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____/ Homer on Sunday 24 Jul 2011 13:39 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 16:47 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Homer spake thusly:
>>>> Given what I've read of Arianna Huffington so far, I'd guess that I
>>>> probably share at least some of her biases, given that she's an
>>>> ex-Republican who transformed into a liberal independent, so of all
>>>> the sites on the Internet, the Huffington Post gives me little cause
>>>> for concern.
>>> For example:
>>> Why did you make the transition from conservative to liberal? Paul
>>> Hoehne, OAKTON, VA.
>>> I left the Republican Party [because] my views of the role of
>>> government changed. I used to think that the private sector would
>>> solve many of the major problems we are facing--poverty, inequality.
>>> And then I saw firsthand that this wasn't going to happen.
>> Do you know who she is married to?
> You're out of date, Roy. She's been divorced from her Republican husband
> for 14 years, which says a great deal about her character in itself.
> But then I judge people on their /own/ merits, not those around them.
> Then there's this:
> Pigs at the Trough:
> How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
> Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
> Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How
> has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly
> inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the
> average American struggles to make do with their leftovers?
> Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the
> curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall
> Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office
> cubicles and on the factory floors. As she puts it:
> âThe economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring
> toss on a carnival midway.â Yet it has been, allowing corporate crooks
> to bilk the public out of trillions of dollars, magically making our
> pensions and 401(k)s disappear and walking away with astronomical
> payouts and absurdly lavish perks-for-life.
> The media have put their fingers on pieces of the sordid puzzle, but
> Pigs at the Trough presents the whole ugly picture of whatâs really
> going on for the first timeâa blistering, wickedly witty portrait of
> exactly how and why the worst and the greediest are running American
> business and government into the ground.
> Tycoâs Dennis Kozlowski, Adelphiaâs John Rigas, and the Three Horsemen
> of the Enron ApocalypseâKen Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andrew Fastowâare
> not just a few bad apples. They are manifestations of a megatrend in
> corporate leadershipâthe rise of a callous and avaricious mind-set that
> is wildly out of whack with the core values of the average American.
> WorldCom, Enron, Adelphia, Tyco, AOL, Xerox, Merrill Lynch, and the
> other scandals are only the tip of the tip of the corruption iceberg.
> Making the case that our public watchdogs have become little more than
> obedient lapdogs, unwilling to bite the corporate hand that feeds them,
> Arianna Huffington turns the spotlight on the tough reforms we must
> demand from Washington. We need, she argues, to go way beyond the lame
> Corporate Responsibility Act if we are to stop the voracious corporate
> predators from eating away at the very foundations of our democracy.
> Devastatingly funny and powerfully indicting, Pigs at the Trough is a
> rousing call to arms and a must-read for all those who are outraged by
> the scandalous state of corporate America.
> From the Hardcover edition.
> That's my kinda gal.
My friend Toby hates Arianna with a passion. Maybe he just poisoned
me against her.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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