April 28, 2014

Media Matters For America, Champion Of Unions And Worker's Rights Actively Opposing Its Workers Attempt To Unionize
— DrewM

There's very little enjoyable in politics these days so there's not telling how long this tasty morsel of schadenfreude will have to last. Enjoy it while you can.

MMFA rejected their Card Check bid, so the union petitioned the National Labor Relations Board On April 10 to force the nonprofit to hold a workplace election. Meanwhile, MMFA hired Perkins Coie, a law firm that specializes in specializes in representing management in union disputes.

"For an organization that says they are not opposing employees' efforts to unionize, it's a little suspicious that they hired such a fancy legal team," Honey said. MMFA does not appear to be open to any solution that doesn't involve dragging in the NLRB, he added.

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Media Matters has posted numerous articles supporting workers' rights and labor organizing. It has argued that "economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America" and claimed it was a fact that "unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness."

According to the union a majority of Media Matter interns/scholars/hacks have already indicated their support for unionization.

Media Matters For America: Onerous union work rules for thee but not for me!

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1 Fuck the Unions.

Posted by: garrett at April 28, 2014 07:24 AM (ZpK9e)

2 Media Matters For America: Onerous union work rules for thee but not for me! Fancy that. Hmmm.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2014 07:24 AM (WPhwX)

3 Awesome. I also think that Media Matters should pay more in taxes and have more regulatory hoops to jump through. I wonder what they'd think of that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (gOoFi)

4 Secondiest.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (oDCMR)

5 Maybe we can extend unionization to DNC staff?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) Est. 1836 at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (Kh+vp)

6 Double standards?  Who could have guessed?

Posted by: Turnip Defense League [/i] at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (O7Q1u)

7 Hahahahahahaha

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (Z7PrM)

8 I thought   nothing could make     me happier than seeing unions    getting smacked down.


Then I realized that unions getting smacked down BY PRO-UNION LEFTWING RAT BAGS   is so, so, SO much better.    Schadenfreude is delicious!



Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (4df7R)

9 It appears that MMFA is more interested in destroying America than practicing what they preach.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (tf9Ne)

10

Likely outcome if Media Matters unionizes?  Soros stops funding it and it slowly shrivels up and dies, while amazingly at the same time this brand "new" organization appears and starts doing the same thing that Media Matters does.

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 07:25 AM (LI48c)

11 It appears that MMFA is more interested in destroying America than practicing what they preach.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 28, 2014 12:25 PM (tf9Ne)




In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:26 AM (4df7R)

12 This reminds me.. You know what bumper sticker I now hate? No Farms No FOOD Since when are farms under the threat of extinction? I really didn't understand this sticker until I put on my soothsayer thinking cap. I realized it wasn't about saving farms from some phantom threat; it's about stopping land development.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:26 AM (R8tbw)

13 Yeah but they totally mean it about restricting carbon emissions and raising taxes.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at April 28, 2014 07:26 AM (+lsX1)

14 "it was a fact that "unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness." And then they should be welcoming unionization. Things would only get better for them as a company. Oh. Wait. Unless they don't buy their own brand of bullshit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:26 AM (gOoFi)

15 Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance [CA] to suburban Dallas [TX], according to a person familiar with the automakerÂ’s plans.

Posted by: Mario Andretti at April 28, 2014 07:27 AM (e8kgV)

16 It moved.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 07:27 AM (0HooB)

17 I think the people who work at Media Matters should be proud of the fine work they do going after Faux network instead of thinking of their own greedy selves.

Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 07:27 AM (bJm7W)

18 Oh, so I'm driving behind a Prius the other day with the No Farms, No Food sticker on it. Also on the Prius was: Unions = Jobs Then I knew I was sharing the road with a dangerous ignoramus.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:28 AM (R8tbw)

19 "No Farms No FOOD " I haven't seen this before. Could it possibly be a save the family farm vs. corporate farm factory kind of thing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:28 AM (gOoFi)

20 also, ok, off topic, from Think Progress, where I am sure no one would want a union: Four years into the recovery, low-wage industries have accounted for 44 percent of job growth, but they only made up 22 percent of the losses during the recession. These jobs pay between $9.48 and $13.33 an hour — even that higher wage is only about $27,000 a year. At the same time, mid-wage industries saw 37 percent of the job losses but have only made up about a quarter of employment growth. High-wage industries accounted for 41 percent of the losses but have only seen 30 percent of the recovery’s gains. In all, low-wage industries employ 1.85 million more people than when the recession began, while the other two groups have lost nearly 2 million jobs.

Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 07:28 AM (bJm7W)

21 At least the song makes me smile.

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 28, 2014 07:29 AM (HwOeK)

22 " Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance [CA] to suburban Dallas [TX], according to a person familiar with the automakerÂ’s plans." Your welcome

Posted by: Texas at April 28, 2014 07:29 AM (gOoFi)

23 Uncle George is at it again. Heh.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 28, 2014 07:29 AM (Dwehj)

24 Is this what is referred to as the chickens coming home to roost?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 28, 2014 07:29 AM (DmNpO)

25 I realized it wasn't about saving farms from some phantom threat; it's about stopping land development.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 12:26 PM (R8tbw)



It's also about protecting gubmint subsidies.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:29 AM (4df7R)

26 Schadenfreudelicious. Now if we can just get this to drag out and cost both sides a ton of money in legal fees...

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 28, 2014 07:30 AM (APuJ7)

27 In all, low-wage industries employ 1.85 million more people than when the recession began, while the other two groups have lost nearly 2 million jobs. You want fries with that Recovery?

Posted by: Former Mid-Level Manager at April 28, 2014 07:30 AM (ZpK9e)

28 " In all, low-wage industries employ 1.85 million more people than when the recession began, while the other two groups have lost nearly 2 million jobs." McJobs. Democrats said they were bad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:30 AM (gOoFi)

29 Something's missing... Oh yes... What we need are for some Republican politicians to come out "firmly on the side" of Media Matters. Picture complete.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 28, 2014 07:31 AM (BZAd3)

30 The U.S. branch picked Los Angeles for its first headquarters because of proximity to the port complex — where it imported cars — and easy airline access to Tokyo.

