disappointments

Ben LorelloJust think of all the pearls of wisdom these kids could’ve received! Charlie Gasparino reports: Read more »

He’s also ruled out War And Pissed Off, No, Go Fuck YOURself, John Mack, Once I Think I’m Out…Tim Geithner’s Treasury Department, My Own Personal Guantanamo Bay, and Fucking Lettuce, much to our dismay. Read more »

Allan Ash, pictured at left, is 95 years-old. He’s lived through the Great Depression.  Hitler’s rise to power. Pearl Harbor. Korea. The assassination of John F. Kennedy. He’s got heart problems. Water on his lungs. No use of his legs. He lost his sight several years back. But you wanna know the biggest disappointment of his life? The fact that his grandson turned out to be a two-faced rotten bum who should count his lucky stars grandpa is only going after his ass in court and not on the streets. Read more »

  • 21 Mar 2012 at 3:27 PM

Bernie Madoff Not Feeling Wilpon Settlement

Convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff was “desperately disappointed” that the owners of the Mets chose to settle the fraud lawsuit brought on behalf of victims of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, CBS News reported Wednesday. “He wrote me last weekend that he was so looking forward to that trial,” said Diane Henriques, author of the book “Wizard of Lies” which detailed Madoff’s fraud. “He was hoping that the Mets’ defense would make the case he was making to me that they had no reason to doubt Madoff.” The trustee for Madoff’s victims, Irving Picard, was set to argue at trial that Mets owner Fred Wilpon, once a friend of Madoff and a longtime investor, was willfully blind and chose to ignore signs that Madoff was producing fraudulent returns. Henriques told CBS that in recent emails from prison Madoff blasted Picard, who was seeking more than $300 million at trial. “He calls Picard a fool, an amateur, says he doesn’t understand the market, says he never understood the market, that he’s just lost on Wall Street,” Henriques said. [NYP]

  • 31 Jan 2012 at 7:02 PM

Fred Goodwin Has Seen Better Days

The past couple years have not been what one might characterize as the best of times for former RBS CEO Fred Goodwin. After retiring from his post in November 2008, he missed out on helping the bank collect the award for biggest loss in British corporate history (£24.1 billion for the year), the windshield of his Mercedes-Benz S600 was smashed by a bunch of hoodlums, a brick was thrown through his window, and the banging of an underling came to light. He’s also had quite a bit of trouble getting a new gig on account of being “overqualified.” No, he’s had it pretty rough but the one thing that kept him going? That made life slightly more bearable? That kept him warm at night? The fact that he could look himself in the mirror and see an official Knight looking back. “Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke [vis-à-vis bombing a bank from the inside],” he’d say to himself. “One of us is a Knight and the other? Not so much.” When the neighborhood kids would throw shit throw shit at his house and spray paint “royal bum” on his front walk, he could at least comfort himself by muttering, “That’s Sir Royal Bum to you, thanks very much.” And now? He can’t even do that. Read more »

But you can imagine what it would’ve been like if he had, right? [Slurring] “We’re sooo preggo with Euro debt it’s not even funny. Might have to use client funds for collateral. I’m serious.” [Spills wine on guy to his right, attempts to wipe it up before having hand shoved away.] Read more »

  • 21 Sep 2011 at 10:57 AM
  • CNBC

Rick Santelli Just Phoning In On-Air Rants At This Point

“The only regulation that works is failure”? “I’ll buy you a big breakfast, just not your neighbor’s mortgage”? One measly foot stomp? Come on Ricky. Remember when these things had a hint of authenticity? When you threatened to throw synthetic CDOs into Lake Michigan? When we actually believed you might give yourself a hernia? It’s like you’re not even trying anymore. Short-Sleeves Shirt shouldn’t be laughing, he should be calling the cops.  Read more »

Reuters‘ Matthew Goldstein reports: Read more »