A symbol…

So it seems we will be spared a drawn out trial when it comes to Bernie Madoff, yesterday he decided to plead guilty to all counts and was immediately taken into custody. (um….I know this man didn’t think he would get to walk around free as a jaybird in his million dollar penthouse after pleading guilty) He will be sentenced sometime in June if I read correctly.

Now it seems Mrs. Bernie Madoff is getting nervous that she may lose her wealth, Ruth and Bernie have been married 50 years, from what I have been reading, Ruth is extremely close to her husband and worked with him. Now I don’t care what folks try to say but its not even in the realm of believable that one’s spouse could be bilking people on the level that Bernie was without the little Missus not having any idea. Sorry, I have only been married 11 years but I am not buying that story at all.

Anyway expect lots of legal wrangling as Ruth’s folks try to keep her 69 million dollars that she is reported to have, that’s a lot of scratch for a woman with a masters degree in nutrition and from what I have found did not come from independently wealthy parents. No, Ruth…you know most of that money belongs to the folks your low life ass husband robbed. Yes, he robbed them, just like a common criminal with a gun and a ski mask except that your husband decided to trade on his ethnic and religious roots and robbed the Jewish community.

So Ruth, I am sorry but no you do not deserve to keep the homes in France, Florida, Long Island and Manhattan. One ole broad does not need 4 homes, nor do you need a private jet….fly Southwest from now on.

I gotta admit I am very surprised that it looks like justice will be served with ole Bernie, then again Bernie is a symbol of the unchecked greed that existed that now threatens to destroy the financial fabric of this nation, so I expect to see many Bernie’s going away to the big house soon.

On the other hand maybe Ruth Madoff should be allowed to keep her homes, only on the condition that she provide housing to the homeless….turn her ritzy digs into shelters. Yep, turn the homes into shelters and give her money to the poor and unfortunate and maybe she can keep a few shekels for herself, say to the tune of $30,000 a year. Plenty old retired folks wish they had that type of income so she would still be ahead of the game.

Anyway, happy Friday and here’s hoping Bernie is enjoying his new and not palatial digs.