Archive for January, 2017
Here’s the newest dilemma, it seems that there’s a vague possibility that Donald Trump has peed on and / or got himself peed on by alleged hookers, and now we’ll have to weigh that possibility against the certainty that Hillary Clinton and /or the DNC shit on Bernie during the Democratic primary elections.
So for those of you who were so damned relieved once it seemed that the 2016 election zoo was over, well not so fast there Sparky!
Earlier today I received a well designed and pleasant form letter offering me a great deal on telephone, internet access and t.v. service, all from a new company, one that has the name “Spectrum“.
Considering the intent of this document, another name might have more relevance, Speculum as in ” B.O.H.I.C.A., so Open wide”
However, they made one tragic mistake that negates any sweet sounding deal they may ever offer with the inclusion of a note at the top of the page that said that “Time Warner Cable Is Now Spectrum“.
To those from who never had the dubious pleasure of dealing with them, Time Warner is a company that has amazed me, and perhaps other customers, with their total lack of concern for customer happiness, to the extent that they made their adversary position one that may have lead them to shed major numbers of customers a move which then made many of their share holders divest themselves of ownership.
So, to explain this situation, call it by any name you like and it’s the same old piece of shit, but one that’s now presented in a shiny new wrapper in the hopes that this will somehow help people forget the history.
To be sure there are other conglomerates with a similar level of consumer hatred, they are able to continue to exist only by changing their names and logos, and then relying on the American publics incredibly short memory span to remain in business.
No one else seems to have mentioned this as yet, but I’ve been amazed at how much the republicans are like dogs. Easy now dog lovers, before you either fly off in a rant or jump up and cheer that statement, I’m talking about how they have been pushing so hard to kill off ObamaCare (or if you want to be a bit more correct about it, RomneyCare) at every opportunity, much in the way a dog will start to bark and chase after a car without thinking at all about “what will I do when I catch it?”.
So now they, the republicans that is, have a firm grip on what I’d like to call their own “third rail”, and they will have to ride it out to what to me is an obvious end.
If they manage to kill medicare, perhaps the fact that so many of their base are either recipients of this program or have to lend financial support to their family members who are, or in a worst case scenario attend a lot of funerals, what will they say then?
Hmm, perhaps a few million short angry notes sent via snail mail to Paul Ryan from a few million angry citizens is a viable option?
There have been so many sites that have been bought up by Microsoft, and so many sites ruined….
When I was in the Air Force, we had a saying about the ability of certain types of people who were so stupid, so dense, that they could “Fuck up a breaker bar” (breaker bar is another term for a solid steel pry bar or crow bar), meaning they could destroy something so solid and impervious to damage that it seemed impossible to ruin it
Microsoft fits that description with its acquisition and subsequent ruining of Skype, LinkedIn, IMDB.COM, Nokia cell phones, and so many more.
For an incredibly huge list of their track record, you could simply Google “Companies bought and ruined by microsoft”, I did and the list is stunning…