| Political Talk|| Rick Perry: "unemployment rate is a sham" - 90proofprofessional on 2/27/15 at 2:41 pm|
I guess we're at the part where Republican candidates go overboard trying to out-dumbass one another
| Political Talk|| 4Q GDP revised down: I am disappoint - 90proofprofessional on 2/27/15 at 8:45 am|
[link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-27/u-s-gdp-grew-less-than-previously-estimated-in-fourth-quarter)]2.2%, down from previous 2.6% estimate [/link]
so much for the strongest growth in a decade, or whatever it was that Obama called it...
| Political Talk|| Media Matters has 45 researchers toiling round the clock to take down O'Reilly - 90proofprofessional on 2/26/15 at 4:16 pm|
Pretty wild. [link=(http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/media-matters-all-hands-on-deck-for-bill-oreilly-203178.html)]LINK[/link]
[quote]David Brock has spent more than a decade trying to bring down Bill O'Reilly.
When Brock launched Media Matters For America in 2004, the liberal watch...
| Political Talk|| Wisconsin Senate passes right to work - 90proofprofessional on 2/26/15 at 12:16 pm|
| Political Talk|| A student debt revolt begins - 90proofprofessional on 2/24/15 at 1:24 pm|
So says the [link=(http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/student-debt-revolt-begins?mbid=rss)]New Yorker[/link], at least.
This story is centered around a girl who went to school to be some sort of home health worker coming around to refuse to pay for her training.
[quote]In the fall of ...
| Political Talk|| Vermont state auditor: Gruber likely padded consulting bills significantly - 90proofprofessional on 2/24/15 at 12:35 pm|
Everyone's favorite Obamacare punching-bag now just getting abused.
[quote]MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made national headlines last year for talking about “the stupidity of the American voter” was a target Monday in a report from the Vermont s...
| Political Talk|| The emerging democrat focus: "The Parent Agenda" - 90proofprofessional on 2/11/15 at 10:51 am|
Does the poliboard think the Republicans can offer the middle class a more compelling vision?
[quote]Just a few years ago, one could be forgiven for wondering whether the liberal agenda had run its course. With near-universal health care — the unfinished business of the 20th-century Democratic Part...
| Political Talk|| Obama admin abandons the 529 benefit cut proposal - 90proofprofessional on 1/28/15 at 11:08 am|
[quote]President Obama on Tuesday abandoned a proposal to end a major tax benefit of popular ...
| Political Talk|| What's the board's take on TOPS? - 90proofprofessional on 1/20/15 at 3:48 pm|
Net good, net bad, never trainwreck, net giveaway to rich kids?
Saw the article below, and realized I didn't have a real opinion. But I'm sure the issue will come to forefront quick given oil prices and the state budget.
What says the board?
[quote]State Treasurer John Kennedy is sending a ...
| Political Talk|| College cancels Vagina Monologues because it's not trans-friendly - 90proofprofessional on 1/16/15 at 9:26 am|
Will anyone be upset by this?
[quote]One college theater group is tempting playwright Eve Ensler to think outside the box. ( :lol: )
An all-women’s college in Massachusetts is putting its annual production of “The Vagina Monologue” to bed because students decided the play is no longer hot to tod...
| Political Talk|| "So are you going to run for President?" Warren: "No." - 90proofprofessional on 1/13/15 at 1:57 pm|
Lots of other stuff in there- sounds to me like she's trying to appear much less adversarial toward business. FWIW the interviewer, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair, clearly is a big fan of Warren's.
| Political Talk|| How the unemployed spend their time: American Time Use Survey - 90proofprofessional on 1/6/15 at 3:07 pm|
Job search is at the top in green. Note that this is self-reported.
[quote]Every year, the American Time Use Survey asks thousands of Americans to record a mi...
| Political Talk|| How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in - 90proofprofessional on 12/17/14 at 3:56 pm|
Quoted part a bit long, but absolutely worth a read. This is seriously, honestly serious and not a troll.
[quote]On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work...
| Political Talk|| Krugman decides he's not convinced that inequality hurts an economy - 90proofprofessional on 12/3/14 at 10:53 pm|
Seriously. He uses uncharacteristically soft language in his blog, but is quite dismissive of the standard arguments in his slides (linked below). See in particular the charts on slides 4-7, 10-11, & 13, where he shows just how unsupported all of these claims really are.
Not sure why he's saying ...
| Political Talk|| Here's some bad news that Landrieu will REALLY care about- - 90proofprofessional on 11/17/14 at 8:53 pm|
some of her DC neighbors don't seem to like her very much. They're holding protests and put a giant inflatable pipeline in her yard.
[quote]Environmental activists descended on the Capitol Hill home of Senator Mary L. Landrieu this morning to protest her renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline....
| Political Talk|| Why infrastructure costs in the US are so high (7 reasons) - 90proofprofessional on 11/14/14 at 12:25 pm|
Damn America, you dumb.
[quote]1. Davis-Bacon Laws: Passed in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act mandates that laborers for federal public works projects receive local prevailing wages...
calculated prevailing wages at 22 percent above BLS figures, forcing higher prices. [/quote]
[quote]2. Project Labor A...
| Political Talk|| Scientists land spacecraft on a freaking comet, feminists melt down - 90proofprofessional on 11/12/14 at 8:25 pm|
because one of the chief scientists wears this during interviews:
:rotflmao: These trifling, hating losers can eat shite. This dude is a fricking boss.
[quote]Erin Brodwin, science repor...
| Political Talk|| Check out how much loot the CO gov is making of legal MJ - 90proofprofessional on 11/7/14 at 3:21 pm|
Will never supplant fuel taxes, but surprisingly large compared to alcohol/tobacco, and quickly. This alone makes swift legalization everywhere else seem plausible and in fact likely:
| Political Talk|| GOP improving w asian/black/middle class since 2010. worse w hispanics & women - 90proofprofessional on 11/5/14 at 11:36 am|
Did better with all groups since 2012 (no surprise.) 2010 comparison is the one on the right. GOP also improved with 18-29 year-olds since 2010.
| Fark Board|| Is it possible to replace the words in this comic without it looking like crap? - 90proofprofessional on 10/30/14 at 3:21 pm|
I'm hoping "LIBERALS" here can be replaced by "RACISTS." Would someone do this, if possible?