SPOILED BRATS  1:05 pm August 1, 2012

In Which A Fox News Host Argues That Crushing Youth Unemployment Is ‘The Best Thing to Happen to Them’

by Jim Newell

Here is Andrea Tantaros, one of the however-many hosts of Fox News’ The Five, showing a chart of the historically horrid unemployment rates for the 18-24 year old demographic and proceeding to make one of those savvy counterintuitive arguments that earn her the big bucks: “I’ve argued once that maybe the economic downturn was the best thing to happen to them because then they weren’t… so… everybody gets a trophy; maybe they had to go back home and work at the Quizno’s and the Blockbuster and learn the value of a dollar.”

So, to recap: The unemployment rate among 18-24 year olds is crushingly high. Andrea Tantaros looks at this and says — quote — “maybe the economic downturn was the best thing to happen to them,” because now they can learn values.

A few things.

  • If someone has a minimum wage job, they are not unemployed. Depending on their skill sets, they may be underemployed.
  • When young people who have developed skill sets cannot find jobs that match their skill sets and work at minimum wage retail jobs, the economy is in poor condition.
  • High unemployment is an objectively bad thing.
  • When young people are unable to start their careers because of long-lasting terrible economic conditions, a bit of the future is lost.
  • Young people with expensive college degrees or apprenticeships or a viable entrepreneurial vision taking jobs at low-skill retail chains deprive high school students or other brand new entrants to the economy from having those jobs.
  • Suffering is bad.
  • Andrea Tantaros is one of the worst people in history.
  • [Nine hundred other ways of describing how wrong and immoral this is.]

[Media Matters via Atrios]

 

Hola wonkerados.

To improve site performance, we did a thing. It could be up to three minutes before your comment appears. DON'T KEEP RETRYING, OKAY?

Also, if you are a new commenter, your comment may never appear. This is probably because we hate you.

{ 175 comments }

JadedDissonance August 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I would argue that this "young person" talking on the teevee is rising to the level of her incompetence, aka, "Overemployed."

Terry August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Makes you wonder to whom her parents donated money.

ProgressiveInga August 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

She's definitely a Peter Principle achiever. And a dick.

Nibbler of Niblonia August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

She learned the value of a dollar when her dad flew her off to Bermuda for a descrete abortion junior year and then bought her a brand new BMW 3 series in exchange for a promise to never speak a word of it to her mother

Advn2rgirl August 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Whoa. I'm all for the ad feminem attacks on the obvious stupidity and meanness of what she said, but I'm not down with the "calling women with whom I disagree whores/sluts" thing.

And it's "discreet."

Nibbler of Niblonia August 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Maybe my speculative hypothetical and deliberately exaggerated completely fake scenario missed the mark. I do not, and would not ever, refer to sex or sexuality as a weapon of shaming or oppression on principle.

I merely meant to illustrate what I surmise is Tantaros' relatively privileged upper-middle class suburban upbringing, in which she was probably given much more than the average American kid working at the Blockbuster or the Quiznos.

She just has that air about her, doesn't she? She's the girl from Lehigh who got the BMW for having good grades or not getting knocked up or because her daddy loved her or whatever, and she thought she earned it, and all those other slobs driving shitty cars just hadn't worked hard enough.

Because, I mean, otherwise, she'd be a liberal.

Is that a discreet enough point for you, proofreading den mother of today's comment thread?

Advn2rgirl August 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh! See, *I* thought you were saying she was a spoiled daddy-fucker who extorted a sports car out of him for not telling her mom she aborted her grandchild. My bad.

spends2much August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Quizno's and Blockbuster?? Does she want these kids to go back in time, as well?

OneYieldRegular August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

There's still some dismantling and sweeping up to be done, I suppose.

ChernobylSoup August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Maybe Andrea Tantaros can get a job at Circuit City.

PsycWench August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Possibly Enron is hiring.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

They can get jobs working for one of those beeper companies!

