Friday, May 02, 2014

From the party of smart people

Has she actually read the book?

Tommy Vietor on Benghazi: 'Dude...That Was Two Years Ago'

What does it say about an administration who allows this "dude" to be in the situation room for anything more than cleaning it?

Why it matters

The typical media response the Benghazi scandal is to yawn and proclaim it as a republican attempt to sabotage Obama.

In reality, it matters. Why? Let's boil off the fat and get to the meat.


Frankly, I'm ashamed that the media and democrats have just let Craig Stevens become diplomatic chum for the Obama administration. He was one of their own and they have left his death become the price politics........ like a ream of copy paper.

This has happened only six times in US history. To date, no one has been brought to justice outside of some ding dong in LA who produced a video that had nothing to do with the planned attack on our consulate.

No one has asked the president "When one of your employees was being attacked, where were you, what information was being relayed on the attack, why didn't you even attempt a rescue if for no more reason than to secure the area?"

It's disgusting that only one reporter (Sharyl Attkison) outside of Fox News has even given the time of day to this story.

This story is an indictment of the entire media complex. Do you think they'll attempt to make amends by hitting these guys hard?

I won't hold my breath.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

minimum wage idiocy

Over the weekend, the Gekko's hit downtown Cincinnati to celebrate my birthday.

Now if you're not familiar with the politics of Cincinnati, PG Sittenfeld, a councilman, is working to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for businesses within the city.

I thought about that as we walked to the city owned Fountain Square garage and used the automated payment system to pay for our parking.

Do idiots like PG ever wonder what happened to those people who used to get paid to take your money when exiting the garage? I guess they just magically disappeared.

Not exactly. I'm just going to guess that it is a hell of lot cheaper to put a machine in to do the work that you're paying a low skilled worker to do the job. Of course, raising the price on those workers only makes it more likely their jobs will be filled by a machine at some point in time.

When I was a small kid, one of the local grocery stores actually had tags on the grocery carts. When your cart was filled with the groceries, the bagger would hand you the tag. He would take the cart outside and when you pulled up to the curb, he would load the groceries into your car.

What do you think happened to those jobs?

They went the way of pterodactyls and gas station attendants who actually pumped your gas and checked your oil.

It the same economic forces that cause you to not only bag your own groceries but you now get to scan them as well.

So go for it PG and the senate. It's much better to have zero 10.10 jobs than people actually working and getting on to the economic ladder so they can climb their way up.