gh wrote:<<JANUARY 8, 2013
A LETTER FROM A.I.G.
POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – Today, American International Group (A.I.G.) issued the following letter to American taxpayers.
Dear American Taxpayers:
In 2008, you paid for a bailout of A.I.G. totalling $182 billion. Today, we are writing to tell you that we’re thinking of suing you.
When we made this decision, we knew we were in for some rough treatment from the media. We’ve been called everything from soulless bloodsuckers to Satan’s scabrous handmaidens, and worse. At A.I.G., though, we have a different name for ourselves: true American heroes....>>
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Indeed. I believe I've seen several times in the past couple of weeks an AIG commercial on the teevee, wherein the narrator/spokesperson recounts AIG's awesome record in recent years, all punctuated by a series of people saying, "Thank you, America" or something like that. But perhaps I wasn't watching closely enough...perhaps they were saying, "F**k you, America." Oh well, it's just another instance in which I am, somehow, at once (a) not surprised at all, and (b) appalled.