People affected by offshoring should “stop whining.”
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue is promoting overseas outsourcing of jobs as a way to boost the economy and even increase employment–a stance that rankles jobless white-collar workers, particularly in the flagging technology industry.
Donohue acknowledged the pain for people who have lost jobs to offshoring–an estimated 250,000 a year, according to government estimates. But pockets of unemployment shouldn’t lead to “anecdotal politics and policies,” he said, and people affected by offshoring should “stop whining.”
Maybe someone should offshore Mr. Donohue’s Job…
(via Joe Bob’s Week in Review)
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project has spent the past three
years planning to get the $10 bill changed to feature Reagan
instead of Alexander Hamilton. Meanwhile, Representative Jeff
Miller of Florida introduced a bill to put Reagan on the half-
dollar coin, domain of JFK, while Representative Dana Rohrabacher
of California wants to put him on the $20 bill, currently
occupied by Andrew Jackson. There’s even been discussion of
replacing Benjamin Franklin on the hundred-dollar bill, because
he’s “not a president,” raising the specter of “The Reagan” being
the preferred currency of drug dealers. It would be especially
nice if the reverse side featured Bonzo.
(via Satellite News)
Check out 20 Questions with Cory Geryak.
Cory Geryak is the cinematographer (and other assorted credits) for Future War (immortalized by Mystery Science Theater 3000 in episode 1004).
Heres a sample:
15. When did you become aware that FW was selected for an MST3K episode? What was your reaction? The reaction of your fellow crew members?
I found out that it aired on MST3K through the internet. I was thrilled! It is the only way that the movie is remotely watchable, so I’m grateful that MST3K made it somewhat entertaining.
(via The Laporte Report)
John Kerry is being Google-bombed by conservative activists
(“waffles” -> John Kerry).
Since this web site has a high ranking for waffles and things related to waffles, I’m helping out our conservative friends so their efforts don’t become a
(via Joe Bob’s Week in Review)
The Palme d’Or, top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, was
awarded to Michael Moore for his documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
Isn’t it customary, when an American wins one of the world’s top
competitions (Tour de France, Nobel Prize, Olympics), for the
winner to be invited to the White House?
(via Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener….)
How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?
The Answer is SEVEN:
- one to deny that a lightbulb needs to be replaced
- one to attack and question the patriotism of anyone who has questions about the lightbulb,
- one to blame the previous administration for the need of a new lightbulb,
- one to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of lightbulbs,
- one to get together with Vice President Cheney and figure out how to pay Halliburton Industries one million dollars for a lightbulb,
- one to arrange a photo-op session showing Bush changing the lightbulb while dressed in a flight suit and wrapped in an American flag,
- and finally one to explain to Bush the difference between screwing a lightbulb and screwing the country.
Across town, Mr. Bush called for a continuing battle to end racial equality, and pointed to his No Child Left Behind law as the way to accomplish that.
Just in case the Times fixes their “error”: