No, make that the Month. Maybe even the Year. Or possibly the decade, since the photos you’re about to feast your eyes on are from last year.
Here’s a taste: this is a couple of law firm employees at their firm’s Hallowe’en party last year. They’re “dressed up” as homeowners who’ve been foreclosed on, something the firm facilitates in the employ of the Big Banks:
On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest such firm in New York; it represents virtually all the giant mortgage lenders, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
The party is the firm’s big annual bash. Employees wear Halloween costumes to the office, where they party until around noon, and then return to work, still in costume. I can’t tell you how people dressed for this year’s party, but I can tell you about last year’s.
That’s because a former employee of Steven J. Baum recently sent me snapshots of last year’s party. In an e-mail, she said that she wanted me to see them because they showed an appalling lack of compassion toward the homeowners — invariably poor and down on their luck — that the Baum firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against.
Read the rest and look at the other photos of these partying pigfuckers and have your mind blown. There is something Seriously Wrong with these people.
And this is why I support Occupy Wall Street despite my admitted ambivalence about our version of the same in Canada. This wouldn’t happen in Canada: largely because we had no foreclosure crisis for these slimy scum-ridden weasels to mock, but also because Canadians don’t seem to be infected with this kind of mindless, soulless malevolence. Not even the worst of us.