A teen girl wasn't looking forward to starting her new job at a pizza place and decided to complain about it on Twitter. When her new boss caught wind of it, he decided to fire her on Twitter. Let's face it, kids can be dumb and do dumb things. That's why we have age requirements on certain things. But the actions by her employer are very unprofessional, if not totally idiotic. Perhaps a phone call or wait until she actually drug herself into work, then fire her, but to do it in a public forum like Twitter could risk some civil action, especially since the teen never even mentioned the place.
It's a very rare occasion for me to actually get on Twitter. I figure it's been more than a quarter century since I was in high school, so why would I was to relive the worst parts in an online way? That's exactly what Twitter is; jabs, insults, "gotchas" and burns, all in 140 characters or less. To make matters worse, it seems like Twitter never even really cared about that, no matter how horrid the bullying became. Well that all might be changing soon, with the CEO of Twitter admitting they have failed in this area. Well admitting the problem is always the first step. Now how are you going to fix it?
With so many throwing their hat in the ring for the 2016 GOP nod, we finally get a Democrat actually exploring the possibility. George Pataki is now "seriously exploring" a bid for 2016.
If you ever debated Constitutional politics with someone on the right, they will tell you how awesome the Constitution is, until you go point by point. Then it becomes how awesome the second amendment is and nothing else. So it shouldn't' be shocking that the white trash, nitwits from Alaska now want to rewrite the whole thing, and have the authors composed of purely Christian conservatives. Yeah, because nothing spells democracy like letting fringe, extremists speak for all the people.
Scott Walker is showing he's a true conservative by recommending $300 million in cuts to universities, yet spending $500 million for a NBA stadium. I just wonder who will go to that stadium. If you ever priced NBA tickets, Walmart workers sure as hell can't afford them.
A tragic story out of New York where a former Fox affiliate employee stood outside News Corps. headquarters, passing out flyers about how Fox ruined his career before taking his own life. I guess Fox really does drive one over the edge.
And to think that piece of trash was almost one 70+ year old heartbeat away from being President.
Sam Brownback, who turned Kansas into a failed experiment of Conservative governance, now has a new plan to drive taxes down - delay pension payments. So in the ideal Conservative world, you won't have to pay income tax, but of course that also means you won't have any income to tax. Anyone else feel like their head is about to explode?
Yup, you read that right. Today in our "post-racial America", we have a Republican Congressman actually arguing against raising the minimum wage because he feels minorities and unskilled workers just aren't worth more then $7/hr. Perhaps we should all send Tom McClintock, the esteemed grand Wizard Representative from California a white hood to wear when giving interviews.
Republicans love preaching personal responsibility, but when it's them that get caught red handed, they quickly turn to the blame game. Take the latest story of a copy of the State of the Union they uploaded, that magically had the climate change stuff edited out. When Think Progress first took note of it, the House GOP accused them of lying. Now they are trying to blame it on YouTube. I guess YouTube has nothing better to do than sit there and check and edit the millions of videos uploaded daily? Give me a fucking break! You guys tried to pull a fast one and got caught. Own up to it! And don't sit there and try to blame some "staffer", when the one making the excuses is the spokesperson for the Speaker of the House. Nothing but a bunch of damn children!
In the GOP rebuttal, hog castrator, Joni Ernst, declared the tired old line that the Republicans were given a mandate in November. The November election saw the lowest turnout in 70 years, at 36%. Of those 36%, only about 52% voted Republican. So how does 18% of the American people voting for you constitute a "mandate"? Perhaps they should listen to President Obama more, who said after the election "to those that didn't vote, I hear you too". Since then he has taken a new approach and his approval rating reflects that.
November was a mandate, but not one the GOP wants to admit. The mandate was "we're tired of the same old BS" and people showed that the only way they could, by not voting. But don't tell Republicans that. They will just stick their fingers in their ears and go "nah, nah, nah....I can't hear you!" All we can hope is that the Democrats take the President's lead and push ideas American's really care about in 2016, instead of playing defense.
Citing "racial profanity", Republican school superintendent Hugh Taylor has barred a high school history club from seeing the movie Selma. Perhaps this is the problem with having the leader of a school system being an elected leader; you end up with closed minded bigots instead of actual leaders.