Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 18, 2014 by Allahpundit

The new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report finds that 16.5 million workers would get a raise from increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and this would help millions of hard-working families, reduce poverty, and increase the overall wages going to lower-income households.

On employment, CBO’s central estimate is that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lead to a 0.3 percent decrease in employment and CBO acknowledges that the employment impact could be essentially zero. But even these estimates do not reflect the overall consensus view of economists which is that raising the minimum wage has little or no negative effect on employment. For example, seven Nobel Prize winners and more than 600 other economists recently stated that: “In recent years there have been important developments in the academic literature on the effect of increases in the minimum wage on employment, with the weight of evidence now showing that increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of minimum-wage workers, even during times of weakness in the labor market.”…

Overall the logic for the finding that raising the minimum wage does not result in large adverse impacts on employment is that paying workers a better wage can improve productivity and thereby reduce unit labor costs. These adjustments, along with others that firms can make, help explain why the increase in the minimum wage need not lead to a reduction in employment. Higher wages lead to lower turnover, reducing the amount employers must spend recruiting and training new employees. Paying workers more can also improve motivation, morale, focus, and health, all of which can make workers more productive. In addition, by reducing absenteeism, higher wages can increase the productivity of coworkers who depend on each other or work in teams. In addition, businesses can adjust in other ways rather than reducing employment (for example, by accepting lower profit margins). CBO’s estimates do not appear to fully reflect the increased emphasis on all of these factors from the recent economics literature.

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White House economist Jason Furman rejected the Congressional Budget Office’s prediction that a minimum wage increase will cost 500,000 jobs as out of step with the economic consensus.

“This is not a piece of original research into the impact of the minimum wage on employment,” Furman told reporters during a Tuesday afternoon White House call. “It’s completely reasonable to think that it would have zero impact on unemployment,” he said, citing the “highest quality” studies of the question.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that increasing the minimum wage would cost about 500,000 jobs, a view that another White House economist said reflects an freshman-level understanding of economics that used to be common among economists but has since been abandoned by most professionals.

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“No matter how the critics spin this report, the CBO made it absolutely clear: raising the minimum wage would lift almost one million Americans out of poverty,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a statement.

For Democrats, the report hit on their income inequality fault line, showing that 16.5 million low-wage workers would see their incomes jump.

“Hard-working Americans deserve a raise, and this new report shows that over 16 million Americans will receive a raise from an increase in the minimum wage,” wrote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nevada, in his own statement.

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[Liberals] further argue the minimum wage stood above $10 an hour in the 1960s. Raising it to $10.10 an hour would (supposedly) only return it to this previous level.

The Heritage Foundation found this analysis questionable. The most accurate inflation measures show that the minimum wage has never stood much above $8 an hour. So the President actually proposes hiking the minimum wage one-seventh above its all-time high. That would strongly encourage employers to hire fewer less skilled workers. Heritage Foundation analysis concluded that—even accounting for any stimulus effects—the proposed minimum wage hike would cost 300,000 jobs.

The Congressional Budget Office’s new report concurs.

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“This report confirms what we’ve long known: While helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working,” Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said in a statement. “With unemployment Americans’ top concern, our focus should be creating, not destroying, jobs for those who need them most.”

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas concurred.

“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed yet again what we know to be true of government overreach in the marketplace: raising the minimum wage would slash jobs and harm an already fragile workforce,” Cornyn said in a statement. “Whether it’s Obamacare, a minimum-wage hike or a trillion-dollar stimulus bill charged to the nation’s credit card, the bottom line is the president’s big-government experiment kills jobs.

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A new report by the Congressional Budget Office (see this summary by the Washington Examiner’s Joseph Lawler) contradicts several arguments President Obama has advanced as part of his campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour…

Obama: “Rais[ing] the federal minimum wage to $10.10 wouldn’t just raise wages for minimum-wage workers, its effect would lift wages for about 28 million Americans.”

