The world has changed! At least for me.

I was up at 6 yesterday morning. Did my research for the blog. Went to begin the blog at 8. No wi-fi. No TV, no land line also.

Called Comcast. Everything will be working at 11:18 said the recorded message. Came noon and still nothing. New recorded message said 11:30 in the evening.

I learned yesterday I cannot live without the internet. I needed to pound the keys to get the blog out. Then research into the afternoon re other matters. I was a druggie in withdrawal.

The Comcast problem is the reason there was no blog yesterday.

Two days of thoughts to share.

Syracuse got their asses whipped by Virginia tuesday night. Syracuse has lost its last 3 or 4 games. This keeps up and Syracuse will not even get into the NIT.

Yesterday’s Citizens’ Voice brought Forrest Gump to mind. His famous line…..Stupid is as stupid does.

The people of Florida have the fourth weakest credit in the United States. Key West rents are off the wall. Unaffordable for many. Three and four workers required to share an apartment.

Yesterday, Trump once again proved he is all heart. The billionaire President has started the process whereby States will be allowed to impose a work requirement on their Medicaid programs. To qualify, a person must prove he/she is working, training for a job, or volunteering. Exempted are the medically frail (whatever that means) and pregnant women.

Which brings me back to Forrest Gump and stupid is as stupid does.

Most of the Key West workers live pay check to pay check. They voted for Trump because he was going to make their lives better. Thus far he has not. Nothing has changed.

They still love Trump, however. Give him time, the Democrats are screwing him up, etc.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Let me go another step forward. Jared Kushner, son in law to the President, is a special adviser to the President. Sits at his right hand in the White House.

Kushner’s other life had him involved in real estate.

A federal position as Kushner has requires that his position not be used for personal gain.

Kushner accompanied Trump on Trump’s first visit to Israel. Kushner’s White House responsibility involves U.S.-Middle East policy. Which includes Israel.

Just before Kushner left on the trip, a major financial Israeli investment firm invested $30 million in Kushner’s real estate company.

The rich get richer, the poor poorer.

And yet, many Key West workers continue to have faith that Trump is Moses. He will lead them to the better life. Not going to happen. Stupid is as stupid does.

Two important events to report.

Ladies, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Get checked! If you do not have a physician, Womankind will help.

My love of history will be satiated later this month. 1776 opens January 23 at the Waterfront Playhouse.

Enjoy your day!


4 comments on “COMCAST SUCKS

  1. Now Wal-mart announces increased pay, bonuses and benefits to employees citing the Trump tax cuts as the reason: Here’s a list (quickly growing, by the way) of companies that are taking their tax breaks and passing it on to employees… precisely as expected.

