Some tool on the Chicago Board of Trade thinks everyone but him is a loser, including people with jobs.

31 Oct 2011 08:58 pm
Posted by: Donna

My friend Neil Rosekrans, who used to run StateBrief but has a new blog called Camelbackland (clever name!) posted this the other day:

Someone from inside the Chicago Board of Trade is handing out leaflets to Occupy Chicago explaining how it all ends.

“Guess what: we’re going to stop buying the new 80k car, we aren’t going to leave the 35 percent tip at our business dinners anymore. No more free rides on our backs. We’re going to landscape our own back yards, wash our cars with a garden hose in our driveways. Our money was your money. You spent it. When our money dries up, so does yours.”

Riiiight. 35% tips. Maybe after twenty vodka martinis. And please, by all means, landscape your own yard and wash your own car. It’ll leave you with less time to drive up commodity prices.

Here’s some more from our whinebag wannabe Master of the Universe:

Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work until 10pm or later. We’re used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don’t take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don’t demand a union. We don’t retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we’ll eat that.

For years teachers and other unionized labor have had us fooled. We were too busy working to notice. Do you really think that we are incapable of teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping? We’re going to take your cushy jobs with tenure and 4 months off a year and whine just like you that we are so-o-o-o underpaid for building the youth of America. Say goodbye to your overtime, and double time and a half. I’ll be hitting grounders to the high school baseball team for $5k extra a summer, thank you very much.

Sure you will, tough guy. I’d like to see you take on a class of 40 10th graders in an underfunded high school in a poor neighborhood. I’ll take an over-under of you lasting 3 hours. Or in an affluent school, for that matter. Kids are brutal on pompous arrogant windbags like you. And as far as you being such a hard worker goes, you know what? Meh. You put in a lot of hours, and working in the financial industry is indeed stressful. You are under a lot of pressure to make dough-re-mi for your clients. But let’s get real here. Your job consists of yapping excitedly on the phone and monitoring the market on computer screens. You do this sitting on your ass behind a desk on a comfortable chair. A chair that is on wheels and swivels so you don’t lose a precious second keeping on top of manipulating oil prices so that more of Grandma’s meager retirement income will flow to your billionaire client. BTW, he’s in the 1%. You are probably not. BTW, a lot of low wage workers don’t get to leave their stations to pee either (read a book called Void Where Prohibited).

You do your difficult and important work in a climate controlled office building. Followed up by wining and dining and then the strip club. You think your avaricious “eat what I kill” mentality is going to impress a landscaping foreman? You must also think the strippers really like you, Chicago Board of Trade guy.

See, first the puffed-up plutocrats and their wannabe lackeys came for the “welfare queens”. You know, the mythical people who supposedly refuse to work at all. More recently, it was the people who got laid off and couldn’t find a new job in the recession. The unemployed needed to stop being so picky and just take any job available (even though there were none). Now, we’re at the point, as our petulant commodity trader so amply demonstrates, where people with jobs are undeserving losers too.

I wasn’t going to blog about the Chicago guy, until I saw this photo that’s been somewhat viral:


Chicago Board of Trade guy, you’re not fit to shine this man’s shoes.


  1. Comment by JustJoeP on November 2, 2011 1:04 pm

    Someone should really follow C.B.ofT turd home. En masse. He’s needs a significant realignment.

    I hear futures of pitch forks and torches are going strong.

  2. Comment by dude on November 2, 2011 8:45 pm

    the thing the chicago board of trade guy was passing around was not original. some lefty blogs commented on it a year or so ago.

    so, mr. galt, you’re not a job creator. you can’t even create an original fuck-you-I’ve-got-mine rant.

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