Sunday, September 28, 2014

Well I Sat this One Out

There was a nasty fight at my team meeting. The boss got yelled at by the rest of the team members.
Of course the first reaction of upper management was did Beakerkin start this fracas. In this case I was at home nowhere near this fight. No doubt had I been there I would have somehow made matters worse.

A great leader inspires their charges. My boss is lazy and ignorant and our numbers reflect her lack of effort. If our procedures require a sign off and our leader is out or doing extraneous work our numbers suffer.

In the real world sometimes we fail. The reasons for failure are varied. However, to fail because of lack of effort, poor planning and putrid training is not acceptable. In our case we are being blamed for
the actions of  a lazy incompetent. I pointed out that I am happier with a manager who is not as well
regarded. I pointed out when she fails it is not for lack of effort or because she didn't seek help.

In the real world people do fail. However, to fail because of poor effort is inexcusable.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NY Times BS

The NY Times failed to report the presence of Communists at an environmental rally. Funny nobody ever bothers Democrats who appear at protests with Communists.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lost a family vote

There was a vote on where to spend the rest of the weekend. It was either the Golden Temple or the Golden Corral. I lost that vote, but sent the girlfriends mother in my place. She takes her religion seriously and they don't have such a facility in Guyana. Let her enjoy a special moment in her life.


Slept 16 hours

I went to work on a Saturday. I barely made it home but I slept 16 hours. Now that is what I call sleep.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Vindicated

Our office sent Batman on a new assignment. It is the culmination of excessive systematic failures.
The office failed to listen to attorneys, interpreters and officers who warned that this person was off his rocker. He was praised as hero by many who never looked at him with any serious scrutiny.

The endless boasting and walking around the area like he owns the joint are over.

Knowledge is only good if it is backed by integrity and sound judgement. There are times when throwing the book at an applicant is 100% warranted. In cases of serious crime and national security a more aggressive approach is warranted. However, when this aggressive approach is used on the general public it is unwarranted.

One also needs to make a genuine attempt to ascertain the facts and deal with them. Not every discrepancy or lie is material to the case. If a person calls himself a technician and he is a mechanic it is more or less verbiage. Name variations are not material to the case if they are translational issues.

The moral of the story is do your job and don't be a jerk.

The NFL and America

The NFL is a reflection of America and visa versa. The media elite screaming about domestic violence is just engaging in piling on.

In reality few employers take action against employees for domestic violence. Does ESPN suspend media personalities for criminal matters? When ESPN subjects its employees to the same standards as the NFL that might be a genuine story.

I do work at a job where I can be suspended for minor arrests  Public servants are in a different type of job and are held to higher standards than poultry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finally pushed into an I phone

My daughter pushed me into getting an I phone. My coworkers joked about my Fred Flintstone phone
that is reliable. I text and read ABC news that it is it. Having an I phone will allow me to listen to some obscure radio shows from Montreal. Perhaps there are better oldies stations than CBS FM and our local Classic Rock station the AXE. The latter plays too much Billy Joel and there is a Guyana Music station somewhere. Nobody appears to be doing surf music as a format.

I am not a techie or a hipster who lives on the device.

The NFL

The media is in overdrive in attacking the NFL. Domestic violence is a nation wide problem. The notion that it is unique to the NFL is a media creation. It is important to mandate treatment by . professionals and not just in the NFL.  If players m andiss treatment then suspend.

We have a Pothead President and Mayor of our largest city. The NFL should not be absurd with its punishment for pot usage. The media elites who hound the players should ask Obama, Di Blassio and Bill Clinton  about drug use. In the case of Obama this was a major part of his life and it should have been a campaign issue. If we don't drug test the President why should anyone else be drug tested.

Steroids and Human growth hormone are serious issues and penalties should remain severe. The penalties for stimulants need to be treated with common sense. Player A has ADD and a medical professional prescribes a substance it is a different matter than recreational usage.

We do need to make the game safer. Better use technology in constructing helmets is needed.
Better medical care for retired players is also needed.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Better to be gay than Frum

There is nothing wrong with having gay relatives. Their lifestyle has zero impact on the lives of other people. Gays earn more than heterosexuals and usually are socially inept.

When you have a family event one has to cater to the religious quirks of the frummies. It has to be a 100% Kosher event. This raises the cost and limits where you can go. Even my Hindu family does not impose their dietary quirks on other people. A gay relative makes no such demands and can usually chip in their share.

Ruining events with religious quirkiness and meticulousness. Go to a funeral with a frummy and they take out a rule book. The dirt has to cover exactly this portion of the wooden box. If you have a Passover Seder every single obscure rule and tradition must be followed. It makes family holidays
painful. Gay relatives actually make social gatherings better with lively banter.

Frummies bizarre lifestyle choices include useless expensive Yeshivas whose students are frequently less prepared for higher education and gainful employment than public schools. The more religious the school the lower the quality of the secular education. The products of the more religious schools are socially inept and understand little outside of their religious circle. Gays are usually more educated than non gays and are not socially backward.

Frummies have a sense of entitlement. They think their quirks are divine providence and that entitles them to mooch, come at idiotic hours and make demands of others. Gays are usually too busy enjoying their lives to bother others.

Next up

Its better to have relatives in jail than frummies. Do people who are incarcerated  mooch off relatives
and find ways to piss people off. Yes, I am jealous of the man across the street. It is far better to have relatives in jail than relatives who are frum. The longer the sentence the less likely they are to do stupid things.