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Can we turn back the clock 18 years, please?


What an inspiration!

13 years since minimum wage was raised

"Suck it, you poors!"

-Mitch McConnell et al.

Marking the 13-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase in the U.S.—a meager boost from $5.15 to $7.25 in 2009—progressive campaigners on Sunday urged congressional Democrats to make another push to raise the national pay floor as inflation continues to diminish workers' purchasing power.

"Today is a sad anniversary in the United States," said Morris Pearl, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group that advocates progressive economic policy. "For 13 years now, Congress has failed to act to raise the $7.25 hourly federal minimum wage. Lawmakers have turned their backs on America's tens of millions of low-wage workers and revealed themselves to be beholden to the short-sighted interests of some of their ultra-rich donors."

According to a recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the real value of the federal minimum wage is currently at its lowest point in nearly seven decades amid record-high inflation, which spurred a decrease in real average hourly earnings between June 2021 and June 2022 as corporate profits soared.


Bear: "I want bacon!" Would-be bacon: "Get the hell out of here!"



Gonna grow up to be a real killer!

Juan Soto rejects $440 million offer from the Nats; trade offers now being considered

Listen, I can relate. I remember my boss coming to me a couple of years ago and saying, "I know I'm in a tough negotiation with an employee named True Dough, but will you accept a 52% pay increase for an average of $12 million more per year over 15 years?"

I replied, "I know my worth. Thanks anyway, but there are better offers out there, I'm sure."

And that's how the free market works!!!

Washington Nationals wunderkind Juan Soto recently turned down a contract extension offer that would have made him the highest-paid player in baseball history, according to Ken Rosenthal. Soto rejected a monster 15-year extension worth $440 million, and the Nationals reportedly now plan to entertain trade offers for last year's NL MVP runner-up.

Here are the detail's on Soto's rejected extension, via The Athletic:

Soto, 23, rejected a 15-year, $440 million offer, sources said. The proposal, the Nationals' third in recent months, did not include any deferred money, a departure from the team's usual practice. The two biggest guarantees in club history, $245 million for right-hander Stephen Strasburg and $210 million for righty Max Scherzer, included significant deferrals, lowering the present-day values of the deals.

The Nationals' offer exceeded in total dollars the 12-year, $426.5 million contract Mike Trout signed with the Angels in March 2019. Soto would have received an average salary of $29.33 million, the 20th-highest in baseball history, with the deal extending from his Ages 24 to 38 seasons, effectively making him a National for the rest of his career.


Why do you think we haven't been visited by aliens?

And, no, Ted Cruz doesn't count! Which of the theories below do you believe, or is there another explanation?

You can never stand far enough back when a glacier collapses

Like this one in Kyrgyzstan, for example...


Dear reporters, ask a silly question and expect a stinging reply from Venus Williams at Wimbledon




Stumping the gun humpers

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