Enough already Mr. Fuccillo

I watch TV, of course, but our airwaves are being invaded by the Fuccillo’s.  Their Keywords are: the term “Huge”, ripping up contracts for free cars, giving a free cruise for a car purchase and his usual two floosies that are on either side of him cheering him on with his rants and raves like two trained ponies.  Billy, we don’t want to be huge, we want you to shut up already.  I mute you constantly or fast forward thanks to my DVR and I’m sure most people do the same thing.  I WILL never, repeat EVER buy a car from you.  Go back to upstate NY. although I wouldn’t want to put them through it again.

 

  • Billy Fuccillo Kia’s Huge Failure Rating
Better Business Bureau Rates Fuccillo Kia Of Cape Coral Huge “F”
FORT MYERS, FL. — You’ve seen Billy Fuccillo on TV and either hate the commercials or love them. Selling Kia brand automobiles at his Cape Coral dealership, he claims to be the largest Kia dealer in the world and closes every commercial with “It’s Huge.”But, like his advertisements, it’s not always the whole truth you get. In the car business, there’s lots of tricks to sell cars and Fuccillo is a master of most of them. A little puffery here and a little misleading word there, it’s all part of the game to get cars sold fast.

Fuccillo plays up his “huge” dealership and gifts and prizes he regularly give to buyers but unless customers check carefully they’ll miss one huge red flag, the local Better Business Bureau review of Fuccillo Kia.

The West Florida Better Business Bureau has given Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral a failing or “F” grade for at least the last year.

Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral

404 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909-2549

C- Rated via BBB Wesley Chapel

Fuccillo Kia of Wesley Chapel

28555 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543-3211
 The BBB says the grade was a result of the “complaints filed against business, Failure to respond to 2 complaints filed against business, 4 complaints filed against business that were not resolved, and the Length of time business has taken to respond to complaint(s).”
The BBB cites 38 complaints against the Cape Coral dealer in the last three years with 14 in the last 12 months. From the total over three years, 18 complaints were about service or products, 14 for advertising and sales issues, 4 for billing and collection issues, and 2 for warranty issues.
And is Fuccillo Kia the largest Kia dealership in the world as Fuccillo claims?  One Florida Kia dealer might take issue with that.
Rick Case Kia in Sunrise, Florida has a giant 260,000-square-foot dealership standing five stories high claiming it’s the world’s largest Kia dealership. It’s so large that it holds the dealership’s entire inventory of 600 new and used cars all inside in a climate-controlled environment, as one trade magazine story reported.
But it all depends on what the word “huge” means. Announcing a new store in Wesley Chapel, Florida, a news release in May, 2015 said “The Fuccillo Automotive Group, the largest Kia dealership in the world 7 years running..”  So maybe Billy Fuccillo is talking numbers of Kia stores.
He sell reportedly near a 1,000 cars a month in Cape Coral, quite a percentage to financially challenged buyers with less than great credit,  so maybe it’s the number sold. Five years ago Fuccillo’s New York store won the number one title for the most Kias sold via internet leads.
What Billy Owns In Florida – A Huge Success Story
 
Fuccillo started in the car business back in 1980, two years after attending Syracuse University on a football scholarship. He started buying car dealers’ trade-in vehicles, reconditioning them and selling them at dealer auctions for a nice profit splitting it with the dealership for which he worked.

Having saved a large nest egg from his car sale profits, he bought a Dodge dealership in 1989 in Adams, New York, with $125,000. He bought a second dealership in 1990, beginning a string of dealership purchases all over the country. He says he liked to buy a dealership cheap, and then sell it two years later for a big profit.

He’s owned automobile dealerships in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and the Carolinas. His base, however is New York.

William B. Fuccillo owns Fuccillo Ventures of Florida, Inc. and Fuccillo Enterprises of Florida, Inc. since May 2014 and Fuccillo Associates of Florida, Inc. started in 2011 and Fuccillo Affiliates of Florida, Inc. started in 2010, all based in Cape Coral but with an Adams, New York mailing address.
Other Florida corporations he solely owns: It’s Huge Of Florida, Inc., WFB Aircraft Management, Inc., a new corporation in 2015, WFB Reinsurrance of Florida, Inc., WFB Properties of Florida, Inc., and four other real estate corporations.

Fuccillo Kia Of Cape Coral Commercial Review

Fuccillo Kia Of Cape Coral
by anonymous #930261
No personal experience other than having to stomach the latest new disgusting TV commercials. I will NEVER consider buying a car from this disgusting dirty old man!

Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word

Celebrity apologies—increasingly frequent in our era of Internet-driven accountability—are always an awkward ritual. But the most graceless kind might be the apologies based on a spectacle of racial catharsis, in which a white penitent is guided by a black person through a process of self-reflection or self-reproach. Take, for instance, the famously stilted Beer Summit, of 2009, a détente, mediated by President Obama, between Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the police officer who had arrested him as he was entering his Cambridge home. Or, more recently, consider Katy Perry’s conversation with the popular activist DeRay McKesson, during her weekend-long live-stream, about her track record of viewing other cultures as costumes that can be put on and slipped off. “I listened and I heard and I didn’t know,” she said. Their talk felt laudable and silly in equal measure.

A particularly peculiar display took place on Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” when a parade of black guests was brought on air to chastise the host for his flippant use of the phrase “house nigger” in a segment the week before. In that episode, Maher interviewed Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican everyman who was invited on the show to talk about his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult.” Maher admired Sasse’s underlying argument, about the haplessness of millennials. They bantered: “No, adults dress up for Halloween. They don’t do that in Nebraska?” Maher said. Sasse responded, “It’s frowned upon. We don’t do that quite as much.” There was laughter from the audience. “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more,” Maher replied. Sasse joked that Maher was welcome to come work the fields. Maher responded with his own joke: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house nigger!”

Some viewers on Twitter quickly called for Maher to be fired, arguing the obvious: that no white man should say the word “nigger.” Many observed that Maher’s offense could not have been unintentional, since it squared with his long-standing distaste for politically correct language. The morning after the show aired, HBO released a statement saying that it had removed the comment “from any subsequent viewings of the show.” A personal statement by Maher landed soon after, and it read as though the comedian himself, and not a publicist, had written it. “Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

The exchange between Sasse and Maher barely surprised me. Perhaps I had been prepared by Maher’s rhetoric about Muslims, whom he has blamed for the rise of ISIS. But, out of bemused curiosity, I tuned in for the apology tour, anticipating that Maher might invoke, as politicians in his situation invariably do, “the real racists.” The episode was a weird, effortful absolution, one that left me wondering just whom Maher’s apology was intended for. The comedian opened with tongue-in-cheek sheepishness: “Thank you for letting a sinner in your midst.” He was then joined by the black academic Michael Eric Dyson. Both men referred to the fact that they were friends. “I want you to school me. I did a bad thing,” Maher said. “People believe what you did last week was an unconscious reflex,” Dyson said. “Nobody would ascribe to you any malicious intent, but that’s the point—that it grows out of a culture that reflexively identifies that particular word with some heinous acts in history.” Dyson patiently lauded Maher for being “on the front line” of the struggle against unsubtle racism. At the outset, Maher seemed genuinely embarrassed, apparently willing to relinquish some control in order to receive an extraordinarily mild talking-to. Not for long, though: “I don’t want to pretend that this is more of a race thing than a comedian thing,” he said to Dyson at one point, growing cocky. “Comedians are a special kind of monkey.”

It’s diversion, and not atonement, that comes most naturally to Maher. His defensiveness surfaced at telling moments, underscoring Dyson’s observation that there are psychological reasons aside from hatred that could lead a white man to make a mistake like Maher’s. Maher apologized for the way that the word “nigger” can bring pain. But what he would not explore is the way the word seemed to bring him a linguistic thrill. Maher has ridiculed young black and brown people for their sensitivities about questions of language. (In February, he mocked students at Berkeley for protesting Milo Yiannopoulos’s hate speech.) Yet in defending himself he seemed to invoke the very gains of identity politics he’s previously derided. “I’m not here to make excuses, but the word is omnipresent in the culture,” Maher said. The statement echoed a rant he delivered sixteen years ago, on an episode of “Politically Incorrect,” in which he argued that he should be allowed to say the word “nigga” because it had been “co-opted” by “the culture” into a term of endearment. Maher did not go so far as to flex this bankrupt idea last week, but he did come close.

The panel segment that followed Dyson’s interview convened the analyst David Gregory, the former congressman David Jolly, Bernie Sanders’s former press secretary Symone Sanders, and the rapper Ice Cube. Sanders and Ice Cube were less gentle in their rebukes. “I think we need to get to the root of the psyche,” Ice Cube said. “It’s a lot of guys out there who cross the line because they’re a little too familiar. Or, guys that, you know, might have a black girlfriend or two that made them Kool-Aid every now and then, and then they think they can cross the line. And they can’t.” Ice Cube was clearly alluding to Maher’s past troubled relationships with black women. The rapper’s appraisal seemed to bother Maher, who denied Ice Cube’s claim that his language bore any resemblance to that of “redneck truckers.” Sanders pointed out that “it was mostly black women who were enslaved in the house, who were raped, who were beaten daily.” Maher tensed, seeming to grasp that he had lost command of the narrative. He gave the last word to a white male Republican, who repeated a point that has come into vogue since Trump’s early surges in popularity. The new Administration, Jolly said, had reoriented “our” concerns; it was people who use “irreverent words” and _don’t _apologize—the “real” racists, you might say—who deserve scrutiny.