The CBO said that 16.5 million workers — not 28 million — would receive a raise if the minimum wage is raised and that “increased earnings for low-wage workers resulting from the higher minimum wage would total $31 billion.” However, this increase would be paired with lower effective earnings “for the people who became jobless because of the minimum-wage increase, for business owners, and for consumers facing higher prices.” Thus, “Once the increases and decreases in income for all workers are taken into account, overall real income would rise by $2 billion.”…

The bottom line is that Obama has presented hiking the minimum wage as a no-brainer that would boost the economy, increase wages and immediately reduce poverty without adverse effects. CBO has estimated that in reality, the action would raise unemployment among lower-income workers, deliver most of its benefits to families living above the poverty level, and have offsetting adverse effects on businesses and consumers. To the extent that it will reduce poverty, according to the CBO, the effect will be less significant and less immediate than what Obama has claimed.

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Obama presented it as a way to help struggling families: “Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” That comment provides a misleading picture of who minimum-wage earners are. The White House’s own graph promoting the idea shows that only 26 percent of minimum-wage earners have kids. Thirty percent either have spouses and no kids or are kids themselves.

Raising the minimum wage is not an effective tool against poverty, either. A 2010 study found that state poverty rates were unaffected by minimum-wage increases. It also found that if the minimum wage were raised to $9.50 an hour from $7.25, only 11 percent of the beneficiaries would be people who live in poor households. Forty-two percent would be people living in households making more than three times the poverty line (which means they’re well above the country’s median household income)…

My American Enterprise Institute colleague Michael Strain puts it this way: “Hundreds of thousands of low-skill workers are trying to find a job but can’t. Is it really the right time to raise the cost of hiring and make it harder for businesses to hire them? Some studies say a higher minimum wage will lower employment; some say employment will remain unchanged. Shouldn’t we err on the side of caution?

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In an important article in the economic journal Challenge, “A Conservative Case for the Minimum Wage,” Oren Levin-Waldman, professor of public policy at Metropolitan College of New York, offered a similar view and made compelling moral points. Higher pay “increases the autonomy of low-wage workers,” he said, thus advancing “personal freedom” and “a core concept in conservative thought, which is personal responsibility.” This, in turn, means less dependence “on the largesse of others.”

And, as Annie Lowrey argued earlier this month in the New York Times, those who rightly worry about the breakdown of marriage need to remember that “creating good jobs with growing wages at the bottom of the income scale might be the best, if hardest, way to encourage young couples to wed.”

Conservative politicians really need to ask themselves: If they refuse to raise the minimum wage and at the same time insist on cutting health care and wage-support programs, are they not consigning millions more of their fellow citizens to lives of poverty? Most Americans reject this view, and that includes most conservatives who believe in work, family and personal responsibility.

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wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I would never have guessed that. I would think polyurethane would be used for that.

SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:47 PM

wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

your talking about spectra or dyneema. slightly different polymers

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Bmore on February 18, 2014 at 11:46 PM

She’s demanding like that. The more I ignore, the louder she gets.

Lanceman on February 18, 2014 at 11:48 PM

OmahaConservative reminded me of this earlier…I can’t resist…it’s a classic.
the obamaphone lady.

Doc Holliday on February 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

going2mars on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Yep. It’s surreal.

SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Minimum Wage – They Might Be Giants

kcewa on February 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Oh no, it’s Mardis Gras time isn’t it…

Murphy9 on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

If you can remember her, odds are somewhere in your memory banks are memories of me as well. I used to take my lunch breaks on her station everyday, plus pick her up when she got off work. I dated her for almost 10 years.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Small world, how old are you?

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Not only off topic, but completely non-sequitur to what everyone is is talking about, but my wife just gave me her Compac laptop running Win XP SP2… I’m a dyed in the wool Mac guy, so with that in mind, I have a serious question…

How is a company that puts out such a giant stinking, steaming turd like this still in business? My wife wiped this and did a clean install, so (in theory), it should be as quick and snappy as the day it was bought. I just spent 30 minutes installing iTunes! It just churns and churns over the simplest operation.

The only PC I ever owned was Gateway desktop running Win 2000, and I used it mostly as a print server… but it WORKED, for cripes sakes… and it sure as hell didn’t take 30 minutes to install a program!

I can’t see this dog getting much use… apologies to all you PeeCee gurus that love this crap…

/rant

PointnClick on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Which is interesting, since everyone everywhere is “on the spectrum”. How long til they define conservatism as a “danger to society?”

Doc Holliday on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

They did that a couple years ago through Homeland Security. Remember the warnings about terrorist national divorce and constitutional groups?

