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YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A CONSERVATIVE PLAN FOR HEALTHCARE And Health Policy expert Doug Badger is on today to discuss it. Join us 2 and read the article here.
TRUMP FIRED HIS DHS HEAD OVER THE BORDER And now all of sudden the media is portraying him as a guy with his back against the wall (pun intended) when in reality, he's just a President trying very diligently to fulfill his very important campaign promise to fix the border. With a HUGE influx of migrants now trying to claim asylum at our southern border, something has got to give. With resources completely over capacity, they are looking for a new place to put these migrants while they process them. I have an idea. Bring them to DC. Set up tent camps in Georgetown. Force Democrats to reckon with the surge they created with their stubborn refusal to simply do what they have voted to do in the recent past. But they can't, because Trump. So Trump is leaning in and applying pressure and I'm interested to see what happens next.
WHY DO DEMOCRATS LOVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SO? This column offers a pretty reasonable explanation and it has to do with repopulating cities when Democrat voters leave for the burbs. Check it out.
INITIATIVE 300 IS BEING SUPPORTED THROUGH EXTORTION And this story is exactly why I don't give a rat's ass about "compassion" at this point. Occupy Denver, which I'm sure is inhabited by the same sort of losers as every Occupy group, is openly admitting they are extorting businesses to get them to "support" Initiative 300 which would make Denver a mecca for homeless people. How are they doing it? They are using homeless people to camp out in front of businesses until the sign some stupid something indicating support for this initiative. Why should I feel compassion for people using straight up thuggery to get their way? This initiative must do DOWN IN FLAMES. Just as an aside, I misspell initiative every single time I try to type it.
THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER HAS BEEN A HOT MESS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME And this article shares the juicy bits of a longer article by the Washington Post about why the Founder and two other long time leaders have left the Center. It seems that Morris Dees, the founder, has been known for a long, long time to be a creeper who made sexually suggestive comments to and was handsy with female staffers. He also felt comfortable making slightly-racist comments around the black staff he also didn't promote. I hope this is the end of, or at least a complete overhaul of this organization because it is sorely needed.
WHY I DON'T CARE IF AOC USED AN ACCENT WHEN TALKING TO BLACK PEOPLE A couple of people have sent me video of AOC using slang and and "urban" accent when speaking to The Reverend Al's National Shakedown Network and asked if I was going to talk about it. Honestly, I just didn't think it was that big a deal but couldn't have explained why I just didn't care very well, but this long article about linguistics answers the question for me. The short answer is because she's from the Bronx. She went back there after college. And people from the Bronx talk in a certain dialect so there you have it.
I'M SO SAD FOR JAPAN RIGHT NOW As 10% of Japanese 40 year old men are virgins. I looked it up and in the US the number is about 2 to 3%. This is just sad. And lonely. And sad.
ROBOTS: DOING THE JOBS AMERICANS WON'T DO NOW At least at Walmart, where an army of automated floor moppers are being deployed to do the jobs most Walmart associates (and frankly I) hate to do, which is mopping. They are also introducing shelf scanning robots to manage inventory and a truck unloading robot to help with deliveries. Walmart says this will free up associates to help customers, which would be cool. It will also inevitably lower labor costs. The robot revolution is well underway.
SHE COULD JUST SAY SHE'S PREPARING FOR A ROLE IN ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK because prosecutors are asking for jail time in the college admissions scandal for actress Felicity Huffman. She's already entered a guilty plea and a federal judge will hand down her sentence. From CNN.com:
She faces up to 20 years in prison. In exchange for Huffman's plea, federal prosecutors will recommend incarceration at the "low end" of the sentencing range, a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release. They will not bring further charges.
We'll see if the judge lets her off easy.
ACTUAL VIDEO OF MY TRAINER TRYING TO MOTIVATE ME AT THE GYM
BANK OF AMERICA DEMONSTRATES WHAT HAPPENS TO WAGES WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT IS LOW They have announced that they will pay a minimum wage of $20 an hour. Why? Because it's really hard to get really good employees these days. It's really that simple no matter how they spin it.
I WANT TO HATE THIS BUT I CAN'T Because Adam Ottavino is now a Yankee I default hate his guts, but this is pretty funny.
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO IS FORCING VACCINES ON ORTHODOX JEWS IN BROOKLYN And this should go well. The problem is a massive measles out break in the areas of Brooklyn with very low rates of immunization, which happens to be Williamsburg, home to a huge Orthodox Jew population. From the news report:
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in parts of Williamsburg and said unvaccinated people in several ZIP codes will be required to get an MMR vaccine as a measles outbreak continues to swell in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city's Health Department will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have been in contact with infected patients. Those who have not received the MMR vaccine or do not have evidence of immunity may be given a violation and could be fined $1,000.
So are they going to walk around to a bunch of Jews and demand their papers?
THINK YOU HAVE CANCER? PREPARE TO BE SNIFFED! Cancer sniffing dogs can detect cancer with 97% accuracy, which is amazing, until you learn they do that up to 18 MONTHS before any other test will. Dude.