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Death Threats

For Raul Grijalva, for daring to oppose the new Arizona immigration bill:

U.S. Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva is closing his Tucson and Yuma offices today at noon because of what he said were multiple death threats and threats of violence.

Police are stationed outside his Tucson office, according to a statement from spokesman Adam Sarvana.

Sarvana said the office received “some pretty scary calls,” including two from the same person, he said, “who threatened to go down there and blow everyone’s brains out then go to the border to shoot Mexicans.”

Yes, but Keith Olbermann yelled! And Jon Stewart said the F word!

Grijalva staffer Ruben Reyes said the office has been flooded with calls all week about Senate Bill 1070. About 25 percent are “very racist” in nature, Reyes said, characterizing some as “telling that tortilla-eating wetback to go back to Mexico.”

He said the staff feels “very intimidated” by the calls from this morning.

Cowards, the lot of them. Anonymous phone calls and threats, the American way!

As I recently pointed out to someone in a conversation about this, undocumented immigrants are still paying taxes. And no, they’re not eligible for most government services – certainly not Social Security.

So all this screaming and yelling is about hardworking people who are paying taxes that support the rest of us.

Just had to get that off my chest.

Crooks

Imagine that!

WASHINGTON – A former executive at Lehman Brothers said Tuesday that he was suddenly fired in 2008 after raising concerns about the now-bankrupt firm’s accounting practices, including “Repo 105” transactions.

Matthew Lee, a former senior vice president who had been at the firm for 14 years, said his peers shared his concerns about Lehman’s accounting but said management did not respond.

“On multiple occasions, I attempted to bring these issues to the attention of Lehman Brothers’ executive management, and on one occasion to the attention of Lehman’s outside auditors. Within days of first raising issues, I was terminated,” Lee said in testimony prepared for delivery before the House Financial Services Committee.
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Last month a court-appointed examiner said the firm used a technique known as “Repo 105” to temporarily remove some assets from Lehman’s books, obscuring its full financial picture.

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