Bill Frist’s Divorce Will Ruin Barney Frank’s Marriage

In Assholes, Balloon Jobs, Gay Rights are Human Rights by Soonergrunt

Bill Frist is getting a divorce from his wife, Karyn.  And Barney Frank is happily married to his friend and lover of many years, Jim Ready. h/t to Kaili Joy Gray @kailijoy Open Thread, and it’s also time for a jobs thread.  If you need one, let us know in comments.  If you know of one, likewise, let us know.  As always, the US Government is hiring right now.  Join me.  We want more members for my union, the American Federation of Government Employees. One final note–if you think FYWP …

I have SO got to get the poster of this–Now with extra teabagging!

In Balloon Jobs, Did You Know John McCain Was A POW?, Election 2012, Gun nuts, Open Thread, Republican Venality, Wingnut Christmas by Soonergrunt

Behold!  What may be the single greatest piece of 21st Century art.  Buy one for all your conservative friends!  UPDATE:  It can be found here.   When I get home from work, I have to begin packing for vacation, which starts on Saturday morning.  Only one more day of being pretty much useless at work until we go!  San Diego, with your 70’s and 80’s weather, and your Comic-con, here I come!   I’m looking forward to the Battlestar Galactica panel and the Dexter panel.  I’ll suffer through attending the …

Handful Of Job Breakers

In Balloon Jobs, Burkean bells, Fables Of The Reconstruction, hoocoodanode, Open Thread, Republican Venality, Show Us on the Doll Where the Invisible Hand Touched You by Zandar

Jobs numbers pretty much fooled everyone on the econ side, but not anyone on the political side. The American jobs engine hit stall speed in May, with the economy adding just 69,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent. As another summertime swoon looms, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job creation missed economist estimates for 158,000 new positions and the jobless rate rose for the first time in nearly a year. Labor force participation remains near 30-year lows though incrementally better than last month, rising …

In which I post another diary that boils down to “What He Said”

In Balloon Jobs, Because of wow. by Soonergrunt

If you’re not reading the Rude Pundit, well, you’re just missing some of the funniest, most incisive commentary on the correct side of the internet. Some choice excerpts: In re Newt Gingrich ending his “campaign for President”: And so it was that on May 2, 2012, one of the most disgusting, spitting pustules in the vile recent history of the diseased American body politick finally decided that he had had enough of people despising him in public. Yes, Newt Gingrich realized that his quest for the presidency was so quixotic …

Balloon Jobs

In Balloon Jobs, Open Thread, Other by Soonergrunt

It’s been a while since we had one of these.  If you need a job, post some basic info and your fellow Juicers might be able to help you out.  If you know of an open position or one about to open, post the basics and maybe one of your fellow Juicers can either help you out or knows someone who can. For my personal experiences, the best jobs site I ever used to get civilian jobs was www.careerbuilder.com but of course, you all should be putting your resumes and …

Balloon Jobs

In Balloon Jobs by Tom Levenson

Been a while since we did one of these, and I’ve had news of a couple of opportunities sent my way, so let’s have at it. For one — if you have development/fundraising experience, the National Coalition Against Censorship is looking for you.  Details here.  I’m assuming this would be an in-office job, which would mean the New York City environs… Also, rather more specialized, but Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism folks and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have teamed up to offer a one year fellowship for …

Even with 9.1% unemployment, no one wants this job

In Balloon Jobs, Crazification Factor, Daydream Believers, Domestic Affairs, Election 2012, Good News For Conservatives, I Can't Believe We're Losing to These People by Kay

Around two months ago I started getting calls from a person who works for the state Democratic Party. He told me they think my state representative has the potential to be vulnerable, because of some hazy rumors of scandal or general bad behavior or corruption that (apparently, allegedly) surround him. Pick one: scandal, general bad behavior or corruption. I’m not sure what the caller was alluding to. It’s an overwhelmingly conservative district, so the idea is to have a Democratic candidate on the ballot ready to exploit the possible implosion …

Another Specialized Balloon Jobs Post

In Balloon Jobs, Uncategorized by Tom Levenson

Know any folks out there interested in rhetoric?  Communications pedagogy? Research into professional communication and/or literacies across media? Well, some of my colleagues are looking to hire a senior (aka tenured/tenurable) scholar/teacher in this area, with MIT hiring its first (in a long time, certainly, if not ever) professor of rhetoric.  Here’s the description: MIT’s Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar in rhetorical studies at the rank of tenured associate or full professor to start …

99% Balloon Jobs

In Balloon Jobs, Fuck The Poor, Open Thread by Sarah, Proud and Tall

We are the 99%. Well, you are anyway, for the most part. I, on the other hand, am stonkers with cash, positively rolling in it. My father was the second son of the Baron Capel of Tewkesbury, although there were always rumors that there was something a little, shall we say, Edwardian about his genetics, particularly given that the old Baron had, ten years earlier, had both testicles shot off by Ayub Khan in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Let’s just say that Daddy could do an impression of George V …

A Kind of Specialized Balloon Jobs Thread

In Balloon Jobs by Tom Levenson

I know, I know.  I never write. I never call. And I haven’t got anything substantive to say just now (or rather not the time to untangle thought from rage).  But I do have notices of two faculty searches in my general purview at MIT — and while they are very specific and pretty demanding in terms of qualifications, this is a big, bad, beautiful crowd here. So I thought that I might let social media take up a little slack and alert you all — who may then alert …

Balloon Jobs

In Balloon Jobs by Sarah, Proud and Tall

It must be time for another one of these… If you are looking for work, looking for talented people, or just have ideas as to how the aforementioned might contact each other, you know what to do. Last jobs thread was here. Note to Cole: If you get into a Category deleting frenzy, I’d ask that “Balloon Jobs” stays so that the punters can find the previous ones…

jobs, jobs, jobs

In Balloon Jobs by Freddie deBoer

Sorry to contribute to the conventional wisdom, but– I thought the president’s speech last night was excellent, both on substance and in tone. I would tweak a few things myself, but the fact is that we desperately need a jobs program and we need it now, and I thought he and his team did a very savvy job of framing the proposed bill. I don’t believe that there is any endeavor which the nihilists across the aisle will jump on board with, but it was very effective for setting the …