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Oldnuke on February 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Purple. I would love some. Have you ever seen aerogel?

Hey G2M and SW, ever see aerogel? Freaky stuff. I saw some at JPL.

SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I don’t know about G2M or SW, but I have, I’ve also seen and worked with the Graphene derivative of aerogel. Very similar to aerogel, except when you bake it at 800 degrees it gets amazingly hard.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

/rant

PointnClick on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

I feel your pain. Bill Gates is the anti-Christ.

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:52 PM

OmahaConservative reminded me of this earlier…I can’t resist…it’s a classic.
the obamaphone lady.

Doc Holliday on February 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

LOLZ! How about the one in FL who expected 0bamarent?

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:52 PM

PointnClick on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Yank the hard drive and install a brand new one. A low gig drive. Like no more than 100 GB. Also check all the connections, fans, make sure no caps have burst, etc.

Lanceman on February 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

What kind of density and structural strength does it have?

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM

/rant

PointnClick on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Win XP SP2….and itunes? Yeesh that could be a problem.

kcewa on February 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

LOLZ! How about the one in FL who expected 0bamarent?

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:52 PM

“If ah hep heeim, he go’o hep me!”

Lanceman on February 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

If you can remember her, odds are somewhere in your memory banks are memories of me as well. I used to take my lunch breaks on her station everyday, plus pick her up when she got off work. I dated her for almost 10 years.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Small world, how old are you?

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Just turned 53

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

f it turns out that my suspicions are correct-I’ll quit. annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2014 at 11:30pm

It’s a paycheck. Within reason you walk into the box, you do what they tell you to do.

Lose the pride keep the check. Screw what they think.

You don’t have anything to prove. You might have been the best gun salesmen they ever had.

Their lose, not yours.

It’s a bigbox store, dear. Just get the check.

wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

I’m going to repost two comments I made earlier in other threads, and I hope no one minds the resubmittals…

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Under President George W. Bush and a Republican Congress, the Employment-Population Ratio never dropped below 62.0%, even in the aftermath of the Dot Com Bust and the 9/11 attacks.

The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts (which lowered tax rates for all who pay taxes) turned the economy around and led to significantly higher employment and revenues. Rates went down, revenues went up… FY 2007 revenues were 44% larger than FY 2003 revenues.

The last month of a Republican House, Republican Senate, and Republican President, December 2006, the Employment-Population Ratio was 63.4%.

THAT is what Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of their Congressional Democrat peers inherited when they took control of Congress on 1/3/2007.

Democrats inherited a GOOD economy on 1/3/2007, abruptly halted the recovery by introducing and passing a bill to raise the minimum wage three times in three years, then drove the economy into a ditch in FY 2008 & 2009, largely due to their refusal to heed Republican warnings of problems at Fannie & Freddie (Dems accused Republicans of racism… a “political lynching of Franklin Raines”, and insisted that there were not any “safety and soundness issues” at Fannie & Freddie).

Democrat majorities inherited a good economy, drove it into the ditch, and have left the economy in the ditch for FY 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014…

The Employment-Population Ratio, which never dropped below 62.0% under Bush with a GOP House & Senate, and which was 63.4% in December 2006, has now been below 59% for 53 consecutive months.

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2006, Republican majorities averaged 63.3% employment over those 144 consecutive months, and ended slightly above average at 63.4%.

If Democrats had simply maintained the employment level they inherited from the outgoing Republican majority, we would have had 63.4% employment over the last 85 months.

I’ve run the numbers, looking at both the Employment-Population Ratio and Civilian Noninstitutional Population, and found that in their slightly more than 7 years of majority control, Democrats have been responsible for a loss of over 60 Million “job years” and counting!

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

True, but wasted potential probably annoys her as much as it does me. It’s a personality flaw.

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Just turned 53

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Yeah, I just turned 59. We probably knew each other, at least in passing…

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

I miss getting smooches from MG. Also I miss her magnificent rack.

SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

What kind of density and structural strength does it have?

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Sorry, that question is above my pay grade… All I can tell you is, that in certain very specific applications it get’s used as a Carbon composite sandwich material.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

The Bush Tax Cut recovery, which raised both employment levels (from 62.0% in September 2003 to 63.4% in December 2006) and revenues (FY 2007 revenues were up a whopping 44% larger than FY 2003 revenues!) came to a sudden end when Democrats took control of both houses Congress on January 3, 2007.

