Thursday, July 03, 2008

Takin' What They're Givin'

The Catholic Church needs your money. They need to replace several bejeweled crosses and rings that were stolen.

Wait. This just in - The priceless relics were found - In a cardboard box in the closet. Well, the church still needs your money to get a new safe and more bejeweled crosses, just like the ones Jesus had.

In more important news, Wal-Mart might have to pay its workers *gasp* overtime. Well-known right-wing radio nut-job Jason Lewis decried the ruling. He mentioned a rape case in St. Paul, and complained that instead of stopping rape, the authorities are going after Wal-Mart for making workers skip breaks. Boo-hoo, he says. Well, Lewis fills in for someone who makes $50 million a year, so I can see that skipping a break for that kind of money might make sense.

Well, for one, the people who look into corporate lawsuits aren't going to be stopping rape. Also, Wal-Mart was mostly hit for making people work off the clock.
Also, she was asked to work before or after she was clocked in. When asked by one of the attorneys why, when she was asked to work off the clock, she did it, Simonson said: "When your boss tells you to do something, you do it."
Jason, you've often praised America for being one of the first countries to abolish slavery. What exactly do you call being forced to work without pay? I know that it's tough to work 3 hours a day. Imagine if when you filled in for Rush, Clear Channel also asked you to do your own show and didn't pay you extra. You wouldn't stand for it. Forcing people to work without pay under threat of losing your job is slavery, and apparently you're not as against slavery as you portray yourself to be.

Lewis hates unions, but this is what happened before unions came along, and it's starting again as union membership wanes. Who could possibly have seen this coming?

Your Good Day's Work For A Good Day's Pay leader.


Swiftee said...

The city of Minneapolis should seriously consider loaning it's police force out to investigate WalMart work violations.

In addition to bringing those villians to justice (well, maybe), the city would save millions of dollars in out of court settlements and legal fees and the minority population of the city would have some time to let the lumps and broken bones heal.

Oh, and lest we forget, the PD would (probably) not lose any more cops by having it's employees mow each other down with machine guns.

Meanwhile, with the PD busy elsewhere, the crime rate in the city would level off.

It's a win-win.

DiscordianStooge said...

I see swiftee also supports slavery, as well as hating cops.

Swiftee said...

Hate cops? Not at all, stool.

Minneapolis' finest...what's not to love?

BTW, you forgot to mock the Pope's funny hat.

DiscordianStooge said...

I wasn't talking about the pope. But if you insist, boy does the pope have a big funny hat.

Meh, my heart wasn't into it.

Swiftee said...

"Your Good Day's Work For A Good Day's Pay leader."

Erm, you think you *might* want to rethink that tagline, stool?...just sayin' ;-)

You also might want to put a little more effort into hocking a rhetorical loogie or two in Rome's really don't want the PZians scuttling over here to encourage you...again, just sayin'

DiscordianStooge said...

Your right about the indictment, by the way. It is an outrage. The officer should have been quietly shipped to another parish ... I mean department, rather than being held accountable.

Swiftee said...

Now you're talking.