It's Friday, ya bastids!
The jobs report for June is out. The economy added 84,000 private sector jobs. July should be better. We’ll add hundreds of thousands of jobs, just in the field of air conditioning installation alone. Global warming could end up creating jobs in air conditioning. Too bad, Republicans—it’s hard to destroy the planet and destroy the economy at the same time.
Despite all the ‘happy pills’, Americans are more stressed and depressed than ever. I hesitate to even say it. I don’t want to bum people out even more. Part of the problem is that in prior eras, people who were depressed weren’t considered to be depressed. They were just considered to be alive. When you’re doing a 12-hour shift in a coal mine six days a week, you don’t have a lot of time to get really introspective about things. People in the old days didn’t bemoan the choices they made. They didn’t have any choices. That’s the Republican answer to mental health—they’re going to make life so difficult and brutal again that we won’t have time or energy to even realize that we’re depressed.
Rush Limbaugh said that all of our problems stem from the fact that women can vote. Guess what, Rush—they can hear, too. And you’re not doing Republican candidates in 2012 any favors. Mitt Romney can’t win without increasing his share of the women’s vote, and the main spokesman for his party is out there saying women shouldn’t even be able to vote!
In Ohio, a Romney supporter tried to shove a water bottle and a rag into the mouth of an Obama supporter. The man who did it was a 77-year-old Mitt Romney supporter, or as Mitt’s campaign calls them, “the youth vote.” So now the Republican approach to disagreement is to try and stuff a rag into their opponent’s mouth. I do NOT look forward to the debates.
And Florida Congressman Bill Young was asked by a constituent if he would support increasing the minimum wage (video below). He told the constituent to “get a job.” I think what he meant was “get a crappy, underpaid job.” Congressman Young is ironically named. He looks like he hasn’t been young since the only residents of Florida were the alligators. The skin on Bill Young’s balding pate looks like the skin of a snake—skin that was shed months ago and has been sitting in the sun ever since.
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