Entries tagged with “union”.

Well for the first time in quite a while I decided to watch the “pat on the back” and “mini campaigning”.

So what was said, not much as usual.
So were going to spend money and be fiscally responsible, there must some new math that they are using in Washington. This is like watching an award show, one person says something and everyone claps. (LEMMINGS) (Trained primates).

Some of what was spoken seemed pointless, I am glad the people of Sudan are able to vote but that has NOTHING to do with the “state” of our Onion.

Is Washington really naive in thinking that the Iraqi people are “converted” and will be stable when we leave? This should have never started, they never asked for us to come over and help them. Has we “stayed” home, we could have replaced 1000’s of bridges and roads that are in serious disrepair.

As for the statement “we are the hardest working people”, yes we work more hours that any other country. What does it get us? Depression, anxiety, crime, anger, aggression etc. Check other countries, their standard of living is quite acceptable yet they work less.

He spoke about a school in Michigan that had poor attendance and graduation levels. I will admit that I have not researched it but from what I know about Missouri schools, they lowered the expectations/standards thus creating more positive numbers.

Undocumented workers and people coming here to learn then leave. We undocumented worker just have to go period end of story. As for the latter, maybe make part of the curriculum that they do a 3 year internship before they leave.

A lot of talk was about the future. This is POINTLESS, he only has control over the next 1 year, 5 at best. Plus he does not have the final say so on anything. So these 10 year and 15 year plans are lip service to make us feel shiny and happy.

I also am dis-enfranchised when I hear things like “I will get democrats and republicans to work together”. Last I checked there are far more than 2 parties. Libertarians and Green party have existed for a very long time and have people in Office, either include them or I will continue to NOT VOTE.

Why is it that he said, “black and white and Latino, Chinese etc” . Should that have been “African-Americans, Caucasians, Latinos and Chinese”

The only good that I heard was the fact that gays can serve their country without prejudice. I support gay people, they should be allowed to marry, divorce and experience all the pains and poor laws of hetero couples.

Lastly, while tragic the shooting in Tucson is no more news worthy than anything else. People are shot in this country everyday, we should not be elevating our public servants to hero status. They work for use period.

So next time there is a State of the Union, how about reporting the unemployment rate, what you have done the past year. OR pick 100 citizens give them a pre-test to see if they have any clue and let them grade your performance.

Your our employee and should be treated as such!!!!

While not in my subject, Online Dating still sucks. I have canceled all subscriptions.

Ok now onto more topical events. Well the whiny UAW got there 15B (15,000,000,000 ) dollar loan. Supposedly the CEO’s and union employees are going to take concessions to make the Gov’t shiny and happy.

Well before it happens I want to call BULLSHIT right now and beat the media frenzy.The union is going to “suspend” the “job bank” program. This allows union working to receive 95% of their pay and benefits. This to me is one of the main problems with unions, benefits like this are why cars made here are too expensive. If I don’t work I do not get paid, these people are no more special than me. So since they are going to “suspend” this program doesn’t really mean anything. I can almost with certainty say the program with be gone for a few months if even that long. O one last thing, this “car czar” whoever this person will be, will be bought and paid for by the union. I say this because there are not many people who are truly honest. Do you want this “car czar” to be successful?, then let me do it. I am not wealthy by any means, but for the good of everyone I would watch these jerks like a hawk. For now I will keep my 10 year old Korean made car, shes never let me down and has been there during a lot of crap in my life.

Ok now on to Christmas, ops sorry “Seasons Greetings”. This holiday almost means nothing to me. People are more rude than usual, they would rather run you over than acknowledge your presence. People aimlessly wondering around stores like they have never been there before thinking they will get an “inspiration” and find your gift. Me, I shop with a purpose, I know where to get what I want, I get it and I move on. Thanks to the Internet I don’t have to deal with you Night of the Living Dead Christmas shoppers. I can buy online, have it wrapped and off to it’s destination.

Do others a favor do some research BEFORE you shop and make it a better experience for all.

Road Trip: Well we headed to KC again, we had just been there the week before. This time it was to have a biopsy done to make sure her cancer is not back. We are both in high spirits that things will be just fine, We drive up Thursday night due to the weather, they were predicting wet and icy roads. Well we were lucky, it was like driving in rain for 4 hours. The only scary part was the parking lot at the hotel it was just about a sheet of ice. Well we checked in and got caught up on our work and then off to sleep. The next morning it was cold but the roads were fine. It was 29 degrees in KC and at the same time it was 53 degrees back in St.Louis. Eventually the temperature dropped in St.Louis and it was near freezing there too. On our way home we found gas for $1.38! So the 500+ mile trip cost us less than $28.50, not to shabby, thanks Hyundai!!

Well if I don’t write soon Season Greeting I mean Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!