Need More Money??=> McDonald’s Workers Travel To BRAZIL To Form Global Alliance

USA-Global Fast Food Worker Protest

Over the summer, McDonald’s workers from across the country staged walkout protests claiming that their wages weren’t sufficient for them to survive on. But, it appears, that their income IS enough for some of them to travel thousands of miles just to meet other fast food workers and whine about it.

The Socialist Worker reports that fast food workers (and a homeless childcare worker??) from around the world traveled to Brazil in order to form a global alliance and “Fight for $15”:

Fast food workers from 20 countries met in Brazil recently in a 90-strong delegation of global allies of the “Fight for 15” US-wide strike movement.

It was organised by the US union SEIU, with support from the IUF international food union federation and Brazilian unions. Participants included the Fast Food Rights campaign from Britain, led by the Bfawu bakers’ union.

They attended a senate hearing that launched an investigation into McDonald’s. Adriana works for McDonald’s in Chicago. “Seeing McDonald’s workers from over 20 countries, that’s powerful,” she said. “We started with just one city—it’s awesome.

“I’m paid barely above minimum wage. I work for this billion-dollar company, I don’t want my child to be living in that basement we live in.”

A Tampa Bay childcare worker, currently homeless, explained, “I care for children, and I go to work not knowing where I’ll put my head down. Everyone deserves to receive a living wage!’

A living wage and a trip to Brazil?…What more could someone who supposedly can’t really afford to survive ask for?

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BEYOND PARODY: Liberal Site Calls Miss Piggy a DOMESTIC ABUSER For Hitting Kermit The Frog

The New Republic used to be considered a respected journal of liberal thought but has degenerated into a parody of utterly humorless progressives.

Kermit the Frog apparently has a new muppet pig girlfriend and The New Republic has branded his old girlfriend Miss Piggy a domestic abuser because she sometimes hit him for comic effect.

This column defies parody:

Kermit Has a New Girlfriend? Good. His Last One Was a Domestic Abuser.

Kermit the Frog is moving on. After 40 years with Miss Piggy, he’s got a new, svelter, blander, girlfriend named Denise—who is, somewhat improbably, also a pig. Reaction to the news has been mixed. Jezebel accused Denise of being a homewrecking hog, while The Guardian’s Megan Carpentier noted that Miss Piggy was always more interesting and accomplished than Kermit anyway. “Nowadays, Miss Piggy is a beloved feminist icon,” Carpentier declares, and “Kermit’s the behind-the-scenes wet noodle still whining about how hard it is to be green while picking up goodness knows how many of Hollywood’s near-infinite star-chasers.”

This is all in good fun, of course. But it’s interesting that much of the light-hearted gender analysis has focused on Kermit as a faithless two-timing patriarchal jerk. There’s been relatively little discussion of the most salient aspect of the now-terminated relationship: Piggy regularly beat up Kermit.

The article offers this classic clip as evidence:

Can you imagine going through life as an angry progressive looking for social justice problems everywhere?

How miserable they must be.

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REPORT: MORE THAN HALF of Immigrant Households in America Are on WELFARE

Progressives love to talk about sustainability when it comes to the environment but not finance. How long can this go on when there are more people drawing benefits than paying for them?

From USA Today:

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population’s, according to a report to be released Wednesday.

About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

The findings are sure to fuel debate on the presidential campaign trail as Republican candidates focus on changing the nation’s immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

Steven Camarota, director of research at the center and author of the report, said that’s a much-needed conversation to make the country’s immigration system more “selective.”

America’s national debt now tops 18 trillion dollars.

How is this situation sustainable?

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Arby’s Apologizes After Restaurant Worker REFUSES to SERVE A COP

This is what all the anti-cop rhetoric is coming to. Treating police officers like pariahs A fast food worker at an Arby’s in Florida recently refused service to a cop.

Arby’s quickly got in front of this story and apologized.

FOX News reports:

Arby’s apologizes after officer is denied service for being a cop

A Florida Police Department had a beef with Arby’s after a cop was denied service Tuesday evening by a worker at the fast food franchise – simply because the customer was a police officer.

