Sunday, February 26, 2012

Dysfunctional Libtards and the Minimum Wage

Sigh.  I get letters

Res Ipsa Loquitur

I get this kind of letter (E-mail) at least three times a week.

Dear so-called Real King of France and Sweden.  I seethe every time you insinuate that Liberals/Democrats have some kind of chromosomal or DNA defect that prohibits us from understanding economics or national defense, and that we should be prohibited, in the national interest, from working, or being involved in any way, in those areas and disciplines. That, sir, is libelous, inflammatory, and unfounded lying lies hate speech. You make me vomit. Put up or shut up you dickless mutant.

With no regards,

Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike, Ulrike, Ulrike.  I  do not insinuate these things Ms. Meinhof.  I say them quite pointedly, and always with examples. Hold on while I Google "Stupid Democrats think raising the minimum wage will spark the economy."    Hang on .....

That didn't take long. 

A killer ‘stimulus’
Minimum-wage madness

In his budget address on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting income taxes to make the state more competitive in the race for jobs and investment. But even as Christie struggles to improve the business environment, Democrats and some Republicans in Trenton are working to undermine it with a proposal to boost the state’s minimum hourly wage to $8.50 from $7.25 and then index future increases to inflation.

Their proposal, rapidly gaining steam, mirrors one that Democrats in Albany are pushing Gov. Cuomo to endorse.

Supporters tout the move — which would give Jersey one of the highest minimum wages in the country — as “stimulus.” Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver even said that raising the minimum wage would give lower-income families thousands more dollars to spend. What she failed to mention is that it would do so at the cost of perhaps tens of thousands of jobs.

Not to throw cold water on your hopes and aspirations Ulrike, but have you considered a nice job in retails sales?  Or gardening? 

You're welcome.

The Great Escape



If I was single and alone, this would be my absolute dream house.  I know,  there are other islands, but this one has a smaller adjacent island.  What a great place to escape to when you need to be by yourself— but more.  

Stereotyping Turtle Ants

Comedy Ant Does The "Perfect Girlfriend" Schtick

Turtle Ants Are Perfect Ant Girlfriends

Wait, if he puts that thi ...hey, who is the he here?

Giving new meaning to ...
to ..
well, something.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Jesus, this is like trying to understand assembly instructions for a Made in China bicycle.

Richard Dawkins must think he's dying, LOL

Uber Atheist Richard Dawkins:
"I can't be sure God does not exist"

I guess because only God can be sure?

Bad Courts cause a loss of all hope

Perfect Gizmos and Gadgets

Stuff That Works

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Use the sniff test

   Gun&Bible original from Jon S

Child draws a picture of a gun, dad arrested

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Yes, it's only America Jr., but their pissant gun nuts are no different from our own.  The answer of course is to shoot these pissants. Oh.  Right. They don't have a Thomas Jefferson.  I guess they're screwed then.
 tip and art via WCBM

Media King Makres

Hitler's Mustache               

Media King Makers

Res Ipsa Loquitur

For the sake of this argument, go with me.  The sports media last September made the Indianapolis Colts the prohibitive favorite to win the  AFC,  and represent that conference in the Super Bowl  M'kay?   Every week for the rest of the season they asked fans, "What NFC  team will beat the Colts in the Super Bowl?"  Here's the first week's results.

Polling Data

September 1
Team Favorite to beat COLTS  (%)
 Spread (%)
Dallas Cowboys 6.25
New York Giants 6.25  93.75
Philadelphia Eagles 6.25 93.75
Washington Redskins 6.25 93.75
Chicago Bears 6.25 93.75
Detroit Lions 6.25 93.75
Green Bay Packers 6.25 93.75
Minnesota Vikings 6.25 93.75
Atlanta Falcons 6.25 93.75
Carolina Panthers 6.25 93.75
New Orleans Saints 6.25 93.75
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6.25 93.75
Arizona Cardinals 6.25 93.75
St. Louis Rams 6.25 93.75
San Francisco 49ers 6.25 93.75
Seattle Seahawks 6.25 93.75

What you're looking at then,  is  this sorryass poll

Polling Data (Plug in your own "Team")

Poll Date Sample Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread
RCP Average 2/8 - 2/23 -- 48.9 44.1 Obama +4.8
Rasmussen Tracking 2/21 - 2/23 1500 LV 48 41 Obama +7
Associated Press/GfK 2/16 - 2/20 1000 A 51 43 Obama +8
USA Today/Gallup 2/16 - 2/19 898 RV 46 50 Romney +4
Quinnipiac 2/14 - 2/20 2605 RV 46 44 Obama +2
Democracy Corps (D) 2/11 - 2/14 1000 LV 49 45 Obama +4
CNN/Opinion Research 2/10 - 2/13 937 RV 51 46 Obama +5
CBS News/NY Times 2/8 - 2/13 1604 RV 48 42 Obama +6
PPP (D) 2/9 - 2/12 1200 RV 49 42 Obama +7
Pew Research 2/8 - 2/12 1172 RV 52 44 Obama +8
FOX News 2/6 - 2/9 1110 RV 47 42 Obama +5

I'm painting with a broad brush here, but all these data do is give democrat punters a wet dream.  In reality,  it shows one of the least popular Republican candidates able to get substantial votes from fans of the Texas Pauls, Georgia Newts, and Pennsylvania What's His Face's  to come within a FG of beating the Kenyan Commies..  A sterile exercise, at best.  At best.  Oui?