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Labor Day

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To take advantage of large numbers of potential customers free to shop, Labor Day has become an important sale weekend for many retailers in the United States. Some retailers claim it is one of the largest sale dates of the year, second only to the Christmas season’s Black Friday.

Ironically, because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work longer hours. More Americans work in the retail industry than any other, with retail employment making up 24% of all jobs in the United States. As of 2012, only 3% of those employed in the retail sector were members of a labor union.

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Fox plays hardball and asks the really tough questions*

  • This man is lying.

Fox News bravely ignores the obvious question about how in the holy hell did an 8-year-old kid have access to a loaded firearm, and instead shows the sort of journalistic integrity they’re known for and blames Grand Theft Auto IV because Vidya Games kill people, not guns.

It’s that type of double-talk that completely erodes their political position while simultaneously validating the bias you already know is there. It’s not Right or Wrong, it’s Us versus Them. The Fox viewing audience like everything to be about them: Their Money, Their Guns, Their Marriage, Their Language, Their Schools, Their Officials, Their talking points — an echo chamber to validate whatever selfish and short-sighted world view they have because every other channel they turn to reminds them that they’re not the only people walking the Earth.


This shooting occurred in Louisiana, where Bobby Jindal (still!?!) has the State Troopers running around arresting people for consensual gay sex like Vladamir Putin. In Putin’s case it’s possibly legal, but in Louisiana those stupid laws were defanged by the Supreme Court years ago.

The State Department should be issuing travel advisories for Florida, Texas, Virginia, and Louisiana because it has been raining stupid down there for months and surely they’re flooded by now.

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It is tradition in the United States to wear your wedding ring on the ring finger of your left hand. People sometimes ask me why my wedding band is on my right hand instead of the left.

There are two reasons:

  1. I don’t have a traditional marriage.1 I also think every marriage evolves and changes much like the parties participating in it, and I think it’s best left to those people to negotiate what that is. If you’re married, you’re not married like everyone else. You aren’t married like you would have been married fifty years ago, and you certainly aren’t married like you would have been two-hundred years ago.
  2. I’m right-handed, and having my wedding ring on my right hand helps me be more mindful of my marriage. It’s my way of integrating The Eightfold Path without being a Buddhist.

  1. I especially don’t have a marriage that is completely undermined and devalued by letting same-sex couples get married, and that is what it means to have a traditional marriage in the United States if I am to believe a single word of what comes out of the frothy foaming mouths of a rabid and bigoted minority. 

Why I Wear my Wedding Ring on my Right Hand

Marriott Orlando Airport: I give you a ‘D+’

Tell Moses in the Attitude Café and those useless so-called valets that they’re now promoted to the Worst Hospitality Staff on the East Coast. And I survived the Worst Western in Atlanta, so I know what I’m talking about.

Room service people were very nice, as we’re the cleaning staff. But that isn’t enough to compensate for the monumentally terrible service at every other point in a five day visit.

Also, AT&T WiFi is fucking terrible. I cannot even believe they have the balls to charge for it.