Top corporate officials at roast beef mecca Arby’s quickly apologized after the Pembroke Pines Police Department tweeted on Wednesday about the incident, which Chief Dan Giustino called “unacceptable.”

“I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner,” Giustino said in a statement…

An officer, in uniform and driving a marked police vehicle, placed an order at a drive-thru speaker Tuesday evening before pulling up to the window to pay and receive the order. But an Arby’s worker at the window refused service.

“The comment was made that they wouldn’t be served because they were a police officer,” Maj. Carlos Bermudez, a Pembroke Pines officer, told FoxNews.com.

Someone else inside the restaurant intervened and gave the officer his order. But, after initially taking it and paying for it, the officer returned the bag and got a refund because he didn’t feel “comfortable.”

“In my 18 years here I’ve never heard of an incident like this before,” Bermudez said. “Whenever we’ve gone to an establishment, we’ve been treated professionally and great.”

Less than two hours after the PPPD sent out its initial tweet on the incident, the department followed up: Arby’s had apologized. Arby’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Brown and Senior Vice President of Operations Scott Boatwright spoke to Giustino to “convey their sincere apologizes on behalf of the organization,” according to a police press release.

“We take this isolated matter very seriously as we respect and support police officers in our local communities,” Arby’s said in a statement sent to FoxNews.com. “As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, our CEO spoke with the Police Chief who expressed his gratitude for our quick action and indicates the case is closed. We will be following up with our team members to be sure that our policy of inclusion is understood and adhered to.”

This situation is going to get worse before it gets better.

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Liberal Writer: Political CULTS OF PERSONALITY Are a REPUBLICAN THING

In his new column at the New York Times, progressive columnist and professional Obama worshiper Paul Krugman claims that cults of personality are more likely to form around Republicans. Is he kidding?

Apparently not:

I know, now I’m supposed to be evenhanded, and point out equivalent figures on the Democratic side. But there really aren’t any; in modern America, cults of personality built around undeserving politicians seem to be a Republican thing.

True, some liberals were starry-eyed about Mr. Obama way back when, but the glitter faded fast, and what was left was a competent leader with some big achievements under his belt – most notably, an unprecedented drop in the number of Americans without health insurance. And Hillary Clinton is the subject of a sort of anti-cult of personality, whose most ordinary actions are portrayed as nefarious. (No, the email thing doesn’t rise to the level of a “scandal.”)

Perhaps Mr. Krugman could explain this:

Or this…

MMM…MMM…MMM…Barack Hussein Obama

Maybe Paul Krugman can get back to us when school children start singing songs about Republicans.

Read more on this at Breitbart.

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#BlackLivesMatter Activist on MSNBC: Violent Anti-Cop Chants Were PLAYFUL (VIDEO)

If #BlackLivesMatter activist Trahern Crews is to be believed, those “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” comments were just taken out of context:

HAYES: Do those activists, do you, do Black Lives Matter activists hate police officers?

TRAHERN CREWS: No, not at all. And I want to put that chant in context. We had a great demonstration that day. It was very exciting. It was so exciting that I think the police who were along escorting the marchers wanted to be a part of the march or a part of the demonstration. So on the way back, the officer leading the parade kept talking into his microphone and saying things to the crowd, like, stay off the medium [sic], do that, he was laughing and joking with the marchers, so then the marchers kind of started chanting that towards him. It was more playful than anything. So —

HAYES: So that was — you’re saying, that was in a playful context, that chant?

CREWS: Exact– at that particular demonstration, yes. That was. Because, and the officer was laughing and joking along with the protesters.

He said it on MSNBC so it must be true:

Read the full transcript at NewsBusters.

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NOT THE ONION: The Associated Press Claims Obama STARED DOWN A GLACIER in Alaska

According to the Associated Press, Obama has the magical ability to stare down glaciers. This isn’t a joke. It’s an actual report from the AP.

To liberals in media, Obama is like a superhero or something:

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The 2-mile-long chock of solid ice has been retreating at a faster and faster pace in recent years – more than 800 feet since 2008, satellite tracking shows.

