Mayor Sessoms is Delusional, and it’s contagious!

Mayor Sessoms is Delusional, and it’s contagious! and he’s going to spend millions of Virginia Beach Taxpayer trying to woo Amazon to open their new “Co-Headquarters” in Virginia Beach. That will never happen, because Amazon wants:

  • The company wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people. (Ok they do meet that one)
  • It’s looking to attract top technical talent. (really, not really a tech hub)
  • It wants to be within 45 minutes of an international airport.(you really can’t fly from ORF to anywhere, without changing planes)
  • It’s looking for direct access to mass transit.(Nope, not even if the “Tide” was built to the oceanfront already)
  • It needs 8 million square feet to expand its headquarters in the next decade – roughly the same size as its current base in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and 40,000 workers.(Think about it… Add >20,000 vehicles to Virginia Beach’s crappy roads)

While in contrast,

  • Northern Virginia has more a million people handy…
  • Northern Virginia has a large tech community to draw from…
  • Northern Virginia has 2 Airports that actually fly directly to Seattle, and third nearby…
  • Northern Virginia has an existing Mass Transit system…
  • Northern Virginia has an ass ton of available office space…

So if you live in Virginia Beach, you should let your city council members and your Mayor, know how you feel, and that the city should focus on real needs like flood prevention, fixing the paralyzing traffic, and the myriad of other issues that are causing hardships for the taxpayers, you know important things like an Arena for NBA and/or NHL teams that will never come, maybe Arena football…


Chargers Fail

The San Diego Chargers lost what is essentially their final game of the season, Unless you count the pathetic bowl at Mile high next Sunday.
The Chargers special teams, have plagued the chargers all season, if there is a bright spot in Sundays loss, was that it was not special teams, this weeks failure was a team effort.
The level of play on Sunday was pathetic, and I’m guessing that in the coming post season, the wholesale changes that need to happen in special teams won’t happen.
I am amazed that the special teams coaches survived week 4, but they did, as for the players ther should also be a significant shake up there as well, the punting unit failed their punter Scifres almost every week, by making sure he abused by the opposing return unit, I’m amazed that he didn’t just quit the team around week 4…
The Chargers have tremendous talent, going into the future, and I hope that next year is better.

Irony Service

It Made It….

Well after 3 full weeks my package finally made it to kansas, I think that when I looked it up in google maps, I could have walked it there in about the same time frame…

Thankfully Garmin used UPS ground to ship it back, and it only took three days to travel the distance.

I guess the irony in the whole situation is that it was a broken GPS that got lost….


Why The U.S. Postal Service Will Fail

The US Postal Service is the model of efficiency, I shipped a package on the 7th of May, and apparently it likes the Chicago area, because it is on its third visit there….

In roughly the same time it takes Federal Express to move roughly 1 Million iPads from China, the USPS can’t move 1 freaking GPS unit from Virginia Beach Virginia to Olathe Kansas…

Class: First-Class Mail®
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™
Status: Processed through Sort Facility
Your item was processed through and left our ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007 facility on May 21, 2010. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
Detailed Results:
Processed through Sort Facility, May 21, 2010, 5:34 pm, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007
Processed through Sort Facility, May 20, 2010, 11:51 pm, KANSAS CITY, MO 64121
Processed through Sort Facility, May 20, 2010, 7:31 pm, KANSAS CITY, KS 66106
Processed through Sort Facility, May 14, 2010, 12:03 am, CHICAGO, IL 60701
Processed through Sort Facility, May 11, 2010, 11:06 pm, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007
Processed through Sort Facility, May 11, 2010, 2:01 am, CHICAGO, IL 60701
Processed through Sort Facility, May 09, 2010, 12:35 pm, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007
Processed through Sort Facility, May 07, 2010, 10:13 pm, NORFOLK, VA 23501
Acceptance, May 07, 2010, 2:54 pm, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23456

We really need to stop supporting the incompetence that is the USPS and let FedEx and UPS handle it, and shut down the post office…


Norv Turner Must Go, NOW…

If my memory serves me, Marty had three failed attempts in the playoffs, before the Chargers fired him, now Norv has now had three failures in the post season. Norv inherited a team with tremendous talent, and has done nothing with it. Aside from the totally stupid penalties, that had to be some of the stupidest play calling in a post season game.

The Chargers have the second worst running game in the NFL, and the Jets have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, so why did they try to run in critical situations…

Even though Norv is the winningest coach in the history of the Chargers, Norv still needs to go 8 and ) to get to .500 as a head coach


The only question is, when Norv is fired who do they replace him with, Jim Zorn?