And the pitch:
For some reason I’m guessing that if McDonalds paid some of their workers in “coffee,” “views” and a “chance to make history” Hillary’d think that was the most horrible thing an employer ever did.
Can these repugnant bottom-feeders sink lower? Probably:
“If you don’t pay for what I could easily buy for myself you’re making decisions for me!”
It’d be hilarious if about half the country didn’t fall for it.
Many Lois Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 are “lost” according to the IRS. They say Lerner’s hard drive was “recycled” and the emails are unrecoverable.
Maybe the House GOP should check with these guys — check out this from October of 2009:
More from Reason:
The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for “automatic data processing services.” Sonasoft’s motto is “email archiving done right,” and the company lists the IRS as a customer.
The extent and exact details of the service that Sonasoft provided to the IRS aren’t clear. But the company advertises its email archiving solution as “ideal for small and medium businesses, government agencies, school districts, nonprofit organizations using Microsoft’s Exchange Server.” And a document posted on its website describing its services says that its system “archives all email content and so reduces the risk of non-compliance with legal, regulatory and other obligations to preserve critical business content.”
In late 2011, Sonasoft’s website still listed the IRS as a customer, meaning the company was (presumably) backing up the IRS’ data the entire time the IRS and Dems insist the Lerner emails are “lost” forever.
The Republicans might want to give Sonasoft a call. Or a subpoena.
The IRS is required by law to archive emails, and if nobody can produce them heads should roll — but accountability isn’t exactly among the major concerns of this administration.
Let this meeting of the Ed Begley Jr. chapter of the Hell’s Angels come to order:
Rumor has it the ad slogan is going to be “For the man who has had everything… except a beating at Sturgis.”
I’ll take the loud, fossil fuel powered Harleys any day. A good Harley is one that you can hear from a half mile away and is proudly sporting an American flag while being ridden by a guy wearing a shirt that says “if you can read this the bitch fell off.”
Electric Harleys? Having trouble wrapping my head around that one. “Rolling Thunder” just would not be the same if it were called “Rolling Barely Perceptible Buzzing Sound.”
The amount of money taxpayers lost on the GM (read: “union”) bailout is more than $11 billion, and look what we continue to get for that “investment”: Another round of recalls:
General Motors has issued four separate, new recalls for more than 2.4 million vehicles in the United States, the automaker announced on Tuesday.
The cars include 2009-2014 model years of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia, and 2004-2008 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu. Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Silverado pickups and GMC Sierras from the 2015 model year were also among the vehicles involved in the recalls.
GM said that it was issuing the recalls “in a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues.”
The company will also take a $400 million charge in the second quarter, including a previously announced $200 million charge, to cover recall-related repairs over the quarter.
The running total:
GM has now in a year recalled more cars than they’ve sold in the U.S. in the last five years.
Obama speaking about the GM bailout last year: “Today, that bet has paid off.”
I’m sure did pay off for somebody.
If a private sector company had a similar product and it had the word “affordable” in the name, Eric Holder would shut it down for deceptive advertising and indict the owners.
Watch how much Obamacare has “helped” these Pennsylvania workers:
A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees their learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare:
I wish they’d have asked how many of those people voted for Obama so I’d know which ones not to feel as sorry for.
A while ago I was on the Merrill Lynch website to transfer some accounts after talking to my financial guy on the phone, and before I could shift anything around they wanted to make sure of something:
If you click “yes” I wonder if it then asks, “Is it Nancy Pelosi?”
Have you ever noticed that the left often believes that corporations exist for profits and profits only, consumer be damned, but that the corporation that is Planned Parenthood is somehow an exception to that?
When it comes to profit motivation, Planned Parenthood makes Bain Capitol and Halliburton look like nunneries:
Planned Parenthood’s condoms were the worst quality? Figures. Why would you buy a condom from an abortion provider? To get a grip on PP’s thinking on this we need only paraphrase from the Joe Dirt School of Business: “And when the condom breaks and she gets pregnant, she comes back to you for the abortion — you win twice, brother, IT’S GOOD BIZ!”
And yet PP pretends they’re not motivated by profits, don’t make money providing abortions and don’t target minority communities. How fast would Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton organize protests if a Tea Partier opened a clinic in a black neighborhood and put out a sign that said “get rid of your unwanted baby here”? And yet somehow PP gets away with it. Why is that?
(h/t Kristina Hernandez)
Related: A Senate panel just OK’d leftist wacko law prof Cornelia Pillard, who is Obama’s pick to serve on an appeals court. Pillard makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like Antonin Scalia, having once said abortion is a necessity in order to “free women from historically routine conscription into maternity.”
Somewhat related: Don’t read this unless you have a hankie on hand.
So what if your Big Mac costs $12, the unions want in!
Beginning a day of protests that organizers say will spread to 50 cities and 1,000 stores across the country, a crowd of chanting workers gathered Thursday morning at a McDonald’s in midtown Manhattan to call for higher wages and the chance to join a union.
About 500 people, including workers, activists, religious leaders, news crews and local politicians, gathered outside the McDonald’s on Fifth Avenue. The protesters chanted “Si Se Puede” (“Yes, We Can”) and “Hey, hey, ho, ho $7.25 has got to go,” holding signs saying “On Strike: Can’t Survive on $7.25,” referring to the federal minimum wage.
Nobody ever told these pinheads that making French fries isn’t really supposed to be a lifetime career option? There are a bunch of people who have a really rude awakening in store.
This is really all about unions wanting to get their porky snouts deeper into the fast food biz, because they’re losing membership everywhere else. But that’s what they do these days — bleed an industry dry and then move on to cripple another.
Update: “I’m libbin’ it” — new striking fast food worker mottos.
You’ve probably heard about the “racial incident” Oprah Winfrey had to endure in Switzerland (key words in bold):
The owner of the upscale Swiss boutique where Oprah Winfrey claimed she was barred from buying a $38,000 by a ‘racist’ sales assistant today demanded to speak to the star she branded ‘over-sensitive’ and insisted her employee did ‘everything right’.
The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz said she wanted to speak with the talk show billionairess ‘as soon as possible’ and also revealed her petrified member of staff will not be sacked or punished.
She said: ‘I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.’
The firestorm blew up after Oprah – who is promoting a film – gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag.
Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 tom Ford Jennifer tote and said it proved that ‘racism is still an issue’.
By total coincidence, something similar happened eight years ago, and Oprah used the alleged incident to pitch her pal Don Cheadle’s movie “Crash.” Flashback to 2005:
Luxury store Hermes on Wednesday apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away last week, saying that its Paris store was closed to set up for a public relations event when the talk show host stopped by.
“Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms. Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide,” the store said in a statement.
“Hermes apologizes for any offense taken due to such circumstances.”
Harpo Productions spokeswoman Michelle McIntyre said Winfrey “will discuss her ‘crash moment’ when her show returns from hiatus in September.”
“Crash” is a film dealing with race relations. The phrase “crash moment” refers to situations where a party feels discriminated against on the basis of skin color.
Maybe Oprah’s “problems” at high end boutiques have nothing to do with racism, but happen because clerks see her coming they know there’s a chance they might be used as pawns in her “promotion-by-racism-allegations” game and they don’t want anything to do with helping her.