Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Stiffing" the piano man.

Image result for grand piano images"At Monday night's debate, Donald Trump was called out for stiffing the people who work for him. Trump has been accused of failing to pay hundreds of contractors. And so far, he hasn't seemed very sorry. When asked about failing to pay someone by Hillary Clinton this week, Trump replied, "Maybe he didn't do a good job and I was unsatisfied with his work."

I take that attack personally. I'm one of the many small business owners who've been used by Trump, exploited and forced to suffer a loss because of his corporation's shady practices.

My relationship with Trump began in 1989, when he asked me to supply several grand and upright pianos to his then-new Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. I'd been running a music store for more than 30 years at that point, selling instruments to local schools and residents. My business was very much a family affair (my grandsons still run the store). And I had a great relationship with my customers -- no one had ever failed to pay.

I was thrilled to get a $100,000 contract from Trump. It was one of the biggest sales I'd ever made. I was supposed to deliver and tune the pianos; the Trump corporation would pay me within 90 days. I asked my lawyer if I should ask for payment upfront, and he laughed. "It's Donald Trump!" he told me. "He's got lots of money."

But when I requested payment, the Trump corporation hemmed and hawed. Its executives avoided my calls and crafted excuses. After a couple of months, I got a letter telling me that the casino was short on funds. They would pay 70 percent of what they owed me. There was no negotiating. I didn't know what to do -- I couldn't afford to sue the Trump corporation, and I needed money to pay my piano suppliers. So I took the $70,000.


Losing $30,000 was a big hit to me and my family. The profit from Trump was meant to be a big part of my salary for the year. So I made much less. There was no money to help grow my business. I had fewer pianos in the showroom and a smaller advertising budget. Because of Trump, my store stagnated for a couple of years. It made me feel really bad, like I'd been taken advantage of. I was embarrassed.

Today, when I hear Trump brag about paying small business owners less than he agreed, I get angry. He's always suggesting that the people who worked for him didn't do the right job, didn't complete their work on time, that something was wrong. But I delivered quality pianos, tuned and ready to go. I did everything right. And then Trump cheated me. It's a callous way to do business.

Trump keeps saying that it's time we got a businessman to run the country. Of course, I think it's important to find someone who can bolster the economy. But I also think we need a president who cares about small business owners, and about honoring his commitments. That's not Trump."

J. Michael Diehl is the retired owner of in Freehold, N.J [Source]

Mr. Diehl, maybe Donald really couldn't afford to pay you.

Now that we are starting to see his real worth that explanation makes more sense.

*Pic from pinterest.com

74 comments:

The Ministry of Truth said...

James Deplorable is more intelligent than Yisheng, lilac, and Lance "Muh dik" Cockstrong combined.

lilac is a dumbass said...

Allegedly open-minded and tolerant liberals aren't even giving Trump the benefit of a doubt with him being a non-politician and not being just another Washington robot. He could very well turn out to be a better political than businessman. Oh, and all that money and I bet he still wouldn't want to buy or even touch a retarded monkey like Yisheng. He is too much of a man for her.

dinthebeast said...

Well America, if you want to be cheated and fucked over, Don's your guy.
I had hoped that one "born on third base and believed he'd hit a triple" president was more than enough, but I've been wrong about such things before.
That leaves it to just working our asses off to elect Hillary and hoping it works out.

-Doug in Oakland

Ray said...

I'm surprised Trump hasn't tried to buy the Presidency yet.

Proglodyte said...

Wow, the fact that a piano player says he got stiffed has totally convinced me to vote for the serially lying woman who cheated her way to the nomination and compromised national security to cover up her taking billions in bribes from foreign governments and multi-national corporations in return for delivering State Department favors.

Thanks for opening my eyes to what really is important, Field. I was trying to think about those darn "issues" again. I'll just go with my emotions as directed by the Legitimate Media.

What the hell, let the billionaires get their way. They know better, because they are rich! Unlike Trump, they have proven they are rich by giving 100's of millions to Hillary, right? Open borders, cheap labor, and war with Russia in the Middle East, here we come!

maria said...

