Posts Tagged ‘capitalism’

Obama plates

Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:21 pm

They’re selling Barack Obama plates.

See?

I’m not making this crap up.

Like he’s Elvis. Or Dale Earnhardt.

Can you believe that?

Think about it for a second. Someone is using capitalism to make money off the image of a socialist.

I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Anyway, we’ve got a cat. And we pamper that darn cat. Actually buy cat food for it. And I don’t mean Little Friskies in a box. I’m talking about stuff in pouches. And in cans. The single serving cans. That cost about a dollar each. I don’t know why. I mean, it’s a cat.

But, it does say one thing about us. We like the cat.

But still, we’ll put the cat food in a paper plate. Or in a used Stouffer’s lasagna container. Or something.

But, we’d never put it on a Barack Obama plate. I mean, I spend a dollar for a single-serving can of cat food. That means I like my cat. So I wouldn’t make the cat eat off a Barack Obama plate.

But, I assume there are some actual uses for a Barack Obama plate.

I just can’t think of any.

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Business model

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:52 pm

Hey, I got a great idea for a business model.

Here’s the deal…

  1. All sales personnel will pool their sales … and all bonuses from goals exceeded … into a common pool. This pool will be divided equally between all employees: sales, administrative, maintenance, security, IT, and retirees. This will allow the company to spread the wealth around to all under-achievers.
  2. All lower level wage-earners will pool their wages, including overtime, into the common pool. It will also be divided equally among all employees. This will help those who don’t work overtime to reap the rewards from those who do.
  3. Management will not participate in the pooling of income. Management simply makes and enforces the rules; management does not follow the rules.
  4. To compensate for this, management will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging its workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”
  5. Employees should be thrilled with these new policies because it’s “good to spread the wealth around.” Those who have underachieved will finally be rewarded; those who have worked hard and had success will feel more “patriotic,” if you will, by knowing that others are benefiting from their hard work.

Okay, this is not an original thought on my part. I stole it from somewhere else. But it’s okay; I’m just spreading the humor around.

Anyway, I don’t see a flaw in this plan. In fact, I’m thinking this could work on a national level.

Any other ideas to improve or expand this plan?

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