Patterico's Pontifications


Sockpuppet Friday—the “Punk Attackwatch” Edition!

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 11:16 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.

Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.

And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.


And of course you all know by now about Obama’s latest attempt to get you to report on your neighbor about the evil, mean, tricksey Republican attacks on Obama known as AttackWatch.

But guys, we are not having nearly enough fun with this.  Punk them.  Send them fake tips and offer humiliating tips.

Stuff like this:

Dear Sir or Madam,

This evil conservative says that Obama actually said that he wanted gas prices to be high, but didn’t want it to rise too quickly.  He even claimed to quote him as saying that under his plan energy prices would necessarily skyrocket and has proposed a tax on gasoline.  But that can’t be true, only a radical environmentalist ideologue would propose something that silly.  Please straighten them out.  You can find the claims here:

And here:

And thank you for protecting us from their lies!

So come up with your best punkings, send them in and share them with us.  Make sure they waste as much money on this as they do on “green jobs.”

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

Oh Goody: Obama Tries to Expand Federal Anti-Discrimination Law

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 7:47 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

Okay get ready because here comes another long one.

Via Hot Air, we learn that Obama’s job bill contains a unique provision.  Let’s let the Hill explain it:

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, which he presented to Congress on Monday, would make it illegal for employers to run advertisements saying that they will not consider unemployed workers, or to refuse to consider or hire people because they are unemployed.

The proposed language is found in a section of the bill titled “Prohibition of Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of an Individual’s Status as Unemployed.” That section would also make it illegal for employers to request that employment agencies take into account a person’s unemployed status.

Basically they would add a new category to those protected from discrimination: the unemployed.  Of course, they can’t protect them in every state of employment, but if you apply for a job and are denied it “because of” your status as a person who is already unemployed, you can then sue them!

Because you know how to increase employment?  By increasing the risks and costs of hiring.

Now the language of this entire bill is here.  If it remains in its present form, let me offer some observations about it.


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