Friday, November 28, 2008

Death of a Walmart Associate Makes it a Real Black Friday

You have to be kidding me! Why do things like this seem to happen in New York? Let me see if I have this story straight now. A 34 year old male temporary(seasonal) associate was too near the doors of this suburban store in Valley Stream on Long Island. The crowd was so thirsty for Black Friday 'stuff' at great prices, that they tore the doors off their hinges and started a stampede that took the life of this unfortunate man, who was trying to earn a living and pay his bills and buy food. Now he doesn't need to worry about it since the mob trampled him to death trying to 'buy like crazy' like the ads tell people to do. Maybe shopping needs to come with a User Manual for Humans to Shop By! A pregnant woman was also taken to an area hospital as well as an undetermined number of other 'victims of Black Friday shopping'. The retailers needed to work the crowds up, regardless of any unfortunate injuries or deaths, because they face a Black 4th Quarter which is the quarter that every retailer needs to be good to meet revenue expectations.

I have to honestly say that I put the blame for this on the heads of the merchants. They identify shoppers as sheep to be herded to their locations to have an exchange of value to take place where the customer gives up their currency for some crap that's already outdated! As for the shoppers who ran amok in Valley Stream, they need to be taken to Pampaloma, Spain and replace the bulls because they are ANIMALS, plain and simple. To stampede and trample anyone in their way just to get a tv or stereo or game is just plain retarded. I apologize to any mentally challenged individuals out there who may be offended by my reference to retarded people, you are not retarded, they are mindless freaks!

One last point. I used to work for Walmart and I can tell you without a second thought why these morons stampeded. Walmart never has enough of the hot items to go around - EVER! They know that if they don't wait all day and then race to the department where the items are they know they will never get one. Hey Walmart, don't do that, you know I'm right. Do PS3 and laptop computers bring any memories to mind? I remember them. You'd sent a handful and when it was time to sell them you'd have us tell the customers that only the first xx people could get 1 only. Every HOT item is teased to the customer but quantities are criminally low on hand - Always! I'm stopping here because this is pissing me off thinking about this poor guy dying and how we, the consumers, are treated by the mega stores. Later.

ps. As for me, I'm boycotting Walmart this year. This was the frosting on the cake for me with them. Best Buy has better electronics but their crowd control left a lot to be desired today too, but nobody died there though!

Friday, November 21, 2008

United Auto Workers Union and the Big 3

I just have 4 words for you and your membership - Air Traffic Controllers Union!

Talk About a Wild Turkey - She Hasn't a Clue



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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bailout or Bankruptcy - GM Wants Your Money

I just have a quick point to make regarding the proposed GM bailout. First, and foremost, GM wants American taxpayers to reward them for mismanagement over the past several years. While they wallowed in the 'gas guzzler' attitudes of the past the Japanese and Koreans made humongous strides in alternative fuel vehicles available to the public now.

I proposed two choices for the 'soon to be former' auto giant. 1) have your primary customer bail your arse out of the fire you started with them, the oil industry! 2) you file chapter 11 Bankruptcy papers as directed by the U.S. Government. I know why you don't want to file Chapter 11. If you do you wont have the extra cash a bailout would have given you to pay those bonuses to the idiots who ran your company into the ground in the first place. Why didn't you fire them? Now you want to reward them to stay and screw up the company even more? Oh, that's right! You'll be getting a share of the pie as well! How silly of me not to see your motivation.

It's not just GM management either, UAW! If you want your membership to have jobs I suggest you look at compromising a bit. The retirement packages you have in place add about $ 3000.00 to every car sold for the added benefits you wanted, not to mention the more than generous wages to active members. Tell me, where will they take these pricey skills when GM has to start shutting down factories? Certainly not to the Japanese or Koreans, they already have reasonably waged skilled workers!

I hope Walmart is hiring by then.

Pay attention Chrysler, you'll be my next article!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bush Admin guilty of Iraq War Crimes? In the news!

Have a fruit tree, plants, landscaping and young trees? Frost!

