

The misunderstood winners and job producers on Wall Street being falsely smeared by the ungrateful 99%.

Nothing but wealth envy and class warfare, I tells ya!

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:42 pm

Doggone/GA – “Lower the taxes on his business NOW!”

Exactly, all this high taxation is turning perfectly innocent and honest businessmen into thieves and criminals. If there’s any hope for our country, taxes must be eliminated completely!!!!!

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
2:43 pm

There will be a “settlement” for a portion of what is missing, and no one except perhaps a low-level scapegoat, will be held accountable. History keeps repeating…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-16/goldman-sachs-settlement-victory-ushers-in-change-may-cost-wall-street.html#

Finn McCool

November 21st, 2011
2:43 pm

I’m sure the conservanuts can tie the missing money back to something along these lines:

requiring banks to offer a mortgage to one who can’t verify income, steady employment, is a student, has food stamps as part of disclosed income etcetera?

Gotta be able to blame poor people for this somehow!

Sean Smith

November 21st, 2011
2:44 pm

A crooked banker, no cant be…… Now we need to lock him up in a cell with the crooks at BOFA, Chase and the rest of them.

F. Sinkwich

November 21st, 2011
2:45 pm

Just think, if it wasn’t for the Tea Party people Corzine would still be the governor of NJ.

godless heathen

November 21st, 2011
2:45 pm

I thought all rich people were Republicans, right getalife?

DebbieDoRight

November 21st, 2011
2:46 pm

1.2 BILLION “missing”???!! :wtf:

Oh no, it’s not “missing” it’s STOLEN and i bet the company is going to cry “We didn’t know!!! It’s not OUR fault!!!”; and not have to repay the investors one thin dime, a la Madoff.

Jay: It is illegal for a brokerage to use clients’ money as its own. If the facts are as alleged, the missing $1.26 billion — still a preliminary figure, the court trustee has stressed — was in effect stolen from MF Global customers in order to cover for the company’s bad investments.

Check his off-shore accounts. If they’re legit, then strip him naked, put a dunce hat on him, and parade him down Wall Street in a cage while all his investors throw rotten eggs at him.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
2:46 pm

And how many bank executives have been prosecuted for allowing illegally robo-signed home foreclosures to go through?

Adam

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

“Liberals are bad m’kay?”

Hey, where are the “Jay never posts anything bad about a liberal” people?

Finn McCool

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

there are no greedy, crooked bankers, just guvmint regulators

DebbieDoRight

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

Forget occupying Wall Street; let’s burn it down! It’s not like I can ever retire anyway after what those b@stards have done with my retirement accounts! Buncha crooks.

Word.

Adam

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

Doggone: If there was no regulation against it, it wouldn’t have been illegal…right?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

josef

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

jewcowboy

Yep.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

Finn McCool – “I’m sure the conservanuts can tie the missing money back to something along these lines:

requiring banks to offer a mortgage to one who can’t verify income, steady employment, is a student, has food stamps as part of disclosed income etcetera?

Gotta be able to blame poor people for this somehow!”

Hell yes!! He’s just a victim of the “entitlement mentality” He just got so used to banking bonuses and accruing wealth at the expense of others, that he doesn’t know wnay other way! He’s simply been ruined by a “government handout” mentality that doesn’t require people to be accountable for their actions or to learn from their mistakes!!!

Armed Liberal

November 21st, 2011
2:49 pm

Go directly to jail.

Do not pass go.

Do not collect 1.2B.

Kamchak

November 21st, 2011
2:49 pm

Doggone/GA

November 21st, 2011
2:50 pm

” taxes must be eliminated completely!!!!!”

that absolutely right, after all (per someone on the previous blog) taxes = slavery

AmVet - A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

November 21st, 2011
2:52 pm

Sean, though the newly elected George Jr. had the perfect chance to seek indictments and crack down on the mafioso banksters and hold them accountable to the rule of law, he preferred to “look forward”.

Hey! What’s $3,000,000,000,000.00 of disappeared (other people’s) money between friends?

