October 30, 2002

I wanna bite the hand that feeds me.
I wanna bite that hand so badly.
I want to make them wish they'd never seen me.

The BF opened up my 401(k) statement last night, and yelled "hey - you're even less close to retiring than you were four months ago!"

In a related story...

One week before Smirky McGolfcart's infamous sale of stock in Harken Energy Corp. in 1990, Harken was warned by its lawyers that Bush and other members of the troubled oil company's board faced possible insider trading risks if they unloaded their shares.

The memo lays out the potential for insider-trading violations by Bush and other members of the Harken board, and its existence raises questions about how thoroughly Poppy's SEC investigated Dim Son's unloading of $848,000 of his Harken stake to a buyer whose name has not been made public.

The SEC cleared Bunnypants after looking into whether he had insider knowledge of an upcoming quarterly loss at Harken. But the SEC investigation apparently never examined a key issue raised in the memo: whether Bush's insider knowledge of a plan to rescue the company from financial collapse by spinning off two troubled units was a factor in his decision to sell.

The nine-page memo, dated June 15, 1990, was titled ''Liability for Insider Trading and Short-Term Swing Profits'' and addressed the possibility that Harken board members might know more about the spinoff plan, which included a stock rights offering, than the general public did. The memo did not instruct the board members whether to sell. One week after the memo was written, Bush sold his stock. And the Harken memo went to the SEC after the probe.

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