Nice job, great pay, benefits, but the location!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 02:24 PM

Ah, yes, the Birdbrain regime. Creators of jobs, right? Such as nice ones overseas? In incredibly hostile territory, we suppose? Problem is, some are so desperate, and the price so lovely, some are willing to take their chances with bullets flying as they work.

Nice piece courtesy The Detroit Free Press:
The job market in Michigan is so tough that for some even moving to Iraq sounds good. The pay is high, as much as $212,000 for a yearlong stint. So Friday, in the first hour of a Warren job fair for work maintaining military vehicles in Iraq, about 100 people came looking to apply. "There's no money coming in right now. There are no jobs. There is nothing," J.J. Woodman, 30, of Hazel Park said. "I've been on the computer and driving around for four months -- there's nothing. Everybody wants to make it sound good, but when it comes down to it, nobody is hiring. Everybody is laying off."
Yeah, it sounds promising, when one considers the dismal economic picture developed by Little Lord Fake Pilot and his fascist cronies. What person, faced with the grind of unemployment, wouldn't leap at $200K a year and benefits? Small problem, though, the location of said employment? Guess!
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command's Red River Depot in Texarkana, Texas, wants to hire more than 500 people to work in Iraq for one year and one day. About 600 applications were submitted Friday. The depot has held similar job fairs in the South, but organizers said they thought the Detroit area might be promising with its high population of autoworkers and the lack of jobs.
Emphasis added by me, natch. Why how utterly vulgar. "Hey, those folks in Detroit got to be desperate, so, why not recruit them, right?" Can we say exploitation? Sure we can, boys and girls, sure we can. Impeachment, obviously, ain't good enough for these creeps.


Dick Cheney has almost become a cartoon villain. He's just a monacle and a mishapen man-servant away from becoming James Bond's next nemisis. First, the so-called fiscal conservatives drive the US economy into the toilet largely by spending a coupla trillion on a pair of corporate resource wars over in Iraq and Afghanistan turning the rust belt into a virtual dust bowl of economic cespair and now he tries to use that economic despair to get desperate folks to go to work in a land that hates America and Americans more each day.

"A plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel"

~Black Adder.

Impeachment, obviously, ain't good enough for these creeps.

You are correct, sirrah!

Spud sez IMPEACH, INDICT, & IMPRISON but do take the time to shave Cheney and Bush and Neo-Condi and Alberto Gonzales and John Yee and Rummy and Wolfie et al and then frog march them naked through the streets of DC after which you can tar and feather them all and then deliver them unto their non country club prisons where they shall spend the rest of their days pondering their sins.

Sounds like a plan to Spud!

Be Well.

"Dick Cheney has almost become a cartoon villain."

He reminds of the perfect actor to play J. P. Dithers, were someone to make a live-action version of "Blondie"....that or another government suit out to steal Airwolf...

Either works by me.

Believe it or not, this actually seems like a step up from the old days. In the old days, the lack of jobs, hope, and future spurred the desperately poor to simply join the military.

The food sucked, the pay was worse, and while there was some chance of being killed, at least you ate and usually slept in a place that was dry, though noisy and somewhat dangerous (if you've never been in the military, you have no idea what "barracks life" is really like). And you had to survive for three full years minimum.

The questions for me are why was there such desperation in the old days, why is it still with us and even growing, why do the desperate allow the powerful to use that desperation for their own ends, and is there any way to change that age old formula for misery?