This blog was originally something I added to an email discussion circulating amongst some PP friends. Since it has been suggested (that means I received only one such suggestion) that I also submit it as a blog, I am now doing so.
Writing Doomsday at the Race Track was my spontaneous response to the multitude of doomsday scenarios that I was reading in regards to the Gulf oil gusher disaster. It was my attempt to put the various scenarios into a perspective that makes it easier for me to deal with.
I tell you, with each passing day I feel more and more like I’m a spectator at a horse race. And the section of the grandstand where I’m sitting is the section set aside for all the folks that still have some interest, curiousity and wonder about life left in them. In other words, they have yet to slide down into the delusional tarpit of “I KNOW IT ALL. I know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING there is to know about ANYTHING there is to know about. I KNOW BEST” and so on. Anyway, we’ve each got our racing forms and we’re having a hell of a time discussing the different horses (Gulf disaster scenarios) entered into the race and all their particulars. Excuse me….“Hey, another cold one over here! Also, add on an order of pepper poppers. All this serious figurin is making me awfully hungry.” Sorry for the interruption folks. You gotta grab those guys when they come around or you might not see em again for hrs. It’s a freakin mad house in here! A guy can’t even hear himself think for cryin out loud! Okay…where was I? Oh yeah, the horses! Well, as if we don’t have enough horses in this cotton-pickin race already, ever so often some person, like a hawker at a sideshow at the carnival, comes out and steps up on this little platform that’s been erected out in front of our section. Then they start, in a way only a good hawker can, pitching us a new horse that’s being added to the race. And a lot of times the new horse is much like a horse that’s already in the race but with just a slight variation. (BTW, thanks to all the Dr. Hans for letting me know another hawker had taken the platform) Sheesh! Now I’m going to have to get another page for my racing form. This one’s full. In the meantime I’ve got one somewhat clean napkin left. I can use that. Dam pen’s not writing. Hey, do you have a pencil I can use for a sec? Okay, let me see…another doomsday horse…..methane gas…Oh, oh…gotta hurry now. They’re about to close the betting.
Ummm…..win? place? show? ****! what’s a guy to do?! I need more time! I need more data! Hey, if I do this right…I just might hit a trifecta. Now, wouldn’t that be sweet. Where in the hell is that guy with my cold beer and pepper poppers?! Where’s my binoculars? Dang, this place is a mess! I’ve got to get organized! Wait a minunte here! WTF! The odds are changin AGAIN!!!! Sorry, I’m gonna have to keep this pencil for a while longer.
Hey, don’t tell anybody, but this isn’t the only horse race I’m attending. Just to give you an idea of some of the other horse races I’ve got my attention on here’s a short list: The who am I race, the origin of the universe race, the God race, the 2012 race, the energy race, the NWO race, the North American Union race, the food race, the extraterestrial race, the chemtrail race, the over population race, the economy race and many, many more. And let me tell you this, you think this Gulf disaster race has a lot of horses entered in it…well, you ain’t see nothin like the number of horses some of these other races have. For example, the God race, there’s so dam many horses in that race that you can’t even find the darn track anymore. Okay, okay, I admit it…I do have a few of my own horses entered into more than a few of these races. Hey, what can I say, I’m a creative being.
Ummm….I need to get all these racing forms onto a disc. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Sidenote: On 15 July 2010, Michael Snyder took the Hawker's platform and with stats in hand, gave to those attending, an update on an ols horse that's been in the race for a while now - the Middle Class.
Then, on the 19th of July a fellow by the name of Matthias Chang entered another horse into the global economy race. While his presentation given as he stands on the Hawker's platform is quite lengthy, it is, IMO, worth the time to read. Indeed, I'm seriously considering placing a bet on this horse. See if you think this horse has what it takes to be a winner.
http://futurefastforward.com/feature-articles/3891 (scroll down to the article)