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from: Say Anything Blog

Five Minot State University Football Players Arrested On Drug Charges, One For Attempted Murder

As reported by local CBS affiliate KXMC, five members of the Minot State University football team have been arrested on drug charges, including one who will reportedly face attempted murder charges for assaults on two officers that left one of them unconscious.
These are just the latest criminal charges being faced by student athletes in the North Dakota University System. In the past year, no fewer than 15 members of the North Dakota State University football team have been arrested and convictedfor charges ranging from resisting arrest to alcohol to fraud. At the University of North Dakota several members of the men’s hockey team have also faced alcohol-related charges.

Behold, the Devastation of Climate Change

from Bloomberg

No Atlantic Hurricane by August in First Time in 11 Years
Six tropical systems have formed in the Atlantic since the season began June 1 and none of them has grown to hurricane strength with winds of at least 74 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. Accumulated cyclone energy in the Atlantic, a measure of tropical power, is about 30 percent of where it normally would be, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal hurricane forecasts.
Al Gore better get on that internet he invented and see if he can find out whether:  

  1. Global warming does not cause hurricanes.
  2. There is no global warming.
  3. Global warming is a good thing, or
  4. Hurricanes are a good thing, and global warming is a bad thing because it prevents hurricanes.

Also why do they study and forecast hurricanes at Colorado State University?  Shouldn’t they do that at Florida State University?  Or do they study and forecast mountain storms there?

History Shows Again and Again, How Nature Points Out the Folly of Men

” A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, will likely reach U.S. coastal waters starting in 2014, according to a new study. The long journey of the radioactive particles could help researchers better understand how the ocean’s currents circulate around the world.
Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016. Luckily, two ocean currents off the eastern coast of Japan — the Kuroshio Current and the Kuroshio Extension — would have diluted the radioactive material so that its concentration fell well below the World Health Organization’s safety levels within four months of the Fukushima incident. But it could have been a different story if nuclear disaster struck on the other side of Japan.”

The Rebuttal

seen at It Aint Holy Water  

Three Things I Really Hate to See After a Night of Heavy Drinking

Think Baseball, not Bowling - A Strike Does Nothing but Hurt You in this Game

from the Wall Street Journal :

Fast-Food Chains Face Challenges on Wages

Not Really

Union-Backed Campaign Leads Protests, Employee Walkouts Against McDonald's, Others

Fast food workers are coordinating protests to increase the minimum wage around the country Thursday. Annie Gasparro and Paul Sonn, Legal Co-Director of the National Employment Law Project, join Lunch Break. Photo: AP.
A union-backed campaign conducted scattered protests and employee walkouts at fast-food chains in 60 cities in an effort to ramp up pressure for increased wages while organizers are quietly working to create unions to represent fast-food workers.
The impact and size of Thursday's protests was difficult to gauge. Spokesmen for the protests' organizers estimated that they involved 1,000 fast-food outlets, and some other retailers, such as department stores, and claimed that walkouts shut down some restaurants.
McDonald's Corp. and Wendy's Co. said the protests had minimal effects on operations and that they were unaware of any shutdowns. At midday Thursday in downtown Chicago, one of the cities targeted, several outlets of both chains seemed undisturbed. People protested outside one Chicago McDonald's for about 45 minutes; a restaurant employee reached by phone, who didn't want to be identified, said none of the protesters were employed there.
see full article  here.

There’s a lot of stuff on the internet, but I have been unable to find even one story that indicates that the fast food workers strike was even the least bit successful. Nothing on the Drudge Report, nothing on Google, nothing.  
It would have probably been equally difficult to find any articles in the recent past that mentioned that the strikers had any chance of succeeding.  About the only people who thought the strikers had a chance of changing anything, were the strikers themselves, and a good percentage of them probably thought that they had no chance of winning, but they had nothing to lose.
They did however, have something to lose even if they did not realize it.  Even if there is no company policy against it, the striker’s managers will remember who did not show up for their shifts yesterday, and that cannot help but negatively affect their chances at any future promotions or raises.  
As a whole, the striking workers demonstrated that they are powerless to force higher wages through intimidation, which reinforces both the workers and the corporations notions about who has the upper hand.  There will be no $15 per hour fast food jobs, not now or in the near future.  The only thing that will ever get a burger flipping job up to $15 per hour, is inflation, and it’s a safe bet that price inflation will outpace wage inflation.
The strikers are guilty of not thinking things through.  Wage levels are the result of the labor market in a particular area.  Artificially raising prices or wages above market rates, always has negative, unintended consequences.  In this particular case it would mean a reduction in sales and ultimately jobs.  The least motivated and least productive employees (which certainlyincludes a good percentage of the strikers) would be the first to go.
It’s a safe bet that most of the strikers lean towards the liberal side.  If they want to change anything, here is where they start.  It’s the liberals who are always trying to increase the costs of running a business and are always the ones who are discouraging people from eating fast food for whatever reasons.  Both of these things put downward pressure on wages.
If fast food workers could somehow manage to make loud-mouthed liberals shut up and go away, they would do more to increase demand for the products they make and serve and thus put more upward pressure on their wages that any amount of striking ever could.

