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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth.

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

Gosh golly, it’s almost as if conservatives are wrong about EVERYTHING:

"New data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

In a report on Friday, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. The data run counter to a Congressional Budget Office report in February that said raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as the White House supports, would cost 500,000 jobs.”

Even if it a higher minimum wage didn’t actually create jobs due to the stimulative demand-side effect, the business-side “discomfort” with raising the wage is bullshit. Their feigned concern would be at least somewhat understandable if every sector was hurting, but that is not the case. The rich remain rich, and in fact, are richer than ever: corporate profits are at record highs, and the stock market is soaring. We don’t need to coddle McDonalds and WalMart by paying their employees less than living wages — employees who, by and large, are middle aged folks with families just trying to survive.

But regardless, raising the minimum doesn’t hurt the economy: it actually creates MORE JOBS. So, seriously, stfu conservatives, and quit your concern trolling.

(via piecesoflogic)

takenbyabook:

beben-eleben:

Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking

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iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so goddamn cool

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johndarnielle:

saturdaychores:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My friends Grayson and Tina counterprotest the anti-choice people in Raleigh every Saturday. Here, the antichoice people have assembled in prayer to, as they are reported to have put it, “pray for Grayson’s wife.”

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mrmaleficent:

rubyshimmer:

cwnerd12:

papa-smirk:

note-a-bear:

the-goddamazon:

angelica-aswald:

thepeoplesrecord:

Florida city police department embedded with KKK members
July 21, 2014

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer’s home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Last week, that initiation ceremony, which took place five years ago, stunned residents of the small town of Fruitland Park, who found out an investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that once was violently active in the area. Ann Hunnewell’s ex-husband, George Hunnewell, was fired, and deputy chief David Borst resigned from the 13-member Fruitland Park Police Department. Borst has denied being a member.

James Elkins, a third officer who Ann Hunnewell says recruited her and her husband, resigned in 2010 after his Klan ties became public.

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Are we even surprised? 

Florida continues to be a trash ass state.

More news at 11.

but let’s not pretend as if this is isolated to FL or the South, though.

Lest we forget that police enforcement STARTED to capture runaway Black folks. And ain’t shit changed.

because this could NEVER EVER EVER happen in any other state.  Stop pretending that racism is only a problem in Florida.

Don’t get your panties in a wad. No one said racism only happens in Florida, just that Florida is trash and it is. 

^^^^Been saying that for years

Some of those who work forces are the same who burn crosses…

notanangryvegan:

robot-mama:

I guarantee you, the woman has packed all her stuff, plus her kids’ stuff, plus all the shit her husband forgot to pack. Five minutes into their vacation, dude will be cursing because he forgot something important, and his wife will be like, “Here it is. I thought you’d need it, so I packed it, along with all of your underwear, socks, swimsuit, toothbrush, and deodorant because apparently you confused our family trip to Disney World with an overnight couple’s stay at a nudist colony. You’re welcome.”

Laugh it up, assholes. Without us, you’d be wearing the same underwear three days straight, including poolside.

Fucking right

TRUTH.

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