Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WHAT'S GOING AROUND THE INTERNETS (RECEIVED IN MY INBOX)

Dear Sir/Madame:


I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America . My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion USD. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gramm, lobbyist for UBS, who (God willing) will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a former U.S. congressional leader and the architect of the PALIN /McCain Financial Doctrine, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. As such, you can be assured that this transaction is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours faithfully,

Minister of Treasury Paulson


Republicans - The party that wrecked America


5 comments:

Patrick M said...

LOL. The English is a little too good to sound like a real scam email though.

But nice try claiming the GOP alone destroyed the country.

Anonymous said...

Funny! I like it.

I'd laugh even more if you figured out a way to include a line mentioning how Dodd (D-CT) and Obama (D-IL) were the top recipients of financial services contributions. Obama managed it in just three years; it took Dodd nine!

But then you'd have to take off the tag line in blue at the bottom, or save it for a different post.

Anonymous said...

I'm the author of the previous post; just wanted you to know.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans have held the reins of the government for 6 out of the 8 past years.

During that time they dragged this country into a hideously expensive illegal war, let a major American city drown, allowed torture, politicized the Justice Department, and now put the American economy in the shitcan.

There's nothing left for Bush to destroy.

It was a great experiment for the last 232 years. It's over now.

Patrick M said...

There are plenty of things the GOP got wrong, but somehow you can't help but blame Bush for everything. Oooh, how bitter art thee...

hideously expensive illegal war - When you show me that the numbers that get quoted on the news are in addition to the amount we'd spend just keeping the standing army, I'll get upset. And you like that word illegal, don't you. That would make every military action since WWII illegal then.

let a major American city drown - You mean the mother government wasn't there when both the local and state governments failed to take action? They bear the primary responsibility here, but you seem to forget them.

politicized the Justice Department - It's been politicized since they put it into existence. I could compile a list of prior problems, but you'd probably like my comments to end this century.

put the American economy in the shitcan - While Bush does have a share of blame for this, tacking responsibility for this on him when there's 535 other idiots in the Capitol to blame, along with morons on Wall Street, delusional speculators, dumbasses who forgot you have to pay your mortgage if you want your home, and many million people who don't use their brain every two years when they have the chance to toss the incumbents that chair this shit out of office. This problem is bipartisan and over 30 years in the making.

It was a great experiment for the last 232 years. It's over now.

Does this mean you're giving up and moving to Canada, or that last bastion of freedom, Cuba?

Although, if you read my Friday post, you may find that I may agree with your last statement. Sort of.