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Posts from — May 2020

The US Is An International Joke

First it was the Chinese media are making Trump/the US a LEGO toy and a whiny snowflake.

In the US the The Lincoln Project’s new ad. Mourning in America is really getting to Trump as they ran on Fox so he would be sure to see it.

Now Biden is running an ad calling Trump the Reality TV President.

May 7, 2020   Comments Off on The US Is An International Joke

Read For Comprehension

This is the bubble of Ohio state representative Nino Vitale:

“This is not the entire world. This is the greatest nation on earth founded on Judeo-Christian Principles. One of those principles is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask.”

Yo, Nino, maybe you should pick up a Bible and check out the book of Genesis, chapter 3.

That’s the tale that shows when man screwed up and deviated from G*d’s plan and started creating and wearing clothes. I’ll assume that you don’t actually believe that G*D wears a business suit, so even you don’t believe in your justification for being a jerk and endangering other people.

May 6, 2020   2 Comments

Cinco de Mayo

Mexico

Wikipedia usually has to “lock” its Cinco de Mayo page. I suspect it may be related to the sudden appearance of sites opposing the celebration of this semi-holiday and others who have a hissy fit about any Mexican holiday being celebrated in the US.

In Mexico Cinco de Mayo or Batalla de Puebla, is only a really big celebration in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place.

The Mexican army won the Batalla de Puebla on May the 5th, 1862, but the French went on to Mexico City in 1863 after receiving reinforcements and installed Emperor Maximilian.

It has the status of St. Patrick’s Day in the US, an excuse to eat different food, and drink different booze, and be obnoxious show an interest in other cultures.

Margaritas, tacos, and the destruction of piñatas, that’s what it is really about.

May 5, 2020   Comments Off on Cinco de Mayo

Class Traitor?

The Register, a snarky British tech site, reports that Amazon to blow this quarter’s profits and more on coronavirus costs:

“Providing for customers and protecting employees as this crisis continues for more months is going to take skill, humility, invention, and money,” said CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement [PDF] accompanying the web giant’s latest financial figures.

“If you’re a shareowner in Amazon, you may want to take a seat, because we’re not thinking small.”

Bezos said the US mega-corp expects to spend all of its anticipated $4bn Q2 operating profit and then some on COVID-19-related expenses. This includes not only the usual operational outlay to get products to customers, but also to protect the health of employees, something that’s been an issue among Amazon workers.

Amazon, according to Bezos, will be spending its cash on protective gear, facility scrubbing, business process changes to allow for greater social distancing, higher wages for hourly workers, and internally developed COVID-19 testing capabilities for employees.

Amazon’s stock retreated about five per cent in after-hours trading as investors showed their lack of enthusiasm for the company’s plan to try to keep its workers alive. ®

Unlike the shareholders who are only concerned with immediate returns, Bezos wants the company to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that no one in government with the ability to distribute tests is interested or capable of providing them at the level required to keep distribution systems going, Amazon is going to do it itself. When you actually found and build a business, rather that just buy stock or inherit it, you want it to succeed.

The ‘analists” of the Wall Street casino are only interested in cutting costs and maximizing profits for the next quarter, not the overall health of a business.

May 3, 2020   Comments Off on Class Traitor?

May Day

The May Day association with labor is all American, and just as controversial as everything of any consequence in history. The day is tied to a strike for the eight-hour day and the so-called “Haymarket Riot” of 1886. When it comes to “riots” and the Chicago police are involved, you are not going to find a single truth.

The dynamic duo that mucked up the Pledge of Allegiance, Dwight Eisenhower and his Republican Congress, made May 1st both Law Day and Loyalty Day so those Commie working people wouldn’t get any ideas about having rights.

May 1, 2020   Comments Off on May Day