Thursday, December 30, 2010

New York Mayor Bloomberg is now Mayor Snowman

Didn't GQ Magazine name this moron billionaire mayor their Leader of the Year or Man of the Year for his unwillingness to shut-the-hell-up????? Or, are we mistaken New York? New York???

"Start spreading the news"....salt....New York, New York......

From the NY Times comments:

Among the things I witnessed that make me feel this way:

* Sanitation trucks running back and forth along already-plowed main streets — plows up — for hours, while secondary streets remained unplowed.
* Bus routes plowed along main streets, but the streets that they need to use to turn around remaining unplowed, resulting in four buses stuck in the snow for three days, a few blocks away from my home.
* A fully loaded salt spreader tooling back and forth along the main drag in my neighborhood for at least four hours — with the spreader turned off.

Mayor Bloomberg says he will investigate blizzard sabotage...

VIDEO: NY's Dumbest; NYC sanitation workers destroy a Ford Expediton

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mark Cuban's Stupid College Football Playoff Idea

As you already know, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks (Mark Cuban), is always talking and thinking. Typically at the same time.

This week, our favorite sports owner told that he was “actively interested but in the exploratory stage” of trying to bankroll a 12 or 16 team playoff to replace the controversial BCS (Bowl Championship Series).

What a humanitarian. Just when we need it the most.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock commented today, as expected:
“Given how much support our current system has among university presidents, athletics directors, coaches and athletes, I don’t think any amount of financial inducement will make people abandon” the BCS.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Allen Stanford: The Other Ponzi Schemer

Yes, the other Ponzi scammer, Allen Stanford (see: The $8-billion Caribbean confidence game of Allen Stanford), is back in the news because now the authorities are going after others associated with the former Texas billionaire and former sponsor of the PGA Tour.

We here at Think Billion$ smell the irony of Allen "Stanford" in a different direction.

Here we have scammer Allen Stanford, who claims lineage to the Stanford family of Stanford University; who was a former sponsor of the PGA Tour which produced former billionaire Tiger Woods, a former Stanford golfer (but, not a graduate of Stanford University); who scammed Elin Nordegren who now has a new boyfriend.

This makes us think back to some of the lessons from The Lion King (1994):
Zazu: What's going on?
Mufasa: A pouncing lesson.
Zazu: Oh, very good. Pouncing. *Pouncing*? Oh, no, Sire, you can't be serious...
[Mufasa signs for "turn around"]
Zazu: This is so humiliating.

Article: Stanford Probe Widens

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg says he'll give it all away. Eventually.

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is among the latest to join the Giving Pledge, an effort by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to commit the country's wealthiest people to increase their charitable donations (or, be publicly humiliated for not doing so???)

Giving Pledge has now signed up over 50 people and their families.

Giving Pledge is not a formal contract. The goals is to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropic causes either before or after they die.

Both Gates and Buffett are both on record agreeing that it is not wise to give more than a modest sum to their children and families.