Been gone for a long time dealing with personal issues, family, new job etc. But I’m going to get back to writing.
I was having a discussion on Facebook with a friend, and one of her friends, a teacher, chimed in with this:
When I start getting paid PRIVATE SECTOR WAGES for my 50 – 60 hour work weeks, I’ll be happy to accept those “private sector benefits” (which, actually, are almost exactly what my union job provides me).
It’s funny how conservatives keep saddling teachers with greater burdens while giving us fewer resources and then vilifying us when we can’t make the impossible commonplace.
And let’s not pretend that incompetence in the private sector is rare. As far as I can tell, it’s commonplace and often highly rewarded. Companies whose CEOs mismanage them seldom fire the CEOs — instead, they fire the workers. If you want to know wht workers unionize, look no further than there.
I work damned hard for my students, all so that I can JUST afford a little, old two bedroom apartment, and I get MIGHTY tired of people who haven’t been in a public school in years attacking teachers for our supposed “greed” while the richest 2% of Americans whine about getting even MORE tax breaks.
What’s that tell you about teachers! He completely ignored where I said:
I don’t have any problem with teachers or other state employees.. My problem is with those that run unions, their interest is protecting their own personal interest & power. I remember about 8-9 years ago their was a grocery strike & it came out that the president of the union who was “Fighting” for the poor workers, made over $300,000 per year! If these people REALLY gave a shit about working people they wouldn’t be doing that.
This is just more evidence that Public Employee Unions are nothing but Thugs! And on top of the fact that they are theives, the union thug leaders should be charged in the death of the baby who died because of their actions.
Lindsay Lohan is completely crazy & self absorbed. I love the E-Trade commercial with the milk-a-holic!!! I NEVER thought of Lindsay Lohan in the context of this commercial until her & her idiotic advisors decided to sue over it. Now if the called the girl Ego-a-holic Lindsay, I would have thought of Crazy Lohan.
I hope E-Trade stay strong & doesn’t give that nut a penny! GO E-TRADE BABY!! This law suit is why people hate lawyers!
May the Milk-a-holic commercial live on!
This is what her idiot lawyer had to say & the ad company’s response as well:
Lohan’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, said the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna.
“Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit,” Ovadia said.
“They used the name Lindsay,” Ovadia said. “They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan.”
Ovadia wants an injunction to force the spot off the air, and the Lindsay camp wants every last copy of the commercial.
Chris Brown, a spokesman for Grey Group, which produced the spot, is throwing cold milk on the controversy, saying it “just used a popular baby name that happened to be the name of someone on the account team.”
Ovadia said E-Trade has violated Lohan’s rights under New York state civil-rights law and used her “name and characterization” in business without paying her or getting her approval.
UPDATE: I hope I don’t get sued for this post!
Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, D-Day. President Obama, like many past Presidents is in France for the ceremonies commemorating that day 65 years ago when U.S. troops and our Allies took the beaches at Normandy and began to turn the tide in WWII.
25 years ago, at the 40th Anniversary Ronald Reagan attended the ceremonies and gave two amazing speeches. The first of those speeches is often referred to as “The Boys of Point-Du-Hoc” speech. You can read the text here or watch it below:
The second speech, is just as powerful, recounting the story of a young soldier who wanted to make it back to Normandy, but never did.
Posted in History, Misc
Tagged D-Day, WWII