Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Things That Are Weird

Isn't it weird that so many members of politically connected families somehow get fabulously wealthy despite having little to no talent? Hunter Biden is the obvious poster boy for this but here is another example:



Jenna Bush Hager is one of the daughters of former President, current imbecile, George "The W Stands For War Criminal" Bush. She is a TV talking head and her husband, Henry Chase Hager, has held a bunch of B.S. bureaucratic jobs but now... "Her husband, 43, is a managing director at Waterous Energy Fund, a private-equity firm specializing in oil and gas investments" according to the WSJ article. I am sure they hired him for his expertise, not for his political connections through the Bush family via his father-in-law, a connection that is not mentioned at all in his bio at the Waterous website, just that he held positions in the W. admin.

Unlike most TV talking heads, the daughter of W. is butt ugly.


She somehow captures the very worst facial aspects of her dad in female form. How did someone that homely get hired to be on TV at NBC? 

Cuz her daddy is a globalist elite.

Being a politician doesn't pay that well, the President makes $400 grand, the VP a little more than half of that. Being a Senator or Representative only pays around $174,000 which really isn't that much when you have to maintain a home back in your state/district and also a place to live in D.C., itself one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Oddly enough, many politicians are incredibly wealthy and they got that way after they got into office. How weird! 

It doesn't take much research to see how incestuous the world of the elites really is. They know each other, work for each other, marry each other.  They make sweetheart deals for each other and provide access to the halls of power for each other. If you aren't one of them? Best of luck to ya. These people make connections early in life and then cash in on those connections throughout their career. 

Another example. Even uglier-than-Jenna Bush is Chelsea Clinton who would be the poster child for ugly Presidential children if not for the Obama girls and Amy Carter. Chelsea met her future husband, Marc Mezvinsky, at a retreat for Democrat power families in 1993 when Chelsea would have been 13 and he was 16. Marc is the son of a couple of Jewish Democratic former members of Congress, Edward Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies. According to Wikipedia Marc Mezvinsky had the following "education":

Mezvinsky graduated from Stanford University in 2000, earning a BA in religious studies and philosophy. He then attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where he received his undergraduate MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

OK so he has some academic background in economics but mostly he majored in bullshit. With that sort of "education" he is well suited to a career as a Starbucks barista but when your parents were in Congress and you are buddies with the Clinton's?

After graduation, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an emerging markets foreign exchange strategist, and later went on to join the global macro proprietary trading desk.

Well of course he did! By the time he was 32 he was living in a modest apartment....

Mezvinsky, 32, is an investment banker at a hedge fund and lives in a $3.8 million condominium in New York's Flat Iron district.

Lots of 32 year olds with a degree in religious studies and philosophy have multimillion dollar condos because of a career in high finance, even when their dad is a notorious crook who lost $10 million of his investor's money to West African conmen. Shrewd!  

You can look at Wikipedia for any significant politician and you will find most of their kids have swanky jobs. Chuck Schumer has two daughters, one is an executive at Faceberg and one was chief of staff/general counsel at the Council of Economic Advisers. Nancy Pelosi has four kids, two who have written garbage books that were published because of who their mom is. Pelosi herself has at least 7 different homes and is worth tens of millions of dollars thanks to her husband's career which was no doubt helped along thanks to his wife's connections. 

On and on it goes. Homely, talentless hacks and outright degenerates like Hunter Biden, Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton get great gigs paying tons of money thanks to their family connections and even if they don't go into politics themselves, you know their kids will have the same advantages. That doesn't mean they won't have struggles but as far as being able to get in doors that are closed to your kids, they are lightyears ahead.

For all of the flowery, egalitarian rhetoric about America being the land of opportunity, what we really have are two distinct systems. As a schlub, you or your kids absolutely can do quite nicely for yourself. You can even become rich. On the other hand, the path to economic ruin is a lot shorter than the road to wealth. Even the sort of wealth we can get is pretty fleeting. My dad was a doctor and that would have helped me with some limited local connections but not much. Getting me into Yale? Forget about it. A job at some hedge fund or venture capital outfit? No way. My dad had, and still has, plenty of money to live very comfortably and with enough to help us out a few times along the way but what he didn't have were the connections. What I have I had to earn and my kids are the same way. We help where we can but it is up to them. I can't pick up the phone and get them a job in Manhattan. Around here doing something for the Amish I sure can but nothing elite. 

The other people, like Jenna, Hunter and Chelsea, are part of an unspoken aristocracy. Their parents can pick up a phone and get them a cushy six figure job, starting this afternoon if they want. They have the private phone numbers and email addresses of all of America's elites for the asking. If Chuck Schumer's granddaughter wants a job somewhere, she doesn't send her resume in via Indeed.com, her grandpa calls the company CEO who then calls HR and tells them to hire her.

The people who rule over you also make sure you can never challenge or threaten their lofty perch and that is a lot of what The Great Reset is all about. Remember peasant, it is an exclusive club, you ain't in it and never will be.

