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Shkreli In Jaily


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America’s most hated person, even more hated than Donald Trump (probably), was found guilty Friday by a jury in Brooklyn for defrauding investors.

Martin Shkreli, the “Pharma Bro,” was notorious for buying Daraprim, a 62-year-old drug primarily used to treat newborns and HIV patients, and then raised the price from $13.50 to $750 a pill. Then, he gloated over being a huge dick.

He bought a secret Wu Tang album in 2015 for $2 million, which really annoyed people. He promised to destroy the album if Hillary Clinton won the election, and to make it available for free downloads if Trump won. After Trump won, he shared the intro and parts of two tracks.

Shkreli may not actually do any prison time. He can appeal and the judge may merely give him probation. If he does go to prison, it may be a pretty light sentence in one of those club-med prisons where there are tennis courts. Shkreli is rich. Rich people don’t serve time like poor people serving time for possessing marijuana.

That’s all I’m writing today. I’m taking the rest of the day off, and I want to begin doing nothing.

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Shkreli Slimes Through Congress


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On Thursday, Martin Shkreli, the pharma bro who jacked up the price of a potentially life-saving drug percent, testified before the Congressional House Oversight Committee.

Before doing so Shkreli boasted “I would love to talk to Congress. I would berate them. I would insult them.” Shkreli got his change and totally clammed up.

For each question, other than how to pronounce his name, he pleaded the fifth. He wouldn’t even answer a question about his purchasing the only copy of the infamous Wu Tang Clan album.

Chairman Jason Chafettz and fellow Republican Trey Gowdy usually have little agreement with the leading Democrat on the committee, Elijah Cummings, but they all seemed to share a distaste for the most hated man in America as he smirked at them.

And smirked away he did. Cummings pleaded with him to “to use any remaining influence you have over your former company to press them to lower the prices of these drugs.” Shkreli continued to smirk, looking away, as if he couldn’t care less about scalping the terminally ill. And he doesn’t.

This guy might possibly make Ted Cruz appear cuddly. OK. He’s not that slimy, but close.

Shkreli is under investigation for securities fraud unrelated to the price-gouging. Maybe in the future he’ll face karma, whether he decides to talk or not.

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Shkrewed By Shkreli


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It was several months ago when entrepreneur, hedge fund operator, and financial and pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli made the news for amping up the prices for Daraprim, an antiparasitic drug, from $13.50 to $750.00, after purchasing the manufacturing license. After being called about for the dastardly and heartless deed by the media, he seemed to thrive and take great pleasure in his infamy by gloating and taunting the public through social media. To add further insult to his critics, he bought the only copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million, making sure no one else would ever hear it.

After he was arrested last week by the FBI on charges of security fraud, the world celebrated and mocked him. It appears his Twitter account was also hacked, further mocking him.

I saw three ways to go with a cartoon on the subject. First, I could point out what an evil, greedy, smug little bastard the guy is. Nah. That’s kinda obvious and I did something like that months ago. Two, I could point out how the world is celebrating his arrest. I kinda liked that and had an idea for it but I wasn’t in love with it. Third, I could point out how it’s legal to rob from the poor but not the rich. A lot of other people have made that point but I still liked it. I thought I could put my own spin on it.

I like drawing Shkreli. He has a certain smug evilness to his face. I can just picture the guy tying a damsel to a railroad track. That seems to be common among jerk wads. For many, the cover represents the book well. Take a look at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ann Coulter, Paula Deen, or Tyler Perry. OK, Tyler Perry doesn’t look evil and he isn’t. But he’s gotta be violating some laws of the Geneva Convention for those movies he’s making.

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Buzzard Pharmaceuticals


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Is it just me, or does Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund guy who bought the rights to a critical drug and increased the price 5000%, look like a potential super villain? You know the type in movies. He’s a wormy protege of a father or a mentor that just wont give his special brand of evil a chance to shine, so he eliminates his predecessor and proceeds to battle vigilantes wearing rubber costumes in his attempt to control Gotham city?

Maybe it’s just me.