So the Covington Catholic kid's lawyer, Lin Wood has officially filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post for $250 million.
The amount Jeff Bezos paid for the newspaper.
We will what happens.
Supposedly, they are also suing Mr. Phillips.
I look forward to seeing how this fight plays out.
Mr. Wood was Herman Cain's lawyer, and Richard Jewell.
I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
The report: https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to
Herring, hope MIL gets well. Such a fine line with these old folks. I had a dehydrated 90 year old patient that went into fluid overload on IV fluids the other day and had to give her a low dose lasix to help with that. She made it to rehab when I worked the other day so she was okay. But you put out one fire, and another starts up.
Nel, I always have a resentment about "customer service" training. It's quite simple...good staffing equals good customer service and I do not need any training on how to be a good nurse. That river of poop situation sounds like the one I saw the next shift dealing with while I was charting (and call lights going off with one tech tied up in a room with an 18 to one ratio...there goest those customer service scores).
J22, did you wind up watching any Netflix? I just watched a series on megacities which highlighted four megapolis's around the world (Dehli, Mexico City, Moscow and Hong Kong). I enjoyed them except there were no subtitles when they were talking with non-English speakers.
Had a poor nights sleep again. Hard a hard time falling asleep and slept fitfully. Sometime after 1AM I took 1/2 a sleeping pill and slept a few hours. Up early so as not to ruin tonight's sleep. Waiting to see if I'll be called in. It would be an 8 hour shift from 11-7, not a 4 hour shift. Again, I'd be happy not to do it. I don't need the money, but like Dianah said, it's for "life", and after paying off my debt a few weeks ago, I could use some emergency money and spending money.
I had an okay day off yesterday. Mowed the front grass. It was quite warm and the air conditioner came on. Made a lovely "Cambodian sweet and sour eggplant and tofu" dish. I added the tofu actually and it cut back on the sweet. Was quite good. Bowling team did well last night. We jumped back up to 11th place. 🙂
I need to mop the floors and cook something for dinners the next couple of days. If I don't get called in I hope to go to yoga. I finished up a 20 class pass. But if I don't get to work today, I will not, I will not, I will not volunteer for Friday and work 5 12's in a row again. 😂
Have a great day!
Doubtful she's committing career suicide, she's currently the darling of the right wing media. Surely Fox News or someone will pick her up.
I appreciate when people do call out the media and their biases.
She makes a lot of generalizations there.
Such as " all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative".
Or " “How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage?” she asked. “When they simplify it all and there’s no gray. There’s no gray. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not — there’s something wrong.” Which makes no sense to me, other than feeding into the paranoia that the media is not to be trusted and is fake news.
She also states that 85% percent of reporters are Democrats as an assured fact and doesn't state a source. Of course she's being interviewed but as a journalist surely she should back this up. I can't find any documentation of this fact. From 2014 I found this:
It states: Meanwhile, the number of journalists who consider their role to be “investigating government claims” is at its highest yet, with 78.2 percent finding that aspect of their jobs “extremely important.” Obama was president then. Obviously with a Republicans in power investigating government claims would make it seem like they were slanted to the left.
I think sometimes when media says "Trump falsely stated...." which is a true unbiased statement, the right will scream "the media is so anti-Trump and biased", when it merely is a true statement.
We have long had editorials in newspapers which were slanted one way or another, and now we have news pundits that are slanted one way or another, and the internet. It's sometimes hard to filter through what is opinion and bias and what is fact. So I will agree with her on that.
I wonder why society shouldn't share in responsibility for childcare. I am not certain that dual income households are a choice more than they are a necessity, for much of the country. Historically, the wages for those households has been flat while the COL has not been flat.
If our government demonstrates a need to share in the costs of business by allowing some wealthy corporations to avoid taxation entirely, why shouldn't that same government share in the costs of being a citizen? Corporate socialism.
Thanks for the story Nel. Sometimes our Freedom of Press is a bit disturbing, but I suppose we can't have it any other way. Although Germany has free press, they can't glorify Nazism in press.
To me this is the problem with spreading lies like Democrats are "socialists" because it becomes "socialist-communists" and turns into hatred. Granted we all know this is just a very few out of Republicans that would to hate and violence. But it happens (such as the recent beating of a BBC reporter).
Another good example is "Drag Queen Story Hours" which is all around the country. Parents choose to let their kids be read a story by a drag queen and it's a big hit with kids and parents alike. There was a protester outside this month's hour here in St. Petersburg that had a huge sign "pedophile story hour". We all know pedophiles are reviled and hated in our society. We all should know that violence towards transgendered women and drag queens is at an all time high.
I'm not saying your wrong because companies want to be competitive and with huge tax breaks and a good stock market perhaps they can swallow up some of the tariffs. But I've read traditionally tariffs are passed on to consumers or they find alternatives to buying tariffed goods. There's only so much "cutting into their profit" that stockholders are going to stand I would think. I wish you'd provide some source for your statement so I don't have to go looking. 😂
I will say that Trump does like the idea of money coming into the government as it makes his tax cuts a bit more palatable to the revenue.
Well, it looks as though the faux emergency declaration isn't working out so well for Trump.
According to an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, 6 out of 10 Americans disapprove of the action.
Hurry up 2020 elections!!!!
I agree with Elizabeth Warren, that Trump may not be around for the elections, and if he is, he may be in for a very big surprise.
Perhaps a second Blue Wave????
And we should all know that drag queen, doesn't equal pedophile.
Just like Catholic priest, doesn't equal moral citizen.
A robust First Amendment means we all have the right to be offended.
The saddest part of the story I highlighted, is just how far the newspaper mentioned has fallen.
It went from muckraker, to muck producer.
You know, I have never understood this economic equation.
How is outside childcare so expensive, yet childcare workers, paid so little?
Where is the money going?
My family was very fortunate in that my grandmother and aunts provided childcare while my parents worked.
I guess that is the beauty of nearby, extended family.
Of course, this argument goes back to social welfare.
If we look at Scandinavia, with some of the world's highest taxes, highest happy populations and highest social welfare programs, we can see the benefit to subsidized childcare.
Or maybe, both men and women should give actual thought to having children.
The people that I know, myself included, who are childless, actually gave thought, to what it meant to be a parent.
And we rejected parenthood.
Most of the people I know with children, actually gave little thought to the process.
The other night, a 25-year-old tech on my unit stated she was trying to get pregnant.
I said: Haven't you had the boyfriend for three weeks? Shouldn't you know this guy a bit better before having a child with him?
Her response: We've known each other longer than that. We just got together three weeks ago. Anyways, I'm not worried about it.
I said: Oh.
Her boyfriend is a 39-year-old, unemployed landscaper, who let's her buy him $60 Converse sneakers. And who is essentially living with her, in the apartment she still shares with another ex boyfriend.
Yes, people need to THINK before reproducing.
Here is another example of the media behaving badly.
From today's Washington Post:
'Time For The KKK To Night Ride Again': An AL Newspaper Editor Wants To Bring Back Lynching
Bravo to the student journalists who brought this outrageous garbage to light.
They have a bright future ahead.
She was criticized for the apology, by other journalists.
She blamed the source, instead of herself.
Journalism 101, teaches you that you verify your source, especially if they are giving you inflammatory information.
And this is why media organizations, such as NPR, will say:
The NY Times is reporting blah, blah blah.
NPR has not been able confirm/verify the story.
Sloppy work, burns.
And that is what happened to Ms. Logan.
I learned in college, while studying mass communication, that all a journalist has, ultimately, is the public's trust.
Violate that, and your career is over.
Ms. Logan learned that lesson.
It looks as though she is trying to rebuild her career any way she can.