Booming -- and Tightening -- Job Market Has Predictable Effect: Workers Are Getting Their First Legitimate Raises in Decades

Suppy/demand -- how does it work?

The right has a split between people who think that worker's wages should be driven down as low as possible, forever, using off-shoring for plants that can be moved, and imported cheaper laborers for those that can't be moved, and people who think that maybe conservatism does include the idea of workers increasing in prosperity as well.

And some of us think that driving down workers' wages forever is politically dangerous and may lead to socialism. You can't frustrate people forever without them taking action, even if it is counterproductive.

But whatever, invade the world, invite the world, the only thing that conservatism should care about is the welfare of corporations, even as more and more corporations are now Citizens of the World not even owing a nominal allegiance to the United States.

US employers are stepping on the accelerator -- and that's lifting average salaries and fueling record raises across many sectors. For the typical American worker, pay increases could soon surge past 4 percent or 5 percent for the year, according to labor experts.

By any stretch, the number crunchers say, it's a big jump to catch up on the anemic salary growth over the past 10 years, thanks to the law of supply and demand and a booming economy. Job openings recently surpassed the number of unemployed by 1.3 million. And it's starting to trigger bottlenecks.


...

Average hourly earnings in the private sector have risen by 3.2 percent in the past year. By Frick's account, while global forces such as outsourcing could still hold back wage increases, by as early as next year the US could potentially see wages rise an average of 4.5 percent -- similar to the peak of the 2000s' expansion -- or even as much as 5.5 percent, as happened at the peak of the 1990 to 2001 expansion.

Robert Johnson, chairman and CEO at Economic Index Associates, is convinced the US economy will see strong wage growth, possibly north of 4 percent over the coming months and next few years. Johnson attributes this to productivity gains and labor shortages.

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1 Boom boom boom

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 07:57 PM (K8bwI)

2 JERBS!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 07:57 PM (oVJmc)

3 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 21, 2019 07:57 PM (1XAal)

4 Trump!

Posted by: Yo! at May 21, 2019 07:58 PM (1XAal)

5 MAGA Baby!

Posted by: Old Blue at May 21, 2019 07:58 PM (VNmG1)

6 Top ten baby!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 07:59 PM (upXPo)

7 Is someone getting the others?

Posted by: Yo! at May 21, 2019 07:59 PM (1XAal)

8 I called the Corgis

Posted by: Old Blue at May 21, 2019 08:00 PM (VNmG1)

9 I called the Corgis


Don't, they shed.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 08:00 PM (oVJmc)

10 I called the Corgis
Posted by: Old Blue

But you didn't call the deputy.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 21, 2019 08:00 PM (gkstg)

11
Tightening job market? Good. In six weeks I'll need a job.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:01 PM (X3lUd)

12 I just gave my assistant a pretty big raise.. mostly to shut her up

Sigh. It did not work

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:01 PM (Y+V3r)

13 Crumbs

Posted by: Nanzi Pelousy at May 21, 2019 08:01 PM (QzkSJ)

14 The dirty little secret?

We have been loosing on the wage front for years.

Government sanctioned targets for inflation have been larger than salary gains, for YEARS.

Which means in real terms, the US Worker has been on the short end.

OH, and if you figure inflation like they did in the 90's? ie, real inflation? We are north of 5% per year still.

So even a 4.5% increase in wages, is loosing.

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (NgKpN)

15 Somehow Biden will claim he is responsible.


Bwahahahahaha!!

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (XROPS)

16 We need more illegals - STAT!

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (fIt4J)

17 I got s 12 percent raise a few months ago..

Posted by: IC at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (fiC74)

18 Somehow Biden will claim he is responsible.


Bwahahahahaha!!

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (XROPS)

Or the Subhuman Mongrel.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 08:03 PM (upXPo)

19 But whatever, invade the world, invite the world, the only thing that
conservatism should care about is the welfare of corporations


I would like to see this written in Round-Up on Mitt Romney's front lawn.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:03 PM (LL1Be)

20 But this is Nothing like the prosperity that comes when we hand out welfare checks!


Palomino!!

Posted by: Nancy "Dentures" Pelosi at May 21, 2019 08:03 PM (XROPS)

21 I'm surprised the Left doesn't claim credit because of their $15 minimum wage BS.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 08:04 PM (oVJmc)

22 17 I got s 12 percent raise a few months ago..
Posted by: IC at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (fiC74)

I'm at negative income right now, but trying to fix that...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

23 Williams/Sonoma is building a manufacturing plant in Tupelo,Miss.

That is a wage game changer right there.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (r71Ke)

24 I'm at negative income right now, but trying to fix that...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

Offer still stands that I made a while back.

Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cF8AT)

25 I think the tight labor market is actually restraining economic growth.

Posted by: MAGA at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (hgm79)

26 I got s 12 percent raise a few months ago..

Posted by: IC at May 21, 2019 08:02 PM (fiC74)

My work (a church) has been saying we got a raise in January.

What we really got was a one time bonus calculated as X percent of our BASE pay the prior year. After not getting any kind of raise the prior two years. So it was almost enough to keep up with official inflation for the prior year in real terms.

If my hourly pay didn't go up, you didn't give me a raise. Try being a little more honest, mmmk?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (upXPo)

27 Williams/Sonoma is building a manufacturing plant in Tupelo,Miss.

That is a wage game changer right there.
Posted by: Ben Had

I'm sure it beats cleaning catfish.

Posted by: Miklos, who likes catfish at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (QzkSJ)

28 I am sure it is all those green shoots we heard about a few years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (0MVr3)

29 wage growth?

did anyone get George Soros approval?

Posted by: Democrats and other assorted America Haters at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (sy5kK)

30 I'm at negative income right now, but trying to fix that...
Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

If Pete Buttigeig asks if you want to make $20, say no.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (U7voe)

31 Illegals will be demanding free money, free housing, free college, free cars.

Pay up suckers!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (RBOtF)

32 Who was it that said corporations are people, was that Romney?

Yeah, fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (+dsLj)

33 How did we get so turned around that "conservatism" was defined as "what makes the .001% richer?"

I support capitalism and free markets, but you have to be an idiot not to see a few steps beyond "pure capitalism" that there will be severe political consequences if you allow all the jobs to move overseas and immigrants to come here in a race to the bottom.

Sure, you can make a case that's "small government", but be prepared for the country to look like Venezuela in a single generation. But I guess it's all about maximizing wealth like a parasite, who cares about the host.

Posted by: Blago at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (UfkIY)

34 I don't believe the economy is as healthy as it seems. Yes, Trump's policies are better than Obama's, but the national debt keeps climbing, and nobody in the government is even slightly proposing cutting spending.

At the small business where I work, things have been awful for weeks. I'm even all caught up on filing, which I do when there's nothing else to do. This is worrisome.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

35 30 I'm at negative income right now, but trying to fix that...
Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

If Pete Buttigeig asks if you want to make $20, say no.
Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (U7voe)

You ain't kidding.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (NWiLs)

36 From other thread (sort of on topic?)

So you mean if they just sit on it? I guess it just goes away.


I suckered a lot of girls using that line.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 07:58 PM (fIt4J)
*snort*

you must have gone to my junior high.

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (XROPS)

37 And this is why the Kabuki Theater in DC is being SHOUTED on the rooftops by the MSM. Anything to drown out the fantastic economic news.

#OrangeManBad

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (HCqAo)

38 If this growth holds through next summer Trump is a lock for reelection.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (JUOKG)

39 did anyone get George Soros approval?
Posted by: Democrats and other assorted America Haters at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (sy5kK)

The Daemon of Tzeentch that's keeping his body alive comes closer to the surface each year. Look at his eyes-- they look like fucking Jabba the Hutt's.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (U7voe)

40 Why is it no one ever demands free food as a basic human right?

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (keg7o)

41
Alternate poat subtitle:

Wheel-breakers Hardest Hit

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (k4Ha8)

42 I'm at negative income right now, but trying to fix that...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

Offer still stands that I made a while back.

Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cF8AT)

I'm available for escort services too.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (upXPo)

43 Offer still stands that I made a while back.
Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cF8AT)

Can you send me a quick email so it's at the top of my inbox? Email in nic. Thank you!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (NWiLs)

44 Who will max boot find to sacrifice overseas?

Posted by: Inogame at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (+2xjH)

45 I tend to believe any stats concerning the economy are just smoke and mirrors and really don't affect me.

I have worked since I was 12 and have only been out of a job when I wanted to have some time off.

I did the math and I figure I have been out of work a grand total of 4 months, spaced over 40 plus years, and all of my own doing, not because of the economy.

Get off your ass and get a job has always worked for me.





Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (Z+IKu)

46 What a lot of these assholes are referring to as 'Capitalism' is corporatism (or *whisper* Fascism.)

When we bail out banks, that is not free markets.

When we bailed out GM, that was not free markets.

We were picking winners and losers and actually entrenching bad habits. How is GM doing these days? Are they rocketing ahead or are they still mired in pet projects and unprofitable motives?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:10 PM (0MVr3)

47 Who will max boot find to sacrifice overseas?
Posted by: Inogame at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (+2xjH)

My brother's out in 16 months. Hopefully nobody.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:10 PM (U7voe)

48 Creepy Uncle Joe is taking the credit for the economy Barak and him built.

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2019 08:10 PM (BbGew)

49 >>I'm at negative income right now,


My canned response to this sort of thing is :

And how many dicks did you have to suck?
.
.
.

Sounds like you are doing OK, to me.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 08:10 PM (fIt4J)

50 Capitalism: GOOD.,...Corporatism: BAD

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:11 PM (Whlww)

51
Why is it no one ever demands free food as a basic human right?

Posted by: Weasel


Under a Hadrian administration, all Americans will have access to free Ribeyes, rare, with mushrooms sauteed in butter and garlic on the side.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:11 PM (X3lUd)

52 I just got my second thousand-dollar bonus (taxes paid by the company) plus a three-hundred bonus, all in 8 months. Could not be happier with the Trumpconomy.

During the Obama era that was...unthinkable.

And being in the int'l trade biz I can tell you, it is entirely due to Trump.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2019 08:11 PM (3AmWB)

53 That three-letter word!

J-O-B-S!

Posted by: Just Joe at May 21, 2019 08:12 PM (JcXHH)

54 Finally, a Summer of Recovery. Thanks Barky!

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2019 08:12 PM (UdKB7)

55 Had my best tax return in a decade too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2019 08:12 PM (3AmWB)

56 50 Capitalism: GOOD.,...Corporatism: BAD
Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:11 PM (Whlww)

It is not an unalloyed good- no human endeavor is. If you allow businesses who do stupid shit and run out of money to fall, it has a tendency to limit the stupidity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:13 PM (0MVr3)

57

Can someone tell me what happened to Lyssa Stark's breast ornament, Robin?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 08:13 PM (k4Ha8)

58 I just looked at the photo of Jerry Nadler's gunt. I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2019 08:13 PM (eq+5M)

59 but TARRIIIFFFSSS

Posted by: a Dude in MI at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (OOH1c)

60 Weasel, because gov't free food is bologna , onion, Duke's mayonnaise on white bread..

Who would want to eat that?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (r71Ke)

61 Trump's unforgiveable sin is pointing out that all the agreed upon ways of doing things were not, in fact, working and were, in fact, not working and all that common sense stuff that people were screaming would, in fact, work.

He has exposed that our theoreticians cannot integrate reality into their theories and for that the heretic must must must burn.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (GbPPJ)

62 >>I just looked at the photo of Jerry Nadler's gunt. I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.


Shelf Mushroom or Genetalia?

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (fIt4J)

63 Also?
Fuck the "homeless".

"Homelessness" is not disease, it's the result of multiple stupid and arrogant life choices , added to the "Deadbeat Industrial Complex" that has sprung up around these bums and makes money off of their drug-addled street-squatting.
If you can't afford where you live that is not a permission slip to get high and wish all that shit away. Get off your ass and get to work.

We need more societal pressure including embarassment and shame.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (LL1Be)

64

Get out the way, world, here we come again.

The most exceptional country on the planet, rising to it's earned level.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (KATBx)

65 "I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.

Who ya gonna call?

Posted by: Guntbusters! at May 21, 2019 08:15 PM (UdKB7)

66 46 What a lot of these assholes are referring to as 'Capitalism' is corporatism (or *whisper* Fascism.)

When we bail out banks, that is not free markets.

When we bailed out GM, that was not free markets.

We were picking winners and losers and actually entrenching bad habits. How is GM doing these days? Are they rocketing ahead or are they still mired in pet projects and unprofitable motives?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:10 PM (0MVr3)


Yep. And complicated tax and environmental regulations benefit corporations at the expense of small businesses, who are less able to cope with them.

Small businesses have traditionally been the backbone of the American economy, but I think that's less so these days.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:15 PM (sdi6R)

67 Shelf Mushroom or Genetalia?
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (fIt4J)

Shit man come on.. I have not eaten dinner yet

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:15 PM (Y+V3r)

68 I just looked at the photo of Jerry Nadler's gunt. I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2019 08:13 PM (eq+5M)

I only heard of him over this crap. I'm still amazed he's ever been elected to anything. I've literally met farm animals with more outgoing personalities than I see him displaying.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:15 PM (U7voe)

69 Free food? Beanie Weenie. 2 cans per day. Open a window.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (RuIsu)

70
The most exceptional country on the planet, rising to it's earned level.

Posted by: irongrampa


How's Europe doing? I'm told they do everything better.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (X3lUd)

71 60 Weasel, because gov't free food is bologna , onion, Duke's mayonnaise on white bread..

Who would want to eat that?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (r71Ke)

Not me. Hellmann's is way better for sandwiches.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (NWiLs)

72 We need more societal pressure including embarassment and shame.
Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (LL1Be)

And mental illness.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (U7voe)

73 God didn't give us fire in order to warm meat up to taste like fresh kill.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (K8bwI)

74 I only heard of him over this crap. I'm still amazed he's ever been elected to anything. I've literally met farm animals with more outgoing personalities than I see him displaying.
Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:15 PM (U7voe)

He was jollier when he was really really fat. This is Skinny for him. Honest

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:17 PM (Y+V3r)

75 I just looked at the photo of Jerry Nadler's gunt. I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2019 08:13 PM (eq+5M)

Probably lots of old, gray blackheads in the fat folds that he likes to squeeze out, smell then eat.

Nasty bastard.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 08:17 PM (Z+IKu)

76 71 60 Weasel, because gov't free food is bologna , onion, Duke's mayonnaise on white bread..

Who would want to eat that?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (r71Ke)
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Well I have been using wheat bread!

