I had the pleasure of sitting down for drinks with a couple of old title dogs yesterday. There was over 100 years of experience sitting at the table last night. Only one was still in the business. We all agree that Bill Foley is Satan. I wonder when the wine industry figures that out. They’re paying big money to the winemakers right now and buying up wineries. We’ve seen this before. We all nodded knowingly. Support truly family owned wineries. If you need some names I can give you hundreds of names of small family run operations that make great juice. I’ve even got cheap recommendations. This article just about says it all. Fidelity taking advantage of a down market. Fidelity taking advantage of weakness. Fidelity exploiting. That’s what they do. Employees are still working for pennies on the dollar but Bill Foley took 171% increase in compensation last year. Nice work if you can get it. We had a quote last night about Fidelity and exploitation from a press release, but I’ll be damned if I can remember it this morning.
Dinty Moore seems to be getting into the game too. They have always used these sorts of markets to position themselves. And then they do nothing with it. This practice always been a source of amusement to me. Now if they could manage the rogue staff that would really be something.
This is just raw video, I didn’t edit out things like the beer bottle on the deck. (I always go to one thing this crowd will pick out first) Here’s Ike. Yeah, he squatted in the video too, which is how unstable his legs are, he can’t lift his leg. And yeah, his nads are intact. He ain’t jumpin’ no fences chasin’ no skirt any time soon. So they’ll stay. He’s all boy, but he can’t do a thing about it. He wants to play with Bubba and Rita pretty badly, but it’s all he can do to not fall over when they’re wrestling. He was in such rough shape when I got him that I thought I might have to send him to The Bridge on the way home. But he rallied. He wouldn’t eat his dinner last night but I left his bowl down overnight and he ate it. I left him in the family room with a big fluffy dog bed and two crates to potentially sleep in and he chose the slate. Well played Ike. He’s got one ulcerated sore on his elbow that I’m going to treat somehow. I’m not sure how, but it’s pretty ugly and open. And leaving yuck on my flooring. And probably a good way for that dog to get an infection so I need a plan.
And finally, dolphyngirl likes to poke the sleeping bear. That’s ok. PETA is still a bunch of assholes.