Category Archives: blood sucking leeches

Make A Run For The Border

Taco Bell Lobbyists Thank Congressional Staff With 6,000 Tacos “Taco Bell franchise owners are lobbying Congress to help prevent their workers from organizing a union or qualifying for employer-based healthcare. They’re also asking for assistance with real estate tax credits … Continue reading

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Some Stupid For Your Coffee?

Uber, the taxi-like service that only Ayn Rand could love, was surge-charging $100 per ride to Australians who were fleeing an armed hostage situation in Sydney. The Uber spokes-weasel explains it thusly: We are all concerned with events in CBD. … Continue reading

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This is how Wingnuttia rolls

We’ll start the day with a story that illustrate the point that for Wingnuts, it’s not how you play the game that counts, it’s that you win at all costs: Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal … Continue reading

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David Brooks and the United States of Amnesia

If you go back and read oral histories conducted in the 1950s and 1960s, you’d be amazed by how benign the labor market seemed back then. People would announce that they were moving to a new city and assume they’d … Continue reading

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There’s a lesson here…

…but I’m not sure what it is: Two hundred fifty employees of the United Parcel Service (UPS) walked off the job for 90 minutes in February to protest the firing of one of their coworkers, Jairo Reyes. Reyes had driven … Continue reading

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The Midday Quote: Get Off The Cross Edition

“You know, it’s interesting, in America there’s only one group you can legally discriminate against in America anymore: rich people.” –Steve Moore, former Wall St. Journal writer and current Heritage Foundation economist.

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Tainted is such an ugly word…

…how about, “Now with added adventure” Food giant Nestlé has issued a voluntary recall of several of its Hot Pocket brand products out of fears that they’ve been tainted by diseased beef that was never inspected by the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Ann Frank weeps for Tom Perkins

…because being wealthy is exactly like the Kristallnacht: Regarding your editorial “Censors on Campus” (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on … Continue reading

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CEOs: Staunch Defenders of the Free Market Conspire Against Free Market

As part of a law suit here in Silicon Valley, via the emails of various CEOs, we have learned that titans of industry–those Galtian overlords–conspired to keep engineers from switching companies and presumably receiving higher wages. Instead of letting the … Continue reading

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Eat the rich

Prarie Weather has a really good post up that deconstructs the mythology that the economy is ready to roar back if only there were some qualified people to fill the jobs. While it might seem obvious, the issue is that … Continue reading

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