Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Purple People

It's interesting to see a cash strapped city, run by Democrat politicos, having to fend off one of their constituent groups--labor unions. The Service Employees Union Local 715 (SEIU) is looking to tap into city coffers to get them to pay part time workers benefits. Let's wait and see how long it takes for those services to be contracted out. Then we'll begin to really see the purple people.

7 Comments:

Blogger Enoch Choi said...

any idea why a helicopter has been hovering over HWY 101 at university? i can't find anything online at CBS5, or CHP. PA Police said it may be a CHP helicopter. Yahoo maps shows slowing on the southbound lanes. i wonder what's happening.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Sorry...Squirrel Chopper1 was checking out the day worker situation over at Home Depot. We should be out of there by midnight.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, enoch, better ask the weekly since they're your source for "true" local news ...

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Smoking Jay said...

Indeed, this will be fun to watch. From my tree-branch view, the world is divided into "givers" and "takers". Nice to see a battle between two groups of "takers"...

Regarding their choice of PURPLE, the Jay would like to point out that in ancient Rome, only Generals celebrating triumphs were allowed to wear bright purple togas with gold embroidery, or "toga picta". Purple was a symbol of power, and, above all, wealth. An ounce of good purple dye would cost many times more than a pound of gold. The best purple dye came from Murex mollusks and it took 10,000 little critters to make one raw wool toga into a purple “toga picta”. The back-breaking, odoriferous and dangerous extraction work was done by slaves beating them with iron bars on the shoreline rocks and collecting the ooze to dry in the sun. Things really never change, do they...

9:36 AM  
Blogger Enoch Choi said...

what? Squirrel Chopper1 couldn't get a gander of whatever was happening just next to IKEA?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a pretty serious gas leak there around 10 p.m. I don't know if they'd put a helicopter up in the sky to monitor that, but who knows.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Enoch Choi said...

it was probably this...

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=1258

2:50 PM  

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