Baconzgood August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I hear Service Merchandise is hiring.

prommie August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Don't you see what Newell did there? Even the shitty jobs are disappearing.

ProgressiveInga August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

And if they collect enough S&H Greenstamps they can get an iron.

JadedDissonance August 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Whereas I do not comment on Teh Wonkett for the P-Ness Enlargement, (pro-tip: they don't usually work without a great deal of pain) I must spend a quick second to highlight how cutting and well-executed your comment is. Well done.

Come here a minute August 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

They could always put in an application at Chi-Chi's.

Allmighty_Manos August 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

You mean my kid is lying about working at Pan Am?

viennawoods13 August 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

If that isn't a Catch Me if You Can reference, it should be.

Nibbler of Niblonia August 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I finally heard back about that sales position at a Pontiac dealership

Gleem McShineys August 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Delorean went out of business, which totally ruins the feasibility of this option anyway.

Nibbler of Niblonia August 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

maybe someone could travel back in time to save the company! If only there was a vehicle made of stainless steel capable of time travel!

PsycWench August 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

If you can retroactively retire, why can't you travel back in time?

JohnnyQuick August 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Don't you see those Blockbuster Kiosks, Libtard! Those can fit at least one small youngster, and just think of all the work they can do inside! No damn union bathroom breaks neither.

noodlesalad August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Also Blockbuster is bankrupt. Or is that a good thing too, for Fox News?

edit: Since I was beaten to the punch on blockbuster, let me just add that this is a great argument for a 100% estate tax. That's what she means, right?

freakishlywrong August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

How fucking old is Andrea Tantaros? Get yer ass to the Chik-fil-a and start slinging fries, cunt. These entitled assholes on wingnut welfare. Fuck. Youuuuuuuuuuuuu.

BlueJoubert August 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Kudos!! I love to see a cunt being called a cunt. The most powerful 4 letter combination in the english language because it so OFFENDS cunts like her.

ChernobylSoup August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

This is why I don't let my kid play sports. Every time a kid gets a team trophy, the economy dies just a little bit.

kittensdontlie August 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Let me get this straight…the worse unemployment is, the better job Nobama is doing. Odd reasoning on her part, but a back-handed compliment is better than none at all…

Callyson August 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

If Andrea Tantaros were unemployed…maybe the economic downturn was the best thing to happen to her because then she wasn’t…so…maybe she had to go back home and work at the Quizno’s and the Blockbuster and learn the value of a dollar.

/fixed

/bitch

PuckStopsHere August 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

And to top it off, the GOP wants to reduce the Minimum Wage to "Participation Ribbon."

Mittens Howell, III August 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

We need to support the trophy creators.

Barb_ August 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Is she saying that people with money have no values?

Baconzgood August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Why does fox hate job creators so much?

RadioBowels August 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Take the boot off of America's job creators and let them breath!

JadedDissonance August 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

A lack of values definitely goes much deeper than money. There are some people who spend their entire lives in a video game, others chase after fleeting physical fitness and still others prefer to surround themselves with meaningless trinkets pressed out of decomposed dinosaurs. The point in all of this is that value and values are subjective. If you put value on trashbags, then my shopping cart brings all the boys to the yard. If you value cultural relevance, don't vote for Mitt Romney. People with money have value, but that is usually only calculated during tax time or when applying for a mortgage. Given the rather truculent nature of our forensics departments in police stations scattered across the country, it is far more difficult to pull off an effective kidnapping/ransom than it was even 20 years ago. It's getting to the point where the hired-muscle jobs and hit-man-for-hire jobs are getting outsourced and I may need to move back in with my parents. They listen to Rush Limbaugh, and love Chick Fil-A. If we truly valued people with money, we could all have replacement organs and better hair.

To summarize, it's difficult to listen to people with money talk about values. Heck, it's difficult to hear people talk about values, and what they value, when nobody else does.