Bill's documented, verified predatory conduct is disgusting, as is Hillary's documented, verified use of state resources to cover it all up.

Stewie said...

First time in American history that five people took the Fifth defending emails about yoga routines...

Peter Glans said...

Proglodyte said...
Wow, the fact that a piano player says he got stiffed has totally convinced me to vote for the serially lying woman who cheated her way to the nomination and compromised national security to cover up her taking billions in bribes from foreign governments and multi-national corporations in return for delivering State Department favors
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For me it was the tragic story of the Venezuelan beauty pageant winner who, when she gained 60 pounds, was told she was overweight by Mr. Trump, in his capacity as director of the pageant.

I had been concerned with Mrs. Clinton's 40 year record of lying, corruption, and world-scale criminal behavior as well as her gross incompetence in every position of authority she ever occupied, but no more. All of that pales in comparison to the semi-coherent accounting of a woman accused of a driving get-away car in a murder attempt and later trying to kill a judge.

I'm so glad she's now a US citizen - and Hillary voter! She's a single mom who gets no support from the drug lord father, and now is eligible for free everything. That's what mass immigration is for, and why we need to let everyone in, no matter what their past record is.

Anonymous said...

The Pantsuit Pig "stiffed" the entire Middle East, and now Europe along with it. Europe is now being flooded with wretched subhuman refuse from Apefrica and a dozen Islamic shitholes all because of the policies of Hillary.

But keep focusing on Donald's decades-old business deals. Because that's what REALLY counts.

Ivan Dumsonovavich said...




Field I want to thank you for helping find so many of my relatives here in US.

dinthebeast said...

Desperation? Much?

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

Speaking of desperation looks like Illinois is trying out voter suppression. Republicans sued to stop same day registration because they say it unfairly discriminates against smaller rural counties BUT 1. the law has been in place since 2014 which gave them plenty of time to challenge it and 2. it was not implemented in rural counties by mandate because they claimed it would cost too much to do so so the law excluded them from having to participate. The state's attorney general is fighting it, as she should and this goes to show ya that they want to steal this joker by hook or crook.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/judges-ruling-reduces-election-day-registration-in-illinois/

TJ said...

My hemorrhoids have more class and intelligence than your average Trump supporter.

Anonymous said...

Even as a 15 year old in 1989 I knew that Trump was a douche. His supporters are the dregs of society.

dinthebeast said...

Do we really want a government staffed by the outlaw Jersey whale?

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

"Do we really want a government staffed by the outlaw Jersey whale?"

Well, what was the old saying about living in interesting times?

dinthebeast said...

Yeah, I know, we would live through it (except for a few thousand of the ten million or so whose health insurance got taken away) but it's such an unnecessary pain in the ass.

-Doug in Oakland

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Dougie, do you even know what the difference is between "insurance", and "gimme something" is?

Please educate us.

dinthebeast said...

The difference is that since the cost of healthcare, much like auto body repair, has been priced out of reach of the average income citizen by the insurance companies, most of those citizens can't pay for it without insurance.
This leaves us with a choice: either join the rest of the civilized world and provide healthcare to all, or let those who aren't wealthy sicken and die far sooner than need be.
As a society, there are greater costs to having a less healthy population than the costs of keeping it healthy.

-Doug in Oakland

Yisheng = nigger said...

Everything about Trump is shady. There will be some really bad shit going down if he takes office. Can't you just feel it in your bones?

Anonymous said...

We can't provide health care "for all" ... we have way too many freeloaders and sick, useless negroes. It would bankrupt us.

But there's hope: across the ocean there is a magical place, a place made just for black people (and a few million Chinese) ... a place where a negro can get all the free health care he wants, provided by the local witch doctor, of course! It's called 'Africa.' Why haven't you gone already?

Badass Gen Xer said...

My generation is the only good one. Fuck everybody else. Worthless fucks. (example: Trump & Hillary are Baby Boomers.)

Anonymous said...

"This leaves us with a choice: either join the rest of the civilized world and provide healthcare to all, or let those who aren't wealthy sicken and die far sooner than need be."

LOL, read or watch the news much?

