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April 16, 2015

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Jeff Dobbs

TM stands for: The Man.

narciso

well there are many snarktastic schreiber moments,

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120457/st-louis-rams-ferguson-protest-controversy-shows-mcculloch-wrong

narciso

there was a whole TM thread, about Kevin Drum's review of this:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120084/what-my-book-got-wrong-about-obama-summers-geithner-recovery

henry

its an evil ploy by the robot industry to get rid of humans in the fast food industry.

NKvirusedandback

Dear Henry-- and who will write the software for those Fast Food Robots? Hmmmm.....???

narciso

it would be how Ultron would do it, sorry to segue toward an Avenger's promo, but in the last film,
an autonomous killing program was the threat, so in this one, a whole of army of killer droids are the solution.

henry

NK, the Chinese are on it.

narciso

Costco's for it, but they've automated more of their operations,

clarice

Excellent. The minimum wage raise pot bangers are at work in D.C> Just days ago with no discussion or vote that I'm aware of D.C. moved to intervene in the suit to overturn J. Hanen, So officially, we too, are trying to keep the floodgates open.

Ignatz

Implicit in the acknowledgment that the minimum wage has an upper limit [$15, $18, whatever] is the recognition that too high a wage depresses employment.
Why does the left hate the working poor?

henry

Cosco, yes. Not as much as Bezos or Musk.

Old Lurker

"as well as the growth in labor productivity. Simply raising the hourly minimum in line with wage and price inflation would put it at about $11 today; adjusting it for productivity growth would put it at about $18."


Hmmm. Where is Jimmy? Was not the increase in productivity the result of changes in robotics, machines, computers, systems and management with maybe a little help from labor...if any? If so, how does one argue for being paid for flipping more burgers faster when he is still flipping the same number at the same speed? If the increase in productivity came from the other things on my list, then the owners already paid for that increase. ...And then we get to the supply and demand for labor.

Eco 3, back when they taught it I guess.

Dublindave

I used to work in fast food before my back injury and there's an old trick we used to employ if we ever got a rude,obnoxious customer or even one who seemed to looking down on us because of our economic status.

Simply take said customers order, then run your hand through the crack of your ass when no one's looking at handle all of the customers food really thoroughly.


If Corps. don't want to raise the working wage and they expect ya'll to keep serving the wealthy then i'd employ this practice again and again.


Just kidding.....it's already being employed.

Enjoy your burger Tom.

narciso

hence this becomes crimethink:

http://centralstandardtimes.com/2015/04/06/economics-makes-you-mean/

nothing like a 10 dollar burger,

Jeff Dobbs

"Hell no, we won't go (without our McD's)!"

Frau Frankfurter

Has Hillary! boycotted McDonald's on her Little People Tour? McDonald's has all sorts of neat coffee drinks, too, which look really delicious on the billboards. I guess it would have been a strain on Hillary!'s leased smile to show how she was "lovin' it."

BTW with Huma on the road trip, is the Weiner Man looking after Little Oscar?

Jeff Dobbs

Quick google...

"McDonald's employs 440,000 workers worldwide, most of them food servers making the median hourly wage of $9.10 an hour"

"The typical hourly pay for a Chipotle Crew Member ranges from $8-$12, with an average hourly pay of $9."

narciso

Interesting you ask that, Frau:

In 1998, McDonald's made an initial minority investment in the company. By 2001, the company had grown to be Chipotle's largest investor.[16] The investment from McDonald's allowed the firm to quickly expand, from 16 restaurants in 1998 to over 500 by 2005.[25] On January 26, 2006, Chipotle made its initial public offering (IPO) after increasing the share price twice due to high pre-IPO demand. In its first day as a public company, the stock rose exactly 100%, resulting in the best U.S.-based IPO in six years, and the second-best IPO for a restaurant after Boston Market. The money from the offering was then used to fund new store growth.[19]

they've since divested themselves, of most food products,

Frau Frankfurter

narciso's link @ 12:21

non-econ majors. And taking econ classes also makes people more anti-social than they were before. It turns out, there’s quite a bit of research on this, nicely summarized here. Econ majors are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie and steal.”

And...RepuKKKlican. It's all in the studies.

Frau Frankfurter

narciso, it's easy to understand why Dennis Prager encourages parents not to send their children to college the re-education camps.

Extraneus

From the earlier thread (I think):

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/inside-hillarys-very-luxurious-van-bed-tv-and-lots-leather_919184.html

Why did the Secret Service pay for the van?

(And what's missing from that article? Can anyone think of something passengers might want besides a refrigerator?)

narciso

yes it was Ext, the interesting detail is how this type of van, is unallowable by the new CAFE standards, mandated upon everyone else,

Eric in Boise

Someone told me that half of fast food workers earn below the median. If true, that's an outrage!

