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Hard To Find Good Help These Days

Posted by bmac on March 27, 2008

I totally understand how this could happen:

The head of the top U.S. phone company AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Wednesday it was having trouble finding enough skilled workers to fill all the 5,000 customer service jobs it promised to return to the United States from India.

“We’re having trouble finding the numbers that we need with the skills that are required to do these jobs,” AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told a business group in San Antonio, where the company’s headquarters is located.

These are customer service jobs, so I’m guessing a college degree is not one of the “skills” AT&T is requiring. I’m thinking that by “skills” what they really mean, is people that can actually show up to work, dress themselves, and not speak like a member of K-Feds posse.

Good luck. I ran a business for the last three years, a retail business, and I must have had at least a hundred people come in and ask for a job. Guess how many I would have even considered hiring? Maybe three. Maybe. Granted, it wasn’t a high paying job, but the lack of even the most basic form of self-respect, or even a hint of giving the slightest fuck about their appearance while asking for a job, was appalling.

Almost all of the “applicants” came in with a baseball hat cocked to one side, or giant pants dragging on the floor, or totally sleeved with tattoos, or just generally thuggish, or dirty, and the usual banter was “Ya’ll hirin?”

I wish I were exaggerating.

Another example of our declining level of basic “giving a crap” skills.

The other day, I was at the DMV. Everybody has to go to the DMV, so I figure it’s a pretty good cross-section, or micro-cosm of America, and I was struck by what a slovenly bunch we seem to have become. Most everybody there looked as if they’d just rolled out of bed, and just threw on whatever would save them the most number of steps to get to. I’m not the snappiest dresser in the world, but I do make a little effort when I leave the house, to not look like I’m gonna shank you, or cough up a nice case of hepatitis C. The place was crawling with messy hair, tattoos, (mostly on women!) thugs, (white and black, no racism here) and even a couple Gothy/Punk disasters. Trust me, no one is being held back by “the man” on expressing themselves aesthetically.

Just outside the DMV, they were registering voters, and there was a dude sitting there, “working” and, well, I took a picture:

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It’s kinda hard to tell from a cell phone pic, (click it) but this dude was dressed in giant shorts and t-shirt, shaved head with a tattoo on his neck, sitting there with his feet up on the registration desk, smoking a cigarette. I don’t really know the deal on the people that put him there, or if he gets paid or what, but FUCK DUDE, can you EVEN TRY to not look like a lazy piece of shit while you’re registering voters?

Maybe I’m a judgemental asshole, but as I was sitting there looking at this messy horde of sloppy-ass, not giving a shit, hot mess of humanity, I seriously thought to myself “If we ever get into a real war again, or have any kind of an actual crises in this country, we’re fucked.”

I hope I’m wrong.

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Divorce: Hip Hop Edition

Posted by bmac on March 27, 2008

Kind of a slow news day, so I was checking out Breitbart’s entertainment news, and I ran across a few interesting things, one of which was “rap mogul” Russell Simmons is getting divorced, after a seven year marriage. I hate to feel happy about someone else’s pain, but in this case, I think I’ll make an exception. From what I understand, Russells’s wife, a former model, is a raving bitch, who spends his money with reckless abandon, while pretending to be a mogul herself because he gave her the baby clothes division of his clothing line.

I happened to catch Russell and his wife’s episode of “Cribs” a while back, and for starters, I had no clue Russell Simmons made the kind of money he does, but he’s doing really well. They had probably the most ostentatious, pretentious, over-the-top, ridiculous “Crib” I have ever seen. Plus, it was 49,000 square ft. For two people, and a couple kids. Have you ever been in a 49,000 square ft house? Ten families of four could live in a 49,000 square ft house, and never see each other. Here, see for yourself.

Here’s Mrs. Simmons, looking fabulous (with a maid in the background)

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How he thought this bitch wasn’t gonna clean his clock is beyond me. Not very-mogul like, Russell. She also tried to run from the police, and got arrested for possession of marijuana.

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I half expect Tyra Banks and Miss J. to critique this mugshot, it’s so fucking fabulous.

How Russell ever made any money in the first place is a mystery to me, judging by his decision making skills displayed in his choice of wife.

BTW, you’ve probably seen Russell on the O’Rielly Factor, he’s a frequent guest, always brought in to defend Hip Hop Culture, and he’s really active in the Rock the Vote campaign.

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Sure Am Glad I Haven’t Gotten A Shot Lately

Posted by bmac on March 5, 2008

We seem to have an epidemic here in Vegas.

And it’s really bad.

