Monday, September 14, 2009

Is It The Water?

What's with South Carolina? Everyday some elected official from there disgraces himself and, by association, his state. There are at least six that I can think of but the two most recently in the news are Sanford and Wilson. You have to wonder about them and, maybe, the people who elect them. I recently read a quote about South Carolina in which it was said that it was too small to be a nation and too large to be an insane asylum. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brain Dead....And Nasty Too

Southwest Airlines must scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to hiring employees.
A 350 pound man (who is well over six feet tall) and his wife flew to Vegas on Southwest. True, he's a big man but not overly so since he's so tall. Things were fine until it came time to return home. As they were about to board the plane an employee asked him if he would be able to use his seat with the armrests down. He assured the employee he could whereupon this idiot said
you're not flying on this plane and prevented him from boarding. They scrawled on his ticket that he was to get a refund and then just left it at that. When asked to explain why it was okay for him to fly TO Vegas but not fly back they had no reasonable explanation. He obviously fit into the seat going out. He deserves a public apology and recompense for the pain and humiliation he suffered. Is everybody paying attention? We all know there are other airlines out there and we should use them. I'd hitchhike to my destination before I'd give that airline a penny of my money. And, no, I certainly wouldn't have any trouble fitting into their seats.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Heads Should Roll

I'm so angry I'm sputtering! So Bernie Madoff, for years, got away with bilking people out of billions of dollars because the SEC sat around with their thumbs stuck up where the sun doesn't shine. At first, they pleaded inexperience and ignorance (got that right!) and then used as an excuse and I'm quoting here, information "can be tremendously voluminous and difficult to deal with" and can take "a ton of time" to review. In other words, inexperienced or not, they were just too damn lazy to do their jobs. Then when someone else sent them a detailed analysis of what was going on (doing their job for them) they still ignored what was happening. Too bad those poor investors can't go after the SEC for some kind of redress. At the very least those incompetents should lose their jobs. After all, they weren't much interested in doing them in the first place.