John Cole knocks it out of the park today connecting the first scene of the first season of The Wire to the truly maddening situation of people responsible for this mess capitalizing on said mess. Seriously, check out the whole post.
Suspect: Iâ€™m sayinâ€™, every Friday night in an alley behind the Cut Rate, we rollinâ€™ bones, you know? I mean all them boys, we roll til late.
McNulty: Alley crap game, right?
Suspect: Like every time, Snot, heâ€™d fade a few shooters, play it out til the potâ€™s deep. Snatch and run.
McNulty: What, every time?
Suspect: Couldnâ€™t help hisself.
McNulty: Let me understand. Every Friday night, you and your boys are shootinâ€™ craps, right? And every Friday night, your pal Snot Boogieâ€¦ heâ€™d wait til thereâ€™s cash on the ground and heâ€™d grab it and run away? You let him do that?
Suspect: Weâ€™d catch him and beat his ass but ainâ€™t nobody ever go past that.
McNulty: Iâ€™ve gotta ask you: if every time Snot Boogie would grab the money and run awayâ€¦ whyâ€™d you even let him in the game?
McNulty: Well, if every time, Snot Boogie stole the money, whyâ€™d you let him play?
Suspect: Got to. Itâ€™s America, man.
I am having a tough time dealing with news that the former president of Countrywide Financial, the mortgage company that did so much to dig the hole in which we all now reside, is making a killing buying up delinquent mortgage loans from the government at bargain basement rates.