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Human101948's Journal
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May 4, 2016

Chris Christie Says Equal Pay is Too Expensive--Here's A Solution

...For example, if a maid is doing similar work as a male janitor, they would be paid the same. That is if the bill, which passed in both houses of the state’s legislature, had been signed into law by Christie.

But it is just too “business unfriendly.”

...If Christie wants any advice, here’s a tip.

Let’s propose a bill that drops men’s wages down to the same rate as women’s? It will make New Jersey so incredibly business friendly AND you’ll accomplish equal pay among the genders.


May 4, 2016

Hillary, Get Ready for the Full Trump Treatment...

Want To Know Trump’s General Election Strategy? Check Out Who He’s Having Lunch With.

Salon reporter Simon Maloy puts it more bluntly: “Ed Klein is a hack, a conspiracy theorist, and a fraud,” he wrote. “All of these hot scoops are based on anonymous “sources” who always happen to be present when the most powerful people in the country cook up their various schemes and conspiracies, and who then provide verbatim details of those highly scandalous conversations exclusively to Ed Klein.”

Of course, it is not odd that Trump would dine with such a polarizing person. In fact, it’s par the course for Trump’s strategy in the run-up to a potential general election face-off with Clinton. Trump himself has been attempting to tone down his trademark inflammatory rhetoric. But at the same time, he’s surrounded himself with men who gained success by provoking offense and appealing to shock value.

Last month in New York, for example, as Trump stood behind a podium and called for unity within the Republican party, he was flanked by a man named Carl Paladino. An original Tea Party hero, Paladino is known for more than a few zany antics: forwarding emails containing racist memes and horse porn; brandishing baseball bats in the state capitol; bragging about boycotting a gay pride parade; and claiming people on welfare need to be taught personal hygiene, among other things.

May 4, 2016

Why are Hillary supporters so nervous and angry?

They keep doing the "math" and grumbling like Captain Queeg rolling the steel balls in his hands and complaining about "disloyalty"

After Back Bench Bernie's Indiana win last night,......which netted him about 5-7 net delegates and about a 40,000 vote gain on the 3+ million vote margin that Hillary has over him, I'm reminded a quote from Macbeth. To me, it not only symbolizes the Indiana win, but the more I think of it, the entire Sanders campaign!

"...a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

This is what Sanders has allowed his campaign to become. When he finally DOES face reality, I expect that his most rabid supporters will turn on him. He will get no sympathy from me, and the likely hood of my choosing to ever respect him again shrinks with each passing moment.

Of course, this famous speech from MacBeth begins with the announcement:

"The queen, my lord, is dead."
May 3, 2016

BUSTED: Hypocrite Hillary Caught Hoarding 99 Percent of Funds Raised for State Parties

Who here doesn’t recall the months of bitter ridicule that Bernie Sanders endured at the hands of the Clinton campaign for not having spent enough time or effort to raise funds for down-ballot Democrats and/or state party committees? Hillary and crew proudly held themselves up as a role model for how to do it, boasting about having raised many millions of dollars for state Democratic Party committees and candidates, in addition to funds for the Clinton campaign itself.

Now it turns out those claims were all part of a big hoax.

May 2, 2016

Conservative Think Tank President Says Voter ID Helps Conservatives Win Elections

Jim DeMint, the president of the conservative Heritage Foundation and former senator from South Carolina, became the latest in a growing list of Republican lawmakers who have admitted the real intention of voter ID laws. In an interview last week, the Tea Party leader asserted that the laws have shifted elections toward conservative candidates because they are blocking Democratic voters.


May 1, 2016

NBC News Poll Shows Hillary Weak...

Trump Leads Clinton in Hypothetical Hoosier State Match-Up

In a hypothetical general-election matchup, Trump is ahead of Clinton by seven points among registered voters in this traditionally Republican state, 48 percent to 41 percent.

But Trump's lead is just one point when matched up against Bernie Sanders, 47 percent to 46 percent.


If she can't bury Bernie, how will she ever beat Trump?

P.S.--Margin of error for Dem voters is 4.6%
April 30, 2016

Waffle House seems to be a hive of social activity in the South...

