schmitttty:

we have a festival for a fish.


I love telling people in cali about the mullet festival. They of course instantly think of the hairstyle. I guess the fish isn’t that much better.

johnswelsh:

So apparently the local Niceville (outside of Crestview, opposite of Fort Walton/Destin) rednecks attacked Dustin Lynch with a beer can

My homearea is national news because of these morons, and apparently I missed mullet festival because of work sobs

And in case you thought of of Florida was Miami and swim suits, nah son. 

Oh my hometown. I haven’t been to the mullet festival in years. One of these years I’ll get to go again.

Working on flowers and ferrets

I’ve been fairly productive (and scattered) with my art today.

My moms friends has like 20 indoor cats…her favorite died recently so she sent me some pics and asked me to make a clay version of him.

This is the finished product.

abqandnotu:

nonfunctioningdevice:

Lol I fucked this dudes gf

who are you and why are you proud of being a lowlife

a-little-more-spoopy-than-usual:

lameboob:

lameboob:

why was the kidney transplant patients room a mess

because he was unorganized

Is this an anti joke or is there something I’m not getting here…?

Un-organ-ized. Kidney. Organ. Removed. Get it?

Anonymous said: The Republican Party's greed can be shown very easily and clearly. The livable wage for New York City is aprox. $12.75/hour while the federal minimum wage is only a mere $7.25/hour. If the Republican run congress cares so much about the average American (and that includes Latinos *gasp*) then why has the congress made no effort to raise the federal minimum wage?

levanna:

ladycontrarian:

kody—with—a—k:

runningrepublican:

itsaksthing:

questioningthenormal:

doyouevenliberty:

runningrepublican:

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I’m so glad you said this Anon, because it truly shows the ignorance of any run of the mill tumblr user. So let’s begin. Have a seat and pour yourself a drink, because we’re going to talk some economics here. Despite you saying earlier "numbers and statistics cannot measure a person’s moral compass." I’m going to show you that this is not only the moral high ground fallacy, but that many democrats understand yet continue to push for a minimum wage increase while possessing the knowledge that it does real harm to people financially. The moral high ground fallacy is one that allows one to take on the “holier than thou” appearance. 

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First, what is the minimum wage? It is a law put in place, that a business can not pay it’s workers making an hourly wage less than a set price. In economics this is what is known as a price floor.  In the case of minimum wage the product limited is a worker’s labor and the minimum price set currently is $7.25. There are two groups of people that are in favor of minimum wage. Those who do not understand economics and those that do yet have self serving intentions. I can infer that you are the first. This first group believes that by raising minimum wage, they are helping the low wage workers and increasing the worker’s pay. However the intentions of a law do not equal the outcome of the law.

When the price of a good or service is artificially raised, a surplus of the good or service is created. It becomes too costly to employ workers, which is shown below as a leftward movement along the demand curve. And an excess of workers to meet that demand, or an upward movement along the supply curve, shown below. In real world language, this means an increase in unemployment; An increase specifically in low wage workers. So rather than have their pay increased, some of the low wage workers will be left high and dry with zero income.

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Now, many of you other internet justice bloggers out there are going to realize that not every worker will be laid off, which is true and you might think that the increase in wages to the workers that are left will account for the increase in unemployment or something along the lines of that. However the problem of low wages is compounded when you account for the increase in the consumer price index in response to minimum wage. This means that consumer goods like food, clothes and your daily items will increase, because minimum wage workers exist in those industries to a large degree. This increase in prices isn’t a problem for people with upper middle class parents like many of us, myself included. However low wage workers are affected most by increases in consumer goods because those take up a larger percentage of their spending. To summarize, the poor have to spend more on food and clothing which they already struggle with and then they have to worry about losing their job because of minimum wage. Still think Democrats are morally superior? No? Let’s keep going.

Anon:

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In the long run, industries that do not or can not replace their low wage workers with automated technology still demand a certain demand low skilled workers. What must happen for that demand is the dollar must lose value to allow for the worker to be paid at minimum wage. This means that each dollar a worker is paid is now worth less than it was before.

So if we raised minimum wage to your example of $12.75 an hour, eventually that $12.75 would not be enough to live off of, this is due to increases in the CPI and inflation. So all you lefties who want minimum wage pegged to inflation, you’re literally trying some pseudo-science shit. 

My final point is the second group of people; those who understand all of this yet still want an increase in minimum wage. These people often have ties to unions or are union funded. Think new New York City mayor Bill De Blasio. He’s just been sworn in and supports raising minimum wage to a “livable wage”. Yet he also has strong ties to unions. When one raises the minimum wage, the easiest workers to fire are non-unionized workers. Firing non-union workers reduces Union competition in the job market. This ensures that Union workers higher wages without the chance of being fired. The unions vote Democrat and carry heavy political sway, therefore the Democrats raise minimum wage.

So what have we learned. Increasing minimum wage will

  • Cause the low wage workers to lose their jobs.
  • Cause the purchasing power of their wages to decrease
  • Cause the products they need most to increase in cost
  • It’s a tool for unions to snuff out competition

So while you might think the Democrats are looking out for the little guy, they’re looking out for their Union buddies and actually cutting workers pay or eliminating it all together. Meanwhile the Republicans are the made out to look like the bad guy.

So to answer your question "If the Republican run congress cares so much about the average American (and that includes Latinos *gasp*) then why has the congress made no effort to raise the federal minimum wage?"  I would say that that is an appeal to emotion and you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. 

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That was beautiful

And this is why we shouldn’t raise the minimum wage in case you were wondering

Oh my god. This is the best.

Oldie but a goodie

A lesson that desperately needs to be taught.

#micdrop

This is all very well put. But you need to explain what does need to happen to make minimum wage employees pay something the can actually live on…I personally make over minimum wage and still live paycheck to paycheck. I can’t even fathom what people making minimum wage have to do to survive…

Starting on the spirited away side! The two long sides will be howls moving castle and my neighbor totoro.

blackhawklullaby:

“you were the only one who took your shoes off when you walked in”

“i was?” (x)

I leave my shoes in the car. And the rare times I don’t i take my shoes off as soon as I get inside. I hate wearing shoes.

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