Let’s get rid of private housing... Real estate as a store of private wealth is the rotten tree that sprouts these diseased branches, and the solution is to quit pruning twigs and chop the sucker down. -Jesse A. Myerson, The Nation
France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron took aim at France's 35-hour working week on Thursday, saying the Socialists were wrong to think life would improve if people worked fewer hours... The 35-hour week was created under former Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin in 2000, who said at the time that: "One makes more, while working less".
On March 11, 1974, ABC aired Marlo Thomas’ “Free to Be…You and Me” — a musical program celebrating gender-free children. Thomas and her fellow co-neutralists envisioned a world where the sex distinction would melt away. Instead of “males” and “females,” there would be mutually respectful, non-gendered human persons.
Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
A “feminist” strategy for clearing the roads of snow in Stockholm ended in failure as the city ground to a halt in recent days. A new system, suggested by progressive politicians in the Swedish city, tore up tried and tested snow plow routes and diverted them to areas said to be used more by women.
But the inevitable consequence was that other spaces – like main roads – were clogged up for longer, and it became impossible to get around. Public transport failed, traffic piled up and injuries requiring a hospital visit reportedly spiked.
The “gender equal” strategy came in last year after politicians in the Swedish Green Party argued that the old way of clearing major roads in central areas favours men, who are more likely to work in the city, and get there by car.
Enter NRA Meeting And Kill
Almost Everyone There
Anti-gun liberals can be so... violent.
On Second thought, we will be hanging onto our firearms.
But thanks for thinking of us!
Liberal, Crime, Government, Character, Degeneracy, Financial, Waste
They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes.... The bill doesn't specify the value of the stipends, but participants in the California program receive up to $9,000 per year.
Progressivism Is Failure Writ Large
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Government, Funny, Science, Brilliance, Waste
People should eat fewer baked beans to reduce flatulence which can contribute to global warming, a minister suggested today. Fears were raised about the impact of ‘smelly emissions’ caused by Brits eating more beans than any other country in the world. Climate change minister Lady Verma said it was an ‘important’ issue and urged the public to ‘moderate our behaviour’.
Democrat, Environmentalist, Liberal, Government, Obama, Energy
When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I’m capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas…you name it…whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations. That will cost money…they will pass that money on to the consumers.
Idea: Fight Inequality with Free Tampons
This "Editor's note" in the UCLA's The Daily Bruin illustrates liberalism at its finest. Enjoy...
Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is appropriate considering the gendered nature of most health care policies.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Feminism
CodePink: "Can’t make it to Tampa to protest at the Republican National Convention? No worries, you can still send your vagina to the RNC! CODEPINK is asking activists and artists across the nation to submit artistic representations of vaginas for us to deliver to the Republican Headquarters in Tampa. Draw out a message that the Republicans need to see bright and bold! We suggest you create vagina artwork on 8 1/2″ x 11″ fabric or paper. We will quilt the art together to carry in the March on the RNC on August 27th. We are also calling for vagina costumes that we can wear in the streets. Is sewing your passion? Do you love repurposing thrift store finds? We’d love to wear your costume!"
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Demagoguery, Economy, Jobs
The liberal Center for Economic Policy and Research suggests a worldwide switch to a "more European work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time." The Center's study claims a more European schedule "could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100." The study claims the less people work, the less carbon gets emitted.
Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Oops, Protest, Ignorance
"I read it last night and I cried," he said, adding that only one sentence was approved by the group. "It's a slow process," he said, explaining the group is doing what the founders did in 1775 "when they developed the Constitution." Perhaps Sluder was referring to the Declaration of Independence, since the Constitution was written in 1787.
Liberal, Brilliance, Oops, Economy
To fight this recession the Fed needs more than a snapback; it needs soaring household spending to offset moribund business investment. And to do that, as Paul McCulley of Pimco put it, Alan Greenspan needs to create a housing bubble to replace the Nasdaq bubble. -Paul Krugman
To fight this recession the Fed needs more than a snapback; it needs soaring household spending to offset moribund business investment. And to do that, as Paul McCulley of Pimco put it, Alan Greenspan needs to create a housing bubble to replace the Nasdaq bubble. -Paul Krugman, 2002
Environmentalist, Liberal, Bigbrother, Regulation
San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles. City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps... "This is the appropriate next step to make it easier for San Franciscans to get out of the bad habit of using environmentally wasteful plastic water bottles and into the good habit of using reusable water containers," said Board of Supervisors President David Chiu
Liberal, Funny, Oops, War, Ignorance
Do you think it's an absurd idea, that idea of completely closing down the military and cutting off a trillion dollars? HARTMANN: No, I think it's a really good idea and I totally agree with you. And in fact President Eisenhower has, you know, would have agreed with you. Back in, it was a speech he gave to the American Association (Society) of Newspaper Editors and it's famously known as the Cross of Iron speech.
Liberal, Crime, Immigration
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.
Liberal, Character, Funny, Brilliance
The local Left Party on the Sormland County Council has advanced a motion that says men on the council should sit, rather than the more common standing, while urinating in the office restrooms, The Local reports. The party claims that seated urination is more hygienic for men as it decreases the likelihood of puddles... A representative of the Left Party said he hopes to eventually have sitting-only bathrooms. The Left Party’s Viggo Hansen, a substitute member of the county council and the man responsible for the proposal, told Sveriges Television, “We want to give men the option of going into a clean toilet.”
Liberal, Tax, Union, Narrative, Debt
Damon Silvers, the director of policy at the AFL-CIO, speaking at a liberal activist conference today, said that the U.S. economy "remains weak" and needs to be revived by trillions of dollars in new government spending and drastically higher taxes, especially on those with higher incomes.
Liberal, Tax, Brilliance
A Berkeley city councilman has suggested that a tax on email may be wise way to help fund the United States Postal Service, according to the blog Berkeleyside. “There should be something like a bit tax. I mean a bit tax could be a cent per-gigabit and they would still make, probably, billions of dollars a year…And there should be, also, a very tiny tax on email,” Wozniak said at Tuesday’s meeting.
Liberal, Character, Brilliance, Press, Lie
PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: This is hard to get people to do, much better, obviously, to build bridges and roads and healthcare clinics and schools. But my proposed, I actually have a serious proposal which is that we have to get a bunch of scientists to tell us that we're facing a threatened alien invasion, and in order to be prepared for that alien invasion we have to do things like build high-speed rail. And the, once we've recovered, we can say, “Look, there were no aliens.”
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Crazy, Bigbrother, Metaphor, Regulation
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.