Repo Man

“Ever feel as if your mind had started to erode?”


“Ever been to Utah?”

—Repo Man

Life is rough, even when you’re worth in excess of $250 million. Look at Captain Underpants. He owns and controls more dollars than any human in a natural lifetime could even count. But when Tuesday the American electorate dropped its collective drawers and very publicly mooned him, he felt such Pain that he was compelled to immediately Fire the Help.

The next time you have the misfortune of hearing a Wall Street titan or other one-percenter whine about how their trickle-down contributions are not appreciated by the masses remember this tidbit, courtesy of Garrett Haake at NBC.

“From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.

“Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.”

No doubt a whole host of Boston taxi drivers found themselves stiffed when it came to tips early Wednesday morning. That’s what happens when the money trickles up, not down and it’s why healthy economies don’t depend on the trickle down whims of overlords. The minute Richie Rich decides he doesn’t need all that stuff staff … well, that’s that.

What did it matter, if these people had no direction home? Neither did he.


14 Responses to “Repo Man”

  1. 1 mieprowan November 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    One of my brothers lived in Utah with his family for awhile. Nice huge forest five minutes’ walk away, awesome. Unfortunately SLC was too close as well. He emailed me some years back, “In Utah they are crazy. We are leaving.” I found that admirably succinct and promptly wrote it on the sheetrock. They all live near San Francisco now, which seems much more sensible.

    • 2 bluenred November 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Utah was a pioneer of the notion that government is Big and Wrong.

      As such, the state declined to provide any public rest areas, with bathrooms, along its many highways that traverse long stretches of nowhere. As a result, at every turnout one may find pee puddles, turd clusters, and strings of toilet paper trailing down the slopes. Makes for a lovely view.

      Similarly, these people who would rather wipe their ass by the roadside than allow the government to erect an outhouse, they cast a jaundiced eye on the idea that maybe government could ensure that the water is clean. And thus much of the state is home to a particularly noxious and persistent strain of diarrhea familiarly known as “the Utah trots.”

    • 3 bluenred November 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      And as the place is a snakes’ nest of Bony Maroni cultists, it is no surprise that 72.8% of the electorate cast ballots for favorite son Captain Underpants, while only 24.9% voted for the black man; black people, until the late 1970s, were not considered by the cult to possess souls. To this day, according to the cult, black women, like all women, remain without souls, unless they are hosed by an endowed penis.

  2. 4 Comrade Red November 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Some may, after listening closely to the Mitster’s “concession”, hear a faint threat. The cult of which he’s said to be a member and a “bishop” has a history of “occult actions”, and the “folks” that put up all that money might not be good losers. Kennedy had similar opposition… Let’s hope the matter ended with the election, but listening to the vitriol on AM radio… (it hasn’t stopped). We’ll all simply have to hope for peace, but if I were in charge of security I’d take a close look at “my” people.

    • 5 bluenred November 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Now wait just a dern minute. Are you saying Kennedy was offed by the Cult Of The Magic Underpants? ; 0

      • 6 Comrade Red November 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

        No, of course not, in spite of their history of violence, the one true cult had, so far as we know, nothing whatsoever to do with that vile affair. But the people who put up big money don’t like losing. Everybody knows, if they want to, approximately who did the Kennedy job. It’s a public secret. The people change, naturally, But the structural principles stay the same… And, even though our man is a nice guy, he’s a weak president – rather like old Jack. And like Jack, he’s got serious enemies. Russ Baker has a story up about Bolden, the SS guy who saw the JFK business on the horizon and tried to stop it. It’s his experience that illustrates why it might be a good idea to re-evaluate the reliability of the security people. Tactics, in history, have a way of coming home to roost – as somebody said… I just hope these angry people will pick up their marbles and relax. For all the weaknesses and moral failures, violence is always the worst choice. Consider what the Kennedy/MLK/ et seq affairs cost the world…

  3. 7 Comrade Red November 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

    In SLC the unaffiliated refer to the place as “behind the zion curtain”….

  4. 8 Julia Rain (the deviant daughter) November 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I have been to Utah, and so I must agree. Parts of it are quite lovely, but Salt Lake CIty is just far too disturbing to be allowed.

    Canceling those credit cards that quickly was just plain cold, even for an emotionless man-bot like Romney.

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