News, but not the serious kind
Bring your banker, we’re grilling out!
Well, you really screwed up this time, Blog Guy!
You’re talking about yesterday’s posting, right?
You bet. You got all up on your high horse about the British elections, and made it sound like the Europeans are barbaric because they dissolve governments and hang parliaments. Like the U.S.A. is so much more civilized.
I know. Don’t rub it in.
So what happens? That VERY afternoon I go to the lead story on reuters.com, and what do you think I see?
mmmm nnnnn mmmmmm bbbbbmmm ggmmmm
You’re mumbling, Blog Guy. I can’t HEAR YOU! What was the headline again?
Sigh. “GOLDMAN SACHS EXECS FACE SENATE GRILLING.”
Exactly. I think I’d rather be hanged or dissolved than grilled, Blog Guy.
And it gets worse. Bloomberg said the bank has been “beaten up in the court of public opinion,” and others talked about “sacrificial lambs” and “drawing blood.”
So where is your civilized society now, Blog Guy? Huh?
I’m actually kind of relieved. I was afraid you would throw the CNN Money story in my face. Oops.
Thanks for reminding me. That would be the one about the executives being “raked over the coals?”
President Barack Obama puts a ribeye steak on the grill on the South Lawn of the White House, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Goldman Sachs officials are sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee hearing on “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Investment Banks” on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young
A Thai-Chinese Buddhist devotee walks over hot coal during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket province, southwest of Bangkok, in a 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang