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  nice time!

Kick-Ass Teenager Wins Nobel Peace Prize. What Have You Done With Your Life?

Ok, people, time to turn the snark off for just a little bit. We have some GOOD news to report. The Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced. We’re guessing that recent events took the Palin family out of consideration, so the Nobel Committee decided to honor the most amazingist 17-year-old on the planet, Malala Yousafzai: Read more on Kick-Ass Teenager Wins Nobel Peace Prize. What Have You Done With Your Life?…
  Ignore the law with this one neat trick

Your Religious Beliefs Can Get You Out Of Pretty Much Anything Now, Thanks SCOTUS!

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Used to be there was a law that U.S. Americans of America had to obey the law, but thanks to the Supreme Court and its super screwed decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby — yes, still mad about that; yes, gonna have children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren to teach them to be mad about it too — those days are dead as fried chicken. Read more on Your Religious Beliefs Can Get You Out Of Pretty Much Anything Now, Thanks SCOTUS!…
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Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Child Labor’s Still Pretty Cool For Tobacco Growers

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We depend on our Sunday New York Times for in-depth reporting on stuff that we may or may not care about, and on a good day we might even learn about something we had no idea we should have to care about, and now we can sound like a big know it all. Into that last column, let’s drop today’s story about teenagers who work 12-hour shifts on tobacco farms, like the 13-year-old we meet in the lede. But don’t worry, the growers provide safety equipment, of a sort: Read more on Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Child Labor’s Still Pretty Cool For Tobacco Growers…
  test kitchen

Let Us Help You Make Hot Cocoa That Is Both Tasty And Not Evil

I live in the Midwest where we now only have negative temperatures, which means that we are in hock to the thermometer. If I’m going to keep us out of temperature prison, there has to be hot cocoa. Has anyone ever turned down a cup of hot cocoa? Not in the history of God and ever. Read more on Let Us Help You Make Hot Cocoa That Is Both Tasty And Not Evil…
  Part 6: How I Learned to Love the Dark Satanic Mills

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook For Home-Schooled Child Laborers

Greetings, intrepid Temps-Voyageurs! Let us not tarry, for there is much to explore in this quaint and curious volume for Christianist 10th-graders, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective. Last week, we finally reached the founding of the USA, that pivotal moment when the Founders decided which parts of the Bible to include in the Constitution. (To be fair, World History doesn’t actually say that, limiting itself to the far more cautious “the hand of God was clearly visible in the framing of the Constitution.”) Today, we visit the exciting world of the Industrial Revolution, which you may remember was that time during the Olympics Opening Ceremonies when chimneys came out of the floor and Kenneth Branagh looked like Abe Lincoln but was actually the Great Industrialist Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Now, let’s be off, and mind you don’t tread on any butterflies. (Ha-ha, that is a joke — evolution is not real, so stomp as many as you wish!) Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook For Home-Schooled Child Laborers…
  think of the children or whatever

Obama Conducting ‘Marxist Dogma’ By Trying To Reduce Child Labor On Farms

Yesterday, late-night television, today, THE FAMILY FARM! President Obama is on a quest to ruin all the fun the conservatives are having now they’ve got a/their man, and the latest method is to tell people who own farms that their children can’t necessarily work on them because they are children? Crazy. “For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over,” writes The Gateway Pundit, even though of course there are plenty of conservatives coming to the aid of farmers great and small (in stature) now. And of course the proposed bill, sponsored by Republicans John Thune (SD) and Jerry Moran (Kansas) has the word “preserving” in it, because if they could submerge 1950s-or-so America in formaldehyde and seal it in an airtight container forever, well, they would. Read more on Obama Conducting ‘Marxist Dogma’ By Trying To Reduce Child Labor On Farms…
  putting pre-pubescent america to work

Ex-Child Janitor Trashes Newt Gingrich’s Revolutionary Economic Plan (VIDEO)

At a Newt Gingrich event on Wednesday (THESE CONTINUE TO EXIST, though what is meant by “event” may only amount to a release of gas), a man who spent part of his high school years working as a janitor explained to Gingrich that, you know, if he has to be honest, better economic ideas have been proposed than having children clean up each other’s doo-doo and wee-wee in between classes. Hector Cendejas took time out of his life to go meet this human set of deflated bagpipes and tell him that he was “offended” by this great man’s revolutionary brainwave. Read more on Ex-Child Janitor Trashes Newt Gingrich’s Revolutionary Economic Plan (VIDEO)…
  talk about heavy farm equipment!

Chuck Grassley To End Child Obesity By Ending Labor Laws For Fat Kids

Oh, goody! Senator Chuck Grassley has become the latest Republican non-healing ulcer to air his word salad “ideas” on child labor. With the help of palletfuls of billion dollar bills from unwitting taxpayers, Grassley’s state of Iowa and its high-fructose corn syrup fields have been enfluffening America’s children for the past thirty years. But times have changed (recession, increasingly senile lawmakers, the end of decency, et cetera), and now Grassley wants these morbidly obese youths to shed weight by allowing them to work our nation’s farms without the feds whining and bitching about deadly pesticides and crippling machinery! CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC SOLVED!!! Read more on Chuck Grassley To End Child Obesity By Ending Labor Laws For Fat Kids… Read more on Chuck Grassley To End Child Obesity By Ending Labor Laws For Fat Kids…
  sure fine whatever

Blah Blah, Sen. Mike Lee Wants Child Labor Legal Again, Blah Blah

What a boring Friday! Why is that Loughner kid not doing anything crazy? There are so many reporters there in Tucson, ready for him to lick a bailiff. What are we supposed to talk about, each vote in that RNC election? Meh. Or that the new Utah senator says the ban on child labor is unconstitutional? Fine. Read more on Blah Blah, Sen. Mike Lee Wants Child Labor Legal Again, Blah Blah…
  cries for help

Michael Bennet Resorts To Child Labor, Kidnapping Old Woman

This video was e-mailed to us by a frightened child calling herself “Halina Bennet.” She told us she and her siblings put this video together exposing the cruel child-labor practices Sen. Michael Bennet has forced upon them in his campaign. Shameful. Read more on Michael Bennet Resorts To Child Labor, Kidnapping Old Woman…