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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:14 AM
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The Enron Tapes: Unbleeped
CAUTION!
Language may offend.

This is Bob Badeer (a trader at Enron's West Power desk in Portland, CA, where all these tapes were recorded) and Kevin McGowan (in Enron's central office in Houston, TX, as he mentions in the transcript):

KEVIN: So,
BOB: (laughing)
KEVIN: So the rumors true? Theyre fuckin takin all the money back from you guys? All those money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in California?
BOB: Yeah, grandma Millie, man. But shes the one who couldnt figure out how to fuckin vote on the butterfly ballot.
KEVIN: Yeah, now she wants her fuckin money back for all the power youve charged right up jammed right up her ass for fuckin 250 dollars a megawatt hour.

BOB: You know you know you know, grandma Millie, shes the one that Al Gores fightin for, you know? Youre not going to

BOB: Grandma Millie

another great excerpt (this tape is full of 'em):

KEVIN: Fuckin stock market and Enron, everything else, Jesus.
BOB: Oh, Enron! Oh! Oh, dude.
KEVIN: Not kidding.
BOB: Kid, it even hurts, I dont I guess it could hurt worse, but it doesnt you know, holy shit, its that that thing got smoked.
KEVIN: Oh, god I cant handle it any more.
BOB: I cant either man.

... seriously pathetic, dude. They are moaning and groaning like you wouldn't believe.

and, of course, here's a great example of their attitude re: California consumers...

KEVIN: There was a guy he was yesterday, hes hes some consultant for some fuckin other business were supposed to be starting or whatever.
BOB: Right.
KEVIN: He came in, he and I wasnt I didnt even meet the guy. I was sittin here, he was talking to George McLellan and Georges desk, hes like, yeah, you know, Im in California now and my small consulting business, my energy costs have gone from 100 to 500 dollars a month. Its unbelievable, I dont know what to do. I just turned from my desk, I just looked at him, I said, MOVE.

KEVIN: The guy was like horrified. I go, look, dont take it the wrong way: Move; it isnt getting fixed any time soon,
BOB: You know man, its unbelievable, its like at that thats the thats the best thing that about it. Thats so beautiful.

KEVIN: Oh best thing that could happen is fuckin an earthquake, let that thing float out to the Pacific and put em fuckin candles.
BOB: I know. Those guys just cut em off.
KEVIN: Theyre so fucked and theyre so, like totally
BOB: They are so fucked.

You have to hear it to really get it. Two good ole' boys chucklin' to each other about how fucked over California is. Just unbelieveable.
http://seetheforest.blogspot.com/2004_06_01_seethefores...
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cybildisobedience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:19 AM
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1. WHY ISN'T THIS ON THE EVENING NEWS?
Why do we have to hear about Scott Peterson's trial until we're ready to throw up, but the mind-set of the people like this, who are running (and ruining) this country is a closely guarded secret?
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:24 AM
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2. It was on Australian evening news...
I don't think this is being treated as a minor story, but unfortunately your president is a walking headline.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:24 AM
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3. hmm...seems CBS left out some significant parts about Aunt Millie and Al
Gore witht he excerpts played to the public and on their website.

BOB: You know you know you know, grandma Millie, shes the one that Al Gores fightin for, you know? Youre not going to

These two sound like Freepers, don't they. The kind of dialog you see when you go over to that site. With some Ann Coulter thrown in.

Unbelievable that these people were actually employed! What kind of standards are out there in the workplace? Well...I shouldn't even ask because I know the answer. :eyes:
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:31 AM
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4. This is so screwed
I am from California, and back then the shrills were blaming it all on Davis.

It has been estimated that California might have gotten bilked out of up to 30 billion dollars, and hardly a word is spoken...

Please tell me about the liberal media again?
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Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:32 AM
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5. What happened to all the money these monsters stole?
It has to be somewhere. Why can't the people of California get it back?
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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:32 AM
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6. Who's f---d now ?
Whats amazing is that as soon as long term contracts were signed (effectively capping the prices) there seems to be plenty of electricity
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:40 AM
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7. Where did these tapes come from and where
have they been all this time? Who released or leaked them?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 09:42 AM
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8. On CBS last night.
The website I ref is from one of the transcribers.
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 07:21 AM
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9. Yeah...and we and Californians were all Tin Foil hatters back then...
Yep,I remember it well...it was all Gray Davis's fault,no energy policy,lousy leadership blah,blah blah....

This GD tape should be played as many times as Clinton hugging Monica tape was played. That fraud fucking recall in California and the election of the gropeinator should be considered illegal.

David
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mrbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 07:26 AM
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10. the enron tapes might be as much fun as the "nixon" tapes,
Here's a smoking gun.

See enron shoot itself in the foot.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 08:03 AM
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11. Why can't these so-called executives even speak coherent English?
Why are Freepers in charge???
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 10:57 AM
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13. Legacies
ability doesn't matter so much as family and other connections. Sliver Spoon -> Prep Shool -> Ivy League (with frat) -> top of business world (or even potus!)
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 10:53 AM
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12. A Walk Down Memory Lane
Not just Cheney's Energy Task Force (where Ken Lay sat at his right hand and dictated energy policy; invasion of Iraq discussed, etc) -- but what about Cheney's barnstorming of the nation in 2001, giving talks on energy? Remember that the jist of his "policy" was that if you wanted lower energy bills, you should turn your lights out?

California was just an experiment. They worked out the program there -- and now they are sticking it to the nation.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 11:08 AM
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14. Tapes came from discover in a law suit by Ca. city against Enron
The City attorney's got the trascripts through discovery motions in preparation for the trial. And they were broadcast on CNN a few days ago. They blocked out the obscenities with stars but you could sure tell just what was being said.

As far as "Where is all this money now?" Forget it! It's gone! Some went to Kenny & the boys and probably has been spent on luxuries, lots went to attorneys who were trying to keep those creeps out of jail. Ather than putting Enron into it's final resting place, I doubt Ca. will ever see any $$ back.
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 12:48 PM
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15. Bump.......nt
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