"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Does A Bear Shit In The Woods

Ex-Bear Stearns managers surrender in NYC

OK here goes embarrasing divulgence of information on my past. Ready? I FAILED MATH IN HIGH SCHOOL. YES, shmucko me, failed math and went to summer school. I couldn't figure out Algebra until college. Yes, I managed to pass the summer school classes. Yes I wrote classes folks.

The ironic thing about that is that give me a logic test and I will pass every single question while most will fail. Seriously!!

I would debate with science teachers about theories and they would summarily fail me on that particular test. Later we have learned that Pluto is NOT a planet etc... many of the things I argued in class turn out to be true.

Now with Bear Sterns and the fiasco they created, I have screamed bloody murder about this for a while, off line to friends. Can I speak their double speak? NOPE. But I can smell shit from a mile away. And even though I was a math flunky in HS, I know when something doesn't add up, when someone is scamming.

I've sat down at tables with men who tried to outwit me on how these bankers and lenders truly believed what they were saying and doing and why blah blah blah...it works?!?!?!? OH YEAH sure. Wanna buy the Brooklyn Bridge kiddos????


Candid Carrie said...

If you are able to find someone to buy that bridge, I own some nice wetland in Wisconsin that they could easily take along to put under that bridge ;)

Jessica said...

@Carrie LOL

I failed high school math too! :P

leezee52 said...

I wasn't any good at math too. I remember when I was little my parent's would send me to this lady down the street and I would bring a $10.00 bill(in the 50's that was alot of money) and she would TRY to teach me simple math..it didn't work. My Grandmother taped the multiplication table in the bathroom to try and help. When I was in college I somehow got out of taking math. Today there are calculators to help us thank g-d!

I'm glad I'm not alone!