    AT&T: $1k bonuses for 200,000 U.S. employees
    AAON: $1k bonuses for 2,000 employees
    AccuWeather: Year-end bonuses for 450-500 employees
    Aflac: Increase 401(k) match from 50% to 100% on the first 4% of compensation plus a one-time $500 contribution to every employee’s 401(k)
    American Airlines: $1k bonuses for ~127,600 employees
    American Bank: $1k bonuses for 60 employees
    American Savings Bank: $1k bonuses for 1,150 employees
    Americacollect: $300-$500 bonuses for 250 employees
    Aquesta Financial Holdings: $1k bonuses for 95 employees
    Associated Bank: $500 bonuses for all hourly employees
    BB&T: $1,200 bonuses for 27,000 employees
    Ball Ventures: $100 bonuses for each year worked for all employees
    Bank of America: $1k bonuses for 145,000 U.S. employees
    Bank of Hawaii: $1k bonuses for 2,074 employees
    Bank of the James: Increase base wage to $15 per hour for employees serving more than 1 year; increased employee vacation days
    Bank of the Ozarks: Incentive bonus plan for 2,300 employees of up to $1,200
    Boeing: $300 million for “workplace of the future” facilities, infrastructure, workforce development, charitable giving
    Canary LLC: Hire more employees
    Carl Black Automotive Group: Bonuses for 500 employees based on years of service
    Central Pacific Bank: $1k bonuses for 850 employees
    Citizens Bank: $1k bonuses for 12,500 employees
    Clayton Distillery: Upgrade facilities
    Comcast: $1k bonuses for 100,000 employees
    Comerica: $1k bonuses for 4,500 employees
    Commerce Bancshares: $1k bonuses for 3,450 full-time employees; $250 bonuses for eligible part-time employees
    Community Trust Bancorp: $1k bonuses for full-time employees; $500 bonuses for part-time employees
    Copperleaf Assisted Living: $200-$600 bonuses for 175 employees
    Dayton T. Brown: $400 bonuses for 210 employees
    Delaware Supermarkets: $150 extra bonuses for 1,000 non-management personnel
    Denizens Brewing Company: Reinvest tax savings into the business
    Emkay: $1k bonuses for full-time employees
    Ennis: $500 bonuses for 2,200 employees
    Express Employment Professionals: $2k bonuses for more than 200 non-executive employees
    Fifth Third Bancorp: $1k bonuses for 13,500 employees
    FirstCapital Bank of Texas: $500 bonuses for 197 employees
    First Farmers Bank and Trust: $750 bonuses for full-time employees
    First Financial Northwest: $1k bonuses for non-executive employees
    First Hawaiian Bank: $1,500 bonuses for 2,264 employees
    First Horizon National Corp.: $1k bonuses for 4,000 employees
    Gate City Bank: $1k bonuses for 538 non-management personnel
    Gulf Coast Bank & Trust: Increase base wage to $12 per hour
    HarborOne Bank: $500 bonuses for 600 employees
    IAT Insurance Group: $3k bonuses for 700 employees
    Inland Northwest Bank: $500 bonuses for 200 employees
    Kansas City Southern: $1k bonuses
    Melaleuca: $100 bonuses for each year worked for 2,000 employees
    National Bank Holdings Corporation: $1k bonuses for employees earning <$50k
    Nationwide: $1k bonuses for 29,000 employees
    Navient: $1k bonuses for ~6,566 employees
    Nelnet: $1k bonuses for 4,100 employees
    Nephron: 5% raise for 640 employees
    OceanFirst Bank: Increase base wage to $15 per hour
    Ohnward Bancshares: $1k bonuses for 260 employees
    Pinnacle Bank: $1k bonuses for 1,007 employees
    Pioneer Credit Recovery: $1k bonuses
    PNC Financial Services Group: $1k bonuses for 47,500 employees
    Regions Financial Corporation: Increase base wage to $15 per hour
    Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry: Open more stores, hire more employees
    Rush Enterprises: $1k bonuses for 6,600 employees
    Sinclair Broadcast Group: $1k bonuses for 9,000 employees
    Southwest Airlines: $1k bonuses for 55,000 employees
    Stifel Financial: $1,500 bonuses for 7,000 employees
    Summit State Bank: $2k bonuses for 78 employees
    SunTrust: $1k incentive for employees that complete company’s financial fitness program
    TCF Financial: $1k bonuses for full-time employees; $500 bonuses for part-time employees earning less than $100k
    Territorial Savings Bank: $1k bonuses for 247 employees
    Texas Capital Bank: $1k bonuses
    Total System Services: $1k bonuses for 11,500 employees
    Travelers: $1k bonuses for 14,000 employees
    Turning Point Brands: $1k bonuses for 107 employees
    US Bancorp: $1k bonuses for 60,000 employees
    Unity Bancorp: $750 bonuses for all employees except executive management
    Walmart: Increase starting wage to $11; expand maternity and paternal leave benefits; one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1k
    Washington Federal: Provide 5% increase in addition to normal merit increase for employees earning <$100k; invest in employee training programs
    Waste Management: $2k bonuses to 34,000 eligible employees
    Wells Fargo: Increase base wage from $13.50 to $15 per hour
    Western Alliance: Increase wages 7.5% for the lowest-paid 50% of employees
    White Pine Winery: Planting more vines
    Windsor Federal: $250 bonuses for employees except senior management
    Yancey Bros.: $500 bonuses for all employees
    Zions Bancorp: $1k bonuses for 80% of employees

    It's too bad that none of these companies, to my knowledge, operate in Key West. The STUPID Key West Workers will have to continue to wait on their Moses.


  2. Stupid is as stupid does. Well, out of the previous 9 years we certainly had a lot of stupidity for the first 8 of those years.

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