Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Enron Victims Saddened by Kenneth Lay’s Death

No, seriously, they are. What’s gonna happen to the $43 million of his assets that the government is seeking? He OWES this money to the tens of thousands of people he fucked over. He obtained this money illegally. His survivors are NOT entitled to any of this money — morally or legally.

What about Lay’s co-conspirators (e.g. Jeffrey Skilling)? He’s facing several decades in prison. Will this sentence be jeopardized by Lay’s death?

Vengeance is not a healthy emotion, but still — hundreds of thousands of people (maybe millions) were exuberant over the thought of Kenneth Lay spending the rest of his life behind bars. This is a hell of a letdown for them.

And — this may seem kind of petty, but — there are some horny prison inmates who’ve been, uh, “anticipating” Kenneth Lay’s arrival. They’re feeling deprived and disappointed right now.

And we’re all just a bit suspicious — come on, admit it — Is he really dead?? As Dana Carvey used to say, “how conveeeenient.” Maybe he’s secretly luxuriating in a private villa in Tahiti or Maui. It would sure save Bush from the political fallout he’d be getting after he pardoned Kenneth Lay.

If you’re feeling the slightest twinge of sympathy for Lay, keep this in mind: He recently purchased a $200,000 yacht for his wife. This was AFTER he was already in debt from lawsuits and prosecutions. When asked about this, he said that once you get accustomed to a certain lifestyle, “it’s hard to just turn off the spigot.” Thousands of Enron employees had to “turn off the spigot” when their jobs, pensions and life savings got yanked away from them.

If Hell exists, there’ll be a special place for him there. Crank up the heat.

If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, what future life could possibly be punishing enough for him? How could he possibly be poor enough, oppressed and brutalized enough, and how many lives would he need to go through this?

10 Comments:

Blogger Shelli said...

Amen, brother!

July 6, 2006 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Shelli: Thanks. Amen.

July 6, 2006 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Tom,

How would Ken Lay's death impact Jeffrey Skilling sentence. Ken Lay's death though is a shame since he was a human being, but as far as what he did to the ten's of thousands of other people he will be judged accordingly by God. I am not sure how the courts will rule on the assets that will amassed through his crimes, but his family shouldn't be able to reap the benefits of the money.

July 6, 2006 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

That bag of crap is dancing with the devil..and its a texas heat without air conditioning...

The civil suits will go forward but they take years and the money will be well hidden by then.

July 6, 2006 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jon: Hey, we agree. His family is definitely not entitled to this money. And whatever life comes after this one, it won't be any picnic for him. I don't know if Skillings' sentence will be affected or not, but there seems to be some speculation about it. He's already been convicted, so Lay's death shouldn't have any effect on his sentence.

July 6, 2006 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dusty: Yup, Texas heat without air conditioning, that'll fix him. I was in West Texas once in early May and the heat was unreal; mind-boggling. And yeah, Lay's family will probably have all the assets stashed in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands.

July 6, 2006 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

Glad to see I'm not alone in not wanting to fawn over Ken just because he died. We definately shouldn't sentimentalize the life of this shitbag after he selfishly destroyed the lives of so many people.

July 7, 2006 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Michael: You're calling Kenneth Lay a shitbag? That's an insult to shitbags everywhere.

July 7, 2006 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Bitchy Actress said...

This was a brilliant post. Thanks so much.

July 7, 2006 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bitchy Actress: Thanks.

July 7, 2006 at 8:09 PM  

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