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How to Become an Ambassador November 19, 2007

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Lie. Cheat. Steal. Make large contributions to Bush.

 PBS news program this morning introduced me to this guy.  Old news, same old story Washington Post 7/29/2005.  Roland E. Arnall, former Chairman of Ameriquest, received a Presidential appointment from G.W. Bush to the Ambassadorship (is that a word?) of Denmark.  Great.  Good for Mr. Arnall.  Wait a minute; who is this guy and what makes him more qualifed than your’s truly?  Entrepreneur, good.  16 years serving Cal State University system, good.  Chairman of one of the biggest predatory-lenders in this country, good?

This guy became a billionaire by stealing from other people.  On the SAME DAY of his appointment, Ameriquest– according to the article, he “controls” it but I haven’t looked to see exactly what the ownership structure looks like– set aside almost half a BILLION, with a B, dollars in anticipation of predatory lending settlements.  How cocky can you get??  Nominating this guy on the same day that he admits to a crime spree spanning the nation!  I long for the day when I can become part of the class that doesn’t go to jail for crimes, but gets filthy rich and sent to Europe with my own embassy.  WTF? 

Part of me wants to beat my head into concrete.  But the other part of me wants to go start a lending company and steal from people so I can become Ambassador of somewhere cool…Netherlands perhaps?

Interesting fact from the PBS show: someone, cite?, estimates that total fallout from the Subprime Scandal will be $400 billion.  Stated that this is double (inflation adjusted?)  the damage done by the S&L scandal shortly before my time.   Wow. 

Moral of the story: If you’re going to be a crook, do it on a national scale and contribute to an international economic crisis.  Go big or go home, then go to Denmark and exchange all those US dollars (that you helped to drive into the dirt) for Kroner.  It’s the American way. (Copyright)

 Interesting facts:  Denmark has zero net foreign debt and is a net exporter of energy.  Hopefully our ambassador can talk some sense into these crazy Danes and teach them how to run a country properly.

Park in Denmark

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1. weasel - November 20, 2007

haha love it 😉

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