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‘Will Do Less Harm’ in New Post, Says Treasury Spokesperson
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – In a settlement of the government’s securities fraud case against Goldman Sachs, the bank’s CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, has agreed to perform two years of community service as Treasury Secretary of the United States.
At a press conference in New York, Mr. Blankfein said that as Treasury Secretary he would “continue to do God’s work as I did at Goldman, but at a significant pay cut.”
A Treasury Dept. spokesperson said that by performing community service as Treasury Secretary, Mr. Blankfein will be able to do less harm to the economy because he will have significantly less power than he had as Chairman of Goldman.
His experience at Goldman, however, will be “invaluable” in his new role as Treasury Secretary, the spokesperson said: “Lloyd Blankfein’s years of marketing worthless securities have prepared him for the important task of selling Treasuries to the Chinese.”
Mr. Blankfein is the latest in a long line of Goldman chairmen to serve as Treasury Secretary, although he is believed to be the first to do so while wearing an electronic ankle bracelet. More here.
Hat tip Scott F
51 WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier. 2. Prepare for the morning the night before. 3. Watch a sunrise. 4. Watch a sunset. 5. Avoid tight fitting clothes. 6. Set priorities in your life. 7. Avoid negative people. 8. Tell someone to have a good day in pig latin. 9….Read More
Wow, I never heard of Janelle Monae before, but she is brimming with talent. I love anything that is both retro soul but has an updated modern feel to it. > Hat tip Farnum ~~~ Update: December 18, 2010 9:43am Chris C sends along this updated video of Janelle Monáe performing Tightrope on David Letterman…Read More
Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress. hat tip boingboing