Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem ‘The Hill We Climb’

From PBS: Great poem, wonderful reading. Brings me back to something in the vein of Steve Coleman’s ‘I Wanna Hear a Poem’ slam poetry. First heard this back in sophomore year of high school; haven’t forgotten it since. My favorite stanza: I wanna hear a poem where ideas kiss similes so deeply that metaphors get …

If We Raise the Minimum Wage, What Will Happen to My Gruel Business?

From McSweeney’s: Democrats’ proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour will be an absolute disaster for small businesses like my own, Gruel & Unusual Foods, Inc., which relies on an impoverished underclass to consume my bland and tasteless sludge because they have literally no other options. […] This country used to care …

The Minimum Wage

A line cook making $15/hr would double the cost of a meal at McDonald’s, but somehow their CEO making $18 million plus has no impact? Whatever happens, we need a rationale debate on this. Enough noise from the red-necks and social-justice warriors in the cheap seats.

A Conservative’s Guide to Preparing for a Biden Presidency

From McSweeney’s: Register with Planned Parenthood. Every citizen will be required to obtain at least one abortion each year that Joe Biden is in office. If you are not already pregnant, Joe Biden will correct that some time in the coming months. Be patient. Transfer of power is complicated, and these things take time. The …

Trump revokes rule preventing White House staff from lobbying

From Politico: After campaigning on a promise to “drain the swamp,” Donald Trump ended his presidency by revoking his own rule meant to prevent White House staff from lobbying. Shortly after he entered office, Trump signed an executive order that barred appointees from any lobbying related to their agency for five years, in addition to …