But today, about 75% of the Toyota branded vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in America — many of them at plants in Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky.

The automaker won't be the first big company Texas has poached from California.


Posted by: Mario Andretti at April 28, 2014 07:31 AM (e8kgV)

31 also from Stink Progress, I'd like to see proof of this: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told George Stephanopoulos Sunday that she left the Republican Party in the mid-90s because it was tilting the playing field in favor of Wall Street. Warren has quickly become a populist hero to liberals. Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s The Week, noted something in her background that “might surprise” her supporters: the fact that she has voted Republican in the past, and was a registered Republican in Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1996. Warren said she left the party after that because she felt it was siding more and more with Wall Street: "I was an independent. I was with the GOP for a while because I really thought that it was a party that was principled in its conservative approach to economics and to markets. And I feel like the GOP party just left that. They moved to a party that said, “No, it’s not about a level playing field. It’s now about a field that’s gotten tilted.” And they really stood up for the big financial institutions when the big financial institutions are just hammering middle class American families. I just feel like that’s a party that moved way, way away."

Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 07:31 AM (bJm7W)

32 One last thing to get off me chest. What kind of asshole do you have to be to attach this sticker to your car? Wag More Bark Less If I ever have a sticker made, it will be for everyone with a sticker, and it'll read: Shut the Fuck Up and Fuck You.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:32 AM (R8tbw)

33 I haven't seen this before. Could it possibly be a save the family farm vs. corporate farm factory kind of thing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 12:28 PM (gOoFi)



Yes and no.  Yes, it's about small farms being good because  locovores and organic produce and shit.    But it's also about big gubmint nanny statism in general    across the board for all farms, large and small.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:32 AM (4df7R)

34 These rules are for us, not for them. If one is on the "correct" side of an issue, they are exempt from any and all criticism. Why doesn't anyone understand this? The first step in moving forward is to accept this as a fact. We can't change it until we accept it for what it is.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 28, 2014 07:32 AM (7ObY1)

35 Media Matters are my friendsh.

Posted by: Juan McCain at April 28, 2014 07:33 AM (7ObY1)

36 Speaking of unions, the UAW has its panties in a bunch over proposed phasing out of tariffs on Japanese-built cars. UAW ‏@UAW 11m @UAW Reg. 4 Dir. McInroy urges Obama to say no to bad #TPP deal with Japan, which closes its market to us. Not fair. http://bit.ly/1nyZQwT I'm not sure who to root for.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 28, 2014 07:33 AM (DmNpO)

37 Fern's Law: Liberals actually believe none of the things they preach to you about.

Posted by: sound awake at April 28, 2014 07:33 AM (pk/NG)

38 So it's about Farm-Fascism, you're saying?

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (R8tbw)

39 Reminds me of a racist rant by a NBA owner who just happens to be a Democrat.

Posted by: maddogg at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (xWW96)

40 I hope the fuckers do organize and run that sumbitch into the ground.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (gOoFi)

41 Farscism? Farmscism?

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (R8tbw)

42 35 Media Matters are my friendsh. Posted by: Juan McCain at April 28, 2014 12:33 PM (7ObY1) Hey, mine too! Is that a donut in your pocket, Juan, or are you just glad to see me? 'Cause I'm hoping it's a donut.

Posted by: Kris Krispykreme at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (7ObY1)

43 These rules are for us, not for them. If one is on the "correct" side of an issue, they are exempt from any and all criticism.

Why doesn't anyone understand this?

The first step in moving forward is to accept this as a fact.

We can't change it until we accept it for what it is.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 28, 2014 12:32 PM (7ObY1)


Except this isn't an instance of    US     shouting, "HYPOCRISY!!!"   This is an instance of the UNION shouting, "HYPOCRISY!!"     There's a big difference.



Personally, this is a situation where I hope both sides lose and lose badly, since I hate unions with a burning passion   and hate MMFA almost as much.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:34 AM (4df7R)

44 Remind me, how can you be for card check and against Voter ID? Am I missing something?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 28, 2014 07:35 AM (oDCMR)

45 A Media Matters guy was on CNN yesterday. I saw him for a few seconds while channel surfing. He said their organization was created to monitor ALL media. I bet they spend a lot of time monitoring MSNBC and KOZ. Something tells me he was not asked about the union thing. I didn't stick around long enough to listen more.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2014 07:35 AM (XeVA7)

46
UAW ‏@UAW 11m
@UAW Reg. 4 Dir. McInroy urges Obama to say no to bad #TPP deal with Japan, which closes its market to us. Not fair. http://bit.ly/1nyZQwT





Awwww, the   widdle   union fwunkies are all in a tizzy because it's not "fair."   Awwwww, cry me a fucking river, you assholes.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:35 AM (4df7R)

47 Media matters? Crackers don't matter.

Posted by: John Crichton at April 28, 2014 07:36 AM (yn6XZ)

48 42 35 Media Matters are my friendsh. Posted by: Juan McCain at April 28, 2014 12:33 PM (7ObY1) Hey, mine too! Is that a donut in your pocket, Juan, or are you just glad to see me? 'Cause I'm hoping it's a donut. Posted by: Kris Krispykreme at April 28, 2014 12:34 PM (7ObY1) Hi guys, don't leave me out! Media Matters is fine with me. Hope they keep calling out those Wacko-birds! I see it as an act of love.

Posted by: Jebbie McBushHitler at April 28, 2014 07:36 AM (7ObY1)

49 So it's about Farm-Fascism, you're saying?

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 12:34 PM (R8tbw)



Yep!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:36 AM (4df7R)

50 Remind me, how can you be for card check and against Voter ID? Am I missing something? "Shut up!" they explained.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 07:36 AM (0HooB)

51 "Am I missing something?" Yes. One is good for liberals and one is not. They'll twist the logic to get around the obvious conflict because "shut up."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:37 AM (gOoFi)

52 So if my schadenfreude lasts longer than 4hrs do I have to go to the doctor?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 07:37 AM (HVff2)

53 Damn, backwardsboy. Bang, Bang....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:38 AM (gOoFi)

54 Gov. Rick Perry poached Toyota Mark HQ from Torrence, CA to Plano, Tx.. Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2014 07:10 AM ...somebody should tweet this. like the shot heard round the world.