Native_of_SL_UT August 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The one value I hold most dearly is actually in quite short supply these days.
Honesty.

sewollef August 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Fear not, Fox & Friends are going to drill-baby-drill for it in ANWR…. they think they've found a source.

SorosBot August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

She looks awfully young to be screaming at the kids to get off her lawn.

Dr_Zoidberg August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

'Shut up, stupid'.

That's my new, all-purpose response to everything ever said by a Faux News GOP-mouthpiece.

OneYieldRegular August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

If young people really want to learn the value of a dollar (er…a few pennies?), they should go to London.

Steverino247 August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Perhaps Ms. Tantaros could get a job blowing burros at some Tijuana dive bar and learn a new set of values.

Thurman Munster IV August 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hey, leave my mom out of this!

Steverino247 August 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Bitch needs a break, doesn't she?

Baconzgood August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Love that little slide in the estate tax bull shit. FAUX is never one to miss a talking point.

JadedDissonance August 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

This is related to Newell's "Dementia Variety Hour" metaphor: Fox News Bingo.

ph7 August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

He, it's not always easy for Fox to fill the daily bucket of blame. Sometimes you've got to reach.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Maybe those kids should travel for a while, get a job at a Nike sneaker factory in Bangladesh, learn the value of a dollar.

ChernobylSoup August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Value of a dollar? Who's got time to spend 18 weeks in Bangladesh?

Baconzgood August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Yeah these kids should do what she did. Swallow some producers load and presto….You're a "news host".

finallyhappy August 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

damn, everyone is saying what I thought way before I could even read Wonkette today!!

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I am speculating here but I bet it is hard to learn the value of a dollar in an unpaid internship.

finallyhappy August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

today, I was asked to work with someone who had almost an identical unpaid internship to my daughter(which led to no job!). I did work with her(I am retired) but I felt like screaming- leave now- there will be no job after you do this free work for this place.

ChernobylSoup August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

She's kind of pretty. I don't understand why evolution allows for pretty female Republicans. Seems counterintuitive.

anniegetyerfun August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

If there was ever a case for the existence of Satan, that might be it.

freakishlywrong August 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Pretty fucked up.

rickmaci August 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Yes, I agree it's the work of Satan. They start out looking like her, kinda cute, a little tease of nasty. Then one day you turn around and you're staring at Mann Coulter, Virginia Foxx or Jan Brewer. At that point it's like the song says; "You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave! "

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I enjoyed the company of a pretty republican one time, and I've regretted it pretty much ever since.

doloras August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

A pretty Republican gets much father than a pretty Democrat because the pretty Republican doesn't need talent, just a complete lack of self-respect.

PsycWench August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Better to be unemployed than to be some kind of "hostage" like poor little Hillary Clinton. I'm sure she sobs everytime her pay is deposited.

Mapmonger August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Christ, what an asshole.

Tequila Mockingbird August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This is the same chick who, last December, told Eric Bolling that The Muppets were indoctrinating young children against capitalism.

And um, Andrea, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and was acquired by Dish Network last year. Nice to see you're keeping up with the times, hon.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I still see Blockbuster video kiosks (same as the Redbox, I reckon) here and there, but I'd hate to have to work in one of those. Awfully cramped.

anniegetyerfun August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Well, that's not fair. This is the kind of thing we would say here at Wonkette, albeit not seriously.

WhatTheHolyHeck August 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Or something Barbara Bush would say, in earnest.

Unless of course the kids were white.

SayItWithWookies August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Andrea, you ignorant slut — people who were born in 1988 aren't kids — they're 24 and out of college and if they work at a fuckin' fast food place you better hope they don't recognize you. Also, you're probably a shitty tipper.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Wait, are we supposed to tip at fast-food joints? Fuck! Well, now there's a half-dozen places I'll never set foot in again. Although I do usually give a buck to the kid at the Sonic who brings my order out to the car.

