Thursday, March 12, 2009

Broken Heart, Boiling Blood

You have probably seen the news coverage of the tent cities that are springing up around our country, due to people like you and me losing their job, their home, and just about anything else they thought was theirs to keep. It rips my heart all to pieces to see these pitiful little communities and to think how close so many people are to being the next occupants. This truly is one of those things that we thought could never happen here, again.

Then I think about Bernie Madoff sitting up there in his fancy penthouse apartment after stealing so damned much money and my blood begins to boil. I never knew a broken heart could produce boiling blood.

7 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

In our grandchildren's history class, they will learn about the Bushvilles, just as we learned about the Hoovervilles of the previous disaster.

March 12, 2009 3:20 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

i think jon stewart had it right when he aired a segment the beginning of the month- on cnbc and it's pundits- and said 'f**k you' at the end when the pundit asks stanford if it's 'fun being a billionaire' and he replied 'yeah'- the neocons and madoffs and stanfords can go do that to themselves imo.

March 12, 2009 5:51 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Keep calm there PoP. It is bad but it is going to get worse. We should have been a little more insistent that the rightful President take office in 2000 as in civil disobedience but we didn't. Electing Obama was a good thing but probably about 4 years too late. We are just going to have to weather this storm and help others as much as we can and hope that things begin to heal sooner rather than later and that the children don't suffer the brunt of the pain.

March 12, 2009 5:52 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Don't worry, Bernie said he's real sorry, so everything's cool now.

March 12, 2009 8:21 AM  
Blogger roger said...

well, bernie did go directly to jail from the courtroom......but....he is just a crook. he stole the money illegally. the big banks didn't pay into fdic from 96 to 06. republican congress. thanks bill and george for your parts in that. and that tarp payout? where did that go?

sometimes our blood needs a broken heart to begin to boil.

March 12, 2009 4:45 PM  
Blogger Cujo359 said...

It's astounding how much of the country failed to do its job - both political parties, the news, even the pressure groups that were supposed to work for us. But, as fallenmonk says, we as a country let it happen, either by not paying attention or not speaking up enough.

March 12, 2009 9:19 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

As Roger mentioned, Bernie went straight to jail. Of course, he's been living the high life for almost 20 years at least, but still--I hope he goes to some really bad prison, not a country club.

March 13, 2009 10:15 AM  

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