Actual JP Morgenthau Wrote:
> Well, its not going to be much of a day today,
> even out here in the typically splendid Sweet
> Spot. Over much of the year, we of course enjoy
> microclimate advantages that shield us from some
> of worst sorts of conditions that can come to
> plague these parts, but today even we have nothing
> but rain on and off all day long and temperatures
> that won't wander very far from the 40-degree
> mark. Very disappointing. It won't last long,
> but it still won't be any fun getting through it.
> Of much greater concern this morning of course are
> the many hundreds of hard workers from our local
> restaurant industry who are suddenly and through
> no fault of their own left without jobs today. I
> posted a list of general support info earlier, but
> as Great American Restaurants is and has long been
> the largest and most popular restaurant group in
> the area, here is a place where those who have
> enjoyed Tex-Mex Egg Rolls, a Drunken Ribeye, or
> some amazing Fajitas can pay it forward a bit by
> pitching in to help keep laid off GAR employees
> and their families somewhere near the black. We
> know of one wine-and-dine nobody around here whose
> eyes, ears, and taste buds are truly sealed, but
> hey, don't be that guy. Ownership will match your
> (tax-deductible) gift 2-for-1, so click-and-serve
> below, and thanks for doing it.
> In other news, MLB took at least one positive step
> over the weekend in agreeing to provide 45 days
> termination pay to players on non-guaranteed
> contracts who are not added to the 40-man roster.
> It's not much, but it is something. Many more
> such issues remain to be resolved between MLB and
> the PA, with minor leaguers of course being on the
> outside looking in there as well.
> Ever hoping to reach such a state of course are
> the fools and frauds of Falls Church City.
> Carriers of no discernible credentials at all,
> these bozos simply bounce off the padded FFXU
> walls all day long, ever making fools of
> themselves in the process. It's just lying,
> and...well, more lying, that these toadies are any
> good at, but there is at least some humor in
> watching them strut and fret their hour upon the
> stage then being heard no more. These are tellers
> of tales told by an idiot, all indeed full of
> sound and fury while signifying exactly nothing,
)bold face added)
A thought, there, Bro., you might consider...............if you don't agree with it, just say so. There's no need to be nasty about it..........
You might want to post your appeal separate from your "I'm better than you in the Sweet Spot b\c I have all this money & you don't" or"FC is SOOOOO icky-poo" postings.
Now understand this, please, your appeal is a decent thing to do and worthy of consideration. I really don't like GAR, but those people who work there I'm sure need their jobs and the icome from it just like people who work in rests. I do like. So your appeal's good.
It's just that putting it in the same post as the "sweet spot" and "icky-POO FC" tends to take away from it. You could post it under your reg. I.D. or even a sock puppet version of it, like JdotPdotMorgenthau or something like that. Whatever.
I'd help 'em out except I got my own employees to help out. We actually have a fund to deal w/this, so as long as it don't last all summer, we oghtta' be OK. WE're running on a skeleton crew, but we're rotating emps. in & out and mostly making up the diff. with this fund. it's a long story & I won't go into it here, but it's something the people who sold us the joint started long ago & it turned out to be a good idea to keep it up all this time.
just a thought.