Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thought for today

American justice is to justice what Velveeta is to cheese.

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Velveeta is a "processed cheese product" which contains less than 51% cheese -- the rest is stuff like whey and such.


  1. Velveta , at least it has some consistency ! More like Cheese Whiz ! No substance just air .
    Pot heads go to jail , ceos that drive a company under get a 40 mil severance ??? Bush walks and Tommy Chong went to jail ???
    Not what I call justice

  2. One of my former employers got a $40M investment in March. They declared they were out of money and liquidated the company in July. WTF? How does a small company with 130 employees go through $40M in four months?!

    Will anybody go to jail for that. Not no, but hell no. $40M buys a lot of consideration from the law. Jail is reserved for folks selling bongs for $5, not for people looting $40M out of a company that was on its last legs anyhow...

    - Badtux the Cynical Penguin

  3. So how come whatever entity it was that invested $40M isn't pushing for prosecution? That's not worth the bother? Burn up 40 mill of MY money a few months after you've conned me into providing fresh capital and I'd at least want to smash your kneecaps with an aluminum baseball bat.

  4. That's a good question, Bukko. My guess is that the principals of that venture capital investment group got some juicy kickbacks to keep them fat and happy. Too bad about the investors though.

    - Badtux the Cynical Penguin

  5. It's the 'an such' that bothers me.

  6. There's nothing inherently wrong with whey, though. Remember Little Miss Muffet's "curds and whey"? That's good old cottage cheese. The Velveeta people have just blended them together to get something that melts at the thought of heat.

    Mind you, I don't eat Velveeta -- it's all but flavorless, unlike good cottage cheese.


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