Let me get this straight. The president issues an executive order on Friday January 27 and on Saturday January 28, less than 24 hours later, there are “spontaneous protests” in airports across the country? Spontaneous, come on. Spontaneity is when you decide at 7:30 p.m. to go out for ice cream, or go to a movie, or hop on a plane and go to Vegas for a weekend. It is not showing up at airports across the country with signs in hand to protest a presidential order. Normally, most people, when irritated by a new law, order, or decision complain to their family or friends in casual conversation. I assume these are people who have a life, a job and are going about their daily business, working and caring for their family. Who are these protesters, that show up 24 hours after some incident, i.e. Ferguson, Mo., North Carolina, Wall Street and now airports across the country? Is being a professional protestor considered a career now? Will that be a course of study in colleges and universities? Or is it possible that there is now a class of people who are being paid to protest, rally, etc. because they are too lazy or stupid to do anything else?
Braun buys Jimmy’s Ice House
At 61, I’ve lived long enough to see many institutions that I thought would be forever go, I found it interesting that the founder’s son has passed and his widow is selling. Probably wouldn’t happen if he were still alive.
With all the regulars, has anyone thought of approaching the sellers and ask if they came up with a group of investors, all the regulars chipping in, would they sell at the same price to them so they could save their hangout? If the manager and the staff were part of the partnership and stayed the business could go on as is.
If the place is profitable now, and they leave it as they love it there would be no renovation costs.
Just a thought.
I’ve been going in to Jimmy’s since June of 1976, underage but Jimmy and I had an understanding. That’s just the way it was back then, if you were man enough to pay for your beer out of your pocket he would sell to you but you better never get out of hand! I’ve been around long enough to see all the changes and some were bad but most were for the better. Eric’s been one hell of an owner and he care’s about the customers, where ever he moves to I’m sure to be there! Thanks for all the memories.
NFL creates boom for area businesses
I am glad to see that some local folk have benefited from the Super Bowl, especially after reading Lisa Falkenberg’s column in the Chronicle, which stated that officials estimate that the spending on the Super Bowl was $1.5 Billion, presumably, a large portion of it came from tax revenues. With the city in a giant pension hole, you would think that the Chronicle would be taking a closer look at this spending, but the press is simply not concerned. I know that I, and most taxpayers, didn’t see any benefit from this spending, but perhaps a few business owners will.