A Few Good Martha's.

Inspired by real life events.
Script from 'A Few Good Men'

I'll ask for the forth time. You ordered--

You want answers?

I think I'm entitled to them.

You want answers?!

I want the truth.

You can't handle the truth!

And nobody moves.

Son, we live in a world that has walls.
And those walls have to be painted by
people with brushes. Who's gonna do it? You? You,
Ashcroft? I have a greater
responsibility than you can possibly
fathom. You weep for the American investor and you
curse me. You have that luxury.
You have the luxury of not knowing what I
know: That the sell-off, while tragic,
probably saved me money. And my existence,
while grotesque and incomprehensible to
you, saves lives.

You don't want the truth. Because deep
down, in places you don't talk about at
parties, you want me painting that wall. You me
We use words like beauty, fashion,
trends...we use these words as the
backbone to a life spent defending
something. You use 'em as a punchline.
I have neither the time nor the
inclination to explain myself to a man who
rises and sleeps under the blanket of the
very brand I provide, then questions the
manner in which I provide it. I'd prefer
you just said thank you and went on your
way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a
paint brush and redecorate a room. Either way, I
don't give a damn what you think you're
entitled to.

Did you order the sell-off?

I did the job you sent me to do.

Did you order the sell-off?

You're goddamn right I did.

Very impressive Reaper.

Here''s hoping some time in service does you some good.. oi!

yeah, thats good stuff.

On one side I think she deserves every bit of the trouble she''s in, on the other (and least I sound liberal here, so tread carefully I shall) I think the fact that she''s a woman is really going to make things worse for her.

Of course, had this happened a few years ago, before corporate scandal became so popular, I wonder if she would have just gotten a little slap on the wrist.

I can''t stop picturing Jack Nicholson in a blonde wig doing the Martha role.

I do not like the fact that if it wasn''t Martha she would be able to plea bargin and pay the fines and do no jail time.

Actually celebs get those breaks *cough* OJ *cough*....I hope she fries !!

"Ulairi" wrote:

I do not like the fact that if it wasn''t Martha she would be able to plea bargin and pay the fines and do no jail time.

Look at that! Even in our weaker moments being liberal bleeding hearts, we still agree!

I don''t like that Martha Stewart is being indicted while Kenneth Lay walks free. Of course when you contribute $300,000 to the RNC (source) I imagine you don''t get quite as many phone calls from the Justice Dept.

Cmon elysium, $300,000 is chump change in political contribution.

Its gotta be at least a few million to make that kind of impact.

Unfortunately justice at oft times is served at random and its easily manipulated.

Actually, Fang. That''s not true. Of the Fortune 500 those who did contribute to a political party very few contributed anything like that kind of money, none contributed more than $1,000,000 and most contributed $300,000 or much much less. In fact:

Enron and its executives are also the single largest contributors ($550,000 and counting) to the political ambitions of Texas Governor George W. Bush, Republican candidate for President of the United States. Kenneth Lay, the chief executive of Enron, has personally given at least $250,000 in soft money to Bush''s political campaigns. He is also one of the ""Pioneers""--a Bush supporter who has collected $100,000 in direct contributions of $1,000 or less.

That is from an article written in 2000, before the collapse of Enron. Before even the election Also from the same article:

Last year, the Bush campaign borrowed Enron''s corporate jets eight times to fly aides around the country, more times than any of the thirty-four other companies that made their company aircraft available to the Presidential hopeful.

And Lay often acts as George W. Bush''s chaperone.

On April 7, 2000, he played host to Bush and his father, the former President, at the Houston Astros'' first home game of the season. The game was held in the baseball team''s brand new stadium--Enron Field--which was built with the help of a $100 million donation from Enron

In January 1999, Enron pitched in $50,000 to help pay for Bush''s inaugural bash in Austin, Texas, after he won reelection for governor.

Now, I''m not turning this into a ''Enron is evil, thus Bush is evil'' thread (we can start a whole new thread for that!). I''m just saying, it''s an interesting coincidence that a man with this much elbow rubbing with the Bush campaign, who perpetrated what seems to be the largest case of investor fraud in American history, is not indicted.

Funny, I wonder why all those Repbulicans worked up about shady Arkansas real estate deals don''t get quite so up in arms about Bush''s ties with Enron. Oh well, that''s for another thread I guess.

Well in actuality, my real gripe is that $300,000 would do a whole lot more good elsewhere than donating it to a political party.

A political party is the last place I''d make a donation of any kind.

I was also under the impression that the Denise Rich''s of the world (maybe over a lengthy time period) donate millions to the party of preference.

OMG did I insinuate something about a democrat? The sky must be falling!