Who knew all those little wood asian kids on that damn ride in florida were right?
Where the fuck do I begin?
After 17 daze of living on nothing but sugar, fried food, margarita’s and cotton candy I have woken to a not-so brave new world. My pockets have been emptied of everything. No synaptic provocateurs, no money, no job, no nothing.
I see a political landscape in which people are more interested in calling one another names rather than coming up with solutions to significant problems (fyi – in my humble opinion the $700B bailout bill wasn’t a solution). Biden and Palin – interesting choices….makes me question the judgement of both candidates.
Why is it that we have more choices of peanut butter than candidates for president? I guess it’s a good thing in that it eliminates the potential for a fringe candidate getting elected with less than the majority of the popular vote. We couldn’t let that happen…….could we?
I see a world reeling from financial mismanagement, head-in-the-sand paralysis and greed. A great acronym NINA. Sure it was one of the ships that pirated the pilgrims from england to massatwoshitts. Maybe that is appropriate. In the world of mortgages it means – No Income No Asset verification. Great way to lend money, assholes.
Where the fuck was I when that line formed…..got no job, got no assets but write me a $250K mortgage so I can buy me a house. Shit with the real estate market going up, maybe I’ll flip the house, pocket the profit and get back in line. In the interim lets package all these NINA mortgages into a neat little investment bundle and sell them to, let’s say AIG. Bingo…..
I heard some wise dude on the radio the other day and he said that wall street is no longer an investment arena. Wall Street, according to this dude, has become a speculative arena. Somehow this isn’t surprising.
Today’s world is one of instant gratification, instant communication, even instant replay. It’s become, for lack of a better term, IWORLD. A place where it’s all about the I not about the we.
Sure I am generalizing, but it’s my blog and I get to do that.
Shit, you can’t go anywhere without your cellphone or pda for fear of being out of touch. We need access to everything and anything. Do you really care if one of Brittany’s kid’s took a nice shit today?
I love the fact that there is a guy, Cramer on MSNBC who tells you what stocks to sell or buy. What ever happened to doing your own due diligence and research? Lazy fuckers! Actually, if you simply follow Cramers lead you can always blame your losses on someone else. This too seems like another come thread running through today’s world…..it’s not my fault it’s someone else’s.
As the great writers for Monty Python once penned, “society’s to blame, ok will be charging them too.”
What ever happened to sound fundamental financial management? Whatever happened to companies caring about their workers through great benefits and competitive salaries? Where did accountability go? Shit, wasn’t it a few short years ago that the Enron debacle brought about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. I think the other name for it was: the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act.
We walk around with ipods and things called zen plugged into our ears to drown out the noise and eliminate any interaction with the world and people around us. Maybe it’s just to drown out the negativity.
As I have said since day one folks – we have to be positive. WE, have to set the example for people, we have to help folks get out of this rut, we have to be the pozitoodinal light that shines even when times are the darkest.
I had a nice venting today via my blog and feel better and renewed to be that bright light of pozitoodinal energy. Let’s make this ourworld instead of I world.
Reach out to someone and smile.
Open a door for someone.
Let someone merge into your lane.
Let someone go ahead of you in line with less things in their shopping basket.
Drop off some canned goods or a dollar or two at a local food bank.