Monday, December 28, 2015


It’s been a busy holiday for me, so far…. lots of company, lots of cooking, barely any time at all to wish friends Merry Christmas, and mostly not at all interested in following the news during this slow news season.  Had a little time today to look around the news world and I came across this headline:

George Will: Stopping Trump More Important Than Stopping Hillary
Certainly conservatives consider it crucial to deny the Democratic Party a third consecutive term controlling the executive branch. Extending from eight to 12 years its use of unbridled executive power would further emancipate the administrative state from control by either a withering legislative branch or a supine judiciary. But first things first. Conservatives’ highest priority now must be to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination in this, the GOP’s third epochal intraparty struggle in 104 years.
Now…. I DO watch Fox News Sunday as I’m dressing for church, and I DO know that George Will despises the very IDEA of Donald Trump high on the food chain of politics.  I watched Mr. Will when he was the only conservative on anything to do with the ABC network and seldom disagreed with him.  But this headline made me stop in my tracks.

First of all…..nothing….NOTHING is more important that keeping 1 – Hillary Clinton and 2 – ANY other DEMOCRAT out of the White House! 

Secondly - George will is an elitist, pompous, prick!  

He’s neither a conservative nor a patriot, nor a Republican, and quite possibly he’s in need of a brain scan.  His remark flies in the face of every American like me, who is terrified of what has become of this country under Barack Obama…. and who knows that a Hillary win merely means more years Obama in pantsuits.

In the same vein, I heard a talking head say today that a Trump candidacy would mean the end of the Republican party (and this wasn’t the first time I’ve heard such a dire prediction from pretty little airheads in front of a microphone who probably couldn’t tell you three things EITHER major political party stands for if their next paycheck depended on it.)

My reply to Mr. Will and his fellow paid pontificators is... SO ****ING WHAT if TRUMP means the end of MY Republican Party.

The Republican Party of today is NO LONGER my Republican Party!  I hope this next year WILL BE THE END OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I AM A MEMBER OF!

MY Republican Party used to believe in small government, but they continually vote to give Washington more power and the ‘people’ who put them there less power.

MY Republican Party used to believe in the Constitution, which was written to CONTROL government – not give government more control over the people.

MY Republican Party used to believe in free enterprise but this party is content to permit Obama to regulate capitalism ‘out of business.’

MY Republican Party used to believe in the rule of law but today’s Republican Party has no interest in securing the borders of this country because apparently the word from the ‘Chambers of Commerce’ is 'we' need more illegal workers, so today’s Republicans in Congress pay lip service to the electorate and turn a blind eye to all the illegals flooding into America.

MY Republican Party used to believe in lower taxes and lowering government spending but MY Republican Party - led by Paul Ryan -  just passed an appropriations bill that gives Barack Obama over a TRILLION FRIGGING DOLLARS TO SPEND BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT SEPTEMBER!  (And then the cowards, led by the new DEMOCRAT Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, ran home for Christmas!)

MY Republican Party used to be pro-life, but Paul Ryan just FULLY FUNDED PLANNED PARENTHOOD – which is nothing more than a medical referral service and an abortion factory which now deals in dead baby parts!

MY Republican Party used to be against illegal immigration, but Paul Ryan just FULLY FUNDED SANCTUARY CITIES – which is nothing more than a safe zone for criminals - a place where local law enforcement ignores the laws being broken by illegals!

2010 - MY Republican Party begged the electorate for more people in Congress to block Obamacare….. they got it!  Did nothing about Obamacare!

2012 - MY Republican Party campaigned on needing more members in Congress so they could stop Obamacare and other shit Obama was selling – they got a big majority in the House! Still have Obamacare!

2014 - MY Republican Party again suckered the voters and we gave them a majority in the Senate.  Still have Obamacare!


Mr. Will – do you seriously thing I GIVE A KRAP about MY Republican Party coming to an end?

I’ve had it with RINO’s and I’ve had it with pontificating assholes with a mic pinned to their lapel.  You can all take MY Republican Partyy and shove it up your asses!