Frau Frankfurter

McDonald's in my Left Coast experience has clean toilets and more than the usual Starbucks.

Ext- Was it not available in black?

henry

Al Sharpton has a gender gap problem. He owes far more taxes than the $70,000 lien the IRS just slapped on Melissa Harris-Perry. Melissa should owe more, for fairness!

DebinNC

http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/americas-15-highest-paying-companies/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=Apr2015_US&utm_content=HIGHPAYCOMP15_US

Netflix is #2.

Extraneus

If true, that's an outrage!

heh

Extraneus

Woman blames coffee-drinking parrot for car crash

Captain Hate

Shocking that Kruggers and Flathead aren't weighing in on the economics of fast food. Surely Paulie Peanuts saw some of the lower priced help at Enron partaking of it, assuming he spent some time on site for those big bucks.

Buckeye

That mobile outhouse won't work. Door isn't wide enough.

Old Lurker

They make a double wide version for ADA access Buckeye. Paint it black and the SS will pay for it.

DebinNC

Al Sharpton announces a new type of protest: the fake hunger strike, where, not only isn't the abstinence from eating prolonged, it isn't even daily.

Extraneus

Is there a law that says the taxpayers need to pay for a van that might only be used once, by a primary candidate? And then what, stored in a garage? Auctioned off?

Captain Hate

According to the IRS, although she likely makes a substantial living anchoring a weekend MSNBC show and as a professor at Wake Forest University, the left-wing Melissa Harris-Perry does not pay her taxes.

So glad to be gone from that trash ACC...

Frau Plumpsklosett

Buckeye - Hillary! has a world-class sphincter. it's for Huma and the rest of The Help.

lyle

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/16/you-deserve-hillary-s-bloodless-condescending-campaign.html

Interesting, sorta effete, fin-de-siècle viewpoint. Thoughts?

glasater

Just cannot imagine Hill using a public toilet. She's too far above that mundane bit of business.

lyle

Hillary! has is a world-class sphincter.

Captain Hate

Slick was unavailable to say what she sounds like when throwing lamps:

http://weaselzippers.us/220935-hillarys-magical-accents/

Frau Plumpsklosett

Thanks, lyle. It's good to have a professional do the FIFYs.

(I set one up for you @ 12:23. What happened?)

lyle

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hillary-parks-handicap-spot_921187.html

lyle

I'll go take a look, Frau. BRB.

Frau Plumpsklosett

lyle - you may have forgotten that Hillary! fell and damaged her head and is entitled to that handicap spot. She is *not* entitled to the WH.

Captain Hate

Hasn't alcoholism been classified as a disability?

DebinNC

An obvious handicap space too. HC leaves the business, walks toward the parked Scooby, then chats and poses for pics right next to the bright blue handicap space sign. Sheesh.

Frau Plumpsklosett

DebinNC - isn't that how Ms. Rodham has strolled through life?

Captain Hate

Tammy is slattering the NYT crotch sniffers.

lyle

Your 12:23 can't be improved upon, Frau.

She is *not* entitled to the WH.

Know your place, peasant!

Frau Plumpsklosett

Bless you, CH, for keeping us up to date with Tammy. I heart both of you.

DebinNC

Yes, FP, but it surprises me she makes no effort to mask her elitism. Funny how the throne-sniffing hoardes following HC aren't shown in any of the msm pics, making HC appear to be just having cozy little chats with random folks she serendipitously meets along her unscripted way.

Captain Hate

Frau, since she's relocated to NYC (perhaps permanently) there's more of an edge to her broadcasts. She is blasting the contrived and manipulated aspect of Rodham's "I'm Just Like You" tour and contrasting it to the natural reaction to events that the Tea Party was that the MFM can't understand.

henry

Looks like an unusually large crowd of normal humans-- the old guy on the bench. Then a bunch of secret service and a couple press types.

Dave (in MA)

Extraneus | April 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM,

That parrot needs a better owner.

maryrose

Whatever the purpose of this I'm just like everyone else tour it is failing on a multitude of levels

lyle

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/04/16/will-loretta-lynch-investigate-hillary-clintons-emails/

“In my current role as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, my awareness of this issue has been limited to media reports and therefore, I do not have enough information at this time to determine whether action by the Department of Justice is warranted,” she wrote.

“You also requested that I appoint a Special Counsel in the event the Department investigates this matter and finds violations of federal record-keeping laws,” she continued. “I assure you that, if I am confirmed as Attorney General, I will exercise my discretion as Attorney General in an appropriate manner in all cases. As I testified at my confirmation hearing, if I am confirmed as Attorney General, the Constitution and the laws of the United States will be my guide in exercising the powers and responsibilities of that office, and I will fulfill those responsibilities with integrity and independence.”

