Thursday, January 03, 2008

Quote O'Note

Sometimes the hypocrisy just drips off the screen. Put down your coffee before reading further.
I don’t give a rat’s ass about traffic. What I care about is telling the truth as beautifully as possible — saying what we want in the way that we want. If we’re right, we’ll attract people who understand why we’re right. If we’re wrong, we need to learn better. Nothing matters to me more than being right — right ethically, right epistemologically and right in my behavior. BloodhoundBlog was built that way from the beginning, and it will run that way forever. - Greg Swann

Pardon my not providing the linkwhore a link.

18 comments:

Northern Renter said...

First of all, I am murst.

Second of all, from the little I know of the guy, I have to wonder why anyone (including ourselves) need bother paying attention to his bloviation?

NR

Rob Dawg said...

NR,
I personally don't think it a good idea to turn your back on someone who is willing to call you a Brownshirt Nazi. Those people are dangerous and need to be watched carefully. Here he is touting his superior ethics. That kind of thinking justifies all kinds of evil behavior.

Oregon said...

Who the hell is Greg Swann? Must have been in the Casey soap opera before I cam along to this site.

Rob Dawg said...

http://exurbannation.blogspot.com/search?q=swann

Oregon said...

Just copied and pasted the URL into my browser and showed up on the front page. I must be missing something.

Edgar said...

Ode on a Phoenixian Urn?

Move over Keats, Swanny's coming to town!

Rob Dawg said...

Scroll down to the two lower articles with links. That isn't the front page but a search result.

Northern Renter said...

Dawg,
I agree with you that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, that every kind of evil is larded with sweet-sounding phrases to add a patina of decency (how's that for mixed metaphors). I also agree with you that Greg Swann is an idiotic realtor who invoked Godwin's rule and who has an inflated sense of his ethics and his position in the universe. But I think you ascribe too much importance to his use of the term Brownshirts and, frankly, to him. Mr. Market is going to slap Greg upside the head and all his babble won't save him. I'd avoid crying wolf on this one.

And Edgar? If a debtor in Greece decided not to pay his mortgage and told his lender to piss off, would that be Urine on a Grecian Owed?

NR

Rob Dawg said...

Oh it isn't the brownshirts or the flying monkey comments. It isn't the censorship or the lying or the arrogance. Swann is unique in his denial of his own imperfection. He won't even acknowledge his 21 Reasons was a mistake. I believe the best way to not step in bullshit is to point it out on the sidewalk.

Edgar said...

Swann is a legend in his own mind. LMAO!

@Northern Renter sed: And Edgar? If a debtor in Greece decided not to pay his mortgage and told his lender to piss off, would that be Urine on a Grecian Owed?

Or: "Urine Too Deep"?
"Owed on a Commode"?

TK said...

Is Greg Swann even remotely relevant anymore? They guy spent a couple of years on the precipice of disaster and crowed about how great life was. The guy chipped ice off of 'berg the Titanic struck and started serving cocktails to the passengers. He has to deny it. His ego is too massive, and his wrongness equally so. Turns out the brownshirt, flying monkey conspiracy nuts were right.

Boo fucking hoo Greg Swann, maybe you "need to learn better."

BJ said...

@Edgar

Swann is a legend in his own mind.

And a twisted and delusional mind at that. Hopefully he will be visited or embedded in a Twilight Zone episode.. by being trapped in a nightmare of his own making, his own mind.

Funny Circus Bears said...

Wow, there's a "contributer" there from San Diego named Brian Brady who claims that equity in your home is a "bad investment" which should be HELOC'd out and invested with hard money lenders, which he happens to be.

Hard money lending is one the first mistakes that many newly flush investors make, where they learn firsthand about eating like a mouse and shitting like an elephant.

Rob Dawg said...

I guess the thing that gets me is what I call the Barry Minkow Effect. He was this great guy until the underlying fraud was exposed and then nobody ever heard on him. People I read and respect have no public reservations about Greg. I wouldn't give him a ride to the hospital without seat covers. Just like Casey I would take him to the hospital, I just would want some protection while doing the decent thing so close to so much indecency.

Edgar said...

I wouldn't give KC a ride to his own funeral. If they turned a fire house on him he could ride in the back of the truck, provided I was going that way anyway. If Swann is walking down the side of the road he better watch out for the door. LOL

Rob Dawg said...

FCB,
Brian is a smart and sharp investor oriented guy. What he is talking about isn't exactly as you describe it. Leaving all your investment equity in real estate is a bad idea. Just like all in any other single sector is a bad idea. The difference of opinion is because I and most ENers don't count their primary residence as part of their investment portfolio.

Legion said...

Man, the comments he made and the way he did it made me think for a sec that it was a quote from Mr. Koi himself back in the day..you know, what with his not caring about trafffic while linkwhoring...but anyways, now that he has changed his stripes..that's all that I'll say.

Funny Circus Bears said...

Hard money Risk / Reward = Insane.

Use any cliche you want:

Eating like a mouse and shitting like an elephant.

Picking up dimes in front of a steam roller.

Etc, etc.

They all apply to the retail investor.