- Aug 28, 2002
Well here we all are, in the intensive care unit all watching and wondering if U will pull through yet another critical juncture of its long and shaky history. On one side of the waiting room we have the Yes Votes and on the other side we have the No votes, all standing here looking somber and worried. Everyone in the room can plainly see how badly wounded U is, even her colors are all different shades of blue, red and silver. We all realize that the mighty ALPA who is the stronger of the entire bunch tried their very best to save her and themselves. ALPA ended up at 85% as did the AFA, then all the others followed suite, hoping they did what was possible to save the patient lying here breathing heavy and labored. The IAM membership is left standing here alone with the critical patient U. Trouble is, the IAM membership is not feeling very well themselves as is evident by their wobbly stance , which doesnâ€™t bode well for the dying patient Uâ€™s chances of survival. No matter how much fact medicine the IAM membership receives it doesnâ€™t seem to make the wobbly IAM membership any more surefooted, itâ€™s still very wobbly. The doctors donâ€™t really know just what to do for U if a wobbly IAM membership canâ€™t be fixed. Maybe itâ€™s a new undiscovered disease that is affecting the woes here. The doctors have never seen nor have a clue on how to diagnose this strange disease. 85% medicine was supposed to work, that is what ALPA and U figured anyway, and everyone followed their lead. But, with this new and undiagnosed disease that the IAM membership has come down with, well it really created a mystery for everyone who wants U to survive. Shouting, screaming, pleading, reasoning, talking, crying, accusing, and all kinds of other ings one can imagine are not working. Even when they realize the T/A can be changed AFTER voted in as long as 85% is maintained, doesnâ€™t work. The IAM membership has a new undiagnosed disease, like the legionnaires disease or some strange new breed of mystery disease. Maybe we should call the CDC in Atlanta, they can help as much as anyone else can. All they are doing is catching mosquitoes right now anyway.