Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brain-Fart

I remember saying a while back something like: “ It won’t take much. Just a small incident, totally insignificant in itself. But just enough to push people over the edge”. It was in a post or a comment, doesn’t really matter. I wonder if this AIG crap is such a incident? Not the money part, I’m not getting into that. I mean the employees having armed escorts too and from work. Armed guards around the building. People trying to find their homes. They can’t wear any identifying logos. Sounds like some folks are pissed. I just hope they can tell the difference between a CEO and a Janitor at 1000 yards through a scope. Besides, I think they’re mad at the wrong people. Get pissed at the lawmakers that passed the insane laws that made this shit legal. But first try to change the laws. If that doesn’t work. Well, then explore other options…

The video thingy really has nothing to do with this. It’s just the result of a brain-fart that expresses my distrust of our current leaders. Might even get me on some “official” watch list. Hell, I could use the excitement.

14 comments:

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

The wrong people always get the short end of the stick. The AIG people that got the bonuses probably actually earned them. I know how that all works because I'm in the back office of a annuities company. I agree they shouldn't have used the bailout money to pay them said bonuses but is it really those peoples fault that AIG did that? It's like my husbund's company having to cancel the big trip that he earned and won. He earned it, he works very hard like everyone else out there does. His company wasn't even using bailout money to fund the trip but they still cancelled it. The Regular Joes like you and me are not the problem here. I think you said it well in your post.

I do think you might be on the watch list now since Obama had devil horns but hey...it's a free country right??? I'm probably on the same watch list with you...lol!

Lady Ridesalot said...

There are some AIG execs that are giving the money back, and in my opinion, they are doing the right thing. BUT, I have a problem paying someone more money, who screwed things up in the first place. Those at AIG know who they are! Your right, it's not the janitors and clerks that created this mess, but the big dogs, who got a larger percent of the Bonus money.

Congress passed this KNOWING what they were doing, and now they are trying to make it look like AIG pulled something over on them. BULLSH*T! I want to know how much money these Congress A-holes got for pushing this through for them.
Stop trying to save yourselves and take your punishment.

Just what is a bonus. According to my dictionary is says:

bonus- a grant of money as a gratuity to workers; a special earned payment based eg. on production; an extra dividend or gift of stock or shares from a company to its shareholders; a distribution of profits to certain insurance policy holders; ANYTHING WELCOME THAT ONE RECEIVES OVER AND ABOVE WHAT IS EXPECTED OR USUAL.

With that said, if my boss came to me and said, everyone has earned a bonus for last year, but with the business doing so bad now, we are going to have to cut pay by 5%. I would rather bypass receiving that bonus if it meant our pay could stay the same. Maybe I'm the stupid one, but I can do better with MY budget if it stays consistent.

Ahhh. I feel a little better. Thank for the vent session Dr. Shall we make another appointment now, or what to see what transpires from here. ;)

Baron's Life said...

Well said Dr., Loved the video too.
To be or not to be is the question.
To pay or not to pay?
It doesn't matter how we look at it, the American people got screwed on this one ! and probably on many other things we don't know about.
The truth will eventually surface and prevail... I think you have a lot of patients lining up for consultations now...so better prepare that couch...
BTW... I like your Pussy --- cats on the right hand side, yes we is FRIENDS

"Joker" said...

Keep hammerin' away at the bastards Willy, and we know what they can do with their "watch" list. Hell, if you're on a watch list, I'm surprised guys with little plastic ID cards haven't been to my house yet!

You can trust the Government. Just ask any Indian.

Mastercheif said...

Yeah, there is some whacky stuff going on right now. I never thought I would see this in America. The government has created this social warfare going on. Is it all part of a bigger plan? I'm starting to sense that it could be. Are they trying to start a popuist revolution? Whatever is going on, you need to keep doing what your doing Willy D and keep people thinking about it. Great work!

Ann said...

I believe not only is Congress at fault for handing out the bailout money with no stipulations, but the jackholes over at AIG are at fault, too. You know the ones that really screwed up are the ones who got the biggest bonuses, and they're also the ones who ARE NOT giving them back!