What did Democrats do?

On January 5, 2007, just two days into the new Democrat majority, Democrats introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage three times in three years. That bill was eventually passed as a rider to troop funding (the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007), and the minimum wage was raised three times in three years, from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour (a more than 40% increase in 3 years).

==============================================
EACH time that the Democrat majority raised the minimum wage, EMPLOYMENT DROPPED!
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The Democrat majority raised the minimum wage:

1) Up $0.70 to $5.85 per hour on 2007-07-24,
2) up $0.70 to $6.55 per hour on 2008-07-24,
3) up $0.70 to $7.25 per hour on 2009-07-24.

… and the Employment-Population ratio dropped to:

62.9% in July 2007,
62.2% in July 2008,
59.3% in July 2009,

and has been BELOW 59.0% for 53 consecutive months (nearly FOUR AND HALF YEARS) September 2009 – January 2014!

(And of course, Obama and many Democrats want to foolishly raise the minimum wage AGAIN now, to $10.10/hr!)

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM

“If ah hep heeim, he go’o hep me!”

Lanceman on February 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Yep, that was the leech I was thinking of…

OmahaConservative on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM

SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:42 PM

You probably wouldn’t like the price. We got it in various size blocks and sheets. Some of our more artistic sailors would carve it into interesting shapes.

Oldnuke on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Are you trying to stay… ON TOPIC????

Stop it.

captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Where are Hagfish and Lourdes?

OmahaConservative on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Try to imagine the least dense substance imaginable. Aerogel is a zillion times less dense than that. Like frozen smoke.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I’m going to repost two comments I made earlier in other threads, and I hope no one minds the resubmittals…

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

ROTFLMAO… your post have a tendency to be filled with tons of hard data, I seriously doubt anyone will mind or be offended.

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Who are you trying to convince? I’d love to go back to the Bush years pre-Piglosi. Never made more honest dollars in my life, and my yearly income rose every year.

My healthcare was very inexpensive. Less than $25 a week for United.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

What happened to Baxter Greene?

Murphy9 on February 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

OmahaConservative on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hagfish is at Arthur teachers and Lourdes is at Outback steak house. (:

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Sorry, that question is above my pay grade… All I can tell you is, that in certain very specific applications it get’s used as a Carbon composite sandwich material.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

I thought so (sandwich). I do some technical advising to catamaran yacht building factories, I am always on the lookout for stuff like that for structural enhancements, especially in the pre-preg make and bake applications.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Hagfish is at Arthur teachers and Lourdes is at Outback steak house. (:

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Spit beer out…

OmahaConservative on February 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Treachers,

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

listens2glenn on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

That’s kind of what I was thinking.

Lanza didn’t have Asperger’s-but let’s pretend for a moment that he did. Being AS-wouldn’t have caused him to kill-being an evil sociopath would’ve though.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Yesterday’s KOTD was 100% stinkfish free, from start to finish.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Try to imagine the least dense substance imaginable. Aerogel is a zillion times less dense than that. Like frozen smoke.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Now you have my attention! Perfect for filling flotation chambers in hulls where strength is also needed.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:05 AM

ey G2M and SW, ever see aerogel? Freaky stuff. I saw some at JPL. SparkPlug on February 18, 2014 at 11:42 PM

They have some at Pima Air&Space Museum.

It’s freaky stuff. It’s like you are looking at a hologram. Bluish green purple, spongelike.

wolly4321 on February 19, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Amen to that sentiment!

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:06 AM

wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Some things are more important than a paycheck.

We could survive on one income.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Sorry, that question is above my pay grade… All I can tell you is, that in certain very specific applications it get’s used as a Carbon composite sandwich material.

oscarwilde on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

I thought so (sandwich). I do some technical advising to catamaran yacht building factories, I am always on the lookout for stuff like that for structural enhancements, especially in the pre-preg make and bake applications.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

My area of experience with it deals with satellite construction. I’m pretty sure that structural support was not it’s intended application, more to do with it’s electrical conductive properties. Think, high energy particle detection…

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Apparently there is an exotic chip that utilizes a discovery in Quantum mechanics and it can sense gravity fields very accurately. It sets up a vibration and measures perturbation in some kind to get the gravity vector. It’s all solid state.

