May 20, 2012
"Really, Joe Floren? That’s beautiful. I love it."

Joe Floren Screws the Pooch | Deep Capture

In filing Goldman’s response to Overstock’s motion to vacate the trial court judge’s decision to stay his own decision to unseal various documents related to this litigation (in more straightforward English: the trial court judge decided to unseal some documents while also deciding to delay acting on his decision, but we objected to this delay, and Goldman responded to our objections), Joe Floren screwed the pooch. He filed something containing an attachment he forgot to redact. That attachment is a previous filing of Overstock’s, a filing which contains but a sample of the shenanigans at Goldman and Merrill that has turned up over the course of five years and millions of pages of discovery, but which filing we had redacted when we made it (as good litigants do).

May 20, 2012
"I wonder if the poor lawyer who FUBARred this thing has already had his organs harvested; his panic is almost palpable in the air. It is both terrible and hilarious to contemplate."

Accidentally Released - and Incredibly Embarrassing - Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in ‘Naked Short Selling’ | Matt Taibbi

April 27, 2012
"He’s pure, unadulterated evil …. The most awful human being I’ve ever met in all of my time in the entertainment business."

Doug Stanhope on Girls Gone Wild boss Joe Francis.

February 27, 2012
Fogo Island Newfoundland & Labrador photo by Paddy Barry.

Fogo Island Newfoundland & Labrador photo by Paddy Barry.

January 20, 2011
SLATE: Emily Bazelon still hates Joe Lieberman.

1. Lieberman led a hedge-fund-friendly charge in the Senate against the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which at the time wanted to close the accounting loophole that let corporations duck the recording of stock options on their balance sheets.

2. In 2006, Lieberman opposed an effort to require all hospitals, including Catholic ones, to make the morning after pill available to rape victims.

3. Lieberman’s unrequited, unquenchable love for the Iraq war. (All the more misguided if, as my friend David thinks, Lieberman saw his hawkishness as in the service of Israel and Jewish identity in America.)

4.In September, he was the one leading the way toward extending the Bush tax cuts for every last millionaire.