Thursday, June 30, 2011

I am tired of being the only smart person

Oh, I know there are 2 or 3 more of you out there, but it is not enough.

And just to get it off my chest so I can continue, will someone, anyone, buy Hillary Clinton a bottle of shampoo and teach her how to use it. I would not even bitch about the hideous headband at this point.

Okay, here is my bitch of the day. What part of "we" ain't got no money is really hard to understand. You go to the cookie jar and it is empty. That means no money for us. When I was laid off it was for a week or 2, I don't recall,  it was pretty much known at that point that the economy had changed and more lay-offs were probably in the future. So we cut out the bullshit spending. And when Big Daddy was RIF'd we cut out all extra spending. Period. I was working then but we were not going to spend money unless it was necessary.

We did not go to the neighbors and tell them that because they were rich they should give us some of their money.

If Greece and Detroit cannot pay their bills then I guess they should quit spending money. Now I don't live in Greece so I don't know their bills, but Detroit has a whole bunch of people making big bucks. And the budgets for city government are huge. And Detroit is a shit hole. It is obvious to me that the money spent has not done a thing to improve the city, so just quit spending it. What is the worst thing that can happen? If the city buses don't run children can't get to school. Then maybe the schools should be in walking distance.

When I spent time working in Detroit I knew a guy that walked or rode his bike every day. Took him 2 and a half hours to walk to work. And he worked 10 to 12 hours a day. That is what happens when you don't have any money and you are trying to get back on track and have a cash cushion.  By the way I watched this guy walk to work for 5 years. He got so he liked it, it was a challenge. I also knew a guy that could not afford to drive his Grand Cherokee to work, the vehicle he produced. It cost too much for gas. This was when gas was pretty cheap, 2001, the problem was he had a 2 hour commute. Maybe he should have moved or bought a Neon.

And this human trafficking thing is getting on my nerves too. The reason for this is because people are cheap. In the US the Great Benevolent Society wants to get a manicure and a pedicure for 10 bucks. The whore mongers do not want to pay standard rates for a blow job. The prissy women want their houses cleaned and their children nannied on the cheap. And all the cheap, cheap, cheap bastards want their property landscaped and manicured for a song. How about we just cut to the chase and go after the cheap assholes. How hard is it to find the lowest priced nail tech and check her bosses papers. I am serious, this is happening in the US and everyone is aghast and my question is "Who are the clients"?

Oh, and I loved Obama's speech today about how his daughters are perfect students (shades of Jimmy Carter here) and why can't the Congress stay in town and do their jobs? He stated he has been in town. I want to know who has been going to all those fund raisers on his schedule, you know the ones where he does one official duty and then 3 speeches for cash. Don't throw that stone unless you are clean as a whistle buddy. And a side note, a decent father would not use his children for a cheap sound bite, so don't bitch when that one comes back to bite you in the ass.

That is what makes me angry, it is all rhetoric and politics. No one wants to own this mess. The government keeps making laws they cannot afford for people who cannot, will not, or do not want to pay for them.

And finally, I can fix this gay marriage thing in a heartbeat, the government does not have any business in marriage, it is a sacrament of the church. No money for you government. What the US needs is Civil Unions. There are thousands of government employees, think TSA, that could fill out this paperwork, and then we can all be civil. Think of the tax dollars with that one change. And I really don't care if you civilly unionize with a pig or a goat as long as I don't have to go to dinner with you.


  1. Believe me, I know about walking 2 1/2 hours to work each way, uphill both times, wearing nothing but a suit, holey shoes, with the Newark Star-Ledger for an umbrella. Okay. Not that bad.

    But in my times of meager budgets (such as right now), I have been a pet sitter, rented a room in my house (one an absolute delight, one tried to walk off with everything that wasn't nailed down, and the third one wanted me to be her ayah), lived on beans, went for a year without buying new clothes, ate nothing that didn't come from my house, etc., etc. And it pisses me off to see people throwing money away.

    A commonly-minded frugal friend of mine and I tried to sit down with a guy caught up in some crazy flipping real estate thing in the 80s and tell him it was all a house of cards, but did he listen? No.


  2. Yeah, the real estate issues were so long ignored, I knew people with 2 and 3 houses making huge payments with ARM's and they just did not get it.