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If you Don’t know where you are going…

… please Don’t Get in your Car and Go There.

I’ve had to drive around this great United States a bit over the last few days. While I have confirmed that the drivers in my neck of the woods are still the worst in the Continental US (not Europe… whoa, not Europe for sure, or East Asia for that matter), I have a plea.

Please, please, I beg you, at least ACT like you had a plan before climbing into your 3000 lb. Missile of Death.

My apologies to Tolkien, but All Who Wander are Indeed LOST.

The trail of damage you people cause behind you, which you never realize because your primary focus is on your phone, your kid, your lip stick, the book you’re reading (I sh*t you not), the joint in your hand or your beer, would make Mr. Magoo blush.

Oh, Oh, Oh, And one Last Thing… just because your doctor has prescribed you Oxy… doesn’t make it “not drugs”. Frankly, if you’re chewing the feel good pills, you should be riding the bus.  You’ll have something in common with the new friends you make.  I promise.

I’ve said this before, but let me try again;

Spontaneity and Indecision are nowhere to be found on any Driving Test anywhere in the Universe.  Seriously… nowhere.

If you have nowhere to go, you cannot be in a hurry to get there. (Although some of you challenge this theory daily, in many, many, ways.  It’s seems like a life choice… but I digress.)

If you’re not in a hurry to get somewhere, WALK.
Motor Vehicles were designed for one purpose only, and that is to expedite travel from one point to another.  This purpose requires an intended destination prior to use.  Please apply this rule of intended use accordingly.

Thank you, from the rest of us.


Manufacturing a Market Crash

…just isn’t as easy as it used to be.

It wasn’t long ago you could just make a call to Lehman Brothers or Goldman Sachs and have them sell off large amounts of specific equity positions. The Market would take the cue and a wide sell-off would materialize.  Everybody would Freak Out.  The Party who had the most friends in the right place on Wall Street would win whatever argument they wanted to win.  It was great!

But it appears tough times for the Obama Administration as the Fed has installed “circuit breakers” in order to control swift and sudden drops in the market.

So we have watched the market drop gently.  Very gently.  Sleepily even.

It’s a lot like a Drunk Driver coming towards you at a blazing 1 mph.  It just doesn’t have the same effect.

Those of us who participate actively in the market are simply “stepping out-of-the-way”.

There is no panic to be found.

Barack just can’t get a break.