Posted by: Puncher at April 28, 2014 07:38 AM (1YgVg)

55 " I was with the GOP for a while ........."

Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 12:31 PM (bJm7W)


----


She said fucking **what** ?!?!?!?

Posted by: Fact Check Dot Org at April 28, 2014 07:38 AM (nELVU)

56 22 " Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance [CA] to suburban Dallas [TX], according to a person familiar with the automakerÂ’s plans." ________ California made sense for Toyota's US HQ since in the beginning most of Toyota's sales were west coast. But now, there's no reason for them to stay in CA.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 28, 2014 07:38 AM (0LHZx)

57 Shut up, shut up, shut up!

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 28, 2014 07:38 AM (Dwehj)

58

"There's very little enjoyable in politics these days so..."

 

I was still smiling from the collapse of Cover Oregon and their horribly smug YouTube videos including hippie flotsam Laura Gibson singing her immortal "Live Long in Oregon".

 

And then you offer up MMFA's anti-union wonderfulness.

 

And how about the racist owner of the Clippers about to get a NAACP lifetime achievement award?

 

You'd have to lack a heart not to be continually laughing at the political parade.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (bbivj)

59 Which version does the Horde prefer for a Bumper Sticker.. 1. "Diverse in appearance Solidarity in thought" 2. "Diverse in appearance Singularity in thought" 3. "Diversity in appearance Hive-mind in thought" #3 may be a little too much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (X2NEw)

60 Remind me, how can you be for card check and against Voter ID? Am I missing something?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 28, 2014 12:35 PM (oDCMR)



Easy.



 CARD CHECK makes it easier for leftwing union thugs (BIRM) to    harass anyone who doesn't toe the union line,   thus making it easier to get "the right" decisions passed.



VOTER ID makes it harder for leftwing    thugs  (BIRM) to practice    widespread voter fraud, thus making it more difficult to put "the right" candidates in office.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (4df7R)

61 Always good to try to get your enemies to unionize.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (ZPrif)

62 Damn, backwardsboy. Bang, Bang.... Heh, great minds and all that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (0HooB)

63 "She said fucking **what** ?!?!?!?" To be fair, she did say she Native American too. She pulls things out of her ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (gOoFi)

64 can we get any MMFA tweets (or tweets from their "fellows") regarding the unionization attempt at VW in TN?

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at April 28, 2014 07:39 AM (XrGnJ)

65 Media Matters For America: Onerous union work rules for thee but not for me!
***
We are getting ever closer to the left's desired end state. And the plebes in the leftwing alliance are going to be very, very unhappy with what that final end state looks like.

The modern left has no real ideology in the sense that we use the term, everything is a play for more power.

And when the left finally reaches that point, we aren't getting utopia, we aren't even getting Sweden. We are getting Italy in 1938...at best.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 07:40 AM (78TbK)

66 The only thing better than opposing unions is fighting to keep our unpaid interns.

Posted by: DemocRat Politicians & Lobbyists at April 28, 2014 07:40 AM (nbGZj)

67 John Nolte ‏@NolteNC Media: Mr. President: What do you think about the rantings of one 80 year-old man? Obama: AMERICA'S RAAAAAACIST!

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 07:41 AM (ZPrif)

68 The only thing better than opposing unions is fighting to keep our unpaid interns.
___
Hey, I'll pay'em if they are good enough.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 28, 2014 07:42 AM (78TbK)

69 This country has jumped the tracks.  Nothing makes sense anymore.

Posted by: Soona at April 28, 2014 07:42 AM (ix4J8)

70 Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 12:31 PM (bJm7W) I think one can find out. Pennsylvania is very serious about party registration and you must be a member of a party to vote in its primary. Not really likely that a UPenn professor of law would be even a registered Republican in the post-Reagan era, let alone turn on such a shallow and flimsy excuse. Consider what she's saying: Reagan and GHWBush were great but Dole was a bridge too far for her. If her major concern was Wall Street influence, she definitely joined the wrong team. The politician who is owned by Wall Street now is Chuck Schumer. The Democrat party is funded to a shocking degree by Wall Street considering the Hollywood and Silicon Valley money they get.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:42 AM (T0NGe)

71 MMFA is afraid that if they unionize that the White House would also have to unionize.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at April 28, 2014 07:43 AM (e8kgV)

72 Make them live by their rules! Wait. I meant *them*. Not us!

Posted by: Alinsky at April 28, 2014 07:44 AM (ZPrif)

73 #3 may be a little too much. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 12:39 PM (X2NEw) I would order #3 and put on my gas guzzling global warming causing 4x4 pick up truck. Right next to my I Still Stand With Scott Walker bumper sticker.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 07:44 AM (HVff2)

74 I'm all about Main Street, not Wall Street. Vote for me. Also, don't forget to check out the new Casino at Indian Wells on Route 5. Great buffet and those slots are putting out!

Posted by: Lizzy "Pocahontas" Warren at April 28, 2014 07:44 AM (gOoFi)

75 The moment we started to feel shame for our country was the exact same moment obama's big ugly wife said she just began to feel proud of her country. Weird coincidence, eh?

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 07:44 AM (R8tbw)

76 Next, they'll be wanting to unionize underage sex slaves!

Posted by: Bob Menendez, strange connoisseur at April 28, 2014 07:45 AM (yn6XZ)

77 Elizabeth Warren strikes me as the sort that when told one extreme option during her Presidency would be to declare Martial Law, suspend the Constitution and shoot demonstrators, she would tell someone to "go ahead, just don't tell me about it."

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 07:45 AM (s3b1w)

78 SAN ANTONIO — Police took a Madison High School student into custody Monday morning after weapons were found in his backpack. The student, whose name and age have not been released, had three loaded guns and a 12-inch knife, said Aubrey Chancellor, a spokeswoman for North East Independent School District. One of the guns was an AK-47, one was a 45-millimeter and one was a .22 cailber, Chancellor said. One of the guns had been hidden in a bathroom, she said. Phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range was missing.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:45 AM (fWAjv)

79 MMFA. That's the wrasslers, isn't it? I thought they were already unionized. That's why they wore masks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 07:46 AM (0HooB)

80 Ha ha

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at April 28, 2014 07:46 AM (baiNQ)

81 And I have doubts about the AK as well. It was probably a Glock.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:46 AM (fWAjv)

82 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 07:46 AM (78TbK)

83 One of the guns was an AK-47, one was a 45-millimeter and one was a .22 cailber, Chancellor said. One of the guns had been hidden in a bathroom, she said. Next time try bringing a shotgun, son.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 28, 2014 07:47 AM (ZpK9e)

84 California made sense for Toyota's US HQ since in the beginning most of Toyota's sales were west coast. No, Mau Mau, it was because it was closer to the ports. The costs and logistics of moving a plant 1000 miles away is mind-boggling. Not only was Texas a good short-term deal for them -- I'm sure Perry made sure of that -- but they have obviously concluded it's a good long-term deal for them. Question: I don't know which cars will be made in Plano, but does this mean Priuses will say "Made in Texas"?

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:48 AM (T0NGe)

85 BANGOR — Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked Maine to delay its plan, saying that it risks a loss of federal funding or litigation if it violates regulations in the program.

Posted by: unambiguiously Semi-anonymous at April 28, 2014 07:48 AM (e8kgV)

86 Pretty hard to put a 45mm in a back-pack. Oh, never mind. I just saw he had it hidden in the bathroom. Makes sense now. http://tinyurl.com/kcsa45j

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 07:48 AM (X2NEw)

87 I have hated unions since I discovered they were little more than organized theft and quackery. That MM, who heralds their magnificence would go to such lengths to quash them speaks volumes about how they feel about them.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (baiNQ)

88 Damn, and I'd feel ostentatious carrying a 20mm around - that guy went for the full 45mm. Not so sure that's the one he hid in the bathroom.

Posted by: akula51[/b][/i][/s] at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (sAXJ5)

89 Umm, I'll believe that Elizabeth "Fauxcohontas" Warren was a Republican when she produces verifiable paperwork and not a moment before.

Posted by: joncelli at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (RD7QR)

90 The irony it burns- Student at Brandeis majoring in Politics with a minor in Peace, Conflict and Co-existence studies hurls insults at pro-Israel observant Jew: http://tinyurl.com/lht7rsy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (XyM/Y)

91 To be fair, she did say she Native American too. She pulls things out of her ass. I wish I could find that Archer clip of Cheryl asserting that she's 1/64th Cherokee. Unfortunately, Fox is fanatical about copyright.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (T0NGe)

92 82 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack? Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 12:46 PM (78TbK) Just read that that was the one stashed in the bathroom.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:49 AM (fWAjv)

93

The costs and logistics of moving a plant 1000 miles away is mind-boggling. Not only was Texas a good short-term deal for them -- I'm sure Perry made sure of that -- but they have obviously concluded it's a good long-term deal for them.

 

This isn't a plant though it seems.  This is more of their corporate offices. Its Sales and Marketing jobs. 

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (LI48c)

94 Among its donors was SEIU, which gave $150,000 to the watchdog group between 2009 and 2012, accounting for about one-fifth of all money it received from unions
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If the MMFA workforce unionizes, just imagine the foofra if they demand a seat or two on the MMFA board of directors,  like the UAW did at GM.  Now that would be funny.

Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (JBggj)

95 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 12:46 PM (78TbK)



One of those AK-47 pistols?

Posted by: EC at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (GQ8sn)

96 Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 12:31 PM (bJm7W) That was probably when she was flipping houses for an indecent profit.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (H77Nb)

97 One of the guns was an AK-47, one was a 45-millimeter and one was a .22 cailber

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 12:45 PM (fWAjv)



In a backpack???  That's a damn creative kid to get this: http://tinyurl.com/l6fhbee  or this:
http://tinyurl.com/lj9awfo  into a backpack.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (L8r/r)

98 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack? Folding stock?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (WPhwX)

99 82 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack? Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 12:46 PM (78TbK) Perfect for CC.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:50 AM (fWAjv)

100 That 45 mm pistol must have one hell of a kick...

Posted by: joncelli at April 28, 2014 07:51 AM (RD7QR)

101 So Elizabeth Warren just outed herself as a concern-troll. She forgot "Christian" and "rock ribbed" in there

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 07:51 AM (RTQgm)

102 Is that a Bofors 40mm AA gun in your pocket, or...

Posted by: akula51[/b][/i][/s] at April 28, 2014 07:51 AM (sAXJ5)

103 89 Umm, I'll believe that Elizabeth "Fauxcohontas" Warren was a Republican when she produces verifiable paperwork and not a moment before. Posted by: joncelli at April 28, 2014 12:49 PM (RD7QR) Maybe she was 1/32nd Republican. I do recall she shared a great recipe for Jello.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:51 AM (T0NGe)

104 One of those AK-47 pistols? Now with the Upward Thingy (patent pending).

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 07:51 AM (0HooB)

105 82 How do you fit an AK-47 in your backpack?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 12:46 PM (78TbK)

 

taking off the thing that goes up?

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 07:52 AM (LI48c)

106 Shit.  I just knocked my coffee mug over with my schadenboner.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 07:52 AM (DrWcr)

107 Pretty hard to put a 45mm in a back-pack.


Oh, never mind.
I just saw he had it hidden in the bathroom.
Makes sense now.

http://tinyurl.com/kcsa45j

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 12:48 PM (X2NEw)

 

 

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45mm,  huh?  Must have had his modified Bofors hidden in the  janitor's closet.

