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May 20, 2021

Look, a transgender person *might* have touched the money I use to pay for things

And since transgender people are so deviant that all you Republicans are passing bills to limit their access to restrooms, sports, and medicine; then I think for the protection of the community, we should withhold giving money to the "world's greatest healthcare system" which is apparently being totally subverted by the needs of the deviant transgender community.

It's clear we need to relieve the healthcare system of the burdens of the needs and even being around transgender people, so you won't need to worry about coming into contact with transgender-touched money.

Not paying.

May 17, 2021

Employers: Want employees? Maybe work to mean "Must have reliable transportation" includes the bus.

On Craigslist, I can find close to 5,000 "help wanted" ads featuring those four words.

Now employers, from what I read in these ads, it's clear it means one thing: You need to have a car in order to even work at your establishment.

But having a car is not cheap:
* We're talking about gas
* We're talking about insurance
* We're talking about if the employee is ticketed or fined to/from work, then that is on them
* And if the employee is purchasing a car to get to work... well, let's just remember that cars do not grow on trees

"If you want a job, why don't you just move to where the jobs are at?" - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered moving to a part of the city where the buses are at?

"I guess you're going to have to be more thrifty and organized..." - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered putting aside long vacations and bonuses in order to lobby city officials to improve public transportation services... or have them at all?

"You are lazy, you don't want to work!" - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered that maybe people don't want to take the meager wages you give them and don't want to just see it go into getting to and from work?

I don't know... something to think about instead of just blaming unemployment benefits. Anybody want to give it a try though?

May 16, 2021

They are going to do WHATEVER it takes to keep the narrative of "unskilled" labor going

Maybe the pandemic made people think there's more to life than minimum wage, mind-numbing, soul-crushing, physically taxing work with toxic managers and some customers who act entitled and demand to be treated like royalty.

I don't know...

But whatever the case, people don't want to work for this kind of environment anymore. People are looking for ways out, or at least delay a return to 'normal'.

It's going to get worse, the smears that people are "lazy" are just the beginning. Expect blanket cuts to as many benefits they cab cut, expect red tape, and more.

They don't want employers competing for that "unskilled" labor instead of the other way around, how it "should" be, and we have to flip the script on this.

May 11, 2021

Usage of the term "cancel culture" has officially jumped the shark, er, horse

The latest victim of cancel culture is a horse. After Kentucky Derby–winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test in advance of the Preakness, the second race in the Triple Crown (a.k.a. America’s most prestigious form of animal abuse), the horse’s trainer Bob Baffert went on Fox News to defend its honor. “We live in a different world now. This America’s different,” he said, calling the horse’s disqualification a “cancel culture kind of thing.”

Nearly a half-dozen of Baffert’s horses have tested positive for banned substances in the last three years alone, including 2018 Triple Crown–winner, Justify. Baffert blamed that positive test on a weed that somehow got mixed into the horse’s food or bedding. Baffert blamed two of the other positive tests on a salonpas patch one of his trainers was wearing for back pain. In the case of Medina Spirit, he suggested that the positive test came after a groom peed on some hay after drinking cough syrup and then fed the horse the hay.

Horse racing is famously corrupt and has a doping problem so bad that Congress got involved last year, but even by its abysmal standards, these are hilariously contrived excuses.

That, of course, is how you end up invoking cancel culture. Baffert, who looks like an extra from Uncut Gems or a risqué Bob Barker, has nowhere else to turn. His horse hasn’t been disqualified because it was roided out but because powerful forces had aligned to silence it. Why was this horse being silenced? Baffert never quite explains it. Medina Spirit has not, to the best of my knowledge, been accused of any inappropriate behavior or problematic comments. He has not objected to critical race theory. He is just a horse, albeit one who seems to be on a fair amount of illegal substances.


This guy is no dummy, he knows what is going on; if you say "I'm a victim of cancel culture", then you will get INSTANTLY acquire support of the people who think there are roving bands of antifa all across the country, that gay people are ten foot tall wizards, would run screaming from a building if they were told a Muslim is next to them, and that George Soros stole the election.
May 9, 2021

Is it possible to overplay voter suppression? I think so.

If you see 30-40% turnout and say "Whoa, too many people voted! VOTER FRAUD!"...


If your vision consists, not of running on sound ideas and good candidates, but of hoping the people who probably won't vote for you just stay home or turn away because of long lines...

Then at what point do WE say...

These are not the actions of a legitimate political party?
They have pushed so many people aside from the polls and have no claims to "mandates"?
They are no longer seeking the consent of the governed and therefore no longer have it?

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