I wonder if that’s how these angle meters work.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

And I know it’s wrong, but I feel for Lourdes.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I am so so disappointed this group of ninny jabber-jockers gabbers has turned this thread forum into an office water fountain gossip group and can’t stay on topic because they’re ninnies who really need to be discussing the immigration situation and helping to stop illegal aliens from becoming legal aliens and getting drivers licenses so they will not drive by where I’m running on my tread-mill in my very very swank health fitness room/club at the La Quinta motel I live at honking their honks while I try to submit comments about my Google searches of Lanceman and Cindy Munford who everyone thinks is the salt of the Earth but I think is an off topic jabber-jockey ninny talker too mucher on my iPhone but you don’t have one, where all sort of illegal aliens mock us for not being able to stop them from passing amnesty because you people cannot stay on topic for even two minutes.

I hate Lanceman too.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

wolly4321 on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Some things are more important than a paycheck.

We could survive on one income.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:07 AM

See, wolly, I told you :)

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I am so so disappointed this group of ninny jabber-jockers gabbers has turned this thread forum into an office water fountain gossip group and can’t stay on topic because they’re ninnies who really need to be discussing the immigration situation and helping to stop illegal aliens from becoming legal aliens and getting drivers licenses so they will not drive by where I’m running on my tread-mill in my very very swank health fitness room/club at the La Quinta motel I live at honking their honks while I try to submit comments about my Google searches of Lanceman and Cindy Munford who everyone thinks is the salt of the Earth but I think is an off topic jabber-jockey ninny talker too mucher on my iPhone but you don’t have one, where all sort of illegal aliens mock us for not being able to stop them from passing amnesty because you people cannot stay on topic for even two minutes.

I hate Lanceman too.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Thank you Hawkgill, I mean Bluedriver, whatever.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:11 AM

I’m wondering if the reason they didn’t put me in SG- is because they don’t want a person who is slightly ‘autistic’ handling firearms.
I’m going to start asking question next time I work.

If it turns out that my suspicions are correct-I’ll quit.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Hmmm…Any chance they preferred to have guys in sporting goods rather than gals?

Hiring can be based on so many subjective factors. None of us will ever know the real answers to why we were or weren’t hired for various positions. So I figure it is best to go with the flow. If there wasn’t a good fit for both sides, then the combo wasn’t meant to be.

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Lolz. Ok you are impersonating sum body? Who? I will let the other ninnies guess.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

listens2glenn on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

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Which is interesting, since everyone everywhere is “on the spectrum”.

Doc Holliday on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

.
They would begin by going to various “Centers For Autism”, and getting patient records.
.

How long til they define conservatism as a “danger to society?”

Doc Holliday on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

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I think you’re about 34 years too late for that. Once Ronald Reagan assumed the Oval Office, conservatism became a “danger to society”, and has been ever since.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

I hate Lanceman too.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

He is a piece of shit, isn’t he.

Applehead on February 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:07 AM

You could adopt me. It would be fun.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Newest hire in that department is a black female.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Hmmm…Any chance they preferred to have guys in sporting goods rather than gals?

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

That would be dumb. Every guy knows that a girl behind the gun counter, that knows what she is talking about, will sell twice as much as a guy selling.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

I’d love to go back to the Bush years pre-Piglosi.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Pelosi was the worst Speaker of the House in the history of the USA.

During Nancy Pelosi’s 4 years as Speaker (Jan 3, 2007 – Jan 2, 2011),

1)

Employment dropped by 6.7 Million people

2)

National Debt increased $5.3 Trillion

ITguy on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Hey there is a wren in here. Don’t swat it. It’s a poster.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Newest hire in that department is a black female.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Affirmative Inaction?

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

He is a piece of shit, isn’t he.

Applehead on February 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

And, … and those are his good qualities.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

And I know it’s wrong, but I feel for Lourdes.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Yep, me too Applehead…

OmahaConservative on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Newest hire in that department is a black female.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Maybe they are trying for the gang trade? uh oh… raaaaacist me.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Money – Pink Floyd

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

ue, but wasted potential probably annoys her as much as it does me. It’s a personality flaw. captnjoe on February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

I was an ET2 in the service. AIMS, AN SPS(v4). 2M.TACAN. EMPRESS.