“This is as good of a signpost of what we’re dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything,” Obama said with the iconic glacier at his back.

Here’s the AP video report, which has the same title:

They just can’t help themselves.

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High School Students Protest When Transgender Student Who Was BORN MALE Wants to Use GIRLS LOCKER ROOM (VIDEO)

A transgender student who was born male insisted on using the girls locker room at his Missouri high school which caused a student walkout in protest against the trans student.

The student, who has male genitalia, was offered a gender neutral bathroom to use but declined.

FOX 2 in St. Louis reported:

Protest staged over transgender student’s right to use girl’s locker room

Students walked out of class on Monday morning over a transgender pupil’s right to use the women’s locker room. About 200 Hillsboro High School students held their demonstration after 3rd period for about two hours.

There were two groups of demonstrators. One on the side of transgender student, Lila Perry, using the female facilities. The other group wants her to use the faculty’s gender neutral restroom.

Here’s a video report:

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Email Sent to Hillary Clinton Detailed Plan to IMPEACH CLARENCE THOMAS

Among the newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails is a message from David Brock about a plan to impeach Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas.

David Brock is one of Hillary Clinton’s fiercest defenders and the founder of the left wing organization Media Matters for America.

The Weekly Standard reported:

Hillary Received Plan to Impeach Clarence Thomas

Hillary Clinton’s recently released emails includes a memo sent by David Brock titled, “Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas.”

The purpose of the document might suggest Clinton, or at least those closest to her and in her circle, are interested in impeaching Justice Thomas.

The document contains information from Brock about his book, The Real Anita Hill, and other similar points on Justice Thomas’s personal life.

The document contains details of Brock himself potentially intimidating women close to Justice Thomas. These details were from a 2001 New York Times article, in which the author reached out to a colleague of Thomas, Kaye Savage.

“Reached at home in Washington last night, Ms. Savage said that Mr. Brock had tried to intimidate her but that he had not told her the source of the negative information.”

The points on women seem to be an effort to disqualify Thomas on women’s issues. Brock quotes Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority Foundation, who says:

“And let’s face it, the Supreme Court these are life-time appointments. We are sitting here with a Supreme Court that elected this president by a five to four decision, but a Supreme Court that could reverse Roe v Wade and many many serious things affecting women…”

Hillary Clinton and her advocates are nasty, vindictive people.

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RUSH LIMBAUGH PREDICTED IN 2008 That Race Relations Would WORSEN UNDER OBAMA

Look at what’s happened to race relations under Obama. In the run-up to the 2008 election, many liberals claimed that electing Obama would bring racial healing to America but Rush Limbaugh correctly predicted that Obama would make things worse.

How right he was.

We haven’t located the audio but here’s a transcript from Rush’s website in 2013 where he talked about his 2008 predictions:

As Predicted, Race Relations in America Have Worsened Since Obama’s Election

RUSH: Public attitudes about race relations have plummeted since the historic election of President Barack Obama, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.” In fact let’s go to the audio sound bites on this and let’s start with number 15. I want to take you back February 22, 2008, on this program.

RUSH ARCHIVE: “If Obama gets elected president, wouldn’t it be good to just get this done, Rush, then we could end those civil rights squabbles that we’re having?” It wouldn’t do that, folks, it wouldn’t do that. It might even exacerbate them. Let me explain how. It takes somebody like me who can read the stitches on the fastball. Let us fast forward to January of 2009.

Obama has been inaugurated president and he proposes his first bit of legislation. Let’s say that it’s — I don’t know — some civil rights-oriented thing, and a bunch of people start howling. You know that the race industry can’t wait for this. Any criticism of Obama, the first black president, is going to be met with charges of racism by the likes of the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton. It will make their race business all that much more prominent.

RUSH: The point is that back in 2008, I predicted that Obama’s election would not ameliorate race problems. It would not eliminate them. It would not remove from this country the tag of racism and slavery and racism and prejudice; it would exacerbate it, because no criticism of Obama would be permitted. Any criticism of Obama would be called racism, and I predicted it would probably get worse.

Read the whole thing here.

As Jon Gabriel famously said on Twitter:

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