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Employers: Want employees? Maybe work to mean "Must have reliable transportation" includes the bus.

On Craigslist, I can find close to 5,000 "help wanted" ads featuring those four words.

Now employers, from what I read in these ads, it's clear it means one thing: You need to have a car in order to even work at your establishment.

But having a car is not cheap:
* We're talking about gas
* We're talking about insurance
* We're talking about if the employee is ticketed or fined to/from work, then that is on them
* And if the employee is purchasing a car to get to work... well, let's just remember that cars do not grow on trees

"If you want a job, why don't you just move to where the jobs are at?" - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered moving to a part of the city where the buses are at?

"I guess you're going to have to be more thrifty and organized..." - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered putting aside long vacations and bonuses in order to lobby city officials to improve public transportation services... or have them at all?

"You are lazy, you don't want to work!" - The unemployed are told.

Have you considered that maybe people don't want to take the meager wages you give them and don't want to just see it go into getting to and from work?

I don't know... something to think about instead of just blaming unemployment benefits. Anybody want to give it a try though?

They are going to do WHATEVER it takes to keep the narrative of "unskilled" labor going

Maybe the pandemic made people think there's more to life than minimum wage, mind-numbing, soul-crushing, physically taxing work with toxic managers and some customers who act entitled and demand to be treated like royalty.

I don't know...

But whatever the case, people don't want to work for this kind of environment anymore. People are looking for ways out, or at least delay a return to 'normal'.

It's going to get worse, the smears that people are "lazy" are just the beginning. Expect blanket cuts to as many benefits they cab cut, expect red tape, and more.

They don't want employers competing for that "unskilled" labor instead of the other way around, how it "should" be, and we have to flip the script on this.

Usage of the term "cancel culture" has officially jumped the shark, er, horse

The latest victim of cancel culture is a horse. After Kentucky Derby–winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test in advance of the Preakness, the second race in the Triple Crown (a.k.a. America’s most prestigious form of animal abuse), the horse’s trainer Bob Baffert went on Fox News to defend its honor. “We live in a different world now. This America’s different,” he said, calling the horse’s disqualification a “cancel culture kind of thing.”

Nearly a half-dozen of Baffert’s horses have tested positive for banned substances in the last three years alone, including 2018 Triple Crown–winner, Justify. Baffert blamed that positive test on a weed that somehow got mixed into the horse’s food or bedding. Baffert blamed two of the other positive tests on a salonpas patch one of his trainers was wearing for back pain. In the case of Medina Spirit, he suggested that the positive test came after a groom peed on some hay after drinking cough syrup and then fed the horse the hay.

Horse racing is famously corrupt and has a doping problem so bad that Congress got involved last year, but even by its abysmal standards, these are hilariously contrived excuses.

That, of course, is how you end up invoking cancel culture. Baffert, who looks like an extra from Uncut Gems or a risqué Bob Barker, has nowhere else to turn. His horse hasn’t been disqualified because it was roided out but because powerful forces had aligned to silence it. Why was this horse being silenced? Baffert never quite explains it. Medina Spirit has not, to the best of my knowledge, been accused of any inappropriate behavior or problematic comments. He has not objected to critical race theory. He is just a horse, albeit one who seems to be on a fair amount of illegal substances.


This guy is no dummy, he knows what is going on; if you say "I'm a victim of cancel culture", then you will get INSTANTLY acquire support of the people who think there are roving bands of antifa all across the country, that gay people are ten foot tall wizards, would run screaming from a building if they were told a Muslim is next to them, and that George Soros stole the election.

Is it possible to overplay voter suppression? I think so.

If you see 30-40% turnout and say "Whoa, too many people voted! VOTER FRAUD!"...


If your vision consists, not of running on sound ideas and good candidates, but of hoping the people who probably won't vote for you just stay home or turn away because of long lines...

Then at what point do WE say...

These are not the actions of a legitimate political party?
They have pushed so many people aside from the polls and have no claims to "mandates"?
They are no longer seeking the consent of the governed and therefore no longer have it?

I don't get it; doesn't making it harder to vote, seeing low turnout as an accomplishment...

Doesn't that put MORE power and leverage into the hands of a person or persons who would actually commit voter fraud?

If we were to have 100% turnout, if everyone who votes should, then they would cancel out illegitimate voters

AND if we were to have 100% turnout, and someone does and actually commits voter fraud, then an abnormality would appear, you can't get that as a diagnostic with 55% turnout, as we got in the 2016 election

If you want to see just low the right wing can sink, check out what my Twitter associate is doing


Start there, and read the replies, he is really only trying to do one thing:

Right-winger: Homosexuality is a perversion
Burnoatus: Slavery is the perversion!
Right-winger: Well...

Go down just a little bit and you'll start to see just that.

Also, if you are on Twitter, be sure to support the #SuddenlySilentAboutCancelCulture and #NeverCalledThugs hashtags we're promoting.

