been floating my boat lately:
"How fortunate for governments
that the people they administer don't think."
"Only two things are
infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the
Today I talked with city employees (one who is a liaison for a council
member in our district and the other works in the public works department)
about the homeless situation in front of the warehouse. Essentially they
both said it was horrible what was happening and they felt bad. They told
me not to give up. They said they would send someone from public works
to take a look at it, but if it's a homeless encampment then they will
have to kick it to the homeless encampment team. I told them when it comes
to empathy everyone in the city is a 10/10. But when it comes to actually
moving physical things in the real world (not emails or phone calls) they
have been a 1/10. I told them it's been 5 months of nothing getting done.
I asked what the policy is if RVs showed up in front of Jerry Brown's (former
Governor who lives in Oakland) home on Skyline and they had nothing to
say. They talk all this shit about equity and disparities, but when the
rubber meets the road they are worthless. The warehouse is in a shitty
neighborhood so it receives no services. They blamed the inaction on the
big Wood Street encampment taking all the resources, but that's bullshit
because they've only been working on that for the last 3-4 weeks since
the Federal judge allowed them to finally clear it out. Professional emailers
and bullshitters. I told them I wouldn't have any business if I talked
with my customers about getting a door installed for 5 months without actually
installing any doors. But the city has a monopoly so they do whatever they
want. Pretty fucking simple. I'm looking forward to some competition for
the government...we need to bring back the mob to enforce some basic laws.
OUSD teachers are going on strike so the kids are home today. It was that
or cross the picket lines and have them alone with the principal all day.
Since Zoe is already a "racist n-----" we figured it was better to not
add "scab" to that list. lol
Business is as slow as it's ever been. If it were me and a two guys we'd
be fine, but I have 5 guys so it's slow. Told one of them to take as much
side work as he could so he's off this week. Told the young kid to look
into (carpentry/electrical/etc.) classes at the local community college
and I'll help pay for it.
We did some email marketing and we're slowly working on our SEO and online
stuff to get more business that way. I've known for a long time that we
should have marketing in place for times like this, but I never had the
time to take the advice. Now I have the time, but I also need all of it
to be in place already, so I screwed the pooch there.
& 2021, & by me.
on here is my opinion, so don't sue me.