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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Facebook Falling

Filed under: | Business

Headlines from Drudge this morning….

I’m glad I didn’t buy into that stuff. How about you?

Monday, December 05, 2011

Time To Cut The USPS Loose

Filed under: | BS Patrol | Business

It does not surprise me one bit that the United States Postal Service is ending next-day delivery of First Class Mail to go along with a one-cent increase in the cost of said postage stamp. Yes, it means more planning on the part of folks who are unable to take advantage of the Internet. It also means that it’s time to stock up on Forever Stamps once again. Not to mention the closure of 3700 local post offices, the consolidation of postal processing centers, and the loss of 100,000 jobs.
Oh, and then there’s this:

Expressing urgency to reduce costs, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview that the agency has to act while waiting for Congress to grant it authority to reduce delivery to five days a week, raise stamp prices and reduce health care and other labor costs.

Well, what Congress could do is cut the USPS loose to compete in the free market against UPS and FedEx. Prices could drop like a rock; wouldn’t you like to see 25-cent stamps once again? But Congress has yet to pass a budget; I think the last time Congress actually passed one was Fiscal Year 2009, and we won’t be seeing one any time soon.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Mark of The Beast

Filed under: | Business | Religion

When I heard what happened to this Christian fellow, I decided to write the company which fired him for sticking to his guns:

So I hear you fired some guy who didn’t want to wear the 666 sticker denoting the days without an accident…due to his Christian beliefs.
Tell me, do you have Mohammedan employees who would refuse to do something because of their religious beliefs, and cut them the slack?
In any case, what you did to the Christian fellow sounds like discrimination to me. I’m not a lawyer, but I hope he WINS his lawsuit against you.
Have a nice day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fight of The Century

Filed under: | Business | History

Now here’s a Rap Song I can listen to all day long:

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dodgers File Chapter 11

Filed under: | Business | Sports

I am so saddened by this news because the Los Angeles Dodgers was one of my favorite baseball teams when I was growing up (after the Tigers and Cubs of course). They appeared in the World Series three times during the 1970s; unfortunately they lost all three.
I also don’t like the idea of Bud Selig running the Dodgers in the interim, but it is a necessary evil in light of the “Who’s Frakking Whom” dispute between the owner and his wife has quite likely torn asunder the hears of many Dodgers Fans, myself included. So to all parties involved, I only have this to say:
GET THIS S**T STRAIGHTENED OUT! FAST! For the sake of all Baseball!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

100-Watt Lightbulbs in Texas!

Filed under: | BS Patrol | Business

I sure hope Gov. Rick Perry signs this pending legislation...that way, thousands upon thousands of Americans can make their way to The Lone Star State and help their economy…and ours:

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas - and sold in that state - avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.
“Let there be light,” state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, wrote on Facebook after the bill passed. “It will allow the continued manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs in Texas, even after the federal ban goes into effect. ... It’s a good day for Texas.”

After all…El Paso is only nine hours away from here….

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust?

Filed under: | Business | Yum

Anyone who’s ever watched M*A*S*H knows about Corporal Klinger’s love for Tony Packo’s, a Toledo institution since 1932, famous for its Hungarian cuisine…especially the hot dogs! And now, it’s under threat of closure due to a Family Feud over finances:

The first signs of rancor came back in 2002, when Nancy Packo Horvath, the daughter of the founder, accused her brother, Tony Packo Jr., of trying to force her out. In the end, the siblings came to an agreement to reorganize the company’s management structure.
But Packo Horvath died the following year, and her son Robin Horvath inherited her share of the business. Last year, he sued Tony Packo Jr. and his son, Tony Packo III, accusing them of preventing him from looking at the company’s financial records after he raised questions about spending. Horvath charges that Tony Packo III improperly used company money for personal expenses such as golf equipment, and construction at his mother’s home.
Tony Packo Jr. and his son have countered in legal filings that Horvath isn’t involved with running the business on a day-to-day basis and has little knowledge of its operations.

I’ve eaten there, with some Fraternity Brothers, including the National President! I can attest to the fact that their menu kicks a**! And it would be absolutely sad if this can’t be resolved in a more equitable manner.
My only hope is that this business doesn’t remain open due to the “genorosity” of the Taxpayers. As long as Президент Обама stays away….