The former is about noticing when the people decry "cancel culture" suddenly go silent, a recent bill being proposed in Tennessee is showing them do just that. And the latter is about noticing when certain people AREN'T called "thugs" or "animals" when they do certain things that would
get certain OTHER people called just that. Everyone's favorite representative ( ), Marjorie Taylor Greene is making a lot of appearances here, it's being noticed that she, sure enough, used "thug" to describe the shooter in Colorado but did not use that label for the shooter in her own district... in fact, to date, she has said nothing about the shooter in her own district. Funny, right?

Hey, wouldn't voter fraud be easier to detect if turnout was SUPPOSED to be 100%?

Instead of making it harder to vote...

If everybody voted and it raised a red flag when someone didn't...

You'd get 100%, a number that you NEED to have across the entire country.

Any number other than 100, there's something wrong:

A policy failure
Record keeping failure
And if that number is higher than 100, in addition to census records not matching up, it could indeed be a case of voter fraud

But no, apparently the only way to combat voter fraud is to make it harder to vote, right?

I think I have a solution to "cancel culture" that will please everyone... Cancel Culture Income

Conservatives are never going to stop talking about "cancel culture"

We have right-wing actors who are convinced they don't get hired because of their lack of skill but because of cancel culture

And as for gay people fired from jobs for being gay? Well... we're not going to talk about that for some reason. Is it cancel culture according to conservatives though? Well.....

I have a solution that will blunt the effects of mean ol' cancel culture: Cancel Culture Income

Step 1. Get a tally of all lost income due to being cancel-cultured (?) or canceled? I dunno, but get a sum of that as well as get an estimate of all the lost potential income that one could REASONABLY expect that they would have gotten over their lifetime of earning had they not been canceled. In addition to conservatives who allege they were "canceled"; people who were fired for being gay, transgender, too "tempting", etc. will also be included in this tally.

Step 2. From this, grab a random sample, 100,000 maximum sounds good. Out of that 100,000 sample, get the money one would have gotten on an annual basis and break it down to a monthly basis. How much money would the "canceled"/discriminated-against have gotten each month?

Step 3. Since we are told cancel culture is so pervasive and so great a threat to our way of life, the only way we can blunt it's effects, is to make this a guaranteed monthly stipend if one does not make or have the month-to-month amount through other means; income, savings, investments, etc. This way anyone who could potentially become "canceled" is now protected against deleterious effects it may have.

It's getting desperate out there, you know it's bad when they plead with Gen X to rise up and put a stop to it. If you are afraid of cancel culture, there is a way to stop it, it's with a:

Guaranteed Minimum... In case of and/or to stop financial damage from cancel culture... Income

I expect those terrified of cancel culture to immediately get behind this.

If the term "cancel culture" existed throughout history

They're trying to cancel slavery

Cancel Culture is at it again, about to cancel the horse and buggy

Cancel the telegraph... REALLY?

You can't cancel phrenology, no, don't!

You don't see hysteria as a diagnosis anymore, it's clearly another victim of Cancel Culture

RIP Alchemy, a victim of the Cancel Culture craze

Guess what they're about to do child labor! Go ahead!

After the disastrous Unite the Right rally, I remember I posted something...

To the effect of the alt/far right's ideal version of their plans to purge everyone they did not like would involve NO guards, NO fences, NO minefields, nothing.

It would be US saying "We could stop them, this does not have to happen... but we'd need a permit to do so. Oh well."

I think this is still relevant today.


Because in 2024, I am convinced Donald Trump will secure the Republican Party's nomination. This is a textbook case of sunk-cost fallacy in play. Trump has lost them the House, the White House, and the Senate. Trump mismanaged the response to this pandemic. Trump spoke of ending "American carnage" but handled white nationalist terrorists with kid gloves. And... he is still their man, other than a half-hearted attempt by McConnell, there has been no real attempt to wash their hands clean of Trump. And we will see this play out in 2024.

And will he go on to become president? Will Marjorie Taylor Greene become Speaker of the House? Will they join forces to freeze the assets of mass shooting survivors because they are all "crisis actors paid by George Soros"? Will they declare war on "antifa" and people who say "black lives matter"? Will they sell Alaska to Putin so Trump can avoid bankruptcy (again)?

We don't have to find out about this happening. We can stop it here, right now.

It involves us NOT being complacent.
It involves us being active.
It involves us making a stink and rattling some cages.
It involves us deplatforming the worst of the worst, people and organizations who will not be convinced by any argument or logic.
It involves us continuing to fight for healthcare and wage reform. And fighting even harder against economic inequality.
It involves us continuing to HUMANIZE immigrants, refugees, and GLBTQ Americans.
It involves us continuing to resist the far-right and groups like the Council for National Policy.
It involves us NOT shrugging our shoulders.

It is us not going to sleep and saying "Other people can handle it now."

There is no more spectator politics, there is no "sit back and enjoy the show", not if you do not want Trump and Greene in the highest positions of power. Don't say it's impossible, not again.

I'm not going to wait for a permit.
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