Posted by: Soona at April 28, 2014 07:52 AM (ix4J8)

108 The costs and logistics of moving a plant 1000 miles away is mind-boggling. Not only was Texas a good short-term deal for them -- I'm sure Perry made sure of that -- but they have obviously concluded it's a good long-term deal for them. This isn't a plant though it seems. This is more of their corporate offices.ItsSales and Marketing jobs. Which can easily go to D/FW or Houston.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2014 07:52 AM (WPhwX)

109 89 Umm, I'll believe that Elizabeth "Fauxcohontas" Warren was a Republican when she produces verifiable paperwork and not a moment before. Posted by: joncelli at April 28, 2014 12:49 PM (RD7QR) Me, too. Nobody's views on economics changes that far. No fuckin' way.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 07:53 AM (H77Nb)

110 Unionize?! But we're a non-profit. Seriously, you guys!

Posted by: MMFA at April 28, 2014 07:54 AM (ILBCY)

111 101 So Elizabeth Warren just outed herself as a concern-troll. She forgot "Christian" and "rock ribbed" in there Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 12:51 PM (RTQgm) That's what we have now. A political class that acts like Internet trolls.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:54 AM (T0NGe)

112 Rock ribbed for her pleasure.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 07:54 AM (DrWcr)

113 106 Shit. I just knocked my coffee mug over with my schadenboner. Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 12:52 PM (DrWcr) Damn things draggin' in the dirt and I can't get it back up.

Posted by: Zombie Gus Grissom at April 28, 2014 07:55 AM (H77Nb)

114 That's what we have now. A political class that acts like Internet trolls.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 12:54 PM (T0NGe)

 

And tweenage girls.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 07:55 AM (DrWcr)

115 This isn't a plant though it seems. This is more of their corporate offices.ItsSales and Marketing jobs. Hmmm...I misread it then. The plants have to be coming soon, though. Gotta get them out of Uniontown.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:55 AM (T0NGe)

116 "I was an independent. I was with the GOP for a while because I really thought that it was a party that was principled in its conservative approach to economics and to markets." says Fauxcahontas.

There aren't words....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 28, 2014 07:55 AM (vg8iE)

117 If Elizabeth Warren was a Republican I was beating the ground for voters for Jimmy Carter. I most certainly was NOT although I did go to the airport with one of my Democratic friends as Carter's plane stopped here to gas up before heading on to GA on the last night before elections.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 28, 2014 07:56 AM (baiNQ)

118 And tweenage girls. Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 12:55 PM (DrWcr) When I see Obama, I always hear The Monarch, from Venture Bros., with his thin frame, high pitch and teenage girl choice of language.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 07:56 AM (T0NGe)

119 Which version does the Horde prefer for a Bumper Sticker.. 4. "Diversity in appearance, Conformity in thought" 5. "Diversity is only skin-deep"

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 07:56 AM (rt3TY)

120 Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 12:48 PM (T0NGe) Just out of curiosity.... most of these plant moving scenarios come with the Politicians of the area giving the company a tax break... How can it be a Conservative position, to give ONE company a Tax break, that another company does not get? How can that NOT give them a competitive advantage over other companies.... maybe even Local companies, who do have to pay those taxes?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 28, 2014 07:57 AM (84gbM)

121 I'm a devout Christian and I've voted Republican since the Grant administration but the course that the GOP is taking, what with the White oppressors raping the land and destroying the accomplishments of the glorious 5-year plan, is of great concern to me.

Posted by: Lizzie the Squaw at April 28, 2014 07:57 AM (RD7QR)

122 And tweenage girls. Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 12:55 PM (DrWcr) Unfollow click

Posted by: Wyt Hizzouse Spoxpurson at April 28, 2014 07:57 AM (fWAjv)

123 When I see Obama, I always hear The Monarch, from Venture Bros., with his thin frame, high pitch and teenage girl choice of language. Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 12:56 PM (T0NGe) When I see Obama, I hear Charlie Brown's Teachers voice... Wah wah wahhh wah....

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 28, 2014 07:58 AM (84gbM)

124 115 This isn't a plant though it seems. This is more of their corporate offices.ItsSales and Marketing jobs. Hmmm...I misread it then. The plants have to be coming soon, though. Gotta get them out of Uniontown. Posted by: AmishDude They are here already. In Huntsville they have their engine plant already churning them out.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 28, 2014 07:58 AM (baiNQ)

125 I was an independent. I was with the GOP for a while because I really
thought that it was a party that was principled in its conservative
approach to economics and to markets." says Fauxcahontas.
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And Hillary Clinton was nearly a Marine.

Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 07:58 AM (JBggj)

126 Hmmm...I misread it then. The plants have to be coming soon, though. Gotta get them out of Uniontown.

Posted by: AmishDude


Toyota has no plants in CA. Their joint venture with GM, NUMMI in Fremont, stopped production in 2010. Part of the plant was sold to Tesla.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 07:58 AM (ujux6)

127 "4. "Diversity in appearance, Conformity in thought" " That one may just be the winner. Serious.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 07:59 AM (X2NEw)

128 Their joint venture with GM, NUMMI in Fremont, stopped production in 2010.



Another victim of union dickery.


Posted by: EC at April 28, 2014 08:00 AM (GQ8sn)

129 Fauxcohontas was also against ACA to the very end. Until she had to enroll and found that she actually earns cash back on all her health care purchases.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 08:00 AM (fWAjv)

130 I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo.

Posted by: Little Squaw FullofShit at April 28, 2014 08:00 AM (H77Nb)

131 4. "Diversity in appearance, Conformity in thought" "

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6.  Look how you want..... think like we say.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 28, 2014 08:01 AM (nELVU)

132 130 I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo.

Posted by: Little Squaw FullofShit at April 28, 2014 01:00 PM (H77Nb)

 

More like the Pendejo tribe.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 08:02 AM (DrWcr)

133 Liz Warren is slated to play Chavez y Chavez in Young Guns III.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 08:02 AM (fWAjv)

134 When I see Obama, I hear Charlie Brown's Teachers voice... Wah wah wahhh wah.... Posted by: Romeo13 at April 28, 2014 12:58 PM (84gbM) When I see Obama, I change the fucking channel.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 08:02 AM (da5Wo)

135 One World - One Love - Patchouli For Everyone!

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 28, 2014 08:02 AM (oDCMR)

136 I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo.
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Now it's all "Hopi Change".



Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 08:02 AM (JBggj)

137 And Hillary Clinton was nearly a Marine.

Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 12:58 PM (JBggj)


http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/



Take a look at the BG in charge of Parris Island.  

Posted by: EC at April 28, 2014 08:03 AM (GQ8sn)

138 "And Hillary Clinton was nearly a Marine." I was in Vietnam. Have I told you that before?

Posted by: John F'in Kerry at April 28, 2014 08:03 AM (gOoFi)

139 Now it's all "Hopi Change".



Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 01:02 PM (JBggj)


----


Soooooo..... Sioux Me.....

Posted by: Lie-a-watha at April 28, 2014 08:03 AM (nELVU)

140 52 So if my schadenfreude lasts longer than 4hrs do I have to go to the doctor? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 12:37 PM (HVff2) Bob Dole would, if Bob Dole was you.

Posted by: Bob Doles' 4-hour erection on the 30th lap at April 28, 2014 08:03 AM (H77Nb)

141 Another case of Domestic Violence being shoved under the carpet. http://tinyurl.com/mob79xp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 28, 2014 08:04 AM (X2NEw)

142 The costs and logistics of moving a plant 1000 miles away is mind-boggling. Not only was Texas a good short-term deal for them -- I'm sure Perry made sure of that -- but they have obviously concluded it's a good long-term deal for them. --- The business environment in California has been toxic for so long that all kinds of companies were probably having contengency plans in case they had to move. The main things that Texas probably had to pitch would deal with property taxes and a severely limited regulatory environment as compared to California. The clusterfuck involving the Huy Fong Foods sriracha plant, where the city is trying to require the factory to do something to offset the smell caused by producing the hot sauce, is probably a good example of the kinds of BS businesses in California have to put up with.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 28, 2014 08:04 AM (APuJ7)

143 I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo. ====== Now it's all "Hopi Change". Anyone else wonder sometimes if we didn't wander into a Rocky & Bullwinkle reject script?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 08:04 AM (rt3TY)

144 Now it's all "Hopi Change". Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 01:02 PM (JBggj) *goes for more coffee and a wet towel*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 08:05 AM (H77Nb)

145 143 I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo. ====== Now it's all "Hopi Change". Anyone else wonder sometimes if we didn't wander into a Rocky & Bullwinkle reject script? --- Now I'm looking at this entitlement bomb, cleverely disguised as an entitlement bomb!

Posted by: Moose And Squirrel at April 28, 2014 08:06 AM (APuJ7)

146 Anyone else wonder sometimes if we didn't wander into a Rocky & Bullwinkle reject script? This time fer sure!! Presto!!!!

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at April 28, 2014 08:06 AM (vd7A8)

147 I hope Rachel tells me who to root for in this dispute before my show tonight. 

Posted by: Chris Hayes at April 28, 2014 08:06 AM (PvZ8F)

148 Now it's all "Hopi Change". Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 01:02 PM (JBggj) ---- Soooooo..... Sioux Me..... Look, I know it's kind of Apache record, but at some point you're so far up the Creek you have to know Huron the wrong track.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 08:07 AM (rt3TY)

149 "More like the Pendejo tribe." I can aver, without doubt, that Ms. Warren is not a member of the historic Pendejo Tribe.

Posted by: Pendejo Tribal Elder at April 28, 2014 08:07 AM (gOoFi)

150 Coming soon to a FEMA camp near you:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/28/ lawyers-egypt-judge-sentences-683-to-death-in-mass-trial-including-muslim/

Posted by: grognard at April 28, 2014 08:07 AM (/29Nl)

151 Anyone else wonder sometimes if we didn't wander into a Rocky & Bullwinkle reject script? --- Now I'm looking at this entitlement bomb, cleverely disguised as an entitlement bomb! Posted by: Moose And Squirrel at April 28, 2014 01:06 PM (APuJ7) But now we have NEW Fearless Leader... Vlad Putin!

Posted by: Borris Badenoff at April 28, 2014 08:08 AM (84gbM)

152 137 And Hillary Clinton was nearly a Marine. Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 12:58 PM (JBggj) That one always cracks me up. ------- http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/ Take a look at the BG in charge of Parris Island. Posted by: EC at April 28, 2014 01:03 PM (GQ8sn) *throws hands up in resigned frustration* I know, I know.....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 08:08 AM (H77Nb)

153 "Look, I know it's kind of Apache record, but at some point you're so far up the Creek you have to know Huron the wrong track. Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 01:07 PM"



No more Indian puns now, I mean it!

Posted by: Vizzini at April 28, 2014 08:08 AM (knoK7)

154 The clusterfuck involving the Huy Fong Foods sriracha plant, where the city is trying to require the factory to do something to offset the smell caused by producing the hot sauce, is probably a good example of the kinds of BS businesses in California have to put up with.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 28, 2014 01:04 PM (APuJ7)

 

 

---------------------------------------------

 

 

Well, I even have to admit that I wouldn't want a  "nuc mom"  factory in my backyard.

Posted by: Soona at April 28, 2014 08:08 AM (ix4J8)

155 >>> That's what we have now. A political class that acts like Internet trolls. Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 12:54 PM (T0NGe)
And tweenage girls.<<<

I was thinking NBA "celebrities."

Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2014 08:08 AM (UzPAd)

156 Look, I know it's kind of Apache record, but at some point you're so far up the Creek you have to know Huron the wrong track. Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 01:07 PM (rt3TY) And then some of ya wonder why we're gone...

Posted by: Mohican, last of... at April 28, 2014 08:09 AM (84gbM)

157 Six years after the Great Recession began, job growth has returned to is original peak level. But the kinds of jobs that have been added donÂ’t pay well. Low-wage jobs have accounted for most of the employment growth even though they werenÂ’t the majority of jobs lost during the recession, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP).


... what is the world coming to when this kind of right wing stuff comes out of Think Progress ?

