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    by coldwarrior ( 76 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at April 5th, 2017 - 8:10 am

    MSNBC’s Matthews, Corn Meltdown, Claim Susan Rice ‘Unmasking’ Controversy Is Racist and Sexist

    YAWN….

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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | April 5, 2017 8:21 am

      WINNING!

      The year’s fast start for job creation showed no signs of letting up in March as private payrolls saw another big boost, according to a report Wednesday.

      Companies added 263,000 jobs for the month, ADP and Moody’s Analytics said. That was well above the 185,000 expected from economists surveyed by Reuters and also better than the 245,000 reported for February.


    2. 2 | April 5, 2017 8:21 am

      Polls show Trump’s approval ratings down. I wonder how much of it’s because of this endless mantra about ties to Russia/he’s under Russia’s thumb?


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | April 5, 2017 8:23 am

      @ right_wing2:

      are these the same polls that had hillary winning?


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | April 5, 2017 8:29 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ right_wing2:

      are these the same polls that had hillary winning?

      no, I don’t THINK so. IBD/TIPP poll.

      but I can’t tell from this why. the constant MSM harrassment or healthcare or people think he hasn’t been tough enough on Ryan and mean to the Freedom Caucus? Who knows?


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | April 5, 2017 8:30 am

      and this is why the ‘elitists’ in the i95 belt way, the so called ‘con’servatives hate trump…theyse guys that he is speaking to are the future of the gop, not the word whores and not the poseurs of ‘principled conservatives’ who talk a good game but never seem to deliver.


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | April 5, 2017 8:37 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      i cant seem to find the tabs for that poll…

      anyway, play nice. bedtime for the nachtarbeiter.


    7. Deplorable Idapig
      7 | April 5, 2017 9:24 am

      Good morning, everybody!


    8. 9 | April 5, 2017 9:51 am

      @ lobo91:

      Which is a cowpie. It was speculated by someone who would KNOW that the reason Obama changed the regs about intelligence dispersal and unmasking on January 3 was so that WHEN it came to light about the unmasking, they’d be able to say, “oh no, see, the rules were different.”

      He also mentioned that John Schindler wrote a scathing write-up on Rice and how much she was HATED in the intelligence community, that she asked for things that she shouldn’t have and they balked at giving it to her.

      Anyone think that what Nunes saw at the WH (where he HAD to go to view it) was the proof of Rice’s so-called “spreadsheets.” And that the Democrats know it exists. Hence getting the word out to the sympathetic media to immediately discredit the revelation that this is what she did.

      And the Media piles into their Clown Car and protects the congenital liar.


    9. 10 | April 5, 2017 9:59 am

      Also, did the highly edu-macated Susan “Dirty” Rice actualy say “I didn’t leak nothing to nobody”? Don’t double negatives make a positive?


    10. eaglesoars
      11 | April 5, 2017 10:04 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      He also mentioned that John Schindler

      It’s not clear to me from your post who ‘He’ is, and that assertion may be true, but a word to the wise: I wouldn’t piss on Schindler if he were on fire.


    11. 12 | April 5, 2017 10:16 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I rewound the podcast – the gentleman is Michael Duran. Former National Security Council Senior Director (GWB), he’s with the Hudson Institute (which I confess in my ignorance I’ve little knowledge of). Has written a book called “Ike’s Gamble” about Ike and the Middle East. It’s actually a good interview. I fast forward the rants and “I’m so great parts” of his show now and wait for the law analysis.

      I don’t know much about Schindler. But your caveat is good enough for me.


    12. eaglesoars
      13 | April 5, 2017 10:51 am

      Part 3 of the Manhoff Archives is now available. You may remember he was an American diplomat stationed in Moscow in the early 50s, before and after Stalin’s death and was eventually expelled for espionage. He took home movies!

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I don’t know much about Schindler.

      John Schindler was a prof at the Naval War Academy and got his ass booted for sexting women not his wife. Anthony Weiner learned the arts from him. He is a nevertrumper that makes ‘dubious character’ sound like high praise. On the day of Trump’s inauguration he tweeted frantically stuff like IT’S HAPPENING NOW!! THEY’RE TAKING HIM DOWN NOW!! Meaning that the intelligence agencies were going to prevent Trump from being inaugurated somehow. He is or was an ‘analyst’ at the NSA which appears to be an acronym for NoSentientActivity and writes on security issues for The Observer, the NYC paper owned/published by Jared Kushner. He is good buddies with Rick Wilson, who writes books (!), is also a nevertrumper, and tweeted a question to Ann Coulter: “Does Trump pay you double for anal?”. He deleted the tweet and explained it away on stress caused by death threats to his children from Trump supporters.


