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(Talking Points Memo)   AIG CEO: "People complaining about our bonuses is just like whites hanging, burning, and shooting to death blacks in the 60s"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 307
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2013-09-24 12:57:20 PM
They probably lived beyond their means. ...They aren't going to stay there for nothing

Won't someone think of the entitled greedy?
 
2013-09-24 12:59:39 PM
It's like they don't even know that they are classist pieces of shiat.
 
2013-09-24 01:00:01 PM
Man, if the American people ever do go full Robespierre, these shiatstains are going to be in for a real surprise of what actual persecution looks like.
 
2013-09-24 01:00:43 PM
I can think of someone who should be hanged and burned right now

/asshole
 
2013-09-24 01:01:28 PM
Benmosche continued, "Except for the part where people died. But really, isn't metaphorically lynching a wealthy businessman more damaging than putting another poor out of its misery?"
 
2013-09-24 01:01:45 PM
i253.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-24 01:01:54 PM
These Masters of the Universe are so goddamn fragile.
 
2013-09-24 01:02:56 PM
Kevin Drum said it well:

Wall Street tycoons  really do feel put upon. They simply don't feel any collective responsibility for either the housing bubble or the Wall Street fraud and financial manipulation that made it worse. Nor do they feel any responsibility to support government action that helps ordinary workers who were hurt by the massive recession that followed. Nor do they believe that any further regulation of their activities is warranted in any way. They are the engines of the economy,and they're just damn tired of all the pipsqueaks who think otherwise.
 
2013-09-24 01:05:46 PM
OK, ok, not jumping to conclusions here...*reads article*...so his arguement is the ones who didn't make bad decisions should have been rewarded with bonuses anyway, bonuses made up of public funds.

Yeah, "entitled" is certainly the word that comes to mind. He sees nothing wrong with doling out tax dollars to his corporate cronies, and doesn't feel responsible to the public at large.

F*ck him, that f*cking f*ck.
 
2013-09-24 01:06:23 PM
I'm all for each of these guys being required to take 40 lashes before collecting their bonuses.

Since it's THE SAME.
 
2013-09-24 01:06:56 PM

DamnYankees: Kevin Drum said it well:

Wall Street tycoons  really do feel put upon. They simply don't feel any collective responsibility for either the housing bubble or the Wall Street fraud and financial manipulation that made it worse. Nor do they feel any responsibility to support government action that helps ordinary workers who were hurt by the massive recession that followed. Nor do they believe that any further regulation of their activities is warranted in any way. They are the engines of the economy,and they're just damn tired of all the pipsqueaks who think otherwise.


So, sociopaths. But we all knew that already.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:07 PM
Keep talking like that and it may become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:17 PM
www.zerohedge.com

"Oh, I am suffering."
 
2013-09-24 01:09:34 PM
When you use quotes, subby, it usually indicates that the person did say exactly that. He didnt. He said that people were getting out their nooses and pitch forks, like a public lynching in the South years ago. He made an analogy. A poor one...but he didnt actually say what you quoted.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:49 PM
It's nothing at all like that.  I actually WANT to see these greedy CEOs tossed alive into burning dumpsters after being forced to watch as their loved ones are skinned alive.

Black people didn't choose to be black.

Greedy pricks, however...  well...  Burn.  Them.  All!
 
2013-09-24 01:13:15 PM
Yes it is. We should all thank he for the strength it took for him to stand up and say that.


/prick
 
2013-09-24 01:14:33 PM
I had a six-month contract job at AIG that ended this past March. The business unit I worked for had gone by another name until the company had repaid the government. I really liked working there.
 
2013-09-24 01:15:03 PM
No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.
 
2013-09-24 01:15:33 PM
Yeah, sounds like a rough life cocksucker.

You do well, you get paid more millions on top of the millions they already pay you.
You f*ck up, you get paid more millions on top of the millions they already pay you.
You quit, you get paid more millions on top of the millions they already pay you.
You get fired, you get paid more millions on top of the millions they already pay you.

Then you whine about it, and expect people who make around .5 to 1% of what you make to actually feel bad for you.  And the kicker is, some of them actually do.
 
2013-09-24 01:15:45 PM
Oversimplify much?
 
2013-09-24 01:15:59 PM

Pangit: When you use quotes, subby, it usually indicates that the person did say exactly that. He didnt. He said that people were getting out their nooses and pitch forks, like a public lynching in the South years ago. He made an analogy. A poor one...but he didnt actually say what you quoted.


Full quote: "was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that-sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong."

How is he not making them equivalent?
 
2013-09-24 01:16:11 PM
Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.
 