Posted by: Philander C. Knox at April 28, 2014 08:09 AM (e8kgV)

158 It appears that MMFA is more interested in destroying America than practicing what they preach.

Nobody on the left lives by the "rules" they seek to impose on us.  This isn't a novel observation, but it's one you can use against them on a regular basis.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 28, 2014 08:10 AM (B/VB5)

159 Well, I even have to admit that I wouldn't want a "nuc mom" factory in my backyard. --- I live a relatively short distance from a gigantic Georgia Pacific paper mill, and it smell like ass on the days when they're downwind, so my asshole bleeds for these people who are complaining about a hot sauce smell in the air.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 28, 2014 08:11 AM (APuJ7)

160 So diet guru Seth Roberts died. Collapsed while hiking apparently. http://casnocha.com/2014/04/rip-seth-roberts.html

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 08:11 AM (ZPrif)

161 Posted by: Romeo13 at April 28, 2014 12:57 PM (84gbM) How else could politicians claim to have "created jobs"? I seem to recall a time when there was something about "equal protection" and taxes needed to be consistent or not at all or something. Of course, people wore wigs and pointed hats then, so we'd better no go back to that. Imagine the itchy scalps!

Posted by: Damiano at April 28, 2014 08:11 AM (j0wOO)

162 Look, I know it's kind of Apache record, but at some point you're so far up the Creek you have to know Huron the wrong track. Paddles for sale! Getcher paddles heah!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2014 08:12 AM (WPhwX)

163 Six years after the Great Recession began, job growth has returned to is original peak level. Moose and Squirrel Shit.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 08:13 AM (H77Nb)

164 160 So diet guru Seth Roberts died. Collapsed while hiking apparently. http://casnocha.com/2014/04/rip-seth-roberts.html --- Yeah, because it is totally original for a diet / fitness nut to die in mid-workout.

Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at April 28, 2014 08:13 AM (APuJ7)

165 *throws a blanket over the comments*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 08:13 AM (da5Wo)

166

Last week I caught part of Clark Howard.  I consider what he says to be about 50% decent information and 50% bullshit.  He was talking up how businesses are apparently planning to start ramping up their hiring of new college graduates and how that shows an improving economy, even though most of the jobs will end up being below $40,000/yr salary.

 

On hearing that I just couldn't shake the thought that they were planning to hire new graduates because they could more successfully get them to be hired and not offer them employer provided health insurance.  So they can pay them less and get away with offering fewer benefits.

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 08:14 AM (LI48c)

167 Anybody want a pemmican peanut?

Posted by: eleven at April 28, 2014 08:14 AM (GXZgZ)

168 "Anybody want a pemmican peanut?" Anything like a Cleveland Steamer?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (gOoFi)

169 I don't really follow the diet fads. I know Roberts had some best-selling book -- Shangri-La Diet. He also was a big "self-experimenter". He had a popular blog where he documented all his supplements and stuff he ate.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (ZPrif)

170 Seth Roberts, the UC Berkeley professor of psychology One down.....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (H77Nb)

171 Yeah, because it is totally original for a diet / fitness nut to die in mid-workout.

Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at April 28, 2014 01:13 PM (APuJ7)

 

 

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Not enough  fiber.  Eat your fucking fiber.

Posted by: Wilfred Brimley at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (ix4J8)

172 Elizabeth Warren is 1/132nd Republican, on her father's side.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (ZshNr)

173 Damn Now I want a 45mm! Strange but nothing on gunbrokerdotcom

Posted by: MilitarizedThugCopJoe at April 28, 2014 08:16 AM (KUvq2)

174 . . .

Posted by: douglas adams, 49 forever at April 28, 2014 08:17 AM (RTQgm)

175 On hearing that I just couldn't shake the thought that they were planning to hire new graduates because they could more successfully get them to be hired and not offer them employer provided health insurance. So they can pay them less and get away with offering fewer benefits. Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 01:14 PM (LI48c) And? I don't see a problem here. Compensation is determined by the value that a job produces, not what someone's college professor/ mommy/ BLS average tells them they are worth.

Posted by: Damiano at April 28, 2014 08:17 AM (j0wOO)

176 Professor of Psychology and Diet guru? I wonder how malnourished he'll be found to be by a medical examiner?

Posted by: nnptcgrad at April 28, 2014 08:17 AM (d8a9m)

177 Not enough fiber. Eat your fucking fiber.

Posted by: Wilfred Brimley at April 28, 2014 01:16 PM (ix4J


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Did you know that 97% of a pine tree is edible??

Posted by: Zombie Euell Gibbons at April 28, 2014 08:18 AM (nELVU)

178 How come nobody asks me?

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at April 28, 2014 08:18 AM (GXZgZ)

179 He was talking up how businesses are apparently planning to start ramping up their hiring of new college graduates and how that shows an improving economy, even though most of the jobs will end up being below $40,000/yr salary.
========
What's the average annual re-payment for a $50,000 college student loan these days?

Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 08:18 AM (JBggj)

180 This is great for a change. The article in the sidebar also highlights some pretty banal liberal hypocrisy, eh, more of an ode to liberal hypocrisy. A puff-piece on liberal hypocrisy. To sum: firebrand liberal former congressman opens a restaurant, pays his employees the bare minimum, offers few benefits, realizes that small business has no job security, and often unreliable income streams and wrestles unnecessarily with inane regulations.

Posted by: BuckIV at April 28, 2014 08:19 AM (CLfqv)

181 On hearing that I just couldn't shake the thought that they were planning to hire new graduates because they could more successfully get them to be hired and not offer them employer provided health insurance. So they can pay them less and get away with offering fewer benefits. Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 01:14 PM (LI48c) It's probably cost cutting because of insurance expenses. Cost of healthcare for employees is going up. Can't avoid it, so what do you do? Get rid of the expensive employees and hire the cheap ones. A recent grad is a lot cheaper than someone who's been there 15-20 years.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 08:19 AM (da5Wo)

182 Of course, people wore wigs and pointed hats then, so we'd better no go back to that. Imagine the itchy scalps! Posted by: Damiano at April 28, 2014 01:11 PM (j0wOO) /pulls his hair back into a ponytail... Who needs a wig?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 28, 2014 08:19 AM (84gbM)

183 160 So diet guru Seth Roberts died. Collapsed while hiking apparently. http://casnocha.com/2014/04/rip-seth-roberts.html --- Yeah, because it is totally original for a diet / fitness nut to die in mid-workout. Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at April 28, 2014 01:13 PM (APuJ7) _______________ Shame

Posted by: Jim Fixx at April 28, 2014 08:19 AM (32Ze2)

184 What's the average annual re-payment for a $50,000 college student loan these days?

Posted by: mrp at April 28, 2014 01:18 PM (JBggj)


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Not a damn thing if I have anything to say about it.....

