A word of advice to the Buffalo Sabres, go out and get Sean Avery. He is THE guy that you despise when he's on the other team, but love him when he's on yours. So he makes some bizarre remarks; it's better than being the most boring team in hockey.
I've taken my share of econ classes throughout my years. This masquerade of thousands of auto industry workers losing their jobs is ludicrous. The Big Three can file for "bankruptcy protection". This allows the companies to continue to produce while voiding those disgustingly overgenerous union contracts. I've seen no changes to the Big Three's business model that would entice me to support giving these people billions. So the union is giving up job banks. Woopdeefreakindoo. Bring your labor costs down to the $44/hour of Toyota in the U.S. from the current $70+. Otherwise, you'll be going the way of the dinosaur, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.
As we've previously prognosticated, unions are already gearing up for the pending battle over the state fiscal budget for 2009-’10.
The Lockport School District, my school district, has been gouging taxpayers according to the results of an audit by the state comptroller's office. It's bad enough that they overtaxed the people of the community, but my biggest fear is what's going to be the union's reaction when they find out that the district has millions of extra dollars on hand. There is no doubt that they will be coming to the negotiating table with huge expectations. And Superintendent Terry Carbone needs to hire a PR specialist, because she is a disaster when it comes to dealing with the media.
Guv. David Paterson has named a panel of advisers to guide him through the Hillary replacement process. Shockingly, there isn't an Upstater among them.
Many of the local message boards are flooded with comments about NF cop Ryan Warme. If the allegations are true, I hope he gets what he gave 1,000 times over. He doesn't deserve the punishment that the average criminal would get. His violation of the public's trust requires that his punishment be significantly more severe. Personally, I say cut his nuts off, but that's just one person's opinion.
Have a nice weekend, enjoy the Toronto Bills.