Saturday, April 17, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I'm reminded of the scene in Goodfellas when the cops bust Henry…: Bye bye, dickhead!"

-- Matt Taibbi on the news that Goldman Sachs is finally being accused of fraud by the SEC

7 comments:

Tabi said...

I think you quote Taibbi too much. I read True/Slant too. You are a better writer. He should quote you.

Chez said...

Well, shucks. I actually like Taibbi quite a bit, especially when he gets really vitriolic.

Anon said...

It's about time Goldman Sachs was being looked at.

Tabi said...

Taibbi has some great moments, but I think as a whole you have him beat.

You should challenge him to a Throwdown.

Chez said...

I really do disagree, but thank you.

Alanna said...

Imho - some similarities, a lot of differences in writing style - both genius. I was over at the GS "compound" this summer meeting a pal. It's unreal just how pompous nearly everyone who works in that building appears. Not just cogs in a machine but a feeling like each one is aware of their indivual roles as human players in a game of Mousetrap. The anxiety is palpable.

And, yeah, I wondered how other banks were scrutinized but GS simply got away with murder.

Tracer Bullet said...

Bah. We've seen this before. SEC comes out breathing fire, defendants settle for nominal fine and admit no wrongdoing two years later. Lather, rinse, repeat. My cat will suffer more punishment for puking on the rug.