Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So some of the idiocies the last few years at Wally World

were caused by a Gore clown? Well, somebody had to be behind it.
The Sierra Club’s Carl Pope seemed pleased that Dach was inside the enemy camp, confiding to the New Yorker:
One of the remarkable things about the environmental movement is how rarely people from our side end up on the other side, and Leslie is on the other side.
But Dach’s fervor only sunk the company. Andy Barron, a Wal-Mart executive vice president, told an investor meeting:
Clearly, we’ve lost some of our focus on what I would call the core customer. … You might say, in short, that we were trying to be something that maybe we’re not.
A place that sold inexpensive/less-expensive stuff to people; yeah Sierra Club would see that as the enemy.

I should note Romney announced starting his committee to study running for President again. While in some ways I agree with Limbaugh who said he'd vote for Elmer Fudd if it'd get Obama out of the Oval Office... Romneycare Romney? Loves the PROM gun laws Romney? HELL no.

Heard this on radio the other day, here's the text: Trump is running for his big ego, nothing more, and he doesn't care who and how many people he screws so long as he gets stroked. Fuck him.

The New York Times released a rare and honest appraisal of of Barack Obama’s failed economic policies yesterday.
Economix Blog reported:
At a time when the economy should be rebounding the latest GDP number for the first quarter of 2010 shows thatthe Obama economic policies have failed.

When 2011 began, Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting company, expected that America’s economic output would shape up to rise at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the highest pace in over a year.

But economic reports coming in over the last few months have been increasingly disappointing.
But, that wasn’t posted long.
Of course not; they realized they'd criticized The Lightworker and that just can't happen.

"Show me on the doll where the TSA screener touched you."
One of these days some parent is going to beat hell out of some screener, or flatly say "No way in hell will you do that" and get arrested, and the trial just might get interesting. From the looks of it nothing else will get these assholes to knock the bullshit off.

Can't remember where found this linked yesterday: How To Handle Lawyers Threatening You. No knowledge myself, but sounds correct.
Ah, just remembered, was at the QOTD here:
I can safely say that few people have less respect for the law than lawyers. Abuse of law is not just common, it defines the industry.

Just across the border,
Soldiers found the corpses last week in San Fernando, in Tamaulipas state near Texas, and initially unearthed 59 bodies. The toll has since risen steadily in one of the most gruesome finds so far in Mexico's escalating drug war.

Well, maybe they are...

He is Lindsey Graham and he is Washington. His ego, his Politico-anointed status as one of official Washington's "top 50 party animals" comes first. It's all about me, me, me, and not that coastal state with the blazing sun and dreary flatlands filled with even drearier people, "bigots" who need to "shut up" and leave the governing to him. "I'm a winner, pal," he yelled at a heckler who called him out for supporting the Obama agenda during a rare visit to South Carolina. And you, you Tea Party buffoons, you'll be just a memory while I priss and prance from one party to the next, hailed by the New York Times and GQ magazine and MSNBC, and celebrated by La Raza, which has charitably been described as a "racist illegal alien support group." Hey, in midtown Manhattan, at GQ and Vanity Fair magazines, just a BMW billboard or so away from the New York Times headquarters, I'm one of their "favorite" senators. Heck, even Michelle Obama likes me.

RX: "'Singularly Tone-Deaf' is the ATF's middle name."


thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Oh, man, I would have sworn the Lindsey Graham bit was from Iowahawk. ;-)

Phelps said...

I don't know about handling lawyers like that. Of course, I'm in an actual litigation department, not a demand letter churning department, so we don't normally get called unless someone is really planning to sue if they can't get a settlement.

Of course, our guys are never anything but professional. When we send demand letters, it's just a matter of time before we file the suit, and a nasty phone call isn't going to change that one way or the other.

He is right about standing up for yourself, though. On the disputes we are in, we know that there are two sides. We're also pretty good at saying, "look, we know you screwed up. You know you screwed up. We can spend a lot of money on both sides eventually convincing a jury that you screwed up, and end up costing you a ton more... or we can make my client whole and you can put it behind you." (We're also good at turning down cases where we can't say that.)

Windy Wilson said...

With respect to Romneycare, Romney is to Republicans as Zumbo is to firearms-owning Americans.
Only more so, as Zumbo merely shot off his mouth. Romney actually helped pass bad laws.