Someone help me with the math here. If the minimum wage gets bumped up to $15 an hour, how much more are the burger flippers going to be paying in taxes? Will their new-found wealth mean that they no longer qualify for the earned income credit, for public assistance, and so on? My suspicion is that with the current minimum wage plus government assistance, their take-home is X, and that with an increased minimum wage and no government assistance, their take-home is also X.
It’s a stunt to bolster union membership and to punish businesses–it has nothing to do with benefiting workers.
or to put the burden on to the corporation and not the tax payer
 April 19, 2015 at 11:22am
We should empathize with them as much as possible. So says Hillary, and even with asinine thoughts like that and a 40 year history of repeated lies and concealment, she still might win.
God help us all.
 April 18, 2015 at 4:47pm
To quote the wife of a prominent America-hating politician: All this over a flag?
 April 16, 2015 at 1:00pm
There is a wage gap, if you look solely at age.
That is, many middle aged women have taken some time away from work, school, or both, to have and raise a child or three. This means that they are a few years behind in completing their education or gaining experience in their field, working their way up the promotion chain, etc.
But men and women with equal education, equal work experience, and so on receive, for the most part, equal pay. If they are equally qualified, they are getting equal pay.
Sure, there are exceptions, but those are few and far between. This is a fabricated issue.
It's not really a wage gap. It's people choosing to not work or to work part time. There is no wage gap at all.
 April 11, 2015 at 7:29pm
That’s not racism; that is observation of statistics.
 April 10, 2015 at 3:20pm
Sure, it was “sent to your home in error.”
Not a lot of words can be misspelled into “flagpole.”
And it’s kind of a stretch that a notice that mentioned the flag and flagpole were sent in error to a home that just happened to have a flag and a flagpole. Unless the HOA was sending a message to another member of the community to remove their flag and flagpole.
Someone in the HOA wanted the flag down and made a complaint, and the HOA board thought they could appease that person and just tell someone that they could not fly an American flag. In America.
Just another example of the assault on the flag that is increasing daily and is being resisted less and less.
April 9, 2015 at 1:52pm
Uniphied, not to justify Zimmerman’s actions, but there was no “stay in your vehicle, sir, we are sending a unit” in the 911 conversation. The dispatcher did tell him “We don’t need you to do that” when Zimmerman confirmed that he was following Martin. “Stay in your vehicle” and “return to your vehicle” are myths.
As for what happened? Who knows? Martin wanted to know why he was being followed and wen to ask. Zimmerman could have been startled by the taller teen and in the dark thought that can of iced tea was a weapon and then reacted. Or just as easily, Martin could have seen the gun and felt his life was in danger and reacted.
April 9, 2015 at 1:41pm
He shot him in the back–that is pretty clear.
But because of all of the “hands up don’t shoot” hype that continued even after forensics proved it to be false, there is going to be some exhaustion and apathy.
Michael Brown’s name will be remembered for a long time. Tamir Rice and Walter Scott–both seen on video being kiled by police–will be forgotten in no time.
Actually plenty of people remember and are still concerned about these events. In Tamir Rice's case, the case is being put together and going to a grand jury, but has yet to begin presentation (probably any day now actually). When the grand jury renders a decision in that case, which was so PATENTLY unjustified reactionary murder of a twelve year old, you can bet it will make the rounds on the centralized (i.e. TV and radio) news outlets, that you seem to take as the singular and sole measure of what the public is aware of and focusing on at any given point in time, again--ESPECIALLY if they reach the wrong decision (and yes, a grand jury's purpose, ostensibly--even though in practice if one averages all criminal cases together GJs return indictments 90%+ of the time--is to determine what the "right" answer is, but unless you're a blind fascist who believes authority figures/institutions are infallible and just takes everything that comes out of them at face value as absolute truth, you at least weigh how persuasive the evidence for their conclusions are, and in THIS case, a decision to not even hold a TRIAL, effectively saying not even PROBABLE CAUSE existed to believe ANY crime was committed, would be OBVIOUSLY erroneous to any reasonable, remotely non-white supremacist person). As to Walter Scott, considering he was shot less than a WEEK ago, I'd say your pronouncement is more than a little premature.