2013-09-24 01:16:44 PM

Pangit: When you use quotes, subby, it usually indicates that the person did say exactly that. He didnt. He said that people were getting out their nooses and pitch forks, like a public lynching in the South years ago. He made an analogy. A poor one...but he didnt actually say what you quoted.


Yep, as much as I enjoy a bit of indignation, I prefer when it is based on what was actually said, not paraphrasing.
 
2013-09-24 01:18:23 PM

Pangit: When you use quotes, subby, it usually indicates that the person did say exactly that. He didnt. He said that people were getting out their nooses and pitch forks, like a public lynching in the South years ago. He made an analogy. A poor one...but he didnt actually say what you quoted.


I've been on Fark long enough to not even care when people are mis-quoted.

Dude DID finish up by saying it is "just as bad", so f*ck him.
 
2013-09-24 01:23:06 PM
This is nothing that a good old fashioned lynching wouldn't solve.
 
2013-09-24 01:24:32 PM

dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.


^ This was very well said.
 
2013-09-24 01:30:27 PM

dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.


Let's just hope we can get thought that night with a minimum of rape. Looting is fine tho. Save me a vermeer or something, it'll look good in the bathroom.
 
2013-09-24 01:33:36 PM
and the uber-rich wonder why no one in the other 99.999% of society gives a damn about them.
 
2013-09-24 01:35:20 PM
Should he be in prison?

Brown time with Bubba prison?
PMITA prison?
 
2013-09-24 01:37:06 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: and the uber-rich wonder why no one in the other 99.999% of society gives a damn about them.


The uber rich will NEVER believe the commoners will turn on them. They will believe they are in complete control right to the bitter end.
 
2013-09-24 01:37:24 PM

dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.


I understand you are angry and you are not thinking straight.

Let me remind you that not everything that the rich have done has been bad for our country.

The way you are acting is that the rich are completely evil and have nothing good about them.

Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them.

Focusing on whats bad just angers you even more. And, since you cannot do anything about it, you feel powerless, which makes you feel even more angry about being angry.

You are not doing yourself any good by only focusing on negativity.
 
2013-09-24 01:39:17 PM
Robert Benmosche told the that "less than 10" employees were behind bad trades that led to a massive collapse of the market, and that lawmakers suffering of "ignorance" were wrong to demand accountability of AIG across-the-board.

You want all the benefits of corporate personhood?  Then you must accept all the liabilities that come with it.  Your people caused it.  They are your responsibility.  And if you fail at that responsibility, you suffer the consequences and/or have those responsibilities taken away.

But color me shocked that this guy doesn't understand one thing about the common person nor minorities.
 
2013-09-24 01:44:11 PM

Weaver95: Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.


The next "Occupy" movement needs to be surrounding these people's houses, not sitting on Wall Street.
 
2013-09-24 01:44:52 PM

cman: dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.

I understand you are angry and you are not thinking straight.

Let me remind you that not everything that the rich have done has been bad for our country.

The way you are acting is that the rich are completely evil and have nothing good about them.

Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them.

Focusing on whats bad just angers you even more. And, since you cannot do anything about it, you feel powerless, which makes you feel even more angry about being angry.

You are not doing yourself any good by only focusing on negativity.


It does get upsetting when one group of people claims persecution while they seemingly hold all the cards.
 
2013-09-24 01:46:46 PM

cman: Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them


The bad thing about the 1% is that they are not currently on fire.
 
2013-09-24 01:47:14 PM

Nadie_AZ: cman: dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.

I understand you are angry and you are not thinking straight.

Let me remind you that not everything that the rich have done has been bad for our country.

The way you are acting is that the rich are completely evil and have nothing good about them.

Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them.

Focusing on whats bad just angers you even more. And, since you cannot do anything about it, you feel powerless, which makes you feel even more angry about being angry.

You are not doing yourself any good by only focusing on negativity.

It does get upsetting when one group of people claims persecut ...


I understand this perfectly

I am just reminding people to watch their anger.
 
2013-09-24 01:48:53 PM

Pangit: When you use quotes, subby, it usually indicates that the person did say exactly that. He didnt. He said that people were getting out their nooses and pitch forks, like a public lynching in the South years ago. He made an analogy. A poor one...but he didnt actually say what you quoted.


The very essence of contrarianism.
 
2013-09-24 01:51:08 PM

Marcus Aurelius: cman: Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them

The bad thing about the 1% is that they are not currently on fire.


You sound enlightened
 
2013-09-24 01:52:49 PM

cman: I understand this perfectly

I am just reminding people to watch their anger.


