Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I didn't know I was black #2

My bride and I go out about three times a year to a fancy restaurant for a nice night out.

When we do we'll usually use the valet service.

I bet it's happened a half dozen times when I've pulled up and I've seen someone waiting out front and I've asked the person if they are the valet because the valets are out getting their cars and it's happened to me a couple of times.

But apparently that happens because you are a racist.

I never knew I was black

When old people have asked me to get something off the shelf for them, I always assumed that it was because I was taller than they are and could reach the product.

But, according to Michelle Obama, it's because I'm black.

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her.

Hell if I would have known that I could have gotten into Harvard.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Caroline Glick tells off Danish ambassador

Why I carry

I have a concealed carry permit and I use it.


Because I don't want to be inside of a coffee shop when a pack of armed derelicts decide to take it over.....

An Iranian-born gunman and one of his hostages were reportedly shot dead in a dramatic and chaotic firefight that ended the Sydney cafe siege after a tense 17-hour stand-off.

A swarm of heavily armed police stormed the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire and stun grenades in the early hours of the morning.
There were that at least three others were injured, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Live television coverage showed at least two people being taken away from the scene on stretchers. One hostage was seen being carried out of the building. She appeared to be in pain, and blood flowed down her legs.

Nine News reported that eleven hostages had been accounted for after the police raid, which occurred shortly after 2am. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Life in "Progress" States - The Northeast corridor edition

For October, [John York] had paid $376. For November, with virtually no change in his volume of work and without having turned up the thermostat in his two-room shop, his bill came to $788, a staggering increase of 110 percent. “This is insane,” he said, shaking his head. “We can’t go on like this.”
For months, utility companies across New England have been warning customers to expect sharp price increases, for which the companies blame the continuing shortage of pipeline capacity to bring natural gas to the region.
Now that the higher bills are starting to arrive, many stunned customers are finding the sticker shock much worse than they imagined. Mr. York said he would have to reduce his hours, avoid hiring any new employees, cut other expenses and ultimately pass the cost on to his customers. . .
For the coming winter, National Grid, the largest utility in Massachusetts, expects prices to rise to 24.24 cents, a record high. The average customer will pay $121.20 a month, a 37 percent increase from $88.25 last winter.

Who do you think is responsible for this? Those four crazy republicans in the northeast.


And liberals are supposed to be the smart ones?

Last week this headline got my attention

How Working a Full-Time Job at Whole Foods Left Me Broke


Let me give you the cliff notes version to save you the palm in face reaction to reading this.

Nick takes a job at Whole Foods, he doesn't like his work schedule and pay.

He quits.

For most people, that insight would have resulted in them quitting in about two weeks. It took Nick years.

Let me get the clue phone ringing for Nick. When the owners of Whole Foods started the company, the mission statement didn't begin with "We need to hire Nick and pay him what he wants and give him the schedule that works for him".

I'm guessing that he's figured it out, but I still have my doubts.

Who did he vote for? #110

Meet professor Edelman.

Why is he in the news?

If you think bullies are teenagers lurking on schoolyard playgrounds, think again.  At least one is a grown-up walking the hallowed halls of Harvard University.

His name is Ben Edelman.  He not only teaches there, but he earned several diplomas including a law degree at that storied institution of higher education.  But Edelman seems to have adopted the word “higher” as his personal calling card.  You see, he’s higher than you and me. Or at least he seems anxious to let you know it.    

A hardworking Chinese immigrant family found that out when the professor ordered a takeout meal of shredded chicken with spicy garlic sauce and three other dishes.   

Edelman thought he was overcharged by $ 4 bucks ($ 1 dollar more for each dish), so he launched a relentless war on Ran Duan, who works with his parents at their restaurant, Sichuan Garden in Brookline.  You can read the sordid details in a story at where the website also published the unbelievable litany of Edelman’s intimidating and condescending emails to Duan.  The prof’s remarks ooze with arrogance and conceit.  

 Edelman’s exchange with Duan has become a viral sensation, as it should.  A Harvard professor vowing legal action over the sum of $ 4 dollars.  Come on.  

The professor has now apologized for his treatment of Duan and his family, but his emails will leave you shaking your head in disbelief that someone so supposedly “learned” could be so seemingly insufferable.  Maybe that’s what a Harvard education gets you these days –a degree in imperiousness. 

So in the last election did this douche post his chad for Romney or Obama?