How does this happen in 2008? Reusing needles? I don’t know if it’s a local phenomenon, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Some of you know I’m not too crazy about living in Las Vegas. As practically a native, (aside from an eight year sojourn in L.A., I’ve been here since I was 10) I’ve seen this town more than double it’s population in only 15 years. That’s insane. Our infrastructure is stretched to breaking point all the time.

Is this haphazard medical nightmare a result of that? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was. This city has a transient nature. About 6000 people move here a month, but about 3000 leave. Many new arrivals find themselves with sudden gambling and drug addictions. I’m sure doctors and medical workers are no different.

There’s also a ton of unscrupulous “entrepreneurs” and businesses that set up shop quickly to make a fast buck in the frenzy, including medical centers.

There’s gonna be a legal shitstorm that could be unprecedented. Just one of these clinics had 40,000 some odd patients that may have been infected by Hepatitis or HIV.

This is some very serious shit.

Update:

Enas Yorls dad is on the list to be tested.

Go and wish he and his dad luck, and say a prayer if you’re so inclined.

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Dull Blade

Posted by bmac on January 25, 2008

Reading this thing about Wesley Snipes tax problems, I just can’t help but laugh. From my understanding, Snipes got involved with tax protest groups, who seem to have convinced him that the Government cannot legally make you pay taxes.

Wesley Snipes has earned $38 million dollars in the course of his career. A huge accomplishment, no matter what you may think of him. He was obviously talented enough, and smart enough to become incredibly wealthy in a career that most of the people who attempt, will never even be able to make a living in.

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How is it he could be so ignorant with something so obvious? How could you be so competent in one thing, and so unbelievably naive and stupid in another?

Co-defendants Eddie Ray Kahn, founder of the tax protest groups American Rights Litigators and Guiding Light of God Ministries, and Douglas P. Rosile, who allegedly prepared Snipes’ false documents, face up to 10 years.

Prosecutors say Snipes paid taxes in the ’90s, but changed his mind after meeting Kahn in 2000. He allegedly stopped filing returns, illegally sought $11 million in 1996 and 1997 taxes paid and drew fake checks to pay the U.S. Treasury.

How, on Gods Green Earth, did he think he was gonna get away with this shit? Does the name Wille Nelson mean anything to you Wesley? Then there’s this:

Actor Wesley Snipes, in a letter sent to the Internal Revenue Service after his indictment in 2006, declared himself “a nonresident alien” of the United States and claimed the Internal Revenue Service seeks to “terrorize, enslave, rape or pillage” taxpayers, according to a report in the Ocala Star-Banner.

That’s a good idea, call the IRS “terrorists” when you’re in tax trouble.

The “Blade” star sent the letter on Dec. 4, 2006, following his indictment earlier that year on tax fraud charges. He also delivered a stern warning that continued prosecution would result in “significant personal liability” for federal employees who pursued him, according to the report.

“Warning – pursuit of such a high profile target will open the door for your increased collateral risk,” Snipes wrote in the letter, which was read into the court record Thursday at Snipes’ trial. “I certainly don’t believe this is in your best interest.”

Wow. Why didn’t he just say “Hey guys, make sure you look under my mattress, cause I’ve got a couple million in cash, and there’s some offshore accounts you might want to look into as well, and please be sure to attach all my future earnings, that is, if I don’t go to jail wink wink.”

I don’t get it man, I just don’t get it. He’s not exactly a bankable star anymore, I would think his biggest earning days are behind him, so good job Wes, antagonize the IRS, and make sure future producers and directors know you’re batshit crazy.

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The Cult Of The Child

Posted by bmac on January 21, 2008

I decided to put up an old post, from August, because A: I think it’s pretty good, and B: I got nothin’ today. So please enjoy my laziness.

                                                                                                                                                             

More nanny state buffoonery from Colorado, where a school has banned tag. Only two parents complained about the ban. Two. I guess most of the parents want their kids to grow up to be terrified pussies just like them.

Using kids to implement ridiculous bans is very convenient these days, as we all have to sacrifice for “The Children.” In fact, when banning smoking in bars that serve food here in Vegas, one of the big selling points for the anti-smoking lobby, was that people couldn’t bring their precious Children to a bar to eat. To a bar. To eat. Because you know, bars should be Kid-Friendly.

When did this asinine over-protection of kids start? I live near probably 5 or 6 schools, yet I never see kids walking to school, ever. Every precious little prince and princess have to be chauffeured to school now. I rarely even see school buses, I guess because they don’t need em anymore. You have a better chance of seeing a Yangtze River Dolphin, than to see an American kid outside. On the rare occasion you actually spot one, they’re wearing a gigantic BackPack, containing a small version of their room, because God forbid, they leave the house without 20 video games, an iPod, a cell phone, and a couple bottles of water. And maybe a helmet in case they have to step off a curb. When I was a kid, if I wore a helmet to ride my bike, I would’ve gotten my ass kicked.

I can only guess that this is the result of a combination of things:
1) Lawyers- Being a lawyer isn’t like being a doctor, that is, any tool can become a lawyer, and now we have an over abundance of them, guaranteeing a zillion frivolous lawsuits based on a Child being injured, (easy money, juries love Children).

2) Single Mothers- The “Oprah-ization” or celebration of single motherhood, has made it not only acceptable to be a single mother, but desirable. If you’re a single mom, you get a lot of “You’re so brave!” and ” I have so much respect for you, that’s really hard!” You get so many more “props” than if you’re actually married to a man. This is actually kind of an epidemic in this country, boys being raised only by women, and we all know how they over-protect.

3)Media- The media loves to scare the crap out of parents, with endless horrible stories about Children being hurt or worse. I doubt crimes against Children have dramatically risen in the last 50 years, but the media would have us believe there’s a child molester behind every mailbox, just waiting for you to take your eyes off your kid for one second.

4)Parents Who Want To Be “Friends” With Their Children- This is a weird phenomenon that seems to have happened as a result of adults not wanting to grow up. I see it all the time, parents having debates with 5 year-olds, cause they want to be “cool,” and not yell at their little buddy. The most important thing, above all else, is that they’re friends with their kids. Or to prove to their kid that they are just as hip as them. Something that I see all the time now, is a 4 or 5 year-old kid with a Mohawk. The parent using the kid as a prop, to prove how cool they are, because they refuse to grow up and be a parent.

Sorry, got a little off topic with that last one.

George Carlin has a routine about this, in which he says (Whiny voice) “The children, the children,” and then,”F*ck the children!” and goes on to describe swimming in polluted water when he was a kid, and how this over-protection is screwing up natural selection. He did this routine in Vegas, and a bunch of people got up and walked out, I assume because how dare he say something like that about The Children.

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Girls Stupid Chinese Tattoo Means “Supermarket”

Posted by bmac on December 13, 2007

 She thought the Chinese characters spelled her boyfriends name.

You know what my top post in the short history of this blog is? A post called “Tattoo’s Are Cool,” which I think was my third or fourth post after starting this blog. It’s consistently in my top post category for some reason.  This story fits in with that post nicely.

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This girl made all the classic tattoo mistakes. Stupid trendy tattoo (Chinese characters), and boyfriends name. It was bound to fail. At least she didn’t get a tribal band.

Tattoo’s have lost all rebel cred. They have become a symbol of desperation. Desperation to be viewed as a rebel, desperation to find meaning in your life, desperation for un-earned attention, and in a funny twist, desperation to fit in. A tattoo ain’t gonna give you any of those things. They will however, provide me with a lot of free entertainment.

And BTW, I’m sure there are millions of idiots walking around with Chinese characters on their bodies that say stuff a lot worse than supermarket.

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Nanny State Goodness

Posted by bmac on December 1, 2007

The Government can fix everything!

Federal lawmakers are considering the broadest effort ever to limit what children eat: a national ban on selling candy, sugary soda and salty, fatty food in school snack bars, vending machines and à la carte cafeteria lines.

Kids are fat today because playing an X-Box and texting each other 10 hours a day tends not to burn many calories. Parents that allow their kids to be couch slugs are to blame, not fatty foods or soda, or candy.

I hate to sound like an old coot, but when I was a kid, we were outside playing from sun-up to sun-down. Only came in to eat fatty food, and back out. The last place we wanted to be was inside. Walked to school. I can count on one hand how many times my parents drove me to school in 12 years. Today, every kid is chauffeured to school in an SUV with a T.V. in it. I rode with my family from Alaska to New York with a comic book. One comic book. Fantastic Four.

Instead of taking away the video games and cell phones and omnipresent TV’s, because you know, we wouldn’t want to upset a precious, precious child, just let the Government step in and limit their food.

That’ll fix everything won’t it? That’ll make your gaming zombie pod creature healthy! With less fatty food, candy and soda supplied by the school, your kid will probably clean their room and get better grades! After a while, they may actually venture outdoors (make sure they wear a helmet and full body armor, as your street may have a curb. Also, a back brace, to support the 50 lb back pack containing a mobile version of their room). Actually, maybe you should go with them in case they run across a stray Twinkie that torpedoes all the hard work you didn’t do.

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