Power-fully Stupid

The following was found on an electric company website: https://ebill.jacksonemc.com/AccountAccess/JSP/index.jsp

“Also, you can now report power outages online simply by using your account profile.”

WIDTS: How many hamsters on treadmills do you think I own, anyway?

So without any power, you want me to use my computer to report a power outage? Have you lost your ever-loving mind?


Ducking Idiotic Americans

This whole brouhaha over Phil Robertson’s comments just makes me shake my head in disgust over the lack of understanding most Americans have regarding the term ‘freedom of speech’.

High school civics taught me that while the 1st Amendment gives us freedom of speech, it just means that the government cannot jail you or suppress your right of expression. It doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want and not expect recriminations from society collectively & individually.

As an (alleged) free market society there are still effects, results & consequences of citizens expressing their beliefs & opinions that have nothing to do with government.

So the next time one of your favorite public figures shoots their mouth off and ends up with a self – inflicted firestorm of public backlash, please save your breath in quoting the freedom of speech “defense”.

Unless it’s the government that is persecuting them. Then by all means, open your mouth and remove all doubt as to your lack of intelligence also.


Notes from an account today…

Suzie Controller* states that she doesn’t want to participate in any payment initiative for any high dollar amount transactions due to the merchant fees for those transactions and rather than setting a dollar limit per transaction, she would prefer to not participate at all. She did state though that credit card payments could be made online. To pay by credit card you must go to http://www.cityofthefuckingstupid.org/*.

WIDTS: So you don’t want to participate due to the fees you’re going to be charged anyway when I decide to make my payment online? If it makes sense to a government employee, it has to be logical to everyone else, right? 

Does anyone else see why government-think is a retarded state of mind?


*names & identifying information has been changed to protect the guilty and to increase the hilarity.

These Are My Co-workers, EP III

Note found on a record I am auditing today:

Reached Nanette.  Their is no AR person assigned to this account.  Carrie Wickers has been assigned.

WIDTS: So which is it? Not assigned or assigned?

BTW, the level of mental disengagement here at work has necessitated a more blunt and forward approach. I apologize for the lack of humor in some of my responses to stupidity.

*Names have been changed to protect the guilty…

Half Mast

Is anyone else confused about all the days that flags are at half mast lately? Or is it just that I live in one of the most Republican counties in all of America and all the flags are lowered in mourning for the 3+ years still left in Obama’s presidency?

As old as our country is, there has to have been a tragedy on every day of the year that politicians could try to exploit, right? So how about we just leave it at half mast all the time so that the country can just always remember all the tragedies and not move forward? Seems legit to me…

And don’t even give me that Nelson Mandela died. He’s not even a citizen.

[end rant]

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