I would rather see Donald Trump in the White House with his PEN and his PHONE than any ‘genuine’ Republican I can think of!  And with all the precedent-setting Obama has done with HIS pen and phone, Trump can pretty much rule by executive order and the hell with CONGRESS.  You wanna know another reason I love Donald Trump?  BECAUSE NO ONE OWNS HIS SOUL like the moneyed elite OWNS MY Republican Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015




UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: The House on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a $680-billion package of tax cuts, 318-108, the first of two steps as the chamber tries to wrap up its business for 2015. On Friday, the House will vote on a $1.1 trillion bill that funds the government through September 2016. The Senate is expected to take up both measures on Friday.



Michael Bennet (Colorado)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut)
Barbara Boxer (California) retiring in 2016
Patrick Leahy (Vermont)
Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) retiring in 2016
Patty Murray (Washington)
Harry Reid (Nevada) retiring in 2016
Brian Schatz (Hawaii)
Charles Schumer (New York)
Ron Wyden (Oregon)


Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
Roy Blunt (Missouri)
John Boozman (Arkansas)
Richard Burr (North Carolina)
Dan Coats (Indiana) retiring in 2016
Mike Crapo (Idaho)
Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
John Hoeven (North Dakota)
Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)
Mark Kirk (Illinois)
James Lankford (Oklahoma)
Mike Lee (Utah)
John McCain (Arizona)
Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Marco Rubio (Florida) retiring in 2016
Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Richard Shelby (Alabama)
John Thune (South Dakota)
Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania)
David Vitter (Louisiana)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DAILY GRAPHIC 12/15/2015

If this doesn't tell you the state of American higher education, nothing will.

We have this dingbat, Melissa Harrison Perry, who recently wore two tampons in her ears (as dangle earrings).  Speaking on her show on MSNBC, she said
I just have to show these. My producer Lorena made for me last week some tampon earrings because of course you’re remember that the Texas state legislature said that you couldn’t bring tampons in when they were going these women to in fact stand up for their own reproductive rights. You weren’t allowed initially to bring tampons. So, just in case that ever happens again ladies, you can just bring them on your earrings.

This person is a GRADUATE of Wake Forest University.  That is shock #1.

She entered college when she was 16..... shock #2

AND NOW.... (are you sitting down?) 
"Harris-Perry has been named a Presidential Chair, an endowed position that recognizes and supports exceptional faculty who embody Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal. She is the second Presidential Chair honoree, joining Michele Gillespie of Wake Forest’s History Department."

Here's an interesting link - seems she and her hubby owe a wad in back taxes - but no worry, she won't get the 'Willie Nelson' treatment - but probably the 'Charlie Rangle' lecture.

I'm speechless, and that is a rarity...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015


Finally - a candidate NO ONE OWNS.  Self-financed, Trump has thus far spent less than $300,000 in his run for the presidency.  Every few days, he will say something and the press AND THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES will jump all over him, but to no avail.  Trump continues his rise in the polls and the RINOs and the media become more incredulous AND MORE AGGRESSIVE IN TRYING TO TAKE HIM OUT.

This past week, they all thought they had him...

The Media has their panties in a bunch because Trump wants to stop allowing Muslims into the USA until they can be properly and THOROUGHLY vetted. The press is screaming.... but hey, so are Trump's REPUBLICAN opponents.....

Lindsey Graham said to tell Trump to go to hell;

Jeb Bush: Trump’s comments about a Muslim registry are “abhorrent” [12/8]

"It violates the Constitution. It places a religious test. And it isn’t the best way to do this,” Rubio said in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt [on 12/8].

Fiorina: "Trump's call to ban Muslims violates Constitution" [12/8]

John Kasich: "Donald Trump’s Muslim ban ‘doesn’t represent what we are’ "[12/9]  (I'm sick to death of this 'not who we are' line.  We better CHANGE who the hell we are or we are gonna be NO MORE!!!)

Seems Donald Trump may be the only one besides Ted Cruz who knows WHAT THE LAW ALLOWS when it comes to keeping people from entering our country.....

