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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bringing A Fallen Warrior Home

Brandon, Mississippi shows Americans how it should be done.

See "Fallen USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers returns home to Brandon MS."

Paula watched this video and asked: Why don't the national news people consider this to be newsworthy?

Whatever the reason, it doesn't really matter.

We don't need them anymore.

We the People celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes regardless.

We grieve for their families.

We honor them for their sacrifices.

We will be forever indebted.

We make every day Memorial Day.

I Can See It Coming

Bob Dole. 

John McCain.

Mitt Romney.

They all just ooze "electability."

Or did.

As the case may be.

Two of the three being former electables. 

Electable until they proved to be totally unelectable.

Despite their making all the right moves.

Going to the right places, saying the right things.

As to the third?

The right move calls for him to go to Corn Crop Central, and say what they want to hear!

Romney in Iowa: "I Support the Subsidy of Ethanol"

For the love of God. Say it ain't so.  It's happening again.

Keep It In Perspective

I try to remember this when I see John McCain's daughter plastered on my TV screen - she's there for one reason.  To get under the skin of us conservatives.  Like Ann Coulter does to them.  That being understood, I can then deal with her inanity, just before I click to a different channel.

Here's Meghan in all her glory:

Sarah Palin’s Like Totally Ruining Meghan McCain’s Dating Life

She gets no dates.

Go figure.

Local Economy Continues Path To Extinction

In economic downturns past, companies laid workers off and tightened belts.  Then, when projections looked favorable, they'd hire those workers back and crank up production.

But not this time 'round.

Too many businesses are bypassing the layoff route and are closing their doors forever.

Here in Southwest Virignia that now includes the region's largest employer.

My God:
StarTek Closing in Collinsville, 631 Jobs Lost
By Sarah Bloom, Roanoke Times

Collinsville, VA - StarTek announced Monday their Collinsville facility will close, leaving 631 people without jobs.

StarTek says they have to close the facility because of "clients changing business requirements."

Company officials say the jobs will be eliminated by July 22.

"We will help employees with job placement services and also offer resume help," said Chad Carlson, COO of StarTek in a release Monday. "We will do what we can over the next few months to make sure their transition goes as smoothly as possible."

These job cuts affect the area of Virginia with the highest unemployment rate - the Martinsville/Henry County region. [link]
The jobs affected were mostly entry level positions.  But entry level beats the unemployment line any day.

Now the unemployment line is the only alternative available to all those poor souls.

So, hey, let's talk about bank bailouts, Moammar Ghaddafi, green energy, and Mexican immigrants some more.

So sad.  In so many ways.