This Thursday will spark another round of protests attacking fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Walmart for not paying a higher living or minimum wage to employees. Under current federal law, employees making minimum wage earn $7.25 per hour, which for a full time employee averages $15,080 a year minus overtime. The argument for a higher living wage is not one based on math, worth as an employee or a higher total output for the employer, but on fairness and entitlement. Union leaders and political activists, who provided the majority of the paid protesters on Black Friday against Walmart, seem to think very little of the “poor” helpless people who have jobs this holiday season. [Read more…]
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This week has revealed without a doubt that the Obama administration have three political scandals that the masters of spin cannot ignore. To name just one, the information surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, changing talking points, and leaving four Americans to die, have been labeled by liberals as part of another politically motivated conspiracy theory. Interpreting Benghazi in light of the IRS targeting conservative groups who oppose the President’s agenda, as well the government spying on the Associated Press in the name of national security; conspiracy is not the first thing that comes to mind, but rather political hubris. In politics this is downplayed as political spin, but political spin is just another word for lying. Lying is just another unfortunate and uncontrollable symptom of political hubris, causing the suffering political ideologue to believe that they are telling the “truth”.
Hubris refers to pride and arrogance. Political hubris is pride and arrogance connected with a disconnection from reality, while overestimating ones own competence or capabilities while in power. This will be the historic legacy of President Obama and currently explains his approach to his domestic and foreign policy agendas. The more common or popular legacy he will leave will be one of incompetence. Incompetence is one of the effects of political hubris working itself out in its final stages. This can be seen, as President Obama is more concerned about growing the size of an already large government rather than focusing on current Presidential responsibilities. When this occurs you have a dangerous combination of hubris and incompetence. Obamacare will not cover this disorder.
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On the surface, stories like the Keystone pipeline being compared to presidential decisions to end slavery immediately appear to violate our American common sense. Comparing anything to slavery, except slavery itself or human and sex trafficking – which is another issue that our common sense tells that Leftists would champion and have not – fail in comparison to the horrific reality of actual slavery.
So, has common sense failed?
The continued investigation into Benghazi by Congress being labeled a political witch-hunt – a Republican agenda against President Obama – also appears to violate our common sense. No matter what party controls the White House, common sense says we must find answers to so many obvious problems. To name just a few, a failed understanding of the Arab Spring, not reinforcing the consulate in Benghazi with proper security and infrastructure, leaving Ambassador Stevens and U.S. citizens to die, giving two stand down orders to ready U.S. special forces, ignoring CIA intelligence on AL Qaeda related Islamic extremist, blaming a YouTube video on the attack on the consulate, and then removing all terrorist related intelligence from the official narrative.
Beastie Boys‘ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch has been honoured by the local government in his home state of New York.
Yauch, who was also known as MCA, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and succumbed to the disease earlier this month, aged 47.
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Arizona is a fascinating state because of the extreme reactions its controversial legislation seems to elicit from the country. It’s definitely the Wild West when it comes to legislation, with the recently passed immigration law known as SB1070. Then there is Arizona’s Proposition 200 from 2004 that required proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. [Read more…]