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2021-07-24 2:00:53 PM  

LordBeavis: Methinks he is a special kind of idiot and one of the worst businessmen I've seen.


You do not need intelligence to be successful at certain businesses, just a little luck, the starting capital, and to not mess with regulations that will get you shut down (but the last is only needed for long term success, assuming you can not CYA with the right hires).

There are a lot of successful businessmen out there, even ones with degrees, that have no real clue what they are doing.

Though I could also see it as the guy only looking at his immediate costs, and seeing Brexit as a chance to cut salaries (work for less, or I will have you deported, the same way employers tread undocumented workers in the US) thus raise profits, forgetting to check how it would affect sales, or even staffing levels (since most if not all his EU employees could leave and find decent wages outside England)
 
2021-07-24 2:19:44 PM  

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"It" isn't a cockup. You, sir, are the cockup.
 
2021-07-24 2:22:19 PM  
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2021-07-24 2:27:23 PM  

Vacation Bible School: rosekolodny: wademh: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

You see, when a businessman votes, he acts like an idiot and does stupid things that he thinks are smart because he imagines himself smart because he's a businessman. There's a special cloak you wear, you get them and Dunning and Kruger's department store. It's like a cloak of invisibility but the wearer wears it as a cloak of invulnerability bestowed upon them by the Sacred Royal Order of Businessmen.

My mother voted for trump because "he's a businessman."

There's no explaining to her that even if he were a good businessman - which he is not - I don't want my country run like a business.

Being a con artist is a kind of business.


He is less like a con artist and more like a con clown.
 
2021-07-24 2:29:40 PM  

Shaggy_C: He's complaining because he can't find people to work for his shiatty low wages. Rather than be a "ha ha brexit" thread this should be a "pay more ya cheapskate" thread.


Yes, I'm sure that would have cured all his product shortage problems as well.
 
2021-07-24 2:39:59 PM  
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2021-07-24 2:41:03 PM  

rosekolodny: wademh: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

You see, when a businessman votes, he acts like an idiot and does stupid things that he thinks are smart because he imagines himself smart because he's a businessman. There's a special cloak you wear, you get them and Dunning and Kruger's department store. It's like a cloak of invisibility but the wearer wears it as a cloak of invulnerability bestowed upon them by the Sacred Royal Order of Businessmen.

My mother voted for trump because "he's a businessman."

There's no explaining to her that even if he were a good businessman - which he is not - I don't want my country run like a business.


Explain to her that both Soviet and Maoist Communism are what it looks like when a country is run as a business, where the officers of the company are the heads of state and the people are both like a liability similar to employees and are company property to be used or disposed-of as seen fit.
 
2021-07-24 2:51:41 PM  

Kattungali: Xai: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: I can't wait for our special someone to jump in and tell us how good this is for England.
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nah he just pretends he can't see all the dozens of negative stories about brexit.

To be fair, he has commented on some negative stories, and acknowledges they're bad for England - he just tries to spin them as the EU being a "bully" and how evil we are for supporting them!

Like the EU requiring British passport holders to use the immigration/visitor queue for non-EU country, instead of the express queue for EU citizens.  In his mind, this is a retaliatory action against the British, rather than just applying the rules consistently.   It doesn't matter that it's something that everyone *knew* would happen (because *duh* Brits aren't members of the EU anymore) we're all evil for supporting the evil bully.


Strange, we have invoked all the right bait and someone still isn't responding.
1) Minimum wage abuse.
2) EU lorries.
3) Panama Papers conspiracy theory.
4) UK business model failures.
5) Empty supermarket shelves.
6) Even the passport queue.
We have cast the Rite of Asskandi correctly and he has not appeared.
Must be caught up in a traffic jam somewhere in Kent then.
Hang on, let me go take a picture of the price of diesel and say that it is higher because the pound had the shiat kicked out of it for the last 5 years, the duty is extortion and we have to pay tanker drivers more now too.
That should do it.
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2021-07-24 2:53:44 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: I think this is one of those situations where people add "as a businessman" to whatever bullshiat they are spouting and they think it makes them infallible.  Just like "as a parent."


A woman almost backed into me as I was walking through a parking lot. When I was like "WTF lady??" her response was "I am a grandmother of six!!"

I remain baffled.
 
2021-07-24 3:04:55 PM  

austerity101: Dr. Nick Riviera: I think this is one of those situations where people add "as a businessman" to whatever bullshiat they are spouting and they think it makes them infallible.  Just like "as a parent."

A woman almost backed into me as I was walking through a parking lot. When I was like "WTF lady??" her response was "I am a grandmother of six!!"

I remain baffled.


It means she was a grandmother of 7 so, watch you arse.
 
2021-07-24 3:10:16 PM  
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2021-07-24 3:13:21 PM  

Gawdzila: Vacation Bible School: rosekolodny: wademh: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

You see, when a businessman votes, he acts like an idiot and does stupid things that he thinks are smart because he imagines himself smart because he's a businessman. There's a special cloak you wear, you get them and Dunning and Kruger's department store. It's like a cloak of invisibility but the wearer wears it as a cloak of invulnerability bestowed upon them by the Sacred Royal Order of Businessmen.

My mother voted for trump because "he's a businessman."

There's no explaining to her that even if he were a good businessman - which he is not - I don't want my country run like a business.

Being a con artist is a kind of business.

He is less like a con artist and more like a con clown.


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2021-07-24 3:17:53 PM  

metric: Hey how did you fix the misspelled headline? It said "Ctipes" before.


That's the British spellington.
 
2021-07-24 3:25:05 PM  
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2021-07-24 3:30:48 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: metric: Hey how did you fix the misspelled headline? It said "Ctipes" before.

That's the British spellington.


I submitted it just before bed and did a typo.

I reported it to the admins when I noticed and they fixed the spelling. Thanks, admins.

/Thadmins.
//subby
 
2021-07-24 3:33:02 PM  
You know how we've got The Lincoln Project? Well ...
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2021-07-24 3:40:15 PM  

rosekolodny: Gawdzila: Vacation Bible School: rosekolodny: wademh: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

You see, when a businessman votes, he acts like an idiot and does stupid things that he thinks are smart because he imagines himself smart because he's a businessman. There's a special cloak you wear, you get them and Dunning and Kruger's department store. It's like a cloak of invisibility but the wearer wears it as a cloak of invulnerability bestowed upon them by the Sacred Royal Order of Businessmen.

My mother voted for trump because "he's a businessman."

There's no explaining to her that even if he were a good businessman - which he is not - I don't want my country run like a business.

Being a con artist is a kind of business.

He is less like a con artist and more like a con clown.

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Funny, but also scary and depressing.  Like a sadface clown.
 
2021-07-24 3:47:09 PM  

dkulprit: Dr. Nick Riviera: I think this is one of those situations where people add "as a businessman" to whatever bullshiat they are spouting and they think it makes them infallible.  Just like "as a parent."

They think it does.  They think it absolved them of responsibility because they weren't doing it as an "individual" who may have done it for something like "I don't want those immigrants!".  Nope, they did it as a "business owner" which implies they were doing it for the good of their business.

As far as I'm concerned, unless you articulate what that means, I'm assuming it means "those damn immigrants."

As far as "as a business owner" goes.... I know a ton of dumbass and selfish business owners, so them implying they're infallible by dropping that line, unless I know and respect them, I'm going to assume they're the selfish dumbass variety if they use that line.


I mentioned The Shop on Main Street recently, which was about the Nazis stealing businesses from Jews and giving control of them to local Aryans. It was the "right business decision" for those Aryans, but they were still Nazis.
 
2021-07-24 3:48:28 PM  

LordBeavis: he made a big mistake that was probably driven by racism


Brexit was totally a racist move. That was the driving force behind it.
 
2021-07-24 3:50:31 PM  

yakmans_dad: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

I love the idea that opening a business makes people smarter.


Much like making children doesn't make you an expert at parenting or childhood development.
 
2021-07-24 3:51:56 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: How does voting away your staff and suppliers equate with voting "as a businessman," exactly?


He said he voted "as a businessman", not "as a good businessman".
 
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2021-07-24 3:56:17 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: LordBeavis: he made a big mistake that was probably driven by racism

Brexit was totally a racist move. That was the driving force behind it.


While I totally agree, what always angers me is the fact that it even doesn't achieve their abhorrent racist objectives - which I predicted prior to the vote - and the same people who would want to see fewer 'mooslims' are exactly the same who voted for brexit, which has seen non EU migration rise sharply to offset lower eu migration.