Yet our economic liberal Republidolts swear he is anti-business and anti-Wall Street. (Though his cabinet sure looks a whole lot like the crooks in the previous one.)

And oddly the fake conservatives never seem to be able to explain how he was the first ever Democratic candidate for POTUS to outraise his Republican rival in dirty Wall St. money…

(Maybe I need to do my own research. LOL.)

Finn McCool

November 21st, 2011
2:52 pm

Anyone know what those funds consisted of ? Whether they were 401k investments or just private investments like a hedge fund? I mean, did they steal this money from the middle class or from other greedy bankers?

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:52 pm

Doggone/GA – “that absolutely right, after all (per someone on the previous blog) taxes = slavery”

I particularly hate it when the government “overseer” sneaks into my house and tries to have sex with me. DAMN TAXES!!!

JohnnyReb

November 21st, 2011
2:53 pm

So far, more than one post implying cons, a term of endearment, will come to Corzine’s defense. Are you kidding me? Get the dunce hat, stool, and go to the corner.

I am surprised no one has yet blamed W.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:54 pm

JohnnyReb – “I am surprised no one has yet blamed W.”

It’s Bushes fault!!!

NASCAR Republican

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

jus like when Solyndra made teleprompters in all 57 states, see?
God created rich people so they could have tax cuts and create jobs
why you libs hate the Bible?

getalife

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

filk,

You need to fight harder for your wall street ilk.

Welcome to the Occupation

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

John Corzine represents the absolute rottenness to the core of the Democratic party.

This nominal “liberal” was CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 1999 during a complete dismantling of regulations on the financial industry. By the time he left that position he had reportedly amasses a fortune of many hundreds of millions of dollars, some $60 of which he spent to get himself elected NJ senator. He later spent another $38 to get himself elected governor and then proceeded to introduce massive cuts in education, pensions, and higher education in that state. After losing re-election later, he used his Goldman Sachs connections to join the preferred club of “primary dealers”.

He is a fraud from start to finish and a perfect symbol of the utter corruption of the Democratic party which is in bed with Wall Street and big money just as much as the Republicans.

Do this country a favor and strike a deadly blow to both of these corrupt frauds of excuses for “parties” in this country.

F. Sinkwich

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

LA Times:

“Crime continues to be an issue at Occupy L.A.’s camp at City Hall. The Los Angeles Police Department said arrests in the general area around the camp are up, including charges of disorderly conduct, drug violations, public drunkenness and lewd acts.”

Lib ilks all….

carlosgvv

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

It would be interesting to know how many Americans are not aware that “corruption on Wall Street has become endemic”. I think that’s what the “occupiers” are mainly protesting about. Strangely, Republican politicians don’t seem to be aware of this corruption since they trash these occupiers at every chance they get. Of course, I know these good honest politicians would never bad mouth the occupiers just to protect those rich Wall Street people.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
2:56 pm

getalife – “You need to fight harder for your wall street ilk.”

I tried to, but someone spilled pepper spray on my imported italian ilk shirt! :)

Welcome to the Occupation

November 21st, 2011
2:57 pm

JohnnyReb: “I am surprised no one has yet blamed W”

Generally one doesn’t have to waste time stating what is demonstrably true.

getalife

November 21st, 2011
2:59 pm

There ya go filk,

Deflect and blame the OWS movement.

I knew I could count on you.

barking frog

November 21st, 2011
3:00 pm

If it can be believed jon corzine is a democrat, it can be believed he
is an honest banker who just misplaced the money…

DebbieDoRight

November 21st, 2011
3:00 pm

AmVet: Sean, though the newly elected George Jr. had the perfect chance to seek indictments and crack down on the mafioso banksters and hold them accountable to the rule of law, he preferred to “look forward”.

If he would’ve came in kicking azz and taking names, he wouldn’t have had all the problems he has had now.

All that Kum Bye Yah crap only works in the movies. Not in politics.

