Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Ninth Degree of Crazy

I have sat and read a dozen-odd reports over this Robert Dear guy out of Colorado who was in a mass-shooting episode.  I tend to skip the act itself and just ask three or four stupid questions over what they've been doing the past decade.....what drugs do they commonly use....and just how crazy did ex-wives, ex-GF's, or relatives consider the guy.  Note, it's almost always a crazy guy doing the shooting.....oddly, we don't have women ever noted much for crazy shooting.

So, the ex-wife of Dear says the guy was sitting there twenty years ago as a art dealer.

I sat and pondered over this.  Being from Bama.....I must be kinda honest....I've never met an art dealer in my life.  I've met taxidermists, hog farmers, veterinarians, tractor salesmen, buy-me-a-drink gals, Army women who could kick my ass, pretender-Republicans, postal folks, technology geeks, rocket scientists, engineers, professors, pilots, professional cooks, bartenders (a fair number of them), mechanics, mathematicians, losers with a PhD, weathermen, Civil War enthusiasts, cowboys, Buddhists, Catholics, LDS folks, truckers, gas station clerks, Piggly Wiggly clerks, one US ambassador, 'lost' reverends, 'found' reverends, journalists, pretender-journalists, pro-baseball players, and even a couple of banjo-pickers.  But I must admit.....I just haven't met any art dealers.

I won't stand here and say it's a loser profession....although the thought does race through my mind.  You basically have to be the middle guy.....where some poor gal spent six weeks working on some portrait of a pink horse standing next to a green Indian and a purple Cowboy....and try to convince some idiot that the portrait is worth $4,000....of which your cut will be as the middle-guy half of that money.  So you shell out booze and hope that some crazed guy with lots of money and a poor taste for art.....will actually be that stupid and crazy to buy the 'pink horse' portrait.

The ex-wive says that Robert's woes started up before 1997, and he was going through some type of crisis or attitude change.  He'd just haul off and assault her.  She didn't say nothing much about drug usage....but most guys don't typically slug, assault, or perform an injury on a wife....unless they are fairly drunken or drugged-up.  The ex-wife finally said enough around 2002, and they described the guy as mostly a guy without any crazy tendencies.....well.....other than aggressive violence against her.

Other folks talked up the last couple years of Robert's life in Colorado....noting he lived mostly in some cabin in Colorado....seemed a bit detached from reality.....appearing like some guy who was on some zombie-like daze.

For years, I've been waiting for some guy to sit down and write the end-all-tell-all book on the nine degrees of crazy.  Being from Bama, I have a special appreciation of crazy.  Most folks from Bama will admit that roughly a quarter of population are just a bit on the crazy side.....some more....some less....some on the far-far-far side of crazy.  Course, when the crazy reaches a level of safety being threatened.....we are about the same as everyone else....it's time to put the guy in some facility and lock the door.

My humble guess is that Robert was one of those guys who got a fair bit of profits at some stage....took to smoking marijuana several times a day to lessen the stress upon him, and just got to some point where he's in a dazed state of mind for roughly twenty hours a day.

The sad thing is that in the daily travels that each of us have now.....we likely come across four or five such characters, and it's only 'luck' that helps us make it through the day....alive.  All these guys or gals....on the ninth degree of crazy and hyped on some really good marijuana....and we as potential victims somehow survive.  Pretty good odds....don't you think?

Living in a Bold New Fraudulent World

I came to this conclusion over the weekend, after a fair amount of pondering.  We are living in a wonderful and bold new era....full of fraud, deceit and misrepresentation.

You sit and listen to some political figure talk for forty minutes and you just start grinning because there's at least ten different fraudulent statements that they made.  You kinda just accept that and hug the guy or gal anyway.

You sit and watch some no-name talent Kadashian swagger around on some show for thirty minutes and come away mesmerized that nothing really occurred but you felt entertained.

