The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!« Last post by LMNO on Yesterday at 06:25:41 pm »
Oh yeah, that wouldn't give Suu an embolism, at all.
Today, for a brief second, I thought of a life without Roger. It was much like my current life, except that this forum was a bit nicer.
So, "National Democracy" is the new word.
Try "The Scottish government", though the "devolved parliaments" may be more accurate. Cain?
In other news, I'm having the giggles again. IF boris stays out, the likely winners are either Gove (Hilteresque) and May (Thatcher 2:Austerity boogaloo). Either way somewhere is getting the fuck bombed out of it within 6 months of the choice being made. I'm relatively certain that the US will have an urge shortly too with a new president. What better way to demonstrate your relevance to the world? Trump could go after anywhere, Clinton will probably look at the middle east, because fuck it, why not?
So the question for me is where is the next war happening? What will the UK soon give a fuck about to turn on the meat grinder again? ISIS would be an obvious pick, but there's still those 200 odd missing girls in Africa. That would be a quick way to play the "NOT RACIST" card. I can't see troops heading anywhere that would actually result in some stability so expect migration from fucked places to continue and possibly accelerate. Somewhere is getting bombed to fuck this time next year because of all this fuckery and posturing now, I can see it coming I just don't know where.
As always, taking bets now. Good odds on everywhere apart from anywhere Cain guesses.
Our head is after pissing off some UKIP Scottland guy:QuoteAfter a crunch EU summit in Brussels, Mr Kenny confirmed he had passed on the view of Nicola Sturgeon’s Sottish National Party (SNP) that “Scotland had a very strong belief that they should not be dragged out of the European Union having voted to stay”.
Scottish Ukip MEP David Coburn said Mr Kenny had acted as a “gofer” for the SNP and said he would be “better off ensuring the prosperity and democratic self-governance of the Irish people”.
“Instead of acting as a trouble-making messenger boy for the SNP, Enda Kenny would be better off explaining to Ms Sturgeon that national democracy and EU membership are incompatible.”
A week or so, my boss tells me I'm off probation, with the official letter due today. Last Thursday, he demands - based on one janitor's (Debra) griping - that I fire the lady I just hired out of the kitchen (Tonya). There's old HR stuff there, and so he wants me to fire her so he isn't The Guy in a labor board/legal issue. Roger didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday and I don't find myself inclined to fire a single mother of three because Debra had a feud with Tonya's mother (who died YEARS ago), so I decline to fire her. (There are no grounds to fire her except that her change of jobs restarted her probationary period, even though she's been there for 7 years, and you can fire someone on probation for any reason or no reason at all.)
So today, my paperwork says my probation is being extended until October 31st. which just happens to be the last day of the fiscal year. Nobody before has had their probation extended (they have either been let go or taken off of probation), and in my 20 years of doing this kind of work, I have never seen any one survive an extended probation.
1. My career is toast. May as well just accept it.
2. Because of that, the promotion I was arranging for Debra based on her seniority isn't going to happen, because I now very tragically lack the juice to make it happen.
3. There will be butthurt about that, and about a whole lot more.
4. Looking for a new job, while I still have this one (which all depends on how long it takes for the boss to "suggest" getting rid of Tonya again, whereupon I will refuse and then my probation will end as I am found to be unsuitable for the job anyway.)
This all sucks, because I love the place, but I can't work for a weasel.