I’ve found the cure for the worries about my financial future, in my back pocket I have the cure for being financially nervous about the rising cost of everything.
I call it my “Schrodinger’s Lotto Card“, and until I check on those results, I’m both broke and rich at the same time…
In a speech at her rally Hillary Clinton once again brought up the “3 a.m. phone call” idea that failed to get votes for her in her campaign against Barak Obama in 2008, this time indicating that she was the best prepared candidate when she said “Do you know how many times I’ve had to answer the phone at 3 a.m. to find out which bar I had to go to pick up my husband at?”
I was thinking earlier today about how progress can advance some things while making others fall to the back of the pack, or disappear completely from the scene.
Picture the maker of buggy whips back in the day and what went through his mind as he watched the first car, a horseless carriage in the vernacular, drive by him while he was standing outside his shop slapping his hand with his product.
“Hey, there’s no f’n ….”
Do you suppose that a maker of slide rules felt any different when he (I know using the masculine form is going to piss some off, but most of the people I’m speaking about in this article were men) got a chance to try out the first Hewlett Packard (ages before Carly Fiorena sank the company) hand held L.E.D. calculator? He probably thought before the test that he was indestructible because his slide rule was accurate to several decimal points and the cost of the competing device was well over $500.00. Of course the HP could run circles around his machine, or at least it did before the L.E.D.’s ran the battery down but his product had a huge market lead. Now you can buy far faster and more capable lcd hand held calculators at the .99 cent store for, yep, 99 cents.
I suppose that the stock holders in film companies must have had a laugh when the first digital cameras arrived on the market, I remember that the Nikon Kodak consortium’s DCS200 was around $25,000 for a camera based on an existing Nikon 35mm SLR but with a digital back, it had far less resolution than the cheapest phone you can find today for under $25.00, and it was ungainly to use and so slow to operate that it was nearly useless for anything but non moving product shots. Now except for collectors and people with a masochism streak, the film market is dead and the availability of chemistry to develop film is on the road to being on par with what the Egyptians used to mummify their dearly departed.
So where is all this going? It’s a heads up to alert the world that things are changing far in excess of what Moore’s Law would have predicted about a non number crunching customer based product.
Not all that long ago the political world was a strictly investor driven operation run by the money world.
And politicians had only two jobs:
1. Get elected
and then later on…
2 Get reelected
Said politicians spent (and still do spend) most of their time cold calling wealthy people (some reports say it’s about 70% of their average day in office) asking for donations to get ready for the next election or reelection, and legally only being able to hint about what the money people will get in return for their “donations”.
And then came Bernie,
Now it’s time to grab your seat and hold on…
Following the slimy slamming shut of facebook on her opponents a few days ago, congratulations are obviously in order to Hillary R. Clinton for helping win the battle that Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, George Carlin and many others fought so hard for. This battle I’m referring to was the inclusion in popular discourse of the non-sexual use of the word “cunt”, this is surely a descriptive that she’s earned. A coffee mug she stole from the University of North Texas?
In due time I believe a photo of her face will show up in any Wiki or Google search for that word, and many ‘netizens will change the online spelling of her name (and not just to stop it from trending) to Cunton. If you have problems with this I suggest that you go away now because I’m begining to actively work to find a way to send her and Bill off to some prison where they can reminisce on their vast fortune lost in legal battles while they have occasional visits from her daughter Chelsea
Foster Clinton (#arkancide #vincefoster) and their grandchildren.
Make no mistake about this, I’m still doing everything I can to help Bernie make America’s dream come true, but if Cunton makes that impossible my focus will not shift to the useless green party (I’m sure Jill Stein is nice to her cats) but will be only #fuckher and if ever given the opportunity I’ll be sure to ask that Trump sends her a kind thank you note for the votes she’s given him.
A missing persons report has been filed by New York’s former 9th District Representative Anthony Weiner for his wife, who is (or was) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’a aide Huma Abedin.
She was last seen while going through boxes of Clinton financial records, and was wearing a red long sleeve blouse with a logo of some sort on it.
Sightings should be reported to the informational site #arkancide where the results of similar missing person reports can be found in their files.
Prediction # 1
Acting on tips from anonymous sources, government tax organizations in every country around the world have impounded all of the unexplained and unverified funds of their citizens that are being held in “Off Shore” accounts, i.e. the Cayman Islands, Panama, The Seychelles, etc.
Prediction # 2
On hearing this news, that pulsing blood vessel behind Hillary Clinton’s right ear will finally burst providing some lucky news camera operator with a video shot that would be difficult for even the best of the Hollywood masters of CGI special effect shots (vis. the Red Sea parting in “The Ten Commandments”) to accomplish. Sadly, the location sound recordist had his eardrums ruptured by the volume of Hillary’s screams, some say if you listen carefully you can still hear her last words echoing from the White House visitor parking lot, “It was supposed to be my turn!”.
Like any such event, there are winners and losers
And then there’s the rest of us…
N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.
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P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….
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