Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Volkswagen to Bob Corker: Back Off

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Senator Bob Corker has inserted himself in the issue of whether a Chattanooga Volkswagen plant's workers should unionize. Corker, not surprisingly, is against it, and wrote Volkswagen management to tell them he thought it would be a "highly detrimental" idea to allow its workers to organize.

Their response, in so many words, "Stay out of it, Bobbo."

More at Daily Kos.

The laborious song stylings of Bob Corker. Hell be here all week. And next.
  • The laborious song stylings of Bob Corker. He'll be here all week. And next.

Monday, November 29, 2010

National Hypocrisy Week

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Economist Robert Reich takes a look at the coming week and says we're in for rocky economic times if the President and Congress make the wrong decisions: extending tax cuts for the wealthy, failing to extend jobless benefits for the unemployed, and ignoring real health care reform. Sadly, they're planning to do just that.

Read the whole depressing thing here.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Things I Learned on the Internet Today

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 2:17 PM

An hour of web-surfing at lunch can pay big dividends. One can learn so many fascinating things, like:

George Bush told a group of visiting British journalists that he would have endorsed Barack Obama for president if he'd been asked.

Also, he forgives Kanye West for saying "George Bush doesn't like black people."

And I learned that young voters, even in the recent GOP blowout election, are more diverse and tend to vote Democratic, which bodes ill for at least one political party.

Also, the American health-care system works for all of us. Which is why a family is selling pictures their 5-year-old drew to pay for his chemotherapy.

Gene Shalit
  • Gene Shalit

And it turns out that Gene Shalit, whom I assumed was deceased or long retired, is leaving the Today Show. Who knew? I need to get up and watch television earlier in the day, I suppose. Cheers, Gene.

Surprisingly, Sarah Palin, it seems, does read a newspaper. Sort of. Sadly, she's still a whiny, spiteful moron.

And that's your lunch-hour web-surfin' news. Back to work, all of you!

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