Posts Tagged ‘cuomo

24
Mar
09

My ♥(-On) For Andrew Cuomo Grows 50 Million Sizes This Day

Just yesterday I was at the U.S. Embassy here in Madrid. While waiting there for a looong time is a usual thing, I’m usually greeted at the end of it by a smiling Spanish face. Yesterday, the U.S. government employee loomed large (and less friendly), and the whole thing brought back memories of going to the Post Office in New York on April 15. Suffice to say that I was all fired up and anti-government-employee when I got into work today. Then I saw this:

Andrew Cuomo has gotten most of the huge AIG bonuses back.

Yup, the American recipients of the horrifyingly disgusting super-bad no-good bonuses at AIG have surrendered them to Cuomo, after he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

The attorney general noted that about 47 percent of $165 million in retention bonuses was awarded to Americans, accounting for nearly $80 million. All told, Mr. Cuomo said, A.I.G. employees have agreed to return about $50 million in bonuses.

Mr. Cuomo acknowledged that some bonus recipients declined to give back bonuses, especially those overseas who are outside the jurisdiction of New York State…

A.I.G.’s chief executive, Edward M. Liddy, told Congress last week that he had asked employees to give back half of their bonuses. Mr. Cuomo responded that this was inadequate.

Oh, Congress, this is how it’s done. Use legal means (meaning: Don’t fuck around with words like “attainder” and “post-facto”) to get their names, then give them 2 options: Give it back, or those bus tours terrorizing AIG houses will be parked outside your door in the morning.

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10
Mar
09

NAMBLA Wants Andrew Cuomo Dead


Seriously, it’s in a newspaper and on the teevee and everything. (Well, kinda. The “newspaper” is the NY Post, a bastion of responsible journalism to be sure.)

Pedophiles Put Price on AG’s Head

Why, you ask?

a $10,000 bounty was placed on Cuomo by a suspected agent of NAMBLA. The article quotes an investigative source as saying the pedophile community is upset with Cuomo for making internet service providers take responsibility for policing child pornography.

Cuomo has also been aggressively seeking to keep convicted pedophiles behind bars through civil confinement.

This is going to sound totally OT, but give me a sec: If you know anything about Philly Cheesesteaks, you know there is a rivalry between Geno’s and Pat’s, both of whom claim to have the best in the country. A long time ago, a rumor surfaced that Pat was using horsemeat as his steaks. To rebut, Pat offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could prove it. Many, many long lines later, the source of the rumor was revealed: Pat. Barnum-esque and brilliant, this story has stayed with me as a model for how to manipulate a crowd into unwittingly doing your bidding by posing as your own adversary.

And so I officially now start the countdown to the revelation that this anonymous NAMBLA agent is actually a Cuomo associate (or Andrew himself). Tick tock, people!

05
Mar
09

Andrew Cuomo Ain’t Havin’ It


From Reuters today:

Merrill’s top 10 earners made $209 million in 2008: report

New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been investigating whether billions paid in executive bonuses at Merrill Lynch ahead of its takeover by Bank of America were sanctioned by the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank…Cuomo said last week that BofA Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis and former Merrill Lynch Chief Executive John Thain have obstructed and interfered with his probe into the bonuses.

OK, so bankers engaging in scumbaggery isn’t news. But someone taking them to task for it is. From HuffPo:

Some of the top earners at Merrill Lynch who were given $209 million in 2008 were subpoenaed by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, a source close to the investigation tells the Huffington Post.

The subpoenas were served on the seven executives – including Andrea Orcel, the firm’s top investment banker (who was paid $33.8 million in cash and stock in 2008), trading chief Thomas Montag and former head of strategy Peter Kraus, who were named in a story in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, according to the source.

The subpoenas compel the executives, some of whom currently work at Bank of America, to come in and discuss their bonuses, who they communicated with regarding their bonuses, when they got their bonuses and other relevant information, says the source.

LOVELOVELOVE this!!! Way to redeem that family name, Andrew! All I remember from your father at this point was that asinine editorial he wrote about how Obama’s ticket would be doomed without Hillary as his Veep. Nice to know where the brains (and cojones) went in that family.