Me Brad and Dad #family #fathersday #summer2013 (at Grey Gardens DC)
Fathers Day!!! #fathersday
A Federal District Court judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying production interns, a case that could upend the long-held practice of the film industry and other businesses that rely heavily on unpaid internships. In the decision, Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight should have paid two interns on the movie “Black Swan,” because they were essentially regular employees. The judge noted that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio received the benefits of the work. The case could have broad implications. Young people have flocked to internships, especially against the backdrop of a weak job market. Employment experts estimate that undergraduates work in more than one million internships a year, an estimated half of which are unpaid, according to Intern Bridge, a research firm.
Rebecca Leber writes about the outrageous behaviour of freshman Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK 1). Bridenstine, a climate-change denier, expects the apology because President Obama has allocated funding for climate change research. This on the heels of devastating weather disasters on May 19-20 and 31 in Central Oklahoma, which resulted in many fatalities and perhaps billions in property damage.
From the article:
Here is what Director of the National Climatic Data Center Tom Karl had to say about hurricanes, tornadoes, and climate change in 2011: “What we can say with confidence is that heavy and extreme precipitation events often associated with thunderstorms and convection are increasing and have been linked to human-induced changes in atmospheric composition.” Meanwhile, climate scientists are in near universal agreement that climate change is driven by human activity.
Bridenstine almost makes James “Skeletor” Lankford (R-OK 5) look sane and rational.
Poor People’s March at Lafayette Park and on Connecticut Avenue
Washington, D.C., June 18, 1968
Warren K. Leffler, photographer
Library of Congress
“We ought to come in mule carts, in old trucks, any kind of transportation people can get their hands on. People ought to come to Washington, sit down if necessary in the middle of the street and say, ‘We are here; we are poor; we don’t have any money; you have made us this way…and we’ve come to stay until you do something about it.’” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jeff Flake’s son is at it again
Not Jeff Flake after all. ANOTHER TEA PARTY PECKERWOOD