Ummmmm.... can you say 'oops' - not only does the law ALLOW what Trump wants to do (stop all incoming Muslims temporarily), the law allowing this was passed in 1952 by a Democrat Congress and signed by a Democrat president...and if was USED in 1979-1980 BY JIMMY CARTER (D) to 1 - block all Iranians from entering the country during the hostage crisis and 2 - to round up, register, and DEPORT Iranians who were here on expired or NO visas.......

Seems the more outrageous Trump sounds, the more he's proven to know what he's talking about. This last round of head spinning only showed that all those lawyers that are presidential candidates obviously do not know the law.... and the mainstream media sure doesn't know the law NOR AMERICAN HISTORY.

One more observation on this and its impact on the Republican race. Several of the candidates responded to questions from the press with condemnation of Trump and by saying what he wants to do is unconstitutional. In retrospect they have been proven to NOT know immigration law.

A better response to the press questions would have been: 'I didn't hear what Mr. Trump said, and you folks from the media have been known to misquote ALL OF US, so I will hold my response until I have heard exactly what Trump said.'

Sadly, the Republican candidates are so eager to please the media in hopes of being loved by them (ask John McCain how THAT worked out) that they are making fools out of themselves. 

Just an observation. Hillary and Barack think the Republicans are their enemy and have said as much - but the enemy of the Republicans is, and always will be, the media. It's time they learned that and LIVED THAT.

Below is an audio of THE LAW that would indeed allow President Trump to do exactly what he says.   

Monday, December 7, 2015


^ ^ ^ ^ ^
(She SAID this shit!)


Company Memo
FROM:     Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO:          All Employees
DATE:     December 1, 2105
RE:         Gala Christmas Party

I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House.

There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks!  We'll have a small band playing traditional carols... feel free to sing along.  And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus!

A Christmas tree will be lit at 1:00 PM.  Exchanges of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone's pockets.

This gathering is only for employees!

Our CEO will make a special announcement at that time!

Merry Christmas to you and your family,


Company Memo
FROM:    Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO:          All Employees
DATE:     December 2, 2015
RE:         Gala  Holiday  Party

In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees.  We recognize that  Hanukkah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year.

However, from now on, we're calling it our "Holiday Party."  The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians and to those still celebrating Reconciliation Day.

There will be no Christmas tree and no Christmas carols will be sung.

We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.

Happy now?

Happy Holidays to you and your family,

Company Memo
FROM:   Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO:        All Employees
DATE:   December 3, 2015
RE:         Holiday Party

Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table, you didn't sign your name...

I'm happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only", you wouldn't be anonymous anymore.

How am I supposed to handle this?  Somebody?

And sorry, but forget about the gift exchange, no gifts are allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is too much money and the executives believe $10.00 is a little chintzy.



Company Memo
FROM:   Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
To:         All Employees
DATE:    December 4, 2015
RE:        Generic Holiday  Party

What a diverse group we are!  I had no idea that December 20thbegins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours.

There goes the party!  Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees' beliefs.  Perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party or else package everything for you to take it home in little foil doggy baggy.  Will that work?

Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet, and pregnant women will get the table closest to the restrooms.

Gays are allowed to sit with each other.  Lesbians do not have to sit with Gay men, each group will have their own table.

Yes, there will be flower arrangement for the Gay men's table.

To the person asking permission to cross dress, the Grill House asks that no cross-dressing be allowed, apparently because of concerns about confusion in the restrooms.  Sorry.

We will have booster seats for short people.

Low-fat food will be available for those on a diet.

I am sorry to report that we cannot control the amount of salt used in the food .  The Grill House suggests that people with high blood pressure taste a bite first.

There will be fresh "low sugar" fruits as dessert for diabetics, but the restaurant cannot supply "no sugar" desserts. Sorry!

Did I miss anything?!?!?


Company Memo
FROM:   Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO:         All Fucking Employees
DATE:    December  5, 2015
RE:         The Fucking Holiday Party

I've had it with you vegetarian pricks!!!  We're going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death," as you so quaintly put it, and you'll get your fucking salad bar, including organic tomatoes.

But you know, tomatoes have feelings, too.  They scream when you slice them.  I've heard them scream.  I'm hearing them scream right NOW!

The rest of you fucking wierdos can kiss my ass.  I hope you all have a rotten holiday!

