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Archive for March 15th, 2010

Hiring The Unemployed — For Real?

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Now let I get this straight. We’re offering businesses tax credits to hire unemployed workers. Well who else would you hire?

The U.S. House approved a bill granting tax credits to companies that hire the unemployed. But like most things in Washington, the story doesn’t end there.

First, before discussing the politics of the bill, let’s describe the key proposals. Employers who hire the unemployed will receive:

* An exemption from the 6.2% Social Security payroll tax for each worker hired through December, and
* An additional $1,000 tax credit per worker if new workers stay on the job a full year.

Now before you go, “But kkk, an evil employer might hire someone who already has a job!” That may be true. However, who do you think that person’s former employer will hire? And if that person’s former employer hires someone who already has a job, then who do you think that person’s former employer will hire? (And so on and so forth.)

Then again, if this chain ever reaches my former place of employment, the powers-that-be will just eliminate the job vacancy and spread the load out to everyone still working there.

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March 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm

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Causing A Stink Over Perfume

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OK, I know what caused this stupid policy change. I’m just going to have to actually READ the article and find out what caused this.

Change is in the air for Detroit city workers.

City employees will be urged not to wear perfume, cologne or aftershave as a result of a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

Officials plan to place warning placards in three city buildings. The signs will warn workers to avoid “wearing scented products, including … colognes, aftershave lotions, perfumes, deodorants, body/face lotions … (and) the use of scented candles, perfume samples from magazines, spray or solid air fresheners.”

The employee handbook and Americans with Disabilities Act training also will bear warnings.

And here we go…

The Detroit News reports the move stems from a $100,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit filed in 2008 by a city employee who said a colleague’s perfume made it challenging for her to do her job.

$100,000 for annoying perfume?

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS?!?!

Jesus Christ. If the perfume made her sick that’s one thing, but “challenging”?

Be careful what you wish for; there may be a reason for all that perfume.

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March 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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Courage Smourage

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How about getting the courage to show us your birth certificate before fucking up even more my health care?

Deforming the U.S. healthcare system goes beyond politics and requires courage, President Hussein said Monday.

Actually, I think relying on the government for your health and well-being would be a better example of “courage.” Either that or insanity.

Here’s more.

The debate is “about the millions of lives that would be touched and, in some cases, saved by making private health insurance more secure and more affordable,” Obama told a raucous, partisan crowd in Strongsville, Ohio, near Cleveland.

“We need courage,” he said. “We need courage.”

“Millions of lived that would be touched and, in come cases, saved…”

You mean like all the jobs you “saved,” O’ Favorite Son of Kenya? I feel healthier already.

Back to “courage.” I think I figured it out. Bumping uglies with a wookie?

Courage indeed.

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March 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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Hy-burning Rubber

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Is the accuser lying or telling the truth? I don’t know, but a Prius going 90 mph? Hmmm…

The case of a runaway Toyota Prius that took its driver on a 30-minute terror ride has been plunged into controversy after an official inquiry failed to find any problem with its accelerator.

The credibility of James Sikes’s report is now being questioned, following a leaked memo that found that government investigators could not replicate the problem of the vehicle’s uncontrollable acceleration.

Sikes hit the news worldwide last week, after his Prius reached speeds of more than 90mph along a motorway outside San Diego. Sikes called the emergency services, saying that he could not stop the car, despite “standing” on the brakes. Eventually a Californian highway patrol officer had to drive alongside the Prius and tell Sikes to engage the foot brake and handbrake at the same time.

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March 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

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30 Months For Being An Uploading Legend

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So the Erin Andrews’ peeper is going to spend 30 months in jail.

A Los Angeles federal judge today sentenced a Chicago businessman to 30 months in prison for secretly shooting video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and and posting it on the Internet.

Michael David Barrett, 49, was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $7,366.

So let me get this straight. You can take n00dz of someone, post them on the Internet for all to see and only have to spent 30 months in jail and pay $7k? Meanwhile, Erin is going to probably life the rest of her life knowing the person she’s talking to probably saw all her naughty bits. I think a more fitting punishment would be taking n00dz of Barrett while he’s in the prison shower room and post THOSE on the Web.

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March 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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65,000 Calls In N00-Yawk

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You know, there was a time in my life when I assumed N00-Yawkers were tough. Holy fuck was I off on this presumption.

Nassau County officials are meeting to analyze why the county’s 911 system became overloaded during the weekend Nor’easter.

County Executive Edward Mangano has ordered an immediate review.

During the height of the storm, Mangano says some of the estimated 10,000 Nassau County 911 calls were transferred. They landed in emergency centers in nearby Suffolk County — or as far away as Albany. Typically, the system gets about 2,200 calls a day.

Mangano says officials “cannot let another day pass by without addressing this situation.”

He was expected to meet with emergency management officials on Monday to determine why the system was swamped.

New York City experienced the second-highest volume of 911 calls ever in a 24-hour period — 65,000 between 11 p.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Saturday.

What happened to the ol’ “Hey, I got your snow right here,” mentality? Bunch of namby pambys I tell ya. Then again 65,000 out of 8 million is just over 1 out of 123 residents. Not a bad ratio, imo. Then again, how many calls went through the system where the operator couldn’t understand the caller’s intent?

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March 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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