You sat through an interview with some Today Show idiot who talks to poor Charlie Sheen and his HIV stuff, and never once does the interview ask if Charlie had unprotected sex with some guy while on some drug binge.  It's a fake but decent fraudulent interview....which you accept because it's just there as entertainment and nothing else.

The CIA wages a fake intelligence blitz campaign across the globe and you feel fairly confident over their fraudulent efforts.  It'll all come to a successful fraud ending, and someone will get a pat on the back for their fraudulent efforts.

You sit and watch the President appear on dozens of comedy shows....saying humorous and stupid things, and eventually accept all of that as normal.  So when he does appear at some podium and say other humorous and stupid things in a naturally serious way....well, it's just part of the fraud and you accept it as normal.

Over the past decade, you got used to watching guys pretending to be Republicans or Democrats, and you just grin now when they screw up enough to show they aren't really a member of this party or that party.....but just some component of a lobbyist group that shall remain unnamed.

You got used to Global Warming, Global Cooling, and Climate Change.....to such a degree....that the fraud stuff doesn't really bother you anymore.  You just grin a bit and act spellbound....but it's mostly just good fraudulent science stuff.  They could talk up some terrible woes coming ten years in the future....but, it just won't be accepted beyond a certain degree of fraud talk.

You got used to fraudulent bankers to such a degree....that even when they've almost bankrupted the nation.....you just accept as a fraudulent bankruptcy....not a real bankruptcy.

You got used to fraudulent universities to such a degree....that it doesn't bother you when Wanda or Micky Junior asks you for $100,000 for four years.....you just hand the money over and accept the fact that it's just buying a piece of paper....not a real education.  It's a good fraud, and will help the poor kid in four years get a good decent fraudulent job with a company who is stupid enough to pay $40,000 a year to some kid who is lacking in analytical skills and common sense.....but they were at a real NCAA football campus.

You've gotten use to fraudulent religious clerics with a spicy TV character-like appearance and witty charm.  It's bad enough that if they ask you to buy time-shares with some fraudulent Christian condo-association to be around other fraudulent Christians.....you probably will shell out the cash to get this golden but fraudulent opportunity.

You sit around in the evening to watch Amish Mafia....knowing full well that it's just a fraudulent pretender-documentary with entertainment value.  Being a fraud is no big deal....even a fraudulent Amish guy.

It's reached the level that when you do discuss baseball and homeruns....you don't even bring up Barry Bonds or Sammy Sosa anymore.  The steroid period has consumed your passion and intensity for the sport.  Fraudulent homeruns are listed in the records and you just grin when the topic comes up now.

Over the past decade, between President Bush and President Obama....we've been conditioned by the news media with various fraudulent messages.  We've gone now to the stage where nothing that Hillary, Trump or Carson says of a crazy fashion matters.

When some idiot from the news media comes up and asks Doc Carson about Egyptian Pyramids....well, it just doesn't matter what he says.....we just accept it as a fraudulent answer and that's the end of that chaotic moment.

When some idiot from the news media comes up and asks Hillary about the 1,000 classified emails in her personal unclassified server?  Well....it's just another fraudulent element of a heavily tasked executive with some burned-out brain cells.  No big deal.....just another fraud that we need to accept.
When some idiot from the news media throws Trump around and makes him do a brief stumble.....well, it just don't matter because we see the news media as a fraudulent element, and Trump is this poor victim guy.  Trump could admit he was there on the grassy knoll and shoot JFK.....it wouldn't matter.....we'd just say that the whole Kennedy shooting was a fraud and just accept it.

Yeah, it's like we've taken professional wrestling serious and willing to believe that the Undertaker will never be taken down. Or it's like some insane amount of trust that we've put on the shoulders of Jerry Springer to deliver a daily fraudulent show that looks pretty real with trailer trash women, transexual guys married to fake farmers, and guys who admit they had some relationship with sixteen women from their local church.

It is a bold new and fraudulent world that we live in, and frankly.....some folks might be shocked that we now just take it in stride and will be willing to overlook any crazy Trump comment, or fake trailer trash gal who appears on Jerry Springer's show.