Drive drunk and die,

The Bitch from Hell!!!

Company Memo
FROM:   Joan Bishop, Acting Human Resources Director
DATE:    December 6, 2015
RE:         Patty Lewis and Holiday Party

I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis a speedy recovery from her recent nervous breakdown and I'll continue to forward your cards to her at the asylum.

In the meantime, management has decided to cancel our Holiday 

Party and give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd off with full pay.
Happy Whatever!


(from an email - MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I sometimes have an endless quest for knowledge, and I share pearls of wisdom with you so you don’t have to pursue the same quest.  In an attempt to achieve that honorable and lofty goal, I was listening to a radio program on Obamacare this week, and I walked away comfortable in this knowledge.

Our President knowingly fucked us.

The two largest health insurance providers in the nation have served notice that they will most likely be withdrawing from Obamacare participation next year. The number one company is projected to lose over $200 MIL in 2016 alone, and has rightfully decided that, since they are NOT the government, that loss is unsustainable. This comes on the heels of New York, New Jersey, Washington State, Oregon and Illinois being faced with the same predicament.

Perfectly predictable.

Totally avoidable.

Completely Socialist.

Communists and their Socialist progressive little brothers live by the Marxists truisms that to gain control of a population you control their education, their health care and their reason for accumulating wealth. Let’s look at this, shall we?

These last few weeks have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the left owns education. That national system, for which education is absolutely NOT a goal (good teachers notwithstanding) is so corrupt that it cannot be fixed. Thank you Woodrow Wilson. (Tell me anything that the federal government has taken over that is better because of that.)

The governmental tax regime and social welfare is the number one factor in the discouraging of the accumulation of wealth. Face it, in this country we pay the government to DIE. Unless you make a boatload of money, you are going to get hurt by the government. If you DO make a boatload of money you do it despite the government and it is only a matter of time until the government finds a way to get it.  (Just ask anyone who took their money and left the country with the intent of giving up their American citizenship.  Our government has tentacles in places you would never guess.)

But this one…. I absolutely cannot get my head around why so few people saw Obamacare as the national train wreck it is. And like most fakes, it was built on a system of easily identified, demonstrable falsehoods. Obamacare was a lie, and it was known to be a lie. Sure, some sincerely hoped it would be a success even while admitting that it was designed on models and predictions that have never, EVER worked before.  That is called a lie.

Fact:  Obamacare is a colossal failure. No one knows HOW this will end – just that it WILL end, and badly. 

Will the government force everyone into a government, single payer plan (the goal all along, even back under Hillary’s failed attempt to socialize health care) and drop the pretense of making life better? We don’t know.  There are too many variables in the 20,000 and counting pages in the ACA (which we still haven’t read to find out what’s in it) that the government can screw up.  But you can be certain beyond all doubt that it that screw it up it WILL.

When you hear that Obamacare is ‘collapsing under its own weight’ (an outcome perfectly understandable based on the design) this is what it looks like. This is what the screwing of an entire nation looks like. Conservatives were ridiculed for saying the Liberals’ health care plan was for you to ‘get sick and die’. However, it seems the liberals devised a system that ensured exactly that.  (As an aside, the death panels were NOT a conservative idea.)

Whew….. now you know.

…… go forward, eat turkey, be merry with the knowledge that your insurance will pay for the subsequent heart attack….. (assuming you HAVE insurance and have met your deductible)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I live in a little coastal community with 13 houses (one of which has been uninhabitable since Hurricane Irene in 2011, and one the same way since Hurricane Isabel in 2003).  It’s a community where directions here include ‘turn off the paved road’ (Thank you, Jeff Foxworthy).  We have ONE gravel road in and out, and it’s maintained by the property owners.  The first thing you come to as you enter the hood is a 3’ diameter culvert under the road.  It connects ‘water features’ on each side of the road…. One is what we PC folks call a ‘wetland’ and the other is a tiny pond.  Standing on the culvert, you can throw a rock into the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW – Google it).  The water is ‘tidal’ so there is constantly water flowing back and forth through the culvert.  Remember – this is our only entry and exit….. and additionally it’s the only entry and exit for fire trucks and ambulances.