    13. Deplorable Idapig
      14 | April 5, 2017 10:53 am

      April Fools Prank in the UK reaps hilarious response from the left!


    14. 15 | April 5, 2017 11:08 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      WINNING!

      Winning in my book will be defined as taking place, when the 18 US Code Chapter 115 prosecutions against the Obama Administration begin. One has to wonder, Obama knew that Trump did not believe that he was born in the United States. Obama knows from first hand experience just how powerful the POTUS is. Furthermore, considering that Obama had every single record about himself legally sealed.

      It really does beg the question, why would Obama engaging in criminal 18 US Code Chapter 115 activities. There is absolutely no question that he did. But why? Could it be, that the birth certificate that Obama’s half brother keeps showing, really is Obama’s birth certificate? Barack Obama has placed himself in a position where as lawyers are so found of saying, “Discovery really is a bitch”.

      Could it be that Obama went along with the 18 US Code Chapter 115 criminal attempt to overthrow the Trump Administration to conceal that he really never was eligible to be POTUS, and that he needed to protect his SCOTUS appointments and other legislation that he passed? Could this be the reason that Barack Obama was willing to try to overthrow the Trump administration and place Hillary Clinton in office?


    15. Deplorable Idapig
      16 | April 5, 2017 11:12 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      WINNING!

      Winning in my book will be defined as taking place, when the 18 US Code Chapter 115 prosecutions against the Obama Administration begin. One has to wonder, Obama knew that Trump did not believe that he was born in the United States. Obama knows from first hand experience just how powerful the POTUS is. Furthermore, considering that Obama had every single record about himself legally sealed.

      It really does beg the question, why would Obama engaging in criminal 18 US Code Chapter 115 activities. There is absolutely no question that he did. But why? Could it be, that the birth certificate that Obama’s half brother keeps showing, really is Obama’s birth certificate? Barack Obama has placed himself in a position where as lawyers are so found of saying, “Discovery really is a bitch”.

      Could it be that Obama went along with the 18 US Code Chapter 115 criminal attempt to overthrow the Trump Administration to conceal that he really never was eligible to be POTUS, and that he needed to protect his SCOTUS appointments and other legislation that he passed? Could this be the reason that Barack Obama was willing to try to overthrow the Trump administration and place Hillary Clinton in office?

      There’s no precedent for that. Could we really do a reset on his whole administration? That would be beyond wonderful – so I don’t see it happening. Everybody (including legal minds) would be out there everyday saying, “It’s done. It’s over. Let’s move on.” And that would be that.


    16. 17 | April 5, 2017 11:18 am

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      There’s no precedent for that.

      There is never a precedent for anything, until there is.


    17. eaglesoars
      18 | April 5, 2017 11:31 am

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      April Fools Prank in the UK reaps hilarious response from the left!

      my fave: From Bassem al Masri; Zionists ruin everything they touch; Salt Lake City, UT


    18. 19 | April 5, 2017 11:34 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Okay so that IS the guy I was thinking of! He and Three-Chin Charlie over at the Swamp are buddies on Twitter, although once in awhile he seems to say something I agree with. I’m always getting him confused with Kurt Schlichter, who I believe is one of the good guys.


    19. eaglesoars
      20 | April 5, 2017 11:38 am

      Someone (David Brock, call your office?) is shopping around to news outlets baseless claims that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch committed acts of plagiarism in four passages in his 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

      Multiple academics who have reviewed the charges—including one of Gorsuch’s imagined victims—have rejected those claims, which, they explain, rest on a misunderstanding of academic citation standards and don’t involve misappropriation of anyone’s ideas, theories, or creative expressions.

