Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mom, Dad.... I'm a Democrat....

If I were one of the parents, I think I'd ask "so son, how much money and time have you contributed to these beliefs given that you live in our basement rent free".

Washington, DC's Capital Bikeshare: Tax $$$ for Rich, Educated, White Ri...

Life in "Progress" continent - the EU edition

Here's one way to assure that your unemployment rate never goes down.................

For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.

“The purpose of entitlement to paid annual leave is to enable the worker to rest and enjoy a period of relaxation and leisure,” the Court of Justice of the European Union, based in Luxembourg, ruled in a case involving department store workers in Spain. “The purpose of entitlement to sick leave is different, since it enables a worker to recover from an illness that has caused him to be unfit for work.”

With much of Europe mired in recession, governments struggling to reduce budget deficits and officials trying to combat high unemployment, the ruling is a reminder of just how hard it is to shake up long-established and legally protected labor practices that make it hard to put more people to work and revive sinking economies.

This coming from the NY Times?

Who will she vote for? #71

Little League baseball player Matthew Migliaccio is 13 now, but he was 11 years old when he overthrew a baseball causing it to go over a fence and hit Elizabeth Lloyd in the face as she was seated at a picnic table 5 feet away, according to her. Not only is she suing on two counts, "Lloyd's husband, in a third count, is suing for the loss of "services, society and consortium" of his wife. They've demanded a jury trial."
According to the Asbury Park Press, the total damages amount to $500,000, "Lloyd, 45, of the Whiting section of Manchester, recently filed a lawsuit against the teen, seeking $500,000 in damages." Lloyd was reportedly watching her own son play baseball at the time.
Here's more from the Asbury Park Press.
According to the lawsuit, Lloyd contends Matthew intentionally struck her, causing permanent injuries. Mian said the suit was filed after attempts to reach a settlement with insurance companies failed. “He throws his best fast ball over the bullpen into the picnic area, striking my client in the face,” Mian said. “Life is now different for my client.” Mian said Lloyd – who was taken to a hospital emergency room after the May 2010 incident – had to undergo reconstructive surgery and suffers from headaches.


What if the Bushies did this?

What was Obama's security detail thinking? They took away the Latinos' knives and forks before Obama entered and spoke, but there's no mention of "shivs." You know what those people are capable of, ... right? Man, his popularity really must be down.

“It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board member Raquel Regalado told about 1000 delegates at the group’s annual conference.

Regalado hurried the diners to finish up their salads and pre-cut chicken breasts, saying that the Secret Service required that there be no knives at the tables and that the forks be rounded up before Obama entered the room.


Who will he vote for? #671

A 14-year-old Phoenix boy shot an intruder who broke into his home while brandishing a gun as the teenager watched his three younger siblings, police said.

The teen and his brothers and sisters were at home alone at their residence at 55th Avenue and Baseline when a woman rang the doorbell Friday. The teen didn't open the door because he didn't recognize her, 

Police Officer James Holmes said Saturday.

Soon after, the teen heard a bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent's bedroom. When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man breaking through the front door and point a gun at him.

The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who is in critical condition but expected to survive and be booked into jail.

So when this kid turns 18 will he be a republican or a democrat?

Helping out the Obamunists

Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?

Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy—so get started today.

I've got an idea. All of us folks should re gift all the stuff we've received over the years by mailing it to the Obamunists.We've got an extra Shop Vac we've never opened and then there's the full length robe I got about five years ago. For extras, I can kick in the $10.00 Bed Bath and Beyond gift card I never used.

I'm sure the campaign can utilize all this stuff.