Friday, December 19, 2008

Union Break Time

I've workied in a union factory. I've worked in a non-union factory. And I can tell you the following is NOT unusual.
Thanks to Bundy for the link.

Here is a link to an investigative news segment. It's to a local news site in Detroit. It shows union members drinking at a bar nearby on their lunch break.

"...This worker who we'll call 'Dale', show's up at the bar at 10:36AM..."

Ok, why call him "Dale" that's MY name! And I hardly ever went to the bar on company time.
I'm predicting that this video will be yanked by the station soon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Go To Your Room Young Man!

One of the biggest crooks in the history of the world, a man who scammed billions of dollars to fund his own little empire, is under House Arrest.
Of course while some of his scammed clientele may be losing their homes, he'll be snuggy warm in his Park Avenue apartment. Good thing he wasn't playing illegal poker or gambling.

You see, in 2006, while Mr. Pouty Face was busy lying to people to get their money, other people in New York were running gambling operations. James Giordano, a professional poker player, was accused of running a sports betting ring.

Let me illustrate some things here. Giordano was taking bets from people who wanted to gamble on sports. People who knew exactly what the odds of winning are. Madoff was conning millions of dollars from people and companies by telling them they were not really gambling at all.
The District Attorney for Queens New York spent 28 months investigating Giordano. Both men were taking money from people but only one was stealing.

Now here comes the punchline:
Giordano was held without bail. And Madoff is at his Park Avenue home tonight.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Good Boy!

I love dogs. (except maybe little yappy ones)
Of course this breed would likely be banned if this family was unfortunate enough to live where breed specific bans are in place. Much like gun control, bans on dog breeds do not stop the problems they set out to. If scary looking dogs are illegal only criminals will have scary looking dogs.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The All New 2009 Bailout

I'm not sure who created the below image. I found it at The Agitator's site. Whoever did, captured my feelings almost exactly. I apologize for the coarse language but this does sum it right up for me.

You see, I've been through this very scenario. In 2006 I traded a Mercedes C-280 for a new 06 Dodge Charger R/T, ya it's got a HEMI. It was a nightmare experience. I won't list all the details but the dealer, Greve Chrysler, refused to stand by their commitment and I was sorely disappointed. Well, at long last my lease was up and I bought a used 06 Mazda RX-8. This car, priced similarly and comparably equipped, is far better. The build quality is as good as the Mercedes and overall it's far better than the Dodge ever was. But as it turns out, I'll still be paying my money to companies I don't do business with.