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VIDEO: Linda McMahon campaign worker received check and "you're screwed" condom; then his check bounced.

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Campaign worker receives check and condom, check bounces

Linda McMahon campaign worker:

"Basically he handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed. That's the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it's like spitting in a person's face."

Linda must be broke after spending all those millions on her failed campaigns. Yeah, that must be it. That or she's a lower-life than many of us thought she was:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Two days after the election campaign workers came to News 8 claiming, they had not been paid by Linda McMahon's campaign. [...]

Twaine Don Gomes was one of the people who first complained to News 8. He was handed a check, but he says, the campaign told him they were mad that he came to News 8, so he got a little something extra in his envelope.

His little bonus was a "you're screwed" condom. How's that for parting gifts? And to add insult to injury, his check bounced.

At least the condom will help augment the biggest one-year drop in abortions in a decade.

File under "unintended consequences."

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Ken Feinberg: BP hasn't put money in escrow account yet; "I don't want the checks to bounce"

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You know, if there's one thing we've all noticed about BP, it's their finely honed sense of right and wrong. They've been so careful to follow all the rules, take good care of their workers, and follow through on every promise to make good on that silly little mistake they made back in April:

Ken Feinberg said today he hasn't been able to start writing claims checks because BP PLC has not yet deposited any money into the $20 billion escrow fund it promised to create.

Waitwhaa-a-a?

See, BP was supposed to put $5 billion a year into an account over the next four years, see. Simple. Even a child could do that. Well, a very, very wealthy child.

Feinberg said he doesn't have the authority to force BP to deposit the money, and that he can't start making payments until it does.

"I don't want the checks to bounce," he said.

He said he has been told that the money would be available in the next week or so.

The check is in the mail. We've all heard that one before, right?

The day after the escrow account’s establishment in June, BP CEO Tony Hayward told Congress that BP is “unwavering in our commitment to fulfill all our responsibilities” and the company “won’t stop spending until the job is done.”

Trusting this bunch of thugs on anything is laughable... and I'm sure we'll all have a good guffaw once we stop crying.

H/t: Think Progress

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