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Friday, December 23, 2011

Gov't Bureaucracy At Its Worst

What in God's name are public schools feeding our kids?

"In fact, there isn't much difference between Chicken nuggets that won't poison you, and Chicken nuggets at their absolute peak of freshness. And the employees just sort of assumed that the same set of rules would work for lettuce."

Good God.

You Think This Makes Shoppers Mad?

From the Associated Press:
Best Buy Cancels Some Online Orders
Best Buy has alerted some customers that it will not be able to fill their online orders, just days before Christmas.

The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that “overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December.

The Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock.

The shortages are a black eye for Best Buy, which has beefed up its online campaign to fight off intense competition from online retailers and discount stores.

The canceled orders probably won’t make a big difference for Best Buy’s holiday sales this year, but it may lead to more customers looking elsewhere in the future, he said.  [link]
Actually only one black eye is revealed here.  Wait until the news comes out that Best Buy has cancelled a mountain of "Black Friday" on-line orders - super hot items at super low prices - and has invited those who got the shaft to reorder.  At much higher prices.

This news comes just days after the company announced a dreadful third quarter earnings report that cited price cuts at the retail level as being a major contributing factor.

How do you improve that profit picture?

Renege on some of those price cuts.  Even after money has changed hands and promises were made.

Way to go, fellas.  That's how a winning organization does it.  By screwing the customer.

Who's piloting that ship anyway?

Bush 41 Endorses Romney


By the way, guess what George H.W. Bush used as his reason for choosing Romney?

"Romney, Bush said, is the 'most electable.'"

One can only assume that he supported Presidents McCain and Dole for the same sound reason.

Gingrich Gets It Right

On that agreement that the Republican House came to with the Democratic Senate regarding a payroll tax cut extension, I consider it to be not worth my time (A sixty day plan?  Are you kidding me?) but Newt simply dismisses it as being as "stupid" as anything any United States government has ever pulled.

Stupid. Frivolous. Whichever.

America moves closer to Armageddon and this is what we're getting from Obama and company.

See Why I've Been Saying This Is An Economic Crisis Like No Other?

America's gross domestic product has rebounded nicely:

But jobs haven't.

With no real improvement expected at any time in the foreseeable future.

Unlike any ever ...

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** Source.

This Is Probably Best

The four leading candidates for the Republican nomination will be on the Virginia primary ballot in March.  The also-rans?

Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum not on Va. primary ballot
By Andrew Cain, Richmond Times Dispatch

Four Republican presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- submitted paper work in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary ballot.

No other GOP contender will be on the Virginia ballot. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by today's 5 p.m. deadline.

Those who submitted the required signatures must clear another hurdle. The Republican Party of Virginia has until Tuesday to certify which candidates qualify.

Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate to file his petitions. His Virginia campaign chairman, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, delivered them on Tuesday. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign filed earlier this month.

Candidates must submit the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters, with 400 from each of the 11 Congressional districts.

Romney submitted 16,026 signatures; Paul 14,361; Perry 11,911 and Gingrich 11,050. [link]
This is as it should be.  Republicans have seen and heard enough from the various candidates to be able to decide for whom to vote.

Bachmann, Huntsman and Santorum just haven't moved the needle. And they're out.

So. Time to choose.