what's 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 former."
-Albert Einstein-

5/8/23 (13:39)
  • 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.

  • 5/4/23 (07:45)

  • 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.



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