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    Tuesday, January 05, 2010

    Tuesday Talkback

    A new decade is here. But the Monday moaners keep moaning, and I'm ready to talk back.

    “When I worked at a company in Bedford years ago, the IT manager managed to get himself promoted several times and not just because he was efficient at his job. It’s because he delegated a good portion of his day combing through the system, seeing who was sending e-mails, what types of things that were being searched on the Internet and when he brought this to management, there were four employees over the course of eight months that lost their jobs. All you can say is, employee beware.” -- Bedford

    So, all those years ago, the IT guy found you searching ebay for high heels in a Mens 13D? Or was it your emails to the latin shemale on backpage? I'm not making judgments, but ... on company time? And years later, still unemployed, and now phoning it in to Monday Moaning? Don't look back in anger, not even at the IT guy who busted you. It'll put worry lines all over your pretty little face.

    “Hey, homeowners, believe it or not there are still some of us that like to walk. And sidewalks that are clear of ice and snow would be a great help. Maybe that would have prevented the unfortunate death of that girl in Ashtabula. And I’m not talking about the seniors. I’m talking about the 20-, 30- and 40-year-olds that are fully capable of doing it. Please clear your walks of snow and ice.” -- No city

    So... you would exempt the seniors from clearing their walks, but anyone 20 to 40 has to get out and shovel theirs? Well, that's not very helpful, is it? Do you really think that if anyone over the age of 40 doesn't shovel that this will keep the kids from walking in the street, and keep the drunks from driving their SUVs in to them? C'mon. Take a stand. Make granny go out and shovel, and tell her if she doesn't that more children will die. Sick. Better yet, why don't you go shovel her walk for her, and lead by example instead of whining.

    “I am sick and tired of these agencies not sharing information, especially when it pertains to security. I think a new rule should be that anything sent to one should be copied to the other one. Happy New Year, if we live that long.” -- Cleveland

    "Anything sent to one will be copied to the other one." Just one other one? Do you realize what you are asking for here? And how are you going to enforce this? Have a tip? Notify ALLLLL these agencies.

    What I'm sick and tired of are these people who think that if one person dies or get hurt, or indeed, if one plane goes down, that the whole system collapses into failure. That the only way we have "safety" is if we eliminate the slightest possibility of any injuries or fatalities. Forget about flying -- if I were you, I'd not only not fly, but I wouldn't drive either. Did you know that in this country, in the first six months of last year, 16,626 people died in our streets? And that was a decrease from the year before? But you know how apeshit this country would turn if 16,626 Americans were killed in terrorist attacks instead of car accidents. But dead is dead. And you are far more likely to be killed by a middle aged woman in a white SUV who clips you while you are walking down the street, than by a religious zealot with a bomb in his shorts.

    “My moan is for the people that call the talk show hosts Mike Trivisonno or Rush Limbaugh and say what a pleasure it is to speak to them and fall all over the host. That’s sickening. Get a life.” -- Cleveland

    And yet you tune in and listen. Get a life indeed.

    “My moan is with my cell phone company, which wants to charge $1.50 per month for receiving a paper bill. I think that is ridiculous.” -- Parma Heights

    For those of you a decade into the new century and still paying bills via snail mail, if the 44 cent postage was not a deterrent, then go right ahead and pay the $1.50 for the more inefficient and resource consuming method of paying your bills. I bet you still use phone books too. How quaint and precious.

    “I’m through saying thank you. Definitely through with thank you. All everyone’s response is ‘No problem.’ Was there a problem to begin with? Thank you very much. No problem.” -- Cleveland

    Indeed there was a problem, but they were too kind to tell you directly. And after having dealt with you was there then, and only then, no problem. You're welcome.

    “Why is it that the taxpaying Ohio residents will have to pay for Nebraska’s Medicaid expenses forever according to the new health care bill? Why didn’t our Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown extract special treats for Ohio in exchange for his vote like so many other senators were able to do?” -- Medina

    Why didn't Ohio's other senator get with the program and help come up with a better bill?

    “I am a patient at the Ireland Cancer Center at the Chagrin Highlands location. There is an area that is for cancer patients to park. Many people park there that are not using the cancer center. I have even witnessed drug reps using these spaces, forcing cancer patients to park far away. There is a reason for these spaces. Most people with brains and common sense can figure out why these spaces are close to the building.” -- Northfield Center

    Even drug reps. Drug reps. Those paragons if virtue. You think the drug reps care about you? Seriously? I don't want to be too hard on a cancer patient here, but ... drug reps!

    “To the Brunswick writer who moaned last Monday about Americans who buy foreign cars: I own a Toyota. My car was manufactured in the United States by American autoworkers. Before you call us ‘idiots,’ please take the time to check the window stickers on any so-called American car. Look carefully at where that vehicle was manufactured. Dollars to doughnuts it was made in Mexico or Canada by Mexicans or Canadians.” -- Twinsburg

    I can ignore Monday Moaning for months or years, but the stock moans about buying American versus foreign cars never go away. Here's something for you: cars, domestic or foreign, kill! Whether an American made car kills you in Oklahoma City, or a foreign made car tries to kill you in Detroit...

    Happy New Year to you, from Audient and Tuesday Talkback. Cheers!

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    Comments on "Tuesday Talkback"


    Blogger Simply Minded said ... (1:39 PM, January 05, 2010) : 

    Ah, I've missed Tuesday Talkback


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