Bernard Madoff, accused mastermind of a $50 billion investment fraud, is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week, three months after his arrest shocked his customers worldwide.
Archive for March, 2009
President Barack Obama continues to show the world that he can deal with a multitude of monumental issues without breaking a sweat. Here are links to the hottest stories this week.
Soon after the start of the war, it became apparent to George Washington that the American Revolution would end prematurely because of lack of funds. The individual who would help finance the Revolution was born in 1740 to Portuguese Jews and his name was…..Haym Solomon.
We just experienced eight years of Republican control with no tolerance for debate or criticism, much less bipartisanship and now they are acting less like an opposition party and more like an obstructionist party.
During a comedy performence in NYC last week, comic Jackie Mason referred to President Obama as a “schwartze”, angering several in the crowd. According to TMZ, Mason’s reply was: “I’m not going to defend myself. Chris Rock has told a lot more jokes about whites than I have against blacks. What about the demeaning words Blacks say about Jews?” He went on to say: “I’m an old Jew. I was raised in a family where the word was used. It’s not a demeaning word.” Here’s some more background, and my own editorial analysis on the subject, first penned by me as a columnist in the Tamarac Forum (Forum Publishing Group) several years ago, relevant now, again.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that President Barack Obama has increased the nation’s risk of terrorist attacks by jettisoning key elements of the Bush administration’s aggressive approach.
President Obama plans to appoint Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration, a close adviser and retired general to be his special envoy to Sudan as the administration ratchets up pressure against the government in Khartoum….
Actress Natasha Richardson, a member of Britain’s Redgrave theatrical dynasty, was severely injured while skiing at a Canadian resort and returned to New York on Tuesday with her husband, actor Liam Neeson….
President Barack Obama continue his relentless pace to fight the growing recession while dealing with the thousand other things that his office is responsible for. Here are some of the links to the most current stories in the blogosphere.
Hey, has it bothered anybody that Bernard Madoff cut such a quick deal with the prosecutors and was squirreled off from the comfort of his multimillion dollar penthouse to the 80 square foot cell without much discussion in between? I mean, up until then, most of the news surrounded whether Madoff was going to be allowed to stay out on bail during his trial. Then…then next thing we are seeing is the media camped out in front of his apartment building waiting for him to come out and be escorted to jail. I was surprised….were you? What has he got to hide and who is he so afraid of? Organized crime otherwise known as “The Mob” perhaps?