So a simple "no' would have sufficed, Lo.

henry

New super PAC for Walker. Run by his former gov campaign managers.

Bonus, the third lefty justice on the WI SC won't run for reelection if Abrahamson might still be Chief.

Ignatz

If the world of online, broadcast, cable and satellite media is going to be a year and a half of nonstop Hillarylingus then I may have to bow out until, assuming she is nominated, her crushing defeat in Nov '16.

glasater

Following on Tom M's basically money article here's what I'm studying today:

The Collapse Of The Petrodollar: Oil Exporters Are Dumping US Assets At A Record Pace

Cannot imagine how a financial collapse will take place but the above article may give a clue or two.

exdemocrat

re-posting here rse's link from the last thread to this: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/final_tf_newamericans_report_4-14-15_clean.pdf

... which is founded on this extraordinary statement: "For more than 200 years, the United States has welcomed new Americans to our shores. It is what makes America exceptional."

It is? So the one thing that makes America different is that it is not so much a nation as a destination resort, where the arrivers get to make up the rules? wow. just wow.

The connection between that and the subject of this post is pretty obvious. It also connects very well to this extraordinary post at insty this morning: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/205210/.

There we learn (among other things) that fully 2 in 3 Democrats believe that the President has the right to ignore federal court rulings "if they are standing in the way of actions he feels are important for the country?”

The rot is very very deep.

NKvirusedandback

glasater- ZH alert. That is a continuous ZH meme, and of dubious validity.

jimmyk

since she's relocated to NYC (perhaps permanently) there's more of an edge to her

Pretty much the effect of NYC on just about everyone. Whatsamatter!? Fuggedaboudit!

Extraneus

Have you guys already discussed her lying about her grandparents being immigrants?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/hillary-clinton-wrong-on-familys-immigration-history-records#.xq8REXY0y

Extraneus
‘Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,’ a Clinton spokesman told BuzzFeed News.

Sounds a lot like Cherokee Warren.

Captain Hate

LOL @ anybody that believes anything out of a Clintoon piehole.

maryrose

Everyone knows who their ancestors are and when they came here
Ancestry .com gives you all that info
She lies about stuff just so she can identify with real people
She herself is surreal

NKvirusedandback

@1:58-- HildaBeast is so full of shyte. Is there anything authentic about her?.... other than being a lesbian of course.

Threadkiller

This immigrant POTUS talk is borderline birther talk.

Old Lurker

We talked about why burger flippers are required at all...see the LUN which was here before. Puts DD's nasty trick out of business as a bonus.

LUN. Others are at Youtube under Burger Robot.

Captain Hate

dumbassdave has never spent a day doing honest work in his entire sham of a life.

jimmyk

Re the grandparents, I guess one out of four is close enough for government work.

NKvirusedandback

the one grew up in the USA after arriving as a child. She's just full of shyte... or drunk... or both.

Ignatz

WeeDavey's argument that rubbing a bun on his bum is cause for a raise says about all one needs to know about the trash heap we face.

Old Lurker

Anybody doubt that McD's could today field an entire store without a human employee except a supervisor and a material loader? Order at a kiosk, pay with a debit card, collect your bag by number at the end of the conveyor belt.

Dave (in MA)

She lied about being named after Edmund Hilary despite the fact that when she was born it was still called Plateau Everest.

jimmyk

Perhaps her grandfather arrived in the US under sniper fire.

NKvirusedandback

Dave-- and Edmund Hilary was an obscure New Zealand gov't employee and mountaineer enthusiast.

jimmyk

Anybody doubt that McD's could today field an entire store without a human employee except a supervisor and a material loader

What's the Twain quote, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes"?

daddy

Listening to new Defense Sec Ash Carter doing his first Press Conference.

My first impression is that he says "Uhhh," more than almost anyone I can recall. Just as an example, I will count the "Uhhh's" in his upcoming response starting now:

35 "Uhhh's."

Then he deferred to General Dempsey, who in his response used zero "Uhhh's."

daddy

Here's the "Uhhh" count in Secretary Ash "Uhhh" Carter's latest response:

32 "Ughh's."

Dave (in MA)

What difference, etc.

derwill

The rich don't eat at Micky D's. They eat $15 kobe beef burgers at their uptown restaurants, with made-on-the-premises organic buns and organic ketchup. If you want to know the demographics of a MacDonald's target audience, just look at their commercials.

Why does duda hate the poor and minorities?

Dave (in MA)

daddy, you should alert Howie Carr, whose "Wizard of Uhs" show segment fizzled out once Mary Jo's killer kicked the bucket.

