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February 03, 2016

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Miss Marple

Yellowtail Australian Merlot

Low class wine in a big bottle.

Signed,

The Wine Philistine

(Smokers aren't picky about flavor. LOL!)

common man

Occasionally common sense prevails in the Socialist mindset? Here:

Facing a barrage of criticism from business, and labor skepticism over threats of higher unemployment, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is scaling back her $15.52 minimum wage proposal.

Brown has been trying to be the most “Left Coast” governor by pushing a minimum wage that would surpass that of California’s Jerry Brown and Washington’s Jay Inslee.

But the Economist has called Brown’s proposals to move from the eighth-highest-in-the-nation minimum wage in the nation to the first–with $15.52-per-hour around Portland, and $13.50 for the rest of the state–as “A Reckless Wager,” a “gamble with people’s futures,” and causing “harm to the very people they are supposed to help.”

In a legislative hearing on the impacts to employment from either the Governor’s 45-percent increase or the 66-percent increase in one of Oregon’s ballot initiatives, staff admitted that there had been no studies on such large increases.

When questioned by Eastern Oregon assemblymen about the potential devastating competition in their communities from adjacent Idaho’s far lower $7.25-per-hour minimum wage, the governor’s staff justified their proposals by saying, “We have to do this because the ballot measures are so much worse.”

Miss Marple

Ignatz,

The guy from the Daily Mail understands Trump's point. If you were a Carson voter and thought he was dropping out, you would probably go to Cruz:


David Martosko Verified account
‏@dmartosko

Trump's point: If Cruz flips just 4 voters per Iowa precinct with the Carson rumor, that's his margin of victory over @realDonaldTrump

henry

the most left coast governor

A unicorn in every lean to.

NK

Re-reading the history of the USFL litigation strategy reminded why I came to detest Trump's business practices and his values back in the day. He's a dick, he really is.

henry

Well, if Trump was a winner, he wouldn't complain about internecine bloodletting amongst his opponents. A mere plurality isn't "strength" or "winning"

DrJ

MM,

(Smokers aren't picky about flavor. LOL!)

I disagree!!! I am very picky about flavor.

And enjoy your bottle!

Miss Marple

Posting this here because she learned from her dad.

Ivanka Trump's 9 Rules for Negotiating

http://motto.time.com/4182722/negotiation-skills/?utm_content=buffer1043b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

NK

Has Trump matured with age?... nope. He just got chubby and unattractive in an algore porcine kind of way.

Jeff Dobbs

So with Huck, Paul and Santorum out - there are now 8 candidates remaining (9 if you count Gilmore).

The debate on Saturday in Iowa will not have a kiddie table debate.

The rules to make the debate are 1) top 3 finish in Iowa or 2) top 6 in either the national polls or NH polls.

Everyone is covered by one of those rules . . . except Fiorina.

She's last in the national polls (of those still in) and she's 7th in the polls in NH (she's ahead of Carson).

While the rules are set by debate host ABC, Fiorina is trying to get the RNC to step in so she can be included.

I think she should be allowed. But that would probably also open the door to Gilmore demanding to be in it too. He really doesn't belong.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/carly-fiorina-fighting-to-get-in-gop-nh-debate/#more-159840

common man

This tweet by a woman on Feb 1 looks quite prescient does it not?

Lord help us all. Trump not winning, when half of his platform is “look at me beating everyone in the polls!” will make him insufferable.

Threadkiller

It is tough to be as good looking as Cruz, NK.

NK

I think the Repub candidates should include Carly to continue to vet her as a VP candidate.

Beasts of England

No Carly, no peace!!

NK

Cruz in that inked up cigbutt dangling LA gang poster? HE'S AWESOME!!

NK

BoE-- exactly. She does need to settle on one hair style though.

NK

Is this the same NK that bashed Cruz's filibuster egomania, and the same TK who cheered Cruz on as an anti-GOPe hero? Just sayin'.

NK

C'mon ladies; isn't Ted badass awesome:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ted+cruz+gang+poster&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS619US628&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=1091&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2iNON6tzKAhUMaRQKHdBHCxsQ_AUICCgD&dpr=1#imgrc=0Xdb0JxGu9asNM%3A

Miss Marple

NK,

No. I will say no more.

NK

Ivanka-- she certainly used 2 of the 3 traditional ways to get money. Whoops, her hubby is a firm client, have to shut up about this.

Miss Marple

Heh.

Miss Marple

NK,

Poor form. In fact, low class.

Threadkiller

This is the same TK who didn't know Ted was Canadian until 2014.

That's is presumably forgivable.

Threadkiller

That is...

Miss Marple

Santorum endorses Rubio.

NK

Sorry, I'm sure Ivanka is lovely, but she is no paragon of up from the bottom business success for me. Oh and 'bidding out contractor prices' PUH-LEEZE she has 'people' for that with company names like Bovis and Tishman.

NK

What did Rubio do to deserve that fate?

NK

For those of you who asked a few weeks back what 'Trump does' this little article, including Q&A with Trump's VP, summarizes the promoter/ring leader role Trump plays using OPM.

NK

the link: http://cenews.com/article/4760/trump-international-hotel-tower-project-team

DrJ

New tread (sic).

Texas Liberty Gal

So Carson voters would just accept Cruz's campaign word that Carson is dropping out???? Yeah, right...

Miss Marple

NK,

I am sure you know more than I do. I put the article up for interest.

Feel free to rant. We all know you have inside information, as you so kindly let us know.

Texas Liberty Gal

And what exactly was the point of Carson's press conference? That Cruz should fire his staffers but its ok for Carson to keep the staffer that started the rumor to begin with.

Threadkiller

Cruz accepted CNN's "word."

NK

No rant. Just a reminder of the advice giver's background; I'm sure she's lovely, but she did sweat making payrolls and finding capital, persuade people to work for her etc.

NK

'not' etc.

Threadkiller

Cruz should at least fire the staffer that told him to apologize to Carson.

Clearly he did nothing that warranted such action.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Before the thread is completely dead, God bless Kenny the Snake Stabler. Best passer on the run I ever saw until his knees were wrecked and a true Raider of the old, real Raiders.

henry

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