3 days ago
Thursday, October 13, 2011
FRIDAY FAST ONES
2.) At last it seems that President Obama is ready to stand up to the GOP and the media and tell some truth about "bi-partisan" crap. The Beltway media elite as well as the Tea Partiers an others have pushed the story line that if the president can’t get GOP cooperation, it’s somehow his fault.
In his press conference this week President Obama said:
I’m also dealing with a Republican Majority Leader who said that his number-one goal was to beat me — not put Americans back to work, not grow the economy, not help small businesses expand, but to defeat me. And he’s been saying that now for a couple of years. So, yes, I’ve got to go out and enlist the American people to see if maybe he’ll listen to them if he’s not listening to me.
I am sure that the 99% protests have finally given him a clue that the people are fed up and it is time to come to us instead of pandering to the Republicans!!
3.) Just a quick episode of my series: View From The Front Desk.
If your book club, knitting group or business colleagues decide to meet in a bar, like one in a hotel lobby, please keep in mind that you are taking up space and spending time in a place of business. A place where the bartender earns tips for his or her service. Walking up to the bar to order your drink does not relieve you of the social norm of tipping.
Sitting in a large, loud group for a couple of hours requires employees to deal with the noise and then clean up after you, so please don't complain loudly about how much we charge for coffee. You have already taken advantage of our complimentary popcorn, peanuts, cookies and candy jar! Not to mention our nice ambiance and WiFi.