Posted by: President Barrack "Student Loan Forgiveness" Obama at April 28, 2014 08:20 AM (nELVU)

185 What up y'all?

Posted by: Nelson Rockefeller at April 28, 2014 08:20 AM (GXZgZ)

186 Did you know that 97% of a pine tree is edible?? Posted by: Zombie Euell Gibbons at April 28, 2014 01:18 PM (nELVU) Pine trees? The fucking doctors had me on picnic tables the last three years I was alive.

Posted by: The real Zombie Euell Gibbons at April 28, 2014 08:20 AM (H77Nb)

187 nood

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 28, 2014 08:20 AM (OtQXp)

188 Cost of healthcare for employees is going up. Can't avoid it, so what do you do? Get rid of the expensive employees and hire the cheap ones. A recent grad is a lot cheaper than someone who's been there 15-20 years.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 01:19 PM (da5Wo)

 

And even cheaper if you can figure out how to not even give them insurance at all.  The reality of the Obamaconomy.

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 08:21 AM (LI48c)

189 Anyone else wonder sometimes if we didn't wander into a Rocky & Bullwinkle reject script? - Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.

Posted by: Barackwinkle at April 28, 2014 08:21 AM (XUKZU)

190 The Shangri-La Diet: The No Hunger Eat Anything Weight-Loss Plan by Seth Roberts, PhD -- The PhD is a nice touch -- especially since it's not in the field of nutrition or medicine, but psychology. But the chubby rubes looking for a miracle diet plan are gonna be reassured by that PhD -- it's fucking Science! He also never bothered to publish any of his "findings" about diet in any actual scientific journals. Instead he self-published on his blog. And no doubt became wealthy. It was a best-seller.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 08:22 AM (ZPrif)

191 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told George Stephanopoulos Sunday that she left the Republican Party in the mid-90s because it was tilting the playing field in favor of Wall Street.

Warren has quickly become a populist hero to liberals. Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s The Week, noted something in her background that “might surprise” her supporters: the fact that she has voted Republican in the past, and was a registered Republican in Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1996. Warren said she left the party after that because she felt it was siding more and more with Wall Street:

"I was an independent. I was with the GOP for a while because I really thought that it was a party that was principled in its conservative approach to economics and to markets. And I feel like the GOP party just left that. They moved to a party that said, “No, it’s not about a level playing field. It’s now about a field that’s gotten tilted.” And they really stood up for the big financial institutions when the big financial institutions are just hammering middle class American families. I just feel like that’s a party that moved way, way away."

Posted by: mallfly at April 28, 2014 12:31 PM (bJm7W)

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Going to have to call bullshit on this one.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 28, 2014 08:24 AM (6n332)

192 "To be fair, she did say she Native American too. She pulls things out of her ass." Indeed- her tribal name was "Closets in butt". Or was it "Lying, immoral sack of sanctimonious hypocritical crap-running bear"? Either way.

Posted by: Buster McDissenter at April 28, 2014 08:24 AM (QLbhS)

193 I see at Drudge that the author of the "Vast right wing conspiracy" memo is claiming it is even more true today than it was during the Clinton era. Gee you would think that with all the RINOS in the Republican party that one of them would have confirmed his conspiracy charge in the last 20 years - but none have.

Of course leftists assume there is a vast right wing conspiracy because - as the journolist scandal demonstrated - there actually is a vast left wing conspiracy. So they naturally assume we do the same sorts of things they do. Projection is not just a booth at a movie theater.

Posted by: [/i] [/s] [/u] [/b] An Observation at April 28, 2014 08:26 AM (ylhEn)

194 "Umm, I'll believe that Elizabeth "Fauxcohontas" Warren was a Republican when she produces verifiable paperwork and not a moment before." Harrumph. You obviously did not see Warren's "potentate casserole" and "5 bean soup of oppression" recipes in the GOP Plutocrat/Robber Baron cookbook- which conclusively and unequivocally proves what she claims. How, 'n shit.

Posted by: Buster McDissenter at April 28, 2014 08:29 AM (QLbhS)

195 "That's what we have now. A political class that acts like Internet trolls. Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 12:54 PM (T0NGe) And tweenage girls." Speak for your selfies. Tee hee titter titter!

Posted by: Preezy Lookahme! at April 28, 2014 08:30 AM (QLbhS)

196 "I changed from the Republicans when I changed from Cherokee to Navajo. ====== Now it's all "Hopi Change". " And if you challenge her on this, she'll Sioux ya.

Posted by: Buster McDissenter at April 28, 2014 08:32 AM (QLbhS)

197 The only time Elizabeth Warren has been to the right of her current political position was that time in college when she was a card carrying Communist.

Posted by: [/i] [/s] [/u] [/b] An Observation at April 28, 2014 08:32 AM (ylhEn)

198 No farms no food. Have they been talking to Willie Nelson?

Posted by: Lester at April 28, 2014 08:45 AM (2UPXV)

199 I realized it wasn't about saving farms from some phantom threat; it's about stopping land development. Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 28, 2014 12:26 PM (R8tbw) Exactly! You see a lot of those in Colorado. Figured out pretty quick that once the development was stopped these same people tried to destroy the farms they'd been claiming to try to save.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 28, 2014 08:53 AM (GDulk)

200 1. "Diverse in appearance Solidarity in thought" This. Because it's subtle enough that you could sell them on a college campus outside the Ethnic Studies building without anyone being the wiser. I like sneaky guerrilla shit like that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 28, 2014 10:38 AM (TIIx5)

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