Teh Squeaky Wheel
Ain’t that the truth.
Grumpy Cat is wise.
I see that McDonalds is issuing commemorative coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac. Since the coins may, themselves, be redeemed for a Big Mac, one could make an argument that they’re better backed than out current fiat currency…at least until the end of the year when the promotion ends.
Fatwa, I have sparked a few discussions by saying that a minimum wage McDonalds worker produces more value than a six figure government clerk or lawyer. The burger flipper creates value while any government worker only consumes it. Obviously some are necessary and valuable and well worth the money but they still consume value without producing any. The economy is the private sector.
Hai, Sven and Mac!
Heartily concur with you re McDonalds workers vs. gummint employees. The latter suck enormous sums from peoples’ pockets while providing almost zero value…at least to my way of thinking.
Here are a couple of articles re Sandy Springs, GA, our first “contract city”. In general, using private sector companies to provide many services traditionally provided by local government has not led to chaos, anarchy or barbarism. 😉
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!
Fatwa -- good articles on Sandy Springs -- thanks! A number of years ago a newly-elected majority of the city council of Costa Mesa, in Orange County tried to significantly outsource city services. The unions went ballistic and the effort eventually failed. A lawsuit involving the police union and their law firm over the tactics used to try to discredit the council majority was recently settled and an investigator for the law firm -- which has since gone under -- plead guilty to a few felonies.
Hi, Paddy --
Was that the business where law firm investigators were incessantly tailing a city council member or two? (I have a dim recollection of such police goonery…)
“To Serve And Protect…Themselves!”
Yep, that’s the one. They sent a female “operative” to try to get the mayor in a compromising position, called in false DUI complaints on another, and put tracking devices on cars belonging to another council member and his wife.
Mrs. Paddy, Teh Older & Younger, and I went to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach last night, It had probably been 30 years or so since Mrs. Paddy and I had gone and the boys have never seen it. This year the first half focused on local art and artists, starting with the Retablo at Mission San Juan Capistrano, citrus fruit label art, the plein air movement, through current artists and sculptors. It was really well done and they showed a little more of the “behind the scenes” and how the scenes come together than they have in the past. One of Mrs. Paddy’s cousins has been working the Pageant for many years and she gave us a backstage tour afterwards. The amount of talent and effort that goes into the production is astounding.
Cheers, Paddy; I’d forgotten about the tracking devices and phony DUI calls.
I’m enjoying the hell out of all the Brobdingnagian butthurt and stone-cold ignorance re 3D printed guns and weapons laws.
I want a “ghost gun” that is “hardened fully semi-automatic”. It would truly be one-of-a-kind.
This may not meet all of your specs:
Maybe not, but I’m sure it would get Chuck Schumer’s panties all in a twist.