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (MVjcR)

77 HEY HEY HEY

Posted by: Fat Nadler at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (OOH1c)

78 Gallup poll -43% think Socialism would be good for our nation.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (RBOtF)

79 Weasel, because gov't free food is bologna , onion, Duke's mayonnaise on white bread..

Who would want to eat that?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:14 PM (r71Ke)

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That ain't mayonnaise.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 21, 2019 08:19 PM (gC2IV)

80 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 08:17 PM (Z+IKu)

Dude... Come on... I'm eating dinner

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:19 PM (U7voe)

81 56. when I explain the difference to leftys I tell them capitalists are your friendly neighborhood plumber or barber or craft brewery. Although I hear Dogfish Head is getting bought out.

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:19 PM (Whlww)

82 Hadrian, good luck.

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (dm05u)

83 I only heard of him over this crap. I'm still amazed he's ever been elected to anything. I've literally met farm animals with more outgoing personalities than I see him displaying.

**********

He was forever immortalized to me as a flaming limpy dildoed fat fuck of a turdstain on the bedsheets of humanity when his wide ass of lard stampeded around Florida screaming there was a whiff of fascism in the air because Bush stopped the recount efforts by Gore.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (+dsLj)

84 Gallup poll -43% think Socialism would be good for our nation.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (RBOtF)

Mitt Romney is the infected CPAP mask of the Republican party, but he wasn't wrong about the 47% thing.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (U7voe)

85 32
Who was it that said corporations are people, was that Romney?



Yeah, fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (+dsLj)

Wasn't that Scalia?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (rnXGe)

86
And mental illness.

Don't even get me started on the Generation Narcissist and their social-media-warped brain chemistry.

The same docs that were peddling "anti-depressants" and pain meds to hypochondriacs are now recommending cutting off boy's dicks because their current favorite color is pink.




Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (LL1Be)

87 78 Gallup poll -43% think Socialism would be good for our nation.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (RBOtF)


The same 43% probably think cyanide is a nutritional supplement.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:21 PM (sdi6R)

88 Gallup poll -43% think Socialism would be good for our nation.



Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:18 PM (RBOtF)

This is why the election will be close, and why America needs an enema. A lead one.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 08:21 PM (upXPo)

89 @ 70

Hadrian, Europe exists because of US.

Twice.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 21, 2019 08:21 PM (KATBx)

90 I guess Dogfish will now issue a limited edition Gordon Gekko brew.

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:22 PM (Whlww)

91 Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:20 PM (LL1Be)

Childhood trannyism is the bleeding, tobacco smoke enemas, phrenology and frontal lobotomies all rolled into one, of our time.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:22 PM (U7voe)

92 90 I guess Dogfish will now issue a limited edition Gordon Gekko brew.
Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:22 PM (Whlww)

"Hopstile Takeover"

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:23 PM (NWiLs)

93 Weasel is a gluten abuser!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (r71Ke)

94 The right has a split between people who think that worker's wages
should be driven down as low as possible, forever, using off-shoring for
plants that can be moved, and imported cheaper laborers for those that
can't be moved, and people who think that maybe conservatism does
include the idea of workers increasing in prosperity as well.


Why the animosity towards fellow Americans having a good standard of living? I don't get that at all.


How would those assholes like it if their income took a gigantic dive downwards and stayed there for the rest of their lives? I sorta doubt they'd like that very much.
Those greedy motherfuckers should be driven from the right. They don't belong there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (HaL55)

95
I don't think the argument is that corporations are people, rather that a corporation doesn't surrender all constitutional rights for being an organization of people.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:25 PM (X3lUd)

96 It doesn't matter how often you explain capitalism to them. It's not a reasoned hatred, you can't reason it out of them. They're "Woke" meaning basically revolutionaries bent on its destruction. What are you?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 21, 2019 08:25 PM (z2W2E)

97 How's Europe doing? I'm told they do everything better.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Well, smaller.

Posted by: Miklos, who likes bigger at May 21, 2019 08:25 PM (QzkSJ)

98 93 Weasel is a gluten abuser!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (r71Ke)
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Among other things! Oh, my overpriced hydraulic fluid is being delivered tomorrow. Heading down Saturday to fix the SCV coupling.

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2019 08:27 PM (MVjcR)

99 I don't think the argument is that corporations are
people, rather that a corporation doesn't surrender all constitutional
rights for being an organization of people.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:25 PM (X3lUd)

No the SCOTUS decision affirmed that corporations have the same freedom of speech as citizens. Where they found that in the Constitution is beyond me.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:27 PM (rnXGe)

100 When the company I worked hard for made money, the corporation was people.
When they started losing money cuz stoopid, it was just bidness, no more people.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (RuIsu)

101 92. did u ever work in marketing? that's brilliant!

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (Whlww)

102 I don't think the argument is that corporations are people, rather that a corporation doesn't surrender all constitutional rights for being an organization of people.

I.e., exercising the right of assembly doesn't negate other rights.

Why do people adopt the rhetoric and memes of the Left?>

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (bZ7mE)

103 101 92. did u ever work in marketing? that's brilliant!
Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (Whlww)

Well, thanks! I've never worked in marketing, I just enjoy wordplay.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (NWiLs)

104 I don't think the argument is that corporations are people, rather that a corporation doesn't surrender all constitutional rights for being an organization of people.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:25 PM (X3lUd)

The problem becomes people in charge of corporations using the power of said corporation, for personal politics.

They should not be able to hide behind a corporate logo, they should have to OWN their own positions.

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (NgKpN)

105 Get off your ass and get a job has always worked for me.


What are you supposed to do when your own government decides to eliminate the manufacturing sector in order to give it to our sworn enemies, the Chi-Coms?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (HaL55)

106 Or the Subhuman Mongrel.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 21, 2019 08:03 PM (upXPo)


You really need to either more specific or use the plural there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (3hr5B)

107 Weasel, had a conversation with a good friend today about having to replace hydraulic fluid , His little adventure cost him $1100.00.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (r71Ke)

108 As Biden would say, About time that Recovery Summer kicked in!

Posted by: GuyfromNH at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (Gs5TH)

109 I.e., exercising the right of assembly doesn't negate other rights.



Why do people adopt the rhetoric and memes of the Left?>

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (bZ7mE)

I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (rnXGe)

110 Big Beer has discovered if you can't beat Craft Brews, buy them out. I drink Devil's Backbone (VA brewerer) and they were bought out by Anheuser Busch. I also like Founders and some big Mexican brewer bought them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (HCqAo)

111 I want to cut Willard's plastic hair, three hole punch him, then binderize him.

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (Whlww)

112 Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (HaL55)

People can have whatever opinion on trade unions that they want, but the simple fact is that the "Management Is The Enemy" mindset isn't entirely manufactured by Commies. I have seen and known and worked with companies whose attitude toward their workforce was absolute contempt, who would cut every corner and screw their people as far as they possibly could, to get that extra dollar out of them.

And it's not simply a matter of "Go get another job", a lot of the time. Okay. Where? Can you afford to not work? Is the next place any better? What are your skills and what is the local demand? The free market doesn't solve all these problems cleanly like the Shapiros of the world like to think.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (U7voe)

113 I am not too worried about the poll. Education these days has done a very very good job of covering up (or just never mentioning) socialism's goals, plans and history.

They may hear the intended results of socialism is great, but the actual plans and practice will probably still strike them as wrong headed.

And that is before we start getting to railcars, footsteps in apartment hallways at night, collectivization, damp rooms with a single chair and a drain in them in the basement of the Lubyanka. On and on and on.

Still, do not give up your guns, people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (0MVr3)

114 These rising wages are a crisis. How am I supposed to get my decks swabbed at third-world rates? I mean am I going to have to move my yacht to Belize, or worse, Alabama?

Posted by: Jon Karry at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (6eEQ+)

115 They should not be able to hide behind a corporate logo, they should have to OWN their own positions.

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (NgKpN)


Nah, not giving corporations the equivalent of sovereign immunity would be a violation of their natural born 1A rights!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (3hr5B)

116 I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.
Posted by: Brian

Try again, with aromatherapy candles.

Posted by: Emanations and Penumbras LLC at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (QzkSJ)

117
No the SCOTUS decision affirmed that corporations have the same
freedom of speech as citizens. Where they found that in the Constitution
is beyond me.


Right next to the part where a dude shoving his saliva-slicked dong into another man's shit tube is defined as "marriage".

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (LL1Be)

118
Dilbert's pointy-haired boss says at a meeting, "We say that people are our most important asset. That's not correct. Money is. People are ninth." Wally asks, "What's eighth?" PHB replies, "Carbon paper."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (X3lUd)

119 107 Weasel, had a conversation with a good friend today about having to replace hydraulic fluid , His little adventure cost him $1100.00.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (r71Ke)
-------
I believe it. My 5210 holds 15 gallons I think, at $25/gal. Fortunately, I think I only sprayed 2 or 3 gallons all over the new grass I was growing.

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (MVjcR)

120 94
Why the animosity towards fellow Americans having a good standard of living? I don't get that at all.

How would those assholes like it if their income took a gigantic dive downwards and stayed there for the rest of their lives? I sorta doubt they'd like that very much.
Those greedy motherfuckers should be driven from the right. They don't belong there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (HaL55)


The idea that people need to get used to a lower standard of living is utterly un-American. It's the opposite of what I've been taught all my life, that the free market gives Americans a higher standard of living than any other country on Earth.

But I guess if the goal is imposing socialism on a nation, then you have to make people suffer so that they run to the government as their only hope to save them.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (sdi6R)

121 Still, do not give up your guns, people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (0MVr3)


And read your Solzhenitsyn (and the Bible if you have one)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (3hr5B)

122 I wish our country was run like a corporation.

The more taxes you pay, the more votes you get to cast. $1.00 to $3,000.00 should equal 1 vote. So if you paid $60,000.00 in taxes last year, you get 20 votes to cast in any federal elections of the same year in your district.

If you pay no taxes or collect a federal check in any form, no vote for you, except for those in uniform and on active duty.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Z+IKu)

123 93 Weasel is a gluten abuser!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:24 PM (r71Ke)

*to Gluten*

Show us on this plant doll where the bad man touched you and had his little dog hump you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (0MVr3)

124 Not me. Hellmann's is way better for sandwiches.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (NWiLs)

Oh hell no. You probably also believe that whipped cream and cheese should come in pressurized cans.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (OXSar)

125 Au contraire ace. From the brain trust at Yahoo:


Underemployment for recent grads worse today than in early 2000s

More people are working in jobs they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet, taking jobs that don't require a college degree. That's despite a decade of low unemployment and economic growth and stock market highs.

As of March, the underemployment rate for workers aged 22 to 27 stands at 41.3%, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.



You mean that degree in Gender Queer Otherkin Studies isn't getting them a job?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (PZ7zc)

126
No the SCOTUS decision affirmed that corporations have the same freedom of speech as citizens. Where they found that in the Constitution is beyond me.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:27 PM (rnXGe)



What do you think a corporation is?


Simply because the individuals incorporate doesn't mean they no longer

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (oVJmc)

127 110. I am upset about Dogfish selling out. They crafted a surprisingly smooth vodka. Must be due to the water in Lower Slower.

Posted by: kallisto at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Whlww)

128 Oh, my.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4t7le2s

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (JcXHH)

129 Oh hell no. You probably also believe that whipped cream and cheese should come in pressurized cans.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (OXSar)

Just whipped cream.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (NWiLs)

130 exercising the right of assembly doesn't negate other rights.



Why do people adopt the rhetoric and memes of the Left?>

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:28 PM (bZ7mE)

I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.
Posted by: Brian in New Orlean

_____________

Couldn't say the same about political parties, political action comittees, labor unions, etc? At the end of the day, it's a collection of people.

Wasn't Citizens United basically a conservative film maker tried to have his rights squelched because it was deemed a "corporate" donation?




Posted by: Blago at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (UfkIY)

131 And read your Solzhenitsyn (and the Bible if you have one)!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (3hr5B)

Especially the first one.

Religion is open to interpretation. The Commissariat for State Security is not.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (U7voe)

132 But I guess if the goal is imposing socialism on a nation, then you have to make people suffer so that they run to the government as their only hope to save them.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:32 PM (sdi6R)


You peons are mere bumps in the road of eggs broken for the utopian socialist omelet, comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (3hr5B)

133 Muh Share Price!

A lot of the corporatist right is desperate to keep the stock market booming, which is only incidentally tied to a good economy for all, because so much retirement wealth is tied up in the stock market. 401ks, pension plans, you name it. Hence the need to make sure that corporations never have to pay taxes, or raise wages, etc.

Mom and pop businesses? Fuck them. The corporatists will care when they have an IPO.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (SgjGX)

134 Religion is open to interpretation. The Commissariat for State Security is not.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (U7voe)

Da!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (3hr5B)

135 I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (rnXGe)


A corporation is any organized body of people.

I think that the right to freedom of association and to assemble is constitutionally protected.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (bZ7mE)

136 Mitt Romney comes out against the Alabama abortion law.

Mitt Romney completely silent on the infanticide baby killers of NY and Virginia legislatures and governor mansions.


But Mitt stands up to Alabama.


This is on YOU, Utah!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (sy5kK)

137 128 Oh, my.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4t7le2s
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (JcXHH)

Huh. Porking the beef. Ironic.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (NWiLs)

138 Standing beside Insomniac in the mayonnaise wars.

Give me Hellman's or give me death!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (r71Ke)

139 What are you talking about spray cheese is an awesome modern invention.

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (UdKB7)

140 OK. Going to get ready for bed. 'Night all - don't burn the place down.

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (MVjcR)

141 Simply because the individuals incorporate doesn't mean they no longer

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (oVJmc)

Why hide behind a corporation when the individual already has the right?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (rnXGe)

142 Current gig I'm on now is $15/hr more than the last one. So, yeah, things are looking up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (0bu2O)

143 142 Current gig I'm on now is $15/hr more than the last one. So, yeah, things are looking up.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (0bu2O)

Sweet!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (NWiLs)

144
Not me. Hellmann's is way better for sandwiches.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:16 PM (NWiLs)



Hellmann's? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (PZ7zc)

145 Give me Hellman's or give me death!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (r71Ke)

Okay people, the Duke's Provisional Defense Force is founded right now. Who's with me!?

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (U7voe)

146 You probably also believe that whipped cream and cheese should come in pressurized cans.

Posted by: Cold Rage

Fix-a-Flat and anchovies make for a conversation starting canape.

Posted by: Chef Miklos at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (QzkSJ)

147 Underemployment for recent grads worse today than in early 2000s

More people are working in jobs they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet, taking jobs that don't require a college degree. That's despite a decade of low unemployment and economic growth and stock market highs.

