Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Current State of the Economy

The elderly menace will take your job.

Good jobs were hard to find for most categories of workers during that period. One of the results has been that older men and women have been taking and holding onto jobs that in prior eras would have gone to young people.

“What we’ve seen over the past eight years, for young people under 30, is the largest age reversal with regard to jobs that we’ve ever had in our history,” said Andrew Sum, the director of the Center for Labor Market Studies. “The younger you are, the more you got pushed out of this labor market.”

That's some great leadership there, old people. Why don't you twist the knife in the back a little more?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Elderly Menace will take your money

Now, what would an 89-year old person want with millions of dollars?
It doesn't make any sense.

HONOLULU - An 89-year-old alleged swindler may have stolen millions of dollars from local victims, prosecutors said.

Maria Ching, who gave Winfred Hung Wong $200,000, said many people believed his promises because of his age.

More people in Honolulu need to read this blog.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Memo to Old Man Huggies: You Lost.

I thought I was done with John McCain.

Apparently not:

McCain, who lost the presidential race to Obama, says the president is backtracking on promises of bipartisanship. McCain is not happy with the process that led to passage of the stimulus bill. He calls it a bad beginning to Obama's presidency.
McCain acknowledges that Republicans excluded Democrats when the GOP held power on Capitol Hill. But he says Obama had promised to work differently.

Obama tried to work with Republicans on this one, and your cranky old man caucus simply went all contrarian. Old Man Huggies,have you ever considered that nobody wants to talk with you for a reason?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Frantic Update

Here are a few more things I learned in Business School. In bullet form in the interest of time:
1. The men's rooms might just as well consist of a single drain in the middle of the floor.
2. Any subject, no matter how foreign and uninteresting, can be endured if broken into 90 minute sessions twice a week for 13 weeks.
3. If you are ever giving a presentation to a class of business students, and every one of them has their laptop open, they are not taking notes. They are on Facebook.

I'll elaborate further soon. You know how it is.