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Scumbag(s) Of The Week  
User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Things are getting so bad that I find myself getting irrationally angry about the news. It seems like every day there's a new robber barron, kleptocratic politician or general scumbag blowing my mind and driving up my blood pressure.

I need to blow off some steam, so I propose a Scumbag(s) Of The Week competition. Let's drill down beyong the Blagojeviches and ponzi schemsters of the world and find the really diabolical jerkoffs.

Here are my nominees:

Two Luzerne County judges have conditionally agreed to plead guilty and serve more than seven years each in prison for their roles in a Dickensian scheme to channel juvenile offenders into a private detention facility in exchange for payments from the owners.

http://www.citizensvoice.com/article...27cdjudgesmain_s1.2260941_top2.txt


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User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

Scumbag of the week would have to be the idiot who killed his 4 year old daughter be throwing her off a 60 meter high bridge.


http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...ild-thrown-off-the-westgate-bridge


User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

John Thain...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28793175/



Cha brro
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3301 times:



France paralysed by a wave of strike action, the boulevards of Paris resembling a debris-strewn battlefield.
...
Europe's time of troubles is gathering depth and scale. Governments are trembling. Revolt is in the air.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...1/global-recession-europe-protests



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Maybe the circumstances make it feel even worse.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7862290.stm

A man is being questioned by police after a father was stabbed to death in front of his young daughter as they travelled to visit his newborn son.

The 26-year-old victim was stabbed in Croydon, south London, while they were on their way to nearby Mayday Hospital where his wife had given birth.



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

".....The debate over the controversial practice of child marriage in Saudi Arabia was pushed back into the spotlight this week, with the kingdom's top cleric saying that it's OK for girls as young as 10 to wed..."

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/17/saudi.child.marriage/

He'd be my candidate for scumbag of the month ...



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Sarkoscum the street will bring you down!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=53b_1233279992&c=1

 Angry



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

When I first scanned this thread, it was immediately below the thread about Tom Daschle.

There is a certain poetic justice in seeing "Scumbag of the Week" and Tom Daschle together.

But if we considered those inside the beltway, we'd never have time to consider the true shitheads elsewhere, so I won't nominate him.  Smile


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

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Scumbags of the week........ The 10 who authored a bill with $819 billion in pork barrel spending. This is supposed to be a stimulus bill, but here's an idea on whats in this bill...

Approximately $4.5 Billion for Federal management/oversight of the funds (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

Approximately $2.1 Billion for Offices of Inspector General for management/oversight of funds (Oh wait, one more time... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

$600 Million for an energy efficient Federal Motor Vehicle Fleet

$426 Million for administrating SBA loans (Only good thing in the package)

$100 Million for National park Service Centennial Challenge signature projects and programs

$462 Million to the CDC for disease control, research and training (We may all die from the bubonic plague, but will have energy efficient cars in the Federal Fleet! YEAH!)

Sorry but $6.6 BILLION for oversight of the other $812.4 BILLION is ridiculous when we'ver only giving $426 MILLION to Small Business... Where does this bill truly help? The government get bigger, so thank your local congressmen for their fine work in "stimulating the economy".

David Obey - WI
Barney Frank - MA
Bart Gordon - TN
George Miller - CA
James L. Oberstar - MN
Charles B. Rangel - NY
John M. Spratt Jr. - SC
Edolphus Towns - NY
Nydia M. Velazquez - NY
Henry A. Waxman - CA



Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3095 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 3):
France paralysed by a wave of strike action, the boulevards of Paris resembling a debris-strewn battlefield.

Mme Concorde, ow exactly is the paralysis brought upon France by yet another pointless strike Sarkozy's fault? It's the unions and their followers who make life miserable for their fellow French and even themselves with some sado-masochistic passion.
Unions' logic of thinking: Economy going down the sh*tter? Yeah comrades, let's cripple it even more by going on strike!  Yeah sure


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3084 times:



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 10):


Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 3):
France paralysed by a wave of strike action, the boulevards of Paris resembling a debris-strewn battlefield.

