09 June 2008

Busy Monday

it's been a good blogging day

so anyway, I started taking notes this morning when I read Slublog's post over at Ace Of Spades HQ. Wow. I usually heap scorn and derision upon Saturn drivers, but I'm granting Slublog special dispensation on this one.

Yeah, it's that good. A snippet:

These oil prices are cutting deeply into the pocketbooks of ordinary Americans, and your administration is letting the Democrats block increased production instead of using the bully pulpit to push for more domestic drilling. It's time to stop being meek, stop allowing the Democrats to block progress and start throwing punches on behalf of the American people.

If you want to be known as the president who helped elect a socialist, keep doing nothing....
Mike of Cold Fury fame riffs on the same vibe. As per his usual, Mike parses not words nor does he suffer fools gladly. Do go read, post haste.

The other one that all the cool kids are quoting today is Kim du Toit's post on the whole unemployment rate vs. minimum wage thingie. I first saw it via Ragin' Dave's post over at Four Right Wing Wackos. Again, Mike at Cold Fury runs with it:
“It wasn’t Bush, it wasn’t greedy corporations, or free trade, or history’s most over-predicted recession. It was not the oil companies, income inequality, or the excesses of cowboy capitalism. None of these things caused the unemployment rate to jump a half a percentage point in one month.

Ask yourself a few questions: Why did unemployment surge at a time when unemployment compensation claims are historically low? More to the point, how could unemployment spike this much without a coinciding spike in corporate lay-offs? The answer to all of these questions is same: because very few people lost jobs last month. This huge jump in the size of the unemployed comes from new entrants to the economy—hundreds of thousands of them. In short, well over 600,000 people who were not job seekers in April became job seekers in May. And who starts looking for work at the end of Spring? That’s right—students. Hundreds of thousands of students are looking for work right now, and they’re not finding it.

Congress is to blame.

As usual, I may add. Kim attributes the spot-on rant to one Jerry Bowyer of PatriotPost.org.

It's gotten late early again and I must go. We'll have words again soon.

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