Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ken Lay Croaks

Just off the wires - criminal Ken Lay is dead. Good. Although too bad he didn't get to suffer in prison.


I am certain the bulls on this board would be touting Enron as the stock of the future if it was 1999. How about some HANS, GOOG, and NTRI?

14 comments:

Vish said...

Bit harsh. Enron was a scapegoat was it not?

dsantos said...

He faked it! I am willing to bet anyone that he didn't die of a heart attack. He either faked his death, committed suicide or got murdered. I had been saying all along to my coworkers that he'd jump ship and opt not to die in prison. Why run, when you can fake your death and then walk?

stockshaker said...

I COMPLETELY AGREE! That was exactly what I was thinking when i read it.

dude pulled an Elvis (who probably is living with his pot-bellied self somewhere on a boat in the mediterranean)

stockshaker said...

and Tim, i also like the filename for the jpeg you posted of good ol' Kenny.

everybody's a comedian 'round here!

PB said...

Don't be fooled, he is in North Korea firing off missiles!!!

Tim Knight said...

You're an observant chap, Stockshaker!

Anonymous said...

Since he's "broke"

I wonder who's going to pay for the funeral?

Dave said...

I'm sure his son could pay for the funeral with all the money he made shorting Enron's stock.

LOL

Also as soon as the news broke, I myself thought it was some sort of suicide. I wouldn't be surprised if he ODed on some pressor medication (something that causes you BP to go up), or took some cocaine (also a pressor).

Time will tell. I was hoping he'd rot in prison, but I'm glad he's dead. This way he has no chance of 'walking.'

jockgunter said...

Per Billcara.com, the worst is that Lay didn't have either the decency or clearheadedness to finger all the Wall St. types who hyped Enron stock, and designed all the crooked shell companies and deals that perpetuated the fraud. So, Wall St. came away largely unscathed - no prosecutions there!

specul8 said...

Hey,

My initial reaction is that he faked it as well. But even if he did, he will get what he deserves one way or another.

If he was innocent, then maybe this is how GOD saved him from his troubles and he will rest in peace in paradise.

If guilty, eternal hell fire is much worse than any prison sentence doled out down here.

But like him or not - the man died. And
Whether you are a Christian- Jew- Muslim or otherwise believe in GOD - he will now truly get what he deserves.

Judge not - so that you may not be judged...

Anonymous said...

without prejudice

Tim, what is happening to your blog. I quite enjoy the easy rapport that you have enabled by letting all comments being posted , BUT , what the fuck is with the neo christian bullshit. If I want a religious bend to my INVESTMENT reading I would frequent a fucking church channel. Don't bring " in any fashion " your religious views to a public discussion "please". You don't talk about sex on this site, so don't give me your "beliefs" either. A thief and a liar probably killed himself. good riddance. leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering which of his FOUR Aspen houses he was at when he 'died'.

Anonymous said...

"Ken Lay Croaks--Good." ??!

Pretty cold, Tim. While I often find your "candor" refreshing, there is such a thing as drawing the line. I doubt anyone here's a Lay fan, but deploring his crimes is a long way from applauding his death. Perhaps he was 100% knowledgeable about every corrupt act, in which case he deserved to be punished. And perhaps his crime was primarily one of weakness, ignorance, and avoidance, in which case he should have been held accountable as well. But he was also a husband, father, and person. Hit him hard-- very hard-- in the pocketbook, as fit the crime. But there is no need for a gleeful celebration of a man's death.

Anonymous said...

Cheering for this guys death, is really low. Even though he was a crook, and deserved to be punished, I fail too se why he should be spit on after his death. All of you guys wanting him dead, and you to Tim, would you pull the trigger your self? Maybee while his wife and children were watching?