      It would be interesting to know who came up with this one


    20. 21 | April 5, 2017 11:38 am

      @ doriangrey:

      It really does beg the question, why would Obama engaging in criminal 18 US Code Chapter 115 activities. There is absolutely no question that he did. But why? Could it be, that the birth certificate that Obama’s half brother keeps showing, really is Obama’s birth certificate? Barack Obama has placed himself in a position where as lawyers are so found of saying, “Discovery really is a bitch”

      Because he thought Beastie would win the election and nothing would come of this. As I said upthread, this may explain why the change in “unmasking” regulations in January before he left office. It also may explain why he’s lying low (and as you’ve pointed out, why he’s in Tahiti). He’s there with 30 guys for a MONTH? I wonder if he thought when he left that it would all blow over before his scheduled return.


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | April 5, 2017 11:41 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Kurt Schlichter, who I believe is one of the good guys

      Schlicter is one of the good guys. He’s just released his first book, People’s Republic. We’ve had our civil war between the left and the right. California is The People’s Republic and you can just imagine…it’s not Dostoevsky, but it’s a fun read.


    22. 23 | April 5, 2017 11:41 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      They appear to be desperate for anything to justify NOT voting for him. Oh please – the kept plagiarizing Joe Biden as Chairman on the effing JUSTICE Committee for God’s sake. I have a feeling they realize McConnell may just pull the nuclear trigger on Gorsuch. And if THAT happens, if Trump gets another SCOTUS nominee they can’t stop it.


    23. 24 | April 5, 2017 11:43 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh, yes, I CAN imagine. I am just waiting to retire, and then I’m out of here. I’m thinking Texas but I don’t know if at the age of 70 I’ll be able to deal with the humidity. Heck, I’m considering high desert in Nevada even (Carson City and environs).


    24. Deplorable Idapig
      25 | April 5, 2017 11:43 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      April Fools Prank in the UK reaps hilarious response from the left!

      my fave: From Bassem al Masri; Zionists ruin everything they touch; Salt Lake City, UT

      Ugh! They’re EVERYWHERE!


    25. Deplorable Idapig
      26 | April 5, 2017 11:45 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Someone (David Brock, call your office?) is shopping around to news outlets baseless claims that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch committed acts of plagiarism in four passages in his 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

      Multiple academics who have reviewed the charges—including one of Gorsuch’s imagined victims—have rejected those claims, which, they explain, rest on a misunderstanding of academic citation standards and don’t involve misappropriation of anyone’s ideas, theories, or creative expressions.

      It would be interesting to know who came up with this one

      Someone who is actually guilty of the charge. Liberals ALWAYS project.


    26. Deplorable Idapig
      27 | April 5, 2017 11:47 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh, yes, I CAN imagine. I am just waiting to retire, and then I’m out of here. I’m thinking Texas but I don’t know if at the age of 70 I’ll be able to deal with the humidity. Heck, I’m considering high desert in Nevada even (Carson City and environs).

      Idaho is high desert. And we are like the country was 40 years ago – except we still have all the toys/tech.


    27. 28 | April 5, 2017 11:49 am

      In news that comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody.

      http://people.com/music/barry-manilow-hid-sexuality-thought-being-gay-would-disappoint-fans/


    28. 29 | April 5, 2017 12:11 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      That’s funny!


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | April 5, 2017 12:13 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      In news that comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody.

      http://people.com/music/barry-manilow-hid-sexuality-thought-being-gay-would-disappoint-fans/

      you know, I just HATE it when their makeup is better than mine


    30. eaglesoars
      31 | April 5, 2017 12:19 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      Idaho is high desert. And we are like the country was 40 years ago – except we still have all the toys/tech.

      how are the gun laws?


    31. 32 | April 5, 2017 12:24 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      WINNING!

      The year’s fast start for job creation showed no signs of letting up in March as private payrolls saw another big boost, according to a report Wednesday.

      Companies added 263,000 jobs for the month, ADP and Moody’s Analytics said. That was well above the 185,000 expected from economists surveyed by Reuters and also better than the 245,000 reported for February.

      What I am going to be curious about is the GDP growth figures for Q1/2017. Most of Obama’s growth figures were >2% and I think he was actually negative a couple of quarters.

      I would LOVE to see Trump’s first quarter growth at 2.5 or greater, so that when the libs in my office try to give Obama credit for it, ask why it never happened on HIS watch then.


    32. 33 | April 5, 2017 12:28 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      In news that comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody.

      http://people.com/music/barry-manilow-hid-sexuality-thought-being-gay-would-disappoint-fans/

      Indeed. And from the photos, it looks like Barry has had some “work done” on his face.


