February 13, 2014

Oh, how they whine. "We're job creators," "we already pay too many taxes," "YOU TAXED MY YACHTMAKER." Whine, whine, whine. This is why I have such a firm conviction that Carl Jung is a genius. I have never seen such projection in my life as when the obscenely wealthy lecture the "undeserving" poor.

Nicole Miller CEO Bud Konheim (Philips Exeter Academy '53, Darmouth grad) was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple:

The island reminded Konheim of his family home in New England. He was born during the Depression, though his family was comfortably situated.

“We had a 23-room house on a few acres of land in the suburbs on the south shore of Long Island,” Bud explained. “But the Depression wasn’t just an economy; it was a mentality. I was born in 1935, and things really didn’t start turning around until after the War. You just didn’t flaunt your status. It was considered tasteless and offensive. There was no keeping up with the Joneses back then.”

This was brought home to him as a teen when he started becoming interested in cars.

“I went home from school one day and asked my parents why we didn’t have a Cadillac. The looks on their faces!” Konheim chuckled. “What would people think? We had three cars and a chauffer, but the cars were Plymouths. A Cadillac was too much.”

Oh, and this:

In 1962, Konheim joined a company that his father started. His mother had founded her own women’s wear company in 1955, and in 1970 she began running his father’s company as well. When his mother retired in 1975, Konheim took over. That year, he made a life-changing decision by hiring a designer named Nicole Miller. Seven years later, he and Miller began the fashion company that bears her name.

Bud, you don't know how bad it is out here. You really don't. For instance, when I saw this video, my first thought was, "That yellow pullover makes him really easy to pick out of a crowd." That's how we think now, those are the times. You're just too dumb to realize it.

Because lording it over the working poor, believe it or not, is still considered tasteless and offensive, you preening jackass. Take some of your billions and buy a fucking clue.

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