Daily Archives for June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

“Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour”

TweetThe long road to economic ruin begins with a single ludicrous step… Martina Phelps says the Seattle City Council’s historic vote Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour could change her life. Phelps, 22, earns $9.47 per … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

“White House Overrode Internal Objections To Taliban Prisoner Release”

TweetQuick point of correction in re: the title and much of the reporting on this story, and one that is crucial. Bergdahl was being held not by the Taliban, but by the Haqqani Network, placed on the terror watch list … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

It’s long past time: a letter to Speaker Boehner

TweetDear John Boehner, et al., President Obama’s use of the EPA — and frankly, his misuse of the entire administrative state (itself constitutionally dubious if not downright anathema to representative republicanism) — is not an attempt to clean the air … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

“Temple University on Defense Following Anti-Semitic Row”

TweetNever again?  WFB: Temple University is seeking to reassure donors and top officials after a member of its staff engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric on a secret listserv and questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Temple president … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

Nancy Pelosi explains how BOOOOOOOOOSH is to blame for Obama’s NSA scandal

TweetWell, perhaps “explains” is too charitable. Let’s go with “eventually tries to turn the actions of the Obama Administration into an indictment of the Bush administration, to hilarious, bumbling results”: Christ. People voluntarily vote this dessicated, bug-eyed saddle bag into … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

Re: my last post. If true, the following changes much

TweetBasing my emotional reaction off of a WaPo story, and off of my own attempts to put myself in the (unimaginable) position of Bowe Bergdahl’s father, I was willing to apportion him some measure of sympathy.  After all, the love … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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June 3, 2014

Bergdahla-po-looza

TweetLook:  I’m inclined to be more forgiving to the parents of a young man who’d been taken prisoner for being a naive, snot-nosed, entitled, ruthlessly indoctrinated piece of self-loathing shit.  We’d all — well, most of us (Amanda Marcotte and … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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