Remember in November? You Betcha!

The Youngest -- Soon To Be Oldest -- Governor in California State History.

Having spent my first twenty years in radio as a Rock ‘n Roll DJ, commencing a relentless musical assault on older ears in 1957 at the innocent (not really) age of 16 on my hometown station, WNDR in Syracuse, I finally got a real job in 1977. That’s when I left the air to enter sales and management at WTAC in Flint. Eventually I moved to Toledo as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a seven station broadcast group, where I remained for a dozen more years. This was followed by 1998 in Youngstown, where I ran another five radio stations.

It was in Youngstown that I became a Chief Execution Officer, firing dozens of loyal employees “for the bank”, many with decades of devoted service. Killers make great money. I know I did. That’s why the average Chief Executive Officer in America now earns 263 times the pay of an ordinary American worker. At eBay, Meg Whitman left them in the dust.

Conservatively estimating the salary, bonuses and stellar stock options exercised by Ms. Whitman during her ten year tenure at eBay, her billion dollar haul, if broken down at $100,000,000 annually divided by 52 weeks, comes out to a cool rate of $48,076 an hour. “Nicky” Diaz Santillan, working for Ms. Whitman as maid and housekeeper almost the entire period Queen Meg was at eBay, earned $23 an hour at the time of her dismissal when Whitman decided to enter politics — a poor little rich girl determined to add a whole state to her collection of dollies and ponies.

48,000 to 23? That’s a ratio of 2,086 to 1.

Sacrificed on the altar of convenient political expediency, Ms. Santillan testifies that Whitman’s final words of thanks were — “from now on, you don’t know me and I don’t know you. You never have seen me, and I have never seen you.” After 9 years as a virtual family member, Ms. Santillan thus found herself instantly abandoned and left adrift, disposed and dispossessed — human flotsam.

But it’s still high tide for beneficiaries of other Billionaires bent on keeping us in our places with smiling surrogate faces — funded in no small measure by Charles and David Koch of New York. The Koch brother’s father, Fred ”There Goes a Red!” Koch, was an arch-conservative prime mover in the John Birch Society back in the ‘50’s, an organization chiefly remembered for calling Dwight David Eisenhower, victorious Supreme Allied Commander in World War Two and 34th President of the United States, a “conscious agent of the International Communist Conspiracy.” Fred’s boys are making sure the lunacy continues.

In the last few weeks, Christine “Don’t Even Keep Your Hands to Yourself” O’ Donnell became the official Republican Senatorial candidate in Delaware for the forthcoming November elections, joining Tea Partiers Rand Paul (Kentucky), Joe Miller (Alaska), Sharron Angle (Nevada) and Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania) at the front line of an ominously threatening 2010 ultraconservative offensive, even as tea must be tasting like hemlock to traditional members of the Grand Old Party.

Karl Rove, coming to West Hills College in Coalinga on October 10 for a brief visit (instead of a more extensive and well-earned Pleasant Valley Prison stay), was forced by party pressures to endorse Ms. O’Donnell less than 24 hours after publicly lamenting her win on fascist friendly FOX. Mr. Rove thus retains a profitable profile in powerful circles with an amazingly obeisant display of groveling, dog-like loyalty, but even he has to admit it IS getting pretty “nutty” all over, and not just with witchcraft-dabbling Christine.

According to brand new Census figures, the income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount in history as young adults and children — in particular — struggled to stay afloat in a recession which is far from over. What we see every day here in the Central Valley still stretches coast to coast.

The top-earning 20 percent of Americans – those making more than $100,000 each year – received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the poverty line. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968.

Then there’s that 2,086 to 1.

Remember in November.

One Response to “Remember in November? You Betcha!”

  1. Montana Says:

    Griff Harsh, the husband of California gubernatorial candidate Nutneg Whitman, acknowledged in a statement on Thursday that “it is possible” he received and wrote notes on a letter from the Social Security Administration back in 2003, regarding the former housekeeper. The Whitman/ Harsh household then fired their housekeeper in June 2009 (after nine years of service), when Nutmeg handlers decided that she was an election liability.

    Meg, Meg, Meg, where do I start, you have reportedly spent $140 million of your own money to get elected Governor but you couldn’t use some of it to get your housekeeper (after nine years of service) some legal help to get her papers, and worse you lied about it. Wow, what a WITCH, of course I meant it with a “B”.

    But your comments on holding employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers real takes the cake, I assume you exempt yourself and your husband, or will you be turning yourself in.

    Meg on holding employers accountable:

    Meg you think you can buy the election, but what puzzles many is if you real cared and loved California then why not do your civic duty and vote, seems more rhetoric than anything else.

    In good times we might give you a try but not in our disaster mode that we find ourselves in after that so-called outsider Independent Republican, named Arnold Schwarzenegger (sold to us by radio personalities John and Ken), ruined our state, yah we will trust another one of you liars, think not. And another thing nine years this maid was in your house, in your house and you failed to learned this major thing about her, come on this sounds like a huge lie that no one can believe in.

    Ebay paid out $200,000 because Nutmeg assaulted an employee, so it’s not the first time she has mistreated an employee. Good luck winning Nutmeg, money will buy you admiration from the majority just from the Gay Old Party (GOP), but not from all of California.

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