So for whatever reason, the government bailed out a number of financial companies including AIG. Presumably because without the bailout, the economic peril that we would have faced would be greater with a Chapter 11 filing than what we’re facing now. We wouldn’t be spending taxpayer monies on investigating the AIG bonus issue as a bankruptcy filing would have allowed for those contracts to be voided or renegotiated. Fine. We are where we are so what’s next, improvements to the financial system? No, according to (gulp) the New York Times, we hear that the Obama Administration is seeking to empower the Federal Reserve with powers to oversee large companies boards and how they compensate officers and other executives.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.