18 comments:

  1. No less than the current President of the United States of America said that Hunter Biden was the smartest man that he knows. How can such a capable man not be successful?

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    1. Even a parents would have a hard time saying that with a straight face.

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  2. Well, take some Solace.
    Even the Portuguese hate this Trash.
    https://www.foxnews.com/world/portuguese-influx-californians-import-problems

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  3. George Carlin summed it up rather succinctly: "It's a big club and you ain't in it."

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    1. That's who it was, I knew the quote sort of but was too lazy to look it up

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  4. You are absolutely correct, there are two side by side realities and without the connections you will never get in the "elite" club.
    My and my father's work have brought us in way too close to the elite world in Silicon Valley and it's both shocking and grotesque. Where you and I might help our kids pay a utility bill or a car repair when they find themselves in a tough spot, the kids of the elite have never known hardship or even having to wait for what they want. I personally know a daughter of a 1%er that in addition to all her education being paid for 100%, got an annual "allowance" of $60k from her father (along with her 3 siblings) and he shelled out the entire down payment on her $1mm+ home. All the kids took their "allowance" and invested with it. All of them "made" more money than me, working full time in management positions. I knew this woman for over a decade and she never held an actual job and constantly complained about "how cheap" her parents were. She had an absolute meltdown when her parents refused to pay $1200/month for a ritzy PRE- school she insisted her child attend.When her parents pass, the 4 siblings will split up between 2-3 BILLION in cash and prizes and none of them have ever done what us normals would consider a job. To say the cards are stacked against /us/ is the understatement of the century!
    I felt fortunate to get my kid through college with ZERO debt, but sadly that's probably the most the Mrs. and I will ever be able to provide. And the two of us busted our asses and went without to make that happen at the Community and State college level, not some swanky private University. We have never been able to swing home ownership in our locale, so there will be no inherited wealth going to her, we're just striving to not be a burden to her when we're old geezers - that's the best we can hope for.
    It took a long time to get past the jealousy/envy I felt towards these people. Now I feel (mildly) sorry for them. I've met a LOT of millionaires through my work and a couple billionaires, and the ONE thing that all had in common was unhappiness. Never working for anything and having everything handed to you whether you deserve it or not is a sure path to a miserable life. Unless you're a complete sociopath, that is.

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    1. I grew up comfortable but not rich in Atherton in the '70's in a 3-BR, 2-bath on a quarter acre I call "the house on Boardwalk". My dad has a Harvard undergrad and Stanford MBA, ran his own 3-man sales business in Silicon Valley for 35 years, sat on several boards, and drove a Lexus back when they were a status car only because a neighbor suggested he get something nice since he spent all week driving around the Peninsula. He constantly got pumped for big donations and investments we couldn't possibly afford by those elites who assumed his education, address, car, and title stood for $$$,$$$,$$$ just like them. I always knew I'd never be able to afford to live in the place I grew up and thank God I left for a far better normal life decades ago. Twenty years ago I got a kick out of telling those people my house cost less than their car. Nowadays I couldn't be bothered to pass the time of day with any of them. GTHO.

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    2. Wealthiest person I knew, also someone who didn't work for it at all, was also the unhappiest. You can't fill an empty life with stuff. On the other hand I would rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable....

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  5. "How did someone that homely get hired to be on TV at NBC?"
    Maybe they focus on her poitrine.

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  6. I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at Jenna Bush’s photo trying to decide if I would bang her…all things considered that is. Landed on a yes…but warm hole, blondeish and woman is a low bar.

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    1. I have never been that drunk or hard up, her sister is more attractive other than her absolutely dead eyes that give a glimpse of her lack of anything resembling a soul.

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  7. I'm reading "Pedigree" by Lauren A Rivera at the moment. Don't want to plug the book, but it lays a lot of this BS out. It's formulaic; do absolutely everything possible to get into an ivy league uni and you are on the outer layer of the fast track. Their old boys' network does the rest.

    It is interesting reading, but extremely repetitive.

    HR are useless pieces of excrement that enjoy their power over normal people like me and make me dance to their totally useless crap. However, HR get ORDERED to hire certain ivy league grads and have to dance (like the absolute puppets they are) to upper managements' commands. Glorious ! HR depts are simply to control the little people.

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    1. I wrote about my disdain for HR on several occasions, they are a huge expense and an impediment to profitability but they keep getting more power

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  8. Frankly, I wouldn't ever want the opportunity to be anywhere near that cult of slimeballs. Ditto for my children and grandchildren.
    Hard honest work builds integrity and spirit.
    Leave those soulless freaks to wallow in their expensive plastic bubbles. There's a sharp pin heading their way very soon!

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  9. Surprised they don't work for Ukraine.

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    1. Oh I think a whole bunch of them do, Ukraine is the great money laundering hub for the elites

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