Women’s Logic

I went in the kitchen a minute ago to grab some more coffee and my Sister In Law is in there with a bunch of little green onions. I am yakking at her for a minute telling her how much I love those little fuckers when she cuts about six of them in half.

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I am in mid sentence when she grabs the bulb ends, turns around and throws them in the garbage!

I was kind of stunned for a second  and then I just blurted out,

 

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!!!

 

THAT”S THE BEST PART!!!

 

She looks confused and says to me, Oh I don’t eat that part.

 

 What The Fuck??????!!!!!

Then The Wifely Unit chimes in from the front room, yeah, if you want to eat onions, just buy onions, we just use the green part.

OMFG, women.

As long as I live I will never understand the logic sequences they use.

I told her to save the rest of them because I eat that part, that’s why I buy ’em.

They make this stuff called Ranch Dressing, ever heard of it?

Hell, I munch on ’em as is while eating sandwiches.

 

 

What Did I Do On My Day Off?

Lemme run this one past ya.

So my “normal” work schedule has been 4-10’s for a few months now.

Monday through Thursday “swing shift”, 3 PM to 1 AM. I usually get back home about 1:30.

40 hours a week, right?

Every once in a while we have extraordinary circumstances and have to put in some longer hours, last Friday I went in voluntarily for 4 hours to help finish up putting a machine back together to make a little extra money.

Two weeks ago they come out with this notice about some Mandatory Training for First Aid, CPR and Fire Extinguisher training.

They split the entire work force of us plebians in two and scheduled both 8 hour classes for consecutive Fridays, starting at 7 AM.

See anything there?

So when those of us on the later shift pointed out that it would give us a six hour turnaround, we were told that we could leave a couple of hours early on Thursday night so we could maybe get some sleep.

Yay.

Except wait a minute.

That would mean I wouldn’t get my 40 hours and they only pay overtime after that 40 hour thresh hold.

So I would basically be getting up shortly after I normally go to sleep. so I could go sit in this training class, on my normal day off, for straight time for the first two hours.

OHHHHHH no no no no no we aren’t.

 

So I went in two hours early and got my 40 hours in.

Then I got home about 11:30.

I tried relaxing for a bit and finally tried to just go to sleep about 12:30 but I had a hard time getting there. Then I had to get up twice to piss before my phone alarm went off at 5:45.

I gargled down a cup of coffee, got cleaned up a bit and left here at 6:15 so I could stop at the convenient mart on the way. I get there, punch the clock and go to the conference room and see a bunch of other guys standing around. 7 AM comes and goes. A few minutes later my boss come in and tells us there was some kind of mix up on some woman’s part back on the East Coast and now the instructor won’t be there until 8 AM.

This is another company doing the training.

Allow me to pause here for a moment for effect and let all that sink in.

The guy finally shows up and starts unloading all his training materials and we get started. He introduces himself and the informs us that his previous employment was being a Roadie for Rock and Roll bands…

I have been through these classes numerous times over my forty year career.

I have also noticed a definite decline in the quality of information in the First Aid content until it is now to the point of almost being completely worthless. The usual video’s and a course study handout that is unbelievably brief.

Personal protective wear and call 911 is about the sum of it.

If your kid has a splinter in his finger, the first thing you need to do is put on protective eye wear and non latex gloves so you don’t get any germs from your phone when you dial 911.

I can literally see the fruits of the education system being reaped here.

Saying it has been Dumbed down would be being kind.

The CPR class was a little better, you might survive cardiac arrest if someone nearby has taken this class, as long as they or someone else has a cell phone and an AED, one of those portable defibillators.

The Fire Extinguisher class is yet another video along with some discussion and they test your ability to use an extinguisher with a simulated fire on a screen like a television set and a fire extinguisher that has a laser pointer on the end of the hose. You point at the “fire” on the screen and sweep it back and forth at the bottom.

This old man was the fastest out of 12 guys and put it out in 4.7 seconds.

Some took 3 times that long.

The company did buy pizza for lunch and the instructor was smart enough to see that we were a bunch of grouchy working guys so he burned through the whole thing in record time. I got out of there at 1:30 instead of 3. I wasn’t home a half hour and I was out cold. Slept for an hour and a half.

So now my sleep schedule is all fucked up too.

After all that I am now certified in all 3 subjects and pretty much just plain certifiable.

I have decided that I ain’t doing Fuck All the rest of the day, It’s already 5 in the afternoon, no point in getting started on anything now.

 

The Pendulum Swings Back

Nunes sends criminal-referral notification to Barr, alleges several ‘potential violations’ in Russia probe

 

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Rep. Devin Nunes sent a criminal-referral notification to Attorney General William Barr on Thursday alleging several “potential violations” of the law.

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said he and Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe are prepared to brief Barr on alleged misconduct during the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling and contacts with Trump advisers during the 2016 campaign.

FBI CLASHED WITH DOJ OVER POTENTIAL ‘BIAS’ OF SOURCE

The referrals stem from the investigation conducted by the House Intelligence Committee when Republicans held the House majority.

“As part of that investigation, Committee Republicans identified several potential violations of law,” Nunes, R-Calif., wrote in a brief letter to Barr on Thursday.

The notification comes after Barr testified to Congress this week that he is reviewing the “conduct” of the original FBI investigation. During the second of two Capitol Hill appearances on Wednesday, Barr said he believes “spying did occur,” and the question is “whether it was adequately predicated.”

O-Ke-Doke

Julian Assange Has Been Arrested In London

This is breaking news as of five minutes ago so there isn’t much to report yet.

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

The Metropolitan Police said he had been taken into custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court “as soon as is possible”.

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The College Admissions Scandal Just Got Blown Wide Open With More Charges, Including Money Laundering

This is going to get real good.

Lori Loughlin and husband are among parents indicted on new charges in college admissions scandal

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019, 11:08 AM PT
Actress Lori Loughlin, her husband Mossimo Giannulli and 14 other parents implicated in the college admissions scandal have been indicted on charges of money laundering and fraud conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.

The indictments come one day after 13 other parents and one coach said they would plead guilty in the case, in which the parents are accused of paying a firm to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records, enabling the children to secure admission to elite schools.

The ripple effect from this is going to expose a whole shit ton of influence peddling and expose several money trails that is eventually going to rock virtually every major university in the country. As a side effect, look for several college sports teams to come under scrutiny.

Some of these college sports team managers make more money that the governors of the states they play in by a large margin.

If you click the link and go to the article and read it, you will see a statement at the bottom that should put chills down the spines of some people,

A Palo Alto couple, Gregory and Amy Colburn, had been indicted by a federal grand jury last month after balking at an offer from prosecutors. The couple’s lawyers said the deal would have required them to plead guilty to a felony without seeing all the evidence against them.

That indictment was a shot across the bow for the other parents, said Rory Little, a UC Hastings law professor and former federal prosecutor.

Money laundering is an elastic charge that can be stretched to fit most crimes where money changes hands, Little said. In this case, he sees prosecutors wielding it for “plea pressure,” to induce parents to plead guilty and avoid the risk of incurring more prison time.

“There’s a side to this that’s kind of unseemly,” Little said. “They’re playing very, very aggressively here. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but it’s aggressive.”

My bold.

There must be a little yellow river flowing out of Hollywood right about now.