As of March, the underemployment rate for workers aged 22 to 27 stands at 41.3%, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


This is deceptive. 22-27 means that they were entering the work force during the Obama years, when employment sucked. A lot of younger workers stayed in school as long as they could, or went back to get more education even if to just live off of the student loans.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (SgjGX)

148 I'm still waiting on my raise, and I sure hope it's a big one.

Size Matters!

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (htgmn)

149 Mitt Romney comes out against the Alabama abortion law.

Mitt Romney completely silent on the infanticide baby killers of NY and Virginia legislatures and governor mansions.


But Mitt stands up to Alabama.


This is on YOU, Utah!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (sy5kK)



Meet the new McVain, same as the old McVain

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (PZ7zc)

150 115 They should not be able to hide behind a corporate logo, they should have to OWN their own positions.

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:29 PM (NgKpN)

Nah, not giving corporations the equivalent of sovereign immunity would be a violation of their natural born 1A rights!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (3hr5B)

/jumps up on his soap box

Sovereign Immunity? How the holy hell can you have Sovereign immunity in a Republic?

Either the Law affects everyone, including the Government and its officials, or it is not Supreme.

Sovereign Immunity, another gift given to us by the Supreme Court, another one of those 'implied' powers that gives the Government MUCH more power over the people.

/spit

/steps down from his soapbox

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (NgKpN)

151 And it's not simply a matter of "Go get another job", a lot of the time. Okay. Where? Can you afford to not work?

******************

That's why the effective way to balance power here is by creating more jobs than there are people to take them. Companies are then forced to sweeten the pot and stop acting like fucking assholes if they ever expect anyone to work for them again.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (+dsLj)

152 It has always amazed me how badly people have explained the Citizens United Decsion has been:

FIRST: it did not say that "Corporations are people", what it did was not a constant and basic assumption in American Law and English Common Law before that, which has been legally acknowledged for over 400 years now in the English Speaking world - Corporations are *treated* as persons under the law, meaning that they have the same protections from Government as persons do, under the law. It is a limitation on Government power, it always has been.

Systems where Corporations are NOT treated as persons under the law are the systems set up by Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler. Under those systems, the Government can commandeer assets and direct actions to be taken simply because they order it, and with no other legal justification. Because those entities have no rights under the law.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (V2Yro)

153 Why hide behind a corporation when the individual already has the right?

No one has ever answered this question for me.

But I know the answer.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (LL1Be)

154 What are you talking about spray cheese is an awesome modern invention.
Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (UdKB7)

*pelts freaked with fresh mozzarella*

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (U7voe)

155 Trump's "magic wand" again.

-SCOAMF

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (EZebt)

156 Sweet!

My creditors think so, they're actually getting paid for a change.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (0bu2O)

157 138 Standing beside Insomniac in the mayonnaise wars.

Give me Hellman's or give me death!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (r71Ke)

139 What are you talking about spray cheese is an awesome modern invention.
Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (UdKB7)


That's a slippery slope my friends. Next you'll start thinking it's ok to put carrots in chili.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:38 PM (OXSar)

158 *to paraphrase an abolitionist talking about Lincoln*

Mitt is a first rate, third rate man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:38 PM (0MVr3)

159 Hellmann's? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:36 PM (PZ7zc)

Try to relax, Frank. Take another hit of nitrous.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:38 PM (NWiLs)

160 A lot of the corporatist right is desperate to keep
the stock market booming, which is only incidentally tied to a good
economy for all, because so much retirement wealth is tied up in the
stock market. 401ks, pension plans, you name it. Hence the need to
make sure that corporations never have to pay taxes, or raise wages,
etc.



Mom and pop businesses? Fuck them. The corporatists will care when they have an IPO.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:34 PM (SgjGX)

The entire political class is desperate to keep the stock market booming. Everyone's net worth is wholly dependent on the market now whether they realize it or not. Not just retirement savings, but all forms of wealth are predicated on it. All asset value collapses if the stock market does because of how high finance has evolved. That's why the 2008 bailouts were such a disaster. There's no going back now.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (rnXGe)

161 After being surplused in 2014, I interviewed with headhunters for IT positions and eventually gave up because old white guy privilege did not seem to work.
Now those same IT headhunters are sending emails notifying me about amazing job openings. Full time and benefits.
Too late, suckers! Babysitting my parents.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (e1mEI)

162 Standing beside Insomniac in the mayonnaise wars.

Give me Hellman's or give me death!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (r71Ke)


BH: I am sorry to hear that you appear to be a Hellman's devotee. If it ain't Dukes, it ain't really mayonnaise!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (3hr5B)

163 I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (rnXGe)



*gets out the puppets*

All a corporation is is a group of people who have assembled together.

That is it. That is what a corporation is.

So you know that whole First Amendment thing? Those people do not lose those rights because people are electing to exercise their rights of speech and rights of assembly in a formalized legal manner.

Thanks for coming to my TedTalk.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (GbPPJ)

164 40 Why is it no one ever demands free food as a basic human right?
___________________

They do, and they should absolutely get it. Just no cauliflower! That's colonialist oppression! And it's white privilege, 'cuz cauliflower is whiite!

Posted by: Alexandria Donkey-Chompers at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (k4dH2)

165 141 Simply because the individuals incorporate doesn't mean they no longer

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2019 08:33 PM (oVJmc)

Why hide behind a corporation when the individual already has the right?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (rnXGe)

For me its more of what a Right is.

Rights are natural or God Given.

I don't see any corporations in either Nature, or Holy writ, so just where to those RIGHTS come into play?

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (NgKpN)

166 Catch 22. I've watch the first two of six episodes.

First, the good news. It has a good, authentic look, including the combat scenes (although they often seem to fly awfully low). And, I think, the soundtrack is great, mostly the big band swing that those guys actually listen to.

The not so good news, it just doesn't capture the madcap chaos of the book and, largely, of the Alan Arkin film. One problem, is the structure. Part of the appeal of the novel, and it's one of my all time favorite novels, is the barely controlled chaos. Not only does the novel start in the middle and veer wildly forward and backward in time, often a paragraph would start talking about one thing and end up talking about another. (The Arkin movie started at the end then jumped around throughout Yossarian's tour.) This series starts at the beginning (stateside training) and, so far anyway, proceeds chronologically. That increases comprehension of the story arc but lacks the chaotic frenzy of the original. Similarly, Arkin played Yossarian as a rather hangdog, increasingly desperate guy. This Yossarian is a pretty boy, frat boy type known as "Yo-Yo". Again the frantic desperation is missing. I should also mention this Major Major Major Major can't hold a candle to Bob Newhart. Finally, this series is three times the length of the Arkin movie and yet doesn't seem to add much.

In short, this series turns the madcap, slapstick, dark terror comedy of the original into a much more conventional, often maudlin and sentimental, dramedy.

Incidentally, the book The Bridgebusters by Thomas McKelvie Cleaver tells the true story of author Joseph Heller's service. I was very surprised to learn that much of the most unbelievable parts of Catch 22 were true.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (+y/Ru)

167 A corporation is any organized body of people.



I think that the right to freedom of association and to assemble is constitutionally protected.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (bZ7mE)


The constitution protects individuals, not groups of individuals. Sure, individuals are free to join groups but the individual is still supreme.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (rnXGe)

168 People can have whatever opinion on trade unions that they want, but the
simple fact is that the "Management Is The Enemy" mindset isn't
entirely manufactured by Commies. I have seen and known and worked with
companies whose attitude toward their workforce was absolute contempt,
who would cut every corner and screw their people as far as they
possibly could, to get that extra dollar out of them.


That wasn't the point I was trying to make in that comment. I've never worked in a union state, but I have worked for a few companies who viewed their employees as disposable. Usually, they don't last very long once word gets around. That's when having a union is handy, but that's not easy in a right-to-work state like down here and in Alabama.


My point was that I didn't understand why there would be people here who would want their fellow countrymen to suffer for no reason. Why would anybody be against their neighbors having a good standard of living? How would they feel if somebody did to them what they propose happen to the rest of us?
And the government is directly to blame, particularly BJ Cliton's administration, for the millions of unemployed Americans in the wake of the abortion of NAFTA. Ol' Slow Joe Biden voted for that POS. I hope PDT reminds everyone of that at every campaign stop in the runup to '020.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (HaL55)

169 Vanya, we will meet you on the lunch meat of your choice and never surrender

Hellmans Patriots.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (r71Ke)

170 Take another hit of nitrous.

No, this is the stuff: https://youtu.be/vUHlxBZMiqw

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (0bu2O)

171 Economy?

Heh

Mueller 24/7.

Posted by: MSM at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (MAstk)

172 The minimum wage here goes up to $15.39 on July 1.

On Jan.1 I made sure all my peeps earning less than that were brought up to $16, and everyone else got at least 50 cents more

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (EZebt)

173 Standing beside Insomniac in the mayonnaise wars.

Give me Hellman's or give me death!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:35 PM (r71Ke)

BH: I am sorry to hear that you appear to be a Hellman's devotee. If it ain't Dukes, it ain't really mayonnaise!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (3hr5B)

Miracle Whip FTW!

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (htgmn)

174 Why hide behind a corporation when the individual already has the right?

Do you even know what a corporation is?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:41 PM (bZ7mE)

175 We lost our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights.

We lost our protections from a tyrannical government.


Not saying I like it but that's why Citizen's United happened.
And the Tech Thugs of Silicon Valley are the natural off-spring of this corporate "rights-laundering".

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:41 PM (LL1Be)

176 169 Vanya, we will meet you on the lunch meat of your choice and never surrender

Hellmans Patriots.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (r71Ke)

Hellmann's Patriots
Sic semper sandwiches!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:41 PM (NWiLs)

177 136 Mitt Romney comes out against the Alabama abortion law.

Mitt Romney completely silent on the infanticide baby killers of NY and Virginia legislatures and governor mansions.


But Mitt stands up to Alabama.


This is on YOU, Utah!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg



Ahoy!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:41 PM (HCqAo)

178 Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (NgKpN)

I really need your newsletter!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:41 PM (3hr5B)

179 Pig plague in China causes pork prices to rise.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (iVoAP)

180 Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:07 PM (+dsLj) Wasn't that Scalia?

***************

Looked it up to be sure, Romney said it in 2011 during his fake election bid.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (+dsLj)

181 161 After being surplused in 2014, I interviewed with headhunters for IT positions and eventually gave up because old white guy privilege did not seem to work.
Now those same IT headhunters are sending emails notifying me about amazing job openings. Full time and benefits.
Too late, suckers! Babysitting my parents.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (e1mEI)

Wow.... why does this story sound SOOOOOO familiar???

Basically retired because the Job opportunities sucked in IT, so am taking care of 90 year old Mom.

Posted by: Don Q at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (NgKpN)

182 But that was just the very first step of the Citizens United decision. The next step was to revisit Buckley vs Valeo (1976), which held that Money was Speech, and therefore Spending for one's political ideas was to be protected, just as all political speech was to be protected. Remember, this decision was on the books for 40 years and nobody, left or right, democrat or republican, complained or thought it was a bad decision.

So: Supreme Court Precedent, 1976 - Political Money is Political Speech, protected by the 1st Amendment.

400 years of American and English Common Law: corporations have the same rights as persons under the law.

Citizens United simply took these two long standing precedents and combined them. it was nothing new.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (V2Yro)

183 I don't see any corporations in either Nature, or Holy writ, so just where to those RIGHTS come into play?

Family and friends.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (bZ7mE)

184 Listen if there are any Baltimore orioles fans here. You really really have my condolences

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:42 PM (Y+V3r)

185 Economy?

Heh

Mueller 24/7.

Posted by: MSM at May 21, 2019

*****


But...
But...
But they said that was the new norm.

I'm so confused. But perhaps this explains Mrs D's reaction to another Staycation this year.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (0tfLf)

186 So John Walker Lindh gets out, eh?

Odds on him heading back to the middle east?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (0MVr3)

187 BH: I am sorry to hear that you appear to be a Hellman's devotee. If it ain't Dukes, it ain't really mayonnaise!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (3hr5B)

Heard a story (maybe here?) of a northerner visiting the south and asking why this no-name brand of mayo was so heavily stocked at the grocery store. When asked what brand it was, she replied "Duke's".

I suspect she was never heard from again.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (OXSar)

188 Real wages are rising for the first time since 1979, or do we need MOAR GAINZZZ to move that needle?

Posted by: literally serious at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (E67Aw)

189 Soon fight for 15 will be a moot point, and they will say "fight for 30!"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (dNzKv)

190 Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (HaL55)

I don't think it's a matter of wanting them to suffer. I think they just don't give a shit.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (U7voe)

191 Booming -- and Tightening -- Job Market Has Predictable Effect: Workers Are Getting Their First Legitimate Raises in Decades

Leftist talking points:

1. They're just McJobs.
2. Only the rich are benefiting.
3. They're crumbs.
4. If we were in charge, workers would be getting even more.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (AQVpU)

192 The constitution protects individuals, not groups of individuals. Sure, individuals are free to join groups but the individual is still supreme.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (rnXGe)



Fine. You reject utterly the predicates behind the ruling, as is your prerogative.

You wanted explanations. Many of have taken the time to explain it to you. Namaste.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (GbPPJ)

193 Hrothgar, do you agree we will be united to defeat ALH and that abomination of Miracle Whip?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (r71Ke)

194 Obama built that. Or maybe it is the hope of Biden?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (dNzKv)

195
Soon fight for 15 will be a moot point, and they will say "fight for 30!"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Because the Left lies about everything.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (X3lUd)

196 So the Texas legislature passed the "chik-fil-a" bill giving businesses religious freedom from being discriminated against. Headed to Governor Abbott's desk. He posted a picture of him eating Chik-fil-a for dinner while contemplating signing the bill....hahaha! On instapundit.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (UUBmN)

197 169 Vanya, we will meet you on the lunch meat of your choice and never surrender

Hellmans Patriots.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (r71Ke)


We're monitoring this situation.

Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods! at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (sy5kK)

198
400 years of American and English Common Law: corporations have the same rights as persons under the law.



Oh COOL!

So corporations can keep and bear arms?

Google, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon will be THRILLED.


Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (LL1Be)

199 Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (r71Ke)

Thin sliced ham and turkey on sourdough, with lettuce, tomato, and a thin slice of Swiss.

No quarter will be given.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (U7voe)

200 Fix-a-Flat and anchovies make for a conversation starting canape.
Posted by: Chef Miklos at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (QzkSJ)

an hour later, and you're still getting more and more full.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Ct55T)

201 So the Texas legislature passed the "chik-fil-a" bill giving businesses religious freedom from being discriminated against. Headed to Governor Abbott's desk. He posted a picture of him eating Chik-fil-a for dinner while contemplating signing the bill....hahaha! On instapundit.
Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (UUBmN)


I saw that and it is a thing of beauty.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (GbPPJ)

202 Odds on him heading back to the middle east?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (0MVr3)

I may be wrong but I do not think he is allowed to leave the country

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Y+V3r)

203 The right has a split between people who think that worker's wages should be driven down as low as possible, forever, using off-shoring for plants that can be moved

I think autarky has gotten some unduly bad press. Sure, you don't want to do something that you can't do well, and someone else can.