    33. 34 | April 5, 2017 12:31 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      Idaho is another possibility. We have several friends who have already left the Bay Area and moved to Idaho. I’m in favor of it myself. We’re being given the heads up what liberal enclaves to avoid.


    34. Deplorable Idapig
      35 | April 5, 2017 1:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      Idaho is high desert. And we are like the country was 40 years ago – except we still have all the toys/tech.

      how are the gun laws?

      Yippee Ka-yay! Open carry. You don’t need a permit here. You may still need to get CC, but with open carry, who needs it? As a result, we have VERY low gun violence. In fact the only shooting I can recall was was a rancher getting shot and killed by cops – after THEY called him to get his cow off the road. Weird case!


    35. Deplorable Idapig
      36 | April 5, 2017 1:58 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I would LOVE to see Trump’s first quarter growth at 2.5 or greater, so that when the libs in my office try to give Obama credit for it, ask why it never happened on HIS watch then.

      Because BUSH!


    36. Deplorable Idapig
      37 | April 5, 2017 2:03 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      Idaho is another possibility. We have several friends who have already left the Bay Area and moved to Idaho. I’m in favor of it myself. We’re being given the heads up what liberal enclaves to avoid.

      Yes, Californians, Washingtonians and Oregonians are flooding the state, which is how Boise got a freak-lib mayor who is determined to mess up a good thing. And make no mistake, we have a good thing going here!

      The only other downside is that Chobani asshole is flooding Twin Falls with moslems and the first thing they do is rape a 5 year old disabled girl. And the freak city council has been trying to bury the story, but they lost control of that one. Still waiting for them to do the right thing before the people form a lynch mob!


    37. Guggi
      38 | April 5, 2017 2:10 pm

      What happened to Steve Bannon? No longer a member of the security council


    38. lobo91
      39 | April 5, 2017 2:17 pm

      Guggi wrote:

      What happened to Steve Bannon? No longer a member of the security council

      Someone came to their senses?

      He never should have been in the first place


    39. Guggi
      40 | April 5, 2017 2:30 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      He never should have been in the first place

      Why?


    40. lobo91
      41 | April 5, 2017 2:31 pm

      @ Guggi:

      Because he’s a political strategist, not a national security professional.


    41. lobo91
      42 | April 5, 2017 2:32 pm

      Senate Dem Admits He Won’t Confirm Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee

      Senate Dems have tried to clumsily paint their filibuster plot as a reaction to Gorsuch rather than Trump. This wasn’t very credible as Gorsuch sailed to the process. He’s a likable and highly rated judge.

      Now Senator Blumenthal has let the cat out of the bag. It’s not about Gorsuch. It’s about President Trump.

      Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., linked his vote opposing Gorsuch, at least in part, to the current investigations into connections between Trump’s orbit and Russia.

      “It is about the constitutional crisis that may well be looming,” he said, arguing that Gorsuch had not demonstrated sufficient independence from Trump. Blumenthal added that the prospect of the Supreme Court needing to enforce a subpoena against the president was “far from idle speculation.”

      Let’s look past the excuses to the point.

      Blumenthal is saying that it’s not really about Gorsuch. Anyone President Trump nominates will be illegitimate because he’s illegitimate. And that’s the real Dem position.

      It’s a consistent position. That’s the essence of the whole “Resistance” attitude. But it also means that there’s no way for Republicans to work with Democrats. This isn’t obstructionism, as I’ve written several times, it’s insurrection.

      Republicans have no choice but to use the nuclear option, and to move forward however they can, because the second party in the two-party system has announced that it will block anything they do because they reject the outcome of the last election.


    42. Guggi
      43 | April 5, 2017 2:39 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ Guggi:

      Because he’s a political strategist, not a national security professional.

      ok, thx lobo


    43. 44 | April 5, 2017 3:03 pm

      @ lobo91:

      So the lying, dirtbag stolen valor Vietnam “combat vet” is going to pass judgment on a distinguished jurist?

      As we say in the South….My, My, My…..


    44. Deplorable Idapig
      45 | April 5, 2017 3:30 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      So the lying, dirtbag stolen valor Vietnam “combat vet” is going to pass judgment on a distinguished jurist?

      As we say in the South….My, My, My…..

      Or, “Well Bless his heart!”


