Whoa Hop

Whoa Hop

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1 hour ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

I like newborns because even at that stage you can see some of the person they're going to be. But toddlers are hilarious if they haven't already been fucked up by their parent's own damage.

5 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 3 replies · +5 points

The price of Doritos is too damn high.

5 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

The amount of money that has moved through that man's hands; what in the world did he do with it all? How do you get yourself so deep in that you've got to move hundreds of thousands of dollars around and even then you're not out of the red? The article says he bought land, which makes more sense than one man spending over $3M on drugs in a few years; whose name is on the deed(s) and/or mortgage(s) for those purchases?

7 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 5 replies · +5 points

I guess it helps when everyone is related to everyone else? Thanksgiving is gonna be so awkward this year.
https://www.postandcourier.com/murdaugh-updates/h...

From the article: One Thursday in September 2021, a paralegal walked into attorney Alex Murdaugh’s office and set into motion his downfall.
Since the spring, his law firm’s accounting office had been badgering him for information about a big payday he’d recently won. He and another lawyer, an old college friend, had represented a man who was badly hurt after running into debris spilled on the road. They won his family millions. Curiously, Murdaugh’s firm’s cut — $792,000 — hadn’t shown up.
Pressed by his law partners and their top accountant, Murdaugh assured them the money was still sitting in his friend’s trust account.
Then the paralegal walked in and saw a check on his desk. It was the payout from the big case. Murdaugh had lied; he’d had the money all along.
The next day, Murdaugh was forced out of the law firm his great-grandfather had founded a century earlier, and his partners alerted authorities. Soon, they went to meet Russell Laffitte, who ran Hampton’s biggest bank a few blocks away. Palmetto State Bank had the firm’s accounts, and the law partners didn’t want Murdaugh signing any checks. And knowing Murdaugh banked there himself, they thought Laffitte should know he wouldn’t be pulling a paycheck anymore.
The firm’s chief financial officer, Jeanne Seckinger, remembered Laffitte’s first reaction was disbelief, which was hardly a surprise in a town where Murdaugh operated with the glad-handing disposition of a politician. Plus, they had known each other for decades. Laffitte and Murdaugh lived across the street from each other as boys; Murdaugh’s dad was Laffitte’s godfather, and vice versa.

Seckinger, who also happened to be Laffitte’s sister-in-law, was surprised by his next thought: He said the bank was going to lose a lot of money.

9 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 7 replies · +8 points

Accountant for Murdaugh’s former law firm is testifying about the financial shenanigans he got up to before the murders.
She’s no joke.

9 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Ah, right!

12 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 3 replies · +4 points

Are the kids going on a trip?

23 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 1 reply · +5 points

I'm sipping some social tonic. This is how I go dry for Feb.

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

Re Murdaugh: he looks like he dipped the top of his head in some wet orange paint.

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - Winter Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +6 points

I need to watch today's Murdaugh trial testimony.