Day by Day

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kansas City BBQ

Is good.  Although I still prefer a good Texas BBQ.   But KC is good.

Things that confuse Dave

When I walk into a public restroom, and I spot a toilet with one of those little toilet seat cover dispensers right next to it, and yet someone has felt the need to deforest several acres to supply the toilet paper that they've used to cover the toilet seat, the toilet, the walls, the rails, and the flush handle

Folks, just bring a little bottle of hand sanitizer with you, and wipe the toilet seat down.  Done.  There's no need to employ multiple logging companies just so you can prepare a public throne for you to crap on.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union speech

Didn't watch it.  There wasn't enough alcohol in the house for me to go through that crap.  I'll read the transcripts, so that when I get the urge to throw up I can put it down and come back to it later when my stomach has settled.

There's an App for that

If you've been living in a cave for the past few years, you'll be surprised to know that Apple has put a phone out, and there are thousands, maybe millions of applications, or "Apps" that you can download for said phone.  Want to calculate mileage?  There's an app for that.  Want to find restaurants?  There's an app for that.  Want to know what kind of toilet paper cleans your ass best?  There's an app for that.

You want to take a hysterical interview with one Antoine Dodson and turn it into a song and then an iPhone app featuring soundbytes from the interview?

There's an app for that.

Dear Lord, I wish there wasn't, because this is what I've been hearing from my co-workers for the last two weeks.  BEFORE YOU CLICK - ONCE YOU SEE, YOU CANNOT UNSEE!



I had never heard of Antoine Dodson until two weeks ago.  Now I'm going to go to my grave with that in my head.  My co-workers are going to pay.

Oh, and from all accounts this Dodson is a decent guy.  But that song?  Whoever created that song is going to burn in hell for what they've done.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Moscow Airport Terrorist Attack post

From Hot Air.  There's nothing really that I can add.  I feel sad for the Russians who lost their lives.

Not much more needs to be said.

I can't STAND unions

So between the post below this one regarding the SEIU getting waivers because they can't afford Obamacare, and this article about the decline of the private sector unions (which can only be a good thing) and the growth of the public sector unions (horrible horrible horrible), I figured I'd toss out my personal dealings with unions and why I think they're the sleaziest piles of crap on earth.

Way back when Dave had gotten out of the Army and was living and working in Seattle, Dave worked for the one section of a hospital which hasn't been unionized.  When Dave had his job interview, he asked about wages.  He asked about vacation time.  He asked about sick leave.  In short, Dave asked about all those things that a prospective employee will be compensated with for his hard work.  Dave did not need a union.  And Dave brought enough experience with him to demand a decent starting wage, which Dave got.

Fast forward a couple of years, and a one or two of Dave's fellow employees has decided that he isn't being heard enough, and he wants union representation.  So he calls for a vote to unionize.  Thank god this co-worker was in the minority, because after being forced to sit down and listen to the union reps, this is what Dave learned.

Dave would no longer be able to negotiate his salary, the union would do it.
Dave would no longer be able to negotiate his vacation accrual, the union would do it.
Dave would no longer be able to negotiate his sick leave accrual, the union would do it.
For the privilege of having these rights taken away, Dave would be charged $150 a paycheck, which would go to the local Democrat politicians by way of union bosses.

Now here's the kicker - when Dave compared his wages, vacation and sick leave accrual against the other employees who were part of the local SEIU, Dave had better wages, more vacation accrual, and more sick leave accrual.  So the union was incapable of negotiating as well as Dave could with the Hospital administration, but wanted $300 a month for the pleasure of fucking Dave over at the bargaining table.

Everywhere I see a union, I see problems.  The unions protect more negligent and lazy employees than I can shake a stick at, and it costs the businesses who employ them day after day after day.  When a room-mate of mine waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in Kansas joined the local carpenter's union, he was amazed at how many union members showed up and smoked pot, then just hung out at the job site all day.  "We can't fire them, Dave.  They're union.  But they're too stoned to work, so they just hang out all day because we can't trust them with a hammer and nail."  Un-fucking-believeable.  When I visit Boston, and I see two telephone poles planted right next to each other, each of them carrying half what it should because the UNIONS won't allow so-and-so to hang their lines without such-and-such hanging their lines first, and so it takes an entire fucking YEAR to replace one aging telephone pole....

We need to call unions what they are - corrupt organizations who's sole focus in this day and age is to funnel obscene amounts of money into the Democrat American Communist Party's pockets.  They may have had a purpose once.  Hell, there may be a few out there who still DO have a purpose.  But if the majority of unions ceased to exist by the end of today, we would simply have less money in politician's hands and a more competitive work environment.  That's it.

You couldn't pay me to join a union.

Unafordable

So, if you haven't seen this yet, three chapters of the SEIU have recently received waivers from a "provision" of Obamacare.  Seems as how these three chapters of SEIU can't afford Obamacare, and so they need their hall pass so they don't actually pay for it.

The irony - it burns.  The group who gave millions to Obama and pushed hard for Obamacare can't afford Obamacare.  Gosh, it's almost as if they were expecting someone else to pick up the bill!  Now why would they think something like that, hmmmmmmmm?

In a just world there would be no waivers for any group who pushed to get Obamacare passed.  Fuck the SEIU.

That's a feature, not a bug

Breda has up a map of the USA, with a note about what each state is "worst" at.  Idaho is listed as having the least government influence.

Hell, that's why we LIVE there!  And if Idaho has the least government influence....  then it REALLY sucks to be everybody else.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Do your own post

Woke up late, running like made.  Click on the post title and write a comment!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

You dirty little perverts!

When you watch this, remember that there are no dirty words being sung.



Muah haa haaa!

Francis Fox Piven wants America to crumble

She's one half of the Cloward-Piven strategy, which is a plan to systematically collapse the American government.  And yet the New York Times doesn't see fit to publish that little tidbit.  Or the fact that she calls for violent revolution against this country this year.  No, the New York Times shows once again that it's nothing more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the Left by whitewashing Piven into a "liberal academic".

When I call the Left "Anti-American", it's people like Piven who prove that I'm correct.

Link found via Adrienne's Corner.