Old Lurker

Funny thing is, Derwill, that that machine I linked can deal with multiple grinds of meat on demand on an order by order basis, and Subway knows how to make a bun fresh at the store so I'm sure McD's could automate that too.

I sent my wife a link to a story yesterday about the development of a kitchen robot that will be able to prepare 2,000 recipes on demand, with instructions being placed by the owner's iPhone Ap. A few months ago, some JOMer - let's guess Daddy - linked to a story about the evolution of sex robots in Japan.

Just sayin...

daddy

I was going to, you know, make a betting pool, you know, for how many "Uhhh's" there would be in this guys next response, but I just got , you know, some new orders from momma and have to, you know, be on my way.

Someone else will have to pick up the "Uhhh" count", but statical data,you know, tends to indicate, you know that 33 "Uhhh's" is his standard. "Uhhh's" per, you know, response.

He starts off with, you know, 2 or 3 "Uhhh's, concludes his first sentence, then does, you know, fairly well in sentence 2 or 3, but about sentence 4 there is a, you know, an "Uhhh" burble, where 4 or 5 "Uhhh's" pour out of him like, you know, machine gun fire, then 2 or 3 words, then another, you know, "Uhhh" burble, after which he is able, you know, to conclude his finishing sentences with, you know, less "Uhhh's," than he, you know, started out with.

Bye.

glasater

Thanks, NK.

When I was a member of Toastmasters years ago we had to pay a nickle for every "uh" uttered. Plus, there was a guy in the back with an obnoxous clicker which sounded with an ah/uh utterance.
It's an effective way to coerce clearer speaking skills.

Buckeye

Uhhh, I think I Uhhh followed what you were Uhhh saying daddy.

The Infamous Ignatz

Has anyone explained what that Hillary logo is supposed to mean:

She's moving to the right politically?

The red states are a shaft through the heart of the blue?

She's a demented old crone who's driving with her right blinker on?

Frau Rechtlosigkeit

exdem - The accepted pattern according to the "Living Constitution":

"There we learn (among other things) that fully 2 in 3 Democrats believe that the President has the right to ignore federal court rulings "if they are standing in the way of actions he feels are important for the country?”

Loretta Lynch from lyle's link"

I will exercise my discretion as Attorney General in an appropriate manner in all cases.

Dave (in MA)

I think it means that one of her staffers learned rudimentary ms-paint. Text Tool, Arial Black, 72, Bold; Color Fill Tool, Blue, click; Arrow Shape, Color Fill Tool, Red, click; save. Who needs designers? We can spend the extra cash on pantsuits.

captain*arizona

unions are reactionary. they come about out of need. when they are too successful they put themselves out of business. When business treat their workers as capitalist wage slaves and pay them as little as possible unions arise. When they stop unions slowly recede. unions started gaining power during the time of the robber barons when they were attacked by private security police and even the military. unions are at heir best when the workers have no rights. malthus iron law of wages.

Miss Marple

Dave (in MA),

"Or save the extra cash for ourselves! Win-win!"

This entire thing makes me think she is really a stalking horse for someone else, and is just holding all that money until the Someone Else appears and she drops out for "health" reasons.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Counting the "you know"s in Rodham's verbiage is another measure of how to sound like an inarticulate lush.

Frau Rechtlosigkeit

Any politician who needs and uses a personal logo should--dating myself--"be shot with his own." It should immediately disqualify the person. Didn't Onkel Adolf start and finish that once and for all?

rse

Frau-that fits with progressive federalism and the Soros-financed Constitution in 2020 push.

I got an invite to the ACS convention in June at the Capitol Hilton. Said Holder would be speaking first day and Ruth Bader the closing session.

Frau Rechtlosigkeit

Miss Marple, I don't think Hillary! would knowingly allow that to happen. Of course, she can always say she ran for president even if she has to bow out. Money and a desire for authoritarian power seem to be her main motivators.
Can you see her even settling for VP?

Buckeye

rse

Did you and your daughter use the train from Boston to Providence?

No problems?

Jim Miller

If you like to read about Democratic politicians getting indicted -- and who doesn't -- head over to my site for my latest post on our state auditor, Troy Kelley. (There's even a link to the indictment for those who like to reac such things.)

lyle

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clinton-is-the-sarah-palin-of-the-left/article/2563126

I think this is a bit of a stretch.

Jim Miller

Ignatz - Two days ago, I gave two interpretations of that Hillary campaign logo, one clean and one dirty. I was indirect in explaining the second, but I think you'll be able to figure it out.

(For the record: I think that whoever constructed it meant ti to say forward with Hillary, or something like that.)

Captain Hate

I think this is a bit of a stretch.

That's one of the worst articles they've published.

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