Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Wall Street Crowd

A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes. ~ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Booman references a New York Times article about that guy who asked President Obama to stop beating up Wall Street "like a piƱata." He wants us to feel sorry for the Wall Street crowd. All of the criticism of their predatory feeding frenzy that crippled the economy is hurting their feelings.

They are angry that others don't think as highly of them as they think of themselves. They believe they are poverty stricken millionaires deserving of pity. And they just hate it when we point to the bailouts, they believe they were entitled and that we should be thanking them for taking our money.

The Wall Street crowd are very much like the card sharks of the Old West. The honest ones are nothing more than professional gamblers. Most are crooks and con artists with less scruples than a walnut. If you think about the old Three-Card Monte scam, credit default swaps start making sense.

Oddly, their saviors are the Tea Party. Mixing metaphors, it's like the mob with torches and pitchforks is storming Castle Frankenstein because they want to help that poor, misunderstood Monster.

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