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POLL: Which is worse -- lynchings, or anger about AIG bonuses?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Sep 24, 2013.


Which is worse -- lynchings, or anger about AIG bonuses?

Poll closed Oct 4, 2013.
  1. Lynchings

    12 vote(s)
  2. Anger about AIG bonuses

    2 vote(s)
  3. Same

    1 vote(s)
  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    AIG CEO Robert Benmosche votes "same."

    The uproar over bonuses "was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitchforks 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."

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    The problem with capitalism is capitalists ...
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Well, aside from the obvious offensive part that is getting all the attention. ...

    I know Benmosche was brought in after AIG mismanaged itself into oblivion. But when your company would have been bankrupt and gone (and therefore, no $13 million salary for you running it, because the company wouldn't exist) except for a $128 BILLION taxpayer-funded gift that gave your company a freebie the rest of us don't get. ... you really need to just shut up and NOT tell us what you think about populism (even if you somehow manage to avoid the offensive hyperbole).
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I am hoping this becomes the first unanimous poll in SportsJournalists.com history.

    I see Baron as the swing vote.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    All those fuckers should have gone down in 2008. I said it then and I say it now. This is like a Friday the 13th movie. All those assholes are still around.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Still around and richer than pre-crisis.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Nope, I voted for lynchings.

    Although I wouldn't have shed too many tears if the AIG folks and the other fuckers who got us in this mess had been shown on CNN swinging from the lampposts.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    On the plus side, he did not compare it to the Holocaust.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Saving to be brought back up in the future sans context.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member


    "I voted for the category of lynching in the poll."

  12. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    You could have made the comparison about cockroaches and it would have been even more appropriate.
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