SayItWithWookies August 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

No, two separate ideas — it's just that I've noticed that folks who tend to lecture poor people on the value of work and money are usually fuckin' tightwads. Not that I want to discourage you from never setting foot in fast-food joints again, mind you.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

“I’ve argued once that maybe the economic downturn was the best thing to happen to them because then they weren’t… so… everybody gets a trophy;"

I don't see where arguing this a second time makes any more sense than it probably did the first time. Yer a dum kunt.

Preferred Customer August 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Because now she has a citation she can point to.

bobbert August 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

In fact, now it's on the internet. As is the fact that she is a heartless cunt.

YouBetcha August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I know the graphics say "Fox News", but isn't she a little ethnic and not-blond and not-showing-enough-tit to be sitting at a desk during a broadcast? I'm not convinced this is in fact Fox News.

Tequila Mockingbird August 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

You’d be surprised. As of late, Faux has been jumping on the quota train, with a bevy of brunettes, gingers, and coloreds in their lineup. I mean, pretty much anyone would be willing to spew some right-wing bullet points for a six-figure paycheck, no?

GunToting[Redacted] August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Sign me up!

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

As long as I could say "Nudge nudge wink wink" after every bullshit line I read off the teleprompter."

Mittens Howell, III August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This is rich coming from Fox News, journalism's answer to the dollar menu.

archikvetch August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

My pitchfork awaits, Madame Defarge…
Grrrr.

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I’m very hopeful for my children’s futures they both have good bicycles and we live on a lake with drinkable water. Having water and transportation in the coming ass-chap wearing dystopia will put them in the 1%

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Is there an island on the lake that they could retreat to in an emergency? Because if so, then they actually win the survival trifecta, with the water, the transportation, and the ability to escape a zombie attack (since zombies can't swim, ya know).

Tequila Mockingbird August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I vote for an island in Lake Nicaragua. It's shark-infested.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Great. Now we're stuck on an island surrounded by zombie sharks. Thanks a lot!

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Fresh water worst that can happen is zombie lake trout.

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Better, the lake is so deep that the navy maintains a huge platform to do sonar research (the lake is 800’ deep). It is permanently moored ¾ of mile from shore and has its own generators and stuff. When the zombie apocalypse hits all Wonkette posters in good standing are invited.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Well, all those that survive and can get there, amirite?

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Natch.

vasty_derp August 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

And you won't forget to post directions when the apocalypse begins?

(Uh-oh- can zombies read directions?)

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The clues are in the posts how many 800 feet deep fresh water lakes with lake trout and naval sonar barges do you think there are. In the future only people proficient with Google will survive.

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Walker Lake? Is it really drinkable?

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

No it’s not Walker Lake I’m in western NY.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Zombies can walk on the bottom of the lake on account of the not needing to breath and stuff. Read your Max Brooks.

GunToting[Redacted] August 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Can't swim, but CAN walk underwater (no drowning) so all they would have to do is walk along the lake bottom until they stumbled upon the island. Think, people!

Goonemeritus August 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

It’s not an island it is multiple barges moored to the bottom with 1000 foot chains. You do what you want I’m taking my chances on the naval research station.

HistoriCat August 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

"You do what you want I’m taking my chances on the naval research station."

Add some dramatic background music and that would be a great shot for the movie trailer.

Gleem McShineys August 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your bike, the water, the ass-chaps, and the whole barge, and I'll spare your lives. Just walk away and we'll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.

fartknocker August 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This woman is a dipshit. A complete, 1st Class, Grade A dipshit.

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Class warfare!

Texan_Bulldog August 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Looks like Fox has run out of empty-headed blondes to spew hateful, stupid shit. And who says Fox isn't equal opportunity?

eggsacklywright August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Something wrong with the audio. No laugh track.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

They'd only have that if they were interviewing an actual jobless kid.
"Well, I got my master's degree and now I've got $150K in debt and the only job I could get was as a noodle maker at Olive Garden, and I got fired from there because I ate a noodle…"

"AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!"

thefrontpage August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I was married to Andrea Tantaros, for about a year, and, let me tell you, it was not fun. She used to scream out "Jeb Bush is my hero!" in her sleep, she watched Fox News all day, she read books by Republicans all night, and her main social thing to do was go to Republican Central Committee meetings! I only married her for her money. The divorce was pleasant. I have full custody of our four kids. As for economics, finances, jobs, the economy, commerce, manufacturing, labor issues and current events and government and politics–she doesn't know what on earth she's talking about.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

"I was married to Andrea Tantaros, for about a year"
"I have full custody of our four kids."