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

"dinthebeast said...
The difference is that since the cost of healthcare, much like auto body repair, has been priced out of reach of the average income citizen by the insurance companies, most of those citizens can't pay for it without insurance.
This leaves us with a choice: either join the rest of the civilized world and provide healthcare to all, or let those who aren't wealthy sicken and die far sooner than need be.
As a society, there are greater costs to having a less healthy population than the costs of keeping it healthy.

-Doug in Oakland

1:23 AM"

Uh huh. So it seems, through all that progressive shit, the white tax payers should support the minorities? Socialism?

Move your progeny to a country where they don't have those IBT (or, whatever they call them), cards, and a bunch of those fat, starving black kids screaming "puts diss on de card too, momma".

field negro said...

No peoblem. Keep them coming.America is a land of immigrants.

field negro said...
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Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Oh...BTW. If you can reply, just ANSWER, don't attack me personally.

I gave you the same consideration.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Good morning field.

What's up with that Wentz boy????

Lance Cockstrong said...

Don't let this Lt. Commander thing go to your head. No one takes orders from you. You have a problem, you move. Or hook up with James Deportable or whatever the fuck his name is and go on a rampage or something.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

I didn't order anyone to do anything.

I just asked a question, and you "attacked" me for doing so.

Typical for this blog.

Lance Cockstrong said...

"Move your progeny" is a question? You right wingers are all alike, you think the whole fucking country revolves around you.

Anonymous said...

"No problem. Keep them coming.America is a land of immigrants"

I wonder when that statement became perceived as the truth.

Immigration, has essentially come in three waves. An initial surge which resulted in the founding of the country and the conquering of the East Coast. The country was nearly all native-born in the earlier 19th century. Following that was a chunk of mass immigration that resulted in a lot of social problems and laws like the Immigration Act of 1924 (which mostly shutdown incoming numbers), and the current 'Reconquista' of the US.

As others have said, diversity + overcrowding = war, and it isn't like the US has a bunch of Swiss engineers pouring in. The national argument should be about whether borders make sense. Government debt, healthcare, and fat beauty queens can wait for a minute since social policy is going to largely depend on the size of the population and to what extent top-down control of the people is going to be necessary due to a lack of a common philosophy.

Anonymous said...

"It's called 'Africa.' Why haven't you gone already?"

That always strikes me as kind of a useless idea. It isn't like US blacks are all that black (admixture and all) or share a smidgeon of culture with any African society.

They really do appear to be a work in progress. Really, what kind of results can you expect from a 200 year old culture. A teensy bit of half remembered bits of language from the 'motherland', the odd clump of Western culture gathered up like magpies, and a half-baked set of behaviors derived from a situation of forced labor followed by the echo chamber of segregated living. It's probably unreasonable to expect much.

Black Lies Matter said...

"It's probably unreasonable to expect much."

Nobody does expect much.

The problem is that absolutely nothing is expected of blacks by themselves.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Lance Cockstrong said...
"Move your progeny" is a question? You right wingers are all alike, you think the whole fucking country revolves around you.

7:59 AM

No, Mr. Penis head. THIS was the question...you know, the one with the question marks at the end??????????????

Uh huh. So it seems, through all that progressive shit, the white tax payers should support the minorities? Socialism?

The Ministry of Truth said...

James Deplorable & Lt. Commander Johnson >>>>>>>>> Yisheng, lilac, and Lance "Muh dik" Cockstrong

Yisheng is a genius said...

Strange how a underachieving gay half chink keeps his penis obsession as the main topic on a Black blog.

EVERY F**KIN' DAY!!!

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Well, thanks for your comment, MFU.

Especially since I was never addressing you to begin with.

But, since you felt negro enuff, maybe you'd like to answer my question(s)?

Nah. Won't happen. Call me some more names. Pretend you didn't see them.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Yisheng is a genius said...
Strange how a underachieving gay half chink keeps his penis obsession as the main topic on a Black blog.

EVERY F**KIN' DAY!!!

10:27 AM

Hey, now...we've got ourselves a half chink gay guy with a penis obsession posting here????

field, you really should keep the trash out.

