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Sunday
Dec112011

Lets talk about these turkeys for a minute

Lets talk about these turkeys for a minute, and by turkeys I mean the Republican Debates.

First of all, they need some sort of elimination round. A few seemed to skip one or two, but for the most part, well, there they are. The same cast. The same answers.It seems that other nations have embraced this idea.

Yes, we've had a name struck from the list, but not by any result of these debates. Cain got tired of dancing around the answers to his "personal" questions. And keeping the steps straight was becoming more demanding.

But no one in the debate seemed interested in the fact that he didn't understand what a President does. Or more importantly, what he doesn't . Like sign constitutional amendment

Bachmann seemed to think that there was some sort of lever in the Oval Office that controls the price of gas . By the way, isn't that a good  working definition of .... wait for it... Socialism? What David does not seem to grasp is, if I do something, it's not Socialism.

Perry is wrong about the number of Supreme Court justices. There is no problem in the fact that Perry is not ashamed to be a Christian. The problem is, he's not ashamed of the fact that he is as dumb as a salted pancake.  Like here, when he didn't know the voting age. Or here, where he doesn't know the difference between a primary or a caucus.

Just as an aside, I was going to skip over the famous "brain fart" where he couldn't remember the third item in a list. But wait! Did you notice? One time he looked at his hand. "See. Nothing up my sleeve... and PRESTO!!!That's the difference between Palin and Perry. Both use their palms as a "teleprompter" but Palin writes on her hand. Perry thinks the answers will just appear  there.

But a more important issue, How many more of these things are scheduled? Every number I hear is in the teens. That can't be correct. Surely that's satire. Right. RIGHT?

Has no one bothered to explain to the Republican National Committee the down side of market saturation?

Or keep it simple.

Hey, RNC! Familiarity breads contempt.

 

Monday
Dec052011

Just a quick reflection 

“Give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon.” 
― Mark Twain
Somehow, I think of Newt.

 

Just look: 

Suddenly, he's against birth control.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/05/381834/under-pressure-from-anti-choice-groups-gingrich-flips-to-anti-birth-control-position/

We've aready talked about his "Child Labor " Plan

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/12/05/381787/trump-gingrich-apprenti/ 

 

At least he's not dumb enough to court the Cain endorsement

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/05/us-usa-campaign-gingrich-cain-idUSTRE7B41MR20111205

 

Then again, who knows what tomorow will bring.

 

I end with the question I asked before. I thought he was supposed to be the smart one?

 


Sunday
Nov202011

Quick, Who Said This:

“This is something that no liberal wants to deal with,” ******* said. “Core policies of protecting unionization and bureaucratization against children in the poorest neighborhoods, crippling them by putting them in schools that fail has done more to create income inequality in the United States than any other single policy. It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in, first of all, child laws, which are truly stupid.” [...]

Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school

 

Is that a quote from:

A. Andrew Carnegie

B. James Fisk, Jr.

C. Newt Gingrich

 Suit up for this one gang because the answer is amazing.

 Gingrich told a crowd at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government yesterday (November 19)  that child labor laws are “tragic” and “stupid” and have “done more to create income inequality in the United States than any other single policy.”

 I thought he was supposed to be the smart one?

Proof that even Newt was young ....once

Make no mistake friends. This is part of a plan to tap workforce at low pay. It has the added bonus of making sure that those uppity poor stay poor.

 

My parents were older than most of the kids I grew up with. They WERE child labor. My mother never made it past the eighth grade. My father never learned to read. Period. 


The true irony of this is that Gingritch is ignoring the most important dynamic in the elimination of child labor. 

The Great Depression. Sure, liberals and progressives of the time marched in the streets on the issue, but it was the lack of available jobs that would  finially  kill child labor. When the labour force was willing to work for the next to nothing pay the kids were getting, little Johnny and Sally were out on the street in no time.


Monday
Nov072011

Porky Pig Goes For An "R" Rating

The guys over at Warner Brothers Cartoons created this little gem to give producer Leon Schlesinger a heart attack.

 

Word on the street is, it almost worked.

Sunday
May082011

Obscure Joke of the Week

Child labor laws in Utah are hardly what you would call strict for family businesses.

I truly expect to come to work one day and be introduced to my new eleven year old boss.

But I'll buy him some lime green jello and everything will be Jake .