The Daily Wrap: August 1st

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Aug. 01, 2013

It’s a brand new month, doesn’t it seem like we should have brand new news?  You’re in luck, because we do.

Fast Food Strike

Workers at numerous fast food restaurants have walked out demanding better pay, up to $15 an hour, for the work they do at places like McDonalds and Burger King.  The protest apparently has any number of goals and seems to be willing to accept unionization or just a liveable wage as alternatives.  Naturally this is being met with some resistance because a liveable wage is clearly a preposterous idea.  Give that to Wendy’s employees and next thing you know Wal Mart employees will want it, too.  Then everyone who has a job will want to not be in poverty.

 

Rolling Stone Suffers Wrath of Internet Protests in Action!

Remember how angry everyone was that Rolling Stone would dare put the Boston Bomber on the cover of their magazine?  Well all that ire paid off and taught the publisher a valuable lesson because they only sold twice as many copies of that issue as usual.  Yeah!

Riley the Racist

Do you like the football?  You’ll love this.  Eagles Wide Receiver Riley Cooper was apparently on a field trip with his racist hillbilly stereotype class, dressed in full on sleeveless plaid shirt and all at a Kenny Chesney concert when he decided to bust out the racial slurs and threats on camera.  Turns out he wasn’t being allowed backstage by a black security guard.  You can imagine the anger you’d feel at not being allowed backstage to see Kenny Chesney.  Of course he later apologized, probably more for being caught than actually doing it.

The Eagles have already fined him and presumably some of his teammates will have a chat with him later.  Last we heard, one or two black people play football.

 

Russian Snowden

Edward Snowden no longer lives in an airport, the lucky dog.  He’s been granted temporary asylum in Russia and has gone to Moscow where he can frolic and be free so long as he doesn’t dare do anything like what he did in America because if Pussy Riot is in prison for what they did, the Russians would probably bury someone like Snowden in the backwoods of Siberia.  Russians don’t seem to enjoy irony though, so no one point that out to them.

 

Rob Zombie is a Cranky Old Man

Rob Zombie and his shrill, hard-to-watch-in-movies wife Sheri Moon Zombie don’t like skater kids and have complained about the noise from a skate park near their property.  That Snowden story had some palpable irony but the idea of the Zombie clan complaining about noise is enough to fry a synapse or two, isn’t it?

22 comments
Darrell-Tipton-315
Darrell-Tipton-315 User

15 an hour sounds a little stupid to me 10 on the other hand sounds a lot better and could actually help some people out.

BlankTitanic
BlankTitanic UserTop Commenter

Can you imagine what a POS Zombie's wife is? For sure she would be with him if he was Rob Zombie the plumber...

Cassandra-M-Salley-618
Cassandra-M-Salley-618 User

Loise, you make $27h thats great going girl good for you! My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online, seriously I couldn't be happier I work when I want and where I want. And with a little effort I easily bring in $35h and sometimes even www.Pro67.â„‚om

ickus
ickus UserTop Commenter

A U.S. Military member starting out makes less than $50 a day and they pay the same taxes everyone else does. The big difference; their day consistently averages over 12 hours and that's life state side in garrison. They have numerous standards of performance and appearance and put a hell of a lot more on the line than some short order cook. Learn to budget your money better; I see plenty of idiots working at MacDonalds driving cars they can't afford and clothes etc. that aren't cost effective. Other employees that live more modestly and get by, not to mention those individuals are usually of a more humble reserved nature and achieve advancement much more handily. So why not putin the work. You get what you put into it you lazy bastards and none of you will ever have it as hard as some Marine or Soldier. Grow up and quit expecting everything to be handed to you. And if you think no; they don't; feel free to enlist. They'll manage your money for you.

darkhelmet33527
darkhelmet33527 User

So...lets give the whopper floppers $15 an hour...Then teh guy with actual skill who now makes $15 and hour now will demand a raise because he can make as much "working at Mcdonalds"...Pretty soon everyone has to have a raise. Then the costs of everything goes way up and ,guess what, $15 an hr is no longer a "liveable wage".....

TheeAthis
TheeAthis User

$15/hr for flipping burgers??

nofunitalian
nofunitalian User

@Darrell-Tipton-315 employees in the service area where i work all earn over 20$ an hour. tim hortons pays 22, mc dicks pays 20, wendys 20. move to any oil town and its always the same. when im making 45. plus living exp. seems ok to pay them 20.

Christopher-Ciampoli-498
Christopher-Ciampoli-498 User

@ickus The cost of living in the civilian world is leaps and bounds more expensive then being taken care of by the military.  I'm not knocking any of our service men, or their sacrifice, but you sir are sorely mistaken if you think this is an apples to apples comparison.

Last I checked working for a fast food restaurant does not give one a free ride for:

Housing,
Mess Hall chow,
Health Care


Before you think your being smart, with your little comments, sum up what your saying.  Read it back to yourself, then go and get your facts straight.

BlankTitanic
BlankTitanic UserTop Commenter

@darkhelmet33527 Not true really. Yeah, everyone needs to be making more money as the cost of living and inflation have fucked us over the last 20 years. And this is even with using the slave labor of China. The top 1% are laughing their asses off at people like you.

KCjoker
KCjoker User

@BlankTitanic @darkhelmet33527 I'm not a 1% and I'm laughing at how dumb you are.  These people are doing very low skill jobs so they don't deserve high skill pay.

passmore428
passmore428

@TrashyTroll @TheeAthis Because then the cost of fast food would go up as well which means business would slow down and those same people who are complaining about pay would lose their jobs. Everyone else would want a raise if people flipping burgers make $15 an hour. People with college educations make less than $15 an hour, why should the trash at mcdonalds make more than people who worked hard to get where they are? They make minimum wage because they don't have an education or any skills - and obviously don't understand basic economics. If you want to make more money don't work at a fast food joint, no one is forcing you to work there.

TrashyTroll
TrashyTroll User

@KCjoker @TrashyTroll @TheeAthis lmfao you losers are a joke. a degree makes you a better person? mcdonalds PROFITED 5.5 BILLION in 2012. if they DOUBLED their pay rates they'd still be incredibly rich. whats your excuse now? oh wait im sorry you loser fake christians believe you are good ppl. lol kill ourselves

Mike-Emmons-39
Mike-Emmons-39 User

@passmore428 @TrashyTroll @TheeAthis  from what ive seen up here in Canada, every minimum wage bump ANNOUNCEMENT [not the actual increase] cause a price hike on everything everywhere . so in fact the working poor end up worse off not better, because they have a 2-3 month gap of everything from groceries to utilities being 2-3% more expensive. and when you live pay check to pay check, 2 % is something getting turned off.