Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sense and senselessness

So Ken Lay is found guilty of all kinds of criminal charges for his actions while running Enron. His associate, Jeffrey Skilling, has been found guilt of charges as well.

That makes sense. Enron, like many companies in this day and age that produce nothing, but make fortunes from the efforts of others, deserved to fall. Those who ran it deserve the same fate.

And yet, the U.S. Senate is poised to perpetrate a fraud on the American people that makes Enron's operators look like the proprietors of a lemonade stand. They are going to give special rights, rights no citizen has, to those who came to this country illegally; they are going to forgive felonies -- which posessing fake Social Security cards (which many illegals have) happens to be -- and ignore both the laws of the antion and the wishes of their consituents.

Why aren't they going to jail for aiding and abetting the commission of crimes?

The Justice Department swooped down on the offices of a Respresentative who was caught on tape taking a $100,000 bribe, and Congress is howling about the "unfairness" and "unconstitutionality" of the search.

I guess they, and their illegal-alien pals, can break any law they want. They are the protected classes.

"Ordinary" crooks like Lay and Skilling are the small fish who get caught in the net. And you and I are the chumps who end up paying for the crooks' misdeeds, be they the greed-driven malfeasance of the day-to-day criminal or the treasonous criminality of of the Legislative and Executive branches of the government.


Lola f/k/a abouthumbert said...

... and yet, the biggest scam perpetrated in American history is the IRS. No one's the wiser (well, a few are but they're too few to be effectual.) REVOLUTION!!!

MrScribbler said...

too true, lola!

Class factotum said...

I am SO glad Skilling and Lay were found guilty! For them to encourage Enron employees to buy stock while they were dumping theirs as fast as possible should send them to the first circle of hell.

May they rot in prison first, though. I wonder whose bitches they'll be?

MrScribbler said...

Sixty-two members of the U.S. Senate and our so-called "President" should be sharing a cellblock with Lay and Skilling, Ms Factotum.

If you think Enron did a death-and-destruction job on the public, well, as Ronald Reagan said: "You ain't seen nothing yet!"

I hope John McCain and Ted Kennedy end up being Lay and Skilling's bitches....

Kim said...

I have to disagree here and say that I think that allowing illegal immigrants the same status as citizens is a good idea.

I think it will work out to be a positive move. I don't think the immigrants are crooks in any normal sense of the word.

You tend to make a more honest system for the future: wipe out black marketeers (get rid of bribery) who are the real profiteers behind illegal immigration, get increased tax revenue via immigrants being able to admit they are working and keep an eye on the welfare of these people.

I think the Enron execs are the bigger crooks in your piece here. They've deliberately misled and de-frauded so many.

MrScribbler said...

Kim -- Obviously, we're not going to agree on this. I don't know how the system works in Oz, but some of the illegals here will be forgiven felonies (which possessing a false or stolen Social Security card happens to be), they will be eligible for beneifts Americans do not receive and will get preferential treatment over the many who have played by the rules and have waited to be admitted to the USA legally.

Try that in Mexico!

HarpO'Fly said...

Damn. Sodomy won't repay anyone. Punishment is one thing. Never mind.
Good points, all. It is laughable how these clowns are freaking out over that raid. A legal search with more than enough basis to make it an imperative if the law is even slightly to enforced on those sleezebags. The advent of the career poltician was not a good thing.

HarpO'Fly said...

Maybe it is because of all the damn involvement worldwide, but what is it with people who do not live here to see things first hand assuming they know what is best for us domestically? It's no cake walk getting into those countries. How would I know what they ought to do with their domestic policy?