So did she go in for those fertility drugs? "Quadro-Mom?"

vasty_derp August 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Maybe she used the Sheley Bachmann method of acquiring children?

RadioBowels August 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Tantaros sex is soooo boring.

Billmatic August 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

"If bad things happen to you, you deserve it. I'm on television so obviously I'm great!"

elviouslyqueer August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I'm sorry, but I couldn't hear anything except the mumblings and grumblings of three morons who probably didn't pass "Journalism 101: The Yearbook Years" in high school.

WhatTheHeck August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Now, what is the employment rate for kids of wealthy parents as opposed to kids of the middle class? The solution to this inequality is to employ the kids of middle and working classes into the military, which is the one part of the government which should keep growing.

This has to be their unstated conclusion.

IncenseDebate August 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I'm embarrassed to say that I would hit that.

YouBetcha August 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I would hit that too. And I'm not embarrassed to admit it.

elviouslyqueer August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Oh, I'd hit it too. With my car. Then I'd put the car in reverse and hit it again, just for good measure.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yeah, but you say that about all the girls, EQ.

BornInATrailer August 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Me too. But I would like to add on the off chance she accidentally starts to enjoy it (not a problem I typically encounter), I would make sure to remedy that situation.

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Me too. How on earth is the "money shot" of pr0n fame supposed to be pleasurable for the recipient, anyway?

Hammiepants August 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Ah, more Dickensian pronouncements on the plight of the youthful poor by a well-off, overemployed no-talent Faux News hack. So it's Wednesday, then.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Somebody give this dumb wench a trophy and tell her to STFU.

Thunderclees August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

As a 33-year-old woman, Tantaros has had nine additional years in which to get hers. So congrats on the hard work you put in towards being born at the right time.

Boojum August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

This is part of that Nietzsche bullshit. You know what? That which does not kill us does NOT make us stronger. It makes us scarred, crippled, and diminished, easy prey for the next thing to come along.

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Try embroidering that on a pillow, though!
Hat tip to Lisa Kroger.

GunToting[Redacted] August 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Well, can't they just borrow $20k from their parents and start a business?

freakishlywrong August 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

"The fees are just the right height"..

Biel_ze_Bubba August 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

More like "the barriers to entry are just the right height" … to keep out the kids of the 99%.

An_Outhouse August 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Well, Miranda ran away
Took her cat and left LA

She was busted, broke and flat
Had to sell that pussy cat
That's the way that it goes
That's the way … Miranda learned the value of a dollar.

mavenmaven August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

And the flip side of the reactionary argument is that what is important in a bad economic situation is to be "pretty" and do what the rich folks want of you, then you might have a shot at escaping the "quizno's" fate of your friends.
In good economic times this argument has a different name.

An_Outhouse August 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Is Luke Russert single? because I've heard stupidity attracts.

bureaucrap August 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The up side: this generation can learn the solid values inherent in waiting at the Home Depot for some guy in a mercedes to drive by and see if he can bid down the hourly rate to $3.00/hr (cash under the table) and fighting 75 other desperate guys to the death for the privilege.

barto August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

My 24-year-old son works ten hours a day to make all of $110. Andrea makes that much or more for each dumb sentence that spews our of her mouth. There is no justice.

finallyhappy August 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Better pay than my kid- $9 an hour when she is called in

mavenmaven August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

OT: This is how the NYT describes a rising tea party "intellectual":

He called President Obama the country’s “most radical president,” railed against the “gay rights agenda” and warned against new threats to “religious liberty.” Within days, National Review anointed him as “the next great conservative hope.”

If that's their intellectual, what does their average person say?

Preferred Customer August 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Mostly just grunts and squeals.

ProgressiveInga August 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

"I shot me a n***er".

bobbert August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

"Derp"?

Gleem McShineys August 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

What does their average person say?

"Person"? Citation needed.

PsycWench August 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

"Yew got a purty mouth".

PuckStopsHere August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

7 trillion in bequeathments, you say? Sorry to do this to you mom, but you know…

Jadetiger79 August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

OT, but did you guys see this in the HuffPoo:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/frank-ga

It's great to see them turn on each other in the whole Muslim Brotherhood thing.

Abernathy August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Working at Quizno's and Blockbuster–still more dignity than working for Fox News.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Even living in an abandoned building that used to be a Quizno's or Blockbuster gives you more dignity than working for Fox.

chascates August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

'Everyone getting a trophy' leads to a dangerously high self-esteem which makes one unwilling to take the soul-crushing, low paying jobs our 21st century economy depends on. Learning the values of 'keeping your nose to the grindstone' and 'shutting the fuck up' is better for society (of managers and owners) as well.

Millennial Malaise August 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Can someone get this bitch an inflation calculator to teach her the "value of a dollar"? Earning $7.50 an hour at one of the four Blockbusters left in America will pay for nutritious meals at Quiznos. And that's about it.

thetimchannel August 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I am only surprised she chose Quiznos over Chick Fil A. The problem isn't that our kids have been molly coddled (they have). The problem is that she doesn't just want them to start at a minimum wage position but that her and her party are bound and determined to rig the game so they can never rise about it. Enjoy.

Thurman Munster IV August 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh Andrea, you ignorant slut.

Blunderthing August 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Well, one must put a positive spin on the Apocalypse when one is in the business of making it happen.

MadBrahms August 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I'll tell you the value of a dollar: not very fucking much. Yes, "kids" who have to move back home will learn all about value, namely that their labor is only worth the price of a chicken sandwich at Wendy's.

CrunchyKnee August 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

If only there were a book somewhere whose later half was dedicated to some guy who said to love the poors, and that the rich were pretty much dicks, which these fuckers could rally behind.

HistoriCat August 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

"You called?" – K. Marx

Edith_Prickly August 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Oh come on you guys, it's REALLY HARD WORK attaining the right level of entitled douchebaggery that gets you hired by Fox News. All those nights you have to spend kissing ass at the Applebee's salad bar….

RadioBowels August 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

And all the single ladies should prostitute themselves to learn the value of a buck fuck.

anniegetyerfun August 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Wait, so when Obama personally destroyed the economy with his Kenyan hands, Andrea applauded with hers? OK.

fuflans August 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

gross.

sullivanst August 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

It's been pointed out over and over again, when new college graduates hit a horrific employment marketplace like we've had for the past four years, their careers never recover. They will never make up for the earnings shortfall during these bad times. There's nothing good, and absolutely nothing remotely close to the "best thing", about it.

Naked_Bunny August 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

If you don't get a job that utilizes your education right away, employers assume there's something wrong with you.

sullivanst August 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You'd kind of hope that most employers would realize that it might make sense to make an adjustment for people graduating into an historically terrible jobs market. The point is, though, that your job skills development is deferred and people assume you start to forget your education (FSM knows I couldn't solve a Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problem any more, let alone a path integral).

CHUDster_Arthur August 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

"If only young people had not been so irresponsible as to believe us when we said that they could do anything they wanted with their lives."

BarackMyWorld August 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

If only knowing stuff was a qualification to get on tv… *sigh*

Antispandex August 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Let me say right off the bat, I do not know Ms. Tantaros. However, I'm willing to bet that she isn't taking no stinking minimum wage job at Wal-Mart. Just a guess.