Matti's amusement

November 21st, 2011
3:00 pm

carlosgvv,

Did you see the clip of Newt explaining how “occupiers” have no right to protest in “public parks they did not pay for?” Um….. the principles of this nation are completely lost on that bloated jacktard!

Ross Perot

November 21st, 2011
3:01 pm

We should take away his retirement accounts and pensions and apply them toward the 1.26 billion….

Finn McCool

November 21st, 2011
3:01 pm

Hey, Republicans, before you sentence Corzine, we have this little thing called “Innocent till proven guilty”.

Might want to slow down on your crucifixion.

carlosgvv

November 21st, 2011
3:02 pm

Matti

Newt is just another politicians who will say and do anything to get elected.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:02 pm

“Um….. the principles of this nation are completely lost on that bloated jacktard!”

But at least under his Presidency, toddlers would be able to work in sweat shops and coal mines.

Steve - USA

November 21st, 2011
3:03 pm

Corzine is a Democrat, I am sure he felt entitled to money that wasn’t his. That is in the DNA of every Lib.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
3:03 pm

Finn McCool – “Hey, Republicans, before you sentence Corzine, we have this little thing called “Innocent till proven guilty”.

Might want to slow down on your crucifixion.”

Watch out Finn, or else you’ll get pepper sprayed with a ton of Herman Cain sexual harassment rebuttals.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:03 pm

Finn McCool,

““Innocent till proven guilty”.”

That’s only when you’ve plead guilty to soliciting in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport bathroom.

barking frog

November 21st, 2011
3:03 pm

many,many, many OWS protesters will be arrested, tried, convicted and
dentenced before corzine sees the inside of a courtroom….

getalife

November 21st, 2011
3:04 pm

I am guessing he found a loop hole to make it legal.

It’s how they roll.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 21st, 2011
3:04 pm

Well, when you’re one of the Job Creators it’s pretty easy to misplace $1.2 billion. Did they look in all the desk drawers and closets?

But I figure it’s just a case of monkey-see, monkey-do. I mean if Wall Street can sell a bunch of worthless mortgages for two or three years and get bailed out after somebody discovered they’re worthless, why not this Corzine? Maybe he needs a bail-out. I mean, you can’t throw a Job Creator in jail. Then he wouldn’t be able to create jobs. If we got bent over for billions upon billions of bail-out money, I don’t see why we can’t throw Corzine a billion or so.

I mean, what the heck?

DawgDad

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

“Jon Corzine, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs and a former Democratic governor and senator from New Jersey, ”

We’ve already established the Occutards apparently have no clue they are protesting their own Democrat party leaders and backers, at the behest of the party leaders and enablers. Trying to shut down a port operation on the West Coast “owned” by Goldman Sachs??? Watching this, and having lived through Chicago-1968, one really has to wonder when the old head mainline Democrats will wake up and realize how stupid they’ve been to cling to their leftist ideology and the Democratic Party. But, of course, Corzine and other Democratic leaders keep them in line with the “blame Bush”, “evil 1%”, and evil-GOP mantra.

The 180-degree wrong course for America is continuing the movement deeper into a socio-economic system managed and controlled by the Government, and by extension the Corzines of the world. “Too big to fail” means “too big not to break up and reorganize”. We endure Sarbanes-Oxley for a reason – throw this guy in jail and hold him there on multi-billion dollar bail until the records are sorted out and the chips can fall where they lead.

ragnar danneskjold

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

Sad story. I respectfully note that Mr. Corzine may have nothing to do with the theft of customer monies. Just as Joe Paterno may have no legal responsibility for the sins of his assistants.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

barking frog – “many,many, many OWS protesters will be arrested, tried, convicted and
dentenced before corzine sees the inside of a courtroom….”

That’s what makes America great!

AmVet - A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

Just think how much worse things would be for the republic had George of the Bungle not kept his 2000 campaign promise to “clean up Wall Street.”.

At the time, who could have known that he meant he wanted to “clean up”/remove all the federal cops who were charged with keeping an eye on the money launderers, tax cheats and shysters…

moonbat betty (A liberal is a blind man who thinks he can win the Indy 500)

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

Looks like Corzine and MF’ing Global will need a bail out.

