The judge just approved the sale of Sears to Lampert. No surprise, we all knew that was coming. But I can't wrap my head around why Lampert would run a viable company into the ground and then buy the worthless company that's so beat up now it can't survive. It's well beyond the point of no return. At first I thought no sane judge would approve the deal, giving control to the guy who killed the company. But it was dead anyway so maybe he didn't see the harm in trying to perform CPR. Maybe it would have been better to liquidate now than prolong the suffering. I'm obviously missing something here, so maybe if someone talks slow enough and uses monosyllabic words the light bulb might come on for me. In the back of my mind I can't help but to think that maybe there's a pension fund or something he's hoping to raid before liquidating.