I just watched the latest weather update for central Florida and I hope my plants will be alright tonight. The weather forecast is calling for temperatures in the 20's with cold wind chill values from midnight tonight to 9 tomorrow morning. What does this mean to my plants and fruit trees? Tonight, not really that much because it won't be a killing frost coming through. It's hard for a lot of people to believe that Florida can have a killing frost but we do, at least from central Florida up through the panhandle. Tomorrow evening is another story however. Tomorrow night there will be a killing frost coming through. What this means is I'm probably going to have to break the rules and put my irrigation system on about 3 a.m. to place a layer of ice on my plants and fruit trees to protect them. Breaking the rules is in reference to the watering restrictions we have in place in many parts of Florida mainly due to the fact we didn't get any real hurricanes this year and the ones that passed us by also took the regular summertime rain with them to drop somewhere else, just not here. Getting back to the trees and plants, especially the trees. When you wet the fruit on the trees and some fruit bearing plants, what you are in essence doing is putting an overcoat on them to PROTECT them from the cold. Interesting concept huh? Put water on fruit to freeze over to keep them from getting frozen. It works, just ask the Florida strawberry farmers how they protect their investments every year. Home stores sell burlap and other special fabrics that are supposed to keep the bitter cold away but when nature wants to get through it always will. The one thing I recommend that you DO NOT do is use any form of plastic as this can actually transmit the cold to your plants or trees faster than if they had direct exposure to the cold and probably kill the plant faster. I say what doesn't kill the plants will make them stronger AND healthier next year. It's worked so far!

Another reason to let the cold in is that the fruit on the trees will become sweeter after the cold hits them. I have Marsh and Ruby Red grapefruit, navel, Valencia, and Clementine oranges, Persian lime, Meyer lemon, Guava tree, fig trees, banana trees and a few others I'll remember later I'm sure. It's an amazing transformation when the sweet hits the fruit and enjoyable when doing yard work, get thirsty and grab a fresh orange. Mmmm, good!

I will be posting this story on all of my sites as a reminder for the winter and your plants!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Should Walmart roll over and die?

Just do one thing and you'll know the future of Walmart. I have 3 in my county and they all look alike. They are devoid of help except for managers scurrying around and customers walking away from frustration. It seems the company is looking to maintain their profit margins through the cutting back of controllable expenses - employees. The ones they do have were being selected for minimal hours each but have to leave their availability wide open for the company to schedule them as they see fit. Regardless of what the company spin doctors will tell reporters, the hourly staff are not very happy with the post-Sam Walton Walmart. Even Sam Walton's * is missing in the name now, remember Wal*Mart? I even remember seeing the speech on tv on one of those specials telling everyone the * was for Sam. I guess Sam is finally dead at Walmart! The powers that be at Walmart need to take heed because things like this with the new social reform government could bring on what they don't want at Walmart - Labor Unions!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Setting the Record Straight!

I just want to elaborate on the past, still warm and fuzzy, election. I have been writing this, currently politically possessed, blog in what may be seen as a Democratic Party inspiration. It is not and could not be any further from the truth. I have been an Independent Voter for many years because I vote for the candidate, not the party, as it should be! When I was younger I stood behind Richard Nixon when others would berate me for it. It was my right to do so and I would defend anyone else's right to do the same, that's what makes this country great. Or was great! Homeland Security and the recalling of other privacy's we used to have has made me feel my country has gone towards a semi-Fascist way, where the government has a say in what we can and can't do. 911 was the last time a 'terrorist' intrusion was made in here and all the 'beefing up' of security and the spending of billions of dollars in prevention has gotten just what the terrorists wanted. Without acting out any form of violent acts after the fact they have brought the U.S. to it's knees financially. They did state years ago that they could not defeat the U.S. militarily but could cripple us financially with fear tactics. I would have to say at this point that we have wasted lives in Iraq, gone almost completely bankrupt and essentially lost a war we started where the terrorists were not! GOD Bless America!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who Do We Owe? You May Be Surprised!

I, like most others I have spoken to, have/had the idea that we knew who we owed all our national debt to. We, as a whole, were wrong! I recently read an article in Parade Magazine, Nov. 09, 2008, that broke down the 'tip of the iceburg' debts owed. This does not include the minor debts, those that are in the tens of billions. That's a relief, I was getting nervous there for a moment. Here are the standings:

JAPAN $ 585.9 BILLION OWED

CHINA $ 541 BILLION OWED

UK $ 307.4 BILLION OWED

OPEC* $ 179.8 BILLION OWED

CARIBBEAN**
BANKING CTRS $ 147.7 BILLION OWED

RUSSIA $ 74.4 BILLION OWED


* Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Indonesia, IRAN, IRAQ, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., and Venezuela.

** Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, and British Virgin Islands.

How did we ever get into debt with Iran and Iraq? Since when did Russia have the funds to loan money to us as well? How is this possible? Did we happen to max out our Expressly American credit card with China and Japan? What did we buy besides caskets for our soldiers and battle area civilians?

How can we, as a nation, afford to issue economic stimulus checks to the taxpayers of America when we have to incur more debt to do it? Maybe I'm being stupid and nieve, but I'd rather see this money put into paying the debt than into increasing it! If and when it goes through, I'm making a mortgage payment with it because I want to pay down MY debt!

If Your Not Part of the Solution, Your Part of the Problem!

Rush calls Barack a "Chicago thug", Lieberman steps up for the wrong candidate, and Jessie J wishes he never said he wanted Obama to 's**k his d**k'. The first one I can understand, Rush is bought and paid for by the RNC and he just wants to give them their money's worth. As far as I'm concerned he can crawl back into the political sewer with Sean and Glen, automatons, each and every one of them! These scared and ignorant talk show slugs can crawl back under the cloak of the ghost of Christmas Present! Religious hate mongers, one and all. Hatred is one thing we don't need while we enter a time of rebuilding in this country and it's obvious that these rich idiots are a major part of the problem. You may even say they have the unique standing of being on par with the likes of another political orator, Joseph Goebbels! Look where that took Germany! I really hate to say this, because I used to be a Republican, but the far right has the appearance of Fascism. To clarify this before I get hate mail from those I am not referring to, Merriam-Webster defines Fascism as:

"a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."

Let us review here. G.W. Bush was granted extremely broad powers of action that he could institute after the 911 incident(autocratic govt/dictatorial) with seconomic regimentation(we're living in it now), social regimentation(could this be calling Obama a Socialist/Communist?) and forcible suppression of opposition(2 words here-Homeland Security, the Nazis called their internal security the Gestapo). I know, they're just words to those that use them but they do have connotations to those who can see through the messages directed at the scared and ignorant taxpayer. Who got them that way? Look in the mirror, guys!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Return of Stem Cell Research!

I was reading on MSN today that President Elect Obama has had a group of people reviewing Executive Orders that President (Cheney) Bush has put in place during his 8 years as president. I understand it to exceed 200 items and growing, with his tenure winding down, a good deal being tracked for reversal. Two of the things that will be reversed are the clean air and stem cell research issues. We are so far behind the rest of the world in stem cell research that it's not even funny. BTW, stem cells no longer need be harvested from fetuses, the cord blood provides an abundant supply on it's own. I wrote an article a while back on saving cord blood for when you are older in case it's ever needed for you and it touched upon that very issue of harvesting stem cells. You folks that are really religious can stay home and suffer if you want to, I for one would love to live a better life with stem cell cures if I ever needed it. Whether you believe in Creationism or not, this is called Evolution now! Speaking of evolution, it's time we retire some of the ancient judges on the Supreme Court and get some younger constitutional judges on the high bench. While he's at it he can get rid of the Homeland Nazi Security bureau, it's not that effective anyhow. It was an agency created to take our attention away from issues they didn't want us noticing that they were pulling on us. Don't get me started!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This is worth watching. Don't Blame Everything on Sarah!

Another Good Idea for the New Administration!

I got this email from Marlene, a good friend of mine, and I'd like to pass along this sage wisdom!

THE JOB - URINE TEST
(I sure would like to know who wrote this one! They deserve
a HUGE pat on the back!)

I HAVE TO PASS A URINE TEST FOR MY JOB... SO I AGREE
100%. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I
work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government
distributes my taxes as it sees fit.



In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a
random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do
have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to
people who don't have to pass a urine test.


Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a
welfare check, because I have to pass one to earn it for
them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping
people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have
a problem with helping someone sitting on their ASS, doing
drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money
the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to
get a public assistance check?



Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you
don't. Hope you all will pass it along, though . . .
Something has to be done -- and soon!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

rssHugger Offers Blog Exposure


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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't Forget This Day!



Tell your children and your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, that they were around for the biggest event in the history of the United States. Tell them they were witness to the very first African-American President Elect of the United States of America. The good old white boys club has been disbanded and the United States is now on the road to being really United! We are in this together and responsibility should be equally shared by all races and classes in EVERY job this country has to offer, including the highest office of the Executive Branch of the government! Now is the time to start down the road to solidarity and equality!

Congratulations President Elect Barack Obama, may you have fair winds and a star to steer by.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where we stand Nov. 02, 2008

Obama Needs To Step Down From Campaign!