 April 8, 2015 at 11:34am
Observation: Of course, there are no publicly released records, but given his age, President Obama would have started Occidental in the fall of 1979. So he was in SoCal for three months.
But the smog was much worse in the early 1970′s, so to make it sound as if he suffered more (and he suffered so that we would not have to), he mentions the entire decade.
captain: You would think Obama would have clarified that discrepancy with his script writers .
 April 5, 2015 at 9:11am
I’m not believing it. His undergraduate records would have listed his full name as well as his race, wouldn’t they? I had dropped out of school in the late 80′s and went back in 1998, and I know that my records from my original college carried this information.
I think this is just popping up now because his sister’s inexplicable 15 minutes are about up.
But I could be wrong.
I’d say that because he’s a public figure, he should make his transcripts public, but we’ve seen that not to be the case.
 April 4, 2015 at 11:40am
He has to sign the deal in order to find out what’s in the deal.
 April 2, 2015 at 1:03pm
I see Kerry’s Nobel Prize coming for this deal. Never mind that the nominations had to be in two months ago, and never mind that this deal is going to cause many deaths and an arms race in the Middle East.
Much like Jimmy Carter has to be relieved that he will no longer be remembered as the weakest President in modern history, Chamberlain* has to be sitting in his grave thinking “Hey, I don’t look so bad now, do I?”
*-Neville, not the nice man who made all those baskets
 April 2, 2015 at 12:56pm
Beer is a good post-workout drink. Sadly, that is beer singular. It hydrates and supplies carbs far faster than sports drinks.
 April 2, 2015 at 12:24pm
It’s sad that we need to offer these reminders.
Your is a possessive. Examples:
“Here’s your book back.”
“Thank you. I banged your mother last night.”
Whereas you’re is a contraction of the words you and are. Examples:
“You’re dumb. My mom’s been dead for years.”
“You’re right. Here’s your shovel back.”
April 2, 2015 at 8:27am
Plagiarism. The letter has been around for two decades. Now that she has advertised that she will take others’ work and present it to a school as her own, she should have a hard time getting in anywhere.
 April 1, 2015 at 11:46pm
I am certain that there are plenty of homosexual couples wanting to get married who are running into this type of, for lack of a better term, discrimination. And I have nothing against homosexuals and if a pair want to commit to each other for life, awesome. But I question these couples’ inability to find another baker, caterer, or whatever.
Baker A turns them down, Baker B happily accepts their business. It is not hard decision for the couple to make, and Baker B’s business would probably thrive. Baker B would get the homosexual business (which, contrary to what the media might hint, would only be a little less than 3% of the population), plus the business of those who support their gay friends or believe that a discriminatory company should not get their business.
But there are some homosexual couples who–whether by their own choice or by the manipulation of others–are finding the first bakery in their neighborhood that has an Icthys or a Scripture quote in their advertisement or on their web page and going to that place immediately.
There is some righteous outrage in this matter, certainly, but in my opinion, the vast majority of the outrage is coming from people who are purposefully choosing to be outraged.
 April 1, 2015 at 12:24pm
The knockout game is a myth. The media said so, therefore it must be true.
 March 31, 2015 at 9:20am
To my understanding, local police forces–perhaps due to the media and the race baiting professionals causing a hatred for police and a decrease in citizens trying to become police–are hiring illegals.
Now, I’m a big believer that if someone wants to come here and become a citizen, serving in the military or another public service should be a step.
But how well have we been screening? Let’s say 99% of the illegals who volunteer sincerely want to help, and are willing even to die in the line of duty to serve and protect their neighborhoods. God bless them, and welcome to America.
But then we have to contend with that other 1%–and now they are armed, trained, and have a knowledge of LEO tactics…
 March 30, 2015 at 9:23am
Trespassing. Interfering with the operation of business. Potentially damaging future income potential as some customers might not come back. Charges need to be filed.
 March 29, 2015 at 7:17pm
I’m loving the outcry from my liberal, Democrat friends. “Hateful Republicans” created these laws. Yet the fact is that the first of these laws was proposed by Chuck Schumer (D) and signed into law by President Clinton (D).
But they don’t let the facts get in the way of their talking points.