Cadillac Pussy and Other Random, Depressing Things

–Over at Pith, we discuss how one knows if she has a “cadillac pussy.”  I have to admit, I think Kid Rock is probably one of the largest douchebags on the planet and I don’t know if it’s because he’s just such a fucking midwesterner or if it’s because he reminds me of the recalcitrant brother in ways I can’t quite explain, but damn, I kind of love him.

I hang my head in shame.

–Really, someone point me to the person who is still about “Chinese Democracy.”  I think the Beatles had their whole career in the length of time it’s taken Axl to get this out.  And it’s going to suck, I’m sure.  I give points to this dude for writing the most accurate take on it.

–On a more serious note, I have nothing to say about this, I just don’t want to be alone in reading it.

7 thoughts on “Cadillac Pussy and Other Random, Depressing Things

  1. Through sources that will remain unnamed, I was given & listened to the whole Chinese Democracy album a week or two ago… it’s ok… it’s not as bad as I expected. But if you’re going to take however many years this album took, it should be a damn near masterpiece. And it’s not.

  2. Oh, god, I wish I hadn’t gone to find out more about this for you, because it’s unbecoming to make the noises this makes me make.

    http://www.nclnet.org/labor/postville.htm

    Here’s a hint of what they’re talking about:

    State labor law prohibits minors from working in the slaughter and packing areas of plants because the labor is deemed too dangerous for minors. His employers knew he was underage but didn’t care, said Esteban, whose hourly pay was $6.25. His employer required him to purchase the knives that he used in the plant at a price of $60 and then they took out another $80 for gloves. He was routinely shorted a few hours of work in every paycheck. The plant refused to pay him and his mother, Veronica, for the overtime work they performed. The supervisors would tell them that “if they didn’t like it, they didn’t have to work there,” said Veronica.

    According to a New York Times report published August 6, another youth, Elmer, said that when he was 16 working in the plant, a supervisor kicked him, causing a knife to cut his elbow. Elmer reported that he worked 17-hour shifts, six days a week. His life consisted of nothing but work and sleep, he testified in an affidavit. “I was very sad,” he said, “and I felt like a slave.”

    Underage kids in the slaughter and packing areas, working 17-hour shifts? You can rack up some violations that way, for sure.

    But, frankly, I just don’t understand how people can look at these folks who were so clearly being exploited as the problem. The problem is the business that “hired” them as practically slave labor, because they could because these people have no way of complaining without risking deportation. In what way is that moral?

  3. As I said in another post, on another topic (I think it was re: where our food comes from) Fast Food Nation woke me up to the shady business practices of these types of business – among other things.

    They will exploit ANYONE – and then throw them away (usually after an on the job injury renders them incapable of doing their job). They simply don’t care as long as money is coming in.

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