Can it be? The slayer is back to generate rants and other lines of BS? Well sort of. I am back for this rant at least which is 67 times better than your life feeling incomplete without one of my rants. Anyway as I was driving up I-95 to one of my multi milling dollar power lunches, I suddenly felt inspired to rant about the HOV lane. So what does the HOV lane have to do with online marketing? Perhaps nothing, perhaps everything. It’s too soon to tell as this is a rant not a college essay which has cites, research, and other elements that add structural integrity, but rather a POS that doesn’t suck too much. I am setting the bar low to manage expectations.
So what does HOV stand for? High Occupancy Vehicle. WTF does that mean? A smart car that holds people or a 15 passenger van? From my limited understanding, HOV is to encourage commuters to carpool. Well “F” that encouragement since their “encouragement” seems to cost more money to enforce and construct roads systems around HOV lanes.
Ok back to the topic at hand, why HOV lanes suck. On I-95 in Virginia, the HOV lane begins about 20-30 mi south of the Beltway. For those of you who don’t know what area that is, too bad, tough cookies, get a computer and look it up on Google maps. . The HOV lane set up is 2 lanes going up the median of both the north and southbound lanes. In the morning it is open to traffic going and in the afternoon it is open to traffic going south. Seems straightforward right, except that morons who plan highways and budgets could have added 2 lanes going in either direction judging by all of the additional infrastructure required with the exits from the north and southbound lanes, additional signs etc. Also the shoulders are very wide on the north and southbound lanes.
I remember up near Hartford CT, they make the HOV lane 2 lanes wide to provide more separation from the schmucks driving without a passenger. Does that seem like a waste? Ah yes it does. And where does this wasteful HOV lane idea come from?Bureaucrats in a position of power who think they know what is best for everybody when they don’t know squat. Of course I could say that about a lot of programs, but I am trying my damndest to stay on point. So back to the original question what wtf does HOV have to do with online marketing? I would say stupidity and a lot of it. Stupidity is the answer to that one, as it was somebody that meant well that thought of HOV, but was a moronic to implement the idea. Now online marketing, it seems like every day a new state is trying implement additional taxes and levies for online marketers to generate revenue to implement and fund moronic programs like welfare and HOV to name 2.
So what have we learned from this rant? Moronic ideas should remain as moronic ideas and not be implemented. The HOV idea should have never been implemented as it handicaps commerce and inhibits one’s ability to get to and from work, or travel in a timely manner. The same can be said about the new taxes and levies that various states have introduced such as Illinois, NY, and California to name a few. It is handcuffing commerce like Fatwallet moving from Illinois to Indiana due to new taxes strictly for online marketing. Nice job Illinois. Isn’t that where our prez is from? Basically let me travel wherever without restriction, and let me make a living to support my family without taxing me too much. Is that too much to ask?
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