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A socialist party that wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $20 per hour is currently advertising a job for an experienced web developer paying $13 per hour. [more]

To the Left, it’s not right unless it’s mandatory.

Prog Canon (today’s reading: tragedy and the fatal flaw)


We’ve been treated to a century of evidence that this -ism is false.
Hopefully, we’ll survive long enough to see civilization throw off this irrational fantasy.

Perhaps the last six years will provide that wake-up call — the “final straw,” if you will.
Hopefully, not final final, though.

Previously (BTF): »


Yeah, there’s more, but I’ll quit there.

Help needed:
Wikispaces is no longer offering free non-education wikis, so I need a place to store these kinds of things.
Any suggestions?

We’re Saaaaved!!!

a new bureaucracy!!

Feeling feverish?
Coughing?
Got the red eye?
Bleeding from the nipples?

Take two bureaucracies and call me on Monday.

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his “Ebola czar,”…

Yay!!! A new Czzzzar!!!!

“It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward,” Obama said.

What does that even mean?

“One Person” haaaahahahahahhahahahaaaaauhhhh

Ok — who is Our New Savior?

Klain is highly regarded at the White House as a good manager with excellent relationships both in the administration and on Capitol Hill. His supervision of the allocation of funds in the stimulus act — at the time and incredible and complicated government undertaking — is respected in Washington. He does not have any extensive background in health care but the job is regarded as a managerial challenge.

…former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and also to then-Vice President Al Gore, Klain is currently President of Case Holdings and General Counsel of Revolution, an investment group. He has clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court and headed up Gore’s effort during the 2000 Florida recount. He could not be reached for comment on Friday.

He was portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the HBO film Recount depicting the tumult of the 2000 presidential election [hiz Wiki Page]

Wow. Whadda background! One Person! With NO epidemiology training. NO biology training. His sole training in Health Kare is “clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court.” [hey - gerontology counts][right?]

#TheSystemWorked!

#ComfortingAssurances

Complete Confidence.

#ComfortingAssurances

Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

“The past several decades have seen the most sustained rise in inequality since the 19th century after more than 40 years of narrowing inequality following the Great Depression, … By some estimates, income and wealth inequality are near their highest levels in the past hundred years, much higher than the average during that time span and probably higher than for much of American history before then.”

…”I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation’s history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity,”

Well… I think we could have a long discussion about the “values rooted in our nation’s history” as they relate to “quantitative easing.”

However, the Fed likely will keep short-term interest rates anchored near zero, where they have been for nearly six years. Critics say the central bank has been too low for too long, and in fact has helped exacerbate inequality by providing liquidity that has largely helped stock prices zoom nearly 190 percent higher amid an otherwise slow economic recovery.

Timing….

#TheSystemWorked!

How Biz-Czar

We’re saved! President Obama may appoint an independent bureaucracy, presumably with the mission of boring the Ebola virus to death.

“It may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person” to oversee efforts to contain Ebola, Obama told reporters, adding that experts have told him “a flat-out travel ban is not the way to go” because current screening measures at airports are working.

He said he had no philosophical objection to a travel ban but that some travelers might attempt to enter the United States by avoiding screening measures, which could lead to more Ebola cases, not fewer.

Quarantines don’t work, but a Czar will be just what the Doktor ordered.

The Usual Suspects™ are quick to point out that a Fox News commentator has also called for an Ebola Czar. And anything a Fox News commentator advocates must be a fabulous idea!
Oh wait…

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Waitaminnit! Don’t we already have an Ebola Czar?

it’s got an upbeat and you can cheer to it


victory dance in Kobane Kurdistan,Kurdish forces have withdrawn ISIS…

today’s wedgie touchdown!

…On the sports-themed Gawker affiliated website Deadspin, an ostensibly thorough investigation seemed to have revealed that Gardner lied about his high school football career. In fact, it appeared that, according to this bit of investigatory journalism, Gardner never played high school football at all

Finish your assignment! »

bitter clinger


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Doesn’t know how to use capital and lower-case letters, but he (or she) backs Obama.

(What? Heck, I dunno. The androgyny is strong in this one, but I’m goin’ with male. It’s the sideburns, mainly; but the ring, the little hearts on the “i” & “!”, and everything below the knees make me wonder.)

Previously (BTF): »

ToDaZeD CA *clownpalm*

swidt?

An outbreak of clowns in the San Joaquin Valley are terrifying residents.

Runnnnn !!!!!! It’s E-Bolo Teh Clown !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Punctuation Matters

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

Today is The 2014 Great California ShakeOut!

At 10:18am, we are told to practice Duck Cover and Hold:

or

Duckcomma Cover and Hold:

OMG??!?!?!?! Do I cover?!? Do I hold??!? Loook! I can’t do both!!! Does one hand each count??!? ohhhhhhh!!!!!!
What is the Protocol??!??!

#TheSystemWorked!

meh. what’reyagonnado? This is the same state that’s this out of the closet about it’s democraaaaatically elected thieves ’n’ hos alcaldes elites. [ ‘My Lord’ being the proper term, tug the forelock, a little bow, white gloves, back away… slowly ]

Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles is breaking with tradition to hold his [ swearing-in] ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. … The invitation lists the event as the “Inauguration of Kevin de Leon,” using language usually reserved for presidents and governors …

… estimated $50,000 tab … [picked up by] The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation

“This being the first Latino pro tem in 130 years, this was worthy of being underwritten by the caucus and also worthy of celebration,” [Latino caucus spokesman Roger Salazar] said. “This is an historic event.”

Tribal Politix – Yay!

So who is this hombre?

During his five years at the California Teachers Associationnuf sed

[deLeon:] ”This is a ghost gun. This right here has [sic] ability, with a thirty caliber clip, to disperse thirty bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip… in half a second”

Yeah. He’s that guy.

Just for coooontext;

The party comes during a year when two Democratic state senators were suspended after being charged in separate federal corruption cases, a third resigned after being sentenced to jail for perjury, and a fourth faces DUI charges after a night of drinking that included late-night revelry with Latino caucus members inside the Capitol.

*…Kevin de León has denied involvement in an ongoing scandal of illegal payments/bribes, and federal investigation of his fellow CA Senator Ronald S. Calderon.

Part of the “federal corruption” charges include offering to buy and sell bucket-loads of “assault weapons” and RPGs on the ‘open’ market. Yanno, your everyday federal corruption charges.

The last “hizpanic” Speaker Pro Tem in CA was Reginaldo Francisco [R. F.] del Valle, ”historically”, 130 years ago.

*Del Valle … was noted as a “logical and concise speaker” in an accent “with just a suave hint of Castilian.” .. [He] was a member of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, La Junta Patriotica de Juárez, the Original Young Spanish Americans and the Club Cura Hidalgo. …

…He was the one who brokered peace in the “water wars” when irate ranchers dynamited the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which brought water to the city from the Owens River valley. “To him, as much as to anyone, Los Angeles owes the mighty aqueduct that was built to tap the water of the Sierra,”

…he unsuccessfully opposed a bill that required all state offices to keep their records only in English, instead of in both Spanish and English as theretofore.

What an role model for de Leon!