Mme Concorde, ow exactly is the paralysis brought upon France by yet another pointless strike Sarkozy's fault? It's the unions and their followers who make life miserable for their fellow French and even themselves with some sado-masochistic passion.
Unions' logic of thinking: Economy going down the sh*tter? Yeah comrades, let's cripple it even more by going on strike!  

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It doesn't happen often ,Turbolet ,but I agree with your comment...



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User currently offlineLXA333 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Ahhh america taking down the path to socialism, history shows that each country that starts implementing socialism into their government has lost its position as world superpower. But now, these ideas aren't socialism, they are "god given rights". Heck, nothing is given, you want it! Go work for it! I'm tired of government intervening, they are very very very very very very very very very inefficient. Wheres my reaganomics?

Therefore, Sarkozy is the future of frances best friend.

Everytime I look at that 819 stimulus bill it gets more and more ridiculous, it just cancels out "republican robber barons". The liberals during the first 2 weeks have started to pour money into their programs(smithsonian- creates jobs?????). And as another member said, where the hell is the small business contribution on this bill.



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3054 times:



Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 8):
$6.6 BILLION for oversight of the other $812.4 BILLION

Rest aside...I'd happily spend <1% of the total amount for oversight rather than all of it disappear into thin air. Not that I agree with the way they are planning to distribute the funds.



Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2990 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 13):
Rest aside...I'd happily spend <1% of the total amount for oversight rather than all of it disappear into thin air. Not that I agree with the way they are planning to distribute the funds.

You don't understand, this bill is to "stimulate the economy and create jobs". Do you know how many Ford Focus' you can buy with 600m? 40,000! What do we need 40,000 cars for? How are those 40,000 cars going to create jobs? How will $100m for signage for parks create jobs? It will just get the lazy gov't workers up off their a** in their offices and make them do something instead of play checkers. There should be several billion for SBA loans, not $400m. Its a joke.



Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3385 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 8):

Have you seen the breakdown for WI? What do you think of it?

My own .02 is that *on the surface* it looks pretty good...

Anyway, since my pick of John Thain has already been taken, I'm going to go with Steve Anderson...

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6624579

[Edited 2009-01-31 15:08:16]


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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5854 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

http://media.dailytelegraph.com.au/m...dia/mediaplayer/index.html?id=1182

these morons who wear our flag and preach racist taunts.



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2931 times:



Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 14):
You don't understand, this bill is to "stimulate the economy and create jobs". Do you know how many Ford Focus' you can buy with 600m? 40,000! What do we need 40,000 cars for? How are those 40,000 cars going to create jobs? How will $100m for signage for parks create jobs? It will just get the lazy gov't workers up off their a** in their offices and make them do something instead of play checkers. There should be several billion for SBA loans, not $400m. Its a joke.

As I said in my reply earlier....I do not agree with the way they are planning to distribute it.

Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 13):
Not that I agree with the way they are planning to distribute the funds.




Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

The woman who had eight kids, while already having 6 to care for as well as the medical facility that helped her get pregnant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...r-octuplets-worked-IVF-clinic.html


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
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Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 8):
Approximately $4.5 Billion for Federal management/oversight of the funds (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

Approximately $2.1 Billion for Offices of Inspector General for management/oversight of funds (Oh wait, one more time... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

um, would you rather these funds simply disappear into a black hole of complete non-accountability as the tarp funds did?

Considering that the government has already paid out nearly a trillion dollars under tarp and has no real idea what the money was spent on, i'd rather have 1 percent of the funds go towards oversight and know, as a tax payer, where every cent of the money is being spent.



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2728 times:



Quoting NWAESC (Reply 15):
Have you seen the breakdown for WI? What do you think of it?

My own .02 is that *on the surface* it looks pretty good...

No I haven't seen what WI is getting out of it, but I have relatives other places too. Just because we might be getting something (since Obey was one of the authors) doesn't mean I'm excited about it. If you can get me those numbers though, I'd love to see a "state by state" breakdown if its on a website...

I just don't get why we're shoving billions and billions into more government programs like new cars and $5.9 billion towards getting broad-band into rural areas. Do you really think cable companies and their contractors are going to hire more people to do that work? No, they'll just overwork their current employees and eat those profits. They'll turn around and hand it out in bonuses to their execs. What about the $7.7 billion to for the Federal Buildings Fund? Why? $300 Million for construction, rehabilitation and acquisition of Job Corps Centers?!?! Let’s make pretty buildings and not worry about all of those people that could have been employed with the money!



Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5240 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I nominate the ex-members on a couple of parody websites who are still so bitter at having had their accounts deleted that they have actually derived pleasure from Paulo's passing.

[Edited 2009-02-01 11:15:48]


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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3547 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Scumbag of the decade

Gordon Brown; the man who told us he had "abolished boom and bust". Well he's managed half of it anyway


User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Basically, the US government is bailing out big-business for their screwups, building up the government and increasing it's power (at the expense of the individual), and in some cases simply selfishly enriching itself and then sticking the American people with the tab.


Blackbird


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

My picks are the Governments, the Globalizers and Free Traders, Outsourcers and the Bankers who got us into this mess. We were not satisfied with an occasional national recession, now we have a world recession. We wanted to tie everything together, let us enjoy the ride.


It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
25 WarRI1 : That is a good and true statement of the facts.
26 Blackbird : WarRI1, Well, I was trying to summarize Blackbird
27 WarRI1 : You did a fine job on the summary. Telling it like it is is always the best policy.
28 DXing : Yes never mind those people that spent with reckless abandon right into bankruptcy and then complained they might have to pay some of it back, signed
29 Smcmac32msn : I didn't know it was possible, but it actually is possible to agree with something DXing says.
30 WarRI1 : Once again, government interference of the wrong kind, everyone should own a home concept, it may have worked if the greedy corporations had not sent
31 Smcmac32msn : Are you really this blind? ARM's were meant for the wealthy who had the money to spend. Everybody (as dumb as they were) bought into these hoping tha
32 WarRI1 : And you are? Are you really that silly to think we all did not know what a ARM was and how it worked. do you know what a salesman is, I do. The banks
33 Dallasnewark : For someone your age, I expected a person with more responsibility. This has nothing to do with greed but with people who bite more than they could c
34 Vhqpa : I'd agree with you on that one. I cringe every time I see a dickhead pass me with one of those stickers on the back of his ute. Vhq
35 Jush : Yep I agree with both of you. Same thing happening in Germany as well. Strike from many unions although the economy is facing a downturn. Maybe we al
36 WarRI1 : My goodness, it must be an evil international conspiracy by the unions, pathetic. forget the war on terror, crush those evil people trying to make a
37 Post contains links Smcmac32msn : http://www.geocities.com/fountoftruth/overseas.html Rather, America is becoming a less and less attractive place to do business. American businesses
38 Post contains links Fxramper : Another Obama cabinet nominee with tax problems. Bush candidates may have been crooks, but they paid taxes on it. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28994296
39 L410Turbolet : Dear War, please give me a single rational reason for the unions to go on a country-wide strike and what positive it can achieve in a situation when
40 WarRI1 : I am a union supporter, I cannot really speak to the reasoning for the strike over there. It has something to do with the economic distress in France
41 Blackbird : A national strike would only further exacerbate the economical problems in our country and would only result in more stimulus packages. Blackbird
42 WarRI1 : I do not think anyone is contemplating any strikes right about now. we have been led down the road of economic ruin by Big Banks, Internatioal Corpor
43 Luv2fly : I have to agree with DXing on this one!
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