Wanna Beer After Work?

If you are not watching the Sochi Olympics (congrats of 2 Americans with Gold in Snowboarding and NO the “flying tomato” is not one of them) then you have either watched the mind numbing crap they call reality TV….or you watched the news…..and I use the term loosely….nothing I saw on the tube was interesting enough to keep my attention…..with that said…let’s talk about something that will be tossed around the web in the next month or so……MINIMUM WAGE!

I know that economics is NO one’s fave topic……most Americans have NO idea what the science is all about other than how much they have to spend on the essentials like food, shelter, utilities, etc……but I apologize if this bores you….but somethings needed to be talked about….and economics is one of those subjects.

There has been so much chatter about the minimum wage…..some want to see a rise in it and others spin it as a jobs killer and a small business killer……all that is just ducky….but if you are having to work for minimum then it is a different story…..those against it are millionaires or just plain STUPID!

From an purely economic perspective……a rise in the minimum will do well for the economy….but of course that is NOT good enough for it to happen….there will be an endless debate, especially by idiots that dash to the nearest camera, on the pros and cons……

I read a report a few days ago that stated that a minimum wage worker would have to work an hour to afford a couple of Starbucks……and that got me to thinking…..most of us working stiffs enjoy a cold one after work…..so after a little research I found a piece along those lines…….

For a minimum-wage worker in Bangladesh, grabbing a cold one after work amounts to a serious investment. To afford a beer, that employee must toil for 13.4 hours, according to an analysis by Quartz. The report compares the price of a half-liter of beer in a country’s bars with that country’s minimum wage. Among the results:

  • Beer-seekers will have the hardest time in Georgia, where it takes 15.1 hours of minimum-wage work to earn a drink.
  • Puerto Rico is at the opposite end of the spectrum: Work for 12 minutes on minimum wage, and you can pay for a beer.
  • US workers have to work for twice as long as those in Puerto Rico; at 24 minutes, the US rate matches those of Canada, Spain, Taiwan, Germany, and Japan, among others.
  • After Georgia and Bangladesh, the countries facing the most work per beer are Libya (7.5 hours) and Ethiopia (6.6 hours).
  • Luxembourg, Australia, and Cyprus are runners-up for the briefest periods of toil, at 18 minutes per beer.

There you have the break down.  NO wonder Aussie like their brew.

Anything to add?

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #3

Time to post more of the babbling rants of morons that need to just shut up and do their job……the more they talk the more they show their ignorance….no….STUPIDITY!

1–Recently we lost a great actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, to a drug overdose….the police flew into action finding and arresting drug dealers across NYC……which is a good thing but there seems to be an idiot that has the answer to the cause of Hoffman’s drug abuse……

Rep. Steve Cohen  of Tennessee took that case to the feds. In a hearing on the Obama administration’s approach to marijuana policy, Cohen argued the federal government is clearly implicated in Hoffman’s death, calling the allocation of federal resources to marijuana arrests “a crime committed by our government.”

Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I under federal law, a substance defined as having “a high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use in treatment.” That puts it in the same class of drugs as heroin, the drug thought to be responsible for Hoffman’s death.

A typical moronic response…..”It’s Obama’s fault”……..that is becoming all too familiar and a convenient excuse for moronic rantings…..

2–Crazy is all around….Jesse “The Body” Ventura has gone by the way of the whack-a-doodle…….

Ventura spoke with CNBC’s “Closing Bell” from an “undisclosed location in Mexico” on Tuesday, prompting the hosts to ask him where he was and why he was there.

“I’m off the grid. I move about with my TV show so that the drones can’t find me and you won’t know exactly where I am,” Ventura said, talking over the host’s question as to whether it was a hoax.

The former third-party governor hosts a show called “Off the Grid” on Ora TV. Ventura said he could remain off the map “as long as we have solar power and we can reach the satellite.”

Now think about that for a moment…..(pause here for reflection)………as long as he has access to the satellite he will be okay……think about it…….does he really think that a satellite will not find him?  God, I love these people.

3–Need a good chuckle today?

“Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt dedicated a segment on today’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program to decrying the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as nothing more than a “bathroom bill” that would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and “violate your wives’ and daughters’ privacy in every public restaurant in America.”

I wish I had something clever to say…..But…..HAHAHA!

4–Do you own the “White Album”?  Did you know that it is satanic?

Religious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson is joiningotherconservativepunditsintrashingtheGrammy Awards for becoming, in his words, a “satanic pagan orgy.”

According to Swanson, The Beatles encouraged a “secular, demonic approach to things” in pop culture, and lashed out at the band members as apostates: “It takes apostates to destroy a culture and to undermine a civilization, that’s how you get from ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ to ‘Let’s Do It In The Road.’”

Can moronic cover these types?

5–I was wondering how long it would be before someone jumped on this tired old bandwagon…..

On his radio show yesterday, Bryan Fischer called for ending Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, as well as the elimination of the minimum wage … all in order to help the poor and those struggling to make ends meet, of course.

“You know, back in the day, in the colonial period,” Fischer said, “you had to be a landowner, a property owner to be eligible to vote and I don’t think that’s a bad idea. And the reason is very simple: if somebody owns property in a community, they’re invested in the community. If they’re renters, they’re going to be up and gone; they could leave the next day … [P]eople that are not property owners – it’s like people that pay no taxes, they have no skin in the game. They don’t care about the same things that somebody does who is rooted in the community”:

My fingers are tired!  Hard to keep up with stupid…..but I try….LOL