Too Much of a Greed Thing

July 31, 2010 at 10:15 AM (Uncategorized)

In Bob Herbert’s NYT column, an economist is quoted as saying… that corporations have so much cash on hand they don’t know what to do with it…

What to DO with it?  What to… Oh, crap. Put their part timers back to full-time, hire more full timers for that [thing] they’ve been putting off, add dental or vision if you haven’t carried it before …retrofit buildings for energy efficiency.  Make sure that if, in some of those buildings they  hire gimps…that they can get into the building (and have a choice of floors to work on.)   Pick a few more feelgood charities to support, thus enhancing your image.  Retool to make new items, if the thing you used to make is not in demand.

Businesses have no technical responsibility to do good.  But, putting the bleeding heart argument aside,  if all the freaking consumers are not consuming the businesses products down the line…who will lose…?

And they’re yelling at the current administration about not enough job creation.  Sickening. Money creates jobs.  That’s what corporations opposed to regulation have always said.   If you regulate us, you’ll strangle our profits, and then we can’t hire people…(Whine…)

I guess that idea got lost in the downturn somewhere…

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Greatest TV Theme Ever

July 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM (Uncategorized) ()

UnReality TV.  Thank goodness.

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Ada Adulation

July 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

Thank you, Bush the first for signing it. (See? When confronted with the facts, I can play nice…)

Thank you Tom Harkin and all legislators that voted for it.

Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to keep my first health insurance job, or get the others…thus literally saving my husband’s and my ‘financial’ lives, at a time when that was vital.

Without it’s indirect influence I would not have visited accessible theaters, both film and live, accessible libraries, museums, church sanctuaries…some had to get accessible because of this law and some saw the writing on the wall and did it themselves.

But, 20 years later I still  I live in an apartment complex that has still denied me a bar in the bathroom. Previous buildings also denied it.

(here’s hoping I get a positive answer from apartment buildings already set up that way.)

And Rand Paul?  I wonder…if you ever became a wheelchair user thru accident or illness, would you quietly agree to work on the first floor of a building without an elevator or quietly listen to a play in the theater lobby?

I. Think. Not.

If  I was in the room with you now, wherever you are, I’d tell you in no uncertain terms to shut your lousy face about the ADA (Except I’d use curse words. And be unrepentant about them.)

And Mr. Jeb Bush?  You may be the GOP Dauphin and all that, but I’d imagine your father is a bit peeved at you for supporting a guy who spits on something your father signed.

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Campaign Ads: Here we go

July 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM (Uncategorized) ()

I’m going to try and find some from both sides of the fence…posting them here does not automatically imply endorsement of either…Here’s the first

And, the other side heard from:

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I am unsurprised by this…

July 26, 2010 at 2:37 PM (Uncategorized)

Progressives are  the allies of the disability community much of the time….

But it was disheartening that they still didn’t seem to get it.

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