But what if you're so-so at something, and the people who are better are your geopolitical rivals, and the thing in question is vital to the national economy and defense?

Then I think there's a non-trivial argument for autarky.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (AQVpU)

204 Thin sliced ham and turkey on sourdough, with lettuce, tomato, and a thin slice of Swiss.

No quarter will be given.
Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (U7voe)

None shall be asked for.

Unless you're selling one of those for a quarter...

in which case gimme a damn quarter!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Ct55T)

205 Hrothgar, do you agree we will be united to defeat ALH and that abomination of Miracle Whip?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (r71Ke)


BH, you can sign me up now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (3hr5B)

206 I just checked and can't find the word "corporation" anywhere in the Constitution.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:30 PM (rnXGe)


*gets out the puppets*

All a corporation is is a group of people who have assembled together.

That is it. That is what a corporation is.

So you know that whole First Amendment thing? Those people do not lose those rights because people are electing to exercise their rights of speech and rights of assembly in a formalized legal manner.

Thanks for coming to my TedTalk.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (GbPPJ)

I'd also point out that newspapers, magazines, television broadcasters, loathed as they are here, are all examples of corporations and freedom of the press is an explicit right. Blogs and blogging platforms, too. AoS, maybe? Mee dot nu?

Anyway, corporations also own property (like people!) which is really handy when your small business goes into bankruptcy and all of its assets are seized but your personal assets remain untouched.

Etc etc etc...fucking Econ 101. When did this blog go hard fucking left?

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (AywU0)

207 loosing --> losing

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (AQVpU)

208 What good are increased wages if the govt. doesn't mandate it? How does that help grow the bureaucracy?

Posted by: Ripley at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (NbRJx)

209 When does google start a draft?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (dNzKv)

210 A heavily-armed Instagram.
What could go wrong?

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (LL1Be)

211 Oh COOL!

So corporations can keep and bear arms?

Google, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon will be THRILLED.



Yep. Never heard of a security company?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (bZ7mE)

212 So corporations can keep and bear arms?

Google, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon will be THRILLED.Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (LL1Be)

Ironically in the dissent for that case (I forget it if it was Breyer or Kennedy) asked why corporations shouldn't also be given the right to vote if they had the right to speech.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (rnXGe)

213 I may be wrong but I do not think he is allowed to leave the country

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Y+V3r)


Oh in that case it's OK, I'm sure he would never dream of violating a "rule"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (3hr5B)

214 172 The minimum wage here goes up to $15.39 on July 1.

On Jan.1 I made sure all my peeps earning less than that were brought up to $16, and everyone else got at least 50 cents more
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (EZebt)


Another way of looking at it is that I'm closer to making minimum wage today than I was ten years ago.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (sdi6R)

215 210 A heavily-armed Instagram.
What could go wrong?
Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (LL1Be)

Nothing. We're talking boobs and guns here.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (NWiLs)

216 >>>I just looked at the photo of Jerry Nadler's gunt. I'm sure he's got fungi growing under there.<<<

Who the fuck tailors clothing like that? I'm fairly normal and I have a hard time finding clothes.

All the kings horses and all of the king's men made Humpty Dee's tailor rich like a motherfucker, ya'll!

Posted by: Fritz at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (LuPts)

217 Can you send me a quick email so it's at the top of my inbox? Email in nic. Thank you!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (NWiLs)

Sent.

Sorry got caught up checking on family.

Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (cF8AT)

218 A new poll released by Quinnipiac University highlights the paradox of Donald Trump's presidency: a majority of American voters think they're better off under Trump, but they still don't approve of him.

Fifty-two percent of American voters believe they're better off financially now than they were in 2016, but voters still gave Trump just a 38% approval rating.




So people realize they are doing better with Trump as president but can't see past the relentless OrangeManBad or don't want to see past it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (yNwze)

219 Wages are rising? More people to tax!

-The Dems.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (dNzKv)

220 Thin sliced ham and turkey on sourdough, with lettuce, tomato, and a thin slice of Swiss.

No quarter will be given.
Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (U7voe)

They're just jealous because Hellmans and Miracle Whip aren't John Wayne approved.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (OXSar)

221 210 A heavily-armed Instagram.
What could go wrong?
Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (LL1Be)

A heavily armed Tumblr? (thinking of the old days of boobs-galore tumblr)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (0MVr3)

222 Yep. Never heard of a security company?

Posted by: Grey Fox


As always, you missed the entire point.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (LL1Be)

223 A heavily armed Pornhub?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (HCqAo)

224 Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:09 PM (NWiLs)

Sent.

Sorry got caught up checking on family.
Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (cF8AT)

Family. Pfffft.

Thank you!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (NWiLs)

225 They do, and they should absolutely get it. Just no cauliflower! That's colonialist oppression! And it's white privilege, 'cuz cauliflower is whiite!

Posted by: Alexandria Donkey-Chompers at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (k4dH2)



Just when you think she can't say anything dumber she comes out with cauliflower is colonialist

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (yNwze)

226 Vanya, shaved black forest ham, shaved fried turkey breast, bacon , red onion, avocado slices smoked Havarti and horseradish is my opening salvo.

Oh, on pumpernickel.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (r71Ke)

227 All a corporation is is a group of people who have assembled together.

That is it. That is what a corporation is.


Yep. And the biggest, most powerful corporation of all?

The US government.

For this reason, I always laugh at leftists railing against corporations, but loving Big Government.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (AQVpU)

228 212 So corporations can keep and bear arms?

Google, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon will be THRILLED.Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (LL1Be)

Ironically in the dissent for that case (I forget it if it was Breyer or Kennedy) asked why corporations shouldn't also be given the right to vote if they had the right to speech.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (rnXGe)

This why I'm convinced that Supreme Court judges are the biggest mediocrities in the judicial field, who merely rise to the top via a cooperative mechanism of air-headedness and the Peter Principle.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (Ct55T)

229 So the Texas legislature passed the "chik-fil-a" bill giving businesses religious freedom from being discriminated against. Headed to Governor Abbott's desk. He posted a picture of him eating Chik-fil-a for dinner while contemplating signing the bill....hahaha! On instapundit.
Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (UUBmN)


I saw that and it is a thing of beauty.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (GbPPJ)
*************
I Love My Governor!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (RBOtF)

230 223 A heavily armed Pornhub?
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (HCqAo)

Busty lesbians and guns? I'm fer it.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (NWiLs)

231 A heavily armed Pornhub?
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (HCqAo)

Please write your own vulgar 'shooting' joke in the space provided:





Thank you.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (U7voe)

232 223 A heavily armed Pornhub?
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (HCqAo)

They have legions of men at hand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (0MVr3)

233 But what if you're so-so at something, and the people who are better are your geopolitical rivals, and the thing in question is vital to the national economy and defense?

Then I think there's a non-trivial argument for autarky.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (AQVpU)


Even Adam Smith argued for protectionism when it came to critical industries.

You can also argue from more of a Taleb angle: that a diverse economy, actual diversity which reduces idiosyncratic risk, makes you less fragile. When your economy is highly specialized, and reliant on a massively interconnected global trade network, you're a lot more exposed to black swans that create havoc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (SgjGX)

234 Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (r71Ke)

Dammit I forgot bacon!

*shakes fist*

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (U7voe)

235 It's may 21st, and we have a fire going and a pot of chili on the stove. It feels like there should be a football game on tonight. Where the hell is spring?

Posted by: Quilp at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (Bf3hj)

236 All a corporation is is a group of people who have assembled together.



That is it. That is what a corporation is.




I'll be sure to write that on my 1040 next year.

I'm sure that the IRS will totally agree.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (LL1Be)

237 This is deceptive. 22-27 means that they were entering the work force during the Obama years, when employment sucked. A lot of younger workers stayed in school as long as they could, or went back to get more education even if to just live off of the student loans.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:37 PM (SgjGX)


I heard a recruiter on the radio talking about interviewing Millennials. They don't dress up, all they want to talk about are benefits and vacation. One brought their mother to the interview.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (yNwze)

238
Ham and Swiss with mustard on whole wheat.

Salami and provolone between two slices of toast.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (X3lUd)

239 So people realize they are doing better with Trump as president but can't see past the relentless OrangeManBad or don't want to see past it

******************

Despite that they'll vote for Trump. I know a few people who are conservative and still wet their pants when Trump says bullshit at a rally and think he is a boorish, vulgar, disgusting man. But they'll happily vote for him. Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Captain Slapballs at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (+dsLj)

240 I'll have to drive by my local Chick-fil-A this weekend. It should be close to re-opening after a six-week renovation.

On the bright side, I've discovered breakfast at Wawa.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (sdi6R)

241 They're just jealous because Hellmans and Miracle Whip aren't John Wayne approved.
Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (OXSar)

We have both in our fridge. Mr. H switches between both. The only time I use mayo is when I make quiche.

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (htgmn)

242 I'd also point out that newspapers, magazines,
television broadcasters, loathed as they are here, are all examples of
corporations and freedom of the press is an explicit right. Blogs and
blogging platforms, too. AoS, maybe? Mee dot nu?



Anyway, corporations also own property (like people!) which is
really handy when your small business goes into bankruptcy and all of
its assets are seized but your personal assets remain untouched.



Etc etc etc...fucking Econ 101. When did this blog go hard fucking left?

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (AywU0)


I'm fully aware of what corporations are. I helped a guy start a food truck business last week. He formed a corporation. The guy cutting my lawn right now also formed a corporation.

The freedom of the press was not meant for corporations or the New York Times. It was meant for you and me.
My position appears to be the same as Ace's in his post. It seems to me the Leftist position is that the rights of a group (or collective) is equal to an individual's God given rights. I disagree.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (rnXGe)

243 2nd Amendment
"A well regulated Internet, necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the google to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (dNzKv)

244 I suspect she was never heard from again.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:43 PM (OXSar)


I was down in God's country of Southern VA, and the local grocery store had the small jars of Dukes on sale. I bought four because I really don't use it often and I like it to be opened before the expiration date.

The nice checkout clerk said to me "Hon, we have the big jars of Dukes on sale as well!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (3hr5B)

245 Ham, the day after Easter, on rye toast with freshly opened horseradish mustard and butter.

Good swiss cheese optional.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (Ct55T)

246 A heavily armed Pornhub?
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (HCqAo)

The YouTube gun channel InRangeTV started uploading all their stuff onto PornHub when Youtube started banning gun channels a while back.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (U7voe)

247 This is why Trump will win. People vote on things that affect them. The largest is jobs and wars. They don't vote on tranny bathroom rights and such.

No wars, a booming economy that affects all people, increased manufacturing jobs, lower taxes and a President whom most people believe is being unfairly attacked by a worthless bunch of assholes in Congress.

I like Trump's chances very much.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (pUDQf)

248 I heard a recruiter on the radio talking about interviewing Millennials. They don't dress up, all they want to talk about are benefits and vacation. One brought their mother to the interview.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (yNwze)

They don't seem to be too keen on hiring white straight guys in early middle age who dress professionally, have an actual work ethic, and ask cogent questions about the job, either.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (NWiLs)

249 We shall defend our Duke's mayonnaise, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the pumpernickel, we shall fight on the sourdough, we shall fight in the meats and in the vegetables, we shall fight over the condiments; we shall never surrender.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (OXSar)

250 When did this blog go hard fucking left?

The Right isn't nearly as different from the Left as we like to flatter ourselves.

As always, you missed the entire point.

There wasn't anything coherent to engage with.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (bZ7mE)

251 Fine. You reject utterly the predicates behind the ruling, as is your prerogative.

You wanted explanations. Many of have taken the time to explain it to you. Namaste.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (GbPPJ)


You're doing the Lord's work, Alex.

Now repeat after me: Ommmmmmmmm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:54 PM (AQVpU)

252 Then I think there's a non-trivial argument for autarky.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (AQVpU)

-----

Absolutely.

In that event it's also likely to be vital to the rival as well. So (if possible/practical after achieving self sufficiency) it also makes sense to take a run at their comparative advantage and try to force them out of profitability in that industry, even if it means running at a loss for some time.

It's vital to cover your own contingencies, and it's WONDERFUL if you can prevent them from meeting their own needs, though that part isn't always realistic.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2019 08:54 PM (j10HH)

253 There wasn't anything coherent to engage with.

Posted by: Grey Fox


Sorry to hear that.

Try Geritol.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:54 PM (LL1Be)

254 400 years of American and English Common Law: corporations have the same rights as persons under the law.

-
There are at least two legal things we meat monkeys can do that corporations can't: marry and vote.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (+y/Ru)

255 I heard a recruiter on the radio talking about interviewing Millennials. They don't dress up, all they want to talk about are benefits and vacation. One brought their mother to the interview.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (yNwze)


Holy crap!

Thats beyond helicopter parenting- that's having absolutely no faith in your child.

A friend is a law school dean (liberal) and even he bemoans the entitled, whiny, complaining attitude of many of the students and is seriously concerned about their ability to function in the real world.

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (XROPS)

256 Wawa has breakfast sourdough sandwiches that take me half the morning to eat.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (sdi6R)

257 Dammit I forgot bacon!

*shakes fist*

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (U7voe)


Comrade, the membership committee is going to have to have a serious look at your application for blogging privileges!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (3hr5B)

258 When are drug companies supposed to start listing their prices in television commercials?

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (htgmn)

259 I realize that this may be a radical idea in conservative circles - but how about we look after our own people first before worrying about the well-being of foreigners? Not that I want to protectionism everything into complacency, but some tariffs to balance things out, especially in critical (military applicable) industries? Americans look after Americans?
Is that even a concept?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (hI/80)

260 I heard a recruiter on the radio talking about interviewing Millennials. They don't dress up, all they want to talk about are benefits and vacation. One brought their mother to the interview.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (yNwze)


Yeah, there are a number of them who have been coddled and have been taught bad habits. I blame parents and the general culture. For cripes sake, buy a suit, get a respectable hair cut, and learn to be self-reliant.

