14 Comments
Oldest
Newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning and happy Saturday!

Have to get caught up on the recent posts…

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Happy Caturday, GN!

Hai, Sven!

======================

The HR head has talked about grooming behavior.

Oh, puh-lease… were you picking lice out of someone’s fur, Paddy?

On a more serious note: What a farking steaming pile of wormy carp. I’m going to hazard a guess (which I don’t expect to be confirmed or denied) that teh young bint in question likely received some sort of “criticism” or other very appropriate feedback which she didn’t much care for.

Another guess: The BoE thought Paddy’d just roll-over and resign and thus had no “Plan B”. (And are now scrambling panicking in an attempt to create some craptastic, utterly fictitious “narrative” to cover someone’s -- or several someones’ -- skanky fundaments.)

Sven --

Condolences on the loss of your friend.

Jerry --

Your new office building’s pretty cool; may you discover a secret stash of finely-aged booze and/or properly humidified deluxe seegars in the basement.

RabBeet --

Hi! And yay!

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Thanks for the condolences, Fatwa. My friend had a good turnout--over a 100 people showed. When I worked with her, we supported a facility on the east coast and the VP from there flew out that morning to be at the service and to say a few words even though she had been forced into retirement two years back.

It’s a sad deal. My friend had a rough and difficult life and was just getting use to the idea of retirement. She was someone who always thought of others before thinking of herself--which led to several taking advantage of her generous spirit. I hope that in death she finds the peace and happiness that eluded her so often in life.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

My condolences, Sven. She sounds like a wonderful person.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Thanks, Paddy. She was an incredibly hard worker--30+ years at the same place.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Since I’m just speculating here: Perhaps the goonion’s behind this whole sordid charade and some shadowy tool(s) don’t approve of Mr. O’s lack of “enthusiasm” for their extortion racket.

Whatever the reason, I echo Jerry’s sentiment:

If there is anything I can do, please, please let me know.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Because I’m a profoundly Bad Gerbil, this made me smile: George Galloway Beaten Up -- Left With Smashed Jaw:

The notoriously anti-Israel and anti-West Member of Parliament George Galloway has reportedly been beaten up on a London street tonight, with one news outlet reporting that Galloway has suffered a broken jaw at the hands of his attacker.

Also reportedly had a rib broken. 😉

It’d be nice if this incident also inspired the aggrieved citizens of Rotherham re how to deal with both their scumbag public officials and “problem residents”.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

I have to echo Fatwa here, Paddy. My guess is that his guesses are spot on. “Grooming behavior” leaves me scratching my head: what does that mean?

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

“Grooming behavior” means behavior designed to get kids progressively used to sexual contact. Scouting has an extensive program for kids and adults on protecting kids from sexual predators. Every registered adult is required to take Youth Protection Training every two years. Since I volunteer at a camp, we have extra training that we take every year.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

So it’s not about combing your hair, eh?

What a weird and unfortunate situation. There’s really nothing you can do though except fight it and make it as difficult as possible for them.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven and Fatwa!
It is actually delightfully cool this morning, with a nice marine layer.(that is already burning off). I know it won’t last, but I can enjoy it while it’s here.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

California once again leading the way:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/30/6666094/california-lawmakers-pass-first.html#storylink=cpy

Because when your state doesnt have enough power, water, or jobs, why of course you focus on plastic bags.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Watching some of the ISIS or ISIL nutjobs on the news. Stuck Mojo is my response. It ought to be Obama’s response as well, but he’s mired in nuance and thoughtful reflection.

My forefathers fought and died for this here
I’m stronger than your war of fear
Are we clear?
If you step in my hood
It’s understood
It’s open season

X_LA_Native
Admin
7 years ago

“Grooming behavior” means behavior designed to get kids progressively used to sexual contact.
[insert goggle-eyed lemur .gif here]
W.
T.
F.
I *thought* I was current in the English language.
I’m with Fatwa -- you caught ’em out with no Plan B. My buddy Bob did that -- resigned after a witch hunt that included Director-level scrutiny of his lunch clock ins and outs.
Sht00pit.
Better yet, they’ve had to hire THREE agencies to do his job.
The HR-head of the non-profit parent agency is trying to get him unemployment. So at least one person’s on his side. Putatively.

Condolences for your friend, Sven.

Meanwhile, it’s currently 78°. In Texas. In August. Unreal. But lovely.
We’ll be working on the cattle trailer a little this weekend, that’s all we’ve got planned.
Well, that and putting out the word that there’s a one-year old Lab available to a good home -- apparently this couple doesn’t have the time for him.
resserfresser + infinity; and I can’t take another male.
Sh¡t.

HI Rabbit!

I also promised better pictures of the lights.This is the best of the batch, varying from “starry sky” to “aurora borealis” settings. It’s been so long since my college photography class I’m actually having trouble RTFM.

*mwah!* y’all; and prayers for those who’ve asked and those who haven’t.

Something about Jerrie having an office where Captain Morgan and cigars were founded, just seems … fitting.