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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Man, Did I Do This The Wrong Way

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I would really like to be rich. Not worrying rich like Bill or Warren or Welch. And certainly not famous - I'd be miserable as Cosby, Kennedy, or Jordan.

But rich like "6 car garage" rich. Or, as a friend put it: I'd like to be able to choose which Ferrari to drive in the rain. So my personal shorthand for an idea which might generate lots of spare cash is: 512bbi snow tire fund.

Anyway, don't get me started on cars and cash.

But the point I was working my way toward (yes, I know, Moses in the dessert) was that I'd only heard of a few ways to get rich:
  1. Born rich
  2. Marry rich
  3. Lucky rich
  4. Workyerway rich
I missed the first two, understand math too well to play the lottery and have been fricking beavering away at the fourth for 20 years now. And I'm one medium step from getting onto the lucrative part of the senior management ladder, so am feeling pretty well disposed of towards myself.

Or I was until I read this:
... InfoUSA has placed Speaker Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr., on its payroll even though he has no experience in the company's main business activities. According to Kessler's report, Paul Pelosi has been brought on board ... as a Senior Vice President. His salary is $180,000. The hiring occurred a few weeks after Nancy Pelosi became House Speaker.

Even as he holds this position with Gupta's company, Paul Pelosi continues another full-time job, as a home loan officer at Countrywide Home Loans in San Mateo, California. Although InfoUSA is based in Omaha, Pelosi says he reports to a small InfoUSA office in San Mateo.
I am so calling my mother and getting her into politics. She's prettier than nasty Nancy, around 15x smarter, and has that great Southern Charm that Hilary keeps trying to pull outa her foundation garments and spread around like Futurama Royal Jelly.

Oh, and Gupta is a well known and very large donor to the Donks and to the Clintons in particular. Color me surprised.

But, Paul, my suggestion is to go ahead and get the car NOW before the money dries up. God knows when your party will be in charge of the corruption again.

And don't forget Mothers day this year.

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Note to the several philistines who emailed me about "the Magnum PI car." Magnum had a 308GTB (several, actually). The 512bbi is to the 308GTB what your high school girl friends K-car was to Richard Petty's 'stock' car. David Letterman, who ought to know, says that of all his Ferrari's (he has 40+) the 512 is his favorite, and Jay Leno (who has more than 75 Ferrari's) agrees that it's either the 512 or the 275GT (which he has not been able to acquire).

The 275 is my third favorite Ferrari, the second favorite being the "Daytona" or 365 GTB. Yes, yes, the Miami Vice car (which was actually a 'vette).

I still need a mama in politics, I think.

   

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4 Comments:

  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger kystorms said…

    i love your list of how to get rich

    I failed at the first three.... and am furiously working on the fourth.....

    hard work = wealth * so i have been told*

     
  • At 5:16 PM, Blogger Lolagrrl said…

    Hey, it might make you feel better to know that InfoUSA was just the subject of a big NY Times article... apparently, they may be involved (allegedly) in a direct mail scam that bilked senior citizens out of thousands of dollars. Not a very respectable way to get rich at all but it could always be the back up #5 on your list. ;)

     
  • At 12:18 AM, Blogger TierFlyer said…

    Ky - Lucky sperm club would have been my choice as it means my parents would have had a nice easy life too. :-)

    lola - I'm very familiar with the InfoUSA trolls. Truly the CA of public infrastructure services. Bleh.

    -TF

     
  • At 11:56 PM, Blogger bluesapphire7788 said…

    lol. I loved this! Don't feel bad, many of us work furiously still!

    Hiya boondoggie! I've missed the blog for a few days since the Jericho announcemnt. Things have been really busy!

    Just wanted you to know...keep your eye on us....you're as much a part of the success of the campaign as anyone else and I am just one of the many who are grateful to you!

     

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