StillaPanther2 said...

To the anon with the Apefrica comment. If you were not so ignorant, you would respect a continent that provides most of your resources that are all over your cave... that you dwell in. I am fast losing respect for your race that have conquered the globe. Why would someone that supposed to be at the "top of the pecking order" speak so disparagingly of someone that have not strength? After all when you call people out of their name you are fearful of them. Please white man maintain your position on the totem pole.

If you (anon) ever be in a position to buy your lady (or man) a diamond, be assured that some Ape had his dirty "ape hands" on it first. Now enjoy looking at a hand with an Ape's hand smudge.

field negro said...
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field negro said...

Actually, wingnut, most of your educated folks afe coming from other countries.They are the ones driving innovation and research.

Your good ole WASPs are all on Wall Street playing games with OPM.

But carry on.

field negro said...
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field negro said...

He is a baller.🏈

lilac is a dumbass said...

Yisheng is a dumb racist bitch. Her next post will prove my point. I guarantee it.

David Horowitz said...

Hillary is a dumb bitch. No wonder Yisheng is such a Hillary fanbitch.

PilotX said...

'http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_kind_of_socialist_or_communist_are_you

I got Rosa Luxemburg."

Yeah, me too. I need to work on my violent revolutionary sensibilities a bit.

lilac is a dumbass said...

James Deplorable, you are my new favorite on this blog. You are so much better and more intelligent than that dumb bitch Yisheng.

James Deplorable said...

"No peoblem. Keep them coming.America is a land of immigrants."

The preamble of the US Constitution states:

"... secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"

Yeah, "land of immigrants".  Riiiiight.


"Your good ole WASPs are all on Wall Street playing games with OPM."

Those "good ole WASPs" with names like Sachs and Goldman and Madoff.

We know we all look White to you, even Chinese and Japanese, even members of (((the tribe))).  Fine distinctions are not a strength of the Africoon.


"James Deplorable, you are my new favorite on this blog."

Don't get too used to me, something else that's more fun could turn up any day.

stolen nation said...

Mall shooter and Hillary Clinton Arcan Cetin voted in three previous elections:

http://www.king5.com/news/local/investigators-may-probe-cascade-mall-suspects-citizenship-status-voting-record/327490798

But...any talk of voter fraud by illegal aliens is just crazy right-wing paranoia.

Yisheng is a genius said...

Anonymous lilac's stalker is a dumbass said...
I''m a dumb, anus sucking, racist bitch. ALL my posts prove my point. I guarantee it.
>>>>>>>

Poor stalking soul, you have a something to do all day thanks to the Field negro's blog.

Lance Cockstrong said...

When you answer your own question it isn't a question anymore. You can call it socialism or anything you want but unfortunately for you and James Bold you don't get to decide who stays and who goes. You have a lot of Butt Trumpet in you.

dinthebeast said...

First, I don't have and never wanted any progeny. Second, I am white and native born. Third, black people pay taxes also, and most of them are in the middle class income range. Fourth, you don't know how close you actually are to needing to rely on the safety net.
I worked for 32 years before I had a stroke in 2008. That was eight and a half years ago, and despite working my ass off EVERY DAY to recover, I still haven't made it back to work yet. I will, one day, but so far, nothing. After I got out of the hospital, I was lucky enough to live somewhere with a treadmill (which I never did well with) and an elliptical trainer, which I worked out on six times a day for three years. I still exercise and push the boundaries of my disability every day. It will happen, because I will make it happen, but it takes time.
Now let's talk about healthcare. If I had had access to a regular doctor for regular checkups, I would have known that between 2004 (the last time I saw a doctor and had my blood pressure checked) and 2008 (when I had my stroke) my blood pressure had increased from 125/80 to 165/100. Armed with that knowledge, I could have started taking the drugs that keep my blood pressure under control right now, and avoided having the stroke altogether. So for the price of a few regular doctor visits and some prescription medicine, the taxpayers could have saved the quarter million dollars my hospitalization and rehab cost them, the year of state disability I collected, and the seven years (so far) of social security disability I have collected. And add in the income and payroll taxes I would have paid since 2008, and all in all the taxpayers, that is, you, would have gotten a much better deal by providing a low-wage worker (me) with some cheap access to healthcare before the expensive healthcare became necessary.
Or I could have just fucked off and died. But before you endorse that option, please remember that not only could it be you, some day it will be you, and everyone you care about.

