01.30.11

Let’s Lynch Lloyd Blankfein

Posted in Phlogiston, Rock 'n' Roll, Stumble and Fail at 10:55 am by George Smith


Good news, lads! Good news! Uh… never mind.

From the Guardian:

Top executives at Goldman Sachs collected a bumper increase in pay and bonuses last year in defiance of public opinion, and despite a 38% slump in the bank’s profits …

Regulatory filings also reveal the bank’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is in line for an astonishing 233% increase in his basic pay in 2011, which rises from $600,000 to $2m.

Blankfein last year was paid free shares worth nearly $13m, up from $9m in 2009, indicating that City and Wall Street remuneration is rising despite pleas by international regulators and politicians for financiers to show restraint.

From my apartment, in honor of such achievement, the tune Let’s Lynch Lloyd Blankfein.

Intro hacked and chopped from Charlie Rose interview with Mr. Blankfein.

He’s doing God’s work. And how to rhyme “He is so great, he works late on money and capitalism …”

8 Comments

  1. amanfromMars said,

    January 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Whenever things are just too good to be true, is it usually a sure sign of a Ponzi and/or money laundering, and with exotic derivatives and fabulous futures hedging obscure, obfuscating structured investment vehicles pumping out nothing but hot air and crazy promises into a huge bubble, is it fit only to burst delivering a catastrophic collapse leading to dire consequences. And that tends to happen at breakneck speed/at an unstoppable exponential rate.

    Too big to fail? Oh please, there is no such small minded beast . The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and the more collateral damage they do with the indebtedness they have manufactured in the crazies’ banking sector.

    Do you know the tale of Goliath and his fall? A God’s work apparently was that, and a cause for great celebration, bringing as it did, a people’s liberation.

    “And how to rhyme “He is so great, he works late on money and capitalism …” ” …… He was so great, IT ate him for breakfast and charged him for the pleasure, on account of his nihilism.

  2. George Smith said,

    January 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Awesome!

  3. bonze blayk said,

    March 12, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Hiya Dick,

    This epic dose of rawknroll just perked above my level of inattention on another listen to “La Puta”, so I’m linking this on Facebook…

    Lloyd: “Of co… probably… I have to explain…” What a great sound bite!

    The irony here is that Blankfein takes home a mere $13M in peanuts in return for selling out America (? read: institutional investors and their klueless kohort).

    I’m reminded of a quotation I recall being attributed to a President of GE: “I’m not really powerful… I’m just a guy in an office.”

    “Brown shoes… don’t make it!
    Quit school… don’t fake it!”

    ;-)

    PS: AmenFromVenusville to AmanfromMars… “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.

  4. DD said,

    March 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    One of the problems I came across after putting the tune on-line was how many people have no idea who Lloyd Blankfein is. They have a vague understanding that Wall Street crashed the economy because of the bailout. But they’ve even forgotten the bailout was done by GWB.

    The only people who know Lloyd Blankfein’s role are those who read Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone, who insults the guy a couple times a month, or who saw the documentary, “Inside Job.” It’s an impeachment of the mainstream media, the incapability and unwillingness to to make clear the face and name of one of the head villains. I mean, it’s not like a lot of people in the heartland saw that Charlie Rose segment.

    Plus the ol’ punk rock spirit is pretty much dead. You can’t suggest harm to someone in the title of a song no matter how jolly the tune sounds. The salon music critics and pop culture observers won’t have it. Lemmy could never write another “Eat the Rich.”

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  7. Anonymous said,

    June 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Probably ENJOYS STEALING other peoples money. This man is 10 times more powerful than puppet Obama.

  8. George Smith said,

    June 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

    It would certainly seem so.