Now you have the picture. 

Two of the neighbors have had their houses raised since 2011.  Lots of heavy equipment in and out; lots of concrete blocks delivered; lots of building materials delivered – all on heavy trucks.  The culvert got a hole in it and sand/gravel started going down the ‘drain’, especially during bad weather.  We managed prolonging its life with a few creative patches but about a month ago, the culvert became treacherous and we were forced to have it replaced.  The final straw was the flooding as Hurricane Joaquin came by out in the Atlantic in early October, with the accompanying torrential rains.  The picture below is the road outta here…. And the culvert is in the distance around the curve – under about a foot water.

When the water receded, we arranged to have the culvert replaced.  Part of that was having ULOCO find the phone line and main county water pipe.  They sprayed the locations with paint and the road guy came with his backhoe and began digging up the old culvert.  The water line was 5’ down so it wasn’t a problem.

The phone line was OVER ONE END of the culvert and about 6-12” deep.  It had a cover over PART of it – looked like a half-gutter.  Sad thing was, the phone cable wasn’t UNDER the cover and it broke.  That was on 10/15.  The contractor installed the new culvert, covered it with sand and some gravel so it was passable, and he notified the phone company (CenturyLink) of the break in the line…. and their first appearance was the following Monday, 10/19.  To make a horrible story short…. Phone man #1 didn’t know he was sent to repair a major cable, so he spliced a bunch of tiny lines and got us phone service back.  Then the ‘big cable’ repairman a few days later and did a big splice.  But he didn’t have the equipment to bury the line.

Today is 11/17 and the cable with splice box is STILL LAYING at the culvert and we cannot finish repairing our road until that is buried.

Enter the villain – CENTURYLINK, INC. 

Now begins my rant…. This company has, without a doubt, the worst customer service of any company I’ve ever dealt with, bar none!  I have called every few days since October and every time I have to go through their computer pressing numbers that answer questions that do not apply to my situation.  I call from my land line, and the first recording says ‘we see that you are calling from #......’ (yup) and then they always want a number where they can reach me, so I give them my land line number.  Eventually I get to a person, and fully half the time I cannot understand him/her because their English sucks.  (Why do I have to press ‘1’ for English only to be transferred to someone I cannot understand?)  On three occasions I’ve reached someone who pretended to understand my issue and assured me they would put in an ‘expedited work order’ to get the cable buried.  The last one, on 11/9, actually gave me the ticket number.  So we have waited…..and waited…… and still the cable lays on the road, preventing us from finishing the repair.

TODAY IS 11/17.  I awoke with the determination to get this damn cable buried or go live in a rubber room.

I opened my CenturyLink file… and called repair… and my first ‘agent’ didn’t speak English.  So I hung up, got coffee, and tried again.  The second call went through but I couldn’t hear the person on the other end, so I asked the person to please speak up - twice.  Still couldn’t hear.  So I said ‘WHAT KIND OF DAMN PHONE COMPANY IS THIS WHEN YOU CAN’T HEAR THE PARTY ON THE OTHER END!’

The agent hung up on me.

Back to the CenturyLink website…. Clicked on the live chat option.

You are chatting with Sarah G..
info: at 9:06:51
How may I help you today?

I began to explain…. and then said
I have a repair ticket for this
RAP: at 9:09:52
the number is xxyyzz
RAP: at 9:10:35
Sarah G.: at 9:11:49
I understand that. You will need to call repair at 1-800-788-3600 to check on the status of the repair.
RAP: at 9:12:01
i have done that
More krap
Sarah G.: at 9:14:36
There is nothing I can do to get the process sped up RAP. I do not have access to repair tickets all I can do is refer you to call repair.
RAP: at 9:15:21
Can you please give me the mailing address for Centurylink Corporate headquarters - I cannot even find THAT on here (here being their website)
RAP: at 9:16:00
Sarah G.: at 9:21:53  (notice that I waited 6 minutes for this reply)
I talked to my coworker and we are actually not permitted to give out that information however you can call them.