Steve - USA

November 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

Why wasn’t Obama watching this company and Wall Street closer? That is what you Liberal’s have been saying the last 3 years about Bush.

Liberalism=Hypocrisy

barking frog

November 21st, 2011
3:07 pm

Butch Cassidy 3:05, yes it is….

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
3:07 pm

Steve – USA “Why wasn’t Obama watching this company and Wall Street closer?”

I don’t know, what was Bushes excuse for Madoff?

barking frog

November 21st, 2011
3:08 pm

being dentenced is going to the dentist against your will….

JOE Cool

November 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

-OWS Getting Under Tea Party’s Skin-

Tea Partiers are boiling mad at what they call preferential treatment being given Occupy Wall Street and its spinoffs by municipalities, police and the media.

Tea Party leaders say that if they had flaunted city laws and regulations or had engaged in violence and property destruction, they’d have been shown no coddling. What’s more, OWS, they complain, is getting a free ride: In Richmond, Tea Partiers miffed at what they call the mayor’s favoritism toward Occupy have billed the city $10,000.

That’s the amount of money the Tea Party has had to pay for permits and city services related to its rallies. By contrast, they point out, Occupy Richmond has paid not a dime. Nor has the city tried to collect from Occupy. So, says the Tea Party, it wants its money back.

Cheese with the WHINE?
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/tea-party-response-occupy-wall-st/story?id=14985439#.TsqufLKJtR8

DebbieDoRight

November 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

many,many, many OWS protesters will be arrested, tried, convicted and
dentenced before corzine sees the inside of a courtroom….

And they’ll be locked up at County Jail, while Corzine will get that the supah dupah “Federal Pen” treatment.

Steve - USA

November 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

Butch,

Epic Fail at getting the point. Try again.

Matti's amusement

November 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

“We’ve already established the Occutards apparently have no clue they are protesting their own Democrat party leaders and backers, at the behest of the party leaders and enablers.”

Really? “WE” have? When did “we” do this? Did “we” go out and interview ALL of them and determine that NO Democrats protesting are unhappy with anyone in the Democratic party or the fact that big money owns our government at all levels, including members of both parties? Wow, “DawgDad” you’re really on top of this, aren’t you? Wanna share your sources and enlighten us?

barking frog

November 21st, 2011
3:10 pm

didn’t anyone understand what the MF in MF Global stood for…..

Welcome to the Occupation

November 21st, 2011
3:10 pm

Steve – USA: “Why wasn’t Obama watching this company and Wall Street closer? That is what you Liberal’s have been saying the last 3 years about Bush.”

Because we didn’t have OWS yet.

At a fundamental level Obama agrees with the Republicans on regulation, finance, private markets. They’re all neoliberals after all, GOP and Democrats like Obama, Corzine, Rubin, etc.

josef

November 21st, 2011
3:11 pm

Welcome to the Occupation

“…some $60 of which he spent to get himself elected NJ senator. He later spent another $38 to get himself elected governor…”

D*mn! Now that’s a bargain…even I could afford that… :-)

Logical Dude

November 21st, 2011
3:11 pm

quoth: It is illegal for a brokerage to use clients’ money as its own.

Man, I sure am getting huge laughs today!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

You think the brokerage firms CARE? They think everything makes them money, so if they take a little now, nobody will know until the second to last person takes their money out, and there’s no money left!

Midori

November 21st, 2011
3:12 pm

the thing that many of you simply don’t get is that if Corzine were a republican, the conservatives would be defending him with every keystroke they can muster.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:13 pm

Welcome to the Occupation

November 21st, 2011
3:13 pm

josef: “D*mn! Now that’s a bargain…even I could afford that… ”

Doh! Forgot to type millions. As Krugman says, $38 here, $60 there and pretty soon you’re talking real money! :)

josef

November 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

Welcome

Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

“Why wasn’t Obama watching this company and Wall Street closer? ”

Perhaps because there are only about 1000 SEC agents to watch over the entire securities industry in the US. This would be a result of a “gov’t small enough to drown in bathtub.”

