Astroturfing the ‘Rona

this is disgusting. masks and

My brother has just tested

It happened. Just tested positive

I just left the ER.

Casting Company COVID Cattle Call

Project Details

Filming yourself from home as if you’re making multiple tik toks about covid conspiracy theories. A script will be provided and you will be required to make short 5 video clips but filming yourself in selfie mode. Each clip you will be required to be in a different location in different clothing. The locations can just be different parts of your house or outside it’s up to you.

The aim is to make this as believable as possible, as if you are a tik tok doctor. The filming/lighting/sound doesn’t have to be perfect, filming on your phone is perfectly fine. After you’ve finished the videos, you can WhatsApp them to me. The fee is ₤100.

The videos will then be posted on the facebook page “it’s gone viral”

$139 per whore.

Absurd.

Now about those bacteria/virus-laden spit valves…

What’s more inane than that? Masks for pictures of people on freeway billboards.

[Top image via FB, h/t Paul Y. ]

Imagine If This Were Your Kid Hot Links

In January of this year, The Washington Post, CNN and others selected and excoriated an innocent 16 year old kid for doing absolutely nothing other than to tolerate loud, racist harassment by leftist adults who appeared at an orchestrated event designed to advance their own political agenda.
Now he’s got a hammer.


Ra, Ra, Ra.

Fart Jokes.

No respect.

In the zone.

Pole dancer.

Cool trick, bro [via].

Didja all see that? I fixed it.”

Need snakes? Here’s a cool DIY trap.

I’m not even going to try to explain this.

The first muppet to star on a TV show wasn’t Kermit).

Socialism explained by someone who lived under it: 1 2 3 4.

The Hippy Dippy Weatherman first appeared on The Jimmy Dean Show in the early 1960s.

A hipster threatened to sue MIT Technology Review for using his photo in a story on how all hipsters look alike, then found out it’s not him in the photo. TRUE.


From the Talking Heads Department:

The wheels are coming off.

Breaking news / bombshell / tipping point / the walls are closing in / the beginning of the end.


[Top image found here.]

1930s Socialist Propaganda for a 4 Hour Work Day

Work less, get paid the same wages. Sounds like part time to me. That’s a way for a government administration to doctor the numbers to show unemployment decreasing while reducing the gross income of the work force. I’ll pass.

[Found here.]

The Myths Of The Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage graph Poverty Level BS

My eyes glazed over when I saw that graphic, because there are no numbers or statistics to back up that arbitrary wiggly line and its specious claim. It’s pure socialist propaganda. Ready for some unadulterated reality?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 1979-2012 minimum wage jobs comprise an average of about 60% of all hourly jobs for any given year, but guess what percentage of workers over the age of 16 make minimum wage or less?

In 2012 a whopping 4.7 per cent of the working population above the age of 16 earned at or below minimum wage nation-wide. In California, only 1.4 per cent.

[Source: www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted 20130325]

Why such a small percentage? Because the majority of those workers are in transition to better jobs, better pay, and the minimum wage jobs have an unsurprisingly high turnover rate. Who wants to scrub pots at Denny’s for the rest of their life, let alone for more than a year?

Which industries employ the majority of minimum wage earners?

Minimum Wage Bar Chart by Industry

[Source: www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130325 ]

Agriculture is relatively insignificant, especially once you combine the Service/Retail percentages, and note that the Federal Government employs very few minimum wage earners.

Now let’s look at the make up of the minimum wage workforce, the nebulous 4.7 percent.

2013 Census Table 7

[Source http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2012tbls.htm#7]

Now let’s examine the age makeup of the 4.7 percent who make minimum wage or less.

Minimum Wage graph 1 ALL

Note that many workers in restaurants and hotels (waiters, waitresses, busboys, bellhops, etc.) often receive less than minimum wage, as they’re expected to make up the rest in tips. Tips account for a large percentage of income and workers typically earn more than minimum wage, sometimes a lot more in upscale venues. Since tips are un-monitored cash transactions, much of that income goes unreported. Let’s break it down a tad further.

