Thursday, May 06, 2010

Fabulous Fuckheads . . .

Fucking stomach turning sickening.

Already, Fabulous Fab—as he calls himself in e-mails released by the SEC—has two Facebook fan pages devoted to him. New York magazine breathlessly reported on his life, including the $4,000-a-month Manhattan apartment he once rented.

The 15 Wall Street employees—20- and 30-something bankers, traders, and former Goldman employees—whom NEWSWEEK interviewed for this piece say they admire the way Tourre foresaw the collapse in the housing market and structured a lucrative deal for his client, hedge-fund impresario John Paulson. Goldman Sachs refused to comment or to pass along Tourre's contact information. "Everyone thinks he has a bit of swagger," says former investment banker and Columbia Business School professor David Beim. "Everyone is cheering for him."

When I think of the millions of Americans who have lost jobs and homes, they and their children's lives in ruin, and of the incalculable amount of spiritual damage inflicted and yet to be inflicted on this nation and it's hard working people who were simply trying to live their lives playing by the American Dream rules, it just infuriates me to no end to read this Newsweek story.

All I could think of while reading this article is the Al Pacino line in "Scent of a Woman" where Pacino angrily tells the Dean of an elite private college, that is trying to ruin the life of his protege', that someone ought to "take a flamethrower to this place." And such a burning fate, in my view, would be a fitting demise for the den of thieves known as Wall Street.

**UPDATE**: looks like the Greeks are of the view the Flamethrower approach is a swell idea as well. While I don't condone the taking of life, can anyone blame the people for wanting to exact some kind of revenge for the greedy fucks who laughed all the way to the bank while ruining their fellow country men's lives?


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