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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Governor Nikki Haley: “Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has done a perfect Scott Walker imitation.  Reducing state employees’ health benefits and retirement pensions, constantly trashing the National Labor Relations Board for enforcing existing labor laws — been there done that.

South Carolina has an 11.1% unemployment rate and one out of every five state residents is on Medicaid.  Nikki Haley’s solution:  “Smile.  Turn that frown upside down.  Or you’re fired!”

State employees have been instructed to answer the phone with “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”

Her “reasoning” is that this phrase will put workers in a happy mood, as well as reminding them that they work for the public.

Also, they’re supposed to answer the phone after the second ring.  When the phone rings that first time, employees will drop what they’re doing, smile, and say to themselves “Every day in every way I am getting better and better and better.”  Then by the second ring they’ll be all perky and bubbling with enthusiasm and ready to chirp “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK we've established that Haley is doing the Republican thing and beating on Organized Labor -

But All of us here know what it is like to call a Government Office and get a Shitty attitude from the Git-Go.

Even during the best of times


September 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Omnipotent Poobah said...


September 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I swear these idiots just manage to get to new lows every single day and still there is no bottom to stop them. I think I may have to make a call to some gubbmint location in SC and cheerfully when presented with "it's a good day" answer right back, just as cheerfuly, you must be fucking kidding me you're in SC for crisssakes being governed by an idiot.

September 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Perfect headline, Tom. Bravo.

Haley provides even more proof, as if any more were needed after Mark "Lover Boy" Sanford, that when it comes to political leaders, S.C. voters like to keep things simple minded. Boy howdy, how they've succeeded.

September 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: No argument there, as far as surly employees go (government or private). But Haley is just doing this because she can and because she hates lowly working people.

OP: My sentiments too.

Jess: The bottom has never been found; probably never will be. Every time I think these rightwing asswads have hit rockbottom, they sink lower.

SW: Judging by their politicians, I think South Carolina is trying to out-Mississippi Mississippi.

September 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Naughty Nikki did a lot of smiling her hubs knew nothing about...

September 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

The Stuart Smalley approach rarely pays dividends.

September 30, 2011 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Amazing how idiots can become governors. Well they can also become president too.

September 30, 2011 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: No doubt.

Randal: But Doggone it, people like Nikki Haley.

September 30, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Yeah...that'll fucking help make everything better!

October 1, 2011 at 3:52 AM  

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