Spare the Rod?
So, let’s have a quick look at the Pluto in Capricorn hit parade. As we saw with Pluto in Sag, venerated institutions like sports and religion got turned on their ears, from steroids to closet gay, meth snorting preachers, corruption and hypocrisy, it all oozed to the surface when Pluto reigned in Sag. As I’ve already noted, we’re seeing Pluto swing quickly into action in Capricorn, dredging up foul smelling sludge on the socio-political front. Let’s take a look at the running tab:
1) Rod Blagojevich & The Illinois Senate Scandal:
Anyone seen Papa Rahm lately? Rumor has it that The FBI has him on over twenty wiretaps with extensive dialog regarding the senate seat and Obama’s fingerprints are supposedly all over the tapes. BTW, if George Clooney doesn’t play Emmanuel at some point in the future, I will be very surprised.
The rogues gallery gets pretty close to number 44 with Blago, Tony Rezko and their wives, all with very close connections to Obama and his family. And we are to expect that he has maintained the sheen of his holy aura without the taint of association? There’s even some speculation that Obama was/is going to replace lead investigator, Jim Fitzgerald. As Elsa Elsa cracked to me oven an email, “It’s Chicago politics, Al Capone Babeey.” I feel like I want to take a shower every time I read about these guys.
2) Bernie Madoff’s $50 Billion Pyramid Scheme:
Let’s all say this together, “f-i-f-t-y b-i-l-l-i-on.” The man stole, $50 billion dollars–some say that the figure might be closer to $100 billion. Where does that go? I don’t think it all went to some hermetically sealed account in Dubai. My hunch is that Maddoff had enablers beyond the ostriches of The SEC. He didn’t just pilfer money, I’m betting that he funneled it to a number of different sources that helped Maddoff continue his audacious scam, perhaps even Israel. Now, “Bern” gets to cool his heels at home with a 7PM curfew and a boot monitor, until they sort through debris. Just like Blago has names and dates at his disposal, not doubt, so does Maddoff and I am sure that his friends and “business” associates are wondering about how detailed Bernie’s records are. Maybe he could fake, I mean have a heart attack like the one Kenneth Lay had before he had to answer for his little stock shuffle at Enron. That would be convenient.
3) Is Robert Rubin Next?:
Charles Prince is the man in the cross hairs at the CITI scandal, but is Rubin far behind as he’s been named in a lawsuit against CITI Prince and CITI?
We’ve only had Pluto in Capricorn for less than a month and we already need to program and scorecard to keep up with these scoundrels and the sordid details.