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Sep 19

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Boehner: Jobless Americans would ‘just rather sit around’

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) playfully pumps his fist in response to a reporter's question as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 28, 2013. The U.S. government edged closer to a shutdown Saturday as Republicans in the House of
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
By Joan Clawson for Daily Kos
House Speaker John Boehner had some harsh words for jobless Americans Thursday. In response to a question at the end of a speech to a conservative audience:
Boehner then lamented “this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around. This is a very sick idea for our country.”
Ahem:
Less than two weeks after the House returned from its “August recess,” which stretched well into September, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that the lower chamber would be leaving town once again. Not for a week, as originally planned. But for almost two months, so members can go home and campaign before Election Day.
ANYWAY. The “very sick idea” is that unemployed people would just rather sit around. The jobs economy is improving, slowly, but this is still an economy where there are 2.1 job seekers for every available job.
Put another way: Job seekers so outnumbered job openings that just over half of the unemployed were not going to find a job in July no matter what they did.
And yet, despite those odds, people are out there applying for every job in sight, sending out application after application, waiting for the phone to ring … and, all too often, hearing nothing. And there’s a lot Boehner could have done about that, like—just for instance—pushing a transportation bill that would have created thousands of badly needed construction jobs while making the country’s bridges safer and connecting more people to public transit. But no. Boehner won’t act to create jobs; he’d rather sit around sneering at and blaming the people who don’t have them.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/19/1330879/-Boehner-Jobless-Americans-would-just-rather-sit-around?showAll=yes

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Sep 17

Why is booze so expensive? It’s one of those things that should be provided to the people at low cost so that we can drink ourselves into oblivion and escape the pain and misery of our sad pathetic lives. Maybe then I could sleep at night, instead of rationing my intake of alcohol because of the expense.

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Sep 16

This is one of my favorite shows, it’s fun, fast paced, an interesting concept, the chef/judges are interesting, and it’s fascinating to see what the chefs come up with with the secret ingredients - its reminiscent of the original Japanese ‘Iron Chef’, which is still one of the best shows ever on TV.

HOWEVER, there are two things that bug me no end - first, on almost every episode, one of the chefs cuts themselves and bleeds all over the place! It really makes me wonder what’s going on in the kitchen of a typical restaurant I go to eat at, and what’s doing in the food I eat.

Secondly; in every cooking round there are FOUR secret ingredients the chefs MUST use in their dishes, and again in almost every episode one of the chefs forgets to use an ingredient! It’s not like they’re given 12 items to use, it’s FOUR. ONE TWO THREE FOUR HOW HARD IS THAT TO KEEP TRACK OF??? These guys need Gordon Ramsey yelling at them so they’ll concentrate.

This is one of my favorite shows, it’s fun, fast paced, an interesting concept, the chef/judges are interesting, and it’s fascinating to see what the chefs come up with with the secret ingredients - its reminiscent of the original Japanese ‘Iron Chef’, which is still one of the best shows ever on TV.

HOWEVER, there are two things that bug me no end - first, on almost every episode, one of the chefs cuts themselves and bleeds all over the place! It really makes me wonder what’s going on in the kitchen of a typical restaurant I go to eat at, and what’s doing in the food I eat.

Secondly; in every cooking round there are FOUR secret ingredients the chefs MUST use in their dishes, and again in almost every episode one of the chefs forgets to use an ingredient! It’s not like they’re given 12 items to use, it’s FOUR. ONE TWO THREE FOUR HOW HARD IS THAT TO KEEP TRACK OF??? These guys need Gordon Ramsey yelling at them so they’ll concentrate.