April 29, 2010

Keeping it simple tonight, as work as kept me late and there’s a soft cool fall-like breeze out on the patio that deserves some company and a glass of Pinot Grigio. This is from National Review Online’s Corner Blog this morning:

This email is going around Wall Street this morning:

We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were profitable. I didn’t hear America complaining when the market was roaring to 14,000 and everyone’s 401k doubled every 3 years. Just like gambling, its not a problem until you lose. I’ve never heard of anyone going to Gamblers Anonymous because they won too much in Vegas.

Well now the market crapped out, & even though it has come back somewhat, the government and the average Joes are still looking for a scapegoat. God knows there has to be one for everything. Well, here we are.

Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work till 10pm or later. We’re used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don’t take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don’t demand a union. We don’t retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we’ll eat that.

For years teachers and other unionized labor have had us fooled. We were too busy working to notice. Do you really think that we are incapable of teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping? We’re going to take your cushy jobs with tenure and 4 months off a year and whine just like you that we are so-o-o-o underpaid for building the youth of America. Say goodbye to your overtime and double time and a half. I’ll be hitting grounders to the high school baseball team for $5k extra a summer, thank you very much.

So now that we’re going to be making $85k a year without upside, Joe Mainstreet is going to have his revenge, right? Wrong! Guess what: we’re going to stop buying the new 80k car, we aren’t going to leave the 35 percent tip at our business dinners anymore. No more free rides on our backs. We’re going to landscape our own back yards, wash our cars with a garden hose in our driveways. Our money was your money. You spent it. When our money dries up, so does yours.

The difference is, you lived off of it, we rejoiced in it. The Obama administration and the Democratic National Committee might get their way and knock us off the top of the pyramid, but it’s really going to hurt like hell for them when our fat a**es land directly on the middle class of America and knock them to the bottom.

We aren’t dinosaurs. We are smarter and more vicious than that, and we are going to survive. The question is, now that Obama & his administration are making Joe Mainstreet our food supply…will he? and will they?

Something to think about, dontcha think?

President Obama should know that for every action there is a reaction, for every action taken there are unforeseen consequences. Of course, as I mentioned yesterday, I’m guessing he knows exactly what’s he’s doing – his sole goal and desire is to systematically dismantle captialism and the free market U.S. economy and rehape it to his own socialist, fascist, European worldview. So he and his ilk really don’t care. What a guy.

Pool temp: 76 degrees

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 22:43 | Comments (5)
5 Comments »
  1. Cute, but not true. Joe Fat Cat would discover that Average Joe works the same hours he does, fixes his own plumbing, cuts his own grass, brown bags (No business dinners), and stays in more. That email sends the wrong message. It’s just ugly.

    Comment by Rob — April 30, 2010 @ 4:59 am


  2. Marcos’ new Havana Rumba opens this Monday..it’s in Middletown and has a patio. I will be there for sure. He has done so well, and Mojitos Tapas restaurant is fabulous too.

    Comment by Jana — April 30, 2010 @ 5:24 am


  3. Congratulations to Marcos – Jana, send me some pictures!

    I plan on blogging about Marcos’s story this weekend, because he and his story is the very thing that the Obama administration’s efforts to snuff out. Their consistent desire to eliminate competition in the marketplace and weigh entrepreneurs down with excessive regulations as a way to further extend the “nanny state” will only make stories like Marcos’s mor difficult to achieve in the future.

    As for the Wall Street post – that’s exactly how its going down. I know people who were white-collar professionals just like me who, aftr losing their jobs, are doing things they never could have imagined themselves doing – and liking it! One is painting houses, the other opened a pet sitting business, a third is a landscaper. And by doing so, they are providing competition against the same pople you would expect to do traditional “blue collar” jobs.

    As I alluded to above and yesterday, the Obama administration loves to pick fights with certain groups of Americans – the affluent, the capitalists, and now Arizonans; he shouldn’t be surprised that peopl have a breaking point before they start fighting back in their own way. He’s a pathetic, poor excuse for a leader and President, and it will come back to haunt him and the Democrats. It already has, as you’re already seeing a major shift away from one of the Democratic party’s most loyal and traditional voters – the elderly.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — April 30, 2010 @ 8:00 am


  4. He has a website…Havana Rumba with tons of photos. He also posts on Facebook with daily updates. I will try to remember to take my camera on Monday night. I had a lovely visit with Ingrid one afternoon at Mojitos. She was there and it was so nice to spend a little time with her. I gave her your email. Hers is maring02@insightbb.com. Soggy awful day for Derby…terrible storms moving in. I am going to my cousin’s for a family Derby get together

    Comment by Jana — May 1, 2010 @ 5:12 am


  5. “As for the Wall Street post – that’s exactly how its going down. I know people who were white-collar professionals just like me who, aftr losing their jobs, are doing things they never could have imagined themselves doing – and liking it!”

    That’s not new, GWS. That’s a time-honored tradition. People at the top of the food chain tire of the stress or get downsized and move on. Wish some of them had done so sooner. Someone will move up and take their place.

    Comment by Rob — May 1, 2010 @ 8:49 am


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