The benefits and vacation thing I don't have as much an issue with. It's more about priorities: they're willing to trade greater pay now for the security of better health benefits and vacation time. Considering the cost of health care and the like, I don't blame them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (SgjGX)

261 I thought "helicopter parenting" was naming your kid Augusto and giving him or her flying lessons....

The things you learn, i tell ya.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (Ct55T)

262 Trump is uncouth and vulgar so I'll vote for marxist baby murderers, said no one with functioning synapses ever.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (LT7mn)

263 There are at least two legal things we meat monkeys can do that corporations can't: marry and vote.

But people can be part of a corporation and still get married and vote. Odd, that.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (bZ7mE)

264 Leftist talking points:

1. They're just McJobs.
2. Only the rich are benefiting.
3. They're crumbs.
4. If we were in charge, workers would be getting even more.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:44 PM (AQVpU)


1. They're just McJobs.

>>> Even if it is a McJob, it is now a 40 hour + overtime job, instead of a 29 hour job forced by Obamacare. Oh, and wages are increasing at rates not seen for a decade.

2. Only the rich are benefiting.

>>>> Nearly everyone is getting increases in their wages, and more businesses of all kinds are increasing revenue. Even tax revenue is at record levels, except government spending is growing faster.

3. They're crumbs.

>>>> Only to a wicked, thieving woman who filled her own pockets manipulating laws while playing the stock market, but legal because of Congressional cover.

4. If we were in charge, workers would be getting even more.

>>>> If they were in charge now, about 100 million guns and a few billion rounds would be getting used right now.


Like you, Jay, I can't stand these bastards any more.

When I see a D Congress critter, I don't think "democrat", rather, I think "dead".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (sy5kK)

265 Hadrian,

Did they give you any severance pay?

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (JKNZq)

266 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 08:31 PM (0MVr3)

Look toward the Z...

https://tinyurl.com/y6f2cnpm

I found this young lady from an Infowar interview....

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (/jZ6U)

267 The whole "corporations are persons" thing is a crock. The real issue is whether people lose their rights when they act together. Clearly, I have a right, as articulated by the First Amendment, to purchase an ad in a newspaper to advocate my political position, and so do you. We don't lose that right if we choose to pool our resources and work together - yet that is exactly what the Left is saying. Or rather, the Left says that you can pool your resources and speak out - but only if you take a position of which we approve.
Also ... can we finally drop the notion that there is something called "the Right" in this country? There is a Left, which has a coherent political philosophy, albeit one that is evil; and there's the rest of us, who, for one reason or another, oppose the Left's totalitarian ambitions. Any political movement that runs the spectrum from ultramontanist Catholics to acolytes of Ayn Rand can hardly be said to be coherent. As a Catholic and a small-government republican, I may accept the Chamber of Commerce types as allies on certain narrowly defined issues, but they are hardly part of the same political movement that I am. Left and anti-Left: that's American politics today.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 21, 2019 08:57 PM (S6ArX)

268
I just realized something. The show-runners made Bran the GoT Professor X. He's the king of the abnormies.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 08:57 PM (k4Ha8)

269 The benefits and vacation thing I don't have as much an issue with. It's more about priorities: they're willing to trade greater pay now for the security of better health benefits and vacation time. Considering the cost of health care and the like, I don't blame them.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (SgjGX)

If that's truly it, I don't have a problem either. But I think a big part is that they value "quality of life" (I hate to sneer) over advancement, promotions, and actually doing hard work for their employer.

Titty babies.

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (XROPS)

270 Vanya, I will claim victory and depart the field to leave you looking for your bacon and to the Horde, Good Night.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (r71Ke)

271 from ultramontanist Catholics

I like Montana as much as the next guy, but geez.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (NWiLs)

272 They don't seem to be too keen on hiring white straight guys in early middle age who dress professionally, have an actual work ethic, and ask cogent questions about the job, either.
Posted by: Insomniac

Try an earth tone pantsuit and lose the big dangly earrings for something more subtle. Lee stick-on nails are another no-no.

Posted by: Miklos, professional fashion consultant at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (QzkSJ)

273 The Dems will spend the next 18 months telling us 3 things:
Rising wages have nothing to do with trump
Rising wages are a bad thing for the middle class
The economy for the middle class is bleak.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (dNzKv)

274 Hot sandwiches are for closers.

Cold sandwiches have mayo or something. Who cares?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (EZebt)

275 I like Trump's chances very much.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2019 08:53 PM (pUDQf)


I'm voting for the Orange Man if I have strength to pull the lever after crawling across the broken glass.

But I'll lie like a rug to any pollster that that asks me abut my intentions or actual vote!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (3hr5B)

276 Well crap.

I picked a really shitty time to retire.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (0tfLf)

277 Supply and Demand is just a term used by old white men, specifically to put down people of color and multiple genders.

And hate.

Posted by: Democrats and other assorted America Haters at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (sy5kK)

278 On the bright side, I've discovered breakfast at Wawa.
Posted by: rickl

----

Their roller dogs are to die for!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (Y4EXg)

279 We had a millenial intern, in a professional (legal) department. What a disaster. Late all the time. Car would "break down" following a weekend. Terrible work ethic. Spent all sorts of time trying to set him straight. When his job was in jeopardy, he asked if we would speak to his step-dad. We ended up firing him, really to try to teach him a lesson for his future career.

Posted by: Revenant at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (bD2Jh)

280 Yes, so here's the thing. During the entire 8-year reign of terror of Barky the Dogeater those of us in the Happyland of corporate America never saw anything but cost-of-living raises that just barely kept us up with inflation. For 8 years! That has to be some kind of record, and Dogeater has it. Gave birth to such horrible concepts as the performance bell curve.

Posted by: Caliban at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (QE8X6)

281 but how about we look after our own people first
before worrying about the well-being of foreigners? Not that I want to
protectionism everything into complacency, but some tariffs to balance
things out, especially in critical (military applicable) industries?
Americans look after Americans?
Is that even a concept?


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing
Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (hI/80)

Wow, instead of immigration lawyers the Democrats should just send a bunch of corporate lawyers down to the border and incorporate the illegals. Instant Constitutional rights!
I probably shouldn't even suggest that in jest.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (rnXGe)

282 I was very surprised to learn that much of the most unbelievable parts of Catch 22 were true.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 21, 2019 08:40 PM (+y/Ru)
------------

Thanks for the heads up on the series.
Stupid people.
The book was a success, the movie was a success, they should have taken the hint.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (iVoAP)

283 But people can be part of a corporation and still get married and vote. Odd, that.
God , this is obtuse.

Corporation's right FAR EXCEED those of the individual. This has been the unavoidable truth for decades.

But some will hang on to their INC/LLC - driven religious beliefs until the end, like Slim Pickens riding the bomb to it's inevitable conclusion.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (LL1Be)

284 Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (r71Ke)

This war is not over, sirrah. *salutes*

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (U7voe)

285 229 So the Texas legislature passed the "chik-fil-a" bill giving businesses religious freedom from being discriminated against. Headed to Governor Abbott's desk. He posted a picture of him eating Chik-fil-a for dinner while contemplating signing the bill....hahaha! On instapundit.
Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 08:45 PM (UUBmN)


I saw that and it is a thing of beauty.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2019 08:46 PM (GbPPJ)
*************
I Love My Governor!
Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2019 08:50 PM (RBOtF)

Florida here - we LOVE DeSantis.

2 best guvs in the US

Posted by: Marybeth at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (MEgUr)

286 Try an earth tone pantsuit and lose the big dangly earrings for something more subtle. Lee stick-on nails are another no-no.
Posted by: Miklos, professional fashion consultant at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (QzkSJ)

Holy shit... I should wear all of those things and claim to be transgender! They'll HAVE to hire me then!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (NWiLs)

287 Left and anti-Left: that's American politics today.
Posted by: Brown Line at May 21, 2019 08:57 PM (S6ArX)

Excellent point!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (Z+IKu)

288 But we damn-well better see Trump's taxes back from when he ran a lemonade stand when he was 10 or it's time to fire-up the impeachment wagon and slam the brakes on all of this.

Right, Justin Amash?

Right, Willard Mitt Rmoney?

Right, Billy Kristolmeth?

Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (fF3XF)

289
Did they give you any severance pay?

Posted by: notsothoreau


I will be employed until July 1st, then I get paid for 36 weeks. I'll also get (prorated) paid for my vacation days as well as my bonus. It's all good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (X3lUd)

290 Despite that they'll vote for Trump. I know a few
people who are conservative and still wet their pants when Trump says
bullshit at a rally and think he is a boorish, vulgar, disgusting man.
But they'll happily vote for him. Bless their hearts.





Posted by: Captain Slapballs at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (+dsLj)

"The Buck Stops Here." Said another crude, boorish, vulgar, president that was considered "Not Our Kind Dear."

I'll take the guys who speak plainly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (hI/80)

291

Years ago, I was working with a recruiting firm and they had a policy of bringing a person in before they sent them to a job interview. The woman explained to me that they had recently sent someone to an interview and afterwards they called their contact at the company to ask how it went and the person said, The next time you send someone make sure they shower and learn to wear a suit and tie. So the recruiting firm started a we have to see you before we send you policy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (y3B6C)

292 Texas has also approved carrying in churches. The law was vague before so it sounded like you couldn't carry in a church when you actually could unless the church posted a specific sign barring it. The new law is supposed to make it clear that you can carry in church.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (UUBmN)

293
"The good of the few outweigh the good of the plenty."
-- Shih Tzu

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (bOJUT)

294 If that's truly it, I don't have a problem either. But I think a big part is that they value "quality of life" (I hate to sneer) over advancement, promotions, and actually doing hard work for their employer.

Titty babies.
Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 08:58 PM (XROPS)


What's wrong with wanting a life versus a corner office? A lot of us grew up with parents who were never around because of the demands of work, and saw that it sucked for both parents and kids.

Not everyone is eager for a corner office, or the 80-90 hours a week necessary to achieve it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 21, 2019 09:01 PM (SgjGX)

295 Yeah, getting severance pay is something. Still sucks. At least it's not like the tech bust,when I was laid off forever. Hope something good turns up for you soon.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2019 09:01 PM (JKNZq)

296 41
Alternate poat subtitle:

Wheel-breakers Hardest Hit
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 08:08 PM (k4Ha



We wish to inform you that "wheel-breakers" will not become a thing no matter how much you use it.

You can stop now.

Sincerely,

Posted by: The Amalgamated Association of People Who Make Things Things at May 21, 2019 09:01 PM (9X624)

297 But people can be part of a corporation and still get married and vote. Odd, that.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 08:56 PM (bZ7mE)

You just made my point. Why is a corporation necessary for an individual to exercise their Constitutional rights?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 09:01 PM (rnXGe)

298 In the Mayo Wars, I am a Kroger's "CLASSIC MAYO" guerilla.

It's flavor is clearly superior to Duke's, and pulls barely ahead of Hellman's and it's Blue Ribbon doppelganger.

While I'll readily admit that the creamy smoothness of Duke's is an attraction, what it's not is flavor.

And this is where the Kroger's store brand stands above both. It has just the perfect touch of citrus tanginess, just a bit more than Hellman's, and far better than the "blah" that is Duke's, on the palate.

Ben Had, Insom... give the Kroger's a try. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised!

*dons bandoleer of 6 oz. Kroger's Classic Mayo jars*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (QzJWU)

299 Also, the root of corporation is Corpor and Corp which comes from the latin Corpus which means Body.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (LT7mn)

300 We had a millenial intern, in a professional (legal) department. What a disaster. . Terrible work ethic. Spent all sorts of time trying to set him straight. We ended up firing him, . . . . .
Posted by: Revenan

-----

Yeah, I had one that didn't show up for a complete work week in a year. She insisted I couldn't fire her as she was a single mom.

Actually, she was right - right up until she got pissed and called me an 'old man'.

Hello, HR? I need to file a harassment complaint.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (Y4EXg)

301 I only got two 2% cost of living raises during the Obama years.

If I wanted a raise, I had to get a better position.

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (htgmn)

302 Is that even a concept?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (hI/80)


Citizen, do you even realize how xenophobic that sounds? That's NOT who WE are!

Posted by: Commissar K Rover at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (3hr5B)

303 207 loosing --> losing
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 08:47 PM (AQVpU)


pretty much the view of any guy on a late Friday night at the bar.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (sy5kK)

304 289
Did they give you any severance pay?

Posted by: notsothoreau

I will be employed until July 1st, then I get paid for 36 weeks. I'll also get (prorated) paid for my vacation days as well as my bonus. It's all good.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (X3lUd)

Fuck me. I never got anything more than my final regularly scheduled paycheck and a boot in the ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (NWiLs)

305 Also, the root of corporation is Corpor and Corp which comes from the latin Corpus which means Body.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (LT7mn)



Barry O: So people who work for corporations are Corpsemen and corpsewomen?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (y3B6C)

306 I think the point, which is hardly earth-shattering, is that corporations are like people in some respects, but not like them in others.

Just as children are like adults in some respects - killing one, however justified (kidding here) is illegal, whereas children cannot vote and adults can.

The fact that one entity shares some rights with other entities does not imply that all entities shares ALL rights.

But surely that was obvious.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (AQVpU)

307 278 On the bright side, I've discovered breakfast at Wawa.
Posted by: rickl

----

Their roller dogs are to die for!
Posted by: Tonypete at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (Y4EXg)


I get one of those every time I fill up with gas. (yeah, phrasing.)

But I only just discovered ordering breakfast on the touchscreen and watching it made right in front of me. Very cool.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (sdi6R)

308 Gee, maybe we should elect Biden to take us back to the 8 year malaise and bone sandwich we were getting.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 21, 2019 09:04 PM (r+sAi)

309
Not everyone is eager for a corner office, or the 80-90 hours a week necessary to achieve it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile


Her Majesty could be an admin for the 15th floor leadership but she would be on call 24/7. No way, she says.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 21, 2019 09:04 PM (X3lUd)

310 Corporation's right FAR EXCEED those of the individual. This has been the unavoidable truth for decades.

But some will hang on to their INC/LLC - driven religious beliefs until the end, like Slim Pickens riding the bomb to it's inevitable conclusion.


Oh bullshit. Go upthread, and actually read what people have written regarding the definition of "corporation" in legal terminology. Has very little to do with businesses.

Citizen's United was about a non-profit group that put out a video critical of the Clintons. For some reason, you seem bound and determined to side with the Clintons, because of an emotional reaction to a word.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:04 PM (bZ7mE)

311 I heard a recruiter on the radio talking about interviewing Millennials. They don't dress up, all they want to talk about are benefits and vacation. One brought their mother to the interview.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:51 PM (yNwze)

In the interview for this job, I did my normal. It was an interview for management so I got the suit out and dusted off. Wore my Grandfather's cufflinks for luck. Took a note pad.

In the car before the interview, I went back over the email and saw this: Business casual- no suits. So I shrugged out of the suit jacket and went with what I had- no chance to change into khakis and a polo.

My now manager was telling me after the first couple of minutes that I was already head and shoulders above the other people he was interviewing because I was asking questions, writing things down and had gotten a haircut. For a management position- and not fast food!

