Monday, June 29, 2009

Bye Bye, Bernie

Earlier today, a federal judge sentenced Bernie Madoff to 150 years in prison, the maximum for his crimes. Madoff had been found guilty of operating the largest, longest and most widespread Ponzi scheme in history. Federal prosecutors had estimated that client losses, which included fabricated gains, had topped $65 billion.

Clearly, 150 years isn't a light sentence, especially for a 71 year old man. This man is going to die in prison. Still, it doesn't feel complete. What remains of Madoff's fortune needs to be sold off, with the proceeds being split among his victims. Even that, however, isn't enough. I propose that a whip be given to each and every one of Madoff's victims. The victims will stand in two lines, three feet apart. Then, Madoff will be stripped down to his boxers and send down between the two lines, with each victim being able to take a few shots at the bastard.

Anyway, Bye Bye, Bernie. Don't drop the soap!

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