Touré Baffled That MLK III Thinks Blacks Should ‘Engage’ Tea Party
On Friday, MSNBC’s The Cycle traveled to Atlanta to interview the son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and during the conversation, Martin Luther King III ended up surprising host Touré by suggesting that African-Americans should be trying to “engage” with tea party groups.
Community Cast Reacts to NBC Finally Canceling Their Beloved Show
It finally actually happened. Rather than leaving things up in the air and delaying seasons for months on end, NBC decided Friday to officially cancel the massively-beloved, but chronically low-rated Community. Community Cast Reacts to NBC Finally Canceling Their Beloved Show
WATCH: Dating Show Contestant Casually Admits to Murdering Two Women
Sefer Calinak was just a lonely, 62-year-old man when he appeared on a Turkish dating show called “Luck of the Draw,” in the hopes of meeting the love of his life. A good relationship is built on honesty, he believed, and so he nonchalantly revealed to the host that he’d murdered not one, but two of his former romantic partners.
Obama Awkwardly Deals with Heckler During Fundraising Speech
As President Obama was winding up his speech on Thursday at a California DNC fundraiser, he was interrupted by a heckler and attempted to dissipate the situation before jokingly complaining about the heckler screwing up his big finish. The president was speaking about cynicism and seizing the future when someone in the crowd started loudly yelling.
Thursday Cable Ratings: Hannity #1 in Primetime Demo for All Cable News
Fox News’ Sean Hannity had the highest rated show in the 25-54 demo across all of cable news in primetime Thursday night, drawing 256K viewers at 10 p.m. The Kelly File, also on Fox, came in second place with 238K in the demo. The O’Reilly Factor with fill-in host Laura Ingraham had 214K.
U.S. Airways Jet Nearly Collided with a Drone over Florida
The Federal Aviation Administration has admitted that almost two months ago, a U.S. Airways plane nearly collided with an unmanned drone above Florida. The pilot told officials he came “dangerously close” to the drone, and the FAA will be looking into the matter.
Connie Chung Drunkenly Reenacts Classic Maury Episode with Husband
Media power couple Connie Chung and Maury Povich joined Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live this week, and just for fun the three of them reenacted a scene from one of Povich’s classic Maury episodes, complete with thongs as props. Apparently this what happens when you give this couple some wine and put them on live TV.
Limbaugh: Hashtag Activism on Nigeria Makes Obama ‘Look Impotent and Pathetic’Rush Limbaugh has been somewhat critical of the Obama administration this week on the “hashtag activism” surrounding the kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria, and doubled down on Friday, saying all the politicians and administration officials using the #BringBackOutGirls hashtag makes Obama look “impotent and pathetic.”
82-Year-Old Former Sen. Alan Simpson Gives Neil Cavuto ‘Intimacy’ Tips
Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), 82, joined Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Friday where he revealed what the host said was the former senator’s “saucy side.” Simpson shared with Cavuto some “intimacy” tips, extending even to keeping one’s partner happy in “the sack.”
Monica Mania Shows Nostalgia for the ’90s Stronger than EverMonica Lewinsky’s reemergence has proven two things: Nostalgia for the ’90s is stronger than one would think. And there’s more from that decade back in our lives than we realize.
The New York Times posted an editorial about minimum wage : "The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage." Their basic premise is:
"Decades of research, facts and evidence show that increasing the minimum wageis vital to the economic security of tens of millions of Americans, and would be good for the weak economy. As Congress begins its own debate, here are answers to some basic questions about the need for an increase."
And is there an alternative, they say:
"No. Other programs, including Food stamps, Medicaid and the earned-income tax credit, also increase the meager resources of low-wage workers, but they do not provide bargaining power to claim a better wage. "
An author at The Whited Sepulchre has a good response to the NYT editorial: "The New York Times Should Raise Its Price By 50% Between Now And 2016." They write:
"How do you get people to purchase more of something? According to the New YorkHoly Times, you raise the price. How do you make yourself more attractive to employers? Keep raising your requested wage until someone says "I'll hire you". How do you increase employment? According to the New York Holy Times, you put an added burden on people who purchase labor. Good God in heaven...." and states the issue clearly: "I want to be paid as much as possible for my labor. Employers want to pay as little as possible. That varies from person to person, industry to industry, and enterprise to enterprise. And the last humans on earth that I would want to determine that rate? The New YorkHoly Times Editorial Board, Barack Obama, and the U.S. Congress. The "perfect" rate will be determined by political considerations, not economic ones. "
It's all about the politics and the politics of power. The wage earner is very low on the priority chart if he is even on it at all.