What a world.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:04 PM (0MVr3)

312 23 Williams/Sonoma is building a manufacturing plant in Tupelo,Miss.
That is a wage game changer right there.
Posted by: Ben Had


Ben, are you local to there? we should coordinate a local mini-MoMe if you are

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at May 21, 2019 09:05 PM (VcFUs)

313 If you think about it, Democrats in the Presidency typically results in a recession and higher taxes with lower wages or even job loss.

The inverse is typically true with Republicans in the Oval Office.

Bill Clinton lucking into a technology revolution aside, I've seen this play out over and over in my life.

So why in God's name do people vote Democrat? Well, glad you asked. The people that vote D are typically in government jobs (can't be fired), education (same when tenured), unemployed and don't give a crap, in college and don't see a job as necessary and more I can't think of.

Then there is always the people that have it good for 4 or 8 years and grow complacent and forget about what Democrats do to the economy.

There is always the war angle. People wanting out of a war so they dump the President they think is responsible.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2019 09:05 PM (pUDQf)

314 225 They do, and they should absolutely get it. Just no cauliflower! That's colonialist oppression! And it's white privilege, 'cuz cauliflower is whiite!

Posted by: Alexandria Donkey-Chompers at May 21, 2019 08:39 PM (k4dH2)



Just when you think she can't say anything dumber she comes out with cauliflower is colonialist
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 08:49 PM (yNwze)


Wow! I once completely agreed with Sandy from the Block! Then my mom introduced me to cheese sauce, about the time I turned 7.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:05 PM (sy5kK)

315 Thank God Preezy Shit Midas's economic plans have finally come into effect.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 21, 2019 09:05 PM (pw+jk)

316 Ben Had, Insom... give the Kroger's a try. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised!

*dons bandoleer of 6 oz. Kroger's Classic Mayo jars*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (QzJWU)

It's a good look for you! Sadly there are no Krogers in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (NWiLs)

317 Ironically in the dissent for that case (I forget it if it was Breyer or Kennedy) asked why corporations shouldn't also be given the right to vote if they had the right to speech.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:48 PM (rnXGe)"

The answer is actually fairly simple, and obvious. People who are members of those corporations already have the right to vote, and so adding an additional vote would actually be doubling, and absurd result.

People don't understand the concept of "Rights" under the Constitution - they are NOT "Things the government grants", as the Left thinks. They are "Things the Government cannot mess with, because we do not grant the government that power."

Rights under the Constitution are a LIMITATION on Government Power. That is virtually unique to the American System of Government, and is why it makes perfect sense, when you understand what "Rights" are, for corporate entities to have those same protections.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

318 You just made my point. Why is a corporation necessary for an individual to exercise their Constitutional rights?

It isn't necessary. Who the heck ever said it was?

Individuals do not lose rights when they organize and act in concert to exercise those rights. That is what the ruling was about.

Your theory would outlaw all political organizations.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:07 PM (bZ7mE)

319 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:59 PM (rnXGe)
I have no idea how you got from what I commented to yours, but - Party On Brian!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (hI/80)

320 The Conservative Case for Selling Them The Rope to Hang Us With

by Ross Douthat

Posted by: James OBrien at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (LE7wd)

321 240 I'll have to drive by my local Chick-fil-A this weekend. It should be close to re-opening after a six-week renovation.

On the bright side, I've discovered breakfast at Wawa.
Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (sdi6R)



As mentioned here yesterday, the Peach Hate Shakes are back!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (sy5kK)

322 My now manager was telling me after the first couple of minutes that I was already head and shoulders above the other people he was interviewing because I was asking questions, writing things down and had gotten a haircut. For a management position- and not fast food!

What a world.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:04 PM (0MVr3)



See my #291 about a guy who went to an interview and didn't shower or get dressed up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (hjWzb)

323 Your theory would outlaw all political organizations.
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:07 PM (bZ7mE)

Heh - don't tease

Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (fF3XF)

324 So catching up with Ben Had's suggestions, it looks like Nuland had many clandestine conversations with upper level Ukraine leaders and helped install the Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister in 2014 and perhaps favors were owed for that?

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (XROPS)

325 The Buck Stops Here."


Thank you, I was trying to think of his name.
Buck Henry did the screenplay for Catch 22, iirc.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (iVoAP)

326 BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did,
Ben Had is a fellow Texan, through and through...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (UUBmN)

327 Citizen's United was about a non-profit group that put out a video
critical of the Clintons.



So your opinion is derived from your Red vs Blue politics.

Thanks for clearing that up.

The point is that the Supreme Court are a "group of people" fucking "assembling" and they were/are fucking wrong.
"Corporate rights" were NOT what the fuck this country was founded on.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:09 PM (LL1Be)

328 "The answer is actually fairly simple, and obvious. People who are
members of those corporations already have the right to vote, and so
adding an additional vote would actually be doubling, and absurd result."
People already have the freedom of speech too. So why was the corporation necessary?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 09:09 PM (rnXGe)

329 I have a stingy , fake nice guy Receiver who manages my bankrupt company ( in receivership since 2003) who has not given us a raise in over 3 years. It's against my nature but as a result that , I'm working just hard enough to keep from being fired. My intention is to semi-retire once the company closes so might as well stick it out to the end .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 21, 2019 09:09 PM (2DOZq)

330 The answer is actually fairly simple, and obvious. People who are members of those corporations already have the right to vote, and so adding an additional vote would actually be doubling, and absurd result.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (V2Yro)


You realize you're alarming me about the intellect that Breyer/ Kennedy are bringing to the table, right? I suppose it could be worse: we could have Justice Hank Johnson, but if that is an example of the reasoning of Breyer/ Kennedy, Hank Johnson wouldn't be that much worse.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:11 PM (AQVpU)

331 The freedom of the press was not meant for corporations or the New York Times. It was meant for you and me.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 08:52 PM (rnXGe)

Truly, the only real expressions of First Amendment free press rights are the ones handing out free copies of their poorly xeroxed socialist newsletter detailing all the nefarious ways Jewish capitalists hoard all the wealth.

You're trolling is lazy and obvious. Into the boxcar, off to Poland with you.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2019 09:11 PM (AywU0)

332 >>>There wasn't anything coherent to engage with.<<<

This is where Mr. T and Hannibal go tear-assing around, shoot up a bunch of shit with about a thousand rounds and nobody is injured.

*lights stogie*

Posted by: Fritz at May 21, 2019 09:11 PM (LuPts)

333

Funny work story: (I think it's funny) In my teen years I worked at a grocery store and one of the managers told me that a co-worker called (drunk off his ass) and said he couldn't work that night because he had a hard-on so big he couldn't get pants on over it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:11 PM (hjWzb)

334 Individuals do not lose rights when they organize and act in concert to exercise those rights. That is what the ruling was about


The hell they don't.
Google. Facebook. GM. Solyndra.
Special groups. Special rights.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:12 PM (LL1Be)

335 John Solomon is noe Excutive Vice President of the Hill now ! & he said PDT will declass within the next 7 or 8 days

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 21, 2019 09:12 PM (BqBId)

336 The answer is actually fairly simple, and obvious. People who are members of those corporations already have the right to vote, and so adding an additional vote would actually be doubling, and absurd result.

People don't understand the concept of "Rights" under the Constitution - they are NOT "Things the government grants", as the Left thinks. They are "Things the Government cannot mess with, because we do not grant the government that power."

Rights under the Constitution are a LIMITATION on Government Power. That is virtually unique to the American System of Government, and is why it makes perfect sense, when you understand what "Rights" are, for corporate entities to have those same protections.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

That is perhaps the most cogent summary I've read on how best to perceive the rights of corporations and why they have them. (Hat tip)

The government cannot limit the rights of a corporation, and by extension, the rights of the people it represents.

Posted by: Cold Rage at May 21, 2019 09:12 PM (OXSar)

337 In the car before the interview, I went back over the email and saw this: Business casual- no suits. So I shrugged out of the suit jacket and went with what I had- no chance to change into khakis and a polo.

My now manager was telling me after the first couple of minutes that I was already head and shoulders above the other people he was interviewing because I was asking questions, writing things down and had gotten a haircut. For a management position- and not fast food!

What a world.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21,


I always tell my kids to dress for an interview -in a suit (dress and jacket for daughter; jacket and slacks for son) regardless of the company's dress code. If its casual, son foregoes the tie and daughter wears a breezier top under the jacket. It has never failed.

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 09:12 PM (XROPS)

338 See my #291 about a guy who went to an interview and didn't shower or get dressed up.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (hjWzb)


Have you ever been tempted to ask a candidate to take the trash with him on his way out?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:13 PM (AQVpU)

339 The point is that the Supreme Court are a "group of people" fucking "assembling" and they were/are fucking wrong.
"Corporate rights" were NOT what the fuck this country was founded on.


The states are corporations and kind of integral to the whole concept of Federalism....

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:13 PM (bZ7mE)

340 NBC's F Chuck Todd said that the media should be the ones to determine which candidates are worthy of media coverage.

Remind me again that the Media isn't political or biased.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2019 09:13 PM (pUDQf)

341 I've seen a lot of black wrestlers and MMA who have cauliflower ears .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 21, 2019 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

342 Why do we give corporations legal protections?
Why do we subsidize marriage?
Why do we do any of the myriad things as government policy?

Well, there's generally two answers. The first, cynical answer, is because when buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing that will be bought and sold are legislators. Thus has it always been, thus shall it ever be.

But less cynically, it's because we (using the Royal We now) have determined that it's beneficial for our society to do these things. And those protections will (and should) stay in place until such time as that calculus changes.

Which is why I'm a nationalist first, and a free-market 'capitalist' long afterward. Nation first; I believe free-markets and free people make for a better nation. But the day our "corporate citizens" decide that our nation can be sacrificed for the good of their profit margins and shareholder value, then fuck them and their privileged legal status.

Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:13 PM (fF3XF)

343 perhaps favors were owed for that?

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 09:08 PM (XROPS)


a) Old News

2) #OrangeManBad

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 09:14 PM (3hr5B)

344 I always tell my kids to dress for an interview -in a suit (dress and jacket for daughter; jacket and slacks for son) regardless of the company's dress code. If its casual, son foregoes the tie and daughter wears a breezier top under the jacket. It has never failed.
Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 09:12 PM (XROPS)


Excellent advice. There's no harm in over-dressing for an interview, unless you are wearing a dinner jacket or something.

Wearing a suit and tie (for a man, obviously) just shows respect, IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:15 PM (AQVpU)

345
I make the memes.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 09:15 PM (bOJUT)

346 Ok, Congresscritter Doug Collins just put the hurt on Comey: said something like his "Captain America Act is coming to an end."

I lol'd.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 21, 2019 09:15 PM (MEgUr)

347 Rights under the Constitution are a LIMITATION on Government Power. That is virtually unique to the American System of Government, and is why it makes perfect sense, when you understand what "Rights" are, for corporate entities to have those same protections.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

Absolutely correct!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2019 09:16 PM (Z+IKu)

348 >>John Solomon is noe Excutive Vice President of the Hill now ! & he said PDT will declass within the next 7 or 8 days

Then Horowitz can't be far behind.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:16 PM (/tuJf)

349 My wife and I were an evil corporation. Actually we were a mom and pop C corp, with employees and a fairly successful business. We were saddled with all the state and federal regulatons of the big boys, including tax collection, benefits, HR regs (yeah, including the trannys), and much, much more. As far as employees go, most are good and some are not, but precious few of them had any idea of the regulations imposed on corporations. Wages were dictated by the market; we were in a small town. If someone (and there were more than a few) wanted the wages paid in NYC, well then, move to NYC. Not all corporations are evil.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at May 21, 2019 09:16 PM (gSgAd)

350 Basically retired because the Job opportunities sucked in IT, so am taking care of 90 year old Mom.

I take care of B'Gal 24/7 now myself. A job is out of the question unless there's a minimum of $75K plus bennies and local.


That ain't happenin'. I'd be shitting in tall cotton if it weren't for NAFTA. Thanks a lot, assholes, for destroying my career and my life. Thanks a fuck of a lot. I didn't vote for that, but I sure got it, nice and hard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 09:16 PM (HaL55)

351
Right, Justin Amash?

Right, Willard Mitt Rmoney?

Right, Billy Kristolmeth?
Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:00 PM (fF3XF)


Here's some mouthwash for you. Nobody should be forced to say all 3 of those names in a single sentence.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (sy5kK)

352 A "labor shortage" sounds so terrible. Leave it to the leftists and their usual mind control bullshit.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (uEbPt)

353 Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:16 PM (/tuJf)
Just on Hannity

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (BqBId)

354 I would be happy to give my current job to someone, anyone foolish enough to take it and retire. But we have to sell this house first, which still isn't happening.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (JKNZq)

355 It isn't necessary. Who the heck ever said it was?



Individuals do not lose rights when they organize and act in concert
to exercise those rights. That is what the ruling was about.



Your theory would outlaw all political organizations.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:07 PM (bZ7mE)

Ok last post on the topic. Ace's post seems to be lamenting the "corporations are people" concept which comes from the SCOTUS ruling that corps have the same freedom of speech as people. The case was about spending on a political campaign and the decision was essentially that money equals speech.

The reason I've asked so many times why the corp was necessary in the first place was for the obvious answer: those people thought they'd found a loophole to a restriction that was placed on their own individual spending (speech). Instead of fighting for their individual right and the unconstituional limit placed on it they chose a loophole end-run instead. And here we are, defending the absurd notion that corporations are people because of it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (rnXGe)

356 So on the one hand we have a heated argument on corporations rights. On the other we have arguments over salad dressing.

And in the middle: Interview etiquette.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (0MVr3)

357 ...It's a good look for you! Sadly there are no Krogers in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (NWiLs)



E mail me your addy, and I'll send you a jar. You'll thank me, bigly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (QzJWU)

358 I always tell my kids to dress for an interview -in a suit (dress and jacket for daughter; jacket and slacks for son) regardless of the company's dress code. If its casual, son foregoes the tie and daughter wears a breezier top under the jacket. It has never failed.
Posted by: LASue

-----

You should see what the female Execs wear at Victoria's Secret Corporate.

No kidding - it would get you thrown out of any other corporate office. Yes, they have suit coats on - it's what's underneath that's noteworthy.

Chica, chica, wow, wow!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 21, 2019 09:18 PM (Y4EXg)

359 "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a LARGE POWERFUL GROUP OF PEOPLE to dissolve the CONSTRAINTS which have connected them with THEIR NATION AND ITS PEOPLE and to assume among the
powers of the earth, the separate and TYRANNICAL GLOBALIST station to which the Laws of
Nature and of Nature's GAIA entitle them..."


Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:18 PM (LL1Be)

360 I'm sorry Hadrian. I saw your news earlier that you were waiting to hear and I said a little prayer for you. I will keep you in them!

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2019 09:18 PM (uEbPt)

361 Instead of fighting for their individual right and the unconstituional
limit placed on it they chose a loophole end-run instead. And here we
are, defending the absurd notion that corporations are people because of
it.


Nailed it.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (LL1Be)

362 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (0MVr3)

It's why we keep coming back here, right?

Come for the snappy commentary from this Smart MilBlog

Stay for the boobs and bacon.

Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (fF3XF)

363 Left Coast Dawg ... Sing it!

Posted by: torabora at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (SfQwj)

364
Fuck me. I never got anything more than my final regularly scheduled paycheck and a boot in the ass.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:03 PM (NWiLs)


The Obama corp retirement plan is a swift kick in the ass, and a bus token to go home.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (sy5kK)

365 356 So on the one hand we have a heated argument on corporations rights. On the other we have arguments over salad dressing.

And in the middle: Interview etiquette.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (0MVr3)


And breakfast at Wawa, for those of us with access to Wawas.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (sdi6R)

366 "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects — and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work," Krugman wrote. "So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened." - Paul krugman

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2019 09:20 PM (CDGwz)

367 Ok last post on the topic. Ace's post seems to be lamenting the "corporations are people" concept which comes from the SCOTUS ruling that corps have the same freedom of speech as people. The case was about spending on a political campaign and the decision was essentially that money equals speech.

Would this be a bad time to point out that unions are also corporations?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:20 PM (AQVpU)

368 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (0MVr3)

Let me guess, it's AoSHQ, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 09:21 PM (3hr5B)

369 http://bit.ly/2EpozBH
*******
Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven-but FBI didn't blink an eye | TheHill

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 21, 2019 09:21 PM (BqBId)

370 366 "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects — and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work," Krugman wrote. "So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened." - Paul krugman
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2019 09:20 PM (CDGwz)


Way to bolster the low regard in which I consider economics, Krugman.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (AQVpU)

371 Corporations touched me in the bad place and now I have difficulty being intimate with a woman.

Posted by: corporations are the worst at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (H5knJ)

372 366 "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects -- and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work," Krugman wrote. "So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened." - Paul krugman
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2019 09:20 PM (CDGwz)


Because a successful billionaire businessman is ignorant of economic policy.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

373 ... Paul krugman
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2019 09:20 PM (CDGwz)

I believe the AoSHQ Style Guide (rev. 32) requires the usage of "Former Enron Advisor" Paul Krugman

Shows that the value of a Nobel Prize for Economics is worth about what I just left in the commode.

Posted by: DocJ at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (fF3XF)

374 The Obama corp retirement plan is a swift kick in the ass, and a bus token to go home.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:19 PM (sy5kK)


You got bus tokens, luxury...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (3hr5B)

375 As an aside, if I were king of this Democratic Republic ( nice contradiction) , I would outlaw any campaign donations to State elections from any non residents.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (2DOZq)

376 So on the one hand we have a heated argument on corporations rights. On the other we have arguments over salad dressing.

And in the middle: Interview etiquette.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

-----

Very much like an Italian family Christmas dinner conversation. Much arm movement, shouting, calling each other names, and six different conversations - and participating in each.

Truly frightening to outsiders.

GF to me after leaving: "Your Dad called you an asshole!".

That's just his way of saying I love you.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 21, 2019 09:22 PM (Y4EXg)

377 298 In the Mayo Wars, I am a Kroger's "CLASSIC MAYO" guerilla.

It's flavor is clearly superior to Duke's, and pulls barely ahead of Hellman's and it's Blue Ribbon doppelganger.

While I'll readily admit that the creamy smoothness of Duke's is an attraction, what it's not is flavor.

And this is where the Kroger's store brand stands above both. It has just the perfect touch of citrus tanginess, just a bit more than Hellman's, and far better than the "blah" that is Duke's, on the palate.

Ben Had, Insom... give the Kroger's a try. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised!

*dons bandoleer of 6 oz. Kroger's Classic Mayo jars*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (QzJWU)


We're detecting a new ripple in the force, somewhere in Texas.

We're sending in a platoon of ham and cheese sandwiches to investigate.

Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods! at May 21, 2019 09:23 PM (sy5kK)

378 So why was the corporation necessary?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 21, 2019 09:09 PM (rnXGe)

As I said in an earlier post, Buckley vs. Valeo, 1976. Money is Speech, meaning the right to Free Political Speech means the right to Spend Money on Political Speech.

In a mass media world, politically effective speech (such as making a film, the issue in the Citizens United case) takes far more money than any individual will have (except for the billionaires) So, banding together in groups is the ONLY way in today's society that individuals can effectively exercise their Rights to Free Political Speech under the Constitution. That's the heart of Citizens United.

To say otherwise is to create the rule that ONLY Billionaires have the right to effective Political Speech in this country. (Because they can spend unlimited amounts of their own money without anyone else's help) Does anyone think that would be a result we want?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:23 PM (V2Yro)

379 326 BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did,
Ben Had is a fellow Texan, through and through...

Posted by: lin-duh


No problem! i gotta get to southeast of Waco (Reagan) sometime this August....

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (VcFUs)

380 Calling a corporation a 'person' is a fucking joke.

Don't understand why so many people are defending tose fine young individual citizens like GoogleTwitFaceFuckazon but hey...

Knock yourself out.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (LL1Be)

381 "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects -- and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work," Krugman wrote. "So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened." - Paul krugman

And yet, despite his sage advice, Enron went tits up.

Go figure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (AQVpU)

382 All of this business talk makes me want to go out and get a job big meal.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (iVoAP)

383 I recall back in the day when people would remark about those coming in for interviews who were dressed inappropriatly. And that was back in the late 1980's, so it seems to be endemic to the human condition.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (hI/80)

384 But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened." - Paul krugman


Yeah, but Occasional Cortex said we're all going to die in what, 12 years? So it's all good.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at May 21, 2019 09:25 PM (sktRI)

385 To say otherwise is to create the rule that ONLY Billionaires have the right to effective Political Speech in this country. (Because they can spend unlimited amounts of their own money without anyone else's help) Does anyone think that would be a result we want?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:23 PM (V2Yro)


Sure seems right to me!

Posted by: Global Leader G Soros at May 21, 2019 09:25 PM (3hr5B)

386 357 ...It's a good look for you! Sadly there are no Krogers in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:06 PM (NWiLs)


E mail me your addy, and I'll send you a jar. You'll thank me, bigly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (QzJWU)

Thanks, will do!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:25 PM (NWiLs)

387 So, banding together in groups is the ONLY way in today's society that individuals can effectively exercise their Rights to Free Political Speech under the Constitution.

You mean like political parties? Unions? That sort of banding together?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (AQVpU)

388 >>>We're sending in a platoon of ham and cheese sandwiches to investigate.



Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods!<<<

It's like a communist invasion!

Posted by: Fritz at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (LuPts)

389 356 So on the one hand we have a heated argument on corporations rights. On the other we have arguments over salad dressing.

And in the middle: Interview etiquette.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:17 PM (0MVr3)


In other words, Tuesday.

Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods! at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (sy5kK)

390 Wearing a suit and tie (for a man, obviously) just shows respect, IMO.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 09:15 PM (AQVpU)

Dress for the job you want.

Tux and tails might be a bit much.
Top hat, monocle and cane might put you back over the top into 'cool' again.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (0MVr3)

391 So, banding together in groups is the ONLY way in today's society that
individuals can effectively exercise their Rights to Free Political
Speech under the Constitution. That's the heart of Citizens United.




So we rely on a cheesey lawyer-loophole in order to exercise our rights.

To say otherwise is to create the rule that ONLY Billionaires have the right to effective Political Speech in this country.


Seriously. What planet do you guys live on?

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:27 PM (LL1Be)

392 There was one more aspect of Buckley vs Valeo that Citizens United expanded on. Buckley vs. Valeo held that restrictions on political donations to candidates could be allowed, because of the public interest in preventing the appearance of corruption.

BUT in Citizens United, they were NOT supporting any candidate - and they were NOT donating time and advertising to any candidate. The Citizens United group made an movie/ad that said, basically, "The Clintons Are Corrupt! Don't Vote for them! We'll support ANYONE who opposes the Clinton's!"

Naturally, Hillary wanted that banned completely. The Citizens United Decision held that since this was pure issue advocacy and did not involve a contribution in kind to any particular candidate, there was no appearance of corruption and the restriction allowed in Buckley vs Valeo did not apply.

Pure Issue Advocacy may not be regulated by the Government. No matter who does it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:28 PM (V2Yro)

393 BifBewalski,
You'll be a bit south of Ben Had then...and hot, real hot in August. That's why we have the meet ups in October.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (UUBmN)

394 Top hat, monocle and cane might put you back over the top into 'cool' again.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (0MVr3)

Top hat, monocle and cane *only* would probably get you Senior VP of something or another.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (Ct55T)

395 394 Top hat, monocle and cane might put you back over the top into 'cool' again.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (0MVr3)

Top hat, monocle and cane *only* would probably get you Senior VP of something or another.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (Ct55T)

And you have to beat a street urchin on the way in.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (NWiLs)

396 Aw crap. I got so engrossed in this discussion that I forgot about the Indian satellite launch at 8:00 pm EDT. It apparently went well.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

397
Ok last post on the topic. Ace's post seems to be lamenting the "corporations are people" concept which comes from the SCOTUS ruling that corps have the same freedom of speech as people. The case was about spending on a political campaign and the decision was essentially that money equals speech.

The reason I've asked so many times why the corp was necessary in the first place was for the obvious answer: those people thought they'd found a loophole to a restriction that was placed on their own individual spending (speech). Instead of fighting for their individual right and the unconstituional limit placed on it they chose a loophole end-run instead. And here we are, defending the absurd notion that corporations are people because of it.


The principle that corporations are considered "people" under the law is not absurd, but a logical extension of the idea of individual rights as enumerated in the Constitution. Regardless of why they formed a corporation, they are and should be able to exercise the same rights as a corporation as they did as individuals.

The sudden disdain for that principle on the Right is entirely due to emotionalism and the fact that certain for-profit corporations are are proving to be politically hostile. It is just another manifestation of the mob mentality that shows itself here from time to time, and certainly not based either on good logic or well-founded principles.

One can be all in favor of breaking up tech monopolies like Google without adopting the rhetoric and emotional idiocy of the Left regarding basic constitutional principles.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (bZ7mE)

398 And you have to beat a street urchin on the way in.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (NWiLs)

That is what the cane is for, old boy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (0MVr3)

399 >>Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods!


That shit sucks.

Bring out the Helman's, bitches.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (NVrxk)

400 Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:24 PM (LL1Be)

A corporation is a person for the concept of an address; for an entity to sue; for someone who can own property; to limit liability to the combined business interest and not the actual houses of the corporate's board, for an entity to tax.

My late uncle had a bar and restaurant, and it was a corporation. So he should let his personal fortune be on the line when he can put some insulation in place?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (hI/80)

401 366 ..................



Paul Krugman cares about others in different countries on different continents, but cares nothing about American citizens.


[Insert derogatory comment here].

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:31 PM (sy5kK)

402 And you have to beat a street urchin on the way in.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (NWiLs)


I believe the preferred term is "thrash a street urchin"!

Posted by: Global Thought Leader G Soros at May 21, 2019 09:31 PM (3hr5B)

403 399 >>Posted by: In the West, it's Best Foods!


That shit sucks.

Bring out the Helman's, bitches.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:30 PM (NVrxk)


uh, you know it's the same, right?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:32 PM (sy5kK)

404 Barr is going to be busy for quite some time.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:32 PM (/tuJf)

405 In the Mayo Wars, I am a Kroger's "CLASSIC MAYO" guerilla.

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2019 09:02 PM (QzJWU)

----------------------------

Elmer's, FTW!!

Posted by: Joey Choo-Choo at May 21, 2019 09:33 PM (8g9zh)

406 Mayo Hipsters.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:33 PM (0MVr3)

407 Miracle Whip

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2019 09:33 PM (EfMCv)

408 Barr is going to be busy for quite some time.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:32 PM (/tuJf)


Hopefully for at least six years!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 09:33 PM (3hr5B)

409 StL Blues winning 3 - 1. 2nd period. If they win tonight, they clinch.

Posted by: Tami at May 21, 2019 09:34 PM (cF8AT)

410 >>uh, you know it's the same, right?

Everything but the label.

But that's where the magic happens.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:34 PM (NVrxk)

411 I have actually been using the Boar's Head Mayo, lately. It does fine.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (NVrxk)

412 They should be wrapping up their speeches about now. That's a thing with Indian launches. Afterwards, everyone involved down to janitor stands up and gives a speech.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

413 Back to where we started; the concept that Citizens United "created" the idea that Corporations are to be treated as persons under the law is absurd. That has been one of the foundational precepts of English Common Law (which American law is based on and evolved from) for over 400 years.

And it is NOT a "Grant" to a corporation; it is a Limitation on Government Power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (V2Yro)

414 393 BifBewalski,
You'll be a bit south of Ben Had then...and hot, real hot in August. That's why we have the meet ups in October.

Posted by: lin-duh


dont remind me! i gave up texas Augusts waaay back when. but momma's ranch don't bush hog it's self.

as an added bonus, i can shoot a ferral pig and then let the carcas fester the next day and put a severe hurt on the local 'yote population.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (VcFUs)

415 The principle that corporations are considered "people" under the law is
not absurd, but a logical extension of the idea of individual rights as
enumerated in the Constitution.


Just like abortion and heavy drug use is a logical extension of 'Pursuit of Happiness'....as
enumerated in the Constitution.

Regardless of why they formed a
corporation, they are and should be able to exercise the same rights as a
corporation as they did as individuals.


And once again, as individuals they can and have always been able to exercise their rights. As individuals.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (LL1Be)

416 410 >>uh, you know it's the same, right?

Everything but the label.

But that's where the magic happens.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:34 PM (NVrxk)


I thought that was a can of Coors Light, where the mountains turn blue when it is cold?

Now that is some effing majek!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:36 PM (sy5kK)

417 And it is NOT a "Grant" to a corporation; it is a Limitation on Government Power.


Solyndra, Google, Facebook and GM called in to LOL at that comment.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:36 PM (LL1Be)

418 >>>Miracle Whip<<<

AK47. Full Auto. Spray and pray.

