Friday, April 10, 2009

Sooner Than I Thought

We all knew it would happen sooner or later:

What we know about Madoff suggests that he may have become an almost accidental crook, like many of the accounting fraudsters of yesteryear: take big losses, cook the books to cover them until he could "catch up", and when you realize you're too far behind, simply ride the fraud as long as you can.
I don't care how tepid it was. She actually defended Madoff. My usual crazed righteousness is not there. I'm somehow completely calm, as if all is right.

For years I've struggled with the notion that these people with whom I disagree so heartily can't possibly be THAT insane. Surely, I must be missing something key to their point or engaging in the same knee jerk biases but from the other side. No.

Megan has defended Bernie Madoff. I know now with an unequivocal certainty that it is not me who is the crazy one.

Her absurdity just never ends and yet there are no repercussions for her. She never questions the mindset that could make her say such ridiculous things. Makes me wanna give up. Fuck it, grab a lawn chair and some popcorn and watch the chaos from my backyard. With stupidity like this on their side, what good does our reason do us?

5 comments:

Ken Houghton said...

"accidental crook...take big losses, cook the books to cover them until he could "catch up", and when you realize you're too far behind, simply ride the fraud as long as you can

And here evidence for those "attempts to catch up" is...?

spencer said...

Even then, "accidental" is hardly how I would describe intentional attempts to commit fraud, which is what Megan describes in that fanciful little sentence. I'm quite sure that she'd be all for throwing the book at some hapless Wal-Mart cashier who was pilfering the till, even if he swore he was planning to pay it all back once things turned around for him. She'd emit one of those haughty dismissals of hers, like she always does when it comes to the problems of working and poor people.

Dillon said...

What we know about McArdle suggests that she may be an accidental hack, like many of the Villagers of yesteryear: make ridiculous statements, claim you were misunderstood to cover them up until you can "catch up", and when you realize you are in way over your head, simply ride the fraud as long as you can.

Oso said...

Great site.To be honest I'd never heard of her, but from what I read here and from clicking on a link to her site she's a real asshole. keep up the good work. and Dillon-great comment !
best regards

Sue W said...

Absolutely freaking hilarious! Thanks for this, I needed a good laugh...