Irony Isn’t Dead – Really

Who the fuck said irony was dead?

So the CEOs of Ford, Chrysler, and GM flew to D.C.  in private jets  – “luxury jets” nonetheless.

beggar“There is a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hand, saying that they’re going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses,” Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-New York, told the chief executive officers of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.

“It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo. It kind of makes you a little bit suspicious.”

He added, “couldn’t you all have downgraded to first class or jet-pooled or something to get here? It would have at least sent a message that you do get it.”

Ballsy is what I call it.  But you know what – Hank got away with it, so they figured: “Why can’t we?”  Others weren’t impressed either.

It was mentioned the CEOs fly private jets as a matter of “security.”  Oh fucking pleaseeee!


Tuesday’s Grocery Trip

A couple of places around town I usually shop for groceries are Winco (employee-owned, Northwest-based), Fred Meyers (Krogers umbrella), and The Coop.  This morning I went to Winco on Fairview to grab a few things: milk, margarine, bananas, chips & salsa….and some other stuff.  The first thing I noticed.  The chips I like for nachos have gone up 20¢.  I buy down.  The next big item – milk.  The last time I bought milk it was close to $3.28/gallon.  Today it was $2.48.  What, cows are overproducing now? Continue reading