Maher thanked Jolly, wrapping up the segment as if a resolution had been reached, and the palpable yet silent comfort between the two men crystallized for me what was so tiring about the hour-long march of contrition: Maher’s black guests had done much of the work.

Ubuntu 14.04, Linux, YES!? Windows 10 NOT Good!

This is my day to day laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.5.  It’s getting a bit up in the  until years but fully functional with security upgrades, no malware and no viruses until 4/2020 (when it reaches end of life).  The latest version is Ubuntu 16.04.  But, decided to wait since I threw up on my keyboard and it sometimes has a mind of it own.  By the way, 14 is the version, 4 is the month and the 5 is the incremental upgrades.

Windows 10, what I can I say.

4 things we hate about WIndows 10
4 things we hate about WIndows 10

Windows 10 was unveiled by Microsoft during a special event on 30 September. It’s got a lot going for it: there’s a new Task View, a new Snap Assist feature, Windows Explorer improvements, Universal apps and lots more. However, there are some things that we’re not so keen on (though they’re all subject to change as Windows 10 is still in beta). Here are six things we don’t like about Windows 10. Read next: Windows 10 hands-on review

1. The name

This point could be seen as trivial but it’s the first thing that springs to mind when talking about Windows 10… where’s Windows 9? Perhaps it meant to call its Windows 8.1 update Windows 9, but it didn’t. So why, oh why, did Microsoft skip right past Windows 9 and go straight for number 10? Microsoft says that it’s because it’s such a huge update, but that seems like an odd excuse to us.

2. The release date

Windows 10 is not coming out until the middle of next year. Microsoft wants to make this the most beta-tested product it has ever released. That means you can actually test Windows 10 from today by downloading the Windows 10 Technical Preview, though expect it to be buggy and quite different from the final version.

For many, Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been (though we also hate the fact that Microsoft is backtracking, as explained in point six). People really didn’t like Windows 8 and continued to dislike the Windows 8.1 update that followed, so it’s annoying that we have to wait so long for the next generation to replace it.

3. Multiple desktops

While the ability to have multiple desktops in Windows 10 is undeniably useful, it definitely needs some tweaking. Sure, being able to effectively divide work programs from leisure apps is neat, but the fact that you can’t also have separate icons on each desktop is maddening. What’s the point of banishing Netflix to another window if its icon is still winking at you tantalisingly from the desktop?

4. Wallpapers

Another frustrating feature is the fact that you currently can’t set different wallpapers for different desktops. It means you can’t lead the double life of hiding your One Direction problem on your home desktop, whilst maintaining a professional demeanour at work with the inoffensive Michael Buble. On a serious note, however, it also makes switching rapidly between desktops somewhat disoirentating, as it’s sometimes difficutl to differentiate between them immediately.

5. The return of the Start Menu

Yes, ok, the return of the Start Menu is also one of the things it’s got going for it in the eyes of some, but hear us out on this one. PC Advisor Editor-in-Chief Matt Egan is particularly bothered by the return of the Start Menu.

“For all that’s wrong with Windows 8, the lack of a Start Menu isn’t one of them,” he explains. “Using Search to find apps, web pages, files and docs is much faster and more intuitive. Pinning them to the Taskbar equally so. And the Start Screen fulfils all the deeper functions required of the Start Menu.”

“People don’t like change, and that is the only reason that Windows 10 has a Start Menu. Microsoft should have had more courage, and limited the retrograde steps to those that actually make Windows better again.”

6. The whole strategy is confused

Looking back at the previous three points it seems clear that Microsoft’s strategy is confused. It’s all over the place, in fact.

For example, as Matt also points out, Microsoft spent lots of time promoting Windows 10 for desktop and enterprise during the launch event, putting back in Windows 7 features, but then it made a big play of touch and hybrid devices.

“Microsoft is trying to appease Intel’s desire to drive forward sales of thin and light consumer laptops and tablets (because Intel and Microsoft missed the boat on mobile), whilst keeping enterprise and desktop PC users happy,” Matt suggests. “It’s probably doomed. It is a knee-jerk reaction to failure, rather than a long term revolution, and it smacks of a company that has lost touch with its customer base.”

This is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: