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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Death threats are uncool but the people in the AIG division who created AIG's mess should be exposed and ridiculed.
    Yet those threats don't extend to Sen. Dodd (who received big campaign contributions from AIG and then protected these bonuses) or Barney Frank (who with Dodd is probably more singlularly responsible for this economic disaster as anyone).

    Notice that Fannie and Freddie are giving out bonuses, too. Where's the outrage, Barney?

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Everyone is outraged Republicans included, I'm outraged, I'm not making death threats.
    I think I am not being clear enough. Dodd and Frank intentionally gave a target to the crazies that are out there. They scapegoated. Frank made a pretty open threat during the hearings to do this, too, by leaking names of execs to the press.

    You can't honestly tell me this wasn't handled about as poorly as it could have been.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think I am not being clear enough. Dodd and Frank intentionally gave a target to the crazies that are out there. They scapegoated. Frank made a pretty open threat during the hearings to do this, too, by leaking names of execs to the press.

    You can't honestly tell me this wasn't handled about as poorly as it could have been.
    This is like blaming Ozzy Osbourne because some kid shot himself. The responsibility for the death threats lies with the people making them.

    BTW I do think the situation is a fiasco and Frnk is grandstanding enjoying his moment in the limelight. I also think the 90% bonus tax law is UnConstitutional and I hope Obama vetoes it. If he vetoes just watch the nutwads come out.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    1) The idea that these individual AIG employees are all uniformly worthy of such hatred is idiotic and belies a complete lack of understanding of how offices work. I'd wager that 98% of the people involved this stuff had absolutely no idea what could happen and were not intending to do anything wrong.

    2) This **** is just retarded:

    And there may be more protests. The Connecticut Working Families party, which has support from organized labor, was planning a bus tour Saturday of A.I.G. executives’ homes, with a stop at the company’s Wilton office.

    ‘‘We’re going to be peaceful and lawful in everything we do,’’ said Jon Green, the director of Connecticut Working Families. ‘‘I know there’s a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what’s happened. We’re not looking to foment that unnecessarily, but what we want to do is give folks in Bridgeport and Hartford and other parts of Connecticut who are struggling and losing their homes and their jobs and their health insurance an opportunity to see what kinds of lifestyle billions of dollars in credit-default swaps can buy.’’
    **** these assholes.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Sure it is, who demanded the names? who contractually made it law they recieved them, who then pretended to be outraged?
    Bull ****ing ****, the only who are to blame are the idiots doing the death threats, not the governments.

    Go cry me a river.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    It most certainly is the government's fault these guys are getting death threats!

    Are you telling me that the mob Frank, Dodd, and Pelosi whipped up against these execs for accepting what was written into the bill, at the insistence of the government, is somehow their fault?
    I'm saying the idiots that are doing the death threats are to blame. PERIOD. The fact the hyper-partisan bunch is blaming the government is not only a sophomoric argument, but fails to put blame on the idiots doing the threats and puts it on the government. Talk about your idiotic statements coming from the anti-Obama crowd.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Bull ****ing ****, the only who are to blame are the idiots doing the death threats, not the governments.

    Go cry me a river.



    So there is no such thing as laws about "inciting".... what a hole you live in.


    They created this mess, then riled up the crowd.


    AIG is down though so I thank them.... time to buy more.
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So there is no such thing as laws about "inciting".... what a hole you live in.


    They created this mess, then riled up the crowd.


    AIG is down though so I thank them.... time to buy more.
    Then Bush has incited all riots dealing with anti-Iraq war protests and he should be placed in jail for inciting those riots correct? Gimme a break.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Then Bush has incited all riots dealing with anti-Iraq war protests and he should be placed in jail for inciting those riots correct? Gimme a break.



    nonsense.... please focus. Bush is not the president.
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think I am not being clear enough. Dodd and Frank intentionally gave a target to the crazies that are out there. They scapegoated. Frank made a pretty open threat during the hearings to do this, too, by leaking names of execs to the press.

    You can't honestly tell me this wasn't handled about as poorly as it could have been.
    Agreed...it's an absolute ****storm. I suppose it's no surprise that so many folks lack critical thinking skills and accept everything they read blithely, and then act in shameful ways (death threats). While I think a company that is accepting taxpayer bailout money has a responsibility to be extremely cautious about it's use and curtail such things as bonuses, it was just as much the fault of the corrupt members of our government who have a vested interest in distracting us from the real issues. The media is a willing ally.

    The whole debacle sickens me.

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