-Doug in Oakland

Johnny Doublewide said...

StillaPanther2 said...
To the anon with the Apefrica comment.
---

Good points.

There is a lot of ignorance on display here, and although there is really no need to respond to to posters such as that anon or Yisheng who write things like "Apefrica" or "whootiemoo" just to get a reaction, occasionally one needs to remind people of their childishness. A large percentage of the comments are just thrown out there with no thought, like piece of dung.

A lot of white people feel powerless and beleaguered in modern America. Whites are not permitted the same speech rights as non-whites. They use an open forum such as this to vent in a reactionary way. People like Yisheng are just covering up their insecurities by demeaning others.

I always appreciate your comments and insight.

Yisheng is stupid said...

I slept with a black woman last night. Nice to know they aren't all dumbass bitches like Yisheng.

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...
First, I don't have and never wanted any progeny.

Just because you don't care if the country collapses into a third--world hellhole doesn't mean the rest of us don't care about what kind of world we leave our children. There is no future without the next generation. Stop being so selfish.

field negro said...

James says something more fun could turn up any day now.

Nice.

I guess he is heading to a family reunion, soon.

I am sure there will be lots of cousins there. ;)

Anonymous said...

Voter fraud doesn't exist, except when a mass-murdering noncitizen votes in three elections.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/washington-state-shooter-a-non-u.s.-citizen-voted-in-three-elections/article/2004596

Badass Gen Xer said...

Fuck the Baby Boomers.
Fuck Generation Z.
Worthless shitty people.

Alf Whyte said...

The UN says black people should get reparations for getting caught committing crimes.

How about..no.

Pilot x's half brother said...

Dead people voting in Colorado and Virginia; Arcen Cetin voting in Washington.

Maybe he shot up that mall as a get-out-the-vote drive.

Yisheng is a genius said...

Half chinkymoo half whooteemoo, smells of half egg roll and half wet dog.

Yisheng is a genius said...

UN is right about reparations, educational reparations would proove to be most useful.

Asians are smarter said...

Yisheng is a genius said...
UN is right about reparations, educational reparations would proove to be most useful.
---

Didn't work for you.

Yisheng is a genius said...

Anonymous I'm not a smart Asian said...---
Didn't work for you.
>>>>>>

Georgetown and 3 other University degrees say otherwise. ;)

Now you KNOW you don't know shit about that Georgetown Alumni action, I bet you barely got accepted to Pudunk U, ROTFL!!!!

PS- There are REAL smart Asians at Georgetown!!

Bawhahahahaha!

Asians are smarter said...

"Georgetown and 3 other University degrees say otherwise. ;)"

But your failure to get a job or make it into medical school has the last word.

Yīshēng said...

@9:15, still troubled by my success I see.

You should be, I'm more stereotypically/academically ASIAN than YOU are, ROTFL!!!

dinthebeast said...

Anon @4:26: I was responding to the "move your progeny" suggestion.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

You're comparing a housecat to a tiger and deciding that the housecat is too bloodthirsty so you'd rather have the tiger as a pet. You do have a serial liar, tax-evader, cheat, who's pals with the Soviets, as a candidate, but it's not Hilary Clinton.

Of course, she's a woman. All those traits are fine if it's a man, I guess.

Yisheng = nigger said...

Hillary supporters are actually more retarded, ignorant, and annoying than Trump supporters.

Little Bitch said...

The B-I-B-L-E. Yes that's the book for me.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

"Yisheng is a genius said...
Half chinkymoo half whooteemoo, smells of half egg roll and half wet dog.

8:02 PM"

And this come from someone who someone who credits herself as a successful author, the recipient of umpteen degrees, and you vouch for her?

Lawyers suck.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Oh, excuse me...I forgot to mention the "bwahahawwaws" and the ROTF juvenile crap.

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