December 2016 Blog Posts (274)

Thought For the Day - 2 December 2016

Unemployment rate: 4.6% vs. 4.9% consensus, 4.9% previous.
178,000 additional jobs.


"Yo, Donald!! You'd best not fuck up an economy that's working just fine in order to make rich folks richer and poor folks sicker and poorer. You do dat, and I'll whoop your fat ass to Selma and back."


Added by Robert Young on December 2, 2016 at 7:02am — 4 Comments

Output Soars as Unfriending Tsunami Follows Election, Thanksgiving

NEEDHAM, Mass.  Rod Scalzo is a production manager at Sneezitek, a manufacturer of motion-sensitive tissue dispensers in this leafy suburb that borders Route 128, sometimes referred to as “America’s Technology Highway.”  “We’re low-tech high-tech,” he says with a look of chagrin. “By the time cutting-edge developments reach us, the blade is pretty dull.”

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“We thank thee father for breaking Uncle Ed’s leg so he couldn’t come this year.”




Added by Con Chapman on December 2, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Emotion Scale - 9 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Clarity Nice visits the headquarters of Herbaline in Orange County, a herbal, diet and weight prevention company, known for its aggressive marketing methods. Seeing on a corporate chart that the president of the company, Lyle Matchett, has never been seen and is not shown anywhere in the annual report of the company, Clarity decides to…


Added by Workstudio on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Howard Schultz Stepping Down as Starbucks CEO

Howard Schultz Stepping Down as Starbucks CEO:  Howard Schultz announced he will be stepping down as chief executive of Starbucks Corp to devote his time to developing a new high-end coffee shop for the coffeehouse chain.  Schultz says the high-end coffee shops will be targeting those folks who feel strongly that dropping five or six bucks for a cup of coffee just isn’t enough.…


Added by Johnny Robish on December 1, 2016 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

The Scariest Sentence You'll Ever Read

Today, states containing just 17 percent of the American population, a historic low, can theoretically elect a Senate majority
-- Emily Badger/2016

Added by Robert Young on December 1, 2016 at 7:42pm — 4 Comments

Trump Carrier stunt is no plan

Added by Dicky Neely on December 1, 2016 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

Another Sentimental Recollection From Castro's Cuba

History tends to nullify revisionism whenever exposing the liberal lies about the character of their favorite occult personalities. The left wing tends to canonize the oppressors and rationalize the atrocities they subject mankind to always…


Added by Doc Vega on December 1, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments



Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90



Added by mary gravitt on December 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Victory Becomes Winners

Victory Becomes Winners

Three weeks after the election victory of the Republicans across and in every political corner of the land, the attitudes and activities of the victors and vanquished provide fascinating contrasts.

The Victors:

Trump has been vetting a rich assemblage of business, political, and military stars in a due diligence effort to put together, from an embarrassment of riches, the best possible team to promote his agenda. If put to a…


Added by Gordon Osmond on December 1, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

World AIDS Day

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Simeon, at 16 you helped desegregate lunch counters in your hometown of Kinston, North Carolina. You taught me so much about nonviolent struggle. You were my hero.

Saj, I'll never forget how you outsmarted that NJ state trooper who was so eager to bust us. Your words to me that final time I saw you will remain with me forever.

Steven, thanks for the flower in my hair at Philly pride 1972 and for the good times at La Maison…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on December 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Wastewater Woes

Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up

And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a damn

I don't want to live here no more,…


Added by Phyllis on December 1, 2016 at 7:29am — 7 Comments

Not as bad as watching paint dry.

Where I live, we can expect snow at least a few times this month. In the part of NJ where I live we get 30+ inches of snow on average. So eight inches per month. Since we still have leaves to rake (I mean I have leaves to rake) I want to remove them as soon as I can. When snow covers the leaves, the result is a mess. In years where snow buried leaves, you would see me in late March, shoveling up rotting sludge.)

We have 10 trees, but one of them, an American Hornbeam, holds onto it…


Added by Terry McKenna on December 1, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

For Some Struggling Poets, Trump's Inauguration is the Chance of a Lifetime

BETTENDORF, Iowa.  Lindsay Curtin, Jr. works the night shift at the Quad Cities Power plant in this town of 33,000, a solitary job that gives him time to pursue his dream of becoming a published poet.  “William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying when he worked the graveyard shift at a power plant so I figured it was a position that would serve as a springboard to literary fame,” he says as he inspects a dial on a control panel.  “I must be doing something wrong since they gave that guy…


Added by Con Chapman on December 1, 2016 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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