Northwestern Wildcat Strike

140329-player-union-Dayton-FlyersIf the Northwestern University football team goes on strike would it be a Wildcat strike? The NLRB ruled last week that the players could form a union. The university is appealing the decision.

Personally I think the players ought to be cut in on the booty they produce for huge money making athletic programs. According to ESPN the AD at The Ohio State University gets an $18,000 bonus for Logan Stieber winning an NCAA wrestling championship.

Dayton Flyers Strike Again

Most schools like the Elite Eight Dayton Flyers don’t have that kind of money to throw around. Actually this was just an excuse for me to work my Flyers into a cartoon.

Update: The Flyers played hard but so did Florida and they were a little bigger and better.

 

 

 

 

ObamaCare Deadline Extension

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We are shocked shocked that President Obama has extended the deadline to sign up for ObamaCare. Here’s Politico’s  list of the president’s various deadline extensions.

The WSJ says the only health care mandate still intact  is the one “forcing nuns to sponsor birth control”.

Deadline Extension

Obama say’s the plan is working the way it should but for some reason he can’t tell us how many have actually paid for coverage. Jim Angel at Fox News has a good idea why. The back end of the website where you check out and pay your premium still isn’t fixed. And that’s despite giving Accenture a no bid contract to finish the job.

Grandaddy Big Bucks Harry Reid has a simpler explanation for the deadline extension: You don’t know how to use the internet.

Club G 8

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 G-8 gentlemen are asked kindly not to invade other members of the World Community. If they do they will be asked to leave Club G 8.

Dead Fred

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 The God hates fags guy is dead.

Fred Phelps was the Pastor of Westboro Baptist church in Kansas. His followers appeared at events protesting  homosexuality. I used to amuse myself watching them in the fenced off protest areas at political conventions. They held signs saying”God Hates Fags”. They were attention getting.

Phelps followers also liked to get attention by exercising their free speech rights to picket  the funerals of troops killed in combat. They held signs saying, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

Dead Fred

Dead Fred managed to shield his own mourners from any such an indignity. There were no services to honor him.

Internet Control

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Al Gore invented the internet and Barack Obama is giving it away.

Who Controls the Internet

Brendan Greeley in Bloomberg Businessweek explains how it works. The system that assigns names to web servers, the Internet domain name system (DNS), is run by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann). Icann is under the control of the U.S. Commerce Department. The government announced in a news dump last Friday it’s giving up that control.

Countries like China and Russia want that power to go the U.N. Then they would have influence over  which websites get domain names. Without a domain name you’re nobody. As Greeley puts it:

It’s a bad sign that the U.S. has chosen to give up this power. It means that the administration doesn’t feel that it can get away with holding onto it, diplomatically, which means that on this issue, we no longer enjoy the support of countries such as Germany. Perhaps it was that time we tapped Angela Merkel’s cell phone.