O Bomb A Job

TVtropes Cartoon BombTick. Tick. Tick. Boom: Boing announces layoffs. Tick. Tick. Boom: Murray Energy announces layoffs. Tick. Boom: Energizer Holdings to lay off 1,500, close 3 plants, Boom: Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality. Boom: Utah company blames Pres. Obama for 102 workers laid off. Boom:  Large corporations join small businesses in announcing mass cuts since election night.  (h/t Twitchy)

This is indeed unprecedented.  There have never been so many bombs in such a short period of time that didn’t involve either Ben Affleck, Ben Stiller, or Whoopi -sans eyebrows- Goldberg.  And we’re just getting started. Wait until the medical profession weighs in.  If you’re due for a prostate exam (or any other exam that requires a delicate touch), I sure hope you got it a week ago, because now the docs might be a bit agitated.  Let’s hope they can compartmentalize, otherwise you’ll experience first hand H.L. Menken’s quote in a very real way:

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

When you see an Obama supporter, be sure to express your gratitude.

I’m a software guy with a penchant for football, hockey, music, current events and politics — mostly current events and politics. Having driven several conversations to silence while discussing the latter items, it has been intimated that I should blog about it; to purge it from my system so that we may return to enjoying social events and cocktail parties. Kind of like drawing venom from a snakebite so that the body may return to health. The body, in this clumsy metaphor, is the social life of my wife:0) So, game on! I’ve got opinions and I hope to persuade and look forward, in return, to be persuaded.