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15 July 2007

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tig
1.

Citigroup? That same Citigroup? Wow, talking about stretching the boundaries of philanthropism.

S, tig

DJA
2.

Hey tig,

See my update (written before I saw your comment). Thanks for that SEC link -- I will fold it into the post.

Matthew
3.

Well, Hindery used to run the YES Network, which broadcasts Yankee games, so he probably hasn't shaken all those pinstripe metaphors out of his conversation yet.

I like a Pink Gin, but more apt is probably an Alamagoozlum, which was supposedly invented by J. Pierpont Morgan. Here's the Charles Baker version:

To serve about 5 cocktails: take 1 jigger each of Jamaica rum, gomme syrup, and yellow or green Chartreuse; add 1/2 pony uellow Curaçao and 1/2 pony of Angostura bitters. Add 2 scant ponies of Holland gin, the same of water; donate 1/2 the white of an egg and shake hard with lots of cracked ice. Serve in a Manhattan glass.

Hey, I'll raise a glass—these guys are making the revolution so inevitable that they might as well foment it for me. (Then again, I'm a glass-half-full guy.)

DJA
4.

Good call on the Alamagoozlum, Matthew (although J. Pierpont Morgan's concoction sounds perfectly vile).

I dream of an attorney general who will rain holy hell down on these bastards. Feingold, perhaps? Or Spitzer?

mwanji
5.

"I am proud to be an American. But if the tax became too high, as a matter of principle I would not be working this hard."

Do those two sentences bear any relationship?

tig
6.

“But if the tax became too high, as a matter of principle I would not be working this hard.”

Do the two halves of that sentence make any sense? A somewhat idiotic flaw is the assumption that the rich are rich necessarily because of labor. A better formulation might be: if the tax became too high, as a matter of principle I would reduce my taxable earnings.
However, I better stop there before I come across as a commie.

S, tig

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