Open Thread 2/20

- The Big Burger Boycott is today, Seattle.

Volkswagen’s top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized. [h/t]

– (video plays automatically) Well I’m no expert but firing Hanford whistleblowers seems like a bad idea.

Honestly? You probably don’t want just any old scab driving your kids around first thing in the morning.

– At what point does Rodney Tom just give up any pretense of being a Democrat(Seattle Times link)?

The Dignity of Work


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Chris Christie isn’t the only GOP governor whose presidential aspirations are imploding. A document dump has revealed more criminal behavior by Scott Walker’s aides, some of whom are already serving prison sentences.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s another glimpse of how Republican sanctimony works. Six of Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides have been convicted of felonies in connection with their political work for Walker; meanwhile, Walker fired a perfectly competent county doctor because she had once been a thong model.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I wonder what the real reason he fired her was? Maybe his wife caught him looking at her? Just wonderin’ …

    (Remember that dentist who fired an assistant because she was too good looking, and he had a jealous wife?)

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    Oh my… Our nation is in great peril. When is that Kenyan, Muslim socialist going to show “leadership” about out of control entitlement spending?

    “This paper quantifies the welfare implications of the U.S. Social Security program during the Great Recession…Taken as a whole, our results indicate that the U.S. Social Security program is particularly effective at providing insurance against business cycle episodes like the Great Recession.”

    Can’t the muslim, socialist Kenyan see what kind of effect his policies have on THE job creators?

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    No Time for Fascists spews:

    Income Inequality.
    Nobody is arguing that everyone be paid exactly the same any more than anyone is arguing that one man should have all wealth in the country and everyone else is broke.
    Both extremes are toxic and dangerous.

    Just had to get that off my chest.

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    Ekim spews:

    Aww look – even the NY Time has picked up the story

    Aides’ Emails Provide Detailed Look at Wisconsin’s Governor

    Even as Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin looks ahead to 2016 and a possible presidential bid, his political past as Milwaukee County executive has come back to haunt him.

    A release of 27,000 emails and hundreds of court documents on Wednesday portrays Mr. Walker, a Republican, as having presided over an office where aides used personal computers and email to conceal that they were mixing government and campaign business. The conduct of campaign work on government time led to the criminal convictions of two aides and several others. Mr. Walker, who has for years denied wrongdoing, was never charged.

    Before the data dump Walker was the RETHUG BILLIONAIRES next pick for POTUS after Christie imploded. Now he’ll be lucky to stay out of jail, let alone be reelected for governor again.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    SSgt. Walter Ehlers, 92, has died. He was the last of the 12 men who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism during the D-Day invasion.

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    Ekim spews:

    4. Lenin spews:

    Hmmm…Mcdonalds for lunch and Burger King for dinner I think.

    I saw on the news last night that Mcdonalds won’t appose the minimum wage increase.

    Also, a small store owner stated she had decided to support the increase. Not for financial reasons, because she thought she would take a hit, but for moral reasons, because she thought it the right thing to do.

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    Nope spews:

    No one should be making a career out of flipping burgers, no one should expect to make a family supporting living out of flipping burgers…if your trying to do either of these things, your fucking up in the game of life.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Michelle Bachmann said America isn’t ready for a woman president. I agree America isn’t ready for a Republican woman president. President Palin? President Bachmann? Are you kidding?
    But President H. Clinton is a different matter. Even John McCain thinks she’d win.