Biff August 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

The walmart near me recently let all their greeters and receipt-checkers go. Must've been really cutting into their bottom line.

poorgradstudent August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

McDonald's has been flooded with a historic number of job applicants for the past few years, but let's not bring "facts" into this.

OhDeerMee123 August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

All hail the queen of botoxia!

Tundra Grifter August 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Yesterday I heard The Silly Savage seriously state that because a prominent climate change skeptic had changed his position and concluded, based on the available evidence, that humans are having an adverse effect on our planet, that his actions proved the science remains unsettled.

This, according to Savage, is "The Scientific Method." Now, he did fuzz it up a bit with some snide remarks about grant funding – not realizing, or not acknowledging, this gentleman's study was paid for by the Koch Brothers.

Still, the mind reeled.

Slim_Pickins August 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I would not describe her argument as "counter intuitive," I'd describe it as a Non Sequitur.

notgross August 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Because nothing screams "content employee" like a college grad prepping your $5 Foot Long.

Gleem McShineys August 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

“I've argued once that maybe slavery was the best thing to happen to blacks because then they weren’t… so… everybody gets to be equal"

“I’ve argued once that maybe the Holocaust was the best thing to happen to Jews because then they weren’t… so… everybody gets to be alive"

Yes, Andrea, we've heard your arguments before. Just slightly different.

Nostrildamus August 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Andrea, losing that on-air commentator job and going to work for Quizno's would probably be the best thing that could happen to you. For us, too.

Naked_Bunny August 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Nah. She's doubtless one of those types who doesn't wash her hands after peeing.

Naked_Bunny August 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I think we should drop Andrea Tantaros in the middle of the ocean. It'll teach her the value of seeking dry land instead of the "everybody gets to not drown when they sleep" mentality.

doloras August 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Republican answers to points raised:

"When young people who have developed skill sets cannot find jobs that match their skill sets and work at minimum wage retail jobs, the economy is in poor condition."

It's their fault for getting skill sets that Jerb Creators don't want. This will teach them that we need less philosophers and artists and more corporate drones.

"High unemployment is an objectively bad thing."

No, all it means is that wages are too high and more people should be living in boxes on the street, because that's their objective value in the Glorious Free Market.

"When young people are unable to start their careers because of long-lasting terrible economic conditions, a bit of the future is lost."

Well boo hoo. Why are "their careers" important? The important thing is what the Jerb Creators can profit from on the Glorious Free Market. That's the only measure of value.

BZ1 August 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm

wasn't the first job Tantaros had, the result of nepotism?

AznMom420 August 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I like the rest of that clip because you can see everyone hold their breath while the guy talking makes up whatever he's going to say. And then the pregnant pause afterward where they all try to yell at him for contradicting the nazi lady who's envious of participation ribbons.

dennis1943 August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

London has nothing on FAUX what with their insanity Olympics and all…………….

ttommyunger August 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I haz confused, my eyes say "mos def fuckable" but my ears tell me "instant soft-on". Same thing happens with the Cupp Cunt. What a waste of pussy!

notanncoulter August 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

DO NOT spit in her sammich… just sayin'
cuz that would be a terrible thing to do.

mrblifil August 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm

The Blockbuster reference is cracking me up because it proves when they are prepping her for the show they're pulling out the index cards they used to defend Bush ca. 2002. It's obvious she's too dumb to know the reference is outdated, but it's funny that the Svengali who gets all the titty fucking is now shown to be a completely out of touch douchebag. Which is an even bigger kind of douchebag than he already was.

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Uh… zombie lampreys?

BaldarTFlagass August 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

That wasn't very difficult.

Nibbler of Niblonia August 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

we're cool. obviously none of this was meant to be taken literally.

but FACT: she did go to a school that costs over $50k a year and there is no evidence that she ever worked the salamander in a Quiznos or restocked VHS of Home Alone 3 at the Allentown Blockbuster.

JadedDissonance August 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I've been to the Allentown Blockbuster. Back when it existed. Smelled like cheese.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: