Friday, May 29, 2009

One Angry Man

So a couple weeks ago I get a notice for Jury Duty (GUILTY!) but it's not on a good day for me. They allow you to postpone it for up to a year.

So I requested a day about a year from now that would work for me.

Yesterday I get the new date and of course it's not the one I wanted, and it's certainly not a date that I can find him guilty.

On the little card they sent me it states the following (read it well)


:::'Your juror service has been changed to the date, time, and place below. Under the law, you may not change it again. You may use the attached postcard or contact our offfice by phone to request an alternate date if this date is not convenient.':::

Are these people retarded? Stupid? Democrats?

Under the law I CAN'T CHANGE THE DATE!!! But if I want to... contact their office!!!

GUILTY! (Attica!)


Cake said...

America is so delightfully quaint and goofy. I love you guys!

*check pinches and hair ruffles all 'round*

Sparkle Plenty said...

"Under the law, you may not change it again. You may use the attached postcard or contact our offfice by phone to request an alternate date if this date is not convenient."

Chill, chilihead. This just means you're "above the law."

Cake said...

"check pinches"

I meant to pinch cheeks, not rob you. Oh well.

Just sayin' said...

Someone tell the defendant not to show up wearing capri pants, Crocs, and an "I [heart] Hillary!" t-shirt or s/he is dooooomed.

fashion maven said...

Don't forget the plaid shorts!!

cousin saul said...

Get ready! Here's an unadvertised special Cousin Saul movie review!

My version of Wifey and me went to the local cinema today to see the new Disney-Pixar 3D movie "UP."
Normally, the local theater charges only $6 for a movie before 6pm. The teen-aged clerk says: $18.
Me: Why is it $18 and not $12?
Clerk: We have to charge more because this movie is in 3D.
Me: Are you kidding?
Clerk: No...we HAVE to charge more.
Me: Does it cost the theater more for this movie?
Clerk: I don't think so.
Me: So why are you charging more?
Clerk: It's an enhanced movie experience.
Me: It better be.

Anyway, the movie was AMAZING! The kids will enjoy it but the adults will REALLY love it. It's a story about living life now...not putting stuff off for some potentially non-existing future time. It's a beautifully rendered film with incredible 3D effects. Cousin Saul gives this 5 stars! I can't tell you much about this because I don't want to ruin any of the surprises for you! Go see this!

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I'm gonna wait until it's on DVD or the networks before I see it.

Cake said...

A movie Saul loves?! I don't believe it!


cousin saul said...

Actually, I go so far as saying that this SHOULD be nominated for Best Movie of the Year...Academy Award material!

Cake said...

I e-mailed Roger and invited her...if we hate it, ya gotta turn over your Eisner in apology. Deal?

Cousin saul said...

You'll LOVE it!

There is no i in UP said...

You know Cake is straight, correct?

Correct? said...

Such a 'tell' in that last comment.

Anonymous said...

The real truth is being covered up by public figures. We are not getting out of this depression anytime soon. Its going to get a lot worse for most of us. It didn't have to be this way.

"As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption; mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth -- not of existing wealth, but of wealth as it is currently produced -- to provide men with buying power equal to the amount of goods and services offered by the nation's economic machinery. Instead of achieving that kind of distribution, a giant suction pump had by 1929-30 drawn into a few hands an increasing portion of currently produced wealth. This served them as capital accumulations. But by taking purchasing power out of the hands of mass consumers, the savers denied to themselves the kind of effective demand for their products that would justify a reinvestment of their capital accumulations in new plants. In consequence, as in a poker game where the chips were concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the other fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped."

Marriner Eccles, FDR's Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank - 1959

In other words, the first Great Depression was caused by greed. The rich couldn't settle for reasonable pay. They had to have more and more and more. That caused a giant shift in buying power from the majority to the rich. When the majority lost their buying power, they lost their ability to support the economy. The rich stopped investing because they knew that it would be tough to squease the last few dollars from the majority and make further profits. So the economy tanked.

Its even worse now. Because ordinary people havn't only lost their relative buying power. They have also lost their savings, home values, pensions, benefits, and nest eggs. This didn't happen overnight. Its been happening gradually for the last 30 years. Meanwhile, the rich have become super incredibly rich. The richest 500 Americans are worth almost two trillion dollars. More than the bottom 1/2 of American housholds combined. The richest 1 percent are worth over 15 trillion dollars. More than the bottom 90% of American households. Thats just insane. It can't be justified. I don't care how much work for humanity the rich claim to do. Its nothing but a cover for their incredible greed. We don't need anymore rich people to inspire us or entertain us or create jobs or make donations for humanity. We need them to just get reasonable about how much money and assets they keep for themselves.

Don't believe it when the rich claim to be getting poorer. Property values have gone down worldwide. Not only for rich people but for all people. Thats because of the concentration of wealth and income. When the economy slows down, property values tank. So when rich people complain about a lower net worth, thats a trick. They still have the same obscene buying power on average.

Everything that is happening with the economy is happening because the wealth has been taken away from the majority and concentrated into the private vaults of rich people. The same ones on TV and radio telling us how much we need them. How much we should love them. How much they want to help the world. Its a big lie. They don't want to help the world. They want to own it.

I wish I had something positive to say but I don't. There will be no bailout for the people because the ones with all the money just won't give it up. Say goodbye to the American dream and hello to the American nightmare.

Richie Rich said...

Rich people are way cooler than poor people!