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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Open Mouth, Insert 2x4!

Now we know where Home Depot got their arrogance from!

Bernie Marcus, one of the founders of Home Depot, had this to say yesterday about the recent elections and the Employee Free Choice Act:

"If a retailer has not gotten involved with this, if he has not spent money on this election, if he has not sent money to Norm Coleman and these other guys," Mr. Marcus said, apparently referring to Republican senators facing tough re-election fights, then those retailers "should be shot; should be thrown out of their goddamn jobs."

Nice work there, Bernie!

You're doing wonders for the Home Depot brand!

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Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Marcus and the misogynist head of Dominos are birds of a feather.

November 20, 2008 8:20 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Well this guy is an idiot but much of the unions are thugs that really don't care about their members. Most folks who are in unions will tell you that.

The issue with card check is that it puts huge pressure on employees to vote to approve a union. Employees should have no pressure from either the employer nor their fellow employees or union organizers. I believe that if one employee wants a secret ballot, then there should be a secret ballot.

We have secret ballots everywhere else and if the unions can't win without a secret ballot something is wrong.

November 20, 2008 9:50 AM  

Blogger Heather said:


LA Slimes....Earlier this year, the councilman proposed a "personal safety zone" around celebrities, but that effort stalled after the Los Angeles Police Department called it unnecessary and unenforceable.
The ordinance would not prohibit paparazzi from using long lenses.

"You can make it 200 feet. With a lens, it doesn't matter," said Frank Griffin of the Bauer-Griffin photo agency.

He said the law would benefit paparazzi by eliminating shot-ruining crowds around targeted celebrities.

"It would give [photographers] more space," he said.

November 20, 2008 2:36 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The EFCA protects employees who wish to form unions by placing heavy fines on employers who intimidate, threaten to fire, or otherwise single out anyone trying to form a union. I don't see where the Act places huge pressure on employees to join a union. Please explain.

November 20, 2008 8:18 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

There is tremendous pressure placed on some employees to join unions by other employees or union leaders.

I don't at all have a problem with employers and employees agreeing to negotiate but I don't feel companies should be forced to hire union workers or people should be forced to join unions to get jobs.

And I don't believe that government workers should be allowed to unionize. It's made the unions too powerful over the government.

All of this is pushing me towards public financing on campaigns, which I hate, but some unions and some business interests have WAY too much power over government and it's time to cut off their buying elections.

November 22, 2008 6:40 PM  

Blogger PhilKrakover said:

Home Depot, like all other employers facing the fact that they will have to downsize to adjust to Obama's change should adopt a standard procedure for eliminating the excess employees.

Here is what I suggest:

Go through the employee's parking and check the cars for Obama '08 stickers; they wanted change, so give it to them. They go first.

They then get the privilege of watching their wealth spread to some other folks...

November 23, 2008 3:33 PM  

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