    45. rain of lead
      46 | April 5, 2017 3:50 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      yeah, you don’t want to be on the wrong side of a “bless your heart”


    46. 47 | April 5, 2017 4:44 pm

      How the intel community was turned into a political weapon against President Trump

      A brutal indictment of the Deep State.


    47. Deplorable Bumr50
      48 | April 5, 2017 5:46 pm

      Maryland May Soon Require Businesses To Provide Paid Sick Leave To Employees…

      I’ll ALWAYS err on the side of less legislation, but I have mixed feelings about this.

      The trend locally is to eliminate “sick time” altogether and group everything as PTO.

      A lot of local companies have turned to contract and temporary employees to almost completely staff their businesses, and those folks are SOL if they get sick. My company will dismiss a temp for missing any more than a day, even with a legit illness/sickness.


    48. coldwarrior
      49 | April 5, 2017 6:04 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Guggi wrote:

      What happened to Steve Bannon? No longer a member of the security council

      Someone came to their senses?

      He never should have been in the first place

      i never understood that position for him.


    49. 50 | April 5, 2017 7:05 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      I believe California already has this law. Previously, you could have sick leave and PTO separate, the difference being that PTO rolled over to the next year and sick leave did not. I personally like the all-in-one PTO (but then again, I’m not an employer) as it ALL rolls over to the next year. A lot of employers do an optional buyout of PTO time at the end of the year to clear the books (we only offer ONE week of buyback).

      I’m capped at 1.5 times my annual PTO “in the bank”. After that, I stop accruing until the banked hours goes down.


    50. Deplorable Idapig
      51 | April 5, 2017 7:13 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      yeah, you don’t want to be on the wrong side of a “bless your heart”

      Yeah – I think I’d rather be shot!


    51. Deplorable Idapig
      52 | April 5, 2017 7:15 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Maryland May Soon Require Businesses To Provide Paid Sick Leave To Employees…

      I’ll ALWAYS err on the side of less legislation, but I have mixed feelings about this.

      The trend locally is to eliminate “sick time” altogether and group everything as PTO.

      A lot of local companies have turned to contract and temporary employees to almost completely staff their businesses, and those folks are SOL if they get sick. My company will dismiss a temp for missing any more than a day, even with a legit illness/sickness.

      I was a contractor for 15 years and had the same amount of PTO as the Feds. I just couldn’t accrue it – it was use it or lose it.


    52. 54 | April 5, 2017 8:04 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      The call center I work for has PTO, and it’s almost impossible to use it for sick time.


    53. Deplorable Bumr50
      55 | April 5, 2017 8:34 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Do you mean you have sick time to use, or you just have PTO but can’t use it if you call in sick?

      We accrue 2 weeks a year, but I was a temp for six months before they finally hired me on so none of that time applies. I’m up to a whole 9.77 hours!

      The fact that they do what they do with temps, and that it’s a pretty much industry wide issue with manufacturing bothers me a great deal.


    54. 56 | April 5, 2017 8:39 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      It’s all PTO, no sick time. If you’re very lucky, there’s some PTO available for you to use as sick time. Mostly though you have to plan well ahead to use your PTO.


    55. Deplorable Bumr50
      57 | April 5, 2017 8:45 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      See, if I were to get sick, I wouldn’t WANT to use my PTO but from what I’m hearing the company will make you use it for both illness or anything like leaving early for a doctor’s appointment.

      I’m trying to save mine because my Dad moved to Bradenton, FL in December and as it stands it’s going to take me 9 months to get enough time to even schedule a trip (which, like at your place of employment, they want months notice for.)


    56. 58 | April 5, 2017 8:53 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      The problem is, if you aren’t able to use it as sick time, you start accruing ‘points’. Full day down to half shift is 1 point. Half shift to 2 hours is 3/4 point. 2 hours to 1 hour is 1/2 point. Less than an hour is 1/4 point. 3 points is ‘notice’, 6 is verbal warning, 9 is written warning and 12 is termination. I will give them credit for being very generous on those points. But no sick time sucks, even for someone who’s usually there like I am.


    57. Deplorable Bumr50
      59 | April 5, 2017 9:08 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Yeah, I hear you. It’s kind of like that where I am, but we don’t have a formal system just an arbitrary taskmaster of a plant manager.

      I’m very reliable, but I’ve seen GOOD people lose their jobs over a sh*tty week at home and an unavoidable traffic situation.

