How deep is your wallet, pocket, purse? In the end - taxpayers and consumers.
Someone should be asking what kind of severance package the two (so far) bozos got to get "resigned" from their position. That seems to be the shame of it, that they got 6 figure salaries and perks, screwed things up nearly beyond repair, fired good hard working employees that cared enough to voice their concerns, and then probably get a buyout package of indecent proportions.
Don't know how the Board gets picked, but they need to be canned and replaced.posted @ Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:34
@jtsim: You got any bird house design plans made out of a defunct news papers paper boxes?posted @ Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 21:39
Kind of hard to perform CPR when the management is stabbing the users in the back.posted @ Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 21:37
My whole life I've been told that it takes TWO to tango, yet the patient isn't being barred for having sex in a hospital? Discrimination suit on it's way.
[quote] ....a security guard told an officer that she left the hospital with a gunshot victim the night before and had sex with him upon returning to the patient’s room....[/quote]
She either had sex with the security guard, the patient, or the officer.posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 22:20
Cept it was written by Blind Willie McTell. blues songs are the most covered songs there are, save for maybe hymns. Rockers play blues covers. Country musicians play blues covers. Blues musicians play blues covers.posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 19:06
Those of us with "high" standards moved to Colorado months ago.posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 18:59
[quote][b]ponsoldt[/b] - it is the gun that allows the killing to occur[/quote]
Murder came eons before a gun was invented. People were murdered since the dawn of time, hundreds and thousands of years before the idea of a gun was kicking around in someone's head. People didn't start killing others only since the invention of guns. If that were the case, then you could tie a cause-effect. Otherwise you are not looking at the causes, but making one up to suit your fancy.posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 14:56
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] - GM is in turmoil for some 13 deaths due to their machines unnecessarily killing innocent people. They are about to go under over this[/quote]
That's because GM's products were defective. The akin would be to sue the gun manufacturer when it misfired when you needed to defend yourself (probably not seen that one) or that it misfired when properly handled/stored and injured someone (seen that in the courts).
Have you ever bought a weapon? the safety literature that comes with it is rather extensive and inclusive. Probably there for a car too. but who reads those? When did you last read up on the safety features and proper driving of your vehicle? When was the last time you took the car out to a driving course and just practiced? Probably no one does that. But gun owners do it all the time. Practice being safe. Practice being accurate. When was the last time (heck, when was the first time?) that you took your car apart, cleaned and oiled it, and then put it back together?posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 14:50
Liberals would like - love actually - for you to think it's the gun that causes all these problems. And if that as far as you look, that's the answer you'll get. It must be the gun, because that's all we've looked at to blame. In forensics that would get the case tossed.
But the real problem is that people haven't learned how to deal with their anger, frustrations, failures, disappointments, etc. They haven't learned how to forgive people whom they believe have slighted them. We're a burger king society in a microwave world: "I want it my way and I want it now." And when people don't get the thing they're convinced they should have, they don't know how to handle it. Guns didn't cause people to lose their temper. Guns didn't blind them to the other options or answers to what is troubling them.
Some of that is an age / maturity difference. Most of the shooters seem to be younger. Can't remember a scooter chair drive-by, but stranger things happen.
Some of that is a lack of a belief system - call it religion if you will. They lack a belief system to fall back on when/if they get knocked down.
And a bulk of this seems to be a lack of good parenting as well as the joke of a legal / penal / just us system. None of the above provides guidance in life's tough-tough world, nor does it provide substantive corrective measures when they err early on in life.
So they're not scared of parental punishment for what they do. Not scared of legal punishment for what they do, and don't believe a big hand from the sky will slap them around either.posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:11
Muddy. BB. Johnny Winter (more electric), Lightening Hopkins. Beverly "Guitar" Watkins from Commerce. Blind Willie McTell from Thomson. A slew of others.posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:05
While I'm too old to be considered part of the "me" generation, I've leaned a lot from them:
What's in it for me?
Seriously. I'm not going to beg someone to come here if they have to pay and by the time they get all logged in their "free" lookies are up. I gotta keep up my street cred.posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 16:26
It's "MayNaze" Eboniks at wurkposted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:59
School choice IS important. It's one of the bigger deciding factors in where people decide to reside. ACC or the OC, or that other OC, or MC, or JC. Bad schools mostly mean that people won't locate their families with young school age children there. How many hundreds of families moved out of ACc to #1: BETTER SCHOOLS #2: Less crime, #3........ get it?
The competition among school choice is made in advance. It's made when someone decides where to live. They choose this school district, and that's where they live.posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:56
@theold33:A once thriving "community" is now kaput. I'm not a quitter though. When they turn off the lights, I'll go.
When they turn the lights off is when the party picks up.posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:13
Isn't British humor an oxymoron?posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 08:24
Who paid the tuition?posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:27
Did I miss something? Over the past few months, the number of posters has dramatically decreased.
When there is no one here to talk to, then there's no reason to come here and talk.posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 22:08
Chuck has issues.posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:57
There should be a law to prevent a convicted felon to be in possession of a firearm.
They should put something like that on the books. But they're too busy trying to disarm the law abiding tax paying public to bother with the criminals and kooks.posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:58
@theold33: The fix-it person must have went to Jekyll too. I don't think Chris is the fix-it person. Just who is the fix-it person, I don't know. I do know who the hammerheads are though.
Don't tell me the fix-it person got an award too?
"Hey! You just won the Web Site Fix It Award. Whatcha gonna do now?"
"I'm going back to my cube and fix the website that's not working."
.posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 15:52
Well crap....can I say crap here and not get filtered or banned?....Any who, I was just over that way and failed to look up to see if it was fixed or still dangling.
Reports anyone? Or do I have to do another drive-by tonight?posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 13:37
NBC said that in their morning report.
Hadn't heard that the Wal Mart victim had a concealed weapon and opened fire.posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:32
Go collect your reward. You've got the highest rated comment, and, the lowest rated comment today......and they're the same comment. That should be worth something. Maybe a day-old edition of Sunday's print edition.posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:05
I have always suspected that the last guy out of the building on Friday tripped over the extension cord that powers this joint.
There have been some days when it seems that someone coming in that morning does the same thing.
Not that the 5 of us were put-off by the lack of service. After all, how far can my 99 cents go these days?posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 08:36
I always remember the days when every radio station took claim to being #1. Kind of just like all the dads sporting "#1 Dad" tee shirts next Sunday. You got $20, you can be the #1 Dad too.posted @ Monday, June 9, 2014 - 08:14
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