Rumor Has It

     I’ve been hearing the scuttlebutt out of UPS that the next generation of the DIAD will tell you where you have to go next. It will not be for the driver tAt the PCMo pick and chose from a listing of the stops on the car. 
     We all know how flawed the traces are on many areas, and especially in extended areas the nightmare of a completely structured, unalterable trace could get to be quite humorous.
     Like we have all predicted, the day of the Robot Driver looms.

Hold Your Breath…….


             How did this truck not plummet into the Potomac River?

A UPS truck was unlucky enough to get caught on a Maryland bridge above the Potomac River Friday during a thunderstorm with 60-mph winds. The driver was lucky enough to avoid the water 135 feet below — by mere inches.

Authorities say the truck was kept from plunging off the Harry Nice Memorial Bridge in Charles County, Md., by “the grace of God”. Neither the driver, the truck nor the bridge sustained major damage in the incident. It wasn’t clear whether the truck was carrying any packages at the time, or if some ballast kept one fortunate UPS man from making a water delivery.


Woman says UPS told her to change bra or lose job

A Georgia woman says she was told to either change her bra, or lose her job at Atlanta-based United Parcel Service.

For eight months, Vashawn Dennis has sorted mail with Staffmark, a contract company with UPS – and for eight months she has set off metal detectors at UPS (NYSE: UPS).

Dennis says it’s the favored underwire bras she wears and that she doesn’t want to change styles.

“I was told by my supervisor after I went through the metal detector that I couldn’t wear my underwire bras to work,” she said. “I told her that’s the only kind of bra I could wear because of the support. I need that support.”

“It was either ‘change your bra, or you don’t have a job’,” Dennis said.

Susan Rosenberg, a spokeswoman with UPS, told WXIA-TV Dennis has not been terminated and, to her knowledge, she does not have a history of setting off the metal detectors.

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell

Republican leaders let Rush Limbaugh dominate their party

George Will, one of the last lions of the right wing whose conservatism is a philosophy rather than a pathology, has heaped scorn on Republican leaders for their cowardly obeisance to Rush Limbaugh.

Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” Will said straight out that “Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh.” Last week, Limbaugh infamously characterized Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old Georgetown University law student, as a “slut” and a “prostitute” who should provide the world with videos of herself having sex because she supports birth control coverage in employee insurance plans. Will said the tepid disapproval of Limbaugh’s words expressed by GOP presidential candidates and congressional leaders demonstrates just how much they are scared of the king of hot-talk radio.

“[House Speaker John] Boehner comes out and says Rush’s language was inappropriate,” Will said. “Using the salad fork for your entree, that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff.”

Commenting on Limbaugh’s tirade, Mitt Romney timidly observed that “slut” and “prostitute” were not necessarily the words he would have chosen, as if Limbaugh were simply in need of a thesaurus.

Rick Santorum called Limbaugh’s comments “absurd,” but seemed to give Rush a pass since he is an entertainer whose job it is to be absurd.

Newt Gingrich simply took the Limbaugh flap as one more opportunity to denounce the “liberal media.”

To their credit, Ron Paul and John McCain risked the wrath of Limbaugh’s dittohead legion by condemning his comments. But too many other Republicans were unwilling to speak out against the man who has set himself up as the arbiter of who is and who is not sufficiently conservative to be a credible member of the Republican Party.

As Will noted, the would-be leaders of the GOP and of the free world talk boldly about bombing Iran, but they cower in the broad shadow of the “Great Gasbag.”

David Horsey/Los Angeles Times

Like in the Morning When Everyone is Leaving

Study Shows Danger of Diesel Exhaust

     Miners exposed to high levels of diesel exhaust have three to five times the risks of lung cancer as workers in occupations where diesel exhaust exposures are less intense, according to a study by government researchers. The study, by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, shows the dangers of diesel exhaust not only in workplace settings but also for anyone living in urban areas, the researchers said. The study will be published Monday on the Web site of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, despite letters sent by a lawyer for a mining consortium warning of legal consequences to publishing the results.

Saying of the Day

     A working person with a good solid Union job supporting the Republicans
                                                   is the same thing as
    A chicken Supporting Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken