The express bus has departed for Hell

No gravedancing here, that’s for sure.

In fact, it’s a damned shame Kenny Boy got to die before serving his time in prison. I imagine its hard for all those people who lost their life savings not to feel a little cheated right about now…

Kenneth L. Lay, Ex-Chairman of Enron, Dies

Published: July 5, 2006

HOUSTON – Enron’s founder and chairman, Kenneth L. Lay, died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, according to his spokeswoman.

“Ken Lay passed away early this morning in Aspen. The Lays have a very large family with whom they need to communicate. And out of respect for the family, we will release further details at a later time,” Kelly L. Kimberly said in a statment this morning.

In May, Mr. Lay was found guilty on six counts of fraud and conspiracy and four counts of bank fraud. The former chief executive, Jeffrey K. Skilling, was convicted of 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy and one count of insider trading. (Story.)


14 thoughts on “The express bus has departed for Hell

  1. My first thought on hearing the conspiracy theory was to laugh. Then I thought about it for a second. It’s what I’D do if I had his money and was in the pickly he’s in….

  2. Well, let’s see. He’s poor. Satan looks a lot like Hillary Clinton, probably. Texas is the smallest state in Hell and all its sports teams are in last.
    And you have to go bird hunting with Dick Cheney every day.

  3. I figure he has a telemarketer’s job selling junk bonds. The hours are terrible (24/7), the phone keeps cutting out whenever he’s just about to make a sale, the office coffee is bad, the air-conditioner is on the fritz (of course!), and his co-workers (he’s at the bottom of the corporate ladder in hell) sit too close to him, smoke, sweat and are flatulent — and they keep calling him “Kenny Boy.” And did I mention his wages were all being garnished?
    I like the Hillary-as-Satan touch, though. Let’s make Bill the office manager and bring Monica in as Bill’s executive assistant, which brings one of my favorite Richard Thompson lines to mind: “You’ve been sitting on his lap and taking his dictation.”

  4. Weeelll…
    …according to something I heard this morning on one of the Pacifica Radio programs, now that he’s dead, all of the fines that Ken Lay owned are Null and Void. His estate is safe and untouchable. Any creditors must now start all over again to try and sue his estate for damages. Which, the report claimed, isn’t as easy to do as suing a person.
    The benefits of Kenny-Boy faking his death just keep looking better and better.

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