Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recognize!

Do the kids still say that? Nothing more pitiful than a big ole middle aged white woman talking hip hop but hell, it's part of my charm.

Verizon workers have decided to go back to work under their current contract while negotiions between the unions and Verizon resume under what I hope is better circumstances.

I saw my son smile this morning for the first time in weeks.
Right now he and Hope are out in the yard looking at bugs and flowers - one of their favorite things to do together early in the morning.

THANK YOU to the Verizon workers who stayed solid and committed through long days of picketing and worrying about their families.



THANK YOU to NJ Citizen Action a group that always does its best for the community. They kept the awareness out there and they sent members to picket lines to support the workers. My son spent a day picketing with a woman from NJCA who he said reminded him so much of me. Clearly she must have been wonderful.

THANK YOU to you. Each of you who read the past few posts and sent support and comfort. Comments where you shared you own financial concerns or mentioned that you thought of my son when you passed picket lines in your own area. As always our community of blog/real friends is there when needed.

THANK YOU to Mother Nature for pouring down rain and flooding manholes and ripping down wires. Although the storms caused a lot of grief for commuters and residents they also provided a real life lesson for fat ass management who had to leave their big ass desk chairs and try to keep a network running. This burst the bubble of bullshit about how the landline workers aren't necessary. The whole fucking thing depends on them asshats!



F**K YOU to Verizon Wireless managers. Not the workers who had no choice but to cross lines for the crappy hourly wages they need but the store managers and the regional managers who called the police for every little move a picketing worker made. You fuckers will need a union one day. Just because wireless is showing the big numbers right now don't feel so secure and superior. Upper management will step on your heads one day.

F**K YOU to those who said the workers should just be happy to have jobs. That is NOT what America is supposed to be about. Take crap and smile? Let the few rule the many? Get your selfish heads out of your clogged up asses and have the balls to fight the real enemy.

And ...

Big

Giant

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F**K YOU to Ivan Seidenberg and Lowell McAdam - the top 2 at Verizon. You miserable filthy slimy bastards. You are so out of touch you don't understand how your own network functions and what it needs.

F**K the over $100,000 a day the two of you make. It's positively pornographic to see you pieces of trash sitting in the private jet.


Ivan tries to explain what a conduit box is. Bigger than a bread box?


Lowell laments the size of his dick


And on we go ...

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Hooray for you and NO ONE says it better!! Yep, F@*k Verizon and the dicks lamenting the size of theirs!

Sylvia

DJan said...

Wow! Now don't you start thinking you've overstated it, you haven't. It just makes me sick to see the inequities in this country. Read Doonesbury this morning, it will make you realize how come they don't get it.

Hilary said...

One day you need to learn to speak you mind, Dianne.

I'm glad for your son.. hopefully something can be worked out. Hopefully their eyes have opened a bit wider but it's still dark where their heads are.

Jay Simser said...

Brown eyes? My grandfather used to tell me he didn't know they piled it that high (you can tell my eyes are brown.) At least they look like brown eyes in the picture. Just another fine example of American Asshats. Great writing as always.

Ron said...

*applause*

Bravo to the Verizon workers who stayed solid and committed!

"My son spent a day picketing with a woman from NJCA who he said reminded him so much of me. Clearly she must have been wonderful."

(((( Dianne )))))

"Just because wireless is showing the big numbers right now don't feel so secure and superior. Upper management will step on your heads one day."

You said it! It's just a matter of time before that happens!

Excellent vent, dear lady! Love the way you said it.

Just like it is!

X to and your family!

ellen abbott said...

I thought they were dickless.

Twin City Joan said...

I am furious with the people we elected who seem to think that workers rights can be trampled on at will in violation of international agreements we (America) signed on to. Not to mention common decency which seems to be in short supply among our elected officials. If they can break the unions we will all be little more than slaves who will take what they give us and like it. I am livid with the turn this country has taken in regard to civil rights. So good for those who will stand up to the sanctimonious, hypocrite bullies who run this country. We need to stand together against them.

Kay Dennison said...

Hugssssssssss, Diane!!!!

