Quote of the Day: “I’m tired. I’ll get to it tomorrow.” –Travellinbaen, after getting home from Atlanta
TB’s been a little off my game lately. I’ve had a couple of posts I liked–I’m still cracking myself up about the Navy battle–and at least one that was a good idea but didn’t really come off the way I would’ve liked (the Ides). But too many missed days too. Not to mention I haven’t gotten 8 inducted HOF members properly written up over at the HOF site. None of that’s gonna happen tonight either. BUT, here’s the first promo in the history of the site–this week’s planned schedule (subject to change if I get too tired or Texas secedes).
Chuck Norris et al
The Proud Larry’s Story
By special request from Fig, my take on the USA baseball team in the World Congress tourney being rooted against by the majority of fans in attendance at a home game in Miami and its relation to the immigration issue. TB’s always looking for story ideas from the peanut gallery. I’ll have a take if at all possible and will be glad to know at least one reader is thinking to him or herself, “damn right. Bout time TB wrote about something interestin.”
March Madness and the return of Thursday Pickin. Get your upset specials and your playlists ready.
Ok, this is a pretty big list. But lots of reasons to tune in this week. And somebody start an argument or have a take and don’t suck or do something to get the folks coming back over to the TB universe. I ain’t never gonna get rich at this thing with only a couple hundred views per day. I think I need at least like, 620 or something like that.
Here’s a topic:
AIG still paying big bonuses to top execs in spite of their running company in ground!!(blank stare)
These Wall Street Bonuses may be the all time blank stare event. I’ll put this in the hopper. Don’t know if I can say anything original on the subject, but it will be nice to vent.
I just got word from my intelligence network that a conversation is going to take place among CEO’s from Merrill Lynch, AIG, and maybe Bernanke and Geithner. I’ll report what I learn.
I have heard a lot about the AIG bonuses and how the company must honor its contractual obligations with its employees as to bonuses, and I understand that argument.
What I don’t understand is the following: bonuses are usually tied to strong company stock performance, sales and/or profits. How in the world could anyone at AIG possibly have qualified for any type of bonus, unless the bonus clause in their contract was for hoffific stock performance, huge losses and near total failure of the entire company?
One suggestion I heard this morning is to give the person the choice – take your bonus and go or keep your job and not get one. That was said in light of the contractual agreements. I suppose there could also be termination arrangements in the contract as well but I liked the suggestion.