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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

By the company they keep.

One of the most intriguing conundrums to an astute observer of the Archdiocese of Milquetoast bureaucracy has to be the just under the surface machinations of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund.

Now, this seeming legacy that stems from keeping crazy old men on life support long enough to declare their will null, is in the news again.

Like most of the good Weaklandistas, this Weakland era holdover has found the great left-wing bogie man of the new millenium: Halliburton!

With Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan holding one, out of the grand total of three votes (that's consultative for you), this namesake of the local Church is now lead plaintiff in the vast left-wing paranoia about a vast right-wing conspiracy.

Their first lawyers are admitted tools of the Democratic (read as baby-killers) party.
Even other law firms are critical of them. Ain't that the sharks turning on one another.
And look at their winning record: Al Gore in Florida, and Napster.

It all seems just a little too sleazy, from the life support in the 90's to the liberal shilling in this millenia. Why is a Catholic archbishop associated with all of this?

Oh yea, millions of dollars! With that as the context, when "jump" is called I guess the only response to Erica John is an archepiscopal "How high"?



Blogger Terrence Berres said...

The Fund was also a class-action plaintiff over its losses in Enron bonds.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:13:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

BTW, Harry was not crazy.

Cannon & Co. managed to persuade the courts (inter alia) that Harry's purchase of rights in a treasure-ship hunt was a sign that he was crazy.

The courts (inexplicably) agreed, and as you obliquely mention, irrupted settled public policy to rip the fund away from its rightful owners.

Of course, the new Intellectualoids immediately sold the treasure-hunt asset.

And a year later, the treasure-hunt came in, solid gold--well over $100MM, IIRC.

Not bad for a $1MM stake, eh?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

Here's a reprint of the National Catholic Reporter September 17, 1993 cover story on Harry John, written by Paul Wilkes.

Thursday, November 30, 2006 7:38:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

OK, I stand corrected. The actual amount of the treasure was $1 BILLION.

We also note that Harry was not interviewed for the article.

And legally astute observers (at least one recognized estate expert among them) who had little or no interest in Harry John were absolutely shocked at Barron's decision and Cannon's ruthlessness.

But it's all over.

Thursday, November 30, 2006 4:40:00 PM  

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