Tag: enron

Freedom Industries Too Busy And Too Evil To Talk To Congress About WV Chemical Spill

Not that we're complaining, because we need the post fodder, but is Freedom Industries, they of the "whoops, sorry we murdered your water, West Virginia" problem, behaving in an almost comically evil manner? First, there was their brave leader,...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Lawyers, Guns, And Money Edition

Let's kick off today's NYT review with some chit-chat about guns, because there is never going to be a shortage of Second Amendment harpies shrieking that if they cannot carry a gun everywhere, all our freedoms will disappear. Today,...

Nice Time (With An Asterisk): JP Morgan To Fork Over Some Actual Cash-ish For Enron-ing California

JP Morgan is going to have to pay $410 million dollars for manipulating energy markets in California and Michigan between 2010-2012, and if you're thinking that this sounds an awful lot like what Enron was doing, well, you're right!...

Elizabeth Warren Yells at Banks Again, Because It Is A Day

Today was just like any other day in that we woke up thinking, "Can we love Elizabeth Warren more today than we did yesterday, given that she is one of a tiny handful of people who seems not only...

Enron Criminal Jeff Skilling Gets 10 Years Off For White Behavior

Hey, remember when convicted crimer/Cheney best bud/secret Energy Task Force honcho/Enron chief Ken Lay "died" (moved to Paraguay) without ever darkening the door to his prison cell? We remember it too! We assume Jeff Skilling, Lay's patsy/aka actual CEO...

California Gas Prices Still Out Of Effing Control

Hello from sunny California, now home to two three vaginally-afflicted members of your crack Wonkette cyborg team. It is a fun state, full of many wonderful things like giant trees, Mexican goth teens, and of course, Danny DeVito's allegedly...

Romney’s London Money Party Imperiled By Impending Enron-Style Disaster

What is LIBOR, you might be wondering? And who has messed with it? And how exactly will a banking scandal in London have something to do Mitt Romney? Well, what wouldn't it have to do with Mitt Romney? First...

Ann Coulter: Hollywood Libels Businessmen By Telling Their True Stories

Ann Coulter has a guest opinioner in The Hollywood Reporter, and she has some thoughts she would like to share on that mean old Hollywood and how it is always smearing priests and WASPs and Southerners and Christians while...

Supreme Court: Enron Really Wasn’t So Bad, Actually!

The first year and a half or so of the '00s sure seem pretty awesome in retrospect, right? The worst we had to worry about was Al Gore's "lock box" and the sudden discovery that maybe sometimes corporations...

Daily Briefing: Kewl Kids Vote Dem

Ken Lay Innocent! World Rejoices!

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