So this happened..

jwbe6m7Bill really wants to talk with me.  He wants me to come on his show and talk about me and how much trouble I’m in.  He thinks that if he can get me to talk, we can settle all this nonsense, especially since he has my real name and address, and that alone is enough for me to “sing like a birdy!”

No really, I’m going to sing to a deadbeat and his woman living in a South Carolina motel.

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Can’t make this up: The NY Times is worried about Sgt Bergdahl’s future employment

Oh For FFS...In an article regarding Sgt. Bergdahl’s desertion charge, the NY Times ponders..

Another question is whether the Army will give Sergeant Bergdahl an honorable discharge if he is found guilty of desertion. For members of the military, an honorable discharge is no small matter, and not getting one can hinder not only a veteran’s job prospects, but the entirety of how a service member look back on his or her career.

If you are convicted in any courts martial, you’re going to get a dishonorable discharge.  This may be upsetting to liberals, but it is a felony conviction, and he’ll have the same problems as any other felon.

As for the NY Times and their crack team of reporters, see the graphic in the upper right.

I saved a screenshot, just in case…

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Can’t Make This Up: DEA says Utah will have stoned rabbits if it passes Medical Marijuana

facepalmAre stoned rabbits a big problem elsewhere?

From the Washington Post:

Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Question:  Can you get a secondary high if you cook a stoned rabbit in a smoker?

You Guys, Walmart Raised Hourly Wages Selfishly..

Of For FFS...This article from The Atlantic “explains” why Walmart is raising its hourly wage rate from $7 to $9.  It includes this wonderful gem:

This isn’t an isolated act of corporate social responsibility—it’s a response to the current realities of labor economics that will likely inform the behavior of other American employers.

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Can’t make this up.. Josh Barro hates stay at home parents.

jiFfMJosh Barro, an opinion writer for the New York Times writes:

When we hire people to come into our homes to do these things, the labor is counted as part of the economy and subject to tax. If I pay you to watch my child and you pay me to watch your child, we both owe income tax. If you and I each watch our own children, the I.R.S. collects nothing — even though we have done substantially the same work for the same benefit. This tax preference for housework over paid work creates a significant distortion: Some people (mostly women) choose to stay home when, absent tax considerations, they might work outside the home instead.

This is in regards to President Obama’s speech about the proposed tax credit for working families for up to $3000.  Conservatives have criticized the plan because the tax credit would not apply to families where one spouse is a stay at home parent.

In Josh’s bizarro world, because the other parent is not working, the government is unable to collect the taxes and so, by default, that is a tax credit.  He expands on that to suggest that there are larger implications because the stay at home parent might do home repairs, remodels, and other work that could go to contractors, depriving the IRS, and the Government out of revenues.

Let me see if I understand this:  If you want to be a stay at home parent to raise your kid, this is a tax credit, but also a detriment to the economy because the stay at home parent is not generating income that could be used to pay for other services?

Barro Economics?  More like Bozo economics.