Has Safeway’s Larree Renda Determined Selling Tainted Chicken Overrules “their highest priority?”

Have you ever had food poisoning? Remember what it was like? The cramps. The pain. The fever and chills.  And who could forget the explosions from the north and south? Good times.

Okay, now while holding that in your mind (sorry), imagine finding out that the person who made the food said, “Sorry you got sick, but we are going to keep making that tainted food. We’ll try to be better, but we aren’t going to recall it. In fact, we’ve cut a deal with the guys who are supposed to be looking out for you so we don’t have to recall it.’

Now let’s say the person who sold you the food (not the maker, but the food seller) determines that rather than upset the food maker, she decides to throws her “highest priority”–food safety– out the window and agrees to keep selling the food. Remember, this is the food that had you driving the porcelain bus for three days.

How does that make you feel about the food maker and food seller? How might you act based on their actions? Does it bother you that nobody seems to be looking out for you and 18171 * of your . . . → Read More: Has Safeway’s Larree Renda Determined Selling Tainted Chicken Overrules “their highest priority?”

What Is the Current Death Toll from the GOP Government Shutdown?

GOP Government Shutdown Death Toll.   Total As of Day 8: __ 

Hello. If you came here looking for a number and a list I don’t have one as of Day 8.  I wrote this headline in advance of the death(s). I will update the post upon confirmation of the dead.

The media and the GOP will be talking about the people who will die as a result of the current government shutdown. I’d like to suggest we talk now about those future dead people in order to assign responsibility and force change. If dealing with the right wing media and the “guns everywhere” crowd has taught me anything, it’s that right after someone is killed or dies because of a gun, it is not the time to talk about  guns.  Especially the ones used in the most recent mass shootings.

The people who want to get and keep guns everywhere have a standard response following a mass shooting. I anticipate the same will happen when people die because of the GOP orchestrated government shutdown.  After a shooting we hear:

“Now is not the time to score political points! The bodies aren’t even cold. The families need to grieve!”

This is a . . . → Read More: What Is the Current Death Toll from the GOP Government Shutdown?