Got in to injection molding. Pepsi bottles first, then Dodge Durango parts.

2000 ton presses, 50,000 lb molds. French Canadian made machines with German computers.
5,000 psi hydraulics.

The unions took care of that. Some mexican does my job now.

I landscape. Got a degree in that too.

I get it. But a paycheck beats a CCC job.

wolly4321 on February 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM

ITguy on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Pretty amazing what the MSM and Hollywood were able to do to W.

But if we had an education system that actually educated, those would have been white noise.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Hmmm…Any chance they preferred to have guys in sporting goods rather than gals?

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

That would be dumb. Every guy knows that a girl behind the gun counter, that knows what she is talking about, will sell twice as much as a guy selling.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Bear in mind that twerp is 5 foot 2, weighs 89 lbs is a B cup, and has a Smith and Wesson .50 Mag strapped to her bra… <—- ducks before Twerp can WHACK me…

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

He is a piece of shit, isn’t he.

Applehead on February 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

And, … and those are his good qualities.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Up yours, botha ya! I may call Random in for a little assistance…

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I’ve run the numbers, looking at both the Employment-Population Ratio and Civilian Noninstitutional Population, and found that in their slightly more than 7 years of majority control, Democrats have been responsible for a loss of over 60 Million “job years” and counting!

ITguy on February 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

All according to plan/s. They are extremely successful…if only obama wouldn’t have fluked up obama’care’, the lazy lardazz. He ruined it for Pryor, Begich, Landrieu and the likes.

This cow was Speaker of the House of Reps whilst the USA was assumed to be a great country.

The narrator votes with Pelosi and obama.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I wonder if that’s how these angle meters work.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

My guess would be diode laser interferometers.

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

listens2glenn on February 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

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That’s kind of what I was thinking.

Lanza didn’t have Asperger’s-but let’s pretend for a moment that he did. Being AS-wouldn’t have caused him to kill-being an evil sociopath would’ve though.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

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Did you hear something, I didn’t ? … Early in the investigation, I was sure that Adam Lanza was reported to have been seeing a Neuro-Psycologist or Psychiatrist (both?) for ‘autism’.

Was there a follow-up correction issued on that ?
Most of you know I do miss things occasionally.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

I get it. But a paycheck beats a CCC job.

wolly4321 on February 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I used to be a management crisis consultant in medical labs and hospitals. That was BO (before Obama). Started two medical device companies.

Now I captain and fix yachts. Big brain to joe the boat plumber. But it’s a paycheck.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

captnjoe on February 19, 2014

you can find the properties on many different aerogels here..

http://www.aerogel.org/?p=103

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Bear in mind that twerp is 5 foot 2, weighs 89 lbs is a B cup, and has a Smith and Wesson .50 Mag strapped to her bra… <—- ducks before Twerp can WHACK me…

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Stop with the visuals! I am already in a lot of trouble with my own “imaginings”. LOL

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Thanks!

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Up yours, botha ya! I may call Random in for a little assistance…

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I’ve got your six dude.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:24 AM

http://www.aerogel.com/

these guys make some quality stuff capt…

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

some things are more important than a paycheck. We could survive on one income. annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:07pm

What then? Twiddle your thumbs on here?

Don’t try to change the world in retail.

Of course, I have no business giving advice. I spazzed out on the stupidity and got fired.
I’ll never go back to that shite.

wolly4321 on February 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM

OK, gang, uncle.

I gotta do that un-progressive thing tomorrow morning at 0600….

work.

See ya tomorrow.

xo ALT

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:29 AM

And I know it’s wrong, but I feel for Lourdes.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

It’s not wrong Lance. In my honest opinion, Lourdes is a perfect example of what happens to a fellow Conservative commenter when no matter what they post, they’re treated no better than the trolls from the other side of the political spectrum. I used to have some great faith-subject exchanges with her. Now, she comes on and immediately ends up in an exchange defending herself.

Sad really.

And random, I’d pound him into the dirt typing with my left hand as I dispatched you typing with the stump that used to be my left leg.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:31 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

I was so pissed that after all that, the nine year trip and all, that Oleg Cassini-Huygens probe got one or two crappy pictures of Titan.

I will be pissed if PlutoProbe sucks like that.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Now, she comes on and immediately ends up in an exchange defending herself.

Sad really.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:31 AM

I guess my biggest complaints are she types so much and says so little and the quoting of herself? Ain’t nobody here that important.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:34 AM

You fix yachts?

I did that too. Jacksons Marina.

Everything from steaming and bending wood, to running the hi&dry.

I used to restore old boats on the bay.

wolly4321 on February 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

I heard that too. A few days after the shootings-some clown doctor(no disrespect to doctors intended Doc Holiday)came on FNC. He’s one of FNC’s ‘experts’ still. After said clown ADMITTED that his training wasn’t much when it came to the spectrum-proceeded to blame Lanza’s actions on an extreme autistic meltdown! You know what happens when I have a ‘meltdown’? I either stomp my foot and whine-or I start panicking. Oooooh-scary! ///

Lanza erased his computer’s hard drive before he went on his spree. His mother had been a volunteer w/ the kindergarten the year before. He was jealous/spiteful over the time she had spent w/ those kids. THAT is why he targeted the 1st graders. They had been kindergartners the year before. His mother was trying to get Lanza committed-and that;s why he targeted HER.
Aspies are more likely to be self-destructive .
Lanza’s actions were pre-meditated murder. Period.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Niters CNJ. Remember our motto, “On topic or off you go!”

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

hawkdriver on February 19

im still reading your email and looking at the korbot..
cute lil machine…
they should never print that many 3d pictures….
there’s enough pics I could reproduce that…
did you call the Korbot ppl and ask them about what your contemplating??

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:36 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

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listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

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Sorry . . . I should have also added that; our benevolent-dictator government has already decided none of us can be considered capable of safely possessing firearms. But thanks to the Second Amendment, they haven’t (till now) been able to just “confiscate” all of them. Instead, they do things incrementally, and scaring the general public into believing that ‘persons diagnosed with ASD-Aspergers must not be allowed to own or handle firearms’, is just another logical step to continue increasing restrictions on the Second Amendment.

The fact that you and I know of ASD-Aspergers diagnosed persons, who have been handling firearms for years (like ourselves, for example) without becoming a murderer, is meaningless to our ‘benevolent dictators’, because they’re looking for any justification (legitimate or otherwise) to disarm any and every one.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 12:37 AM

did you call the Korbot ppl and ask them about what your contemplating??

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:36 AM

No, the people that produce it do not speak English. The Ebay rep does. He os mostly sales and their official rep for the Cura software and patches to make it work. I think what I’m doing is over his head.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Sad really.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:31 AM

+1

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:32 AM

you never know what you’ll see…till you go there..
it will only get better…
the accoutrements are fastly becoming cheap…cameras,,,sensors..ect
and with todays new big rocket race…
from 6,,,8 maybe 10 private companies that part should be more affordable too…

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:31 AM

I guess my biggest complaints are she types so much and says so little and the quoting of herself? Ain’t nobody here that important.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Everyone has their writing style, their foibles and something important to add.

And when I say everyone, I mean none of the liberal trolls.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Affirmative Inaction?

oscarwilde on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Yup. That could be one of those “subjective” factors I mentioned. And there is a lot of that going around these days.

That would be dumb. Every guy knows that a girl behind the gun counter, that knows what she is talking about, will sell twice as much as a guy selling.

captnjoe on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

I agree it would probably be a dumb decision, but dumb decisions get made all the time.

ALT will do a great job in whatever department she joins! So a smart department will be grateful and lucky to hire her.

wren on February 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Everyone has their writing style, their foibles and something important to add.

And when I say everyone, I mean none of the liberal trolls.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 AM

OK. I don’t need to see 7 comments in a row all titled ‘Lourdes’!

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Niters CNJ. Remember our motto, “On topic or off you go!”

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Only during the non-QotD threads, no matter who types what on this one, really.

Nite captnjoe, and to Hades with the leftist thugs.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I will be DEAD before they send more crap out there!

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

lanceman

did you see the grid for the 150 qualifiers yet ??
loaded with rooks…could be a crashfest..

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/2/16/nascar-sprint-cup-daytona-duel-daytona-500-qualifying-races.html

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 12:43 AM

These creeps voted for obama.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2014 at 12:45 AM

DANICA!

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 12:46 AM

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