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Bernie Madroff’s Son Commits Suicide

Mark Madroff is dead, and by his own hand. What’s more, Bernie Madroff’s son commits suicide with his two year-old sleeping in the next room, on the second anniversary of his father’s famous arrest. How many more scoops of tragedy need to be served up here?

Many are the financial victims of Bernie Madroff investment scam that ran into multiple billions of dollars. Whole charities fell because their endowments were invested in Madroff’s pyramid scheme that promised, and delivered (on paper at least) absurdly high returns.

While Mark Madroff, who was the one who alerted authorities to his father’s fraud scheme, has never been charged in connection with any of his father’s, or other conspirators’ activities. However, he was named in multiple. pending lawsuits. That pressure, combined with continuing investigations, never mind what must be a hellish family dynamic by now, finally proved to much for the eldest Madroff son and, with his two year-old son asleep one room over, Mark Madroff hung himself in his SoHo living room.

He was found by his father-in-law who came to check on the two after Mark Madroff’s wife got a confusing and troubling email, while on vacation with their other child. While Mark Madroff used a dog-leash to hang himself, the dog was unharmed.

Bernie Madroff’s son commits suicide and another death-knell of tragedy and loss is lain at the feet of Bernie Madroff, the man with the singular honor as the perpetrator of the greatest financial fraud in history, estimated at over $20 billion dollars.

Dina Lohan – Parent o’ the Year

Filed under: Alcohol,Celebrities,Crazy News,drugs,Entertainment,Family,Idiots,Rehab/Recovery Stories — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 6:19 pm August 13, 2010

God grant me that when my daughter is older, that aI’m not as stupid as Dina Lohan, the mother of everybody’s favorite celebrity train-wreck du jour, Lindsay Lohan.

Appearing on The Today Show, Dina Lohan showed the kind of nebulous reasoning and blind faith in her own words unseen since Emperor Bush II called Sadaam Hussein a possessor of WMDs. Oh, those seem like such heady times compared to watching Dina Lohan’s parenting style, that seems to be, from all appearances, a subtle kind of not-parenting, if you will. It’s as if, if she closes her eyes long enough, she can believe it’s still last night. Well, open up your eyes, Dina Lohan: it is Today, and your daughter is an alcoholic drug user. Good Morning!

Check out this video of choice moments from Dina “I stayed close so Lindsay could fail on her own” Lohan’s interview:

Oh, no no no, says Dina Lohan to Matt Lauer’s questions regarding Lindsay ending up in rehab because of legal problems… again. Lindsay, says her mother with a straight face, doesn’t have addictions, she has tabloids. It’s all their fault. They took the fact that Lindsay is in rebab for the fourth time in three years and just exaggerated it to mean she had a problem, or something.

And there’s no problem with Lindsay checking out early or anything, and besides, maybe the Lohans can sue California! The sensitivity to reality must be a genetic thing with the Lohans. I don’t know that you can be taught to be that clueless. Dina then points out that one goes to rehab to be rehab-ilitated, then sits back with a knowing look in her eye, like she just said something clever about why it’s a good idea for Lindsay to keep checking out of them early. Besides, if we all would just see how Lindsay is, she’d tell us how’s she so not an addict/alcoholic and we’d believe her.

Two words, Dina Lohan: “act” and “tress.”

Dina Lohan also explains away Lindsay painting “F*** you” on her nails with the statement that she and Lindsay went to court believing that all charges were to be dropped that day… so that’s why Lindsay painted that on her fingernails beforehand…? And that’s the reason why it wasn’t “Lindsay’s choice”? WTF? Hold on, I need to re-read what I just typed…. yup. She actually said that. And she blamed the whole thing on the judge again. And bad things you’ve heard about Dina are her ex-husband’s fault and Lindsay’s fine and Dina is a good mother and we all just want to believe the tabloids, and Lindsay’s an actress and Dina is too a good mother.

Meanwhile, maintains the self-appointed Parent O’ the Year, Lindsay is fine and we’ll all see when she gets out, and in the meantime Lindsay is doing charity work to help what victims? Kids with addiction or alcohol problems? No… other celebrities who are “tabloid victims.” Lindsay Lohan lives in a sad, broken-down country called Lindsay Lohan Land, and Dina Lohan stands at the borders and says everything is fine.

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