DebbieDoRight

November 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

Just as Joe Paterno may have no legal responsibility for the sins of his assistants.

Oooh good one. The operative word here is legal.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
3:16 pm

Steve USA – “Butch,

Epic Fail at getting the point. Try again.”

Not really an epic fail. Obama would have no more control over Corzine than Bush would have had over Madoff. Freely translated, an empty question deserves an empty response.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:17 pm

too little time

November 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

It’s hard to believe that a person of Corzine’s experience and position would engage in such a scheme

You’re kidding, right? This guy was a governor of NJ, and almost made it to Obama’s administration with the REST of the crooks and wackos that are there (do I need to elaborate?). As a bundler, I wonder how much of this money made it to Democratic coffers. If this was a former Republican politician, or the like, this would be all over the news for weeks, and the links to the Republican party would not be ignored. Hell, MSNBC STILL harps on Enron even 10 years later… but not one word about Solyndra, 23 billion lost on GM, John Corzine, or any of the other gazillion Democratic party crooks and crooked deals that proliferate with little or no persistent national coverage at all.

A few Chicago floozies with barely a link to Herman Cain dominate national news for weeks. But Jon Corzine, a high profile Democratic party politician and operative, actually rips off customers to the tune of 1.2 billion dollars and there is hardly any news coverage whatsoever. The Democratic slant of main stream media is alive, well, obvious and answers to no one.

Scooter

November 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

So it was the Wall Street in him that was corrupt, not the politician? It seems Jay loves him some politicians.

jewcowboy

November 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

“When someone says “FAIL”, what they’re really saying is, “I’m failing to understand a creative person’s constraints.”

http://dashes.com/anil/2009/06/the-end-of-fail.html

getalife

November 21st, 2011
3:26 pm

Well, we found out the cons will not fight for the 1 % if it is a dem.

Butch Cassidy

November 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

getalife – “Well, we found out the cons will not fight for the 1 % if it is a dem.”

That’s because Democratic “trickle down” smells like asparagus. :)

AmVet - If you're a Republican, please punch yourself in the face.

November 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

jcb,

Loved that observation on that site you just linked!

And am herewith quasi-Joe Bidening it…

Welcome to the Occupation

November 21st, 2011
3:51 pm

Speaking of scumbag fake Democrats like John Corzine, that scumbag fake Democrat Douglas Schoen is at it again.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/21/fake_democratic_pollsters_have_stupid_idea/

In the future, I dream of a purge of scumbag fake Democrats – like Evan Bayh – from the Democratic Party that will make the purge of RINOs in the GOP look like the work of pikers.

Jefferson

November 21st, 2011
3:53 pm

Hang him. Sounds like if he lived in GA he would switch over to the GOP.

Logical Dude

November 21st, 2011
3:54 pm

hmmm. . a awhole section of comments lost to the cloud?

stands for decibels

November 21st, 2011
3:56 pm

This guy was a governor of NJ, and almost made it to Obama’s administration with the REST of the crooks and wackos that are there (do I need to elaborate?).

yeah, actually.

I think it’s fascinating that nasty, unfettered stereotyping about NJians and Chicagoans goes on ’round these parts without anyone saying “boo,” but if (say) RC shows up and does his act, it’s all “oh you’re such a BIGOT, wahh wahh wahh.”

anyway,

there is hardly any news coverage whatsoever.

that’s just not true. news.google.com just returned 368 entries on the missing 1.2 billion, & there’ll be plenty more as this breaking story develops.

Brosephus

November 21st, 2011
3:57 pm

Sean, though the newly elected George Jr. had the perfect chance to seek indictments and crack down on the mafioso banksters and hold them accountable to the rule of law, he preferred to “look forward”.

Yep. Our current president has a spine that makes sour gummi bears feel like diamond. However, he’s like the liberal version of Satan himself if you listen to the uber-conservatives ranting ad nauseum.