      When you run at over 50% contract/temporary or thereabouts, it’s clear not only that ownership doesn’t value individual employees, but also that you’re not going to be making much more money than you already are.


    58. Deplorable Idapig
      60 | April 5, 2017 9:13 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      The problem is, if you aren’t able to use it as sick time, you start accruing ‘points’. Full day down to half shift is 1 point. Half shift to 2 hours is 3/4 point. 2 hours to 1 hour is 1/2 point. Less than an hour is 1/4 point. 3 points is ‘notice’, 6 is verbal warning, 9 is written warning and 12 is termination. I will give them credit for being very generous on those points. But no sick time sucks, even for someone who’s usually there like I am.

      Federal contracting was much more accommodating and you could use PTO for sick days or vacations days. Work one month and you got one day, so 12 days a year plus the bazillion holidays and snow days made it very easy to work there. Come September though and if you had any time sitting on the books and your boss would have you in his office saying you needed to use it or lose it. No buy-backs.


    59. 61 | April 5, 2017 9:17 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      It’s possible to use PTO for sick time, but only if it’s there. I went home last Wed & had most of Wed & half of Thurs as PTO, but got ‘dinged’ for the last half of Thursday since all the PTO was gone.


    60. Deplorable Idapig
      62 | April 5, 2017 9:17 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      The problem is, if you aren’t able to use it as sick time, you start accruing ‘points’. Full day down to half shift is 1 point. Half shift to 2 hours is 3/4 point. 2 hours to 1 hour is 1/2 point. Less than an hour is 1/4 point. 3 points is ‘notice’, 6 is verbal warning, 9 is written warning and 12 is termination. I will give them credit for being very generous on those points. But no sick time sucks, even for someone who’s usually there like I am.

      Federal contracting was much more accommodating and you could use PTO for sick days or vacations days. Work one month and you got one day, so 12 days a year plus the bazillion holidays and snow days made it very easy to work there. Come September though and if you had any time sitting on the books and your boss would have you in his office saying you needed to use it or lose it. No buy-backs.

      What made it hard was the federal calendar which started Oct 1st and ended Sept 30. So if you wanted days off for the holidays you had to make arrangements.
      The fed always gave you the day after Thanksgiving, but mostly, if I wanted extra time off I’d have to make arrangements with my office – who would give me the time off – and then I’d have to fork over my PTO days during the year and pray I didn’t get sick and need them!


    61. Deplorable Bumr50
      64 | April 5, 2017 9:26 pm

      Drudge is ALL OVER WaPo’s “anonymous WH source” that’s saying Bannon threatened to quit over this removal of the NSC position.

      He was also the first to pull the trigger with an overly ambitious headline stating that Bannon had his security clearance revoked earlier in the day.

      I’ve long though that Drudge’s undoubtedly over-the-top Trump support was a bit odd, considering his borderline maddening pro-Romney behavior during the 2012 cycle including the GOP primary.


    62. Deplorable Bumr50
      65 | April 5, 2017 9:29 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Be on fleek.


    63. Deplorable Idapig
      66 | April 5, 2017 9:29 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      It’s possible to use PTO for sick time, but only if it’s there. I went home last Wed & had most of Wed & half of Thurs as PTO, but got ‘dinged’ for the last half of Thursday since all the PTO was gone.

      Yeah, if you don’t have the time it sucks. That’s why I never took PTO for extended days off. I only took long weekends with the holidays and saved it in case I got sick.

      I really tried to be there for my boss, so if I was sick and needed to do something for him I’d go in, get it done and then go home. But if he was gone I’d try and stay until so many hours would go by because if you left after those hours it counted as being there for the whole day. Not sick time. No PTO and you got paid for the whole day.

      Like I said, they were very accommodating!


    64. Deplorable Idapig
      67 | April 5, 2017 9:31 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Not from The Onion:

      Chelsea Clinton Gives Advice on How Millennial Women Can Be as Successful as Her

      The left really does read like the onion. O’s whole presidency was like one long onion prank!


    65. 68 | April 5, 2017 9:35 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      It’s more a case of there being PTO available for use by anyone. We have to have so many ‘butts in seats’, and if other people used up those PTO hours, you’re SOL even if you have 50 hours to use.