Racism and Voter ID

Imagine that if for whatever reason, there was a shift in voter demographics, and virtually all minorities started to vote for Republicans and at the same time, almost the exact same number of white voters defected to the Democrats.  In spite of this shift in voting patterns, the Democrats maintained their same levels of voter fraud and irregularities.

Would the Republicans then change their position on voter ID?  The answer would certainly be “No”, because the problem would be and always was, the number of fraudulent votes cast, not the race of the voters involved.

This is why the argument that voter ID laws are somehow racist, is ridiculous.  In fact, the only people who appear to be racists when it comes to voter ID laws, are the people who are against them.  They imply that people who belong to minorities are not capable of handling the simplest task that whites can handle everyday with ease.  They’re basically saying, people of color are too stupid to bring their own legitimate ID to a polling place.  Can you think of anything that could be more racist or offensive than that?  Where’s the outrage?

Democrats are willing to say and do anything in order to maintain their ability to cheat in elections, and they don’t care what it might make them, or the people they claim to be advocates of, look like.

Dear Abby in North Korea - It's Just Different Over There

You might think that the following is ridiculous, until you read this:

Dear Abby,

I am the dictator of a communist country in Northeast Asia.  I am having a problem with a woman that I have been in a relationship with for the past ten years.  I guess I should be upfront about everything and tell you that I am a married man, in fact that’s how I met her.  She is a singer in an orchestra that my wife belonged to.

I know it’s not right for a married man to have an affair.  My father was very disapproving of the whole thing before he died.  I’ve tried to break it off several times, but I always find myself going back to her.  What’s really troubling is that I have now learned that she has been involved in pornography.  Needless to say, this has been very hard on my marriage and probably doesn’t help me politically.  Abby, what should I do?  

- Shorty

Dear Shorty,

Obviously, this can’t go on forever.  Since she’s into porn, she’s probably game for anything, so make sure take the opportunity to fulfill any sexual fantasies you may have.  (Threesomes, S&M, orgies, beastiality, or whatever your into.) then, kill her -  and anyone connected with her.  Machine gun firing squads are the most effective, but if you really want to make a statement that will increase your stature (no pun intended), a direct hit with a mortar round really makes sends a message that no one should fuck with you.

What do you think?

This is from Wirecutter's blog
I also noticed that it was reposted on the Feral Irishman
it's probably on lots of other blogs.  I think we should all repost it, do everything we can to make it go viral.

I would be very interested to hear what anyone has to say about this.

Golden Geese News is now a "Top Rated" blog!

To my delight, I keep seeing stories about falling ratings for CNN and MSNBC, like this one from the Daily Caller.

DC Trawler

Rachel Maddow has half as many viewers as she had a year ago

11:44 AM 08/28/2013
Jim Treacher

I hate to indulge in schadenfreude, except whenever I feel like it. And with so much bad news in the world right now, we could all use some cheering up.
MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012…
Compared to August 2012, MSNBC was down -28% in total viewers and -32% in the A25-54 demographic in total day and -36% and -32%, respectively, in primetime…
In primetime, “The Rachel Maddow Show” posted all-time low ratings in total and demo viewers, down -43% and -47%, respectively. “The Last Word” posted a low in total viewers, losing -40% of its total viewer audience and -42% of its demo audience. at 8 PM, “All in” was down -48% and -42% in total and demo viewers, respectively, placing behind CNN for the hour.
Oh no, America. You’re missing out on this!

Note: original article contained videos - click link to watch:
And this!
And especially this!
I’m sure they’ll turn it around. And if worst comes to worst, I hear Al Jazeera America is hiring. These geniuses would feel right at home.
Tags: Treacher

Anyhow, I was looking around for some more stories on this, and here is what I found when I googled Rachel Maddow:

I consider this to be great news because simply by applying whatever system of measurement NBC uses, I can now consider the Golden Geese News, to be a "TOP RATED" blog!

Even Liberal Movie and TV Execs Run From Liberal Government

source: Varitey

L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood

Photograph by Art Streiber
AUGUST 26, 2013 | 01:35PM PT

COVER STORY: Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical politicians to fight against rich tax incentives from outside California

Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California.
Two days after this year’s Oscars, Hollywood’s councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios.
Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address “runaway production,” a buzzword that means little for those outside the industry and, for insiders, is a timeworn term for a chronic, unresolved problem alongside piracy and studio accounting.
But Garcetti, a series of location managers and other crew workers who spoke in late February tried convey a message of urgency: Hollywood’s homegrown industry is being ceded to other states and countries whose favorable tax credits are increasingly luring away movie and television production at an alarming rate. As competition both in the U.S. and abroad continues to grow, the state’s market share and longtime stronghold on production jobs and spending are fast evaporating.
You just gotta love this. Liberal filmmakers and television execs understand that liberal government policies are bad for their business.  Now, if they could just make the connection that liberalism is bad for ALL OTHER BUSINESSES and thus, BAD FOR EVERYONE, maybe we can start getting somewhere.  If they don’t, they’re going to come off looking a little hypocritical.