Wednesday, April 12, 2017

United we fall

United airlines is learning some important lessons about customer service and the effectiveness of social media. After "re-accommodating" as passenger chosen by computer to lose his seat when the flight was "overbooked". (Re-accomodating meaning smashing his face in to an arm rest and then dragging him off the plane and overbooking meaning wanting to put 4 United employees on the flight so they kicked off paying passengers that had already been boarded).

It didn't take long for video taken by people on the plane to hit Twitter and Facebook, resulting in much discussion about airline policies, passenger rights, and the actions of the authorities who roughed up the disgruntled flyer.

Instead of continuing to offer higher compensation to passengers in an attempt to get someone to give up their seat, they instead are facing a $1.4 BILLION dollar loss in value as the market reacted. Making the decision to stop at $800 as their top offer to get someone to take a different flight seems pretty foolish now.

The Flying Games?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Corporate Welfare

I have friends who lean so far Progressive, I suspect they may have a picture of Woodrow Wilson tucked under their pillows. The most common type of meme they appear to post on Facebook concerns corporate welfare. Setting aside the debate about whether or not a company keeping some of the money it earned is actually "welfare", Progressives get upset that corporations receive federal money at the same time Conservatives complain about individuals receiving federal money in the form of welfare, food stamps (EBT), etc... Ok. For today, I will set aside my questions about whether a tax break is actually the same as welfare and agree with them. Giving federal money to a private corporation is welfare. So, why are they defending the government's giving money to Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood is a private corporation who's income exceeds their expenses by over $90 million dollars per year. Want to end corporate welfare? Let's start with them.



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hey, ladies!

With the current controversy about Planned Parenthood, birth control in general is once again a topic of contentious conversation. Setting aside my opinions for a minute about government involvement in birth control and abortion, I would like to toss this thought out to all the young women.

If a guy can't scrape together enough change to get a condom at a gas station to at least make some small effort to protect you from disease and a possible pregnancy, you need to pick another guy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Someone needs a dictionary



The problem with her insistence on using the official title of the Affordable Care Act is it is anything but affordable for many Americans. Emphasizing the name affordable will not make cash suddenly appear in people's pockets and create even more resentment for the law than already exists. Good luck with that Nancy!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

About those Russians....

When Sara Palin pointed out that Russia was still a threat to the USA in 2008, she was mocked incessantly. Turns out she was right all along. 

“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next,” Palin told Foreign Policy in 2008. (more here)