I'm sure we're all on a watch list now for commenting on your post, WillyD, but I don't care. Let 'em watch me! They may get educated in the process! BASTARDS!!!

Whew...I feel much better now. Thanks, Doc. :)

BTW...Love the brain fart. Sweet chopper!

Allen Madding said...

The AIG pay raises was no accident. Whoever wrote the bailout knew full well what they were doing. If anyone did some digging, I'd wager they'd find that the author of the bailout was on the receiving end of a financial perk of their own. As "deepthroat" told the reporter investigating Watergate, just follow the money. The boys in Washington aren't as smart as everyone thinks they are.

In a course of a couple days, we've seen one of the authors say he knew nothing about it and then say he knew about it and it couldn't be prevented due to the liability issues.


-Peace

Dean "D-Day" said...

Couldn't have said it better Willy. It's the officials who made this happen that we should be pissed at. The media and the government press conferences have done a great job demonizing the AIG employees though. Making them look irresponsible and getting the public pissed at the execs. The public will be screaming for the government's "help" and "protection" pretty soon. And this is EXACTLY what the government wants.

As far as your names being on some list...
Yeah, they're on the list. Right under my name.

Willy D said...

Stephanie: Good thing your hubbys company didn’t use bail out bucks. That seems to be getting dangerous for the workers that have nothing to do with it.

Lady R: Did you really say that some people in Congress might have gotten kickbacks, payola, bribes or “gifts”? You know I’m going to report you to the authorities. LOL

Baron: I don’t think you could buy K-Y Jelly fast enough to keep up with all the ways we’re being screwed.
BTW… That’s my Mother-In Law’s Pussy. But I’ll let her know ;)

“Joker”: Funny you should mention Indians. Steppenwolf’s song “Monster” was used for the video for what it says about the way government has treated all People. For anyone that has never read the lyrics, here they are. Though written 30 years ago, they could have been written today.
(Monster)
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

Then once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it's share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

(Suicide)
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem "friendly" and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they were paying no mind
'Cause the people "got" fat and "grew" lazy
now their vote "is like a" meaningless "Tune"
"You know they talk about law "about" order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching

(America)
America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster


Mastercheif: “Are they trying to start a populist revolution?” You tell me. Are the lawmakers trying to incite the public? Have you heard some of the stuff coming out of their mouths concerning the AIG big wigs? “They should do the honorable thing and commit suicide”. “They should have piano wire around their necks”. This coming from public officials. These guys are trying to appear so damn innocent, that pretty soon their mouths are going to write a check their asses can’t cash.

Ann: Yes, it’s everyone’s fault. Even ours, for putting these same morons back in office, year after year.

Allen: There were no mistakes. They did exactly what they wanted. And got caught. Now everyone’s putting on their “Teflon” suits.
“Financial Perk”. You’re on the “list” now!

“D-Day”: I am pissed at them. Can ya tell? As for the “help” and “protection”, I’ll take a few Brothers and a .44 Blackhawk over the government any day.

Dean "D-Day" said...

10-4 on the brothers and the .44

I think that comment probably just got you moved up the list.

FLHX_Dave said...

LadyR already said almost exactly what I was going to spout.

Yeah, we need Captain America again! Where are you Captain America! Where is doomsday Jesus? Where the hell are freak'in honest and righteous dudes!...oh yeah...they are sick of being discounted and shafted and are just quietly sitting around watching...which makes them just as bad.

I would love for just once, someone to come along and just say it how it is, point blank, but I hate to say it...it would take a dictator to pull that one off.

FREEDOM! YEAH RIGHT!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Dave-

I've run for political office a few times and that's how I always campaigned. I told like it was and was straight to the point. It did gain me the reputation in town as someone who could get shit done whithout a lot of b.s. It doesn't get you elected though which is why you don't see it very often.

Willy D said...

Dave: You mean someone who will say what people “need” to hear, not what they “want” to hear? The poor bastard would get tarred and feathered.

Dean: If ya gota be on a list, be on the top!

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

Well I'm officially watching you that's for sure. Speak up more and loudly. We seem to be going toward the exact opposite place Americans wanted 250 years ago.