I think quick 'knee jerk' reactions are easy to make, online.

I keep waiting for some reason to return to DC so we can properly look to regulate these markets again.
 
2013-09-24 01:53:40 PM

dletter: Weaver95: Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.

The next "Occupy" movement needs to be surrounding these people's houses, not sitting on Wall Street.


Oh the bankers freaked the hell out over just a few harmless protests. There was heavy handed beat downs aplenty...I can't imagine what will happen when the mansions of the rich start being mobbed by the sick, the poor and the unemployed. I suspect the rich will react badly.
 
2013-09-24 01:54:32 PM

DamnYankees: Man, if the American people ever do go full Robespierre, these shiatstains are going to be in for a real surprise of what actual persecution looks like.


What will hanging, burning, and shooting-to-death of AIG CEOs be like?
 
2013-09-24 01:54:57 PM
ok kids just a general guide line: I dont care how bad you want to use the word lynch, don't do it. Use witch hunt or scapegoating but don't ever use lynch.

Weaver95: Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.


Are you ready for "The Purge"
 
2013-09-24 01:57:45 PM

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them

The bad thing about the 1% is that they are not currently on fire.

You sound enlightened


cman made a fire pun and he didn't even know it.
 
2013-09-24 01:58:22 PM
No, but you're about to be hung, burnt, and shot to death like blacks in the 60s.
 
2013-09-24 01:58:51 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ok kids just a general guide line: I dont care how bad you want to use the word lynch, don't do it. Use witch hunt or scapegoating but don't ever use lynch.

Weaver95: Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.

Are you ready for "The Purge"


Historically speaking, wealth imbalances as massive as our own tend to flip over suddenly and usually violently.
 
2013-09-24 01:59:12 PM

mediablitz: cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: Every group of people has good and bad qualities about them

The bad thing about the 1% is that they are not currently on fire.

You sound enlightened

cman made a fire pun and he didn't even know it.


I knew exactly was I was typing
 
2013-09-24 02:05:26 PM

Weaver95: The Stealth Hippopotamus: ok kids just a general guide line: I dont care how bad you want to use the word lynch, don't do it. Use witch hunt or scapegoating but don't ever use lynch.

Weaver95: Theses guys are gonna be completely shocked when they finally push too far and take one pension too many...and regular people finally snap and go on a rampage. They could flee the country, but they won't because they'll never see the backlash coming. They just take and take and take and figure it's their right to do so and nobody can stop them. The idea of their actions having consequence never even occurs to them.

Are you ready for "The Purge"

Historically speaking, wealth imbalances as massive as our own tend to flip over suddenly and usually violently.


The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, 1 percenter and 99 percenters, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
 
2013-09-24 02:06:55 PM
Please tell me this is an exaggeration.
*clicks link*
Christ what an asshole.
 
2013-09-24 02:07:35 PM
Yeah, the nerve of those uppity folk in the 60s, thinking they're entitled to vote...  These execs have it MUCH worse I tells ya.
 
2013-09-24 02:08:49 PM

DamnYankees: Man, if the American people ever do go full Robespierre, these shiatstains are going to be in for a real surprise of what actual persecution looks like.


dahmers love zombie: No, of course it's not the same.  And even when your own night of reckoning comes, it still won't be the same, you racist, classist, unbelievably privileged farktard.  Because you folks up against the wall will be there NOT from positions of powerlessness, oppression, and enslavement, but rather you will come from positions of unknowable privilege, immeasurable power, and near-complete control.

And to the last breath, you will be squealing about how it was your RIGHT to take as much of other people's money as you possibly could...how it was your RESPONSIBILITY to become as disgustingly wealthy as possible off of the sweat of others, and how we, holding the torches and pitchforks, should be GRATEFUL that you provided us menial jobs, minimal existences, and the ability to work day to day without the slightest guarantee that our jobs would exist tomorrow, our houses would still belong to us next week, or that we'd have the smallest chance of comfort in our old age.  And as we close in, your last thoughts, your last screams, will be that IT ISN'T FAIR!.  And for once, you'll be right.  For nothing that happens to you on that cold, horrible night will come CLOSE to equalizing the scales.  No pain, no suffering, no agony will make up for what you have done to our country, our people, our way of life, or our futures.

But it will be a start.


Thank you both for stating this. I understand why the French killed their upper class. Unfortunately, the media echo chambers do a fine job of keeping the vast majority of Americans pacified and calm. As much as I'd love to see a Bastille Day here, it's not going to happen. I am however continuing to knit in anticipation. Why I myself ran out of wool the other day and had to procure more.
 
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