Sadly Ieven have family that did this, and yes I did try.
 
2021-07-24 4:16:05 PM  
:rubs gentlemen's sausage on blue passport:
 
2021-07-24 5:20:13 PM  
Right wing contrarian dick getting the consequences of his actions?

*yawn*

Poor farking baby, why don't you go follow your fellow brexiteers off a farking cliff.
 
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2021-07-24 5:27:46 PM  

thiefofdreams: Right wing contrarian dick getting the consequences of his actions?

*yawn*

Poor farking baby, why don't you go follow your fellow brexiteers off a farking cliff.


I suggest a nice stay in Dover.
 
2021-07-24 6:12:50 PM  
Apparently, he didn't learn economics in business school.
 
2021-07-24 7:32:08 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: How does voting away your staff and suppliers equate with voting "as a businessman," exactly?


He's saying it wasn't a personal, racist decision - just a classist one!
 
2021-07-24 8:36:45 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?


Serious business.
 
2021-07-24 9:40:20 PM  

ImOscar: wademh: rosekolodny: wademh: thatguyoverthere70: He said he voted for brexit as a business man. serious question: what did he think was going to happen?

You see, when a businessman votes, he acts like an idiot and does stupid things that he thinks are smart because he imagines himself smart because he's a businessman. There's a special cloak you wear, you get them and Dunning and Kruger's department store. It's like a cloak of invisibility but the wearer wears it as a cloak of invulnerability bestowed upon them by the Sacred Royal Order of Businessmen.

My mother voted for trump because "he's a businessman."

There's no explaining to her that even if he were a good businessman - which he is not - I don't want my country run like a business.

Worse yet, a "businessman" whose idea of being a good businessman is going around firing people.

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Wow, that actually looks like a part of The Office I'd want to watch.

/most of it is just 'laugh at this person who's embarrassing'. I don't actually find that funny--if someone's being embarrassing, there's usually a reason, and support works better than laughing at people.
//also I may have the white-trash origin story, but I have at least enough class not to try to punish people for being awkward by laughing at them.
///That, though? That looks good--that IS what leaders should do, especially in a f*cking unnatural situation like a modern-day corporation. That's damn well what I was taught in Girl Scouts, and while I may not be a girl, they have a wonderful grip on how to lead people.
 
amb
2021-07-24 10:39:17 PM  

Tyrosine: I don't know what he's complaining about, he got exactly what he wanted. Surely he must have been aware that a lot of his staff were from Europe and that they couldn't work for him post brexit. He must also have been aware that a lot of truck drivers were also from the continent, and that they couldn't work in the U.K. after brexit.

The reason these people were hired in the first place was that the locals wouldn't do those jobs for the pay being offered. Brexit removed that pool of cheap labor, so now those businesses will have to pony up more money to fill those positions or close.


He'll just expect the patrons to start tipping.
 
2021-07-25 1:10:32 AM  
He voted for Brexit as an anti-immigrant white man, and now he's thinking like a business person. He's bad at business and a terrible human being.
 
2021-07-25 4:55:21 AM  

amb: Tyrosine: I don't know what he's complaining about, he got exactly what he wanted. Surely he must have been aware that a lot of his staff were from Europe and that they couldn't work for him post brexit. He must also have been aware that a lot of truck drivers were also from the continent, and that they couldn't work in the U.K. after brexit.

The reason these people were hired in the first place was that the locals wouldn't do those jobs for the pay being offered. Brexit removed that pool of cheap labor, so now those businesses will have to pony up more money to fill those positions or close.

He'll just expect the patrons to start tipping.


If the british attempt to adopt tipping culture to try an fix their little self-inflicted problem that's a sure sign they are still not learning from their mistakes and its best to avoid them entirely.
 
2021-07-25 7:20:28 AM  

Aar1012: Dr. Nick Riviera: I think this is one of those situations where people add "as a businessman" to whatever bullshiat they are spouting and they think it makes them infallible.  Just like "as a parent."

We can do that!?

As a parent, I think it's okay to add a little coffee to my morning Irish whisky. How else will I start my day?


As a businessman, I endorse your decision.

/adds a shot
 
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