Recent events have come to light to lead me to believe that Senator Barack Obama should be required to resign from the current campaign for the office of President of the United States! I just heard from a friend of a guy who knew someone who may have knowledge of a heinous act perpetrated by an Obama family member somewhere in or around the U.S. territorial limits. This guy told me a bus driver who knows this passenger was told that his ex-girlfriend saw an Obama family members commit a despicable act of wanton disregard for the laws of this fine country. This cannot be refuted! This possible potential witness to this wanton act of lawlessness will come forward, when they can safely be brought forward from wherever they may be located. This person saw a third cousin on his aunts side actually cross the street AGAINST the light! At an ANGLE no less! Jaywalking is a serious offense and must be handled in the appropriate manner. Knowing this I say to Mr. Senator Obama, come clean and take responsibility for your family's crime. You have 32 hours to comply or else we may be forced to drop all alleged charges against person unknown.

You have no excuses! Everybody is required to know the exact standing and behaviors of ALL relatives they have, whether known or unknown, in whereabouts known or unknown! Everyone else knows, right?

Ohio Schoolchildren Earn Voting Rights?

The meltdown continues, folks. I'm actually starting to feel bad for John McCain, just a tiny bit. A recent rally in Ohio was expecting to draw in around 6000 McCain supporters in all their fervor and excitement. The local fire department was on alert in case something needed to be done, not to mention extra police presence to control the excited crowd. Even Joe the Plumber was going to be there next to his white knight John 'I'll save you Joe' McCain!

Oooops!


Next is an excerpt from the press describing what happened next.

A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses. (This data can be verified).

To make matters worse for John, when he called upon Joe the Plumber to stand next to him on stage, Joe was a No-Show! Maybe someones toilet got plugged up. Still have to go to work whether it's John or Barack in charge!

How many times do people have to be told, including political advisers, that the American people Do Not Want a Negative and Dirty Campaign! How many times? Hello! Less than a week before the election and what do the McCain people do? They ramp up the negativity. I just watched a commercial for the RNC that showed a 9/11 terrorist on a drivers license where they say Obama will give them one. What rubbish! Do they think we are stupid? The American voters know how to take care of people that call them stupid, unless they really are! I happen to know one or two of them myself. The RNC is so single-minded that they are giving this election to Obama on a silver platter and the John McCain from 2000 is off somewhere fishing while the 2008 version is on Saturday Night Live. To each his own, my friends.

The only advice I can offer to the McCain-Palin campaign staff at RNC Headquarters is DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Arnold Schwarzenegger aka Mr. Helper, Not!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous, it does. Now it's from the political sage wisdom of 'The Governator' Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican Helper from, where else, California. Maybe it's the water or bad air or something. Arnold has crossed over where no one in their political right mind(that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one) and criticized an opponents physical appearance, especially their buttocks! Have you been in San Francisco giving speeches lately Arnold? Something you may want to talk to Maria about first? Do the words 'closet homosexual' mean anything to you? Maybe we should all go back and watch the uncut version of Pumping Iron. As I remember it there were a few subtle bi-curious moments or true man bonding and oiling in that movie. Maybe I'm wrong. BTW, how does it feel when someone does it to you, Herr Governator! Maybe we should talk about John McCain looking like her spent 40 years picking up garbage cans and now his arms are stuck! Maybe we should! Maybe, Arnold, you should have looked at those pictures of you in your Speedo! You should have donated that 10 years ago, at least! What's with the paunch Arnold? Not Mr. Olympia anymore? Obviously not! Cheap shot? You opened the door, Arnold.

The bottom line is that Mr. Schwarzenegger needs to shut his mouth until he realizes that he is no longer an actor on stage but an actor responsible to the voters. If you want to talk like a bitch then go to prison and be somebody's bitch! Your out of your league and the voters don't want to hear about Baracks' butt they want to hear about legitimate issues and this kind of talk is what is hurting McCains' chances for winning this election right now. The voters who aren't at the rally's because they can't afford to be there, are more concerned about paying for food and their bills, not someones ass! You, on the other hand, are quite wealthy and can take the time to think about a mans ass whenever you desire! I think that's sweet, in a sick way of course.

In closing I say this to Arnold. If you have nothing productive or relevant to say then SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP, Mr. Helper! John McCain doesn't need another idiot with a shovel full of dirt standing over him right now, Sarah's shovel has too much in it now!