California farmers face a shortage of labor this year. "Stronger border controls are keeping workers from crossing into the U.S. illegally," CNBC reports, not that any right-wingers will vote for Mr. Obama because of that, "and the current guest worker program is not providing enough bodies." Also, too, a lot of folks left farm work for construction during the housing bubble, and they sure ain't coming back to a job that pays less than $10/hour. You know what would help solve this problem? Paying your farm workers more, that's what. Maybe giving them more water breaks and bathroom breaks would help, too, since you're out in the sun all day. You know what else might help? If we stopped acting like picking food all day is crap work that only "those" people do. If your work actually helps people, you shouldn't be ashamed of it.
In a peripherally-related note, American researchers find that almost half of America's doctors are "burned out." I was surprised to learn 37 percent of physicians work more than 60 hours a week on average, because I thought that figure would be much higher. You see how the paragraph 3 implies that Obamacare will be to blame for even more burnout? What a terrible thing, to make sure more people can get health care -- did nobody think of the doctors? More people getting more health care isn't the problem -- a sick, immoral, and decadent society that puts pro athletes, rock stars, rappers, and reality show "stars" at its summit is the problem. If we were more committed to the common good, and not just to our own pleasure, we'd have more doctors, and therefore less burnout. Please excuse me for daring to think saying so out loud will do any good.
Meanwhile, Paul Ryan strangely touts "(voting) to send people to war" as a foreign-policy credential. Though I think "going to war myself" would be more impressive -- especially as an alternative to using Social Security funds to finance your college education and then presenting yourself as the poster child for Doing It On My Own -- I'm afraid that for many "liberal" media types, voting to send other people off to their deaths in a war that never made any sense smacks of courage. It's not that voting to send other people off to war is never courageous, but doing so in Iraq sure wasn't. I also recall that, for the "liberal" media, Russ Feingold's habit of being right about every foreign policy topic during the Bush Mobb years somehow made him uniquely unqualified to be Senate Foreign Relations Chair. Maybe we do live in Bizarro World after all.
Texas judge says we should be ready for "civil war" if Mr. Obama gets re-elected. Wow, that's almost a reason to vote for Mr. Obama! If civil war does indeed come to America, instigated by right-wingers who somehow feel "oppressed" by results they could have averted merely by not being pricks, I suppose I'll have to put up with a bunch of rubbish from our "liberal" media about how we should all be nice to our enemies and try to understand where they're coming from and reach out to them. But I don't reach out to whiny diaper-loaded brats, and I certainly don't reach out to whiny diaper-loaded brats trying to shoot me dead, or trying to install a right-wing dictatorship in place of a democratically-elected government. Remember how many liberals wanted to shoot Mr. Bush dead if he got re-elected? Approximately none of us, and he was hardly even elected, either time! When will right-wingers finally man up and live in a country with other people in it?