Naked woman goes on rampage through Waffle House
KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) - A woman is facing several charges after going on a rampage at a Waffle House restaurant in Kennesaw, all while completely naked.
Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/30962767/naked-woman-goes-on-rampage-through-waffle-house#ixzz47JGCHD7Y

'Clown' arrested after Athens Waffle House employee accuses him of smoking meth
A man dressed in a clown suit was arrested at the downtown Waffle House early Tuesday morning after an employee called to complain he smoked methamphetamine at the restaurant's counter, according to an Athens­Clarke County police report.

Man sleeping in Waffle House bathroom sought on shoplifting charge

Athens-Clarke County (GA) police said they were called to Waffle House on South Milledge Avenue Wednesday morning on a report of a man sleeping in a restroom, and upon waking 30-year-old Jamie Devin Parker they arrested him because he was wanted on an outstanding warrant on a shoplifting charge.

Vietnam vet foils Waffle House robbery with cane

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Phillip Brooks was mad that a robbery attempt at a Fayetteville Waffle House interrupted his breakfast last weekend.

Deputies charge man for making false bomb threat at Waffle House

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest after determining a suspicious package at at the Waffle House in Monkey Junction Wednesday morning was not a threat.

Four arrested after dining-and-dashing from NC Waffle House

GASTONIA, N.C. – Four people from Ohio have been arrested after allegedly eating at a North Carolina Waffle House restaurant and leaving without paying.
April 29, 2016

Hillary's Superdelegates should stop whining...

Well, here’s my assessment. Clinton remains comfortably ahead of Sanders in pledged delegates stemming from primaries and caucuses, and she’s winning the popular vote as well. But Clinton’s early stockpile of superdelegate support helped bestow upon her an early air of inevitability, which in turn bolstered her general election electability acumen and contributed to the sense that her primary opponent was too marginal for prime time. This conveyed to Sanders supporters the clear sense that the system is rigged — which is fair because, as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC remind us by their actions and words, it is.

“Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grass-roots activists,” Wasserman Schultz aptly put it in February.

No one likes getting an unwelcome phone call during dinner. I get that. But superdelegates find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having the power to put their very heavy thumbs on the primary scale. Parties can, of course, make their own rules. But that doesn’t mean that party members can’t find such rules to be outrageous. After all, a lot of rules are: like in 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but “lost” the election. If superdelegates don’t want to be in this position again, they should embrace the just cause of their own abolition. It’s quite likely that Sanders will lose. But he will come to Philadelphia with a massive haul of delegates and tons of leverage to kick off the long process of transforming the party. Getting rid of superdelegates should be somewhere near the top of his wish list.http://www.salon.com/2016/04/14/hillary_clintons_superdelegates_should_stop_whining_why_sanders_supporters_have_every_right_to_question_to_question_their_super_votes/
April 29, 2016

After Citizens United, Supreme Court looks ready to legalize political bribery...

In its Citizens United ruling, the court gutted campaign finance laws. It acknowledged that American politics faced the threat of gift­givers and donors trying to corrupt the system, but it held that campaign finance laws were the
wrong way to deal with that problem; bribery laws were the better path. Now, though, the court seems ready to gut bribery laws, saying that campaign finance laws provide a better approach. But if both campaign finance laws and bribery laws are now regarded as problematic, what’s left?

With the Supreme Court apparently imagining that there is some other, simple­ to­ enforce bribery law, we citizens are left empty­handed. This is the first case since Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing to directly address what corruption is; the issue is a critical test of the court.

At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers devoted themselves to building a system that would be safe from moneyed influence. “If we do not provide against corruption,” argued the Virginia delegate George Mason, “our government will soon be at an end.”

Today, Virginia’s former governor proposes that there is a “fundamental constitutional right” to buy and sell access. If the court finds in his favor, it will have turned corruption from a wrong into a right.


April 28, 2016

Bridgegate defendants may open new can of worms for Christie...

Lawyer says he wants Christie's cell phone in GWB lane-closure case

...Baldassare made the claims during a 90-minute court hearing in which defense attorneys and prosecutors made their final arguments before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton who will decide whether to allow the case to proceed to trial.

In the hallway outside the courtroom, Baldassare said: "I want the Governor's phone and Regina Egea's phone, and [former Christie spokesman] Michael Drewniak's, and every other person whose phone the government said he gave to Gibson Dunn."

Wigenton gave Baldassare one week to file court papers laying out his new information and she gave prosecutors one week to file their response.


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