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Bernie Has Madoff Like A Bandit Again

Updated on January 14, 2009

Try as I might to stay out of this fracas, I find that I can no longer sit in silence. (Or as my grandmother used to say, “Suffer in silence.” – remember, we’re Jews)This whole thing with Bernie Madoff and him still sitting in his swanky penthouse while he should be in a cell for the rest of his life (starting weeks ago) just pisses me off to no end. Bernie has “madoff” like a bandit again – Don’t Get Me Started!

A very vocal business associate of mine was talking about the Bernie Madoff situation last week. He is not Jewish but his partner in business is (I always feel the need to qualify that; as it’s his partner that he does business with and not his partner that he “wink, wink” gets busy with – we gays need a new word for the whole partner thing) anyway, we began talking about the Madoff situation and I could see him seething until finally we had reached the moment where the gloves were definitely coming off. He spewed at me that the people who got ripped off semi-deserved what they got because as he put it, “Jews always want to do business with other Jews because they think they won’t get screwed by a fellow Jew. Same thing with the Mormons but I know plenty of crooked Mormons who are ripping one another off left and right and the same can be said of the Jews.” And although I’m sure many would be offended by these comments and consider them almost anti-Semitic, I have to say that you know what? He’s probably right. I would probably be more likely to do business with a Jew or a gay thinking that they wouldn’t rip me off because we belong to the same club (of sorts). Lesson learned…again.

I remember when I first moved to Vegas and insisted on getting a gay doctor. I just thought if something gay-related and personal came up in the doctor’s office, I wanted to be comfortable discussing it with a doctor who would understand. Turns out he was a lousy doctor and had no sense of humor. When he told me that his boyfriend was a lawyer and I said, “Wow, you two are a Jewish mother’s wet dream!” He just stared at me with a dazed expression. My guy kept telling me to get a good doctor not just a gay one. I’m sure there are some doctors out there that are both but I haven’t found one yet and in time I learned my lesson and found a good doctor and didn’t worry about him being gay. Same thing applies here, just because someone is gay doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to rip off another gay. I mean all you have to do is look at all that rainbow crap. I don’t know who decided that was a good idea but the ones who are making a fortune off of the rainbow wind sock, believe me aren’t just doing it for pride they’re doing it to fill their pockets.

But why oh why is Bernie Madoff still sitting in luxury? Does anyone have any thoughts that he isn’t guilty? I mean, didn’t he admit it? And what about how quick they were to throw Martha in jail to make an example of her and all she did was lie a little, she didn’t steal billions from people. This crook needs to go to jail and he needs to go now. If it was someone without his money, believe me he’d be sitting in jail for stealing a pack of Double Mint gum in thirty seconds. This whole double standard when it comes to the law is sickening.

My mother sent me an article today online that had an interviewer interviewing a fellow reporter in front of the Madoff Mansion For Mugs Who Steal Millions, the reporter said that his magazine editor was insistent that he stay outside of the building in case anything happened. It was not lost on the reported that while he was getting sick from standing in the cold for hours on end, Mr. Madoff (the criminal) was sitting comfy cozy upstairs no doubt trying to see if he could get the maid to mail a Rolex for him to his cousin in Jersey City. (And what about him trying to send checks and jewelry to his relatives to try and hide away his ill gotten gains for safe keeping? If you don’t know, that’s what the police found when they first went through his place. What is this guy? Stupid and The Penguin from Batman?)

It just seems to me that there are plenty of differences between the “haves” and the “have nots” in our country and it sure would be nice if when it came to the law, justice was truly blind. Shame on the judge who let him stay out and just in case you’re thinking that the judge was doing this to save tax payers’ money by not having to “put up” Madoff, guess what? The judge has ordered a security company be hired to search all his mail and see that the bulk of what’s in the penthouse stays in the penthouse so that it can be sold to pay back investors that were scammed. I’m sure that’s costing the good citizens of New York plenty! I say search the pockets of the maids and butlers…I don’t think they’ll be stealing for themselves but they’ll probably help the crook hide enough so that he has enough money to buy Marlboros and “bitches” in prison. We try to teach children right from wrong but when there’s a case like this it make me revert to a childhood song, “Take the key and lock him up, lock him up, lock him up!” Bernie has “madoff” like a bandit again – Don’t Get Me Started!

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