Sarah G.: at 9:22:06
800-201-4099 this is the number.  (She lied - I can't call corporate on this number - this goes to the same place as 1-800-788-3600, which I’ve been calling for three weeks!)

thank you...... never heard of a company that won't give out a mailing address - that's too funny............ You have a great day, Sarah G


Sarah G.: at 9:23:01
Were you satisfied with the service you received from CenturyLink today?

NOT the right thing to ask me right now.....

I didn’t even reply – but I DID take her little survey.  And I printed out the entire, insane LiveChat conversation. (excerpted above for your reading pleasure)

After a few minutes of trying to visualize a calm, blue ocean (my best friend always tells me to do that) I had the clever idea to look for a CenturyLink office in North Carolina, and the closest one to me was in Greenville - just an hour away. 

Grabbed the phone:  252-644-1875  eeeek EEEEK EEEK It is not necessary to use the area code when dialing this number …. So I dial only the last 7 digits… go through the computer assistant krap to get a real person… and after sharing my tale of woe, she asks what STATE I am in….. 'I'm in North Carolina – what state are YOU in?'
UTAH!  Hung up….. redialed…… sat on the ‘0’ for operator button until I got a person… First thing - I asked her where SHE was…. Utah.  Third try was a charm – I got a dude in the fucking Philippines and I couldn’t understand him.  Hung up.  One more call to the GREENVILLE, NC number  - got me to Utah again.  Hung up and ate a fistful of Hershey kisses to try and calm down. 

Back to the CenturyLink website…. Clicked around and came to a page entitled ‘WHERE IS MY REPAIRMAN’…. So I entered my name and the REPAIR TICKET NUMBER FROM 11/9…. Little wheels spin…. And ISTG it said the ticket was completed on 11/10.  Are you kidding me! 

I took a screen shot, saved it, and then printed it.  Added it to the file with the LiveChat transcript.  

Then I got on my golf cart – mostly because I needed fresh air so I wouldn’t scream – and rode down to the culvert and took some pictures.  Came back, uploaded the pictures, and printed out the one with the best detail of the mess.  Added to my packet going nowhere…… (That's the ICW on the left, in the distance)

Spent another 5 minutes looking for the corporate address for CenturyLink…. WHEN SUDDENLY 





CTL listed on the NYSE

100 CenturyLink Drive
Monroe, LA 71203


PHONE:  318-388-9000

CEO: Glen F. Post III
is the chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink, an S&P 500 integrated communications service provider based out of Monroe, Louisiana.

CFO: R. Stewart Ewing Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

COO: Karen A. Puckett
With Karen's departure, we are appointing Ross Garrity, CenturyLink's Senior Vice President of IT Solutions, as the interim leader of our Global Markets group.  COMPANY BIOS AND PICTURES!

Seems Karen has retired.  But I got names AND PICTURES…. Do NOT SCREW with me.  TAKE THAT, Miss Sarah G.  Take your live chat and stick it!

I called the number on the CenturyLink Form 10-K, spoke with a polite lady WHO SPOKE ENGLISH, and asked if there was a department or person at their headquarters that I could talk to about a problem I’ve been trying to resolve.  The transferred me and I left a voice message.  Been waiting for several hours for a callback, tho not totally expecting it.

If I do NOT get a call, I am going to print out this blog (rant) and add it to my file, and I will send it all to the CEO of CenturyLink, Inc. – Mr. Glen F. Post III  (And yes, I’ll clean this up SOME!)

It is NOW wine time!


This is creepy..... An 'angel' from CenturyLink just responded to my voicemessage..... took notes on my tale of woe, and emailed the information to a guy named MATT in Washington, NC - 45 miles away!!!  ( I said I'd go GET him and bring him).  Cross your fingers for me!  WE MAY GET THIS DANG CABLE BURIED AFTER ALL!

11/19:  MATT just called!  He's coming out tomorrow (because it's pouring rain today) to look at what needs to be done to fix this mess!  WOW!  Just WOW!  

11/20:  Matt came to see the problem - he is such a gentleman, and very professional.  He spoke with our road contractor, and they agreed that OUR guy COULD bury the cable, and there would be no liability for him.  So now I'll give our guy a few days, and maybe a quiet Thanksgiving... and them go after him!