Monday, June 29, 2009

Bad Bernie Heads for the Big House

schadenfreude (shäd'n-froi'də)
n. satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune

Professional Ratbastard Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison today.

The jailed Madoff already has taken a severe financial hit: Last week, a judge issued a preliminary $171 billion forfeiture order stripping Madoff of all his personal property, including real estate, investments, and $80 million in assets his wife Ruth had claimed were hers. The order left her with $2.5 million.
Hmmm...not good enough. Why should she get to keep $2.5 million? I want Ruth and the boys to live in cardboard boxes and eat dog food. I'm inclined to agree with Jill Schlesinger, Editor-at-Large of CBS MoneyWatch: 150 Years Doesn't Seem Like Enough.

(A very funny Andy Borowitz offers a copy of his new book, Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving Prison, The Bernie Madoff Edition.)


Beth said...

I'm with you. I can't imagine why Ruth deserves $2.5 million. Not for one minute do I think she didn't have a clue about what was going on.

La Cootina said...

AND the sons AND the top three or four tiers of management. Hang 'em all.