Letters From Twits
I'm in a much better mood tonight. I feel bad about the people who have to leave TCIDNN (The Company I Dare Not Name). I just wish some of our clueless managers would have to join them. And let's get rid of the people responsible for all the bureaucratic bullshit that they're dumping on all of us. I can just envision a management meeting: ES1 (ES=Empty Suit): 'Let's cut head count to save costs'. ES2: 'Good idea, but if you eliminate all of my people I won't have anything to do'. ES1: 'Not to worry, we'll just put you in charge of Diversity Training or some other worthless program. Wait! I have an idea. Let's implement a competency program. We can call it CTF (Crawl to Failure). And let's implement a really bureaucratic time tracking tool. We can call it SHTS (Stupid Time Tracking System). And we will set unreasonable compliance standards. This will either make the employees so pissed off they'll quit, or we'll be able to downsize them out during the next round of cuts due to noncompliance'. ES2: 'Great idea'.
But enough about the ridiculous goings on at TCIDNN. I want to try to lighten things up by making fun of twits. Atlanta used to have two newspapers: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. The Journal leaned right. The Constitution didn't bother to lean. It was hard left. They merged a few months ago and I now refer to them as the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation. Cynthia Tucker, an unabashed liberal, is the editor of the Editorial section. The paper tries to show balance, but by and large, it leans left. The letters editor tries to show balance, but, to do so, she has to publish letters from people who have a strange view of the world. Following are samples from the week just past.
On Friday, May 24, Maggie O'Shaughnessey wrote:
It seems that after our recent electoral fiasco,
What fiasco was that? Electing a dead man to the Senate in Missouri? That's the only fiasco I remember.
President Bush shouldn't be casting any stones concerning Cuban elections.
Fidel won again? 100% of the vote? Can we have a recount? Uh, is that a gun in your hand? Recount? I was just kidding about that. Viva le Presidente!
And as for human rights, it isn't the American people who have universal health care and education, it's the Cubans.
Maggie, we do have universal education. It is called the public school system. Your taxes pay for it. And even though it is not too good anymore it is universal. And as for the Cuban medical system, let's schedule you a heart transplant down there. Or how about a simple angioplasty? And whatever you do, don't get an infection, 'cause they don't have that much in the way of antibiotics. Yep, their health care system is universal. Unfortunately, it sucks.
Oh, boy, on Monday, May 27, Birney A. Montcalm, wrote a letter defending my favorite humorist, Molly Ivins.
Once again the Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page has chosen to print a personal attack letter, claiming Molly Ivins has a vendetta against President Bush.
Molly doesn't like Dubya? I'm shocked! I always felt that Molly giving Bush the nickname Shrub was proof of how much she liked and admired him.
Next time, how about printing someone's letter who has included bona fide, reasonable debate that the AJC aspires to print?
Look Birney, The AJC prints Molly once a week and that is about as far from bonafide, reasonable debate that they can get. You want them to quit running her columns?
And here comes the Bush bashing. Today, Carol Levy wrote.
It is insulting that President Bush spoke at the Normandy Beach gathering honoring those who died during the invasion as heroes when his service in the National Guard from 1972-73 remains unclear.
As opposed to Bill Clinton's lack of service; the draft dodging bastard who is on record as loathing the military. Now as a veteran, which I doubt Carol is, I am extremely insulted by Bill Clinton even being on Normandy Beach.
I find it extremely insulting to the memory of those who have died while securing our freedom, and a slap in the face of those serving now, that Bush took the oath of service, then went to Alabama to work in a political campaign and may not have flown again.
And I find it insulting and a slap in the face that Clinton used connections to avoid the draft by committing to ROTC, then reneging on that commitment, and running off to England and then protesting the war. At least Bush joined the reserves and as you have said may not have flown again. Do you know? Anyway, I am the veteran Carol and I am far more upset at Billy boy than I am at George.
Whatever happened to the screams for accountability?
I don't know. I did a lot of screaming for accountability during the eight years Clinton was in office. It didn't do any good.
Or is that only when a Democrat is in office?
If you have a compliant Attorney General like a Janet Reno, and a press that will not do it's job, you can get away with murder.
And let's finish up with this inspired letter from Timothy Cummings.
George W. Bush is the worst of all presidents because of his involvement with Enron.
Huh? What was his involvement with Enron? He did nothing. Is that what you're bitching about or did I miss something?
and draining of the surplus money that took years to get.
Timothy, if not for the recession, which by the way started under Clinton, we'd still have a surplus. And read the Constitution. Congress spends the money. I will fault Bush for not vetoing the Farm Bill. What a disgraceful pile of pork that is!
Thank you for taking our country backwards in every aspect of life, Mr. War on Terror.
And thank you for restoring honor and dignity to the office of President of the United States Mr. President. And thank you for actually doing something to combat terrorism, rather than biting your lip and feeling our pain.
And if that is backwards in every aspect of life, I'm all for it.