The prevailing federal minimum wage in 1979 was $2.90, $3.10 in 1980, and $3.35 in 1981-89. The minimum wage rose to $3.80 on April 1, 1990, to $4.25 on April 1, 1991, to $4.75 on October 1, 1996, to $5.15 on September 1, 1997, to $5.85 on July 24, 2007, to $6.55 on July 24, 2008, and to $7.25 on July 24, 2009. When I checked Minimum Wage Job Numbers and correlated them with Minimum Wage Increases I found none, which suggests that employers covered the increased overhead with higher prices for goods and services in order to stay in business, and the costs were passed down to the consumer.  The low income population takes another hit.

Minimum Wage graph 3 PCT Men and Women

Blue is for boys, pink is for girls. Statistics are not sexist.

I’m not an economist, and I’m also not a CPA, but I suspect the IRS gets something out of this scenario because the basic illogic of raising the minimum wage, especially in a sluggish economy, escapes me.

Who else benefits? Union leaders, long-march socialists and politicians whoring for votes.

Aside from the fact that the majority of the poor do not remain poor indefinitely (any more than the majority of the wealthy stay wealthy) raising the minimum wage gives people an incentive not to advance. If a worker finds that minimum wage meets or surpasses his/her current expenses, why not ride with it a few more years? The problem with that scenario is that the worker is not improving his/her resumé for those valuable “few years,” and by the time they realize it, they are years behind those who abandon minimum wage jobs, pick up new valuable skills, and naturally earn more. Those who choose to remain in low-skilled positions deny recent graduates the opportunity to find work, and the ladder to prosperity becomes stagnant.

Another scenario is of a family who needs a secondary income to give them a financial cushion during the expensive child-rearing years; or perhaps an elderly couple may not have saved enough for their retirement because their investments tanked; or simply because they choose not to retire.

Wage and price control is a socialist/fascist concept that has never worked because it creates more problems than it solves, and the problems it attempts to solve are non-existent in the free market. Pay a worker for the value of his/her work, and if there aren’t enough workers for the job, then you’re paying too little. Nobody wants to be a buck an hour pot scrubber for the rest of their life, but we’re still talking about only 4.7 percent of the working population, and most of those workers are moving up the ladder uninhibited.

There is also a macro-scenario that has to do with illegal immigrants and the Cloward-Piven Strategy that aims to overwhelm a stable government with free services provided and paid for by successful corporations, entrepreneurs and the common man, fomenting economic collapse and allowing Socialism/Communism/Fascism to prevail.

This road has always led to mass murder, without exception.

May God help our children and grandchildren if the progressives succeed.

Bunk

Thank You For Everything You’ve Given Me. Now I’m Gonna Puke.

I Threw Up via Yahoo News

This type of person is known as a Rumpswab. They come in all colors, sizes and ages.

[Found here.]

The Real Story?

Huh. The kid is eye-bawling directly into the other cameraman’s lens to show his pain, but I suspect that the snake was already dead. Is that a genuine un-cropped National Geographic photo? I don’t know, Babs, but I do know this.

NatGeo changed several years ago when her new editors veered from illuminating the fascinating fields of anthropology, zoology and botany, and began promoting the pop pseudo-science absurdity that “humans-are-destroying-the-universe.”

Now will someone please remove the snake carcass from that kid’s leg before he depletes his acting skills?

[Found here.]

VP Biden & Martha Raddatz versus VP Candidate Paul Ryan *Debate*

I hope you all saw that kangaroo court of a “debate” this past Thursday.

Despite Vice President Joe Biden’s theatrics and Martha “ObamaAttendedMyWedding” Raddatz’ intentional avoidance to squelch the continual one-sided interruptions of Paul Ryan’s commentary (96 to 6 according to one source), that picture is equal to a 1,000 word summary of the circus. Ryan was shouted down.

It was not a “debate.” It was an exhibition of how leftists/liberals/progressives lie, even when called on those lies. Regardless of your party affiliation, that their supporters in the media support such obvious fabrications and propaganda as Vice President Joe Biden promoted during that “debate” is abhorrent.

Whatever happened to “objective journalism?” Where is Walt Kelly now that we need him?
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Update: Hat tip, image found here.

Update 2: Added .gif just because.