Tuesday, 21 October 2008

My Kind of Guy

This week....Andrew Lahde decided to retire. Andrew is 37 years old. Andrew is a unique kind of guy....he preys off dumbasses, dimwits and idiots. Andrew build up a a $80 million dollar LA operation called Lahde Capital Management. It was a hedge fund.....and his specialty was simply betting against subprime mortgages. He knew the actual score...and he couldn't be beat.

He sent out his resignation letter: "The low-hanging fruit, ie idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking," he wrote. "These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government."

Andrew wasn't finished....he continued on: "All of this behavior supporting the aristocracy only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America."

Andrew's fund....became one of the top funds in America....returned 866% last year. How? He bet against the entire home loan industry. He knew they would collapse.

With his adios to the real world....he announced his intention to move on and appeal for the legalization of mary-j-u-wanna. He was happy...real happy.

Basically...Andrew is correct. All of these idiots throughout the banking sector did everything....and were all graduates of Harvard or Yale. They ran the companies. They knew their business...or so pretended to know. A guy who graduated from Pima Community College with a 2-year degree in accounting....probably knew more about banking than half the guys who worked in AIG or any of these banks that failed. The truth is....Andrew knew precisely what they were...dimwits...and took them to the cleaners. What a guy....I'd like to meet him.

Our Guys

In the past few months....the US Army has started to understand just how many of its folks are addicted to plain old painkillers. This past week....they prosecuted Specialist Jeremy Thompson and an associate. The two would spend hours in the barracks.....mixing, crushing and snorting painkillers prescribed by Army doctors. Then they'd sit there and just tare stare at the Discovery Channel "in a haze".

I sat there for a minute....pondering this....realizing that I'd also been one of those watching the Discovery Channel in a haze....although without any drugs or alcohol. It was just a natural effect of watching something so boring....that I'd usually forget about what I watched.

Most folks seem to think around twenty percent of the young Army guys out there....are on some type of prescribed painkiller. Alot of these guys had serious orthopedic injuries from training and war, so painkillers from the Army were normally prescribed.

The drug of choice: Percocet. A normal prescription was thirty pills a month....these guys were doing 200-plus pills. The curious thing here....if you have watched Doctor House regularly....thats the pill of choice for the good doctor on the show....who also has become addicted.

Its a curious episode that we've put our Army guys in....we demanded they be fit and totally prepared for war.....and they end up injured like some quarterback in the NFL. They push on...addicted to painkillers....and we end up with guys who get kicked out and dumped back on the streets of the US. Somethings wrong here.

Redneck America

This is what we know. Democratic Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania....spoke out and said that some folks (his constituents) in the western part of Pennsylvania.....are "rednecks". He also said that this entire area was "really redneck" if you went back ten years ago. He meant all this to indicate that a number of his folks in that region are racist in nature....and might have trouble voting for a black guy. This comment today was supposed to clear up matters....at least John thought that it would clear matters up.

Being from Bama...and having heard "redneck" so often.....I simply sat there and laughed. For some idiot political hack to run around tossing "redneck" around....classifying this region as "light redneck" and that region as "heavy redneck".....is about as dim as you can get. John's a democrat who often gets elected by these folks, and I'm guessing that they don't care if they get insulted or not. In Bama....this insult wouldn't be allowed to stand. This guy would be let off the hook and dismissed from DC. These western Pennsylvania folks probably will re-elect the fool.

If I were to keep John's logic....then I'd have "light redneck", "turbo redneck", "heavyweight redneck", "XXL redneck", and "westcoast redneck" as terms I'd use for various communities in the US. I'd even have to classify some congressmen as "merely stupid", "foolishly stupid", "dimwitted stupid", and "XXL stupid". John would fit the XXL category...I'm thinking.