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Filed under: | Business | Great White North

Millions of people have listened to Muzak over the years; their specialty is turning big Top 40 Hits into snoozeable elevator music…and in some cases, actually transformed aural crap into something decent to listen to. But I wonder if they ever tackled The Rutles, eh.
And now, this company has been purchased by Toronto-based Mood Media for the snoozeable sum of $345 million. I highly doubt if anyone in Washington or Ottawa will object to this sale, eh.
Which brings up another point. Look at the first few comments, eh:

A real snoozer, eh.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Gee Wally…

Filed under: | BS Patrol | Business

“...I keep reading about a certain Pony-Tailed Blogger who lives in Culver City and keeps coming up with these hare-brained schemes to rip his members off. What’s he gonna do if Amazon.com pulls out of California?” asked the Beav.
Wally, his wise older brother, replied, “What do you mean, Beav?”
“It says here that Sacramento wants to seize revenue from any source it can, including out-of-state businesses.”
“They might have a real problem with that,” said Wally.
“Why is that?”

“Well for starters, the Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states cannot obtain revenue from businesses which don’t have a physical presence in that state. California will consider anyone who’s affiliated with Amazon.com as a ‘physical presence’ and therefore, will attempt to collect revenue. That’s why Amazon.com might cut loose all those people here in our state!”
The Beav frowned. “But that will make thousands of people really mad!”
Wally patted his younger brother on the back. “If you stop and think about it, do you believe the Demo☭rats in Sacramento really care?”
“Gee Wally…you’re not such a bad brother after all!”

HAT TIP: Da_Beerfreak

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fiji Water to Fiji: Frak You…We Changed Our Mind

Filed under: | Business

Now this is ironic. In an age where many American companies outsource jobs overseas…one company initially told their benefactor to sod off in light of raising taxes on them by 5,000 PERCENT!
Yes, you read right. The military junta which rules Fiji has raised a tax which specifically targets Fiji Water for it usage of their water to benefit millions of people around the world. I would have applauded their decision to leave that tiny Pacific nation…
But unfortunately, Fiji Water backed down and reopened their bottling plant. Under threat of retaliation, I don’t know. Wonder what Президент Оба́ма thinks of this action?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Banned By The NBA

Filed under: | Business | Sports

No, not me (besides, I don’t go watch the Suns now do I?). This:

How much do you want to bet the Оба́ма Режим gets involved and forces the NBA to not only take the shoe back, but make them give every NBA Player a pair to make the league competitively equal? Or, devise some sort of bulls**t Stimulus scheme to subsidize the cost for poor, disadvantaged youth?
Hey, it could happen.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Это Россия, Вы Знаете!

Filed under: | Business | РУССКИЕ ДЕЛА

Imagine this as a prequisite to work someplace:

A Russian tycoon has told 6,000 workers at his private dairy company that they’ll be fired if they’ve ever had an abortion, or if those who are “living in sin” don’t get married within two months.
Vasily Boiko, who officially changed his name to Boiko-Veliky, which means “Boiko the Great,” has set a deadline of October 14—a Russian Orthodox Church holiday—for any of his unmarried employees who live with a partner to get married, or get fired.

My goodness, can you just imagine the outcry if this ever happened here in the США! In any case…nice to be covered!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Now This Kinda Sucks

Filed under: | Business

I used to go to Aldi on several occasions when I lived back East. Not much choice, but it was el cheapo. I haven’t seen any out this way, but my wife and I do frequent Trader Joe’s.
LIttle did I know that Theo Albrecht was a co-owner of both chains…and he passed away three days ago at age 88. This is the success story which is now discouraged in this country, and that’s what really sucks.
Prayers go out to Herr Albrecht’s family and friends, of course..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Toyota Internal Doc: Demo☭rats ‘Not Industry-Friendly’

Filed under: | Axis of Donks | Business

Granted, Toyota has had some major recalls lately…and that’s an understatement. Some people believe they are being targeted by the Оба́ма Administration, so that Government Motors (whose CEO, appointed by Президент Оба́ма, gets quite the compensation package, no thanks to the American Taxpayer!) can benefit.
Here’s a pic of an internal document (also available here, in case politico.com takes it down) which calls the Demo☭rats out:

Don’t be surprised. We already knew this, and I’m sure Toyota did too.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Оба́ма: TARP for Small Businesses

Filed under: | Axis of Donks | Business

Any common-sense small business owner will know that it is a bad idea to take Government money of any kind. Once they do, the Government can set any rules it wishes to govern how they operate. Witness the way Конгресс operates, especially with the Demo☭rats in control.
Yet here’s Президент Оба́ма, dangling more TARP money and Tax Credits in front of those small businesses who have Troubled Assets. Once a business takes it, they will know exactly what they’re getting and I hope they enjoy it.
For those who don’t, I’m sure those folks will have a hearty FRAK YOU for the Президент!

UPDATE (0927 MST): And in case you’re wondering, Президент Оба́ма‘s job approval rating is now at 47%.



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