Monday, March 17, 2008

Bear Takes the Honey and Runs, Taxpayers Pay

While Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns received a buyout/bailout courtesy of the American taxpayer, a different bear made off with the honey. A Macedonian bear was convicted in abstentia for repeatedly raiding a beekeeper's hive. The bear didn't even have the decency to package the stolen honey in a Triple A rated security. It absconded outight with the natural treat.

But the court did come to the rescue for the gyped beekeeper. It ordered the state to pay for his losses, as the bear had no owner and was a protected species. So, the moral of the story is once again, the taxpayer will bail out the bear who failed to follow the rules. But this bear remains at large in his habitat, ready to prey again. Sleep tight, little ones!