I walked a picket line for the CWA against Ma Bell (AT&T) 40 years ago. (Our T-shirts read: Ma Bell Is a Cheap Mother . . .) It pains me to see how the unions' influence has waned. I'm not certain why this is so but I suspect that somewhere along the line, high union leaders sold out for their 30 pieces of silver.

Kudos to the Verizon workers for their courage, fortitude and sacrifice!!!!

The Unions need courageous leaders like Walter Reuther, George Meany and Jimmy Hoffa willing to stand firm and proud and loud for the rank-and-file.

Akelamalu said...

It must have cheered your heart to see your son smile. x

Jacob said...

If it weren't for the unions...

That's how I supported my family through grad school (Teamsters!) and how I was able to stay in teaching (Teacher's Union)...

Being a member of a union was the difference between a wage that failed to provide for the bare necessities and a wage that allowed one to live with at least a shred of dignity.

Corporate leaders have always had a problem understanding that they really aren't very important in the scheme of things and they wouldn't have anything if it weren't for all the "peons" doing their work day in and day out!

My personal opinion is that no one in management, including the top dog, should make more than the highest paid non-management person. In education, no administrator or school executive should make more than the highest paid teacher.

If, in business, that means more profits for the company, then those profits could be poured back into the community!

Rambling Woods said...

Well said my dear...couldn't have said it better myself

I'm With Stupid said...

I saw that they were going back to work. Hopefully management will actually sit down at the table and negotiate in good faith now. But, I'm not holding my breath. ;-)

Jay

Mike said...

Good luck to your son on the negotiations.

HermanTurnip said...

Here's hoping that things turn out for the best! And I can't agree with you more regarding the obscene amount of money certain executives make. I don't care what they do. It's simply not worth the amount of money they're paid. Kick that cash back into the company or get it to your employees.

Linda Reeder said...

I heard the news of the settlement on the radio as I was driving home yesterday and I immediately thought of you and your son. Good news!

Granny Annie said...

I'm just going to make a wild guess here Dianne, but do I sense you favor unions? LOL

Daryl said...

Good news .. lets hope they get what they really deserve and stop having to settle ... I suspect those fuckers with the private jets and small balls never settle

Cassy said...

This statement makes me so curious "Lowell laments the size of his dick"

Cassy from Learn Electric Guitar

Micky-T said...

I love it when....

you hold back your feelings.hahaha

Linda said...

Leave it to Mother Nature to get in there and show a man exactly what happens when you piss her off! Obviously she was behind the Union members, too, and took care of things the best way she knows how - causing a shitstorm of trouble!

Glad to hear that your son is smiling again as no doubt that makes mom smile, too!

Au and Target said...

I had to go back a few posts and read the US news before I got this: wow! Your top guys are as greedy as ours! I wonder how they can face themselves in the mirror.

Reb said...

Don't you just love mother nature? I am glad to hear your son is smiling again. My fingers are crossed that management wakes up and smells the coffee.

nitebyrd said...

I'll keep a good thought that the negotiations will go well for you son and his fellow Verizon workers. Maybe Irene will bonk off NJ and add to the work that will need to be done by THE WORKERS! (Not wishing you a full-strength, cat 5 hurricane, just some more wind and rain for the cause!)

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

excellent rant today. people say unions are not worth it pfffffffft to that

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BRAVA, BRAVA, BRAVA...I LOVE YOU DIANNE! You tell it like it is--let the F**CKING chips fall where they may. "PORNOGRAPHIC" is the right word for these guys and their incredible saleries...! OY VEY!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well said. Good luck to the Union as negotiations continue even tho they are back to work.

Vagabonde said...

I read all your updates about your son and the strike. I am happy that it is over and I hope that they were successful in getting what they wished. I have lived in this country for decades and it saddens me to see how the middle class is being treated. The CEOs here are making more that CEOs in all the rest of the western countries and they want more. When I became a citizen I learned that Abraham Lincoln had said that this was a Government of the people, by the people, for the people, (and it shall not perish from the Earth.) But the more I look at it I think it has become a government paid for by the lobbyists to please the 1% millionaires and the corporations and against the people. I hope that it will get better?