Tag Archives: observation

Labor Day

So in the US, today is Labor Day, a supposed celebration of the contribution to society that laborers have made. Of course, in that American tradition of not being honest, Labor Day is in reality a celebration of unions. You know, those organizations rife with corruption (police, teacher) with ranks full of lazy or incompetent members (police, postal services).

So you can tell I’m not a fan of unions in this country. But I had an interesting thought this morning. My wife and I were in Safeway to pick up some things we needed for dinner. Both Safeway and King Soopers (a Kroger brand) are union shops. And those employees were at work on Labor Day. They weren’t able to celebrate the made-up holiday dedicated to them. I’m non-union and I get the day off.

Now, I’m not opposed to having an extra day off; I welcome any opportunity to not have to make the drive to Denver. But like most things the government decrees, the day doesn’t seem to help the people it’s supposedly celebrating. How typical is that?

Just a thought. For the record, I’m all for government taking days off. It’s one fewer opportunity they have to screw us out of our money.

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So-Called Professionals

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee that parked this truck was carrying a sidearm. Never mind the fact that the only reason a parks and wildlife employee should be armed is as a representative of an oppressive, authoritarian, fascist government, let’s ask an even more fundamental question:

If he couldn’t hit a target as large as a parking space with his truck, why should I have any confidence in his ability to properly use his sidearm?

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A Question of Ethics

I woke up early yesterday morning with a question on my mind.

If a company were to invent an insecticide that was not directly harmful to humans and the surrounding plant life; but wiped out mosquitos and their larvae, would you use it? Should you use it? What would the implications of something like that be?

How to be American

1. Never Be Without Your Burger

Sort of speaks for itself.

2. Never Miss An Opportunity to Sue

It turns out the Entire Store was indeed more than 12.99. When I offered to buy the store — as an investment property — she wasn’t interested. I made vague threats about false advertising, and my attorney will do the rest… not forgetting to mention the anguish (both mental and otherwise), whiplash, deep embarrassment or any other thing I suffered that will eventually increase the settlement amount of my lawsuit.

3. Always Advertise with Sexual Innuendo

’nuff said.

Addendum

Weekends will be spent worshipping the great god Consumerism — because everything you bought last weekend is now out of fashion and needs to be replaced. The Economy depends on it, after all; and saving is for losers.

Obligatory Legal Disclaimers/Fine Print (because “Murica”)
Author (hereinafter “I”, “we”) assumes no liability if reader (“you”) has little understanding of humorous concepts or tongue-in-cheek; or if you have undergone any medical procedures such as humorectomy or religious conversion to liberalism that precludes your enjoyment of levity and/or other humorous applications of observation. We also don’t care if you’re “triggered”, “offended”, or otherwise put out: grow up and learn what ‘freedom’ means. We would have wished you a nice day, but our lawyers suggested it wasn’t a good idea.