    66. Deplorable Bumr50
      69 | April 5, 2017 9:38 pm

      Paul Ryan: ‘We Will Need More Time to Do Tax Reform’

      Wednesday in Washington D.C., House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said tax reform will take “more time” and could take longer than health care legislation.

      Ryan said, “We will need more time to do tax reform. The House has a plan but the Senate doesn’t quite have one yet. They’re working on one. The White House hasn’t nailed it down. So even the three entities aren’t on the same page yet on tax reform.”

      “We can’t do it.”

      And don’t tell me Ryan doesn’t know how to word it better.

      Utter garbage.

      This is the GOPe again attempting to co-opt, cajole, or otherwise go against the White House.

      You’ll noticed the esteemed Senate is “working,” while the White House “can’t get it nailed down.”


    67. Deplorable Idapig
      70 | April 5, 2017 9:39 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      It’s more a case of there being PTO available for use by anyone. We have to have so many ‘butts in seats’, and if other people used up those PTO hours, you’re SOL even if you have 50 hours to use.

      That’s a dumb way of doing business! If you are an employer you do NOT want a sick person in your office no matter how few butts you have in those seats. Unless you want the whole office sick!

      I know! I typhoid a whole office by accident because I came in with a VERY high fever and didn’t know I was sick. By noon it had caught up with me and I went home via the doctors office (104 temp). That was a Friday and I was back on Monday. The whole office was out sick. They called me Typhoid XXXXXX after that!


    68. Deplorable Idapig
      71 | April 5, 2017 9:42 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Paul Ryan: ‘We Will Need More Time to Do Tax Reform’

      Wednesday in Washington D.C., House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said tax reform will take “more time” and could take longer than health care legislation.

      Ryan said, “We will need more time to do tax reform. The House has a plan but the Senate doesn’t quite have one yet. They’re working on one. The White House hasn’t nailed it down. So even the three entities aren’t on the same page yet on tax reform.”

      “We can’t do it.”

      And don’t tell me Ryan doesn’t know how to word it better.

      Utter garbage.

      This is the GOPe again attempting to co-opt, cajole, or otherwise go against the White House.

      You’ll noticed the esteemed Senate is “working,” while the White House “can’t get it nailed down.”

      Yeah, that’s BS. I’m sure Trump knows exactly what he wants done. Sheesh! I thought Boehner was bad! How do we get rid of Ryan?


    69. Deplorable Bumr50
      72 | April 5, 2017 10:03 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      How do we get rid of Ryan?

      I don’t know the procedural rules.

      What I do know is that it took a concerted effort from the democrat party to ram the Soetoro agenda down the throats of America, and that Trump has NOTHING of the sort to work with to undo it.


    70. Deplorable Idapig
      73 | April 5, 2017 10:10 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      How do we get rid of Ryan?

      I don’t know the procedural rules.

      What I do know is that it took a concerted effort from the democrat party to ram the Soetoro agenda down the throats of America, and that Trump has NOTHING of the sort to work with to undo it.

      I loathe the democrat party but you have to admire how they’ve always circled the wagons if they are under attack and they ALWAYS back each other up when it comes to policy. There are NO splinter factions that muck up the works for their side when it really matters.


    71. 74 | April 5, 2017 10:20 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      The Party of Evil vs the Party of Stupid


    72. Aussie Infidel
      75 | April 6, 2017 3:12 am

      Who was looking for a job?

      Was it Dorian or someone else?

      Anyway here are some positions advertised by RocketLabs NZ in Auckland

      Hope this helps.

      https://nz.jora.com/j?gclid=CLaV9p-ij9MCFVJwvAodeBkG6w&l=New+Zealand&q=Rocket+Lab&surl=0&tk=pmm0yzmGOYEUzhWYxI1n-aPvmunwFHSutF9FcvwEq&utm_campaign=dynamic&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google#email_alert_modal


    73. 76 | April 6, 2017 12:06 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Who was looking for a job?

      Was it Dorian or someone else?

      Anyway here are some positions advertised by RocketLabs NZ in Auckland

      Hope this helps.

      https://nz.jora.com/j?gclid=CLaV9p-ij9MCFVJwvAodeBkG6w&l=New+Zealand&q=Rocket+Lab&surl=0&tk=pmm0yzmGOYEUzhWYxI1n-aPvmunwFHSutF9FcvwEq&utm_campaign=dynamic&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google#email_alert_modal

      Now how do I get to New Zealand?


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