This is an outrage! Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites, a company spokesman said.The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company’s new alcohol policy, which allows them to drink…… Continue reading Workers of the World Unite!
I love when these get posted so here is another one. This is about how I felt upon realization that I didn’t pick a single final four team. NOT ONE!! The last 30 seconds are priceless. This is a fun little video of a cousin I have (by marriage) that plays pro ball in Taiwan. He’s…… Continue reading March Madness (Hitler style)
I don’t recall this ever happening but it appears that on the heels of signing ObamaCare into law, the President is about the hit the road. . . to sell ObamaCare. Seems a bit backwards but what do I know? Passing health care reform is clearly a major political victory for President Obama, but it’s not…… Continue reading If you have to sell what you signed, then you signed garbage
On another thread, Dave made a comment that struck me as both full of emotion and full of historical ignorance. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling Dave ignorant. In fact, I think he is fairly learned about most things historical. But if one is going to use history as a basis for the current political…… Continue reading On peasants and pitchforks. . .
Biden’s gaffes are awesome! And in this case, this is, in fact, a big f- – – ing deal!
In the 1940s, the nation was captivated by a seemingly groundbreaking experiment by sociologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark. If you have seen the movie Separate But Equal ( Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall) you undoubtedly remember the powerful scene. The Clarks asked black children about two dolls, one white and one black. The majority — 63 percent of them…… Continue reading Our obsession with race (and dolls) continues
Well, I thought it would be appropriate for me to wheel out a Winter Olympic prediction post. I know you are all itching to know what to watch for and how to analyze the events, so fear not. . . I am here. Lets start with a few obvious ones. In Figure Skating – The…… Continue reading E’s Fearless Winter Olympic Predictions
I’m reminded of this scene from Caddyshack when I think of Muslim scholars that don’t want to get scanned before getting on an airplane: In a move that could complicate airport screening, a group of Muslim-American scholars issued a religious ruling this week that called upon the faithful to not go through body scanners because the scholars…… Continue reading “Oh then you ain’t gettin’ no flight. Know what I’m talkin’ about?”
You remeber Keith don’t you? Yeah, one time he ginned up some fake outrage and got a few people to watch him in an election year. And now it appears no one is watching anymore. In the most desirable TV demographic of 25-54, which Keith will soon outgrow himself, “Countdown” lost 44% of its audience…… Continue reading Put a fork in Keith Olbermann
And the movie sucks ass! Just sayin’.
Remember, wuss rock isn’t necessarily bad rock. This little diddy gets turned up when I hear it in the car.
Is Obama trying to be a stand up comedian? This is as bad and uncomfortable a speech as I have ever seen him give. Update: I don’t recall seeing a President call out a previous administration like an elementary school teacher and two seconds later call out the Supreme Court. Wow. Update #2: Christ Almighty! …… Continue reading SOTU. OMG!
Just when you thought that our beloved Scribe was the only person who hated Tim Tebow, along comes Focus on the Family to turn this saint into a feminist sinner. Yes folks, it turns out that nothing makes a liberal woman more upset than when someone urges another woman not to have an abortion. In…… Continue reading Tim Tebow riles pro-choicers
Today’s Denver Post has an interesting look at a small but newsworthy shift that is taking place within the Christian right. Much of it seems to be taking place within the age group of the Christians represented here but it is newsworthy nonetheless because we are now raising the next generation of possible Christian conservatives. …… Continue reading Evangelicals shift to gentler tone
The first Era of Transparency post was penned by the Scribe last July. In it, Damien documented the fact that the Obama administration isn’t really giving us two choices regarding Cap and Trade and health care. He is pulling out the best of alternative scenarios and saying that Americans can have it all! In…… Continue reading The Era of Transparency part deux
A week from Friday is the deadline for emptying the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a cutoff that the newly inaugurated President Obama established as one of his first acts in office. No one seriously expects his administration to meet the deadline, and Huffpo’s Nathan Harvey wails that it may take yet another year to figure it…… Continue reading About that change. . .
“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.” – Charles V