Posted by: Fritz at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (LuPts)

419 Because Presdent Oboma's plan is working and that idiot Trump wants too take credit....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (qM84C)

420 411 I have actually been using the Boar's Head Mayo, lately. It does fine.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (NVrxk)

Is Boar's Head a bit overrated? I tried some of the cheese and it was ok (muenster, I think.) The roast beef I tried from them was pretty good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (0MVr3)

421 One can be all in favor of breaking up tech monopolies like Google without adopting the rhetoric and emotional idiocy of the Left regarding basic constitutional principles."

In fact, I think the Sherman Anti-Trust laws, which have been on the books for over 100 years now, would be an excellent place to start.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (V2Yro)

422 There are at least two legal things we meat monkeys can do that corporations can't: marry and vote.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (+y/Ru)


Merged and lobbying...

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (/jZ6U)

423 411 I have actually been using the Boar's Head Mayo, lately. It does fine.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:35 PM (NVrxk)


Their cold cuts are pretty good, makes sense they have good mayo.

I'll radio this info to the ham and cheese patrol.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (sy5kK)

424 Just like abortion and heavy drug use is a logical extension of 'Pursuit of Happiness'....as
enumerated in the Constitution.


Wrong document. Also, no. Bad analogy.

And once again, as individuals they can and have always been able to exercise their rights. As individuals.


And also as corporations. It is like they don't give up one right by exercising others, or something.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bZ7mE)

425 Is Boar's Head a bit overrated? I tried some of the cheese and it was ok (muenster, I think.) The roast beef I tried from them was pretty good.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (0MVr3)

It's better than most other brands of "lunch meat", but that's not saying much.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:38 PM (Ct55T)

426 >>Is Boar's Head a bit overrated? I tried some of the cheese and it was ok (muenster, I think.) The roast beef I tried from them was pretty good.


No. Their meats actually taste like, get this...meat.

Their cheeses are hit and miss. I am a fan of their Havarti with their London Port.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:39 PM (NVrxk)

427 The London Port is a Roast Beef.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:39 PM (NVrxk)

428
What of Hillshire Farms?


Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 09:40 PM (bOJUT)

429 Top hat, monocle and cane might put you back over the top into 'cool' again.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:26 PM (0MVr3)

Top hat, monocle and cane *only* would probably get you Senior VP of something or another.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:29 PM (Ct55T)



The Fred Astaire School of Dancing

I'm puttin' on my top hat,
Tyin' up my white tie,
Brushin' off my tails.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2019 09:40 PM (QMeKl)

430 >>What of Hillshire Farms?


Unlike Pepperidge Farms, they are mostly forgotten.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:41 PM (NVrxk)

431 Let's start a million new corporations, and register them to vote!

Why didn't I think of that earlier?

Posted by: Kameltoe Harris at May 21, 2019 09:41 PM (sy5kK)

432 @ChadPergram

No plan for Judiciary Cmte to vote to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress until after the Memorial Day recess. Hse not expected to move resolution to hold Barr in contempt. Both of those projects will wait until at least early June.

Kabuki

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:41 PM (/tuJf)

433 without adopting the rhetoric and emotional idiocy of the Left regarding basic constitutional principles

Right, Because simply recognizing that a bunch of snooty fuck CEO golden parachute assholes wearing ties in a board room watching the stock portfolio rise do not constitute a "corporate human being" is being totally emotionally idiotic.
I have read every comment above on corporations being "individuals" and none have any context beyond " I'm a smarter, better than you fucking lawyer and I said so, that's why."
Not one.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:41 PM (LL1Be)

434 >>Right, Because simply recognizing that a bunch of snooty fuck CEO golden parachute assholes wearing ties in a board room watching the stock portfolio rise do not constitute a "corporate human being" is being totally emotionally idiotic.



Now you have it.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2019 09:43 PM (NVrxk)

435 428
What of Hillshire Farms?


Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 21, 2019 09:40 PM (bOJUT)


Around here, they have a new "natural" line of cold cuts, that are pretty good, thicker sliced, and not uniformed in size, like other processed meat. More like if you cut it yourself from a large ham or roast beef.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:43 PM (sy5kK)

436 Wages rising!? This is the end of the Trump economy!!!!

...and the world!!!!!

Posted by: Paulie Krugman at May 21, 2019 09:44 PM (OX6sG)

437 Right, Because simply recognizing that a bunch of snooty fuck CEO golden parachute assholes wearing ties in a board room watching the stock portfolio rise do not constitute a "corporate human being" is being totally emotionally idiotic.
I have read every comment above on corporations being "individuals" and none have any context beyond " I'm a smarter, better than you fucking lawyer and I said so, that's why."
Not one.


Your honor, I rest my case.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 21, 2019 09:44 PM (bZ7mE)

438 More like if you cut it yourself from a large ham or roast beef.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:43 PM (sy5kK)

Except for when you get the asshole deli counter dick who gives you all the first few itty bitty slices off it so it looks like you got a heavily seasoned 3-D projection of a hyperspherical pigs's ass.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:46 PM (Ct55T)

439 432 @ChadPergram

No plan for Judiciary Cmte to vote to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress until after the Memorial Day recess. Hse not expected to move resolution to hold Barr in contempt. Both of those projects will wait until at least early June.

Kabuki
Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:41 PM (/tuJf)


I'll call your fake claim, and raise.

- PDT



- "aw, crap"

Posted by: Democrat Lawmakers at May 21, 2019 09:46 PM (sy5kK)

440 Your honor, I rest my case.

Posted by: Grey Fox


Heh.

Get the one with silver handles.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:46 PM (LL1Be)

441 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:37 PM (0MVr3)

I've become a fan of Boar's Head Honey Mustard, very tasty and inexpensive

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2019 09:47 PM (3hr5B)

442 You guys forgot the spats.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2019 09:47 PM (EfMCv)

443 There are at least two legal things we meat monkeys can do that corporations can't: marry and vote.

But a corporation can fuck you real good. Goolag, FacePlant et al f'rinstance.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 09:48 PM (HaL55)

444 442 You guys forgot the spats.
Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2019 09:47 PM (EfMCv)

aww, leave the poor urchin's alone, they've already been thrashed, why add insult to injury?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:48 PM (Ct55T)

445 442 You guys forgot the spats.
Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2019 09:47 PM (EfMCv)

Spats are for closers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:49 PM (0MVr3)

446 Facebook just needs one good billion dollar piping hot coffee in the snootch kind of lawsuit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:49 PM (Ct55T)

447 Corporations are human beings. Good then they can be arrested and given the death penalty like human beings. Not just the ceo but the whole criminal gang.

Posted by: raimondo at May 21, 2019 09:49 PM (tIJVd)

448 Only 20 more minutes until Play "Gloria"!

(My viewing pleasure has been has been diminished by constant interruptions for Severe Weather Warnings. OK already, I KNOW it's raining.)

Posted by: mnw at May 21, 2019 09:51 PM (Cssks)

449 I'm back into Linux now after being in Mac for most of the evening.

To refresh the page in Mac I use command-R, and in Linux it's control-R. I get them mixed up and think there have been no new comments.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

450 Antifa is just a corporation.

Black Lives Matter - corporation.
ACLU - corporation.

And they all benefit from the only REAL purpose of all of this "lawyerly" bullshit.

Little to no Taxes. Unlike us middle - class dumbshits.

But that's America, you middle-class shitheads. Love it or leave it.


hooray for Law School.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:51 PM (LL1Be)

451 This "corporation" conversation was already about as titillating as watching body paint dry on Lena Dunham's backfat. And now Rrrrrrraimondo chimes in.

FFS.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (Ct55T)

452 Two things that never get old?

Dark humor and unvaccinated kids.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (myjNJ)

453 451 This "corporation" conversation was already about as titillating as watching body paint dry on Lena Dunham's backfat. And now Rrrrrrraimondo chimes in.

FFS.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (Ct55T)

'Body Paint Busty' is not a bad way to spend 5-30 minutes if you are not at work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:53 PM (0MVr3)

454 452 Two things that never get old?

Dark humor and unvaccinated kids.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (myjNJ)

Ha!

... uh, i mean....


heh.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:53 PM (Ct55T)

455 What's the ovulation cycle of a corporation?

Posted by: literally serious at May 21, 2019 09:53 PM (E67Aw)

456 452 Two things that never get old?

Dark humor and unvaccinated kids.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (myjNJ)

Oh, damn. That is horrific.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:53 PM (0MVr3)

457 But a corporation can fuck you real good. Goolag, FacePlant et al f'rinstance.

Shh.Corporations are American Heroes!!No wait - Corporations are ...AMERICA.You don't hate AMERICA do you boy?

Posted by: mikeyG at May 21, 2019 09:54 PM (LL1Be)

458 Yeah it was awful but admit it, you chuckled

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:54 PM (myjNJ)

459 Special election for the House seat in PA going very well for the GOP tonight. A traditional red district, but the GOP candidate is getting close to two thirds of the vote.

Posted by: Mike at May 21, 2019 09:55 PM (WWn8/)

460 #PA12 Fred Keller (R) wins vacant US House seat PA 12. Congressman Keller is Pro-#America1st and endorsed by President Trump!

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 21, 2019 09:55 PM (BqBId)

461 458 Yeah it was awful but admit it, you chuckled

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:54 PM (myjNJ)


Yes, I did!

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

462 My girlfriend makes me want to be a better person.


So that I can get a better girlfriend.

Posted by: Anthony Jeselnik at May 21, 2019 09:56 PM (Ct55T)

463 no, raimondo, you can't make your own mayonnaise that way.


that's not mayonnaise.


even if you put it on your sandwiches.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 09:56 PM (sy5kK)

464 458 Yeah it was awful but admit it, you chuckled
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:54 PM (myjNJ)

A small bit. Then I remembered Memorial day is coming up, so Dad and I will go to the old family graveyards. Lot of small graves there.

I did a post up and sent it to OM or MisHum either last year or the year before. On the benefits of vaccination.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:56 PM (0MVr3)

465 Yay Fred!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:56 PM (myjNJ)

466 Two things that never get old?

Dark humor and unvaccinated kids.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:52 PM (myjNJ)

Oh, damn. That is horrific.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:53 PM (0MVr3)

Why I lurv! this place

Posted by: LASue at May 21, 2019 09:57 PM (XROPS)

467 Who were the other candidates Trump endorsed? Blevins?? And??, a woman I think.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 21, 2019 09:57 PM (UUBmN)

468 ONT is nood.

God save us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:57 PM (0MVr3)

469 447 Corporations are human beings. Good then they can be arrested and given the death penalty like human beings. Not just the ceo but the whole criminal gang."

It's happened. Arthur Anderson.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (V2Yro)

470 #PA12 Fred Keller (R) wins vacant US House seat PA 12. Congressman Keller is Pro-#America1st and endorsed by President Trump!

Well, good. One down and about 200 and some-odd to go.

Congresscretins, if you don't support PDT, your ass needs to get booted out office in '020.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (HaL55)

471 468 ONT is nood.

God save us.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 21, 2019 09:57 PM (0MVr3)

"Continue Reading"

Yeah, no.

Posted by: Anthony Jeselnik at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (Ct55T)

472 dark socks off

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (Ct55T)

473 They need to bring back leper colonies for those dumb fuck antivaxxers.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (myjNJ)

474 >>It's happened. Arthur Anderson.

And they weren't even guilty.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (/tuJf)

475 Nood Yoko

Posted by: G marks the spot at May 21, 2019 09:59 PM (aYcmH)

476 I'm just gonna hang here. This can be the ONQT.

OverNight Quarantine Thread.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 09:59 PM (Ct55T)

477 After the crazies in the House vote for Impeachment, the Soviet-style chamber music that signifies the passing of RBG will start on CNN.


And they will say "Trump is being impeached, he can't nominate a replacement!".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2019 10:00 PM (sy5kK)

478 The whole "antivax" movement is a direct result of the Progressive siege against the edifice of public knowledge.

Science was once hailed as a nigh magical thing, not to be gainsayed by mere plebes.

Then a few decades of:

-Eat shitloads of carbs! No, wait, don't! IT'S SCIENCE!!!
-Eggs are good for you! No, Bad! No, Good! IT'S SCIENCE!!!
-We're all gonna starve to death! No, freeze to death! No, burn to death! IT'S SCIENCE!!!

No wonder the IT'S SCIENCE!!! tactic doesn't work anymore when talking about vaccinations which are actually... you know...


science.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2019 10:02 PM (Ct55T)

479 470
Well, good. One down and about 200 and some-odd to go.

Congresscretins, if you don't support PDT, your ass needs to get booted out office in '020.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 21, 2019 09:58 PM (HaL55)


I hope my own congresscritter, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) gets primaried next year. He's like a mini-McCain in the House. Sadly, I don't expect it to happen what with the GOPe we have. He's an incumbent and they're almost impossible to get rid of.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2019 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

480 " ... two legal things we meat monkeys can do that corporations can't: marry and vote.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 21, 2019 08:55 PM (+y/Ru) "



And one of the advantages they have over us ?

Potential immortality.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 21, 2019 10:05 PM (isI7q)

481 "invade the world, invite the world"

Ace is getting more based by the day.

Posted by: ZW at May 21, 2019 10:06 PM (QWJ6e)

482 Yeah, but Orange Man Bad!

Posted by: Aud at May 21, 2019 10:14 PM (uBywd)

483 Neocon Right: Wages are too high guys. When salaries get too high, it's a sign that we have a problem and we need more workers. It's insane that blue collar workers can see 60k wages sometimes, or 80k for IT workers. We need to keep those wages down to stay competitive.

Also Neocon Right: Executives with multi-million dollar salaries are completely acceptable, they earned every penny, how dare you suggest that's somehow unearned.

Posted by: Secular Blasphemy at May 21, 2019 10:27 PM (A+Gmv)

484 Booming and tightening... That's an accurate description of my schadententpitch as trump sails to an easy 2020 victory lap

Posted by: MST3K at May 21, 2019 11:02 PM (9N+85)

485 .

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2019 11:51 PM (AQVpU)

486 The 15$ minimum wage will kill the economy ??????
How much of the wage increase has been the result of increasing the minimum wage ?

Posted by: Kurt at May 22, 2019 06:43 AM (tiDxm)

487 There is a limit to how far you can drive the price of goods down by obtaining them externally, as ultimately in order to buy goods, people have to work. I mean, in a socialist-ish paradise where everyone got a $1M credit each year to spend as they liked on goods from around the world so no one had to work, that money wouldn't buy a bag of popcorn because money is basically an IOU for the value you created. If we created no value, people receiving our money wouldn't be able to exchange it for the value we created, either, thus it would have no value itself.

Posted by: DaveM at May 22, 2019 07:05 AM (WWC3Y)

488 The 15$ minimum wage will kill the economy ??????

Doofus. The argument is that the 15$ minimum wage will kill minimum wage jobs, Joe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 22, 2019 08:07 AM (yQpMk)

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