Jul
21
2015
7

Widespread touchscreen ordering to come to NYC fast food restaurants by next year?

Probably.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, on Wednesday, as predicted, the panel convened by Governor Cuomo to study fast-food wages will formally recommend paying workers statewide $15 an hour — a substantial raise that’s nearly double the current rate of $8.75. The only step left is an okay from Acting Labor Commissioner Mario Musolino (which he’s expected to give), and then Cuomo can move forward (which there’s every indication he will) regardless of how the Legislature feels about it. So it looks likely that a big raise will come to New York’s fast-food workers.

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Jul
17
2015
8

Tweet of the Day, …Good Heavens. The AP Published THAT Picture Of Hillary? edition.

Does the AP want Hillary Clinton to lose?

I mean, yes, she’s a horrible candidate and everything – but it’s not like the Democrats have anyone better to run. It’s Hillary or nobody: and I’m legitimately bemused that the AP would still run a picture that I’d hesitate to run. If for no other reason than it looks too good to be anything except a Photoshop job.

Via Twitchy.

Jul
16
2015
1

I applaud Google’s decision to honor pro-gun, Republican African-American Ida B. Wells.

I just wonder if they realized that they were doing it. You see, Ida B. Wells rather famously called for every black home in America to have a Winchester rifle, and I frankly wish that more African-American families had listened to her. We might have had a smoother path to civil rights and proper enfranchisement if they had.

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Anyway, here’s the relevant quote, which is from an essay attacking lynching*.  Read the whole thing if you’re ready to get infuriated again about a part of the Democratic party’s history that it absolutely refuses to apologize for, or even acknowledge if it can possibly avoid it.  Heck, read the whole thing anyway. (more…)

Jul
15
2015
1

‘American Girl.’

American GirlTom Petty

I want to like this song more than I do.

Jul
11
2015
2

Quote of the Day, Wherein I Ruin A Moment With a Crass Partisan Observation edition.

Walter Russell Mead:

But beyond all the yapping and the buzzing about gun control, the Confederate flag, and whether Dylann Roof was a terrorist or not, a very powerful truth emerged from the horror in Charleston: that the African-American church remains one of America’s great national blessings. Yet again the African American church in the United States bore steadfast witness to the boundless, the infinite, the compassionate love of God. When the families of the murdered, martyred saints told Dylann Roof that they forgave him, when they prayed that he in his darkness might somehow find the light and the love of God, they reminded us what heroism truly is, and they showed us all what it means to follow Jesus Christ.

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Jun
29
2015
1

Don’t throw us into that OTC birth control patch, Brer Democrats!

Let me unpack this is practical terms.

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Jun
27
2015
4

Quote of the Day, This Is Why Democratic South Carolina Activists Can’t Have Nice Things edition.

Short version: a couple of short-sighted idiots went and climbed that stupid flagpole in Columbia that has that freaking flag* and then stupidly caused a scene by cutting it down because they couldn’t wait their stupid selves until after the weekend.  Because, let’s be honest: the legislature is going remove the flag next week, even after this stupid stunt.  As to why it was all stupid? Because of Alinksy, of course: (more…)

Jun
26
2015
5

GOP introduces bill to save Californian farms from Democratic religious fanatics.

My God. This is… this is intelligent.

The California Republican delegation, along with other key Western lawmakers, today introduced a bill that would loosen environmental restrictions on water being pumped to farms and cities in the drought-ridden Central Valley. The bill, officially introduced by David Valadao, also would free up major water storage projects in the west, offering more flexibility for the construction of dams and reservoirs.

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The bill would sidestep a Fish and Wildlife Service order that restricted the amount of water pumped to farms and cities, instead letting it flow to sea in order to protect the Delta smelt, a threatened fish species. The bill would reopen those spigots and allow water to flow from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the agriculture-rich Central Valley until regulators can prove that the smelt and other species, such as the salmonid (a family of fish including various types of salmon), are being harmed by the pumping. Should they find the fish are being harmed, regulators would then have to undertake a study of viable alternatives before against imposing the limit. It also requires federal regulators to consider different surveys and monitoring techniques in evaluating the fish population.

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Jun
25
2015
2

Has anybody read “Discovering Scarfolk?”

Is it good, or is it going to make me want to throw the book against the wall? – Mind you, I understand that it’s British, so one must go in making allowances for political leanings. But many a Dark Humor book has been spoiled by too heavy a partisan hand.

Background here; H/T @bonapart100.

Jun
21
2015
1

‘In the Summertime.’

In the SummertimeMungo Jerry

…I don’t know when this particular sartorial style was fashionable, but it must have been for all of five minutes.

Jun
18
2015
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Would you like to see what you want for Christmas?

Because some of you will want this for Christmas.

Via Coming Soon. I’m telling you: LEGO Dimensions is gonna be like crack for my crowd.  This is gonna be what they crave.

Jun
16
2015
6

General Electric certainly ACTING like it’s considering bailing on Connecticut.

With the news out that General Electric really and truly is seriously considering bailing on Connecticut (H/T: @JATranfo) because… well, because it’s a Democratic-controlled state that wishes to keep raising taxes.  We might as well be honest about that.  Anyway, the Democratic governor of Connecticut is, amazingly enough, actually worried about losing GE, to the point where he’s trying to stop the tax increases.  But the sharks are still circling: (more…)

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