Archive for February, 2010

TGIT – Thank God It’s Tuesday

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Last November and December, I experienced some shortened work weeks thanks to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Both holidays were preceded by shortened three-day work weeks, so I had to be extremely focused, making efficient use of every minute of every work day. I cut way back on the amount of time I would otherwise spend watching lame YouTube videos involving practical jokes where some unsuspecting dude gets kicked in the family jewels (I can never get enough of that highbrow humor).

This time, with only three days to get everything done, I choose not to waste my time sending around the couple dozen recycled humor emails I usually pass along each day, making fun of people from the South or one of those lame parodies on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Nope, no point wasting my co-workers’ time this week. There’d be plenty of time to waste their time by sending these around next week instead. Let’s stay focused, Tim.

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  • It is an interesting idea that we could go from a 5-day 40 hour week to a 4-day 40 hour …
    Jim Hopkins
  • Published On Feb. 26, 2010 by TEJ
  • Vancouver Olympics – Have you no shame?

    Vancouver Olympics mascot - thumbnailI live in Seattle, about 3 hours south of Vancouver, BC. I am married to a Canadian. I consider myself an honorary Canadian. I regularly root for the Canadian team  – except when it is competing against God’s team, which of course would be the USA (After all, the song goes “God Bless America”, not “God Bless Canada”). So it is all that more upsetting that I have to ask the Vancouver Olympics Organizing Committee, “Vancouver Games, have you no shame?”

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    • I was married in Canada, so I also have a soft spot in my heart for those citizens who lie …
      Melinda Nely
  • Published On Feb. 19, 2010 by TEJ
  • Let our corporations speak

    Supreme Court justicesGod bless America. On January 21st, the Supreme Court of the United States finally brought justice to a long oppressed minority: Citigroup – and the other Fortune 500 companies which have for too long been ignored in our Democracy. I for one could not be more proud to be an American than I am right now. Yes, in a stunning landmark ruling that overturned more than 100 years of misguided legal precedent, the Supreme Court courageously broke down one of the longest-running barriers that enslaved our corporations and barred them from one of the fundamental rights every other citizen has long enjoyed: The right to free speech.

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    • Tim, And isn't wonderful that the Supremes have finally extended the right to vote to China as well as all …
  • Published On Feb. 06, 2010 by TEJ